2015-16 News & Videos

Posted on 06/30/2016
A special garden is not the only colorful surprise Cedar Ridge Elementary students will see when they return to school in August.  more
Posted on 06/30/2016
Young actors and actresses from Overture, the Waco ISD Summer Theater Camp, presented two outstanding performances of the Disney musical "Aladdin Jr." June 25.  more
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 06/23/2016
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SkillsUSA Nationals
Posted on 06/20/2016
SkillsUSA students at Nationals  more
Posted on 06/17/2016
The A.J. Moore Academies Business Advisory Board hosted the 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Lee Lockwood Museum and Library   more
Posted on 06/14/2016
The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30.  more
Posted on 06/10/2016
A Waco ISD “scholarship surprise patrol” delivered a payload of good news, loud noise, festive cheer and $19,000 in scholarships to nine high achieving students who were selected through a competitive application process at their respective schools.   more
Posted on 06/10/2016
This will be a big weekend for four Waco ISD students who will be competing in the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland.  more
Posted on 06/10/2016
Waco ISD celebrated this year's retirees with a breakfast held in their honor at McLane Stadium's Baylor Club.   more
Posted on 06/09/2016
Today, Waco ISD hosted its 2nd Annual Partnership Recognition Breakfast welcoming Adopt-a-School Partners from across the district.  more
Posted on 06/06/2016
Waco Independent School District congratulates the UHS Class of 2016!  more
Posted on 06/06/2016
Waco Independent School District congratulates the WHS Class of 2016!  more
Posted on 06/05/2016
To better prepare students for success in the workforce, the Waco ISD Career and Technical Education program enhances the classroom experience with unique, educational options like SkillsUSA.  more
Posted on 06/03/2016
The Mighty Trojan Band of University High School performs one last concert for the 2015-2016 school year.  more
Posted on 06/03/2016
Students receive Surprise Scholarships from the WISD Education Foundation  more
Posted on 06/03/2016
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 06/02/2016
They are now colleagues, and today we honor that transition of personal growth with the 1st annual GWAHCA Pinning Ceremony.  more
Posted on 06/02/2016
Waco ISD Director of Advanced Academics, Scott McClanahan, gives us the Grand Tour of the 5th annual Waco ISD Gifted & Talented Exploring Inspirations Performances and Product Fair.   more
Posted on 06/01/2016
Brook Avenue students have been working really hard to present to you now, "Journey into Outer Space", their final musical performance for the 1516 school year.  more
Posted on 05/31/2016
27 of WHS's State-Advancing band members traveled to Austin TX to compete in the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest  more
Posted on 05/31/2016
Nineteen Waco High Choir students competed in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition in Austin Texas. We are proud to announce that we had one Gold Medal soloist and ten Silver Medal soloists, and four Bronze soloists.  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 05/27/2016
DuPuy 1st Year Teacher of the Year. Elementary Teacher of the Year. Secondary Teacher of the Year. Principal of the Year.  more
Have you considered Orchestra?
Posted on 05/24/2016
Waco ISD Fine Arts offers many choices for middle schoolers. Have you considered Orchestra?  more
Posted on 05/20/2016
Waco HS Choirs are proud to present their UIL concert for 2016.  more
Posted on 05/20/2016
The Waco ISD Advanced Academics Department honored the 2016 University High School Academic Achievers  more
Posted on 05/20/2016
We celebrate with each student their commitment, their promise, their personal challenge and determination to continue to work hard to achieve their success.  more
Posted on 05/19/2016
Welcome to the 2016 HPDS Artist Market. HPDS teachers Tammy Johnston and Sarah Weatherly give us a tour.  more
Posted on 05/19/2016
We have multiple vendors from our community partners to help our students make great decisions about future options.  more
Posted on 05/16/2016
The Waco ISD Advanced Academics Department honored the 2016 Waco High School Academic Achievers at a banquet held at the Baylor Club on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.   more
Posted on 05/11/2016
Restorative Practices is about building positive relationships and being more understanding rather than trying to be understood  more
Posted on 05/11/2016
Thank you for keeping Waco ISD beautiful.  more
Posted on 05/03/2016
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 05/02/2016
One of the components of media literacy is "Conducting Interviews". Watch as the students of LAMM Kindergarten interview Principal, Stephanie Tankersley  more
Posted on 04/29/2016
Alta Vista Elementary celebrates Earth Day with experiments and outdoor activities.  more
Posted on 04/29/2016
Dennis Oubre teaches UHS students how to apply engineering principles to solve problems. And he does it, with ROCKETS!  more
