Education

Wed
24
May

Scholarship recipients announced during annual program

Wills Point High School honored some of its best and brightest May 16 announcing scholarship recipients from the Class of 2017 as well as Who’s Who honorees for all grade levels at the high school campus.

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Thu
11
May

STEM Lab created at Woods Intermediate

Woods Intermediate School has been working on a two-year goal to create a new “hands on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) lab to enhance their student engagement. The new STEM lab will have an active student-centered learning environment. Students will engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues.

A Promethian ActivPanel was purchased using grant funds. This device transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content. Students will be able to travel all over the world using their fingertips. Utilizing award winning software, the ActiPavel allows a class to access traffic cameras from all over the world, some have already visited the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Thu
27
Apr

UIL Success

Wills Point High School students participating in UIL academic competitions this year included: (standing, l-r) Vanessa Oswald, Jonathan Lopez, Summer Cody, Amber Wise, Anthony Cox, Blake Cartwright, Alexis Benitez, Katelyn Bryant, Andrea Paredes, (sitting, l-r) Jacob Sanchez, Dontae Teuton, Shelby Robinson, Jessica Palma, Madalynn Drennon, Anna Paredes and Alliyah Dillard.

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Wed
26
Apr

Wills Point FFA competes at Van Zandt County Fair

The Van Zandt County Fair of 2017 started out well for the Wills Point FFA Agriculture Mechanics students. In Class 9 Agricultural Building, the team of Trevor Harrell, Zoe Gomez and Brody Bushnell took a first-place win with their backyard shop and then followed up as Reserve Grand Champion of the entire show.

In Class 2 Livestock Equipment the team of Jesse Brown and Josh Hull came in with a first-place win with their 8’ livestock feeder. In Class 3 Gates, the team of Cody Carroll, Grant Malone and Donald Quick also brought in a first-place win with their 12’ entry gate.

In Class 4 Wildlife Equipment Noah Metcalf and Jordan Gassman took a second-place spot with their deer stand box blind. In Class 5 Interior Home the team of Trent Valentine and Colby Stone brought home a second-place win with their metal and wood coffee table.

Wed
12
Apr

This Week in Wills Point History

April 7, 1961

The Sixth grade classes held their Easter programs Thursday, March 30, under the supervision of Mrs. Manuel Malone. A number of students gave Easter poems and those participating were: Nancy Golladay, Donna Simmons, Warren Jamieson, Darlene Greathouse and Tina Barlow. Following the poems, several told how Easter is celebrated in other countries. Marie Wilson told about Easter in Europe; Alana Wilson and C.W. Wilson, Spain; Donna Willis, Germany; Lavon Denby and Randy Rankin, Japan; Jackie Deen, Hawaii; and Charles Curtis and Tim Provence, Alaska.

Tue
11
Apr

WP Students of the Month

Wills Point Students of the Month for the month of March are:

Pre-K-Trenton Glenn, Cooper Phillips, Cayden Davis, Kenny Oviedo, Cohen Cecil and Addalynn Dun.

Kindergarten-Jiselle Rodriguez, Ella Cole, Emma Vasquez, Colt Hatley, Abbie Samples, Sophia Cruikshank, Izaelyn Watkins, Taylor Cole and Jayton Hobson.

First Grade-Bryleigh Scholten, Milagros Palos, Olga Puentes, Alexis Flanagan, Cooper Moore, Camila Sarmiento, Hope Power, Jacob Kinsey and Abigail Jones.

Jacob Kinsey was not available for photo.

Sun
26
Mar

JH Tigerettes announced

Wills Point Junior High Tigerettes for the 2017-’18 school year are set to include: (back row, l-r)​ Emma Sallee, Abigail Cervantes, Aylin Rodriguez, Katie Ryder, Kenzie Samples, sponsor Stacy Porter, Brooklyn Tanner, Victoria Hernandez, Abby Barker, Alexus Clark, Faith Peterson, Brooklynn Fugate, (middle row, l-r) Tara Hinrichsen, Jasmine Matthews, Madi King, Brooklynn Sims, Madison Dixon, Ava Ewins, Alexis Roberts, Nevaeh Standard, (front row, l-r) Sierra Jones, Emma Hall, Beka Osborn, Hailey Brannon and Breanna DuBose.

Thu
23
Mar

Dr. Seuss day at WPISD

Students at Woods Intermediate were recently greeted by a familiar face as Debbie Deen, the recently retired Wills Point Primary School principal, came and read to Chasity Mixon's third grade class for Dr. Seuss Day. The event included participation from several community members as well as administrators that came to read books to WPISD students.

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Thu
09
Mar

Winter Guard competes at Coppell High School

Courtesy photo

The Wills Point Winter Guard finished 14th overall during their most recent competition Winter Guard International Dallas Regional held at Coppell High School Feb. 18.

The Wills Point Tiger Winter Guard took the road once again Feb. 18, heading to Coppell to compete at the most recent Winter Guard International Dallas Regional.

Wills Point students put together another excellent effort, finishing 14th overall in the finals of the event out of 30 participating schools.

Winter Guard director Nathan Ascano stated, “Judging at the event is conducted in a variety of captions, including movement, equipment and design analysis. Additionally, the contest includes two general effect judges. They look at what the performers are asked to do, and how well they do it.

“For WGI events, there are only four classifications of scholastic (high school) competition: Scholastic Regional A, Scholastic A, Scholastic Open, and Scholastic World. We were the only 4A scholastic group to make finals. The classifications are based on level of ability and complexity of show design, and have no relation to the size of the school.

Wed
08
Mar

WPISD celebrates Black History Month

Woods Intermediate has been celebrating Black History Month all of February with readings from all grade levels on the announcements, new posters highlighting inventors, artists, entertainers in the main hallway, and a celebration and inspirational message from Stephen Mackey. Second grade students performed a dance and song, Third grade students spoke about famous African Americans, and Fourth grade students read poetry.

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