The primer class has been learning how each member of the group is unique and different. They designed one-of-a-kind t-shirts and created paper plate portraits to express their individuality. Way to go primer Panthers! #wesleyprep #WeAreWP #primeryear #GodMadeYouUnique
Mrs. Kirkham's Second Graders are working hard in classroom Reading Stations! A reading station can be a physical area designated for a specific learning purpose. It is designed to provide appropriate materials to help students work independently or collaboratively (with partners or in small groups) to meet different literacy goals. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
Wesley Prep Dads know how to clean up! Thank you to all of the Wesley Prep Dads, staff members, and students for volunteering this weekend to help with the playground clean up! Adding mulch, power washing, re-painting the buddy bench, and adding sand helps to make our playground safe and ready for play! We appreciate your time and your manual labor. Thank you to the Wesley Prep Dads Club, and to Waldo Gonzalez and Jonathan Berger, our co-chairs! All of these events throughout the year are great opportunities to get to know one another and support Wesley Prep at the same time!
Welcome Back Wesley Prep! We are so excited to have our amazing Elementary Students back in the hallways and classrooms of Wesley Prep! Looking forward to seeing our youngest panthers the first week of September. This is going to be a great year! JOY!
Have a Happy 4th of July weekend Panthers! Love, Miss Maria & Miss Rachel's Summer Fun Class! Have a fun time with your families and stay safe!
Watch Wesley Prep on the WFAA segment "Rise and Shiners" this morning! Spotlight on Mrs. Cousino - Everyday Hero! Lori Cousino, our fabulous Fourth Grade Language Arts and Texas History Teacher, received some well-deserved praise today from WFAA in their "Rise and Shiners" segment. The video is linked below and shines the spotlight on Mrs. Cousino and the incredible community outreach she has put at the core of her teaching for many years now. Way to go, Mrs. Cousino! https://www.wfaa.com/video/life/heartwarming/riser-shiner-surprising-lori-cousino-from-wesley-prep-academy/287-9e3add63-fdb0-4bc1-b517-8e57e56e3b0b And click on the following link to learn more about the Common Ground Experiment: https://commongroundexperiment.org/
Wesley Prep celebrated our Sixth Graders this morning! Our upcoming 2021 graduates were honored with a parade. All of the WP elementary school students and teachers are cheering you on - we are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! ONCE A PANTHER, ALWAYS A PANTHER!
COME TOGETHER RIGHT NOW FOR WESLEY PREP! To make this year's auction a success, we need your participation and support! We all need a little help from our friends! Please log in to our online auction site at https://one.bidpal.net/wp2021/welcome BID HIGH AND BID OFTEN - It's for the kids! Now through Friday! All we need is LOVE, LOVE is all we need. Thank you in advance for your support.
Celebrate Earth Day! The Earth is something we all have in common. Happy Earth Day Wesley Prep!
Spring has finally sprung and the MDO students are enjoying their time outside! Outdoor play is essential for large muscle development and aerobic conditioning with the open space to run, ride, and explore. The outdoor playground also offers many opportunities for social emotional exercise as the children navigate sharing, creative play and transitioning between different environments with confidence.
Wesley Prep Fourth Graders are on their way to Austin this morning to culminate their year of studying Texas history. They will visit the State Capital, the Bob Bullock Museum, and Inner Space Caverns, among other exciting stops. Thank you to our fabulous teachers and parent chaperones for helping to make this important trip happen this year. Mister Bruce was on campus to send the students off with a prayer. First stop of the day was the CZECH STOP in West, Texas for yummy kolaches!
WP 5th and 6th Graders headed to Camp Classen in Oklahoma early this morning! We feel blessed to be able to take these students on this important trip this year. This environmental camp experience instills an appreciation for the beauty of creation. Students study plant and animal life in a variety of ways: hikes, horseback rides, trips around the lake in a canoe. They dig for fossils, engage in many group-building activities, meal times and evenings are filled with skits, devotions, and other activities. This trip instills the importance of stewardship of all that God has given us both in our relationships and our environment. It also encompasses curriculum objectives in earth and life science. Thank you to our teachers, staff, and parent volunteers for helping make this trip a huge success!
Beautiful and Colorful Self-Portraits created by Wesley Prep Pre-K Artists! Students used tissue paper and water to create a colorful background while practicing how to take care of a paintbrush. They used a marker to create a self portrait on top of their colorful backgrounds.
EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! Wesley Prep 4th graders are featured in the People Newspapers! The article focusses on their recent podcast project: Wesley Prep Fourth-Graders Become Podcast People. Students turn 'Colorful Conversations' to keep Common Ground tradition going! https://issuu.com/pcpphp/docs/pc_april2021_final/30
Happy St. Patrick's Day Wesley Prep Panthers! May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with JOY that long endures. May all life's passing seasons, bring the best to you and yours!
Panthers: Remember to SPRING FORWARD on Sunday, March 14th. Why do we do this? Here is a little explanation and some of the "green" reasons for springing forward: There's an age-old myth that Daylight Saving was a practice adopted to give farmers extra time in the sun to work out in the field. But, that's not really why dozens of countries follow it. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours. For eight months out of the year, the US and dozens of other countries follow DST, and for the remaining four months, revert back to standard time in order to take full advantage of the sunlight. On the second Sunday of March at 2 a.m., clocks move forward one hour. Then, on the first Sunday of November at 2 a.m., the clocks turn back an hour. A good way to remember it? The time shifts match the seasons: Clocks "Spring" forward an hour in March and "Fall" back in November. In the summer months, the sun is out for longer periods of time, so you can rely on daylight to avoid switching lights on in your home. The clocks revert back to standard time for the winter months so the sun can rise earlier and the world starts the day off with sunlight -- otherwise some places wouldn't see the sun come up until almost 8:30 a.m.
Throwback Thursday: In January, our 4th grade Panthers took on an egg drop challenge! After learning about the engineering design process, potential energy, and kinetic energy, the students' goal was to design and construct a vessel strong enough to protect an egg from cracking when dropped! The students completed three separate drops (6 feet, 9 feet, and the 2nd floor) and had the opportunity to evaluate and redesign after each test, just like engineers would do. See some of their ingenious displays of engineering below! #tbt #throwbackthursdsay #wesleyprep #WeAreWP #engineering #4thgrade #scienceisfun #STEM
Our Sixth Graders conducted a fun experiment last week using bottle caps, paper clips, and... the Earth's magnetic field! More specifically, the scientists used the simple materials to build their own compasses! The lesson ties in with their study of the layers of the Earth - including its liquid, iron outer core!
The WP Leadership Team has thoroughly read Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders and we have looked at the recommendations of the CDC, DCHHS, TEA and Child Care Licensing. At this time, Wesley Prep does not plan on changing any of the mask policies that we implemented at the beginning of school. We feel that all of our protocols and policies have kept most of our teachers, staff, and students COVID free and we want to stay the course. Our goal is, and always has been, to keep the school open and students on campus in a joyful learning environment. We also are aware that Spring Break is around the corner and we want to stay vigilant regarding our policies as students and staff return to campus following trips, outings, and increased time with family and friends. We all appreciate your support and the trust you place in us to make decisions regarding our campus that affect your children.
WP First Graders raise money to help families impacted by the recent winter storm by selling "Birdie's Bark" in front of YLANG 23 store. We are so proud of these girls - their outreach efforts have raised @ $7,000! WOW! Thank you YLANG 23 for allowing these girls to set up shop!