District in Pictures
October 13, 2023
WFISD Foundation Inherits Project Back to School
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WFISD Board Members Tour Memorial High School
Progress is being made at Memorial and Legacy High School! On Wednesday, October 11, the WFISD Board Members had an opportunity to tour Memorial High School. We can't wait for the rest of the Wichita Falls community to see it in person!
WFISD Culinary Students Compete At The State Fair
Students Show Support for Dyslexia Awareness Month
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and campuses throughout WFISD have been finding ways to bring awareness to others about dyslexia. Pictured below are pictures from Jefferson Elementary, McNiel Middle School, and Southern Hills Elementary.
Legacy Spirit Committee Holds First Meeting
Hirschi Choir Students Make All-Region Choir
Congratulations to the three Hirschi High School choir students who auditioned and made All Region Choir. Emily Minter made 7th chair Alto, Charles Ramos made 4th chair Bass, and James Hassan made 3rd chair Bass. "Kudos and congratulations to our students for their amazing voices and their success," said assistant principal, Wendy Moulds. "Another huge thanks to their Director Carissa Long for being such a great leader and inspiration!"
Franklin Music Teacher Receives Burlington Grant
This week's Staff Spotlight shines on Jennifer Ramey, Pre K Para at Fowler Elementary.
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Fowler Students Participate in Restaurant Review
The Fowler Elementary first graders participated in a restaurant review this week as a way to improve their reading and math skills they have been learning. Those skills include short and long vowel sounds, the digraph TH and foundations of numbers up to twenty.
Rider Celebrates National Instructional Coaches Day
October 6 was National Instructional Coaches Day, and Rider High School made sure to show appreciation toward the Instructional Coaches on their campus. Heather Preston (English), Stacie Martin (Science), Todd Chamberlain (Social Studies), and Keri Jones (Math) were each recognized with a sweet treat!
Three With Lee
Fain Students Learn About Butterfly Migration
Rider Students Named Raiders of the Week
Each week at Rider High School, a student from each grade level is selected as the Raider of the Week. The chosen students must have shown commitment to their education and self-discipline at school by having no tardies, no unexcused absences, and no referrals for the school year. Congratulations to Freshman- Kresee Maroney, Sophomore- Juliet Lor, Junior- Romen Peel, and Senior- Katherine Bruce.
PALS Pair Up With Read 2 Learn Students
The Read 2 Learn program officially kicked off Wednesday, October 12 for the 11th consecutive school year! Pictured below are high school student PALS reading with Southern Hills Elementary students. If you are interested in serving as a Read 2 Learn mentor, please reach out to January Cadotte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WFISD Child Nutrition Celebrates Farm To School Month at Farmers Market
Franklin Third Graders Celebrate a Sweet Day of Learning
On Wednesday, October 11, the Franklin Elementary 3rd graders enjoyed a sweet day of learning during Bakery Day. In math, the chefs answered bakery themed math task cards and used their multiplication skills to create a yummy array treat. In science, the students created a food mixture and then separated it. The students utilized their knowledge of text structure in reading to answer questions and earn a chance to get a pie in the face! Students also used reading and sequencing strategies to cook up a bakery themed craft.
This week's Coach's Corner is on Marc Bindel, Head Football coach at Rider High School.
Franklin Students Learn the Game of Life
At Franklin Elementary, the 5th grade students in Alexis Michalski's class put their financial literacy skills to use in a Game of Life project. The students had to randomly select their "life" which included how many people are in their family and what their salary would be. Students then had to analyze their income and expenses and create a budget to fit their lifestyle. "Getting to use real like skills was a hit with the students," said instructional coach, Laura Garcia. "My favorite part of the project is getting to do something that grown ups get to do."
Fowler 4th Graders Perform "I Need a Vacation"
Under the direction of the Fowler Music Teacher Dr. Stephanie Ginnings, Fowler's 4th graders performed "I Need A Vacation" to the entire student body on Thursday night. The first grade students have been working hard on these songs for weeks. Several students had speaking parts and even solos. "The program was absolutely amazing," said assistant principal Amanda Awtrey. "Dr. Ginnings does such a wonderful job at ensuring that ALL of our students shine on stage! It was the perfect performance to kick off the year!"
Fine Arts Feature
This week's Fine Art's Feature is on Kaitlin Truxal, Art teacher at Booker T Washington Elementary.
Kirby Staff Participates in "Pink Out" Dress Up Day
Milam Elementary Receives Pop-Up Breakfast
This morning, Milam Elementary staff members enjoyed their pop-up breakfast. The staff members enjoyed breakfast pizza from Market Street and was sponsored by Union Square Credit Union. Scones, hot chocolate and coffee were also supplied thanks to Chartwells.
Hirschi JROTC Attends North Texas ROTC Scholarship and Junior Military Onboarding Event
This past Thursday, the Hirschi High School Army JROTC program had a few students attend the North Texas ROTC Scholarship and Junior Military Academy Onboarding event hosted by the Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. The purpose of this event was to bring awareness to opportunities for JROTC, AVID and Scholar winners about programs and continued service at the college level and career opportunities from their education. Several university ROTC programs were present and students had the opportunity to engage with them about their ROTC programs and campus opportunities. Schools that were in attendance were Texas A&M, TCU, Delaware State University, Tuskegee University and UCF. Overall, the goal was to help bridge the gap between JROTC students, scholars and athletes and University-level programs.
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