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Coach Howard honored with award at annual gala

Coach Howard honored with award at annual gala

The highlight of Saturday night’s 21st annual Boots ‘N Barbecue gala was the presentation of the 2024 Elisabeth W. Garrison Legacy Award to former Wylie High School football Coach Bill Howard. The lifetime achievement award is bestowed upon individuals who exemplify...

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CTE programs highlighted this month

CTE programs highlighted this month

February is CTE Month, a national public awareness campaign that highlights the value and achievements of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. “It’s an opportunity to showcase our programs and to continue to educate the community about the things we are...

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Education foundation gears up for gala

Education foundation gears up for gala

Boots ’N Barbecue, the largest fundraiser for the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, may be sold out, but there are still opportunities to get involved. The event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will happen at a new venue — the Plano Event Center— this year. Last...

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Donations approved for memorial honoring sisters

Donations approved for memorial honoring sisters

At the first Wylie ISD school board meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 22, Cox Elementary Principal Krista Wilson announced an upcoming memorial honoring sisters Daniela and Sofia Mendoza. The Cox students were among the eight people killed at the mass shooting in...

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A new law tough on student vaping

A new law tough on student vaping

A new Texas law has brought steep punishments for students caught vaping on school campuses. Signed June 13 by Gov. Greg Abbott, House Bill 114 (HB 114) went into effect Sept. 1, weeks after the school year started.  With punishment previously at a district’s...

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WHS Theatre to perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

WHS Theatre to perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Wylie High School Theatre will have 131 students on stage—and working behind the scenes—for its next production, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast – The Broadway Musical.” The musical premieres at the Wylie High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and runs...

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County livestock show opens Jan. 6

County livestock show opens Jan. 6

After months of hard work, Collin County FFA and 4-H students will step into the show ring at the 2024 Collin County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Saturday. Students will parade their pigs, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits and goats before judges starting Jan. 6 and...

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New PESH principal; Wylie ISD voters OK bond

New PESH principal; Wylie ISD voters OK bond

The halls of Plano East Senior High School were familiar to David Jones as he walked to the principal’s office last May. Once a PESH student, Jones was chosen to succeed Principal George King, who was retiring after 40 years in public education. King and Jones...

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WISD trustees discuss construction of new schools

WISD trustees discuss construction of new schools

The Wylie ISD board of trustees met for a workshop Tuesday, Dec. 12, that focused on construction planning for new schools. The district’s $298 million “Growth Management Bond” proposal passed on Nov. 7. The funds are for renovating additional schools and facilities,...

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