With help from the O'Connor Panthers Boys Varsity Basketball Team, our students learned the importance of Staying Strong and Showing Grit to reach their goals! After a showcase by the Panthers and a message from Coach Jewasko, our own Kuentz Basketball stars practiced staying strong on the court and at school!
Kuentz Student council hosted a "Night at the Moves" with a donation drive to benefit the Helotes Humane Society. Students rose over $40 in donations and enough food, toys and bedding to fill a flatbed dolly! Thanks for helping your community, STU CO!
Congratulations to this year's Kuentz Spelling Bee Champion, Holly Boileau! She is our 2016 winner and representative to the city-wide spelling bee to be held at Trinity University on February 20th. We are proud of you, Holly!
The staff and students at Kuentz helped Mr. Kuentz celebrate his birthday witha a down-home Cowboy Breakfast! Mr. and Mrs. Kuentz and their family were treated to breakfast tacos and "all the fixin's" where they ate with the company of our Junior Lighthouse Team. We hope it's a great year, Mr. Kuentz!
The students at Kuentz were taken on a trip "around the world" during our Multicultural Day held on December 17th. The day began with a tour of nations in which over 50 student ambassadors, wearing shirts representing their own culture, marched through the assembly bringing attention to the many cultures we represent. Students learned about Russian music through a performance by the Musical Bridges ensemble. After the assembly each class attended sessions with speakers from the Lackland AFB cultural exchange program where they learned about Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines and
The sights and sounds of the holidays were seen and heard this weekend in Helotes! Last Friday the Kuentz Elementary School choir under the direction of music teacher Michael Vasquez performed at the annual Helotes Tree Lighting Ceremony. Their beautiful voices were enjoyed by all but none more than our namesake, Mr. Kuentz!
As part of our school Wildly Important Goals (WIG), all students were asked to complete a 7 Habits at Home Activity. Families discussed the "Big Rocks" in their lives such as family, faith, fitness, nutrition, time spent together, and more! Each student and/or family decorated their own rock symbolizing their big rocks. After displaying at the front of the school, the rocks will be transferred to our school garden.
During this holiday season, Kuentz' students were busy giving back to their community! In November, Stephanie Baize and Michael Vasquez, Kuentz Art and Music Specialist, hosted our annual "Food for Fine Arts" event. With a donation of a non-perishable food item, families were treated to performances by the Kuentz CORE Percussion ensemble, a student created art show, and the opportunity to create artwork at stations led by our own student council members. Currently, we are collecting Toys for our Sister School, Carnahan Elementary, and Elf Louise!
Students are invited to support our Red Ribbon Week by pledging to be drug free. Show your Red Ribbon Week spirit by wearing these clothing items: