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.)
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!
5th grade science teacher, Christina Baxter, received a CAT (Champions At Teaching) Award for her classrooms high performance on a recent Science CBA (Cumulative Based Assessment).
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.