2016-17 News & Videos

Posted on 04/25/2017
The Diana R. Garland School of Social Work held its annual Field Education luncheon to celebrate the end of the Baylor school year and to honor its outstanding interns, instructors and supervisors.  more
Posted on 04/25/2017
Honorees will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception Wednesday, June 14, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel.  more
Posted on 04/24/2017
Seventeen student athletes and one coach honored for their talents in soccer.  more
Posted on 04/21/2017
WISD student golfer striding into new territory in WHS women's golf.  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 04/20/2017
Chicken Little panics, Gingerbread Boy runs and runs, three Billy Goats trick a troll and a fox is getting very hungry.  more
Posted on 04/19/2017
The Mighty Trojan Band continues its great year by earning a 1st Division on stage at UIL Concert and Sight-reading for the Varsity Band and 2nd Division for our Non- Varsity Band!  more
Posted on 04/18/2017
Judy Powell, 73, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waco.   more
Posted on 04/18/2017
Waco ISD selects Bell's Hill's Cohn for Principal Award  more
Posted on 04/18/2017
Bell's Hill students show off their on stage talent once again  more
Posted on 04/13/2017
Mr. Perez’s 2nd Grade bilingual class at Crestview Elementary has quite the love for reading.   more
Posted on 04/12/2017
"We have never been wowed like this. This shows the power of JET grants," Commissioner Alvarez said.  more
Posted on 04/12/2017
Two Waco ISD students were notified that they had won the Terry Scholarship  more
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Posted on 04/12/2017
Waco Independent School District received a $220,870 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant, Tuesday  more
Posted on 04/11/2017
Baylor’s “Helping Hands” organization gives Waco ISD student an extra set of ears  more
Posted on 04/10/2017
Waco ISD congratulates 3 local Dell Scholar winners from WHS and UHS.  more
Posted on 04/07/2017
They will be competing Friday and Saturday in automotive, photography, animation, and architecture skills, along with a Health Bowl and Knowledge Bowl.  more
Posted on 04/07/2017
Lark Smith covers all the plays as University and Waco meet for the first time this season.  more
Posted on 04/06/2017
Dr. A. Marcus Nelson has led Laredo ISD to new levels of academic success the past eight years and must now wait a state-mandated 21 days before officially being hired.   more
Posted on 04/04/2017
The Education Service Center Region 12 Technology Foundation surprised our ATLAS Academy with a grant Tuesday morning for nearly $5,000 to incorporate drone technology into the classroom.  more
Posted on 04/04/2017
They were two of 24 high school students honored because of their dedication to community service while maintaining excellent scholastic records.  more
Posted on 04/03/2017
Nominations for the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards were announced today, and Waco High has once again received recognition and multiple nominations.  more
Posted on 04/03/2017
Graveside service, Monday, April 3rd, 3:00pm Oakwood Cemetery. The service is open to the public.  more
Posted on 04/03/2017
Waco PD officers Jackson and Bucher answered questions about the police department, about policing as a career and anything the kids wanted to ask.  more
Posted on 04/03/2017
Lark Smith covers all the plays as University (3-2 in District play) and Waco (0-5 in District play) meet on the new softball diamond for the first time this season.  more
Posted on 03/31/2017
Katie brings a few of her friends to visit with Kendrick students  more
Posted on 03/31/2017
They're called the "Boys to Men" club, and eight weeks after the leadership class started, what did they learn?   more
Posted on 03/29/2017
versity High School has named Tarl Lloyd Jr. its new head basketball coach, marking the third time Lloyd has run the program for the Trojans.  more
Posted on 03/27/2017
Welcome to the Third Annual College and Career Day.  more
Posted on 03/24/2017
A Waco High School eleventh-grader was recently named NASA High School Aerospace Scholar.  more
Posted on 03/23/2017
Thank you, Incommons Bank, for your amazing support and generosity that you give to Kendrick Elementary  more
Posted on 03/23/2017
Fifty-nine candidates applied to replace Dr. Bonny Cain, who is retiring, and Trustees narrowed that list down to half a dozen.  more
