Western Hills Elementary proudly presents our student performance of Disney’s “Shrek The Musical JR.”!
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18; 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19; and 3 p.m., Sunday. Nov. 20. All performances will be held in the Western Hills Elementary gym. “Shrek The Musical JR.” is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
The Dick Bittner Sixth-Grade Memorial Track Meet will be held from (;30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the Valley High School track, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines.
The 100-, 200-, and 800-meter races and the 4×200 relay will be held in the morning, along with the field events. The track meet will continue with three relays, the sprint medley, the 4×70 shuttle, and the 4×100 after lunch.
Nutrition Services will provide lunches to the students. Students, staff, and parents may use a school ID number or cash to pay for lunches.
The West Des Moines Police Department would also like to remind attendees not to park in front of the mailboxes on 39th Street.
The track meet is the culmination of a physical education unit. Students have the opportunity to enter as many as four events. The West Des Moines Community Schools elementary physical education staff is proud to sponsor the event and invites parents and staff to attend the annual Dick Bittner Sixth-Grade Memorial Track Meet.
UPDATE May 10, 2016: After observing the radar and news, the track meet will proceed this Tuesday, May 10, as long as there is no lightning sighted.
Do you love to watch robo-warriors in action? This hands-on course will provide step-by-step instruction for building your own sumo bot from the supplied kit (no soldering necessary). Your bot will be “programmed” to battle other robots in the arena. You will learn how to control DC motors, bluetooth receivers, LEDs, infrared transmitters, and sonic range detectors. Parents are encouraged to become part of the learning experience, and can participate as an assistant. No special technical training or knowledge is required. Students must bring a laptop and the $30 material fee due to the instructor at the first class.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/1-4/14, no class 3/15 & 3/17, 5-7 p.m., $59 plus $30 material fee due to the instructor. Indian Hills Junior High Media Center, #ADV62.
Want to learn how to create your own comic book or graphic novel? This hands-on class uses demonstration and lots of hands-on training to teach the basics of the entire creative process. This process includes concept, page layout, various pencil and ink techniques, as well as digital art. Class taught by Will Richer.
Mondays, 11/30-12/14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., $42. Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, Room 254, #ADV09.
Western Hills Elementary Drama will present the premiere Iowa performance of “Lion King Kids,” an elementary school adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, 3 and 6 p.m. on Nov. 21, and 3 p.m. on Nov. 22, in the Western Hills Elementary Gym, 600 39th St., West Des Moines.
Western Hills is the first Iowa elementary school to secure rights to perform “Lion King Kids.” Multiple ensembles of students in grades 2-6 make up the 75-person cast. Community volunteers have provided support for the production, directed by district parent Jim Miller. Musical numbers in the adaptation include “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Be Prepared,” and other favorites from the 1994 film and the musical, now in its 17th year on Broadway. The set centers on a climbable Pride Rock, and handcrafted costumes from Coal City Middle School in Coal City, Illinois, include body-size puppets, masks, headpieces, and stilts.
This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The performance is free and open to the public, but will accept free will donations.