Thank you Marfa Education Foundation for supporting the students and staff at Marfa ISD. This year they have contributed almost $50,000 through teacher grants, technology grants, and funding for other programs. In March they treated the staff to donuts and coffee and this month have provided gift certificates to Wienertown. Anyone interested in supporting the Marfa Education Foundation can visit their website and/or donate to them at the link below. https://www.marfaeducationfoundation.org/ https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BRTTDUD3VA2BW
about 3 years ago, Oscar Aguero
Most Marfa ISD students will be taking online assessments, therefore we will NOT have any paper test administrations during the week of April 5th. Specifically, no students will be taking grade 4 and 7 writing, English I, or English II this week. Please check your mail this week for a complete listing of state assessment dates.
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
Hey high school students! Our partner at Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting an evening workshop series called Grind Talk with upcoming virtual workshops on specific high-demand industries in the Borderplex region. Each interactive workshop will give students insight into what a career in that field might involve. There will also be the opportunity for students to interact with employers from that industry, ask questions, and win prizes. The first in the series will be tonight, April 1st from 6-7pm and will cover marketing and communications jobs. The next workshop will be April 15th about human resource careers. The final workshop will be on May 13th and will talk about information technology careers. For more information, flyers are posted on campus or see Mrs. Porter. The link to register for the events is below. Registration Link: http://bit.ly/WSBGrindTalk
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
Grind Talk Series
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. Learn more. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
Child Abuse Prevention
Child Abuse Prevention-Spanish
Congratulations to the high school UIL Academic Teams for placing 4th overall with 197 points at the Fort Davis meet, March 26. Students who placed in the top three spots will compete at Regionals April 16-17 at Angelo State University. Winners include John Aguero - Computer Science, first; Mathematics, first; Number sense, fifth; Persuasive Speaking, first; and Science, first with additional points for his biology score. Odalys Chacon – Copy Editing, first; and Headline Writing, second. Ummi Chanez – Prose Interpretation, fifth; Science, third. Alexis Gonzalez – Poetry Interpretation, fourth; and Science, thirteenth. Emily Hernandez – Copy Editing, third. Annalise Marquez – Mathematics, first. Nathan Pena – Computer Applications, fifth. Samuel Salgado – Computer Science, fifth; and Science, sixth. Dimetrey Stewart – Computer Science, fourth; and Science, fifth. Lesley Torres – Computer Applications, fourth; Prose Interpretation, sixth; Headline Writing, seventh. Victoria Torres – Reading Writing, sixth. UIL director is Donel Lara assisted by Curtis Pittman. Event coaches are Lara, Pittman, Elizabeth Donaldson, and Jose Salgado . The students attended a pizza lunch today to recognize their dedication to academics.
about 3 years ago, Allison Scott
UIL
UIL
UIL
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Marfa ISD will be held March 31, 2021, beginning at 6:00 PM in the The link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79436259772?pwd=OG93RTZ6WVdJMDRjL0MxTnlPVkXwdz09 and the password is r95Wk9. If you have any comments or questions please email oaguero@marfaisd.com 400 W Lincoln Marfa, TX 79843. The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice. I. Call to Order A. Pledge to the American and Texas Flag B. Certification of Public Notice II. Recognition of Visitors - Public Forum III. Superintendent Report A. COVID Update B. Hold Harmless Update C. Update on the Friends of Hunter Gym 501c3 Draft and Review D. Finance Update IV. Reports from Staff: Principals and Directors may make Reports of a General Nature on the Operation of their Area of Responsibility. Items of particular Public Interest will be Posted Individually. A. Enrollment /Attendance Update B. Athletic Director's Update C. Current Events Update V. Discussion and Action on Consent Agenda: The items on the consent agenda require routine board action. All items on this portion of the agenda can be adopted with one motion/second and majority of a quorum of trustees. Any trustee can move on items from the consent agenda for a separate discussion and vote. A. Approval and/or Correction of the Minutes 1. Regular Meeting on February 15, 2021 B. Check Payments C. Gifts and Solicitations D. Budget Amendments E. Financial Report F. Quarterly Investment Report VI. New Business A. Discussion and Action to Approve the