Marble Falls Independent School District

 

 

Fri
27
Mar

Marble Falls ISD to continue community support

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District officials detailed the continuation of closure procedures, including compensation of teachers, at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 25.

The district and all campuses will remain closed through at least next week in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order to limit gatherings of individuals due to the spread of COVID-19.

During the suspension, however, all district staff members – including teachers, custodians and transportation workers – will be paid. …

Fri
27
Mar

MFISD launches grab-and-go meals during suspension

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls ISD food and nutrition personnel are coordinating breakfast and lunch meal curbside pickup for families, which started March 24, at several sites during the statewide suspension of schools due to restrictions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Ana Rodriguez expressed gratitude to the food services crew March 25, as she collected three curbside meals for her children March 25 at Marble Falls Middle School.

“This is very hard times right now,” she said. “It's very hard to find groceries for my kids to have healthy meals each day. It's very stressful.” …

Fri
27
Mar

Marble Falls ISD teachers launch virtual classrooms

Contributed/MFISD educator Heather Metzgar
Marble Falls ISD teachers gather in small groups to coordinate online classroom services for participating student, who must remain at home at least through April 3 during measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Although Marble Falls High School students remain at home, chemistry teacher Natalie Allen is cultivating a direct line of communication with her students and their parents – a direct connection online.

“First, all teachers either digitally or personally are at school today working on plans for school to continue virtually,” Natalie Allen said in a mass email to parents on March 25. …

Tue
24
Mar

Highland Lakes Crisis Network sets guidelines

Contributed
Local crisis network volunteers have made masks using material to offer to the at-risk vulnerable clients they assist with services from meal pickup and delivery to emotional and spiritual support.

 

 

 

By Kevin Naumann
HLCN Executive Director

As we navigate the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to join us to help shine a light of hope and of love to our neighbors in need. We are the Church.

We are gearing up to be able to provide food and supplies to our neighbors in need; specifically, for our elderly and medically fragile, those who may have income shortages and students who are not able to access meals provided by the Marble Falls Independent School District. …

Tue
24
Mar

Officials halt local general public COVID-19 testing, say 'Stay home' if ill

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

In the wake of Burnet County's first confirmed COVID-19 test, the Burnet County Health Authority has important advice for anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to coronavirus or may be suffering from the illness: Stay home.

Fri
20
Mar

Marble Falls ISD suspends school until April 3

Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

In reaction to developments with COVID-19, Marble Falls Independent School District suspended normal school operations until at least April 3 to provide time to be more informed about a return to classes.

The date for suspension was updated on March 19 to comply with Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order.

Fri
13
Mar

MFHS students do good deed for recovery center

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Junior Cutter Wright has to weld precisely to specifications on the meat rack frames so all four corners are 90 degree angles.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

For the students of Kyle Holton's ag power class at Marble Falls High School, accepting jobs from local entities is about more than just refining their welding skills.

“It feels good to help people,” said junior Ayden Humphreys.

Holton, MFHS ag science teacher, agreed to construct a barbecue pit for His Joshua House, a Kingsland-based drug and alcohol recovery house for men. …

Tue
25
Feb

Marble Falls High School choir is going places

Contributed/Marble Falls High School Choir
Under the direction of Bryce Gage, the Marble Falls High School Choir has traveled the world, including a 2017 trip to Italy, performing and learning. Next year, the tradition continues as the students and their parents will tour Greece.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Under the guidance of choir director Bryce Gage, the student singers of Marble Falls High School have traveled the world and received numerous accolades for performances.

Gage – the ever-humble teacher – insists that he hasn't done it alone. …

Wed
19
Feb

Contested races on tap for MFISD, Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Contested races will be on the ballot for Marble Falls ISD and in the cities of Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes after the candidate filing period for the May 2 election concluded Friday, Feb. 14.

Fri
24
Jan

Sibling ballers showcasing family chemistry

The Offutt brothers (Dylan pictured here) and the Ulbricht twins (Rylie pictured here) are two sibling pairs at Faith Academy and Marble Falls High School, respectively, which have enhanced their own success due to their family connection as well as their on-court chemistry with their coaches and teammates. Find their stories in the Jan. 24 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

In the past few years, Colby and Dylan Offutt have grown closer to each other, and this season, they are using their bond to create victories on the basketball court together.

Last year at Faith Academy of Marble Falls, Dylan played on the junior varsity team while his older brother Colby played at the varsity level. This season, they are on the same team for the first time since middle school basketball. …

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