Posted on 04/29/2016
Bell's Hill 5th-graders attend Science Camp, where they conduct hands-on investigations in order to prepare them for the Science Test in May.  more
Posted on 04/28/2016
WISD Child Nutrition Services and Sodexo host their 8th annual Future Chefs Competition at University High School. We've got the Video & Photo highlights right here.  more
Posted on 04/28/2016
The American Federation of Teachers has generously donated 40,000 books for a Book Giveaway in memory of Ms. Linda Bridges  more
Posted on 04/28/2016
The housing program will provide three furnished apartments on an emergency short-term basis for Waco ISD families  more
Posted on 04/25/2016
Parkdale's 5th Knighting Ceremony celebrates students who know how to demonstrate responsibility.  more
Posted on 04/25/2016
Dr. Perez tells us about HPDS's wonderful event called Independent Study Projects.  more
Posted on 04/22/2016
During the event, parents arrived to have their car seat inspected and given safety materials in reference to car seat safety.  more
Posted on 04/20/2016
Waco ISD Assistant Superintendent, Yolanda Williams and Dr. Mary Konrad talk about Pre-K RoundUp, including admissions requirements and program features.  more
Posted on 04/19/2016
Waco High School Senior Zarious Wilson signed his letter of intent to play basketball during a ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8 a.m., in the Waco High School weight room.  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 04/15/2016
Featuring their 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, Bell's Hill shows off their student's work in a night filled with Color and Melody! It's Fine Arts Night at Bell's Hill.  more
Posted on 04/15/2016
Story by Bruce Gietzen - Waco ISD's Education Foundation Prize Patrol handed out $95,870 in classroom grants Friday to teachers for innovative learning projects that cannot be funded through the standard school district budget.   more
Posted on 04/14/2016
Dr. Tanner demonstrates how parent involvement impacts student success rates, and what parents can do about it.  more
Posted on 04/14/2016
Mr. Davisson and Mr. Hunt discuss Precision Metal Manufacturing as students demonstrate the processes involved.  more
Posted on 04/14/2016
The eighth annual "Science of Wondering - A research symposium" was held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum.   more
Posted on 04/13/2016
Dr. Tanner is both the Founder and CEO of Educational Concepts LLC  more
Posted on 04/12/2016
Tennyson Middle School was one of only 20 Texas public schools selected through a competitive process to be a “Planting Poet Trees School,” a project designed by Dr. Tafolla to help students gain a better understanding of poetry and spark excitement about writing.   more
Posted on 04/12/2016
The Education Service Center Region 12 Technology Foundation recently awarded five school districts and one charter school with more than $49,000 in grant funds to support educational technology programs.  more
Posted on 04/09/2016
Please join the Waco HS Band staff in congratulating these students on their outstanding accomplishments, and for again representing Waco High School and WISD, at the highest level, across the State of Texas.  more
Posted on 04/08/2016
Texas/WISD AFT is donating 40,000 books to Waco ISD students and educators on Saturday, April 23rd.  more
Posted on 04/04/2016
Please congratulate these cadets when you see them in the hallways. [photos]  more
Posted on 04/04/2016
Piper from STRIPES Convenience Stores drops off a $500 check which will help grow the HPDS Fresh Learning Garden.  more
Posted on 03/31/2016
It is the purpose of WISD's Department of Homeless Outreach Services and local charities like The Cove to help students struggling with homelessness.  more
Posted on 03/30/2016
Please enjoy these video highlights, and consider joining one of our other job fairs throughout April  more
Posted on 03/30/2016
For the past 30 years, Waco High School and their German counterparts have been forming an exchange partnership of trust and learning.  more
Posted on 03/28/2016
Waco ISD has announced its "Teacher of the Year" finalists for 2016. A close race has resulted in three finalists in the elementary division and four in the secondary division.  more
Posted on 03/24/2016
Tennyson Principal, Lisa Hall, found a way to let teachers unwind for a bit. She threw an Easter Egg hunt!  more
Posted on 03/23/2016
Students in the Academy of Information Technology at Waco High School are some of the best in the region when it comes to audio and video production. And so is their teacher, Jeffrey Davies.  more
Posted on 03/23/2016
Dr. Cain and Susie Peters discuss the mission of Unbound, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking  more
Posted on 03/21/2016
Great job Bruce Gietzen, Andrea Zimmerman, and so many who contributed their time and effort to raise money for the Waco ISD Education Foundation.  more
Posted on 03/21/2016
Deep in a dark, green forest, early in the Jurassic Period, vertebrates as big as houses and as small as chickens lived and grew, walked and flew. BHE presents the DINOSTARS  more
