Memorial Junior High Math teacher, Seidy Pader, had her students research famous mathematicians and present their project to the class. 8th grader, Jazmin Davila, chose to compose a song about the famous artist and mathematician, Leonardo da Vinci. Here is a sample of her original lyrics:
December 8th - 9th, Benavides Elementary's 3rd through 6th grade students participated in an event
called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a global movement by
Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of
students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science
and computer programming. T
his will be the 2nd year that Benavides
participates in the Hour of Code. The Bulldogs had a great time participating and are looking forward to doi
In an act of great generosity and Holiday spirit, Ms. Rosa Gonzalez's English 1 students from CC Winn contributed to a project to help our community. The students along with Ms. Gonzalez, collected and donated blankets, socks, mittens, and scarves to the Maverick County Nursing Home. They collected over 200 items to be distributed to the residents of the nursing home for the holidays.
On December 14th, Mrs.
Cantu’s Life Skills Class from Benavides Elementary took their yearly Christmas Field Trip to Cinemark
and Peter Party Pizza. As you can see the students had a wonderful time going
to the movies, eating pizza, and playing games.
On Thursday December 8, EPHS Student Council met at Peter Piper Pizza for their annual Christmas Posada. To share the Christmas spirit with the community each StuCo member brought a toy to the event. A total of 137 toys were collected and donated to the Battered Women's Shelter. The shelter will have a Christmas Party on December 20th for all the children that currently reside there.
3rd through 6th Grade students are enrolled in the
program called Think Through Math. It is a program they work on primarily
during school time at the computer lab but they are able to work from home as
well. Classroom goals can be set for each class and when a goal is reached that
class is awarded with the particular goal that was set. On December 14th, Mrs. Reyes’ 3rd
Grade Class was the first at Benavides Elementary to earn their classroom goal
$50 Pizza Hut E-Gift Card.
year Benavides Elementary's Staff had their Annual Christmas Posada at La Parrilla de San
Miguel. Staff that was in attendance participated in a white
elephant gift exchange. It’s a party game where white elephant
gifts are exchanged during festivities. The goal of a white
elephant exchange is usually to entertain rather than to gain. Everyone
enjoyed each other’s company and had lots of fun.
Wednesday December 14th, Memorial Junior High Ecology Club harvested the vegetables from their campus garden and shared them with their awesome custodial staff to thank them for all of their help getting the garden together!
Heights Elementary Student Council seeks to promote the importance of civic
responsibility and community service among its members. On October 31, 2016, Student Council launched
its annual MATH-A-THON campaign to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s
Research Hospital. The MATH-A-THON recently came to a close on December 7th and the members were able
to raise a total of $426 to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital. Four students were recognized for raising
more than $50 toward this worthy cause.
Christmas Season is a time for family, as well as a time to reflect on our
lives, and to be grateful for our health, well-being, and so much more. Benavides Elementary's Student Council
decided to take on a giving project for the month of December. Students were asked to bring in donations for
the Boxes for Boots Program, which is spearheaded by Mrs. Annette Mata and
other military moms. Boxes for Boots is
a program that sends care packages to young men and women who are serving in
the Armed Forces abroad, and are unable to spend Christmas with their families. A total of $110 was raised by the Benavides
Elementary Student Council for this worthy cause.
On December 9th, Skills USA Cosmetology Angels worked hard and contributed their time and energy to collect gifts for our community. The joint efforts from both the CC Winn and EPHS students were apparent, as they were able to distribute gifts to over 12 schools!
Cosmetology Instructor, Ms. Alatorre, along with the students would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible.