Cougar Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter - April 9, 2021

A Message from Dr. Toni Hicks

Hello, Cougars!

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!

Toni Hicks

Did You Know? Your Vote Matters!

Your vote matters! Early voting takes place from April 19-27. Jarrell ISD’s Administration Building is our local voting site, 108 East Avenue F. To find another early voting location, visit

Virtual Bond Presentation

Jarrell ISD Superintendent Dr. Toni Hicks is hosting a virtual bond presentation on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. to provide the community another opportunity to learn about the 2021 Bond Election.

Watch the presentation on YouTube (available April 13 at 6 p.m.).

Submit your questions about the bond here.

Dual Language Immersion Program Coming to JES and IES Next Year

Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, Jarrell ISD will offer the Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Bilingual Program at both Igo Elementary and Jarrell Elementary for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students. (Pre-K students must meet the Pre-K qualifications to be eligible.)

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.

Read more.

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:

District Track Highlights

Jarrell High School FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference

Jarrell High School FCCLA members represented the district at the State Leadership Conference. Luke, Sade, Anthony, Ariana and Melanie competed. Shout out to Miriam and Rufino who competed in the virtual competition. Brenda represented Jarrell FCCLA and Region V as VP of records.

Job Fair on April 29 from 5-7 p.m.

Jarrell ISD is seeking qualified applicants for the 2021-22 school year for all positions, professional teaching and auxiliary. The district is holding a Job Fair on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. in the Igo Elementary Cafeteria (1601 CR 314 in Jarrell).

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

Jarrell is committed to providing the best educational opportunities for our students. Please take a moment to complete this survey regarding the 2021-22 Academic Calendar. The survey will close April 14 at noon. The Board will vote to approve the calendar on April 21.

Take the Survey.

Encuesta en Español

Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment Days

Jarrell ISD is excited to welcome our incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students! This spring, we are offering an easy, 3-step process to help families register.

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.

Read more.

Healthy Kids Running Series

Jarrell is home to the Healthy Kids Running Series. Running events are starting soon! Elementary students may register, and middle and high school students can volunteer. Sign up today and get involved in this great program that promotes healthy lifestyles!
Above: Cougars are working on a presentation about the dangers of vaping.

Purple Up on April 15

April is the month of the military child. JISD challenges you to “Go Purple” throughout April, but specifically on April 15. Whether in-person or virtual, we encourage you to show your support for our military children by wearing purple!

Build-A-Cougar Event

The community is invited to participate in the Igo Elementary Build-A-Cougar on May 1 from 10 a.m - 12 p.m. and 3 - 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Igo PTO.


  • April 19-27 Early Voting (No Sunday Voting)
  • May 1 - Election Day

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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