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Student Council Elections

Students who are interested in running to be their 4th period Class Representative for Student Council MUST have a permission form signed and returned by Friday, September 26. They may pick up a copy of the permission form in the WGMS office or download one here.

Class elections will be held during the week of September 29-October 3 based the teacher's lesson plans for the week. Students must have a completed permission form on file to be included on the class election ballot. Students may give a short speech before their class election.

In addition to the elected Class Reps, there will be Campuswide Representatives selected from those who turn in their permission form but are not elected by their 4th period class. Students must indicate their interest in this on the permission form to be considered.

 

Enterovirus D68

Posted: September 26, 2014

The Midlothian school community has no confirmed cases of the Enterovirus D68 virus. The district will do everything possible to keep parents informed and prevent the spread of the virus. It has been reported that there are 10 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Dallas County. This virus can cause mild to severe respiratory illness.  The symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches.  Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing.

How is the virus spread?
The virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum. 
How can I protect myself?
Using hand sanitizer will not help prevent someone from getting the virus, you need to use good hand washing with soap and water. Do not share eating utensils or cups.
Who is at risk?
In general, infants, children and teenagers are most likely to get infected with D68.
How is it diagnosed?
It requires specific lab tests that may be ordered by your healthcare provider.

If you think your child may have D68, please contact your doctor. For more information, go to the CDC website.

 

Varsity Home Football Game Guidelines

Please be aware of the following district guidelines for middle school students attending MHS varsity home football games:
1. Students must attend with a parent who buys a ticket and stays for the entire game. No drop off of students by parents is allowed. Older siblings, uncles, etc. do not count as a parent.
2. Middle school students and their parent may bring in one school-aged friend with them who is not with their parent.
3. Enter the stadium thru Gate A and use the concession stand and restrooms at Gate A.
4. Be seated with your parent or be seated in the middle school section. Hanging around in the walk way behind the middle school section is not allowed.
Failure to comply with stadium rules will result in you not being allowed to attend home games for the remainder of the season.

 

Bus Stops And Routes Adjusted

Posted: September 4, 2014

Midlothian ISD offers bus transportation for all eligible students during the regular school year. Every effort is being made to provide safe, comfortable, and pleasant transportation services while maintaining an appropriate level of efficiency. A parent letter will be provided to students whose bus stop time has changed due to an adjustment in routes and decrease in number stops to minimize ride times for students.

 

Fire Lane Enforcement

As the school year begins, the Midlothian Fire Department will continue enforcing fire lane violations at all MISD campuses and facilities. Attended vehicles during school drop off and pick up times are allowed to be in fire lanes as long as they can readily be moved. Unattended vehicles parked in fire lanes will be subject to citations or towed. Time is a factor during emergencies and Midlothian ISD and the Midlothian Fire Department want to emphasize that safety is our priority.

 

MISD Transitions to New Phone System

All campuses and buildings are in transition of receiving a new phone system. We appreciate your patience during the installation. Our goal is to have all phones and extensions working as soon as possible. Callers may experience a longer wait time and the inability to call extensions as it rolls directly to staff's voicemail. Again, we apologize for any disruption of service during this busy time of year.

The telephone upgrade is needed to bring the district's communications network in line with current technology.

 

House Bill 5 - Graduation Requirements

The 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 which contains sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code and, therefore, to graduation plans in Texas public schools. Video presentation. Download FAQ

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