District in Pictures
January 12, 2024
Memorial HS & Legacy HS "Meet the Band Directors" Celebrates New Beginnings
On Thursday evening, future members of the Legacy and Memorial bands had the opportunity to "Meet the Directors." Legacy High School band director, Loy Studer, and Memorial High School band director, Michael Walta, were on-hand to answer questions and provide more information about the band programs at both high schools. Associate Band Directors, Ben Cooper (Legacy) and Thomas Borgman (Memorial) were also in attendance to visit with parents and students. There was a great turnout at the event, and we are looking forward to hearing wonderful music from both schools next year!
3rd Grade TAG Students Showcase Their Own Aurora Borealis
Third grade TAG students are currently learning about the Arctic Circle. On Monday, students learned what causes auroras, how both of the Earth's poles have auroras, and that the Arctic Circle has one called the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Then, they used chalk pastels to create their own auroras! "Creativity is a skill we practice here at TAG, and we try to give students opportunities to use their varied strengths and talents," said Alison Colemere, GT Teacher.
Haynes Head Start Students Share A Cozy Storytime Snack
After reading The Little Red Hen in class from their Frog Street 3's "Hen Tales" theme, Mrs. Halverson and Ms. Cora's class made their own sourdough bread! The students helped Mrs. Halverson by counting the amount of ingredients going into their bread maker and got to try their homemade bread that afternoon. It was made extra special by Mrs. Alexander's class sharing their own homemade butter from next door!
5th Grade TAG Students Explore the Amazon Rainforest
Fifth graders in the Gifted & Talented Program created pastel artwork in their unit study of the Amazon Rainforest. Students explored how deforestation affects the habitats and ecosystems within the Amazon Rainforest, researched animals and flora specific to this region, and learned several new art techniques to help with their pastel design. "One of our goals is to help students become creative thinkers and this project was a fun way to foster those skills and showcase their artistic talents," said Gifted and Talented teacher, Shasta Smith.
This week's Staff Spotlight shines on Tina Burney, secretary at Zundy Elementary.
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Meet the Football Coaches Coming Up for Legacy HS & Memorial HS
Future Maverick and Leopard football players and parents are invited to a "Meet the Coaches" event at the WFISD Career Education Center (500 E. Hatton Rd) where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Memorial and Legacy football programs.
Memorial HS - Thursday, January 18th 7:00-8:00pm
Legacy HS - Monday, January 22nd 7:00-8:00pm
School Closed on Monday for MLK Holiday
Reminder: Monday, January 15 is a student and staff holiday. All WFISD campuses will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
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