Marble Falls ISD

Tue
25
Jun

School board hires internally for Falls Career High principal

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Allie Hampton as Falls Career High School principal at the regular board meeting on Monday, June 17.

Tue
23
Apr

Early voting underway for city and school elections

Special to The Highlander

The early voting period ahead of the May 4 municipal and city elections began Monday, April 22 and ends Tuesday, April 30.

Fri
19
Apr

High school renovation designs presented to Marble Falls ISD

Contributed/MFISD
Engineers from Huckabee Engineering shared conceptual sketches with the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, April 15. One of the sketches showed what the Marble Falls High School commons area will look like after the renovations are complete.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Representatives from Huckabee Engineering, construction managers for the Marble Falls Independent School District's $55 million bond projects, presented preliminary designs and budgets for district-wide renovations to the school board on Monday, April 15.

Tue
12
Feb

City, school election filing deadline ends, Friday Feb. 15

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

With a week left for candidates for city council and school boards to file for election, the city of Marble Falls has four candidates in place for four positions on the May 4 ballot.

Fri
04
Jan

Marble Falls schools adds STEAM to the learning process

STEAM Academy students from Marble Falls ISD fuse science, technology, engineering, math and the arts to make learning fun and applicable to the real world.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls ISD has introduced STEAM Academy for the 2018/19 school year. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

The first program consists of approximately 75 6th-grade students, with the program coordinated out of Spicewood Elementary School. 

Each year school officials plan to add another grade of students until the program includes 8th grade students.  The goal of the STEAM Academy is "to offer integrated learning of the core academics through the lens of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math." 

Coordinators believe that learning should be engaging and cross-curricular while focusing on real-world learning opportunities. 

The daily schedule will offer combined academic classes, art, music theater, pe, technology, Project Lead the Way, as well as a specific PBL (problem based learning) class. 

Tue
06
Nov

MFISD voters overwhelmingly approve $55 million bond issue

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Marble Falls ISD voters overwhelmingly approved a $55 million bond issue Tuesday night in final but unofficial returns.

Tue
16
Oct

Llano River crashes into the Highland Lakes, shuttering schools, collapsing a bridge, prompting evacuations

Judge James Oakley/Burnet County
Rising floodwaters traveling through the Llano River Oct. 16, into the Highland Lakes has caused damage to lakeside structures, closed area school districts and prompted evacuations.

 

 

 

From Staff Reports •

Wed
29
Aug

High school Interact Club launches after-school tutoring project

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Interact Club President and Marble Falls High School senior Virginia Baskin has motivated club members to help launch and after-school tutoring and mentoring program in conjunction with the school district and the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes for the 2018/19 school year.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer •

In spring 2017, Virginia Baskin embarked on an effort to improve the lives of children by offering volunteer help after school at the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes in Marble Falls.

“When I first started, I was just simply helping out kids with homework, being there if they needed someone to watch the kids while they were outside,” said Baskin, who is a Marble Falls High School senior and president of the Interact Club. “I was just an extra person . . . If you have one more person, they can help out.”

Now, during the fall 2018 semester, she has expanded her vision to include her classmates and fellow Interact Club members.

Interact is a Rotary International service club for young people ages 12 to 18, sponsored by the non-profit organization and aimed at inspiring self-governance and civic involvement.

Fri
24
Aug

MFISD lowers tax rate by penny

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Kindergarten students Mason Alaniz, left, and Isabella Rangel are ready to start the first day of school at Marble Falls Elementary on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Both students are in Mrs. Reed's class.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Fri
17
Aug

TEA ratings: MFISD gets a 'B', Burnet CISD receives a 'C'

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor •

 The Texas Education Agency's accountability ratings are in for Burnet County's two school districts and the results are a mixed bag for local educators.

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