Choir students from nine elementary schools performed at the District 49 Music Festival on May 3.
Woodmen Hills Elementary School recently received the National PTA School of Excellence Award for the 2015-17 school years. It's one of only three schools in the state and the first school ever in District 49 to receive this honor.
Fifth-graders participated in the worldwide Hour of Code event Dec. 7 at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in District 49. The event is connected to Computer Science Education Week and organized by Code.org.
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"I would really like to thank the Falcon Education Foundation for the opportunity and the huge grant that they awarded our school," said Paula Hinson, WHES project based learning instructor and GT coordinator. "The impact of that grant on what these kids are learning is huge."
The Stetson Raider Choir, led by Becca Garner, performs 'Pizza Love' April 27. Fifth-grader Shawn Escobar grabs the microphone at the end of the song an outro solo. Students attending the event went wild for Escobar. Before the performance, Escobar wanted to give the part to someone else, but encouragement from Ms. Garner was successful. The Elementary Choir Festival, an annual tradition in District 49, was held at Woodmen Hills Elementary.
Fourth-grader Conner Ury, 10 competes against teacher Katherine Kessler March 19 during a student teacher basketball game.
A child speaks with Santa Claus, played by retired firefighter Jim DeGeorge, after shopping for his family Dec. 6 during Santa’s Toy Express at the transportation department in District 49. Fifty-one students, most 4-8 years old, received a call this year from the “elves” of Santa’s Toy Express.