Students go to art once a week. Beginning in Kindergarten they learn about different techniques and artists. They get a hands on experience of making art every year. Come walk the halls of NHE to get a sample of the abundant talent we have at our school. We are proud of our masterpieces and artists here at Northwood Hills Elementary!
Northwood Hills has a lot going on in art. Every year we participate in the district wide K-12 art show at the Eisemann Center, the Rosemary Cheney Elementary Children’s Art Exhibition at Richardson Public Library and the YAM Exhibit and Reception in March at the PDC. In the past we have entered the Dallas is Diversity Calendar Art Contest, the Wildflower Festival Annual Student Art Contest and the Save Water Poster and Design-a-T Shirt Contest, among others. Each year the fourth graders in the district get to take a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. We look forward to the outing every year at Northwood Hills and enjoy the exhibits and attractions when we go in the spring.
Students go to music twice a week. Each grade level works on different programs to enhance their musical learning for their ages. As early as 1st grade they begin working on musical instrument recognition. 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to join the Northwood Hills Choir. 6th grade students begin playing either in the Orchestra or Band and preparing for Junior High music classes.
The Falcon Choir is the official choir of Northwood Hills Elementary. We are made up of 5th and 6th grade students who commit to rehearse every Wednesday from 3:05-4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. No auditions are required but passing grades as well as satisfactory behavior grades are required to be able to remain in the choir. The choir performs several times throughout the year: in December, we perform a holiday musical for the school as well as our evening performance. The choir performs at the end of the year where we also sing our reunion song, “On Falcon’s Wings.” During this song, all former Falcon choir members are invited to come join us; every year we have 20-30 or more former students join us which is a blast! We also perform at the Sandy Lake FunFest contest in May. For the past 16 years, we have come home with a first division trophy! Woo hoo!
Here at NHE our goal is to help our students develop healthy bodies, to be aware of current health issues, and learn activities for ongoing lifetime sports and games.
Twice a week students exercise and participate in a wide variety of activities that will not only help them to lead healthier lives but also learn to enjoy sports that will lead to an active lifestyle as teens and adults.