District News

  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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. The award is given to leaders of secondary schools for outstanding commitment to preserving quality music education experiences for all students.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 21/22 School Supply Lists

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • STAAR Scores Now Available

    Scores are now available in Parent Self Serve as a link. Las puntuaciones ahora están disponibles en Parent Self Serve como un enlace.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Pre-Kindergarten Early Registration Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display