Posted on 03/23/2017
The school was named after him in 1906. One hundred and eleven years later, we present this musical performance in his honor. Join us as we rediscover Captain Joseph Bell.  more
Posted on 03/22/2017
Waco ISD HR Department would like to thank all who attended the 2017 Job Fair.  more
Posted on 03/21/2017
Come join Cedar Ridge, as they celebrate Black History in America.  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
Posted on 03/20/2017
Erin, who directs the LLC, brought volunteers to Alta Vista today who will be reading to the students in recognition of Dr. Seuss Day.  more
Posted on 03/18/2017
Young chefs learn about nutrition through friendly cooking competition  more
Posted on 03/18/2017
The voices of more than 130 fourth- and fifth-grade students from 14 elementary campuses came together to present a concert filled with the sounds of beautiful choral music.   more
Posted on 03/17/2017
The NFL icon and WHS grad came to BHS to inspire students to reach their full potential.  more
Posted on 03/17/2017
Join the Bulldogs as they celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history.  more
Posted on 03/16/2017
Mock Trial coach Rick Lowe stated, "I cannot express enough my thanks for the tremendous support by families of the teams who were at Regional and State."  more
Posted on 03/16/2017
Poet Brod Bagert shares words of wisdom with aspiring Lake Air poets  more
Posted on 03/15/2017
Adopt-a-School partner Member’s Choice Credit Union visited the G.L. Wiley Opportunity Center campus Wednesday afternoon.  more
Posted on 03/14/2017
Students from the Academic Decathlon, AVID and Career Prep classes sat in on a seminar about business and interview etiquette.  more
Posted on 03/14/2017
It's One Act Play season, and Tuesday Night (March 14th) is the annual Waco ISD Night of One Act Plays!  more
Posted on 03/13/2017
The meet is an opportunity for JROTC cadets to develop sportsmanship, camaraderie and esprit de corps  more
Posted on 03/03/2017
In honor of Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday, Parkdale Elementary decided what better way to kick off Spring Break than to have a birthday party.   more
Posted on 03/03/2017
Today, Kiyleyah and Deshann were presented with trophies to recognize their awesome accomplishment.  more
Posted on 03/02/2017
Rick Lowe's young team has only two seniors, but a long tradition with more than a dozen appearances at the state tournament.  more
Posted on 03/02/2017
At game's start, the dragons were by no means caught sleeping, forcing the Trojans to prove their worth in the second half.  more
Posted on 03/01/2017
Waco ISD Elementary students will be having some special lunch guests this Spring thanks to a collaborative program between the Waco Police Department and the school district.   more
Posted on 03/01/2017
Middle Schools hit the road to compete against other school districts  more
Posted on 03/01/2017
Waco ISD welcomes and values your feedback during the Languages Other than English (LOTE) textbook adoption process!  more
Posted on 02/28/2017
We are very proud of these students and parents that have worked very hard to get our students to where they are.  more
Posted on 02/27/2017
Thanks to our student historians for representing Waco ISD and their schools so well.  more
Posted on 02/24/2017
Thirty-one Waco High students, including defending National Champion Harper Hoover, will be part of a WISD contingent competing in the Regional History Fair Friday at Baylor University.  more
Posted on 02/23/2017
The team was rated for services rendered during the 2015-2016 school year, including its public information campaign for the TRE  more
Posted on 02/23/2017
The long awaited drill results are in from this past weekends drill competition.  more
Posted on 02/22/2017
With the game being in Hearne, just 1 hour away, please make every effort to come cheer for the home team.  more
Posted on 02/21/2017
It's a special event this year as JROTC commemorates its 15th year at University High School.  more
Posted on 02/21/2017
Bringing a combination of song and history together, Brook Avenue Elementary Music Program students show off their hearts and minds.  more
Posted on 02/20/2017
Our students competed against 200 other teams in the Heart of Texas Region this past Saturday  more
Posted on 02/20/2017
The TMS Librarian, with feedback from the campus Anime Club, have put together a real hit with students  more
