District News

  • Susan Fossler Named New CC Hardy Elementary Principal

    Susan Fossler, currently assistant principal at Parmley Elementary, has been promoted to Principal of CC Hardy Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. Fossler joined WISD in 2017 as a counselor before being named AP the following year. Prior to joining WISD she was a teacher and counselor in Conroe ISD for 17 years. Fossler holds a bachelor of science in education and a masters in school counseling from Sam Houston State University.

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  • Wildkat Resource Center Preparing for 2021-22 School Year

    We are excited to announce the new Wildkat Resource Center (WRC), formerly known as the parent center, will be fully up and running for the 2021-2022 school year. The WRC is being led by District Outreach Liaison, Kindra Schiffner. The WRC will offer FREE items for WISD employees, students, and their families in need of assistance. When someone within our school district encounters hard times, we will assist them. The WRC will provide clothing, undergarments and hygiene products monthly to our families in need. The new WRC will not accept donations of any household items or furniture. We are currently taking donations by appointment only.

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  • Pharmacy Tech and Nursing Assistant Students Pass Exams

    Congratulations to the @Willis_HS_TX Pharmacy and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students for achieving a 100% first-time passing rate on their state exams. All of the students are seniors, and are led by Health Science Instructor, Katrina King. Click headline to read more.

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  • Journalism Students

    Willis High School Journalism students recently competed at UIL Regionals, with two students earning a trip to the State competition in May. Heather Jackson won 3rd place for her news story, and Julianna Needham won 3rd place in Informative Speaking. The top 3 winners qualify for state competition. Additionally, the journalism team, made up of Brenan Mansker, Katherine Lee, and Summer Rains, placed 3rd for team journalism. Congratulations!

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  • CC Hardy Elementary Named Model PLC Campus

    CC Hardy Elementary School in Willis ISD was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

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  • Willis ISD Announces Two Big Hires

    Willis ISD is happy to announce that a new principal for Turner Elementary has been named. Lea Ann Boswell comes to us from Deer Park ISD where she served as principal of Fairmont Elementary for the last nine years. Additionally, Brad Mansfield has been tapped as Executive Director of the Student Services department. He replaces Dr. Timothy Walsh, who is retiring. Click headline to read more.

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  • 2021-22 Learning Model

    Dr. Harkrider has announced that the district will only provide in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, masks will be optional during summer activities.

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  • Summer Enrichment Camps

    We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our new summer enrichment camps. The camps are a District program designed to offer specialized curriculum enhancement in multiple specialty areas. Please click on the headline above for more information on registration and fees.

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  • Pre-Kindergarten Early Registration Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

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  • Willis ISD Bringing Career & Technology Exploration Labs to Eighth Grade Students in 2021

    Three years ago, the Willis High School Career & Technology Education Center (CTE) opened its doors and revolutionized career/technical education in Montgomery County. Now, Willis ISD is continuing its commitment to develop well-rounded students who are ready for college OR the workforce by bringing CTE course labs to all 8th grade students. This summer, classrooms at both Brabham and Lucas Middle School will be renovated into college and career Ready STEM labs for a new elective course. Click headline to learn more.

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  • Mask Protocol for Remainder of 2020-2021 School Year

    Willis ISD Board of Trustees met today in a special meeting to discuss and consider health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. With only ten weeks remaining in the school year, the board voted unanimously to continue with the established safety protocols we have implemented all year, including the requirement that all staff and students wear masks / face coverings at school. We will still enforce our existing mask protocols and social distancing requirements. Click headline to read more.

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  • 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Approved

    The WISD Board of Trustees approved the new school year calendar during the February board meeting. The calendar features an August 11, 2021 start date, Thanksgiving week of Nov. 22-26, and Winter Holidays beginning with an early release on Dec. 17 and with students returning Jan. 5, 2022. Spring Break will be March 14-18, 2022, and the final day of classes for students will be May 20, 2022.

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  • Kameron Wilder Named Principal of Elementary #6

    Willis ISD is proud to announce that Kameron Wilder, Principal of Turner Elementary, has been named principal of the District’s new Elementary #6, opening August 2021. "It was important to us to put strong leadership in place at our new school," said Dr. Harkrider. "We wanted someone who has been with the District and can build a strong foundation for years to come. There is no better person for this job than Mrs. Wilder." Mrs. Wilder will remain Principal at Turner Elementary through the end of the school year.

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  • NEW Anonymous Alert App

    Willis ISD is excited to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®. Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses. Click headline to learn more.

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  • Willis ISD Earns “B” in TEA’s 2019 A-F Accountability Rating System

    Willis ISD has earned an overall rating of “B” in TEA’s preliminary 2019 Accountability Ratings. The district earned an overall score of 85.

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  • Superintendent of The Year

    Willis ISD Superintendent Tim Harkrider was named Region 6 Superintendent of the Year in June.  Willis ISD is part of Region 6, which includes 65 school districts covering 18 counties. Harkrider will now vie for State Superintendent of the Year with other regional winners in August. The statewide winner will be announced in September at the TASA/TASB conference for school administrators.

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