The Drug Testing Information meeting will be held today at 6 p.m. All parents/guardians whose child will be participating in extracurricular activities and/or parking on campus must attend this meeting. Additional meetings will be held Oct. 5 and Oct. 7. Parents/guardians can attend in person at the high school auditorium or an online Zoom meeting. Copy the link in web browser for Sept. 28 meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93315536762?pwd=QWlyd3JIU2tRQUZuQkc0eEdnTW1RQT09 Meeting ID: 933 1553 6762 Passcode: 6fg4s9
Did you know Presidio County’s current response rate in the United States Census is just 25.9%? That’s less than half the response rate we had back in the 2010 census. Presidio County stands to lose over $10,000 for each person not counted. If our response rate were to stay at the current level, Presidio County could lose more than 51 million dollars in the next 10 years. Help us make sure every Marfan gets counted. We’ve got a ton of great prizes including $50 gift cards at Porter’s, $50 gift cards at Convenience West BBQ, free burritos at Marfa Burrito, and large DQ Blizzards! 190 winners will be selected to win one of these prizes. Getting counted is easy—just use one of these forms to enter your phone number. Census workers will call you from the (202) area code to get you counted and you’ll automatically be entered to win a prize. Marfa Counts: http://www.riocog.org/2020-census/marfa-english/ ¿Sabías que la tasa de respuesta actual del Condado de Presidio en el Censo de los Estados Unidos es de solo el 25,9%? Eso es menos de la mitad de la tasa de respuesta que obtuvimos en el censo del 2010. El Condado de Presidio está por perder más de $10,000 por cada persona no contada. Si nuestra tasa de respuesta se mantuviera en el nivel actual, el condado de Presidio podría perder más de 51 millones de dólares en los próximos 10 años. Ayúdanos a que todas las personas de Marfa sean contados. Tenemos muchos grandiosos regalos que incluyen tarjetas de regalo de $50 en Porter's, tarjetas de regalo de $50 en Convenience West BBQ y burritos gratis en Marfa Burrito. ¡Y también tenemos DQ Blizzards tamaño grande para regalar! 190 ganadores serán seleccionados para ganar estos premios. Ser contado es fácil—sólo tiene que utilizar el formulario para introducir su número de teléfono. Los trabajadores del censo le llamarán del código de área (202) para que te cuenten y automáticamente serás registrado para ganar un premio. Marfa Cuental: http://www.riocog.org/2020-census/marfa-espanol/
Marfa vs. Sierra Blanca, Martin Field, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 Marfa High School Football Game Protocols for Spectators The following procedures are in place to SAFELY allow spectators to attend SHORTHORN FOOTBALL games. 1. Athletes/cheerleaders are eligible for a minimum of 4 tickets per home game. (More tickets may be available depending on attendance capacity.) . Athletes/cheerleaders will purchase, and pick up, these tickets at the high school office. 2. General admission tickets can be purchased by: · Calling (432) 729-5500 to reserve your tickets · Ticket limit is 4 per person at $3.00 per ticket · Reserved tickets must be paid for, and picked up, by 2:00 pm Friday at the high school office or administration office. . For the Sept. 25 football game, only 60 General Admission tickets are available. · PLEASE BRING THE EXACT DOLLAR AMOUNT. NO CHANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE. CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 4. Available seating areas are marked 1-48. 5. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals must stay within their designated seating area. 6. ENTRANCE PROCEDURES: · Marfa (HOME) spectators will PARK and ENTER / EXIT through areas designated along Gonzales Street and ENTER / EXIT through the “Tennis Court Area” and will sit on the home side of the field (WEST SIDE). · VISITORS will park on Lincoln Street and ENTER / EXIT the “M Gate” and will sit on the visitor side of the field (EAST SIDE). TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE
Parents of Jr./Sr. High School students - if you have decided that your child will attend face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, Sept. 21, instead of continuing with remote instruction this grading period, please call the school office at 432-729-5500.
Marfa ISD will have their regular monthly board meeting on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6pm via zoom and face to face. The face to face meeting will be in the High School Auditorium. Here is the link and the password is 130YHx . If you have any comments or questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77258232318?pwd=YldoTnh0QktoUFFpSUQ2eERqMXBzdz09
This is a reminder that Marfa ISD's face to face instruction will begin Monday, September 21, 2020. Marfa ISD staff cannot wait and is exited to see the students return. Remote instruction will continue as is. Thank you and continue to be safe.
