Driscoll News

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November 27, 2022

Notes from our Principal

Hello Driscoll community,

I trust you had a very good week off with family and friends being able to rest and rejuvenate. I personally enjoyed some time away with my family and was able to rest up for the final three weeks of this semester. As we close out the semester, please be sure to be in attendance each day. There are important concepts being learned and reviewed in these final weeks of the semester.


Tomorrow, NEISD is starting their virtual after-hours homework help again. Below is a graphic with additional details about the available help. Be sure to reach out if help is needed. Tuesday, November 29 is an early release day with school out at 1:25pm. The buses run early on that day. Our Winter Dance will be held on December 9 from 4 - 6pm. Student tickets for the dance can be purchased using the online link included below. The dance is only open to Driscoll students who are in good standing behaviorally.


There are several other reminders and some new details to assist you with preparing for this next week. Please review the many details included below. If you have specific questions, please reach out so we can assist with those items. Please continue to stay safe.


Mrs. Lori Murach

lmurac@neisd.net

Driscoll Middle School Principal

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Driscoll Athletes and Parents/Guardians for Athletes, please be sure that you have signed up for SportsYou

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Thank you for the Pies!

Driscoll Faculty and Staff loved the Pie Harvest that Driscoll PTA and the community provided for them. Thank you for showing your thankfulness and love to the Driscoll staff!

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November Driscoll Culinary Club makes breakfast

The Driscoll culinary club is one of the most popular clubs and when you see them in action, you understand why. The November session was a breakfast making time with fun for all involved. What a great learning experience for future use! Thank you Mrs. Calandres and Mrs. Dowdy for your support with this club!

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Driscoll Girls' Basketball Players of the Week

Congratulations to all the players of the week for Girls' Basketball for the past two weeks.


7th Grade – 11/18/2022

Jordan Rogers, Juliana Arellano, Lauren Pannell and Sienna Richmond


7th Grade – 11/10/2022

Cailyn Brunn and Brooke Poux


8th Grade – 11/10/2022

Rayn Butler and Alyn Gonzales


8th Grade – 11/17/2022

Nola Thielman and Abigail Wells

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Driscoll WINTER DANCE - Friday, December 9

The 8th Grade Class, PALS, and Student Council are hosting a Winter Dance! Only Driscoll students in grades 6-8 are welcome.


The dance will be on Friday, December 9 from 4pm to 6pm. The dance will end promptly at 6pm, and families of students in attendance will be responsible for arranging their own transportation as soon as the dance is over.


Purchase your student’s ticket through the School Cash link in this announcement! Tickets are $6 and are non-refundable. Online ticket sales will run from November 27 and close on December 8. https://neisd.schoolcashonline.com/


Please note that in order to attend the dance, behavior expectations will be enforced. Students should not receive ISS from November 16 until the dance, and students should not have been placed in AMS during this school year in order to be eligible to attend.


We are looking forward to this fun event!

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Congratulations to Ms. Sadler, Driscoll's Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award Winner!

Congratulations to Ms. Sadler. She is this year's Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award Winner for Driscoll. She has done a fantastic job this year leading the science team and working to fill-in however she could. Thank you, Ms. Sadler! We appreciate you and all your hard work that you commit to Driscoll day in and day out.
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Turkeys were gifted to the cafeteria and custodial teams!

Thank you to HEB and our Family Specialist for working to provide Free Turkeys to our hard working cafeteria and custodial teams! They received the vouchers right before the Thanksgiving break as a Thank you for all of their hard work!
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Hygiene Drive Dress Up Days are a Big Success!

Thank you to all who donated to our hygiene drive and participated in the dress up days. A special thank you to Raymond Chavez and his mom for the large donation to help give our drive a big boost. The drive will continue through December 9.


Please be sure to also bring in food items for our drive to help those less fortunate.


Below is just a sampling of some of the photos captured from the week of fun!

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Driscoll Library News


Here is the link for our November Library Newsletter


Check out the amazing things happening.

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Driscoll is collecting items to support others in need

Boxes are available at the front entrance area of the campus as well as in science classes for collection of these items. Thank you for donating this week and next to this worthy cause.
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Order your 2023 Yearbook Today!

Click the photo below for the link to the order form. There is opportunity to personalize your yearbook with various logos. Check it out!

Family Specialist / Student & Family Liaison News

Mrs. Rachel Hicks, our Student & Family Liaison has shared a newsletter with you.

Here is the direct link to this week's news from our family specialist. https://www.smore.com/ce6f4

Driscoll Athletic Schedules

Here is a link to a folder with Driscoll Athletic Schedules for this year. Thank you for coming out to support our student athletes and cheer on our Defenders.

Driscoll 2022-2023 Bell Schedule

The bell schedule for Driscoll for the 2022-2023 School Year has been finalized. The regular school day will be from 8:25am - 3:40pm. Our early release days will end at 1:25pm.


Here is a link to the Driscoll bell schedule

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Looking Ahead at upcoming events and Important Dates

Driscoll Campus Calendar Link


November 28 - 1st day back from break

November 29 - Early Release Day school ends at 1:25pm

November 30 - Driscoll Shirt Day, Boys' Basketball Games (8th grade at MacArthur HS)

December 1 - Girls' Basketball Games, College Shirt Day

December 2 - Mac/Madison Shirt Day


December 6 - Advanced Band Concert

December 7 - Panda Express Spirit Night for Driscoll PTA (more details coming soon), Girls’ Basketball will attend a Madison High School Game at Littleton Gym. 3:40pm- 6:15pm.

December 9 - Winter Dance at Driscoll 4 - 6:30pm (volunteers needed), Girls’ Basketball Pictures at 7:00am, Madison Cheer hosts Parents' Night Out

December 12 - Orchestra Concert

December 13 - Beginner Band Concert


December 19 - December 30 Winter Holiday Break - No School


January 2 - No School for Students - Staff PD day

January 3 - First Day of Second Semester

January 13 - End of the Season Girls’ Basketball Party 3:40pm – 5:30pm / MacArthur Girls’ Basketball Game at MacArthur 7:30pm-8:30pm

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