Education

  Texoma schools begin distance learning

Distance learning starts Monday and some schools passed out supplies to help students.

  WFISD officials extend school closure through April 10

  WFISD asking for updated student information

MSU Texas to stay online for remainder of Spring semester, first summer term

WFISD serving meals through closure

City View ISD offering meals for students during closure

  Booker T Washington Elementary students learn about careers

Continued Coverage

  WFISD shows classroom technology growth

  MSU Texas celebrates engineering week

  WFISD: CEC students building second entire home

  Recruitment fair helps Holliday ISD build talent pool

  Esports burgeoning at WFISD

  WFISD’s CEC rescheduled open house on Feb. 18

  MSU Texas considering an invitation to become a member of the TTU System

If MSU Texas decides to join, they would become the fifth university to join under this university system.

  Midwestern State University adds new degrees, raises incoming student tuition slightly

The Board of Regents approved new tuition increases for incoming students and new degrees in the college of education.

  Wichita Christian open house event on Thursday

Meet the teachers and tour the schools on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WFISD’s CEC rescheduled open house quickly approaching

The principal of the WFISD’s Career Education Center, Synthia Kirby, tweeted recently about a date change for the CEC’s open house.

THURSDAY CLOSURES: keeping everyone safe and off the ice

  WFISD explains school closing procedures

  WEDNESDAY CLOSURES: getting ahead of the winter weather

  Robotics gets boost in Texoma

  How WFISD handles possible threats

  MSU students learn about study abroad program

  Throckmorton Collegiate ISD to stay closed for Thursday

On Monday, Jan. 20, Throckmorton’s superintendent sent out a message informing parents and teachers that they would be closing on Tuesday and Wednesday

  Milam Elementary hosting spelling bee; winner moves on to district level

Second through Fifth graders at Milam Elementary School will be putting their spelling skills to the test Tuesday evening.

  MSU Texas Cheer places in national cheer championship

Midwestern State University Cheerleading recently competed in the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship.

WFISD’s Career Education Center open house rescheduled

The principal of the WFISD’s Career Education Center, Synthia Kirby, tweeted recently about a date change for the CEC’s open house.

  Throckmorton Collegiate ISD to close Tuesday and Wednesday to sanitize schools

On Monday, Jan. 20, Throckmorton’s superintendent sent out a message informing parents and teachers that they would be closing on Tuesday and Wednesday

  Texoma schools that will start late on Friday

We’ve been seeing some wintery-mix precipitation throughout Texoma today. Along with that comes a couple of school districts that are going to be starting late on Friday, Jan. 17.

  WFISD’s Class of 2024 endorsement information seminars

If you have a current eighth grade student in the WFISD, these seminars are important for you and your child to understand completely.

  WFISD student arrested for carrying handgun

The district notified parents with a phone call this morning. WFISD says student and staff safety is their number one priority.

  WFISD: class of 2024 endorsement information seminar

If you have a current eighth grade student in the WFISD, these seminars are important for you and your child to understand completely.

  UPSTART nets WFISD honors for innovative program

WFISD was recognized for UPSTART, a free at-home pre-Kindergarten readiness program.

  WF Health District holding health education classes

There are two classes going on at the start of 2020; the first is the Healthy Living Class, that they do often, and the second is a diabetes education class called D.E.E.P.

  MSU Texas receives a second grant for Wilson School of Nursing

Just in time for Christmas, they have been awarded another Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant for $2.7 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

  WFISD teachers recieve IDEA grants

The grants go toward projects the teachers submitted for the WFISD foundation to consider.

  WFISD: Parents as Teachers program receives a national recognition

Receiving a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that WFISD’s Parents as Teachers program is a quality member of the home-visiting field, implementing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model.

  MSU Texas marketing students demo real life campaigns

On Monday, Dec. 9, marketing students at Midwestern State University had the chance to apply what they’ve learned in college.

  WF Housing Authority’s Scholarship Workshop deadline approaching

The WF Housing Authority is holding their Annual Scholarship Essay Writing Contest.

Local teachers receive combined $14k through Limeades for Learning

SONIC Drive-In, in partnership with non-profit DonorsChoose, hosted it’s annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign.

  Midwestern State growth helps it and community

The Board of Regents announced this year's freshman class was its second-largest.

  Bellevue students present living history

History came alive today at Bellevue ISD.

  Sikes Lake weir removal talks continue

Officials for the City of Wichita Falls are continuing to work to develop a plan to deal with the Sikes Lake weir.

  Walk honors veterans, active military members

The Walk for Warriors helps raise money for Base Camp Lindsey.

  Vernon College helping special needs students find comfort at the doctor

The partnership started after Vernon ISD asked special education parents what their students need the most help with.

  ‘Hiring Red, White and You’ job fair Thursday

The Texas Workforce Commission will host the 8th Annual Statewide Hiring Red, White and You job fair on November 7.

Mighty Military Kids Readers visit local students

The Sheppard Spouses’ Club (SSC) visited the children at Cunningham to read to them.

  N. Texas Workforce Solutions holds ‘Hiring Red, White and You’ job fair

The Texas Workforce Commission will host the 8th Annual Statewide Hiring Red, White and You job fair on November 7.

