Weatherford Independent School District

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News and Announcements

Roo Parent University Sessions Announced

Weatherford ISD's Roo Parent University offers free seminars for parents and community members that feature information sessions on timely topics.

Upcoming sessions scheduled for November 16 and December 7 will be held at the Bowie Learning Center located at 900 N. Elm Street. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to E. Weatherford Street across from Couts Methodist Church.

Parenting Secondary Students for Positive Mental Health
Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
To register for the November event, copy and paste this link in your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/77924170291

Parenting Elementary Students for Positive Mental Health
December 7 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
To register for the December event, copy and paste this link in your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/77911430185

Please click on the headline to view the information flyers for each session.
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2019 WHS Soccer Clinic

Does your child play soccer or have an interest in starting? Then, sign them up and give them the opportunity of being coached by the current boys and girls the WHS Soccer Teams. Your child (K-8th) will be grouped by age and receive small group instruction on skill-fouced drills, passing and shooting. This will be a fun-filled night to help encourage you child's enthusiasm and skill for the game of soccer!

Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 -8:30 pm
WHS MAC
For all K-8 boys and girls

Cost:
$20 Pre-registration
$15 Each additional siblinb
$25 to show up at the event not pre-registered

To register, click on the headline.
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Lady Roos Volleyball - Bi-District Playoff Game | November 5, 2019

The District Champion Lady Roos varsity volleyball team will face Arlington High in the Bi-District Playoff Game on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available for purchase at the game.


Game Location:
VR Eaton High School
1350 Eagle Blvd.
Haslet, TX 76052
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Floral Design Arrangement of the Month Club

October begins the WHS Floral Design Class' Arrangement of the Month! Please click on the headline to access the order form where you may select the months you would like to receive an arrangement or select the remaining months of the year. Payment should be submitted to the Floral Design class at Weatherford High School.

Click on the headline to access the order form.
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Weatherford ISD Receives $78,000 Grant for Safety and Security

Weatherford Independent School District (WISD) is proud to receive a federal grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant is authorized by the STOP School Violence Act and is intended to improve school safety and security measures districtwide.

Details about this grant are outlined below:

STOP School Violence – Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program Grant Award: $78,323.00.

Through this grant, WISD is expanding community and student safety awareness. The district’s safety and security office recognizes the importance of bringing awareness and building a collaborative safety and security culture. WISD will hold community safety summits and school events to provide our stakeholders with information about warning signs of violence so that parents and students know when to report concerning behaviors to school officials. In addition, this grant will facilitate safety and security case management, protocols and practices in order to increase the effectiveness of our district’s safety and security initiatives.

To learn more about this grant, please visit www.bja.gov.
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Possible Lightning Delay at Dismissal - October 29, 2019

We are closely monitoring this afternoon's forecast that indicates a chance of thunderstorms. If lightning is occurring at dismissal, we will hold all students inside their campus until the lightning delay is lifted.

While we advise parents who are picking up children from campuses to remain in their cars during a lightning delay, you may choose to come to the office to pick up your child.

Buses will wait at campuses until it is safe for students to board and, as a result, may be delayed in arriving to bus stops this afternoon.

If we experience a lightning delay this afternoon, we will notify parents using our automated calling and email notification system.

Thank you for your understanding as we implement bad weather processes that are designed to keep our children safe.
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TASA Names 2020 Teachers of the Year

AUSTIN – The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), which facilitates the Texas Teacher of the Year program has named Texas’ top teachers for 2020.

Karen Sams, a third-grade teacher from Weatherford ISD, is the 2020 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Michelle Sandoval, an eighth-grade math teacher from Ysleta ISD, is the 2020 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Karen Sams was chosen to represent the state as Texas Teacher of the Year in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

The announcement was made at the Texas Teacher of the Year awards luncheon at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Both state-level winners will receive a cash award and a commemorative trophy.

Also honored during the luncheon were the Regional Teachers of the Year and the finalists for Texas Teacher of the Year: Juliette Broussard, Pasadena ISD; Kami Dodds, Brady ISD; Jennifer Garner, River Road ISD; and Perla Lozoya, Socorro ISD.

“I congratulate Karen and Michelle on this achievement. Texas Teacher of the Year is the highest honor our state bestows upon its teachers,” said Kevin Brown, executive director of TASA. “They have distinguished themselves among thousands of outstanding, dedicated teachers across our state and nation have who have answered the call to serve others.”

2020 Texas Teacher of the Year

Karen Sams, David Crockett Elementary, Weatherford ISD “Students learn best by being engaged and collaborating with others,” said Karen Sams, 2020 Texas Teacher of the Year. “One way that I connect with students and reach them on a more personal level is through humor. When teachers share a laugh or a smile with students, it helps them feel more comfortable and open to learning.”

In her 15-year career in education, Sams has taught first through third grades as well as K-5 music. She is passionate about public education and has committed her entire career to helping students in Title 1 schools. Sams currently teaches third grade at David Crockett Elementary in Weatherford ISD, where she serves on the Campus Improvement Team and the Restorative Practices Campus Behavior Team.


2020 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year

Michelle Sandoval, Parkland Middle School, Ysleta ISD “Transparency is everything in education. When you are a real human in front of your students, you earn respect,” said Michelle Sandoval, 2020 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. “My only wish is that when I am transparent with them and show them that I too was from Northeast El Paso with a middle-class working family, that they too can be successful. I hope I can give them the key to their dreams with simple lessons on the fundamentals of money.”

Sandoval has taught eighth-grade math at Parkland Middle School for the past year of her 10-year teaching career. She serves as the Student Council sponsor and volleyball coach on her campus. Sandoval is proud to be teaching at her alma mater and to be from the El Paso community.

Texas Teacher of the Year Program

To achieve recognition as Texas Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year, a teacher must first be chosen as a campus and district teacher of the year, then a regional honoree. From the group of 40 regional teachers of the year, six finalists are chosen and interviewed by an independent panel of judges composed of representatives of education associations, community and business leaders, a member of the State Board for Educator Certification, a member of the State Board of Education, and prior Texas Teachers of the Year.

The state’s top elementary and secondary teachers are selected from these six finalists, and the Texas nominee for National Teacher of the Year is chosen from the top two winners. In 2015, Texas Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples of Amarillo ISD was the second Texas teacher to be named the National Teacher of the Year.

The Texas Teacher of the Year program has honored excellence in classroom education since 1969 and continues to annually recognize and reward teachers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching. The program operates with financial support and in-kind contributions from the following:

Diamond Sponsors
Edgenuity
H-E-B
Raise Your Hand Texas
TASA

Platinum Sponsors
Google for Education
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

Gold Sponsors
AXA Advisors
Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Vanir Construction Management

Silver Sponsors
Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Texas PTA Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA)

TASA is the professional association for Texas school superintendents and other administrators. The mission of the organization, which focuses on professional learning, advocacy and member engagement, is to promote, provide and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.
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Weatherford ISD Job Opening - Campus Security Officers

Weatherford ISD has an immediate opening for seven campus security officers. The campus security officer is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for students and staff by patrolling and monitoring the school campus, including the halls, lunchrooms, grounds and parking areas. The campus security officer may also greet visitors and direct them to the office to check into the building and will maintain high visibility throughout the school day.

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