Elementary School is located in the quaint village of Worden in
beautiful western Illinois. Worden is a small community twelve miles
northeast of Edwardsville. Originally, it prospered from the coal
industry and later from the agriculture sector. Presently it serves
as a bedroom community to the Metro east and St. Louis area. Worden
Elementary houses approximately 285 students in grades 3, 4 & 5.
ur staff, students and parents
work together to create partnerships for learning. Building strong
home-school partnerships is one of our keys to success. We also
embrace the concept of continuous improvement and work toward
incorporating best practices into our instruction. The Worden staff
is a talented and dedicated group of professional educators who are
committed to personalizing services and building trusting
SIUE Menís Basketball Players Team Up With Worden Students
The SIUE menís basketball team hosts a Reading Program to encourage students to read and write more. The goal for students is to read 1000 minutes. When they do, their families are invited to an SIUE menís basketball game free of admission. The team kicked off the program by giving basketballs to three lucky students.
Illinois State Board of Education Makes Changes to ISAT Performance Levels
Illinois schools will see a decline in their studentsí ISAT performance
level (Exceeds, Meets, Below Standards, and Academic Warning) at the
elementary and middle school levels. This change is similar to changing a
grading scale where 90-100 was considered an A, and now the scale is changed
to 94-100 to achieve an A. The State of Illinois has raised the bar for all
students. [More Info]
Students sound anti-drug alarm
Madison County Stateís Attorney Tom Gibbons witnesses through his job on a daily basis how drugs ruin lives which is why he also knows the value of Red Ribbon Week in area schools. Gibbons and his staff hosted its Second Annual Anti-Drug Poster Contest during the 2012 Red Ribbon Week this past fall.