News HeadlinesWheatley High Houston, TX News

Wheatley High School News Submitted by Alumni

Wheatley High School News From Around The Web

Wheatley failure puts HISD on path to takeover despite strong overall showing on state ratings  Houston Chronicle

Houston ISD moved closer to losing local control over its school board Thursday when one of its schools received a seventh consecutive failing grade, casting a ...



Texas school ratings: Four takeaways from the 2019 AF grades  The Texas Tribune

At the same time, hundreds of high-poverty schools received A grades, including many in South Texas. Those are just some of the takeaways from this year's ...



3 former high school football players accused of $223k laptop heist at Wheatley HS  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Three former members of the Wheatley High School football team are accused of taking up to 172 laptop computers from their ...



Wheatley High School students walkout in support of vice-principal  Houston Chronicle

Dozens of students at HISD's Wheatley High School in northeast Houston walked out of class Thurs.



Three Texas high school football players allegedly stole $200,000+ worth of laptops hours before graduation  USA TODAY High School Sports

A trio of former high school football players in Houston, one of whom is the younger brother of a player for the Miami Dolphins, are accused of stealing hundreds ...



Two HISD trustees to seek re-election, two bow out  Houston Chronicle

Two Houston ISD trustees filed paperwork Monday to seek re-election and will each face a single challenger, while several candidates will jostle to fill two other ...



High school athletes allegedly broke into school library and stole laptops  INSIDER

Late in the evening on June 1, most Wheatley High School students were nervously preparing for their graduation ceremony the following day. But prosecutors ...



Wheatley football star triumphs over Hurricane Harvey's trials  KTRK-TV

Wheatley High School senior wide receiver Fabian Willis has gone though a roller coaster of emotions and uncertainty after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, ...



21 HISD schools receive "F" in annual Texas Education Agency report  KTRK-TV

Twenty-one of HISD's schools received an "F" rating in the Texas Education Agency's accountability report.



Houston ISD taps Joseph Williams as new principal of struggling Wheatley High School  Chron.com

The Houston ISD has announced the appointment of Joseph Williams, a 22-year veteran educator, as the new principal of Wheatley High School. The district ...



Old Wheatley High School demolished  Chron.com

Less than 24 hours after a judge ruled that HISD could tear down the old Wheatley High School, demolition crews on Thursday turned most of the 85-year-old ...



How are local leaders working to improve Houston schools?  NBCNews.com

Houston schools, state takeover, turning around low-performing schools and the best learning environments for students.



Here’s What You Need To Know About A Potential State Takeover Of Houston Schools  Houston Public Media

The Houston Independent School District has been in turmoil since the threat of a state takeover emerged in 2017. With over 200,000 students, it's the largest ...



HISD takeover threat: Why is it happening and how would it work?  KHOU.com

HOUSTON — One Houston Independent School District board member is firing back at Gov. Greg Abbott after he advocated for a takeover of HISD's board.



Prairie View A&M President Ruth Simmons inspires at alma mater Wheatley High  Chron

Phillis Wheatley High School alumna Ruth Simmons might have added another distinction to her record on Tuesday as the last Black History Month speaker at ...



Tensions erupt before vote on future of failing HISD schools  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A big group of parents and community leaders showed up Thursday night to voice their concern at a meeting of the HISD board of ...



Houston High School’s Dress Code For Parents Draws Pushback  Houston Public Media

A Houston high school has started enforcing a new dress code, not for students, but for their parents — and it's drawing local and national pushback from some ...



At Kashmere High, Principal’s Plan To Save Struggling School Starts With ‘Consistency’  Houston Public Media

For nine years straight, Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston has been on the state's list of failing schools. That's the longest for any school in Texas.



Temporary halt to demolition of original Wheatley High  Chron.com

Demolition of the original Wheatley High School was halted temporarily Tuesday under an agreement struck with the Houston Independent School District hours ...



Wheatley was 'as good as anybody'  San Antonio Express-News

During Cliff Johnson's days as a star athlete at Phillis Wheatley High School in the 1960s, he never thought for a second his school — or any others in the Prairie ...



Despite Abbott tweet, TEA has passed on option to replace HISD board since 2017  Houston Chronicle

Gov. Greg Abbott suggested last week that Houston ISD's school board should be taken over. His leadership team has had the authority to do that for 15 months.



