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Upcoming Events

until 02/01/19.......Order Your Yearbook Online by 2/1 & save $5!

due by 02/22/19....WCHE Library Six Flags Reading Logs!

01/01 - 01/31/19....School Board Recognition Month

01/08/19................Students Return to School @ 7:40 am

01/11/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/14-01/18/19......Science Fair!

01/14/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

01/17/19...............5th Grade Science Fair Viewing 5 - 6 pm, Finalists Announced @ 5:45 pm

01/18/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/21/19................No School Today! Student & Staff Holiday!

01/25/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/28/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/01/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/04 - 02/08/19....National School Counselor Appreciation Week

02/07/19................2nd Grade Musical Performance 9 am RSVP to avoid check-in delays

02/08/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/09/19.................Daddy/Daughter Dance WCHE Gym 6:30 - 8:00 pm

02/11/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/14 - 02/18/19....Student Holidays! No School 14th, 15th, and 18th!

02/21/19................Spring and Class Photo Day!

02/22/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/22/19................Six Flags Reading Logs Due. Tickets to be awarded in May.

02/25/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/27/19................PTO General Meeting in the Tiger's Den 9 - 10:30 am

School Dismissal Manager

Please note transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm of the effective date.

Saying goodbye to WCHE in 2019

Dear WCHE parents and friends,

For these past few years I have been blessed to serve this amazing community and these incredible young people. That is what makes leaving so hard. While I am thrilled to open Bee Cave Middle School this upcoming school year, West Cypress Hills will always remain close to my heart, as will all of you.

I deeply appreciate all of the kind words of encouragement I've received over these past two days and look forward to making every last moment on my campus count! While I will be here for the next two weeks, I will be meeting with our PTO Board and Campus Leadership Teams to discuss the next steps in the transition process. We will be sending out more information as the week progresses so everyone remains informed.

I hope you will join me in welcoming our new Interim Principal, Mr. Lester Wolff, who will be joining me next week to begin familiarizing himself with our wonderful students and staff. He is thrilled to become part of all of the incredible learning planned for 2019! Stay tuned for more information on our new leader, Mr. Wolff.

In the meantime, it's business as usual around here for our Tigers as we dive back into another outstanding year of learning. It was so refreshing to see all of your children settle back into their routines and hear them share their exciting adventures of the holiday season today. Being a part of your children's lives has been a privilege and I look forward to hearing all about their ongoing accomplishments. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your families- it has truly been a great honor, Tigers.

Happy New Year WCHE! It's a wonderful day to learn together and lead together in 2019!

Warmest Regards,


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The 2018-19 LTISD Board of Trustees. Pictured front row left to right: John Aoueille, Vice President; Kim Flasch, President; and Bob Dorsett, Jr, Secretary. Back row left to right: Brad Lancaster, Superintendent; Lauren White; William Beard; Jessica Putonti; and Guy Clayton

Honoring Mr. Guy Clayton and the LTISD Board of Trustees

Although our Lake Travis Independent School District Board of Trustees works diligently throughout the year to ensure that we have all of the tools that we need in order to learn together and lead together, the month of January has been set aside to recognize their efforts on our behalf. We, therefore, want to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Trustees.

We would also like to highlight one of the members of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Guy Clayton. Mr. Clayton is a graduate of Lake Travis High School and Texas Tech University, where he majored in Finance and Real Estate. His professional experience is in the field of mortgage banking and financial management. Mr. Clayton was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009.

Thank you, Mr. Clayton, and all of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Lake Travis Independent School District. We appreciate you and all that you do to make the Lake Travis Independent School District THE best place to be.

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The Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders

If your Kinder, 1st Grader, and/or Second Grader can tie his/her shoes, please notify Coaches Mirizzi & Mayes 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 the WALL OF FAME!

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WCHE PTO Appreciates your Donations!

The WCHE PTO sends their sincere thanks to all of the many families who donated gift cards to the PTO during this holiday season. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Thank you for making the holidays brighter for our wonderful staff!

We wish you and your family all the best this Holiday Season!

Art Newsletters from the Second Semester

This year we are participating in the Original Works fundraising program to raise funds for the West Cypress Hills Art Class. Original Works features students' artwork on shirts, calendars, mugs, and many other fun things. Detailed information about this program will be coming in January.

Meanwhile, here are links to our Art Class Newsletters. There is a Newsletter for each grade describing the many projects and artworks studied by our learners during the Second Semester. Many of their fine works of art are also displayed in the hallways throughout our school.

Kindergarten 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

1st Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

2nd Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

3rd Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

4th Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

5th Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

Our clinic needs new or gently used leggings, shorts, and pants

Accidents happen! And, sometimes students need warm, dry clothing to finish out their school day.

Nurse Hensel, as the keeper of the wardrobe, has reported a need for small, medium and large girls' leggings. She also needs, for boys and/or girls, small, medium, and large athletic shorts and pants.

We would appreciate your keeping Nurse Hensel's needs in mind if you have gently used clothing that your children no longer need. Many thanks!

PTO Volunteer Sign-Up

You've been asking.....

.....and here it is! The PTO Volunteer Sign Up link is open!

There are so many ways to help our school, and there is more than just 1 page of ways to help in the Sign Up Genius.

Reserve your yearbook! Order online by February 1 and Save $5!

It's yearbook time! The 2018-19 edition of The West Cypress Hills Elementary Yearbook is on sale now. This year's edition is just $35 if you order by February 1, and ordering has never been easier! Order online through the link shown below. If you need a paper order form to pay by check or cash, feel free to pick up an order form at the front desk.

If you order your yearbook by February 1, 2019, you are guaranteed to receive a copy when our yearbooks are delivered in the Spring. Our Tiger Yearbook Team is working really hard on this year's edition; so, don't miss it!

If paying by check or cash by February 1 with a paper order form, the amount to pay is $35 and the payee is Balfour. Exact change is appreciated.

As of February 2, 2019, the price of the yearbooks increases to $40; so, be sure to reserve your copy by February 1!

Order your WCHE Tiger 2018-19 Yearbook Here!

Save $5 by ordering by February 1, 2019!

WCHE Science Fair Coming up the Week of January 14

It's almost time to celebrate the work and success of our 5th Grade students' Science Fair Projects. The students' WCHE 2018-19 Science Fair entries will be judged Wednesday, January 16. Students will be invited to view the entries during their school day on Thursday, January 17. The Science Fair entries will also be available for viewing by the 5th Grade students and parents from 5 - 6 pm on Thursday, January 17, in the WCHE gym.

The Top 10 Finalists will be announced at 5:45 pm on Thursday, January 17, to 5th Grade students and parents. Those Top 10 Finalists will then represent WCHE at the Regional Science Fair.

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Earn a Free Ticket to Six Flags! Six Flags Reading Logs Due February 22

Our school is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. Students who read for 6 hours and document their reading on the Six Flags reading log will receive a FREE ticket to Six Flags redeemable in the summer!

Reading logs are due Friday, February 22. Tickets will be passed out in May, just as soon as they are received. Click here for more information and a Six Flags Reading log!

Keep on reading on!

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