WEST ISD STUDENT & STAFF THANKSGIVING BREAK...
Monday, November 19, through Friday, November 23, 2018

CATCH THE WEST HIGH SCHOOL TROJANS IN ACTION...
PLAYOFFS: Friday, November 23, at 1:00 PM vs. East Chambers
Moorhead Stadium, Conroe, Texas

CONGRATS TO THE LADY TROJANS ON AN OUTSTANDING SEASON!
Area Champions and a 33-13 (13-1 District) Record

WEST ISD IS A 2018 NAMM FOUNDATION "BEST COMMUNITY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION"... Only 583 NAMM Districts in the entire nation!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WEST ISD BOARD...
Region 12 Honor Board of the Year

News and Announcements

District Announces Results of Board Election

Congratulations to Dr. John Crowder (Place 3), Holly Willis (Place 4), and Mike Gerik (Place 5) on securing new terms on the West ISD Board of Trustees! Special thanks to Jeni Janek for running as well! All three Trustees will be sworn in during the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

West ISD would like to thank everyone who voted during Early Voting and on Election Day. We would also like to thank the many election volunteers. For additional information, please contact Sandra Kettler at (254) 981-2000.

District Adds 2018 State Accountability Links and Information to Website

The state of Texas via the Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides annual academic accountability ratings to its public school districts and schools. Beginning this year, all multi-campus school districts received an accountability rating based on an A–F scale. The West ISD received a letter grade of "B". Districts received a grade or rating based on performance in three areas: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. All campuses also received a rating of Met Standard, Improvement Required, or Not Rated. The West Elementary 2018 Accountability Hearing Presentation is also linked to this website. Simply "click" on this news report to go to the accountability website. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

West High School Students Produce New "Time with Truitt" Segments

Each month, David Truitt, Superintendent, will work with the West High School film class to produce, direct, video, and edit "Time with Truitt" segments. The first segment is a "Back-to-School" edition to help Trojans everywhere with information about registration, the 2018-2019 district-wide theme, back-to-school events, and any changes to the district leadership team. We hope you will enjoy this segment. Simply "click" on this news report to go to the YouTube video. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

District Announces New Random Student Drug Testing Program, Grades 7-12

On June 6, 2018, the West ISD Board of Trustees approved a new Board policy to conduct random drug tests on students in Grades 7-12 who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities (both UIL and non-UIL sanctioned). The new policy also includes students who park a vehicle on West ISD property. West ISD and the Board of Trustees believe the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities is a privilege offered to eligible students on an equal-opportunity basis. The use of drugs or alcohol by any student presents a hazard to their health, safety, and welfare. By using random drug testing, the District is able to detect and prevent illegal drug and alcohol use among students.

To be eligible to participate in any school-sponsored extracurricular activities or park on West ISD property, a secondary student (Grades 7-12) must agree to participate in a drug-testing program that includes random testing throughout the school year. A signed consent form must be on file for each student before they are able to participate in extracurricular activities or park on West ISD property. The consent form does require signatures from both the participating student and their parent/guardian. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

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