WFISD Welcomes Sheppard Air Force Base Families!
Wichita Falls ISD is a military-friendly school district, and we welcome all families and personnel from Sheppard Air Force Base to our city and to our schools. We strive to have an open and supportive relationship with SAFB. To that end, Wichita Falls ISD has a designated Military Liaison, Michael Wenk.
WFISD is home to the only school located on SAFB-Sheppard Elementary.
Sheppard Elementary serves students in PreK (4) through 6th grade on Sheppard Air Force Base. With an enrollment of around 300 students, we pride ourselves on having a private school quality in a public school setting. Benefits for students include:
- Family atmosphere
- Safe environment
- Latest technology
- Dynamic educators
- Project-Based Learning
- UIL activities
- Enrichment clubs
- Student council
- Full-time nurse
- School counselor
- Military/Family Life Counselor
- Student-led activities
Sheppard received a $500,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA) in 2015. This grant will be funded through the year 2020 and provides funding for:
- 1:1 technology for 2nd-6th graders
- Math professional development
- STEM field trips
- Enrichment club opportunities
- Math supplies
- Stipends for teachers
This grant has greatly benefitted 3rd-6th graders by increasing their math instruction and technology available to them in the classroom. Because of this, we have already seen an increase in student performance!