Huskies in the Know

Week of February 28th-March 3rd

Important Dates to Know!

    Important Update: STAAR Interim Testing will begin Tuesday. Please make sure your child has his/her district device fully charged on each day.

    • 2/28-STAAR Interim Testing- Reading Whiz Quiz @5pm (Icenhower); Board Meeting @ 7pm; Parent University @ 9:00am (Jobe Middle School)

    • 3/1-STAAR Interim Testing-Math; Women's History Month begins

    • 3/2-Read Across America Day!! Dress as your favorite author/book character (in dress code); STAAR Interim Testing-5th Science; AVID UTA Field Trip

    • 3/3-GT Independent Study Fair; deadline to submit 5th grade course selection sheets

    • 3/6-Colors for Caring

    • 3/11-Color Run Fundraiser @10:00am

    • Spring Break March 13th-17th

    • 3/30-Meeting for Hope Squad Members and their guardians at the Center for Performing Arts- 6:00-7:30.

    *Parents-students are not permitted to bring aerosols of any type. This includes Bath and Body Works sprays/AXE/etc. Thank you for your cooperation.

    All items must go inside students' lockers. This includes small purses/backpacks, and cell phones.

    Take the 4th 6 Weeks Survey

    We want your feedback! Please complete the 4th six weeks survey (Parents, staff and students)

    Rising 6th Graders Course Registration

    Please Click on the image below to register your 5th grader for 6th grade classes.

    If your student signed up for band, please click on the image below to reserve a time to meet with the band directors and get fitted for an instrument.

    Icenhower Celebrates Black History Month

    The Greatest Mathematician!

    PTA Color Run Fundraiser-Saturday, March 11th

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    Congratulations to our Whiz Quiz Students!

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    They defeated Mary Orr in their most recent match. Come see them again this Tuesday at 5pm in the library.

    Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year-Mr. Young!

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    Mr. Young is described by parents as someone who always has assignments ready for his students, helpful, and answers immediately anytime they have questions. One parent said he helped their struggling student and brought out the brightness in their child. He creates a welcoming and comfortable environment for students. Co workers described Mr. Young as being instrumental in being assertive and sharing their passion for education, student/family advocacy, establishing rapport and demanding respect from all. He is active in several campus initiatives, and always respectfully consistent. His realism is much appreciated, and the informal mental checks are monumental. He is assertive, passionate, comedic, and our Teacher of the Year!
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    Culture Fair Fun

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    Counselor Corner

    Mrs. Douglas, 5th Grade (pictured L)

    Mrs. Cottle, 6th Grade (pictured R)

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    Husky Families,

    Please remind your Husky Pup to not leave their chromebooks in the hallways. This can lead to lost, stolen, or damaged devices. If you need assistance with technology, please click the link below. For device questions, please contact

    Click here to enter a Chromebook help ticket

    For lost, stolen, or damaged chromebooks

    3rd 6 Weeks Exceptionally Excellent Students


    Ivan Campos

    Khloe Tran

    Cailyn Gaines

    Kelly Le


    Shahed Salim

    Kevin Terrazas

    Annalyn Sone

    Gilly Nguyen


    Miah Garcia

    Aniyah Chira

    Howard Ton

    Elijah Estrada


    Jayla Woods

    Caden Phan


    My Kim Ta

    Armando Quevedo

    Kristine Vu

    Benjamin Tran


    Angelina Tran

    Hannah Zaman

    Eniola Alfonso

    Damian Mendoza


    Julia Vo

    Ella Le

    Valeria Canales

    Alondra Luevanos


    Mandy Le

    Ava Sun

    Ethan Nguyen

    Burhan Ismail


    Jeramy Woods

    Jose Evans

    Congratulations to Coach Mata-January Teacher of the Month

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    Respect is the willingness and ability to act professionally and thoughtfully with ourselves and others. Leaders can deal respectfully with opposition and provide space for both dignity and differences to coexist.

