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Welcome to West Franklin Elementary at Appanoose

Welcome Back Students, Staff and Families!  I am excited to hear about your summer activities and meet any new students attending WF Elementary School at Appanoose this year!  I hope your summer was enjoyable and you are ready for a successful school year.

Children come first at West Franklin Elementary at Appanoose.  The success we achieve is due to the highly qualified staff trained in best practices, great parental involvement and a focus on student learning and academic achievement.  We are proud of our students and community and have high expectations that every student will reach their full academic potential.

Our school has top notch curriculum materials.  We have technology access thanks to the vision of the USD 287 Board of Education.  Classroom instruction is enhanced through technology with one to one chromebooks for students in grades 4 and 5, iPads in grades 2 and 3 and an iPad cart for use with our Kindergarten and 1st grade students.  Smartboards are put to use in every classroom and a computer lab is available for additional computer access.  Students enjoy access to both scheduled and informal times with our school counselor, school psychologist and school nurse and may qualify for an array of Special Education services through partnership with Three Lakes Educational Cooperative.

The blend of an academic focus, helping others in need, thinking beyond ourselves, pride in our school and community, and the implementation of innovative research based curriculum helps WFE at Appanoose stay at the forefront in serving our students and their educational needs.

Please visit our school website,, click on the Appanoose tab. We are also on Facebook (West Franklin Elementary at Appanoose) and Twitter (@AESindians).  If at any time you have questions, or concerns about your child’s education, do not hesitate to contact me at 785-566-3386.  The teachers, staff and myself look forward to working with you this year.  It’s going to be a GREAT YEAR!

Best Regards,

Chris Robertson

WF Elementary School at Appanoose, Principal

  • Aug. 12-Kindergarten Orientation- 9:00 AM- (families invited to attend)

  • Aug. 16- Back to School Night-5:30-6:30 (Meet your teacher/ bring school supplies)

  • Aug. 17-1st Day of School

  • Sept. 1- Grandparents Day 2:15-3:15