2017-18 News

Waco High's Boys 4x200 Relay team
Posted on 04/23/2018
Waco ISD had a total of eleven athletes in ten events advance to this weekend's Region III Meet, April 27-28, at Turner Stadium in Humble.  more
Isabell & Ms. Whitford
Posted on 04/13/2018
As a regional winner, Isabel will receive a Samsung tablet provided by the contest sponsor, Samsung Austin Semiconductor.   more
text: Celebrating Cesar Chavez
Posted on 04/11/2018
Festivities included the UHS mariachi with members of the CCMS orchestra, grape eating contest, and balloon races.  more
text: More than $1000000 raised!
Posted on 04/10/2018
The Waco ISD Education Foundation greatly appreciates the continued support of the community, especially this year's sponsors and celebrity chefs!  more
text: Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy
Posted on 04/06/2018
The Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy held its first annual expo for schools in and around the Waco area showcasing jobs and opportunities available through GWAMA.  more
text: Future Chefs Competition
Posted on 04/06/2018
Child Nutrition Services held the 10th Annual Future Chefs Competition at University High School.   more
text: Crush the STAAR (test)
Posted on 04/06/2018
Kendrick Elementary held a raucous pep rally to motivate it's students for the upcoming STAAR test. Crush the STAAR Kendrick!  more
The Bell’s Hill Elementary Garden Club
Posted on 04/02/2018
The students joined more than 1,000 schools representing 550,000 students and teachers who recycled 2 million pounds of approved recyclable materials.   more
Coaches Kahler and Lopez
Posted on 03/30/2018
My brother's (goal) keeper: Waco High soccer coaches carry long history  more
Destination Imagination at West Avenue
Posted on 03/29/2018
Join us at West Avenue Elementary as they show us what they learned using Destination Imagination.  more
text: The Blind Men & the Elephant
Posted on 03/29/2018
The 3rd grade class of Parkdale Elementary put on a production of "The Blind Men and the Elephant," an Indian parable.  more
Maker Space at Alta Vista
Posted on 03/29/2018
Take a look at the impact of Maker Space over at Alta Vista Elementary.  more
TMS Jazz Band
Posted on 03/26/2018
Please congratulate these fine students for all their hard work!  more
text: A Night of One Act Plays
Posted on 03/23/2018
Fine Arts Department featured performances from Waco High, University High and Tennyson Middle  more
text: State Powerlifting Meet March 24, Abilene, TX
Posted on 03/22/2018
Best of luck gentlemen and bring home the Gold!!  more
Connections by Mickey Garrison
Posted on 03/21/2018
Daily sharing of successes builds powerful connections among students, staff, and parents.  more
Members of the award-winning Waco ISD Purchasing Department include (back row, left to right):  Donna Adler, Judy Monroe, Debra Gutierrez, Mary Kay Hopper-Miller, Cindy Laughlin; (front row, left to right) Jada Duncan, Sherry Trotts (director of Business Services), Tracy Moore and Juanita Arechiga.
Posted on 03/21/2018
In addition to receiving the prestigious award for 10 years in a row, Waco ISD has demonstrated its commitment to fiscal responsibility by attaining the “recognized” status for the past nine years.  more
Vincent Nakeveyon
Posted on 03/20/2018
Watch Nakeveyon Vincent break the SHW Squat record  more
Posted on 03/16/2018
Ready Writing, Editorial and Spelling awards were presented to deserving WISD middle school students.   more
Posted on 03/14/2018
At Waco ISD, Black History is honored in song, dance and prose. Watch WHS, LAMM and ISMS celebrations.  more
Partners of Waco ISD: YMCA and Rotary Club
Posted on 03/12/2018
Many thanks to the YMCA of Central Texas and the Rotary Club of Waco for providing our students with such an educational keepsake!  more
Posted on 02/28/2018
Alta Vista believes in reading and also in the importance of families to promote reading.  more
UIL Medals
Posted on 02/26/2018
Over 30 Trojan musicians are advancing to State Competition  more
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Posted on 02/23/2018
At the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy we are experiencing yet another dream come true with the addition of the Construction Science Academy.  more
Text: The role of parents in student success
Posted on 02/22/2018
Mr. Carias will speak at UHS on March 3, from 9-11  more
WHS Boys Basketball
Posted on 02/22/2018
Join us in Fairfield, TX. Directions and map included.  more
The Baylor Equestrian Team, one of Alta Vista’s Adopt-a-School Partners, hosted the fourth graders for an educational and fun-filled visit.
