Posts Tagged Marfa ISD
June 13th, 2013
Successful summer program under way
By ANDREW PETERS
As you read today’s issue of the Big Bend Sentinel, the MISD Summer Shake-up program is half over. It is hard to believe. Anna Kreger and Jaylia Foster, MISD teachers, have coordinated a number of educational programs for our community’s children. We averaged over 60 students the first two …
May 30th, 2013
By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
MARFA – Marfa school board members met on Tuesday in a special session packed with citizens concerned with the rebranding of the school, specifically the changing of the Shorthorn mascot image.
The controversy began with plans to redesign the school’s website, which is now outsourced to a private company that has total administrative …
March 14th, 2013
MARFA – Glenn Garcia will be honored Monday when the Marfa school board dedicates the Martin Field press box in his honor.
The event is at 6pm Monday in the stands at the football field.
Trustee Cosme Roman offered the idea to trustees as a way to thank Garcia for his many years …
February 21st, 2013
Marfa ISD planning for the future
By ANDREW PETERS
Three challenges have impacted the perceptions of Marfa’s public school system over the last few years. First, the state decreased funding in 2011 for all of Texas’ Independent School Districts to the tune of $5.4 billion. The impact on Marfa ISD has been about $300,000 per year or …
January 19th, 2013
Presidio ISD siblings’ lambs are high money winners
FAR WEST TEXAS – One of the most successful sales in a decade highlighted the 69th annual Big Bend Livestock Show this past weekend in Alpine.
About $225,000 was raised for the association and for 66 4H and FFA students from Jeff Davis, Brewster and Presidio counties.
Final figures are …
December 19th, 2012
MARFA – A $10,000 gift from Judd Foundation will provide Marfa ISD juniors and seniors with post-high school scholarships to Sul Ross State University.
The gift, to be matched through Sul Ross foundations, will offer scholarship opportunities for graduating Marfa High School seniors who have completed their first year of college through the dual credit program …
June 7th, 2012
Teachers tell trustees they want Hicks as superintendent
By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
MARFA – The search for a new superintendent at Marfa ISD is underway. School board members held a special meeting last Thursday to update and listen to the public on the search for a new superintendent.
Superintendent Teloa Swinnea is retiring this summer after more …
May 31st, 2012
MARFA – What do you want in a new Marfa Independent School District superintendent?
School board members will meet in special session at 6pm Thursday, May 31 to seek the public’s input. Trustees will meet in the central office boardroom, 401 N. Gonzales Street, the white house/building across the street from the high school.
Trustee Katie Price …
February 20th, 2012
February 2nd, 2012
FORT DAVIS, MARFA – Graydon Hicks III, the Marfa Junior/Senior High School principal the past five years, is the new Fort Davis ISD secondary principal.
At a special Fort Davis ISD board of trustees meeting Wednesday afternoon, school board members voted 6-0 to offer Hicks the job, Superintendent Judy Whitis said. Hicks begins his new duties …