May 13, 2015 - Vol. 12, No. 7   

It's almost summer time! Get filled in on the classes, testing, and programs that will be available in our summer session (including adult education courses). Also, the School Board named a new acting superintendent while Dr. Jim Vaszauskas is on medical leave. Plus, we have the district Teacher of the Year winners! Read all about it in this edition of The Messenger.

May 19: Called Board Meeting / Canvas Election Work Session »
* May 20: CHOPPED: High School Culinary Competition »
* May 21: Alternative Certification Forum »
* May 21: Senior Tour 2015 »
* May 25: Memorial Day (school-wide holiday) 
* May 26: Regular Board Meeting
* June 5: Last Day of School
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Registration for Summer Session 2015 Now Open
Mansfield ISD will offer summer school classes, testing, and programs for grades pre-k through high school.

Registration runs through Thursday, May 14, and late registration will only be offered to grades 5-12.

View full details about everything that is being offered »
Sign Up for New Summer Adult Education Courses
The Mansfield ISD Adult Education Program promotes lifelong learning by providing access to classes that will enrich your life.

In the summer, five courses will be held that cover topics like grilling, baking, and using an iPad. Registration is now open, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

View complete course and registration details »
School Board Names Acting Superintendent

The Mansfield ISD School Board named Dr. Mark Jackson to serve as acting superintendent while Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas is on medical leave.

Dr. Jackson (pictured) has approximately 30 years of extensive experience in educational leadership roles.

Read more about Dr. Mark Jackson »
Farewell Reception for Nine-Year Board Trustee

To honor the nine years of dedication Terry Moore has given to Mansfield ISD by serving as a School Board trustee, the community is invited to his farewell reception.

Moore has served on the Board since 2006 and decided not to run for re-election.

His reception will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063.
Congratulations to the 2015 Teachers of the Year
The 2015 Mansfield ISD Teachers of the Year have been named!

Congratulations to Ana Muñoz from D.P. Morris Elementary School (Elementary Teacher of the Year) and Chrissy Boydstun from Mansfield High School (Secondary Teacher of the Year).

View a complete list of all campus winners »
Put It Down, Save a Life
Distracted driving and drunk driving are among the leading causes of deaths for teenagers in the U.S. Because of this, the entire Mansfield ISD community recently came together to spread one message--put it down, save a life.

The two-day event challenged juniors and seniors to think about the consequences of driving while distracted or impaired.

More about the 'Put It Down, Save a Life' »
All Aboard for Senior Tour 2015!
Attention MISD friends and family members ages 55 and older: you're invited to the fourth annual Mansfield ISD Senior Tour to learn about some of the fantastic programs and initiatives taking place in your neighborhood schools.

The walking tour is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited, so register today! »
Campus Connection
See what's going on at our campuses
  • Mansfield ISD is proud to announce the hiring of its newest principals: Jenny Roberson (Judy Miller Elementary), Tiffanie King (Erma Nash Elementary), Tracy Johnson (J.L. Boren Elementary), and Jennifer Powers (Brooks Wester Middle). Read more about these principals »
  • Evander Holyfield, the five-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, made a visit to Mansfield ISD to give some inspiration to students at the Alternative Education Center (AEC). More about his knock-out message »
  • Cadets from each of MISD's high school JROTC units gathered at Newsom Stadium to take part in the district's first annual pass in review. A recap of the night filled with military traditions »
  • Almost two dozen Mansfield ISD seventh grade students have been recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their high scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. View a full list of names »
  • A Ben Barber Career Tech Academy teacher gained fame by telling stories of his home through the lens of an iPhone.  More about the Instagram sensation »
  • The newspaper and yearbook staff members from Legacy High School and Timberview High School took home several awards and recognitions from UIL's 2015 Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC). Altogether, they received more than 50 individual and team awards. More about the winners » 
  • Legacy High School senior Jake Weith placed second in personal financial literacy at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) international competition. That's second in the world! Mansfield High School senior Grant Williams placed in the top 20 in finance.
  • A group of Ben Barber Career Tech Academy students in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) organization can proudly say they are among the top technological young minds in the nation. Details about how they excelled at the national competition »

  • Famed author, actress, and comedienne Fannie Flagg made a stop at the Mansfield High School library to inspire students in English and writing classes. Read more about what she overcame to become a writer »
  • At the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards, Mansfield High School won in the Best Choreography, Best Orchestra, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories. Congrats to the whole crew!
  • Three choir students from Summit High School can now call themselves Texas Music Scholars. The award is given to high school students who have displayed outstanding qualities in academics, music, and citizenship in their school and community during the 2014-15 school year.  More about these recipients »
  • Ready for the 333 Summer Reading Challenge? Janet Brockett Elementary School is, and they want the whole community to get involved! More about this reading initiative » 
  • Congrats to the robotics team at Worley Middle School! The students won eighth place at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) robotics state competition.
  • Anna May Daulton Elementary School dedicated its new outside classroom on April 28. The area will be a place where children can learn while enjoying the great outdoors.
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