Leadership Midlothian Enjoyed 21st Century Learners
Posted: April 17, 2014
Each year local citizens and business professionals participate in Leadership Midlothian and spend half a day learning about Midlothian ISD. On April 16, Superintendent Dr. Stewart welcomed the leadership group and Mrs. Childers, Mt. Peak Elementary principal, talked about how MISD teachers design lessons to keep students engaged.
As a 21st Century Learner in Mrs. Xavier's third grade class, Jaden S. had the opportunity to share his personal experience with Project Launch and how it has helped his congenital nystagmus condition. Watch video.
The community leaders also visited the Midlothian High School, Agricultural Science Facility and toured Midlothian Heritage High School. View photos
MISD Parent Technology Survey
The Midlothian ISD staff values parent input as they plan for K-12 students' technology education and needs to be successful. All parents are encouraged to take the short survey by April 18. Take survey now
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Program being accepted starting April 7
Midlothian Independent School District will accept referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program, for students currently enrolled in Grades 1-11. Referrals will be accepted from April 7-18, 2014. Parents, community members, counselors, and teachers, as well as students themselves may refer potential gifted candidates.
The purpose of the identification process is to locate those students who demonstrate unusually advanced aptitude and commitment to learning. These are the students who will most likely benefit from an academic program that is expanded and enriched.
Referral forms may be obtained from the school counselors and written parental/guardian consent shall be obtained before individual assessment is conducted as part of the screening and identification process.
Project S.E.E.D.S. (STEM Education to Enhance Daily life Skills) has identified a need in our school community. The special needs classes at our schools, also known as CBI (Community Based Instruction) has a need for fresh fruit and vegetables to help bring their daily life skills curriculum to life. Project S.E.E.D.S. is working directly with these students, showing them how to grow and harvest food in a greenhouse environment, while teaching them STEM related lessons to help guide them from their classroom out into our growing world.
STAAR Testing week of April 21
Students across the state in grades 3-8 will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) the week of April 21. Please make sure your student is fully rested and comes to school prepared for testing. Students will be expected to have a sack lunch on testing days. No outside food deliveries will be allowed. Students may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Please also note our state testing/cell phone guidelines and the security oath signed by high school students.
Schedule of Testing:
Tuesday, April 22: Grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 Math
Wednesday, April 23: Grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 Reading; Grade 8 Science
Thursday, April 24: 5th Grade Science and 8th Grade Social Studies
MEF 5K4Kids set for April 26
Posted: Macrh 26, 2014
MEF is proud to present our 5th annual chip-timed 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 26! This is a family-friendly event that benefits the Midlothian ISD Education Foundation. For more information, please visit our website or contact our office for any questions… see you there!
Posted: April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Midlothian ISD elementary Library Media Specialists who were named Texas Library Association SMARTy Award finalists for Best Practices and Innovation in Library Management. They submitted their innovative digital summer reading program called Virtually Blooming Bluebonnets, which encouraged 21st century learners across the community to interact online as they read and discussed books from the 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet list. Students were able to connect with peers, teachers, and media specialists. This successful reading initiative will be implemented once again this summer.
Posted: April 10, 2014
The T.E. Baxter Elementary Student Honor Council received the Honor Student Council Excellence Award for the 2013-2014 school year. This award was presented to students at TEBE by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation to recognize their outstanding involvement with community service, school leadership, and school spirit. School sponsors are Shannon Henderson and Shannan Schmidt.