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Marble Falls ISD donating buses, supplies to South Texas district hit by Hurricane Harvey

Marble Falls ISD donating buses, supplies to South Texas district hit by Hurricane Harvey

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls Independent School District buses originally slated for auction are now headed for a South Texas school district hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. (more…)

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MFISD bonfire canceled due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Wet weather and muddy conditions forced Marble Falls Independent School District officials to cancel the homecoming bonfire that was set for Thursday, Sept. 28. (more…)

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The 2017 Marble Falls High School homecoming court includes Macy Dyer (front row, left), Payton Clough, Sarah Cauble, Madison Fields, Evo Bernabe; Aubree Adams (back row, left), Latham Nakleh, Keegan Deering, Grant Fletcher, and Alec Oberle. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls homecoming is a reunion that spans generations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Seeing old friends is what makes homecoming weekend special for alumni. With that in mind — and to provide former students an opportunity to help the next graduating class — the Marble Falls High School Ex-Students Association is hosting its annual cookie and coffee social and luncheon at […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen and Phoenix Center founder and Executive Director Sarah Garrett. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center, Marble Falls ISD expand partnership through mental health care services

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS – Phoenix Center and the Marble Falls Independent School District are partnering to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma. The two will do this through implementing and expanding school-based programs and initiatives. The partnership, which started in the fall of 2015, reflects nationwide efforts for schools to […]

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Pam Parkman, the new director of the Marble Falls Education Foundation. Courtesy photo

New MFISD Education Foundation director enhancing link between schools, community

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With a strong background in fundraising for nonprofits, including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and a senior adult continuing care community, Pam Parkman is a natural fit for the role of Marble Falls Education Foundation executive director. (more…)

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Bay City Independent School District Superintendent Marshall Scott III visits with students as they get ready for classes. Bay City ISD, located in the Houston area, had to close campuses for several days after Hurricane Harvey. The storm also caused many families to flee their homes. As they return, they could find damaged — even destroyed — houses. The Marble Falls High School National Honor Society and student council has ‘adopted’ the Bay City ISD families and are collecting donations for those affected by the storm. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls students ‘adopt’ Bay City families affected by hurricane

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — People are often quick to stereotype teens as self-centered and uncaring, but Marble Falls High School students are demonstrating that’s the exception, not the rule. (more…)

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MFISD honoring ‘three legs’ of U.S.: veterans, first responders, and teachers

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen sees the United States basically held up on three strong legs, but they all have to be there for the Republic to stand firm. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As families fled Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in late August, those with school-aged children faced an additional problem: getting them back in class. Highland Lakes school districts are answering that need, but officials aren’t just concerned with academics. (more…)

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The Scearce Baseball Field at Marble Falls High School will get a new look as crews replace the dirt infield with grass. The project also calls for improving drainage across the field and installing a new sprinkler system to replace the original one from 1992. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

$300,000 in upgrades to Marble Falls’s Scearce Field to aid drainage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — After the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees recently approved spending up to $300,000 on improvements to the high school’s baseball field, crews went to work upgrading the drainage system, replacing dirt and top soil, and transforming the infield into all grass. (more…)

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2020-reading

MFISD’s 2020 initiative invites community to help kids learn to read

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Leslie Baty admitted she will still pick up a book that’s not required reading. The director of Elementary Education at Marble Falls Independent School District couldn’t stop smiling as she talked about why she enjoys reading. (more…)

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Zone Dubose, along with 100-plus other Marble Falls High School band members and Starlettes, works on her music and marching during a morning practice. The band drills outside from 8:30-11:30 a.m. followed by several hours after lunch inside for sectionals. Then, it’s back outside at about 6 p.m. for another couple of hours of marching practice. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls band marching to a heartbeat this year

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School band’s mantra is “do it for the seniors.” Drum major Jalashawn Ford believes another group of people deserves credit for all the hard work members put in. “I also think it’s ‘do it for the directors’ because their whole lives are dedicated to the […]

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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]

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Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — While the state of Texas only funds a half-day of pre-kindergarten, Marble Falls Independent School District officials believe the program is so important that the district is throwing in additional money to make it a full-day program. For qualifying families, there is no charge for the program. (more…)