Posted on 02/17/2017
For the first time in its 179-year existence, members of the Philosophical Society of Texas are meeting in Waco and Waco High School's A Cappella Choir greeted them  more
Posted on 02/17/2017
Rodney Smith, who graduated from UHS and then went on to play at Baylor and in the NFL, will be the new head football coach for the Trojans.  more
Posted on 02/16/2017
His artwork was the winning entry in a regional Poison Control contest last year, earning him an X-Box gaming station.  more
Posted on 02/15/2017
Please congratulate these amazing UHS & WHS Art students when you see them.  more
Posted on 02/15/2017
UHS Boys Basketball heads to Fairfield, Texas in 1st round of Bi-District playoffs  more
Posted on 02/14/2017
Thanks to McLennan Community College (MCC), these students each received a brand new book to take home and call their own.   more
Posted on 02/14/2017
Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology.  more
Posted on 02/13/2017
Sarah Shields from University High explains more in this video about Ready, Set, Teach at Alta Vista Elementary.  more
Posted on 02/13/2017
Alta Vista students share songs of Black Heritage as a part of their Elementary Music program.  more
Posted on 02/10/2017
Mr. Pilant expressed how having credit is something that is a necessity today, but everyone needs to be smart as to how they use their credit.  more
Posted on 02/10/2017
Waco High School's Mock Trial Team won the regional title in the UIL Mock Trial Competition Thursday evening in McLennan County's 54th District Courtroom.  more
Posted on 02/10/2017
Ms. Tankersley talks with LAMM Parent Coordinator Amanda Wilson about the first annual Donuts with Dads  more
Posted on 02/10/2017
Advanced Academics Director Dr. Scott McClanahan is joined by Texas Comptroller Outreach Specialist Christina Wittich, and also WHS parent Paula Miller to discuss the Texas Tuition Promise Fund.  more
Posted on 02/09/2017
The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognized a group of outstanding teachers at Waco High with a hot breakfast, a nice certificate and a few words of thanks.  more
Posted on 02/09/2017
Waco HS has reached the semifinals of the Regional Texas High School Mock Trial competition after defeating Midway Wednesday.  more
Posted on 02/09/2017
Only two games left in the season.  more
Posted on 02/08/2017
The group discussed topics such as the most innovative or effective programs that are currently in place, the different feedback they have gotten from their volunteers, and the different ways to make the partnerships more effective.  more
Posted on 02/08/2017
Pat Atkins is joined by Judge Ken Starr, Mock Trial Coach Ken Lowe and students, Hally Miller and Olivia Henderson  more
Posted on 02/08/2017
Students ran the sound, lights, curtains and took care of the props in this production....a fun and entertaining way to learn (and live through) Texas history.  more
Posted on 02/07/2017
Waco ISD's Quality District Advisory Council (QDAC) gave its stamp of approval to nine proposed exemptions as part of the District's move to become a "District of Innovation".  more
Posted on 02/06/2017
Waco ISD athletes will be able to take advantage of another state-of-the-art facility with the grand opening of a new artificial turf softball field Monday, January 30, at the District sports complex.  more
Posted on 02/03/2017
Waco High student, Haley Miller, has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.   more
Posted on 02/03/2017
Waco High Students Spend Job Shadowing Day at Baylor Scott and White Hospital  more
Posted on 02/03/2017
Five Waco High Lions and three Trojans from University High inked letters of intent Wednesday to continue their football careers for college teams.  more
Posted on 02/01/2017
Students of South Waco Elementary and Ms. Munoz's SW Elementary Music Program display their poetic, singing and percussion talents in remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  more
Posted on 01/31/2017
On Friday, January 27th, the Tennyson MS Jazz students competed for placement in the All Region Jazz Band.  more
Posted on 01/30/2017
Once again, our cadets represented UHS with great pride, motivation, and determination. Watch slideshow  more
Posted on 01/27/2017
Everyone who participated (66 student artists) will receive a certificate and passes to the planetarium.  more
Posted on 01/27/2017
