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STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS PROJECT Morgan Brandt holds cards for stockings for soldiers project

Students from K-12 stepped up to help a recent Boardman graduate in a Holiday Service Project for our military men and women who won't be home for the holidays.  Hundreds of handmade cards and letters will be sent via the Blue Star Mothers of America Organization.

Holiday Gift Shop Opens December 5th!!! Holiday Gift Shop

Starting December 5th - December 7th, the Holiday Gift Shop will open its doors once again here at West Blvd. The Holiday Gift Shop provides students with the convenience of shopping for their loved ones from the comforts of their own school! The shop will only be open for three days so don't let your student miss out on this great opportunity!


Sign ups are now available to volunteer at our annual Holiday Gift Shop. Every year the students are so excited to shop for their families at the school gift shop and its with the help of  generous people  like you, who graciously volunteer their time, that make it all possible. 

For more information on how you can help, please click below.


Fundraiser orders will be in Tuesday, November 13th. Pick up is from 4:30pm - 7:00pm in the
West Blvd. Auditorium

*All orders must be picked up dring this time*

November PTA Meeting PTA MEETING

The November PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 9:30am. The Board will convene at 9:00am with both meetings to be held in the West Blvd. Elementary Library. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the board members.

Family Night At The Book Fair To Be Held On Thursday, Nov. 1st Family Night Book Fair

For one night only, the West Boulevard Book Fair will be open to families on Thurday, November 1st from 5:30pm-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some books or do some holiday shopping, all while supporting our school library! Can't make it to family night? Then shop online using the link below! 

Red Ribbon Week Returns to West! Redribbonweek

Monday, Oct. 22nd, marks the start of Red Ribbon Week at West Blvd. Elementary. Red Ribbon Week is an annual weeklong event created to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse in our community. To celebrate, each day of the week will have a special theme in which students will be invited to come to school dressed in a way that represents  the basic tenants of DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS THE SPARTAN WAY!  For information on the themed dress code click below.

¡Hola! West Blvd. Elementary Spanish

Spanish Classes are being offered, after school, for those students who are interested in learning how to both speak and read one of the most beautiful languages in the world! Classes begin FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH, so sign up today!!! Click below for more details.

CLASSES RESUME ON AUGUST 27 welcome back to school graphic

Welcome back to another wonderful school year. We want to remind our parents, students and the entire school family of the changes made to our school day. Boardman elementary schools will begin at 8:05am and end at 2:15pm. Our school day has been extended by 5 minutes at the start and by 5 minutes at the end of the day.


Parents may begin to drop students off at school (under staff supervision) at 7:45am. We still prefer the children to ride the bus, however, we understand certain circumstances may require students to be dropped off.


Student pickup (at the end of the day) requires all parents, guardians to sign their child(ren) out inside the school for record keeping and student safety. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

SAFETY VILLAGE LESSONS FOR LIFE police officer reading a bus safety book to kindergarten students

Incoming Kindergarten students experienced Safety Village on  August 9.  This  fun hands-on event  allows our newest Spartans to interact with Boardman police and firefighters and to learn valuable lessons as they get ready to start school in just a few weeks.

2018/2019 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST school supply  list graphic

Supply Lists for the 2018-2019 school year are now available.


The last week of school brought a big surprise for two Boardman 4th graders-A brand new bicycle!    This is the second year that the Boardman Optimist Club has invited all 4th grade students in the Boardman Schools to participate in a Bike Safety Poster Coloring Contest.   



West Blvd. Elementary Students participated in a mini Relay for Life at  the school on Tuesday, May 15.  The theme this year is “Wipeout Cancer”, and students walked around the perimeter of the school for a half hour, then enjoyed a Kona Ice for the second half of the relay.

Book Fair Book Fair

Book Fair May 11-17th. 

Family night Thursday May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Book Fair Website 

Click the "Read More" for More Details!