Posted on 02/20/2018
The Baylor Equestrian Team, one of Alta Vista’s Adopt-a-School Partners, hosted the fourth graders for an educational and fun-filled visit.  more
Text: Empower Women
Posted on 02/19/2018
Approximately 225 female students from grades 7-12 heard from local experts in the medical, legal and educational fields   more
Tax Services are available from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Posted on 02/15/2018
Tax Services are available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays  more
Rusty Garrett presents Project Tornado
Posted on 02/15/2018
Cedar Ridge kids get to take a major step in protecting Wacoans from storms, floods, and of course, TORNADOS!  more
Boy dreaming of being a fireman
Posted on 02/09/2018
This was a common question asked during Alta Vista Elementary’s Career Day.   more
Construction workers in front of American flag
Posted on 02/09/2018
The program is a three-year sequence of classes that will cover basic construction theory, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and HVAC.  more
Isai Perez conducts his original composition "Aurora"
Posted on 02/08/2018
We hope you enjoy the UHS orchestra's performance of Isai's piece, "Aurora."  more
Bell's Hill students learn and express their knowledge and skills in handling day-to-day anxieties through songs
Posted on 02/02/2018
Bell's Hill students learn and express their knowledge and skills in handling day-to-day anxieties through songs about working together and channeling their fears.  more
Text: WHS Book Fair & Art Show
Posted on 02/02/2018
Proceeds support WHS Senior Class and the WHS Art Club  more
Text: District Alignment Changes
Posted on 02/01/2018
See the new football, basketball and volleyball competition for Waco and University High Schools; maps included.  more
Posted on 02/01/2018
Many thanks to Cameron Park Zoo, an Adopt-a-School Partner, for providing such a fantastic learning experience for the students at Kendrick Elementary.  more
Picture of kids receiving awards & Text: 2018 Elementary UIL
Posted on 01/29/2018
Today success takes the form of ribbons and trophies. Tomorrow, in the form of the rewards of a successful business, government and/or family.  more
Logo: Miracle Match Marathon
Posted on 01/29/2018
The students had a great time, and we are so proud of their accomplishment in completing a marathon! Waco ISD encourages everyone to keep moving and exercising!  more
Waco ISD City Champs
Posted on 01/29/2018
Congratulations to the 2018 Champs. The winners are...  more
Text: Congratulations TMS
Posted on 01/29/2018
These students will participate in the All-Region Jazz Clinic and Concert on March 24th in Temple.  more
Logo: Waco ISD
Posted on 01/25/2018
We are working closely with state law enforcement officials to support their investigation.   more
Logo: Tx Dpt State Health Services
Posted on 01/24/2018
Ms. Marecle of Waco ISD Student Health Services, wanted to share this important message to Waco ISD families  more
Cadets stand at attention for inspection
Posted on 01/23/2018
We are very proud of all of our cadets. HOOAH  more
Text: Bell's Hill Elementary Health Fair
Posted on 01/19/2018
Bell's Hill Elementary hosts their 2018 Health Fair, where kids and their parents came to learn something new about health care and safety.  more
Text: College in Sight
Posted on 01/19/2018
WISD-TV visits both University and Waco High campuses to see what's going on and to chat with some familiar faces.  more
Posted on 01/17/2018
Dr. Nelson shared the details in the following email to parents:  more
Posted on 01/17/2018
Waco ISD will hold a public hearing to review the results of the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) for 2016-2017 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Waco ISD Conference Center (115 S. 5th St.).  more
Alert Icon
Posted on 01/15/2018
Waco ISD has canceled classes for Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  more
Jesus Zamarrippa, 8th-grade Carver student
Posted on 01/10/2018
Jesus Zamarrippa, 8th-grade Carver student, is headed to Little Rock, Arkansas to compete in the USA Boxing Region 6 Silver Gloves Tournament.  more
Tianna Cobb
Posted on 01/08/2018
story from Waco Chamber Weekly  more
GT Education
Posted on 01/08/2018
Remember, with parental consent, anyone can nominate a student for gifted and talented testing.  more
Apply Online
Posted on 01/08/2018
View GWAMA & GWAHCA websites for full details...  more
Alta Vista Boys complete Boys to Men program
Posted on 01/05/2018
Alta Vista Elementary congratulates 2018 Boys to Men Graduates  more
College in Sight Week is January 8-12, 2018
Posted on 01/04/2018
Demystifying college for students and their parents.  more
text: What do you want to do once you graduate high school?
