West York Loucks Elementary
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Reconfiguration Update - Additional Information

Additional information is now available regarding the grade level reconfigurations. Read more >>>

Chicks Teach Students

Fluffy baby chicks arrived on April 7th at Loucks Elementary at the culmination of a lesson in the first grade Life Cycles science unit. Read more >>>

Read Across America at Loucks

On March 7th, Loucks Elementary commemorated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a Read Across America celebration. Read more >>>

Important Reconfiguration News

We are excited to be working through our upcoming transitions with you as we prepare for grade level reconfigurations at Lincolnway and Trimmer. Read more >>>

Snow Make-Up Days

The current snow make-up dates are April 21 and June 9-11. Check our news page for schedule changes due to snow closings. Read more >>>

Snow Make-Up Dates Affect Half Day Schedule

Because snow make-up dates have extended the school year, early dismissal dates have changed. Read more >>>

Reconfiguration Update

The Board of Directors voted in favor of the elementary grade level reconfiguration. Read more >>>

Elementary Reconfiguration FAQs

For more information about the elementary reconfiguration proposal, please see the attached list of frequently asked questions and their answers. Read more >>>

Kindergarten Registration

The West York Area School District is currently accepting Kindergarten registration. Read more >>>

April Dates to Remember

Here are some dates to remember for April. Read more >>>

Welcome to Loucks Elementary School

This site is designed to provide parents, teachers, students, and members of our community important information about Loucks Elementary. Here you will find the news and other important information about our school. Please visit our site often to stay informed about upcoming events and activities. We invite you to find out more about us and our staff, as well as get answers to your most frequently asked questions. It is our sincere hope that you will find this site a convenient resource to remain informed about your child’s education.

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Loucks Elementary. Our school houses students in kindergarten and grade one.  Students benefit from curriculum guided by Pennsylvania State Standards, which is delivered by highly qualified teachers and specialists in student-focused, learning environments. 

At Loucks Elementary, we support a developmental model of early childhood education. Therefore, we match appropriate activities to the instructional level of students to support continued growth in all areas. In our classrooms, we provide our students with activities in large and small group settings. Our early childhood assistants and parent volunteers allow us to offer more individualized attention for each student. Our reading specialists and reading recovery teachers provide additional support. In the fall of 1999, our developmental program was awarded Model Site Status through the Academic Standards Implementation Grant for excellence in practice of Early Childhood Education. We are one of eight schools across the state to receive this honor.

Our highly qualified teachers also provide a balanced literacy approach. This includes opportunities for reading, writing, listening, and speaking with a variety of materials that also match each student's instructional level. We have written our curriculum to support a thematic approach that integrates all subject areas.  Extended learning opportunities are available for identified students after school and during the summer.  Parents are encouraged to become involved in family literacy programs that we offer throughout the year. This exemplary program enabled us to be the state recipient of the National Exemplary Reading Award for a balanced literacy approach by the International Reading Association.

Our philosophy is a team approach for creating the best learning opportunities for each child. We encourage families to join us for scheduled activities, conferences, workshops, and to become classroom volunteers. Our PTO meets every other month and also provides valuable activities and resources for our students. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments..


Michael Brandt

Mr. Michael Brandt

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West York Loucks Elementary
West York Loucks Elementary
West York Loucks Elementary
West York Loucks Elementary
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