Western Hills Elementary School

The 4th Six Weeks Rockin' Roadrunner Awards ceremonies will take place on Friday February 23rd. Kinder & 1st grade from 7:50-8:20, 4th & 5th from 8:45-9:15, and 2nd & 3rd from 9:45-10:15.
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Etiquette club practices setting the table. (Photo credit: Temple Daily Telegram).

On Friday February 9th, we celebrated 100 Days of Freedom to Learn with a parade! 

5th grade science teacher, Christina Baxter, receives a CAT (Champions at Teaching) Award from Mr. Palmer & Dr. Ott.

Mrs. Cook receives the "Outstanding Educator of the Month" award from KCEN TV.

The "A-Team" Proudly Displays our Met Standard and 2 Distinction Plaques from the TEA Accountability System.

Junior Master Garden Club Members receive the Presidential Service Award from Mrs. Hoelscher for their hours of service in the garden.

Western Hills received 8 Temple Education Foundation (TEF) Innovative Teaching Grants at the Excellence in Education Conference.

Western Hills Elementary School - "Academic Excellence for All"

News & Announcements

Etiquette Club Featured in Temple Daily Telegram

Etiquette class practices setting the table.

Our etiquette club was featured in the news. Parent volunteer, Angela Tyree saw a need for the club after visiting the campus on several occasions. She was trained by the American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia and has taught the class in the private sector on many occasions. The students' will celebrate the end of the club with a proper dinner on Tuesday February 13th. (attached story and photo courtesy of Temple Daily Telegram.)

Cabbage Craze

Bonnie Plants Cabbage Growing Program

This year we allowed all the students in gardening club to help grow the giant cabbages given to us by Bonnie Plants. They ranged in size from 3/4 of a pound to 10 1/2 pounds!

Mindfulness Movement

Mindfulness Movement

Here at Western Hills, we value emotional education just as much as academic instruction. Thanks to the Zen Kids TEF grant, our counselor has been able to teach our students how to identify their emotions and regulate their body through the use of meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and breathing techniques. Now, our teachers are joining the "Mindfulness Movement" and will be incorporating mindfulness activities in to their classroom instruction. Click the article to view our Mindfulness Movement introduction video.

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Calendar

Student Holiday/Staff Workday
Date: 2/19/2018
First Day of 5th Six Weeks
Date: 2/20/2018
Spring Break
Date: 3/12/2018
Spring Break
Date: 3/13/2018
Spring Break
Date: 3/14/2018