Defenders - Defining Excellence Everyday
September 25, 2022
Notes from our Principal
Hello Driscoll community,
Thank you to all who gave to the BIG GIVE. At this time, $1,185 has been raised with the BIG GIVE campaign to support Driscoll Middle School. Although the main days of the campaign are over, donations can still be made to the BIG GIVE if you are still interested in supporting. Below is the link for Driscoll. Thank you for your support.
Driscoll PTA is hosting "Coffee with the Principal" on Wednesday, October 5 at 9am. This event will be an opportunity to come in and share a cup of coffee with Mrs. Murach, visit about exciting things happening at Driscoll, and ask questions. Mark your calendar to join us for the event.
Student attendance is critical to their success. Thank you for ensuring that students are attending school daily. We are seeing an increase in absences on Mondays and Fridays. Each day of the week is important for student success. Since the first nine weeks grading period is coming to a close very soon, it is very important for students to be at school completing work each day. When students are absent, they should return to school with a note or doctor's note to excuse their absences.
Please continue to communicate with your students about making good choices. We recognize that they are kids and kids like to have fun. However, sometimes being goofy and making silly choices can cause injury to themselves or others. We need to encourage our kids to stop and think before acting. Such as asking them to think about this... "Will my words or actions cause harm to another?" If yes, then I don't need to say it or do it. If no, then carry on. We are working to build positive and productive citizens and we thank you for your support in this effort.
There are several reminders and some new details to assist you with preparing for this next week. Please review the many details included below. If you have specific questions, please reach out so we can assist with those items. Please continue to stay safe.
Mrs. Lori Murach
Driscoll Middle School Principal
Are you interested in serving on the Driscoll Campus Improvement Committee (CIC)?
Driscoll Band joins the Mac Band at Saturday's Football Game
Driscoll Student 2 Student® (S2S™) is honored with the Purple Star Designation
Student 2 Student® (S2S™) is a student program that brings military and civilian students together to welcome new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions. We are proud to announce that the Texas Education Agency awarded Driscoll MS the Purple Star designation. Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Scofield are our dynamic S2S sponsors.
This past week our S2S student leaders engaged in a workshop or learning together with other S2S groups from around NEISD.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) providing details to support college and successful futures
Dine out with us and support the Driscoll PTA on October 4 at Chipotle
nextTalk is offering a session about Parenting in a Digital World
nextTalk is a nonprofit organization keeping kids safe in the digital world by helping parents create a culture of honest conversation in our homes. Here is a promotional video from nextTalk https://vimeo.com/306079563
Join the conversation and be informed on October 11, 5:30 - 7:30pm at Northern Hills Elementary cafeteria. 13901 Higgins Road
MacArthur High School is inviting the whole cluster to their Brahma Bash
Each year MacArthur H.S. PALS transform the Mac courtyard into a fall festival including music, great food, prizes and other fun games!!! This event has something for all ages and will be fun for the whole family. Wristbands for entry will be $2. Please enter through the main front entry of the school to purchase tickets (50 cents each) for the event. All profits will go to Barrington Neighbors Creative Hearts Program and MacArthur H.S. clubs and organizations. At 6:15 pm we line up for our annual Brahma March. At 6:30pm, we invite you to line the parade route as we march out the MAC Bus circle and through the Regency neighborhood. We finish the evening with our Night Pep Rally back in the MAC courtyard. This is a fun event for the whole family. Invite your friends, bring the family for one of the most fun events of the year. Go Brahmas!!!
Reminder - Lunch Deliveries can ONLY be made by parents/guardians for their own students.
Library is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Mac Softball is having a BBQ Fundraiser
Mac Softball team is having a BBQ Fundraiser on October 8th. You can get tickets from any Mac softball player or coach. You can email Coach Madera email@example.com to let her know how many tickets you would like in advance and she can get them to you. Tickets are $8, the plate comes with a quarter leg, sausage, beans, potato salad, and a drink. Walk-ups are also welcome on October 8.
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Family Specialist / Student & Family Liaison News
Here is the direct link to this week's news from our family specialist. https://www.smore.com/6pbf0
There are also several important dates for upcoming events that she has available. Check out those dates below. Click the photo below for a direct connection to her news.
Driscoll Athletic Schedules
Driscoll 2022-2023 Bell Schedule
Looking Ahead at upcoming events and Important Dates
September 27 - early release day
September 28 - Defender Football Game, Driscoll Defender Day - wear a Driscoll shirt
September 29 - Defender Volleyball Game, College Shirt Day - wear your favorite College Shirt
September 30 - MacArthur or Madison Spirit Day - wear a Brahma or Maverick shirt
October 3 - AVID event at BAC 5 - 7pm
October 4 - PTA Dine Out Night at Chipotle 4pm-8pm
October 5 - Coffee with the Principal at 9am
October 7 - Last day of the 1st nine weeks
October 8 - 11am - 2pm Mac Softball Fundraiser
October 11 - Parenting in a Digital World Presentation at Northern Hills Elem. 5:30 - 7:30pm
October 12 - Brahma Bash at Mac courtyard 4:30 - 6:30pm
November 4 - Picture Retakes/Make-up Day
November 8 - NEISD Schools Closed for Election Day