About Western Hills Elementary
WELCOME TO WESTERN HILLS MAGNET CENTER
Welcome to Western Hills Magnet Center magnet web page! We are a K-6 Magnet to build social emotional skills and develop a community to provide unique learning opportunities for all our students and staff.
In addition to aligning with district and state content standards, the use of interdisciplinary and thematic instruction helps teachers focus on "extra value" standards to increase student success. Our instruction includes multidisciplinary and multidimensional strategies that provide students with varied avenues to achieve academic and social goals.
Our extra value standards are: Engagement, Community and Social Emotional Development.
The staff at Western Hills is committed to academic success and providing a safe and secure environment where all students can reach their highest potential and become lifelong learners.
If you have any questions or you would like to schedule a tour, please call 531-299-2240.
Benefits of Attending a Magnet School
1. Students are comfortable working with diverse groups.
2. Increases student perspectives in classrooms.
3. Improved problem solving and critical thinking skills.
4. Develops tolerance.
5. Better prepare students for the global work force.
Academic engagement provides students with the opportunity to use their critical thinking skills and creative talents, while receiving a solid foundation in reading, mathematics and other skills.
Opportunities for academic engagement include: Student Leadership (Ambassador, Student Council), Student Jobs, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Family Night activities and much more.
Students at Western Hills are offered leadership opportunities to enhance and expand their basic reading, writing, science and math skills in a fun, dynamic learning environment. Students may also select personal interest electives that aim to help students develop a creative imagination, become physically fit, improve technology, leadership and communication skills, and spark an interest in a possible future career or course of study.
FFVP -Fresh fruit and Vegetables
Hillside Composting Every day at Lunch
Optimist Lunch Celebration
UNO- Band Buddies, Environmental Studies & Healthy Eating
Social Emotional Development
Staff and students participate in the PBIS rewards program at Western Hills Magnet Center. This is a reward program that recognizes students for following ROAR expectations. R=Respect People, Place and Things, Only use kind words and actions, Always do you best, Ready and willing to learn.
Did you know that every morning students recite our Western Hills pledge?
I am a Wildcat
I Respect people, places and things,
I Only use kind words and actions,
I Always do my best, and
I am Ready and willing to learn,
I am a Wildcat,
Hear me ROAR!!!
Ask your child to practice saying the ROAR pledge and ask what the pledge means to them.