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The work of a teacher is full of passion and commitment. It requires initiative from process improvement to individualized attention. We celebrate our educators for the important role they have. We salute them for the valuable service they provide to students and the community.
“Families created rain clouds, rainbows and weather sensory bottles together,” said Avelyn Green, early childhood dean, describing family engagement night activities April 18. “As part of our spectacular summer science theme, they also went on a dinosaur dig, made volcanoes and watched colors fizz.”
Kindergartner Izabella Lane, 6, cuts out an outline of her hand March 14 at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in District 49. The leprechaun project, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, called for cooperation to achieve a goal, rather than copy a template.
"They shop for their brothers and sisters," said RJ Berry, bus driver, "not even knowing they have anything waiting for them."
Fourth grade students perform in a Veterans Day concert Nov. 11 at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in District 49. Over 150 fourth-graders performed, singing songs like “Spirit of America” and “Thank You to Our Soldiers” to veterans in attendance.
School of Choice Applications: Our community continues to grow. Due to current choice enrollment numbers and our commitment to serve students within WHES boundaries, we are not able to accept school of choice applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.
Woodmen Hills Elementary, a neighborhood school, educates and empowers the whole child to thrive through quality instruction, meaningful relationships and high expectations. Students are inspired to collaborate and use their unique traits to positively impact our community.