AIR Testing for Grades 3 and 4 AIR Testing for Grades 3 and 4

Please mark these important dates on your calendar. Make sure that your child is well-rested and has a healthy breakfast!

AIR ELA testing: April 17 - 20th

AIR Math testing: May 1 - 4th

Good luck to all 3rd and 4th graders!

Amazing Spartan Night on the Court! Senior night/ basketball players and cheerleaders

The last home game of basketball season 2018 is one for the books!  Senior Night was topped with a victory against Fitch.  But the excitement of the night was also fueled by a visit from 2009 grad and NFL Player Corey Linsley.  Read on to see more photos of the evening which was also Elementary Night, and WKBN's Game of the Week.

Friday's Basketball Game with Fitch a VERY BIG NIGHT Boardman boys varsity basketball team

February 23 the Spartans basketball team will play host to Austintown Fitch in the last home game of the season.   There are many special events happening at this game.  It is Senior Night, Elementary Night, Game of the Week for WKBN, and NFL player and Spartan Corey Linsley will be attending the game.   Read on for all the details!

Boardman Elementary Students Celebrate 100 Days of Learning Robinwood Elementary Students Celebrate 100 days of learning

Boardman elementary students are celebrating 100 Days of Learning in all kinds of ways this first full week of February!  Some are dressing the part of 100 year old Spartans, some are having fun at learning stations, and others are enjoying a balloon drop and making  "100" themed crowns.  Read on to see some photos from around the district.

Flu Season is Upon Us Flu Season is Upon Us

Please follow this link from the CDC to educate yourself and your kids about the flu: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm

Great Job on the Third Nine Weeks! Great Job on the Second Nine Weeks!

Check out the "Our Students" category in quick links. Where you can find our Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Bug Club Students for the thrid nine weeks.

Happy Valentine's Day Happy Valentine's Day

School Valentine's Day parties start on Wednesday Febuary 14 at 1:30 PM

Kindergarten Registration - Thursday, March 8, 2018 kindergarten girls in success by 6 summer program

Registration Day for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year is Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Times for registration are 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. in each of our four elementary schools.  It is not necessary for children to accompany their parents.  Read on for a list of items parents must have to register. 

Celebration of the Arts "A Great Success" choir members sing a Disney tune

People are still talking about the Celebration of Arts 100 year event!  January 20th at the BPAC was a fun-filled and fantastic evening and the turnout was incredible. Thanks to all who helped organize, volunteered their time, performed, or provided artwork. 

100 Year Celebration of the Arts 100 anniversary logo

Please join us Saturday, January 20, at the Boardman Performing Arts Center for this FREE Event.  We will “Celebrate the Arts” with music and drama performances and an amazing visual arts display.  Doors open for the art show at 5 PM and performances begin at 6 PM.   

Father Daughter Dance Father Daughter Dance Save the Date for January 19

Mark your calendars for West Boulevard PTA's Father Daughter Dance.

It's Friday, January 19 from 6-8 PM.  Watch for more details.

Local Business Hosts Coat Drive for Students coat drive graphic

Top Flite Financial of Boardman is hosting a Kids' Coat Drive again this year for Boardman Elementary students.  Anyone who donates a new childrens coat, will be entered into a raffle to win 4 tickets to a Cavs game on February 27.

High School Choir Performance - December 8, 2017 High School Choir Performance - December 8, 2017

The choir will visit at 1:00 PM in the gym to get us in the holiday spirit.You don't want to miss it!

Koins for Kids Koins for Kids

During Handel’s second annual “Koins for Kids” campaign, local schools engaged in a friendly competition to raise funds for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Click here to read more

Santa's Workshop: December 6th through the 8th Santa's Workshop

Your child will have the opportunity to shop for family and friends. More details to be sent home!

Need Spirit Wear Before the Holidays? SHIRT


ORDER FORMS with Payment [cash/checks payable to BCIS] are due WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th. Eight different designs available!  T-Shirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, Hoodies, Pom Pom Hats, Socks - each showing Boardman Local School Spirit.  Please turn in all order forms with payment to Center Intermediate  office in a clearly marked envelope. 

