At Friday night’s football game, WISD honored E.D. Rains as the True Blue Kangaroo Fan. E. D. graduated in 1959 and was a member of the varsity football program. He proudly wore #25 and was a running back for our Kangaroos. After he graduated, he continued supporting our team and has been a season ticket holder for about 50 years. Thanks to E. D. Rains for being a True Blue Kangaroo Fan!
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We're so excited to have new, air-conditioned buses for our students this year! To access bus routes, please click on the link below. Parents will need to login to the site. The username is guest and the password is also guest. After you enter your address and your child's grade level, the bus route will be generated.
Tonight's Meet the Roos at Kangaroo Stadium has been cancelled due to frequent lightning strikes and the continued forecast of rain for this evening. We hope you'll come out to support our Roos for tomorrow night's scrimmage against Chisholm Trail and for our first home game on August 26th against Arlington Heights. #GoRoos!
Parents will high five and kids might groan…but regardless students return to WISD on Monday, August 22nd. Until then you have a few more days to have fun and get prepared for what promises to be an exciting 2016-2017 school year. Here are some tips to assist both parents and students for the beginning of a new school year.
1. Purchase School Supplies
Make plans to head to the store tonight to get all the supplies your child will need. Let your child pick a few of the items to get them excited for the start of school. High school students should bring a paper and pen/pencil for the first day.
2. Set Your Goals
Whether it’s to make the honor roll, the basketball team, first chair, or perfect attendance…the odds of hitting your goal(s) increase significantly if written down.
3. Finish Summer Reading
Don’t panic…this doesn’t apply to everyone! However, if you had a summer reading list or other assignments to complete over the summer now is the time log off Snapchat, find a comfortable spot, and get to reading!
4. Athletic Schedules
From 7th grade volleyball to Friday night lights…Roo Pride is stronger than ever! Make sure you know when and where the big games are going to take place by clicking on the provided link to our athletics schedules: http://bit.ly/2bcb7SV
5. Back to School Outfit
Ease the stress of the first day of school by planning your outfit the night before! Make sure you are in dress code by visiting the following link: http://bit.ly/2bgaOVf
6. Get in a Routine
Let’s be honest, some of us (all of us?) sleep in during the summer months. Go ahead and start going to bed and waking up at the times you need to on Monday. This will help your body and mind make the needed adjustment.
7. After School Routine
Having a morning routine is important but some could argue that an after school routine is just as vital. Get in the habit of knocking out homework and other activities as soon as you get home. This will free up time for family conversation and extracurricular activities. Great habits are started on day one.
8. Lunch Meals
Proper nutrition and good grades go together like chips and salsa...Ok, that’s not the most
nutritious, so like carrots and humus. If your child is bringing their lunch make sure to remember to pick up a lunch box, sandwich bags, and other needed utensils. If your child is purchasing their lunch check out the cafeteria menus here: http://bit.ly/2bE8qMV
9. Route to School
First day of school traffic can be a little crazy so expect some delays on the road. Leave a solid 15 minutes earlier than usual and be mindful of school zones! The first day of school can be stressful for everyone and running late because of traffic will not help matters! Also, be informed of the drop off and pick up procedures for each campus.
10. Get Familiar with New Controlled Entrances
Our campuses have a new look with the controlled entrances that are a result of our 2015 bond election. When you enter our campuses this year, you’ll notice the reception and office areas have been redesigned, and in some cases relocated, to incorporate a controlled entry for increased safety and security. There’s still a bit of work to be done, so please pardon our dust!