Waco IS Board members, we thank you for caring about our children and giving so much to our community. We support you and your dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated.  more
Posted on 01/27/2017
Waco ISD Trustees Thursday night unanimously approved the hiring of former University High School teacher and coach Dr. Ricky Edison to return to that campus as principal next year.  more
Posted on 01/26/2017
Waco ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.   more
Posted on 01/25/2017
The Master Gardeners & World Hunger Relief help Cedar Ridge get ready for the coming spring.  more
Posted on 01/24/2017
University Theatre Presents: The 25th Annual PUTNAM COUNTY Spelling Bee  more
Posted on 01/24/2017
On the season, the JV is 16-0, having won the Alvarado Tournament, Harker Heights Tournament, and now the Waco High Winter Classic.  more
Posted on 01/24/2017
For the first time ever, Alta Vista celebrates official day for kid inventors  more
Posted on 01/23/2017
Congratulations to this fine group of young men and their coaches. Good luck on the rest of the season!  more
Posted on 01/23/2017
The wreath laying ceremony for MLK Jr day is a 23 year long tradition in Waco.  more
Posted on 01/20/2017
Ms. Forehand's students belt out their Broadway best.  more
Posted on 01/19/2017
Bring out your Tyke for fun filled day of games and activities.  more
Posted on 01/19/2017
The Annual Showcase is our chance to show off the campus to new families and students interested in applying/attending the Lake Air Montessori Magnet school for the following school year.  more
Posted on 01/18/2017
Shari Wilde, School Nurse at Bell's Hill Elementary shows us all the fun involved with the annual Health Fair.  more
Posted on 01/16/2017
Winter Guard and Indoor percussion are in full swing for the first time in UHS history and we are excited to see the guard perform on the 28th on January.  more
Posted on 01/13/2017
The Army National Guard sponsored an exciting BMX bike show by A.G.A. Nation entitled "Bring Your A Game" for a large group of University High students.  more
Posted on 01/11/2017
Greater Waco Chamber Looks to Engage Volunteers throughout January  more
Posted on 01/11/2017
To help accommodate expected larger crowds than normal...  more
Posted on 01/11/2017
Waco ISD is expanding accessibility at a series of meetings next week to kick off its search for a new superintendent.  more
Posted on 01/10/2017
Tennyson's choir director adds touch of creativity to Tennyson hallway lockers  more
Posted on 01/10/2017
In Session VIII of Building Bridges to Post-Secondary Success, we address how NOT to forget what we learned in high school.  more
Posted on 01/10/2017
Kitchen warriors facing off, assembling their tools of battle. Friday, February 24th!  more
Posted on 01/09/2017
Waco High PTSA Spring Open House for incoming 9th graders is coming soon. Don't miss out!  more
Posted on 01/03/2017
It was such an honor to support this meaningful celebration of our fallen heroes.  more
Posted on 12/20/2016
Eighth graders get a taste of the real world at the first Waco ISD Middle School College and Career Fair  more
Posted on 12/16/2016
At a Leadership Meeting those departments decided rather than give gifts to themselves, they would raise money to buy gifts for KWTX-TV's Toys for Tots drive.   more
Posted on 12/16/2016
For the eighth time in 11 years the Waco ISD Athletic Complex has been the top high school stadium in the state for post-season football.   more
Posted on 12/16/2016
Performed by students and brought to you by WISD-TV, it's our annual Holiday Music collection.  more
Posted on 12/16/2016
The Administration Building will be closed, Friday, Dec. 16, from 11:30 to 1:30.  more
Posted on 12/15/2016
Graduates Recognized at Board Meeting  more
Posted on 12/15/2016
Shows will run on WISD-TV-17 from Midnight, December 30th through Sunday, January 1st, 2017. That's all day, Friday through Sunday.  more
Posted on 12/14/2016
Typically held as a High School or College event, this career fair helped guide middle schoolers though what choices they have before them going into high school, and how they reflect on job opportunities in the future.  more
Posted on 12/13/2016
The elves from Central National Bank surprised each student at Parkdale Elementary with a brand new book for Storybook Christmas. Each child’s face lit up with excitement when they saw the elves coming into their class to bring them a gift.   more
