T.E. Baxter Elementary 1st Graders use Plickers App to engage in a "Who's Your Favorite Scientist" Activity. More
There will be a Midlothian Mayor's Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9am-1pm held at Frank Seale Middle School. Midlothian students in need can receive free school supplies, free haircuts and free immunizations if they pre-register by calling Manna House at 972-775-1800. There will also be 7 giant water slides and games for all MISD students to have fun and celebrate this upcoming school year. If high school students want to earn community service hours, then please email Jana Pongratz. Download flyer.
Midlothian ISD is exploring the possibility of creating a STEAM Academy held at one elementary school to serve student interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics through hands-on, project based learning. STEAM exposes students to content knowledge, critical thinking and innovation.
Elementary students who are interested will complete an application and participate in an annual lottery selection process.
The purpose of this survey is to determine the level of interest from parents who have elementary students. The information gathered will help the administration develop a plan that meets the desires and needs of the parents and district. A detailed discussion and more information will be presented at the School Board meeting August 17, 2015.
* Survey ends August 9, 2015
The start of school is getting closer! Visit our Back 2 School webpage for supply lists, orientation dates, immunization requirements, and more!
At a special called meeting on July 8, the Board approved the recommendation to hire Harper Stewart as the new principal for T.E. Baxter Elementary.
"There are many factors to consider when hiring a school leader. Mr. Stewart exemplifies the top characteristics that the TEBE staff desires in a campus leader such as being positive, visible, accessible, approachable and having high expectations for learning, and the ability to build relationships with teachers, staff, parents and students," said Dr. Lane Ledbetter, superintendent of schools. "For three years I have worked with Mr. Stewart in Graham ISD, and I can attest to his professional work ethic, positive morale among staff members, and a genuine care and concern for children. Considering the TEBE campus culture, excellent staff and talented students, I feel confident that Mr. Stewart is the best candidate to continue Mr. T.E. Baxter's legacy of ultimately doing what's best for each student."
Mr. Stewart just completed his tenth year as a campus principal. Prior to being an administrator, he began his teaching and coaching career at Jim Ned ISD in Tuscola, TX. In 1998, he accepted a head boy's basketball coaching position and algebra I teaching job at Springtown High School in Springtown ISD and eventually was promoted as an assistant principal at Springtown Middle School. While in Anson ISD and Llano ISD, he served as a middle school principal. In 2010, Mr. Stewart became principal at Crestview Elementary in Graham ISD where he implemented the schools first RTI program, Challenge Lab and many other student and teacher successful initiatives.
He graduated from McMurry University in Abilene, TX with a Bachelor of Science degree in multidisciplinary studies and a minor in mathematics. He later received a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University and in 2007 a superintendent certification from Abilene Christian University.
Mr. Stewart is happily married to Dr. Ashley Stewart, who was named the new assistant superintendent for school leadership, planning and innovation for Midlothian ISD. They have two daughters Grace (12) and Faith (9).
Mr. Stewart's start date will be July 27, 2015. Mrs. Courtney Carpenter, former T.E. Baxter Elementary principal, will begin her role as principal for the new Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary.
Free and available for both Apple and Android mobile devices, you can visit the MISD App Website to download today.
This dynamic new application will take advantage of leading technology resources to connect with parents, students and other stakeholders by using existing tools that streamline access to information under one umbrella. Parents and the community can customize the information they receive, and engage stakeholders with timely and responsive news and conversation about our district, schools and students. The previous app, powered by SchoolWay will be unavailable beginning March 18, 2015.
Download these resources for students and parents to use at home to support learning.