Adjustments to Remote Learning Meridian ISD has approximately 5% of our students currently participating in Remote Learning in an asynchronous style. This is the same format we have been using this year which includes video instruction from teachers, using Google classroom, submitting assignments online and being actively engaged. As part of the Remote Learning Agreement, students must be passing and actively participating to have the option to remain remote. We continually monitor the progress of all students, and specifically our remote learners. At this time, we will continue to offer Remote/asynchronous instruction for students who meet the criteria. For students who haven’t been successful with Remote Learning, parents will be contacted and Remote Learning will no longer be an option. Meridian ISD has also chosen to delay starting synchronous (live feed) instruction until January 5, 2021. For the benefit of our students, we want to be sure our technology and devices are in order prior to launching that project. Thanks! Mrs. Edwards
The pink out game has been set for Friday, October 16, 2020. Pink out shirts are on sale now. Order forms and payment are due Friday, October 2. Here is the link to an order form and a close up picture of the shirt. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/930542/pink_out_shirt_order_form.pdf Thanks in advance for your support! #RTS
Jacket Backer 1st meeting of the year: September 28, 2020 High School Cafeteria 6:00 pm Please come out and be a part of a great organization that supports both Athletics and Academics for our 6th-12th grade students!!
MHS Varsity Football Kicks off tonight at 7:30 in Hubbard. Pre-purchased wrist bands are required to enter. If you missed the chance to get yours, I will be outside the front gate at Hubbard at 7:00 for you to purchase additional bands. Face coverings are required to enter and each spectator is subject to a Covid check and temperature screening. Hope to see you tonight! #RTS Mrs. Edwards
Yellow Jacket Football Fans For those of you coming to Hubbard to watch Varsity football Friday night, you will need to purchase a wristband through Coach Morton to get into the game. Coach Morton will be set up Thursday night from 4:00-5:00 at the North gate of our home JH game for you to purchase your wristbands for Friday Nights game @ Hubbard. Prices for Friday night’s game are $5 adults and $3 for students. #RTS
MHS Homecoming game is tonight with kick off at 7:30. Homecoming activities will be held at half time. In following UIL guidelines for spectators: • Face coverings are required to enter the stadium and need to stay on when 6 feet of distance can't be maintained. • Each visitor will complete a COVID self-check and be temperature scanned. • Home fans please park & enter through the north gate if possible. • Bleachers & the fence are marked with caution tape for spectators to be positioned in groupings 6 feet apart. • Do not remove, reposition, sit or stand where there is caution tape. • Our Band of Gold will have their own set of bleachers on the track where they are more visible and free up additional seating. • Fans will not be allowed to enter the field at the conclusion of the game. Please understand that failure to follow these guidelines puts our kids and their season at risk with the UIL. We appreciate your help and hope to see you tonight!!! #RTS Mrs. Edwards
Homecoming Pep Rally is tomorrow at 10:20. Any guests must enter through the front entry doors to be temperature screened, then proceed to the gym. Tomorrow's dress is EXTREME BLACK AND GOLD!!
Due to field conditions, the JH football game set for Thursday, September 10 has been cancelled.
Homecoming Pep Rally/ Meet the Jackets will be at 10:20 this Friday. Parents/Family members are welcome. - You will be temperature screened upon entry - You will be able to sit in the Visitor Stands -You must wear a face covering Doors will open at 10:00 for visitors. See you Friday!!
New events for Homecoming Week 2020 posted here: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/events Please help spread the word!!! #RTS
It is halftime and our Jackets are ahead 14-0. #RTS
Additional information for tonight's football game: *Home fans please park & enter through the north gate if possible. *Visitors will enter through the south gate. *Face coverings are required to enter. *Bleachers & the fence are marked with caution tape for spectators to be positioned in groupings 6 feet apart. *Do not remove, reposition, sit or stand where there is caution tape. *Our Band of Gold will have their own set of bleachers on the track where they are more visible and free up additional seating. Please understand that failure to follow these guidelines puts our kids and their season at risk with the UIL. We appreciate your help and hope to see you tonight!!! #RTS Mrs. Edwards
***Tonight our High School girls will travel to Oglesby for volleyball. Varsity will start @ 4:30 followed by JV. Face coverings are required to enter and must stay on while at the event. ***Varsity football will have their 1st home game tonight against Frost. We will recognize our seniors beginning at 7:00 with kick-off set for 7:30. In following UIL guidelines for spectators, face coverings are required to enter the stadium and need to stay on when 6 feet of distance can't be maintained. Each visitor will also complete a COVID self-check and be temperature scanned. Bleachers will be marked to help maintain distancing. I appreciate your help in complying with these guidelines set forth by UIL. We are very thankful that our kids get to continue compete as many schools across the state do not. We hope that you can come out tonight and support our kids!!! #RTS Mrs. Edwards
Next week is Homecoming. Here are the dress up days: Spirit Week Tues: Movie Day (Dress as your favorite movie or movie character) Wed: Twinsday Wednesday (Dress alike with someone) Thurs: Camo Day (Dress in Camo) Fri: Extreme black & gold (Dress in extreme black and gold)
Busy Week Yellow Jackets: Thursday, Sept. 3rd @ 7:00 pm: Meet the Jackets at Yellow Jacket Stadium, followed up with Auction. Make sure to park on the NW side of stadium, where a temperature check and mask check will be to enter stadium.
Wishing all of you safe travels to Kerens this evening! I have reached out to the Kerens Superintendent to double check on face covering requirements and seating. Volleyball will be in the gym and will be filled to 50% capacity. Face coverings are required upon entry and during the contest. For entry into the football game, face coverings are also required and we can fill the stadium to 50% capacity. Even at 50% capacity, there will be room for those wishing to attend. I ask that at both events you practice social distancing among those not in your family groupings and adhere to the policies that Kerens ISD has in place. I am excited to get our seasons started and hope you can come out tonight and support our kids! #RTS Thanks! Mrs. Edwards
Due to the weather and other potential issues, Meet the Jackets is postponed until next Thursday at Jacket Stadium at 7:00 pm. Thanks for your understanding. See you at the games tomorrow!!
Our Varsity football team will be playing in Kerens Friday night at 7:30 come out and support our Yellow Jackets. Here are directions on how to get to the stadium: Coming out of Corsicana on Highway 31 east You will turn right on Bonner Street, there is an Ice House on the corner Take Bonner Street South just past our Baseball field. Turn left before the football field, there is a parking lot behind our Secondary School. We will park both Volleyball and Football in that parking lot.
We hope you are planning to attend our V/JV girls volleyball games against Kerens Friday, 28th. Games begin at 4:30. The following are directions if you are attending the volleyball games in Kerens: 31 East out of Corsicana to the Blinking Yellow Light Turn Right at the light, it is Highway 309. Go past the first stop sign until you see the school on your right. Turn right into the school, and go to the 2nd parking lot on your right. Enter into the gym in the Southeast Corner.
Meet the Jackets will be held this Thursday, Aug. 27th. It will take place at Yellow Jacket Stadium beginning at 7:00 pm. Each guest must pass a COVID self-check and be temperature screened prior to entry. We will be introducing and celebrating our student athletes, band and cheer. An auction will be held to include: * a football helmet with the new logo *a volleyball signed by the team *a season pass to all home Varsity football games to include admission and reserved seating for 4 *a VIP parking pass for all home Varsity football games. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Our athletic department has a Facebook page! Go check it out and follow! Our coaches give out important information and updates on what's going on with athletics at Meridian Yellowjacket Athletics. You don't want to miss out on what our teams are up to!!!
