Cougar Community Newsletter
Community Newsletter - April 9, 2021
A Message from Dr. Toni Hicks
Happy Friday, Jarrell ISD. If you were watching our social media pages this week, you know the Jarrell ISD Track and Field had an exceptional performance at the district meet and many student-athletes have advanced to Area. We also have students competing this weekend at the state FCCLA competition. Go Cougars!
As exemplified by these awesome student achievements, Jarrell ISD is a strong and proud community. And that’s because of you. I firmly believe the foundation of our schools lies in the strength of our staff, parents, and community. This week our newsletter is highlighting a few upcoming ways you can engage with Jarrell ISD because your support and participation will always be the key to our success.
We are seeking your input on the 2021-22 Academic Calendar. The survey will close on April 14. The Board will decide on the calendar on April 21. Your participation will help us make the best decision for our community.
We also want to showcase our talented students any chance we get. On Sunday, our One-Act Play will perform for the community at 4 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Doors open at 3:30. Due to COVID-19, we will have a limited number of seats available and masks will be required. We hope you will come out and support these very talented students as they prepare for their next competition.
Next Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m., the community will have another opportunity to attend a Bond Presentation. This time it will be virtual on our YouTube channel. Early voting begins in just nine days, and so if you have any questions about the bond or want to know more so you can inform your friends and neighbors, I encourage you to attend.
If you are interested in joining the district, remember to mark your calendars for our upcoming Job Fair on April 29 from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Igo Elementary. Help us spread the word, as we are hiring for all positions for the upcoming school year.
And earning the most "cute points" (not that it’s a competition) for community engagement is the Igo Elementary PTO. They are hosting a Build-a-Cougar Event on May 1 from 10-12 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. This fun, spirit-filled event is open to the community! Today (April 9) is the deadline to pre-order. (Details are below.)
We will provide additional engagement opportunities in the coming weeks and months. As always, thank you for your support.
Have a great weekend!
Did You Know? Your Vote Matters!
Virtual Bond Presentation
Dual Language Immersion Program Coming to JES and IES Next Year
There are many benefits to dual language bilingual classrooms. Non-English proficient students AND English proficient students are served together through bilingual instruction with the goal of reaching biliteracy. Dual language programs are designed to provide grade-level academic achievement; additive bilingualism; biliteracy; and sociocultural competence.
If you are interested in your child opting-in/participating in the bilingual program, please sign up your student for language testing using this form.
Need Prom Attire?
Jarrell ISD has received a donation of beautiful prom attire just for YOU! If you would like to request a private fitting, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/d7AgxHL3V4df77iE7
District Track Highlights
JV Boys take silver in the 4X200!
800M Area Qualifiers!
District Champ Jasmine Benavides and 4th place Saniya Anderson
District Champion in the JV 100M, Simone Washington!
Jamarion and Sebastian competed in the JV 100M.
Sebastian Arredondo placed third.
100MH Area Qualifier! Giana Wilson placed second.
District Champion in the 110MH
Long Jump Area Qualifiers! DJ Warren places 2nd in the long jump and Joseph Shamburger places 4th!
Brianna Taylor earned a personal record in the shot put!
Kamari Fisher won FIRST PLACE in the triple jump with a jump of 41’2!
Proudly presenting: Area Qualifiers in the Shot Put!
2nd Brenham Wilson
4th Emerson Kirby
Jasmine Benavidez places 5th in the varsity long jump with a PR of 15'10.
Macy Taber places 4th in the discus and advances to the area meet next week in Giddings.
Promise Simmons places 5th in the varsity girls High Jump.
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Cody Dotson is the DISTRICT CHAMP and Mason Dotson is the runner up in the 3200! So proud of these guys!
Jarrell High School FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference
Job Fair on April 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Come to the job fair and meet the principals from Jarrell High School, Jarrell Middle School, Jarrell Elementary, and Igo Elementary and department directors for Transportation, Custodial, Maintenance, and Food Service. Bring your resume.
Cheer on the One-Act Play
Jarrell ISD is proud to showcase our UIL One-Act Play at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 at the High School Auditorium. Following the performance, Dr. Hicks will give a presentation on the May 1 Bond Election.
Masks will be required. Due to COVID-19, the Auditorium will have limited seating.
Hope to see you there!
2021-22 Calendar Survey Open through April 14
Take the Survey.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment Days
Packet Pick-up is May 3-7 at Igo and Jarrell Elementary. All paperwork should be completed at home. Call your child's school and set up an appointment at Igo Elementary on May 18 from 2-7 p.m. and Jarrell Elementary on May 19 from 2-7 p.m. Only completed packets with all of the required documentation will get processed during scheduled appointments.
- April 19-27 Early Voting (No Sunday Voting)
- May 1 - Election Day