Marfa ISD is having a general election on May 7 , 2022. Candidates have between Wednesday, January 19, 2022 and Friday, February 18, 2022 to file. Interested candidates can pick up their packets at the Marfa ISD administration office.
Marfa ISD classes will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 8:00 a.m. Students are encouraged to wear masks. Students who have COVID symptoms such as fever, sore throat, or congestion should see a medical provider or call the district nurse Beverly Dutchover at 432.729.5500 to schedule a COVID test appointment before returning to school.
DSHS will offer the Pfizer Vaccine at Marfa Shorthorn Gym for children ages 5-11 and vaccines and boosters for children 12 years of age and older on January 20, 2022 from 12 noon-4:00 p.m. or until they run out. To sign up, contact district nurse Beverly Dutchover at 432-729-5500 prior to January 20, 2022. Please pick up the required paperwork from the nurse by Wednesday, January 19 to be prepared for the clinic.
Due to the rise in Covid infections and lack of staff to provide instruction, Marfa ISD will cancel all classes on Thursday, Jan. 13 through Monday, Jan. 17. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18. District nurse Beverly Dutchover will offer testing for students and staff from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Monday, Jan. 17 at the elementary school. We encourage all students to wear masks and limit social gatherings. If you or your child develop symptoms, contact a healthcare provider. For information about symptoms, follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/.../symptoms-testing/symptoms.html .
Hey Marfa Juniors and Seniors! Interested in going to college and need to take the ACT or SAT college entrance tests? Don't miss the deadlines! See your school counselor, Mrs. Porter, to help with registering for the test or obtaining a fee waiver.
This is an evacuation drill. All students and staff are evacuating to the First United Methodist Church at Washington and Austin streets. Students will be released to parents/guardians at approximately at 10:45 a.m. A photo identification must be presented to pick up your child. Do not park or get out of your vehicle. The regular bus service will not be available after the drill.
Marfa ISD classes continue next week. School will be dismissed for the holiday on Wednesday, Dec. 22 after the morning evacuation/reunification drill. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Parent Survival Tips During the Holiday Season! The holiday season brings joy and stress for parents. Here's some resources to help kids thrive, courtesy of Child Mind Institute: Anxiety and Being Kind to Yourself. Self-compassion can help parents (and anyone else) manage anxiety. https://childmind.org/article/be-kind-to-yourself/ The Family Gathering: a Survival Guide. How to help your kids be at their best and have fun, too. https://childmind.org/article/the-family-gathering-a-survival-guide/ How to Take Stress Out of the Holidays. Help kids rise to the occasion, and don't aim too high. https://childmind.org/article/how-to-take-the-stress-out-of-the-holidays/ How Mindfulness Can Help Caregivers. Parents of children with special needs find these techniques reduce stress and anxiety. https://childmind.org/article/how-mindfulness-can-help-caregivers/ How Parent Support Groups Can Help. Online or off, communities share experience, comfort and friendship. https://childmind.org/article/how-parent-support-groups-can-help/ Need additional resources, contact Marfa ISD School Counselor, Luane Porter, at 432-729-5500 or email at email@example.com
Ballet Folklorico members performing this semester.
Sul Ross State University Professor Jesse Kelch talked about geology and careers in geology during Mrs. Donaldson's science classes. Students explored different types of rocks found in the Chihuahuan Desert and discussed careers in the geology field.
DSHS will offer the Pfizer Vaccine (1st and 2nd dose) at Marfa Shorthorn Gym for children ages 5-11 years of age on December 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or until they run out. To sign up, contact Beverly Dutchover at 432-729-5500 prior to December 9, 2021. Please pick up the required paperwork from the nurse by Wednesday afternoon to be prepared for the clinic.
On Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2:00P Marfa ISD's SHAC Committee invites all stakeholders (parents, community members, students, staff and administrators) to attend the upcoming meeting where our current Local School Wellness Policy will be assessed and reviewed. The meeting will be held at Robinson Cafeteria. We encourage all stakeholders to participate in reviewing and updating the Local School Wellness Policy and Local Wellness Plan for SY 2021-2022.
Marfa junior high and high school students can now stop by the new Career, College, and Counseling Center outside Mrs. Porter’s office to pick up information for career tips, college and financial aid, bullying, mental health, and alcohol and drug information. Thank you to Marfa Education Foundation and Marfa ISD for supporting this beneficial project for our students!
Congratulations to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade UIL academic participants for a first place finish at the district meet in Fort Davis this week. The students earned 630.5 points to tie with Fort Davis for first place.
Marfa ISD has been notified that one student has tested positive for COVID 19. The student was on the campus today, Dec. 1, 2021. The school district will follow its safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation. If you or your child develop symptoms please contact your health care provider. For more information about symptoms, follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/.../symptoms-testing/symptoms.html COVID rapid tests are available for MISD staff and students. Contact district nurse Beverly Dutchover at 432-729-5500.
Please join us for an evening of holiday music at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8 at Gregg Auditorium.
Job opportunities! We have two positions available - Full time custodian and a special education classroom paraprofessional. Applications are available online at www.marfaisd.com or at the administration office at 400 W. Lincoln, Marfa, TX. Competitive wages and benefits.
Due to low attendance because of illness and families traveling for the holidays, we will release all students and staff at 12 noon tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 19. Classes will resume at 8:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29.
DSHS will offer the Pfizer Vaccine at Marfa ISD for children ages 5-11 years of age today, Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. or until they run out. Vaccines will be limited and will be first come, first served. Contact Beverly Dutchover at 432-729-5500 to register.
Another informative day for Marfa Shorthorns…today juniors and seniors traveled to Sweetwater to learn about technical career options at Texas State Technical College.