Posted on 12/12/2016
On Saturday 12/03/2016, & 12/10/2016, several of Waco High's top instrumental musicians traveled to compete in the TMEA Texas ALL-State Band auditions at Midway HS & Belton HS.  more
Posted on 12/08/2016
Dr. McClanahan and the Advanced Academics department provide details about the various programs available to students on their march to college.  more
Posted on 12/06/2016
The ShowChoir sang songs from the Nutcracker Suite and all of the choirs performed pieces that reflected the spirit of the Holiday season.  more
Posted on 12/05/2016
The HPDS Showtime Players present: Little Rock - Time to Take a Stand; Directed by Ms's Battles, Clark, Davis, Hoover and Weatherly. Piano performed by Daniel Farris  more
Posted on 12/05/2016
West Avenue kids get to take a major step in protecting Wacoans from storms, floods, and of course, TORNADOS!  more
Posted on 12/05/2016
Lara brought the Waco ISD TV cameras to TMS to show the students selling their bowls for art to help raise money to sustain the project and continue the ceramics program for years to come.  more
Posted on 12/01/2016
Join the students of West Avenue Elementary as they pay tribute to Veterans of the American Armed Services  more
Posted on 12/01/2016
Join the students of South Waco Elementary as they pay tribute to Veterans of the American Armed Services  more
Posted on 11/29/2016
McLennan County Sheriff, Parnell McNamara, greets CJ students at Waco High and speaks about the field of Criminal Justice in America today.  more
Posted on 11/28/2016
The Texas School Counselor Association has named Ebony Stewart, career counselor for the Greater Waco Advanced Academies, the “High School Counselor of the Year,” and also named Ms. Stewart as a recipient of the prestigious Rhosine Fleming Memorial Award  more
Posted on 11/28/2016
Story by Sean Giggy - KWTX.com  more
Posted on 11/18/2016
You make a donation you feel is appropriate in exchange for your ticket.   more
Posted on 11/18/2016
Cain said she wanted to steer the District through the complex University High investigation first  more
Posted on 11/17/2016
Keith Willis has decided to step down as head coach/coordinator of athletics at University High School, effective immediately.   more
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Posted on 11/16/2016
Robots built by students took center stage on Saturday, October 29, at the University High School gymnasium.  more
Posted on 11/16/2016
This past weekend, JROTC competed in their 2nd drill competition of the year at Sam Rayburn HS's, "Battle On The Bayou" in Pasadena, Texas  more
Posted on 11/15/2016
House of Blue Leaves by John Guare - UHS PAC - November 17th-19th @ 7PM Tickets $5  more
Posted on 11/15/2016
Keep Waco Beautiful helps campus of the month, Mountainview Elementary, to observe Arbor Day.  more
Posted on 11/11/2016
11 a.m. - Austin Ave. The sounds of light traffic and tweeting birds signal it's another typical day in downtown Waco. But wait, the thumping of drums and powerful brass horns in the distance signals this is no ordinary day. And it's getting closer! By J.P. Sousa, its a parade!  more
Posted on 11/10/2016
History was made Wednesday morning when two University High School athletes, Alexis Parrish and Kortlyn Henderson, signed letters of intent to play NCAA Division 1 volleyball.  more
Posted on 11/09/2016
We hope you enjoyed all the festivities. They make the Hall of Fame Game the height of Football Season in Waco  more
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Posted on 11/08/2016
Michelle Huitt, WHS GWAMA student, won a $500 scholarship at TSTC's Women in Technology Conference.  more
Posted on 11/07/2016
The Tennyson Texans won the 8th grade division championship while the 7th grade division was won by the Cesar Chavez Eagles.  more
Posted on 11/07/2016
Voters cast their ballots Tuesday and five of the polling locations in McLennan County are Waco ISD campuses.  more
Posted on 11/07/2016
Congratulations to all our All-District athletes and thanks for representing Waco ISD.  more
Posted on 11/04/2016
Today, the mentor session was anything but small or quiet. It included the entire Second Grade where they were joined by over 80 members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.  more
Posted on 11/03/2016
Waco ISD school nurse sparks students to follow in her footsteps  more
Posted on 11/01/2016
