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 Featured in Temple Daily Telegram

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.)
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Cabbage Craze

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!
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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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Mrs. Cook Receives KCEN TV's Outstanding Educator of the Month Award

On Wednesday, Mrs. Cook thought she was going to the 3rd grade musical to introduce the program. In actuality, she was surprised with KCEN TV news anchors waiting to present her with the Outstanding Educator of the Month Award. She was surprised and honored to receive the award. Click on the article to be directed to the full news story from KCEN TV.
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Big Blue Wave

The 2018 Big Blue Wave is coming soon! Join us on Friday, January 26 at Thornton Elementary School for this year's 5K/1K Glow Run. Registration is open. Register at www.runsignup.com/bigbluewave. Prices go up December 17! If you register by January 18 you get this year's awesome dry-fit t-shirt and cool glow stuff to wear during the race! T3 is doing a warmup at 6:15 p.m. and the race starts at 6:30 p.m. All of the money raised benefits the Grow Your Own Program through the Temple Education Foundation! #2018BigBlueWave
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Early Release Friday December 8th

All Temple Independent School District campuses will release one hour early on Friday, December 8, to help ensure safe travel to the Wildcat football game at Prairie View A&M University. Elementary will release at 2:15 p.m.
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12 Days of Holiday Spirit

Join us as we show our holiday spirit on the 12 days leading up to Christmas break. Click on the article to read what our spirit days will be from Thursday November 30th through Friday December 15th.
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Early Release Friday December 1st

All Temple Independent School District campuses will release one hour early on Friday, December 1, to help ensure safe travel to the Wildcat football game at Prairie View A&M University. Elementary will release at 2:15 p.m. Other campuses release times are included in the attached article.
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Zen Kids

Our counselor wrote and received an Innovative Teaching Grant from Temple Education Foundation (TEF). The grant helped us purchase a class set of yoga mats and instructional supplies to implement the program efficiently. During Zen Kids Sessions, the students learn mindfulness and guided meditation techniques, deep breathing exercises, and yoga poses. The goal of the program is to teach students how to regulate their bodies and appropriately respond to overwhelming emotions.
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