Marfa ISD would like to inform you that on September 8, 2020, The Marfa City Council approved Gonzales Street to become a one way street heading north between Lincoln and Columbia. This will help make the dropping off and picking up of students safer and more efficient. This will also allow us to practice social distancing during student drop off and pick up, because parents will be required to stay in their vehicles and students will not be walking across traffic.
Marfa ISD has been advised by our local health advisor, Dr. Schwartz, that there is a spike in cases of Covid-19 and recommends extending our remote only instruction for one more week. Due to this recommendation, Marfa ISD will be remote only for the week of September 14th through the 18th. Face to face instruction will begin, Monday, September 21, 2020 unless otherwise advised. Marfa ISD is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but please understand that this decision is made with the safety of our students, staff, and community as the utmost priority.
Nineteen years ago, on this day, the United States of America came under attack by terrorists. 2974 people died this 11th day of September at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on 4 hi-jacked planes. On this 19th year anniversary of September 11, 2001, certainly many people feel that the events of that day must never be forgotten. Today we remember and honor the thousands of people who died in the events of September 11, 2001. We recognize the endurance of those who survived, the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the compassion of all who supported one another. May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance. Let’s make sure that none of us take for granted our personal liberties and freedoms that have come through great sacrifice, past and present.
Marfa Independent School District would like to announce that all children enrolled in the District for the 2020-2021SY will be provided breakfast and lunch free of charge. Read all about our changes for the food service department. https://5il.co/kqak
Good afternoon Shorthorns! School begins tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 8 with remote instruction for all students. Junior high and high school students are required to log in to a Zoom, Google Meets or Google Classroom at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Please check your school email for the link. Elementary students should have picked up either paper packets or a computer and have been contacted by their teacher for tomorrow's instruction. If you have questions, please call the school Tuesday. - 432-729-5500
Jr./Sr. High School Students - Please check your school email or the parent portal for your class schedule. Remote instruction for all students begins Tuesday, Sept. 8. Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, students can attend in-person or continue with remote learning. Please call the school 729-5500 for more information.
Jr./Sr. High School 20-21 Class Schedule times: 1st Bell - 7:55 a.m. 1st Period - 8:00-8:49; Breakfast - 8:49-9:07; 2nd Period - 9:11-10:00; 3rd Period - 10:04-10:53; 4th Period - 10:57-11:46; 5th Period/JH Lunch - 11:50-12:30; 5th Period/HS Lunch - 12:34-1:14; 6th Period - 1:18-1:58; 7th Period - 2:02-2:51; 8th Period - 2:55-3:44. Please check your school email for Zoom/Google Meets notifications from your teachers.
Attention Junior/Senior High students - Ms. Gomez will be at the school until 5 pm today to hand out class schedules. Stop by!
Hi New 7th Graders, Welcome to a new year at the junior high campus. The new school counselor Mrs. Luane Porter and I want to meet you and your parents or guardians at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Sept.3 in a Zoom meeting. Please check your school email for the meeting information. Here's the link: https://zoom.us/j/91813489925?pwd=NmtNTlpwK3NNUHYxeWxNaXZ1YWh6QT09 If you didn't receive the email or you are new to the district, please call the school at 729-5500 and ask for the password.
Hello 8th Graders! We would like to welcome you back and get to visit with you! Please log in and join us for a Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 3. The information for the meeting is in the email sent to your school email account today. Text your friends and let them know! We look forward to seeing and hearing from you! Thank You, Marfa Jr. High Team
Hello new 7th Graders! We would like to welcome you and get to visit with you! Please log in and join us for a Zoom meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. The link for the meeting is in an email that was sent to you today. Text your friends and let them know! We look forward to seeing and hearing from you! Thank You, Marfa Jr. High Team
Attention Jr./Sr. High School students. Student computers will be issued Monday, August 31, by class. Please come to the high school office to pick up a computer and charger. Masks and physical distancing are required. Dual credit students have been issued computers. Any student who did not return a computer in May, must bring the computer and charger to school Monday to be registered and reissued. All students will have remote instruction Sept. 8-11. Please call the office if you have any questions - 432-729-5500. Seniors: 10:00 a.m. Juniors: 11:00 a.m. Sophomores: 1:00 p.m. Freshmen: 2:00 p.m. 7th & 8th graders: 3:00 p.m.
