News from or about the Weatherford Independent School District
A school bus transporting elementary students from Bose Ikard Elementary was involved in a rear-end collision Thursday afternoon while attempting to make a routine stop off Fort Worth Highway.
The driver of the SUV who struck the back of the school bus was transported to a hospital, as were two students who were preparing to exit the bus at the time of the accident.
Weatherford ISD administrators said the impact of the collision forced the bus about 15-20 feet forward. Also, the driver of the school bus saw what she thought was smoke and immediately implemented emergency evacuation procedures.
Durham School Services Donates to WISD: Durham School Services has once again partnered with the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation by donating a $15,000 check which will provide opportunities for teachers to receive grants for additional resources in their classrooms. Since 2000, Durham School Services has donated over $100,000 to the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation. Pictured from left are Grant Priess, WISD Executive Director of Operations and Security; Gerald Exman, Durham School Services General Manager; Dr. Deborah Cron, WISD Superintendent; and Brian Shuldberg, Durham School Services Regional Vice President (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Art Students Create Coloring Book for WISD Board Members: Students from both Weatherford High School's Ninth Grade Center and Weatherford High School were on hand at the Jan. 20 Weatherford ISD Board meeting to present coloring books and crayons to each Board members as part of January's School Board Recognition Month. Pictured (from left) are Ashley Ballengee, Lucia Lopez Rosas, NGC art instructor Paula Ard, WHS art instructor Kathy Cunning, and Barbara Swyryn (photo by DERIK MOORE).
PreK-Grade 2 Coloring Contest
Third place – Nolan Davis (Seguin)
Second place – Tovah Lewis (Ikard)
First place – Dezmond Durand (Ikard)
Grades 3-4 Essays
Second place – Jacoby Mason (Crockett)
First place – Michael Duly (Crockett)
Grades 3-4 Artistic Expression
Third place – Jacklyn Tellez (Crockett)
Second place – Bailly Carter (Crockett)
First place – Issac Pritchett (Crockett)
Grades 5-6 Essays
Third place – Edgar Baca (Seguin)
Second place – Jason Bradley (Martin)
First place – Cody Coen (Austin)
Grades 5-6 Artistic Expressions
Third place – Emily Roe (Crockett)
Second place – Amber Pritchett (Crockett)
First place – Jack Bowman (Crockett)
Grades 7-8 Essays
Third place – Bailey Roberts (Tison)
Second place – Kylie Dillinger (Hall)
Senior Blue Bell Honored: Senior Shelby Carter was recently selected as a member of the 2011 Texas All-State Dance Team and was one of only six dancers who also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Texas Dance Educators Association. Shelby was one of 160 high school dancers to represent their team and school at the Texas Dance Educators Convention recently held in Houston. These dancers worked with renowned choreographer, Quinton Weathers--best known for his work with Beyonce, Pepsi, Nickelodean, the STEP UP movies as well as other artists and commercial/tv/movie credits.
Weatherford ISD's track kickoff dinner will be Feb. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ninth Grade Center Cafeteria.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 each by contacting Coach Debra Wood. Ticket prices will increase to $7 each at the door.
For the third consecutive year, Weatherford Regional Medical Center has partnered with Weatherford ISD art classes inviting students to contribute designs for the Weatherford Regional Medical Center Christmas Card. Students from the Ninth Grade Center and WHS submitted entries this year and a panel of judges from Weatherford Regional selected the winners.
Cory Countryman, CEO of Weatherford Regional Medical Center; and Christina McGeHee, Marketing Director, recognized the winners of the Christmas Card Contest at last week's Board meeting.
[img_assist|nid=1467|title=Parker County Hospital District Continues Partnership with Weatherford ISD|desc=The Parker County Hospital District continues its support of Weatherford ISD students and staff members. Today, the PCHD continues to offer flu shots to WISD students, staff, and their families at little or no cost. Since August 2009, over 3,000 students have received immunizations and the cost savings to WISD family members is estimated to be more than $400,000. In addition, the PCHD has given over 1,500 flu shots to WISD students so far this school year. Among those honored at the Feb. 20 WISD Board meeting included (from left) Randall Young, CEO; and Lisa Franklin, LVN.
Weatherford High School Homecoming Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 7
Ex-Student Association Awards Luncheon
Doss Heritage and Culture Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: First National Bank of Weatherford
Ninth Grade Center
Community Pep Rally
Immediately following the Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 8
Unveiling of WHS Cornerstone
WHS – Outside Durant Auditorium
Homecoming Football Game
Roos vs. Arlington High Colts
Saturday, October 9
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
WHS Durant Auditorium
Congratulations to the 2010...
WISD Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Mac Curtis, Class of 1957
Bob Glenn, Class of 1960
Derik Moore/Special to The Community NewsDurham School Services has once again partnered with the WISD Education Foundation by donating a $15,000 check which will provide opportunities for teachers to receive grants for additional resources in their classrooms. Since 2000, Durham School Services has donated more than $100,000 to the WISD Education Foundation. Pictured from left are Charlotte LaGrone, WISD Director of Community Relations and Education Foundation; Gerald Exman, Durham School Services General Manager; and Dr. Deborah Cron, WISD Superintendent.