    Coach Mata knows how to build a positive culture amongst their students and team by always staying positive and respectful no matter what situation arises. He understands that words have power, and he chooses his words carefully and makes sure to never say anything unkind. Coach Mata understands the value of listening, compromise, and treating everyone he encounters with dignity. He is considerate and honors the feelings and opinions of others. Please and thank you are always spoken, and his actions are always genuine and warm.

    Congratulations, Coach!

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    Word of the Week-Patient

    Iditarod-Daniel Negrete

    Kenai-Anu Obanawu

    Kodiak-Journey Moore

    Klondike-JaMari Jackson

    Anchorage- Mahogony Bridgewater

    Denali-Evan Tran

    Takotna-Brittany Oyeyemi-Kuteyi

    Yukon-Urenna Jiwuaku

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    STAAR Redesign

    Did You Know?

    The STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test is changing! The STAAR redesign is a result of House Bill (HB) 3906 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The redesign will be implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the Spring of 2023.

    Major changes:

    -Online testing

    -New Question Types (no more than 75% of the STAAR test can be multiple choice questions)

    -Cross-curricular passages

    -Evidence-based writing

    Click on the link below to see more information regarding the changes to the test.

    STAAR Redesign Information

    Safety Reminders

    Parents, please remember the following safety protocols:

    • When visiting, you must present a government issued ID to be run through Raptor.
    • If you are here for a conference, eat lunch with your child, volunteering, shadowing, etc, your visitor badge must be visible at all times
    • If one parent is admitted into the building, please do not follow behind them ("tailgate) without being verified. Parents, please do not hold the doors for anyone.
    • You must go through the pickup/drop off line in the mornings. Please do not drop your students off in the street or in the back parking lot.
    • Remember that there is no supervision prior to 8:00am. If your student is arriving prior to that, please remind them of behavior and safety expectations.
    • Please exhibit proper decorum at all times.
    • Remind your child to NEVER open the door for anyone.

    SEL Parent Hub

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    Important Information for 5th and 6th Grade Parents and Students

    Advisory Arrival Beginning Monday, 10/3 for 5th and 6th Grade

    • Students enter building at 8:00 and travel to 1st block (5th grade), WIN time (6th grade) or to breakfast. After eating breakfast, travel to 1st period or WIN class.
    • Students who are late (arrival after 8:30am) are required to have a tardy pass
    • Classroom: visit lockers and enter classroom (once in classroom, students are not allowed to exit)
    • Breakfast: students will be dismissed once they are finished and travel to 1st block
    • Restroom access is not available until 8:45am unless there is a medical need.
    • Advisory Activities: planner, reading, AR tests, unfinished work, Project Learning/Lift Off, and teacher tutoring will take place in classroom
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    Parent Volunteer Sign Up

    Please click here to see all the ways you can help our campus! You must have a cleared background check.

    Click Here to See Us on WFAA Channel 8!

    Our campus was featured on WFAA Channel 8 News for the Phreeze Out Cold Coat Drive, sponsored by the Nu Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The chapter collected over 1906 coats for students on our campus, T.A. Howard, and more!

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    Parents, please click the link below for assistance with guidance for your child.


    As part of Vision 2030, MISD is helping students become life, college and career ready through our student scorecards. Ask your student to log into Xello and see what they have been working on! You can also get more information about our scorecards at

    Title I Information

    Library Updates

    Our library is excited to welcome you back to the 22-23 school year. We encourage you to partner with us to continue to create a community of readers. If at any time you would like to set parameters on books your child can check out or if you have any questions about our library please call our librarian Jeanne Clayton at 817-299-2700 or email at We look forward to reading our way through 22-23!

    Important Icenhower Information

    • Students are not dressing out for P.E., so they will not need to purchase P.E. Uniforms. Students will need sneakers.
    • Please be sure to read the District's Dress Code, located in the Student Code of Conduct. Crocs must be placed in "sports mode".

