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Owl Pellets

Summer is almost here and our 5th grade team is taking every opportunity to learn new things. Students were given owl pellets, magnifying glasses, toothpicks and tweezers to dissect owl pellets. By dissecting the owl pellet they are able to see the bones of the animals that the owl has eaten. Because the owl cannot digest bones, these are left in the pellet. The owl pellets that we dissected showed that the owls had eaten moles, rodents, shrews and birds. They found complete skulls, scapulae, forelimbs, ribs and pelvic bones.
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Reading Buddies

Reading Buddy Friday is an exciting day on campus. Each week the second grade team of Mrs. Hurst and Mrs. Hoke partner with Kindergarten team of Mrs. Ballard and Mrs. Wrentz for reading. Once a month they get to do fun science experiments. The second grade students love having a kindergartner to mentor, read with and explain experiments. This program is helping to promote literacy by boosting self esteem. The classes can earn AR points while improving reading fluency and word recognition.
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National School Library Week

It's National School Library Week, and Willis ISD would like to give a shout out to all our librarians for creating an educational, safe and fun-filled environment for our students.
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Terrific Trees of Texas Arbor Day Poster Contest

Congratulations to fourth grader, Zisel Braza. Her poster was selected as the winner in the 2017 Terrific Trees of Texas Arbor Day Poster contest from our school. Zisel along with her teacher, Ms. Tracy Gray were invited to attend the 2017 Tree Campus USA Proclamation & Ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing Lone Star College Montgomery. The ceremony was part of 2017 Texas Wildlife & Woodland Expo and Spring Fling sponsored by Montgomery County Beautification Association, Lone Star College Montgomery, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Texas Parks & Wildlife.
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Turner's Teacher & Paraprofessional of The Year 2017

Turner Elementary is proud to announce our 2017 Teacher & Paraprofessional of the year. Congratulations to Tracy Wheat and Amanda Hudson. Teachers and Paraprofessionals are voted for by their peers based on their hard work and excellence in teaching and leadership. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students.
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First Tee Golf Competition 2017

The First Tee of Greater Houston is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in the Greater Houston area by providing learning facilities and educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. This year's event was held on March 25th at the Red Stone Golf Course in Humble TX. Hundreds of fourth graders from all over the Houston area competed in the event. Turner was well represented by Allison Spratt who placed 2nd in the girl's competition and Jorden Taylor who participated in the boy's competition.
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