Western Hills Principal George Panosh gets his head shaved to recognize the school’s support of the two students, who have cancer, and their families.

Life in the WDMCS 1/25/2016

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at each of our buildings. If a school is not listed, there was no submission from that building this week.

Clive Learning Academy
Clive Learning Academy held its 2016 Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 19. It was a chance for students to show their parents their classrooms and what engages them in learning. This year’s open house was the first since the school implemented the New Tech Network (NTN) model and highlighted many of the NTN projects the students have been working on.

Crestview School of Inquiry
Crestview School of Inquiry kindergarten learners worked with two visitors from Shive-Hattery Architects and Engineers on Jan. 22. They collaborated to design and build a model of a house the Big Bad Wolf would not be able to blow down.

Hillside Elementary
Students and their families attended the Hillside Elementary Open House on Jan. 21.  Families got to see what their students were learning, and experience music “informances,” classroom activities, and treats!

Hillside kindergartners got to read to Principal Graham Jones last week. They chose a variety of books that would help them practice their read-aloud skills.

Western Hills Elementary
Western Hills Elementary student Niavh Hyatt and members of Team Elayna shaved Principal George Panosh’s head at an all-school assembly on Friday. The event was to recognize the school’s support of the two students, who have cancer, and their families. With help from Western Hills families, both met their donation goals by the deadline.

Indian Hills Junior High
Indian Hills Junior High eighth-graders in the Advanced Social Studies class visited the State Historical Building. They took part in a mock caucus and toured the “First in the Nation” exhibit.

Stilwell Junior High
The Stilwell Eighth-Grade Band got to perform with the Valley Pep band at both Valley High School varsity basketball games on Friday. They performed the Valley Fight Song, as well as other high-school level music, and got to have fun pumping up the crowd.

Valley High School
Students did not have school on Jan. 18, but the Valley Drumline took the extra time to get some practice in at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School.