January Board Briefs

Rebekah York exemplifies character traits that support the vision at Magnolia Sixth Grade. These traits are promptness, preparedness, politeness, positivity, and patience.

Rebekah has integrity; she never allows herself to take the easy way out. She constantly self-reflects while working to better herself and be a light for those around her. Rebekah is in pre-AP classes and maintains an “A” average. She was an office aid the first semester of the school year and has attention to detail. Rebekah’s favorite academic class is English Language Arts. This might be because her favorite pastime is reading.

If Rebekah is not reading, she is spending time with her horse, Cash. She finds spending time with her horse as an excellent way to relieve stress. Rebekah knows she wants to attend Texas A&M after high school graduation, and she is interested in, perhaps, becoming a veterinarian.

Ava Violette is a fifth grade student at Magnolia Parkway Elementary School. She is an All A Honor Roll student and a member of the student council. Ava has participated in numerous school activities including Courage Kids, Twitter club, choir, UIL and Project: REACH. Ava recently won the fifth grade Science Fair with her project entitled “Rethink Your Drink.” Ava enjoys playing softball and has been active in the Magnolia Area Softball Association league for the past three years.

Community partner Davam Urgent Care honored both of the students of the month with a gift card for all of their hard work.

School Board Appreciation Month – Dr. Todd Stephens honored the school board for having a heart of service to lead our Magnolia community and for giving their talent to always make the best decisions for our kids.

Magnolia ISD Student Leadership Program students were recognized for participating in this top quality program led by Dr. Todd Stephens, and faculty sponsors Jeremy Day and Brittany Marrs. Prior to the board meeting, the students enjoyed dinner with the board members and learned about the perspective of local, elected officials and their roles. The goal of the program is to develop leaders and foster a passion for these young students to consider paths of service through elected positions or through service at the community level.

Coach Doty honored the Magnolia High School Varsity Bulldog Football team for District 20-5A Champions and also Bi-District and Area Finalists. Congratulations to Jacob Frazier as he was named one of the Top 10 finalist for Offensive Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Houston and to Michael Woods for being named Offensive Player of the Year.

2015 Bond Update – Magnolia Intermediate campus steel erection is completed and the second floor slab will be poured this week. Bear Branch Intermediate has two cranes ready for steel erection which will start next week. The construction crew for the Williams Elementary cafeteria expansion is staring on the brick and electrical work. The District Conference Center is expected to go out for Competitive Sealed Proposal in February or March 2017.

A-F Accountability System – Dr. Anita Hebert presented the new accountability system to the board. The board passed a resolution concerning the new accountability rating system for Texas public schools.