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Westmont Hilltop School District

English Language Development

Welcome Back English Language Learners! Thank you for taking time to visit my webpage! I am looking forward to continuing to educate your child face-to-face and virtually.  I know this will be different for all of us, but we can work together to make this a positive experience!  Please continue to check back to my site and Google Classroom for updated information and changes.
Please note that I will be resuming zoom sessions and office hours and that I will be ready and waiting to answer any questions you might have about the activities or any other instructional concerns. Hope to see you all there soon!
In order to complete the activities, you will need to go to my Google Classroom.  There you will find detailed instructions and you will be able to access the materials needed.  If you need assistance accessing Google Classroom, I have some directions on my Resources page or you can click here to access directions.
  • END of  3RD QUARTER   - Friday, March 18th
 Hard to believe that it is the end of the 3rd quarter!  Friday, March 18, 2022 will mark the end of the third quarter   grading period.  Report Cards will be sent home.  Students should have approximately 75% of their coursework completed by this time.
  • "MEET THE INSTRUMENTS" - March 25th
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will host this opportunity for students in grades 4th-6th.  
  • FATHER / DAUGHTER DANCE - Saturday April 9th
The Father/Daughter Dance will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 6:00-8:30 pm.  This event is open to all Westmont Hilltop Elementary School Girls.  Bring your father, uncle, or special adult in your life for an evening of fun!  Refreshments will be provided.  Cost: $20 per couple; $5 for each additional girl.
  • EARLY DISMISSAL - Thursday, April 14th 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 is an Early Dismissal day.  The Jr./Sr. High School will dismiss at 1:00 and the Elementary School will dismiss at 1:30.  This will mark the beginning of our Spring Break.
  • NO SCHOOL - Friday, April 15th & Monday, April 18th 
Spring Break is here.  There will not be school for students on  Friday, April 15, 2022 of Monday, April 18th.  School will resume on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
  • PSSA TESTING - Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 6th
PSSA testing will begin on Tuesday April 26th.  ELA will be tested on Tuesday, April 24th through Thursday, April 28thMath will be tested on Tuesday, May 3rd through Wednesday, May 4thScience (Grade 4--ONLY) will be tested on Thursday, May 5th.
  • TALENT SHOW - Thursday, April 28th
GOT TALENT?  The WHES PTO is sponsoring a talent show for all elementary students K-6.  The talent show is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm at the Elementary School Gymnasium.  There will be a rehearsal on April 27th at 3:45 pm.  Individual, family, and group acts are welcome.  Students are permitted to perform in one act only.
  • 6TH GRADE MOVE-UP DAY - Friday, April 29th
6th grade classes will visit the Jr/Sr High School to meet the 7th grade teachers.  They will learn expectations and information for 7th grade classes.  This event will take place from 9:00-12:30.
  • STEAM FAIR - Thursday, May 19th
Come and join us as we celebrate the creativity and hard work of our students.  Our STEAM Fair will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 5:00-6:30 pm.
  • SNOW MAKE UP DAY - Friday, May 27th
Due to our snow day on January 18, 2022, school will be IN SESSION on Friday, May 27, 2022.
You are invited to attend your grade level Field Trips.  Please check the following information for your grade level, date, and field trip location.  Also, please email me and let me know whether or not you will be attending.  You will need to fill out a Field Trip Permission Form and have it submitted to the office at least one week prior to the scheduled field trip.  We need to provide an accurate count to the venues to ensure enough tickets have been purchased. 
  • 1st Grade - March 30th  Ligonier Theatre
  • 2nd Grade - March 30th  Ligonier Theatre
  • Kindergarten - April 1st  Ligonier Theatre
  • 1st Grade - May 11th  Living Treasures
  • 2nd Grade - May 11th  Compass Inn Museum
  • Kindergarten - May 18th  Valewood Farms
  • 5th Grade - May 18th   One Book / One Community
  • 3rd Grade - May 19th  Johnstown Flood
  • 3rd Grade - May 24th  Westwood Plaza Theatre
  • 4th Grade - May 24th  Westwood Plaza Theatre
  • 4th Grade - May 26th Heritage Discovery / Mound
  • 6th Grade - May 27th  Cookout / Games at the Mound
  • 5th Grade - TBD  Westwood Plaza Theatre
Guidelines for instructional learning. 

In-Person (Face to Face) or Online (Cyber school)

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 School Year, students will have the option to return to in-person learning or to participate in virtual learning via cyber school. 

My office hours will be 11:00-11:30 AM  Monday through Thursday.  During this time, I will be available to answer questions and provide academic support for students.  The zoom meeting information for my office hours is listed below.
Meeting ID: 882 1384 2490
Passcode: 268625
Please email me at if you have any further questions.
Stay safe!
Mrs. Buchkovich