Bulldog Bulletin

February 26th, 2021

Latest Wylie News

Together We are Better

It was so awesome to be back at school and finish up a great week! After some of the beautiful weather that we have seen, it is crazy to think back on last week which, simply put, was a tough one. We missed our students and our staff and are grateful to the City of Abilene who put in round-the-clock hours to get things back up and running. We are grateful for our community who stepped up to help others and make sure that there were warm places to gather if needed and that people had food and water. We are grateful for our custodians, administrators and teachers who were checking on the buildings and helping with flooded rooms from a busted pipe or two. We are grateful to Market Street for donating water bottles to our school district during the days that we were uncertain if the boil notice would be lifted in time for our return to school. Our community shows up and it reaffirms that together we are better.

Career and Technology Education Month

February is National Career & Technology Education Month! Wylie ISD & Wylie High School are proud of the programs offered to our students. Learn about the current programs, the future of WISD CTE, and how you can get involved as a student or how you can get involved as a business by clicking the link below. You will definitely want to see about all of these great programs that we have at Wylie!

New Scholarship Honors Sandifers

The Wylie Bulldogs Education Foundation and NFL quarterback Case Keenum have teamed up to create two scholarships honoring Wylie legends Hugh and Brenda Sandifer.


Sandifer coached at Wylie for 41 years, and his wife, Brenda, was a long-time Wylie counselor. They both retired in 2020. Keenum, a quarterback with the Cleveland Browns, was quarterback of the Wylie Bulldogs in 2004 when the school won its only state championship in football under Coach Sandifer.


Keenum and his wife, Kimberly, are funding the scholarships through an annual donation to the Wylie Bulldogs Education Foundation. The scholarships will be for $5,000 each and will go to one boy athlete and one girl athlete at Wylie.


Keenum announced the scholarships in November in a pre-recorded video message that was played during a ceremony inducting the Sandifers into the Wylie Hall of Honor. He said the Sandifers had a huge impact on his life and the lives of so many other students.


“Your impact is not over,” he told the Sandifers. “You are going to continue to impact kids at Wylie High School for many years to come.”


The scholarship recipients will be selected by the WBEF’s Student Scholarship Selection Committee, which considers grades, leadership, financial need and much more in its rigorous scholarship application process. In addition to the Sandifer Scholarships, the Foundation annually gives $1,000 scholarships to 15-20 graduating Wylie seniors.


Any graduating Wylie senior who would like to apply for one of the scholarships can download an application from the foundation website at Wyliebef.org. The application deadline is March 19, 2021. The Wylie Bulldogs Education Foundation is a nonprofit with a mission of promoting excellence in the Wylie schools through senior scholarships, teacher grants and new teacher support.

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Case Keenum, WHS Graduate 2004 and NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns

100th Career Win

Congratulations to our head baseball coach, Grant Martin, on his 100th career win today after our varsity baseball team defeated Rider 10-1! Proud of Coach Martin and his team!
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Wylie West Junior High Students Rock The Readbowl!

Stephanie Braham’s fifth-grade class at Wylie West Junior High won the state championship in Readbowl 2021, and two other Wylie classes ranked globally during the recent worldwide reading competition. The Wylie Growl gives an inside look:


Wylie Growl Read Bowl Article

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Wylie ECC Walks Across Texas

Some of our staff from Wylie Early Childhood completed the Walk Across Texas program!

Walk Across Texas! Adult is an eight-week program through the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Each adult team may include up to 8 team members, all working together to reach the 832-mile goal to make their way across the state of Texas.

There were two teams that participated. Each team had 8 weeks to complete 832 miles. Team 1 was Wylie Walking Wonders and team two was Sole Survivors. Team 1 included Ranee Knox (Team Captain), Sheryl Davis,, Kaylee Channell, Rebekah Chenevert, Amy Brozovic, Lacey Boyd, Tracie Martin and Amanda Martinez. Team 2 included Tiffani Gaylor (Team Captain), Carla Hooper, Lisa Salmon, Kristina Hadaway, Audra Terry, Rebecca Spradlin, and Danna Norris.

