The school officially kicked off its West View Alumni Planning team at a special open house for alumni in early October.
“We want to help our students have a vision and a hope for what their future can be,” said Susan Martin, West View’s Community School resource coordinator. “We think our alumni can really help our students.”
Through the process of getting successful alumni involved in a variety of ways at the school, the school hopes to plant seeds in the minds of its students on the possible journeys their lives can take. At the same time, the students will learn more about the history of their school and community, Martin said.
At the kickoff, West View alumni reconnected with former classmates, toured the school, looked through historic photos and discussed how they could get involved at the school. After being presented with three areas of need at the school, the attending alumni voted to raise funds to replace West View’s current stage curtain that is 30-50 years old and extremely worn.
If you attended West View and are interested in getting involved with the alumni group and helping the school’s current students, please contact Susan Martin during school hours at 865-594-4471 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. West View Elementary Community School is located at 1714 Mingle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921.