Meadow ISD would like to wish all community members, staff personnel, and students associated with our district a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. 2018 brought us many ideas and concepts that have been a focal point this year.
One year ago, we committed to giving our High School Library a facelift which resulted in a “modern day” media center. This resulted into us creating an elementary library, so our students would have easy access to books. We have put an emphasis on better communication on campus and with the public. Our newly created “Meadow ISD App” has been a great tool in accomplishing this goal. If you haven’t already, please download the app on any smart phone to start receiving constant information about our district
The state has emphasized community/parent engagement, response to intervention (RTI), and correcting special education issues. We are currently working on and implementing programs and plans for our students based on individual student data. Accountability and STAAR test scores still dominate much of the state’s attention to determine whether schools are successful or inferior. My stance since I’ve been at Meadow is that our students are far more than a standardized test score. We feel that Meadow ISD provides an exciting, safe, and innovative learning environment for all students.
As we say goodbye to 2018 we are sure 2019 will bring its own challenges. A legislative session will soon be starting which brings excitement and anticipation. Questions such as:
- Will school finance finally be addressed?
- Will there be more or less emphasis on standardized testing?
- Will small rural schools be relevant in the State’s eyes?
- How many mandates will be implemented before the start of the next school year?
- What will be done to address school safety?
Come to mind at the state level.
Locally our staff, administration, and school board are working on ideas/plans to make MISD even better. 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years of my tenure at Meadow ISD. I want to encourage anyone that has a question, comment, or concern with any part of our educational process to please come visit with us. We all want our students to be successful and it takes help from several areas to accomplish that goal. Let’s work together with the philosophy that it takes a village to raise a child.
I want to personally thank Bronco Nation for allowing me to continue to serve as the instructional leader of Meadow ISD. 2019 will bring the ending of my seventh year and God willing the beginning of my eighth year at Meadow. Your children are my primary focus every day of the year. I can’t express enough how blessed I feel to be a part of this community.