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2016-2017 News

  • Celebrating our Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

    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.

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  • Science Experiments Engage Preschool Students and Families

    “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.”

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  • Kindergartners Construct Knowledge With Cooperation

    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.

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  • News 5: Fifteen Years of Santa's Toy Express in District 49

    "They shop for their brothers and sisters," said RJ Berry, bus driver, "not even knowing they have anything waiting for them."

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  • WHES Students Recognize Veterans Through Song and Celebration

    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.

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WHES Updates

District Updates

  • School Meal Accounts Must Have Funds in May

    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.

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  • District 49 Dispatch Published April 17

    Published Jan. 13, this edition of the Dispatch highlights a change to the before and after school program, upcoming events, and successes in the classrooms across the district.

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Woodmen Hills Elementary School

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.  

School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.
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