March 2021

Iola ISD

January - School Board Appreciation Month

Iola ISD and the community of Iola thank our amazing school board members for their time and service. We appreciate all your hard work and support.

Pictured from left to right: Carolyn Mallett, Mark Cunningham, Tammy Harvey (Secretary), Jason Gooch (President), Alec Pointer, Red Evans, Scot Nevill (Vice-President)

Left to Right: Carolyn Mallett, Mark Cunningham, Tammy Harvey (Secretary), Jason Gooch (President), Alec Pointer, Scot Nevill (Vice-President), Red Evans


The 7th grade boys basketball team wrapped up their undefeated season January 28th. Congratulations on your District Championship!!! Keep up the great work boys. We're super proud of you.
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Junior High Basketball

We are so proud of junior high basketball teams. They all had a great season. Keep up the good work.

Another Successful Varsity Basketball Season

Congratulations to both our varsity boys' and girls' basketball teams on making the playoffs again. It was an exciting season and we're so proud of your hard work and accomplishments. WAY TO GO BULLDOG BASKETBALL!!!

100th Day!!!

Monday, February 1st was the 100th day of the 2020-2021 school year. Our amazing Kindergarten students celebrated with their annual 100th day parade. Keep up the great work guys!

Texas Sports Writes' Association

Congratulations to Coach Jamie McDougald on receiving the Texas Sports Writers' Association Class 2A Coach of the Year Award.

Also, Cadence Hoyle received the TSWA's 2A Player of the Year. Cadence was also named First Team Outside Hitter, along with Jenna McDougald. Brooke Smithey received First Team Libero, and Ava Pointer was named Second Team Setter.

March Madness

Kindergarten started with 16 (the sweet 16) of their all time favorite books from this year. Each day of March, they read 2 books and the kids got to vote on their favorite book. The winning book goes to the next round in the bracket. At the end of March they will read the final two books and have a "Book of the Year"! The classes all get together each day to read them and vote, and the kids LOVE it! They talk all day about the next books for March Madness! As you can see by their faces they were excited! Drum roll please as we wait to see which book will be "Book of the Year"!

Congratulations Jenna McDougald

Congratulations Baylei Morgan

Congratulations Baylei on your Acrobatic Tumbling and Cheer scholarship to East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

We know you will do a great job. Keep up the good work.

4th Annual Rodeo Day

Kindergarten and 1st grade spent March 26th celebrating everything they learned about Texas with their 4th annual Rodeo Day!!

KBTX Classroom Champion

Congratulations Lacey Wheaton!!!! We're proud of you. Thank you for representing Iola well.

Junior High Track Season Crossed The Finish Line

Our junior high athletes wrapped up their track season in Snook Monday, March 29th.

We are so proud of our track athletes. 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys and 8th grade boys all brought home a District Championship and 8th grade girls brought home a third place finish. WAY TO GO BULLDOGS!!


7th grade girls:

Rylee Goodney - Shot Put and Discus

Jaycie Evans - High Jump, 100 M Hurdles, and 300 M Hurdels

Kylan Thomas - 400 M

Shaylee McKown - 800 M

Peyton Randall - 1600 M

Rose Leveride, Kylan Thomas, Rylee Goodney, Shaylee McKown - 4x400 M Relay

7th grade boys

Austin Calvillo - 110 M Hurdles and High Jump

Ryan Rice - 300 M Hurdles

Kayde Dreher, Keegan Bamburg, Austin Miller, Brody Vaughn - 4x200 M Relay

Weston Roubion - Shot Put

Cody Samples - Discus

Tyler Elliott - Triple Jump

8th grade girls

Katara Larson - Long Jump and High Jump

Zoey London - Triple Jump

8th grade boys

Cooper Cadro - 100 M

Landon Betancourt - 400 M, Long Jump and Triple Jump

Turner Fleming - Shot Put and Discus

Brandon Smith, Landon Betancourt, Zach Gustavus, Cooper Cadro - 4x100 M Relay

Brandon Smith, Landon Betancourt, Cooper Cadro, Joshua Brockett - 4x400 M Relay

What a great way to finish your season!!! Great job!

Happy Easter Kindergarten!!!

These amazing kindergarten bunnies hopped their way around the playground for an egg hunt. Great job boys and girls!


The following events will be held at full capacity.

(Dates & times are tentative and are subject to change.)

Masks required for attendees 10 years of age and older.

PreK Promotion Ceremony

May 24th at 9:00 AM in Elementary Gym.

Band Banquet

April 29th at 6:30 PM in High School Gym

Kindergarten Graduation

May 25th at 9:00 AM in Elementary Gym.

Athletic Banquet

May 3rd at 6:30 PM in High School Gym

1st grade End of Year Celebration

May 17th at 2:00 PM in Classroom.

Art Show

May 4th (Time TBD) – in High School Cafeteria

2-4 grade Award Ceremony

May 26th at 9:00 AM in Elementary Gym.

Band Concert

May 4th at 6:30 PM in High School Gym

5-6 grade Award Ceremony

May 27th at 9:00AM in Elementary Gym.

FFA Banquet

May 6th at 6:00 PM in High School Gym

Junior/Senior Prom

May 8th at 8:00 PM

Senior Trip

May 21st

Secondary Award Ceremony (7th & 9-12th)

May 24th at 10:00 AM in High School Gym

8th Grade Celebration

May 24th at 6:00 PM in High School Gym


May 29th at 10:00 AM in High School Gym

STAAR and EOC Schedule

Iola ISD STAAR Testing Calendar for 2020-2021

Elementary STAAR 3-8 Testing Schedule

3rd grade Reading - Wednesday, May 19th

3rd grade Math - Friday, May 21st

4th grade Writing - Tuesday, April 6th

4th grade Reading - Tuesday, May 11th

4th grade Math - Thursday, May 13th

5th grade Science - Wednesday, May 12th

5th grade Reading - Tuesday, May 18th

5th grade Math - Thursday, May 20th

6th grade Math - Tuesday, May 11th

6th grade Reading - Thursday, May 13th

Secondary STAAR 3-8 Testing Schedule

7th grade Writing - Tuesday, May 4th

7th grade Reading - Wednesday, May 12th

7th grade Math - Friday, May 14th

8th grade Social Studies - Tuesday, May 11th

8th grade Science - Thursday, May 13th

8th grade Reading - Tuesday, May 18th

8th grade Math - Wednesday, May 19th

Secondary STAAR End-of-Course Testing Schedule

EOC is offered based on the course your student is currently enrolled in or if your student is re-testing due to a previous unsuccessful EOC test. TEA requires that students pass all 5 EOC tests in order to earn a HS Diploma.

English I - Tuesday, May 4th

US History - Wednesday, May 5th

Biology - Thursday, May 6th

English II - Thursday, May 6th

Algebra I - Wednesday, May 12th