Posted on 03/18/2016
Results are in! Congratulations to all our student historians. We also just uploaded photos of the event.  more
Posted on 03/14/2016
Waco ISD and all the Waco area school districts that participate in the GWAMA program would like to thank the TEA and Commissioner Morrath for coming to review the program.  more
Posted on 03/14/2016
The Dallas Summer Musicals HSMTA Show and Scholarship Program recognize students who are the future leaders of our community  more
Posted on 03/04/2016
West Avenue presents its 2016 Black History Program  more
Posted on 03/03/2016
Congratulations to Candy Striker for receiving the ECU Student Choice Award  more
Posted on 03/03/2016
5th graders from Crestview & Provident Heights get a heavy dose of BULLDOG SPIRIT as they prepare to transition to Middle School life at ISMS.  more
Posted on 03/02/2016
Congratulations to Candy Striker for receiving the ECU Student Choice Award  more
Posted on 03/02/2016
WHS promotes good grades, attendance and behavior with Incentive Day  more
Posted on 03/02/2016
National Lloyd's & SWE partner Dr. Pepper kick off the South Waco Elementary Outreach Program  more
Posted on 03/02/2016
LAMM PTA awarded the 2016 Presidential Award. Congrats LAMM-PTA. Enjoy our 2nd annual Wall-to-Wall Art exhibit.  more
Posted on 03/01/2016
Waco High School effectively uses Restorative Practices to handle student behavior issues and keeping kids in school  more
Posted on 03/01/2016
We'd like to welcome you to the Sounds of Motown. Feel free to clap your hands and sing along with us.  more
Posted on 02/29/2016
This year has been the most successful year at UIL Solo and Ensemble for University High School in at least 15 years or more! Thank you all for your support and for an administrative team that shows how much they care and support our Band Programs and Fine Arts!  more
Posted on 02/29/2016
We want to thank all students who participated in Elementary UIL this year.  more
Posted on 02/28/2016
Please join the Waco HS Band staff in congratulating these students on their outstanding accomplishments, and for again representing Waco High School and WISD, at the highest level, across the State of Texas.  more
Posted on 02/26/2016
These students are the product of many amazing music instructors that have guided them in their path to success. If you are a former music teacher of one of these amazing students, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your passion for music can be seen through them every single day.  more
Posted on 02/25/2016
Trojan Tykes is all about giving back to the community and the kids. It gives the cadets a chance to make a difference in the life of a child.   more
Posted on 02/22/2016
With Passage of TRE, Literacy Aides Now Helping Waco ISD [by Carlos Morales]  more
Posted on 02/18/2016
The Waco High Choir program presents its annual talent show. We call it "THE BIG SHOW"  more
Posted on 02/18/2016
Waco ISD hires long-time anchor as Director of Communications. Story by Ann Harder  more
Posted on 02/16/2016
The Bell's Hill Elementary Music program presents Where the Wild Things Are  more
Posted on 02/12/2016
The voices, rhythm and dance of students representing all 15 elementary music programs brought the Waco High Performing Arts Center stage to life for the 2015-2016 Waco ISD Children’s Music Festival Orff Ensemble.   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 02/10/2016
Waco ISD Fine Arts Director, Larry Carpenter, discusses the making of the UHS Fine Arts presentation of Cinderella  more
Posted on 02/08/2016
We believe that cultural awareness is key in education. As we say often at ISMS, It's all about the Experience.  more
Posted on 02/08/2016
The team of Nicholson & Sriram will be competing in the UIL CX Debate State Meet in Austin in March. They are the first WISD team in many years to compete at this level!   more
Posted on 02/04/2016
Local media spreads word of student achievements at the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy [includes podcast]  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 02/01/2016
We all know the tale, how Cinderella's Fairy Godmother grabbed a pumpkin, a couple of mice and whipped up a few essentials for the Royal Ball.  more
Posted on 01/27/2016
The non-profit organization supplies participating school districts and their eligible students with backpacks of food from Friday to Sunday.   more
Posted on 01/25/2016
Approximately only the top 3% of the 16,000 students from around the state who audition are selected through a process that begins for many in the summer with All-State Choir Camps.   more
Posted on 01/25/2016
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  more
Posted on 01/21/2016
In 2015 WISD Officer Sandy Wachsmann noticed that there were many students in the District that did not have locks for their bicycles.  more
Posted on 01/20/2016
HPDS 4th graders presented their Showtime Jr. performance of Journey Through Texas January 15th and 16th.  more
Posted on 01/19/2016
The Awards Ceremony of the 2015-2016 WISD Middle Schools UIL Competition, presented by Mr. Carpenter  more
