Schools of the Week: Crockett Elementary, Heritage Elementary
Published April 12, 2022
The Schools of the Week spotlight is shining on Crockett and Heritage elementary schools. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
- CES students recently celebrated accomplishing their goal of reading a million minutes during the 2021-22 school year.
- The Crockett Elementary student council has worked together over the year to help GraceWorks, the Williamson County Animal Shelter and United Way. Students also created cards to send to military troops.
- More than 100 students participate in the Pioneer Pacers, which is the school's run group.
Students at Crockett Elementary are staying active with the help of the Coordinated School Health activity bus.
During PE, students rotated through stations featuring a few of the offerings from the activity bus: paddle ball, pickleball, jump ropes and more. While they enjoyed all the activities, some students had a favorite.
"I love gaga ball the most," said CES fourth-grader Colin Hargrove. "Everyone gets a chance to play it and have fun."
- Heritage Elementary opened in 1999 and was named for the rich heritage of the Thompson's Station area.
- HES has a capacity of 805 students and shares a campus with Heritage Middle.
- Heritage Elementary's mascot is the Eagle.
Third-grade students at Heritage Elementary are learning how to make their own compass in science class.
Students in HES teacher Debbie Key's class were challenged to make a compass using only a bowl of water, a needle, wax paper and a magnet. By magnetizing the end of a needle, students made the needle point north.
"We made our compass to experiment more with magnets and use the knowledge we built during our studies," Key said. "By floating the needle on the water's surface, we removed a lot of friction, which allowed the Earth's magnetic field to move the needle."