Good evening Blackcats, Tonight the Mexia ISD Board of Trustees voted to increase the District contribution for employee health insurance from $275/month to $400/month for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. This is a HUGE statement of their support for our employees! Mexia ISD is a fantastic place to work and tonight the Board made a bold statement of their commitment to our staff! They are considering additional employee benefits as the budget will allow, so more good news may be coming in the the next few weeks. It’s a great day to be a Blackcat! And be sure to thank your board members the next time you see them!
Good afternoon Blackcats, In observation of Emancipation Day, Mexia ISD will be closed tomorrow, June 20, 2022. Summer school classes will resume at normal time on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The board meeting scheduled for tomorrow night will be rescheduled to June 27, 2022. Stay safe!
Mr. Appleton attends safety meeting with state and national leaders. 'https://www.fox44news.com/news/local-news/local/local-leaders-discuss-school-safety/
Mr. Shane Holcomb joins Mexia ISD as the new Mexia Junior High School Principal. Prior to coming to Mexia, Mr. Holcomb was in Corsicana ISD as the assistant principal at Collins Intermediate School. He has been an educator for 22 years, serving as a teacher, coach and administrator. Mr. Holcomb earned his undergraduate degree in physical education from the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and he earned his graduate degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Holcomb is looking forward to serving the staff, students, and community of Mexia for the upcoming school year.
Mexia ISD Summer Hours
Good morning Blackcats, Here are some reminders for graduation tonight. Stadium entry may take longer than normal due to safety measures, so arrive early. Gates open at 5:30 and everyone will pass thru a metal detector and is subject to search. No bags of any kind permitted such as purses, backpacks, gift bags, etc No knives of any kind No vapes / lighters / tobacco Graduation will begin at 8:00pm sharp Thank you for your cooperation as we are prioritizing everyone’s safety for tonight.
To all parents and guests: The kindergarten graduation will be at MHS gymnasium on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm. NO backpacks, bags, or purses will be allowed at the ceremony. Also parents, please bring your golden ticket with you that was sent home with your child. This will be needed when you pick up your child after the ceremony.
Mexia High School Graduation Information
REMINDER: Tuesday, May 24th is a full day of instruction. All campuses will dismiss at normal dismissal times.
May 17, 2022 4:45pm For Immediate Release The City of Mexia and Mexia ISD previously provided a joint release on an incident that occured at Mexia High School on May 16, 2022. In summary, at approximately 11:20am on May 16, 2022, Mexia ISD staff and law enforcement responded to reports of a “loud bang” in a restroom. The campus was placed on immediate lockdown, as well as all other MISD campuses. The actions and response by both MISD staff and the City of Mexia Police Department resulted in the safe, effective and immediate recovery of a weapon. A person of interest was identified and detained by law enforcement within minutes. Law enforcement continued to sweep the entire campus to verify that all occupants were safe and that there were no additional potential threats. No injuries were reported. MISD campuses conduct safety and security drills on a regular basis and law enforcement commended staff on the speed and effectiveness with which the campus accomplished lockdown. In the best interest of student safety, MISD conducted an early dismissal of all campuses under the direction of law enforcement. Multiple law enforcement agencies and other first responders collaborated and executed dismissal of students in the safest manner possible. While this process was slower than normal dismissal procedures, the efforts were conducted with deliberate intent, accounting for each student individually. Law enforcement agencies along with MISD staff conducted a comprehensive search of the building last night, followed by a canine unit. After repeating this process again today, as well as investigators examining the scene, law enforcement determined the campus is safe and has authorized the district to return to normal use and activities effective as of this afternoon, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The junior high band concert will be conducted this evening in the high school auditorium at 6:00pm as scheduled. Mexia ISD is proud of the patience exhibited by students and staff as these procedures were carried out. This was a challenging time for all involved. MISD staff made a diligent effort to meet all potential student needs during this time such as prioritizing special health needs and providing water to students waiting on buses. In the hours following this incident, campus administrators continued collaborating with Mexia PD to locate and make personal contact with parents of any students who had not been accounted for. Without exception, every single student was safe and accounted for. In conclusion: All students were safe and accounted for with no injuries MISD has increased security measures at all campuses MISD would like to express appreciation for the multiple law enforcement agencies who responded, including: Mexia Police Department, Mexia Fire/EMS Department, Limestone County Sheriff's Office, McLennan County Sheriff's Office, Freestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas DPS Troopers, Groesbeck Police Department, Wortham Police Department, Teague ISD Police Department, Fairfield ISD Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff will remain the top priority for Mexia ISD.
Mexia ISD is lucky to have the best teachers around! This week and everyday we hope you know how much MISD appreciates you!
Good afternoon Blackcats, Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Mexia ISD is reopening schools to allow outside guests. Covid numbers have been consistently low for a period of time now and we believe it is safe to once again welcome authorized visitors (parents, grandparents, etc.) back to our campuses. Please be sure to follow appropriate safety and sign-in procedures per campus requirements. State standardized (STAAR) testing will begin next week on various campuses for the next couple of weeks and visitors will not be allowed on those campuses on those particular days.
Join us for Fine Arts Night
No School Friday, April 15th & Monday April 18th. HAPPY EASTER!
2022-2023 Prekindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup!
Mexia ISD will be closed March 24-25, 2022 for the county show.
Welcome Back from Spring Break Blackcats!
This Friday, March 4th is a full day of instruction, all MISD campuses will be on their normal daily operating schedules.
MISD will be closed for Spring break Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th, students and staff will return on Monday, March 14th.
REMINDER: Mexia ISD will begin sending daily absence notifications this week by call and text. We want to make sure that you know when your student misses school. *As a reminder, please provide parent excuse and doctor notes as soon as your student returns to school to excuse these absences. *To update your telephone number or email address, please login to your Skyward Family Access account and click "My Account" at the top right of the screen or contact the school office. Thank you.