Superintendant's Message

Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

I want to state that I am very pleased to be the Interim Superintendent of Winters ISD. The Winters ISD has a rich history academically, athletically and in supporting students in these areas as well as in Career and Technical Education/Vocational offerings, technology, fine arts and dual credit courses. The Winters Independent School District also takes pride in the first-rate quality of its schools and staff.

The District has a combined (Pre-K-12) enrollment of about 580 students and a staff of approximately 95 full-time and part-time employees. The District enjoys a below state average student to teacher ratio. The District consists of three campuses. The campuses are upbeat and energetic with innovative programs. All campuses offer a safe learning environment with an emphasis on discipline. The Winters ISD is proud of its excellent students, teachers, administration, supportive parents and community.

The District participates in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and offers a full range of extracurricular activities, including academic UIL competition, athletics, band, and one-act play competition. Extracurricular activities are encouraged to round out the learning experience. Research tells us that if a student is involved in one or more of these activities the chances are very good that they will graduate. Please encourage your child or children to participate in these activities. In the UIL Literary Meets there are activities beginning in the 2nd grade all the way through the 12th grade.

The Winters ISD, through its Board of Trustees, Administration, Parents, Students, Teachers and Staff, is dedicated to the education of every child in the community. I want to thank the maintenance and custodial staff for their hard work throughout the school year. When I toured the district’s facilities it is evident, they do a good job that you will notice in each campus, the gyms and Blizzard Stadium.

As we continue in the 2019-2020 School Year, it is important to note that in public education we are very fortunate to have built in beginnings and endings. No other profession or job ends in May and begins again in mid-August. It is a new beginning for teachers, students and parents. In teaching, we are working with our greatest natural resource, our kids and grandkids. Every school day we see the face of the future for our community, our state and our country. The quality of education our students receive will have a direct impact on our society educationally, economically and politically. Free public education is the fiber in the cloth we call our democracy. Without an educated populace, we will not remain free. We all need to work to ensure the students we serve receive the quality of education they need during the 2019-2020 School Year to be successful in life. Life is too short; we need to truly enjoy what we do. Be Blessed.