Marfa students Jose Martinez, Raul de Hoyos, Jesus Sanchez, Jose Ocon, and Saul Lozano captured the street painting last night from a bird's eye view! Great job! See the Marfa Shorthorn Facebook page to view the videos.
Seniors paint the street tonight! See you at 7:30 p.m. in front of the high school. Masks are required. Physical distancing is recommended. Only two family members per senior may attend. Let's get ready for another great Shorthorn school year! Go Seniors 2021 and Go Horns!!
Marfa High School Football Game Protocols for Spectators The following procedures are in place to SAFELY allow spectators to attend SHORTHORN FOOTBALL games. 1. Athletes/cheerleaders are eligible for a minimum of 4 tickets per home game. (More tickets may be available depending on attendance capacity.) . Athletes/cheerleaders will purchase, and pick up, these tickets at the high school office. 2. General admission tickets can be purchased by: · Calling (432) 729-5500 to reserve your tickets · Ticket limit is 4 per person at $3.00 per ticket · Reserved tickets must be paid for, and picked up, by 2:00 pm Friday at the high school office or administration office. . For the August 28th football game, only 60 General Admission tickets are available. · PLEASE BRING THE EXACT DOLLAR AMOUNT. NO CHANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE. CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 4. Available seating areas are marked 1-48. 5. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals must stay within their designated seating area. 6. ENTRANCE PROCEDURES: · Marfa (HOME) spectators will PARK and ENTER / EXIT through areas designated along Gonzales Street and ENTER / EXIT through the “Tennis Court Area” and will sit on the home side of the field (WEST SIDE). · VISITORS will park on Lincoln Street and ENTER / EXIT the “M Gate” and will sit on the visitor side of the field (EAST SIDE). TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE
Watch the Volleyball game tonight at 3:45pm on Zoom! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3554342686?pwd=eUFpZ2xwM09nL0NIZWpkSG9IT0ZrUT09 Meeting ID: 355 434 2686 Passcode: sports
Marfa ISD will have their regular monthly board meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6pm via zoom and face to face. The face to face meeting will be in the High School Auditorium. Here is the link and the password is UB97C5. If you have any comments or questions please email me at email@example.com https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74029301057?pwd=eUd0M1pkNXNOaWR0U2RoWFNrN2VoQT09
The deadline to apply for P-EBT food benefits has been extended to August 21. Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2019-2020 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for this one-time food benefit. Visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt to learn more about P-EBT. For questions regarding eligibility or if you need help applying, contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits. If a family thinks their child was incorrectly denied P-EBT benefits, they need to contact HHS within 15 days of receiving their denial notice by calling the P- EBT Call Center or by email at AES_PEBT_Complaints@hhsc.state.tx.us. They must provide proof they received free to reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program, to get P-EBT benefits. Proof includes the award letter that is sent to parents when their children become eligible for the National School Lunch Program. If children attend a CEP or P2 school, a school ID or report card can be used. La fecha límite para solicitar beneficios del P-EBT ha sido extendido hasta el 21 de Agosto. Si tu niño(a) recibió comidas gratis o a un precio reducido por medio del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP en inglés) durante el año escolar 2019-2020, tu familia podría ser elegible para recibir este beneficio único de alimentos. Para más información sobre el P-EBT, visita: http://hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt. Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre elegibilidad o necesitas ayuda para completar tu solicitud, comunícate con el Centro de atención del P-EBT al 833-613- 6220. El reglamento de carga pública no aplica a los beneficios de P-EBT. Si solicitaste beneficios a favor de tu niño(a) y tu solicitud fue denegada por error, comunícate con HHS dentro de los 15 días siguientes de haber recibido la notificación. Llama al Centro de atención del P-EBT o envía un email a AES_PEBT_Complaints@hhsc.state.tx.us. Necesitarás comprobar de que tus niños recibieron comidas gratuitas por medio del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares para recibir beneficios del P-EBT. El comprobante puede ser la notificación que recibiste cuando tus niños calificaron para el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares. Si tu niño(a) asistió a una escuela CEP o P2, la identificación escolar o la boleta de calificaciones puede servir como comprobante.
Hey SHORTHORN fans, The Spirit Store is working on an online sale. We will have face coverings and spirit shirts available. Stayed tuned for more details. GO HORNS!
