Longbranch Elementary teachers celebrated 100th day of school
The 84th Legislative Session recently passed House Bill 2610 that changes the current measure of required instruction from days to minutes. The change is to allow districts to add additional minutes of instruction in the event of lost school time due to health and safety reasons. One day of instruction is 420 minutes with school districts providing at least 75,600 minutes of instruction instead of 180 days. This change is shown on the MISD 2015-2016 school calendar. Click here for more information about HB2610.
In November 2015, Midlothian ISD will migrate from FirstClass to Google as its internal communication system for all district staff. Staff can use the Google help page to make the transition smoother.
Congratulations to the following teachers for receiving an Innovative Teaching Grant:
Grant Title: Symphony Pro 4 app for iPads
Campus: All elementary & Middle School
Writers: Amber Perez, Lindsay Bass, Adriane Brown, Justin Griffith, Kerry Newman, Nyadia Thorpe
Grades/Subjects: K thru 8; Music
Grant Title: Bridging Special Education Gaps with Chromebooks
Campus: Midlothian High School
Writers: Renvy Smith, Andrea Gonzalez
Grades/Subjects: 9 thru 12; Resource English & Content Mastery
Grant Title: Soaring to New Heights! - STEM in the Early Childhood Classroom
Campus: J.A. Vitovsky Elementary
Writers: Daelynn Copeland, Brenda White
Grades/Subjects: Pre-K & PPCD; STEM
Grant Title: Create a KINDERgarden
Campus: J.R. Irvin Elementary
Writers: Jennifer Leonard, Christine Dobbins, Rebekah Johnson
Grades/Subjects: Kindergarten; All Subjects
Dr. Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent of Schools, will host ten Coffee Talk sessions throughout the school year. This forum is for staff, parents and community members to visit with Dr. Ledbetter as he highlights successes and shares current and future plans of the district. There will also be time for attendees to ask questions and provide input. More
Entry forms are now available for Midlothian’s Got Talent and Art Show ( Download Flyer), presented by the Midlothian High School Choir Department. High school, middle school and elementary school students are encouraged to showcase their talent as singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, videographers, artists and more. Entry deadline is February 5, 2016. Auditions will be held February 8-12, 2016.
The Talent Show will be at 7 p.m. on February 26th for elementary students and February 27th for secondary students. Art entries will be showcased both nights. Special guest performance by Trevor Douglas American Idol XIV Top 12, MISD guest performances from MHS/MHHS football players, MHS Pantherettes, MHHS Belles, and Wildcat/Cub Dancers.
145 employees committed to donate over $14,300 to MEF. The Board of Directors and staff exends our sincere appreciation for your support, and we are committed to continue supporting our teachers and staff through Innovative Teaching Grants, college scholarships, academic recognition programs and more.
Thank you MISD for your generous donation and investment in education. We appreciate all that you do to make MISD great!
Thank you to the following sponsors who have kicked off our annual drive.
On November 3 Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment (Proposition One) that will increase the state mandated homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000 effective January 2016. Considering the additional $10,000 state exemption provided by Proposition One, this means that a local resident whose home is valued at $100,000 would save approximately $154 in taxes based on the MISD $1.54 tax rate. Midlothian ISD is also one of only a few districts in the state that offers an additional 10 percent optional local homestead exemption providing further savings to taxpayers. More
Midlothian ISD is in the early stages of developing a Strategic Plan to guide the District for the next three to five years.
The School Board and Superintendent have developed a Strategic Planning framework focused around six categories: Teaching and Learning, Human Resources, Funding and Finance, Facilities, Technology and Communications/Community Partnerships. More
The call for scholarship applications goes out in the spring each year. Employees who are chosen for the scholarships will be notified they've won at their MISD Staff Awards Ceremonies in late May or early June.
Applications & more information can be found on the MEF scholarship webpage.
Midlothian ISD employees can access their accounts, requisitions, PO’s, paychecks, and time off information through the Skyward Mobile Access app. The app saves the login and password for fast, easy access. The free app can be downloaded on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, and works with iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and Android mobile devices. If you need your login information, please contact Kim Melton.
The center is open to all district employees, and school-aged parents of the district. It is currently licensed by the state of Texas for 125 children, from 6 weeks of age to 5 years.
We observe the same calendar as the district. We pro-rate Summer Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Breaks (no charge for the times we are closed).
The daycare is located inside the Laura Jenkins Development Center, 315 East Ave. E, Midlothian, TX 76065, (972) 775-8955 with operating hours 7am to 4:30pm. For further details or to ask questions, please contact Daycare Director, Glenda Dooley.
All staff must complete the Compliance Training Courses listed below annually. Please note there may be changes through upcoming legislative sessions. Download the instructions and documentation form below, then follow instructions to complete the training.
In addition to the above, all new staff and MISD staff who have not yet completed the following training, must do so.
Print the certificates upon completion.