Cougar Community Newsletter
February 7, 2022
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.
Dr. Toni Hicks
February - Looking Ahead
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
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. https://gogearonline.com/jarrell-gbbpl22
More game news to follow.
National School Counseling Week
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.
Fresh Food For All
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
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.
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