Cougar Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter - May 14, 2021

A Message from Dr. Toni Hicks

Hello Cougars!

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!

Toni Hicks

Cougar Celebrations

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Jarrell High School - Top 10 Graduates

Jarrell ISD is proud to announce the 2021 Top 10 Graduates: Carrie Clawson (Valedictorian); Weston Miller (Salutatorian); Elizabeth Lind; Colleen Dundas; Melissa Tschoerner; Macy Taber; Ta'Lincia Dewitte; Steven Jurk; Brennam Wilson; and London Van Raalte.

Go Cougars! Sophomore Andrew Knebel won QB MVP at the USA Team national region event today!
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Jarrell High School: Two State Gold Medal Winners

Congratulations to state champions DJ Warren and Joseph Shamburger!
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A sincere thank you to Board Member Mr. Troy Clawson for donating a mural to Igo Elementary in memory of the Igo Family.
Jarrell ISD Staff Spotlight - Jackie Puska

News and Information

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:

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MyJarrell Keepsake Graduation Issue


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:

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.

Please pre-register for physicals.

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.

Consent To Treat Form

The cost for a physicals is $20.

If you have questions, contact

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:

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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 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

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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