Marble Falls Independent School District

Fri
22
Feb

MFISD technology lets Spicewood Elementary student with leukemia connect to class

Mary Groth/Special to The Highlander
First-grader Lilly Clark participates in class activities from her hospital bed using her tablet and a live streaming service. The system allows her to interact with her classmates like she is present in class.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

School districts all have circumstances that require creativity and ingenuity to effectively teach their students. In a modern world, technology can be used to assist in those endeavors, and nobody knows that better than Spicewood Elementary gifted and talented teacher Mary Groth.

Fri
22
Feb

Marble Falls ISD mulls raising school lunch prices

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Indepedent School District school board considered increasing school meal prices for the 2019-2020 school year at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday.

Fri
22
Feb

MFISD bond funds available for use

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District and Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen provided an update on the progress of the $55 million bond at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday.

Wed
30
Jan

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce selects executive director

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The new executive director for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce will start his new job today, bringing with him extensive experience in managing hundreds of volunteers for large events, officials said.

Jarrod Metzgar, his wife Heather and their two children had already lived in the Marble Falls community for more than a year and a half when he applied for and earned the job.

“We did have some other great candidates who were local, but not with his experience level,” said Chamber President Taylor Smith.

Metzgar previously worked for 10 years with Extraco Events Center, formerly the Heart 'O Texas Fair Complex, where he served as vice president.

“He's got experience managing large events. They had a large event every year,” Smith said. “He was responsible for managing 450 volunteers.”

Wed
30
Jan

Marble Falls discusses relocating STEAM Academy

Contributed
Marble Falls ISD STEAM Academy students demonstrated one of their projects to their parents and peers at a December open house. The district is looking at moving the academy campus from Spicewood Elementary to Marble Falls Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District school board last week weighed the benefits and drawbacks of relocating the newly-founded STEAM Academy to Marble Falls Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Fri
25
Jan

MFISD introduces traffic improvement plans

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District school board discussed preliminary plans for extensive paving additions and changes to be made at several campuses throughout the district at the monthly board meeting on Jan. 22.

Thu
24
Jan

Marble Falls makes a great first impression

First impressions mean everything. The new sports editor and school news reporter for The Highlander hopes to make a good one with the community. Learn more about his background in his introductory column.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

They say first impressions are the most lasting, and judging by the rst glimpse I have received of the character of Marble Falls, this community believes that to be true.

It’s been a little more than a week since I started my work as the sports editor for The Highlander, and I’ve already learned some things about the Marble Falls community. Everyone I’ve interacted with, from school administration and coaches to sports fans, has been welcoming, and I truly appreciate the warmth.

I’ve been watching and following sports since I was a child, and all of the things that I love about sports are represented in Marble Falls. I am thrilled by competition and a competitive spirit, and that was on full display at the boys’ basketball game against Pflugerville last week.

Tue
22
Jan

Candidates begin to file for municipal, ISD positions

From staff reports

Two individuals have filed for election so far to the Marble Falls City Council, according to City Secretary Christina McDonald.

The filing period for the Saturday, May 4, city and school board elections began Wednesday, Jan. 16, and continues through Feb. 15.

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.

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