Colleagues and Well-wishers:
In 2005, we cut the ribbon for a school that was
ripe with innovative ideas to support the affective domain, knowing that the
instructional domain would flourish.
Eight years later, we close the door on
that effort with the promise of a new, improved educational opportunity for students
in the future.
Won't you join us as we celebrate the 8 years of continued
and diverse success?
1st, 2013 - Pershing West Middle School ~ 8th Annual Monarch Awards
Welcome to the John J. Pershing West Middle School website!
This is the best place you can go to get information about Pershing West Middle
School without making a visit to our school. It is our hope that any questions
you have are answered here. We are always willing to dialog with you so If there
is any information that you cannot find on this site, please do not hesitate
to contact us.
We are excited about this school year and know, as our mascot
the monarch indicates, that change happens. We have new faculty and staff members,
new activities and exciting opportunities for the entire Pershing West School
Pershing West is one of four schools within the city of Chicago
to receive the Leader in Me program. This program uses Stephen Covey's 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People as a foundation to facilitate leadership in our entire
school family. Look for our first Leadership Day coming in May.
We embrace MindUp, practices embedded into our school day
that remind us to make mindful decisions. We are one of two schools in the city
with this program.
In the future, you will see physical changes to our building. We are looking
to add more permanent art pieces. We will host our 2nd Annual Paint Brush Ball
in June and will dedicate a space to our recently fallen Mr. Gibson.
Be sure to check the calendar for the latest news, upcoming activities and
Yours in Education,
Cheryl D. Watkins