Weatherford Independent School District

News and Announcements

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 or call us at 817-598-2800.

Join our Roo Family and make a difference in a child’s life!
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Assistant Superintendent of Academics and Director of Human Resources Named

The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Deana Lopez as Assistant Superintendent of Academics at a Special Meeting held on Monday, June 19, 2017. Mrs. Lopez has a 34 year career in public education, having served over 20 years in Weatherford ISD as a teacher, principal, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, and Federal Programs Coordinator.

Ms. Lopez said, “Weatherford ISD has a reputation of excellence and I am honored to be a part of the Roo leadership team. With the support of our community, Weatherford is a great place to live, work, and learn. I look forward to collaborating with staff to provide meaningful, challenging, and engaging opportunities to all Weatherford ISD students.”

The school board also unanimously approved Kristy Dowd as the Director of Human Resources.
Mrs. Dowd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math from Tarleton State University and Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Lamar University. Her career as a math teacher and instructional coach at Weatherford High School began in 2003 and spanned seven years. From 2010-2012 she served as an assistant principal at WHS; from 2012-2015 she was the Associate Principal at the WHS Ninth Grade Center; and for the past two years, she has been the Weatherford High School principal.

Mrs. Dowd said, “It has been an honor to be a part of the Weatherford High School staff, administration, and family for the past 14 years. Weatherford ISD is a great place to work and I look forward to serving with all staff in this new position.”

Weatherford ISD will immediately begin a search for a new high school principal.
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CTE Director Named

The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Kady Donaghey as the CTE Director at their Regular Board meeting held on June 12, 2017.

Mrs. Donaghey has spent the past three years serving as the Principal of the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center and Global Prep Academy in Crowley ISD. Prior to that she was the Dean of Students in Crowley and spent seven years in the classroom teaching Agricultural Science.

Mrs. Donaghey holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Services and Development from Tarleton State University and a Master of Science in in Agricultural Education from Tarleton State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education, in Education Leadership through Lamar University.

Mrs. Donaghey said, “I'm looking forward to developing strong industry partnerships in the community to ensure all students are both college and career ready when they leave Weatherford High School. I love the Weatherford Community and the faculty has been very inviting!”

Please join us in congratulating Kady Donaghey on her new role in Weatherford ISD!
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Weatherford ISD Summer Programs

Dear WISD Families -

Two great Weatherford ISD programs begin on Monday, June 5th.  

Healthy Kids Free Summer Lunch Program
Lunch will be provided at no cost to any child 18 years of age or younger between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Mondays-Fridays thru August 4th.  

Kids Unite Summer Day Camps
Open to students entering grades K-8, the Kids Unite Summer Day Camps are available from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm thru August 11.  

For more information on these programs, please click on the headline.
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Public Hearings Scheduled

The Weatherford Independent School District will conduct a public hearing to discuss the performance of the Optional Flexible School Day Program (RISE Academy) during the 2016-2017 school year on June 12, 2017, as part of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Weatherford ISD District Services Building Boardroom located at 1100 Longhorn Drive.

The Optional Flexible School Day Program (RISE Academy) allows districts to provide flexible hours and days of attendance for students who meet at least one of the requirements of the Texas Education Code §29.0822(a). The goal of the program is to improve graduation rates for students who are in danger of dropping out of school, have dropped out, or are behind in core subject courses.

Also, at the June 12, 2017 meeting of the WISD Board of Trustees the Weatherford Independent School District will conduct a public hearing for the consideration of continuing the Weatherford ISD RISE Academy as an innovative option for students to pursue high school graduation.
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WISD Administration Summer Hours

Beginning May 30, 3017, the District Services Building and administrative offices' summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. Offices will be closed on Fridays thru August 4.

Community Education offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm throughout the summer.
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WISD Education Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Awards

Since its creation in 2000, the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation has been making teachers’ dreams come true by funding grants to WISD teachers who submit proposals for innovative classroom projects.

On Wednesday, the Education Foundation Board of Directors were on hand to announce the 2017 grant awards at Weatherford ISD’s Staff Recognition Assembly. A total of 16 grants were funded to 68 teachers representing $60,973.

For the first time, and in partnership with Weatherford ISD, the Education Foundation announced an additional $100,000 grant to help fund a district-wide project to update campus libraries by adding collaboration stations, alternative seating, and movable bookshelves.

Van Houser, president of the Education Foundation Board of Directors, said, “There’s just nothing better than seeing the excitement on a teacher’s face when we announce they’ve received a grant. Seeing the smiles and hearing the cheers of support makes it all worthwhile.
With our community’s support, the WISD Education Foundation has been able to return over $1.16 million directly to the classroom through their grant awards”.

Alan Roemer, a teacher at Weatherford High School, has received several grants over the year. On Wednesday, he learned his grant for desks with dry erase surfaces was funded. “In math class, it’s really critical for me to see all the steps a student takes to arrive at an answer. Dry erase desks are a perfect way for students to show their work and for me to know they are mastering the concepts taught. The Education Foundation is the best way to get additional resources for my classroom.”

The primary activity of the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation is to fund creative and innovative learning programs not typically covered in the normal school budget. Each semester, teachers are invited to apply for funding to implement these programs. To date, over $1,600,000 has been given to support these programs across all campuses in our district. Other Foundation programs include the School Supply Closet that provides brand new supplies to students in need and Teacher Scholarships.
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