Parent Teacher Conference Conference

Parent Teacher Conference November 21

Mark your calendars! Teachers will be sending home

your scheduled times and dates.

Veterans Day Veterans Day

"Honoring All Who Served!"

Friday, November 10, 2017 

 3rd Grade Assembly 12:20pm - 12:50pm

Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week

October 30 - November 3

Monday- Mismatch Day

Tuesday- Halloweeen Colors Day 

Wednesday- Sports Day 

Thursday- Dress Like your Parent Day

Friday- Hat Day

Book Fair Book Fair

Scholastic Bookfair Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

Family Night: Wednesday Nov. 1st 5:00 - 6:30pm


Halloween Parade and Parties

Friday, October 27 

Parade (Weather Permitting) at 1:15 pm

Parties to follow 

Fire Prevention Week fire fighter helping student climb down ladder of mobile fire trailer

National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 8-14.  Boardman's Fire Department will be teaching fire safety lessons at Boardman's four elementary schools.

West Blvd. Elementary "Garden to Taste Test" West Elementary Student picking Kale

We've all heard of 'Farm to Table'...but at West Elementary, it's

'Garden to Taste Test'!  Barb Loewit helps the students grow great vegetables in the school's garden.  This week, they harvested and used the fresh veggies for a taste test in the cafeteria.

Dictionary Tradition Continues dictionary distribution kids holding books in air

It's been a tradition for decades in the Boardman School District.  A big THANK YOU to the Boardman Rotary for supplying a new dictionary to all of our 3rd grade Spartans!


Celebrate 100 Years of Athletics! 100TH Anniversary Logo

Friday, September 22, 2017

All Boardman students, current and former athletes and alums:

Come celebrate 100 years of athletics with a pep rally in the 

High School Gym, then follow the band and join the parade

to Spartan Stadium before the

Boardman vs. Cardinal Mooney game.

Band Night Set for September 9 Band members on Spartan Stadium Field

This year's Boardman Spartan Marching Band is exceeding expectations already! The look, the sound, and the show could be the best it's ever been. Make plans to join us for what promises to be a great evening of music and marching for the whole family.

Picture Day picture day

Time to smile! Picture day at West Boulevard is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12. Watch for picture information packets that will be coming home soon.

Little Spartans Learn Important Lessons at Safety Village learning about bus safety

Safety Village tradition continued on Thursday, August 10.  

Here Comes the Bus! children getting on school bus

The popular 'Here Comes the Bus' school bus tracking APP will return to Boardman School district in Mid-September.  

To ensure accuracy as many changes and adjustments  coincide with the start of the school year, we plan to go live with 'Here Comes the Bus' during the third week of school.   Watch for updates via email and here on the website.

Eclipse Viewing at Spartan Stadium--A Great Learning Experience! Eclipse Event at Spartan Stadium

Boardman community members, students and their families turned out to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.  The crowd was estimated at more than 500 people.  It was an exciting and educational experience.


OPEN HOUSE August 22, 2017

          1st & 2nd Grade 1pm - 2pm

          3rd & 4th Grade 2pm - 3pm


OPEN HOUSE August 30, 2017

            Kindergarten 12pm - 1pm



When it comes to the Solar Eclipse, the Boardman Science Teachers have you covered!! Join us from 1:30-3:00 P.M., Aug. 21st in the stands at Spartan Stadium and put your eyes to the sky for this astronomical phenomenon! Free glasses for safe viewing for the first 200 people!

Kdg-4th Grade Math Nights


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VISIT: TUES. MARCH 7TH 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [Kdg, 1st, 2nd]

VISIT: WEDN. MARCH 8TH 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [3rd & 4th]


Boardman Launches New School Bus Tracking App For Safety, Savings and Parents’ Convenience

Let the Composting Begin Compost Tub

 Boardman Glenwood Junior High has received a highly competitive $16,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant founded by the Ohio EPA.

