Boys Basketball Thursday (1-21-21) JH A Team @ Blum 5:00pm JH B Team @ Aquilla 7:00pm Friday (1-22-21) Varsity TBA as of now JV @ Blum 5:00pm
Band Winter Concert Monday January 25th 7:00pm in the Jonesboro ISD Cafeteria. Participating Music students include 5th-12th grade students, these students will have a dress rehearsal Sunday the 24th in the cafeteria from 2pm - 4pm. Students are to arrive for the concert at 6:00pm in blue jeans and a black top. There will be opportunities to order band shirts if you missed out and buy some baked goods prepared by our students' families. Thank you, JISD families for your support of our new band program and I look forward to seeing everyone at the concert. Sincerely, Raymond Inman Director of Bands
Just a reminder that the end of the six weeks is Friday, Jan. 22nd. Please make sure you have been in contact with your teachers concerning your grades.
Basketball Schedule Tues - Bye Thur (1/21) JHB(B)/JHG/JHB(A) at home 5 PM Friday (1/22) VG/VB @ Gap 6 PM JV TBA
Just a reminder that the UIL Elementary and Junior High competition is on Tuesday, January 19th. All students will take their tests on campus. Each campus in our district will then send in their tests and results so students can still compete against each other. As soon as winners can be calculated we will announce the results.
Basketball Tomorrow 1/15/21: JV Boys will be headed to Granger to play at 5pm tomorrow. Varsity Girls & Boys will be at HOME vs Mount Calm starting at 6pm.
School is cancelled tomorrow, January 11th, due to the current weather conditions. Coaches will know more about the basketball games soon. We are trying to reschedule.
Changes have been made for tomorrow’s JH Boys! JH A Boys will still be playing in Gholson around 7pm after 2 JH Girls games. JH B Boys will be playing IN BLUM at 6:00pm.
We need one more sponsor for the youth 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team. If you are interested please contact me at Kendra.gustin@ jonesboroisd.net
As a reminder JISD will resume classes Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. Everyone have a wonderful New Years and enjoy the remainder of the break!
FFA and 4H students with animals please take notice of the weather later this week. Make sure all animals have access to shelter out of the weather. If you use heat lamps please secure them with zip ties or wire, provide extra bedding for pigs and double blanket lambs and goats, keep small animals out of the wind. Plan ahead and make sure everyone is warm.
Just a reminder the boys will have practice on Monday at 9AM. They will play Iredell on Tuesday around 11:30 AM after the JV Girls & Varsity Girls.
If you need tickets for the Boys JV & Varsity game on Monday in Moody please get ahold of Coach Simon via FB Messenger, Remind, or text. The boys should have tickets but if they happened to have forgotten them let Coach know. Thanks.
Early release tomorrow, December 18th. Busses will run run at noon. Have a great Christmas break!
JV BOYS WILL PLAY IN LOMETA TOMORROW STARTING AT 5PM. VARSITY BOYS WILL BE AT HOME & PLAY AFTER THE JV GIRLS & VARSITY GIRLS.
The JISD Cheerleaders are doing one final raffle for the year that would make an incredible Christmas gift this year! Brandi Saunders of New Image Salon in Gatesville has provided this incredible basket below with Purology & Redken products worth $240.00 that also includes a $120.00 highlight gift certificate. This is such a great basket and every little bit helps our cheerleaders. Tickets can be bought from any cheerleader or myself. Tickets are $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Thanks for supporting our students!
JH Basketball Update We picked up a game for the JH B Teams, they will be heading to Iredell tomorrow to play at 5PM. JH A Teams will play at Home vs Oglesby
NO JV GAME TODAY. ONLY 1 GAME TODAY VARSITY PLAYING @ HOME AT 6:00PM
Boys Basketball Update Varsity plays at HOME tomorrow vs Chilton starting at 6PM JV plays AWAY tomorrow vs Gordon starting at 5:30PM
Boys Basketball Game Tomorrow Place: Santa Anna Time: 12 PM Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/varsity-boys-basketball-santa-anna-vs-jonesboro-visitor-tickets-128760190195 Password: SAMBBP1 Address: 701 Bowie Street Santa Anna, TX 76878
Boys Basketball Announcement Tomorrow we will be playing in Blanket at 6pm. They are allowing 85 total for the visitors, no presale so just purchase at the door. Address: 901 Avenue H Blanket, TX 76432
Jonesboro Band want as many people to come to our concert as possible, and as many students to be present to represent their hard work and efforts. With this in mind, our concert will be postponed till after the Christmas break. Once we find the best date for the concert, we will update everyone. Thank you for your continued support and if you are interested in supporting us further, keep a lookout as our new band shirt order form will be coming soon. Again, thank you and God Bless!
There is no tutoring today after school. Unless you have an extracurricular practice we need all students to leave campus when the bell rings. Please call the school if you have any questions.
Attention youth basketball parents: All of the teams made for JISD. No student playing on a JISD team will need to attend the skills day. Coaches and teams will be contacted this week. Games will start Jan 23 and will run 5 Saturday’s in a row.
The JISD Cheerleaders are doing one final raffle for the year that would make an incredible Christmas gift this year! Brandi Saunders of New Image Salon in Gatesville has provided this incredible basket below with Purology & Redken products worth $240.00 that also includes a $120.00 highlight gift certificate. This is such a great basket and every little bit helps our cheerleaders. Tickets can be bought from any cheerleader or myself. Tickets are $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Thanks for supporting our students!
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring a little league basketball team please contact Kendra Gustin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have 3 teams qualify for the Tuffman Invitation Fishing Tournament in January. Caleb Christel/Layton Blanchard Costin Allison/Wade Foote Levi Smith/Willow Holland Alternates are: Braxton Dossey/Chase Janke Great job Eagles!
The Jonesboro ISD has amended the 2020-21 School Calendar and will be on Thanksgiving Break from Monday - Friday (11/23-11/27) next week. The originally adopted calendar only had us out for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday - Friday. Again, there will be NO SCHOOL Monday - Friday next week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! God bless you and Go Eagles!
CCYF Entry deadline is tomorrow. Complete your entries online through the fair website and pay online and you are done. If you need to pay in person by cash or check print a receipt and take it with you to the civic center tomorrow, Wed 11/18. www.coryellyouthfair.com
Instruction for youth basketball went home today with all 1st-6th grade students. Below is the link to the form that went home. Please contact the office if you have any questions. https://5il.co/n3r2
FFA Fundraiser for Christmas delivery: the absolute last day for me to turn in an order is tomorrow; Tuesday 11/17. If you need/want anything please email me a list at Beth.email@example.com. Thanks!!!
JUST A REMINDER!!! The JH Boys are playing IN HAMILTON today around 6:15-6:30. There will be a game at 5 before the boys play & the boys will follow that game! YOU MUST PURCHASE TICKETS TO GO TO THE GAME! Below is the link. https://hamilton-isd.ticketleap.com/jh-boys-bb-vs-frost/ JH Boys playing tonight: Mike Luke Layden Austin Ed Foote x2
Monday the JH Boys will be playing basketball in Hamilton. You must purchase a ticket on the link below to get into the game. I’ve notified the 7 boys that are going to the game, so speak with your son about if they are playing on Monday (@Hamilton) or Thursday (@ Walnut Springs). Hamilton & Frost are playing at 5pm & we will following so I would assume the game starts around 6:15-6:30 sometime. Attached is what the website looks like, if you have any problems please let me know. Thanks https://hamilton-isd.ticketleap.com/jh-boys-bb-vs-frost/
Reminder for Coryell Youth Fair entries: Go to www.coryellyouthfair.com and click on the blue box “enter here for 2021 Coryell Youth Fair.” If you pay online then you are finished. If you do not, you MUST print a copy of your entry receipt and take that receipt with a check or cash to entry night next Wed 11/18 to the civic center in Gatesville from 5:30-6:30PM.
JISD Band Community: Unfortunately the band will not be traveling to the playoff game this Friday, Nov. 13th. The students have all been notified and the situation explained to them. If you have any questions please contact the school.
Just a reminder that students are not to be dropped off at school before 7:30 am.
The winner of the tumbler raffle done by the Varsity and JH cheerleaders is Jennifer Beck! Thank you everyone who helped support these ladies with purchasing a ticket!
JH Boys Basketball We start the season this Thursday against Mt. Calm, we will play at HOME after the Girls. We will be getting GameDay shirts again. I’ve given the order form to the boys but I know some of them won’t bring it home so here is a copy. Also attached is the REMIND LINK which will keep you updated Basketball wise. HS Boys will get the same shirt but I won’t worry about them until football is over. If you have any question please feel free to get in touch with me.
Tickets for Fridays game can be purchased at the following website. ALL ticket sales will be online. There will be no cash sales at the gate. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, November 10th at 8 am. https://fredericksburgathletics.rankonesport.com/Website/Main/CustomPage?customPageId=7342
Fundraiser items will be here Wed 11/11 and can be picked up at the Ag Building from 8am-4:30pm. Pig validation is Monday, 11/6 from 5:30-7:30 at Gville Civic Center. Entry night for CCYF if you DO NOT pay online is Wed 11/18 from 5:30-6:30. If you are having trouble entering projects on the fair website contact Mrs. Gann.
The first round of football playoffs will be Friday Nov. 13 at 5 PM in Fredericksburg. Our opponent will be determined in tonights game between Nueces Canyon and Medina. We are still discussing travel plans for all student groups to accommodate the early game time.
CCYF entries are OPEN. Go to www.coryellyourhfair.com and click on the blue button to complete entries. Pay online and you do NOT have to go to entry night on 11/18. If you do not pay online then you must print a receipt and take payment to the civic center on 11/18. Please contact Gann if you have any questions.
FFA students that sold fundraiser meat/desserts: Items will be delivered at 7:30 AM on Wednesday 11/11. We will have everything in the Ag classroom. Please make arrangements to pick up items ON WEDNESDAY. You can come anytime during the school day after 7:45AM.
The girls basketball scrimmage for today, Nov 3rd, has been cancelled.
The JH girls basketball game, Thursday Nov. 5th, will have limited seating. The basketball girls will be able to purchase tickets first. Then we will open sales up to the public. Tickets must be purchased at Jonesboro prior to the game.
The varsity basketball girls scrimmage at home, Tuesday, November 3rd, at 5.
Seating is limited for Thursday’s JH A game in Evant. The football players will be allowed to purchase tickets first, then we will open them up to the public if there are any left. Tickets must be purchased at the front office in Jonesboro prior to the game. Purchasing prices are $3 for adults $2 for students. The JV and JHB games at home will run as they have all season.
Cross country ran in their district meet yesterday in Mount Calm. Sophomore Alissa Shumate finished 5th qualifying for regionals Nov 9th at TAMU Corpus Christi. Freshman Payten Manning finished 19th. The junior high girls completed as well. Kodi Suggs placed 1st, Madison Manning placed 3rd, Willow Holland placed 9th, and Peyton Williamson placed 11th. We are extremely proud of these girls. Yesterday’s race was a tough one due to the weather. The girls really showed toughness and grit running!!
There are 22 tickets left for Friday’s football game. These tickets will allow you to pay entry at the gate in Lometa. If you are interested in them, please contact Mr. Dossey.
