On May third 94 sixth grade girls from Wills Point Middle School attended an all day local conference. The purpose of the conference was to inspire, motivate and promote the students self-esteem and prepare them for the transition to Wills Point Junior High School.
The students attended four rotations that day, enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Wills Point High School Culinary Arts students, served by students from the Food Management class, and concluded the conference with a question and answer session with professional women at the pinnacle of their career path. The themes of the girls’ conference rotations were “Self-Care” led by Nurse Theresa from the Junior High School, “Self-Esteem” led by Coach Jamie Laney from the Junior High School, “Leadership” led by Mrs. Daisy Brockman of Frisco who is an active volunteer in the Girl and Boy Scouts of American, and “Fitness- Yoga” led by Dr. Elizabeth Reese the CEO of Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®. Guests of the career panel, in addition to the leaders of the conference, included Suzanne Blasingame WPISD superintendent, Amanda Wallace, the Assistant Superintendent responsible for instruction and accountability for the district, and Cyndi Fields a local Structural Engineer who specializes in bridge design and the management of transportation projects.
This conference could not have been possible without the generosity of the members of the Russell Memorial United Methodist Church, Wills Point Parent Teacher Association, and the support of the leaders of WPISD administration, Wills Point Middle School, and Wills Point Junior High School.
“The trip made me feel important, beautiful, and strong…I enjoyed the balloon [activity] and the yoga. With the balloons I felt relieved and happy. The yoga was relaxing and fun.”
“I thought it was an amazing trip for me and my friends. It helped me with bullying, as well as relaxing and knowing that no matter what- I am beautiful.”
Connecting to WPISD
by Suzanne Blasingame, Superintendent, WPISD
Understanding Dual Credit
Dual Credit offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while satisfying high school graduation requirements. High schools offering dual credit have entered into an agreement with a community college or university. These partnerships between high schools and Texas colleges enable high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school.
Courses offered for dual credit include both academic and career/technical courses. While most students take basic core courses such as English, history, math and social science, coursework may include areas such as culinary arts or child development, depending on the various degree plans offered by each community college.
Courses offered for dual credit may be taught at the college campus or at the high school campus by credentialed instructors. Instructors must be qualified according to criteria established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Dual credit teachers must hold a Master’s Degree in the content area or have eighteen advanced credit hours in the subject.
A high school student must meet the college’s prerequisite requirements for enrollment to take dual credit courses. Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements; although, they may be exempt from this testing if they meet standards for the TAKS, ACT or SAT tests. Students are required to pay tuition for the course or courses taken and may be required to purchase the college textbook.
Wills Point High School currently offers dual credit on campus in economics, and statistics. However, some students take dual credit at the TVCC campus in Terrell. Courses taken at TVCC during the summer or at night receive dual credit as well. Students and parents are encouraged to consult with the school counselor to ensure that courses taken meet the graduation requirements and will receive dual credit at the college or university they will transfer to after graduation.
Wills Point ISD pays qualified teachers $3,000 above district base salary for each dual credit course they teach. In addition, WPISD reimburses tuition to teachers who receive the eighteen hours of advanced credit in order to teach dual credit. The district is making efforts to expand on-campus dual credit by recruiting qualified teachers in all areas including career and technical courses.
If you have questions about enrolling your student in dual credit, please contact the high school counseling office at (903) 873-2371. In addition, if you have questions regarding the curriculum or accountability, please contact Amanda Wallace at (903) 873-3161.
Congratulations to our
Teachers and Support Staff
April Teachers of the Month
Linda Roberts – Primary, Sharon Bradford – High, Katie Bunn – Middle, Beverly Prachyl – Woods Intermediate, and Shannon Garcia – Junior.
April Support Staff of the Month
Julie Robinson – High, Kelly Sabella – Primary, Mike Davis – Woods Intermediate, Celesta Shinn – Middle, and Todd Wright – Junior.
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The mission of Wills Point Independent School District is to provide all learners with a safe environment and opportunities to become self-reliant, productive members of a technologically-driven, global society.
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|Title IX Coordinator
338 W.N Commerce St
Wills Point, TX 75169
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Wills Point, TX 75169