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Backpacks just like these will be handed out to more than 2,000 students of Marble Falls and Llano Independent School Districts during the annual Back to School Blasts. Llano’s event is Saturday, July 27, at Packsaddle Elementary School, 150 Pioneer Lane in Kingsland, while Marble Falls will host an event Saturday, August 3, at Marble Falls Middle School, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. File photo

Donations, volunteers needed for upcoming Back to School Blasts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Back to School Blast may be over two weeks away, but board members are hard at work preparing for the more than 2,000 backpacks that will be handed out to students at Marble Falls and Llano Independent School Districts. (more…)

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MFISD bus driver recognized with two awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District board members celebrated one of the district’s bus drivers with two honors during the regular trustees’ meeting March 20. Paula Smith earned the district’s Living the Vision Award as well as the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas Bus Driver of the Year. (more…)

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Marble Falls school trustees approve keeping same tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District stuck to its promise from last spring that if voters approved a $6.5 million bond package, it wouldn’t trigger a jump in the tax rate. On Aug. 28, the MFISD board of trustees approved a total ad valorem tax rate of $1.28 per […]

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Marble Falls ISD names ‘new’ middle school principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Middle School landed a new principal after a school board meeting March 24. “New,” however, is relative, considering the man named to the spot already has been serving in that capacity since January. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved hiring Brett Koch […]

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ACE program has right ingredients for academic enrichment

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BERTRAM — Buffy Jackson didn’t hesitate when she gave the Bertram Elementary School student the knife. She just handed it to over and then gave the youth an apple with simple instructions. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD seeks community, parent input on school calendar for 2014-2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Whether you have a child in the Marble Falls school district or not, officials hope you’ll take a look at two choices for the 2014-2015 school calendar and share your input. “Last year, parents voiced their concerns about the calendar after it had already been adopted,” said Bruce Peckover, […]

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Marble Falls ISD board again puts for $6.5M bond on ballot

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Despite an earlier defeat of the same bond package in November, the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees is putting it to the voters one more time in May. “The school board felt it was something important for the kids,” said MFISD Superintendent Rob O’Connor. […]

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Marble Falls ISD holding academic performance public hearing Feb. 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district parents and community members can get a look at the latest state academic performance report during a Feb. 17 public hearing. Marble Falls Independent School District officials are holding the Texas Academic Performance Reports Public Hearing at 6 p.m. during the regular board meeting in […]

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Marble Falls ISD applauds retiring assistant to superintendent after 28 years

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Sylvia Weed retired in December after 28 years as the assistant to the superintendent at Marble Falls Independent School District, she probably held the record for the person who attended the most board meetings in the district. After all, she worked for 10 different superintendents and […]

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Audrey Beltran, a third-grade teacher at Spicewood Elementary School, prepares a lesson for her students. Marble Falls Independent School District credits educators across the district with helping campuses achieve a number of 'distinctions' and academic successes in the past two years. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD rises to top of the class with state ratings

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For teacher Audrey Beltran, educating students involves more than analyzing data or preparing for tests. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District 18+ Transition Program coordinator Jennifer Virdell (left) and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Colleen Struss work together in the transition house's garden Sept. 10. Transition house and Falls Career High School students joined forces to work in the garden that benefits the program's students. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Life skills grow alongside Marble Falls ISD’s transition house garden

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Some students picked and pruned the overgrown tomato plants. Others carried bags of dark, rich soil to the gated garden. But what they all did was learn valuable lessons. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet students tap into after-school enrichment with dash of homework

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — Where else can students go to school and find themselves reveling in the world of Wii but at Highland Lakes Elementary School? It depends on the Afterschool Centers on Education site director and what he or she has up his or her sleeve. The ACE program is […]

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Marble Falls ISD adopts budget with no tax-rate increase

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees adopted a 2013-2014 budget during a Aug. 26 meeting that requires no tax-rate increase. The board approved a tax rate of $1.28 per $100 valuation with $1.0533 going to maintenance and operation and the remaining $0.2267 going to […]

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Drivers in the Highland Lakes should be prepared for increased traffic and children near roadways and bus stops as students head back to school Aug. 26 and 27. Stock photo

Drivers keep an eye out as Highland Lakes students start school Aug. 26 and 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After a couple months of summer vacation, area students get back to class Aug. 26 and 27, so drivers should be aware of and prepared for more traffic. Students in Marble Falls and Llano independent school districts start school Aug. 26, while Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students return […]

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As students get ready for class, here are some important dates to keep in mind

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The first day of school is only a couple of weeks away. But it’s only one day that parents and students should keep in mind before classes start. Several campuses hold events before the first day of class to help parents and students including Meet the Teacher days and “fish […]

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MFISD Breakfast-Buddies

Marble Falls ISD holds Breakfast Buddies event for teachers

David Plante of Bluebonnet Cafe (left) and Brittany Alaniz, a new math and science teacher at Marble Falls Elementary School, were among the attendees at the Marble Falls Independent School District annual Teacher Breakfast Buddies event Aug. 13 at the high school cafeteria. For questions about MFISD, go to www.mfisd.txed.net or call (830) 693-4357. Staff […]

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Marble Falls school district holding online registration for returning students starting Aug. 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Parents of returning students can get a jump on the new school year with online registration for Marble Falls Independent School District. MFISD officials announced online registration begins Aug. 1 for returning students only. The process can be completed at the district’s new website, www.mfisd.txed.net. Officials said since the […]

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Marble Falls, Burnet students make improvements in state standardized testing

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Progress with a dash of caution was how school officials described the recent preliminary Texas standardized testing results. “We are encouraged by some of the gains we made,” said Shelley Reavis, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District director of elementary curriculum. “We’re certainly not where we need to […]

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Marble Falls school leaders looking at bonds for upgrading CTE and technology

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The summer break just started, but Marble Falls Independent School District officials are already planning for Nov. 5. That date stands out because it is the next time MFISD leaders could set a bond election for improvements to the district’s Career and Technology Education program and general technology. […]

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Special Olympians from Marble Falls school district competing at state meet in Arlington

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For 12 Marble Falls Independent School District athletes, their journey to Arlington for a state competition is more than just a drive up Interstate 35. (more…)

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