Communications/Public Relations


Welcome to the WISD Communications Office


The goal of Whitehouse ISD’s Communications Office is to facilitate the overall communications program of the District, both internal and external.
 
The Communications Office:
  • coordinates the exchange of information with media outlets through news releases and interviews.
  • coordinates the exchange of information with parents and the general public through the District website, electronic newsletter, printed materials, and in-person presentations.
  • coordinates the exchange of information with parents and the general public in an emergency situation using all District communication tools.
  • develops marketing programs and materials that best promote of the District and its activities.
 
To request publicity or media coverage of a school related event or for additional information contact:
 
Adriana Moon, Communications/Public Relations Specialist
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DISTRICT NEWS RELEASES

School Board Meeting Summary February 9, 2015
Members from Cain Elementary Student Council, Elementary National Honor Society and Kiwanis Kids Club led Whitehouse Independent School District School Board members on a tour of their campus during Monday’s regular school board meeting.

Whitehouse ISD School Board Special Meeting Summary, January 26, 2015
During Monday's meeting, Board members discussed and reviewed options to address facility improvements, changes and additions to meet the growing educational needs of WISD students.

Another workshop will be held at a later date to further discuss the District facilities.

For additional information, please contact:
Adriana Moon, Communications/Public Relations Specialist
(903) 839-5526
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School Board Meeting Summary, January, 20 2015
 
Whitehouse Independent School District School Board members were recognized by each campus for their service and dedication to WISD during the audience portion of Tuesday’s regular school board meeting.

School Board Meeting Summary, December 8, 2014
Whitehouse Independent School District School Board members accepted a donation in the amount of $22,000 from the Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation during the audience portion of Monday’s regular school board meeting. The money will be used to fund several innovative teaching grants in various classrooms across the district.

WISD School Board Meeting Summary, November 10, 2014
The Whitehouse Independent School District School Board met on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Holloway Sixth Grade School. Travis Splinter, Holloway Principal, welcomed the group to the campus.

WISD School Board Meeting Summary, October 13, 2014
Whitehouse Independent School District Board Members honored the WISD Principals and Assistant Principals during Monday’s regular school board meeting as part of Governor Rick Perry’s declaration designating October 2014 as Principals Month.

WISD School Board Meeting Summary
, September 8, 2014
Whitehouse Independent School Board members filled one district position during Monday’s meeting. Sara McCullough was approved for hire by the school board.

Whitehouse ISD School Board Meeting Summary, August 25, 2014
Whitehouse Independent School Board members approved a tax rate of $1.193 during Monday’s school board meeting. This rate remains the same as the previous year.


Whitehouse ISD School Board Meeting Summary
Whitehouse Independent School Board members set the public meeting to discuss the 2014-2015 school year budget and the proposed tax rate for August 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. during Monday’s board meeting.

WISD School Board Shows Support for WISD Foundation

Whitehouse, Texas- Whitehouse Independent School District Board members approved the execution of a memorandum of understanding with the Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation during Monday’s regular school board meeting. The MOU sets general parameters on the relationship between the District and the newly-organized Education Foundation, solidifies the Board’s support of the Foundation, and reaffirms the unified commitment of the District, School Board, and the Foundation for enhancing educational opportunities for WISD students.

Whitehouse ISD School Board Meeting Summary
Whitehouse Independent School District School Board members reviewed a preliminary report on the WISD facilities study during last night’s school board meeting.
Whitehouse ISD School Board Special Meeting Summary
Whitehouse Independent School District Board members held a special called meeting followed by a workshop Tuesday.

Community and Student Engagement Evaluation 2013-2014
Whitehouse Independent School District earned an Exemplary rating on the Community and Student Engagement Evaluation for the 2013-14 school year.

2014 District Accountability Ratings
For the second consecutive year, under the new state accountability standards, Whitehouse Independent School District has received the highest score possible, a “Met Standard,” according to results released last week by the Texas Education Agency.



Whitehouse ISD
Media Guidelines


Policy News Media
Whitehouse ISD works cooperatively with news media for coverage of issues and events involving the district, its students, and staff members. The district is dedicated to ensuring that all students are provided a safe learning environment without unnecessary interruptions.

The Communications/Public Relations Specialist will serve as the liaison between the media and the school district and will produce and distribute new releases. To ensure that the district has an effective public relations program in place, it is essential that the Communications Specialist is responsible for contacting the media and be well-informed of the various campus activities, student/teacher achievements, athletic events, etc.


Procedures News Media

The Communications Department shall coordinate news coverage of the school district. The department is responsible for overseeing official communications between the school system and the news media by initiating story ideas as well as facilitating requests for news coverage from media and district personnel.

The superintendent of schools or his designee serves as the primary spokesperson for the district on all matters concerning political or controversial issues or with districtwide interest.

District or school event in which news coverage is requested must be coordinated by or through the Communications Department. District personnel should submit story ideas to the Communications Department as early as possible to the desired coverage date. These items may be submitted via email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

News Media Access the District Schools and Facilities


Media representatives must initiate their requests to interview, film, videotape and photograph students and district employees through the Communications Department. Access to any school or facility must also be approved by the principal, director or his designee.

The Communications Department will contact the school administrator prior to a media visit. If media appear on campus without notifying the Communications Department, the school administrator should notify the Communications Department.

News Media Access in Crisis/Emergency Situations

In any crisis situation affecting the District or an individual campus the Superintendent shall be the official Districtwide spokesperson and shall be responsible for all communication with the news media.