Whitehouse Independent School District

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STAAR scores available online


STAAR scores are available for you to review. You will need to log in to Family Access on the Whitehouse ISD website to get your child's STAAR Access Code.

Click this article for step-by-step instructions to get your code on Family Access before visiting the Texas Assessment website.
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Credit by Exam

To assist schools districts, Region 7 Education Service Center will offer Credit by Exam tests from the University of Texas at Austin for grades 3 -12 in June and July which will satisfy TWO of the required testing windows. Two testing days will be offered in June and two testing days will be offered in July.

Region 7: June 10 & 11
                 July   8 & 9

District Dates: November 13th & 14th, 2019
                         January 15th & 16th, 2020.
                         8:30 am & 1:00 pm. 

For more information contact: Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Betty Lough at loughb@whitehouseisd.org.
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WHS graduation ceremony contingency plan

The graduation ceremony for Whitehouse High School, Class of 2019, is planned for Friday, May 31st, 8:00 PM, Wildcat Stadium.

Gates on both the home and visitors sides will open at 6:00 PM. The stage will be on the North end of the stadium facing South, with graduates seated between the 50 yard line and the North end of the stadium, facing North. Graduates will cross the stage from East to West (Visitor to Home side) and will receive their diploma from the high school principal on the East side of the platform, then take a picture with either a school board member or superintendent on the West side of the platform. Handicap seating is available in both the home and visitors bleachers.

WISD is actively monitoring the weather to ensure proper planning and communication. If weather is a factor, the plan is to delay the ceremony until the weather passes and continue. If weather prevents a Friday night ceremony, graduation will be held Saturday, June 1st, at 9:00 AM. Saturday evening at 8:00 PM is the final opportunity to have a ceremony for our graduates.

If weather dictates a change in our original plan, WISD will communicate with parents via a callout, email, the website, Facebook, and Twitter within a reasonable amount of time prior to the ceremony.
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Federal Programs Parent Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2018
WISD Education Support Center
2:30pm – 3:00pm

You are invited to attend an informational meeting concerning the School Wide/Title, Special Education and ESL programs at Cain, Brown, Higgins and Stanton-Smith. Title and Special Education are federally funded programs. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is funded by the state. Staff members will explain the programs and how the programs benefit students. Planning concerning next year’s services will also be discussed. For more information contact Jaculyn Zigtema, Director of Special Education or Susanna Campbell, Director of Instructional Programs by phone at (903) 839-5500 or by email at zigtemaj@whitehouseisd.org or campbells@whitehouseisd.org.
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Welcome Stacy Pineda!

Stacey Pineda will be joining Holloway 6th grade campus as the new principal for the 2019-2020 school year!

Ms. Pineda is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience. She has held the role of a classroom teacher, instructional coach, elementary, and campus administrator.  She also spent seven years as a State Literacy Specialist with The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Public School Initiatives where she provided technical assistance and professional development to teachers and instructional leaders across the state. Currently, she serves as the PreK-Grade 5 Literacy Director for Tyler Independent School District in Tyler, Texas.
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Holloway 6th grade campus

Whitehouse ISD officials are aware of rumors about a threat specific to Holloway 6th grade campus. On Thursday, May 9th, several responsible students found an anonymous note on the hallway floor and immediately turned it into the campus principal. The note was barely legible and not deemed credible after an immediate investigation by school officials and law enforcement. However, WISD responded with additional security and administrative presence to ensure a safe and caring environment.

Superintendent, Dr. Chris Moran commented, “We will never place our students or staff in harm’s way and will always make safety our priority. We also recognize parents hear rumors, and in today’s environment, parents can become very anxious about the safety of their student. If there is ever a credible threat, we will notify parents and staff right away and take the appropriate action to protect our campuses.”

All schools are safe and secure and will follow regular schedule throughout the day. WISD encourages anyone with concerns to contact the district immediately and appreciates the partnership to keep our students safe.
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WISD monitoring social media threats

1 April 2019

Whitehouse ISD is aware of social media threats recently made listing many school districts in East Texas and is actively monitoring those posts.

WISD believes everyone has the right to safe and caring environment and appreciates the additional law enforcement presence on our campuses this morning.

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have deemed the threats to be noncredible.

Students, parents, and community members are encouraged to remain diligent and immediately report anything believed to be suspicious to law enforcement.

Above all, students first!
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