UPCOMING EVENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

University Trojans
vs.
Georgetown Eastview

Friday, Sept. 5, 7:30pm
WISD Stadium

Waco High Lions
vs.
College Station HS
Friday, Sept. 5, 7:30pm
College Station

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Waco ISD Administration Building
501 Franklin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 755-9473

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Posted on 09/01/2014
Waco ISD Board of Trustees Business Meeting - August 27, 2014  more
Posted on 08/21/2014
H-E-B and Waco ISD provided an immunization clinic for Waco ISD students  more
Posted on 08/15/2014
Waco ISD welcomes the new teachers of 2014 at the New Teacher Info Fair.  more
Posted on 08/11/2014
Kim Ellis explains the 2014 Waco ISD Accountability Report  more
Posted on 08/11/2014
Visit our 2014 Know Your Schools section and meet a few of our dedicated Faculty & Staff  more
Posted on 08/01/2014
A chance for Waco ISD Students & Parents to get the new school year off to a great start.  more
Posted on 07/31/2014
Be inspired! Donate! Together we are raising the power of education.  more
Posted on 07/17/2014
Hey parents you can now access school news and information wherever you go using the Waco ISD Mobile APP  more

Visitors from the Land Down Under

ausie_pictA school administrator and teacher from Australia are visiting Waco ISD classrooms this week to learn more about the Baylor University Professional Development School partnership. Before the end of their weeklong stay in Waco, Deputy Principal Pam Dunbar and classroom teacher Debbie Heenan from Camp Hill Primary and Infant School in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia will visit Parkdale Elementary, Mountainview Elementary, Hillcrest PDS and Bell's Hill Elementary. They are specifically visiting classrooms where Baylor education majors are currently serving as interns. Next year, these same interns will spend three weeks student teaching in Australia schools.

"Since 1992, our partnership with Camp Hill has enabled future teachers to get a glimpse of how childhood education is done halfway around the globe," said Dr. Betty Ruth Baker, director of the Teaching in Australia Intern Program. "It really opens their eyes."

Sydney Key, an intern in Janis Clay's second-grade classroom at Parkdale Elementary, is excited to be in the program.

"I am looking forward to experiencing schools in Australia," said Key. "It will be interesting to see if the challenges there are similar to those in Waco and throughout Texas. The time I spend at Camp Hill will no doubt help me become a better teacher."


Special notice about adopted budget

On August 27, 2014, the Waco Independent School District adopted a tax rate that wil raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised 5.7 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $24.75.

Please click on the link below to see the budget for 2013-2014 compared to the budget for 2014-2015.

Summary Budget Comparison
Posted on 08/08/2014
The accountability report is based on STAAR tests results. A video is included.  more
Posted on 07/24/2014
On Tuesday, July 22, the Waco Foundation awarded 26 Waco ISD alumni with MAC Scholarships. This number is significantly higher than in the recent past. In fact, last year Waco ISD had only 9 recipients.  more
Posted on 07/17/2014
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Hall of Fame. Submit your nominations now.  more
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Did You Know?

Waco ISD Stadium continues to be the most used high school venue for the state playoffs. In 2013, the stadium hosted 12 playoff games. Only the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium hosted more games and that is because the site has been designated for the state championships.

Friendly hosts, a great location and a first class facility make Waco ISD Stadium the destination of choice for the high school playoffs!