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Brent Whitson

DENISON ISD WELCOMES

NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

AND HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

Denison ISD is proud to welcome new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Brent Whitson to the Yellow Jacket family. Whitson brings a tradition of athletic excellence and strong work ethic to the Denison program. In rebuilding programs and winning championships across Texas and Oklahoma, the Whitsons have come to recognize that they are “community” people and look forward to the opportunity to be involved in Denison, Texas as members and leaders of this growing city and school district. While Whitson desires an increased presence in the community, he understands the core responsibility of the position.

“Establishing and maintaining relationships with players and coaches is the most rewarding part of our business. Teaching and guiding players and students while developing and mentoring outstanding coaches in all our programs is exciting every day,” Whitson says.

Whitson plans to direct the Denison ISD athletic program based on three key beliefs…

  • BELIEVE IN WHAT WE DO Because what we do works.  It is well planned and trusted.

  • BELIEVE IN WHO WE SEND TO DO IT Because that is my teammate when it is not me.

  • EXPECT TO WIN Because I believe in what we do…

Whitson says players recite and live this program mantra.  It is chanted, shouted, and spoken in hushed tones by students who have been taught what this level of belief can accomplish.

Whitson brings a rich tradition of athletic success to the Yellow Jacket and Lady Jacket program. He comes to Denison ISD from South Grand Prairie High School where he served as Head Football Coach and Campus Athletic Coordinator since 2011. The Warriors made the playoffs in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Whitson was also the Richardson High School Head Coach and Campus Athletic Coordinator from 2007 to 2011, making the playoffs in 2009 and 2010. Prior to coming back to Texas, Whitson served at Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma as Head Coach and Assistant Athletic Director from 2000 to 2003 making the playoffs in 2000 and 2002 and earned a coveted State Championship in 2003. Before moving to Shawnee, Whitson was at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma as the Head Coach and Assistant Athletic Director from 2004 to 2006 where the Tigers made the playoffs in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and were a State Semi-Finalist team in 2005. Whitson began his coaching career at Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas as Defensive Coordinator from 1998 to 1999 and Assistant Head Coach from 1996 to 1999. The Weatherford Kangaroos made the playoffs 1996, 1998 and 1999 and were Regional Finalists.

Coach Whitson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in 1984 where he graduated with honors. He is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, a member of the American Football Coaches Association and a member of the North Texas Football Coaches Association. In 2003, Whitson was named the Oklahoma Football Coach of the Year by The Daily Oklahoman, The Tulsa World, and the Oklahoma Coaches Association.

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ONLINE FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS

Denison Independent School District is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

DENISON ISD VISITOR 

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Denison ISD is pleased to announce that we will be using the LobbyGuard Visitor Management System in our school(s).  LobbyGuard will be used to track visitors, volunteers and vendors who come into our schools.  Computer kiosks have been installed on all campuses at the main entrances for visitors to sign-in electronically. 

HELP MAKE SCHOOL SAFETY A PRIORITY

If you or your student suspect or become aware of any students or adults in a school who are planning or acting in any unsafe way, please let us know.

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SAVING FOR COLLEGE IN TEXAS

If college is part of your child’s future, we’ve got a plan to help save for it. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund® allows you to lock in current undergraduate tuition rates and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Tuition units purchased in the plan may be used for all or a portion of these costs,

and our flexible payment options fit almost any budget.

 

It’s easy to open a Texas Tuition Promise Fund account.

And, the sooner you start, the more affordable a college education could be.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

https://www.texastuitionpromisefund.com/

Denison ISD Announces

Free Meals for All Students

Beginning Monday, 9-14-20 and continuing through the end of the school year, the Texas Department of Agriculture is allowing Denison ISD to serve free meals to ALL students AND free community meals to anyone under the age of 19 in the community

 

MEALS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS

Breakfast and lunch meals will be available for virtual students for pickup daily from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ONLY at Hyde Park (North entrance) and Scott Middle School (bus loading area) – not at any other campus.  Breakfast and/or lunch meals will be picked up at the same time so parents don’t have to come twice for meal pick up. Food Service will notify parents to which campus is closest for them to pick up meals.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS

All children 19-years of age and younger who are not currently in school will need to be present in the vehicle when picking up the free community meals. Virtual do not need to be present when meals are picked up.

DENISON ISD 2020-2021

COVID-19 INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY PLANS

IN-PERSON LEARNING PLAN Description:

Students will attend school each day knowing that campuses are implementing the COVID-19 Virus Prevention Strategies, Response Protocols, and Mitigation Tactics that are described in our Safe Return to School Plan.

AT-HOME LEARNING PLAN Description:

Students will receive instruction by interacting on a daily basis in an online learning environment that

will include

teacher-led and independent learning activities.

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AT-HOME LEARNING

PARENT ORIENTATION VIDEOS

Parents of all At-Home Learners must participate in the Denison ISD Parent Orientation to assist their student with the At-Home learning process for the 2020-2021 school year.Click the link below to view...

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COVID-19

NOTIFICATIONS

Denison ISD is required by the State of Texas to notify stakeholders of all positive COVID-19 cases reported within the school district. To view current notifications, click the link below.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE FOR

AT-HOME LEARNERS

Technology assistance is provided for all at-home learners. Login instructions and the Denison ISD Technology Help Desk can be found on our website. Click the link below to access the site. 

IT'S GREAT 

TO BE A

YELLOW JACKET!

INFORMATION FOR YELLOW JACKET FAMILIES

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