Red Ribbon Week Themes Happy Red Ribbon Week! Themes for each day are as follows. Twin Day Tuesday- Support each other to be drug free! Camo Day Wednesday- Drugs can’t find me! PJ Day Thursday- Don’t be caught sleeping, day no to drugs! Freaky Friday (Halloween Costume)- Drugs are scary, don’t do them!
FFA/Jr FFA upcoming dates November 16 CCYF/Major Pig Validation @ Civic Center 5:30-7:30. If your pig needs a ride contact Mrs.Gann. November 18, CCYF Entry night @ Civic Center. If you pay online w a credit/debit card when completing fair entries you do not have to go. If you need to pay fair entries with a check or cash then you have to go.
Football fans: The bridge by the Hamilton golf course is out. Make sure you take another route to the Zephyr game tomorrow.
Cheerleading Fundraiser The JISD cheerleaders are raffling off this awesome Jonesboro Tumbler donated generously by Kasie McGinness. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Tickets can be bought from and Varsity or Junior High Cheerleader as well as with Mrs. Sellers. Once again thank you for supporting our kids!
November 3rd there will be voting booths for Hamilton County Precinct 4 during polling hours at the school.
FFA/Jr FFA members: Sunday, 10/18 is the annual goat roping fundraiser. We will have cow patty bingo, draw the winner for our heifer drawing, and rope goats. The flyer is attached with all of the entry information. We are requesting that all FFA/jr FFA members be present. Please bring a pre wrapped or pre packaged dessert as well. We will need help serving the BBQ lunch as well as clean up. The funds raised go back to our Jonesboro students so please be present. Thank you!
Competition was fierce today but Jonesboro had 2 fishing teams finish in the top 6 out of 64 teams. Costin Allison and Wade Foote tied 1st/2nd with a Clifton team. Receiving a trophy and scholarship check. 6th place was Caleb Christel and Layton Blanchard. They received rod and reel combo. Great job Eagles!!!
Alternative today is changed to Crispy Chicken Salad.
UPDATED MINI CHEER CAMP INFO! With no school Monday the dates are adjusting. Camp will now be Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 at 4:00 after school in the gym. Cost is $45.00 and includes a T-shirt. Order forms will go out today and need to be turned in no later than Monday so shirts can be done in time. Performance will be at halftime of next weeks home game against Evant. All proceeds go to the JISD Cheerleaders. Cash or checks are fine, please make checks out to JISD. Thank you as always for supporting our students!
Mini Eagle Cheer Camp Camp will be held next week on Monday 12 & Wednesday 14 at 4:00PM after school in the gym. Cost of camp is $45.00 and comes with a T-shirt. Students will preform at halftime at next weeks home game vs. Evant. Grades PK-5th are allowed to sign up. All Proceeds go to the JISD Cheerleaders. Sign up sheets will be handed out tomorrow and due back no later than Monday to make sure shirt order can be done in time for the game. Thanks for the continued support, go eagles!
PARENT MEETING Don’t forget that there will be a meeting about the 2022 GREECE TRIP tonight at 6:00pm in Mr. Sellers’ room. If you can’t make it but are interested in your kids going please get Mr. Sellers the following information: parents’ name, students’ name, parents’ email, and parents’ phone number TODAY!!!
If your child is currently doing distance learning and you want them to return to campus for the second six weeks, please contact the school. The second six weeks starts on Oct 13th and we have paperwork that needs to be filled out before the students return to campus.
FFA reminder: FFA meeting tomorrow 9/29 @ 6:30 in the cafeteria. FFA dues deadline 10/1 $20 per student. FFA shirt order form dues 10/16.
JONESBORO STUDENTS currently in grades 7-10. We are headed to GREECE in the summer of 2022! I’m really excited about this trip, and want to get as many students involved as possible. We will be having a parent meeting on Tuesday the 29th at 6:00pm in Mr. Sellers’ classroom. Anyone who is interested but cannot attend the meeting, please get Mr. Sellers your Name, E-mail, and Phone Number by the 29th. For now go check out the link about our trip below. It’s going to be a truly amazing trip!!! educationaltravel.com/sellers-4772. Please contact Kyle Sellers with any questions.
October 5th-8th the Civic Center will be hosting jury trials. Our Gatesville bus riders will need to use the entrance near the apartment complex to enter the ball fields. The main entrance by the Ag office will be closed. The City of Gatesville wanted everyone to be aware of the change in driving patterns and the extra traffic in the parking lots.
Parents Student football and cheer athletes will be coming home with picture order forms today. Varsity and JV football photos where finally able to be finished last Friday and Varsity Cheerleaders, JH Cheer and JH football will be taking theirs tomorrow. I will place orders next Thursday. Please turn in the order form with what you want circled and quantities if you want more than one with payment included. All proceeds go towards yearbook. Thanks again for supporting our kids!
JISD attended the 73rd Hico Livestock Show on Saturday and took the following placings: Bracy Foote:4th place Dorper Truett Foote: 3rd place Finewool Cross Pate Foote: 5th place Finewool Cross Hannah Gustin: 4th place Finewool Cross Kennah Piller: 2nd place Finewool and 1st place Finewool Cross. Kenny Warrick- Champion Finewool Cross, 3rd place Medium Wool and top 3 senior showmanship contest. Jacy Williams: Reserve Champion Dorper, 3rd place Dorper, and top 3 senior showmanship contest. Congrats to this fine bunch of Eagles!!!
FFA/Junior FFA: If your student needs to order meat rabbits for a pen or single fryer class I need to know how many and for what student by Friday 9/25. Tuesday, 9/29 is our first FFA meeting. Our meal, for students only, will be served at 6:30 with the meeting starting at 7. If your student is showing pigs at a spring major show please email me so that I may forward you the validation tag order form. They due date for orders and tag fee is due to the extension office by 9/30. Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 14th, and Tuesday, September 15th, students in grades 3-10 will be taking a practice math and reading benchmark test. These tests are to gauge their knowledge on their current year material and understanding. Please encourage your child to do their best on these tests and not get overwhelmed. While we do not expect anyone to understand all the material presented in the tests, we do expect students to work hard. With the knowledge gained from these tests we will be able to better direct their learning in the classroom.
Due to changes in the FDA regulations, beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, all meals will be free for all students. This will continue until December 31, 2020 or bearing changes to FDA regulations.
Football t-short orders are in. We are handing them out at school today. If you need to stop by and get your order you are welcome to do so.
Picture day is Thursday, September 17th. This will include class pictures and senior portraits.
Please email Mrs Gann if your student needs a Junior FFA Membership (3rd-6th grade) form. Include their grade, please. Beth.email@example.com
Football t-shirt order forms are due tomorrow, Friday, September 4th by the end of the school day. Thanks!
JV football plays their first home game this Thursday, August 27th, at 6pm. Varsity plays this Friday, August 28th, at Coolidge at 7:30pm.
As you plan for school lunches next week, please remember that the students will be eating in the classrooms. Microwaves will not be available to use for students bringing their lunches.
For the 20-21 school year, car rider pickup and drop off will remain the same. Students will be dropped off at the cafeteria. Please only drop students off at the cafeteria and not before 7:30 am. Once students are dropped off, they will go though the side door and have their temperature taken. They can then get their breakfast and head to first period class. The only exception to this will be our pre-k and k classes. Their teachers will meet them in the cafeteria where they will eat breakfast and then be escorted to their classroom. This link will explain this process with the school map and directions https://youtu.be/teJjazk164k If you have any questions please call the school.
JISD has installed hand sanitizer dispensers by most doors in the district. Students and staff will be asked to sanitize their hand upon entering the building and each classroom throughout the day. We will also have sanitizing wipes available for students to clean their desks off before and after use.
Parents: Please make sure you call the front office with all of your pick up and drop off changes for the 20-21 school year. Mrs. Suggs will be here to accommodate all of your schedule changes for this matter. Please call the school as early as you can for pick up changes. It is extremely difficult to get messages to teachers right at the end of the day. In the years past we’ve always used apps or texts to communicate with teachers. This year teachers have a lot going on and we do not want a message to be missed.
Don’t forget we need updated shot recorded for incoming kindergarten and 7th grade students.
Tuesday, August 25th, the Baptist church will be handing out school supplies from 5-8 pm. You will be able to drive by, collect your supplies and leave. JISD appreciates this service that the church provides each year. Our kids do not go without anything they need because of this community.
HS football scrimmage at Pruitt Field vs the #6 May Tigers beginning at 6 PM on Thur (8/20).
FFA/Jr FFA upcoming deadlines: 8/31- Poultry orders for CCYF due to extension office. 8/31-payment for lamb/goat validation tags due. Please makes checks to Coryell 4-H and give to Mrs. Gann or drop off at The extension office. If you have not heard from me and you need to order please let me know. 9/1-Entries for HOT due to Mrs. Gann with payment (checks made to Jonesboro FFA). Forms are available in the Ag classroom.
JISD Cheerleaders are selling raffle tickets to help with payment for uniforms. All details are in the picture below. You can purchase from any varsity or junior varsity cheerleader. If you are a JV cheer parent and have not gotten tickets they will be in the front office waiting for pick up. Thank you for the continued support of our student athletes!
Herff Jones will be in campus September 11th and 18th for upper class man to view and order class rings. This date is a change from originally planned so please correct your calendars.
As the start of the 20-21 school year approaches, JISD will roll out all the new changes for the school year. Up first is our school hours. We have extended our school hours from 8:00-3:45. Adding in this extra time allowed us to extend our passing periods giving students more time between classes. We also ask that no student be dropped off before 7:30 each morning. In the past we could make arrangements for early drop off, but this year our teachers and staff already have enough extra duties to attend. If you have any questions regarding school hours please call the school.
Seniors 2021!!! I will be hosting a College Application evening on Tuesday, August 18th. I will be available from 3pm- 7pm. We will apply to college and have snacks!! Please let me know if you plan to attend!
FFA/JrFFA The deadline to order and pay for poultry (broilers, roasters, and turkeys) for CCYF is Monday 8/24 by 5pm. You will need to go to the extension office to order and pay for your birds.
Please ignore schedules in parent portal until August 14th. We are not done customizing everyone’s schedules.
10th, 11th and 12th graders interested in taking the TSI college exam to take dual credit need to plan to come test next week. We will start the test at 8:30 am on Tuesday, Aug 11th or noon on Wednesday, Aug 12th. The test takes a couple of hours and costs $10 per test (Reading, Writing, Math). Please call the school with questions or to sign up!!
SUBS! JISD is always in need of good substitutes. If you are interested in subbing in the 20-21 school year we will have sub training on Monday, August 24th at 10 am. If you cannot meet on this day please call the school to arrange another time. Due to COVID regulation all subs will have to be trained before they are allowed on campus.
As teachers return next week, administration is working hard to determine a plan for Meet the Teacher. We understand that students and teachers need time to "get to know" one another before the school year begins. The tentative plan is to have time the week of August 24th for students to drop off school supplies. More information will be out soon on this plan.
For the beginning of the 20-21 school year students will not be issued lockers. Teachers will utilize classroom sets textbooks. The goal of this procedure is to minimize time in halls. The hope is that once we have a better understanding of COVID in our school, we will be able to issue lockers for this upcoming school year.
Any incoming 9-12 grade students that want to run cross country need to contact Coach Ashby at (254)688-0211 for the practice schedule and information.
Due to changes in TEA COVID-19 directives, JISD has adjusted its calendar again. The new student start date is August 31st. A new calendar will posted soon.
