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.