Education

  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.

  Parachuter kicks off first day of school

  Hirschi students receive warm welcome

  WFISD heads back to school today

  WFPD reminds drivers about school bus and school zone safety

Welding operations can spark wildfires

TxDot: Back to school tips for drivers and students

Continued Coverage

MSU approves renaming of the soon to open simulation center

  Hometown Pride Tour: Vernon College

  Foreign exchange students arrive in Wichita Falls

  Project Back to School Roundup

  Denver Alternative Learning Center has moved

  CEC students built entire home, open house tonight

  WFISD Fan Fest this Wednesday

Fan Fest will be held on Wednesday, August 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

  Local radio station’s school supply drive successful

KMOC’s July school supply drive was successful in their attempt to provide school supplies for 200 Headstart and Pre-K children.

Gulp! Arkansas photographer snaps images of snake eating bug

An amateur photographer has snapped some startling gone-in-a-gulp images of a venomous snake devouring an unlucky bug

Many Texoma school districts have released school supply lists

With tax free weekend coming up the weekend of August 9, we’re going to keep an updating list of districts who have publicly released their school supply lists.

  Texas district imposes drug testing for extracurricular play

Former UT-Arlington golf coach cited for sexual harassment

Duncan teacher named finalist for Okla. ‘Teacher of the Year’

  MSU students win honor for documentary

Cameron University establishes endowment in honor of alumnus and former NFL player

  WFISD tax ratification election passes

  WFISD tax rate election faces opposition

The proposed tax rate changes would lower taxes for citizens, but the opposition says the danger is in what could happen in the future.

  Holliday ISD wins UIL Academic Competition

“Holliday I.S.D. prides itself in supporting University Interscholastic League (U.I.L.) academic competitions.”

  Wichita Falls Teen competes in 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee

McNiel Middle School student Helen Li is in Washington D.C. to compete in The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She is one of 562 from across the nation who are showing off their spelling skills with hopes of becoming the national champion speller.

House Bill 3 brings more money to school districts

House Bill 3 brings more money to school districts across the state.

  Graham ISD considers changes to dress code

School officials say they are looking into changes to the dress code involving hair colors.

  MSU commencement ceremony to celebrate 760 graduates

The ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m.

  MSU Regents approve naming of new health sciences facility

The MSU Board of Regents has announced the name of the new health sciences facility.

  McNiel Middle Schooler wins regional civics competition

Congratulations to Caleb Hudson, a McNiel Middle School 8th grader, the Region 9 winner of the 2019 Bee in a Box competition.

  30th Anniversary PIE Recognition Dinner

The 30th Anniversary appreciation dinner was held Tuesday night to honor and thank the more than 300 volunteers who contribute time, money and resources to students and teachers in the WFISD every day.

West Foundation students present The Kitchen with check

The students sold scented pencils to raise money for The Kitchen.

  WFISD students help build custom motorcycle

The custom bike was put on display on Saturday morning.

  Elementary students present research projects at MSU

All the kids showed off their hard work to MSU students.

WFISD to host teacher job fair this Saturday

If you or someone you know is interested in a teaching job with WFISD, the district is hosting a job fair this weekend.

  WFISD hosts college and career fair at CEC

The students got the opportunity to learn about available opportunities and do a little bit of networking.

  MSU media students win 30 TIPA awards

MSU media students went home with several awards.

  WFISD hosts 13th Senior Send-off

The event gave about 750 seniors from around the district the chance to learn about life after high school.

  Petrolia CISD posts new sign warning of armed teachers

A photo of the sign was posted on Facebook on Monday afternoon.

MSU alumnus, CEO announced as commencement speaker

Tarkan Maner graduated from MSU in 1993.

  MSU students teach kids about chemistry

MSU students, part of the local chapter of The American Chemical Society led the students in some fun activities including making chemical artwork, making a bouncy ball and demonstrating how flammable fumes ignite.

Vernon College Cosmetology program hosts hair show

Money raised will go towards scholarships for future students.

