Huskies in the Know

Week of March 6th-10th

Important Dates to Know!

    • 3/6-Colors for Caring

    • 3/7-Whiz Quiz @5pm ( at Lillard)

    • 3/11 (Saturday)-Color Run Fundraiser @10:00am

    • Spring Break March 13th-17th

    • HOPE Days-3/28-3/30

    • 3/30- Science Night; Meeting for Hope Squad Members and their guardians at the Center for Performing Arts- 6:00-7:30.

    *Parents-students are not permitted to bring aerosols of any type. This includes Bath and Body Works sprays/AXE/etc. Thank you for your cooperation.

    All items must go inside students' lockers. This includes small purses/backpacks, and cell phones.

    Take the 4th 6 Weeks Survey

    We want your feedback! Please complete the 4th six weeks survey (Parents, staff and students)

    PTA Color Run Fundraiser-Saturday, March 11th

    Color Run
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    Congratulations to our February Teacher of the Month-Mrs. Melendez!

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    Kindness is the ability and willingness to express care and compassion for others. Kindness is a choice to use our time, talent, and resources to better the lives of others and the world through genuine acts of love, compassion, generosity, and service.

    Mrs. Melendez always shows care and patience to her students. She creates a safe environment where students are allowed to thrive and grow. She never judges others, is gentle with the feelings of others, and is always showing gratefulness Even though she doesn't say much, when she does, it is thoughtful, profound, and encouraging. She has the ability to bring calm to every situation.

    The kind-heartedness of Mrs. Melendez does not go unnoticed. Well deserved!


    Hope Squad is coming to Icenhower. Click on the logo below to watch a short video about what Hope Squad is.

    Nominations for 6th Grade Hope Squad Members are the week of March 6th and 5th Grade March 20th through guidance lessons.

    Hope Squad finalists will be bring home a Parent Permission slip on march 24th. Once all the parent permissions slips are obtained members will be announced on March 31st on the morning announcements. There will be a Parent meeting at the Center or Performing Arts on Thursday March 30th, 6:00 to 7:30 pm for all Hope Squad Members and their parents/guardians only.

    GT Independent Study Fair

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    Congratulations to our UIL Huskies for placing 3rd overall! We are so proud of all of you. A special thanks to our dynamic coaches. We will post a list of the team in the next edition of Huskies in the Know!

    Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year-Mr. Young!

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    Mr. Young is described by parents as someone who always has assignments ready for his students, helpful, and answers immediately anytime they have questions. One parent said he helped their struggling student and brought out the brightness in their child. He creates a welcoming and comfortable environment for students. Co workers described Mr. Young as being instrumental in being assertive and sharing their passion for education, student/family advocacy, establishing rapport and demanding respect from all. He is active in several campus initiatives, and always respectfully consistent. His realism is much appreciated, and the informal mental checks are monumental. He is assertive, passionate, comedic, and our Teacher of the Year!
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    Counselor Corner

    Mrs. Douglas, 5th Grade (pictured L)

    Mrs. Cottle, 6th Grade (pictured R)

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    Husky Families,

    Please remind your Husky Pup to not leave their chromebooks in the hallways. This can lead to lost, stolen, or damaged devices. If you need assistance with technology, please click the link below. For device questions, please contact

    Click here to enter a Chromebook help ticket

    For lost, stolen, or damaged chromebooks

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    Word of the Week-Optimistic

    Iditarod-McKenzie Trotter

    Kenai-Khloe Washington

    Kodiak-Aliyah Torres

    Klondike-Ethan Nguyen

    Anchorage- Brian Oyeyemi

    Denali-BraeLynn Andrews

    Takotna-Adrienne Nash

    Yukon-Faizal Badru

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    STAAR Redesign

    Did You Know?

    The STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test is changing! The STAAR redesign is a result of House Bill (HB) 3906 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The redesign will be implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the Spring of 2023.

    Major changes:

    -Online testing

    -New Question Types (no more than 75% of the STAAR test can be multiple choice questions)

    -Cross-curricular passages

    -Evidence-based writing

    Click on the link below to see more information regarding the changes to the test.

    STAAR Redesign Information

    Safety Reminders

    Parents, please remember the following safety protocols:

    • When visiting, you must present a government issued ID to be run through Raptor.
    • If you are here for a conference, eat lunch with your child, volunteering, shadowing, etc, your visitor badge must be visible at all times
    • If one parent is admitted into the building, please do not follow behind them ("tailgate) without being verified. Parents, please do not hold the doors for anyone.
    • You must go through the pickup/drop off line in the mornings. Please do not drop your students off in the street or in the back parking lot.
    • Remember that there is no supervision prior to 8:00am. If your student is arriving prior to that, please remind them of behavior and safety expectations.
    • Please exhibit proper decorum at all times.
    • Remind your child to NEVER open the door for anyone.

    SEL Parent Hub

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    Important Information for 5th and 6th Grade Parents and Students

    Advisory Arrival Beginning Monday, 10/3 for 5th and 6th Grade

    • Students enter building at 8:00 and travel to 1st block (5th grade), WIN time (6th grade) or to breakfast. After eating breakfast, travel to 1st period or WIN class.
    • Students who are late (arrival after 8:30am) are required to have a tardy pass
    • Classroom: visit lockers and enter classroom (once in classroom, students are not allowed to exit)
    • Breakfast: students will be dismissed once they are finished and travel to 1st block
    • Restroom access is not available until 8:45am unless there is a medical need.
    • Advisory Activities: planner, reading, AR tests, unfinished work, Project Learning/Lift Off, and teacher tutoring will take place in classroom
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    Parent Volunteer Sign Up

    Please click here to see all the ways you can help our campus! You must have a cleared background check.

    Click Here to See Us on WFAA Channel 8!

    Our campus was featured on WFAA Channel 8 News for the Phreeze Out Cold Coat Drive, sponsored by the Nu Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The chapter collected over 1906 coats for students on our campus, T.A. Howard, and more!

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    Parents, please click the link below for assistance with guidance for your child.


    As part of Vision 2030, MISD is helping students become life, college and career ready through our student scorecards. Ask your student to log into Xello and see what they have been working on! You can also get more information about our scorecards at

    Title I Information

    Library Updates

    Our library is excited to welcome you back to the 22-23 school year. We encourage you to partner with us to continue to create a community of readers. If at any time you would like to set parameters on books your child can check out or if you have any questions about our library please call our librarian Jeanne Clayton at 817-299-2700 or email at We look forward to reading our way through 22-23!

    Important Icenhower Information

    • Students are not dressing out for P.E., so they will not need to purchase P.E. Uniforms. Students will need sneakers.
    • Please be sure to read the District's Dress Code, located in the Student Code of Conduct. Crocs must be placed in "sports mode".

    Review all important parent information by clicking the link below:

    Student Handbook

    Dress Code begins on p. 44

    Join Icenhower's Remind 101

    Last Names A-I: Text code @4ac4hb4 to 81010

    Last Names J-P: Text code @66hk29 to 81010

    Last Names Q-Z: Text code @936bc9 to 81010

    Parent Volunteers Needed!

    Parent Volunteer District Background Check

    Parents are now allowed to volunteer on campus, but they MUST complete the background check and be cleared prior to assisting.

    Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders

    Parents and Guardians,

    Please remember that you must go through the drop off and pick up line in the mornings and afternoons. Do not go down the bus lane, do not park in/next to the teacher parking lot in the back, do not park at Jandrucko, and do not park on Collins. This is for the safety of our students. If you are parked here and asked to move, please be polite and adhere to the procedures. Thank you!

    Morning Procedures

    • Please remember to use the appropriate grade level lane for drop off and pick up
    • There is no supervision prior to 8:00am. Doors open at 8:00am. The tardy bell rings at 8:30am. Dismissal is at 4:00pm
    • In the morning, students may either eat breakfast in the cafeteria or report to the gym. After this week, the library will be open in the mornings for students from 800am-820am. Students need to be in the cafeteria for breakfast or the library by 8:10am. Late buses are an exception. Breakfast, the library, and gyms are at a Level Zero.
    • All students will need to have a book with them to read. The expectation for the mornings no matter where you go is for students to be reading.


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    Capturing Kids' Hearts

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    Theme for March-Courage ("Step Up")

    What is Courage?

    Courage is the ability and strength to face something that may be difficult or challenging. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather perseverance in the presence of fear and the willingness to stand up for what is right or try something new even though it may be uncomfortable or uncertain.

    Why focus on Courage?

    • Courage encourages engagement. Courage helps students raise their hand, participate, try new things, and voice their opinions.
    • Courage builds self-confidence. Courage is the choice to act. By doing something, students increase their belief in themselves and their ability to do difficult or challenging things.
    • Courage can help reframe a negative. When something does not go as planned or a student gets upset about a mistake or failure, courage can help reframe the event in a positive light.

    Courage in Action:

    • Provide leadership opportunities. Students can learn and demonstrate leadership by teaching and mentoring others, classroom roles and responsibilities, or community outreach.
    • Encourage discussion and debate. Foster curiosity and empower students to formulate ideas and engage in respectful discourse and conversations.
    • Celebrate failures. Create opportunities to reduce fear of failure and celebrate when students try something new, even if they are not successful the first time.

    Student Nutrition

    Please be aware that meals in your school cafeteria are not automatically free this year. You must pay for the meals or qualify for free/reduced meal benefits. Student meal pricing, free/reduced meal application, & online payment system are available here: Students may also bring cash/check to school to pay for meals.

    Please submit all questions rearding student nutrition to


    To report an absence, please email or PEIMS clerk at

    Campus Reading Initiative

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    Access "Find my Bus" by clicking the picture.

    Parents may now deliver food to their students

    You may now deliver food to your child; however, we are not allowing Door Dash, Uber Eats etc. Parent may eat lunch with their child.
    Click here for MISD Community Resources Available

    Resources available to MISD Families

    How to Stay in the Know

    • Icenhower' Campus Remind:

      Last Names A-I: Text code @4ac4hb4 to 81010

      Last Names J-P: Text code @66hk29 to 81010

      Last Names Q-Z: Text code @936bc9 to 81010

    • Follow Icenhower Intermediate on Twitter @huskyproud
    • Like Icenhower Intermediate on Facebook @huskyproud
    • Like Icenhower PTA on Facebook @icenhowerpta
    • Visit our website at
    • Weekly Newsletter
    • Skyward Email Blasts
    • Communication from the teachers
    • Messages in Canvas for each subject
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