Author Archives: Lisa Banner

West Forest Yearbooks

West Forest Elementary and West Forest High School yearbooks are still available on a first come first serve basis. Please call the school office if you are interested in purchasing one.


West Forest 4th Grade Student Places 3rd in PA Department of Health Contest

This past February, Mr. Hale’s Fourth Grade class had two presenters visit and discuss the effects of Lyme Disease. The students were given the opportunity to create a poster for an art contest conducted by the PA Department of Health. The theme was “Don’t Let a Tick Make You Sick”. Entries were submitted by students all over Pennsylvania. We are proud to announce that Nora Lesko won third place for her poster in the Third and Fourth Grade group! Way to go Nora!

The Pedal Bikes with Keystone SMILES Returned to West Forest

The first and second graders at West Forest Elementary had an opportunity to ride pedal bikes and learn the basic rules of the road. Each student was fitted with a new bike helmet to use all summer.

Keystone SMILES of Knox came to the school and set up an obstacle course with road signs, crosswalks, pediatricians and other bike riders. The students are first fitted with a bike helmet, then they are given a brief lesson about road signs and then directions to riding the pedal bike and the course. Then the best part is to ride on the obstacle course and follow the road signs. In the course there are three paths the children can follow to learn the different signs.

The children learned to stop, yield, merge and to be aware of others riding. The students needed to watch for others stopping ahead of them or riding faster or slower than them on the course.

The students were so excited to be outside and learning a new skill. They were very thankful to have a new helmet and the opportunity to learn to ride. Each year this is an exciting activity for the students.

Pictured: Cole Dunkel and Lily Beach

Pictured: Evelyn Lesko and Abrielle Summerville

Pictured: Lillian Bawden, Isabella Naser, Reid Gibson, Mary Lesko, Nathan Beach