Education

Bowie ISD athletic facilities operational again after May tornado

No more holes in classrooms, a brand new football field and a new gym floor make the Bowie high school from June unrecognizable.

  Free lunch for some students in Texas school districts next week

WFISD meals now free for students 18 and younger

Early voting for WFISD bond election starts in October

  WFISD looking to create district-wide wifi network

  WFISD chef recognized nationally as a “Hero Behind the Food”

WFISD Commitment Switch Form available for elementary students

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MSU Texas professor receives National Science Foundation grant

  Texoma school districts putting electrostatic disinfectant sprayers to work

  How COVID-19 is impacting high school homecoming

  Olney ISD deadline to change learning environment Friday

  MSU Texas to offer first doctoral program in 2021

  Districts to start reporting COVID-19 cases to Texas Education Agency tracking system

WFISD Commitment Switch Form available for secondary students

This form is only for secondary students, which are students in grades six through 12.

  Two WFISD administrators win Region 9 principal, assistant principal of the year

Two Wichita Falls ISD administrators have won Region 9 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year.

  WFISD receives over $5K in equipment for medical programs

Wichita Falls ISD has received $6,000 worth of medical donations for Career Education Center programs.

  Ben Franklin Elementary welcomes students back

Their return today was extra sweet.

  City View ISD allowing students to switch to face-to-face learning

  Texoma school districts on how they’re feeding their remote learning students

  MSU Texas course offers chance to learn centuries old craft

  MSU Texas students put new rules into practice for first day of Fall 2020 semester

  City View Junior & Senior High School make some changes this school year

Ben Franklin Elementary face-to-face learning postponed until next Thursday

  WFISD providing meals for virtual learning students

Wichita Falls ISD will still be providing lunches for students enrolled in remote learning.

  Children riding the school bus should expect a few changes

Children riding the bus should expect a few changes this school year.

  WFISD parents getting kids ready for first day of school, remote and in-person

For Jason Sprague, his daughter’s morning routine for the first day of school will look different this year.

WFISD hosts immunization clinics for 7th graders

Immunization clinics are still being hosted for WFISD students going into 7th grade.

  Ben Franklin Elementary postpones face-to-face learning due to water line burst

Ben Franklin Elementary has postponed their face-to-face school reopening until Aug. 24.

  WFISD tech support line now open

WFISD now has a tech support line to help parents and students learning from home.

Enrollment now open for Dexter Homeschool

Dexter learning has launched Dexter Homeschool as a new program available for students.

Two Altus Public Schools students test positive for COVID-19

Two of the APS's students tested positive for COVID-19 after the school day on Monday

WFISD calls for November bond election, $290 mil for two new high schools

The Wichita Falls ISD will officially hold a bond election this November. The district is asking for $290 million to build two new high schools, intended to be ready by the 2024 school year.

  Vernon College hosting on-site registration to help last minute students

Vernon College will be hosting three days of on-site registration next week.

  MSU Texas Mustangs move in for the first time in months

MSU Texas Mustangs move in for the first time in months

  Vernon ISD getting campuses ready for first day of school

Vernon ISD will be welcoming back 88-percent of its students in-person on Monday, and with that comes some new rules to make sure they stay safe.

  Sheppard AFB hosts Back-to-School Town Hall

Sheppard AFB is hosting a Back-to-School Town Hall about local school districts on Tuesday.

  Wichita Christian adapts to COVID-19 guidelines

Wichita Christian School returns to class after 5 months.

  Nonprofit giving away free school supplies, face masks for students K-12

Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to attend a free back to school event on Friday.

  Physicals for WFISD student athletes available Friday

The next round of physicals for WFISD student athletes is this Friday.

  Christ Academy start school year in new blended learning center

It’s the first day of school for many schools across Texoma, but Christ Academy students got to start this year in a brand new high school.

MSU Texas Safety App available for download

MSU Texas has an app geared towards keeping students, faculty and staff safe.

  Vernon College releases updated COVID-19 protocols for fall 2020 semester

Vernon College has released its guidelines for coming back to school this month as it prepares to welcome back nearly three-thousand students to campus.

  MSU Texas students win BEA award for documentary

Their documentary was recognized in the Short Form Documentary category.

  Graham ISD needs online enrollment forms filled out

School starts August 31 for Graham ISD and some online enrollment forms still need to be filled out.

  Camp Fire North Texas after-school program starting Sept. 8

Children from Wichita Falls, City View and Burkburnett schools participate in programs designed to positively influence their lives and prepare them for roles in the community.

