Education

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

  Early voting underway for WFISD bond election

  Vernon ISD announces temporary bus route closures

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

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

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

Continued Coverage

$350K in scholarships now available for Vernon College

  WFISD asking for parent feedback on school year

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

  MSU Texas offers online adult education degree

  Distance learning offers flexibility for adult education

  MSU Texas waiving admission fees for one week

  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

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

  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 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.

  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.