Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of January 21st

Crazy Weather week!

We've gone from 5 degrees to 70 degrees in less than a week! It's no wonder our kids keep getting sick!! Below you will find the District communication regarding the bad weather day make-up:

Dear Parents:

To keep you updated, MISD students will not be required to make-up Tuesday, January 16. Texas requires a minimum amount of minutes students must be in school each school year. MISD added days to its school calendar to provide flexibility in case of prolonged bad weather requiring school closures. If our community experiences additional bad weather that requires school closures, we may need to use our bad weather make-up days as outlined in our school calendar.

Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding as to why MISD made the decision to close schools today. With continuous forecasts predicting worsening weather and road conditions, we felt it was better to err on the side of caution to ensure all of our 8,800+ students and 1,000+ staff could travel safely to and from school across our district’s 112-square miles.

If you have any questions, please contact the communications team at

Alan November coming to Parent U

Save the Date! This is an event you won't want to miss!!

Alan November, a leading national expert on learning and parenting in a digital world is coming to Midlothian ISD. There are two opportunities on February 8 to hear him present. The first opportunity is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the MISD Administration Building and the second opportunity is from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage High School in the Cafeteria. At either session, please feel free to brown bag your lunch or dinner and bring a friend. For more details, please visit our website our district’s website at I look forward to seeing you there!

Employee of the Year Nominations

Dear Parents,

I hope this email finds you well and you had a happy and relaxing holiday season. We're excited to start the spring semester and continue preparing our students for their bright futures.

To celebrate the excellence in our district, we have created the MISD Employee of the Year awards. Parents, staff and community members have the opportunity to nominate an employee who has gone above and beyond when serving the district. Nominations are open through Thursday, February 1, and the forms can be found on the Employee of the Year nominations page of our website.

The categories for this year are:

  • Child Nutrition Services Team Member of the Year
  • Custodial Services Team Member of the Year
  • First-Year Teacher of the Year
  • Instructional Aide of the Year
  • Leadership of the Year
  • Maintenance Services Team Member of the Year
  • Paraprofessional Service Team Member of the Year
  • Professional Service Team Member of the Year
  • Transportation Services Team Member of the Year

I thank you in advance for your participation and for sharing a time someone from our MISD family made a positive impact on you or your child.


Lane Ledbetter

Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

5th Grade Parent Night for future WGMS Students

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A Note from Nurse Martin

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting that influenza activity has been sharply increasing nationally and locally.

If you haven’t done it already, consider protecting your family with flu vaccinations.

Please remind your children to cover their cough with a tissue or cough into their sleeve.

Washing your hands and keeping your hands away from your face are the best way to prevent spreading the flu.

Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill.

Please don't send students to school if they are sick. Students may not come to school with a temperature of 100.0 or higher and they must be 24 hours fever free without medication prior to returning to school.

Implementing these precautions are the best way to prevent spreading the flu.

Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Monday, 01/22: Rescheduled PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the Baxter cafe

Tuesday, 01/23: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Walnut Grove Middle School 5th Grade Parent Night 6pm at WGMS;

GT referral informative parent meeting in the library at Baxter at 7:10am

Friday, 02/02: PTO Family Movie Night from 7pm-9pm @Baxter

Tuesday, 02/06: Family College Night from 6:00-7:30

Wednesday, 02/07: Baxter Belles at 3:15 in the library

Thursday, 02/08: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Alan November coming to Parent U. See details above!

Wednesday, 02/14: Valentine's Parties! See schedule below

Friday, 02/16: No School: Bad Weather Day

Monday, 02/19: No School for Students: Staff Development

Tuesday, 02/20: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 03/06: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 03/20: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Mark your calendars for Big upcoming campus events later this spring:

March 12th-16th: Spring Break: No School!!

April 18th: 5th Grade Track Meet

May 25th: Field Day

Party Times for the Valentine's Day Party on Feb 14th

PreK and PPCD- 9:00am in the cafe

Kindergarten - 9:15am

1st Grade - 1:45pm

2nd Grade - 1:15pm

3rd Grade - 10:15am

4th Grade - 11:00am

5th Grade - 9:30am

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Need Canvas Help?!!

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