***Update*** Bus 2 students are on the way!!
***Important Message*** Parents of students who ride bus 2...the bus broke down in the elementary parking lot. They are in the process of getting a bus over to get those students and take them home. It could be a 45 minute delay.
We are so excited and ready for our students to return to school today!!! Thank you for your patience, support and faith in us as we begin the 20-21 school year under conditions which we have never experienced before. Here are a few pics of our new "school supplies". I hope everybody has a GREAT 1st day! Mrs. Edwards
New information from TEA regarding "Educational Rights and Responsibilities During COVID" was added to the MISD Covid Info page today. Details can be found here: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/covid-info--10
We are excited to host our first home Volleyball games tonight at the MHS gym. JV begins at 5:00 with Varsity to follow. Since we are only allowed 50% capacity per UIL, volleyball players were each given a limited number of tickets. Additional to that, we will also have tickets available for purchase at the door.
This Wednesday is FOOD PANTRY. Time: 10am-12pm Location: Elementary Gym Parking Lot
New Information posted to the "COVID Info" page on the MISD website. See all the info here: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/covid-info--10 Stay Safe, Stay Well, Stay Blessed and Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
Junior High and High School Schedule Pick Up Last day is tomorrow. 9:00-12:00- 6th grade 1:00-4:00- Any student who missed their times this week Please contact the school if you need further assistance.
Updated Cross Country Schedules Found Here: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/cross-country--258
New Bus and Transportation Procedures Related to COVID are available at: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/covid-info--10 Please scroll down to the Bus/Transportation Procedures Section to see the new information. Stay Safe, Stay Well, Stay Blessed and Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
Reminder: 6th-12th Grade Student Schedule Pick Up next week - All students must pick up class schedules for both Face to Face and Remote Instruction. - Online Registration through Parent Portal must be completed before a student can get their schedule. - Parents/Guardians can receive assistance with registration during the scheduled times below. - New Student Registration is also during the scheduled time. August 3- 9:00-12:00 Seniors and 1:00-4:00 Juniors August 4- 9:00-12:00 Sophomores and 1:00-4:00 Freshmen August 5- 9:00-12:00 8th Grade and 1:00-4:00 7th Grade August 6- 9:00-12:00 6th Grade and 1:00-4:00 anyone who missed their scheduled time
*MES NEWS* Returning Students - We are getting our Back to School packets ready to mail with Class assignments and Meet the Teacher Information. Those will only go out to families once you have completed registration. Please complete registration online by tomorrow 7/31. Call the office if you need help with Parent Portal. Thank you!!
Don't forget to complete Pre-registration AND your Internet at Home Survey by Friday, July 31. Here is the link to Parent Portal for Pre-registration https://txeis12.txeis.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=018902 and the link for completing the Internet at Home Survey https://forms.gle/yJ7Ywv6mqkEVa5Ho8 Thanks so much! Mrs. Edwards
**Junior High/High School News** Student Schedule Pick Up is next week - All students must pick up class schedules for both Face to Face or Remote Instruction. - Online Registration through Parent Portal must be completed before a student can get their schedule. - Parents/Guardians can get assistance with registration during the scheduled times below. - New Student Registration is also during the scheduled times. August 3- 9:00-12:00 Seniors and 1:00-4:00 Juniors August 4- 9:00-12:00 Sophomores and 1:00-4:00 Freshmen August 5- 9:00-12:00 8th Grade and 1:00-4:00 7th Grade August 6- 9:00-12:00 6th Grade and 1:00-4:00 anyone who missed their scheduled time
*Elementary News* Please visit the MISD Website at https://www.meridianisd.org/ for: - 2020-2021 Revised Supply Lists - Online registration in Parent Portal for Returning Students (due by this Friday, 7/31) - Information about Back to School Options (In Person vs Remote Learning) and forms for Remote Learning New Student Registration can be completed in person at the elementary offices daily 8/3 - 8/7 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Thank you!
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals at school. MISD has sent letters to eligible families, we just want to remind you to enroll in the program if you are eligible. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, July 31.
I am excited to publicize information for both In Person and Remote Learning for the 2020-21 school year. Details for each can be found on the COVID page of our MISD website. Please know that the Meridian ISD 1 Facebook page is not monitored and questions posed here are typically not responded to. If you have questions, please contact your child's campus. Here is the direct link to the MISD COVID page: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/covid-info--10 Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Blessed and Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
Online Registration, Part 2 Once you complete your student online registration in Parent Portal, the survey we need you to fill out can be found on the parent portal home page under "Links" and labeled "Survey for Home Internet Use" OR you can click here to access the survey directly. https://forms.gle/yJ7Ywv6mqkEVa5Ho8 We only need one survey per household. Thanks in advance! Mrs. Edwards
For all Marching Band Members!!! Here is the upcoming week’s rehearsal schedule. We will be outside!! Be prepared by drinking plenty of water and eating right the night before. What to bring to rehearsal: -A mask to wear when we are not rehearsing. No Exceptions!!! -Plenty of water (It’s Texas thus its hot!) -Appropriate athletic clothing (tennis shoes, sun glasses, hat, etc) -Sun Screen -A 3-Ring Binder for music -A pencil -A positive attitude and willingness to try new things!!
Online registration is open for all returning MISD students. (YAY!!!) If at all possible, please complete this online/Pre-registration by Friday, July 31. Log into Parent Portal to register K-12 students. Here’s the link: https://txeis12.txeis.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=018902 The next prompt will say “Start Registration” and from there it is self-guided. Please verify your contact information and address to make sure they are correct. This year, there are additional forms/surveys in registration. These new forms ask questions about internet and devices at your home. We have an in person plan and a remote learning plan that will be shared soon. Information from you is critical to help us both improve our in person plan and to accurately develop our remote learning plan for the 20-21 school year. When you have completed all of the registration process you will see a note saying REGISTRATION COMPLETE. If you are a new student to Meridian ISD, we will begin your registration process on August 3. Additional information about registration will be posted here. Please help us spread the word by sharing this information if possible. Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Blessed, Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
Meridian ISD is seeking a certified bus driver for the 2020-2021 school year. Additional information can be found here: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/vacancies--13 Please share and help us find a great addition to our team.
NEW INFO COMING ABOUT THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR Local school districts received additional guidance from the Texas Education Agency yesterday, July 7, regarding face to face instruction for 20-21. Meridian ISD is busy developing plans for what returning to school will look like. As plans become more final, we will share that information with you. Plans do include both face to face instruction and a remote learning model. Thanks for your patience as we move through this process! Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Blessed, Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
Change in Summer Workout Schedule Our number one priority is keeping our athletes and families safe. With that in mind, we will delay the start of Jacket Camp (Summer Workouts) by one week and resume them on July 20th from 8:00-11:00 am. This will give us 14 days from July 4th, when people may have been out of state or in large groups that day. Again, our number one priority is the safety off all involved. #RTS
Football Schedules for the upcoming 2020 Football season can be found here https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/football--311
MISD 2020 Volleyball Schedules can now be found on the MISD website at https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/volleyball--432
UPDATES -MISD Graduation and Bridge Ceremonies MISD has been in close communication with the City of Meridian and the MISD Graduation and Bridge ceremonies will continue as planned. We ask that if you are not comfortable attending these ceremonies in person, please watch them live on our Meridian ISD1 Facebook page. If you do plan to attend in person, plese review and adhere to the guildelines found here. https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/news We are watching the weather very closely and any changes made due to weather will be posted here. All of the work put into hosting these events is for our students and their families. We want these ceremonies to honor our students and their accomplishments. Your help in adhering to the guidelines will make this possible and is greatly appreciated. Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Blessed , Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
Looking Forward to 2020-21 As most of you have hopefully read or heard, Governor Abbott recently announced schools will be reopening for on-campus instruction for the 2020-21 school year. At this time, no specific guidance from TEA has been issued to districts regarding what that “reopening” will look like. TEA Commissioner Mike Morath has told districts across the state to expect guidance for in-person instruction to be released on or around July 2. MISD is currently planning for students to return to school for in person instruction on August 19, 2020 with adjustments made to help keep our children safe while also providing them with a quality education. Our focus will continue to be on the health and safety students, staff, families and community. As we have all discovered through this pandemic, it is an ever-changing situation and we will continue to monitor it and adjust accordingly. As we receive information and guidance from state and local officials, I will keep you all updated. Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Blessed, Stay Awesome! Mrs. Edwards
SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE After a recommendation from Mrs. Edwards, the MISD Board of Trustees has approved a revision to the 2020-2021 District Calendar. The revised calendar has been posted to the website. Changes made by the district are in direct response to being better prepared to deal with COVID and possible school closures as we move through the 2020-21 school year. For now, students will return to school on Wednesday, August 19 but in the case of a school closure, it designates "make-up" days in the month of June. Here is the link to the updated 2020-21 MISD District Calendar. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/763703/20-21_School_COVID_Slide_Calendar__approved_6-22-20.pdf
Meridian ISD will continue to offer Free Breakfast to ALL Students for the 2020-21 school year. Updated pricing for cafeteria lunches can be found here https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/lunchroom-prices-and-information
Due to lighting, rain, covid restrictions and lack of indoor facilities we are canceling TODAY'S MORNING summer workouts. Look for information for the rest of the week on workouts due to possible inclement weather. See you tomorrow! #RTS
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals at school. MISD has sent letters to eligible families, we just want to remind you to enroll in the program if you are eligible. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 30 and here is the direct link https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-texans/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt-due-covid-19
Graduation Ticket Pick Up starts today. Please go by the High School Office to get your tickets and other information: Today 1:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm.
MES 5th Grade Families - Remember to pick up 5th grade Bridge Ceremony tickets Monday-Wednesday of this week between 8am - 3pm at the elementary school. Thanks!
End of Year Report Cards will be mailed home today. We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer.
Christian Whitmer- 5th place pig class 7, sale qualifier Zoey Whitmer- 4th place pig class 4, sale qualifier. She was also 6th in class 1. Selena Whitmer- 6th place rabbit, sale qualifier Bennie Whitmer-6th place pig and 8th place rabbit both barely missed making the sale. Liberty Heflin- 3rd place broilers, sale qualifier Hope Cabrera- 5th place broiler and 1st place records/quiz, sale qualifier Elise Garza- 2nd place lamb class 1, 3rd place lamb class 4, 7th place goat class 5; sale qualifier Kenadee Kuykendall- Pigs- 2nd place class 1, 2nd place class 3, 2nd place class 9 Goats-2nd and 3rd place class 6 Lambs- 1st place class 3, 1st place class 4, 4th place class 4, champion medium wool, Grand Champion overall Heifers- 1st place class 1 European, 1st place class 2 European, Champion and Reserve Champion European, Grand and Reserve Grand Overall. Steers- 1st place class 3 Exotic, Champion Exotic, Reserve Grand Overall, Champion Senior Showmanship Kenadee qualified for the sale with every market animal she showed at this years fair. She chose to sell her Grand Champion Lamb.
Please help us by participating in the 2020 Census. Future school funding is partially driven by census information. A link to complete the census can be found on our MISD Parent Portal page under "Helpful Links" or just click here: https://2020census.gov/
Congratulations to MHS senior Michelle Santamaria! Michelle has been accepted into the Tarleton State University Band program and given a scholarship to play clarinet in the TSU marching band, The Sound and The Fury, and concert band next year. Michelle is majoring in music education and religious studies. She has served as the MHS Band of Gold’s drum major for three years and earned the John Philip Sousa Award and a Meridian Band Booster Scholarship.
All Student work is due tomorrow. Please contact your campus if you need assistance.
Attention Band Students: We are having a Meet and Greet with Mr. Boyer Thursday from 9:00-1:00 in the Band Hall. We will keep social distancing standards in place. Please come out and meet our new Band Director!
Cody Warren is the son of Chad and Amy Warren. He has participated in Golf, Tennis, Track, Cross Country, and Basketball. He was academically active in UIL and One Act Play as well as being a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation, Cody plans to attend TSTC to get a degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology and Medical Imaging Systems. His favorite memory of high school was his Freshmen year in its entirety.
Thursday will be the last day for school-owned instrument returns. Mrs. White will be at the band hall from 3-6. If you turn it in after Thursday, you will be charged a fine for the missed cleaning. (It's super important that they get professionally cleaned, especially this year.)
Liberty Stauffer is the daughter of Shawn and Rachel Stauffer. She has been involved in different sports throughout the years and is very thankful for the memorable days of competing with her friends, under the guidance of good coaches. She has also been a part of academic competitions, and been a member of the National Honor Society all through Junior High and high school. Liberty plans to attend Tarleton State University to pursue a degree in Biomedical Sciences and Spanish, in the hopes of one day becoming a Foreign Missionary. She plans to use her medical practice to heal people physically while proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to people everywhere.
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 High School Cheerleaders: Abby Edwards, Hannah Jermstad, Faith Paruszewski, Saedie Settles, Grace Williamson and Mascot RJ Flournoy
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Junior High Cheerleaders: Jasmine Brown, Josie Johnson, Van Minor, Morgan Pogue, Karla Pribble, RaeAnne Reisinger, Brooke Thomas, and Hallie Watson
Michelle Santamaria is the daughter of Maria and Billy Tarango. She has been active in Athletics 2 years, Academics UIL 3 years, and Band 4 years. Her leadership includes Student Council, Principal’s Cabinet, and Drum Major. After graduation Michelle Santamaria plans to attend Tarleton State University to pursue Music Education and Religious Studies. Michelle does not have a specific favorite memory, "It was all around pretty great."
Matt Rosas is the son of Lance and Angel Rosas. He has been a part of athletics all four years of high school, making varsity all four years in Baseball, two years in Basketball, and two years in Powerlifting. After high schoo,l Matt will be attending West Texas A and M University to earn a Bachelors in Graphic Design.
Omar Ramirez is the son of Omar Ramirez and Monica Herrera. He has been active in Academic UIL, OAP, Band, and National Honor Society. He was Drum Captain for the band all years. For community service, Omar has participated in Mission Meridian for the past 3 year, and helped the haunted house for the 2 years it operated. After Graduation, Omar Ramirez intends to attend MCC to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). My favorite memory of high school is too hard to choose. Tons of unforgettable moments with different people.
Mallory Paruszewski is the daughter of Jim and Becky Paruszewski. She participated in Varsity Cross Country, JV and Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Track all four years, advancing to state her Junior and Senior year in Cross Country and Regional Track her Junior year. She played Varsity Softball her Freshman year and was a Varsity Cheerleader 10th through 12th grades. Mallory was a member of FFA her Freshman and Sophomore years, then transferred to 4-H her Junior and Senior years. Mallory was a Varsity Cheer Captain and a Varsity Basketball Captain her Senior year. After graduation, Mallory plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma to pursue a degree in Business Management/Marketing. While working towards her degree, she will also run Track and Cross Country at NWOSU as well as cheering. Mallory’s favorite memory of high school is placing 9th at the Regional Cross Country meet as an individual and advancing to state.
Band instrument return--Tuesday, May 26, at 5:00pm at the back Band Hall door. All instruments need to be returned for summer maintenance. Thanks.
Come grab lunch and breakfast for today and Monday at MES from 11:00-1:00 today.
De'Marius Parks is the grandson of Jean Carter. Athletically, he participated in Football, 1-2, Basketball, 1-4, Baseball, 1-2, and Track Field, 1-4. Academically, De'Marius was active in UIL OAP 1-4, and received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast 1-3. In addition, he was awarded 1st team All-District in Basketball, 4, and qualified for the Regional Track Meet 1-3. He had big plans for his track career when it was unfortunately stopped short by the Coronavirus pandemic. After graduation, De' Marius plans to pursue a career in Architecture, as well as continue to compete as an athlete on a collegiate level.
JH/HS- Items from your PE or Athletic Lockers can be picked up Tuesday, May 26, from 11-1 at the Field House.
Hector Neri is the son of Hector and Benita Neri. In Academic UIL, he participated in Headline Writing 3. He also participated in band 1-4, Solo and Ensemble his Senior Year. He was in UIL One Act play 2 years. After graduation, Hector plans to attend Texas State Technical College and pursue a career in Electrical Power and Control.
Priscilla Najar is the daughter of Stephen Najar and Melanie Santillan. Priscilla was on the Tennis team for 3 years. She was also an Athletic Trainer her Sophomore and Senior years. Priscilla joined yearbook as a Senior and often took pictures at various sporting events. After graduation Priscilla plans on going to Southwestern Adventist University in Keene and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. My favorite high school memory is dancing around and falling down a hill with Jada before a football game.
"Official Associate Teacher of Remote Learning Studies" certificates were handed out at MES today and here are a few "Remote Learning " pics we have already received. Send your pics to email@example.com
Tierney Lei McLennan is the daughter of Cassandra McLennan, Granddaughter of Felicia Bell , Missy McLennan, Chris Allen and Robbie Allen, and the Great-Granddaughter of Joe Allen, Sandra Crawford, and Russell Crawford. Tierney has participated in the Meridian Band of Gold for seven years. She was a Section Leader for 3 years, Uniform Captain 3 years, and a member of the Jazz Band for 3 years. Tierney has received numerous honors including making the Centex Honor Band for 3 years, earning the 2017 Outstanding Musician, 2018 Outstanding Jazz Musician, 2019 Temple Jazz Fest’s Outstanding Musician Solo and Ensemble, and qualifying for State Ensemble in 2020. Her hobbies include watching Anime and Korean Dramas, listening to Kpop, and hanging out with family. After graduation Tierney plans to go to Tarleton State University majoring in Nursing
Kenadee Kuykendall Kenadee is the daughter of Rickey and Kristy Kuykendall. Kenadee played softball and basketball for 3 years she has been in FFA for 4 years. Kenadee was voted most accident prone and class clown. After high school Kenadee plans to attend Clarendon College to be on the Livestock Judging Team. After her two years at Clarendon, Kenadee will attend Tarleton State University to become an Agricultural Science Teacher. Kenadee's favorite high school memory is having fun with the kickin' chickens.
Zade Kendall Zade is the son of Gerry and Jill Kendall. He participated in Football 1-4, Basketball 1-4, Baseball 1 & 4, Tennis 3-4, Golf 2-4, Academic UIL 1-4, and UIL OAP 3-4. He was a member of FCA and served as it's President for two years, a member of Student Council and served as it's Vice President. A member of the National Honor Society for 3 years and served as it's President. Zade was also involved in local events such as Mission Meridian, a church event that spanned all of spring break in which students and local members of Meridian volunteered their time to renovate homes and bring people closer to Christ. Zade was named, “Class Clown”,”Most Likely to Succeed”, and “Having the Most School Spirit”. After graduation, Zade plans to attend Tarleton State University and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. “My favorite school memory was when we won my one and only playoff game my freshman year in football. The energy and excitement was overwhelming and my school spirit was off the charts. A memory I will forever cherish as a Meridian Yellowjacket."
5th Grade Students & Parents, To accommodate current pre-screening requirements, we are moving the 5th Grade Bridge Ceremony to Sat., June 27 beginning at 10:00 am at Yellowjacket Stadium. We are hopeful to not have restrictions on the number of guests. More information to come.
Congratulations to Delani Edwards! She is the recipient of the $1,000 NHS scholarship!
BAND INSTRUMENT RETURNS May 19th and 20th will be the return dates for all band instruments. You will drop them off to Mrs. White at the back door of the band hall during school work drop-off/pick-up times. 11-1 on both days and 5-6:30 pm on the 19th. If you can’t make those dates or times, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an alternate plan. All instruments will need to be turned in that week so they can be sent off for summer cleaning and repairs. Failure to return instruments will incur a school fine.
Madisyn Hicks is the daughter of Jeff and Kerry Hicks. She has been a member of the varsity cheer squad, varsity track team, varsity powerlifting team, and varsity softball team. Madisyn participated in One Act Play for four years as well. She held officer positions in both 4-H and FFA, and she participated in archery, vet-tech, livestock shows, and cooking challenge. Madisyn is a member of the National Honor Society. She was her class treasurer and a recruiter for Meridian’s FCA program. In the summer, Madisyn has volunteered as a group leader for the Methodist church VBS, and she helps run mini cheer camp with her fellow squad members. After graduation, Madisyn intends to attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in nursing. Her favorite memory of high school was when she went to see the Sonic movie with Michelle, Matt, and De' Marius and they all scream-sang Lucid Dreams in the car.
Dual Credit Students- if you need assistance registering for next year, Ms. Robinson will be available Monday and Tuesday next week from 9:00-11:00 am at the school to assist you. You will be at computers 6 feet apart, following all precautions.
Hayden Hewitt is the daughter of Ian and Dianna Hewitt. She has been a varsity cheerleader all four years of high school. Hayden has been a member of the three time regional qualifying Literary Criticism UIL team. She has participated in UIL Editorial Writing, UIL One Act Play and has been a member of the 4-H Club all four years of high school. She has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years. Hayden has donated baked goods and blood to the blood drives, she has helped with food drives, and helped with revamping the school’s lockers and walls. After graduation Hayden plans to attend the University of North Texas in Denton and pursue a degree in English to become an editor. I don’t have a number one memory of high school, high school was not special to me because of anything I did, it was the lessons I learned and the people who took the journey with me that truly hold the place in my heart.
It's time for High School and Junior High CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS!! If you are interested, please email Kendall Hughes at email@example.com for information. Mandatory Parent/Cheer/Mascot Candidate Meeting via Zoom Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 pm- all details will be shared.
Damion Foss is the son of Dillon and Bonnie Williams. Damion was voted by his class Most Likely to be a hacker for the CIA. After graduation, Damion intends to work for Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy to become a Pharmaceutical Tech. Damion’s favorite memory of High School was having Mrs. Carpenter’s Spanish Class.
