Football Season is Here
The Andrew Madrid Memorial Shootout kicked off on August 28 with a win over Sierra Blanca 50 to 14. Congratulations to all the players and coaches. The band and cheerleaders provided fantastic support!
Photos by Fred Martinez
Parent Involvement is always important for your child’s education. On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, we are bringing the Strong Fathers, Strong Families program back for a second year. Dad’s will be invited to breakfast with their children. Don’t forget our PTO – hope you will join that organization. Info will be posted here to learn more about our Parent – Teacher – Organization as it becomes available.
Education Service Center 16 from San Angelo produces a monthly newsletter to help parents get involved. That newsletter is linked here:
The men of Marfa are preparing for their fourth year in six man football under their second six man head coach, Wayland Jenkins.
While more students passed the state tests than in years past, the Texas Education Agency rated Marfa ISD and the campus as “Needs Improvement” in 2014-2015. The staff and administration at Marfa ISD continue to work to make improvements for the students of Marfa. Marfa ISD “Met Standard” in both the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 School Year after two years of “Unacceptable Ratings.” Marfa Schools are accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Texas has only two ratings: “Met Standard” and “Needing Improvement.”
It’s Marfa Lights Weekend, September 4, 5, and 6. Check out the activities at www.marfachamber.org. The football team travels to Sanderson on Friday night, but will be in the parade on Saturday. Many booths at the festival support the Chamber. The cheerleaders will be selling coffee mugs. The Ex-Shorthorns of El Paso will be there with their raffle. 100% goes towards scholarships.
Marfa Lights Festival
Starts: September 4, 2015 - 12:00 am
Starts: September 16, 2015 - 8:00 am
Starts: September 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm
ACT Testing (All 11th and 12th)
Starts: September 29, 2015 - 12:00 am