Western Hills Elementary School

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Defeat the STAAR Test - May the Scores Be With You!

4th & 5th grade students will begin the first round of STAAR tests next week. 4th grade will take the STAAR writing assessment on Tuesday March 28th. 5th grade will take the STAAR math test on Tuesday March 28th and the STAAR reading test on Wednesday March 29th. The state mandates that 5th grade students pass the reading & math test in order to progress to the 6th grade. Please note that we will not have lunch guests or volunteers on these days due to test security requirements.
Our school has adopted a STAR Wars theme to defeat the STAAR Test - May The Scores Be With You!
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Career Week

During the week of March 6th-10th we will be celebrating Career Week. Students will be exposed to a variety of careers and learn about the necessary education, certification, experience, and interests to obtain each of these jobs. We will end the week with Career Day presentations on Friday March 10th. We have speakers coming from a variety of fields. In an effort to increase student interest in Career Week, we are inviting students to participate in a week of themed dress-up days.
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TISD Presents: Big Art Day!

Come join us for an evening of creating art on Thursday March 2nd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Temple High School cafeteria. Various activities will be available for artists of all levels. Admission is FREE. Come join the fun!
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TISD Bluebonnet Extravaganza

Yesterday, students across Temple ISD, attended the Bluebonnet Extravaganza at the Temple High School Library. Some of our very own 4th & 5th grade students were able to attend the special event, which recognizes the efforts of students who read at least 5 of the Texas Bluebonnet Award winning books. At the event, students participated in a variety of activities and crafts related to the books that they read. Our campus librarian, Mrs. Donofrio, helped coordinate the event.
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Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Make an Impact

The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program, was implemented with fidelity during the 2015-2016 school year. Due to the success of the program, Top Dog Napoleon Rios decided to continue it for the 2016-2017 school year. The dads volunteer for an entire school day and help with tutoring, car duty, lunch duty, and most importantly, serve as mentors for the students at our school. The Temple Daily Telegram ran a story on them and we have linked the online article to this story. Thank you Watch D.O.G.S.!
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Garden Club in the News

KWTX News 10 covered the 3rd grade Bonnie Plants Cabbage Judging Contest held on Friday February 10th. Cabbages were judged on overall appearance, size, and weight. In 1st place was Deyauna Milton, 2nd place Vaughn McQuiston, and 3rd place went to Elizabeth Collins.
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Donuts With Dad

The WHES PTO hosted a wonderful "Donuts With Dad" breakfast this morning in the library. We had a great turnout and appreciate our PTO for putting on this outstanding event!
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WHES Celebrates 100 Days of Freedom to Learn

Students at Western Hills celebrated the 100th day of school by honoring our adopted military unit for giving us the freedom to learn! Students in grades K-2 put on a patriotic parade along with the Cadence Crew members and adopted military unit. Students in grades 3-5 participated as spectators.
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Cooking Up Queso!

Cooking Club members prepared yummy queso dip at their meeting on 1-30-17. Students cooked ground beef, cut Velveeta cheese and added cans of diced green chiles and Rotel diced tomatoes.
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Cave Art

2nd graders have been learning about the oldest art form in human history, cave art! Art is a way for us to document our life, society, and traditions, even during ancient times. The students even signed their work using the traditional hand print, since cave men and women did not have a set written language.
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