    Review all important parent information by clicking the link below:

    Student Handbook

    Dress Code begins on p. 44

    Join Icenhower's Remind 101

    Last Names A-I: Text code @4ac4hb4 to 81010

    Last Names J-P: Text code @66hk29 to 81010

    Last Names Q-Z: Text code @936bc9 to 81010

    Parent Volunteers Needed!

    Parent Volunteer District Background Check

    Parents are now allowed to volunteer on campus, but they MUST complete the background check and be cleared prior to assisting.

    Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders

    Parents and Guardians,

    Please remember that you must go through the drop off and pick up line in the mornings and afternoons. Do not go down the bus lane, do not park in/next to the teacher parking lot in the back, do not park at Jandrucko, and do not park on Collins. This is for the safety of our students. If you are parked here and asked to move, please be polite and adhere to the procedures. Thank you!

    Morning Procedures

    • Please remember to use the appropriate grade level lane for drop off and pick up
    • There is no supervision prior to 8:00am. Doors open at 8:00am. The tardy bell rings at 8:30am. Dismissal is at 4:00pm
    • In the morning, students may either eat breakfast in the cafeteria or report to the gym. After this week, the library will be open in the mornings for students from 800am-820am. Students need to be in the cafeteria for breakfast or the library by 8:10am. Late buses are an exception. Breakfast, the library, and gyms are at a Level Zero.
    • All students will need to have a book with them to read. The expectation for the mornings no matter where you go is for students to be reading.


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    Capturing Kids' Hearts

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    Theme for February-Kindness ("Spark the Heart")

    What is Kindness?

    Kindness is the ability and willingness to express care and compassion for others. Kindness is a choice to use our time, talent, and resources to better the lives of others and the world through genuine acts of love, compassion, generosity, and service.

    Why focus on Kindness?

    • Kindness boosts positive emotions. Acts of kindness create neural pathways that enhance feelings of well-being and the natural flow of feel-good endorphins and neurotransmitters.
    • Kindness is self-replicating. When we perform an act of kindness, it is likely to encourage others to act in a similar way.
    • Kindness reduces stress and anxiety. Kindness promotes positive relationships with other people. Anything that helps you to build bonds with other people helps decrease anxiety.

    Kindness in Action:

    • Celebrate small things. Start each day with Good Things as a class. Publicly and privately affirm kind and thoughtful actions and attitudes.
    • Create opportunities for students to regularly affirm each other. Once a week, dedicate time for students to write notes of affirmation to classmates and school staff members.
    • Model Kindness. Be mindful of body language, tone, and mindset. Kindness is learned by example!

    Student Nutrition

    Please be aware that meals in your school cafeteria are not automatically free this year. You must pay for the meals or qualify for free/reduced meal benefits. Student meal pricing, free/reduced meal application, & online payment system are available here: Students may also bring cash/check to school to pay for meals.

    Please submit all questions rearding student nutrition to


    To report an absence, please email or PEIMS clerk at

    Click the picture below to access the Angel Tree Application

    Campus Reading Initiative

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    Access "Find my Bus" by clicking the picture.

    PTA Wants You!

    Parents may now deliver food to their students

    You may now deliver food to your child; however, we are not allowing Door Dash, Uber Eats etc. Parent may eat lunch with their child.
    Click here for MISD Community Resources Available

    Resources available to MISD Families

    How to Stay in the Know

    • Icenhower' Campus Remind:

      Last Names A-I: Text code @4ac4hb4 to 81010

      Last Names J-P: Text code @66hk29 to 81010

      Last Names Q-Z: Text code @936bc9 to 81010

    • Follow Icenhower Intermediate on Twitter @huskyproud
    • Like Icenhower Intermediate on Facebook @huskyproud
    • Like Icenhower PTA on Facebook @icenhowerpta
    • Visit our website at
    • Weekly Newsletter
    • Skyward Email Blasts
    • Communication from the teachers
    • Messages in Canvas for each subject
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