Trans - Siberian Orchestra experiences Spartan Mayhem TSO and Mayhem

World renowned rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra is kicking off their winter tour right here in the Mahoning Valley.

Band Marches in Chicago Band in Chicago

Boardman Spartan Marching Band Thankful for a Great Experience in Chicago

PTA Fundraiser

[click here] Register using your school I.D. Code - WESTBLVD.  Our school will make up to 50% profit on every item sold.  Our goal is to have everyone participate.  October 7th - October 19th.  Payment is due when orders are placed.  Cash, Checks (payable to West Blvd PTA), and Money Orders will be accepted.  Merchandise will be available for pickup approximately 4 weeks after due date.            


Ohio’s State Tests: Information for Students and Families


Six members of the Speech and Debate team at Boardman High School have qualified to compete at the state level. 

Thank You Family & Friends for visiting our Shop with Someone Special Events. We continue the Annual Scholastic Book Fair this week with Student Shopping Monday - Friday [8:15 am - 3:15 pm] and Boardman Buyers [Open to the Community Friday [8:15 am - 1:15 pm].  A wonderful opportunity for you and yours to buy a memorable gift & help support our school.


We have a lot of events and information, so please keep checking DRUND.

Public Input Requested Regarding State Testing

The Ohio Senate moved closer to granting more flexibility to local schools Tuesday, March 24th, while also launching a website to solicit public feedback for its new testing review.

Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), chairwoman of both the Senate Education Committee and Senate Advisory Committee on Testing, said http://sact.ohiosenate.gov is now online and ready to take public suggestions on how Ohio should address the controversial topic of educational assessments.

Frank Lazzeri, Superintendent of the Boardman Schools, encourages residents to comment on this important issue that affects all public school children before the comment period closes. 

Best Community for Music Education Award

The NAMM Foundation recently recognized Boardman for being one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America" for 2015.  This is the third time Boardman has been honored with this award and the only local district in the tri-county area to hold this distinction.  The Boardman School District in recent years was also recognized as a Grammy Award school based upon our outstanding K-12 music program.  Congratulations to Boardman's Music Educators for the passion they have for their art and their dedication to the children of our community.


As we face proposed building changes that include closing Market St. Elementary next school year, we know there are many questions.  We encourage you to attend a parent meeting Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 PM at BHS Cafeteria.  PLEASE ENTER THROUGH DOOR 8. 

The District has set up an email address--Questions@boardmanschools.org . We will compile your questions, and gather answers in time for Thursday's meeting

Holiday Gift Cards Helping Hand Clipart

Continuing the tradition we have at West Blvd. Elementary School, it is time once again to begin collecting monetary donations for our Holiday Gift Cards. These gift cards are given to West Blvd. families who are in desperate need of a helping hand. So please give what you can to this noble cause.  Donations are accepted Friday, Nov. 2nd thru Friday, Nov. 16th. 

West welcomes new friends to school. Welcome to West Blvd.

The students, staff, and West Blvd. families would like to welcome all of our newest friends to West Blvd. Elementary School.  Glad you are here and Go Spartans!

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Gift Shop PTA graphic

Volunteers are needed for Holiday Gift Shop

Wednesday, December 6th-Friday, December 8th.  Times are 9am-2pm.

If you can work all day or just a few hours, it's greatly appreciated to help the kids shop for their families. Lunch is provided. Call or text Courtney Beadle at 330-774-7584. Thank you!!

Two Boardman Elementary Schools Receive State Recognition Principals accept award

Robinwood Lane Elementary School and West Blvd Elementary School both received state recognition for school year 2016-17!

Book Fair

[click http://www.scholastic.com/bf/westboulevardelementarysch]  You are wanted! You are needed! Please visit our West Blvd Elementary's Book Fair Homepage to see details. If you are available to help, click Volunteer or send a Drund Message to Alice Rhodes.  Please review the times our book fair is open including Family TREAT Night (October 31st).  Thank You!

