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.