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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

AN ADVENTURE BEGINS.  English teacher, Anthony Lane, plans to sail the world with his 15 year-old-son.

English teacher begins around-the-world journey in the Atlantic

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager May 13, 2022

A young child sits in his seat as the boat makes its way to their fishing spot in Trinity River. He casts his small rod, bobber barely visible due to limited early-morning light. He carefully watches and...

STEP BY STEP. Listed are a few helpful tips to end the school year on a high note.

Students can end year successful with simple steps

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager May 11, 2022

Procrastinated assignments pile up as to-do lists become pages long. Students' tired and bloodshot eyes are glued to the computer screen while they rush to finish their final project. Peers frantically...

MOTHERS, GRANDMAS, TEACHERS, OH MY. Students begin preparing for Mothers Day as May 8 seeks around the bend.

Gifts: not the only way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 26, 2022

A mother gets home from a long day at work to a dozen roses, a box of chocolates and a brand new heart-shaped pendant. This is what many envision when thinking about mother’s day, but it is much more...

SPARKS FLY. During welding class, junior Dawson Killingsworth practices on perfecting his weld. Sixty members of the welding class passed their certification test.

Wildkat makes history as first female to earn welding certification

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 25, 2022

It is the first day of sophomore year. Kendall King makes the hike to the CTE building, ready to meet her new teacher and classmates. She walks to the welding shop, following in the footsteps of all the...

NEVER FORGOTTEN. Proud of her new podium, cosmetology teacher Callie Brown poses with the furniture bearing her name. Brown who fought a valiant fight against cancer, passed away in March.

School reflects on loss of cosmetology teacher

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 20, 2022

The teacher is giving her lesson on how to properly apply roller sets when a favorite song plays over the speaker. She and her students break into song and dance for a few minutes of kicks and giggles...

WILDKAT PROUD. After being accepted to Ivy and top-tier universities across the nation, senior Misael De Los Reyes has a big decision to make. He will start touring the schools this month before he makes his choice.

Wildkat brings pride to Willis with Ivy League acceptances

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 10, 2022

A student frantically types on his keyboard as the clock ticks much too fast. The applications are due today, and all of this work might be all for not. They may have nothing to show for it at the end...

SUBSTITUTIONS CAUSE COMPLAINTS. Supply chain shortages have caused strain on district workers and disgruntled students and parents.

Supply shortages cause demand for better cafeteria options

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 5, 2022

A parent walks through the bare aisles of a grocery store using what they can find to plan meals for the week. When they can’t find their kids' favorites, they have to make do with substitutions that...

SPRING BREAK DREAMS. With just a few days until break, students would love to head to the beach or have fun at the amusement park or bowling alley.

Students create spring break plans of fun, family and relaxation

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager March 7, 2022

Students turn in the last major grade of the quarter. They scramble to finish their assignments before the grading period deadline. They sigh as they complete their last test because they know a time of...

SAVE THE DATE. The school is participating in a virtual job fair March 29 and 30. This will help students find their path for future careers and opportunities.

Virtual job fair on March 29, 30

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager February 24, 2022

The Education for Tomorrow Alliance will be holding a virtual job fair on March 29 and 30 for juniors and seniors of Willis and Conroe ISD. This will provide students with information about various companies...

JUST SAY NO. A recent email sent by administration reminded students of the rules related to pellet and bb guns including water pellet guns known as splatRball guns.

SplatRball shut down by administration

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager February 23, 2022

Students will be held accountable for playing or bringing splatRball guns to campus according to the email sent out by administration on Feb. 15. Students have been shooting water pellets at one another...

PARTY TIME. Junior Lizzie Moore and senior Cole Arnold play a balloon game with student council.

Valentine’s Day for more than just couples

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager February 23, 2022

Culinary students drizzle that last chocolate design on their chocolate covered strawberries. Student council takes has their last activity of the day at their party for some special friends. Spanish club...

Looking at the referees notes after match two, sophomore Owen Baker, junior Javier Banda and sophomore Hannah East compete at the FIRST Robotics meet on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The Wildkat Robotiks team hosted the meet for the Greater Houston North League.  photo by Heather Jackson

Wildkat robotiks begins competition season

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager February 2, 2022

Drivers place down their bot, driver hub and controllers. They begin the autonomous period and after 30 seconds the voice-over directs them to take over. COUNTDOWN: Three. Two. One. And the match begins.  Wildkat...

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