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Welcome to the Home of the Cowkids

Willcox Elementary School (WES) is located in Willcox, Arizona, in the southeast corner of the state, and we are part of the greater Willcox Unified School District.

We have developed this website to keep our teachers, students, parents, and community informed about everything going on at WES. Please take time to browse the site and learn more about all WES has to offer. You will find that we are a special school with a great staff and students.

A Message from our Principal

Dear WES Cowkids and Families,

Welcome to the 2024–2025 school year! The first day of school is on August 7, and it will be here before we know it! We are ready for each cowkid, and we can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces as they return to fun, friends, and learning.

Meet your teacher night will be on August 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Keep an eye out for how we acknowledge our Cowkid core values: We are safe, we are responsible, we are kind, and we are Willcox Cowkids!

My name is Erin Bowlby, and I am excited to continue to serve as principal for our wonderful elementary school that I have been a part of for the last 14 years. Willcox is my hometown, and I am thrilled to work with our staff and students to build ongoing learning and memories for our cowkids. Here at Willcox Unified School District, our goal is: We are Willcox: Building a world class education.

We have several new staff members and new roles to introduce:

  • Christianna Boxx - 3rd Grade Teacher
  • Aylin Cordova - Paraprofessional
  • Candice Clark-Jackson - Paraprofessional
  • Andrinna Bates - Computers Teacher
  • Jessica Douglas - PE Teacher
  • Audrey Osterman - 4th Grade Teacher

A big welcome to these fantastic educators!

This year we embrace the theme of building! We are building a world class education and quite literally we are building the place where our students can excel in learning. Construction and a remodel of our classrooms is underway and will continue throughout the school year. Construction on our campus this year will mean that students and teachers at some point in the year will have to move to temporary classrooms for learning so that their own homerooms can get the much needed remodel. Thankfully, we have fully furnished temporary classrooms around our campus that students and teachers can comfortably transition to so that learning can continue.

Thank you to all Cowkid families for your support of our students and our school. My door is open, and I invite you to call, email, or visit our school in person. We endeavor to make connections with every kid so that if they need anything, they can share their needs with the teachers and staff. If there are any student needs that we need to address, please reach out to us at the school. Teachers, staff, secretaries, and principal are all here to make sure our Cowkids have the best experience ever! I’m looking forward to seeing you all as we start this exciting new school year!


    Erin Bowlby

    Erin Bowlby