As you may know, the district’s ninth elementary, Audubon Elementary, is currently under construction and scheduled to open in August 2024. The last time MISD changed elementary boundaries was in 2005 with the opening of Ellisor Elementary.
With the growth in our area and new schools being built from the November 2022 Bond, now is the time to evaluate and determine a plan to adjust our elementary school attendance boundaries in preparation for opening Audubon Elementary at the start of the 2024-25 school year. MISD will start planning for intermediate school #3 and junior high #3 attendance boundaries this time next year.
The boundary process takes approximately one year leading up to the opening of a new school. This includes collecting parent input, evaluating enrollment projections, developing proposed boundaries, setting up registration systems for new student registration in the spring semester, and hiring and balancing staff.
The MISD board and administration believe in being responsible stewards of our taxpayer dollars. Many considerations are given during the boundary process, including maximizing the efficient and effective use of facilities to reduce overcrowding, balancing enrollment, providing high-quality instruction, and planning for future growth while being responsive to your input.
The following guiding principles have been developed to use to assist during the district’s boundary process:
Input from MISD parents,
Capacity of campuses and utilization of seat space,
Geographical proximity to neighborhoods and length of commute,
Current zoning of existing neighborhoods and communities,
Location of natural or other boundaries such as major roadways, railroad tracks, and creeks;
Limiting the impact on families,
Possible location of future schools,
Projected enrollment for campuses, and
Transportation patterns and safety issues related to transportation.
MISD believes in open and transparent communication. As part of the boundary process, we have developed a website and timeline for creating and approving our new elementary boundaries. MISD parents of secondary schools and community members can submit their input via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is the timeline:
Sept. 11 Elementary parents will receive an email with a specific link to respond to a survey. This survey aims to understand and identify parameters and key considerations from our elementary parents when adjusting boundaries.
Sept. 21 The survey closes, and MISD analyzes the data to develop proposed elementary boundaries.
Oct. 18 Parents receive an email with a link to the proposed boundaries. The goal is to receive elementary parent feedback and build a consensus for the proposed boundaries.
Nov. 1 The survey closes, and MISD analyzes the data and has a consensus for the proposed elementary boundaries.
Dec. 11 The proposed elementary boundary is presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.
As we work through this process, MISD will communicate with parents through phone, text, and email. It is important for you to engage in this process so MISD can use your input and develop a proposal while balancing the goals and considerations stated above.
We look forward to hearing from you and communicating with you during this process. Thank you for being our partner.
Magnolia ISD librarians hosted the fourth annual Magnolia Reads Jubilee on Friday, June 2 at the Magnolia Event Center. The summer reading kick-off program began in 2019 as a district grant through the Magnolia Education Foundation and has become a highly-anticipated event for students and families.
The Magnolia Education Foundation continues to be the event's title sponsor, donating $10,000 to purchase Scholastic books. The Jubilee brought hundreds of students who participated in carnival-style games to win free books. The event aims to encourage summer reading to improve reading skills and increase the desire to read.
Free for all Magnolia ISD elementary and intermediate students, the event also included characters such as Dog Man, a Chick-Fil-A cow, school mascots, and a book fair for students to select a free book. The Magnolia Fire Department provided an up-close view of a fire engine and free hot dogs were provided and cooked by Constable Chris Jones. Special thanks to H-E-B Magnolia stores and Gordon Food Service for their donations of water bottles and hot dog buns.
Each student was provided a draw-string backpack to hold their new books, thanks to sponsors Commissioner Charlie Riley, Dance Connections, Hometown Family Dentistry, and Premier Martial Arts.
We invite all of our current and future Pre-K students to our Pre-K Palooza to celebrate the Pre-K program and all of its benefits.
Incoming students and families can meet with district departments to learn more about opportunities, and programs available such as free and reduced meal applications, childcare and transportation.
All students and families will enjoy activities, games, Touch-A-Truck, free books, light refreshments, and so much more!
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The Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2023 - 2024 school calendar.
- A notable change is a fall break in October.
- The Monday and Tuesday of Election Day in November are staff development days.
- The last day of school is before Memorial Day weekend.
- This calendar adds five minutes to the school day and gives three days for bad weather. High school and junior high dismissal will be at 2:30, intermediate at 3:15, and elementary 3:45.
The afterschool Adventures Program will offer camps for the holidays (October, November, December, and March) for enrolled students ages Pre-K through 6 grade.
January is School Board Recognition Month and we are celebrating our trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district and our students.
The theme of this year's School Board Recognition Month is Forward, Together, which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, and parents on behalf of students.
"Recognizing the efforts of our volunteer school board is so important because of all the hard work our trustees put into making our district a success," said Dr. Todd Stephens, Superintendent.
Some of the recent items our Board has accomplished are:
- Passage of $228 million bond to address growth and safety and security upgrades
- Approve the lowest tax rate in over 20 years ($1.1472). The second lowest in Montgomery County.
- Savings of over $56 million through our bond defeasance plan.
- Commitment to $1.5 million to safety and security for Precinct 5 Constables at each campus
Board members serving are:
Chuck Adcox, President
Dr. Travis Moffatt, Vice President
Joe Duncan, Secretary
Sonja Ebel, Assistant Secretary
Jay Michals, Trustee
Gary Blizzard, Trustee
Dacia Owens, Trustee
You can learn more about our Board here.