The STEM Scoop

May 26th - The One Where They Finished Strong

This is it!

Hello JKSA families!

To our 8th grade families.....I am going to miss seeing your learners each day. I am going to miss them stopping by and visiting my office or saying "hi" in the hallways. I will miss hearing about their afterschool activities, pets, older siblings, younger siblings. I will miss celebrating their successes and their failures. BUT I am so excited for them to move onto high school and take everything they've learned and experienced at JKSA with them. Please keep in touch! I still hear from last year's 8th graders and it truly brings me joy when I get an update on how they are doing. Please read the message Mr. Lindsey sends tonight, there are some memories included so have the tissue handy :).

To our 6th and 7th grade families.....I am going to miss seeing your learners over the summer and I know we will have a great time next year. Please take time to let them rest, have fun, and explore this summer!

Until next year.....

Victoria Webster

STEM Coordinator

Calendar of Events

New 6th graders - STEM Bridge Camp

  • Tuesday July 13th

Schedule Pick up 2021-2022

  • Various dates in August - view here

First Day of School

  • Wednesday, August 18th

Open House/Meet the Designer Night

  • Monday, August 30th


Every learner must turn in laptops. If your learner was in person on 5/25 or 5/26 and brought their laptop to school we've taken it up. If your learner is virtual you may come any time 5/26 or 5/27 until 4:30 pm to turn in their laptop. Make sure to include the laptop, charger and bag/case (lenovo models did not come with a case and we will note that during collection). Missing chargers are $32 and bags/cases (except for Lenovo models) are $25.

Call 817-299-5090 if you have questions. Due to last-day activities and what goes into getting the building ready for the summer, we will not be monitoring emails closely today and tomorrow so calling the office is best for a quick response.

Important Summer Dates

Please visit this pdf for Important Summer Dates and Back to School Information.

Summer Meals Program

Student Nutrition will offer a breakfast and lunch service in June and July. The curbside meals program introduced last summer will be offered for FREE starting Friday, June 4 at five designated sites. (We will also offer hot daily lunch and a ‘breakfast-to-go’ open to the public at all in-person summer programming.)

The free curbside meals will include three breakfast meals, three take-and-bake lunches and a half gallon of milk. Pickup days will be Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. through July 30 for all children ages 18 years or younger and adults with special needs up to age 21. Children are not required to be present at pickup, but families must be prepared to provide Mansfield ISD identification. Pickup locations are as follows:

Curbside Meals Locations

  • D.P. Morris Elementary (7900 Tin Cup Drive, Arlington, Texas 76001)
  • Glenn Harmon Elementary (5700 Petra Drive, Arlington, Texas 76017)
  • Della Icenhower Intermediate (8100 Webb Ferrell Road, Arlington, TX 76002)
  • Danny Jones Middle (4500 East Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063)
  • Legacy High (1263 North Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063)

NOTE: Daily hot lunch meals can only be picked up at in-person summer programming sites.

2021-2022 School Supply List

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Proof of Residence

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Mansfield ISD welcomes you and your family to a new school year! Before school starts in August, all students are required to provide proof of residence (POR).

All families with returning students to Mansfield Independent School District have 2 options:

You are encouraged to take your proof of residence to the campus, if possible.

Otherwise, you may email their proof of residence to your student’s current campus at:

PLEASE NOTE: Each campus has their own email address, so if you have multiple students at different campuses, you will need to send a separate POR to each campus’ email.

Satisfactory proof of residence includes:

  • Electric, Gas, or Water Bill – with May service dates or later

Newly Established Residency in last 30 days includes:

  • Lease Agreement
    • The lease agreement may be acceptable if it is new (30 days or less).
    • Is used when you do not have a utility bill and the lease states bills are paid by lessor.
    • Other documentation may be requested when a utility bill is not available.
    • The lease agreement must list the student occupants.

Any of the above forms of proof of residency utilized by MISD residents must show a service address. Lease agreements must show a beginning and ending date and the address of the property with signatures from both the lessor and lessee. Families who have a contract on a home that will close within 45 days of the beginning of school, will need to confer with Student Services on applicable Board Policies and guidelines for enrollment. Failure to provide the necessary documentation may result in enrollment delays or withdrawal from school.

Victoria Webster, Principal
Jerry Knight STEM Academy

Returning and New to the District Registration

Please visit MISD's Enrollment webpage for information about new and returning to the district registration.
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MISD Summer Course Offering

MISD Summer course offerings are now available. Classes include special education, credit recovery, and credit acceleration. To view the summer programs page and course guide, CLICK HERE.

Opportunities to be involved at JKSA

Do you love hearing about all the wonderful things PTA does for your child’s school? Join us next year to help keep that momentum going! Nomination forms are now open for next year’s PTA positions. Should you have any questions, please contact Jen Barling at

JKSA PTA Positions:

Wester PTA Positions:

Frontier STEM High School PTSA Positions:

Single Sign In for State Assessments

Single Sign On is an exciting new feature that has been added to parent Skyward access in Mansfield ISD. This feature allows parents direct access to their child’s State assessment scores with one click.

The Texas Assessment Student Portal offers parents and students:

  • A history of their scores for each State assessment taken in the past 10 years;
  • Detailed results for each State assessment taken;
  • Ability to view all released test questions and how they performed;
  • And resources to assist parents in understanding their child’s score, understanding the STAAR test, how to help their child prepare, and FAQs.

When a guardian logs in, they will see a new TEA Assessment Parent Portal link in the District Links dropdown at the top right. Click on District Links to see the portal link for each student in the parent Skyward account. One click on the selected students will enter the Texas Assessment Portal. Details can be found here.
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Mansfield ISD Reads

7th & 8th Grade English/Language Arts/Reading

7th & 8th Grade Pre-AP English/Language Arts/Reading

Independent reading has many benefits:

● Support student’s growth

● Improves vocabulary

● Improves comprehension

● Improves test scores

● Improves writing skills

Please click here to view the Mansfield ISD Reads Flyer

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Transitioning from "Pre-AP" to "Advanced"

Due to changes by College Board, MISD will be changing the title of courses titled “Pre-AP” to “Advanced” beginning in the 2021-22 school year. This change will ONLY be in title, as curriculum and services will remain the same. For more information on this, CLICK HERE for a statement from MISD.

Please keep in mind that "advanced" is not the same as accelerated and at JKSA both our math and science is accelerated so that learners are able to take Algebra I and Biology I as 8th graders.

Technology Responsible Use Policy for Learners

Please make sure you and your learner are familiar with MISD's Responsible Use Policy (RUP). The RUP can be found on pages 45-57 of the MISD Student Handbook. This is about the time of year we find unauthorized games and other downloads on learner devices. I suggest families read the RUP together. If you have questions feel free to contact us.
MISD Guidance & Counseling, SEL Website

This link takes you to the MISD Guidance & Counseling web page.


Web page for MISD's Department of Social Emotional Learning

Mansfield ISD COVID-19

MISD COVID-19 Information