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Martin Musical - April 28 and 29

Bring the family to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr., presented by Martin Elementary, on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm in the Durant Auditorium on the Weatherford High School campus. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
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Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees Considers Proposed Changes to GPA Calculation

At their Regular Meeting in March, the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees were presented with a recommendation from administration to consider changes to the Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation for students entering 9th grade in 2017. This recommendation was brought forward from a committee made up of parents, teachers, and administrators.

Under Board Policy EIC(Local), GPA calculations for students entering the 9th grade currently give the greatest amount of grade point credit for Advance Placement (AP) courses, followed by Pre-AP/Dual Credit, and then Regular courses.

The committee’s recommended change would give Dual Credit courses the same point value as AP courses because both provide avenues for high school students to earn college credit.

During their discussions at the March and April 2017 board meetings, the school board carefully considered the implications of this change and how it might benefit students. They also discussed several scenarios including the possibility of applying this change to current year 9th grade students.

Dr. Jeffrey Hanks, superintendent, said, “We appreciate our school board for considering the potential impact of this recommended change to Board Policy and know they will make a decision that is in the best interest of our students.”

The school board will consider this recommendation again at their next Regular Meeting to be held in May.
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Kindergarten Registration - April 20, 2017

Begin your child's love of learning in a Weatherford ISD elementary school by enrolling them in Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year!

Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, April 20, 2017, provides parents their first opportunity to enroll children in Kindergarten. Parents are invited to enroll their child at a WISD elementary campus on Thursday, April 20 from 9-11 am and 6-7:30 pm.

New for 2017-2018 Registration: Parents may submit the registration paperwork online starting April 6, 2017, and then contact the school to schedule an appointment for April 20th to complete the registration process. Please see the document linked below for specific enrollment information.

For more information, please click on the headline.
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STAAR Test Tips

In Weatherford ISD, we believe the STAAR test is just one measure of a student’s academic progress. Nevertheless, STAAR testing days can be especially stressful for both students and parents. Below are some tips to help you help your child approach this week’s STAAR test dates like it’s just another school day.

1. Get plenty of rest!

Studies continue to show the correlation between a good night’s sleep and academic performance. It’s recommended that children ages of 6 to 13 get 9-11 hours of sleep; for teenagers it’s 8-10 hours.

Tip: Turn off electronics about an hour before bedtime.

2. Get organized.

A rushed and hectic morning could potentially have your child stressed before even entering their classroom.

Tip: Help your child select clothes, prepare lunches, and get school supplies ready before going to bed.

3. Eat Breakfast.

Multiple studies show that students who eat breakfast tend to be more alert and ready to learn in the classroom.

Tip: Plan for your child to eat breakfast at home or school.

4. Support and encourage.

Encourage your child to relax and to approach STAAR test days like any other school day. Your child’s teacher(s) has been preparing them for this moment.

Tip: Do a quick review with your child to reassure they are prepared for the test.

5. Write your child an encouraging message

“You’ve got this!” Knowing you are rooting for them, can boost your child’s confidence.

Tip: Consider putting a note of encouragement in your child’s backpack or text a message to your child before they begin testing.
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Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 Announced!

Begin your child's love of learning at Weatherford ISD!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and also from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at any of the District's seven elementary campuses.
Incoming kindergartners must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017, and parents/guardians must be residents of Weatherford ISD. For additional information, please click on the headline.
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WISD Geography Bee Winners Announced

Weatherford ISD students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to participate in the National Geographic Society’s Geography Bee by taking a written test each spring. The top students at each campus then advance to the District Geography Bee with the winner advancing to the state competition. This year’s District Geography Bee will be held at the Ninth Grade Center on Friday, May 12. To view the list of students representing their campus at this competition, please click on the headline.
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I-20 Closures

TxDOT updated its schedule for lane closures next week:
Mon 2/27: Flaggers on SB Lakeshore (by Valero) from 9am - 5pm
Wed 3/1: Right lane of EB US 180 closed from 8am - 5pm
Thu 3/2: Hudson Oaks Drive/Bridge closed from 9pm - 6am
Fri 3/3: EB IH-20 Ramp 413 closed from 9pm - 6am
The 3/9: Right lane of WB US 180 closed from 8am - 5pm

For more information on highway conditions, visit http://conditions.drivetexas.org/ .
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