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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

QUEEN OF THE RODEO. With her horse Rambeau, freshman Annabell Smith-Grimm shows off her crown and sash. She was named Ms. Houston Harris County Rodeo Teen for her skills in leadership and horsemanship.

Freshman honored with rodeo title

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Mar 28, 2023

The lights in the stadium are very different from what she’s used to, but Annabell smiles brightly as she is congratulated by everyone around. A mix of glitter and dirt flies around her face as people...

STARTING MONDAY. Absences and tardies will be tracked starting Monday for exam exemptions.

New exemption policy to benefit students with high grades, low absences

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Feb 24, 2023

The new exemption policy will kick in on Monday. The administration has updated the rules to better suit students’ journeys in education. They have covered tardies, absences and grades, allowing students...

FINALLY HERE. STUCO has proclaimed 2/22 as Adam Sandler Day.  Dress like your favorite character or the funny man himself.

Long-awaited Adam Sandler day to finally make debut

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Feb 16, 2023

In honor of the golf team, the student council will be holding a dress up day with quite a unique theme. Adam Sandler day will be held on Wednesday, and students will be encouraged to find some fun costumes...

NO CHANGES. After a parent survey, the bell schedule will not change next year.

Start times will not differ after survey reveals parents against change

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Feb 10, 2023

The school board has officially announced that time will remain the same for every campus next year. The secondary schools will go from 7:30 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., the elementary from 8:35 p.m. to 4:05 p.m....

WEAR RED. To increase awareness of heart=related diseases, Friday is Wear Red Day.

STUCO promotes wearing red to bring awareness to heart disease

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Feb 2, 2023

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day, and student council is holding the theme day to match. Just like wearing pink in October for cancer awareness, the holiday is meant to bring more awareness to heart issues....

BIG FISH. The musical has three performances this weekend. Scan the QR code on the poster for more info.

Students bring magical Big Fish to life

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Jan 25, 2023

Everyone backstage lets out a long breath as the warm lights rise on the stage and the curtains slowly open. This. This is the moment they’ve been preparing for since the fall. All of their long evenings...

Known for his sense of humor and crazy dress up days outfits, English teacher Chris Slovak is the Unofficial Campus Culture Director.  His prank right before the break had his fourth period questioning reality.

Slovak pranks fourth period with fake arrest

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Jan 13, 2023

Everyone on campus is aware that English teacher Christopher Slovak knows how to have fun during the school day. From fun lessons to eccentric costumes for dress-up days, it’s never a dull moment for...

MERRY MOVIES. Home Alone beats out movies like Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas as the top Christmas movies.

‘Tis the season for favorite holiday movies

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Dec 8, 2022

As the Christmas season approaches, the yearly traditions of getting a warm cup of cocoa and curling up by the fire with your loved ones, then turning on the TV and watching your favorite Christmas movie.  Which...

DECK THE HALLS. From now until the holiday starts, there is a different day to dress up.

12 Days of Christmas comes to campus

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Dec 5, 2022

Cold fronts have come through full force, and so has the holiday spirit for everyone on campus. With decorations being put up in the halls, and thermoses full of hot chocolate from home during the day,...

LIVE BIG. This cast of Big Fish are now rehearsing for the musical. Performances will be in January.

Big Fish makes big start as cast begins rehearsal for musical

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Nov 14, 2022

“Son, you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. You teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. You teach a man the Alabama stomp, you feed his soul!”  Big Fish the musical has officially...

SANTA IS ON HIS WAY. Join Santa in enjoying pancakes and holiday cheer at Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3.

Breakfast with Santa comes to CTE on Dec. 3

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Nov 6, 2022

As the air grows colder and the Christmas season nears, there is growing anticipation of sugar cookies, Christmas trees, and of course, Santa. The WISD Education Foundation is hosting Breakfast with...

THE NIGHT HE COMES HOME. The start of a franchise, Halloween is the original appearance of Michael Myers.

Halloween 1978 (R)

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Oct 31, 2022

The horrifying realization sets in, "It was the boogie man." Laurie said to Dr. Loomis.  "As a matter of fact, it was." He coldly responded.  “Halloween” is an all time classic horror film,...

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