Welcome to The Gockley Elementary School!
WCSD Mission Statement: The mission of the Whitehall-Coplay School District is to serve the entire community by providing educational opportunities designed to challenge students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship.
About our School
The Gockley School is truly a "great place to start!" The School currently houses 12 Kindergarten, 12 First Grade classes, and one CLIU class. Our students begin their formal education in an attractive school designed in cluster or pod settings, which promote a versatile and stimulating environment. The staff provides a very caring atmosphere while implementing the most innovative teaching techniques available. Several members of our teaching staff have been recognized in "Who's Who in Teaching," and others have received the Howard L. Klopp Award for Exemplary Teaching, as well as the Outstanding Educator Award from Lehigh University. Support programs include a Whitehall Intervention Team, Title I Reading, supportive math, speech therapy, and emotional support and learning support class- rooms. Parents and grandparents have the opportunity to actively participate in the PTO volunteer program and the tutoring program under the direction of the guidance office.
A Great Place to Start!
Gockley Elementary provides an educationally innovative, nurturing and warm setting for our Kindergarten and first grade family.
Kindergarten and First Grade Transfer Registrations
The Whitehall-Coplay has implemented centralized registration for all incoming students. To register your child, please contact Michelle Khouri at 610-437-4780 x1014 to schedule an appointment and for further
information. Central Registration is located at the Whitehall-Coplay School District Transportation Office.
Gockley News Briefs
New Kindergarten Registration Process For 2014-15 School Year
The Whitehall-Coplay School District has a new registration process for enrolling eligible children for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents/guardians may begin the process starting January 6, 2014. They must:
1. Access and complete the online registration by logging on to the district website at www.whitehallcoplay.org.
2. Select a date/time to meet with the enrollment secretary, Mrs. Michelle Khouri to present all the required documentation (see website).
3. To complete the registration, parents/guardians will be given an appointment to bring their child to meet with the guidance counselor, school nurse, ESOL teacher, and reading specialist for a brief assessment at the Gockley School, on March 25, 26, 27, 28,31, 2014
4. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Michelle Khouri at 610-437-4780 x1014.
The deadline to register kindergarten students online is March 14, 2014.
Your child must be five years old before September 1, 2014.
Please keep the school office informed of any changes in address or phone numbers that may occur during the year. If you move within the Whitehall-Coplay School district you must provide a new proof of residence. Please call the Transportation Office (Mrs. Michelle Khouri) 610-437-4780 x1014 for the required documentation.
Safety Drills will be conducted during the course of the school year at the Gockley building. These drills will include fire drills, weather alert drills, and safety lockdown drills. The purpose of conducting these practice scenarios helps our students and staff prepare for possible emergency situations. The goal at Gockley Elementary School is to provide a safe environment that promotes learning for our students.
Hours of Operation
Gockley Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
2932 Zephyr Blvd.
Whitehall, PA 18052