Wichita Falls ISD

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District News

  • Career and Technology Education (CTE) Visioning Survey

    We are seeking your input into the design of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) facility for Wichita Falls. The state-of-the-art career center is expected to be the centerpiece of a proposed school bond that WFISD may bring to voters in May or November 2015.

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  • Students’ Academic Awards Highlight Session

    Wichita Falls High School's Lady Coyotes Soccer Team was honored at the Jan. 26 board meeting for earning the highest cumulative grade point average in the state. With them, 28 WFISD students were also honored for academic achievements. See Monday's Board of Trustees report here.

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  • “A Very Positive Year”

    Auditor Michael Edgin of Edgin, Parkman, Fleming & Fleming summarized Tuesday the WFISD’s financial position for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2014 as “a very positive year for the district.”

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  • 2015-2016 District Calendar

    The district calendar committee met twice in November. The committee’s charge was to develop calendars for Board consideration. The committee consisted of central office administrators, campus principals, teachers, parents, community members and business representatives.

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  • WFISD Opt-Out Choice Q & A

    Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, WFISD will begin using Opt-Out Choice for secondary schools.

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  • Pre-K Spaces Still Available

    See if your child qualifies. If you live in the WFISD attendance zone and your child turned 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2014, your child may qualify if he or she meets one of these six criteria.

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  • Drug Dogs Sniffing for Trouble

    This year, the Wichita Falls Independent School District will use the services of Kontraband Interdiction & Detection Services, Inc. and its trained dogs, Jackson among them, to scour its secondary campuses for drugs, alcohol, ammo and guns.

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  • Making Up Your Exit Level STAAR Test

    If you are a high school junior or senior and realize you will be unable to attend your own school on the day of the Exit Level STAAR test, you may sign up now for the alternative test date in March or May 2015.

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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

  • Annual IDEA Grants Delivered to Winning Teachers in Surprise Visits -

    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 -

    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 -

    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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