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School Counselor's Week

February 6-10 is National School Counseling Week, and Willis ISD is celebrating the unique contribution our counselors make to our students and schools. School Counselors implement comprehensive programs focusing on student abilities, strengths, interests and talents; and are vital to the education of all students. Willis ISD's school counselors will be recognized at the Board of Trustee meeting Wed., Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.
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Operation Graduation Stay & Play

The WHS Class of 2017 are hosting a Stay & Play on Friday, February 10th from dismissal - 6:30PM. Students will enjoy fun activities, a pizza dinner and a movie. Money raised will benefit "Operation Graduation 2017". Cost is just $20/student.
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Earth, Sun & Moon

Mrs. Hernandez's 5th grade class recently did a class project on the Earth, sun and moon. Students researched extensively and created their 3D projects to share with the class.
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Family Reading Night 2017

On Tuesday, January 24th A.R. Turner hosted our 2017 Family Reading Night. Special guest author, Kaye Henry was here to read her book, Willie The Pencil Neck Pooch. Varsity athletes from WHS were on campus to interact and read with students. There were many activities hosted throughout the campus including: Readers' Theater, Poetry Slam, Read Alouds, Accelerated Reader , grade-level reading games as well as a book exchange. This special event was not only to promote a love of reading but allow students to show parents great, innovative ways our teachers make learning fun and exciting.
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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Show

Walking into the gym at CC Hardy Elementary School Jan. 13 gave students and viewers a lot to look at. Willis ISD held a districtwide art show for the School Art Program, hosted by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for more than 50 years.
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Kindergarten "Rocks"

Mrs. Ballard’s Kindergarten Class has been busy sorting and classifying different kinds of rocks. They recently did an investigation and discovery experiment with geodes. They enjoyed breaking open the rocks using kids size hammers to see what rocks would have crystals inside.
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Closed Campus

Due to district benchmark testing we will be a closed campus on February 7-8, 2017. Visitors will not be allowed on campus from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.
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Campus Hot Shots Basketball Competition

We are having our annual Hot Shot Basketball Shooting Contest this month. During your child's PE class, the students will be learning about the game of basketball and the various skills associated with this popular sport. The Hot Shot Contest will take place during the next 2 weeks. The contest is voluntary. If your child would like to participate in the contest please send one dollar and fill out the attached sheet and return to the coaches. The dollar will help defray the cost of the awards.


Thanks for your support of A.R. Turner Physical Education!!!
Coach Fossmo
Mrs. Shiflet
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Campus Spelling Bee 2016

Turner held its school-wide Spelling Bee on Friday, December 9th. All the participants did a great job and it was an intense competition! Our third place winner was 5th grader Aiden Smith-Lawley, second place went to 4th grader, James Kouba, and the A.R.Turner 2016 Spelling Bee Champion is 3rd grader, Lenzo Toreja. Lenzo will represent A.R.Turner in the regional spelling bee which will be held at a later date. Congratulations to all of our participants.

Pictured left to right (Aiden Smith-Lawley, James Kouba, Lenzo Toreja)
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