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Interested in Becoming a Western Panther?

Employee and Students of the Month

Employee of the Month
Jacob Bright

Students of the Month:
WPS:  Ella Shoemaker

WIS:  Abbi Keel

WMS:  Tristan Good

WHS:  Emily Benziger

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Interested in Becoming a Western Panther?

Western School Corporation has a proud tradition of excellence, which is evident by the continued success of our students, our outstanding Fine Arts, Athletic, and Academic Programs, and our high graduation rate. We offer a broad curriculum to meet the various needs of our students and we have a caring staff who are committed to helping every student succeed. We are also a progressive school corporation that strives to offer the programs and experiences to prepare our students for life after high school. If you are interested in becoming a Western Panther and a part of our Western family, please read on.

Prior to each new semester, applications for students interested in transferring to Western are accepted. Applications are available at the link below. When submitting an application, also include the student’s attendance, discipline, and academic transcript. Transfer requests for a new school year should be submitted by May 1st. Transfer requests for the second semester should be submitted by December 1st. In both cases, if eligible transfer requests exceed projected openings, a lottery drawing will be held at the May and December School Board Meetings to determine who will be accepted. In the event that the eligible transfer requests do not exceed the available openings on May 1st or December 1st, eligible transfers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until either capacity is reached or the semester begins. No transfers will be accepted after the start of a semester.

Transfer Guidelines:
  • A student will not be accepted
    • if the student has been suspended (as defined in IC 20-33-8-7) or expelled (as defined in IC 20-33-8-3) during the twelve (12) months preceding the student’s request to transfer under this section:
      • for ten (10) or more school days;
      • for a violation under IC 20-33-8-16;
      • for causing physical injury to a student, a school employee, or a visitor to the school; or for a violation of a school corporation’s drug or alcohol rules.
    • if the student has a history of unexcused absences.
    • if the transfer is for athletic reasons
  • Students will not be accepted once a semester begins. A new application will need to be completed with the required documents for the next semester or school year as outlined above.
Western School Corporation does not travel outside the district boundaries to pick up transfer students. Western will transport transfer students from an in district bus stop if space is available on the bus. Otherwise, transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or the student if he/she drives.

Electronic Application:
Application for Transfer Link

Notification Procedures:
Once an application is submitted with the required documents, the school will review the information and contact you through email regarding your request.
The following is a list of school contacts for you to call (765-883-5576) if you have any questions regarding any of our schools or would like to schedule a tour of one or more of our schools.

Randy McCracken, Superintendent, ext. 5126
Rick Davis, High School Principal, ext. 4030
Tracy Horrell, Middle School Principal, ext. 3030
Pat Quillen, Intermediate Principal, ext. 2030
Steve Arthur, Primary Principal, ext. 1030

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Western School Corporation Logo and Brand Information

The Branding Manual outlines the use of the now official Western School Corporation brand/logo.  As outlined in the manual, to maintain our brand consistency, all parties utilizing any element of our brand/logo need to meet the specifications outlined in the manual.  The only approved exception to the manual is that red has now been officially adopted as an accent or outline color for the black or white “W” or black or white lettering.

Changing from the many variations of Panthers, “W”, etc. will take time.  The key is to use the new brand/logo from this point forward and replace previous displayed or used logos as it is economically feasible.

Official Western Uniforms and Attire

Athletic uniforms, co-curricular attire, extracurricular uniforms/attire, and any other school uniform or attire used by an individual or team representing Western is to follow this manual.

Unofficial Western Attire

At times, school organizations have T-shirts, signs etc. made to promote the school organization or to memorialize an event, that are not part of an official Western Uniform.  The manual is to be followed for these types of attire, signs, etc. any time a Panther, “W”, Western, or initialing such as “WHS”, “WMS”, etc. is used that would identify Western.  Additional graphics, wording or lettering to individualize the organization can be added and does not need to follow the guidelines (e.g. Drama Club, Soccer,, Class of 2018, etc.)  As stated in the manual, the logo is recommended to be used against Black, Silver Grey, transparent or neutrals such as Grey/Silver.  Other non-official school color backgrounds (e.g. light blue, pink, tie dye, etc.) require building level administrative approval. 

Promotional Equipment, Attire, Signs, Matts, Etc.

We will contact outside companies, businesses, and vendors who have used our previous logos or have created their own and work with them to move to our new brand/logo.

Logos and guides may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent's office.

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To educate and inspire today's students for tomorrow's opportunities.
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