Whitehouse Independent School District

Higgins Elementary News

2019 Student Registration Information

Online pre-registration is open for returning students. Students’ families can complete this pre-registration process through Family Access. If you have forgotten or lost your password, click on “Forgot your Login/Password?” on the login page and enter the email address you originally signed up with. When you have completed the pre-registration process you will receive a confirmation email including further instructions regarding back to school.

Registration packets for students new to Whitehouse can be picked up on campus beginning Thursday, August 1st. New student registration packets can also be found on each campus website.

Junior High Students: Registration completion (come and go) will be on August 8th from 8:00AM-4:00PM for all returning 7th & 8th grades students. Please be sure to bring all documentation of up to date vaccinations and any documentation of a recently changed address (i.e. electric/water bill, lease, etc.). On-Line Registration must be completed before you come.

High School Students: Incoming Freshman and new students, mark your calendars for registration completion and schedule pick up at our Wildcat Welcome on Monday, August 12th from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Schedule pick up for all returning 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will be Tuesday, August 13th from 9:00AM-3:30PM.  If unable to pick that day, schedules will be available starting Monday, August 19th after 3:00PM in Family Access.

We look forward to seeing you in August.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Residency Verification

WISD will be verifying residency for the 2019-2020 school year beginning July 29 - August 15, 2019, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM at:

Student Auxiliary Services Office
106 Wildcat Dr. (Former WISD Administration Office)

Parents of current students who are unable to register online or parents of new students residing with another family will be required to come during this time.
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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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