2016-2017 School Calendar

During the regular January 2016 meeting, the Boardman Board of Education approved our school calendar for the 2016-17 school year.  Though we begin later than many Mahoning County school districts, classes will commence prior to Labor Day.

Veteran's Day Luncheon


All Veterans are invited! Wednesday, November 11th (11 am - 12 pm) and to our 3rd Grade Music Program beginning at 12:15 pm.  The children always enjoy the experience of having lunch with such dedicated and special guests.      

RSVP to 330-726-3427

January PTA Meeting To Be Rescheduled PTA Meeting

Due to the 2hr delay, on January 16th, the PTA meeting scheduled that day has been cancelled with the new date to be announced at a later date.

Canned Food Drive Begins Oct. 29th Canned Food Drive

West Boulevard Elementary School will be participating in a canned food drive starting Monday, Oct. 29th through Friday, Nov 9th. We will be working with numerous chairitable organizations in an effort to help the countless local families who are in desperate need of food. So please show your support by donating canned foods to our much-needed drive.


Halloween Parade Wednesday, October 31

  • Parade to begin at 1:15 pm.  
  • Weather permitting will be outside and parties will follow in classrooms.
  • No face painting, no gore, and no masks


School Foundation Grants Announced BSFEE Recipients and Committee Members

Seven New Teacher Wish-List Projects Now In Motion
Thanks to Excellence Foundation


Lydia Kenney, a second grader at West Boulevard Elementary, was a division winner of the 2015 Ohio State Fire Safety Poster contest.  The contest was open to all elementary students in Ohio.  For her efforts, Lydia was presented with an award from the state fire marshal at the January 25th Boardman Local School Board Meeting. Her poster will be displayed with other winning posters from across the state, at the Ohio State Fair this summer.

Canned Food Drive


We will be participating November 6th - 20th. Donated items will be distributed to area families and local organizations.  We constantly talk about helping others and our community here at West Blvd Elementary - we will be practicing what we teach.

School Calendar 2015-16

The school year will begin a week earlier in 2015 due to the lateness of Labor Day.  The Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school calendar at its regular January meeting.  This calendar is the "traditional" Boardman calendar except for the earlier start.  That means that we have not shortened our spring recess the way that many other area schools have.  


Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

The Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence (BSFEE) awarded three teacher grants in December marking the fifth anniversary of its teacher grant program.  For the second straight year, the BSFEE has partnered with the Boardman Education Association to fund teacher innovation in the classroom.  This year's recipients are:

BOARDMAN SCHOOLS EXCELLENCE FUND AWARDS TEACHER GRANTS teacher grant winners pictured in the library, with BSFEE board members holding check

Congratulations to the teachers who were awarded grants from the Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence!  Communication and technology were at the forefront, and each grant will encourage 21st Century learning.


Veteran's Day Luncheon vets clipart

The students and staff at West Blvd. Elementary would like to welcome all veterans to our annual Veteran's Day Luncheon and Program on Monday, November 12, 2018. The children of West Blvd. Elementary School enjoy the experience of having lunch with such dedicated and special guests. 

Veterans can RSVP up through November 8, 2018. Walk-ins are also welcome! Click below for more details.

PLEASE HELP MAKE US MORE EFFICIENT students boarding school bus

Did you know there is a Transportation Opt Out Form?  If you know your student will not be riding the school bus this year, this form helps our Transporation Department to be more efficient.  Please read on to get a copy of the form and learn more.


Learning About Saving Energy Saving energy performance

Thank you to the National Theater for Children!  Students enjoyed a great informational performance about saving energy on November 28.  

Natalie Winkle - The Queen of Culinary! Fruits and Vegetables

Multiple Honors for Boardman's Natalie Winkle

“Tot" Chef Comes to West Boulevard Elementary

Boardman Schools' new Food Service Supervisor, Natalie Winkle, is doing a wonderful job in her first full year in the district.  She is doing much to involve our students including having a student "taste test" panel where students give input on new cafeteria selections to providing a "top"chef cooking class for our young ones.