Resolution Authorizing the Use of National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (Region 14) B. Discussion and Action to Approve the Marfa ISD Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 C. Discussion and Action to Approve the Board Resolution Regarding ESSER Funds Allocated to Marfa ISD D. Discussion and Action to Approve the Marfa ISD Emergency School Closure Resolution E. Discussion and Action to Approve the Waiver of Teacher Evaluation for the School Year 2020-2021 VII. Executive Session A. Pursuant to Tex Govt Code 551.074 - Personnel Matters 1. Discussion and Consideration on Personnel Employment, Assignments, Terminations, Resignations, and Retirements 2. Discussion and Consideration on Evaluation of Superintendent and Superintendent Contract B. Pursuant to Tex Govt Code 551.072 - Deliberation Regarding Real Property 1. Discussion Regarding Options, Including Possible Sale, of District Real Estate (Texas Gov't Code Section 551.072) VIII. Consideration of and Possible Action on Matters Discussed in Closed Session A. Action Regarding Options, Inlcuding Possible Sale, of District Real Estate IX. Discussion of Future Items to be Included on Next Agenda X. Adjourn In Accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may enter into a closed meeting to deliberate any item that is listed above that fits within an exception listed in Subchapter D. Any final action, decision, or vote on a subject deliberated in closed meeting will be taken in an open meeting held in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.
about 3 years ago, Oscar Aguero
This Month’s Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Marfa ISD will be held March 31, 2021, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Marfa High School Auditorium. The event will also be available via Zoom. The link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79436259772?pwd=OG93RTZ6WVdJMDRjL0MxTnlPVkxwdz09 and the password r95Wk9. If you have any comments or questions please email oaguero@marfaisd.com.
about 3 years ago, Oscar Aguero
Hey Marfa Employers! Want to hire students for summer employment but not sure how to pay their wages? Workforce Solutions-Borderplex has your answer... Call Marfa ISD Counselor, Luane Porter, at 432-729-5500, or contact Workforce Solutions Borderplex directly at 915-887-2332.
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
Workforce Solutions-Borderplex
John Aguero Receives DAR Good Citizens Award John Cameron Aguero has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen from the graduating class of 2021 of Marfa High School. His parents are Oscar and Cheri Aguero of Marfa. The award was presented to Mr. Aguero on March 3 by Allison Scott, Principal of Marfa High School, on behalf of the Paisano Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR Good Citizens are selected by their school based on qualities of good character including dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The local Paisano Chapter, NSDAR works with area schools to recognize one Good Citizen from each high school senior class. Mr. Aguero received a certificate, a pin and a stipend toward his college education. He has been accepted into Texas Tech University to study mechanical engineering this fall. Pictured are Allison Scott and John Aguero.
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
DAR Good Citizen Award 2021
TODAY is Spring Photos and Senior Retakes at Marfa Shorthorn Gym.
about 3 years ago, Allison Scott
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Marfa ISD students and parents can find an abundance of information regarding colleges, scholarships, financial aid, career exploration, graduation requirements, testing, mental health, and hotline numbers on our school website. Go to www.marfaisd.com and click on Explore. Then click on the link for Counselor's Corner. If you need assistance, please call Mrs. Porter at 432-729-5500.
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
Counselor's Corner
School counselor, Mrs. Porter, is meeting with each senior to discuss post-secondary goals, financial aid, and scholarship information. Seniors have received a copy of the local scholarship application which is due by March 19th, and will continue to receive additional scholarship applications, either in person or through their student email. Please encourage your child to complete all local scholarship applications. You may contact Mrs. Porter at 432-729-5500 for information and assistance.
about 3 years ago, Luane Porter
Class of 2021
No one deserves a Wonder Woman cape more than our district nurse Beverly Dutchover. Counselor Luane Porter and principals Amy White and Allison Scott presented Dutchover with a cape and mask to recognize the many hours she spends caring for all of us during this pandemic in addition to all the band aides, ice packs, medicine and loving care she distributes everyday. Thanks for all you do Nurse Dutchover!