The Tennyson Texans won the 7th grade division championship against the Panthers of Carver while the 8th grade division was won by the Indian Spring Bulldogs against the Cesar Chavez Eagles.  more
Posted on 10/26/2016
Internal and external investigations found discrepancies in reporting grades and attendance at University High School  more
Posted on 10/26/2016
Tonight's performances come from the Cesar Chavez Orchestra and the WISD Junior Varsity and Varsity Orchestras.  more
Posted on 10/25/2016
The theme this time is "Carnival" so we've got many exciting family fun carnival games  more
Posted on 10/21/2016
Lake Air Montessori students celebrate homecoming along with Tarleton State University  more
Posted on 10/21/2016
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  more
Posted on 10/21/2016
Parkdale Elementary students learn that chivalry is not dead  more
Posted on 10/20/2016
Welcome! Bienvenidos! Dia de los Muertos Festival 10/26/2016 en Indian Springs Middle School  more
Posted on 10/20/2016
Waco High school celebrates its new school store, called the Lion's Hub, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.  more
Posted on 10/19/2016
We don't normally think of the construction industry being in need of being defended. But over the last three decades there has been a convergence of events within our society that have greatly impacted the industry.  more
Posted on 10/18/2016
We thought we'd share this cool bit of Waco History with our readers  more
Posted on 10/18/2016
The University High Trojan Soccer Team has teamed up with KWTX Channel 10, Bush's Chicken and the Knights of Columbus Council #1358 to have a new and slightly used "Jacket and Blanket Drop-Off"  more
Posted on 10/18/2016
AP Lisa Cain introduces the UHS Robotics program and sponsors Traverner and Oubre  more
Posted on 10/18/2016
Now in its second year at University, the Project Link Team shares how they do it.  more
Posted on 10/17/2016
On Saturday (10/15) the Waco High "LION PRIDE" band traveled to Converse TX to compete in the US Bands YAMAHA CUP Championship Series with 34 other bands from across the state.  more
Posted on 10/14/2016
Waco FD quickly on scene, found an electrical problem near an air conditioner close to the boys locker room caused a small fire and smoke that tripped an alarm.   more
Posted on 10/13/2016
One of the main differences between school and work is that students do not get paid for their attendance…unless you are a student at Parkdale Elementary School and you keep a perfect record of attendance during the six-week grading period.  more
Posted on 10/13/2016
As part of a student correspondence program with FOX Sports Southwest, Dylan hopes to be selected to cover all six championship games via twitter.  more
Posted on 10/13/2016
In Session IV of Building Bridges to Post-Secondary Success, we address navigating the world of college testing.  more
Posted on 10/13/2016
It’s been dormant for 20 years, but Waco ISD is hoping to bring back to life the planetarium on the Waco High School campus.  more
Posted on 10/10/2016
Waco High celebrates homecoming this week with festivities planned for every day of the week.  more
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Posted on 10/07/2016
Carver Middle students kick-off Teen Read Week in style  more
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Posted on 10/06/2016
Joel Pleitez Rivera - Academy of Business  more
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Posted on 10/06/2016
Anna Stewart - Academy of Education and Training  more
Posted on 10/05/2016
A 14-year old Waco High School freshman has confessed to writing a “Creepy Clown” facebook post Sept. 29 that threatened to kill people at two local high schools.  more
Posted on 10/05/2016
In Session III of Building Bridges to Post-Secondary Success, we address the question, how do I get into college? We also cover selecting a major and completing applications for college.  more
Posted on 10/04/2016
It was anti-bullying day across Waco ISD Monday as all employees and students were encouraged to wear a blue shirt to send the message collectively.  more
Posted on 10/04/2016
There is an exciting collaborative effort taking place in Waco these days between the Salvation Army, the Waco Housing Authority and the the Homeless Outreach Services Department of the Waco Independent School District.  more
Posted on 10/01/2016
This can lead to families having STEM activity nights at home and hopefully lead to students and families getting interested in Science and Math together!  more
