2022- 2023 VOLUME 4, September 9, 2022

Upcoming Events

September 13-16: MAP Math

September 15th: DOT Day Celebration

September 30th: Grandparent's Day Celebration & IES Water Bottle orders due

October 17: TCHS Homecoming Parade

October 21: IES Truck or Treat


April 13 - 4th Grade Play Day

April 26: Reading STAAR

May 5: Field Day

May 10: Math STAAR

International Dot Day - Sept 15

Ice cream is coming to IES on Thursday to celebrate Dot Day. Please see the flyer below with more information.
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IES Grandparent's Day!

Please see the flyer below for IES Grandparent's Day! Click here to RSVP.
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IES Personalized Water Bottles

Check out this exciting opportunity for our Mavs! All purchases are due September 30th.

Click on the link below for more information.

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Mrs. Lasonia Russell

Dear Maverick Community -

Our students are getting settled and into classroom structures and routines. We have so many things planned for the Fall. Please let us know if you are able to volunteer as we have many things that we need help with.

We need your help with arrival in the morning. If you are in the drive through line, please stay in your car and our staff will assist with opening and closing your car door. If you would like to get out and help your student, please use the designated front parking spots to do so. Thank you for your help with this.

Mrs. Lori Strom

Happy Friday!

Students ROCKED the MAP Reading Growth test this week! We are looking forward to showing off our math skills next week. As we finish up testing through the month of September, be on the lookout for the MAP Family Report and how your child is doing in class.

Ms. Connie Clifton


Can you support a MAVERICK H.E.R.O? Everyday Matters! Everyday is a learning opportunity for your child and it is important that they are at school on time ready to learn!! We want your child to be successful and educational gaps occur when students are absent. Our goal is for your child to be the best that they can be and to be successful. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves.

Consistent attendance will help your child do well in high school, college, and work. This year we are looking for MAVERICK H.E.R.O.S ( Here Everyday, Ready and On Time) Beginning September 1 we will start our MAVERICK H.E.R.O Challenge. Each class will be given a 100’s chart and for every day that all mavericks are present they will mark their chart with 2 As for All Attending. For every day that everyone is on time they will get a T for no tardies.

So they have the opportunity to get 3 squares a day! Once they fill in 100 squares they will receive a class reward. Let’s see how many hundred charts can they fill out? How can you support your MAVERICK H.E.R.O? Make sure your child is getting adequate sleep. It is recommended that school age children should get 9-11 hours of sleep per night! Create a positive sleeping environment for your child by turning off electronics and screens. Make sure that your child is on time everyday. Make appointments close to the end of the day instead of the beginning

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Birthdays are very special and we celebrate each of our Mavericks in two ways. First, we mention their name on the morning announcements and we give them a birthday bracelet. In celebration of your child, you are welcome to send your student to school with a non-food item to share with their classmates such as special pencils, fun erasers, stickers, or something similar. Please know this is optional, not expected or required. If you do send in birthday (non-food) items, we ask that you keep it small. Teachers will ensure time is set aside for your student to share this non-food birthday item at the end of the day with everyone in the class. Invitations will be shared class wide only.

Birthday deliveries, such as balloons or flowers or cookies, will be held until 3:15 for the birthday student to pick up from the office as they are leaving to go home.


Independence Elementary Theatre is searching for adult volunteers to come in from September 15-21st during school hours to have a conversation in 3rd and 4th grade classes and help coach them on their handshake, eye contact and their conversation skills. Each volunteer will sit down with 4-5 students and have two minutes to make a conversation and get to know each other better. Students are expected to initiate conversation and practice the skills they have been learning in Theatre Class.

All volunteers MUST have completed and passed the Keller ISD Volunteer Background Check Application Form before signing up.

We have 50 slots available so we please spread the word and sign up at the link below! If you have any questions, please let Mr. Weaver know at

Contact Us

Principal ~ Lasonia Russell:

Assistant Principal ~ Lori Strom:

Counselor ~ Connie Clifton:

Secretary ~ Lindsay Day:

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