Hannah Hopkins, Senior at ALPHA Academy, and Rocky Carroll, Senior at MWHS, were honored at the MISD September School Board meeting as Secondary Students of the Month. These outstanding seniors have numerous accolades between the two of them, and are great examples of the type of student Magnolia ISD strives to develop. Congratulations to both Hannah and Rocky on your many accomplishments!
News and Announcements
At the September MISD School Board meeting, Emily Perkins was recognized for outstanding achievements as a solo twirler. Emily competed recently at the 2014 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Twirling Contest and received top honors for her performance. Emily is currently ranked in the top 15 twirlers world-wide, and will compete at the national level. You can see Emily perform on Friday nights during half-time of the Mustang football games. Congratulations, Emily, on your hard work and achievements!
Magnolia ISD administration would like to inform parents and students that road construction at the intersection of FM1488 and FM1774 will cause some traffic lanes to be closed beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The construction is expected to last several days. Parents and students are urged to avoid the area or leave early if necessary to pass through that intersection. School buses may be delayed for morning and afternoon commutes. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.
During the August School Board Meeting, board members voted to approve the 2014-2015 budget, which included a 4% pay raise for all MISD employees. The budget also includes the return of a local leave day to all employees and an increase in the salary for beginning teachers. The MISD School Board was able to approve these benefits while balancing the budget and reducing the MISD tax rate by 1 cent.
On Friday, August 15th, Smith Elementary School teacher Dion Rivera was surprised during the annual Magnolia ISD Convocation. After giving the traditional inspirational speech to the crowd of MISD teachers, the 2013-14 teacher of the year was presented with another honor. Michael Holland, Region 6 Executive Director and former Magnolia ISD Superintendent, was on hand to announce that Ms. Rivera had been selected from a field of 150 teachers as the Region 6 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Dion will now travel to Austin to compete with all 20 Education Regions for the title of Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. Dion is a fifth grade teacher at Smith Elementary School. Congratulations to Dion on this amazing accomplishment!
The new year has begun for the teachers and staff of Magnolia ISD! On Friday, August 15th, over 1,500 employees returned to work and gathered at Magnolia High School for our annual Welcome Back Breakfast and Convocation. Chick-Fil-A provided breakfast for our staff, and the school board members encouraged our teachers as they prepare for the first day of school. Incoming Kindergartener, Cooper Doty, proudly held the candle of knowledge, which was passed on from administrators. Spirits ran high at the high school, and it was clear to see that all MISD employees are ready to begin a new school year!
Magnolia ISD employees will return to the classrooms in mid-August to prepare for the arrival of their students. District administrators and curriculum leaders have planned 6 days of preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. District employees may download the files below for more information.
As the beginning of the school year approaches, MISD campuses are preparing to register new students. All students new to the district, and students entering Pre-K or Kindergarten, will be able to register at their home campus on August 6th and 7th.
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Mike Metz has been selected as the Principal of Magnolia Junior High. Mr. Metz has worked in education for 11 years. He joins the district from Tomball ISD where he served as an Assistant Principal at Tomball High School since 2012. His previous educational leadership experience includes working as an Assistant Principal at Northpointe Intermediate School in Tomball ISD. Prior to serving as an administrator, Mr. Metz was the head boys soccer coach and Algebra 1 team lead in Tomball ISD. He entered the education profession as an 8th grade Math Teacher in Spring ISD. In 2007, he earned his Masters of education at Sam Houston State University. Mr. Metz is projected to receive his doctorate in Educational Leadership in May of 2015. Mr. Metz is the husband of 12 years to wife Jenny and proud father of his three children, Carly (8), Gracie (5), and Eli (3). The Metz family lives in the Magnolia area and attend Tomball Bible Church.