Marfa ISD has changed their start of school date. The first day of school is now Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Marfa ISD is working diligently to finalize our returning to school plan. Two things for certain are that Marfa ISD will begin school on August 10, 2020 and will offer both face-to-face instruction and distance learning methods for delivering instruction. Parents will determine which method they prefer for their student. Once a method of instruction is determined, students will be required to remain in that method for the remainder of that six-week grading period. We also know that in order for a student to participate in extracurricular activities, they must choose the face-to-face instruction method. What is uncertain at this time is what face-to-face instruction will look like. Marfa ISD is considering the following methods: Students choosing face-to-face instruction will attend school Monday through Friday as we traditionally have done. This method will make it more difficult to follow social distancing recommendations but allows students to have teacher support daily, or Students choosing face-to-face instruction will have blended learning where half of the students will physically attend school Monday and Wednesday and the other half will physically attend school on Tuesday and Thursday. On the days that students do not physically attend they will be required to complete required assignments via distance learning. Everyone will have distance learning instruction on Friday. This will allow for social distancing to occur and deep cleaning to happen on Fridays but limits the time a student has with a teacher. Marfa ISD administration is very interested in knowing how you feel about each method. Marfa ISD administration will be at the Presidio County Courthouse lawn at the following dates and times for you to visit with us. Thursday, July 10, 2020 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Thursday, July 10, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2020 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Wednesday July 15, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Marfa ISD administration can also be contacted Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 432-729-5500. Thank you for your support during these uncertain times. Oscar N. Aguero
June's Regular Board Meeting will be held in the Marfa Shorthorn Gym at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 15, 2020.
MARFA ATHLETICS Strength and Conditioning UPDATE In order to maintain the highest health and safety standards for MISD students and staff, the first two weeks of the summer strength and conditioning program will be administered virtually via Zoom or other electronic methods. Although we are all eager to get back on the field and on the court as soon as possible to prepare for the upcoming sports season, the safety of our students and community members will continue to be our number one priority.
La Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios por Pandemia (P-EBT, por sus siglas en inglés) es un beneficio de alimentos único para las familias que perdieron el acceso a comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido debido al cierre de las escuelas. A fin de mayo, las escuelas les enviarán instrucciones para realizar una solicitud a las familias elegibles para la P-EBT. La solicitud de la P-EBT estará disponible la primera semana de junio. Los beneficios de alimentos de la P-EBT son para los niños que recibieron beneficios de alimentos del Programa Asistencial de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) para marzo de 2020 y para los niños que estén certificados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en Texas durante el año escolar 2019-20. Para obtener más información, visite: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June. P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
Junior High and High School students, please stop by the high school office to clean out your lockers and turn in any books or items you still have checked out.
Dear Parents, Registering Pre-K, Kindergarten and New students will be May 19th-22nd at the high school office between 8:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. New students need to bring copies of their birth certificates, immunization records, social security card and parent ID. If you have any questions please call the school at 432-729-5500. Estimados padres, Alumnos inscribiendo para Pre-K, Kinder y nuevos alumnos estarán listos y se pueden recoger el 19-22 de Mayo en la oficina de la escuela secundaria durante las horas de 8:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. Los nuevos alumnos en el distrito deben traer copias de sus certificados de nacimiento, vacunas, tarjetas de seguro social e identificación de los padres. Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame a la escuela al 432-729-5500.