Posted on 12/19/2017
What do you want to do once you graduate high school?  more
text: University Trojans make holiday wishes come true
Posted on 12/19/2017
In cooperation with Waco Make a Wish, Trojans from University's Soccer and JROTC programs delivered wishlist gifts to several campuses over the course of two days.  more
Photo of graduates
Posted on 12/18/2017
Waco ISD wishes to congratulate our winter 2017 graduates from Waco High, University High and Brazos High.   more
TMEA All Region Patch
Posted on 12/13/2017
We are pleased to announce that Eight of our WHS band students were selected for various spots this year.  more
Donna McKethan
Posted on 12/08/2017
This award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county, state or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective career and technical education programs.  more
Photo from the ceremony; teachers listening to speaker
Posted on 12/06/2017
The award winning teachers, who collectively have 259 years of experience in the classroom, were selected based on a number of factors including their professionalism representing their campus and a passion to be an excellent educator.   more
Graphic for Magnet School Enrollment
Posted on 11/30/2017
Waco ISD offers differentiated learning opportunities and unique instruction with its two elementary magnet school campuses. Apply NOW!  more
University High School Mariachi band performs with AZTECA
Posted on 11/30/2017
University High School Mariachi band performs with AZTECA  more
Text: West Avenue Elementary Math & Science Night
Posted on 11/29/2017
This afternoon we are concentrating on counting and recognizing numbers. Parents can do this easily from home.  more
Family Literacy Night
Posted on 11/28/2017
"We Are Family" is a time for elementary students to come to the high school, enjoy a free dinner, listen to live music, participate in a tamale cooking contest and promote literacy.  more
Trojan Cadets serve dinner & the community
Posted on 11/27/2017
Thursday, UHS JROTC cadets continued their community service by serving Thanksgiving meals at the Salvation Army.  more
Logo: Waco ISD Outstanding Teachers 2017-2018
Posted on 11/27/2017
Waco Independent School District invites you to attend a ceremony and reception honoring the 2017-2018 Outstanding Teachers on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at six thirty in the evening at the Waco High School Performing Arts Center  more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 11/13/2017
Waco High begins post season play against Ennis.  more
Waco ISD MS Football City Championship Game
Posted on 11/08/2017
Congratulations to the Waco ISD Middle School Football Waco Bowl Champs  more
Posted on 11/07/2017
Winners of District-Wide Tamale Cook-off Contest also to be announced!  more
College and Career Fair
Posted on 11/07/2017
In an effort to expose students to college and career choices as soon as possible, Waco ISD is sponsoring the second “Putting my Future in Motion” on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  more
Collage of WISD Students smiling
Posted on 11/06/2017
Waco ISD hosts community meetings to discuss the future of five schools.  more
UHS & WHS Helmets
Posted on 11/06/2017
Hall of Fame Inductions, Mega-Middle School Band, Fastest 5th Grade Girls & Boys Race, Battle of the Bands halftime and of course, the Crosstown Rivalry game. It's gonna be a BIG night!  more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 11/06/2017
Cross Town Rivals University and Waco High face off for the last game of the regular season. It's a night full of fun for Waco ISD.  more
Clipart: Nurse
Posted on 11/02/2017
You can get the flu shot at the following locations  more
Clipart: Nurse
Posted on 11/02/2017
Puede obtener la vacuna contra la gripe en los siguientes lugares  more
Text: Bell's Hill 1st Grade Fall Concert
Posted on 11/01/2017
Under the direction of Ms. Lynea Youman, the 1st grade students of Bell's Hill elementary school present their Fall Concert.  more
Trojan Soccer collected an overflowing truckload of much-needed items
Posted on 10/31/2017
Waco ISD would like to thank the generous folks at KWTX-Channel 10 and Bush’s Chicken for helping  more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 10/30/2017
University will host Rudder this Friday at 7:30 PM at the Waco ISD Stadium while the Lions travels to Merrill Green Stadium to battle Bryan.  more
Collage of WISD Students smiling
Posted on 10/27/2017
This week Waco ISD kicked off a series of community meetings to discuss the future of five schools. About 70 people attended the first meeting, which was held Monday night at the Waco ISD conference center. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the City of Waco Multi-Purpose Center (1020 Elm Ave.)  more
Graphic of UIL Marching Band Trophy
Posted on 10/23/2017
On Saturday 10/21/17 the Waco HS "LION PRIDE" Band traveled to Midway ISD to compete in the UIL Region 8 marching contest.  more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 10/23/2017
