Education

Sun
29
Jan

Hardman named to Dean's List

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Andrew Hardman, salutatorian of the Wills Point High School Class of 2016, recently completed his first semester at Baylor University in Waco. Hardman finished the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average to earn a spot on the Dean's Academic Honor List.

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Thu
19
Jan

Eaton wins 2016 Patriotic Art contest

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The 2016 local Patriotic Art winner was Ka'lah Eaton, a junior from Martins Mill. Her art was exceptional in creativity and was sent to the state level for judging.  It did not place in state competition, but was enjoyed by all who saw it. She is the daughter of Sheila and Ryan Hanson of Van.
Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 9171 of Canton offers the contest to local high school students, grades 9-12 to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships.
Students begin by submitting original artwork on paper or canvas. Forms are distributed to the students with all rules listed. It is then judged and the first-place art is sent to the State for judging.

Fri
06
Jan

Christmas projects

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Chasity Mixon’s third grade class at the Wills Point Intermediate School campus put together Christmas tree projects prior to the end of 2016.

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Thu
15
Dec

WP Primary students of the month named

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WP Primary Students of the Month for November  Pre-K-Ariana Dias (not pictured), Salem Stevens-Schooner, Kiara Leila, Brandon Hernandez, Isaiah Taylor and Riley Berry (not pictured); Kindergarten-Guadalupe Zuniga, Georgia Loss, Brianna Davis, Isabella Puente, Tristin Wiggin ton, Colt Lindsey, Priscilla Kelley, Victor Gundis, Jude Butler (not present for picture); and First Grade-Norvell Booker, Braden Brown, Judith Hernandez, Valerie Gonzalez, Kambria Cardoso, Brady Cranfill, Landry Simmons, Grace Anguiano, Kelso Brown (not present for picture).

Tue
06
Dec

First graders given free tooth kits by masons

First graders at two local elementary schools were recently given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club by members of Wills Point Masonic Lodge, led by Gary Huggins. The Masons assembled and delivered more than 200 dental hygiene kits to first graders at Edgewood Primary School and Wills Point Primary School.

The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas (MHS), strives to prevent suffering from toothaches, reduce missed school days due to dental problems, and cut costs for dental treatment.

Tue
29
Nov

Drama club hosting ‘Goonies’ quote-along

The Wills Point High School Drama Club has announced that it will be host a quote-along to the 1985 movie classic, “The Goonies”.

In a press release announcing the fundraiser event, organizers stated, “’Hey You GUYS!’ Don't miss ‘The Goonies’ quote-along Dec. 9 at 7:00 at the WPHS campus. To kick things up a notch we're giving away a "Goonies bag" filled with props (including a Baby Ruth candy bar!) to make the screening truly interactive. 

“The quotes that we all know by heart will be subtitled on the screen so we can shout them out in unison. To get the whole thing started we will have a truffle-shuffle contest with the winner going home with a gallon of rocky road ice cream.”

Admission is $2, including the "Goonies bag." All proceeds will go to the theatre scholarship fund.

Sun
27
Nov

Reading to succeed

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Wills Point Middle School students Devin Asher, Sebastian King and Jacob Stanbrough review a poster advertising the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair to be held Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The book fair will be in the Middle School Library, and parents are welcome to come in anytime during the school day before 2:40 p.m. On Tuesday, November 29, the book fair will be open until 6 p.m. so parents can come in and shop.  Proceeds from the fair are used to purchase more books and also to help fund Accelerated Reading reward incentives. Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted. There is a book fair link on the Middle School website for more information about books and online shopping opportunities.

Wed
23
Nov

Students participate in Sweets for Soldiers campaign

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Dr. Kimberly Neiman presented prizes to Mrs. Yarbrough’s kindergarten class after they collected more candy than any other class within the Wills Point ISD during this year’s Sweets for Soldiers campaign. Additionally, Kensli Timmons was awarded a special prize for making the largest individual donation. 

For the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Kimberly Neiman, DDS of Wills Point and students from the Wills Point ISD combined their efforts to collect candy for the Sweets for Soldiers campaign.

Winning the overall class challenge this year, which included a prize of Sonic gift cards presented by Dr. Neiman, were students in Mrs. Mary Yarbrough’s kindergarten class at Wills Point Primary.

Kensli Timmons, a student in Mrs. Yarbrough’s class, was presented with a $50 gift card by Dr. Neiman for making the largest individual donation this year.

Prizes were presented to Mrs. Yarbrough’s class Veterans Day (Nov. 11) with Wills Point Mayor Mark Turner taking time out to recognize the students.  

Sun
20
Nov

WPMS releases honor roll listings

Fist nine weeks A Honor Roll

Fifth grade: Jersi Adams, Jacob Browder, Chloe Cockerham, Kole Collins, Brandon Cox, Kathryn David, Kelcie Doering, Kyle Etheridge, Yuri Frykholm, Payton Fugate, Kimberly Gonzalez, Gerald Goode, Rene Granados Trejo, Alyssa Harris, Jose Hernandez, Michael Jenkins, Ethan Kornegay, McKenzie Littrell, Harlee Lowery, Carson Maddox, Nicolae Marinescu, Elisa McVeigh, Julia Meade, Ennis Puentes Canales, Alyssa Ramsey, Avery Reed, Christopher Rivas, Charleston Sanders, Presley Self, Emily Sewell, Javen Shearin, Hunter Stokes, Landon Strong, Makale Strutton, Kiera Tate, Nathan Thomas, Jacub Truong, and Emma Walls.

Mon
07
Nov

WPYSA Cheerleaders

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The Wills Point Youth Sports Association hosted teams representing eight cities, Eustace, Kemp, Quinlan, Royse City, Crandall, Kaufman, Mabank and Wills Point, for the 2016 Tri-County Cheer and Dance Competition. The WP Midget Cheerleaders, consisting of kids ranging in age from kindergarten to second grade, finished as big winners of the event by winning Grand Champion honors.  

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