Workouts will resume on Wed (7/22) after the scheduled days off. JH at 8 AM and HS Boys at 6 PM. Thank you.
Juniors: Class ring viewing is scheduled for August 20th at 8 am at the school. You will then be able to order rings on August 28th at 8 am. (If the date changes we will notify you asap)
HS boys will resume workouts Mon (7/13) at 6 PM. JH Boys/Girls/ and HS Girls morning workouts will resume 7/20. Thank you
Congratulation to two of our Jonesboro FFA members! Trey Harbour was named the State Star in Production winner this morning during our virtual state convention. He advances to National FFA competition and is awarded a $1000 scholarship. Bracy Foote obtained her State Lonestar Degree. This is the highest honor at the state level that an FFA member can receive. Congratulations to both of our FFA members for their hard work and dedication.
Jonesboro FFA members, parents and guests: For the first time in the history of the FFA our State FFA Convention is being held virtually. Please click the link below to sign in and watch our wonderful organization’s convention. Please be sure to tune in at 10am on Friday 7/10 for the results of the Star Awards (Trey Harbour has advanced to the final 4 in the state and interviews for secure his placing this Tuesday 7/7) and Bracy Foote will be awarded her State FFA Degree also on Friday at 10 AM. I hope you enjoy what you will see. It is the biggest highlight of our summer and we are so sad that we are not face to face, but we are very grateful to our association that has worked tirelessly to bring it home to us. https://convention.texasffa.org
This evenings HS boys workouts will be the last this week. Workouts will resume on July 13. Enjoy the Independence Day weekend Eagles.
Jonesboro ISD has the following job postings: ~4TH-7TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE ~CAFETERIA WORKER ~DAY TIME CUSTODIAL ~SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: JISD C/O – KENDRA GUSTIN, JISD PRINCIPAL PO BOX 125 JONESBORO, TX 76538 OR, SCAN AND EMAIL TO: KENDRA.GUSTIN@JONESBOROISD.NET OR, FAX TO: 254-463-2275 (ATTN: KENDRA GUSTIN, PRINCIPAL)
https://www.hotworkforce-covid19.com/youth-virtual-career-fair/ Texas Work Force is hosting a virtual career fair. The link is above if you are interested.
Jonesboro ISD has an opening for 4th-8th grade science. If you are interested in the position please submit your application to: JISD C/O – Kendra Gustin, JISD Principal PO Box 125 Jonesboro, TX 76538 Or, scan and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or, FAX to: 254-463-2275 (Attn: Kendra Gustin, Principal)
Varsity Cheer Tryouts Any current or new student wanting to join the already existing JISD Varsity cheer squad this is for you. Due to some unforeseen circumstances we will be hosting another cheerleading tryout. Due to restrictions this will be video based. I will list criteria below. I along with two judges will review video submissions. The number of those who make it will be decided once the number of submissions are complete. Please email email@example.com for information on where to submit videos. Tryout Criteria Must perform: - Cheer of choice- Please show as much spirit as possible during cheer. - Fight song dance or dance at least one minute in length - Must show a toe touch and one other jump of choice - Must show tumbling of choice Submissions will be taken from 6/16/20-6/30/20. Again this is a virtual tryout only for those who wish to join the current cheer squad. No current cheerleader will trying again. Thanks!
The cheerleading tryout will be strictly a High School Varsity tryout only. No active me ever will be retrying out. This is only someone who would like to tryout for the already existing team. Thanks and hopefully that cleared up concussion!
New JISD Cheer Tryouts Due to some unforeseen circumstances JISD will be having another cheerleading tryout. Due to restrictions this will be video based. I will list criteria below. I along with two judges will review video submissions. Number of those who make it will be decided once the number of submissions are complete. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on where to submit videos. Tryout Criteria Must preform: - Cheer of choice- Please show as much spirit as possible during cheer. - Fight song dance or dance at least one minute in length. - Must show a toe touch and one other jump of choice. - Must show tumbling of choice. Submissions will be taken starting 6/16/29-6/26/20
Please remember that kindergarten and 7th grade students for the 20-21 school year need updates shot records. You can have your doctor send a copy of the shot record with you to submit to the school or fax us a copy at 254-463-2275. If you have any questions please call the school.
HS Boys workouts today at 6 PM. Reminder that you will need to bring your own filled water bottle and towel. Please come dressed as locker room will be off limits. Also due to restrictions placed by UIL and for the safety of our current students these workouts are only open to current students. Coach G
JH Boys/Girls and HS Girls workouts begin this morning at 8 AM. Remember to come dressed with your own towel and water bottle. No access to locker room.
Dallas Isom....thank you. Thank you for all of your years of dedication to JISD. You have been invaluable to this school and community. I do know that you turned in your retirement letter after the last day teachers are on campus so we could not throw you a party. You would leave campus without a fuss because that's how your are. Please know that you will be missed dearly. Thank you for teaching our kids and loving them like your own. JISD is better for you having been here.
Yearbook Shoutout First up, for anyone who was ready to go to prom, the yearbook still wants to see those outfits! Next Tuesday the yearbook staff would love to come take your photo in them! If you would like to be apart of this please email email@example.com If you took pictures in your pretty outfit already and want to send them in please email as well! Second, we are doing a page over the current pandemic. It was a big part of our year and really reworked the way students learned and teachers taught. Parents we want to see your kids working and playing during corona. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org We want to see how you guys learned with each other! We will use as many as possible. Thank you all so much! Kayla Sellers- Yearbook
JH Cheer Parents, Messages have been sent out on dojo with fundraiser Info and camp dates. If you have any questions please feel free to message back on dojo as this is the easiest form of communication with you at this point. I will check daily. Thanks so much! Mrs. Sellers
JISD Parents & Students, For those asking about yearbooks. I am reposting the information again We have about 20 yearbooks left to sell, so if you haven’t purchased yours yet PLEASE get yours today! The purchasing of a yearbook basically pays the costs for the yearbook so we need every book sold we can to make sure we are giving the best possible book each year. I have been so proud of my kids and what we gave to our student body last year and we have done so many things this year to make it even better! Link to order online below. https://www.balfour.com Please click on “Shop my School” and enter “Jonesboro ISD” once our school pops up click on it and it will take you to our page where you can make your purchase. Thanks for your support of the yearbook! Kayla Sellers- JISD Yearbook Teacher
Today we celebrated an amazing lady, friend and teacher. Cynthia Cate has spent the last 50 years dedicating her life to the education of children. She has been with Jonesboro ISD through good and bad times. Her expertise, love for children, friendship and smile will be missed dearly. Mrs. Cate, thank you. Thank you for loving our children like your own. You can never be replaced on campus or in our hearts. We pray your retirement brings you many years of joy.
Junior High Cheer Parents, I will be contacting parents next week to get everything I need for the information packets that were intended to get out a few weeks ago. Be checking dojo and email. If I can’t get ahold of parents that way I will call. I will also be addressing the mascot tryouts as well. Nothing was going to be decided until after graduation as our Admin had a lot on there plate. Thanks you those who are planning to tryout for your patience, you will know soon! All students where given a calendar before spring break, if that could please be turned into the school sometime next week that would be greatly appreciated. If you cannot get in to drop off at the school please let me know and I will make arrangements for a pick up location. Once the next statement is made on March 8th by our governor, information for future fundraisers, camp, parent meeting about payments due/rules and will be sent out. Having those calendars will help me greatly with all the above. Thanks for your patience as we navigate all this. Kayla Sellers
Varsity Cheer Parents, Packets where handed out two weeks ago, some have turned them in some have not. If you have not turned in the information paper or your child’s calendar please do so. While I know things are on stand by I want to start having practices as soon as we are allowed and the calendars will really help that out. Once the next statement is made on March 8th by our governor, information for future fundraisers, camp, parent meeting about payments due/rules and future practice dates will be sent out. It’s important to please return the info form and calendar to help me with that when the announcement is made. Thanks for your patience as we navigate all this. Kayla Sellers
JISD Parents & Students, For those asking about yearbooks. I am reposting the information again We have about 25 yearbooks left to sell, so if you haven’t purchased yours yet PLEASE get yours today! The purchasing of a yearbook basically pays the costs for the yearbook so we need every book sold we can to make sure we are giving the best possible book each year. I have been so proud of my kids and what we gave to our student body last year and we have done so many things this year to make it even better! Link to order online below. https://www.balfour.com Please click on “Shop my School” and enter “Jonesboro ISD” once our school pops up click on it and it will take you to our page where you can make your purchase. Thanks for your support of the yearbook! Kayla Sellers- JISD Yearbook Teacher
FFA members: I received official confirmation that the State FFA Convention in July has been cancelled.
Just a reminder that yearbooks will be delivered at the beginning of the 20-21 school year.
This is just a reminder that Wednesday, May 20, 2020 will be the last day for meal deliveries. This will be for 2 days. If have have been getting them and do not want this last delivery please let me know. Have a great summer and we can't wait to see everyone next year!
From Chisholm Craftworx! We have our winners! Hannah W, and Wyatt P. have both won a t-shirt memory pillow. Of all the memories we read these two stuck out and we couldn’t just pick one! Congratulations to the winners! We will be reaching out to you via email with further details! Thank you for participating, Chisholm Craftworx
Just a reminder that May 13th is the last day to turn in all work. The school will be open from 8-4 with teachers on campus to answer questions. This will also be the last day students can get into lockers and turn in all books.
If you are a student on work program I need you to email me a short paragraph of approximately how many hours per week you’ve been working this six weeks, if you are still employed, or if you have a new job. Please send it to me at Beth.email@example.com
Govoner Abbott and other state officials just announced new guidelines for graduation ceremonies. JISD is working on finalizing plans for our graduation. The ceremony will look different and we have many safety requirements to work out. As of this moment graduation is scheduled for May 22nd at the football field. The time, ceremony format, and number of guests allowed will be decided very soon. Once again, please be patient with us as we think it all through. We are still filming graduation this Thursday as a backup. While we have the all clear to host graduation at this time, we want to make sure we are still prepared if that order changes. We are extremely thankful to be be able to plan a graduation for our seniors. To end the year with a little bit of normalcy will warm our hearts.
From Chisholm Craftworx: We're taking submissions from Jonesboro seniors to win a 2-4 t-shirt pillow. You provide your favorite T-shirts you no longer wear or want to preserve as a memory (2-4) and we turn them into a pillow for you! To enter the contest you just have to submit your favorite high school memory, it doesn't have to be a school memory, just one from your high school years. You can place your submission at Chisholmcraftworx@gmail.com please put "contest" in the subject. We will pick ONE winner on May 15th.
From the Hamilton Paper: We are preparing for the Senior Keepsake Edition of the paper. Even though plans are still in the air with graduation, we want to make sure that the seniors have a very special keepsake. Like last year, this will be a tabloid-size insert in our May 21 issue featuring Hamilton, Evant and Jonesboro graduates. Color space is limited so it is best to reserve a spot ASAP.
Spring pictures have arrived!!! We will have them at the school to hand out starting Monday. If you need them delivered with work on Wednesday please call the school Monday to make those arrangements.