Marfa ISD Graduation Plan Graduation will be held at Martin Field on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 7:00p pm. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7: oo pm. Be advised, this permission is subject to change as underlying public health conditions change. Outdoor ceremonies must meet the following requirements: • School systems must cap the number of total participants (inclusive of students, families, and staff) to a level that can be managed in the outdoor venue to maximize social distancing, both during the event and during entry and exit. (Cap of 10 per student, 2 Sections of five, you must have a ticket to enter the event) • School employees and school facilities must comply with the guidance for School Employees in School Facilities except as authorized by this guidance. • Students and parents (or legal guardians) must comply with the guidance on Student NonInstructional Visits except as authorized by this guidance. • Prior to attending the ceremony, participating students and attending family members will be screened (via questioning) by school system employees for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19: o Cough o Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing o Chills o Repeated shaking with chills o Muscle pain o Headache o Sore throat o Loss of taste or smell o Diarrhea o Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit o Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to the active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days Those found with any of these signs or symptoms must be excluded from the activity. • Graduates or promoting students may only be brought together for one event per class or breakout group. No rehearsals will be permitted. • Keep 6 feet or more of spacing between all participants, except that members of the same family (five individuals or fewer, excluding the graduate if seated with the household) may be allowed to sit together in the audience but must be at least 6 feet away from any other family groups at all times. • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be available at all venue entrances. • School employees at the ceremony will be limited to the minimum number needed to logistically support the ceremony. • Diplomas or other documents may not be handed from person to person unless gloves are worn by those distributing diplomas or other documents to students. • Consistent with the actions taken by many institutions across the state, Marfa ISD recommends that all employees, students, or other visitors wear cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) while attending the ceremony, or if they will come within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of that person’s household, except when photos are taken. If available, they should consider wearing non-medical grade face masks. • Care will be taken and efforts made to mitigate virus exposure when participants come into contact with documents and other objects such as diplomas and awards. • School employees will be stationed appropriately to ensure compliance with all requirements and to limit congregation. • A robust communication plan must be in place to address steps to be taken before, during, and after the ceremony to ensure that participants are aware of safety protocols at the ceremony and explicit instructions to graduates or promoting students not to congregate outside of school sponsored ceremonies or events. (Further information to be distributed as plans are finalized) • Members of the audience will have assigned seating • Families will be given arrivals and departures times to ensure appropriate social distancing
MHS Class of 2020 Graduation Parade Friday Evening Families and friends of the Class of 2020, along with community members, are invited to honor this year’s graduating class during a parade this Friday evening, May 15. The parade begins at 7:30 pm. Marfa ISD and the Marfa Police Department ask parade attendees to park along the parade route, remain in their vehicles, and practice social distancing guidelines at all times. Parking spots for each graduate’s immediate family will be reserved along the west side of the County Courthouse. All other parking spots along the parade route are open to the public. Seniors will be driven in decorated vehicles and proceed from the high school headed east down Lincoln Street. The parade will turn left to go all the way around the Courthouse, then continue south down Highland Avenue, turning right on Oak Street where the parade will end. Music, announcements, and senior highlights will be broadcast live on KRTS at 93.5 FM and stream at marfapublicradio.org. The school will also stream the event live on the Marfa Shorthorns Facebook page. Following the parade, KRTS will air a special hour-long program of dance music put together by the MHS junior class to honor the graduating seniors. Everyone is invited to tune in to 93.5 to join the socially-distanced afterparty.
Virtual College Night https://youtu.be/rkdco0JuKHQ We are thankful to our panelists for sharing their perspectives for our students. It was an informative, interactive night and we had 23 students participate! Go Horns!
This is a reminder that there will be a Virtual College Night held for 7-12 students (and parents). Students have an invite in their school email. For parents interested in participating, the website is https://zoom.us/j/98178415927?pwd=OXhkRzdlY1VRM28rSGlWb2V4NS84QT09 and you will need to contact Dr. Sherrill for the password at firstname.lastname@example.org Presenters will be: - Dr. Michael San Francisco, Dean of Honors College, Texas Tech University - Alejandro Castro, Angelo State University - Daphne Rodriguez, Sul Ross State University - JR Torrez, Odessa College - Dr. Lillian Porter, University of Texas Permian Basin
Monday April 27, 2020 Thank a Healthcare Hero Day-Wear Blue Tuesday April 28, 2020 Coach Ramirez’s 100 Rep Challenge-Show us your workout Wednesday April 29 2020 Sports Team Day-Wear your teams’ jersey/shirt/colors Thursday April 30, 2020
Please see the attached link for information from Judge Guevara regarding Covid-19 testing availability in Presidio County. https://5il.co/ff7b
Marfa ISD will continue to offer breakfast and lunch deliveries at the six satellite locations and Robinson cafeteria Monday - Wednesday. On Thursday, meals will be given for Thursday AND Friday. There will be NO meal service on Fridays. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 432-729-5500.
