Weatherford Independent School District

News and Announcements

Middle School Students Named in Holiday Art Contest

At the December school board meeting the following middle school art students were honored as part of Medical City Weatherford's holiday art contest. The hospital has partnered with our middle school art classes inviting our students to contribute artwork for their Christmas Card for the past seven years.

Students from Hall and Tison submitted entries and a panel of judges from the hospital selected the winners. This wasn’t an easy task. They literally spent hours in debate because the artwork of our students was so outstanding. Read more by clicking the headline.
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Austin Elementary Principal and Crockett Elementary Principal Named

The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Kelsey Smith as principal for Austin Elementary and Jaclyn Lisle as principal for Crockett Elementary at their Special Meeting held on November 28, 2017. Mrs. Smith replaces Jenny Morris who recently accepted the position of Director of Community Education. Mrs. Lisle replaces Marie Hernandez who recently accepted the position of Director of Assessment.

Kelsey Smith graduated from Weatherford High School in 2005. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Tarleton State University she returned to WISD as a teacher at Austin Elementary in 2010. Mrs. Smith has served as assistant principal at the same location since 2013. She holds a Master of Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Mrs. Smith and her husband, Ro, have one daughter.

Mrs. Smith said, “I am honored and feel very privileged to be named Principal of Austin Elementary. Being a Weatherford native and a product of the Weatherford ISD system, I am excited to give back to the school system that helped mold and grow me into the educator and professional I am today. Austin Elementary is a great place for kids and I will strive to continue the tradition of excellence Jenny Morris has established in the years past.”

Jaclyn Lisle began her career in Weatherford ISD as a kindergarten teacher at Austin Elementary in 2004. In 2008, she became the school counselor at Martin Elementary and since 2013 has served as their assistant principal. Mrs. Lisle holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Tech University and a Master of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University. Jaclyn has two sons who attend Weatherford ISD schools.

Mrs. Lisle said, “I am humbled and excited to have been selected as the principal of Crockett Elementary. I look forward to bringing my lifelong learning, passion for children, and heart to continue in the academic excellence of our district.”

Please join us in congratulating Kelsey Smith and Jaclyn Lisle on their new positions!
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State Board of Education Seeks Input

The State Board of Education is hosting a series of community meetings around the state to receive stakeholder input for their Long-Range Plan Steering Committee.

There will be two meetings scheduled in the Dallas-Fort Worth region in December. Registration is suggested by not required.

The first meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 at the Region 11 Education Service Center, located at 1451 S. Cherry Lane in White Settlement. You may register for this meeting at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-fort-worth-december-5th-tickets-39203297117

The second meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at the Dallas County Community College’s El Centro West campus, located at 3330 N. Hampton Rd. in Dallas. You may register for this meeting at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-dallas-december-6th-tickets-39478972670
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Thanksgiving Break - November

A reminder to parents that there is no school for students during the week of November 20-24, 2017 (Thanksgiving week). School will resume on Monday, November 27.
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WISD Veterans Day Activities

Weatherford ISD Campuses Honor Veterans with Special Events
 
Austin Elementary will have two Veterans Day assemblies on Friday, November 10.  Grades 2, 4, and 5 will have a performance at 9:30 am.  Students in kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grades will perform at 1:45 pm. Both programs will feature songs and student essays to honor Veterans Day.
 
Crockett Elementary will have a program at 8:30 am on Friday, November 10 featuring short plays and songs to honor veterans. At the conclusion of the program, they will present a slideshow honoring those who served. Students will then line the hallways to cheer for and show appreciation to the veterans at their campus.
 
Curtis Elementary will be host a breakfast to honor veterans on Friday, November 10 from 8:00-9:00 am.
 
Ikard Elementary honored veterans with an evening program on Tuesday, November 7.
 
Martin Elementary will have programs at 9:00 and 9:45 am featuring students performing musical acts and readings. Retired Senior Chief U. S. Navy, Brian Grogan, will serve as a guest speaker. Students have also have created a "Hall of Honor" to recognize family members and loved ones that have served.
 
Seguin Elementary will host two programs to honor veterans on Friday, November 10. At 8:30 am, students in grades 1, 3, and 5 and choir will perform.  Students in grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and choir will give a performance at 9:30 am. A reception in the library will follow both performances.
 
Wright Elementary will host their annual Veterans Day parade Friday, November 10 beginning at 9:00 am. The parade consists of floats created by students to honor our veterans. At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a program in the cafeteria followed by a reception in the library.
 
Students at Hall Middle School will have invited family members who are veterans to attend a Veterans Day assembly at 9:30 am on Friday, November 10. 
 
Weatherford High School’s Student Council will host a Veterans Day breakfast on Friday, November 10 at 8:30 am for veterans of WHS to honor them for their service.
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Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall Back)

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. “Fall back” one hour Sunday morning. Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend and be sure to change the time on any clocks that have to be adjusted manually.
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Area Playoff Information for Lady Roos Volleyball

The Lady Roos will continue their playoff run Thursday night when they take on Eastwood High School in the area round of the state tournament. The game is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm at Andrews High School in Andrews, TX. Tickets may be purchased at the game: Adults $5, Students $3.
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