WELCOME TO WYVETTER YOUNGE SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
HOME OF THE PANTHERS
Wyvetter Younge School of Excellence is located in East St. Louis, IL. It is one of five Elementary Schools in E. St. Louis School District 189. This school was formerly known as Gordon Bush Elementary School and was awarded a School Improvement Grant (SIG). The school serves students from Kindergarten to 6th grade.
Message from the Principal:
I am excited to welcome our new families to the 2022-2023 school year. It is an honor and privilege to serve as Principal of such a wonderful school. The entire Panther Faculty and Staff are eagerly looking forward to partnering with our families to help each child reach their highest potential.
I believe that building strong relationships between school and family are key factors in increasing student achievement. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you over the course of the school year.
Please continue to visit our website as we add new information and features to connect with students, staff, teachers, parents, and the community.
Dr. Brittany Green, Principal
Parent, Student, School Compact
The purpose of this compact is to encourage student achievement. Parents, students, principals, and teachers agree to work together to achieve academic success. All vested parties share the responsibility of helping students exceed state, district, and school academic goals. Please select your child's school and complete the Google form for that campus
Featured News and Headlines
Summer Transition and Enrichment Programming for PreK-Grade 7
Are you looking for a quality summer program for your student? School District 189 is now accepting applications for programming June 5th-June 30th (Mondays-Thursdays). Includes free meals & bus service! Available for returning preschool students up to 7th graders!
Be sure to review the current SHINE189 Newsletter. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!
COVID Data Dashboard, Weekly COVID Testing and Test To Stay Program
Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. School District 189 is participating in the Test to Stay program in partnership with the CDC, IDPH, and East Side Health District. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test is also available weekly to test students or staff for COVID to promote a safe learning environment.
eLearning, Return to Learn, & ESSER III Plans
Please review our eLearning, Return to Learn and ESSER III Plans. We value the feedback received from students, parents and community stakeholders.
The East St. Louis School District is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of all students, staff, and school visitors on a daily basis. Click here to read about existing safety and security measures we have in place.
Información de Emergencia para Familias
Recursos para estudiantes de inglés
Help Is Available
Many of us may need additional emotional or mental health support. Help is available.
Need Help? Resources for You
There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.