Cougar Community Newsletter

February 14, 2022

COVID -19 Dashboard

Updated statistics on positive cases in our school district.

A Message from Dr. Hicks

Hello Cougars,

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

Below are photos from Saturday's ribbon cut. Members of the school board, district employees, Sledge Engineering, Hellas construction, and the community celebrated the big event.

Black History Month

Fourth-grade students at Igo Elementary made these posters for Black History Month. Each sign hangs outside a classroom door and celebrates an important figure who inspired and accomplished historical changes in the black community.

Board of Trustee Application

The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees are seeking applicants to fill Place 4. Kenneth Leverett resigned in December 2021.

The Board will appoint a person to this position. To be considered fill out this application. You can read additional information by visiting our election webpage.

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

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Jarrell ISD Job Fair

We're Hiring!

Thursday, March 3rd, 5:45pm

1601 County Road 314

Jarrell, TX

We're hiring for all positions. Click on the this link to view our job openings.

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.

Click here to apply.

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

About Jarrell ISD

Jarrell ISD is located in northern Williamson County. The mascot is The Cougars. It has four campuses: Jarrell High School, Jarrell Middle School, Igo Elementary School and Jarrell Elementary. The district is home to more than 2,800 students. Enrollment is projected to double in the next 10 years
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