Pre-K and Kindergarten registration packets will be ready Monday, April 27th. You must pick the packets up from school. For pre-k, once you have a complete packet your name will go on the list. We will put transfer students on a waiting list until June 1st. This will give us time to get all in district students enrolled first. Once that date passes, we will use the names off of our transfer list to fill up the class. We will go in order that we received complete packets. If your child is already in pre-k for the district you do not have to fill out a new packet for kindergarten. Please call the school if you have any questions.
This time of year is generally pretty busy for our FFA Chapter. Yesterday we had three members run for District and Area offices. Due to CoVid 19 the election procedures were VERY different and all done remotely. We would like to co granulated Maddi Brookshire for being elected Bosque River District Officer for the 2020-2021 school year!
JISD Cheer Athletes and Parents, Varsity cheer will receive packets tomorrow for pick up at the school. Please make sure to fill out information in the packet as well as following the instructions of other things to turn in that where handed out before break. JH cheer students and parents, next week I will have your child’s packet ready with things to fill out and fundraiser information we will be doing in May. As of right now my Varsity Cheerleaders are doing a fundraiser until May 14 to help with cheer cost. They along with the junior high will be doing other online fundraisers throughout the summer. I have the link listed below. Because of the current situation online fundraising is all my girls can do so please help them out and buy some “Super Essential” goodies! https://megadoughshop.com/fundraiser-134.html#!/Fundraiser/134
JISD Junior Cheer Mascot was posted for two weeks before we let out for spring break for a second tryout. I had one young lady sign up. I am putting this out as a last chance if your child is interested. If nothing has been emailed to me by tomorrow that will be the end.
Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order, calling for all schools in the state of Texas to close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This means JISD will remain closed to the public. JISD will continue to provide distance learning to all of our students through May 22, 2020. JISD will also continue to serve breakfast and lunches each weekday through this situation. Please look for an announcement late next week concerning prom and graduation. We expect to receive information and guidance from Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Education, next week regarding graduation ceremonies. Miss you all, Kendra Gustin Principal JISD
I am so sorry I did not get Ms. Burts stories in your packet for this week for grades 4th, 5th and 6th. Please do not panic about it! You will have time to make up the work!!!!
CDC now recommends you wear a mask in public where you can’t avoid being near people, like in grocery stores, pharmacies & healthcare settings https://bit.ly/2V8o5Y2. Remember though, your local authorities may have already issued a specific order re: masks. #StayHomeTexas CDC recomienda que use una máscara en público donde no pueda evitar estar cerca de personas, como en supermercados, farmacias y centros de salud https://bit.ly/2V8o5Y2. Es posible que sus autoridades locales ya hayan hecho obligatorio el uso de máscaras. #StayHomeTexas
Parents: To ensure everyone can keep track with assignments during our time learning at home, I wanted to point out a new feature on Parent Portal. You can now see grades that do not have grades inputted in the grade book. You will NOT receive grade alerts for blank grades. This will help you keep up with assignments at home a little better. All you have to do is click show all assignments. The screen shots below are from my phone screen. It will look differently on a computer screen but the language is the same. Please let me know if you need any help.
The virus lives in tiny droplets in the lungs of people w/ COVID-19, even when they don’t show symptoms. We can breathe the same air as anyone within abt. 6 ft. of us. Staying farther apart from people during this time reduces the chance of breathing in the virus. #StayHomeTexas El virus vive en gotas en los pulmones de personas con COVID-19, y a veces no tienen síntomas. Puedes respirar el mismo aire que cualquiera a 6 pies de ti. Mantente más alejado de las personas durante este tiempo para reducir la posibilidad de respirar el virus. #StayHomeTexas
I will have Yearbook order forms at school for parents/students on Monday that want to pick one up. I will also post it online so all can see the packages available. If you want to order online go to balfour.com and it will allow you to shop our school. If you still would rather do a personal order I will make a box for that at the school drop off and parents can place payments there and I will enter it online for you! Hope that helps!
JISD Parents & Students, I wanted to give you all an update with spring pictures. I know there have been questions and I am patiently waiting on the answer at this point. As soon as myself or the administration know something we will let everyone know. One way or another things will get resolved. Second, I have had many questions about the yearbook. My kids and I are working hard and making sure we get everyone the best possible product so yes we are still having a yearbook! We added many things this year for more content, with school being at a halt we are having to rethink those pages but are coming up with great ideas and solutions! We have about 50 yearbooks left to sell, so if you haven’t purchased yours yet PLEASE get yours today! The purchasing of a yearbook basically pays the costs for the yearbook so we need every book sold we can to make sure we are giving the best possible book each year. I have been so proud of my kids and what we gave to our student body last year and we have done so many things this year to see what we can do better and make it happen! I will be making a post next week with new ideas we have for pages and how you as parents and students can help us with that so keep a look out! Have a great weekend and next week! Kayla Sellers- JISD Yearbook Teacher
People with no symptoms have the potential to unknowingly spread COVID-19! That’s why it’s best for everyone in your family to stay at home and away from others as much as possible until instructed otherwise from state and local officials. #StayHomeTexas ¡Las personas sin síntomas tienen el potencial de propagar COVID-19 sin saberlo! Por eso lo mejor para todos en su familia es quedarse en casa y lejos de los demás tanto como sea posible hasta que los funcionarios estatales y locales le indiquen lo contrario. #StayHomeTexas
Texas, remember the importance of social distancing. If you must go out, avoid public spaces and keep your distance from others (at least 6 feet). If we continue to follow valuable public health guidance, fewer of our friends & family will be affected by COVID-19. #StayHomeTexas Texas, recuerda la importancia del distanciamiento social. Evite espacios públicos y manténgase alejado de los demás (al menos 6 pies). Si continuamos siguiendo la guía de salud pública, menos de nuestros amigos y familiares se verán afectados por COVID-19. #StayHomeTexas
#COVID19 lives on droplets in the lungs of people with the virus, even if they don’t have symptoms. When infected people breathe, the virus enters the air. If you can’t #StayHome, wear a mask/scarf/bandana, stay 6 feet apart, and wash your hands. #DontGoViral #COVID19 vive de gotas en los pulmones de las personas con el virus incluso si no tienen síntomas.Cuando las personas contagiadas respiran, el virus entra al aire.Si no puedes quedarte en casa #StayHome, use una bufanda/pañuelo, manténgase a 6 pies de distancia y lávese las manos
I just want to remind everyone that as teachers grade their first round of papers to NOT stress over grades in the gradebook. Teachers have to enter a missing or zero grade for alerts to come across parent portal. This is ONLY for documentation purposes. Assignment due dates are flexible. Please stay in touch with the teachers on when you can turn assignments in. Remember that we are all working with a LOT of grace for each other. This is new to each of us!! As always, if a student is working hard and communicating with their teachers we will do what a child needs to succeed.
Students will be able to get into lockers again this Wednesday, April 8th. Anyone entering the building will be medically screened.
English Common symptoms of #COVID19 are fever, dry cough, & shortness of breath. If you have mild symptoms, call your doctor & #StayHome. If you develop serious symptoms, such as trouble breathing, pressure in the chest, or bluish lips or face, call your doctor & seek care immediately. Spanish Los síntomas comunes de #COVID19 son fiebre, tos seca y dificultad para respirar.Si tiene síntomas leves, llame a su médico y quedate en casa.Si desarrolla síntomas graves, como dificultad para respirar o presión en el pecho, busque atención médica de inmediato. #StayHome
You can spread #COVID19 without knowing you have it. Whether you have symptoms or not, #StayHome. If you have to go out, wear a mask/bandana/scarf, regularly wash your hands, and stay 6 feet apart. We must stay #ApartTogether to slow coronavirus. https://tea.texas.gov/staywell
Just a reminder, if you need extra help with assignments please reach out to the school or teacher. We can set up a phone call, zoom meeting, FaceTime...whatever we need to do to help!
Did you know that washing your hands with soap & water eliminates #Coronavirus molecules preventing the virus from infecting you & others? The same is true when you disinfect surfaces. Science says it works. https://bit.ly/2w7TGAJ #COVID19 #txed #StayWellTexas ¿Sabías que lavarte las manos con agua y jabón elimina las moléculas de Coronavirus evitando que el virus lo contagie a usted y a otros? Lo mismo pasa cuando desinfectas superficies que se tocan con frecuencia. La ciencia muestra que funciona. Para más información visite: https://bit.ly/2w7TGAJ #COVID19 #txed #StayWellTexas
Texas MealFinder Social Media Posts TX parents: visit https://txschools.gov/ to find locations for free school meals (breakfast or lunch) for all your public school children. Select “Meal Pick-Up Locations” to find a school near you. #txed In response to coronavirus, @GovAbbott, @teainfo and @TexasDeptofAg have teamed up to launch a free meal finder so parents can access school lunches (and breakfasts) for their kids. Visit https://txschools.gov/ and select “Meal Pick-Up Locations” to find a school near you. #txed
There seems to be a default reminder setting through evite for Prom. I have heard from several students today that they had received this reminder. The issue should be corrected, but I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that Prom WILL NOT take place April 4th as originally planned. Please email me with any questions or concerns! Thanks! Mrs. Gann Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Abbot has extended the school closure until May 1st, 2020. As of know, our current plan of distance learning will continue as is. Administration at the school is diligent working to fine tune all of the learning opportunities for students and staff. Please know that we truly miss all of the students and community members. The halls of JISD are lonely without you all there!! If you have any questions please call us!
At this time the AR field is postponed. We will have to make decisions concerning points and requirements as well.
Work for this week can be picked up or dropped off on Wednesday, April 1st. You can drop off at the school from 8-4pm OR at Turnersville Community, Gatesville Civic Center, or The Barn Church going towards Hamilton from 5-6 pm. All three of these sites will have staff waiting to hand out work or pick it up from your child, Wednesday at the designated time. If you have any questions or cannot make any of these times please call the school.
Class dojo is experiencing technical difficulties. Please be patient with us as we work with the company to fix the issue.
Something to cheer everyone up during these days! https://youtu.be/c0pZfcBAcKY (You can continue to send pictures to add to the video.)
Email me a picture or video of your student waiving! I’m going to put together a video. Let’s have some fun while we stay away from each other! Kendra.email@example.com
Virtual field trip information! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qpFAQz_QJt0ZTVTixAyuGRjsKGYI23CjlaO9eLBkThE/mobilebasic
Thank you!!! We only have about 10% of the packets of students materials left at the school. If you were not able to pick yours up from the school today please call us to arrange pickup. We truly appreciate all of the parents for staying committed to their child’s education during this time. We know this is hard on everyone. A special thanks goes out to the teachers and staff. Your dedication and team work really showed today. Handing out the students material was seamless! Jonesboro ISD truly is the greatest school!!
Here is a link for parents to help assess students mental health during this time. https://childmind.org/
The youth fishing league has cancelled the tournament on April 4th and championship tournament on April 26th. I will let everyone know if it gets rescheduled. Contact Mrs. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Parents and athletes: please bring any uniforms/practice gear/equipment to turn in when picking up school work on Wednesday. Thank you.
After trying to coordinate work and delivery of materials we are just going to have students pick up all assignments from the school. We will be here from 8-4 Wednesday. Sorry for the confusion and the changes. We are working through all of this as much as possible.
