Electra Elementary Choir Performs

Today, 5-24-16, the Electra Elementary Choir performed for the school.  This is the first year for the choir, and students from grades 3rd through 6th were invited to join.  Under the direction of Nancy Bigbie and with the help of Maggie Kieren and Patty Kay Bruce, the students met twice a week at 7:30 to practice.  They have already made several public appearances and will perform at the high school graduation.  During today’s performance, the choir sang a series of songs that included “The Star Spangle Banner,” “This Land is Your Land” and “Yellow Submarine.”  Kadyn Byrd sang “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen with the choir backing her up.  Also Maddy Marsh sang a song from the movie, Cinderella, called “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”  The choir was superb. The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed their performance. 

Electra Elementary Fun and Run

The annual Electra Elementary Fun and Run was conducted Monday, 5-23-16. Through the planning and hard work of Dea Buchanan, students enjoyed an afternoon of fun-filled games.  With the help of high school’s NHS, stations were setup outside of the school, gym, and halls for students to participate in.  Students enjoyed stations filled with chalk writing, bubble blowing, scooter racing, sponge race, and so much more.  To top the afternoon off, students, staff, and workers were treated with a stop by the Kona Ice truck to receive a snow cone.  Even though Dea was faced with planning and then having to reschedule the event’s time because of weather, in my opinion this turned out to be one of the best Fun and Runs the district has conducted.  I know that the students had a great time and on behalf of them and our school, I would like to thank Dea Buchanan for her continual dedication to our community. 

5th and 6th Grade Travel Through History

Wednesday, May 19, 2016, the 5th and 6th graders traveled to Wichita Falls for their end of the year field trip.  Coach Turner arranged a day that exposed students to the historical events of our area and nation.  The first stop was at the Museum of North Texas History.  The museum was filled with rooms of artifacts that told stories of the surrounding area and our nation.  The students were divided into groups and guided through the museum by the museum’s docent that told stories and the history behind artifacts and displays that filled the rooms.  After a stop at Cicis Pizza, the students then were taken to the Wichita Falls Regional Airport.  The group was met at the door by a guide that explained the procedures and activities of the airport.  Then the group was guided to the airport’s Jenny to Jet Exhibit which was an extension of the Museum of North Texas History.  The exhibit was established to honor the brave men who trained in Wichita Falls at the World War I Army Air Corp base known as Call Field from 1917-1918.

Click here to visit the Museum of North Texas History

Click here to visit the Jenny to Jet Exhibit

 

Channel 3’s Kevin Selle Visit Electra Elementary

Coach Gilliam invited Kevin Selle, Channel 3 meteorologist, to come to Electra Elementary today to talk to her 4th through 6th grade science classes.   Mr. Selle talked to the students about weather and the conditions that involve weather.  He performed several weather experiments which involved the students.  Mr. Selle brought a weather balloon to show the students and explained how the US receives vital weather information from the weather balloon at sunrise and at sunset.   He also explained how our local television station presents the weather using a green wall, televisions, prompters, and a special TV camera.  The students and staff of Electra Elementary thoroughly enjoyed having Mr. Kevin Selle visit our school.