2015-16 News Releases

Posted on 06/27/2016
Waco ISD’s Board of Trustees Monday approved hiring a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into allegations regarding graduation plans, testing procedures and the award of credits at University High School.  more
Posted on 06/02/2016
Waco ISD’s middle schools led the way showing significant improvement in eighth-grade reading and math results for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program.   more
Posted on 05/31/2016
Waco ISD Education Foundation and stakeholders of Waco ISD will make surprise announcements to the graduating seniors during the commencement rehearsals for University High School and Waco High School on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center  more
Posted on 05/27/2016
Waco I.S.D. will once again be sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program serves FREE breakfast and lunch to any child ages 1 - 18.  more
Posted on 05/18/2016
Local entrepreneur, philanthropist, published author, and motivational speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens will serve as the keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual A.J. Moore Academies Business Advisory Board Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee Lockwood Museum and Library  more
Posted on 05/13/2016
The email Waco ISD received from the Department of Education is basically a restatement of the DOE’s current position. The email did not introduce or speak to any new laws.   more
Posted on 05/06/2016
Students and staff at Hillcrest Professional Development School (P.D.S.) have been making various types of art throughout the school year to sell at the school’s annual Artist Market  more
Posted on 05/04/2016
When students from across the country assemble in College Park, Maryland for the annual National History Day competition in June, four Waco ISD students will be returning as finalists from Texas for the second year in a row.   more
Posted on 04/18/2016
Waco Independent School District Trustee Larry Perez was elected to serve as a director of the Mexican American School Board Members Association (MASBA) at its annual conference February 18-20, 2016, in San Antonio, TX.  more
Posted on 04/13/2016
Because early learning in prekindergarten gives kids a strong foundation, Waco Independent School District will host a Prekindergarten Round Up on May 16 through May 20 to provide parents with everything they need to know about the District’s prekindergarten program.   more
Posted on 04/12/2016
To help students with the transition to college, Waco High School will host College Prep Day on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school, located at 2020 North 42nd Street, offering a variety of college readiness resources.  more
Posted on 04/08/2016
Wilson is a six-foot guard who also served as captain of the 2015-2016 Lions’ basketball team. He plans to play for the McLennan Community College Men’s Basketball team next year. His family, along with Waco High Coach John Weeks, coaching staff, administrators, teachers and students will join him for support as he signs his letter of intent to play basketball for the Highlanders next year.   more
Posted on 04/05/2016
Students in Tennyson Middle School’s sixth-­‐ through eighth-­‐ grades will have an opportunity to learn about the power of poetry from the Poet Laureate for the State of Texas, Carmen Tafolla, Ph.D., on Thursday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. during an assembly in the school’s gymnasium.  more
Posted on 03/28/2016
To help students get a jumpstart on their careers, Lake Air Montessori Magnet School will host a school wide “Career Day”  more
Posted on 03/23/2016
For the past 30 years, students and teachers at Waco High School (formerly Richfield High) along with their counterparts across the globe in Kerpen, Germany have been saying “willkommen" to each other on a regular basis since forming a partnership during the 1985-1986 school year.  more
Posted on 02/11/2016
Three Waco ISD students have received notification of recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Hispanic Scholarship’s National Hispanic Scholar program.   more
Posted on 02/02/2016
Waco ISD will host a Job Fair on Saturday, March 19, and although it is still six weeks away, we encourage job seekers to pre-register prior to the event.  more
Posted on 01/22/2016
In the musical stage version of Cinderella, the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.   more
Posted on 01/11/2016
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5000 to Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy in support of its robotics program.  more
Posted on 11/30/2015
Waco Independent School District will recognize 24 of its best educators at the annual Outstanding Teacher ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. in the Waco High School Richfield Performing Arts Center, 2020 N. 42nd Street.   more
Posted on 10/27/2015
Waco Independent School District will celebrate an enormous gift of 21st Century teaching and learning tools on Tuesday, November 3, 9am, at Bell's Hill Elementary School located at 2100 Ross Avenue.  more
Posted on 10/16/2015
Waco ISD is pleased to have received support for its Tax Ratification Election from the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. Please see the two attached documents.  more
Posted on 10/09/2015
The all-day Heart of Texas BEST Robotics competition will involve hundreds of students from throughout the area including Waco, Temple, Killeen and all points in between.  more
Posted on 09/10/2015
Waco ISD, local health care providers and neighboring school districts will celebrate the opening of the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy on Tuesday, September 15, 6 p.m. at 7200 Viking Drive.  more
Posted on 06/04/2015
Waco ISD Child Nutrition Services will once again be operating the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Waco this year.  more
Posted on 05/29/2015
The Waco High School Musical Theater Department will offer Waco ISD students entering 2nd through 9th grades an opportunity for five days of singing, dancing, acting and learning, followed by a performance of Disney’s THE LION KING JR.  more
Posted on 05/22/2015
Preparing students for high school graduation begins as early as kindergarten, and their education includes reading, writing, arithmetic, and also a healthy understanding of career choices.  more
Posted on 05/15/2015
On May 19, 2015, 110 students enrolled in the AVID college readiness program at UHS will partner with Keep Waco Beautiful to improve the landscape at Miss Nellie’s Pretty Place.  more
Posted on 05/14/2015
In an effort to raise awareness of drunk driving, University High School will host Shattered Dreams, a dramatization of an alcohol-related car crash and its aftermath.  more