Education

Wichita Falls ISD sets 2021 graduation dates

Wichita Falls ISD announced the 2021 graduation dates for Hirschi, Rider and Wichita Falls high schools on Tuesday.

WFISD School Naming Committee nomination form now available

WFISD adds 4 new early release days to calendar

  TEA finds students started school almost six months behind

  Burkburnett ISD to offer new fire safety program Fall 2021

MSU Texas president gives update on Texas Tech University System transition

  WFISD to create committee to name new high schools

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WFISD offers free Holiday Meal Boxes for students

  Kirby Middle School principal named 2021 Texas Middle School Principal of the Year

  STAAR testing a go, A-F ratings paused

  WFISD receives $8,000 for P.E. equipment from WF Optimist Club

  Free school meals continue to end of school year, free or reduced-lunch applications still needed

WFISD to cancel remote learning for students failing one or more classes

  Dexter School officially moves into new location

After purchasing it over the summer, Dexter School has officially moved into its new campus in Wichita Falls.

  What to expect during the WFISD Spring 2021 semester

With just three weeks of instruction left in the fall semester, Wichita Falls ISD students who are currently learning remotely and failing need to be prepared to head back in-person in the spring.

  WFISD delivers 782 meals at start of Thanksgiving Break

The district handed out 782 boxes of food, each with 15 meals, to cars.

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

Henrietta ISD extends Thanksgiving holiday

WFISD Commitment Switch Form available for second semester

  WFISD finalizes election results, moves forward on building new high schools

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

  Desperate need for substitutes, bond reaction discussed at board meeting

  WFISD will NOT move to virtual learning after Thanksgiving break

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

  MSU Texas to host virtual graduation

The change from an in-person ceremony is due to the increase of local COVID-19 cases.

Graham ISD internet down disrupting remote learning

Graham ISD is experiencing issues with remote learning because of an internet failure.

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

WFISD to host virtual meeting about 2020 bond

It is open to the public but you must register to attend.

  More parents are choosing homeschooling to educate their children

More parents are choosing homeschooling to educate their children

  School districts turn to virtual learning in lieu of canceling school during icy weather

Quanah ISD and Petrolia CISD’s superintendents said they knew the roads would be bad on Tuesday, and didn’t want to take the risk of students and staff driving. `

  Electra Junior Senior High virtual Thursday, Friday after student tests positive for COVID-19

Electra Junior Senior High School classes will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Area schools, businesses are closing or delaying due to inclement weather

Many schools and businesses in the area have closed or delayed openings because of the dangerous conditions

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

Region 9 Virtual College Fair to be held this evening

The fair is an opportunity for students to speak with college representatives and plan for the future.

  MSU Texas cancels Spring Break, ends semester a week early

The end of the semester is now shifted up by one week.

Bowie ISD to end remote learning

The decision was made based on student failure rates among virtual learners.

WFISD honors students, staff members at board meeting

Wichita Falls ISD honored several staff members and students at their board meeting on Monday.

  WFISD board pushing for more students to meet state standards

Right now in Wichita Falls, 34-percent of third grade readers are meeting state level standards and the district had an initial goal of getting to 46-percent by 2024. Texas-wide, 45-percent of third graders are meeting state standards for reading.

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

  City View ISD getting rid of virtual learning due to student failure rates

With just over half of virtual students failing their classes, City View ISD has decided to no longer offer remote learning.

WFISD Commitment Switch Form available for secondary students

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

  WFISD’s message to parents: “we would like to see more students come back to school”

After the first nine weeks of school, 78% of students in the Wichita Falls ISD are back in the classroom, and the district wants to see the number continue to grow.

  Early voting underway for WFISD bond election

WFISD has released more information on the bond election coming up in November.

  Vernon ISD announces temporary bus route closures

Parents with students on the closed bus routes will need to make other arrangements for their students.

  Quanah ISD closes it’s doors after COVID-19 cases spike

Quanah ISD closes it’s doors after COVID-19 cases rise

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

  Vernon College opens scholarship to help students pay for classes during COVID-19

Vernon College opens scholarship to help students pay for classes during COVID-19

$350K in scholarships now available for Vernon College

More than $350,000 is available in scholarship awards for academic, career and technical education programs.

  WFISD asking for parent feedback on school year

WFISD is wanting some feedback from parents.

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Wednesday.

  MSU Texas offers online adult education degree

The approach of the BAAS degree builds on the learner’s background and experiences.

  Distance learning offers flexibility for adult education

Since offering virtual options for getting your GED, or learning English as a second language, Heeber, the program’s coordinator, is seeing students from cities she hasn’t before.

  MSU Texas waiving admission fees for one week

There’s some good news this week for high school seniors.

  WFISD Memorial Stadium attendance guidelines

Gates will close when the stadium reaches 50% capacity.

Seymour ISD confirms positive COVID-19 case

Seymour ISD confirms positive COVID-19 case.

  Holliday Elementary moves into new wing while district continues to grow

Teachers and Fifth Graders at Holliday Elementary School have new classrooms with state of the art learning.

State releases district-level COVID-19 data for public schools

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Wednesday.

  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.

  UPDATE: Wichita Falls ISD approves creating district-wide WiFi network

The Wichita Falls ISD is in the process of figuring out how it can create its own wifi network for the district.

  Free lunch for some students in Texas school districts next week

Free lunch for some students in Texas school districts next week

WFISD meals now free for students 18 and younger

WFISD is now allowed to serve meals at no cost to students 18 years old or younger.

Early voting for WFISD bond election starts in October

Each new high school will have identical floor plans with personalized colors, materials and finished throughout the campuses.

  WFISD looking to create district-wide wifi network

The Wichita Falls ISD is in the process of figuring out how it can create its own wifi network for the district.

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

WFISD chef was recognized as one of five exceptional chefs for her work throughout the pandemic.

WFISD Commitment Switch Form available for elementary students

The form will be available for nearly two weeks, with the deadline for submission on Sept. 27.

MSU Texas professor receives National Science Foundation grant

The grant will send the professor to the Albertine-Rhino Graben in Uganda for a four-year project to study dry rifting.

  Texoma school districts putting electrostatic disinfectant sprayers to work

Disinfecting schools is now as easy as getting some water, a disinfecting tablet and spraying away.

  How COVID-19 is impacting high school homecoming

Homecoming at Archer City High School will still feature voting for royalty and alumni lunches. Just this year, more of those events are being moved online and getting spaced out.

  Olney ISD deadline to change learning environment Friday

Schools only need to hear from parents needing to change their current placement.

  MSU Texas to offer first doctoral program in 2021

MSU Texas has earned approval to offer a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

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

The Texas Education Agency is rolling a system to track COVID-19 cases in public school districts.

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

When the school year started, 15-percent of City View students committed to online learning. Since making the announcement that parents could change their minds on Wednesday, all three schools are already receiving requests.

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

Texoma students who are distance learning may not be on campus, but still need access to breakfast and lunch.

  MSU Texas course offers chance to learn centuries old craft

It's an introduction into blacksmithing.

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

Inside their classes everyone is wearing masks and desks are marked to tell you where to sit.

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

City View Junior and Senior High School makes a few changes this school year

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

Ben Franklin Elementary has postponed their face-to-face school reopening until Aug. 27.