JISD Parents, Listed below are some great ways to get your kids active while at home! Listed below are online resources as well as links to games that can be played outside. Sometimes the best exercise is letting your kids go outside and play unstructured. This keeps them active but allows them to use their own imagination while getting lots of exercise! Exercise/Play first thing in the morning helps to get their brains stimulated which helps for any instruction time you’re doing at home. I hope these links will help you while on this extended break. I will be posting different activities often on via our school Facebook & Dojo that will continue to help keep you littles active! GoNoodle: HUGE collection of short and fun exercise/dance videos (free subscription required) www.gonoodle.com Glenn Higgins Fitness: Superhero themed kids exercise videos www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness Just Dance: Huge collection of dance videos pulled directly from the popular video game series www.youtube.com/justdance Sworkit Kids: Customizable kid-friendly workouts (subscription required, kid’s workouts are free) https://sworkit.com/youth-initiative Cosmic Kids Yoga: 5-30 minute kid friendly yoga workouts set to popular stories like Frozen, Star Wars and Harry Potter www.youtube.com/cosmickidsyoga 45+ Fun Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages, Categorized https://www.familyfuntwincities.com/physical-activities-for-kids/ Classic Outdoor Games for Kids https://www.wired.com/2009/08/simpleoutdoorplay/?scrlybrkr
Reminder for all athletes. The weight room and all other campus facilities are closed during this time. Thank you.
JISD will offer breakfast and lunch starting Monday. We will have grab and go breakfast and lunch meals available from 7:30-9 at the school. You can drive around to the car drop off by the cafeteria to pick up the meals. Once we get orders placed for the rest of the week we will adjust delivery times and places.
We will be using Class Dojo to communicate lessons with students and parents. I am slowly sending out access codes to parents. If you do not get an access code you can call the school Monday to receive one. You can also email me at Kendra.email@example.com. Thanks!
I have set up a google voice account for the community to reach me during this time. You can call or text (254) 307-0459. I’ll be able to silence the alerts and calls during non-office hours. Feel free to call or text at any time. Remote teaching is teaching me all the new tricks to this digital age we live in!
A new need has been brought to my attention to help support our health care workers through this pandemic. While schools are closed their children cannot be left at home alone. This puts added strain on an already stressful situation. If you are a high school student or a person in a position to help and would like to help babysit children, please call me. I can get you in touch with with the correct people to coordinate this need.
CCYF Update Attention all exhibitors and parents!!!!! ⭐️General Meeting postponed until a later date ⚡️we will keep you posted! ⭐️Exhibitors will be responsible for mailing your thank you notes! ⭐️Checks will be mailed next week! ⭐️⚡️⭐️We are depending on you and your family to get thank you notes mailed! This is a small token of your appreciation to the buyers, sponsors of belt buckles and the add on’s you received! PLEASE SHARE! We want to thank all the buyers, sponsors, volunteers! Let all these people know just how much we appreciate their help! This could not happen without them! Again, we apologize but due to Governor’s release yesterday, this is the best resolution for our exhibitors! We know you are anxious to receive your checks. Remember, your buyers and sponsors are what makes our youth auction amazing! God Bless you all and stay safe! Thank you all! Coryell County Youth Fair Board of Directors
Students and parents: Teachers and staff are already preparing lessons for next week. Due to the fact that this week was our spring break, we have not had a chance to meet as a faculty to collect lessons and prepare materials. We are meeting throughout the day Monday. Please expect lessons to start coming through Monday afternoon and Tuesday. We will have digital options as well as print copies. A schedule of times to pick up print copies and locations will be posted. Teachers will also support lessons with videos and other means of communication. I just wanted to update everyone on a time line of materials and work as this is new to us all. If at any time you have questions please call the school. We ask that you call to keep the number of visitors to the campus to a minimum. We are all answering emails and texts as well. Know that we already miss our students. We love hearing their spring break adventures and our hearts ache not being able to see them. Give the kids big hugs from their teachers and tell them we love them!
As the school prepares for remote learning we will provide students with options to complete your assignments. As a math teacher by a nature, my thoughts go out to the freshman as they have to do their algebra 1 homework by hand.....or they can go to the link below to down load a calculator to use at home. If you cannot download the app please let me know. https://education.ti.com/en
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered schools closed statewide Thursday until at least until April 3 and a ban on dine-in eating and gathering in groups of more than 10 as the state ramps up efforts to battle the coronavirus. Until the announcement, Abbott had left most of those decisions to local governments. Abbott's order also will shut down gyms and bars. Business closures take effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, according to the governor's office. The governor said his order ensures Texas is following guidance provided by the federal government. Schools were instructed to develop education plans. The governor said it is not an order for Texans to shelter in place and does not restrict domestic travel, though he encouraged people to use drive-thru options at restaurants and other businesses to avoid being in large groups. Texans are still allowed to go in public, go to the grocery store and to work although Abbott encouraged companies to allow workers to work from home if possible. Government will remain open. We ask that all JISD Stakeholders to watch JISD Website and FB Page for updates.
JISD Community: We are currently working out the details of Gov. Abbott’s school closure. I am working with teachers and staff to formulate plans for mobile learning. Please be patient as we line everything out. Stay safe!
More information regarding STAAR testing was released today. The link is below. I will be on campus tomorrow. Please call the school if you have questions on ANYTHING! We are here to help everyone navigate through this difficult time. ~Gustin https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/STAAR%20Cancellation_Coronavirus_FINAL%5B1%5D.pdf
I received an email from Texas FFA Association this morning. As of now, all judging contests and degree check that are scheduled through mid April are being postponed.
Just a reminder that there is NO track meet in Hamilton today.
JISD understands that there are many questions concerning Governor Abbott’s waiver to the 2020 STAAR testing. As the school district receives more instruction from the state, we will pass on the information to the community. Please be patient with us as we all navigate through this unprecedented event.
All UIL Contests Suspended Due to COVID-19 FRIDAY, MARCH 13 TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES, THE UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE IS SUSPENDING ALL UIL SANCTIONED CONTESTS DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) IN TEXAS. EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, ALL UIL INTERSCHOLASTIC COMPETITION IS SUSPENDED THROUGH MARCH 29. As more information on the competitions presents itself we will inform the community. Please stay in contact with the coaches and the school for specific information for each events. https://www.uiltexas.org
We would like to thank Coryell Health for setting up a Respitory Hotline. If you or someone you know has been exposed to or has symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please call 254-248-6263 for assistance to treatment and prevention strategies. Also, the Center for Disease Control is a very reputable and reliable source for current information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The jh track bus will leave at 2 pm Monday, March 16th for the track meet.
The baseball tournament in Alvarado for Thursday and Saturday has been cancelled.
Lake Limestone fishing results out of 50 Teams: Tannon Benson and Wade Foote 9th place Willow Holland and Levi Smith 11th place Jeffrey Morse and Michael Kaibas 18th place Great job fishing teams!
OAP is leaving Lometa after a very successful day! More info later!
The City of Gatesville is holding a training exercise Tuesday, March 10th, and Wednesday, March 11th. Due to this training we will NOT be able to utilize the ballpark parking lot for our bus route. For these two days ONLY, we will have drop off and pick up across from the fitness center in the empty lot. If you have any questions please call the school.
Field events for today’s high school track meet have been canceled. The 3200 run will start at 4:30.
Softball game for Friday, March 6th has been cancelled.
March 24th Jonesboro will be hosting the high school UIL Academic meet. Class schedules will be adjusted as we have several other school districts on campus. As those schedules are finalized we will publish the information. The wonderful ladies from the church are hosting the hospitality room and if JISD is known for anything it’s our ability to feed the masses. Please contact Tina Janke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to provide items for the hospitality room.
Moody high school track meet results. https://www.trackmateonline.com/cgi-bin/tmr.cgi?div=J+V+Girls&id=mid%3A4386&form=point_totals
http://trackmateonline.com/cgi-bin/tmr.cgi?id=4383 Link for live results for tomorrow’s JH track meet in Hico.
March 2 Breakfast Kolache Lunch Hot Dog w/chili and cheese Chips Veggie Beans Mandarin Oranges Milk March Menu will be posted tomorrow!
Here are the junior high track results from the meet this week. https://www.trackmateonline.com/cgi-bin/tmr.cgi?form=point_totals&id=mid%3a4371
Mon 3/2/20 - JH Track @ Hico 3:30 PM Tues 3/3/20 - HS Baseball @ Hico 4:30 PM HS Softball @ Crawford 5 PM HS Golf @ Glen Rose (Squaw Valley) Thur 3/5/20 - HS Track @ Hico 3:30 PM Fri 3/6/20 - HS Baseball @ Clifton Tourn HS Softball @ Hico 4 PM OAP @ Lometa Sat 3/7/20 - HS Baseball @ Clifton Tourn
Track buses will leave at 2 both days.
High school is this Thursday and Junior High is Friday. On both days field events start at 3:45. 3200 and 2400 starts at 5:00. 4 x100 relay will start at 6:00 and will be on a rolling schedule.
The Turnersville bus has a flat tire. Everyone is safe and waiting in a new bus to finish the route. Just a heads up that the kids will be late getting home.
Sports Schedule Mon (2/24)- HS Golf @ Glen Rose Softball @ Moody 4:30 PM Tues (2/25) Baseball @ Gatesville 6 PM Thur (2/27) HS Track @ Moody Fri (2/28) JH Track @ Moody Baseball @ Abbott 4 PM Softball TBA
There will not be any alternatives for teachers and high school the rest of the week. Also, instead of salad it will be spinach today.
February 19,2020 We are still having phone issues at the school. We are working to get it corrected.
Reminder that SPRING PICTURES are tomorrow! Dress your best!
Tues (2/18) A lot of Eagle action today. HS Baseball @ Moody 5 PM HS Boys Basketball @ Gustine 6 PM HS Girls Bi District Playoff vs Brookesmith 6:30 PM at Dublin HS
From Coryell County Fair: ⚠️General Meeting March 24th ⚠️ 5 pm ~ pick up checks 6 pm ~ meeting Thank you to all the exhibitors, volunteers, sponsors and our buyers this year at the 2020 Coryell County Youth Fair! We appreciate everyone of you and without you this would not be possible! By now each exhibitor who qualified for the premium sale should have received your auction sheet! If not, please get with your 4-H leader or FFA advisor. *Thank you notes should be wrote and addressed and STAMPED and turned in at the general meeting that is scheduled for March 24th * checks dispersed @ 5pm * meeting at 6 pm ⚠️You will not receive your check without having your thank you notes. Premium Placing checks for all exhibitors who did NOT qualify for sale will be available at this time as well. Again, thank you to all for the support of our youth!!!!! ❤️
The varsity girls will play Brookesmith in Dublin at 6:30 on Tuesday for the for the first round of the playoffs. GO EAGLES!
Just a reminder no school Monday!
JISD is currently having phone issues. We only have one phone line working. If you call and get a busy signal, please call back. We are working as fast as we can to correct the issue.
Varsity Boys will play tomorrow at Home vs Cranfills Gap at 6:30pm. JH Boys will play Saturday in Lometa at 10:15am.
We are a little behind on our posts and pictures from stock shows. We’ve been to Ft Worth, San Angelo, and currently in San Antonio. Trey Harbour won Southdown Breed Champion in FW. Bracy, Pate, and Truett Foote placed with their lambs that they raised, and Kenny Warrick placed 8th with his lamb. Bracy Foote won Reserve Champion Dorper Ewe at San Angelo and also showed a market wether. Kenny Warrick showed two market wethers. Kennah Piller placed 9th with her goat and showed a market wether. Kase Laster showed his gilt last week in San Antonio at the breeding show and Kenny Warrick showed a ewe at the breeding show. Today, Trey Harbour placed 2nd with his Southdown wether and Kenny Warrick showed a market wether. Dalton Kennedy shows tomorrow and we will be back late Friday for the market pig show. We will update with pictures after this weekend!
