Vote to help local school win up to $50,000 grant

Voting is now open following a competitive nomination period, and Draper Intermediate in the Wylie ISD seeks community help to win up to $50,000 in the Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant program. Help Draper secure funding to “Cultivate 21st Century Fluencies Through Project Based Learning” by visiting or text clorox7208 to 44144 […]

Sex offenders tracked by WISD’s new visitor registration

(Wylie) [] Wylie ISD  implemented a new visitor registry system this month to ensure that all campuses maintain a safe environment for students and employees.  The new Raptor System, created by Raptor Technologies, serves as a visitor identification program that will enable campus authorities to have a heightened awareness of who is attempting to gain […]

Wylie ISD hosts food drive benefiting Christian Care Center

November is Wylie Christian Care Center Month. The Wylie ISD is hosting its annual food drive now through Tuesday, Nov. 15.  Students throughout the district are encouraged to bring food items to school to donate to the drive. Items will be collected from the campuses on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16 and 17 and delivered to […]

Shermer moves to Whitt Elementary as assistant principal

(Wylie ISD) Joei Shermer has been named the new assistant principal at Whitt Elementary in the Wylie Independent School District. Shermer has been the Assistant Principal at Harrison Intermediate School for the past five years, and has 10 years of experience in Wylie ISD. “It is a difficult decision to leave Harrison as I have […]

Hartman Elementary to host fall carnival

(Wylie) The community is welcome as Hartman Elementary School, 510 S. Birmingham St. in Wylie,  presents its annual fall carnival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be a petting zoo, hay rides, games, haunted maze on the stage, food, costume contest and vendor mall and silent auction. To submit your news and […]

Lake Pointe donation helps Royse City ISD with concussion testing

Lake Pointe Medical Center provided the Royse City ISD Athletic Program with a sponsorship toward their purchase of the ImPACT Concussion Testing Tool, a tool they will be using to provide baseline concussion testing for their football and soccer athletes during the 2011-12 school year.  To learn more about how Lake Pointe Health Network can […]

Texas Retired Teachers Association hosts District X fall convention

Texas Retired Teachers Association hosts District X fall convention

The  District X Fall Convention of the Texas Retired Teachers Association was held Oct. 17 in Dallas at the Highland Springs Retirement Community.  The annual meeting included many reports, the election of officers and the address by the keynote speaker, Herbert Norris, TRTA President.    The Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association was represented by Becky Cecil, Ginny […]

Raider Roundup, Homecoming activities, week of Oct. 24

(Wylie East High School) Monday, Oct. 24 Carnival 4 to 8 p.m., Olde City Park; Parade 6:30, Downtown Ballard St. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Raider Royalty elections at lunch in media center. Spirit day: “A Walk on the Wild Side” Crazy socks/hair (No unnatural hair colors) Wednesday, Oct. 26 Spirit day: “Hunt the Lions” Wear camouflage. On […]

Outstanding seniors at Wylie East

(Wylie East High School) Seniors Emily Gardner and Mark Pollard have been named Commended Students for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT. Seniors Alexander Rosales and Justin Waganhauser have been named as Scholar students for the 2011-12 […]

Wylie ISD to honor veterans

The Wylie and Wylie East high school AFJROTC will host their annual Veteran’s Day program from 10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Wylie Stadium. All Wylie area veterans are invited. The AFJROTC extendS a special invitation to Wylie ISD employees and their relatives that are veterans. AFJROTC instructor Lt. Col. Wayne Wilbanks, Col. Steve […]