Junior High and High School parents/students, We will have a Virtual College Night via Zoom with colleges in the region. Confirmed guests (so far) are Texas Tech, UTPB, and Odessa College. This will take place on April 30 @ 6:00 PM. Each student has an invite in their email. Parents, if you'd like a separate invite, please email email@example.com and I will make sure to get you set. Thanks and Go Horns! Dr. Sherrill
Seniors, Jostens will be onsite tomorrow, Thursday April 16 to delivery cap and gown orders. They will be delivered drive thru style, just like packet pick up/drop off from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in front of the HS auditorium. You or your parents may come to pick up your orders. Please remember, drive thru style means there is no reason to get out of your car. If you have any questions, please let me or Mrs. Gomez know.
This is a reminder that there will be packet pick up/drop off tomorrow, April 9 in front of the high school auditorium from 9-12. It will be a drive thru style delivery so you will not need to get out of your car. If you have any questions, please call the school at 432-729-5500.
Friday, April 10 will be a distance learning - school holiday. There will be no instruction provided on that day. Enjoy the three day weekend. In addition, meal service will not run on Friday but we will provide two days worth of meals on Thursday, April 9.
Marfa ISD will hold packet drop off/pick up on Thursdays in front of the High School Auditorium for all elementary, junior high, and high school students. Please see the website for previous pick up/drop off times. Pick up and drop off will be held in a drive through manner. To respect social distancing, there is no need to get out of your car. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 432-729-5500.
Paper based instructional packets may be turned in today from 9:00 AM - 12 noon. Please contact teachers to know which papers need to be turned in and which are for next week. Packet drop off will be at the same locations (West side of the elementary or old tennis courts for JHHS) and will be drive thru style. If you have any questions about paper based instructional packet drop off, please feel free to contact the school at 432-729-5500.
Updated: Junior High or High School parents and students - if you need resources during the closure, the MISD @ Home page will have the most updated information and links to the teachers Google Classrooms. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and/or the teachers. https://www.marfaisd.com/article/218552?org=marfa-isd
March 12, 2020 Dear parent or guardian, As always, the health and safety of our students is Marfa ISD’s number one priority. It is crucial we take every possible precaution to keep them safe. So, out of an abundance of caution for our students and staff, Marfa ISD will be closed Friday, March 13, 2020. While there is no immediate danger, spring break will begin a day early. This extra day will provide our custodial and maintenance teams an extra day of cleaning and disinfecting of all classrooms, desk, and materials. Classes will resume on our regular schedule on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
https://youtu.be/6AYvVaSpoL4 Marfa's Environmental Systems students share an important message about recycling. Great work to Mrs. Loya and her students. Go Horns!
Marfa ISD will host Census 2020 and Shorthorn Showcase at Gregg Auditorium tonight at 6:00 PM. Secondary programs will be featured. All parents and students are welcome. Also, our first home softball game is tonight at 5:30 PM at Coffield Park. Come out, get loud, be proud! Go Shorthorns!
Marfa ISD classes will start on regular schedule today. Buses will run on schedule as well. Stay safe and warm on the way in!
Marfa Independent School District will start classes on Thursday 2/6/2020 @ 10:00 AM. Buses will be on a two-hour delay. Marfa ISD Administration will continue to monitor the deteriorating weather conditions. Any changes to the schedule will be placed on the school's website, phone call, social media, as well as media channels. Thank you and stay safe and warm.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, Marfa ISD will release today at 12:00 PM. Students will eat lunch on campus before dismissal. If you would like to pick up your child/children early, you are welcome to do so. Buses will run at 11:40 AM.
Marfa ISD classes will start on regular schedule today.
Marfa Junior High and High School Basketball teams will not be travelling to Dell City tomorrow, 2/4/2020. The games have been cancelled and will not be made up.
Marfa ISD administration is monitoring the potential for inclement weather on Tues night/Wednesday morning. At this time, classes are scheduled as normal. However, any changes will be announced via media, social media, and call outs from Marfa ISD. To see the forecast, please click on the link below. https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/5b30f889bd8c788cd4b9f58c3e0d1597075d80fb54f1b6586c9f7ce49b135036
This is a notice that there will be a Safety and Security Meeting at the Administrative board room of Marfa ISD on January 22 @ 2:00 PM.
This is a reminder that there will be no school tomorrow. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 7 at normal time. Happy Holidays!
Marfa ISD is sending home progress reports this afternoon. Please check with your student for their progress report. If, for any reason, they did not receive one, please feel free to contact the office at (432)729-5500. Have a great Shorthorn day!
