Cougar Community Newsletter
Community Newsletter - May 14, 2021
A Message from Dr. Toni Hicks
May is always a busy time of year. This year is no different. Our community’s involvement with our schools continues to be a bright spot in our district, and is reflected in some of the “busy-ness” of May.
This week, several events took place that highlight the high level of support our schools receive from community members and parents.
On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the monthly meeting of the Jarrell Education Foundation (JEF). Several community members are considering joining the JEF Board and further supporting academic excellence in JISD. Exciting things are in store for JEF!
Last night, the truly awesome Jarrell High School choir held a performance for parents and community members, and it was also live streamed so the audience could attend virtually. The beautiful sound of music echoed throughout the Jarrell community. Across town, our Long Range Planning Committee met and wrapped up their months-long work of developing master plan recommendations for district facilities. (Shout out to our parents, community members and staff who gave their time to serve on this important committee!) Also that evening, I had the pleasure of attending the San Gabriel 89 Masonic Lodge scholarship presentation. We thank this group of servant-leaders for presenting Jarrell High School seniors Kristoff Garcia and Macy Taber each with $2,500 college scholarships.
Jarrell ISD has worked diligently to plan end-of-year activities that honor our students and staff, and we hope you will join us in these celebrations of our students and staff. We have included some events in the newsletter below.
Thank you again for your support. Let’s finish the year strong. Go Cougars!
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News and Information
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
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 Sharon.Loyd@jarrellisd.org 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.
MyJarrell Keepsake Graduation Issue
PARENTS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES OF ALL 2021 JISD GRADUATING STUDENTS!
Our Special KEEPSAKE Graduation Section will be included in the June Issue of My Jarrell Monthly Magazine. This special keepsake will be a treasure for years to come for your student! Make sure you give them a well-deserved shout-out! Call Jenny at 254-251-9167 for more info. RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
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: https://www.jarrellisd.org/about_us/JEF
JHS Hosting Physicals May 19 and 22
Pre-participation physicals for all Jarrell Middle School and Jarrell High School athletes, as well as cheer and band students, will be Wednesday, May 19 from 3-6 pm and Saturday, May 22 from 8am-12pm in the high school field house.
Prior to receiving a physical, students must provide the following forms, complete with parent signatures:
Pre-Participation Physical Form If you need a copy of this form, contact your child’s coach.
The cost for a physicals is $20.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Airplane Rides for Kids
The Commemorative Air Force is hosting free airplane rides on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for children (ages 8-17) at the Georgetown Airport Terminal Building. This rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.
Learn more: www.youngeaglesday.org
Summer Meal Program Begins June 1
Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is outWith 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 begins June 1, 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.
- May 19 - Board of Trustees Meeting, Admin Annex, 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