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
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nurse
Students. Please remember, you must commit to in-person or remote learning for each six-week grading period. You are not allowed to be in person one or two days and then remote a few days throughout the six-weeks grading period. The only exceptions are if you are quarantined, have a medical or family emergency, or your parent/guardian meets with the principals to request a change. Moving between the two instructional settings throughout the week is not acceptable and will affect your grades and attendance.
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
Marfa ISD will continue to require all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks on district property and district events. This requirement is consistent with the advice of health professionals and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MISD will continue to follow the guidelines of its CoVID19 protocol for the safety of all students and staff including practicing physical distancing. Texas Education Agency has issued public health guidance that states a public school's current mask policy may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy. More: https://bit.ly/2YkeTSH
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
Marfa ISD is committed to the health and safety of all students, staff, and our community. We will follow Governor Abbott's latest executive order, which goes into effect on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., and the Texas Education Agency's minimum health standards for public schools. Decisions on how we will move forward will be shared as soon as we receive updated guidance from TEA. A copy of the executive order is attached. https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
Marfa ISD is proud to announce the following students earned a place on the A Honor Roll, A-B Honor Roll, and/or Perfect attendance for the fourth grading period of the year. Go Horns! A Honor Roll 3rd Grade: Tallulah Anders, Sienna Barton, Jose Grajeda, Mateo Grajeda, Mariela Rojas, Nathan Stevens, and Giovanni Van- Etten; 4th Grade: Mikayla Bentley, Adelicia Razo Leeper, and Hudson Webb; 5th Grade: Lily Aguero and Gavin Vana; 6th Grade: Jayden Amaro, Noah Barton, Vanessa Diaz, Daniela Fernandez, Joshua Kelly, Belen Soto Torres, and Giselle Torres. 7th Grade: Ava Flores, Clegg Fowlkes, and Amaya Gomez; 9th Grade: Diego Estrada and Annalise Marquez; 10th Grade: Dimetrey Stewart; 11th Grade: Odalys Chacon, Saul Garcia, Hannah Ibarra, Cristian Ontiveros, and Natalie Vandergiessen; 12th Grade: Saul Lozano, Charles Marginot, Catching Marginot, Gabriela Soto Reyes, and Martin Zapata. A-B Honor Roll 3rd Grade: Lea Alvidrez Magallanes, Alba Amaro, Aiden Daughtery, Ian Harden, Madilyn Lewis, Ivanna Perez, Logan Pippen, Malenny Quezada, Alexia Ramos, and Nathaniel Ramos; 4th Grade: Ulises Estrada, Aidyn Gonzales, Reece Klockman, Eric Morin, and Josiah Rodriguez; 5th Grade: Terrence Resendez and Easton Watts; 6th Grade: Madison Cash, Christopher Garcia, Claudina Gonzalez, Zoey Salgado, Avalon Schroder and Aubrey Tarr. 7th Grade: Raven Martinez and Sara Salgado; 8th Grade: Ashley Certain, Diego Jurado, and Francisco Rosas; 9th Grade: Tristen Kelly and Zaley Porter; 10th Grade: Josie Avila, Juan Bautista; Ummi Chanez, Alexis Gonzalez, Emily Hernandez, Amanda Marquez, Charlize Martinez, Nathan Pena, and Lesly Torres: 11th Grade: Lindsey Blackman, Jacynda Hernandez, Chailyn Melendez, Jenifer Meraz Muro, Laura Navarrete, Brianna Ramos, Evelyn Sanchez Bravo Brianna Sanchez, and Olivia Vandergiessen; 12th Grade: John Aguero, Bryanna Bentley, Christian Davis, Zachary Gomez, and William Watts-Ortiz. Perfect Attendance Kindergarten: Alika Flores, Rudy Francis, Sofia Guzman, Elana Marquez, Cristian Ramos, Jacob Simpson, Noah Skelton, Julion Torres and Emma Rosa Van Etten; 1st Grade: Kira Acosta, Alexandra Clifton, McKayla Daugherty, Leium Duenez, Amaya Fuentez, Elena Guillen, Alex Martinez, Ezra