My name is Zakary Dirkse. I am the son of Brent and Amy Dirkse. I completed high school in December, but I was in Athletics for 3 years, I played tennis for 1 year, I ran track for 3 years, I played basketball for 2 years, I ran Cross Country for 3 years, and I was also active in Academic UIL for 2 years. I competed in Mathematics and Number Sense for 2 years and went to Regionals both times, I was also in Calculator Applications and One Act Play my sophomore year. Among my involvements in high school, I was in Band for 6 years and I played the tuba. I was also a member of the National Honor Society for 2 ½ years. I helped with Mission Meridian for 5 years, all the way back to when it started. I also helped my mother with the Haunted House for 2 years. After the graduation ceremony, I will return to Florida where I will continue to go to college for A master’s degree in some form of science, so that I can teach future college students. My favorite memory of high school is leaving. Not only because I am done with high school, but because it is my last memory of all my friends together for the last time.
Reese Alyssa Errington is the daughter of Colin and Kelly Errington. In athletics she participated in varsity cross country, basketball, and tennis for four years. She was a state qualifying cross country runner for two years, a part of the playoff basketball team and received third place in state tennis her junior year. Reese has been active in Academic UIL for all four years of high school. She has participated in OAP each year and has received all star cast as well as being an area qualifier. Reese has competed in Ready Writing and Literary Criticism. She has been a regional qualifier in both and was an alternate to state in ready writing. Reese has been an active member in 4-H for all her years of high school and junior high, participating in Food Challenge and qualifying for state round up. Reese is also a member of NHS since her sophomore year. Reese was a class officer for three years and has helped lead a bible study since her freshmen year. Reese is a active member of the community, renovating houses through Mission Meridian and volunteering her time at community events. Reese’s hobbies include reading, painting, hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, and singing at the top of her lungs. After graduation Reese plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station to pursue a degree in Biomedical Sciences to become a medical missionary.
Delani is the daughter of Jami and Rudy Edwards. She participated in Academic UIL and One Act Play for four years. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She enjoys spending time with friends, baking, and watching movies. After graduation, Delani plans to attend the University of North Texas in Denton to pursue a degree in marketing.
Jada is the daughter of Clifford Crawford and Marcia Bowen. She participated in Varsity Track, and JV and Varsity Basketball all four years. Jada advanced to regional track in the 4X200 relay. Jada was a Varsity Basketball Captain her senior year. After Graduation Jada plans to go to the Military to become a Registered Nurse. Jada’s Favorite memory of high school is scoring the winning shot against DeLeon at home to make it to the playoff basketball game.
Jalen Clifton is the granddaughter of Arlene Swiney. In athletics she participated in varsity basketball 4 years, track, theater and tennis for 2 years and was Team Captain Basketball her senior year. Jalen was a member of the church leadership team and participated in community service events such as Mission Meridian, Blood Drives, Vacation Bible School, and Christmas Basket handout. Her hobbies include watching Netflix, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. After graduation, Jalen plans to attend Tarleton State University and pursue a career as a Physical Therapist.
Dakota Cassidy is the daughter of Michael and Cathy Cassidy. She has been an athlete in Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Track all four years of high school. Dakota was a state qualifier freshman to senior year in Cross Country and placed 7th her junior year. She also qualified for state in the 1600 meter run her junior year and finished 5th. Dakota has been an active UIL participant through high school in various events, including One Act Play her freshman year. She is also an NHS member. Dakota is the Communications Coordinator through Meridian ISD’s FCA program. Over the years, Dakota has participated in several forms of community service such as Mission Meridian, Catholic Heart Work Camp, Carter Blood Drive, and volunteering at Luthern Sunset Ministries in Clifton, TX. After graduation, Dakota plans to attend Southern Arkansas University to pursue a degree in Ag Business while continuing her running career in cross country and track. Her favorite high school memory is when she made it to state as a part of the Varsity Cross Country team with her best friends. Having the chance to compete at that level with a team of girls she became very close with greatly impacted her and her running career. From playing cards in the hotel room to going out to eat as a team, Dakota will always remember the fun times the team had while competing at the state championship as well as throughout the season.
Andrea Barnett is the daughter of Barbara Barnett, Wayne Barnett, Skip Barnett, Rose Barnett, and LeeAnne Barnett. She has been active in academic UIL, Band, and Sports Manager for 4 years and National Honor Society 2 years. She has held a leadership position in band for 3 years. In Band, Andrea has qualified for the Centex Honor Band 5 times, and accumulated a total of 5 excellent ratings on her performances. In academic UIL, Andrea earned 1st place in district for Editorial writing in year 3. In OAP, Andrea has received 3 medals as an outstanding crew member. In her free time, Andrea likes to watch TikTok if she isn't working. After graduation Andrea plans on attending Tarleton State University to study psychology. Andrea's favorite memory from High School was every day in dual credit when Mrs. Wilkins walked up to me and gave me "the look" and made me do my work. She is the only reason that I passed any of my college classes.
Plans are Set for End of Year Activities Please see the full story on our MISD webpage at https://www.meridianisd.org/article/240608?org=meridian-isd
Senior Event- May 7, 2020- 9:00 am Jacket Stadium Bring your cap and gown, we will have extras. You will stay 6 feet apart at all times. We will take many pictures. You will be spaced apart on the field for these pictures to ensure the safety of all. If your parents/guardians bring you, they must stay in their vehicles or outside the Stadium Fence. Only seniors inside the stadium area. We need all of you there!!
Be on the lookout for important calendar events as we move into May. They can be found on the "Events" tab of our App or on the "Events" tab of the MISD website. https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/events
Lockers Cleaned Out!! Faculty and Staff members have bagged and tagged personal items from all lockers in the MHS building. Be sure to come by and get these bags during Packet Pick Up/Drop Off this week.
If you missed dropping off & getting your remote learning packets today, you still have time. We will be at the MES gym every Tuesday from 5:00-6:30 pm. Come see us!!!
UIL Cancels All Remaining Spring Activities and State Championships. More details found here: https://www.uiltexas.org/press-releases/detail/uil-cancels-all-remaining-spring-activities-and-state-championships
A message for parents from Mike Morath, the Texas Commissioner of Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=mvA-1l1U9M8&feature=emb_title
Is your student struggling with lessons? 1. Email the teacher 2. Not getting the help via email, provide a phone number for the teacher to call to assist further No internet, no problem Call the school, Elementary or Secondary, and leave a message with the student name, phone number, and subject We will get your information to the appropriate teacher.
The NEW MISD 2020-2021 calendar can be found here on the MISD website: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/649755/Calendar_A__20-21.pdf For those of you planning ahead, the first student day is Wednesday, August 19.
We Miss You! Click here to check out a video we made for you. https://www.meridianisd.org/article/225912?org=meridian-isd
IT TAKES ALL OF US The Meridian ISD community must work together to fight COVID-19. Head to http://tea.texas.gov/staywell for vitally important public health guidance to stop the spread. If we stand apart as a community now, we will be together again soon.
Tune in to the MISD Facebook page at 7:00 PM to hear Mrs. Beaudin, our MES librarian, read a story for our students!
Check out new pages on our MISD website -"Instructional Links". I hope you & your kids will find this info useful. MES link is https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/instructional-links--2 MHS link is https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/instructional-links
The latest announcement from UIL found here: https://www.uiltexas.org/press-releases/detail/uil-announces-extended-suspension-of-all-uil-activities Please note that changes are already on the MISD calendar. A few events are canceled but the majority of them are simply postponed.
Prom Update: Prom has been moved to May 23. We want to thank Bison Run Ranch for their flexibility during this time.
For the latest update from the UIL, please see: https://www.meridianisd.org/article/211314?org=meridian-isd
GOVERNOR ABBOTT WAIVES STAAR TESTING REQUIREMENTS His Press Release can be found here in full: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-staar-testing-requirements We are awaiting further guidance from TEA and will keep you posted here.
