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We invite you to attend as we continue to provide opportunities for families to be involved in the learning process and academic success of our students.


Morning Jumpstart: Monday thru Friday 7:00-7:45 a.m.- ALL kindergarten through 5th grade students are welcome to attend, however, a brief enrollment form is required HERE

Afternoon: Monday thru Thursday, Virtual only. Please complete afternoon enrollment Form.

The ACE program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children. The program is designed to help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math. ACE also offers a broad array of enrichment activities such as MakerSpace, Project Based Learning, Growth Mindset, Team Building, and Recreation.


Research shows that when families are involved, students perform better in school and beyond! This year the ACE program has partnered with the McBay/Sims PTA to provide monthly family “Paw’ty Nights”, which include a variety of crafts and activities in conjunction with the monthly PTA meeting. 

Paw'ty Night Photos


Welcome to Mexia ISD ACE! We are excited to start another year of hands-on, innovative clubs to engage your students in learning. McBay and Sims campuses both have their own ACE Site Coordinator again this year!

A.B. McBay Elementary – Chelsea Collins,, (254) 562-4030 ext. 5029

R.Q. Sims Intermediate – Jami Archer,, (254) 562-4025 ext. 4630

In order to receive the most up to date information about the ACE program please sign-up for Remind today!! Simply text 1 MISD Virtual ACE, code is MISDACE to join. Once you register you will receive updates from the program and be able to contact the Site Coordinators directly.




Welcome! My name is Chelsea Collins and I work for Region 12 Education Service Center and serve Mexia ISD as the McBay Elementary ACE Site Coordinator. ACE is an afterschool and morning program designed to provide students something fun, educational, and engaging to do during critical hours in communities that need it most. This is my second year in this position and my third year in education. I’m excited about the 2020-2021 school year!

I graduated from Mexia High School in 2013 and furthered my education at Sam Houston State University. After graduating SHSU in May 2017, with a Public Health degree, I took a year off to reflect on my passion, which later reflected education. In 2018, I taught 7th grade in Arlington, TX, and it was an advantageous experience. July 2019, I decided to return to Mexia and I accepted the job as the McBay ACE Site Coordinator. There is nothing like the sense of community Mexia has to offer, and I missed that during my time away. I love being able to see family, friends, and previous teachers every day. I look forward to an amazing school year. 

Photo of Jami Archer

My name is Jami Archer. I am employed by ESC Region 12 as the ACE Site Coordinator for R.Q. Sims Intermediate, Mexia ISD. As such, I oversee the program at Sims Intermediate School. I can be reached by phone at (254) 562-4025 ext. 4630, or by email at My office hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, and 10:00 until 2:00 on Fridays.

A little information about myself: I am a 1999 graduate of Mexia High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M-Commerce in May of 2009. I have one son, Bryce, who is a 2017 graduate of Mexia High School, and a 3 year old daughter, Rhyan.

Prior to becoming the ACE Site Coordinator in 2014, I was employed by Mexia ISD as a 1st grade teacher for 5 years. I am honored to have the opportunity to provide the ACE program for the 3rd thru 5th grade students of Mexia ISD. I want to work with you to make this the best year for your child!


Ollie by Sphero


Google BeeBots to find tons of lesson ideas for your classroom! YouTube is also a great resources for lesson ideas!

Appropriate for Grades PK-2



Great STEAM Resource!
Bloxels Lesson Plans
Appropriate for Grades 4+


Little Bits

Great STEAM Resource! Google search LittleBits in the Classroom for some great project ideas.
Little Bits for Education
Appropriate for Grades 4+


Osmo & iPads

Osmo in the classroom

Appropriate for Grades PK-6


MakerSpace PopUp Cart

Great STEAM resource brought directly to your classroom! We have several resources for MakerSpace activities for any curriculum.

Appropriate for Grades PK-12


Playdoh Touch

Great STEAM Resource.
Open a can of imagination

Appropriate for Grades PK-3