Decatur ISD names high school principal

Published Monday, April 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Sherman High School principal Chris Mogan was hired Monday night to lead Decatur High School. Decatur ISD trustees approved a contract for Mogan to become the Decatur High School principal.

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DHS to transition to closed campus lunch

Published Monday, April 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur High School students will have a closed campus for lunch next school year. Decatur ISD trustees voted unanimously Monday night to close the campus starting with the 2018-19 school year after receiving an update from Superintendent Judi Whitis on dining options, facilities and scheduling.

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Decatur ISD to move 5th grade in fall

Published Monday, January 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD fifth graders will not be on the district’s three elementary campuses next fall. The district announced Monday that it will move the fifth grade to McCarroll Middle School’s sixth-grade campus on Eagle Drive.

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Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Messenger staff

With the ring of the first school bell, Wise County superintendents are stepping out to greet parents and students.

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Technology, security upgrades approved by Decatur School Board

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board heard some refreshing news Monday, in more ways than one.

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Decatur ISD to launch dual language immersion program

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is getting ready to launch a program in the fall where a mix of English- and Spanish-speaking students will be taught in both languages.

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Decatur Administrator contracts approved

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The leadership teams at Decatur school campuses will stay the same for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Donors honored at foundation program

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

Thursday's program at Young Elementary was a chance to celebrate both those who have donated to the Decatur Education Foundation (DEF) as well as the unique programs funded by the foundation grants.

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Decatur ISD hires Tatum as deputy superintendent

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Brian Knox

Wichita Falls ISD Chief Financial Officer Cindy Tatum has been named the new deputy superintendent and CFO at Decatur ISD.

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Back to School: Decatur

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Decatur

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Micinski hired by Irving ISD to lead business office

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A long-time member of the central administration team at Decatur ISD is headed to Irving.

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Townsend to pick architect; Decatur School Board gives go-ahead in practice facility planning process

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Preliminary work started on Decatur ISD's multipurpose indoor practice facility with the school board last week giving Superintendent Rod Townsend the authority to pick an architect for the project.

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Former principal Young remembered for service to DISD

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decatur lost a longtime educator and namesake for a local elementary this week.

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School will buy its own fueling station

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Brian Knox

By the next school year, you might not see Decatur school buses filling up at local gas stations.

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Bond projects already on fast track q

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Brian Knox

It didn't take long for a couple of projects listed in the recently-approved Decatur school bond election to become reality.

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Voters approve bond props

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Brian Knox

Voters in the Decatur school district overwhelmingly approved two bond propositions totaling $13.5 million in Saturday's election.

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Decatur ISD to consider calling bond election

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

After months of discussions about needs of the Decatur school district, the school board is expected to make several bond election-related decisions at tonight's meeting.

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Foundation honors donors at annual dinner

Foundation honors donors at annual dinner

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Brian Knox

The location and format of its annual donor recognition dinner might have changed, but the goal of the Decatur ISD Education Foundation remains the same.

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Decatur budget includes money for vehicles, ag barn

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

If the 2014-2015 Decatur school budget looked a lot like the 2013-2014 budget, that was by design.

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Decatur to hold budget hearing

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The public will have a chance to learn details and offer feedback on the 2014-2015 school year budget at Decatur Wednesday.

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