News and Announcements

District Announces First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year

The first day of the 2019-2020 school year is set for Wednesday, August 14, 2019. All staff members will report back for inservice on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. For more information about the 2019-2020 West ISD Scholastic Calendar, please "click" on this News Alert. For School Supply Lists, please "click" on the "Back-to-School Toolkit" bar located on the left-side of this main web page. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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District Discussing and Planning Possible Bond Project for a new West Elementary School

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, a Community and Staff Planning Meeting for a possible new Bond Project for a new West Elementary School campus was held at 6:30 PM at the West ISD Administration Building (406 W. Shook St.). The purpose of this meeting was to bring together community and staff members to review and discuss the May 2018 Bond Results, review Survey Feedback, and present potential Bond timelines and tasks. After this meeting, several Community Forums and Listening Sessions will be scheduled and publicized. To review the presentation materials from this meeting, please "click" on this News Alert. Next, community forums will be announced, publicized, and help over the coming weeks. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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NAMM Foundation Recognizes West as a "Best Communities for Music Education"

Recently, West ISD received notification that our music program was once again honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from The NAMM Foundation for our outstanding commitment to music education. West ISD is one of 5% of districts across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

The "Best Communities Music Education" designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the "Best Communities" designation, West ISD had to meet application requirements in the areas of funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.

This award recognizes that West ISD is leading the way in music learning opportunities and designates music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all students. Congratulations to our many students in the arts, their supportive parents, and amazing directors! For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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