Posted on 01/19/2016
This generous gift will allow GWAMA to purchase machinery that students will us in hands-on training activities. Thank you, Grainger!  more
Posted on 01/19/2016
Gather together at the Park for a day of remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  more
Posted on 01/19/2016
GoNoodle's short desk-side physical activities help teachers manage their classroom and improve student performance.  more
Posted on 01/19/2016
This year's theme is Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History. Kids at HPDS show off their History Day projects.  more
Posted on 01/14/2016
The full 168-page document is available for download. [3.1Mb]  more
Posted on 01/11/2016
Only the top 3% of the 16,000 students from around the state who audition are selected   more
Posted on 01/07/2016
AFT and FirstBook have partnered up to bring FREE books to WISD students.  more
Posted on 01/06/2016
Lake Air Montessori Choir honors Veterans with concert and handmade cards  more
Posted on 01/05/2016
The UHS/AJM Academy of Engineering rocketry program took a trip down to Houston in December to meet with some of the brightest minds in the space and aeronautics industry at NASA.  more
Posted on 12/20/2015
Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Waco Independent School District Regular Election ballot may be  more
Posted on 12/18/2015
Our 2015 edition of WISD Holiday Concerts. May you all have a safe and happy holiday season.  more
Posted on 12/18/2015
Waco Independent School District will recognize 24 of its best educators at the annual Outstanding Teacher ceremony on Thursday, December 3  more
Posted on 12/18/2015
The winning fifth-graders earned a pizza and cupcake party for their entire grade.  more
Posted on 12/11/2015
The Cove, a special place for WISD homeless students, received a check for more than $12000.  more
Posted on 12/11/2015
Kids at Crestview Elementary participate in a nation-wide computer science event  more
Posted on 12/03/2015
Baylor defensive lineman Andrew Billings, one of the strongest players in all of college football, has befriended a Brook Avenue student whose muscles are slowly weakening.  more
Posted on 11/30/2015
Harlem Globetrotter, Sweet-J, talks about bullying with Mountainview students  more
Posted on 11/20/2015
Our Trojan Horse Players did a phenomenal job and had 82 callbacks collectively! Here is a list of the students and all of their callbacks.  more
Posted on 11/13/2015
Four Waco High School students recently represented their community at a National League of Cities conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  more
Posted on 11/13/2015
This educational two-hour field trip was packed with information about what students are learning at GWAMA including robotics, physics, rocketry and operating high-tech machining devices.  more
Posted on 11/13/2015
Third-grade students throughout Waco ISD are the proud owners of new dictionaries thanks to Peter Piper Pizza.  more
Posted on 11/13/2015
"Go Baby Go!" is a program that integrates technology and therapeutic expertise to provide mobility to students with limited physical abilities.  more
Posted on 11/13/2015
The Annual Employee Health Fair was held at WHS this year.  more
Posted on 11/11/2015
Hillcrest PDS Showtime Theatre recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reprise of "Save Our School" which was the title of the very first production two decades ago.  more
Posted on 11/07/2015
Waco High and University High face off in the Annual Hall of Fame Game  more
Posted on 11/06/2015
Lions, Trojans to meet at Waco ISD Hall of Fame game 2015 as five new members will be inducted into Waco ISD’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  more
Posted on 11/06/2015
Waco High School & Class of '86 grad, Lin Elliot, honored by NFL  more
Posted on 11/04/2015
Waco ISD celebrated an enormous gift of 21st Century teaching and learning tools at four elementary campuses beginning Tuesday, November 3.  more
Posted on 11/03/2015
Many months ago, Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain went from campus to campus and sat down with teachers as asked them what they would like to see in their schools.  more
Posted on 11/03/2015
What better time to do science experiments than around Halloween.  more
Posted on 11/03/2015
Waco High's Nick Atkins is considered one of the best bass singers in Region 8.  more
Posted on 10/29/2015
The all-day Heart of Texas BEST Robotics competition involve hundreds of students from throughout the area including UHS & GWAMA.  more
Posted on 10/28/2015
Two Waco High visual arts students experienced a special surprise by being awarded a cash prize.  more
Posted on 10/27/2015
Early voting locations and more information about the TRE  more
Posted on 10/27/2015
A Waco ISD Education Foundation grant is helping kindergarten and first-grade students at Hillcrest PDS  more
Posted on 10/23/2015
Students of the Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance will be providing FREE tax preparation service to the citizens of Central Texas  more
Posted on 10/23/2015