Posted on 09/30/2016
The Waco High Choral department took 18 students to the All-Region Choir Competition this Saturday in Belton, TX  more
Posted on 09/30/2016
Last night a threat was made on social media against two of our high school campuses. Our police department immediately began investigating.  more
Posted on 09/30/2016
A $220,000 grant that allows the Waco High School automotive department to purchase new diagnostic tools and training equipment and update lifts was approved by the Board on Thursday night.   more
Posted on 09/30/2016
Four Waco ISD students were recognized at the Waco ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, for their success at the National History Day competition in June.   more
Posted on 09/29/2016
This week, the University Trojans celebrate their homecoming with style.   more
Posted on 09/27/2016
Waco ISD wants to help encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the problem that affects children of all ages.  more
Posted on 09/23/2016
Tickets are now on sale for Waco High's acclaimed Fine Arts Department's performance of Disney's classic, The Little Mermaid. There will be only four public performances, November 10, 17-19 at the Waco High School Richfield Performing Arts Center.  more
Posted on 09/23/2016
Representing the CJ program at UHS, as well as his campus and Waco ISD, Salazar joined students from across the nation at conferences in New York and Washington, D.C. and was the only student representative from Texas.  more
Posted on 09/21/2016
His personal achievements and leadership roles included being the Director, President and Vice President of the State Bar of Texas, and an inductee into the Texas Legal Legend Hall of Fame.  more
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Posted on 09/20/2016
Dr. McClanahan, WISD Director of Advanced Academics, presents a lecture on the rigor and types of advanced academic classes at Waco ISd and ways to recognize and react to the various problems advanced academics students must face.  more
Posted on 09/20/2016
Brook Avenue Elementary kindergarten classes present a musical celebration to healthy living.  more
Posted on 09/19/2016
Congratulations to Bell’s Hill Elementary on another successful enchilada dinner – a community tradition with staying power.  more
Posted on 09/16/2016
It was Marty Herbst's teams first loss after opening the season with three straight wins.  more
Posted on 09/15/2016
University kept the score close going into halftime, trailing 20-19, but second half mistakes proved costly.  more
Posted on 09/15/2016
The governor praised local academy and dual credit programs like Waco ISD's GWAMA and GWAHCA   more
Posted on 09/14/2016
The team that tackled the most of those spicy Buffalo Bites in 60 seconds won a prize for their team. Who emerged victorious?  more
Posted on 09/13/2016
Waco HS (3-0) will try to stay unbeaten against cross-town rival Midway (1-2) Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Waco ISD Stadium.  more
Posted on 09/13/2016
Students sing a collection of old American favorites  more
Posted on 09/13/2016
Communities and families working together to help support each other.  more
Posted on 09/13/2016
Random acts of kindness can be contagious and help stamp out this problem, and challenge others to do the same!  more
Posted on 09/12/2016
After the first district game of the year, here is where we stand...  more
Posted on 09/09/2016
TMS Texan Buck$ - Exceptional Behavior PAY$!!!  more
Posted on 09/09/2016
Karen Baier was recognized for her work as the Coordinator of the University High School Crime Stoppers' Program  more
Posted on 09/08/2016
Through its second annual Teacher Grant, SaveOnEnergy.com® is searching for high-quality lesson plans that teach elementary and middle school students about the importance of energy and the environment.  more
Posted on 09/08/2016
Waco HS 3-0 start best in nine years  more
Posted on 09/08/2016
Only one will come through the night still bearing the title "The Undefeated"  more
Posted on 09/07/2016
GWAHCA up from 75 students to 220 students  more
Posted on 09/07/2016
The Lady Trojan Volleyball team ended predistrict play in thrilling fashion Tuesday night defeating the 6A Belton Tigers in 5 sets.  more
Posted on 09/07/2016
The garden has undergone a real transformation and will be enjoyed by students and staff all year long.  more
Posted on 09/01/2016