State conservator orders halt to HISD to superintendent search  Houston Chronicle

A state-appointed official ordered Houston ISD trustees to suspend their search for a permanent superintendent on Monday, an unprecedented intervention that ...



New Fifth Ward Juvenile Justice Program Aims To Keep Students Out Of Jail  Houston Public Media

The Center for Urban Transformation is launching the program to help students who commit crimes on their school's campus.



Magnet schools  Houston Chronicle

Nia McGee doesn't want to wake up at 5:30 each morning. The 15-year-old freshman said she would rather sleep in and take advanced courses at a school ...



Washington Avenue braces for next wave of growth  Community Impact Newspaper

May 8, 2019: Before the early 2000s, Washington Avenue was home to a busy distribution hub—a reliable workhorse in Houston's economy, a place where ...



After 77 Years In Greater Third Ward, St. Peter The Apostle Catholic School Will Close This Week  Houston Public Media

Students and teachers say what's hardest about losing St. Peter's is the *service* it provided to primarily African American students for decades.



Coming soon: 14 restaurants and businesses opening in the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University area in 2019  Community Impact Newspaper

Jul 4, 2019: There has already been a flurry of new businesses coming to the area in 2019, and there is more on the way, with the Rice Village and the Texas ...



After fatal Heights accident, here is how Houston, METRO are addressing accessibility concerns  Community Impact Newspaper

After a motorist struck and killed two people, including a man in a wheelchair, near Shepherd Drive and 10th Street in the Heights in March, accessibility ...



HISD backs off charter plan for underperforming schools  KTRK-TV

The school district board said it is no longer pursuing a charter partnership for 10 campuses.



Demo Monday: Upper Kirby HEB, Hanover apartment project and more Houston demolition activity, June 17-21  Community Impact Newspaper

Jun 24, 2019: Six permits were issued this week to clear properties along West Alabama and Kirby Drive, which grocer H-E-B acquired in 2018. The former ...



11th Street bikeway, Shepherd Drive reconstruction, Montrose streets: 3 transportation updates to know  Community Impact Newspaper

An effort to improve Shepherd Drive from Westheimer Road to Hwy. 59 is in the design phase and should be complete by early April after a year of review, Upper ...



Historic Houston football Thanksgiving Day rivalry to resume  USA TODAY High School Sports

A high school football rivalry in Houston that dates back to the 1920s between two historically black schools will resume next season with the help of Nike and as ...



Photos capture Fifth Ward's historic past, emerging transformation in Houston  Houston Chronicle

To Bridgette Dorian, Houston's Fifth Ward isn't just her childhood neighborhood. It's where her father opened a shoe repair business that employed former boxer, ...



Houston residents can provide input on potential energy rate increase May 29  Community Impact Newspaper

May 28, 2019: Houston residents have a chance to weigh in on proposed increased electric rates at a public hearing May 29. CenterPoint Energy, the company ...



The Threat Of A State Takeover Intensifies For The Houston Independent School District  Houston Public Media

For over a year, the threat of a state takeover has loomed over the Houston school district because of poor academics at several schools. Now, the elected board ...



14 HISD schools at risk of closing over performance  KTRK-TV

HISD is inviting parents to a series of community meetings to discuss the future of 14 academically underperforming schools.



Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce in Houston works to keep the old and the new as development booms  Houston Chronicle

Chamber of Commerce works to keep the old and the new as development booms in Houston's historic neighborhood. By Ileana Najarro. Bridgette Dorian drove ...



Artisan ice cream shop Flower & Cream coming soon to West University area  Community Impact Newspaper

Flower & Cream will open at 2617 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, in early June. The artisan ice cream shop will make all of its ice cream and baked goods ...



M. Wiesenthal Men's Collection continues family legacy of tailoring  Community Impact Newspaper

Aug 12, 2019: In the corner of the Frost Bank office building in Bellaire sits a pair of black leather boots with the Great American Seal and the number 41 stitched ...



Houston-area high schools with the most behavioral issues  Chron.com

Sending your teenager to a Houston-area high school can be a battle, quite literally. More than 70 percent of the top 30 worst-behaved high schools in 2016 ...



8 crawfish and zydeco events in Houston, March 9-April 27  Community Impact Newspaper

The ZTL Educational Foundation is hosting its annual crawfish cookout. All proceeds benefit graduates in communities in northern Galveston and southern ...



