Mr. Klockman represented Marfa ISD this past Thursday on the Teachers and Technology panel at Sul Ross State University’s Celebration of Teaching Recognition Reception. He did an outstanding job presenting information on technology in today's classrooms. Mr. Klockman is just another example of why it is great to be a Marfa Shorthorn!
Fun times and good memories for all...Junior High Spring Dance 2023!
Hey seniors! Mark your calendar!
Hey Shorthorn fans! 2022-2023 yearbooks are now on sale! It is full of great memories and awesome pictures and Shorthorn Pride, and it's a steal at $20. This year's theme is Shorthorns are out of this world, which is definitely true! Contact the school at 432-729-5500 to get yours now!
On Friday, four Marfa seniors piled into a suburban to head to State VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) in San Marcos, Texas. Alex Luna, the advancing artist, chose three friends to accompany him on the trip. That night, the students and Ms. Powers checked into the hotel and headed to the outlet mall after dinner on the river. On Saturday, Alex, Juan Bautista, Aubrie Aguilar, Tori Torres and Ms. Powers went to San Marcos High School to see all the works that advanced to State VASE displayed in the school’s gyms. The effect was overwhelming: of the 32,000 artworks submitted to regional VASE competitions throughout Texas, only 2,000 advance, putting Alex’s work in the top 6% of all artwork made by high schoolers throughout the State. The Marfa students & Ms. Powers wandered through the makeshift galleries in awe, frequently taking pictures and expressing delight after finding Alex’s drawing, entitled Adrift in Mental Space, a pink and blue Prismacolor self portrait. That afternoon, the group continued to make the most of San Marcos: going on a glass-bottom boat tour & seeing the aquarium at Texas State’s The Meadows Center, eating barbecue, taking a dip in the river & braving a few rapids in inner tubes. On Sunday, the ride back to Marfa was mostly silent—the students slept, exhausted, as Ms. Powers drove them back home.
Parents and Guardians: Please note last day of school is May 19th.
MARFA ISD has a vacancy on the School Board This vacancy for the unexpired term will be filled at a Regular meeting on May 15, 2023, at 6pm. Interested in serving on the board? Please review the qualifications and submit a letter in writing to Teresa Nunez, board president, expressing your interest in serving on the board. This letter must be received at the Superintendent’s office no later than 3:30 pm on Friday, May 12, 2023. . You may wish to attend the meeting on May 15, 2023 in case the board decides to interview you. Qualifications to be a Board Member: To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of Board member, a person must: 1. Be a United States citizen. 2. Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable. 3. Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be: Totally mental incapacitated and the person’s mental capacity has not subsequently been completely restored by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction; or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote and person’s guardianship has not been modified to include the right to vote or the person’s mental capacity has not been completely restored by a subsequent final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction. 4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. Atty. Gen. Op. LO 96-114 (1996). 5. Be a resident of Texas and the District for the period of time described at CANDIDATE’S RESIDENCY TERM (This is a resident of the state of Texas for the past 12 months, a resident of the Marfa ISD six months). 6. A qualified voter SUBMIT LETTER TO: Teresa Nunez Marfa ISD Board of Trustees P.O. Box T Marfa, TX 79843
Alex Luna has his artwork displayed and waiting for judging at the State VASE competition in San Marcos! Good luck!!
Good luck to Alex Luna at State VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) competition in San Marcos today! We are proud of our Shorthorns! 💜
Come see the talents of our rising artists! Marfa High School students present STOREHORNS, an exhibition of sculpture in various media, all resembling common objects.
Mark your calendar! Marfa High School students present STOREHORNS, an exhibition of sculpture in various media, all resembling common objects.
Due to scheduling conflicts and the ability to have a quorum, Marfa ISD's April Regular Board Meeting will be held at 12 pm on Monday, April 24, 2023 in the Marfa ISD Board Room.
Come out and watch our high schoolers' award winning playwrights tonight! Thank you to Raul Garza and Marfa Live Arts for a fantastic student workshop on playwriting!
Important testing dates! Students need to be at school on their testing days. For questions, please contact our Student Success Coordinator, Mrs. Murphy, at 432-729-5500.
Just a little friendly competition in the junior high robotics class! Students created their robots, programmed the functioning into the robots and controllers, and then worked toward specific tasks to win! Good job 6th grade! And thank you to Mr. Klockman for being another outstanding member of our Shorthorn team!
**REMINDER** We will not have school on Friday, April 7th and Monday, April 10th. Be safe and practice self-care. Enjoy your Easter weekend with family and friends!
We are proud to announce that Aubrie Aguilar was voted by our campus staff to be our DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen Student for the 2022-2023 school year. During a ceremony this spring, she was recognized with a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate, wallet recognition card, and monetary award. She has also elected to participate in the scholarship contest. She represents our Shorthorn nation very well! Please congratulate Aubrie when you see her.
We will not have school on Friday, April 7th and Monday, April 10th. Be safe and practice self-care. Enjoy your Easter weekend with family and friends!
More great pictures of our presenters for our Career Fair, organized by Caroline Travis and Alamito Foundation and hosted at Marfa Junior-Senior High School! Thank you to all who made this event a huge success!
WOW! What a superb Career Fair, hosted by Marfa Junior-Senior High School and organized/sponsored by Caroline Travis and Alamito Foundation!! We had a variety of careers represented with encouraging and engaging presenters. Thank you to the following companies, departments, and organizations for taking time in your day to be a presenter: Sul Ross State University Doctoral Candidate/Borderland Research Institute-Matt Hewitt Retail/Finance-Kate Calder Tourism-Abby Boyd Raba Marfa Mendias and Company-Clara Mendias Real Estate-Lauren Meader Fowlkes Big Bend Sentinel-Mary Cantrell AEP Texas-Cosme Roman and staff Attorney-Elaine Mustard Young Life-Connor Travis Law Enforcement-SRO Ian Martinez Nursing-Yolanda Morales US Border Patrol-Matias Carrasco Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Micki Harris Texas Parks & Wildlife Interpreters-Layla and Charlie Metal Trades/Welding-Buddy Knight US Dept. of Agriculture/Natural Resource Conservation Service-Will Juett Chinati Art Foundation-Molly Bondy, Michael Roch, and Angelo Pastor Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden-Conner Sumbera Presidio County Offices Education-Jessica Murphy and Arturo Alferez College Community Career-Kathy Rose Accountant/Auditor-Perla Natividad Thank you to Caroline Travis and Alamito Foundation for being such amazing partners with Marfa ISD and always being so willing to support goal-driven activities with our students.