Education

Tue
13
Oct

WPHS invites community ‘Into the Woods’

The Wills Point High School Theatre Department is currently in rehearsal and staging phase of its latest show, a musical production of “Into the Woods” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.

“Into The Woods” combines the tales of the Grimm Brother’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella” as well as a few other characters.

“Can all the characters get their wish and live a happy ending after in the end?” the WP Theater department asks.

Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21.

Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $8. 

 

Thu
30
Aug

Districts, campuses receive ratings from TEA

The Texas Education Agency moved forward with what has been a hot button issue for educators and school administrators statewide, releasing its 2018 state accountability ratings for 1,200 school districts and district charters across the state Aug. 15.

Tue
01
May

NHS inducts newest members

 

 

Wills Point High School National Honor Society (NHS) inducted new members for the 2017-‘18 school year during a special ceremony March 22. NHS is one of the longest standing organizations within Wills Point ISD. The first chapter of National Honor Society was established in April of 1986 with 22 charter members.

Tue
01
May

Round and round

The WPISD Transportation Department had four drivers compete March 24 at the ETAPT Bus Road-e-o at Pine Tree Stadium in Longview. A Bus Road-e-o is a competition were contestants compete in both a written test on pre-inspection and general knowledge and an obstacle course of 11 events. Diane Palmer placed second overall, Lisa Coburn third, Lesley Johnson ninth and Michelle Clardy 12th during the competition. With their performance, Palmer and Coburn advanced to the State Contest June 22-23 in Corpus Christi.

Mon
05
Mar

Spanish Clubs watches ballet performances

 

The Wills Point High School Spanish Club went to the Mesquite Arts Center to watch two dance programs performed by the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet Feb. 20. The ballet travels all over the country to bring educational performances to schools. WPHS students were joined by a number of other area school districts.

Overall the programs had an amazing mixture of music, sound and multimedia presentations all going at the same time. At the end of each program, selected students were called to the stage to dance with the members of the Hispanic Ballet.

Mon
26
Feb

Crowded field set for WPISD Board races

Election filing for two positions on the Wills Point City Council and three positions on the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees drew to a close Feb. 16 culminating in what has become a familiar pattern for each entity: a canceled election for the city and at least one new face set to join the school board.

The Wills Point City Council entered the filing period with two positions, those held by Mike Jones and Wade Emerson, set to be put on the May 5 ballot. Jones and Emerson were the only people to return the required paperwork over the month-long filing period clearing the way for the city to cancel its election for the third consecutive year.

Both Jones and Emerson will be sworn into new two-year terms at the May city council meeting.

Tue
06
Feb

WPMS Honor Roll

Wills Point Middle School

Fifth Grade A Honor Roll

Marcus Baker, Logan Barber, Madison Calderon, Richard Carpenter, Coleman Cauley, Kevin Cervantes, Garrison Cox, Mason Cupples, Kaylie Davis, Catherine Dixon, Madison Egenbacher, Jett Fletcher, Aylin Fox, Samuel Garrett, Ian Goldberg, Ewan Hayden, Jonathan Jackman, Jacqueline Martinez, Presley Mixon, Jayce Parker, Evan Perez, Joe Porter, Cloe Ramzy, Emily Rogers, Mavery Salisbury, Jacob Samples, John-Taylor Shelton, Sheldon Taylor, Logan Wells and Emily Wilson.

 

 

Wills Point Middle School

Sixth Grade A Honor Roll

 

Tue
06
Feb

Winter Guard places second at NTCA contest

The Wills Point Winter Guard opened its latest event season Jan. 27, making the trip west to Lamar High School in Arlington to compete in their first North Texas Colorguard Association event of the school year.

Competing as the smallest school in their classification, Wills Point placed second in round two of the Scholastic A competition and second overall in the Scholastic A classification. The top two finish by the program is just the latest success in a growing list of accomplishments for the Winter Guard under the direction of Nathan Ascano.

“I was very pleased with their performance. They really brought the energy and sass our show requires,” said Ascano. “We are working on finishing the show for our next competition, in addition to detailing what we already have. The girls have been working really hard to up the level of difficulty of the show.”

Thu
14
Dec

Board takes next step in District of Innovation pursuit

The Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees continued to pave the groundwork for the district’s future at Monday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting, taking yet another step forward in their pursuit of a District of Innovation designation from the state.

Discussion of potentially seeking the DOI designation began back in October with Superintendent Scott Caloss outlining the possible benefits of such a pursuit. Caloss explained at the time that districts designated as a DOI by the state are afforded more flexibility in how they can conduct school business, including more control on a school district’s start date and local certification of educators among others.

Mon
30
Oct

Primary instructional coach publishes article

Wills Point Primary instructional coach Brandy Pearson received word from the Texas Association for Literacy Education that her article entitled "Bringing Vocabulary to Life" will be published in this years 2017 TALE Yearbook. Pearson was chosen for the July 2016 TALE conference as a presenter. 

Her breakout session included information to Texas educators about vocabulary journals. She stated, “I was beyond excited when I was chosen as a presenter. This proposal came from my own classroom experiences, and vocabulary journals were invented when my students were struggling with various words in general. The article publication was a huge accomplishment for me and a life long goal.”

Pearson has been chosen to present again in February at the TALE Conference at West Texas A&M. Her topic this year will be repeated readings for K-8 grade. She is looking forward to hopefully having another article published next year.

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