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  • Kuhrt Named Lone Finalist

    In a meeting that lasted less than fifteen minutes this afternoon, the WFISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name interim superintendent, Michael Kuhrt, as the lone finalist for the superintendent position.

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  • Renee Blackwell is Region 9’s Favorite

    After 17 years of teaching, Zundy special education teacher Renee Blackwell has earned two prestigious titles: WFISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year and now Region 9’s Elementary Teacher of the Year. She will advance to state competition for the state’s top honor.

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  • Win an Apple Watch at Fan Fest

    Show support for your favorite Wichita Falls ISD sports teams at Fan Fest, the district’s annual kick-off event, and reap some freebies while you’re at it. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

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  • WFISD Locks In Favorable Bond Rate

    With the help of Sentry Management, the Wichita Falls ISD rushed its bonds to market July 22 to capture a low interest rate, complete the sale and expedite the bond’s first payment ahead of likely Homestead Exemption policy changes in November.

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  • Cell Phone Policy Changes Considered

    In the July 20 board meeting, board members examined ways to change the district’s cell phone policy and the way the district figures grade point averages. Board members also unanimously approved two construction contracts for two bond-funded projects and rejected the option of putting seat belts in seven of 10 new buses.

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  • WFISD’s Live Streaming Began July 20

    The July 20 WFISD board meeting was the first meeting to be live-streamed for viewing by community members.

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Feature Stories

  • The Franklin Flutists

    When Franklin music teacher Abi Parker looked for a special project for her students, she decided on one that would put an instrument in the hands of each child.

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  • Explosion of Color

    Nearly 600 children helped make a rainbow-hued bulletin board in the Southern Hills Elementary Hallway that reads, “Together We Reach Our Dreams.”

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  • West Award Winners Exhibit Dedication

    The West Teaching Excellence Award winners for 2014 make teaching look easy. But these 20 teachers employ specific strategies and philosophies in their classrooms to help children learn. They also exhibit an impressive level of dedication to children.

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  • The Two Mr. Hendersons

    Rider science teacher Bryce Henderson didn’t intend to follow in his father, Steve Henderson’s, footsteps. It just happened. The two Hendersons – both father and son -- not only have a penchant for science, but they both teach it -- or have taught it-- at Rider High School.

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  • Put an End to Bullying Today

    Visiting speaker Nick Vujicic urges students to let change start with them.

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  • World-Famous Quilter Shares Passion with Students

    Marion Coleman, a textiles and mixed media artist who was raised in Wichita Falls, presented her art work in quilts to students in the Wichita Falls ISD October 14 and 15.

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Videos

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    Bond 2015 -

    Bond 2015

    On May 9, 2015, Wichita Falls ISD voters will decide the fate of a school bond costing $59.5 million. Here’s an easy way to learn the details about the 2015 WFISD school bond.
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    Why I Love My Teacher

    WFISD teachers make a difference in the lives of children. Even though you may not hear it often from your students or they may have an unusual way of expressing what makes you special, we want to remind you why students love teachers like you.
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    Julie Yandell - 2014 WFISD Teacher of the Year

    This video recognizes Julie Yandell from Wichita Falls High School, District Teacher of the Year 2014. Watch this video to learn more about Julie's teaching philosophy and hear from her students.
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    Did You Know?

    Your Wichita Falls Independent School District earned many awards during the 2014-2015 school year. This 30-second video briefs you on WFISD’s 45 academic achievements at 17 schools and its top-of-the-heap financial rating.
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    Did You Know?

    One of the district’s newest programs, Read 2 Learn, is helping second-graders read on grade level by the time they enter third grade — with amazing success. View this 30-second video to learn more.
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    Annual IDEA Grants Delivered to Winning Teachers in Surprise Visits

    Annual IDEA Grants were delivered to winning teachers in surprise visits.The WFISD Foundation awards more than $10,000 in grants annually to fund exceptional classroom projects. The IDEA Grant awards are an annual WFISD tradition. At the beginning of each school year, teachers are asked to submit requests for funding for special projects they’d like to try in their classrooms.The funding is designed to help teachers by giving them extra money to do special projects – projects that would be impossible without additional funding.
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    West Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

    The 20 teachers who won the 2014 West Teaching Excellence Award -- and $5,000 apiece -- first learned about their win Sept. 29. It was a warm Monday morning, and Associate Superintendent Mike Kuhrt and staff from the Community Relations office made surprise visits to all 20 classrooms to deliver the exciting news in person. They delivered balloon bouquets to each teacher.

    The news was announced to each winner in front of their students, who clapped and cheered. For elementary teachers, Mr. Kuhrt asked the principal to pull a student from the winning teacher's classroom and meet the group in the hallway. The child was given the balloon bouquet and told to run with it into their classroom and loudly shout, "Congratulations!"

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    West Teaching Excellence - Thank You

    Teachers -- most who were in the middle of teaching their lessons -- reacted with shock, surprise and -- for some -- tears. Each winner was invited into the school hallway and asked to comment on the significance of his or her win. In this short video, see how they responded.
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