Marble Falls Independent School District

Fri
08
Nov

Youth embrace future with Marble Falls Rotary Career Day

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Rotary Club Career Day/Job Shadowing program Nov. 7 gave Marble Falls High School juniors and Faith Academy students a glimpse at potential careers. Pictured are: Trey Gilpin and Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter/EMT Bobby Amik utilizing a spreader used for emergency extrication to demonstrate tool control techniques.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen explains, giving students an opportunity for an up-close look at their chosen field – if only for a day – can prove to be an invaluable and potentially life-changing experience.

“These experiences confirm occupational goals for students and inspire continued efforts toward the educational attainment needed for success in those fields,” Allen said. “If the student has an experience which discourages him or her, this allows the student to consider other pursuits earlier in the course of their educational path.” . . .

Fri
18
Oct

MFISD principals detail campus improvement plans

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Social and emotional education and academic growth rose to the top of the list of focuses for all principals across Marble Falls Independent School District for the 2019-2020 school year.

The principals presented their individual campus improvement plans to the board of trustees during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Tue
15
Oct

Marble Falls ISD preschoolers put on show for Hispanic Heritage Month

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Marble Falls Independent School District Pre-K students joined together to celebrate Mexican culture on Oct. 10 with a performance of “De Colores” while dressed in traditional garbs. Also, first graders performed a Guatemalan dance to “Yo Le Canto A Guatemala” at the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration which was held at Marble Falls Middle School. See the photo in the Tuesday, Oct. 15 issue of The Highlander.

Tue
08
Oct

Police investigates Marble Falls High School classroom attack

By Connie Swinney and Nathan Hendrix

A male juvenile will face a possible assault charge, following an attack on another student, captured on video and shared on social media, according to Marble Falls police. Marble Falls Independent School District officials also responded with a letter to parents and communities addressing the safety of students in the classroom.

The incident was reported the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 4 at the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive.

Tue
13
Aug

Marble Falls Mustangs first scrimmage on Friday vs. Lampasas

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs Head Coach Brian Herman huddled with the team before heading off the film room on Friday morning. He talked about playing as a team and how one superstar on an opposing team will never beat 11 Mustangs.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Practice on the new turf at Mustang Stadium never looked so good on Friday - a week prior to the team's first scrimmage on Aug. 16 against Lampasas.

Tue
06
Aug

Marble Falls ISD plans logo short-term 'fix'

Contributed
The Marble Falls school district is planning a temporary “fix” to the trim color - which apparently displays an orange hue instead of the district gold - that will not limit access to the field during the season.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen acknowledged the logo outline at Mustang Stadium is not what the district expected and hinted at a temporary “fix” in a social media statement on July 26.

Fri
02
Aug

Marble Falls High School football practice begins next week

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The older campers got to run some offensive sets that teach different blocking schemes to the offensive linemen and teach the tailbacks how to find the hole.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Mustang football camp is an opportunity for young gridiron hopefuls to learn the fundamentals of the game, but it means something a little different for football fans: the season is right around the corner.

Fri
26
Jul

Not all that glitters is Mustangs gold

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls school board members fielded concerns recently over the outline color – which appears orange instead of gold – used on the Mustangs logo at midfield and in the end zone at Mustangs Stadium. Sports Editor Nathan Hendrix reveals his “true colors” on the discussion and what board members may need to do about the dilemma.

 

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

When it comes to school colors, close enough is not good enough.

Fri
19
Jul

Marble Falls ISD moves to next bond project phase

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Huckabee Architects shared computer-generated visions for what several renovations, including the new courtyard area (pictured here) and the front of the high school will look like. Projects are expected to be completed January 2021.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls school bond project architects provided updates on pending construction around the district to the Board of Trustees, including courtyard upgrades, fine arts building renovations and additional locker rooms at Max Copeland Gym.

Tue
02
Jul

Marble Falls school board hears proposal to expand pharmacy program

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District may inject $25,000 into the pharmacy program as part of the district's focus on career and technology education (CTE).

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