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Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District students have a little more time before they head back to class Monday, Aug. 28, but there are a few things parents and students need to do before that first day, so don’t procrastinate. (more…)

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Four Marble Falls High School students earned their FFA Lone Star Degrees during the state convention July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. To be eligible for the honor, students must have met a number of qualifications. Students are (clockwise from top left) Amber Fearn, Madeline Holder, Benjamin Sconci, and Holly Atkinson. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls FFA students, educator earn Lone Star Degrees

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — Despite it being the middle of summer, four Marble Falls High School students and one Marble Falls Independent School District faculty member earned their “degrees” during the Texas FFA 89th State Convention in Corpus Christi on July 10-14. (more…)

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H-E-B employees will begin temporarily parking on a newly constructed lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property at the intersection of Pony Circle and Bluebonnet Drive until the new grocery store is completed in the summer of 2018. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls ISD cuts deal with H-E-B for temporary employee parking

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews are clearing the way for a lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property as part of an agreement between the school district and H-E-B for temporary employee parking while the new store is being built. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Jeff Gasaway (left) accepts a $14,330.79 check from Walker Trudeau of Edwards Risk Management. The check was a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD’s risk management program a safety success

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A successful risk management program earned Marble Falls Independent School District a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program board of directors for the 10th year in a row. (more…)

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MFISD hires new high school trainer, middle school coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Two coaching hires have been approved by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees. They are Marble Falls High School athletics trainer Brittney Mitchell, who replaces Heather Melanson, and Marble Falls Middle School coach Jennifer Johnson, who replaces the retiring Craig Orton. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School interim principal on April 26 inadvertently released the private information of about 50 senior students in an email to all seniors. School officials say the privacy issue has been fixed. File photo

Marble Falls student IDs, passwords ‘inadvertently’ released in email

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district officials said they restored student privacy immediately after dozens of passwords and student identification numbers were “inadvertently” released by a high school administrator. (more…)

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Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School performers Madisyn Caraway (left), Christine Ashbaugh, Rachel Coursey, Gigi Goff, Katie Mintz, and Emily Gunlock received a special award for combining to play the lead role in “Alice!” in San Antonio last Saturday. The one-act play fished first in the area and now moves on to the regional competition. Photo by Raymond V. Whelan 

Marble Falls theater students move on to regionals with one-act play

RAYMOND V. WHELAN • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SAN ANTONIO — “Callooh! Callay!” as Lewis Carroll penned in his acclaimed novel, “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.” (more…)

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Marble Falls Project Graduation seeks funds for safe celebration

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though graduation is still a little more than two months away, organizers of the 2017 Marble Falls High School Project Graduation are facing crunch time to pull off the alcohol- and drug-free post commencement celebration. “The community really needs to reach out and support this project,” said Gayln […]

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The Marble Falls High School theater program earned first place March 22 in the University Interscholastic League one-act play district competition. The win sends them to the area contest April 1 at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio. The MFHS program is performing ‘Alice!’ for the contest season. On March 29, the students will perform the one-act play in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages, and tickets are $5 at the door. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School’s one-act play ‘Alice!’ advances to area

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School theater arts program won first place with its one-act play “Alice!” on March 22 during district competition. The students advance to the area contest on Saturday, April 1, at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Rick Edwards, president of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, submitted his resignation to the full board during the regular March 21 meeting. Edwards stepped down because of family reasons, MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition staff recently earned a perfect score for the second time this year during a recent state inspection of all seven MFISD campus cafeterias. Inspectors put each cafeteria through a 47-point check. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD cafeterias receive perfect grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school cafeterias nailed perfect scores in both state inspections conducted this academic year. “I cannot say enough good things about my child nutrition staff,” said Mary Davidson, the Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition director. “It’s all or nothing, and anything short of 100 just doesn’t […]

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MFISD invites parents, community to give input in principal search

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Parents and community members can have a say in what they’re looking for in a new Marble Falls High School principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board and superintendent outlined the process and timeline for identifying and hiring a new principal during the regular Jan. 16 board meeting. […]

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