Varsity girls will play Cherokee Friday in Evant at 4:30 for their playoff position. Currently both teams are tied for second place in district. Way to work hard Lady Eagles!!
Our next Cheerleading Tryout practice is tonight from 6:00-7:00. Attendance is not mandatory but the gym is open for those who wish to come and get any extra assistance.
Baseball and softball little league forms are coming home today or tomorrow. If you are interested in your child playing please fill it out and return to school by Feb. 27th. That way we can decide on teams before the leagues deadline. If you turn in a form to the fitness center and want to play on a Jonesboro team, please tell the school. That way we can get the teams correct.
Tonight is Senior Basketball Night for our graduating basketball players. We will be honoring our basketball class of 2020 boys and girls in between the varsity boys and girls games.
2020 Varsity FB Schedule S1- @ Bluffdale S2- May 1- @ Coolidge 2- @ Dallas Lutheran 3- @ Waco Live Oak 4- @ Blum 5- Milford 6- @ Bryson 7- Oakwood 8- Bye 9- @ Zephyr 10- @ Lometa 11- Evant
Tues (2/4) - JV Boys @ Penelope 5 PM VG/VB @ home 6 PM
One of my favorite days of the year is the 100th day of school. The big kids pair up with the littles to read and take AR tests. The interaction between the grades is heart warming. The projects from the littles show so much personality. It’s truly a fun filled day. Thank you to the teachers for coordinating the efforts for today. The kids, and I, love every minute.
Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball has the night off (1/31). Return to action next week on Tues in Lometa.
Elementary PK-6 Jump Rope for Heart Weekly Info! Hey, Jonesboro School – Kids Heart Challenge is going strong! Our students are doing acts of kindness and spreading the message about heart disease throughout our community. Kids making a real difference! We’re fighting hard against heart diseases and stroke. So far, we’ve raised $807 toward our big goal of $2,000. TEAM HEART/TEAM HERO is currently still tied! Sign-up online and help break the tie. We have some fun celebrations planned for when we reach our goal! Any student who raises $100 will SLIME Mr. Sellers!! Want to be a SUPER Heart Hero? Earn the exclusive Finn’s Challenge Badge! Take all 10 Missions and get a BONUS badge for your powerband! Image Student Health Challenges taken: 2 students pledged to be prepared 3 took the challenge to be active and move more 11 pledged to help others and be kind Pro Tip: Already downloaded the Kids Heart Challenge app or signed in online? Awesome! In this busy world, we all need reminders. Schedule additional Facebook posts with the socials tab, use the text icon, or send another round of emails. There are a few templates to help you get started. Find them in your headquarters on www.heart.org/KHC! Conversation Prompt: This week’s featured challenge is: Be Active. How are they being active? (what are they doing to get some move-time in their day? great ideas can be found here). Great News: Did you know that www.heart.org has amazing resources to help you tackle all the risk factors for heart diseases and stroke? We couldn’t do it without you! Check it out and share with those you love. Want to double your donation dollars? Find out if your company offers matching gifts at matchinggifts.com/aha
HS Baseball meeting tonight at 6pm. In JISD cafeteria. All boys playing baseball need to be present with a parent!
Senior cap, gowns and other graduation needs can be purchased at the school Wednesday. The supplier will be in campus at 8 am.
Sports Picture Notice: Basketball/Football orders came in today and passed out. If your package came with a 5x7 you will be getting another correct photo ordered. There was a mistake on the cropping of the photos so another round will be ordered tomorrow and in by the beginning next week. Thanks so much for purchasing and supporting our yearbook kids! More orders can be made so if you missed the first round feel free to have your student athlete ask for an order form and I can make the order. Again sorry for this minor set back but we’re get the corrected version in ASAP!
Reminder: Cheerleading meeting tonight in the cafeteria at 6:00PM for any who where unable to be at Monday’s meeting. Tryout date and practices dates are listed below. January- 20 6:00PM First practice for learning the cheer and entrance dance. Feb- 12, 26, 6:00PM Extra practices for tryouts, Feb 28, 4:15- Cheer Tryouts starting with Varsity and followed by JH
Reminder that there will be two cheerleading meetings this week to go over things for next year. Today’s meeting will start at 6:00 in the cafeteria and the second meeting in case you cannot be present at the first will be this Wednesday at 6:00 in the cafeteria as well. I will be meeting with all the girls in the coming weeks again to go over everything one more time. I will be posting cheer tryouts out practices later today and put reminders up weekly for reminders. Again cheerleading tryouts are February 28 starting at 4:15 with the varsity tryouts starting first. Thanks so much and I and looking forward to a great new year!
All Hamilton Youth League Basketball games have been cancelled for tomorrow, January 18th. The games will be rescheduled for a later date.
Reminder that the cheerleading meeting will be Monday, 20 at 6:00 in the cafeteria. JH basketball has a game that evening so a separate meeting will be held Wednesday, 22 in the cafeteria at 6:00 for those who play and cannot make the Monday meeting.
Cheer Tryout Information Tryout lists for High School and Junior High have been placed in the hallway by the glass door to the front office. Students may sign up there. This year along with judges scores will be teacher/school evaluations that take into consideration grades, attendance and behavior. Parent meeting and Try-Out dates will be listed below. Please make sure if you are interested in trying out that you plan on being at the meeting with a parent to go over rules/expectations, costs and new information regarding next year. Practice days for tryouts will be given following the parent meeting. Dates can be subject to change if basketball is in the playoffs. Dates: Parent Meeting- January 20 @ 6PM Cafeteria Try-Outs- February 28 with High School starting first @4:15
Sports Picture Notice Boys Varisty, JV, and Junior High basketball photos will be taken tomorrow during the boys sports period. Normally prior notice would be give but given when football ended we did not have time to do so. Picture forms are going home with the varsity & JV boys today and JH will be given them tomorrow. Junior High girls basketball photos will be this Wednesday. Please make sure to turn in order forms by Friday so I can place an order and get them to you by next week! If you have previously ordered photos for football or girls varsity basketball the first round order has been done and they will be here this week. Thanks for your support of our kids and the yearbook! Don’t forget to order that too! You can do so online or through me at the school! Kayla Sellers
Reminder that high school OAP has practice tomorrow from 2:30-4.
25-24 Lady Eagles at the half.
Come out to the school tonight as we play our first home basketball games of 2020. JV boys start at 5 pm with varsity girls and boys to follow. The varsity girls are still undefeated for the season; they are truly amazing to watch. The varsity boys will be playing their first district game of the season. There are lots of reason to come out and cheer on our Mighty Fighting Eagles!
Happy New Year, praying mamas of Jonesboro! I just wanted to take a minute to point out how incredible God has made our first term of the year. I am so thankful for all of you praying for our community, our school, our staff, and our students. I am also so thankful for the support that is always shown and given. For this new year and term, I have asked God what is we need to pray for as mountain moving, Satan scaring mamas. His response, unity, cooperation, and peace. Unity for our students, staff, and community to remain strong together as a family. Cooperation (and grace), fore the times of state testing are upon us in this term, and it can cause major stress and frustration for teachers and students alike. Peace for our family unit as a whole. Meaning the community, staff, and students. As mentioned, this is the part of the year when things can become tense and overwhelming. As the praying mamas of Jonesboro, we can counter all of this with the power of prayer, and by giving it all over to Jesus. These are our babies in this place, our friends, and the community we love. Let’s build them up in Jesus name, praying out all flu and multitudes of other ailments that threaten our babies health. Let’s pray for their teachers who teach them, before we criticize or accuse them. Let’s pray our school into a new year that is so remarkable the only thing people will be able to see is Jesus in us all. I love you all and am so thrilled to praying together with you all! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Ramey Barnett
https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2019-12-27/6-man-football Jonesboro was a feature in the LA Times on an article regarding 6-man football. To our past, present and further players, your legacy for the sport has shined all the way to California. Keep up the hard work and know that we are very proud of each of you. As the last line in article says we “leave together,” I’m reminded of just how blessed our Jonesboro family is to have each other. Enjoy the rest of your Christmas break!
Varsity girls remain u defeated with their 49-25 win over Gustine!
Congrats to the following Eagles that were selected to the TSMCA All Region Team 1st Team: Tight End - Wade Foote Center - Wyatt Faulkner Quarterback - Sean Hernandez Fullback - Ian Shoaf Kicker - Jep Petersen Defensive Ends - Ty Green, Keith Sanders Linebacker - Brandon Nemelka Cornerback - Sean Hernandez Safety - Ian Shoaf 2nd Team Tight End - Kaleb Sanders Wide Receiver - Ty Green Nose guard - Wade Foote Punter - Sean Hernandez
The varsity games for December 30th have been canceled by the other team.
Boys Varsity Basketball will play tomorrow at 2pm in Rising Star, if anything changes I will let you know.
Varsity boys with the win!
42-14 Eagles at the end of the 3rd.
21-9 Eagles at the half.
Varsity boys are up 7-4 at the end of the 1st against Strawn.
Lady Eagles with the win!
40-9 at the end of the 3rd for the girls game.
33-5 Lady Eagles at half time of the varsity game against Gap.
Just a reminder there will be no Grab & Go lunches for teachers or High School this week. We will also be getting out of school at noon on Friday. We will have sack lunches. If you order one make sure you come and pick it up. Thank you!! Have a great Christmas break!!
Please be advised the gym floor will be resurfaced over the Christmas break. No one will be allowed on the gym floor Dec 21st-Dec 26th.
22-31 Oglesby at the half.
7-15 Oglesby at the end of the boys 1st period.
Lady Eagles with the win! 50-16!
44-10 Lady Eagles going into the 4th.
32-8 Lady Eagles at the half.
Varsity girls are up 9-2 against Oglesby at the end of the 1st.
The JH Boys Game in Waco Methodist is cancelled. ALL JH Boys will be going to Iredell today. Girls play 1st at 5:30 followed by the Boys.
One Act Play is headed home.
30-44 them going into the 4th.
We got the onside kick!!!!
Ty with a nice run. Jeppe’s kick is good! 30-44 them with 5:04 left in the 3rd.
Keith Sanders found a new gear for a long run! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 22-36 them with 7:47 left in the 3rd.
14-28 them going into the half.
Ian with a 4 yard run on 4th down for 6!!! 14-8 Eagles with 5:41 left on the 1st half.
8-8 at the end of the 1st.
Sean to Kaleb!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 8-0 Eagles with 2:01 left in the 1st.
Down on plays..EAGLES BALL!
Gatesville bus riders: We were informed today, Friday, that the ball park parking lot will be resurfaced Monday and Tuesday of next week. We will not be able to pick up children by the fields. We will still pick up at the activities complex, just over by the show barn. Please help us spread the word as we know this is last minute notice.
JH UIL bus will be at the school at 6
JH UIL kids that live on Gatesville can meet the bus at 6:15 at Pruitts in the morning. The bus will pull out at 6:20 sharp.
Elementary UIL bus will be back at the school at 6.
