West Forest First Grade

On Monday, October 8, dads, grandpas, and uncles came to celebrate Donuts with Dad with Mrs Alex’s first graders. Students presented their guests with personal thank you notes. They enjoyed donuts and juice while participating in a S.T.E.M. activity. Each student and guest pair had to create a leaf glider from a paper leaf and paperclips. Warren Peace and his dad created the leaf glider that flew the farthest.

West Forest Fourth Grade Visits Drake Well

Mr. Hale’s class had the opportunity to visit Drake Well at Titusville, PA on Tuesday, October 9.  The sunny day was spectacular with the warm temperatures and falling leaves.  Students visited the museum and watched a video on the history of the Oil Valley.  Following was a tour of the grounds, including the replica of Edwin Drake’s oil well.  The children also saw the pits where Native Americans skimmed oil for medicinal purposes.

After lunch, there were three labs.  Cynda Sites demonstrated period clothing from the 1860’s.  Clark Hall explained how coopers made barrels.  Carole Hall played a guessing game with antique household tools.

We would like to thank West Forest PTO for providing admission fees and souvenir kits.  They also have graciously purchased tee shirts for all elementary students and faculty/staff.  Drake Well provided transportation costs through a grant, which we are thankful.

Photo Identifications:

Back Row (L-R): Abbi Bell, Alanah Wagner, Nevaeh Peace, Ryelee O’Connor, Tara Brown, Alison McLaughlin, Clover Morrison, Madison ThompsonFront Row: (L-R): Bobby Payne, Colton Whitton, Christopher Hoovler, Jesse Peterson, Antonio Frederick, Connor Greenlee

Period Clothing:

Colton Whitton, Cynda Sites, Clover Morrison


West Forest Plans to Celebrate Veterans Day

Every year the United States of America celebrates America’s veterans on November eleventh. This date was selected due to the First World War officially ending on this day. What had been called “the war to end all wars” concluded on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. Congress declared this day Armistice Day on May 13th, 1938. However, this was changed on June 1st, 1954 to Veterans Day.

West Forest will be hosting Forest County veterans on November 8th of this year. Students will be thanking veterans for their sacrifice which allows us to enjoy our freedoms on a daily basis. The ceremony will begin at 1PM in the high school gymnasium. Following the ceremony individual pupils will have the ability to thank our veterans personally. Immediately after the ceremony there will be a reception in the Museum room. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend.

Before the ceremony our school will be creating a wall to honor all family members of the community who have served this nation. If you have anyone in your own family who has served please send the following to West Forest Elementary and Secondary School to be displayed: name, branch of service, years active, foreign conflicts, and a service photograph. These photographs will be returned to you after Veterans Day. Please remember that Veterans Day is to honor living persons who have served the country. We will complete the same activity for deceased family members on Memorial Day.

We hope that you will join us in commemorating the dedication and patriotism of our local citizens.