Trace LaFrenz, Alexandra Sackett, & Rachel Sims have been named Duke Talent Recognition recipients. More
MISD Parent Technology Survey
The Midlothian ISD staff values parent input as they plan for K-12 students' technology education and needs to be successful. All parents are encouraged to take the short survey by April 18. Take survey now
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Program being accepted starting April 7
Midlothian Independent School District will accept referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program, for students currently enrolled in Grades 1-11. Referrals will be accepted from April 7-18, 2014. Parents, community members, counselors, and teachers, as well as students themselves may refer potential gifted candidates.
The purpose of the identification process is to locate those students who demonstrate unusually advanced aptitude and commitment to learning. These are the students who will most likely benefit from an academic program that is expanded and enriched.
Referral forms may be obtained from the school counselors and written parental/guardian consent shall be obtained before individual assessment is conducted as part of the screening and identification process.
STAAR Testing begins April 22
We encourage student to get a good nights sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast. Students please bring a sack lunch from home on testing days. If students need a lunch they can purchase one from the cafe. Outside lunch deliveries will not be accepted on testing dates. Students will be testing on the following days.
April 22nd - 6th/7th Math
April 23rd - All Grades
April 24th - 8th Social Studies
Grand Central Station Labs Win GCS Spirit Award
Frank Seale Middle School and Walnut Grove Middle School Grand Central Station Labs have been chosen by the Center for Learning and Development to receive the “Spirit of GCS Award” for the 2013-2014 year. This special award recognizes outstanding teachers and administrators who support struggling at-risk learners using the structure of Grand Central Station. Teachers address the needs of the whole child individually from academics to organizational skills and proactive learning strategies.
Congratulations to Gayle Stack, Tamara Hansen, Caron Vinson and Becky Oliver at FSMS and Kim Rawlinson, Carey Thompson, Brandy Pustejovsky and Chelli Clower at WGMS for their outstanding work with students in the GCS labs.
Cat News Application
Are you interested in being on the Cat News Crew next year? We are looking for creative, responsible, witty, and fun people to join the Crew! Cat News is a yearlong elective for 7th and 8th graders. Submit your application online by April 17.
Robotics Course Application
Do you like to design? build? create? problem-solve? Robotics might be a great elective for you! This hands-on class is open to 7th and 8th graders. Students will use the Lego Mindstorm EV3 sets to design, build, and program their own robots to accomplish various tasks and challenges. To be considered for this class, you must submit the online application by April 17.
WCAT Radio Class Application
Students who are interested in trying out to be a members of the first radio class at WGMS may download the application here. The completed application and recording sample are due to Mrs. Blank by April 17.
MEF 5K4Kids set for April 26
MEF is proud to present our 5th annual chip-timed 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 26! This is a family-friendly event that benefits the Midlothian ISD Education Foundation. For more information, please visit our website or contact our office for any questions… see you there!
Spring Reunion Ice Cream Social
The annual Walnut Grove Middle School Spring Reunion Ice Cream Social will be on April 29 from 4pm to 5:30pm in the WGMS cafeteria. This is a free come & go event for all former Wildcats and staff members. Come enjoy an ice cream sundae or root beer float while catching up with your favorite teachers and fellow Wildcats. Share your favorite memories and reminisce while watching old Cat News videos and looking through yearbooks from years past. Please extend the invitation to any and all former students and former staff members you know! We'd love to catch up to see what our former Wildcats are doing now. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Credit by Exam for Advancement set for June 9-12
Credit by Exam for Advancement will be offered at Midlothian High School June 9-12. The tests are for students who have not previously taken a course but wish to gain credit for a class because they have prior knowledge in that subject. Students must earn an 80 in order to receive credit for the class. The tests are not easy to pass, so student should carefully consider before signing up to test. Students should prepare to be at the high school all day for a full year course, and a half-day for a semester course.
To sign up for these tests, students must meet with their high school counselor to determine eligibility. The deadline to sign up is: Thursday, May 1st by 4:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Athletic Physicals scheduled for May 3
MISD Athletic Physicals will be available on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am-Noon at the Midlothian High School cafeteria for students to prepare for the 2014-15 school year. View parent letter [PDF] for more information or email Greg Goerig, Head Athletic Trainer, with any questions.
Are you creative? Do you like to take pictures? Do you want to capture memories for your fellow Wildcats? Yearbook may be the class for you! Yearbook is a yearlong elective class for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Tryout information and application are available online.
Cell Phone Cover Fundraiser for a good Cause
Help support the Panther Regiment and the Midlothian ISD Education Foundation with their cell phone cover fundraiser! The covers fit on iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, and 5c, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, and are $15 and $5 more for personal customization! Visit the link to order now.
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 [PDF]