CHRISTMAS BREAK: DECEMBER 20 THROUGH JANUARY 4
Early Release Day: Wednesday, December 19

WEST ISD FREE, FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, December 14, at 6:30 PM in the West MS/HS Auditorium

WEST MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
Saturday, December 15, beginning at 1:00 PM
West Middle/High School Auditorium

GRADES 6-12 FALL SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE
Monday, December 17, through Wednesday, December 19

CONGRATS TO THE TROJANS ON AN OUTSTANDING SEASON!
District/Bi-District Champions and an 8-3 Record

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

Upcoming Events

“A Christmas Carol, A Radio Show”
Date: 12/10/2018, 6 PM
Location: West Middle/High School Choir Room
Band Booster Club Meeting
Date: 12/10/2018, 6:30 PM
Location: West Middle/High School Band Hall
UIL Middle School Level One Act Play
Date: 12/11/2018
Location: Rio Vista High School
UIL Middle School Level One Act Play Public Performance
Date: 12/12/2018, 5:30 PM
Location: West Middle/High School Auditorium
Regular Board of Trustees Meeting and FIRST Report Hearing
Date: 12/12/2018, 6:30 PM
Location: West ISD Administration Building, 406 W. Shook Street, West, Texas 76691

News and Announcements

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 and the latest Community Update Meeting Presentation are 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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