District News

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

    WISD celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the traditions of our students and families. In this video, a parent and staff member demonstrates how to make chicken flautas.

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  • Elementary Student of the Month

    Congratulations to our District Elementary Student of the Month for September, Addisyn Hunter, a 5th grade student at Meador. Although Addisyn is an all around great student, she was honored first and foremost for her bravery in the face of a house fire that consumed her new house on the first day of school. Addisyn, as well as her whole family, have shown great resilience through this awful event. We are proud of you, Addisyn!

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  • Secondary Student of the Month

    Congratulations to WHS Senior Cole Arnold, who was named the Willis ISD District Secondary Student of the Month at the September Board Meeting. Cole was honored for his efforts as Class President, and tirelessly working create pride and unity among the student body. Way to go!

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  • Willis Graduate Awarded American FFA Degree

    Grace Elizabeth Hoegemeyer, a 2020 graduate and member of the Willis FFA chapter in Willis, Texas, has been awarded the American FFA Degree. She will receive the degree at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 27-30. The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.

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  • WHS Student Wins State Journalism Title

    Congratulations to Willis High School Junior Heather Jackson who recently won the State Championship in 6A UIL Journalism News Writing. This is the first year that Willis High School has competed at the 6A level. Congratulations! We are so proud of you!

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  • Board Approves 2021-22 Budget

    The Willis ISD Board of Trustees last night approved a $73.1M budget for 2021-22 with a total tax rate of $1.17. The tax rate is one of the lowest of surrounding Montgomery County ISDs. The tax rate consists of $.8720 for maintenance and operations and $.30 for interest and sinking. This year’s tax rate is a 4.51 cent reduction from last year, with a total deduction of 21.8 cents since 2018. The balanced budget of revenue and expenditures is $73,141,498 for the general fund, a debt service budget of $14,747,579 and a child nutrition budget of $4,747,704. For the general fund, notable expenditures include $44,698,931 in instructional related expenses and $14,672,656 in district operating expenses. No capital expenditures were adopted in the 2021-2022 budget.

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  • Free Lunches for All

    This school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Superintendent Dr. Tim Harkrider Named Distinguished Administrator by Texas Music Educators Association

    Ken Labonski, Fine Arts Coordinator, presented Superintendent Dr. Tim Harkrider with a Distinguished Administrator Award from the Texas Music Educators Association at the July board of trustees meeting. Labonski nominated Dr. Harkrider for his continued support of fine arts in Willis ISD.

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  • 2021-22 School Year Marks 115 Year Anniversary

    The 2021-22 school year is Willis ISD's 115 year of educating students! We are proud of the students, teachers, staff and parents who came before us and paved the way. We love the memories, the wins and the growth. We will be sharing some of the history of Willis ISD throughout the year.

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  • P-EBT Food Benefits Application Open

    The application for P-EBT benefits is now open until Aug. 13. P-EBT provides food benefits to families with eligible children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals during the 2020–21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • May Students of the Month

    The May Students of the month are Luke Trujillo, a first grade student at Turner Elementary, and Sure Ibukun, a Senior and Valedictorian of the 2021 Willis High School Graduating Class. Click on the heading to read more about these amazing students!

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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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  • 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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