PTA Fundraiser

Tri-C Distributors is a family-owned and operated business that has exceeded fundraising needs of many schools for over 30 years:

Brochures: Warm Winter Wishes/Creative Home/Easy Gourmet

Prize Programs & Incentives

The West Blvd. PTA Proudly Presents: Mother-Daughter Cosmic Bowling Night Cosmic Bowling

On Sunday, January 27th 2019, the West Blvd. PTA will be hosting a mother-daughter cosmic bowling event, at the Camelot Lanes in Boardman. The event promises to be a fun night of snacks and bowling. Tickets are on sale now for $9.00 per person which includes; 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. Signup sheets and payment must be submitted by Jan. 21st. Tickets are selling fast so get yours today!!!

For more information click below.

THE LITTLE MERMAID TICKETS ON SALE NOW Disney's The Little Mermaid graphic with Ariel and the moon.

Boardman High School Drama Guild presents Disney's The Little Mermaid November 15-17 at the Boardman Performing Arts Center.  Tickets can be purchased at the door:  $12 for Adults, $10 for Students/Senior Citizens.  OR CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW. 

HERE COMES THE BUS here comes the bus logo

The popular 'Here Comes the Bus' school bus tracking app is now available for Boardman parents and students to use once again.  We appreciate your patience as we updated our data.


BCIS FOOD PANTRY Center's Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Food Bank and the Boardman Lions are joining with a school, Boardman Center Intermediate, to host a food pantry that will operate daily.

 [click here

Book Club Comes to West Blvd Elementary...

We can thank Anissa Kalbasky, PTA president, and John Yingling, Children’s Librarian - Boardman Public Library, for our very first BOOK CLUB! Approximately thirty 3rd - 4th grade students are getting together Wednesdays after school to discuss The Infinity Ring - A Mutiny in Time written by James Dashner.

Distance Learning Project - The Kindergarten Edition Kindergarten Fairy Tales

Students in Mr. Kibby's Kindergarten Class team up with students from West Branch Elementary to create their very own fairy tales!!!



The Book Fair Starts Oct. 29th! Book Fair

On October 29th thru November 2nd, students will be able to shop at the West Boulevard Book Fair during their normal library time. Please send money, an order form, or instructions with your child before their normally scheduled library day.

All proceeds goes to the school library and classrooms here at West, so please show your support and purchase some great books!

Opening Day

Board Approves Realignment Plan

At its regular January meeting, the Boardman Board of Education approved a preliminary plan to realign our two grade 5-8 middle school buildings into one 5/6 building and one 7/8 building.


This year West Blvd. Elementary will be participating in the "Cash for Cans" program sponsored by The Green Team. Once a month students are invited to bring in a bag of aluminum drinking cans. For each bag of aluminum drinking cans a student brings in, he or she will be entered into a monthly drawing for a prize! Students can receive multiple entries for the drawing based on the number of bags they bring in.

Start Report Card Clarification

After the release of State Report Card information, the Boardman Local Schools wanted to clarify how this data is calculated and what it means. 

WEST PINK OUT! mr. kibby's class dressed in hot pink

The halls of West Boulevard Elementary were filled with PINK on October 16.  In honor of breast cancer awareness, students and teachers sported all shades of pink.  Every year, West raises money to fight the battle and cure cancer.

Dr. Ray Comes Back to Boardman

Dr. Ray Guarendi, noted television and radio personality, is coming back to Boardman to talk to parents, teachers and the community at large on the topic of parenting.  The Boardman PTA brought Dr. Ray in over 30 years ago and are once again sponsoring this event.

past report card  [click here]  West Boulevard Elementary School has distinguished itself as a school where success is possible for every student.  The Ohio Department of Education has named our school both a School of Promise and a High Performing School of Honor.  For more on how we ranked amongst 2,888 K-4 buildings in Ohio... Click "Read More"