West Forest PTO Sub Sale Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winner’s of this year’s PTO sub sale contest:   Sub sale winners: First place- Eddie VanGordon, Second Place- Jason Bell (not pictured) and Thirds place Izek Sample.  Grace Potts was the boxtop winner.

Thank you, WFE PTO, for all you do for us!

The “Mussel Man” Returns to West Forest Elementary

Philip Mathias made is third annual visit to West Forest Elementary School in Tionesta, PA on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Mr. Hale’s fourth grade and Dr. Sawtelle’s ninth grade watched Philip’s presentation about the local endangered mussels that were removed from the Allegheny River prior to the construction of the Hunter Station Bridge.

Mussels are bottom feeders that use filtration for nutrients.  The section of Allegheny River at Hunter’s Station is one of the best locations in all of the United States for mussels.

The students also learned that larvae from mussels use fish for hosts.  They attach themselves to the gills to receive their nutrients.  When able to survive alone, they drop to the river bed.  This lesson relates to future lessons on trout that both classes will receive.

In the photo, Clover Morrison and Zackery Hawk discuss mussel shells with Philip Mathias.

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West Forest Grade Receives Scarves

Mrs. Alex’s first grade was gifted scarves made by Mrs. Caramel Hayden. We would like to say thank you for thinking of us! We love our scarves and they are keeping us warm.

Back Row: Gavin Wilson, Cole Dunkel, Rico Martinez, Gavin Griffith, Warren Peace, Garrett O’Connor, Angelo Gigliotti, Dylan Morrison, Jackson Greathouse, and Tyler Miller

Front Row: Kierra Vaughn, Jaycee T-kach, Abrielle Summerville, Evelyn Lesko, Khloe Phillips, Zoey Fishel, Skylar Birchard, Ava Dunkle, and Lily Beach