All games and practices are postponed and all athletic facilities are closed until further notice.
Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Mrs.Lisa Brown, 2nd Grade Teacher, and Ms. Christy Hibbitts, PK Teacher, as Staff Members of the Month for February. This achievement recognizes them for being "Heart at Work" for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary "The Greatest School on Earth". Help us congratulate these two ladies for their dedication to the students, staff, and families of Meridian ISD.
Jacket Backers Meeting Thursday evening at 5:30 at MHS Library, Come on out and be a part of #restoringtheswarm
Pre-order your 2019-2020 yearbook, on sale for $55 until April 17th. Pay by cash, check, or order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com for more personalization options. This year's theme is Dr. Suess's "Oh, the places we've been." Commemorate all your memories in this one of a kind yearbook! If you have any questions, contact the yearbook advisor Alicia Reed.
Progress Reports are going home Tuesday for Meridian Secondary School students. Please check with your students for these reports.
Don’t forget the blood drive at Meridian Secondary School on March 11th from 9:00-3:00.
The Meridian HS Band competed in the UIL Region 8 Concert and Sightreading Contest in Cameron. The band earned an Excellent rating on Stage and an Excellent Rating in Sightreading. Congrats on a great year!
Track Meet Schedule Change- 3200 is at 4:30, all other running begins at 5:30. Field events have been cancelled.
Prom and Grand March Update- Grand March will be at 6:30 pm at the Court House, students will need to be there by 6:00. Prom is from 7:30-11:00 pm at Bison Run Ranch.
Information on Federal Report Cards can be found on the MISD website at https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/ratings-and-reports Paper copies will be available at each campus and parents can also be request a paper copy from MISD central office.
8th Grade Parents- We are having our 8th Grade Parent meeting next Monday, March 9 at 6:00 pm in the MHS Cafeteria. We will cover necessary information for your student's high school future so please attend. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Kinney or Ms. Robinson.
The MISD School Board approved the MISD District of Innovation Plan. Staff & community members have been working for several months to build our innovation plan. Details of the plan can be found on the MISD website at: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/browse/100267
Dear Families: Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the Scholastic Book Fair. You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference! Book Fair dates/times: Feb. 24-28 @9-11am & 12:30-3pm NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! Book Fair eWallet, our new digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store™ online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/meridianelementaryschool2 See you at the Book Fair! Until then, happy reading!
On Saturday, 14 Meridian HS Band students participated in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at University High School. The saxophone trio consisting of members Natily Rabago, Jaden Trester, and Tierney McLennan earned a spot to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest by scoring a First Division on the most difficult classification of music. Also receiving First Divisions were RJ Flournoy (Trumpet Solo), America Ramirez (Trumpet Solo), Vanessa Ramos, Michelle Santamaria, and Jaden Trester (Clarinet Trio). Receiving Second Divisions (Excellent) were Hector Neri (Trombone Solo) and Austin Perry (Snare Solo). All students had an amazing showing at a difficult UIL contest.
Tons of activities across the district are going on next week. Stay up to date with all of them from our Meridian ISD App, the Meridian ISD1 facebook page or the "events" section of our website found at https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/events
MISD phones are back up and running. Thanks for your patience!!
MISD phones are currently not working. It is due to a mechanical issue off site. We appreciate your patience as repairs are made and will let you know when phone service is restored.
The Carter BloodCare Bus will be at Meridian Secondary School on March 11th from 9:00-3:00. Sign up in the secondary office to donate blood.
Dear Parents & Friends, Our Scholastic Book Fair is quickly approaching! We will open for business on Monday, February 24. The book fair hours are 9:00am-11:00am & 12:30-3:00pm. This year Scholastic is offering eWallet. The eWallet option allows you to "load" an account for your child so he/she can shop within a set budget. And, you will only be charged for the amount spent! It is a great way to allow your child to shop without the hassle of sending money or trying to shop with your child! To set up an eWallet account, please visit our MES Scholastic Book Fair website: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/meridianelementaryschool2. We hope you will take advantage of this convenient and simple opportunity to be a part of our Scholastic Book Fair!!
1st day for track is Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 3:30-5:00 for all JH/HS athletes. They will be transported to and from the track unless other arrangements have been made. Thanks!
Senior Parents: Our Senior Class Meeting has been postponed until next week. We will meet with Seniors during Jacket Period Tuesday and Wednesday to plan Senior Week Activities, Senior Ceremony, discuss Grad Cords, etc. Please expect information Wednesday.
UIL practice on Thursday, February 13 will only go until 4:30.
Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Mrs. Gwen Hitt, Special Education Teacher, and Mrs. Rachael Beaudin, Library Paraprofessional, as Staff Members of the Month for January. This achievement recognizes them for being "Heart at Work" for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary "The Greatest School on Earth". Help us congratulate these two ladies for their dedication to the students, staff, and families of Meridian ISD.
On Saturday, the Centex Honor Band members from Meridian ISD performed an amazing concert at Connally High School. Congratulations on representing the Meridian Band program in such an awesome way! America Ramirez, 7th Chair Symphonic RJ Flournoy, 9th Chair Symphonic Natalee Rabago, 3rd Chair Symphonic Andy Barnett, 6th Chair Symphonic Vanessa Ramos, 4th Chair Concert Jaden Trester, 5th Chair Concert Michelle Santamaria, 13th Chair Concert Tierney McLennan, 5th Chair Concert Ben Beaudin, 3rd Chair JH Concert
Find information on Meridian ISD's pursuit of becoming a District of Innovation on our website at https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/district-of-innovation-plan--17
Congratulations to Reese Errington for placing 6th in Ready Writing at Burnet! She was competing against 5A and 6A schools. Congratulate Reese when you see her!
Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to order candy grams!
Senior Parents: We will have a Senior Parent meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 pm at MHS to discuss Senior Week activities. Following this meeting at 6:00, Hill college will be here to assist with FAFSA for the Seniors who haven't completed this task.See you all then!!
Meridian Band students had the opportunity to audition for a place in the Centex Honor Band last week. These high school students earned a spot in the honor bands: Natily Rabago- 4th Chair, Symphonic Band, Alto Saxophone America Ramirez- 8th Chair, Symphonic Band, Trumpet RJ Flournoy- 9th Chair, Symphonic Band, Trumpet Andy Barnett- 2nd Chair, Concert Band, Trombone Tierney McLennan- 5th Chair, Concert Band, Flute Vanessa Ramos- 5th Chair, Concert Band, Clarinet Jaden Trester- 6th Chair, Concert Band, Clarinet Michelle Santamaria- 14th Chair, Concert Band, Clarinet This is the most number of HS students to make the honor band in school history as well as being the most to make it into the top band. 7th grader, Ben Beaudin, earned a 3rd chair tuba spot in the JH Concert Honor Band. A fantastic achievement for the first year auditioning. These students will represent Meridian as some of the top band students in the area and will perform a concert on Saturday, January 25th at Connally High School at 6:30 pm.
Love is in the air! Don't forget to get your candygram orders in by Friday, January 24th. You can get forms at either office or from any NHS member. This is the only NHS fundraiser. Thank you for your support!!
Reminder: Jacket Backer meeting Monday, Jan. 20, at 6:00 at the High School. Please come out and help us plan the Spring events.
The National Honor Society of Meridian High School is starting their annual Valentine's Day fundraiser. The fundraiser runs until January 24th. You can pick up forms in either school office or by contacting an NHS member.
Internet is up and running and phones are working!! Thanks for your patience.