Way to go!!

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Black History Month

It has been a great month of learning during Black History Month across our campuses. May we all continue to learn about and celebrate the legacies and great contributions to our society!
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WHS Wylie Weekly

For more news from WHS, check out the Wylie Weekly!

Mark Your Calendars

Spring Break

Mark your calendars for Spring Break! All campuses will be closed March 8th-12th.
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Check Please Take 2

The Wylie West Junior High theater department would like to invite you to their Junior High One Act Play on February 26th at 7:00 pm at the PAC. Admission is free but they will be accepting donations at the door. Masks and social distancing will be observed.
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Hairspray Jr.

Mark your calendars for the Wylie West Junior High spring musical, Hairspray, on April 23rd and 24th at 7:00 pm at the Wylie Performing Arts Center. Ticket link coming soon.
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Wylie Project Graduation Golf Tournament

There will be a golf tournament on Friday, April 16th to raise money for this year's project graduation. Contact Tonya McClellan at 325-439-1884 for sign up information!
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AYSA Opportunities

UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

If you have any questions or want to register EARLY (which we HIGHLY recommend you do because all of our events were maxed out in 2020) all you need to do is go to www.abileneysa.org for more information about all of our 2021 AYSA programs!

DETAILS

  • West Texas Showdown Basketball Tournament = February 27th
  • Spring Break Camps:
    • Vertimax Training Camp = March 8-11th
    • Mid-Range / Shooting Camp = March 8-9th
    • Passing / Serving Camp = March 8-9th
    • Setter / Hitter Camp = March 10-12th
  • Rising Stars Volleyball League = March 15 – April 19th *Monday Evenings*
  • Basketball Firm Foundations = April 6-22nd *Tuesday and Thursday Evenings*


Be sure to share this with your friends so they can be sure and register for our 2021 events!!

COVID-19 Updates

You can always access our COVID-19 resources including quarantine guidelines, testing procedures, active cases dashboard and recent communications on our website:


https://www.wyliebulldogs.org/covid19

Free or Reduced-Price Meals

Wylie Independent School District offers free or reduced-price meals for children of families whose income is at or below guideline levels. Families may apply at any time during the school year. Go to https://www.wyliebulldogs.org/Page/395 for the income eligibility guidelines and the application instructions. Contact Kristi Landeros, with any questions that you may have. klanderos@wylie.esc14.net or 325-692-4353 ext. 1018

Substitutes Wanted

Come and join the Wylie ISD family as a substitute! We are looking for substitutes for ALL campuses and include positions to sub for teachers, teacher aides, school nurses (LVN or RN required). PAY HAS INCREASED to $90 PER DAY!


There are two ways to begin your application process:
1. Go to https://www.wyliebulldogs.org/Page/138 to begin the application process
2. Contact Sandy Warren at swarren@wylie.esc14.net or 325-692-4353 ext. 1014


Please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources office with any questions!

WylieSports.com

As all of our activities start back up, remember that you have an awesome opportunity to purchase professional pictures that are taken at these events at www.wyliesports.com. Make sure to check in on their website to see if they were at the game or event and if there are photos to be ordered!

Who do I contact if I have a question?

If questions arise, we encourage you to reach out by email to your campuses and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Technology Issues-techhelp@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie High School-hsinfo@wylie.esc14.net
Wylie East Junior High-ejhinfo@wylie.esc14.net
Wylie West Junior High-wjhinfo@wylie.esc14.net
Wylie West Intermediate-wiinfo@wylie.esc14.net
Wylie East Elementary-eeinfo@wylie.esc14.net
Wylie West Elementary-weinfo@wylie.esc14.net
Wylie West Early Childhood-wecinfo@wylie.esc14.net

District Administration Office-info@wylie.esc14.net

-Wylie Communications and Publications-

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