"To Be A Man Is To Be Responsible."
West End School is a free, private, college preparatory, Pre-K through Eighth school for young men. Admission is open to boys entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Sixth Grade who are on free or reduced lunch, are capable of doing academic work at grade level or above, and who would benefit from a safe environment and high expectations. West End School strives to address all of the issues boys in our community face by creating for its students an environment of high expectations and personal responsibility. Through the School's rigorous academic and personal standards, we encourage our students to attain the highest possible level of scholarship, character, and intellectual growth.
Student Energy Project Earns Trip to D.C.
The 7th/8th grade science classes at WES completed an energy project with the goal of reducing energy usage in our school and our community, in cooperation with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) group. For their efforts, the project earned a "Rookie of the Year" nod and a sponsorship from LG&E for each student to travel to Washington D.C. this summer to receive the award at the NEED national conference.
6th Graders Triumph in Tournament
Not to be outdone by the seventh and eighth grade squad, the West End School sixth graders took top honors at the Whitefield Academy Basketball Tournament on Monday night. Following closely on the heels of the school's first ever championship win last month, our sixth graders defeated a tough-as-nails Our Savior Lutheran team to bring home the trophy. Dwight Priest and Jeremiah Lewis were selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Jennifer Lawrence Foundation to Host Benefit Screening for WES
The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville will be hosting a special screening of American Hustle on Monday, December 16th at Baxter Avenue Filmworks, with proceeds to support the West End School. The film will begin at 7:15 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction to start at 5:30 p.m.
For ticketing information, please visit https://cflfund.net/netcommunity/american-hustle
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West End School Wins First Tournament in School History
West End School's seventh and eighth grade squad triumphed this past Saturday in the Summit Academy Invitational Basketball Tournament. Defeating St. Francis and DePaul in the preliminary rounds, the boys went on to defeat Summit Academy in a fast-paced and physical championship game. Seventh-graders Brent Cox and Ahmad Neal were selected to the All-Tournament Team.
West End School Students Attend U of L Scrimmage Courtesy of Mark's Feed Store.
Sixth Graders from West End School recently attended the University of Louisville's Red-White Scrimmage game as official ball boys. At half-time, Mark's Feed Store (along with coach Pitino) presented a check to the sixth graders, West End School Board Chairman Paul Perconti, and Darrell Griffith, Louisville basketball icon and West End School board member.
Darrell Griffith Athletic Center
The Darrell Griffith Athletic Center is slated to open at West End School in early 2014. The Groundbreaking Ceremony included reflections on Dr. Dunkenstein and our community by Denny Crum, Wade Houston, Mayor Fischer, Congressman Yarmuth, and Councilwoman Attica Scott. West End School accepts donations through Paypal, check, cash, and Square. You may also text "WES" to 80888 for an automatic $10 donation added onto your cell phone bill. More info here.
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C-J.com: 'Students focus on compassion in actions' (link)
"Wearing hairnets and (Read more)uniforms, sixth-graders from the West End School brought plastic trays laden with steaming chili, bread and dessert to lunchtime diners at The Lord’s Kitchen in Park Hill.Many of the adults gathered at the soup kitchen responded with a “thank you” or a nonverbal thumbs-up. 'They’re very polite, and it seems like they enjoy what they do,' Michael Hollins said of the students as he sat for lunch. Middle-schoolers from the private school for at-risk boys have been making weekly visits to The Lord’s Kitchen from the beginning of the year as a service project...