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News and Announcements

2017 WISD Vendor Fair Announced

The ever-popular WISD Vendor Fair will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. Please click on the headline to access the application form.

Shirley Hall Middle School Update

After offering our community the opportunity to take “One Last Stroll Down the Hall,” the original Shirley Hall Middle School closed to the public at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Classrooms and offices were packed up and usable furniture was distributed to other Weatherford ISD schools. In June, fencing and “No Trespassing” signs surrounded the campus as we began the asbestos abatement process. The demolition of this building, built in 1967, is scheduled to begin in mid-July.

The new Shirley Hall Middle School campus will open in August, serving students in grades 6-8. Before the new school year begins, Weatherford ISD will celebrate the opening of the new HMS campus on August 1, 2017 with a community event that will include a Cornerstone Ceremony and Chamber ribbon-cutting. Public tours of this campus will be held at a later date.

The completion of the new HMS campus will signal the end of the work associated with 2015 bond election. All work has been completed on schedule and under budget.

The 2015 bond package addressed two key areas:
• Facility improvements at all existing WISD schools to extend the life of each facility
• Grade level realignment to better serve current and future WISD students and provide greater operational efficiencies

PROPOSITION ONE – EXISTING FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS: $18,800,000
The average age of WISD schools is 30-years-old. The bond allowed for upgrades and improvements to comply with current codes and standards, increase safety and security, make schools more energy efficient and extend the life of each facility. Projects included:
• District-wide upgrades to major building systems that exceed the limits of the District’s operational budget, like heating and air conditioning, lighting and electrical
• Improvements to exterior issues including masonry, concrete and site drainage
• Renovations to aging facilities for compliance with building code and the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Safety and security upgrades including fire alarm replacements, access control systems, classroom intruder function door hardware and security cameras

PROPOSITION TWO – GRADE REALIGNMENT & GROWTH: $49,500,000
At the time of the 2015 bond election, WISD elementary schools served grades K-6 and middle schools served grades 7-8. With the passage of Proposition Two, elementary campuses were realigned to include grades K-5 and middle schools to grades 6-8. This provides better alignment with age-appropriate curriculum and state accountability standards and eliminates the need to transport sixth graders to middle schools for advanced classes and fine arts. In addition, realignment provides space for student growth over the next decade at the elementary school level. Projects included:
Move Sixth Grade to Middle School
• New Hall Middle School serving Grades 6-8: $41,100,000
To renovate and add sixth grade to the existing Hall Middle School, built in 1967, bring it up to modern standards and requirements and to create an equitable environment to Tison Middle School would cost $31.3 million and extend the life of the facility by 20 years. Therefore, the District proposed, and voters agreed, to replace the existing facility with a new school at its current location to serve grades 6-8 at a cost of $41.1 million and with a 50+ year lifecycle.
• Sixth Grade Addition to Tison Middle School: $8,400,000
Constructed a sixth-grade classroom addition to Tison Middle School to also make it a grade 6-8 campus as well as track and field upgrades

PROPOSITION THREE – SAFETY & SECURITY AT ALL CAMPUSES: $6,600,000
Construction of controlled entrances to improve security at all campuses
Included the reconfiguration of internal spaces to house administration at the entrance of the facility requiring visitors to report to the campus office and present identification before being granted access to the main part of the school.

WHS Principal Named

The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Doug Funk as the new principal at Weatherford High School at their Special Board meeting held on June 29, 2017.

WISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said, “Dr. Funk has a wealth of knowledge and experiences that will complement the strengths of the high school campus. I am impressed with his commitment to providing world-class experiences for our kids and his desire to build upon the legacy of Weatherford High School. All you need is one conversation with him and you know he already bleeds Roo blue.”

Dr. Funk has spent the past three years serving as the Principal of Red Oak High School. He replaces Kristy Dowd who now serves as the District’s Director of Human Resources.

Dr. Funk said, “The people in Parker County have always been great and so supportive of the schools. I’m looking forward to getting involved with the community of Weatherford and working with the parents and the kids.”

Dr. Funk holds a Bachelor of Science in History from Texas Tech University, a Master of Educational Leadership from Tarleton, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from TCU.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Doug Funk to the Roo Family!

WISD Bus Drivers Needed

Weatherford ISD offers large school opportunities with a small town approach. A key part of this motto is providing our students a safe and pleasant bus ride to and from school.

Weatherford ISD manages our bus transportation and that means we're looking for bus drivers. We offer a competitive salary that starts at $15.50 per hour, employee benefits, and training. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in this employment opportunity, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2sFH3Xr or call us at 817-598-2800.

Join our Roo Family and make a difference in a child’s life!

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Events

Healthy Kids Free Summer Lunch

Date: 7/24/2017, 11:30 AM 1 PM
Location: Curtis Elementary 501 W. Russell Street Cherry Park 302 W. Lee Avenue Love Street Park 309 Love Street Vine Street Park 700 W. Vine Street Cypress Villa Apartments 200 Atwood Court Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church 7156 Brazos Trail Weatherford Public Library 1014 Charles Street
Healthy Kids Free Summer Lunch

Date: 7/25/2017, 11:30 AM 1 PM
Location: Curtis Elementary 501 W. Russell Street Cherry Park 302 W. Lee Avenue Love Street Park 309 Love Street Vine Street Park 700 W. Vine Street Cypress Villa Apartments 200 Atwood Court Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church 7156 Brazos Trail Weatherford Public Library 1014 Charles Street
Healthy Kids Free Summer Lunch

Date: 7/26/2017, 11:30 AM 1 PM
Location: Curtis Elementary 501 W. Russell Street Cherry Park 302 W. Lee Avenue Love Street Park 309 Love Street Vine Street Park 700 W. Vine Street Cypress Villa Apartments 200 Atwood Court Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church 7156 Brazos Trail Weatherford Public Library 1014 Charles Street
Healthy Kids Free Summer Lunch

Date: 7/27/2017, 11:30 AM 1 PM
Location: Curtis Elementary 501 W. Russell Street Cherry Park 302 W. Lee Avenue Love Street Park 309 Love Street Vine Street Park 700 W. Vine Street Cypress Villa Apartments 200 Atwood Court Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church 7156 Brazos Trail Weatherford Public Library 1014 Charles Street
Healthy Kids Free Summer Lunch

Date: 7/28/2017, 11:30 AM 1 PM
Location: Curtis Elementary 501 W. Russell Street Cherry Park 302 W. Lee Avenue Love Street Park 309 Love Street Vine Street Park 700 W. Vine Street Cypress Villa Apartments 200 Atwood Court Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church 7156 Brazos Trail Weatherford Public Library 1014 Charles Street
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