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Tigers Do Well At the Austin Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to our Tigers who participated in the Austin Regional Science Fair. We are proud of you! You may recall that the judges awarded our campus top 3 ribbons to: MaKenzie Thomas 1st place, Lenya Mithun 2nd place, and Phillip O'Brien 3rd place.

After our campus Science Fair, West Cypress sent fourteen Tigers on to the Austin Regional Science Fair. There, we are thrilled to report that three of our Tigers received Special Awards. Lenya Mithun received the Austin Parks Foundation Young Environmentalists Award. Sarva Iyer and Phillip O'Brien each were named Health Through Science Diploma Candidates. Congratulations, Lenya, Sarva, and Phillip!

All fourteen of our Tiger Austin Regional Science Fair participants received 1st or 2nd place ribbons! How exciting!!!!!

First Place ribbons went to Ava Funk, Sarva Iyer, Jaxon Stabeno-Bazan, Eddison Spodick, Ishaan Raj, London Shehan, Lenya Mithun, Phillip O'Brien, and Joanna Koshy.

Second Place ribbons were awarded to MaKenzie Thomas, Dayne Grant, Cristiano Catania, Pearce Johnson, and Brando Killelea.

Congratulations Tiger Scientists on your fine work.

Tiger 5th Grader, Logan Gramling, Qualifies for West Austin Chamber Spelling Bee!

We are very excited to report that our very own Spelling Bee Champion, Logan Gramling, qualified to participate in the West Austin Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee. Only 48 spellers from this region qualified to participate in this event, and Logan is one of them!

The West Austin Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee will be held at The Church at Canyon Creek on March 24.

Congratulations and best wishes to Logan! We are very proud that he is representing West Cypress Hills. Go, Logan, Go! Spell, Logan, Spell!

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Tigers Jackson Brown and Bria Roeder Have Art on Exhibit at the LT Community Library

The 2020 Youth Art Month Exhibition will be on display at the Lake Travis Community Library from March 2 through March 29. Be sure to see this exciting exhibition of students' works of art--especially since two of the items on exhibit belong to WCHE Tigers!

The Lake Travis Community Library is located at 1938 Lohman's Crossing Road in Lakeway. The Library is open Mondays through Thursdays 9 am to 7 pm, Fridays 9 am to 6 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm, and Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm.

Youth Art Month is celebrated across the United States annually, and the Lakeway Arts Committee is proud to showcase select works from the Lake Travis Independent School District Elementary Visual Arts Programs. This exhibition coincides with the national celebration of art programs in schools.

Thank you for your support of our West Cypress Hills Tiger Artists! And, congratulations to Jackson Brown and Bria Roeder for having their works of art selected for the 2020 Youth Art Month Exhibition. Tiger artists are instructed by Mrs. Megan Dunn and Mrs. Connie Cunningham.

February is Black History Month

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Thank You, Natasha Jackson, for Providing the Black History Month Display for our Tigers!

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Black History Month Events at West Cypress

Our students are learning about a different historical figure each day through our morning broadcast, thanks to Ms. Eskridge.

Mrs. Jackson's lovely Black History Month display at our main entrance is not our only Black History Month display. Our Tigers are creating and designing their own displays to pay tribute to Black History Month.

These Tiger projects will be displayed throughout the campus. At the end of the month, all Tigers will have an opportunity to tour each other's Black History Month projects.

Smencils and Smens are HERE!

The Tiger Student Council will be selling Smencils and Smens in the main hallway from 7:20 am to 7:40 am through February 26.

Tuesday, February 25............Smens are on sale for $2 each

Wednesday, February 26.......Smens are on sale for $2 each

The Student Council will be selling these fun, scented pencils and pens until supplies run out!

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Please join us for coffee....

....at our next General PTO Meeting that will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at 9 am. The meeting will be at West Cypress Hills Elementary in the Tiger's Den (aka Cafeteria.)

During this General Meeting, the WCHE PTO will introduce to you the Principal of Rough Hollow Elementary, Angela Frankhouser. She and WCHE Principal, Melanie Beninga, are attending the meeting to provide information about the 2020-2021 school year, the opening of our newest LTISD elementary school, and to answer questions concerning how the opening of the new school will affect our children.