Thanksgiving lunch will be celebrated tomorrow at the cafeteria and Hibbetts gym. We look forward to many visitors and encourage you to pre-purchase your lunches. The schedule for tomorrow's special event is posted below: 11:00 AM - 11: 45 AM - PK, K, 1 will have lunch in the cafeteria 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - 2, 3, 4 & Barton will have lunch in Hibbitts 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - 5, 6 & Aguero's class in the cafeteria 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - JH will have lunch in Hibbitts 12:35 PM - 1:10 PM - HS will have lunch in the cafeteria.
This is a notice that report cards are being sent home today, Wednesday November 20th. If your student did not receive a report card, please contact the campus office and we can make sure you receive the most current grades for your child. Thank you and have a great day!
Marfa ISD will begin classes on regular schedule today. Buses will run on normal schedule. Stay warm on your way in!
Marfa ISD will host a Veteran's Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th at 10:00 AM. Veterans are invited to come early, sign in, and sit in reserved seating as our special guests.
There’s “Snow Much to Read” at Marfa ISD’s annual Scholastic Book Fair, November 4-8, 2019. Community members are invited to shop for children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews (or yourself) during the Fair: Monday-Thursday, 7:45-4:00 pm and Friday 7:45-12:00, noon at the school library on the High School campus. Family Night shopping is Thursday, 5:00-7:00 pm. Can’t make it during open hours or live out of town but still want to help us achieve our goal of 900 new books for the library? Shop our Online Book Fair until 11/12/19. Go to http://onlinebook fairs.scholastic.com to find Marfa’s wish list. Contact MISD school librarian Crawford Marginot at 432/729-5500 for more information.
Marfa ISD will continue celebration of Red Ribbon Week with a color run on Monday, October 28, 2019. The color run will start at Coffield Park at 6:00 PM and finish at Martin Field. All community members are welcome!
Marfa ISD will be kicking off Red Ribbon Week with an assembly at Martin Field tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Community members are welcome to attend! We will have special guests from law enforcement and border patrol. All students are encouraged to wear red.
https://youtu.be/0ZoovCv12XU The Marfa Martians presentation is now online at the link above. These scientists pushed the bounds of possibility and created new knowledge from their project. Special thanks to all contributors!
The Marfa High School Student Council has adopted the following spirit days for next week's Red Ribbon Week. Wednesday, October 23 - Red Ribbon Kick Off - Wear Red Thursday, October 24 - Throwback Thursday - Dress in any decade you want to say no to drugs Friday, October 25 - Block out drugs - Wear Sunglasses and/or hats Monday October 28 - Stand Up to Drugs - Wear your Wacky Socks Tuesday, October 29 - Dress for success with no drugs - Professional Dress Up Day
There will be a Jr High open house on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. All parents are invited!
Marfa ISD has received questions regarding a potential early release for today.We apologize for this misinformation but there is NOT early release today. As a reminder, any communications from the school will come from (432)729-5500. Again, we apologize for the miscommunication.
After an exhaustive search due to the Immanuel Christian cancellation, Marfa ISD has not been able to secure an opponent for football game for Friday, September 20th. Homecoming court will be announced during the community pep rally that begins tonight at 7:00 PM, after the parade. Homecoming king and queen will be presented at tonight's festivities. They will also be re-introduced during the football contest next Friday, September 27 vs. Faith Christian. Come out and support the Shorthorns at the parade, pep rally and homecoming ceremonies tonight.
Schedule of Events for Homecoming 2019 Thursday September 19 6:00 PM - Community Parade 7:00 PM - Introduction of Court & Announcing 2019 Homecoming King & Queen Senior Skit Community Pep Rally Senior Snake Burning of the M Court and king/queen will also be announced at next week’s varsity football game vs. Faith Christian. Go Shorthorns!
Immanuel Christian has cancelled the game vs. Marfa Shorthorns scheduled for Friday September 20th. At this time, MISD is seeking a replacement opponent for the homecoming game. We will make an announcement regarding the homecoming game at approximately 9:00 AM tomorrow morning.
City of Marfa has notified us that they will be swapping out a gas meter on the north side of the elementary this morning around 8:30-9:00 am. There should be no impact to instruction but the city advised that visitors may smell a faint gas smell until complete.
Marfa ISD has lifted shelter in place and will continue to monitor the situation to ensure our students are safe. We appreciate the community's efforts to ensure each of our students are safe.
