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The Voice of the Wildkats

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BOOK FAIR IS BACK. The library is hosting a book fair all next week. Students can attend during lunches or class with a pass from a teacher.

ATTENTION ALL BIBLIOPHILES: Willis books Scholastic fair Jan. 24-28

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager January 20, 2022

Kids let go of their parents' hands and walk as fast as they can because running is not allowed in this room at school. They quietly screech as they finally find that book, poster or pencil they’ve been...

ALL THE FEELS. During lunch senior Kayman Hatthorn is surprised by his Michael Mays. Mays returned from the Air Force and came to the school to surprise Hatthorn before  doing anything else.

Senior surprised by brother in emotional reunion

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor January 20, 2022

 The videos go viral for a reason. Tears of joy fall down his face as he hugs the man in a camouflage uniform. Students and administration fill the cafeteria with cheers. Likes and retweets cover social...

ONE TEAM, ONE PURPOSE. Jason Glenn stands with Superintendent Dr. Tim Harkrider and Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Teaching & Learning, Dr. Brian Greeney at the board meeting on Wednesday. Glenn was named the Executive Director of Athletics and Fine Arts at the meeting.

Glenn ready to ‘do it for the dub’ as he joins WISD administration

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor January 14, 2022

From his days playing youth football in the Humble Area Football League to his days on the professional gridiron playing for the Jets, Dolphins and Vikings, Jason Glenn has known the power of teamwork. Glenn...

ALL FOR YOU. At the NHS breakfast for the staff, junior Reid Henderson encourages Coach Tim Knicky to grab breakfast before inservice on Jan. 4.

NHS treats teachers with back-to-semester breakfast

by Brenan Mansker, VOW Multimedia editor January 13, 2022

Before the sun rises, alarm clocks ring. A group of juniors and seniors move around their houses preparing for the day ahead. It is the very last day of winter break, yet the students are leaving before...

LASTING LEGACY. The Lauren Sparks Outdoor Education Center will be a reality because of a Education Foundation grant. Sparks was a former FFA officer and a 2010 graduate.

Grant will fund outdoor learning center to honor past FFA officer

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer December 16, 2021

Most students graduate and leave nothing behind but the memories they have made in the halls; however, some Wildkats leave behind a legacy.  Last week when the Willis Education Foundation’s prize...

HO! HO! HO! HOLE IN ONE. Using the hall as a putting green, English teacher Chris Slovak gets in the school spirit with his gold attire and gold cart.

Christmas spirit fills halls during holiday countdown

by Marina Wilson, VOW contributor December 14, 2021

Students dressed in red and white like candy canes. Jingle bells ringing around the necks of students for Christmas bling day. Couples wearing matching pajamas as they walk hand in hand down the hall.  As...

WRAPPING JOY. Getting the paper ready, senior Andrea Espericueta cuts wrapping paper for her candy rolls.

Interact creates Christmas joy for children living in poverty

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer December 10, 2021

On Christmas morning, children hop out of bed, wake up their parents and run to the tree. It is the time for opening presents and enjoying a delightful holiday breakfast. This may not be the reality that...

DONATE TO SAVE LIVES. HOSA is sponsoring a blood drive on Dec. 13. Sign up at all lunches.

Blood donors save lives

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff December 10, 2021

     Death. Pain. Grief. It doesn’t take long for someone to lose a person that is precious to them. People can’t live without air and they can’t live without enough blood. But when there is...

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS. Technology tops the lists of many students list this holiday.

Family time, tech gifts, jewelry top students’ Christmas lists

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff December 7, 2021

Sentimental value. Presents. Holiday joy. Christmas is just around the corner as the time comes to create a wish list of presents. With the holiday season approaching, students share the items on their...

NO SNACKS TODAY. An empty vending machine sits in the B200 hall. There are not plans to refill the machines at the time.

Vending machines to remain empty

by Julian Pelayo, VOW staff December 2, 2021

The student jogs out of class, headed to his next class. His quick five-minute trip will have a small detour. His stomach reminds him that skipping breakfast was not a smart idea. As he rounds the corner...

EXEMPTIONS ARE A PRIVILEGE. Information has been released on how to be exempt. DC, electives and some CTE classes are not eligible for exemptions.

Exemptions for students, classes that meet criteria

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager December 2, 2021

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