UPDATE: Former Bellaire mayor Cindy Siegel set to make Congressional run  Community Impact Newspaper

UPDATE, April 11: The story has been updated with additional information from Cindy Siegel. Former Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel resigned as second.



How Saxophone Player Jean-Baptiste Jacquet Integrated Houston Audiences  Houstonia Magazine

He was used to playing in front of big crowds by then, but when Jean-Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet stepped into the spotlight onstage at downtown's Houston Music ...



Texas Matters: Historic Black High School Football In Texas  Texas Public Radio

This will be another weekend when America is transfixed by football – not for what's on the field but on the sidelines. Taking a knee and knelling during.



What Went Wrong At Worthing High School, And How It’s Trying To Survive  Houston Public Media

In collaboration with the Houston Chronicle, News 88.7 investigated why Worthing High ended up near the bottom of the state's rankings, and how it's trying to ...



Formal groundbreaking set for Houston's Ion innovation hub  Community Impact Newspaper

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for July 19 as construction work gets underway to turn the former Sears building at 4201 Main St. into The Ion.



Midnight fireworks, champagne toasts: 11 ways to ring in the new year in the Greater Houston area  Community Impact Newspaper

This family-friendly event with Texas Children's Hospital West Campus features a DJ, bubbles, face painting, balloon and caricature artists, and Lucky shot's ...



This Day in Black History: Houston native Barbara Jordan was born  CW39 Houston

HOUSTON – Barbara Charline Jordan was born on Feb. 21, 1936 in Houston, Texas. Jordan always strived for excellence in her education. In 1952, Jordan ...



How Texas School Finance Reform Could Erase Funding For ‘Gifted And Talented’ Students  Houston Public Media

Some supporters of gifted and talented programs worry that the proposal will ultimately shortchange the state's brightest children.



Deteriorating Brazos Street bridge on Spur 527 closed for a year  Community Impact Newspaper

Jul 1, 2019: A portion of Spur 527 off I-69 has been shut down over concerns about falling debris from a deteriorating bridge. The Travis and Louisiana street ...



Super Bowl watch parties, bottomless mimosas and more: 10 things to do in the Greater Houston area, Feb. 1-3  Community Impact Newspaper

Drink bottomless mimosas, run in a marathon or sell old gaming merchandise before gearing up for Super Bowl watch parties across the Greater Houston area ...



Sweetgreen set to open Rice Village location in July  Community Impact Newspaper

The salad-focused fast-casual chain Sweetgreen will open its Rice Village location, at 2551 Amherst St., Houston, in July. According to a statement on its ...



MOD Pizza to open Texas Medical Center location in July  Community Impact Newspaper

National made-to-order pizza chain MOD Pizza is opening a location in the Texas Medical Center at 6622 Fannin St., Houston, in late July. Founded in Seattle ...



Houston ISD Has 27 Schools Under Scrutiny From State  Patch.com

Failure Is Not An Option - Houston, TX - HISD Superintendent: Laser-focused on success, after TEA identifies 27 campuses that need to improve in 2017.



Olive & Twist Bar & Kitchen to take over former Queen Vic pub space  Community Impact Newspaper

Olive and Twist Bar & Kitchen will have a mid-to-late May opening date.



One of the Texas schools that's produced the most pro athletes is not where you'd think it'd be  Chron

One high school along the Gulf of Mexico ranks among the top schools in Texas for producing the most number of professional athletes. Ball High School in ...



Houston Hauls In $100K Grant For Fifth Ward Initiative  Midtown Houston, TX Patch

Houston Hauls In $100K Grant For Fifth Ward - Midtown Houston, TX - The Our Town grant supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform ...



3 former San Antonio-area athletes are heading to the Super Bowl  Houston Chronicle

San Antonio may not have an NFL team to send to the Super Bowl, but it does have three players on a Super Bowl 2019 team. Three of the athletes listed on the ...



What to Learn from A School Shooting That Almost Happened  Houston Public Media

News 88.7 examined one such case in Greater Houston, when a ninth grader at a local high school threatened to put bombs in the cafeteria in February, 2017.



Art exhibits, festivals and more ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing  Community Impact Newspaper

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, in which astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to land on the moon.



Local officials share condolences, memories of George HW Bush  Community Impact Newspaper

Dec 6, 2018: As the news of former President George H.W. Bush's death Nov. 30 traveled across the nation, local officials in the Houston area shared ...