Waco will host College Station this Friday at 7:30 PM at the Waco ISD Stadium while University travels to Tigerland Stadium to battle A&M Consolidated.  more
Text: Crestview Elementary Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Posted on 10/20/2017
Principal Donnell welcomes us to Crestview Elementary where they celebrated their first annual Hispanic Heritage event. Food, families and fun! A great time was had by all.  more
Text: West Avenue Elementary Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Posted on 10/20/2017
Welcome to West Avenue Elementary as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage with families music and fun! What a great time was had by all.  more
Cadets pose for a picture at Karen Wagner HS
Posted on 10/18/2017
We are very proud of all our cadets who participated and want to give them all the recognition they have worked so hard to achieve.  more
Text: World Famous Electronic Violinist Mark Wood Visits University High Orchestra
Posted on 10/17/2017
"The most important person to a musician is the audience" - Mark Wood  more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 10/16/2017
Waco High travels to Temple this week while University takes the week off.  more
Student donating blood
Posted on 10/13/2017
WHS partner in Education, Carter Blood Care, gives kids a chance to donate blood to a thankful community.  more
WHS Student Choir singing
Posted on 10/11/2017
Waco High School Choirs present their Fall 2017 Concert  more
National Night Out 2017
Posted on 10/11/2017
Chief Boatman and event manager Corporal Wachsman give us a tour of Waco ISD's National Night Out festivities.  more
TMEA All Region patch
Posted on 10/10/2017
Please help the Waco High Choral Department congratulate the following students  more
Volunteers pick up trash
Posted on 10/09/2017
The Waco High Boys Soccer program will be volunteering Saturday, October 14, from 10am - 2pm at the Waco Soccer Association.  more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 10/09/2017
Join us at the Waco ISD Stadium as we root for the Trojans over Bryan!  more
Waco High hosts FAFSA Night
Posted on 10/06/2017
Waco High hosts FAFSA Night  more
UHS Theatre presents The Addams Family
Posted on 10/06/2017
UHS Theatre presents The Addams Family  more
WHS's Leo the Lion wants to be a firefighter!
Posted on 10/05/2017
Mountainview Principal Pritchard and Phys-Ed instructor, Mrs. Shelly Farris, gave us a tour of the 2017 Mountainview Health Fair  more
We welcome you to the first Lunch & Learn
Posted on 10/05/2017
Just so you know... you are always welcome here at West Avenue!  more
Girls smiling
Posted on 10/04/2017
Students said they felt that even though they may have been in contact with one or two colleges already, having so many colleges all in one place was extremely convenient.  more
At South Waco we are one big happy family and that's just how we roll!
Posted on 10/04/2017
At South Waco we are one big happy family and that's just how we roll!  more
Principal Alexander and students pose with the Keep Waco Beautiful Campus of the Month sign.
Posted on 10/03/2017
Waco ISD thanks Keep Waco Beautiful for their partnership, and congratulates West Avenue on their fantastic honor!  more
NNO Logo
Posted on 10/03/2017
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.   more
WISD Sports info
Posted on 10/02/2017
Waco has a Homecoming and University travels to College Station  more
Photo of Donna McKethan
Posted on 09/28/2017
Press Release by the ACTE  more
Photos of Anti-Bullying stickers and swag
Posted on 09/28/2017
Waco ISD is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for all of our students.  more
A mentor and her student.
Posted on 09/28/2017
Karmen Logan, principal at Alta Vista, welcomed the mentors back for another fantastic school year and spoke to the group about 'the power of one'.  more
WHS Jazz Cats celebrate success at Region 8 Auditions
Posted on 09/27/2017
WHS Jazz Cats celebrate success at Region 8 Auditions  more
special recognitions for Kendrick Elementary School, Tennyson Middle School, University High School and J.H. Hines Elementary School
Posted on 09/26/2017
The event celebrated the district's principals and assistant principals  more
"The Escape Party" by Shawn Knuckles
Posted on 09/22/2017
TMS visual arts teacher Shawn Knuckles recently entered an art contest in which artists submitted thought-provoking and artistically-savvy responses to climate change.  more
Bell's Hill staff & volunteers serve enchiladas to eager families
Posted on 09/20/2017
Congratulations to Bell’s Hill Elementary on another successful enchilada dinner – a community tradition with staying power.  more
Major Anita Caldwell
Posted on 09/18/2017
Hillcrest PDS and Waco ISD greatly appreciate the many individuals, businesses and organizations in our community who partner with and support our campuses and students!  more
Text: Hard Work Pays Off!
