October 2021


A Note from Dr. Reynolds

We have had a great first 9 weeks of school. Thank you for your support and flexibility. Fall is a very busy time for us, there are lots of events going on. I want to highlight a few. First of all we will have our fall festival. This event will be filled with baskets fro each classroom, games and food trucks. We plan to have the football games on for our avid sports fans. We are excited to share that we will be hosting our WBE families for Thanksgiving lunch on November 11th an 12th. We will be sending out info on dates for each class as well as any presell info. We will also have our book fair going on during this week. At the end of October we will also be having a cookie dough/popcorn sale. These fundraisers will be going toward additional technology for students, improvements on our playground, outdoor concreted picnic area and STEM supplies.

As always thank you for your support.

Dr. Reynolds

October Dates

10/2: Last day of 1st Quarter, House Celebration, Reading Celebration

10/3-10/10- Fall Break

10/11- Silent Auction Kick-off

10/12- Individual Pictures

10/15- Birthday Celebration

10/16- Fall Carnival

10/20- School Wide STEM Day

10/21- McCalister's Spirit Day/NIght

10/25- Red Ribbon Week

10/28- 4th Grade Program

11/1- No School

11/11-11/12- Thanksgiving Lunch (more info to come)

Burrus Broadcast 10/1/2021

Burrus Broadcast October 1


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Career Expo

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Student Leadership

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Student Leadership Team! The WBE Student Leadership program is designed to promote service learning and showcase students modeling positive behaviors. We can't wait to see how these future leaders help improve our school!

Fall Reading Challenge

Our amazing students read over 300,000 minutes. Our goal was 100,000 and they went above and beyond to accomplish this incredible goal. The top reader for each grade were recognized and if students read over 500 minutes, they were given a slushy. All students attended the reading celebration. Dr. Reynolds kissed a pig and we had three mystery kissers, Dr. Anglin, Mr. Hill, and Mrs. White. We had so much fun.

The grade level top readers are:

Nolan Baxter

Sophie Gilday

Eliza Gilday

Mason Currey

Cole Wright

Aubrey Zona

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House Celebration

Wow! Today was a great day. Not only did Dr. Reynolds kiss a pig, but we had an incredible House Celebration. Our top House Earners were recognized: Baylor Brown, Gracie Weiss, Avery Gragg, Braxton Kyle, and Finlay Greer. We also had our Principal's Award, Related Arts Award, Clean Room Award, and Cafeteria Award. While it was very close, our winning house was Quantum!! Points start over today, so each House has the opportunity to win next 9 weeks.

Student Shout Outs

We are so excited to recognize students going above and beyond expectations. Teachers write shout-outs to students going above and beyond. Every Wednesday, a shout-out is chosen from each house. The students get to come to the front office and spin a wheel of house points on the announcements. Here are our exceptional students that have earned house points for their teams so far.

Glarea- Crosby Schmitt, Bennett Sheetz, Jaden Jones

Compassio- Nelson Taylor, Reed Lee, Ella Lee

Intergratis- Sawyer May, Heath Dill, Sloane Steinle

Quantum- Leo Ahn, Jayden Durney, Savannah Angel

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STEM Update

On September 17th, we had our first school wide STEM day. There were so many engaging, hands on activities. Below are a few examples.

Pre-K: Pre-K starts our Tree Study next week, and made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees. Our challenge was to see if we could build trees that would hold magnetic letters and count how many letters they held!

4th Grade: After reading The Circulatory Story and learning about the human heart, the fourth grade students had the opportunity to hold and touch real pig hearts. The students were so excited and intrigued to actually see the real parts in the heart that we had learned about. It was a fun day of hands-on learning for them!

4th and 5th grades used the engineering design process to design and creature Create-ures.

Students had to collaborate with a team to create a create-ure that had never existed before. These create-ures had to have required adaptations on them. All create-ures had to have:

• A way to get energy/food
• Protection from the climate • Protection from predators • A way to move

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Latest COVID Information

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PTO Information

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About us

Dr. WIlliam Burrus Elementary is a STEM designated school located in Hendersonville, TN with about 600 students. We have also been designated by the State of Tennessee as a Reward School for student achievement and growth. We are dedicated to building student leaders who possess the 21st century skills necessary to lead and achieve.

Principal: Mary Day Reynolds, Ed.D

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Anglin, Ed.D