Bell's Hill Elementary

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  • Atkins will step down from the Waco ISD board after 17 years

    During his tenure, Atkins led efforts to address state budget cuts, pass a tax ratification election and launch a first-of-its-kind in-district charter partnership.

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  • Student artwork on display

    More than 200 pieces of student artwork on exhibition at Art Forum of Waco

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  • School board seeks community involvement in superintendent search process

    Working with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services, the Waco ISD school board is seeking input from the community to develop a profile of the leadership qualities desired in the district's next superintendent.

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  • Personalized books spark a love of reading for Waco ISD elementary students

    The YMCA of Central Texas, Waco Rotary Club and Junior League of Waco teamed up to deliver the books to every first and second grader in the district.

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  • Pre-K Fun Fest & Roundup

    Waco ISD Early Childhood will host a Pre-K Fun Fest to kick-off Pre-K Roundup for the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • Waco ISD gifted students identified, participate in Duke TIP

    The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that has served over 2.9 million academically talented students in grades 4–12 since it was founded in 1980.

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  • 5th Grade Walking Field Trip

    Waco Creek

    Today, Ms. Baker's 5th grade class, Mrs. DeGraff,  Science  Lab teacher, City of Waco Water Department, and Keep Waco Beautiful conducted a walking field trip to the Waco Creek located in Bell's Hill Park.  Mrs. DeGraff recieved EPA/Baylor University subgrant monies to educate students about water quality.  These students have been learning about human impact on water quality and saw first hand some negative effects that people's trash can do. Nora Schell, City of Waco Wetlands Manager, demonstrated how water sampling is done.  Further analysis of the water sample will be done by the City of Waco lab.  Keep Waco Beautiful outfitted the students with vests, plastic bags and litter pickers in order to rid the park of any ground trash.  Students enthusiastically filled 8 bags with trash! Students brought their ipads to document it all.  They will conduct a community outreach in April to encourage fellow students and parents to recycle.  It is hoped that students will be more conscious of where their trash goes and how it affects water quality. 

     

    Bell's Hill Third Grade Barn Dance

    barn dance

    Our third grade Barn Dance, was a great success. Our PE teachers, Coach Tighe and Coach Curry did a great job teaching students several line dance songs. This is our second year to do a Barn Dance and area already planning what we will do different in the upcoming school year. It is always a great thing to watch our teachers and staff visit performances; however, when they come to the Barn Dance and get up and particpate with the students, it makes it even more special. We thank each staff member for coming and participating in this event and a special thanks to all of the parents who not only came, but came and danced with their child. 

     

     

     

     

    Blended Learning in Action

    Please click on the link below to view a 'Story of Success' for Bell's Hill in the area of Blended Learning. 

    Stories of Success - Blended Learning

     

     

     Bell's Hill Elementary is excited to announce:

     

    Recently, Bell's Hill Elementary applied to become an Apple Distinguished School. This week we learned we were recognized by Apple as a distignuished school. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, ​
leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple ​
products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical ​
thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have ​
documented results of academic accomplishment.

    We are proud to have made such an accomplishment and are glad to see the many things that are yet to come.

     

     

     

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