The Waltrip High School Rams and their administrative staff pulled out all the stops on Friday, May 5, in celebration of the seven women who keep their student body fed and thriving: their School Lunch Heroes. School Lunch Hero Day, observed nationally on the first Friday in May, is a day to honor and give thanks to school nutrition professionals.Continue reading
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1998 Waltrip HS boys basketball championship team honored at 2023 state tournament
The 1998 Waltrip High School state championship basketball team was honored at the 2023 UIL Basketball State Tournament on Saturday, March 11, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.Continue reading
Waltrip HS Ram Band wins several medals at state competition
Days after winning a national title, the Waltrip High School Roaring Ram Band is now taking home 10 medals from the UIL Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest.Continue reading
Waltrip HS Jazz Band earns first place in national competition
The Waltrip High School Jazz Ensemble #1 has won first place at the National Jazz Festival.Continue reading
Waltrip HS honors school lunch heroes
Waltrip High School wrapped up Teacher Appreciation Week on Friday, May 6, with the presentation of a proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recognizing School Lunch Hero Day. It’s a day of celebration in honor of HISD’s dedicated Nutrition Services staff and the lasting impact their work has on the students they feed every day.Continue reading
Waltrip HS Engineering Program recognized for high number of certifications
The engineering application company SOLIDWORKS recognized Waltrip High School for having one of the highest number of CSWA certifications in the state.
Representatives from SOLIDWORKS, Lab Resources, and Houston ISD’s Career and Technical Education Department visited the campus and its engineering students on Wednesday.Continue reading
Ten HISD football teams recognized for sportsmanship
Ten Houston Independent School District football teams were recognized for their on-field sportsmanship as the Touchdown Club of Houston held its 16th annual Sportsmanship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 7.
Ten of the 40 Houston-area high school teams nominated were from HISD: Furr, Milby, Northside, Scarborough, Sterling, Waltrip, Washington, Westside, Wisdom, and Yates.Continue reading
Michael Niggli named new principal of Waltrip High School
Michael Niggli has been selected as the new principal of Waltrip High School. He most recently served as associate principal for Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center. With 21 years in HISD, Niggli’s experience includes English teacher, debate coach, and basketball coach at HISD’s Austin High School and Heights High School. Niggli earned his Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University and his Master of Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Waltrip HS celebrates ribbon-cutting and homecoming
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Waltrip High School students, staff and alumni roared with excitement Friday as they gathered before their new three-story building addition and watched as administrators cut a large red ribbon stretched across the entrance.
As the Ram Band began to play, cheerleaders and dance team members led the crowd in singing the Waltrip fight song.
“Go Rams!” Senior Class President Coby Johnston said, smiling at the energetic crowd.
Completed renovations mark new start for Waltrip HS
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Waltrip High School students and staff had an unusual start to the new school year — and not just because of the two-week delay caused by Hurricane Harvey. For the first time in almost 10 years, the school is not under construction.
“I’m thrilled that construction is complete, and we have a facility that is well suited to supporting instruction,” Principal Dale Mitchell said on Monday. “Educating students is much easier to do when classrooms are sized correctly and with new equipment.”
The first day of school initially was planned for Monday, Aug. 28, but that start date was delayed as a result of damages and flooding sustained from Hurricane Harvey. Most HISD schools — including Waltrip — opened on Sept. 11, but some were further delayed or even relocated to temporary campuses as crews worked to repair buildings that sustained the most significant damage during the storm. Continue reading