District News

  • Cannan Teacher to be on Premier of The Voice

    Alexis McLaughlin is the music teacher at Cannan Elementary. She spends the day teaching her students how to recognize rhythm, make music, and find the courage to pursue their dreams. On evenings and weekends, she performs at local establishments. And sometimes, in her spare time, she auditions on The Voice! Alexis will be featured on the premiere of Season 22 beginning Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7 central on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

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  • 2022 Homecoming Parade Route, Entry Rules and Guidelines

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  • New Stadium Rules in Effect for First Home Game

    It’s time for Friday Night Lights! Please review the new safety initiatives going into effect at Yates Stadium.

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  • Sara Goolsby Named Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Teaching & Learning

    Willis ISD is proud to announce that Sara Goolsby has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Teaching & Learning for Willis ISD. She previously served the district as the Executive Director of Secondary Education. Goolsby replaces Brian Greeney, who departed Willis ISD last week. Goolsby joined Willis ISD as the Willis High School Dean of Curriculum in 2016. Click headline to read more.

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  • Willis ISD Trustees Set Tax Rate

    At the Board of Trustees meeting held August 17, 2022, Trustees voted to set the tax rate for the 2022-23 school year. The maintenance and operations tax rate is set at $.8546 and the debt service tax rate is set at $1.1546 for a total tax rate of $1.1546. This is lower than the prior year tax rate. Click headline for more tax rate information.

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  • District Accountability Rating Released

    On Friday, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released state accountability results for school districts across Texas. Willis ISD schools received an overall grade of 77 on academic performance, earning the district a rating of C. The district earned a C in 2018 when the accountability system first began but had progressed to a B in 2019, prior to the pandemic. Schools did not receive ratings in 2020 or 2021. The district improved or performed the same in 12 out of 20 tested areas.

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  • School Safety Top Priority in Teacher Trainings

    Willis ISD teachers returned to campuses Monday, Aug. 1. At the top of the list on every agenda is safety. Every year Willis ISD trains teachers on critical incidents. This year the training includes a student drill portion. Additionally, this summer the board approved the addition of a constable, bringing the number to nine, and ensuring that all campuses will have an officer housed on campus or within one mile. Click headline to read more about the district's safety procedures.

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  • 22-23 Event and Stadium Policies

    Willis ISD is implementing several NEW safety policies this year pertaining to athletics and fine arts events. ALL sporting, fine arts and other district-wide activities will all require CLEAR BAGS for entry. These go into effect starting with Meet the Kats Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 pm at Yates Stadium. To read the full policy click on the headline above.

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  • STAAR 2022 Results Reporting Information

    STAAR Results Reporting: EOC's posted June 16; Grades 3-8 will Post Fri., June 24. Visit your child's PSS account on a desktop computer (not mobile device) and click on "Tx Assessment Parent Portal" next to your child's name. Click headline above for more details regarding accessing results.

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  • Willis High School Air Force JROTC Earns TOP SCHOOL Award

    The Willis High School Air Force JROTC program excelled at the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) held at the University of Houston May 29 - June 4, 2022. The Willis High School cadets brought home the “Top School Award” for outscoring the competition in academics, fitness, room inspections, uniform inspections and drill. They were ranked first out of 18 programs (approximately 270 cadets total) from the Houston and Dallas area.

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  • Dr. Jo Ann Colson Named New Principal of Cannan Elementary

    Willis ISD is proud to announce that Dr. Jo Ann Colson has been named principal of Cannan Elementary for the 2022-23 school year. Colson comes to Willis with 37 years of education experience - 18 years as a principal and 6 years as an assistant principal.

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  • Chad Jones Sworn in as Trustee

    Today at a special meeting, Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack administered the oath of office to replacement trustee Chad Jones.

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  • Dr. Michelle Hall Named Principal of Turner Elementary

    Willis ISD is proud to announce that Dr. Michelle Hall, Assistant Principal at Turner Elementary School, has been promoted to principal of the campus for the 2022-23 school year. Hall joined Willis ISD in 2017 as a campus technology innovation coach at Meador Elementary. In 2019, she became the assistant principal at Turner Elementary. Prior to joining Willis, Hall taught pre-kindergarten, third and fourth grade in Red Oak, TX, Spring ISD and Conroe ISD.

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  • Board of Trustees Select Chad Jones for Vacated Position

    Willis ISD Board of Trustees have selected Chad Jones to fill board position 7, vacated by long-time Trustee Rebecca Broussard. Broussard gave notice of resignation at the end of the regular school board meeting on May 11. In a special meeting held on May 31, Willis ISD board members (excluding Broussard) met to accept Broussard’s resignation effective June 2; and to discuss, deliberate and interview candidates to fill the vacant board position. Trustees interviewed seven applicants, and after deliberating for over an hour, voted unanimously to appoint Jones.

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  • 2022-2023 Willis ISD Private Non-Profit Schools

    Willis Independent School District is submitting a consolidated application to the Texas Education Agency for federal programs funding for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of this notice is to identify the programs for which we are applying and to invite your participation. For more information, please visit the Willis ISD Federal Programs page by clicking the headline above.

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  • Dr. Shukella Price Named Principal of Brabham for 2022-23 School Year

    Willis ISD is proud to announce that Dr. Shukella Price, Dean of Instruction at Lynn Lucas Middle School, has been promoted to principal of Brabham Middle School for the 2022-23 school year. Price has 14 years of experience, including seven years of classroom teaching in Louisiana and Spring ISD, and six years as an assistant principal in Conroe ISD. Most recently she served as the Dean of Instruction at Lynn Lucas Middle School.

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  • Rebecca Broussard to Resign from School Board

    Willis ISD Board of Trustee Rebecca Broussard has resigned her position effective June 2, 2022. Broussard has been a Willis ISD trustee for more than 21 years. She made the announcement at the end of the regular school board meeting on May 11. “It has been my honor to serve the students, employees and community members of Willis,” said Broussard. “I have nothing but admiration and respect for everyone I have worked with and for.” Dr. Harkrider, Superintendent, expressed his appreciation for her dedicated service and indicated the district would hold a farewell event later this summer.

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  • Board Names Chad Smith New WHS Principal

    Willis ISD is proud to announce the hiring of Chad Smith as principal of Willis High School for the 2022-23 school year. Smith has 24 years of service in public education, with 19 years in administration as both an assistant principal and principal at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. Most recently he served as a central office administrator in Tomball ISD.

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  • Five WHS Juniors to Attend American Legion Boys State

    Willis High School is proud to announce that American Legion Post 618 in Willis has selected five juniors to attend Boys State in June 2022 at UT Austin. With the help of solicited funds, all five students are being sponsored by the Willis post to attend this year’s program.

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  • Roark Pre-K Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Willis ISD held the official Groundbreaking for Roark Early Education Pre-K Center, opening in August 2022. The building is part of Bond 2020, approved by voters in November, 2020. Enrollment will begin in March.

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