District News

  • TEA Announces Delay in Release of STAAR Test Results

    TEA released the following statement June 23: The purpose of this communication is to inform Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of an adjustment to the release date of the May 2022 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) grades 3–8 student results in the family and analytic portals. As you know, our preliminary plan was to make the data available Friday, June 24. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is running additional analyses on the data as part of an enhanced due diligence process. Results are now tentatively scheduled to be available next week in the family and analytic portals. TEA will provide another update on the timing of the data release as soon as possible.

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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 takes over for Kent Copley, who resigned to move closer to family. Colson comes to Willis with 37 years of education experience - 18 years as a principal and 6 years as an assistant principal. Most recently, she was an elementary school principal for two years in Cleveland ISD. Prior to that, she was a principal in Tomball ISD for 16 years. “We are excited to have someone with the caliber of experience Dr. Colson does join our Instructional Leadership Team,” said Trish Musick, Executive Director of Elementary Schools. “She has a heart for teachers and students and we look forward to her joining our community.”

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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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  • Notice of Intent to Apply (AVISO DE INTENCIÓN DE APLICAR)

    NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY: In July 2022, Willis ISD will be applying for the following 2022-2023 federal grants: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Grant: Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A, Title III, Part A (ELA), and Title IV, Part A Special Education Consolidated (Federal) Grant Perkins V: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Parents and the public may provide comments on these grant applications by speaking at the public hearing at the board meeting on July 13, or by clicking the link above to take the survey. The survey will close on June 24, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our District's January Students of the Month. Representing the district for Elementary is Devin Rico, a fifth-grade student at Meador Elementary. Representing secondary is Katelyn Teague, an eighth-grade student at Brabham Middle School.

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  • WHS Career & Technology Program Receives $500 Grant

    Today the Willis High School Career & Technology Department received a $500 check from Spherion Staffing, LLC's Give Back program. Travis Utecht, Director of CTE, accepted the check from Katherine Kleemann and Regina Shelton. The money will go directly back into CTE programs to support Willis ISD CTE programs. Spherion is donating to area school district CTE programs for their efforts in getting people "Ready to Work".

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  • Dr. Harkrider Receives First Ever Superintendent Award from Lone Star State School Counseling Association

    Dr. Harkrider was selected as the first ever Lone Star State School Counseling Association's Superintendent of the Year for his outstanding support of Willis ISD school counselors. Click headline to read more.

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  • Dr. Greeney Named TASA Inspiring Leader

    Dr. Brian Greeney, Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Teaching & Learning, has been named an Inspiring Leader by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Click headline to read more.

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  • Bond 2020 Projects Underway

    Three major construction projects from Bond 2020 are underway, as well as various capital improvements, and we are excited to bring you an update! The new Pre-K Building, LLMS Expansion and Elementary Gyms are moving along. Click headline to read more about Bond 2020.

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  • WHS Band Receives Straight 1's; Advances to Area Competition

    The Willis High School Band and Colorguard scored straight 1's from all three judges at UIL Regional competition; qualifying them for Area Competition to be held at Galena Park ISD on Oct. 30 at 9 am. Click headline for more information.

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