2016-17 News Releases

Posted on 05/31/2017
Wednesday’s graduation rehearsals for the 2017 graduates of Waco High and University High included an extra bit of good news as 16 students were surprised with scholarships totaling $35,500.   more
Posted on 05/31/2017
The annual Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides free breakfasts and lunches to any child ages 1-18, aims to once again fill a void and combat potential hunger during the summer break.  more
Posted on 05/22/2017
Waco ISD is taking steps Monday night to disinfect two campuses after a confirmed case of the mumps at one of the schools and another student possibly being exposed to the virus.  more
Posted on 05/17/2017
Cargill Inc. presented a $10,700 check to Pack of Hope Wednesday morning to help fight hunger in McLennan County schools.  more
Posted on 05/15/2017
Three teachers were surprised on their respective campuses Friday morning when it was announced they were named as one of Waco ISD’s Teachers of the Year.  more
Posted on 05/04/2017
Waco High School will partner with Project Link to host College & Career Prep Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  more
Posted on 05/03/2017
Mountainview Elementary will host the Fifth-Grade International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 5901 Bishop Drive.  more
Posted on 04/27/2017
Waco ISD’s Board of Trustees Thursday night officially hired Dr. A. Marcus Nelson as the District’s next Superintendent, voting unanimously to approve his 5-year employment contract.  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 04/06/2017
We set a goal to look as far as we needed to go to find the best candidate to be our new Superintendent  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 03/22/2017
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 03/03/2017
Waco ISD narrows Superintendent search to six candidates  more
Posted on 03/01/2017
The Waco ISD Education Foundation announced Thursday the HEB Celebrity Cookoff Feb. 24 raised a record $136,000, and every single dollar will go back into District classrooms in the form of grants.   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 02/22/2017
With both incumbents who are running for re-election unopposed, the Waco Independent School District has notified McLennan County Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe it is cancelling the May 6 Board Election.  more
Posted on 02/21/2017
The search to find a replacement for retiring superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain has drawn the attention of nearly 60 applicants, according to Executive Search Services, the Texas Association of School Boards group hired to manage the process.   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 02/17/2017
One of the most well-known athletes and coaches ever at Waco University High School is switching from the hardwood to the gridiron. 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 01/30/2017
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 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 01/10/2017
The Board has requested that school personnel and the public be involved in developing the qualifications and characteristics of the person the Board should seek to become the new superintendent.   more
Posted on 12/02/2016
“These men and women are being honored tonight because of their special calling to educate and shape tomorrow’s leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain. “They know a good teacher not only tells and explains, they inspire their students, ignite their imagination, and instill a love of learning.”   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
Posted on 11/11/2016
Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain announced Friday the District has accepted the resignations of three University High School administrators.  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 10/26/2016
Internal and external investigations found discrepancies in reporting grades and attendance at University High School  more
Posted on 10/24/2016
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Ed Love and his family after this senseless tragedy  more
Posted on 10/19/2016
The District plans to determine the next steps and announce those to the public at the October 27 board meeting.  more
Posted on 10/13/2016
The Heart of Texas and Brazos Valley Builder’s Association honored Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) Wednesday, presenting him their inaugural “Defender of Housing Award.”  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 10/05/2016
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 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 08/25/2016
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 08/23/2016
In this touch-screen world, getting students to read challenges parents and teachers alike.  more
Posted on 08/23/2016
Members of the local media were named to the 2015-2016 “Media Honor Roll,”  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 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 07/14/2016
WACO, Texas – Dale McCall, the former Vice President of Student Learning at Texas State Technical College, has been named the new interim Director at Waco ISD’s Greater Waco Manufacturing (GWAMA) and Health Care (GWAHCA) Academies.  more