WalletHub survey finds 55% of parents want in-person learning

Reopening schools to in-person learning is a hotly debated topic across the country.

  Cornyn: MSU Texas to receive $262K federal grant

MSU Texas is set to receive a federal grant for higher education.

  MSU professor wins David Adams Educator of the Year honor

A Midwestern State University professor has been honored as the 2020 winner of the David Adams Educator of the Year Award.

Back to school plans for Texoma school districts, colleges

As the 2020-21 school year approaches, schools across Texoma are releasing their back to school plans.

  MSU Texas one step closer to joining the Texas Tech System

MSU Texas is one step closer to joining the Texas Tech University System.

  PPE on its way to Texoma school districts

384,464 disposable masks, 188,700 pairs of gloves, 4,081 gallons of hand sanitizer and more is headed to school districts across Region 9 to get them ready for this upcoming school year.

  Christ Academy to reopen with on-campus learning Aug. 13

Christ Academy is planning to reopen with on-campus learning next Thursday.

  Two Region 9 teachers named 2021 Teachers of the Year

On Monday, two teachers were named the 2021 Teacher of the Year in Region 9.

  Beat the Odds: Backpack giveaway this weekend

Free school supplies will be given out until they are gone.

Memorial Scholarship set up for late MSU Texas staff member

A memorial scholarship has been set up in honor of an MSU Texas staff member who died earlier this week.

  UPDATE: WFISD releases Student Commitment Form

Parents will need to make the decision between on-campus or distance learning by August 6.

  City View ISD releases back to school plan

City View ISD has released their back to school plan.

  WFISD to start school year in-person, parents to decide on virtual attendance

The deadline for any students switching to distance learning is August 6.

  MSU Texas changes freshman admission requirements

MSU Texas has made testing requirements optional for incoming 2020-21 freshman.

  Bowie ISD releases back to school plan, virtual and on-campus options available

Bowie ISD’s board adopted date has not changed.

  MSU Texas faculty member passes away

Midwestern State University announced Wednesday that one of their faculty members has died.

Project Beat the Odds to give away free backpacks

Project Beat the Odds will be giving away free backpacks on August 1 to help students prepare for the new school year.

Gov. Abbott waives grade promotion requirements for this year’s STAAR testing

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year.

  WFISD board to discuss fall semester plan Wednesday

The future of fall classes at Wichita Falls ISD could be decided this week.

  WFISD 2020 school supply list released

Wichita Falls ISD has released their 2020 school supply list for students.

  MSU Texas makes social distancing changes for students returning to campus

Move-in will look different this year.

  TEA announces new reopening guidelines for schools

The Texas Education Agency has announced new reopening guidelines for schools across the state.

  Gov. Abbott announces eLearning funding for Texas students

The funds will be used to purchase eLearning devices and home internet solutions for Texas students in need.

  MSU, Vernon College adapting hybrid class model for Fall 2020

As COVID-19 casses continue to rise in Wichita County, Midwestern State University and Vernon College are working to figure out the safest way to bring students back to the classroom.

  Figuring out the next steps now that TEA Fall 2020 Reopening Guidelines are here

“To be honest we were told we were getting these guidelines several weeks ago so it’s nice to finally have some guidelines.”

TEA issues new guidelines for on-campus instruction

The Texas Education Agency has issued their guidelines for students to safely return to on-campus instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

MSU Texas to use remote learning after Thanksgiving Break

Midwestern State University announced Thursday they will not be requiring students to return to campus after Thanksgiving Break.

MSU Texas to require masks on campus starting July 6

MSU Texas will begin to require masks on campus starting July 6.

  MSU Texas names 2020 Hardin Professor

A Midwestern State University professor was awarded with the highest honor the university can offer.

  Two WFISD High Schools hold graduation ceremonies

It was an exciting morning for the coyotes, even if things did look a little different.

  Longtime MSU Texas worker retires after 15 years

A longtime Midwestern State University worker is retiring but that doesn’t mean she’s going anywhere.

  Wichita Falls ISD releases new graduation information

Wichita Falls ISD has released more information regarding their upcoming graduation ceremonies.

  WFISD Foundation grants 57 scholarships to graduating seniors

Since they can’t hold banquets, they’re doing something a little more personal.

  Jefferson Elementary hosts outdoor graduation

Jefferson Elementary School honored their kindergarten and fifth grade classes today by hosting a graduation outside the building.

  WFISD names Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year

During two surprise ceremonies Friday morning, Wichita Falls ISD announced the district’s Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.

  Region 9 names superintendent of the year

Region 9 named their superintendent of the year on Friday.