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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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  • 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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  • 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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