News from around the district
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment to either the at-large seat representing the entire school district or to the position representing Trustee District 3 should submit a letter expressing their interest no later than May 31.
After 17 years, Perez is the longest-serving Hispanic school board member in the district’s history.
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.
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.
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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5th Grade Walking Field Trip
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
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.
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.