Medrano, Nayemi Ortalejo, and Cypress Watts; 2nd Grade: Azul Alvidrez-Contreras, Matthieu Bejaran, Aubrey Cenicero, Lillian Estor, Dania Fernandez, Ahtziri Hernandez, Crixus Kelly, Mia Rosas, and Jonathan Torres; 3rd Grade: Tallulah Anders, Maricarmen Avila, Sienna Barton, Aiden Daugherty, Jose Grajeda Caballero, Mateo Grajeda Caballero, Nathaniel Ramos, Mariela Rojos, Adrian Salgado-Tarr, and Nathan Stevens; 4th Grade: Mikayla Bentley, Ulises Estrada, Juliet Hinojos, Jerika Rodriguez, Josiah Rodriguez, and Hudson Webb; 5th Grade: Lily Aguero, Miguel Gonzales, Austin McGary, Terrence Resendiz, Alberto Salgado Martinez, Gavin Vana, and Easton Watts; 6th Grade: Noah Barton, Madison Cash, Vanessa Diaz, Daniela Fernandez, Christopher Garcia, Joshua Kelly, Mateo Meza, Belen Soto Torres, Aubrey Tarr, Flavio Udave, and Itzel Urrutia Jaimes; 7th Grade: Samuel Estrada, Ava Flores, Amaya Gomez, Messiah Licon, and Raven Martinez; 8th Grade: Diego Jurado; 9th Grade: Diego Estrada; 10th Grade: Juan Bautista, Ummi Chanez, Aundrea Garcia, Alexia Gonzales, Emily Hernandez, Amanda Marquez, Dimetrey Stewart, and Lesly Torres; 11th Grade: Odalys Chacon, Saul Garcia, Cristian Ontiveros, Brianna Sanchez, Fernanda Udave, and Olivia Van Der Giessen; 12th Grade: Bryanna Bentley, Zachery Gomez, Saul Lozano Chavez, Charles Marginot, Catching Marginot, and Gabriela Soto.
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
SNAP Benefit Replacements Due to Winter Storm On February 19, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1. SNAP recipients who have had food lost or destroyed due to the storm need to apply for replacement food benefits for regular SNAP allotments and SNAP emergency allotments that were provided in response to COVID-19. SNAP clients are encouraged to stay home and request their replacement food benefits by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting option 2. Alternately, recipients can download Form H1855 (Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits) on the HHSC website. To limit exposure to COVID-19, recipients are encouraged to mail or fax the completed form to HHSC instead of visiting their local offices. Completed forms should be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, or faxed to 1-877-447-2839. For more information, please visit www.hhs.texas.gov.
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
In keeping with Marfa ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all students’ families that one Marfa ISD student who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 was present on the Marfa Junior/Senior High School campus February 26, 2021. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify the student. All facilities will be thoroughly disinfected according to our safety response protocol. In addition, the local health department will conduct contact tracing investigations and notify those who have potentially been exposed. While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches Headache New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea If you or any member of the Marfa ISD community do begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your local health provider. We encourage anyone in the Marfa ISD community who is lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19 to please notify the school by calling 432-729-5500. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are our highest priority. We will keep you updated with any new information through the school website, social media, and phone messages. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 432-729-5500 or visit our website at www.marfisd.com
over 3 years ago, Allison Scott
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Marfa ISD will be held February 28, 2021, beginning at 5:00 PM . The link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75397305535?pwd=MzRvVXRWTzl6OHlxZktrQU5CdkROZz09 and the password is xVwD74. If you have any comments or questions please email oaguero@marfaisd.com
over 3 years ago, Oscar Aguero