If you have questions for Angela Frankouser, please submit them through the link provided below. Thank you!

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WCHE Honor Choir Performs at the LTHS Performing Arts Center, February 27, at 6:30 pm

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March 2 - 6 is WCHE College/Career Week

During the week of March 2, we will be presenting information to our Tigers about colleges, college-life, and career options. The mornings will begin with our morning broadcasts that will include interviews with career professionals such as a veterinarian, a pediatrician, a pilot, and military personnel.

Tigers will also be visited by and have opportunities to meet helpers from our community, including law enforcement.

And, to ensure that this week of learning is also a lot of fun, Tigers are invited to dress for the occasion:

March 2 is STEM Day

March 3 is Community Helper Day (Tigers are invited to wear stethoscopes, police/fire fighter hats, etc.

March 4 is College Day (Tigers are invited to wear college shirts/hats)

March 5 is Military Day (Tigers are invited to wear their camouflage clothing)

March 6 is LT Community Day (Tigers are invited to wear LT/WCH Spirit Wear/Colors.)

Any questions concerning WCHE College/Career Week should be directed to our School Counselor, Mrs. Sheila White.

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Family STEM Night @ West Cypress - March 5 - from 5 to 6 pm

Let's make Math and Science fun! Please join us for Tiger STEM Night, Thursday, March 5. That evening, from 5 to 6 pm, West Cypress teachers will provide learning sessions and activities that will be fun for the whole family.

STEM Night is a great opportunity for parents to participate in their child(ren)'s learning. We hope that you can join us. If you can participate in STEM Night, please RSVP here.

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Field Days are March 11 and 12

Track & Field Days are almost here! And, this special event could not happen without all of our wonderful volunteers. The event schedule is shown below so that you can put us on your calendar and get ready to have some FUN!

Wednesday, March 11

5th & 4th Grades.....................8:00 am - 11:00 am

3rd & 2nd Grades..................11:40 am - 2:40 pm

Thursday, March 12

Kinder & 1st Grade..................8:00 am - 10:45 am

Trophy Presentation................2:00 pm in the Gym

Field Days will consist of Stations & Races. And, this year you can enjoy watching your child(ren) while you help. If you sign up as a volunteer, you will move from station to station with the class and help the coaches on the field during the running portion.

We hope that you are as excited as we are and that you'll sign up to volunteer today. Thank you so much for helping Field Days to be a success for our WCHE students!

If you have any questions, please email Coach Mirizzi.

Yearbooks are a great way to remember the school year.

The 2019-2020 edition of the WCHE yearbook is on sale. Additional options such as stamping the student's name on the cover or printing either large or small pridelines in the yearbook are also available for purchase.

Order at your convenience at Balfour on line. Once in the Balfour site, enter "West Cypress Hills" as the school name and then select "yearbook." Orders may be be placed by phone, too, at 1-800-944-5930.

Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying!

If your Kinder, 1st Grader, and/or Second Grader can tie his/her shoes, please notify Coaches Mirizzi and Cadorette because they want to honor this accomplishment in the school gym on our WALL OF FAME FOR SHOE TYING!

Once notified of the student's successful shoe-tying accomplishment, we will provide your student with a paper shoe to color, take the student's photo, and then post the photo and customized paper shoe on our WALL OF FAME FOR SHOE TYING!

It's going to be really exciting to see our young Tigers on our WALL OF FAME!

Unclaimed Items in Lost & Found to be Donated March 11!

Is your Tiger missing coats, sweaters, jackets, lunch kits, water bottles, eye glasses, or hats?

Our Lost & Found is running over with lovely, expensive things. We would love to be able to match up the lost items with the owners.

Please remind your Tiger(s) to check Lost & Found for missing items. And, when next in our neighborhood, please stop by to go through our Lost & Found to retrieve your family's belongings.

Unclaimed items will be donated to charity on Wednesday, March 11. Be sure to retrieve your family's belongings before March 11!

