Marble Falls Independent School District

Thu
19
Apr

Marble Falls City Council learns Children's Day has new partner

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Placing the future care of Children's Day into the hands of the Marble Falls Independent School District and Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen, left, event founder Ely Banuet Rodriguez implores him to “take care of my baby.” She was accompanied to the Marble Falls City Council meeting Tuesday night, April 17 by, continuing right, event finance director Christina Escobar, where mayor pro tem Richard Westerman, right, declared Saturday, April 21, Children's Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls City Council meeting Tuesday, April 17, was the scene of a big announcement about the Children's Day Celebration.

Tue
06
Mar

McLeod an H-E-B Excellence Award nominee

Kimberlee McLeod, to the right of H-E-B Buddy and surrounded by her support staff at Marble Falls High School, displays a $1,000 check she received for the school as a nominee for an H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. The teacher and chairman of the English Language Arts Department was surprised with the presentation Tuesday morning, March 6.

Kimberlee McLeod had a $1,000 surprise in her Marble Falls High School (MFHS) classroom today, March 6.

Representatives of H-E-B arrived about 10 a.m. to announce the English Language Arts chairman is a finalist for a 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award.

The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards spotlight teachers among the best educators in Texas. McLeod joins the Marble Falls Independent School District in that spotlight. MFISD is one of only three Small District Finalists for the prestigious 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education District Award

McLeod was invited with five teachers and two principals from around the state to Houston on May 5-6 to compete on a statewide level for larger cash prizes totaling $430,000.

Tue
20
Feb

MFISD appealed UIL districting today

By Richard Zowie

Highlander Sports Editor

This appeal has been denied.

Marble Falls High School was one of 10 schools that were scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Austin Marriot North in Round Rock to request a relcsssification and realignment of its assigned district for the next two years.

Wed
07
Feb

MFISD finalist for Excellence in Education award

Grocery giant H-E-B is recognizing Marble Falls ISD as one of the top school districts in Texas, naming MFISD one of only three Small District Finalists for the prestigious 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education district award.

Winners will be announced at an awards presentation at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston on May 6.

Tue
28
Nov

MFHS Theatre qualifies 11 for Nationals

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The Marble Falls High School theater troupe won big at the Texas Thespian Festival during the Thanksgiving breat. Eleven students qualified for national competition.

Marble Falls High School’s thespian troupe qualified 11 students competing in the Texas Thespian Festival in Grapevine during the Thanksgiving break for the National competition at the University of Nebraska in June 2018.

The Nov. 18 Texas Thespian Festival featured 8,000 theatre students from around Texas competing in group and individual Events.

“We are so excited about our performance this year,” said Jon Clark, MFHS Theatre Director. “Our set design team comprised of Ben Goad, Connor Bingaman, Finn Fischer and Rowan Grossman placed second in the State. This is a first for an MFHS team to place a team in the top three in the state!”

Judges ranked 11 of the 28 MFHS students competing in individual events as Superior, qualifying them for National competition:

Tue
07
Nov

MFHS Pep Rally, Senior Bonfire rescheduled

The Marble Falls Independent School District Pep Rally and Senior Bonfire have been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the field at the end of Colt Circle, behind the MFISD Central Administration Buildings.

“We would like to thank the City of Marble Falls, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Police Department, and the PEC for supporting the rescheduling of the MFISD Pep Rally and Bonfire,” said MFHS Student Council sponsor, Molly Heath. “The students appreciate the efforts to hold the Senior Bonfire, which is a long-running community tradition. It is appropriate that the Senior Bonfire has been rescheduled to Thursday Nov. 9, since the game the next evening is Senior Night and the last district game of the season.”

Everyone in the community is invited to the free MFISD Pep Rally and Senior Bonfire.

The Pep Rally will start at 5:30 p.m. with the Senior circle and lighting of the bonfire immediately following.

Tue
07
Nov

MFISD School programs to honor veterans Nov. 10-13

This year, Veterans Day, a national holiday celebrated each Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday.

To honor local veterans while students are in school, Marble Falls ISD campuses have scheduled special Veterans Day celebrations this Friday, Nov. 10

The Veterans Day celebrations help deepen students’ civic understanding that Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the United States Military — both in wartime or peacetime.

Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served—not only those who died — have sacrificed and done their duty.

 

MFISD Veterans Day Celebrations

Fri
22
Sep

MFISD earns high marks in finance

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Marble Falls Independent School District earned high marks from both the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) and from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings for 2016-2017.

This and the district’s campus improvement plans were also discussed at the Sept. 18 school board regular meeting, highlighting what they’re doing to help students become better learners.

District, campus improvement plans

Wes Cunningham, PhD, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and the various campus principles presented their campus improvement plans for this year.

For 2017-2018, MFISD has 4,142 students (an increase in 1.89 percent) with its type of families described as “lower to middle class.”

Tue
19
Sep

State house to school house: new laws affect MFISD

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

The State of Texas has implemented new laws for public schools — including rules on school buses, bullying and graduation requirements — and area schools are working to get them implemented.

Burnet County is home to two public school districts: Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) and Burnet Consolidated ISD.

MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen, PhD, provided updates on the different laws implemented:

* New school buses must have shoulder-to-lap seat belts for all riders (SB 693). “We are in the process of gaining approval to purchase four new buses, and they will have the required harnesses,” Allen said.

* With the help of a measure dubbed David’s Law, school officials hope they will have more tools at their disposal to fight cyber bullying (SB 179). The superintendent said they have aligned rules, expectations, documentation, and training to the new requirements.

Tue
12
Sep

MFISD students remember Harvey isn't over for victims

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Staff of the Bay City Independent School District (BCISD) keep up students' spirits following flood. High and dry in the Hill Country, Marble Falls High School has adopted those Matagorda County schools to help with recovery.

The Marble Falls High School Student Council and National Honor Society students have adopted families attending schools in Bay City Independent School District (ISD), following news that many of Bay City ISD’s families lost their homes following a mandatory evacuation order during the Harvey flooding and devastation this week.

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