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Magnolia ISD 32nd Annual Livestock Show

Magnolia, Texas (September 1, 2016) – Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual Magnolia ISD Livestock Show on Friday and Saturday, September 23 – 24, 2016 at Magnolia High School Ag Barn on FM 1488.

Last year, $312,000 was raised and 258 animals were shown, thanks to the strong support of the Magnolia community. This is a significant increase compared to the previous year (2014) which they raised $282,000 and the students showed 167 animals. The hard work and dedication of the students, parents and teachers is what makes this event possible.
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Construction Update

On Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m., the fiber optic lines will be cut-over for the construction of the new Magnolia Intermediate School. All district phones, servers, HAC, TAC, eSchool, website and campus wireless access points will not be available. All services will be restored by Saturday, September 17 at 6 a.m.
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Director of Special Education President-Elect for GCASE

Magnolia, Texas (August 24, 2016) – Dr. Kendra Wiggins, Director of Special Education at Magnolia ISD, has been elected to be the Gulf Coast Administrators of Special Education (GCASE) President-Elect for 2016-2017 and will serve as the president for 2016-2017. GCASE is an organization for special education administrators throughout Region 4 and Region 6 that provides professional development, resources and scholarships to enhance the quality of services for students with disabilities.
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Local Media on the 2015-16 Media Honor Roll

Magnolia, Texas (August 23, 2016) – General Manager Christine Leggett of the Community Impact newspaper was named to the 2015-16 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), by Magnolia ISD. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications across the state were honored by their local school districts.
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Sam Bell Named Director of Human Resources

Magnolia, Texas (August 9, 2016) – Sam Bell has been named the Director of Human Resources for Magnolia ISD.

In this role, Bell will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department and act as a key liaison to campus administrators. Bell will work with campus administration to continue to provide an integrated, customer-focused culture within the district.
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Trustee Finalizes Leadership Training

Magnolia ISD trustee Gary Blizzard has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). During the fifth session, June 30-July 1, school board members in the2015–16 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following year-long research. Class participants selected topics related to public school boards facing change and selected narrowed research fields for in-depth study. Their research focused on topics that included strategies to deal with employee retention, understanding statewide accountability, successful early childhood education programs, focused community engagement, the role of the school board regarding advocacy, and statistical identification of real achievement gaps.
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Magnolia ISD Announces New Adventures Program for After School

Magnolia, Texas (June 23, 2016) –Magnolia ISD is excited to announce the Adventures Program, a new district initiative starting this school year. The goal of the Adventures Program is to incorporate out of school time with learning in a fun and adventurous environment led by instructors employed by the district. The program will start on August 22, which is the first day of the 2016-17 school year.
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STAAR Update

On Friday, June 10, districts were notified that the Texas Education Agency Commissioner has waived the testing requirements for promotion for grades 5 and 8 this year due to ongoing reporting issues with the testing vendor. The retesting session that was scheduled for June 21-22 has been cancelled. Parents and students affected will be notified by phone by their current campus regarding this change. Magnolia ISD will continue to put accelerated instruction plans in place to support the successful achievement of these students in the coming school year.
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