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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year!

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Hello Van Wig Families,


I have proudly served the Bassett community four 14 years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher. I have also worked at the district office as a Teacher on Special Assignment.  For the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as the principal at Van Wig Elementary school.


Van Wig Elementary staff are dedicated to cultivating the love of learning in our students to aide them in reaching their full potential. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous and balanced curriculum to develop lifelong learners, problem solvers, and good citizens striving for successful college and career opportunities.


We are a No Excuses University affiliated school.  No Excuses schools believe that every child has the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for the next step in their educational path and that it will ultimately allow them to be fully college or career ready upon high school graduation. We also believe in educating the whole child and that is why we focus on Social Emotional Learning in the classroom and promoting a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS).


I look forward to our partnership for a successful school year, which will again be like any other.  We may encounter some bumps in the road as we continue to deal with the effects and ramifications of the pandemic.  Our staff will give our greatest effort to ensure student learning continues and will keep the health and safety of all at the forefront.


Please know that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  I invite you to continue to visit our school website, Instagram, Facebook, and Class Dojo for the latest information, updates and announcements.


The entire Van Wig Family would like to wish you all a wonderful school year and remember, “after Bassett High School, comes college



Be well and stay safe!


Mrs. Morales

Van Wig Principal



“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 
― Nelson Mandela