Education

Fri
22
Jul

Troop 381 enjoys stay at Purtis Creek State Park

Members of Boy Scout Troop 381 left for a week long summer camp at Purtis Creek State Park June 12, undertaking a series of community service and team building projects.

Last month (June 12), Wills Point’s 103-year old Boy Scout Troop 381 left for a week long summer camp at Purtis Creek State Park. The 12 scouts and seven adult leaders arrived at the park early in the afternoon and Scout Camp began.

Troop 381 is currently being led by Samuel Roberts, a soon to be sophomore at WPHS. Samuel holds the troop position of Senior Patrol Leader of 381, and did an outstanding job at coordinating the troop’s duty roster for each day, overseeing the troop’s community service to the park while there, as well as taking personal responsibility of the general mood and focus of all the scouts.

Mon
27
Jun

The Wills Point Tiger varsity cheer squad receives All-American Cheer nominations.

The Wills Point Tiger varsity cheer squad got itself one step closer to being ready for the 2016-’17 school year recently, participating in an NCAA Cheer Camp at SMU. The squad took 20 girls to camp, with all 20 receiving All-American Cheer nominations.

Mon
27
Jun

Honor Students Named at Baylor University

Rachel Ann Stewart, Hankamer School of Business, Wills Point,  was named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.  A private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, Baylor is classified as a research university. This blends with Baylor's international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty's commitment to teaching, scholarship and interdisciplinary research to produce outstanding graduates.
 

Wed
15
Jun

Wills Point Middle School A Honor Roll Last Nine Weeks

Fifth Grade-Peyton Baker, Camron Barnhart, Emma Bryant, Tyus Burnett, Michael Carraway, Paola Carreno, Skyler Carrico, Ruger Cates, Alina Cervantes, George De La Rosa, Madison Dixon, Maritza Garcia-Guzman, Alyssia Gregory, Lillie Hodges, Charley Johnson, Levi Kimball, Karson Lamar, Hallie Lovvorn, Summer Lumbreras, Maggie McDonald, Issac Ortega, Angelo Palma, Ashlynn Redding, Cole Roberts, Dylan Shadden, Zachery Spurger, Navaeh Standard, Hayden Taylor, Jame Travis and Ivan Yates-Sifuentes.

Thu
02
Jun

Primary perfect

Wills Point Primary School has announced the names of those students with perfect attendance for the 2015-'16 school year. They are: Pre-K-Christopher Rogers; Kindergarten-Gunner Barrons, Christopher Cunigan, Jaxon Haley, Adriana Juarez, Jax King, Case Lovell, Garrett Oats; First Grade-Jacquelyn Flores Macedo, Kenzie Hickman, Carson Prestwood and Annie White.

Mon
23
May

WPMS among Tanger Outlet Center grant recipients

Wills Point Middle School, represented by teacher Jami Johnson, accepted a grant of $1,500 from the TangerKIDS Grants program May 12. The grant received by WPMS will be benefit the school for the 2016-'17 school year.

Tanger Outlet Center Terrell was excited to announce three individual schools in the Terrell Area as this year’s recipients of a TangerKIDS Grant. In keeping with Tanger Outlets’ mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located.

Grants awarded May 12 will benefit schools for the 2016-2017 school year. This year’s recipients in the Terrell Area are:

-W. H. Burnett Elementary – Terrell, TX

-Wills Point Middle School – Wills Point, TX

Mon
23
May

Graduating seniors earn more than $1 million scholarships

High honor graduates Harlan Gatlin, Andrew Hardman, Whatley Jones, Katlyn Lamar, Micaela Brewer, Kolton Adams, Kameron McEnturff and Hosea Carroll took center stage during the annual WPHS Scholarship and Who's Who Program May 12.

Wills Point High School recognized the achievements of the Class of 2016 during the annual Scholarship and Who’s Who Program May 12, announcing that students had combined to earn more than $1 million in scholarships that will help pave the way for their collegiate and post-collegiate dreams.

Announced scholarships included:

-Andrew Hardman: Ken Autry Davis Scholarship, $1,000; Texas HS Powerlifting Association, $1,000; Bluebird, $175; Baylor, $143,436; Brian Elliot, $4,000; Freedom Spray Foam, $500

-Brennon Marshall: US Army, $130,000

Thu
12
May

Wills Point, Edgewood students receive tooth kits from Masons

First graders at local elementary schools were given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club by members of Wills Point Masonic Lodge, led by Scott Stevens.

The Masons assembled and delivered more than 240 dental hygiene kits to first graders at Wills Point Primary School and Edgewood Primary School.

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

Thu
12
May

Jendrzejewski to receive presidential scholarship

Wills Point resident Lauren Jendrzejewski has been selected to receive a presidential scholarship to attend Shorter University.

The presidential scholarship provides tuition for incoming freshmen for eight semesters. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must hold at least a 3.5 grade point average and a 1100 SAT (in critical reading and math) or 24 ACT score. Scholarship recipients must then maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average at Shorter.

Thu
12
May

Fly by

Students in Rebecca Sharp's fourth grade GT class recently visited the Van Zandt County Regional Airport.  Students were given a tour of the facilities and were able to climb aboard an airplane thanks to Weldon and Caleb Massey.  Students also got to see Caleb land a plane.  Students enjoying the outing were Kelcie Doering, Yuri Frykholm, J.J. Goode, Ethan Kornegay, Carson Maddox, Nicolae Marinescu, Hannah Morgan, Brylee Peoples, Charleston Sanders, Kiera Tate and Colten Zincke.

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