William Wells Brown
The mission of William Wells Brown Elementary School is to educate all students to proficiency in all content areas by providing systematic, explicit and rigorous instruction as measured by national, state and district assessments.
The vision of William Wells Brown Elementary School is to foster a positive environment where students, families, school staff and community members work together to inspire our students to be lifelong learners!
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Party for the Planet on Earth Day
On Friday, April 22nd, our science teacher, Ms. Sword, partnered with The Arboretum to put together a "Party for the Planet". During this party, all students rotated through several different stations to learn more about nature. Learning about pollinators, earth worms, the benefits of plants, and many other lessons of nature, the event was a huge success! Thank you to Ms. Sword, the Arboretum, and the many professionals and volunteers who came to make the event a wonderful expereince for all! Click the link below to read the full story on the event!
April & May Jones Journal
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Special Area Newsletter
Please click below to see the January 2016 edition of the Special Area Newsletter to find out what is happening here at William Wells Brown! Click here!
A group of students from our school were on a field trip when something very unexpected happened! Click the link below to read more about the unexpected gift our school was blessed with!
William Wells Brown Students Develop Promotional Item for the Legends
The Lexington Legends will welcome the “Final Six” to Whitaker Bank Ballpark Friday, January 8.
The competition involves six groups of fifth-grade students from William Wells Brown Elementary School in Lexington who have been developing ideas for a promotional item to be given away to fans at a Legends home game during the 2016 season.
After making a visit to the ballpark last fall, students from three classes, working in teams as part of an economics unit, were asked to generate ideas for a Legends giveaway. Students conducted research, designed products, and then created and conducted surveys of other students, faculty and administrators to get their reactions.
Finalists – two groups from each of the three classes – were determined by a vote of students after oral presentations were made at the school. Knee-high socks, miniature multi-colored baseball bats, slap bracelets and sunglasses are among the finalists’ ideas.
The finalists will make presentations Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Barney Miller Executive Boardroom at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The format will be similar to the reality television program “Shark Tank,” on which a panel of judges hears the ideas of would-be entrepreneurs and then determines which are worthy of their support. Friday’s panel will be made up of Legends employees and representatives of other organizations and businesses in the community.
“We are so excited to be partnering with the William Wells Brown fifth grade class to create a giveaway item,” said Legends Director of Community Relations Rebecca Barnes. “The staff and students have put forth such a great effort with this project. We are definitely looking forward to seeing their final ideas.”
January Jones Journal
Leadership Lexington Presentation
Mr. Jones and Ms. Sword shared what is going on at William Wells Brown with Leadership Lexington. Mrs. Dowell created a video that was shared during the presentation. Please click the link below to view the video and see what is going on here at William Wells Brown!
December Jones Journal
United Way KPREP Pep Rally
On Monday, November 23rd, the United of the Bluegrass hosted a pep rally for our school to celebrate our strong academic gains reflected in our KPREP score. The pep rally was very enjoyable for our and many people spoke of achievement but continuing to give strong effort to grow even more! Click the link below to read the artcile published in the Herald-Leader.
On Friday, November 20, over 22 businesses from the Lexington area partnered with our school to give our students an opportunity to learn more about possible careers. Exposing our students to these options help them learn about new careers and get some questions answered. The students work with Ms. Branham to create questions to ask specific employees that they chose to speak to. Students dressed to impress and worked on their professionalism by using their questioning abilities to learn more about these career opportunities. A big thanks goes out all of the local businesses and to Ms. Branham for organizing this successful even t for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students!
Please continue to send in Box Tops to your student's classroom! These greatly benefit our school and are an easy way to help us raise money for many programs here in our building. Thank you for all of the ones that have laready been sent in, keep sending them in! If you have any questions, please speak with any staff membere here at William Wells Brown!