Message from the Principal
On behalf of the West Powellhurst staff, welcome to our school webpage. We hope you find what you are looking for as you navigate through the links. I would love to share with you some of the things I am most proud of at West Powellhurst and in the David Douglas School District.
As a team, we have navigated through this last couple of years with a focus on safety, care, and connection. We’ve never had to make so many changes and be as flexible as we have been since March 13th, 2020. Throughout all the planning, the safety regulations, the training for reopening, and the changes in curriculum from online to hybrid and now in-person instruction, we have committed ourselves to clear communication and to have a listening ear for what our community needs. Our staff has had to change the way we teach and navigate through a school day. For our families, it meant being resilient and patient as protocols changed. Regardless of the changes that consistently come our way, we all continue to reflect on what we CAN do, not what we can’t do. And that we do it together.
We have an amazing Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program at West Powellhurst and while the program has had to make some changes this year, the SUN staff has and continues to devote time and resources to help our families take care of their basic needs. I am so proud of what they have accomplished and how they are planning around the needs of our families. We’ve also been able to do limited after school programming and it’s wonderful to see our students working and playing together again.
This summer we will host the Summer Academy like we did last year. This is a wonderful opportunity to continue with academics throughout the summer but to also give students an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy summer activities. Please keep an eye out for registration information – it will be coming soon!
I am so happy to be hearing the sounds of children laughing, witnessing rich academic instruction happening, and seeing our wonderfully diverse community join together in our building once again. I am grateful to our West Powellhurst for continuing to engage in the best way we can and I am looking forward to even more opportunities next year.
Principal at West Powellhurst