On the beautiful University of Texas campus, students had the opportunity to partake in numerous activities ranging from a mock trial of Goldilocks where students had the chance to be the judge, attorneys, or jury members to touching and learning about the heart, brain, lungs, and eye.
This is the second year we have taken a group of students to Explore UT, and we plan to continue this tradition. “I feel it is very important for students to see the benefits of hard work and good grades.” said Leslie Garza
In honor of Texas Public School Week, students in grades K-6th traveled back in time and experienced life as a Texas Pioneer. Kylie Bolick, W.E.S. 2nd grade teacher and PTP secretary, did an amazing job organizing the event. Students rotated through numerous activities like milking cows, learning about a cowboy’s life and attire, cooking outside with Dutch ovens, washing clothes on wash boards, and many more.
The smiles on the students’ faces confirmed the success of our first “Pioneer Day,” and set the wheels in motion on how to expand this event and make it an annual tradition. “W.E.S. would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people who helped make this event so special: William Albert, Lacie and Ti Beall, Richard Cantu, Alfred Franke, Jessie Miller and David Mundine. Also, a big thank you to PTP for helping to fund the event and the numerous parent volunteers who helped everything run smoothly,” said Garza.
On Monday, March 11, in the Spring Music Concert. K-4th grade Students sang songs that celebrated our rich Texas history and diverse culture. Third grade students wrote the lyrics to one of their songs, and Hannah Friedrichs performed a beautiful solo during the fourth grade performance. “Thank you, Betty Kucera, for organizing such a wonderful concert.” replied Garza.