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Lake Travis Community Library Comes to Our Neighborhood

The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile comes to the West Cypress Neighborhood Pool on alternating Thursdays.

Make 2020 Loads of Fun! Be a Tiger Volunteer!

Volunteering at West Cypress Hills Elementary is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and directly impact your child's school experience!

Check out the exciting volunteer opportunities and sign up for the areas that interest you. Once you have signed up, the Volunteer Liaison will contact you with specific information regarding times, dates, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Whitsitt, volunteer@wchpto.org

Thank You for Volunteering!!!

Volunteer Opportunities at WCHE for 2020

Volunteering is the BEST way to get involved and meet new people. It's also a GREAT way to impact your child's school experience. Check out the opportunities here!

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Information about the March 7 Gala is available here

Every dollar you donate funds Lake Travis ISD teachers and students, providing the tools and resources for our children to succeed today and prepare for a better tomorrow.

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 8! Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour!

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Please Join us March 27, 7 pm to 10 pm, for Parent Mixer 2020

Joins us for an adults-only night of food, music, and fun at Blissful Hill to benefit our students. This will be an exciting evening out for all parents and supporters of our school.

Purchase your tickets now! Early birds receive discounted prices! Ticket prices include dinner and two drinks.

  • Tickets purchased in January are $40 per person.
  • Tickets purchased in February are $45 per person.
  • Tickets purchased in March are $50 per person.

Music is provided by the talented Leigh Rowan. Suggested attire is Austin Chic.

We also have some childcare options available for you.

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Upcoming Events

02/01 - 02/29/20....Black History Month

02/25/20................StuCo Smens for Sale $2 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/26/20................StuCo Smens for Sale $2 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/26/20................General PTO Meeting in the Tiger's Den @ 9 am

02/27/20................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

02/27/20................WCHE Honor Choir Performs @ LTHS PAC 6:30 pm

02/28/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

02/29/20................Last Day to Buy Mixer Tickets @ Reduced Price of $45!

03/01 - 03/31/20....Celebrating Music in our Schools Month

03/02 - 03/29/20....2020 Youth Art Exhibition @ Lake Travis Community Library!

03/02/20................"Screenagers Next Chapter" 6:30 pm @ LTHS PAC More Info

03/02/20................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating STEM Career Day

03/02 - 03/06/20....Texas Public Schools Week & National School Breakfast Week

03/02 - 03/06/20....Educational Diagnosticians Week

03/03/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating Community Helpers Day

03/04/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating our Colleges

03/05/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating our Military Careers

03/05/20.................4th Grade Music Performance @ 9 am in the Tiger's Den RSVP

03/05/20.................STEM Night @ WCHE 5 - 6 pm RSVP

03/06/20.................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

03/06/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating the LT Community Day

03/08/20.................Daylight Saving Time Begins @ 2 am! Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour!

03/09/20.................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

03/11/20.................Unclaimed Lost & Found Items to be Donated Today!

03/11 - 03/12/20.....WCHE Field Days!

03/11/20.................5th & 4th Grades Field Day 8 am - 11 am RSVP Volunteer

03/11/20.................3rd & 2nd Grades Field Day 11:40 am - 2:40 pm RSVP Volunteer

03/12/20.................Kinder & 1st Grade Field Day 8 am - 10:45 am RSVP Volunteer

03/12/20.................All School Field Day Assembly in the Gym 2 pm RSVP

03/12/20.................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

03/13/20.................Student Holiday - Staff Development Day

03/16 - 03/20/20.....Spring Break - Students on Holiday All Week!

03/25/20..................Kindergarten Round-Up 3:30 - 6:30 pm

03/26/20..................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

03/27/20.................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

03/27/20.................1st Grade Field Trip to Zach Theatre & Bee Cave City Park Volunteer

03/27/20.................PTO's A Night on the Pedernales Mixer 7 - 10 pm @ Blissfill Hill

03/30/20.................Student Council Meeting 3 -4 pm

School Dismissal Manager

Please log in to School Dismissal Manager to report student absences and/or dismissal transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm on the day of the occurrence.