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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 Families,

Spring has arrived in Willcox! It brings longer days and warmer temperatures, energetic children, and windy recesses! It’s hard to believe we are already in our last quarter of the 2020–2021 school year. At WES, we intend to use our last nine weeks together to provide many memorable learning experiences for our students. 

Here’s some updates and important information from Willcox Elementary School:

Thank you to all WES families who participated in our recent Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser for the American Heart Association! With your help, we raised a record amount for our school, $8,141! WES Cow-kids have a lot of heart! 

Spring parent-teacher conferences began the week before spring break, and continue during the week of March 15. If you haven’t already scheduled a conference with your child’s teacher, it isn’t too late. Please call the school office or message the teacher through Class Dojo.

We will hold our kindergarten round-up (early registration for incoming kindergarten students) on Thursday, April 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. We encourage parents of children who will turn five years old before September 1, 2021, to register for kindergarten at the WES office. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency within our district boundaries (such as a utility bill or anything with your address printed on it).

The staff and students continue to work on our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program at WES Your children have probably already told you that they are working on filling the fish tank with Cowkid Coupons, which they earn by showing appropriate behaviors around our school. We are so proud of our students, they exemplify our motto of, "We are safe, we are responsible, we are kind…we are Willcox Cowkids!" (And P.S., the fish tank is almost full, and when we will it, we will earn a school-wide celebration!)

Finally, we are working on our end of year plans for both kindergarten and fourth grade promotion. We fully intend to celebrate the accomplishments of our students during this challenging school year and we will update you soon with our plans.

Thank you to all WES Cowkid families. Your continued support makes our jobs easier. We look forward to a successful final quarter of the 2020–2021 school year! 


    Valerie Simon

    Valerie Simon