Padres y familias: Se pueden solicitar beneficios de P-EBT desde ahora hasta el 13 de agosto. El programa P-EBT proporciona beneficios de alimentos a las familias con hijos que reúnen los requisitos y que temporalmente dejaron de recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido durante el año escolar 2020-21 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Para más información: hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt 833-442-1255
Marfa ISD has confirmed with the Department of Health and Human Services that the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered Friday, June 4, 2021 in the Marfa Shorthorn Gym at 1:00 pm.
Reminder: 8th grade promotion is at 11 a.m., Friday, May 28 at the Marfa Shorthorn Gym. End of Year Awards Programs are Thursday, May 27 at 2 p.m. for junior high students and 3 p.m. for high school students at the high school auditorium. Space is limited to two guests per student family. Masks are required for indoor events.
All seniors and their families are invited to the annual Baccalaureate Service at 7:30 p.m. this evening at Marfa Shorthorn Gym. This is another tradition for MHS seniors, and hope to see you there.
Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11 who are exempt from all final exams are required to check in at the office at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and then may leave the campus. Students who are not exempt from a class must attend the class on campus. Remote students are required to check in online.
For the final two weeks of school, remote students are not allowed to return to campus except to return school material such as computers and textbooks on the last day of school, Friday, May 28. Students who are face-to-face must continue attending classes on campus until school ends. Students are not allowed to move back and forth from remote to face-to-face learning.
Great news! All of our students will qualify for this Big Bend Telephone discount on internet and a device.
You're Not Alone If you're in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or use the Crisis Text Line by texting "NAMI" to 741741
Come celebrate our students' art work that is on display on the football field! Looks like rain, so drive by now! The official time for display and snacks of tamales is from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Hope to see you all!!
UPDATE: The Department of State Health Services will give vaccines to students ages 12 and older at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 14 at the Marfa Shorthorn Gym. Children 12- to 15-years old must be accompanied by their parent/guardian. There is no charge for the vaccine. Please call the school at 432-729-5500 if you want your child vaccinated.
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 final workshop will be tonight May 13th from 6-7pm 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
Order the Shorthorn Yearbook today!! It's easy to order online. Just follow this link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08418800 You can also use the form that was mailed home with student progress reports last week.
Please join Marfa ISD and the Chinati Foundation to celebrate our junior and senior high community of young artists as they exhibit their sculptures from 6:30:8:00 pm Friday, May 14 at Martin Field. Refreshments. No admission fee. All are welcome to join us!
The Department of State Health Services will give vaccines to students ages 12 and older at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 14 at the MISD board room. Children 12- to 15-years old must be accompanied by their parent/guardian. There is no charge for the vaccine. Medical consent forms will be sent home with students on Wednesday, May 12. Please call the school at 432-729-5500 if you want your child vaccinated.
We are so proud of our Ballet Folklorico! They had a fabulous public performance tonight celebrating Mother’s Day and Cindo de Mayo. Arturo Alferez is their director and teacher and had done amazing work with these students!
Ballet Folklorico tonight at 6:30 in front of the Presidio County Courthouse. Join us!
As part of Marfa ISD’s overall health education curriculum, Dr. Katie Ray and Dr. Adrian Billings from Preventative Care Health Services will present sexual awareness education information to Grade 8-Grade 12 students. Dr. Ray will present to the girls on Wednesday, May 12th and Dr. Billings will present to the boys on Thursday, May 13th. Marfa ISD acknowledges that parents/guardians are the primary sexuality educators for their child/children, and we are committed to partnering with you to provide supplementary resources to support you in this role. You have the option of excluding your child from this presentation if it is in conflict with conscience, moral, or religious beliefs. If this is the case with your child, please fill out the exclusion form being sent home with students today and tomorrow and return to school Wednesday. Students who are excused will be assigned study hall for the period. For more information, please call the high school office at 432-729-5500.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Want to help a youth but not sure how? PermiaCare will be hosting Mental Health First Aid trainings in May at no cost. We would love for the community to join us in learning how to understand an individual who may be developing a mental health challenge or experiencing a mental health crisis, learn how to approach them, and who to connect for appropriate professional help. Youth Mental Health First Aid- This training is great for adults who help or work with adolescent, ages 6-18, family members or friends. May 20th from 8:30am-3:30pm (lunch will be provided) 4682 E University Blvd UNIT D, Odessa, TX To register, contact Dalia Ramirez at (432) 570-3420 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day with our Ballet Folklorico dancers from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, May 10 in front of the Presidio County Courthouse. Bring a chair and enjoy the show!
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program provides a temporary monthly discount on internet service for qualifying households. Applications will be made available Wednesday, May 12. For more information on who is eligible and how to apply, click here. https://connectednation.org/ebbprogram/ Please note, this is a temporary program. It will end when the funds run out or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services ends the COVID-19 health emergency.