Dear Parents, Guardians and Students of Westgate
On behalf of the West Gate K-8 staff, I welcome you to the most distinguished K-8 school you will know on the Treasure Coast as we embark on the 2016-2017 school year. I am truly excited to be a part of a community where family members are actively engaged and play an integral role to West Gate K-8. It is an honor and privilege to lead a community that cultivates an environment where student achievement is our ultimate goal.
Given new testing and school grading system, our students and staff were able to overcome all challenges and flourish. Our students superseded expectations and accomplished some of the highest learning gains on the Treasure Coast! We are so proud of our students! It is exciting to start the new school year continuously increasing all student achievement levels. We believe that all students can learn and follow the SLPS district mission of “to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed.” As a district, the graduation rate has increased by 10% this past year. We are confident that West Gate K-8 provides a strong and structured educational experience to all students prior to entering into their high school years.
We invite and welcome you to be an active participant here at West Gate K-8. Whether you are a member of our PTO or SAC, a classroom volunteer, or a member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved. Research shows that parent participation in their child’s school corresponds with a greater likelihood of academic success.
On behalf of the West Gate administrative staff, it is our pleasure to extend a heart-felt welcome. With your support, we will look forward to an exciting school year. The administrative staff is always eager to hear from you, answer any questions you may have, or address any of your concerns. We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to working with you and your children.
Kristi Pacocha, MEd
West Gate K-8
Cassie Elliston, Assistant Principal, Cassie.Elliston@stlucieschools.org
Esther Muniz-Guzman, Assistant Principal, Esther.Muniz-Guzman@stlucieschools.org
Cynthia Dennis – Administrative Secretary Cynthia.Dennis@stlucieschools.org
Wendi Todd – Dean of Students (Last Names A-L) Wendi.Todd@stlucieschools.org
David Nash – Dean of Students (Last Names M-Z) Vashitie.Seitz@stlucieschools.org