News and Announcements

Special Olympics and Navarro ISD

Navarro ISD is proud to announce that we will be participating in Special Olympic events this year! If your child is interested in completing, please contact.

Laura Stocking
Special Olympics Coordinator/Coach
830-372-1943
Laura.stocking@nisd.us

SOTX Mission
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
SOTX Vision
It is our vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world. We approach each endeavor with a single intent- to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met.
Athlete's Oath
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Welcome to a fresh new school year!

Dear Navarro ISD Parents and Community Members:

We have begun this year with 1814 students, as compared to 1743 when we closed in May. Our classrooms are full!

Looking at enrollment growth over the last several years, and considering the recommendations of the facilities committees, the Board has decided to ask the community to vote on a bond issue on November 3rd, which would fund several major projects. If approved, the $21 million bond would provide for:

A new Intermediate School (grades 4-6) to be built on 16 acres owned by the district next to the Elementary school;
Eight additional classrooms to be added to the Elementary School for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Special Needs;
Expansion and renovation of the High School Band Hall;
Renovation of two science labs at the Junior High, and the conversion of a computer lab to a third science lab; and
Demolition of the existing main Intermediate School building, to be replaced with parking.

We will be holding several informational meetings over the next few months so that you can make an informed decision when you vote. Dates will be posted on the website.

The district and all of our campuses Met Standard under the Texas accountability system. The High School earned one Distinction Designation, the Junior High earned one as well, and the Elementary School earned two. As we compare our district to others around the state, we are proud of our students’ academic performance. Our student body is diverse in terms of ethnicity and family income, but united by high expectations for achievement and citizenship.

I hope that you will explore our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Teachers post the Year at a Glance overview of the curriculum and their weekly lesson plans on their webpages; a full calendar of events is there, including the athletic and band schedules; and you will also find detailed academic and financial information. The district has earned the “Platinum” State Comptroller’s Leadership Circle designation for financial transparency, due to the thoroughness of our web postings. Parents are encouraged to keep up with their children’s grades through TxConnect, and they may sign up to receive important messages through K12 Alerts. You can even monitor what your child eats through Lunch Money Now, as well as paying online.

We are blessed to have tremendous support from parents and community members. We have an active School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) that always welcomes new members, and a Foundation that raises funds to provide for teacher grants for special activities, teaching materials, and equipment. Many parents participate in campus activities such as PTO, Project Graduation, and the Athletic, Band, and Ag. Booster Clubs. The Panther Posse sponsors an annual golf tournament that raises funds to support all of the athletic programs.

This is truly a community that values its schools and prizes high quality education for all of its students. I am proud to be part of it.

Dee Carter
Superintendent

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE

The Navarro ISD School Board will hold a public meeting at 6:30 pm, August 31, 2015 in Junior High Cafeteria, 6450 N State Hwy 123, Seguin, Texas 78155. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited.

Navarro ISD participated in the 2015 School Breakfast Week Local Products Challenge.

Navarro ISD participated in the 2015 School Breakfast Week Local Products Challenge.

Food Services Director Carlette Drabek and Food Services Adminstrative Assistant Gracie Lopez attended the 2015 Texas Association of School Nutrition Conference in Grapevine, TX recently. They received the Platinum Pear Award given by the Texas Department of Agriculture in recognition for incorporating a weekly average of three or more Texas products each day into breakfasts during School Breakfast Week.

2015-2016 Residency Policy - All Returning Students MUST Prove Residency

Navarro ISD has a strict residency policy, and a limited number of grandfathered tuition transfer students. The district is growing and we are close to outgrowing the Elementary and Intermediate schools. Many core classrooms at the secondary are larger than we would like. Therefore, the Board of Trustees voted to not accept any new transfer families for the 2015- 2016 school year. For this reason, and in order to protect our taxpayers, we are expanding our residency check to include all grade levels.

TEA shares free summer reading resource

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) encourage young Texans to continue reading throughout the summer. And to assist in that effort, TEA is sharing Find a Book, Texas, a free summer reading online resource.

Find a Book, Texas is an easy way to select books based on a child’s interests and reading level. A free search tool helps to build custom lists for readers at all ability levels and then locate the selections at local public libraries.

“Reading remains the one skill that can help combat the education summer slide for all students before the new school year,” said Commissioner Williams. “Through Find a Book, Texas, TEA joins with school districts, libraries and other organizations statewide providing resources that stress the importance of reading during the summer months.”

The Find a Book, Texas initiative is shared through MetaMetrics, an educational research organization that develops scientific measures of achievement. Find a Book, Texas utilizes the Lexile measure, which indicates the reading level of an individual or a book. By comparing a child’s Lexile measure with the Lexile measure of a book, a parent has a tool to help determine whether the text is too difficult, too easy or just right for a child’s reading ability.

MetaMetrics provides free online resources in reading and math for a number of states across the country. To learn more about Find a Book, Texas, visit the website at www.Lexile.com/fab/tx.

Erwin - Lee Football Field Memorial

Erwin - Lee Football Field Memorial

Erwin-Lee football stadium at Navarro High School is named in honor of Head Football Coach Ruel Erwin and Ag Teacher Norman Lee. A Go Fund Me Site gofundme.com/wmt8zF78 has been started to raise funds to honor their legacy. These two men died on August 11,1971 while helping the Navarro High School Panthers field their first football team. The fund will be use to pay for a monument in honor of these two men at the football field. Many in the community do not know the history of why the field is named after these men. For more information about the project visit the Erwin - Lee Football Field Memorial Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erwin-Lee-Football-Field-Memorial/866582730080465

Senior Parents - ImmTrac - Electronic Immunization Registry

ImmTrac is an electronic immunization registry that your child's vaccinations were reported to by their doctors as they grew up. In order to keep these records available electronically to your child as an adult they will need to fill out the adult consent form that was sent home through theit English class this week. Mail the form in between their 18th and 19th birthday or their record will be deleted from the system. Extra forms are available in the nurse’s office.

Congratulations to the Navarro ISD Teachers of the Year!

Navarro Elementary - 1st Grade Teacher - Charlene Wilfong
Navarro Intermediate - Special Education Teacher - Jennifer Mulvaney
Navarro Junior High - Art Teacher - Mollie Ryan
Navarro High School - 9th Grade English Teacher - Amber Williams

West Nile Information

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) urges people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness. Last year, Texas reported 1,868 human cases of West Nile illness, including 89 deaths.

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Upcoming Events

Girl Scouts of America/Elementary Gym
Date: 8/31/2015, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget and Tax Rate
Date: 8/31/2015, 6:30 PM
Location: Junior High Cafeteria
Junior Girl Scouts/Tuesdays Intermediate classroom
Date: 9/1/2015, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Volleyball F/JV/V vs Cedar Park 5;5;6
Date: 9/1/2015, 5 PM 8 PM
Daisy Scouts Meeting Elementary Classroom
Date: 9/2/2015, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Freshmen Football @ Yoakum 5:PM
Date: 9/3/2015