District in Pictures
December 1, 2023
Cunningham Student's Artwork Selected for WFISD Christmas Card
City Leaders Tour Memorial High School
Fain Fourth Graders Celebrate Smashing Their Reading Goals
To celebrate student success, Ms. Cullar promised her fourth grade students an exciting (and funny) surprise if they met their individual growth goal for their Unit 2 Reading test...students who met their goal would get to pie her in the face! "TWENTY-FIVE of my forty students met their individual goals!! It was an awesome way to end our week before the Thanksgiving break," said Ms. Cullar.
Rider HOSA Students Spend the Day at United Regional
Rider HOSA students took a tour of United Regional before Thanksgiving Break to learn about the different areas of healthcare. The group had the opportunity to tour many departments in the hospital, including Infusion, Respiratory, 4 West, Laboratory, Mother/Baby, and Rehab. While in the infusion department, they were able to work with the sonogram machine that helps the nurses find veins when inserting long term lines. While learning about the rehab department, they had the chance to use some of the equipment and even had the chance to drink thickened water that the speech therapist gave them. The laboratory was super exciting for all of them getting to look through the microscopes along with the Laboratory Scientist who showed them and explained what cells were on the slides. Lastly, they toured the mother/baby unit and got to work with dummies that had heart beats and breath sounds. If you know any students that would be interested in HOSA (group for students who want to be future healthcare providers) once they get into high school, please see Mrs. Sandoval.
Fun with Adapted Physical Education!
Jefferson Elementary Life 2 and Life Base students enjoy their Adaptive P.E. class with Mr. Tom Parker. Adaptive P.E. is a fun time for students to work on their gross motor skills, learning to share and take turns and work as a team. On Tuesday they had a blast learning how to play Spider Tag!
"Cunningham Express" Delivers Mail (and lots of smiles) to Teachers
On this week's "Three With Lee," Dr. Lee visits with Cunningham Elementary teacher, Ashley Strain, to learn more about The Cunningham Express.
CEC Students Tour MSU Mass Comm Building
This week, students in Scott Davenport's AV Production 1 and 2 classes had the opportunity to tour the Fain College of Fine Arts Mass Communication building at MSU Texas. The tour allowed students to learn more about college course offerings and what kind of opportunities may be available to them after high school.
This week's Staff Spotlight shines on Janet Burns, Counselor at Brook Village.
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Family Literacy Night "Camps Out" at Franklin Elementary
Ben Franklin staff recently hosted a Family Literacy Night. Students participated in several camping-themed language arts activities and went home with a free book!
First Year Teacher Friday
This week's First Year Teacher Friday is on Peyton Wood, Ag Science Teacher at the Career Education Center.
TAG Program Hosts Open House
On Monday, November 27, the WFISD TAG program hosted an Open House where students' families were able to view their most recent projects. Families played 3rd grade's force & motion games, tested out 4th grade's energy models, and tried 5th grade's marble roller coasters. Currently, TAG students are studying different regions of the world and solving problems related to that region. Photo ops were set up related to those regions. Finally, many parents tried their hand at divergent thinking by solving word puzzles and participating in a creative drawing activity. "It was great to see students excited to share their learning with their loved ones! We're proud of the diligence and perseverance our students exhibited throughout this project," said Alison Colemere, GT Teacher.
West Staff Participates in Annual Tenzie Game Day
On Thursday, the staff at West Foundation enjoyed their annual Pre-Christmas Tenzie Game Day! There were 14 winners in all who walked away with door prizes provided by West's generous PIE partners, Texas Roadhouse, El Norteno #2, Catfish Grill , Highway Cafe, Starbucks, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
West Students Get a Lesson in Grinch Artwork
First and 2nd graders in Mrs. Norton's art class at West Foundation got grinchy this week! They learned how to draw a picture of the Grinch using the letter V. They were also given a recipe detailing how to make Grinch cookies with family members over the holiday break. They are hoping Santa might get one on his trip to their house. from Mrs. Norton ART ROOM.
Pop-up Breakfast for WFHS Sponsored by Grand Canyon University
Thank you to Grand Canyon University for sponsoring this week's pop-up breakfast at Wichita Falls High School. On Thursday morning, staff members were treated to breakfast pizzas from Market Street and warm scones and coffee courtesy of Chartwells.
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