Weatherford Independent School District

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Bell Schedules

Click on the headline to view the 2017-2018 bell schedules for elementary, middle school, and high school.
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Community Education Fall 2017 Catalog Available

For more than 48 years, Weatherford ISD's Community Education department has been providing great courses for our community, youth leagues, adult education opportunities, and day-cation trips. Their fall 2017 catalog will be arriving in your mailbox soon, but you can get a sneak peak at our new offerings by clicking on the headline!
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2017-2018 Student Enrollment Information

Families of students returning to Weatherford ISD for the 2017-2018 school year may now go online and verify student enrollment information. To get started, click on the Skyward Family Access link located on the right side of the home page of the Weatherford ISD website. Once you are logged in, please click on Returning Student Verification and complete the forms for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please note:
• If you are a new student to Weatherford ISD, you have already completed these forms.
• If you have forgotten your login information, click on the “Forgot your Login/Password?” link on the Skyward home page.
• If you have never logged in to Skyward, please contact your child’s school to get login information.

The online verification of student enrollment information is for students who are returning to Weatherford ISD for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have questions about this process, please contact your campus. Thank you for updating your information. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 28th.
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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 18, 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

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

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

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.
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