All district phones are down. The internet is down due to a cut line. Crews are working on it, but we have no estimated time of repair at this time. We will keep you posted.
The elementary campus is testing today through Thursday. The campus will be closed to visitors.
The phones and internet are down across the district. We are not sure how long the issue will last.
Mark your calendars... Meridian HS Prom is scheduled for April 4, time is tbd.
Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Mrs. Tonya Garza, Kindergarten Teacher, and Mrs. Kellie Flournoy, PK Paraprofessional, as Staff Members of the Month for December. This achievement recognizes them for being "Heart at Work" for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary "The Greatest School on Earth". Help us congratulate these two ladies for their dedication to the students, staff, and families of Meridian ISD.
*Elementary News* - Be on the lookout for notes coming home this week for the Six Flags 6 Hour Reading Club. There are great changes to the program this year, so please read your notes carefully. The note also has a unique teacher code for registering your students and logging their hours online, so don't throw your paper away!
The next Jacket Backer Meeting will be January 20 at 6:00 pm at the High School. Please attend so we can plan for the Powerlifting and Track Meets.
Congrats to both Girls and Boys Varsities for defeating Ranger. Girls won 60-15. Boys won 63-58. Great job!
The Active Shooter Walk Through for this afternoon has been postponed until next semester.
Parents/Guardians: Monday, Meridian HS is having an Active Shooter Walk Through. Your student received a letter Monday to take home that explains it in detail. Please refer to the letter for more information.
Band Fundraiser items have been delivered to the school! Students should be taking them home after school today and delivering them to their customers. All money still owed is due on Thursday, Dec. 12th. Thank you for supporting the MISD Band Program!
*Elementary News* Kindergarten Parents & Guardians - Due to expected inclement weather tomorrow, the Kindergarten Field trip to the Christmas Tree Farm has been rescheduled for Friday (12/13). Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.
Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Ms. Michelle Sandley, 5th Grade Math Teacher, and Mrs. Shelbi Dickinson, Instructional BCEC Paraprofessional, as Staff Members of the Month for November. This achievement recognizes them for being "Heart at Work" for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary "The Greatest School on Earth". Help us congratulate these two ladies for their dedication to the students, staff, and families of Meridian ISD.
Progress Reports will go home tomorrow, Wednesday, for grades 6-12. Please ask your students to see their reports.
Lady Jackets went 3-0 in pool play and play Cross Plains at 1:50 tomorrow! 🏀 #restoretheswarm
Thank you to all the families that donated nonperishable food for our canned food drive. Meridian Elementary collected 1,413 items to donate to the local food bank. Congratulations to Kindergarten for collecting the most items! They are the winners of the grade level popcorn party!!!
Event Information Tomorrow, Friday, November 22, 2019, is a regular school day. Classes dismiss at 3:25. Many Fall & Spring events were just added to the MISD calendar. They can be found on our Meridian ISD App or on our website at: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/events
*Elementary News* For families that have responded and/or paid ahead for guest lunches, Lunch Reservation Times for the Thanksgiving Family Feast are coming home with students today. Please check your student's folder, backpack, or planner. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Change in tonight's basketball schedule at Clifton: JV girls at 5:00, Varsity girls at 6:00 and Varsity boys at 7:00. See you in Clifton tonight!!
Congrats to the following students for being named Classroom Champions for the 2ndSix weeks. High school: Fatima Lopez Cambree White Holly Shaw EliseGarza Natily Rabago Jada Crawford Damion Foss Cynthia Maldonado Tierney McLennan Norah Lira Wyatt Heflin Jacob Knight Journie Tweedle Madi Hicks Michelle Santamaria Liberty Heflin JH: Summer Chen Cooper Arthur Raechel Ramirez Ociana Pendleton Michael Gillelan Eve Dirkse Santos Ramirez Gabby Ardeneaux Sophia Baker Brooke Thomas Hope Cabrera Avary Woolsey Brayden Wehmeyer Jamie Cook Bradley Kline’s Brianna McRorey Noah Alvizo
Both tonight's and tomorrow's JH OAP performances are canceled due to illness.
Tonight's JH One Act Play performance has been canceled. We will keep you posted about tomorrow afternoon's performance.
Access to the Texas Assessment website can now be found on on our Meridian ISD website at https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/page/assessment--40
PARENT PORTAL UPDATE Directions on using the newly updated Parent Portal can be found here on the www.meridianisd.org website as a news story. https://www.meridianisd.org/article/160807?org=meridian-isd Please help us by sharing this information. Thank you!!!
The Junior High One Act Play has their UIL Competition in Hamilton this Tuesday at 1:00. Good luck to all of our OAP participants!! There will be 2 performances free to the parents/public, Nov. 16 at 7:00 pm and Nov. 17 at 2:00 pm in the HS Cafeteria. Everyone is welcome!
Good luck to our State qualifying CC team today! If you want to watch here is the link : https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/uil
Today is Report Card Day!!! MES students will come home with theirs. MHS student report cards will be mailed home. Be on the lookout for your student's report card. 👀
Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Mrs. Mary Booth, Instructional Paraprofessional, and Ms. Nansy Reiss, Art/MPACT Teacher, as Staff Members of the Month for October. This achievement recognizes them for being "Heart at Work" for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary "The Greatest School on Earth". Help us congratulate these two ladies for their dedication to the students, staff, and families of Meridian ISD.
Parent Portal has a new look!! You can still access Parent Portal through our website. The username and password that you have always used will still work. Take a look at it and if you have any questions contact a school office.
School picture re-take day is November 7 for both campuses. Contact the school if you have any questions about re-take day. For questions about previous school picture purchases contact Lifetouch at 866-955-8342.
Junior High Pep Rally will be Thursday at 2:57.
Senior Night at the football game this Friday. Hope to see everyone there. Senior Pep Rally will be the last Pep Rally- next week, November 8.
Basketball Schedules for the 2019-20 season have been posted to the district website at: https://www.meridianisd.org/o/meridian-isd/browse/74040 They are also listed under the "Events" tab of our Meridian ISD App.
Progress Reports went home today from the Meridian Secondary School. Please ask your students for their reports!!
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana #buildabetterswarm
Update on today Both campuses were without water for a period of time this morning. The city had a water main break and worked feverishly to get water restored. Additionally, we have also been upgrading our network to relieve phone issues this afternoon. Thank you!
The district phones and internet are down. We are in the process of getting new servers to help with our internet issues. We appreciate your patience and hope to be back up this afternoon. We will keep you updated.
Friday was the Wedding of the Clauses in 4th Grade! The students composed two independent clauses and joined them with “two rings”- the comma and FANBOYS (coordinating conjunctions). They enjoyed walking down the aisle to the Wedding March and witnessing other students unite two thoughts. They did a great job writing compound sentences in the guest book, as well. It was a day to remember!
These students were chosen by their teachers as their top student choice for the first six weeks Students of the 1st Six Weeks: High School: Cynthia Maldonado Annaka Flatt Braislee White Austin Perry Natalee Rabago Kayla Rosas Michael Crawford Michelle Santamaria America Ramirez Liberty Hefflin Cambree White Jaden Trester Elijah Smith Braden Miller Kylie Hood Junior High: Brianna McKay Haelee Klassen Ethan Williams Ridge Risinger Alex Rodriguez Ben Beaudin Ociana Pendleton Katelyn Ramirez Noah Smith Josie Johnson Braden Wehmeyer Journey Stauffer Summer Chen Dyna Potter Noah Alviso Karla Pribble Michael Gillelan
Meridian JH teachers awarded their first Gold Star student this week. Teachers nominated students of their choice and then voted for one top student. We are only going to award 5 students this school year. Those nominated had to be the best of the best. Teachers had to write a paragraph detailing why they were nominating that student. The first recipient of the Gold Star Award is 7th grader Jackson Errington.