  Community members get behind the scenes look at WFISD schools

Community members got to go behind the desk and into WFISD schools to get a different look at how the schools are run.

Region 9 hosts Digital Threat Assessment Workshop

This Digital Threat Assessment workshop will address the ever-evolving technology challenges and the need to keep up that schools face.

  2019 BBB Torch Awards handed out

The Better Business Bureau’s 2019 Torch Awards were given out at the Wichita Falls Country Club.

MSU Texas and Texas Tech partner for new health center

MSU Texas is announcing the opening of the North Central Texas Area Health Education Center to better help serve the greater Wichita Falls area.

  Local teachers honored at TASA awards luncheon

The Texas Association of School Administrators held their 2020 Teacher of the Year luncheon today where they announced the winners from a group of finalists chosen in August.

  “Optimus Is Here,” makes a pit stop at Fain Elementary

At around 1:00 p.m. students at Fain were surprised with the mighty replica in an effort to encourage kids to join Optimus and to take a stand against bullies.

  Maverick the Mustang’s 13th birthday

Today is Midwestern State University’s own Maverick the Mustang’s 13th birthday.

MSU TX Faculty Forum focuses on The Wichita Mountains

Faculty Forum is a monthly showcase of the research and creative endeavors of the Midwestern State University faculty.

  WFISD Board member elected to TASB Board of Directors

Lukert joined the Wichita Falls ISD Board in 2018, and has been an educator for more than 40 years.

  National 4-H Week ends with One Day 4-H

The 4-H youth in Wichita County will be highlighted as part of the celebration of the week and will also showcase everything 4-H has to offer for young people.

  Dexter Learning is impacting our community one project at a time

Dexter Learning Center’s Art and Nature Club was told to come up with a few ideas of projects that the students could do to help improve the community.

  WFISD updated tax rate passes unanimously

The WFISD budget will follow House Bill 3 guidelines of 0.97$ for the Maintenance & Operations rate and 0.18$ for the Interest & Sinking rate.

  WFISD: Board meeting ends without budget

A budget remains undecided but more teachers were hired by WFISD on Thursday.

  Suspect in custody over threat to Nocona High School

As of 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, Nocona had posted an updated statement via Facebook that law enforcement had taken the 16-year-old suspect to a juvenile detention and hearing center.

  Café con Leche Community Café at MSU

Café con Leche focuses on helping first-time college students and their parents with financial aid forms, the enrollment process and also helps them set their education goals.

Tonight’s University Jazz Ensemble concert at Sikes Lake canceled

Tonight’s MSU Texas Jazz Concert that was supposed to be held at the Priddy Pavilion at Sikes Lake at 7:30 p.m. has been canceled due to inclement weather.

  YMCA Bill Bartley Family Branch unveils Playground Imagination™

The project came together thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wichita Falls and KaBOOM!

  Lamar playground due for an upgrade

Lamar Elementary services around 400 students a year, but they lack the one thing every kid wants at school, a fun playground.

  New Children’s Exhibit at Museum of North Texas History

Last year during Texoma Gives the Museum of North Texas History was fundraising for this exhibit, just one year later to the day, they are able to give back to the kids in our communities by opening the Children’s Exhibit.

Tech for Teens kickoff meeting

Tech for Teens is a non-profit coding education program that offers free computer science classes to students in the WFISD area from fourth grade to high school.

Altus Public Schools now offering virtual classroom option

Altus Public Schools is now giving students an opportunity to take classes online.

  MSU Texas clear bag policy takes effect for first home game

Fans will still be permitted to carry in approved items without a bag, such as binoculars, cameras and smart phones.

Café Con Leche Community Café tonight

Café Con Leche will be hosting a Community Café tonight, September 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Vernon College’s Century City Center Campus in room 606.

  Threat made on anonymous app to local ISD

This post was made anonymously and did not include any information that would identify the person who posted it.

Labor Day cookout at MSU

The annual Labor Day cookout at Midwestern State University is tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 3410 Taft Blvd., held by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.

Henrietta Jr. High principal receives TASSP recognition

On Thursday, August 29, Henrietta ISD tweeted about a recognition given by the TASSP, or the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.

  MSU holds open house for MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

Midwestern State University is holding an open house to showcase the newly named MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.

Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who this fall will teach in the university’s Department of Radio-Television-Film.

  Burkburnett administrator a finalist for Superintendent of the Year Award

The 2019 finalists include Dr. Tylor Chaplin of Burkburnett ISD

  Arrest made over threat to WFHS Wednesday

Wednesday, August 21, an email was sent out to parents of students of Wichita Falls High School to make them aware of a student who had made a threat against the school.

Black student ‘shamed’ when school officials colored hair

A 13-year-old student’s parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student’s head.

  MSU welcomes Fall student residents

Volunteer students were on hand as Midwestern State University welcomed its Fall student residents during Mustangs Move-In Day on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  Parachuter kicks off first day of school

The students at Wichita Christian School got a real treat when they had a surprise visit from a special guest on Thursday, Aug. 15.