Marble Falls Independent School District

 

 

Tue
25
Feb

Marble Falls High School choir is going places

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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

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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. …

Fri
24
Jan

Marble Falls ISD grows CTE course options

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Floral design has become one of the most popular classes offered at Marble Falls High School. After approval by the board, students, such as Landry Stewart (left) and Avery Charlton, have the option to take advanced floral design as an elective starting next school year.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District added three new classes to its expanding catalog of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses aimed at preparing students for the workforce or continuing education.

In December and January, the board of trustees approved the addition of a general employability skills class and an advanced floral design class. The courses will be offered to students starting in the 2020-21 school year. …

Fri
24
Jan

Marble Falls trades students donate pet houses to rescue shelter

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Marble Falls High School construction trades students Joscelyn Smith (left) and Chris Whitecotton played a pivotal role in the assembly of eight pet houses that were given to Live Love Animal Rescue for outdoor felines.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls High School construction trades students refuse to let a good lesson go to waste.

Projects in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department typically end with a product that shouldn't be thrown away like a posterboard or Powerpoint presentation. So a partnership with Living Love Animal Rescue was the purr-fect way to ensure student-built houses found worthy residents. …

Fri
22
Nov

Marble Falls ISD to show signs of construction soon

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Residents and parents of Marble Falls Independent School District will soon see tangible evidence of building construction following school board approval of the financing documents for phase two of the $55 million bond projects.

At the Nov. 18 regular school board meeting, the trustees unanimously accepted a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $21,268,965 for the bulk of building renovations at several districts across MFISD.

Fri
08
Nov

Youth embrace future with Marble Falls Rotary Career Day

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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

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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.

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