Whitney ISD continues to focus on safety with school year underway

Reporter: Ellie Mahan September 1, 2022 Following the recent tragedy of the school shooting in Uvalde, superintendents across Hill County met with county officials and local law enforcement agencies in June to discuss updated security measures that will be taken during the 2022-2023 school year. To ensure that the Texas Education Agency school safety requirements … Continue reading Whitney ISD continues to focus on safety with school year underway

ISDs receive 2022 TEA accountability ratings

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2022 The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released 2022 A–F accountability ratings for districts and campuses last week, the first to be issued since 2019 due to two years of COVID-related pauses. Whitney Independent School District (ISD) received a C rating overall, with each campus receiving a C except the high … Continue reading ISDs receive 2022 TEA accountability ratings

WISD sets Meet The Teacher Nights as 2022-23 school year approaches

August 10, 2022 With Whitney ISD starting school Wednesday, August 17, Whitney elementary, intermediate and middle schools have scheduled their Meet The Teacher Night events. The elementary school's Meet The Teacher Night will be Monday August 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies to the event. The … Continue reading WISD sets Meet The Teacher Nights as 2022-23 school year approaches

Wildcats welcome new athletic director

July 14, 2022 Wildcat athletes and fans had a chance to meet Whitney Independent School District Athletic Director David Haynes Jr. at a meet-and-greet event sponsored by the Whitney Athletic Booster Club Thursday, June 30. Coach Haynes has spent 14 years as a coach, most recently as the defensive coordinator at Valley Mills High School. … Continue reading Wildcats welcome new athletic director

WISD board discusses security, Baker Field plan and drug tests

Reporter: Ellie Mahan June 30, 2022 In a regular meeting of the Whitney ISD Board of Trustees held Monday, June 20, the board discussed district security information, Whitney Wildcat Football League’s plans for the Baker Field restrooms and concession stands and an amendment to the random drug testing policy. Superintendent John McCullough said that he … Continue reading WISD board discusses security, Baker Field plan and drug tests

Whitney’s new athletic director looks to build on recent success

Reporter and KHBR Radio Personality: Jack Foley June 16, 2022 Whitney Independent School District has announced that David Haynes Jr. has been selected to replace Mark Byrd as the new athletic director and head football coach of the Wildcats. The 2004 McGregor High School graduate has spent 14 years as a coach, most recently as … Continue reading Whitney’s new athletic director looks to build on recent success

Whitney ISD to offer free summer meals

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 26, 2022 This summer, Whitney Intermediate School will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost summer meals. Meals will be served at the intermediate school beginning May 31 through June 30. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and … Continue reading Whitney ISD to offer free summer meals

Whitney ISD to serve free summer meals

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 This summer, Whitney Intermediate School will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost summer meals. Meals will be served at the intermediate school beginning May 31 through June 30. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and … Continue reading Whitney ISD to serve free summer meals

Whitney City Council holds February meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 2, 2022 The Whitney City Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, February 22, and heard citizen comments, departmental reports and voted on city business. Whitney resident Sonya Lott spoke to the council in open forum regarding the need for a good playground in the city. Lott said that school playgrounds … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds February meeting

Whitney ISD on the mend after spike in COVID cases

Reporter: Ellie Mahan February 23, 2022 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, February 14, in a regular session to discuss the 2020-2021 annual report, hear administrator reports and review other business. It was also announced that the district will use the scheduled bad weather makeup day Monday, May 16, to replace the day … Continue reading Whitney ISD on the mend after spike in COVID cases

Parker seeks treasurer’s position

February 9, 2022 Rachel Parker Rachel Parker has announced her candidacy for Hill County treasurer. Parker is a native of Hill County who grew up in White Bluff and graduated from Blum High School. She has lived in Whitney her entire life, except for a few years spent in Washington as a military spouse. "I … Continue reading Parker seeks treasurer’s position

Covington ISD students out this week

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 Covington Independent School District announced Friday, January 21, that its campuses would be closed Monday, January 24, through Friday, January 28, due to illnesses and staff shortages. The district was already scheduled to be out Thursday and Friday for the county fair. All campus games, competitions and performances are … Continue reading Covington ISD students out this week

WISD discusses COVID-19 protocol, benchmark data

Reporter: Ellie Mahan January 19, 2022 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, January 10, in a regular session to discuss COVID-19 quarantine protocols, review benchmark data and hear administrator reports. In honor of school board appreciation month, for the January meeting, the board room was decorated with handmade posters for the board members, … Continue reading WISD discusses COVID-19 protocol, benchmark data

Whitney leaders share their holiday traditions

Reporter: Ellie Mahan December 22, 2021 Brad Slaten, mayor of Whitney and pastor of King Memorial United Methodist Church, said nativity scenes have been a huge part of Christmas for him and his wife Amanda. In addition to the many crèches throughout their home, they have two illuminated nativity displays on the lawn. Rather than … Continue reading Whitney leaders share their holiday traditions

Principal appreciation month observed at Whitney ISD

Reporter: Ellie Mahan November 3, 2021 Since October was Principal Appreciation Month, we thought we would help readers get to know the principals of Whitney schools just a little bit better. We're kicking off November with a question and answer session with the leaders that Wildcat students see every day at school. Amber Seely has … Continue reading Principal appreciation month observed at Whitney ISD

Whitney ISD board opts to fund dual-credit tuition

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 27, 2021 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, October 18, in a regular session to hear five presentations, hear administrator reports and consider multiple agenda items. In the September school board meeting, board members discussed the difficulties administrators were facing with ordering college textbooks for dual-credit students due to … Continue reading Whitney ISD board opts to fund dual-credit tuition

Whitney ISD Board holds September meeting, approves retention stipend

Reporter: Ellie Mahan September 22, 2021 The Whitney Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regular session Monday, September 13. At the meeting, trustees approved a retention stipend for employees, presented a display honoring the military, heard administrator reports and considered multiple agenda items. The board voted to spend part of the district’s … Continue reading Whitney ISD Board holds September meeting, approves retention stipend

Whitney, Aquilla ISDs update COVID-19 protocols as uptick in cases continues

        Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 Local school districts have updated COVID-19 protocols after the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new guidance and as cases continue to rise. Whitney ISD will now require that students and staff members who live with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 quarantine for 10 days unless … Continue reading Whitney, Aquilla ISDs update COVID-19 protocols as uptick in cases continues