Marfa ISD is currently in a "shelter-in-place" which is a security procedure allowing students to work freely in the classroom while all doors remain locked. This process was initiated to ensure the highest degree of safety for all students and staff. We will notify parents and community members when the shelter in place is lifted.
This is a reminder that Marfa ISD will not hold classes on Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume at normal time on Tuesday, September 3rd. Thank you and have a great extended weekend.
https://gogearonline.com/marfa-hoco19 Homecoming shirts are on sale. Feel free to talk to a sophomore, come by the school, or order online.Sale ends September 6th. Price - $20 Homecoming Week September 16th - 20th. Thanks for your support, GO HORNS!
Marfa ISD will move up the pep rally on Friday August 30 to 1:55 PM. This is done to assist VB who will be taking the floor at 3:45 PM. Come out and support the Shorthorns!
The Marfa ISD family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students. Our condolences go out to his family. Marfa ISD will provide counseling for students and staff during this time of need.
SPIRIT GEAR NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER Order online or at Central Office. Online orders can be sent to your address or to the school. If you want to pick up at the school, use CENTRAL OFFICE in the Campus and Grade boxes during checkout. COMING SOON - Homecoming and Pink Out shirts. https://gogearonline.com/marfa-fbvbsp19
Seniors, due to potential rain, the painting of the street will be rescheduled to tomorrow, Sunday August 18 @ 7:00 PM.
Marfa High School senior pictures will be Monday, August 19 @ 11:00 AM. Photos will be taken at Marfa Shorthorn Gym.
Any JH/HS students participating in UIL events (athletics, band, robotics, rocketry, UIL, etc) must be in attendance with their parents at the UIL participation meeting on 8/14 or 8/20 @ 5:30 PM in HS auditorium. We will discuss expectations and drug testing policy. Go Horns!
Marfa ISD Athletic Boosters are currently in a membership drive! If you are new to JH or HS Athletics or would just like to contribute, we welcome you! We will meet today at 5:30 PM @ the concession stand.
Gonzales St from Lincoln to Washington will be closed today as the city blacks the street for the senior signing next week. Please avoid this area for the next few days as the tag dries.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=DWsh89ZYsVM Thank you Brandon Maxwell and Kia for supporting the Shorthorns!
The senior class of 2020 will be decorating the street in front of the high school on Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00 pm. Come support the seniors as they leave their mark.
The 2018-19 Yearbooks are in. If you pre-paid, please come pick them up at the high school office from now - 3 pm.
SpaceX has had a successful launch. The Marfa Martians now have their experiment heading to the International Space Station.
Right now the launch is scheduled for JULY, 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM CST.
Unfortunately, the launch is a no go due to weather. We will update you when we know more.
The Marfa Martians will have their experiment launched to the International Space Station this evening at 5:24 PM. Here is the link to the event. https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html?_gl=1*1yipjet*_ga*YW1wLU40TWRZanRYbEF6RDFNNXQzdVE1cmtNd2tabHVaMDJOZm1DYjdqRmtNY21pa18wUURTUVRlYW03Y2VpWktyTDg
Any JH/HS students participating in UIL events (athletics, band, robotics, rocketry, UIL, etc) must be in attendance with their parents at the UIL participation meeting on 8/14 or 8/20 @ 5:30 PM in HS auditorium. We will discuss expectations and drug testing policy. Go Horns!
This year's Open House has been set! We have some new faces to go with the amazing teachers we already had. Come out and meet your teachers at Open House on 8/21/19. We will start at 5:30 PM and go until we Meet The Shorthorns at 6:30. Looking forward to a great year!
This year's Meet The Shorthorns has been set! We will meet the new Shorthorns on 8/21/19 @ 6:30 PM. This will be at Martin Field.
Marfa mini-cheer camp will be held in Marfa Shorthorn Gym today 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Thanks Coach Ojeda and Mrs. Marginot for coordinating this!
Parents this is a reminder to close out your child's cafeteria balance from the 2018-2019 school year. You may process your payment through the My School Bucks App or in person at Central Office from 8-3 PM Monday- Thursday.
PreK and Kinder Camp Summer Shake Up! Students had a blast making their own “Rot” friends, based on the book by Ben Clanton about a mutant potato named Rot who enters a cuteness contest to find themselves competing against adorable kittens and bunnies. Thank you Marfa Studio of Arts for partnering with our school.