Posted on 09/15/2017
Truly a great opportunity to give back to our community!  more
Lowes Heroes and Ms. Gonzales
Posted on 08/24/2017
The Lowe’s Heroes program certainly followed through with their mission upon the completion of Mrs. Gonzales’s classroom transformation. (pictures)  more
Atkins presents Medal of Honor to UHS Cadet Lopez
Posted on 08/24/2017
Convocation 2017 recognized many of the achievements of staff and students alike  more
Lake Air Little League Softball World Champs at Pep Rally
Posted on 08/24/2017
Girls and boys alike found role models this day and perhaps the motivation to follow their own dreams.  more
HoT Builders Association presents check to GWAMA
Posted on 08/23/2017
President Scott Bland presented GWAMA a check for $5000  more
Lake Air Little League Softball World Champs celebrate with all their fans
Posted on 08/21/2017
Waco ISD TV was on location at the return of the World Champions back to Waco  more
Solar Eclipse
Posted on 08/18/2017
Student safety is a top priority. All students will be required to wear eclipse-safe viewing glasses purchased by Waco ISD  more
Waco Trib Staff Photo: Rod Aydelotte
Posted on 08/17/2017
Waco ISD principals react to new superintendent's philosophy on 1st day of school. By Shelly Conlon  more
BEAR Project members
Posted on 08/11/2017
Waco ISD is fortunate to have a passionate substitute staff, dedicated and committed to serving our students every day.  more
Family Fest logo
Posted on 08/10/2017
WISD is hosting the sixth-annual Waco ISD Back to School Family Fest on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon  more
Ronda Drake, Allie Gillaspy, Heather Smith, Diane Buxkemper
Posted on 08/10/2017
Congratulations to these amazing WISD teachers for their dedication to their students and fellow teachers.  more
LaDainian Tomlinson
Posted on 08/04/2017
On Saturday, August 5th, the Class of 2017 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the spectacular ceremony held in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.  more
Health Fair Banner
Posted on 08/01/2017
Healthy employees are happy employees  more
Victory in game 3. World Series bound!
Posted on 08/01/2017
It's a final from George Bush softball field.   more
Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson
Posted on 07/31/2017
New Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson outlined his expectations and goals for campus administrators Monday at Waco ISD’s Leadership Institute, promising them “Kids will rise to meet our expectations.”    more
Daniella Rodriguez and her parents
Posted on 07/31/2017
Lake Air Little League girls softball defeated Louisiana in five innings  more
Dylan Marcus Rivera
Posted on 07/31/2017
Dylan Marcus Rivera of Waco High School in Waco was selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) to participate in the High School Aerospace Scholars program (HAS) on July 16-21, 2017  more
Lake Air's softball team
Posted on 07/27/2017
Lake Air's softball team scored early and often in a big win in the first round of the Little League Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.  more
Waco ISD Volunteers must apply each school year
Posted on 07/25/2017
The Waco ISD volunteer database reset on July 31, 2017  more
Posted on 07/18/2017
Deborah DeGraff, a Science Lab Teacher at Waco ISD’s Bell’s Hill campus, was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2018 Region 12 Education Service Center Tuesday.  more
WISD Superstar Derrick Johnson, KXXV's Katie Engleson and Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson promote the Derrick Johnson Kickoff Classic
Posted on 07/12/2017
Three games in three nights to start the high school football season at Waco ISD Stadium  more
H.O.P.E.S. Logo:  Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support
Posted on 07/11/2017
They're called H.O.P.E.S. for a reason, and this summer they've got a lot going on!  more
State Rep. Doc Anderson (R-Waco), home builder Scott Bland, construction executive K. Paul Holt, and Waco ISD's Donna McKethan
Posted on 07/10/2017
HB 639 will allow students in GWAMA's new Construction Science Academy to be eligible to have insurance on the job.  more
Sandwich
Posted on 07/07/2017
Starting on July 17, 2017, WISD Child Nutrition Services will begin distributing letters to the households of children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions families need to take to apply for these benefits.  more
Boy smiling
Posted on 07/05/2017
This voluntary coverage program is provided to students of Waco ISD each year  more
Text: Baylor Bears and Pack of Hope team up to tackle hunger in McLennan County; Photo: Soup Cans
Posted on 06/29/2017
Bears extend a helping "paw" to the local community in need.  more
Posted on 06/28/2017
The Kendrick Garden is currently undergoing a face-lift! We need all interested and able-bodied persons to come over and help  more
Posted on 04/20/2017
The Waco ISD Education Foundation and its SurPRIZE Patrol visited 12 Waco ISD campuses Thursday to surprise 24 teachers with the news that their grant applications have been approved for funding for the 2017-2018 school year.  more
Posted on 03/21/2017
We've released our video coverage of the Cook Off on the web. Come re-live the fun!  more