Chris Shepherd's One Fifth to roll out Gulf seafood concept Aug. 12  Community Impact Newspaper

Rotating concept restaurant One Fifth, located at 1658 Westheimer Road, Houston, closed its Mediterranean theme July 31 to transition to a Gulf Coast seafood ...



Vikari Boutique undergoing expansion at River Oaks Shopping Center  Community Impact Newspaper

Vikari Boutique, a fashion retailer that imports clothing and accessories from Paris- and Milan-based labels, is expanding its River Oaks Shopping Center ...



22-year-old who killed teen suspect, wounded another has no regrets  KHOU.com

A young man who shot two teenage apparent would-be-robbers believes they got exactly what they deserved.



The Student Who Taught Me Not to Take It Personally  Houston Public Media

When Lotus Hoey started teaching English as a second language a few years ago, she felt right at home. Her own parents immigrated from China, so she had to ...



Jazz legend Joe Sample honored with an epic headstone  Houston Chronicle

Joe Sample died and was laid to rest nearly three years ago. The Houston jazz legend had survived a pair of heart attacks, one in 1994 and another in 2009.



Next Houston School To Remove Confederate-Linked Name: Reagan High  Houston Public Media

Changing names costs about $250000 for each campus – or $2 million for all eight schools.



Without Its Storied Principal, What's The Future Of Furr High?  Houston Public Media

The suspension is an unexpected detour in Bertie Simmons' 17 years leading Furr, since she famously came out of retirement in 2000 to turn the school around.



Three Trends To Watch In 2019 As Houston Tries To Grow Its Future Workforce  Houston Public Media

Some nonprofits and school districts in Greater Houston are trying new approaches to develop the next generation of workers.



Nellye Joyce Punch, Fifth Ward educator who taught achievers, dies at 96  Houston Chronicle

Nellye Joyce Punch died on Christmas Day as a legend of Houston's Fifth Ward who elevated the consciousness and involvement of people and organizations ...



Advocacy Group Monitors Air Quality At Local Schools Because Of Deer Park Fire  Houston Public Media

The petrochemical fire released a mix of volatile organic chemicals -- not just the cancer-linked benzene -- which react with sunlight to create ozone.



10 Texas School Names Honoring Confederates Have Changed. At Least 24 Haven't.  The Texas Tribune

Tense debates have raged at Texas schools over the proper place of Confederate names in the public landscape. But many other districts have not considered ...



Now Open: MAD brings Spanish flair, artful experience to River Oaks  Community Impact Newspaper

Spanish restaurant concept MAD—named for the airport code for Madrid, Spain—opened June 19 at 4444 Westheimer Road.



Bob Lee, 'Mayor of Fifth Ward,' dead at 74  Chron.com

Bob Lee, a lifelong social worker and older brother of the late Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner El Franco Lee, died Tuesday. The Kashmere Gardens ...



19-year-old dead after older brother accidentally shoots him, police say  KTRK-TV

A 19-year-old tragically lost his life after he and his sibling were playing with a firearm in east Houston, according to police.



Texas Education Agency Refuses to Monitor County’s Alternative Special Ed Schools Directly  Houston Public Media

What happened to Evan Johnson triggered a state investigation, exposing what some call a loophole in how state administrators keep an eye on some special ...



LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...



Tamale Time: 8 places to buy tamales in the Houston area this holiday season  Community Impact Newspaper

Dec 22, 2017: Of course no one makes tamales like mom. But here are several spots around the Houston area to get tamales.  Alamo Tamale y Taco If you ...



Large-scale cricket complex under construction northwest of Houston  Community Impact Newspaper

Jul 30, 2018:  One of the more international sports is gaining popularity in Houston. Houston businessman Tanweer Ahmed has teamed up with Wolff ...



Healthy again, Bengals' William Jackson gives back at camp  Houston Chronicle

Growing up in the Fifth Ward of Houston, William Jackson was frequently told that his dreams were a futile pursuit. Instead of getting annoyed by all of the ...



How A New Way To Pay For Private School Could Help – Or Hurt – Houston Families  Houston Public Media

Even though some Houston families could benefit, there's a limit. They can withdraw up to $10000 a year from these tax accounts. But that only covers about half ...



