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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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Benchmark Testing

Campus will be CLOSED to all visitors April 3rd - 5th for Benchmark Testing. Thank you for your cooperation & understanding.
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1st grade learns a yummy lesson

Mrs. Truett's 1st grade class had a real problem! They had 3 three donuts to share among 4 friends! Using Poster Math; students used their super problem solving skills and knowledge of fractions to figure out how much of the donuts each person got to eat. The manipulatives, representations and conversations were amazing and made for a yummy lesson!
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Matchbox summaries in 3rd grade

Mrs. Wheat's Reading class is gathering together in groups to discuss the book, Chocolate Fever. As they read the chapters, they discuss the events and characters or even personal experiences related to the story. They use Matchbox summaries to reinforce what they learned from each chapter. This is a true student centered activity that encourages thoughtful discussion and love of reading in young people.
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