Meridian HS teachers awarded their first Gold Star student this week. Teachers nominated students of their choice and then voted for one top student. We are only going to award 5 students this school year. Those nominated had to be the best of the best. Teachers had to write a paragraph detailing why they were nominating that student. The first recipient of the Gold Star Award is Senior Zade Kendall.
Meridian High School is hosting a College and Career Fair for 9th-12th grade students Nov. 5 from 9-12. If any local businesses/organizations would like to come and share information with our students, we would greatly appreciate it. Please call the school for more information.
Phones are currently working. We are still updating the system and may experience brief outages through the afternoon. Thanks for your patience!
Phones are down across the district. We will let you know as soon as they are back up. Thank you for your patience.
Currently the phones at High School & at the Elementary are down.
This is a reminder to have your children wear their glasses and/or contacts on October 23rd when we'll be doing vision screenings.Spot vision camera with our Lion’s Club is donating their time to get everyone’s child screened.Questions, please contact Nurse Dirkse.
Carter Blood Drive-October 22, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the High School. Everyone is welcome to give blood. Parents may give in the place of their child. Seniors who give 2 times will receive a red cord for graduation.16 year olds must have parent permission-slips in the office.
Junior High Pep Rally time change: Pep Rallies will begin at 11:15. Can't wait to see everyone there tomorrow!
Elementary parents, the Big Kahuna Party Bus permission slips should be going home today. Please check your student's folder and sign and return by Friday. Thank you so much!
Food Pantry is available now until 11:30 am at the High School by the Junior High entrance.
Elementary Parents: The fundraiser is now over. If you still have "cookie" money please send that to the elementary by Wednesday. Boxes are $60. Thank you for all the help in making this such a great fundraiser for our school!
Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Mrs. Leisha Martin, 2nd grade, and Mrs. Diana Davis, 4th grade, as Staff Members of the Month for September. This achievement recognizes them for being "Heart at Work" for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary "The Greatest School on Earth". Help us congratulate these two ladies for their dedication to the students, staff, and families of Meridian ISD.
Congrats to JV Girls for winning the Goldthwaite CC meet by one point. The varsity girls got 2nd. Dakota placed 2nd, Mallory was 5th and Norah was 8th. Meryl was 1st, Faith was 3rd, Haley was 4th, Burkly was 10th and Braislee was 11th. De’Marius was 7th and Daylyn was 4th. Very proud of all the runners.
MISD school email is up and running. We also have a new look for our district website at www.meridianisd.org.
Please be aware that our school email system is currently unavailable. It is a domain/server issue and once it is restored, we will post here. If you need assistance, please call your campus office.
And the Junior High boys got the win against Valley Mills tonight. Thanks to all who came out and supported our players and coaches. #restoretheswarm
FCA See You At The Pole is at 7:00 am tomorrow morning. JH football practice will start at 7:30am.
Elementary reminders: Fundraiser is still going on and will end October 2. Money from sales should all be turned in by end date. Carnival goodies are needed by Sept. 27. Thank you to everyone who helps support the students and schools!!
High School Open House is Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:00 pm. Please come to meet your student's teachers. Hill College will be here at 6:30 pm for FAFSA Night. This is for all Seniors and their parents/guardians.
The Homecoming Pep Rally is at the same time today which is 2:57. All visitors are welcome sit on the visitor's side closest to the bathrooms. Hope to see many of you there!!
2019- 2020 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs Meridian ISD offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Business & Industry, Public Services, STEM, Arts & Humanities and Multidisciplinary Studies. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in LEA secondary schools. It is the policy of Meridian ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is the policy of Meridian ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Meridian ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Kim Edwards, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Kim Edwards, at 204 2nd St, Meridian, TX 76665, 254-435-2081 Meridian ISD ofrece programas vocacionales en. in in Business & Industry, Public Services, STEM, Arts & Humanities and Multidisciplinary Studies. La admisión a estos programas se basa en ESC-20 número de estudiantes en secundaria. Es norma de Meridian ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. Es norma de Meridian ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. Meridian ISD tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE. Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, Kim Edwards, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, Kim Edwards, en 204 2nd St, Meridian, TX 76665, 254-435-2081
College Fair for Juniors and Seniors Monday. All students attending must turn in their permission slips and have money for lunch at Braum's.
Meridian Cross Country Results Glen Rose Meet The Meridian Varsity girls finished 4th as a team at the Glen Rose meet. Congrats to Dakota Cassidy for medalling 8th, she was followed by Norah Lira who finished 29th, Mallory Paruszewski who finished 30th, Cambree White was 38th and Reese Errington was 48th. The Meridian JV girls finished 5th as a team and Braislee White medalled in 7th with a new Season’s best time and only 3 seconds off her Personal Record. Faith Paruszewski came in 18th, Meryl Roberson was 19th, Haley Creech was 21st and Burkly Paruszewski was 61st. The Varsity boys De’Marius Parks, Zak Dirkse and Cody Warren placed 84th, 85th and 89th respectively. The 8th grade girls placed 11th as a team. Daylyn Cassidy finished 3rd just barely losing the 2nd place medal by less than 100th of a second. Summer Chen finished 59th, Canyon Stauffer finished 104th, Eve Dirkse placed 130th and Journey Stauffer came in 134th. The 7th grade boys Alex Rodriguez and Ben Beaudin placed 26th and 110th.
Cafeteria charges getting you down? Need to run money up to the school and don't have time? Try using our MY SCHOOL BUCKS online payment plan. It is simple and hassle free! Go to myschoolbucks.com and create an account. If you need more information contact the school office's.
Elementary parents, don't forget about our upcoming Fall Carnival! A note was sent home asking for your help. Each grade level was assigned different items for donation. Please send what you can to the school by Sept. 25. Thank you so much for all you do for our school!
Census Job Fair, Thursday from 1:00-3:00 @ Meridian Public Library. Earn Extra Income while Helping Our Community. They are looking to hire about 150 people across Bosque County. https://2020census.gov/en/jobs
Game Update, halftime-Granger 41, Meridian 0 Let’s go Jackets!!
Game update Granger 14, Meridian 0, end of 1st quarter
Varsity Football tonight in Granger Game starts at 7:00. #restoretheswarm
The elementary fundraiser has kicked off! We have lots of eager sellers ready to sell cookies! Those selling have chances for prizes and to ride in a limo! This fundraiser is important to our school and benefits our students in many different ways. Thank you for always supporting MISD!!
Food Pantry Update! The High School Student Council will be taking this on as their Year-Round Project, and there will a delivery Wednesday, Sept. 11. Our pickup point will be under the covered walkway that leads to the Jr. High every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
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2020 MISD School Board Election: 1st day to File for Application: Jan. 15, 2020 Last day to file for application: Feb. 14, 2020 Last Day to Register to Vote: Apr. 2, 2020 Early Voting: April 20-28, 2020 at the Courthouse Election Day: May 2, 2020 at the Civic Center
Meridian Elementary will host Meet the Teacher Wednesday, August 21 beginning @ 3:30. Jacket Backers will have a sausage wrap dinner to purchase starting @ 5:30 followed by Meet the Jackets @ MHS beginning at 6:00. Come joins us and help us kick off a great 2019-20 school year.