Welcome to W.S. Ryan Elementary

W.S. Ryan is known for its welcoming atmosphere to students and parents. There is an active presence at the school and at events from moms involved in the PTA to dads participating in Watch D.O.G.S, which recruits father figures of students to volunteer on campus and serve as a role model for students, to teachers and staff wanting to help students grow.

The school, built in 2001 and renovated in 2011, was named after Wayne Stuart Ryan, a local businessman who donated the land on which the school stands.

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  • Kindergarten Orientation

    New Kindergarten Student Orientation for the 2015-2016 will be held at WS Ryan Elementary on April 30 and May 7

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  • STAAR Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

    Monday, April 20; Tuesday, April 21; and Wednesday, April 22 our campus will be closed to visitiors during STAAR testing! Thank you for your understanding!

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  • Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

    Congratulations to Linda Thibault for being voted by the WS Ryan Faculty and Staff as our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!

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  • Tardies and Excuse Notes for Absences

    Please remember that if your child is not in their classroom by 7:50 a.m. then they will be marked tardy. Also, in case of absence, the parent/guardian needs to ensure a note explaining the reason for the absence is received in the school’s office within 72 hours (3 days) of the student’s return to school.

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    Washington Federal Bank with School

    Parents and students have the opportunity to open a savings account for their children and make deposits at WS Ryan on the following dates: February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, and May 13th. The representatives are located in the hallway in between the cafeteria and gym before school.

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    W.S. Ryan Bell Dedication Ceremony

    W.S. Ryan Elementary hosted a dedication ceremony of the Ryan Family Bell on Friday, Nov. 7. The bell, which was used on the Ryan family’s homestead for decades to welcome visitors, was recently restored and now sits in the school’s foyer.

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  • Watch DOGS Sign-Up

    Dads of Great Students.....Follow the link to Sign-Up Genius for volunteering at your child's school!

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  • Volunteers Needed at WSR!

    Follow the link to the on-line volunteer background check.

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District Announcements & Info

  • Inclement Weather Policy: Denton ISD attempts to make inclement weather announcements no later than 6:30 a.m. when possible. Closing announcements are made on the district website and social media channels. For more information on the district's weather policy, click here.
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  • Information for New Families: Are you new to the district? Find out what school your child will attend with our School Finder tool before registering students new to Denton ISD with InfoSnap. Denton ISD is a fast-growth school district, and we're happy you chose to live within our boundaries!
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  • Braswell High School: Construction on Denton ISD's fourth comprehensive high school is currently underway in the eastern portion of the district. Dr. Ray Braswell High School will be located on the southeast corner of Navo Road and U.S. Highway 380 and is scheduled to open in time for the 2016-17 school year.
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  • Register for Lone Star TIA: Registration for Denton ISD's annual Lone Star TIA technology conference is now available. The conference will take place July 21 and 22 at Ryan High School and is free to attend for Denton ISD staff members.
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  • Secondary Grading Changes: Grading changes at secondary campuses were made at the start of the 2014-15 school year with a focus on meeting educational standards. Click here for more information about the secondary grading changes, including support materials and the district's framework.
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