Irons Jr. High Newsletter

We Are Hawks!

April 14, 2023

Irons Family,

Wow, only 29 days of school are remaining. As for Irons, we are in our home stretch. Soccer, tennis, and golf are in full swing, and before you know it, STAAR, Award Nights, and Final exams will arrive. Now is the time to stay on top of grades and attendance. I encourage all students to attend school daily as attendance is a leading factor for success in school.

I want to congratulate our Theater students on their performance in High School Musical. If you were not able to attend, you missed an outstanding performance. I want to thank Mr. Shafer and Mrs. Graham for their dedication to our students. I have included some pictures from the performance below.

This a reminder that STAAR Assessments begin on Tuesday, April 25th, and end on May 10th. For Irons to successfully administer the STAAR assessment, we need all students to attend and arrive at school by 8:50 on the day of the assessments. Any student arriving late will still be required to take the assessment, but we must move the student to an alternate testing room. If your child is absent from testing, they will make up the assessment on the make-up days. You can find more information about the schedule below.

Conroe ISD Virtual Academy:

Conroe ISD's Virtual Academy is enrolling students for the 2023-2024 school year. Students must be enrolled in Conroe ISD and entering grades 5-9 for the 2023-24 school year to be eligible to apply. Check out our website for more information:


In two weeks, students will be participating in the redesigned State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). The redesigned STAAR will allow our students to show in different ways what they have learned this year. The assessments for each grade level include:

  • Grade 7 - Reading Language Art & Math
  • Grade 8 - Reading Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, & Math

You can read more about the STAAR tests here: English / Spanish

View our STAAR testing Schedule below.


The CISD Bus Smart tags have been a success. Most students use the tags when loading and unloading our buses daily. To increase the speed at which we can load and unload, please remind your child to have their smart tag out and ready anytime they are loading and unloading buses. By doing this, we believe our buses' on-time performance will improve.

If your child needs a new smart tag, we will print a new tag for two dollars.

For the safety of all students, we will only allow our car rider students to exit in front of the school. Parents, please do not ask your child to violate this expectation. It will take all of us working together to keep our students safe.

Summer School:

Information for Jr. High Summer School for Credit Recovery will be out at the end of April.

We do know that Summer school credit recovery courses will cost $140.00 per course and will run from June 6th to June 29th:

  • Please keep a close eye on grades in Parent Access Center.
  • Have your child at school daily
  • Stay in communication with your child's teacher and counselor.


STAAR camp will take place from June 6th to June 29th. Students that do not meet standard will be selected on space availability.


We are in our final week for purchasing a yearbook!! Once the last 12 are sold, that is all. Get yours before we are sold out!!

Purchase Yearbook

Student Attendance Matters:

Average daily attendance affects our funding, campus rating, and mostly importantly your student's academic progress. Our goal is 97%, and our current campus average attendance is 94.7%. Please encourage and ensure your student attends school daily.

Red Carpet Awards:

*Date Change* Red Carpet Awards Night will take place on May 11th at 7:00 in the Irons cafeteria. Students receiving awards will receive an invitation.

8th Grade End of the Year Dance:

Friday May 5th from 7-9. We will have a limit of 400 tickets for purchase. Semi-Formal dance. Dress must meet school dress code. Only Irons students may attend. Students with excessive tardies, discipline referrals, ISS, OSS, DAEP placements or failing grades cannot attend the dance. Tickets will be sold in all lunches May 1-5. We will not sell tickets at the door.

Final Exam Schedule:

Final Exams will start Friday, May 19th. You can find the full schedule below.

School Supplies:

Irons 23-24 School Supplies are on sale now through May 23rd.

Support Irons Jr. High by purchasing your school supplies through the school. A portion of the sales will support student programs on campus.

Supplies will be available for pickup during schedule pickup day on July 31st from 4-7pm.

A limited quantity of packs will be available for purchase at the Schedule Pickup.

Packs will be $70. Please bring correct change, cash only.

You can find more information below.


All medications will need to be picked up from by 1:00 on 5/25. Any medication not pick up will be disposed after 1:00 on 5/25/23

Conroe ISD Bond Information:

Conroe ISD requested the participation of students, parents, business owners, community members, and employees for a Bond Planning Committee (BPC) in anticipation of a bond on the November 7, 2023, ballot. The District is experiencing unprecedented growth and seeks the guidance of stakeholders. Over 360 submissions were received through the interest form. Of those, 160 were selected to represent a cross-section of our great District.

You can follow the CISD Bond Planning Committee work through the following link

Robert MacFarlane

Irons Jr. High Principal

We Are Hawks!

High School Musical

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Conroe ISD Events

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Irons PTO Spirit Nights

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Final Exam Schedule

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Bond Planning Committee Meeting - February 2, 2023
Bond Planning Committee Meeting - February 8, 2023
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Irons Jr. High 21-22 Accountability Reports

You can find the 2022 Accountability Summary, Texas Academic Performance Report, and Federal Report Card

23-24 School Calendar

Adopted School Calendar

Smart Tag Student ID Badges

Frequently Asked Questions

My School Bucks

Pre-Pay for your child's meals