News from or about the Weatherford Independent School District
Catalogs for the Community Ed Department’s summer activities should be hitting area mailboxes this week! If you would like to get a jump on things and register early, click on the catalog cover below and view the catalog in its entirety, or visit the ComEd registration site at http://comed.weatherfordisd.com. There’s something for everyone!
Three Weatherford High School students were recognized for their entries in the Third Annual Parker County School Art Contest for Victim's Rights Week sponsored by the District Attorney's Office.
Also, Tison Middle School had five entries in the contest, including a second-place finish in the junior high/high school division.
Parker County Art Contest: Chloe Reid (from left) won Best of Show and first place, Lauren Phol won third place in photography, and Lacy Johnson won third place in painting (courtesy photo).
Weatherford High School's HOSA club donated time and muscle to help Manna organize its monthly garage sale.
All proceeds from Manna go to the less fortunate and veterans of Weatherford Community.
The students of HOSA are very dedicated to the improvement of the Weatherford community, and some of them will eventually be our future nurses and doctors.
HOSA Club Donates: Pictured (from left) are HOSA members Emily Blalock; Danielle Summerfield-Brice; Charlsie Rossander; Ann Stephens, Director of Manna House; Shelby Addy; and Shelbie Box (courtesy photo).
The Weatherford ISD Adult Education Program received the Outstanding Community Education Event Award at the recent Texas Community Education Association state convention held in Kerrville.
The award signifies outstanding efforts at collaboration between local entities to enhance the learning of individuals in their community. In association with the Parker County AgriLife Extension Service, students in the adult education program attended workshops, including a 6 hour workshop entitled “Tools to Becoming a Successful Parent.”
WHS Girls Golf: Congratulations to Weatherford High School's varsity boys golf team for placing 11th overall at the recent Regional Golf Tournament in Lubbock (courtesy photo).
Tuesday, April 26
Mathematics - Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, and 10
Wednesday, April 27
Reading - Grades 3, 4, 6, and 7
Mathematics - Grade 11
Thursday, April 28
Science - Grades 5, 8, 10, and 11
Mathematics - Grade 9
Friday, April 29
Social Studies - Grades 8, 10, and 11
By CHARLOTTE LaGRONE
WISD Director of Community Relations/Education Foundation
The Weatherford ISD Education Foundation recognizes excellence in teaching through our Campus and District Teacher of the Year program. Annually, each campus selects a teacher of the year. These teachers are then honored at the annual Teacher of the Year luncheon where the WISD Elementary and Secondary teachers of the year are announced. Those teachers advance to a regional competition.
The Weatherford FFA students traveled to Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday to compete in the Area 5 Judging Contests. In the state of Texas, most schools have an Agriculture Department and are heavenly involved in the student contests sponsored by the state FFA student organization. Most competitions have individual contests and team contests. Weatherford FFA students were successful again as 2 teams will advance to the state contest in: Dairy Foods, and Poultry. The students who competed in each contest and their results are to be congratulated for their accomplishments and we wish them success in the state contest.
By DERIK MOORE
Weatherford ISD Director of Communications
Weatherford ISD has just received notification that it has been selected as a 2011 recipient for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) presented by the Quality Texas Foundation.
The Texas Award for Performance for Excellence is an annual recognition of Texas organizations that excel in performance and organizational improvement principles and is the state’s equivalent to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. It also is the highest level recognized by the Quality Texas Foundation.
Weatherford ISD appreciates its volunteers! In partnership with all of the school campuses, volunteers provide valuable services to the District which ultimately contributes to success. Last year, over 2,300 volunteers donated more than 55,500 hours to WISD campuses.
In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Weatherford ISD extends a personal invitation for others to become a part of the Weatherford ISD Volunteer Program. There are several opportunities for volunteering at WISD campuses including:
• Campus workrooms
• Room moms/dads
• Watch Dog Dads program
• PTAs, Booster Clubs
• Field trips
• Campus or District Improvement Teams