Schools of the Week: Scales Elementary, Page High
Published February 15, 2022
The Schools of the Week spotlight is shining on Scales Elementary and Page High. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
- Scales Elementary opened in 1977 and originally served students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
- Scales Elementary was renovated in 2019 to add 10 additional classrooms, a fully-stocked science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) library and a new office.
- SES was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2018.
Fifth-grade students at Scales Elementary time-traveled to the 1920s during a special lesson February 14.
The students attended a Roaring '20s catwalk where they were introduced to some of the events that happened after the end of World War I. From entertainment and music to inventions and fashion, many of the era's unique features were showcased during the presentation.
"It's fun because they get to experience everything and see their teachers dive into it," said SES fifth grade teacher Sara Turner. "If we can bring history to life for them, then the students will enjoy it as well."
- Page High is named after Fred J. Page, who served as the first Superintendent of WCS from 1899 until 1941.
- While Page High is one of the smallest high schools in WCS, students have a robust list of course offerings to choose from, including Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone, Ag Science, digital design and more.
- Page High is undergoing a major renovation, and students are able to watch it happen from the third floor of the already-completed section of the building.
The Page High girls and boys basketball teams took on Fairview High Friday, February 11.
Both teams celebrated Senior Night with a victory. The girls team defeated Fairview High 75-23, and the boys team took home a 48-47 win against the Yellow Jackets.
"It was great to have such a memorable game on Senior Night," said PHS head boys basketball coach Jared Street. "Our student section and band came out in full force, which created a great atmosphere for a high school basketball game. Our team has really shown a lot of grit, toughness and resiliency over the course of the season."