Each school, West ISD strives to incorporate a teaching and learning theme into the excitement of the start to a new school year. Over the past two years, our community has seen Superhero and Construction themes used to help unite our staff, students, and parents. For the 2018-2019 school year, the West ISD theme is... Set Sail, Adventure Awaits. This theme is based on the work of Dave Burgess through his "Teach Like a Pirate" and "Lead Like a Pirate" books. Are you ready to "Siege the Day" in 2018-2019? Well, it's "All Hands on Deck" as we have another incredible school year! Adventure awaits in 2018-2019! Arrrrrrrgh you glad you are a West Trojan?!
On February 14, 2018, the Board of Trustees approved the 2018-2019 West ISD Scholastic Calendar. The first day of school is set for Wednesday, August 15, 2018, and the last day for Friday, May 17, 2019. Homecoming is now set for Friday, October 5, 2018, versus Groesbeck High School. To view the new calendar, please "click" on this news story. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
With the passage of Senate Bill 179 or David's Law, West ISD worked to adopt certain practices and procedures to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying, expand district jurisdiction for off-campus cyberbullying, and establish with the assistance of West PD civil and criminal consequences for certain types of bullying. During the summer of 2017, West ISD prepared a plan and response for each of this Senate Bill's provisions. The link in this article highlights several of the updates, as well as all bully incident reporting options found on the West ISD website, "Reporting Bullying". Please make note of the new School Messenger Quick Tip anonymous "Bully Report" button at the top of this website. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.