  Teachers get big award from Red River Chevy Dealers

An Altus teacher has got a big check from the Red River Chevy Dealers.

City View ISD to host open house

The public is invited to take a look at the facilities that City View ISD is hoping to improve.

  WFISD students get to choose new lunch menu items

“Roost” claimed 70 percent of the high school students’ votes.

  Two WFISD administrators win state educator awards

Two WFISD Administrators have won prestigious awards.

  Burkburnett ISD: Increased police presence will continue

School officials say security will be increased through the remainder of the school year.

  City View ISD hosts bond open house

City View ISD to hold $10 million bond election in May.

MSU investigates report of racists remarks in campus housing

An investigation into the allegations is underway.

  Final facility community open forum for WFISD held Thursday evening

The last chance to voice your thoughts on what WFISD should do about its facilities is tonight (Thursday.)

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Good News: Fain Elementary Art Expo

"The Arts" are everywhere, and 5th grade students at Fain Elementary proved that at their Art Expo Tuesday night.

  Wichita Falls Public Library seals time capsule

Your grandchildren or even great-grandchildren might be able to see the time capsule opened.

  Oncor celebrates 100 Super Safe Kids shows

Students learned how to be safe around electricity.

2019 WFISD Teacher of the Year Nominees

2019 WFISD Teacher of the Year Nominees

  WFISD hosts community forums to discuss long-term facility plans

The district wants input from the public as they analyze district facilities and come up with a long-range facility plan.

  Time running out to pay for library fines with canned goods

There are only a few days to have your fines forgiven in the exchange for canned or dry goods.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

  Nominate a deserving educator for the Red River Chevy Teacher Appreciation award

Nominate your teacher before the Friday deadline.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  MSU Board of Regents move ahead on multiple issues

A partnership between a medical company and the radiology department was just one of the many advancements the school made on Thursday.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

Electra ISD on the hunt for new superintendent, Hogue to retire

Scott Hogue is set to retire following a career in education that has spanned more than three decades.

  John Tower Elementary hosts spelling bee

The winner goes on to the News Channel 6 sponsored spelling bee in March.

  The Latest: City View ISD employee fired following internal audit

An internal audit brought significant discrepancies to light within the City View ISD.

  Good News: MSU Mass Comm Students Win Best Documentary

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. It was also the title of a documentary that won top honors. It was produced by students in the Midwestern State University Mass Communication Department, and was recently named best documentary in the South Central Broadcasting Society competition.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

  School districts cancel classes over flu, absences

Widespread flu activity has been reported in Texas and Oklahoma.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

  WFISD staff appointed to Texas Early Learning Council

In 2019, the Council will lead a statewide birth-five needs assessment and strategic plan as part of Texas' Preschool Development Grant project.

  MSU Texas Dream Week: Unity Walk and Wreath Laying

It's Dream Week at MSU Texas. In an effort to support and continue the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the university is celebrating diversity and inclusion.

Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship contest officially opens

Do you know a high school senior that should apply?

  Housing authority hosts 3rd annual Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

The annual event helps high school seniors and college students complete essays and applications for scholarships.

  Charges dropped against former WFISD principal for failing to report abuse

Charges have been dropped against the second former WFISD principal who was arrested in early 2018 for Failure to Report.

MSU Professor recipient of creative fellowhsip

The Jane Spears Carnes Faculty Fellowship in Creative Endeavors, made possible by a gift from Carnes, is a support grant to reward and refresh faculty in creative fields so they might take a semester off from teaching to enhance their research, artistic endeavors, and teaching.

  MSU Texas' longest-tenured professor to retire

When Hewitt took that teaching job, one that he didn’t think he was qualified for, he didn’t look back.

  WFISD partners with HealthyWage

WFISD is partnering with HealthyWage to bring a weight loss competition to Wichita Falls which could pay $10,000.

Wichita Falls ISD Title 1 showcases technology and new programs

WFISD Title 1 showcase

Christ Academy Celebrates Veterans with Special Assembly

Christ Academy honors Veterans