Interstate 45 widening project moves into League City  Community Impact Newspaper

Jul 19, 2018: The Interstate 45 widening project is creeping its way south, passing through League City along the way. In June 2017, the Texas Department of.



Lake Conroe area residents, officials express concern over proposal to seasonally lower lake level  Community Impact Newspaper

Updated: This story has been edited from the original version published in the June 2018 print edition to include a decision made by the Texas Commission on ...



In Post-Harvey Recovery, Houston Schools Feeding Thousands Of Families A Day  Houston Public Media

Even before Harvey flooded Houston, thousands of children depended on school lunches for their regular meals. With school shut down for two weeks, the ...



Cathedral Lakes to bring 150 acres of Mediterranean-style development east of I-45  Community Impact Newspaper

Construction on Cathedral Lakes, a 150-acre mixed-use development located at the northeast corner of I-45 and Spring Creek, is underway and.



Five Things To Know About Texas’ School Marshal Program  Houston Public Media

More than 170 school districts across Texas, including Santa Fe, have opted to join the voluntary program.



What to know before setting off fireworks in Harris County for Independence Day  Community Impact Newspaper

Setting off fireworks for Independence Day is a common way to celebrate, but several rules and precautions should be taken beforehand.



Several Families of Santa Fe Victims Demand New Leadership on School Board  Houston Public Media

Families of victims from the Santa Fe High School shooting are demanding new leadership in their school district, saying they're not doing enough on academics ...



See the highest paying and most in demand tech jobs in Houston from Indeed.com data  Community Impact Newspaper

Feb 9, 2018: View the charts below to see what trends Indeed.com identified from its job postings regarding tech jobs in Houston. All data listed is from ...



Houston says goodbye to Wickett Crickett, the city's first rap celebrity  Houston Chronicle

Darrell Veal was a skinny man with an oversized personality whom rapper K-Rino called "Houston's first rap celebrity." A legendary figure in Houston's hip-hop ...



Seafood and Cajun restaurant The Catch will open on FM 1960 in February  Community Impact Newspaper

The Catch restaurant will open at 5203 FM 1960 W., Houston in February. The restaurant chain has locations throughout Texas and serves seafood and Cajun ...



The Yoga Room Conroe: Local studio creates health-minded community  Community Impact Newspaper

May 30, 2018: When Annie Camp, The Yoga Room Conroe owner, took her first yoga class in 2004, she had no idea it would completely change her life both ...



18 area venues to visit for the ultimate summer staycation  Community Impact Newspaper

Houston is home to lots of fun things to do. Here are some ideas for planning the family's best staycation yet.



Lamar CISD to build 6 new schools to relieve overcrowding  Community Impact Newspaper

Oct 13, 2016: Lamar CISD will open six campuses in the coming years to prepare for a projected enrollment of nearly 50000 students by 2025. This marks a 61 ...



What the Brazoria-Fort Bend Rail District project could mean for Fort Bend and Gulf Coast area residents  Community Impact Newspaper

Feb 9, 2018: The Brazoria-Fort Bend Rail District project consists of a proposed 65-mile stretch of rail line from the Port of Freeport to a proposed logistics.



The state with the most NFL draft picks per capita may surprise you  USA TODAY High School Sports

The National Football League broke down the number of high school players from each state selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, and while the top three states may ...



Lake Conroe area baby-boomer generation shapes lifestyle communities and retirement options  Community Impact Newspaper

The first baby boomers, the generation of Americans born after World War II, reached age 65 in 2011 and will continue to reach retirement age until 2030, ...



Dining Guide: 41 locally-owned restaurants to eat in Richmond  Community Impact Newspaper

Jan 16, 2018: As part of our Annual Community Guide, Community Impact Newspaper rounded up all of the locally-owned restaurants in the Richmond area.



Pruitt: Bricks that line Freedmen's Town link to our past  Chron.com

The Freedmen's Town Historic Coalition last month succeeded in temporarily preventing the Public Works Department from removing the original red bricks laid ...



City officials: SB 6 poses no threat to Richmond's annexation strategy  Community Impact Newspaper

Despite Richmond's use of annexation as its key strategic growth tool, officials said they do not expect Senate Bill 6, which went into effect Dec. 1, to cause much ...



News headlines by Google News for Wheatley High School Houston TX

We have listed the latest news headlines that include WHS . This site has been created to offer a place for WHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Wheatley High Houston, TX alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.