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.
February 23, 2022 4:30 p.m. Blackcat family, Due to potential inclement weather conditions and weather forecasts that continue to change, out of an abundance of caution, Mexia ISD will have a 2-hour delayed start tomorrow, Thursday, February 24, 2022. Buses will run exactly two hours later than normal. District staff will reevaluate road conditions early tomorrow morning. If conditions allow, we will continue with the delayed start. If conditions are deemed too dangerous and closure becomes necessary, that decision will be announced no later than 6:00 a.m. Stay safe and warm.
The MISD Board of Trustees approved to amend the 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar to change the early dismissal days on March 4, 2022 and May 24, 2022 to become full days of instruction. This will ensure that MISD meets the minimum number of 75,600 instructional minutes as required by the Texas Education Agency and receive full funding. Please see the attached calendar for details.
Blackcat Family, We have been informed our district phone lines are down because there was a major cut to the line. Technicians are currently working on the issue and said they will contact us with more updates when they are available. Please send an email to your child's school principal if communication is needed before our phone lines are back up. A.B. McBay - email@example.com Sims Intermediate - firstname.lastname@example.org Mexia Junior High - email@example.com Mexia High School - firstname.lastname@example.org DC Campus - email@example.com
February 3, 2022 11:00am Blackcat family, Mexia ISD will be closed Friday, February 4, 2022 due to hazardous driving conditions caused by winter weather. Classes will resume on Monday, February 7, 2022 at regular time. Varsity basketball games are currently scheduled at home this Saturday beginning at 1:00pm. Depending on road conditions, start time may be delayed if necessary. The JV soccer game originally scheduled for 9am Saturday is being rescheduled to a later date. Stay safe and warm.
February 2, 2022 1:15pm Blackcat family, Due to anticipated winter weather making roads unsafe for travel, Mexia ISD will be closed Thursday, February 3, 2022. The district will reevaluate the situation tomorrow and make a decision for Friday no later than 4:00pm tomorrow. This closure includes all extracurricular and athletic activities. Unfortunately, student meals will not be available during this closure. Stay safe and warm.
Blackcat Family, Following ongoing guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prioritize in-person instruction, we returned to school today following a temporary closure to try to break the covid cycle we were experiencing. Unfortunately, the number of staff and students who are dealing with covid continued to heavily impact attendance today. In consultation with our local office of Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the numbers we saw today were unexpected and alarming following this closure. The most current updates posted on the CDC website state that “the science is evolving, particularly for the Omicron variant...” Considering the CDC’s framework concerning the incubation period, as well as isolation/quarantine timeframes for Omicron, all factors indicate that a 7-day closure is necessary now, given our exceptionally high number of cases. Taking all this information into account, Mexia ISD will close tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 thru next Tuesday, January 25, 2022. This includes all extracurricular and athletic activities. We plan to resume all classes and activities on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Tomorrow MISD staff will conduct a comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting of all campuses and buses. *** Student Meals will be made available each weekday during this closure for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Pickup between 10AM-1PM at Sims Intermediate main entrance via curbside. Meals may be picked up for multiple MISD enrolled students. Students do not need to be present for pick-up of meals. ***MISD nurses will be available to administer covid tests for MISD students and staff during the district closure weekdays 10AM-2PM at RQ Sims main entrance. Please remain in your vehicle, the nurse will come outside test you.
Blackcats, We have been monitoring our covid situation closely and unfortunately the number of positive cases continue to rise and attendance is declining. In an effort to break the cycle of spreading the virus, Mexia ISD will close this Thursday and Friday, January 13-14, 2022. This includes all extracurricular and athletic activities. Monday is a scheduled holiday for staff and students. We will resume all classes and activities on Tuesday, January 18th. Buses will run at regular time this afternoon. Tomorrow MISD staff will conduct a comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting of all campuses and buses. Student meals will be made available Thursday and Friday for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Pickup is from 10AM-1PM at Sims Intermediate & JH campuses main entrances via curbside. Meals may be picked up for multiple MISD enrolled students. Students do not need to be present for pick up of meals.