West Elementary School Building

West Elementary

Principal: Cherilyn Reed

Address: 1301 1st. St. W.
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7430
Fax: 319-334-7433

Office: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Students: 8:20 am - 3:15 pm

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mr. roper reading to class
west award winners
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Welcome to Sixth Grade

The sixth grade teachers use the Iowa Core curriculum to provide rigorous and engaging learning for students. Each morning is devoted to developing literacy and math skills for the Twenty-First Century. Students switch classrooms on alternating afternoons to a different teacher for science or social studies in preparation for transitioning to junior high. Every fall, students enjoy a day of outdoor team-building challenges at Camp EWALU while incorporating the components of, "Living the Mustang Way".  Also, specific to sixth grade is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.), taught first semester by Buchanan County’s Sheriff Wolfgram. For more information about sixth grade and the sixth grade teachers, please see individual websites.   

Iowa Core Standards for 6th Grade

The sixth grade teachers use the Iowa Core curriculum to provide rigorous and engaging learning for students. Each morning is devoted to developing literacy and math skills for the Twenty-First Century. Students switch classrooms on alternating afternoons to a different teacher for science or social studies in preparation for transitioning to junior high. Every fall, students enjoy a day of outdoor team-building challenges at Camp EWALU while incorporating the components of, "Living the Mustang Way".  Also, specific to sixth grade is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.), taught first semester by Buchanan County’s Sheriff Wolfgram. For more information about sixth grade and the sixth grade teachers, please see individual websites.   

Iowa Core Standards for 6th Grade

Meet Your Sixth Grade Teachers

Mikel, Dana
Mikel, Dana
6th Grade
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Reed, Janis
Reed, Janis
6th Grade
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Schares, Jillian
Schares, Jillian
6th Grade
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Thome, Sara
Thome, Sara
6th Grade
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Whitaker, Amanda
Whitaker, Amanda
6th Grade
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Administration Office
1207 1st Street West
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7400
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Staff Directory

Communication is a key element in helping to ensure the success of your student in the ICSD. We encourage sharing of information between home and school.