Cougar Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter - May 20, 2021

Board Briefs

At the May 19 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board began the meeting by celebrating the passage of the 2021 Bond Election.

During Cougars Roar, 20 students and staff were celebrated during Cougars Roar. Each received a certificate and a “Proud Jarrell Cougar” yard sign. Photos are below.

  • Jarrell Elementary School: Natalie Goulet (student) and Blythe Ray (staff member)

  • Igo Elementary School: Alex Soto (student) and Jamie Golla (staff member)

  • Jarrell Middle School: Joanna Garcia (student); Jennifer Sugg (staff member)

  • Jarrell High School: Quinton Johnson (student) and Wes McCarley (staff member)

  • State Track Athletes: Jasmine Benavidez, Gianna Wilson, Joseph Shamburger, and DJ Warren

  • Paraprofessionals of the Year: Audrey Zuniga, Jarrell Elementary; Kelly Henrickson, Igo Elementary; Sandi Dotson, Jarrell Middle School; Charli Gick, Jarrell High School

  • Teachers of the Year: Michelle West, Jarrell Elementary; Kadie Tibbetts, Igo Elementary; Brad Louder, Jarrell Middle School; and Tara Granberry, Jarrell High school

The Board unanimously approved the consent agenda:

  • Minutes of the April 14 and April 21 meetings

  • Budget Amendment

  • Financial Reports

  • Check Register

  • Principal's Report

  • Enrollment Report

The following items were addressed by Dr. Hicks during Communications:

  • COVID-19 Update

  • End of Year Events

  • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund

  • Summer Hours

The Board unanimously approved:

  • The 2021-2022 Allotment and TEKS Certification presented by Vanessa Ashcraft

  • The Pre-K Adoption presented by Vanessa Ashcraft

  • The 2021-2022 In-Person Attendance Plan presented by Kathleen Crowe

  • The 2021-2022 Transfers and Enrollment Process presented by Kathleen Crowe

  • The Interlocal Agreement with Region 13 ESC for 2021 Bond Program Management Professional Services

The next regular Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Admin Annex.

Cougar Celebrations

Spring 7-on-7 Shines Bright

Jarrell High School reports the freshman 7-on-7 team is undefeated 7-0 this spring. Varsity 7-on-7 is also doing well with a record of 5-3-1.

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Jarrell Middle School Boys Soccer - District Champions

Jarrell ISD is proud of the JMS Soccer Team being crowned distraction champions!

We are thankful to Cliff Tschoerner at 5T Firehouse BBQ for helping us #paintjarrellblue! Go Cougars!

News and Information

Masks Optional Beginning June 1; Classes Will be 100% In-Person

Following approval from the Board of Trustees, Jarrell ISD has announced masks will be optional beginning June 1. All classes will be 100% in-person next fall. The district will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from the Texas Education Agency.

Jarrell ISD Summer Hours

Starting June 1, Jarrell ISD will begin its summer schedule. Hours will be 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. The district is closed on Fridays. The district will resume its normal operations on Monday, August 2.

Summer School Information

Beginning in June, Jarrell ISD is offering a variety of summer learning opportunities.

The district is offering Bilingual Summer School for Pre-k and Kindergarten students; Summer Academy for 1st and 2nd grade students; middle School credit recovery; high school credit recovery; and high school end-of-course prep program.

See the Summer Learning website for dates, times, fees and more.

Summer Activities for Kids

Jarrell ISD is teaming with local agencies to provide a list of summer activities for kids. Want to get the word out about a summer event? Simply complete this form.

May 26 - 8th-Grade Promotion

The end of the year is almost here! In anticipation of Eighth-Grade Promotion, families are asked to reserve your tickets for the ceremony. Reserve your tickets here. There is a four-ticket limit for each student.

The schedule for promotion is

  • A-L May 26th from 6-7 PM
  • M-Z May 26th from 7-8 PM

For more info, please contact Mrs. Hardt.

May 27 - Kindergarten Graduations

Kindergarten graduation ceremonies for Jarrell Elementary (all classes at 12:30) and Igo Elementary (9:00 a.m. for Cardoza and Flores classes; 10:30 a.m. for Janes, Logston, Whitmire, and Zajicek classes) students will be staggered throughout the day on Thursday, May 27 in the Auditorium at Jarrell High School. Each graduate will receive a limited number of tickets for special guests to attend the ceremonies. Contact your child's school for more details.

May 27 - Class of 2021 Graduation Information

The 2021 Jarrell High School graduation ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Each senior will receive 4 guest tickets for graduation. The ceremony will be livestreamed to allow others to view it online. Seniors must have a cap and gown to attend. Email if you do not have your cap and gown. All seniors must complete the check-out process to receive their guest tickets. Check-out will be May 19-21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Chromebooks and library books must be returned by this time and all fines paid.

Class of 2021 Website

Summer Activities for Kids

JISD is teaming with local agencies to provide a comprehensive list of summer activities that will be provided for kids.

Read more:

Shop with AmazonSmile and Support the Jarrell Education Foundation

The Jarrell Education Foundation, a non-profit launched in 2019 by a committee of dedicated community volunteers, is working to enhance student learning through innovative opportunities that promote academic excellence.

You can support the work of the Jarrell Education Foundation when you shop using AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Jarrell Education Foundation. And 100% of funds raised by the Jarrell Education Foundation stay in Jarrell ISD.

Learn more:

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Summer Meal Program Begins June 1

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is out

With the Summer Meal Programs, children and teens ages 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost.

No form of identification is required, kids simply show up. Meal service runs June 1-30, the meal site will be Igo Elementary.

We will be serving breakfast & lunch for Summer School/Summer Feeding serving breakfast from 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and lunch service from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Staff Perks

Business offers and discounts for Jarrell ISD staff


  • May 19 - Board of Trustees Meeting, Admin Annex, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 20 - Teacher Social at the Granary 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • May 26 - 8th Grade Promotion, JMS Gym, 6 p.m.,
  • May 27 - Last Day of School
  • May 27 - Kindergarten Graduations
  • May 27 - Graduation, Cougar Stadium, 8 p.m. (capacity limit = four guests per graduate)
  • May 31 - Memorial Day
  • June 1 - Summer Meal Program Begins

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 2,300 students. Enrollment is projected to double in the next 10 years.

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