Flashlight Friday (on Wednesday)!

One of our First Grade Classes enjoying Flashlight Friday (on Wednesday)

Class Color & Crazy Hair Day!

Class Color & Crazy Hair Day!


100th Day of School Fun!

100th Day of School Fun!


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February Fun Days!

February Fun Days at West Elementary! 


Friday, February 3rd – Mismatch Day!

Friday, February 10th – Class Color & Crazy Hair Day!

Thursday, February 16th – Read My Shirt Day!

Friday, February 24th – Spirit Day (Tiger Pride)!

1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast

1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast


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1st Grade STEAM Night

1st Grade STEAM Night was held on Thursday, November 10th.

West Elementary’s STEAM Family Night was well attended! It was an opportunity for families to experience and discover hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Thanks to our 3M engineers and HS and MS students for helping. It was a night of enthusiasm and energy, and family fun!



Meet Ruby



Meet Ruby


FAQ about Ruby

Spanish Version 


Parent Letter

Spanish Version 



Parent Aware Award

Parent Aware Award

West Elementary Play & Learn Preschool  has earned a Four Star Parent Aware Rating. This is the highest possible Rating. Parent Aware Ratings are valid for two years, our certificate is valid until 10/26/18.

MRC Program – Literacy Tutor


Click here to view an informational video about the MRC Program.


Would you love to help children grow their reading skills, succeed in school and get extra support? If your answer is yes, you can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps at both West Elementary and Park Elementary. Whether you want to explore an educational career, reenter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can succeed as a tutor. Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps provided direct services to over 30,000 children in more than 700 schools across the state.

As a Literacy Tutor, you’ll use strategies that help students believe in themselves and succeed.  Positions available include: Kindergarten Focus and Elementary (K-3) Literacy Tutors. Full-time tutors typically serve most of their hours during the regular school day.


In addition to extensive training, tutors will receive on-site support from specially trained school mentors. Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. Tutors may earn a living allowance, educational award, federal student loan forbearance, and other benefits, and have the chance to make a real difference in the life of a child.


To apply or learn more about the research based programs, position qualifications, and benefits, visit MinnesotaReadingCorps.org (do not apply via the district website). Questions? Email recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.


Congratulation Kathy Nordby – ISD 423 Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year - Photo provided by The Hutchinson Leader

 Photo provided by The Hutchinson Leader – Please Contact Hutchinson Leader for copy – (Kathy Nordby – Center Left)

West Elementary’s STEM Room Teacher, Kathy Nordby, was presented with the Jaycees’ Teacher of the Year Award at the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Friday, January 23, 2015.

Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Kathy!  You are appreciated!


Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools