Cougar Community Newsletter

February 7, 2022

COVID -19 Dashboard

Updated statistics on positive cases in our school district.

A Message from Dr. Hicks

Hello Cougar Nation,

I hope you kept warm during last week's storm. Later this week, the forecast is in the low 70s and looking forward to getting some sunshine. What a difference a week makes! Reminds me of the popular Texas saying my mom would always say, “Don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” This meme has it pegged.

This week we have a lot to celebrate. First, for the 12th year in a row, the Lady Cougar Basketball team is in the playoffs. Congratulations to Coach Marlena Brown and the basketball team. It's a fantastic accomplishment and we are super proud of their hard work. Once we know game times and dates, we'll let you know. Below is more information about the Lady Cougars win and how to buy a playoff t-shirt.

In addition to celebrating the basketball team, this week is National School Counseling Week. Our school counselors are true rock stars who work tirelessly to support our students and staff. They guide our most precious gift; our children and we appreciate all they do for our school district, students, and community.

February is Black History month and we are proud of the work happening on our campuses to honor the people, past and present, who make contributions to shape our community and country. We look forward to showcasing this important campus work and what our students are learning throughout the month.

We also want to take a moment to recognize our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Throughout this month, we will celebrate the dedication of our CTE teachers who help prepare our students for college and career success. Stay tuned as we spotlight the various CTE programs offered in Jarrell ISD.

Cougar Proud,

Dr. Toni Hicks

February - Looking Ahead

February is Black History and CTE Month

February 7 -11- National School Counseling Week

February 16th - School Board Meeting at 5:30pm at 508. N. 5th Street in the Annex Building

February 18th - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday - No School)

February 19th - JHS Project Graduation (Details below)

February 21 - Presidents Day (Student/Staff Holiday - No School)

February 22 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday - No School)

Lady Cougars Basketball Team Head to Play-Offs

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The Lady Cougars have qualified for the basketball playoffs 12 years in a row!

Order your playoff shirt today! All orders must be placed online and should arrive by 2/10. The store closes tonight at 11:59 pm.

More game news to follow.

National School Counseling Week

February 7-11 is National School Counseling Week. When you see one of our school counselors remember to thank them for their hard work.
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New Assistant Principal at Jarrell High School

Welcome, Sterling Scott, to the Jarrell High School family.

Mr. Scott is the new Assistant Principal. Before joining JHS, Mr. Scott worked in Round Rock ISD as an assistant principal for 21 years. He graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. In addition, he earned a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University.

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Fresh Food For All

We had an incredible turnout at Saturday's farmer's market. People can get up to 25lbs of fresh produce for free. This Saturday was the launch, and it was a success. They helped serve 108 families and distributed more than 3,200lbs of food. The event is held the first Saturday of every month at the JISD Annex Parking Lot on N.5th Street.

Special thanks to the JISD staff who helped out at the event. Lori Smith, Evelyn DeJesus, and Allison Tillotson braved the cold temperatures to help serve the community. Their photos are below.

Jarrell ISD Job Fair

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We're Hiring!

Thursday, March 3rd, 5:45pm

1601 County Road 314

Jarrell, TX

We're hiring for all positions. Click on the this link to view our job openings.

ICYMI: Jarrell ISD Increased Pay Rates for Guest Teachers (Substitutes)

At the January 18th, school board meeting, the JISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to increase the pay rate for substitutes.

Here are the new rates:

Any position any length of time is $120.

A Certified Teacher/RN in Texas is $130.

Comparing our neighboring school districts, Jarrell ISD pays the most for a Texas Certified Teacher/RN.

Click here to apply.

Jarrell ISD Wants to Hear from You!

Our school district is strengthened by the support and feedback we receive from our parents and community members. If you have comments, questions, or concerns, we welcome and encourage you to contact us.

Jarrell ISD is proud to have teams of experts, including teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, and nurses, who are happy to listen, work with you, and seek solutions for your child.

Jarrell ISD Contact Information

Jarrell Elementary 512-746-2170

Igo Elementary 512-746-4805

Jarrell Middle School 512-746-4180

Jarrell High School 512-746-2188

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 2,800 students. Enrollment is projected to double in the next 10 years
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