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Photo Gallery: Williamsburg Back to School Open House

Hundreds of people turned out Monday afternoon for an open house at Williamsburg Independent School. Students and parents were able to get information about the upcoming school year in addition to picking up free school supplies from various groups and vendors. Due to COVID-19...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021

Read Across America celebrations

Area students recently celebrated Read Across America with special lessons and schoolwide events. At Williamsburg Independent School, Media Center Specialist Tammy Lowrie said that because of COVID, events were not as big this year. In the library, kindergarten through second...

W’burg schools hoping to return to in-person classes as soon as COVID-19 incidence rates drop sufficiently

Principal Marc Taylor told the Williamsburg Independent Board of Education Tuesday that he hopes to know sometime within the next three days about whether the district will be able to resume in-person classes possibly as early as next week. Taylor noted that he monitors COVID-19...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020

Williamsburg schools implementing state-of-the-art security system

Whenever in-person classes finally resume in the Williamsburg Independent School District, school officials are planning to implement a new technology that will help them keep track of how and when students make their way on and off campus. “The program is known as Student...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020
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Spike in new COVID-19 cases prompts school officials to delay return to in-person learning

Students across Whitley County who had planned to return to in-person classes at area schools for the first time since early March will have to wait a little longer.

Longtime Williamsburg School Principal Jack Foley to be laid to rest on Sunday

Longtime Williamsburg educator Jack V. Foley, who died Wednesday at age 64, will be laid to rest on Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Davis Addition of Highland Park Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends after 5...

Longtime Williamsburg principal, teacher Jack Foley died Wednesday

An icon at Williamsburg Independent School, Jack V. Foley, died Wednesday morning. Foley served as a teacher and longtime principal of the school. He was principal from 1969 until 1992. “He will be remembered for his high expectations of performance and his unique, carrying...

Tim Melton gets high marks during first evaluation as Williamsburg Superintendent

Williamsburg Superintendent Tim Melton got several high marks from the Williamsburg Independent School Board of Education during a recent special meeting at the school. Melton, who has completed his first year as Williamsburg superintendent, scored “exemplary” in the standards of...
Posted On 08 Jul 2020

W’burg schools technology improving thanks to CARES Act, grant funding

Williamsburg Independent School leaders aren’t sure of exactly how or when the school year will start this fall. Thanks to some CARES Act funding that the district was able to get for its Chromebooks initiative, if students are once again forced to learn from home using...
Posted On 16 Jun 2020

Williamsburg Independent School Salutes Class of 2020

High school seniors will not get the send off they envisioned this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but local schools are finding different ways to honor the Class of 2020. Senior photos were used to make congratulatory signs that are currently on display in front of...
Posted On 07 May 2020