Come and Support your Weatherford Kangaroos!
See what they do on a daily basis to get physically and mentally ready to compete for their school and town. We are accepting donations that will buy our athletes the safest and best equipment.
After the Night of Champions drive over to the baseball field and join us in supporting our Roo baseball team.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Outback Field House
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Press release from the Texas Education Agency:
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced today that it will host two public hearings to accept comments on its comprehensive draft strategic plan for special education.
• The first public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 12, at Education Service Center Region 1, 1900 West Schunior, in Edinburg.
• The second public hearing will take place on Monday, April 16, at Education Service Center Region 10, 400 East Spring Valley Road, in Richardson.
Participants will register onsite for each hearing beginning at 12:30 p.m. Speaker registration will end at 1 p.m. Both public hearings are set to begin at 1 p.m.
Speakers will be called in the order in which they registered. To accommodate as many people as possible, each registered speaker will be allotted three minutes. The public hearing will continue until all registered speakers have spoken or through 3 p.m. (whichever comes first). The hearings will be recorded and transcriptions posted publicly.
TEA’s draft strategic plan, regarding the support and delivery of special education services in our state’s public schools, reflects steps the agency is considering undertaking – beyond what is being required by the U.S. Department of Education, as outlined in a recent federal monitoring report.
Those unable to attend either public hearing can still submit electronic comments on the comprehensive draft strategic plan for special education. Comments can be submitted by email at TexasSPED@TEA.texas.gov. Electronic comments will be accepted through noon on Wednesday, April 18.
A final response to the federal monitoring report will be sent to the U.S. Department of Education later this month. To review the draft strategic plan or to learn more about the public hearings visit the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED.
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Press release from the Texas Education Agency:
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will accept comments on a comprehensive draft strategic plan for special education through noon on Wednesday, April 18.
TEA drafted an initial corrective action response regarding the support and delivery of special education services in our state’s public schools. That initial draft (shared publicly on Jan. 18, 2018) addressed all issues identified in a federal monitoring report, including the proper identification of special education students and assuring access to appropriate services at the local level.
The draft strategic plan reflects steps the agency is considering undertaking – beyond what is being required by the U.S. Department of Education. All comments regarding the strategic plan, as well as the corrective action response, can be submitted electronically by email at TexasSPED@TEA.texas.gov.
The draft plan includes components of a corrective action response that will be sent to the U.S. Department of Education later this month.
To review the draft strategic plan, visit the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED.
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All campuses and departments will be closed on Friday, March 20th. Monday, April 2, is also a school holiday for students.
In an effort to keep you informed about safety issues in our community, we are providing information about an incident that happened today at one of our bus stops.
This morning Weatherford ISD was notified that two Wright Elementary students, who were waiting at their bus stop, were approached by woman they did not know. She told them their bus was not coming and asked them to get into her car so she could take them to school. When the students said, “No,” the woman got out of her car and again asked the students to get in her car. The students refused again and the woman got back into her car and drove away.
The students described the vehicle as red/maroon 4-door car with mud covering the license plate. They described the woman as being in her 20s with brown hair. This incident occurred in the area near Case Street and Water Street.
The incident has been reported to the Weatherford Police Department. In addition, WISD’s Transportation department and bus drivers will be on alert for suspicious vehicles or individuals at pick up and drop off locations.
We encourage parents to talk with their children about stranger safety and to report any suspicious activity to our campuses and the police department.
Bus Safety Tips
1. Walk with a buddy.
2. Always refuse to go anywhere with people you don’t know.
3. Students should not feel obligated to help an adult with directions or to look for lost puppies or other items.
4. In potentially dangerous situations, students should make a lot of noise to alert neighbors, run to a safe place, or find an adult they can trust.
Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents from the National Crime Prevention Council
• Unfortunately no neighborhood is completely immune to crime. However, there are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe.
• Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check in or be home. When possible, have them leave a phone number of where they will be.
• Help children learn important phone numbers. Have your children practice reciting their home phone number and address, and your work and cell phone numbers. If they have trouble memorizing these, write them down on a card and have them carry it at all times. Tell your children where you will be and the best way to reach you.
• Set limits on where your children can go in your neighborhood. Do you want them crossing busy roads? Playing in alleys or abandoned buildings? Are there certain homes in your neighborhood that you don’t want your children to go to?
• Get to know your children’s friends. Meet their parents before letting your children to go to their home and keep a list of their phone numbers. If you can’t meet their parents, call and talk to them. Ask what your children might do at their house and if they will be supervised.
• Choose a safe house in your neighborhood. Pick a neighbor’s house where your children can go if they need help. Point out other places they can go for help, like stores, libraries, and police stations.
• Teach children to settle arguments with words, not fists. Role-play talking out problems, walking away from fist fights, and what to do when confronted with bullies. Remind them that taunting and teasing can hurt friends and make enemies.
• Work together with your neighbors. Watch out for suspicious and unusual behavior in your neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and their children so you can look out for one another.