Mr. Inman is needing cowboy Christmas decor for his Christmas program. Please email him if you have anything he can borrow. email@example.com
Junior Class Parents: We need parent volunteers to assist in the concession stand on the following dates. Please email me at Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which shift you can work. The students are working as well. The funds generated are for Prom. 12/30 Monday 1/3 Friday 1/9 Thursday 1/14 Tuesday 1/24 Friday 2/4 Tuesday 2/11 Tuesday 2/14 Friday 2/18 Tuesday
Parents of 1/2 kids wanting to play basketball. Hamilton league said you can still turn in your form to play on a Hamilton team. Send your forms back to school and they can be turned in for the draft. Gatesville leagues deadline to register is today as well. You can do that one online.
Little league basketball update: Both boys and girls teams made for the 3/4 and 5/6 leagues. Coaches are being contacted and finalized this week. We will then send out information to coaches to contact teams on practice times.
Little league basketball update: The 1/2 boys and girls teams did not make. Forms were sent back home today.
Junior Class Parents: workers are needed for the concession stand during JH basketball games. Concession opens at 5:30 and game time is 6.
Jonesboro Buyers Club meeting is tomorrow, Dec 3 at 6:30 in Mrs. Gann’s classroom. Bring any sold Cow Patty Bingo tickets please.
Junior High UIL students need to be at the school at 6:45am on December 5th for UIL competition in Priddy. We should be back around 6-6:30, we will post on fb when the bus is leaving Priddy. You must pick up your child at the school.
Elementary UIL students need to be at the school at 6:45am on December 4th for UIL competition in Priddy. We should be back around 6-6:30, we will post on fb when the bus is leaving Priddy. You must pick up your child at the school.
Junior High OAP practice on Monday and Tuesday from 3:45-5:30. Fridays is practice canceled. Be at the school at 8am on Saturday December 7th for competition.
Will post December Menu tomorrow. Breakfast tomorrow is Pancake on a Stick Lunch will be Hot Dogs with chili and cheese. There will not be any Grab & Go lunches tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Little league basketball forms are due tomorrow, Dec. 2nd.
Don’t forget Santa Shop opens tomorrow!
Ian with the interception!!
Manny danced in for 6!!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 69-34 Eagles!!! 6:22 left in the game.
Keith with 6!!!!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 62-28 Eagles. 7:03 left in the game.
Eagles hold them in the red zone!!!!! Eagles ball!!!!
54-28 Eagles going into the 4th.
Brandon with 6!!! 54-28 Eagles with 16 seconds left in the 3rd.
Turn over on downs....again!!!!!!
Sean to Wade for 6!!! 48-28 Eagles with 3:03 left in the 3rd.
Manny with a great run! Sean with a pass to Kaleb for 6!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 42-28 Eagles with 6:04 left in the 3rd.
NC has to punt again! Eagles ball!!
Ian with a run the length of the field! Wheeless with 6!!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 34-28 EAGLES!!! 7:51 left in the 3rd.
NC has to punt. Eagles ball in the 11 yd line.
Brandon runs back the kick off to the 2 yard line!! Manny with the drive for 6!! 28-26 NC with 9:43 left in the 3rd.
20-28 NC at the half.
Turnover on downs! Eagles ball!!
Turnover on downs!! Eagles ball!!!
20-14 Eagles at the end of the 1st.
Ian with 6!!! 20-14 Eagles with 50 seconds left in the 1st.
Keith Sanders with a sack!!
Tyler runs back the kick setting Brandon up for 6!!! 6-6 with 8:53 left in the 1st.
Little League Basketball Update: Current numbers- 1/2 girls-4 1/2 boys-4 3/4 girls-8 3/4 boys-7 5/6 girls-4 5/6 boys-8 We need 8 kids on a team to compete. If we don’t have those numbers by Monday I will call parents. Hopefully we will have a few more kids sign up to play. We also need parents to sign up to coach. Thanks!
They jumped off sides setting Brandon up for 6!! Jeppe’s kick is good!!! 46-36 Eagles with 1:33 left in the 3rd.
I missed some plays due to lines at the concession stand. Brandon with a kick off return!!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 38-36 Eagles with 5:26 left in the 3rd.
22-28 them at the half
Sean with a fight of a run. 22 all with 1:49 left in the half.
16-6 Jonesboro at the end of the 1st.
Tyler Wilson with a 30 yard run!!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 16-0 Eagles with 2:39 left in the 1st.
Fumble recover! Eagles ball!!!
Pancake road bus is running late.
The form for little league basketball had the wrong date on it. They are not due to Hamilton until Dec 3rd. I need them by Dec 2nd to compile teams. NO RUSH to get them to me tomorrow!
JH BOYS BASKETBALL Reminder Parents/Guardians that the boys need $15 for the Game Day Polo. So far 9 Boys have paid which means I still need 6 more Boys money by tomorrow. Thanks, if you have any questions please let Coach Simon know ASAP.
29-4 Lady Eagles at the half.
15-2 Lady Eagles at the end of the first against Kopperl
JH Boys Basketball Parents/Guardians I sent a flyer home with the boys on Friday letting you know about the Game Day Polo’s. Boys will be required to wear the polo on game days. This will be enforced for every game after today. Polo’s are $15 and I need the money by this Friday the 22nd. It is MANDATORY the boys get the polo. If you have any questions please contact Coach Simon. Thanks.
JH OAP is just now leaving Abbott. They will be at the school closer to 6 pm.
Fumble recovery Jonesboro!!! 3:11 left in the game.
Brandon punches in for 6!! Jeppe’s kick is good!!! 40-36 us with 5 minutes left in the game.
Sean to Kaleb!!! Jeppe’s kick is good!!! 32-26 Jonesboro with 4:43 left in the 3rd.
Keith Sanders with a nice run! Setting Ian up for 6!!! Jeppe’s kick is good! 20-26 Leakey with 7:07 left in the half.
12-20 Leakey at end of 1st.
Sorry I was late to the game....had to wait for bus routes to clear.... 12-14 Leakey with 4:44 left in the 1st.
If you want to eat at the same restaurant as the team tonight, make sure you have your order in before 9 pm. They are eating at Locker Sports Grill on 109 N Church St. in Brady.
If anyone needs any assistance getting their kiddos registered for CCYF feel free to come see me (Mrs. Gann) at school today. Check In at the front office and let them know you are here to do fair entries. Please have your child’s social security number with you. 😁
The word WOW sums up the day for a Jonesboro FFA. Today we had 9 students participate at the Bosque River District Leadership Development Events in Crawford. Austin Massingill placed 3rd in Greenhand Creed Speaking. Trey Harbour placed 4th in Job Interview. Bracy Foote, Daniela Rodriguez, and Kenny Warrick placed 6th in Chapter Quiz. Hannah Gustin, Clayton Herring, Truett Foote and Pate Foote placed 8th in Greenhand Quiz. It was such a pleasure to haul this group today. They are full of potential to be premier leaders! ❤️
Fishing team Updates: The top 20 teams for the first 3 fishing tournaments have been invited to fish the Tuffman Invitational Tournament in January. We have 2 teams invited. 4th place is Morse and Kaibas. 18th place is Benson and Foote. Great job teams!
JH basketball scheduled for this Thur (11/14) will be rescheduled for a later date.
Parents/students with show animals please take a look at the weather for thus week. It was a beautiful weekend but that isn’t going to last. Please make sure pigs have extra straw/shavings to bed down in. If you use a heat lamp please make sure it is secure. Lambs and goats MUST have blankets on. We do not want our animals using energy to keep warm and in the process burn what fat they have put on. Again, remember safety precautions with heat lambs... secure them well so we do not have any barn fires. Do not forget the importance of water. Offer warm water if you can to keep them hydrated.
Sean to Andrew! Game!! 65-16!!!
Sean to Tyler!! Jeppe’s kick is good! 59-16 with 9:50 left in the game.
Brandon with 6!! Jeppe’s kick is good! 49-16 Eagles with 2:26 left in the 3rd.
I missed a touch down.... Wade caught a pass for 6!! Extra point is good!! 43-16 Eagles with 6:48 left in the 3rd.
28-16 Eagles at the half.
Tyler with a great pass from Ian! Extra point is good! 28-16 Eagles with 20 seconds left in the half.
Manny with 6!!! Jeppe to Wade on the extra point!! 21-16 Eagles with 3:41 left in the half.
Sean with an interception!
Ian Shoaf with a short run after lengthy official conversations. 14-16 Elks with 5:58 left in the first half.
Ian Shoaf with a nice run for 6!!! Jeppe’s kick is good. 8-8 with 7:14 left in the 1st.
Praying mothers of Jonesboro group will meet at 6 in the football parking before the game Friday.
Reminder that picture retakes are tomorrow if you missed the first round or want a redo. If your student needs a retake order form please come by Mrs. Sellers room. Pictures may be purchased online or through the school via Mrs. Sellers.
Jonesboro Buyers Group will be hosting a Goat Roping and Cow Patty Bingo along with a bbq lunch at the Jonesboro Community Center on Dec 15th. More info to come. We expect this to have an amazing turnout. As soon as cow patty bingo tickets are printed they will be handed out to the kids. 😁 Funds raised from this event will go towards the purchase/add on to Jonesboro FFA and 4-h students at the CCYF auction.
County Fair entry online entries are open! www.coryellyouthfair.com and scroll down to the red box “Click here to sign up for 2020 Youth Fair.” You can pay online with a debit or credit card OR print your entry receipt and take it to entry night at the Gatesville Civic Center from 6-8pm and pay there.
Tues (11/5) JV vs Blum JV @ Pruitt Field 6 PM Thur (11/7) JH 7th @ Baird JH 5 PM JH 8th @ Evant JH 6 PM Fri (11/8) Varsity vs Evant @ Pruitt Field 7:30 PM ***Senior Night***
Ian with a hard fought run for 6! Game!! 59-12 Eagles!
Sean to Ian for 6!!! Jeppe’s kick is good! 53-12 Eagles with 7:27 left in the game.
45-12 going into the 4th.
Sean to Tyler Wilson!! Jeppe recovers from a bad snap to throw a pass to Wade Foote. 45-12 Eagles with 5:12 left in the 3rd.
Exciting last five seconds of the half. Sean had a pick 6 come back then threw a beautiful pass to Keith that barely stayed out of the end zone. 38-6 at half.
Sean with a nice run for 6!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 38-6 Eagles with 0:14 seconds left on the half.
Ian with a pass to Sean! Jeppe’s kick is good! 30-0 Eagles with 5:06 left in the half.
Sean with a nice fake and pass to Ian 22-0 Eagles with 9:49 left in the first half.
Onside kick recovery set Ian Shoaf up with a nice run. Sean with a nice pass to Wyatt Faulkner for 6! Jeppe’s kick is good! 16-0 Eagles with 8:44 left in the first.
Keith Sanders with a nice run. Jeppe’s kick is good! 8-0 Eagles with 8:59 left in the 1st.
High school OAP will NOT be running lines tomorrow, October 29th. They will be working on props. Junior high OAP will run a little later than normal because of the trip to Dallas.
Football Schedule Thur (10/31) JH 8th vs Zephyr JH 6 PM @ Pruitt Field JH 7th vs Morgan Mill 7 PM @ Pruitt Field JV @ Rochelle JV 6 PM Fri (11/1) Varsity @ Zephyr 7:30 PM
FFA and Junior FFA: With the cold, wet weather coming this week please make sure that your animal projects are protected from the cold and rain. When using heat lamps make sure they are secured so they do not fall and cause a fire. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Mrs. Gann.
