Cougar Community Newsletter
February 14, 2022
A Message from Dr. Hicks
Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you had a terrific weekend with your loved ones. This day reminds me how fortunate we are to live and work in a community with a true sense of loyalty and affection for our family, friends, and community.
As our district grows, our community has been a supportive force. On Saturday, it was especially evident when we had our ribbon cutting at the baseball/softball complex located at the high school. The new complex is part of the 2021 bond package. With the community's support, we have two new beautiful fields for our baseball and softball teams. See below for photos of the ribbon cutting below. You can read more information about our bond projects on our website.
This week is National FCCLA Week. JISD's Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America are setting the standard of excellence in Jarrell and leading the way in Texas. At the regional competition in Corpus Christi, our FCCLA students won several top prizes for their innovative work. We are all very proud of them, and a big thank you to their teachers for their guidance.
While on the subject of innovative teaching, our students at Igo Elementary School are uniquely celebrating Black History Month. Students created posters of black Americans who had a tremendous impact on history. During morning announcements, a clue is revealed about one of the people. Then, students go around the campus throughout the day, reading the posters trying to match the clue. Some of the signs students created are pictured below. It's an engaging way to encourage students to listen and learn.
Finally, a few housekeeping items; February 18 and 22, is a student holiday/staff development days and Monday, February 21, is a staff and student holiday. Students will not have classes on these days.
Your proud superintendent,
Dr. Toni Hicks
Baseball/Softball Complex Ribbon Cutting
Black History Month
Board of Trustee Application
February - Looking Ahead
February is Black History and CTE Month
February 14- 18 National FCCLA Week
February 16th - School Board Meeting at 6:30pm at 508. N. 5th Street in the Annex Building
February 18th - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday - No School)
February 19th - JHS Project Graduation (Details below)
February 21 - Presidents Day (Student/Staff Holiday - No School)
February 21 - National FFA Week
February 22 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday - No School)
February 22 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Jarrell ISD Job Fair
ICYMI: Jarrell ISD Increased Pay Rates for Guest Teachers (Substitutes)
Jarrell ISD has new pay rates for our Guest Teachers (Substitutes)
Here are the new rates:
Any position any length of time is $120.
A Certified Teacher/RN in Texas is $130.
Comparing our neighboring school districts, Jarrell ISD pays the most for a Texas Certified Teacher/RN.
Jarrell ISD Wants to Hear from You!
Our school district is strengthened by the support and feedback we receive from our parents and community members. If you have comments, questions, or concerns, we welcome and encourage you to contact us.
Jarrell ISD is proud to have teams of experts, including teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, and nurses, who are happy to listen, work with you, and seek solutions for your child.
Jarrell ISD Contact Information
Jarrell Elementary 512-746-2170
Igo Elementary 512-746-4805
Jarrell Middle School 512-746-4180
Jarrell High School 512-746-2188