Westmont Elementary School teacher honored as Columbia County's Teacher of the Year

A second-grade teacher from Westmont Elementary School was named the 2015 Columbia County Teacher of the Year at the school district's annual banquet Tuesday night.Jennifer Gurley...

Columbia County school board cuts tax rate

...and at the International School of Kabul, in Afghanistan.Kimberly J. Romero, an assistant principal at Westmont Elementary School, was appointed as the new principal of Grovetown Elementary. Romero, who has been employed with Columbia...

Olympian Manteo Mitchell pays visit to Westmont Elementary

Westmont Elementary School students and teachers got to run with an Olympian on Tuesday.Manteo Mitchell, who won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympic...

School choice deadline approaches

...accepting "permissive transfers" include Harlem High, Greenbrier Middle and Euchee Creek, North Columbia and Westmont elementary schools. Signed into law in May, Georgia House Bill 251 allows parents to request that their children be transferred...

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Rants and raves

Comments from our readers. THIS A HUGE RAVE for the gentleman that greets the children every morning at Westmont Elementary School in the school drop-off line. He is full of energy and very enthusiastic. He always puts a smile on my and...

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Getting into SHAPE

...already providing that information, plus a lot more," said Joni Lawton, a physical education teacher at Westmont Elementary School. She said the Columbia County elementary schools send parents the results of physical fitness tests, including...

A lesson that's more than just hot air

A science lesson about the three states of matter was a gas for Westmont Elementary School second- and fourth-graders Friday. Manning Bowie, the pilot of the Rising Stars balloon, and a crew of volunteers demonstrated...

Play somewhere else, we were told

On July 19, at about 10 a.m., I took my grandson, age 2, for a brief play time at Westmont Elementary School playground. There were a few children playing, and there were two women sitting on chairs watching them. Before we could enjoy...

Board rejects school's enclosed hallway plan

...security restrictions of a "soft lockdown." Board members recommended that Blue Ridge representatives contact Westmont Elementary School, which has ornamental iron bars and covers on its connecting walkways. Blue Ridge officials did visit but...

BMX racer gets early start to fast life of track

...two-wheeler on his own. "He started at 3 with no training wheels," said Jim McPeake, his dad. Now at 6, the Westmont Elementary School first-grader is the best in the state for his age division in the National Bicycle League. He won the state...

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