Winnsboro ISD is ready to start an exciting 2015-16 school year filled with many new changes to curriculum and facilities. Walking in the door of every campus gives a feeling of a fresh, new beginning. Employees have been working all summer in order to provide the best education for the students in our community.
Every campus has adopted new Social Studies curriculum for the upcoming year. With this curriculum, we will be entering another new phase of digital learning. All students will have logins to a digital book and will also be provided a print edition. Teachers and administrators are working diligently to get this new adventure up and running for our students. Social Studies and History change yearly with new events happening every day. With the digital component of the textbooks, the information will be easily updated with current events every year.
Technology is becoming a part of the educational process in every area. We are adapting our students to new digital curriculum every year in order to prepare them for higher education and the skills they will need to be successful and competitive in the current job market. Craig Anderson and Rob Cushion have done a great job keeping our system up to date and getting new chrome books and technology for our teachers and students to use in the classroom. We also have teachers on each campus that have been training all summer in order to keep us on the cutting edge of technology. Teachers will be learning new skills every month to add to their bag of tools for the classroom and will pass those skills on to their students.
Once again the success of the academics at WISD is evident with the scores from the STAAR testing this past year. The district and each campus received a rating of “met standard” which is the highest rating given by the state. This is due to the staff, community, parents and students that support WISD. Working together is the key to success for WISD, and I would like to thank all who have taken part in educating our students.
I am looking forward to a great 2015-16 school year!!!!
Phillis Stone, Assistant Superintendent