Today, Jaime is a happy and healthy fourth-grader at Bell's Hill thanks, in part, to Nurse Fielding.  more
Posted on 10/19/2015
The evening included free food, free vision screenings provided by the Lion’s Club, tours of fire engines and police cars, jumping houses, a disc jockey with dance music.  more
Posted on 10/16/2015
Homecoming weekend at Tarleton State University was a good enough reason for a 15-minute homecoming parade through the halls at Lake Air Montessori Magnet School, which benefits from the professional development opportunities provided by Tarleton’s Effective Schools Project.  more
Posted on 10/16/2015
The ride is a reward to students who add to the culture and climate of the campus due to their achievements.  more
Posted on 10/16/2015
ISMS students make a Public Service Announcement about their upcoming Dia de los Muertos Celebration.  more
Posted on 10/16/2015
We are having a couple of flu clinics coming in November. Passport Health/North Texas Flu Shots will be conducting flu clinics for your family.  more
Posted on 10/14/2015
The Texas Hunger Initiative recently hosted a Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor University. Now in its fourth year, the annual summit brings together leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty and food insecurity.  more
Posted on 10/13/2015
Ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Doris Miller Memorial on the banks of the Brazos River [With Video]  more
Posted on 10/09/2015
Bridging the gap between Elementary to Middle school can be tough. Setting goals can make all the difference. [With Video]  more
Posted on 10/09/2015
My'Uniquia Burr, a sixth-grader at Indian Spring Middle School, is being hailed as a hero after urging residents to get to safety after a fire broke out in the apartment complex where she lives. [With Video]  more
Posted on 10/09/2015
The University High grad, who went on to have stellar college and professional football careers, talked to students at University High and Waco High about the importance of academic performance and positive character traits. [With Video]  more
Posted on 10/09/2015
Hillcrest Professional Development School Theatre Troupe 2015 Presents: SAVE OUR SCHOOL [With Video]  more
Posted on 10/05/2015
Students at Indian Spring Middle School had an experience of a lifetime on Friday, October 2, by taking part in an real-life archeological "dig" on their campus. [With Video]  more
Posted on 09/24/2015
Montelongo received the 2015 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Spirit of Achievement Award named in honor of the man who founded the GI Forum in 1948  more
Posted on 09/24/2015
Schools from throughout the Interstate 35 corridor and beyond traveled to the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex to run the course on a beautiful and warm first day of Autumn.  more
Posted on 09/22/2015
Students at Parkdale Elementary will spend the year immersed in chivalry, valor and armor as part of a new character education program called Early Act First Knight. [With Video & Photos]  more
Posted on 09/17/2015
Glenn Robinson, President of Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, and Brett Esrock, CEO of Providence Medical Center expressed their excitement about Waco's newest school. [With Video & Photos]  more
Posted on 09/14/2015
Only the fourth week of the new school year but already the University High School JROTC battalion has completed two community service projects.   more
Posted on 09/10/2015
Waco ISD and the Office of Advanced Academics are proud to announce the AP Scholars for 2015.  more
Posted on 09/01/2015
The Special Education Department purchased iPads for every Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) classroom in Waco ISD.  more
Posted on 08/27/2015
The award goes to someone who has made a significant contribution to football in central Texas. [With Video]  more
Posted on 08/27/2015
Career & Tech Education teacher workshop includes words of wisdom from renowned motivational speaker. [With Video]  more
Posted on 08/27/2015
Waco ISD was at Bell's Hill Elementary this week distributing new technology to teachers [With Video]  more
Posted on 08/19/2015
Patrick Briggs, a motivational speaker from the AVID Program delivered the keynote address.   more
Posted on 08/19/2015
As a new school year begins, we introduce you to new administrators and initiatives in the district. Watch all 12 interviews.  more
Posted on 08/17/2015
Waco ISD School Board President, Pat Atkins, speaks to the faculty and staff at the 2015 Convocation.  more
Posted on 08/17/2015
Rachel Woods teaches students at the ATLAS 6th grade Transition Camp to cope with a new environment.  more
Posted on 08/17/2015
Ashley Duncan talks about the Creative Kids Camp held this summer at TMS.  more
Posted on 08/13/2015
School News Guru helps schools keep parents up-to-date through a monthly electronic newsletter.  more
Posted on 08/13/2015
New Teachers introduce themselves at New Teacher Induction. We welcome all our new teachers and students to Waco ISD!  more
Posted on 07/21/2015
Two Waco ISD schools are piloting the Restorative Discipline Model this year.  more