The Merry Merchants of Downtown Mineola send a heartfelt congratulations to the Mineola High School Marching Band on their recent achievements at state competitions. The sound of the swarm will resonate on!
The first halftime performance of the Mineola Yellow Jacket Band under the direction of Chris Brannan was met with a standing ovation Friday night. It was an encouraging sign for the award-winning director that looks to show Mineola and the band members themselves that the Yellow Jacket Band is its own entity and a Yellow Jacket force in its own right.
The dress codes at the Mineola ISD schools have been altered this year. I’ve sifted through them to help you get an idea for district policies, and to let you know what’s specific to each campus. If you have any questions regarding a policy, I encourage you to call the campus in question for clarification.
A special session tonight, 8-5-2013, was held to discuss new bus lanes for the elementary and high schools and budgetary matters including employee pay raises for MISD employees. A 5-day poll is posted to this story.
One of the discussions at the last Mineola ISD board meeting was about the standardized test results for last year. Words like dismal and unacceptable were used by board members to describe some of the results. There were a few “bright spots,” as superintendent Dr. John Fuller put it, but the scores were disappointing when considered broadly.