Driscoll News

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.

https://www.thebiggivesa.org/.../driscoll-middle-school...


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

lmurac@neisd.net

Driscoll Middle School Principal

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Are you interested in serving on the Driscoll Campus Improvement Committee (CIC)?

If you are interested in serving on our Campus Improvement Committee (CIC) as a community representative or parent representative, please send Mrs. Murach an email at lmurac@neisd.net. The CIC meets once a month and serves as an advisory team to the principal. Thank you for considering serving in this role.

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Driscoll Band joins the Mac Band at Saturday's Football Game

It was so fun to see our Defenders playing with the Mac Band at Saturday's Football game at Heroes Stadium. Mrs. Aicher and Mrs. Simmel posed with former Driscoll Defender oboe player, Chloe Adams, and now Mac Drum Major at the game. Great job Defenders! Your future is bright!
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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.

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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) providing details to support college and successful futures

It is never too early to start preparing and considering steps to college and future success. October 3, from 5 - 7pm, NEISD is offering a chance for families to come and learn more about preparations for the future. Come out and learn at Littleton Gym.
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Dine out with us and support the Driscoll PTA on October 4 at Chipotle

Join us on October 4, from 4 - 8pm for dinner at the Chipotle at 17202 Bulverde Rd. and 33% of the sales will be donated to Driscoll PTA. Just share the flyer pictured below with them at the restaurant OR use the code Y4WVNWQ when you order online to ensure the percent goes to Driscoll.
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nextTalk is offering a session about Parenting in a Digital World

Our kids have access to so much today with the devices in their hands. Are you aware of what they are viewing? Who they are talking with? The dangers that lurk near them online? How can you help protect them?


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

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MacArthur High School is inviting the whole cluster to their Brahma Bash

The Brahma Bash takes place on October 12 from 4:30 - 6:30pm with lots of food, fun, games, and Brahma spirit. Tickets are $2 for entry and then tickets for food and games will be $0.50 each. Mark your calendars now and come join the fall fun at the 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!!!

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Reminder - Lunch Deliveries can ONLY be made by parents/guardians for their own students.

Thank you for your help with ensuring that lunch deliveries for students are only made by the parents/guardians. We cannot accept deliveries for students from GrubHub, Doordash, Uber Eats, etc. We can also NOT accept deliveries from other parents for students who are not theirs. Thank you for your help with this matter.

Library is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Swing by the Driscoll Library for several displays on Hispanic Heritage Month.
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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 kmader@neisd.net 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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Order your 2023 Yearbook Today!

Click the photo below for the link to the order form. There is opportunity to personalize your yearbook with various logos. Check it out!

Family Specialist / Student & Family Liaison News

Mrs. Rachel Hicks, our Student & Family Liaison has shared a newsletter with you.

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

Here is a link to a folder with Driscoll Athletic Schedules for this year. To begin, only football and volleyball schedules are included. However, the other sports will be added as the year progresses. Thank you for coming out to support our student athletes and cheer on our Defenders.

Driscoll 2022-2023 Bell Schedule

The bell schedule for Driscoll for the 2022-2023 School Year has been finalized. The regular school day will be from 8:25am - 3:40pm. Our early release days will end at 1:25pm.


Here is a link to the Driscoll bell schedule

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Looking Ahead at upcoming events and Important Dates

Driscoll Campus Calendar Link


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

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