A special thank you to Ms. Nors for coming out and supporting her Purple Trojans!  more
Posted on 08/30/2016
El martes, 8 de Noviembre 2016, los votantes incritos podrán emitir su voto el día de elecciones en CUALQUIERA de los Centros de Votación que se indican a continuación de 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM  more
Posted on 08/26/2016
Bell’s Hill Elementary teacher Eunice Caballero and her husband, Jose Antonio Caballero, are now U.S. citizens after taking their Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony Thursday afternoon in San Antonio.  more
Posted on 08/24/2016
Coach Tusa talks about Derrick Johnson's high school football years. Bonus Video: KC Chiefs D.J. Highlights  more
Posted on 08/22/2016
As day broke on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, and the first day of another school year quietly put summer to rest, approximately 15,000 students trickled into classrooms at 26 campuses across the district.  more
Posted on 08/15/2016
Family Fest is a great chance for students and parents to get the new school year off to a great start  more
Posted on 08/15/2016
Final 2016 STAAR results released Monday, August 15, show Waco ISD “Met Standard” again as a district as schools continue to improve and meet state benchmarks for test score growth. Two district campuses achieved levels allowing them to be removed from the state’s “Improvement Required” (IR) list.  more
Posted on 08/13/2016
This summer, The Wacoan posted on its social media pages a request for their followers to nominate a local teacher for a classroom makeover to be done by the Magnolia Market team.  more
Posted on 08/12/2016
Senior Nick Atkins explains what the MUNY Summer Theatre Camp is all about.  more
Posted on 08/12/2016
Kids get creative at Creative Kids Camp  more
Posted on 08/11/2016
The new school year began on a very high note for the faculty and staff of Waco ISD. Students do not return to the classrooms until August 22, but for teachers and support staff alike, August 11 will be a day to remember.  more
Posted on 08/05/2016
The Waco ISD Education Foundation is advancing excellence in education through creative and innovative community funding.  more
Posted on 07/27/2016
Welcome to our latest edition of Know Your Schools - Learning about the people who work hard for the students and parents of Waco ISD  more
Posted on 07/27/2016
VOICE, a substance abuse prevention agency showed kids that they have alternatives to taking drugs  more
Posted on 07/25/2016
Need help using the online registration tool?   more
Posted on 07/22/2016
WACO, Texas – The latest round of STAAR test scores show marked improvement over 2015 for Waco ISD students, outpacing statewide increases in most subjects and grades.  more
Posted on 07/21/2016
Tonight is opening night for the Disney Classic "Beauty and the Beast" at Waco High's Richfield Performing Arts Center at 7:30.  more
Posted on 07/20/2016
This is Part 2 of "Behind the Scenes" of Beauty and The Beast with Executive Director Eric Shepard. He and Bruce Gietzen take a tour of the costume room.  more
Posted on 07/19/2016
The first ever collaboration between Waco ISD and the Waco Civic Theater will present the timeless Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast,” at Waco High’s Richfield Performing Arts Center.  more
Waco ISD Honor Board
Posted on 07/19/2016
Trustees recognized for successful initiatives and programs over the past two years  more
Posted on 07/18/2016
Waco High School students visited the Europaschule and helped celebrate the English language exchange anniversary.  more
Posted on 07/14/2016
Former Waco High and now NFL star Derrick Johnson was in town Wednesday, July 13 to talk about the upcoming Kickoff Classic with his name on it that signals the start of high school football in Central Texas.  more
Posted on 07/01/2016
The six week long camp divides students into three groups based on grade level, plus a zerobotics group that parners with Texas A&M and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on projects that include science engineering, education, healthcare and math applications. That team spends at least four hours a day learning on computers.   more
Posted on 07/01/2016
Being the best in your school is quite an achievement, but an Atlas Academy 8th grader can boast she's a national champion in a competition that featured more than 600,000 competitors across the country and internationally.  more