Keith Sanders with 6! GAME!!!
Ian with 6. Jeppe’s kick is good!! 54-10 Eagles with 19 seconds left in the half.
Ian Shoaf with 6 after Kaleb Sanders had an outstanding run. Jeppe’s kick is good. 46-10 Eagles with 1:31 left in the half.
Ian Shoaf was set up for a short run after Brandon Nemelka’s interception. Jeppe’s kick is good!! 38-10 Eagles with 6:28 left in the half.
Keith Sanders around the corner for 6!! Jeppe’s kick is good!! 30-10 Eagles with 8:26 left in the first half.
Ian Shoaf with a nice run. Some amazing blocking!! Jeppe’s kick is good. 22-6 Eagles with 4:44 left in the 1st.
Sean Hernandez to Kaleb Sanders for 6!! Extra point is good again!! 14-0 Eagles with 9:07 left in the 1st.
10 minutes till the first district football game of the season!
FFA: breeding rabbit validation is this Sunday 10/27 from 2-3 pm at the Civic Center. Monday, 11/2 the Jonesboro Buyers Group will meet at Jonesboro School at 6:30. Meeting room location and agenda will follow. This group is for parents of FFA, Jr FFA and 4-H students so please spread the word and try to attend. Thank you. If you have not done so please join the Jonesboro FFA remind by texting @bdf4ca to 81010.
Today’s JV game in Gordon will kickoff earlier. Shooting for a 6 PM start. We apologize for the short notice but are trying to beat some of the weather.
There is a menu change for this week. Today will be Chicken Nuggets or Chicken Breast Patty. Friday we will have hamburgers. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Football Schedule - Thur (10/24) JH 7th @ NCTA 6 PM 3846 N Hwy 144 Granbury, TX 76048 JH 8th @ Lometa JH 6 PM JV @ Gordon 7 PM Fri (10/25) Varsity vs Lometa 7:30 PM @ Pruitt Field
Please join the PTO FaceBook page when you get a chance. https://www.facebook.com/groups/438564100349205/?ref=share
Football Schedule - Thur (10/17) JH 7th @ Zephyr JH 5:30 PM JH 8th vs Evant 6 PM @ Pruitt Field JV vs Bluffdale JV 7 PM @ Pruitt Field Varsity- Bye Week
FFA Upcoming Dates/Deadlines 10/15 Dist FFA Meeting 10/18 Ft Worth Entries due 10/22 CCYF/Major lamb/goat validation, CCYF Dairy Goat Validation 10/23 Fundraiser orders due 10/25 CCYF Rosters Arrive
This weekend the Jonesboro FFA had an awesome lamb and goat show at the HOT Fair. Pictures show all of our students. They work hard, take care of their animals, and sometimes even all of that hard work has us coming up a little short in the ring. Overall it was a great weekend and everyone learned a lot! Jaden Domel-Champion Dorper Scramble Show, 6th place Junior Show, showed in the Jackpot Show. Trey Harbour- Champion Scramble Ewe, Champion Southdown Junior Show, Champion Southdown Jackpot Show, Champion Senior Showmanship Lamb Show. Kenny Warrick- 1st place and 3rd place Junior Show, 3rd place and 4th place Jackpot Show. Bracy Foote- 5th place Junior Show and 3rd place Jackpot Show. Kennah Piller- 2nd place Junior Show, 7th place Jackpot Show. Truett and Pate Foote placed 8th and 9th in Jackpot Show and also showed in the Junior Show. Campbell Gustin showed in both the Junior and Jackpot Show. Hannah Gustin showed in the Junior Show and placed 10th in the Jackpot Show.
Sean Hernandez with a nice pass to Ty Green! Jeppe’s kick is good! 32-0 us with 3:46 left in the 1st.
Sanders again for 6! Jeppe’s kick is good again! 24-0 us with 6:07 left in the 1st.
Keith Sanders for 6. Jeppe’s kick is good. 16-0 Eagles with 6:15 left in the first.
Ian Shoaf for 6. Jeppe’s kick is good. 8-0 us with 7:58 left in the 1st.
JV game tonight in Blum will be moved up 30 min to try to get it in earlier and avoid some of the rain.
Just a reminder: If you were approved for free or reduced meals last year and I have not received an application or you are not directly certified through the state, your meal prices went back to full pay. If you have any questions please call me at 2544632111. Thank you!
Football Schedule Thur (10/10) JH 8th at Iredell 6 PM JH 7th at Temple Centex 5:30 Mean Joe Greene Field 1808 E Ave H Temple, Tx. JV at Blum JV 7:15 PM Fri- Varsity vs Iredell at Pruitt Field 7 PM
Reminder that we have HS football practice tomorrow. Varsity film and weights beginning at noon. All team in field at 2 PM. Coach G
Another successful day at Outdoor School. I’ve been with the 5th graders most of the day and they have been amazing. I’ve received great reports from 6th and 7th grade as well. Parents you should be proud of how well your children have represented the school today. Once we get home I’ll post all of the pictures, but here are a couple from today.
Just a reminder no play practice today. It will resume next week.
Football Schedule Thur (Oct 3) JH 8th @ Aquilla JH 6 PM JV @ Bluffdale 7 PM Fri (Oct 4) Varsity vs Aquilla 7 PM @ Pruitt Field
Wade Foote with 6!!! 36-0 Eagles with 4:56 left in in the half.
Keith Sanders with 6! Sean with a good kick! 30-0 us with 8:41 left in the half.
Tyler Wilson with an amazing touchdown! 14-0 Eagles with 2:38 left in the first.
Please remember that the Homecoming pep rally starts at 8:50. The band will be playing for the first time! Homecoming festivities will start at 6:30 Friday night with the football game starting at 7.
I have made a 7th grade math class vocabulary study sets on Quizlet. Other classes are on there as well. I’ll add more as needs arise. Join my "7th Math" class on Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/join/XFdGcdP9Y
5th-7th grade parents: We will be leaving for Outdoor School Monday, September 30th. Less than a week away! Attached is the check list for packing for your child. If you have any questions please contact the school. Several teachers and all the admin have attended at some point. We can guide you in any questions you may have.
Football Schedule Thur (9/26) JH 8th vs Baird JH 5:00 PM JH 7th vs Temple Centex JV @ May JV 7:00 PM Fri(9/27) Homecoming vs Temple Holy Trinity 7:00 PM
Still 0-2 them going into the 4th.
0-2 them at half time.
ATTENTION – Due to unknown circumstances there will be NO Jonesboro Alumni Association meeting on September 28, 2019. The Jonesboro ISD has no involvement in preparing or sending the Jonesboro Alumni Association Newsletter and has not received any word as to why the alumni meeting has been canceled. The Jonesboro ISD is in full support of the Jonesboro Alumni Association and loves hosting the Jonesboro Alumni Association Meeting annually. The Jonesboro ISD has a confident expectation that this is a one year hiatus and next year, or even later this year, the Jonesboro Alumni Association will band together and once again utilize the Jonesboro ISD facilities for future Jonesboro Alumni Association meetings or other events. Sincerely, Matt Dossey Superintendent, Jonesboro ISD
Football Schedule Thur (9/14) JBoro JH 7th @ JSCA JH 5:30 PM JBoro 8th vs Coolidge JH @ Pruitt Field 6 PM May JH vs Aquilla JH @ Pruitt Field 7 PM JBoro JV @ Evant JV 7 PM Fri (9/20) Varsity @ Cooldige 7:30 PM
PTO meeting Tuesday, September 17th at 6 pm at the library. PTO will re-elect officers for the year at this meeting. All are welcome to attend.
FFA: if your student signed up to attend the Dist FFA at Midway HS on Tues 9/17, we will leave school at 3:15 PM, the meeting should be over around 6:30. Students will be in touch with parents on our arrival time back. We will make a Gatesville stop at the ball field for those that live in Gatesville. FFA Dues deadline is 10/1 and FFA T-shirt order forms are due 10/1.
Due to the possibility of bacterial meningitis at another local school, Jonesboro ISD is required by the state to post information about the disease. Please note that there has NOT been an outbreak as first thought. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Valley Mills student that is gravely I’ll because of a rare amoeba that she contracted. https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/meningitis-information-for-students---parents/
JH Pep Rally Thursday at 8:50 AM. It is Space Themed so wear your best space theme outfit!!
Football: Tues (9/10) JH (7th) vs Bluffdale JH @ Pruitt Field 6 PM Thur (9/12) JH (8th) vs WLO 6 PM JV vs WLO 7 PM both @ Pruitt Field Fri (9/13) Varsity vs WLO @ Pruitt Field 7 PM
20-6 Eagles going into the 4th.
14-6 Eagles at the half.
Tyler Wilson with a 60 yard run at the buzzer! 14-6 Eagles going into the 2nd.
Manny Torres with a nice 6 pt run! 6-0 Eagles with 5:02 left in the first.
From our booster club. Please contact them with any questions. We have games on: Thursday, September 5 at 5:00 for JV and following it we are hosting Gustine and Penelope Varstity. Friday, September 6 at 7:30 for Varsity. Saturday, September 7 starting at 8:00 and running all day for the Pee Wee Football. I need volunteers for prep, working, and clean up for all three days. But please stress that Saturday the parents of the players really need to step in and lend a hand. Also, we have 8 In Gate Fenceline Parking Spots available for $75.00 for the year. Thanks, Jenny
Our first 4-H meeting of the year is Today (9/3/19) at 6:30 in the cafeteria! Can’t wait to start a new year!!!!
Football Schedule Thur (9/5) JV vs Blum JV @ Pruitt Field 5 PM Hosting Penelope vs Gustine following JV game. Fri (9/6) Varsity vs Blum @ Pruitt Field 7:30 PM Sat (9/7) Hosting Pewee football
FFA/ Jr FFA upcoming deadlines 9/6 HOT Livestock entry forms and fees, HOT Calf Scramble applications 9/13 CCYF Broiler/Roaster orders to Extension Office
All 7th grade parents: Students entering 7th grade are required to get Tdap and meningococcal immunizations. Nurse Kensing’s needs documentation of your child receiving these immunizations. Please bring a current copy of shot records to the school office so she can update your child’s records accordingly. If you have questions please call the school.
FFA/Jr FFA: Mrs Gann has 10 rabbits reserved for any student that would like to feed and show either a meat pen or individual fryer rabbits for CCYF. Each rabbit is $50. There is a required deposit from the breeder of $25/rabbit upfront and the remainder paid at delivery (around the 1st week if Dec). Contact Mrs.Gann at email@example.com if you are interested in your child having a rabbit project.
Information regarding Junior FFA will be sent home this week with students. Any questions can be directors to Mrs Gann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gatesville busses are caught in traffic. They are running late. (August 26, 2019)
Reminder to all parents: If your child received free or reduced lunches there is a 30 day carryover from last year. Please fill out the new forms and get them back to me before the 30 days or you will be charged full price until I receive your application. Also, everyone else, please fill out one form per family and if you did not receive one please let me know and I will send one home with your child. Thank you!
(8/30) JV FB @ Gordon vs Bryson JV 5 PM (8/31) Varsity FB @ Gorman vs NC 5 PM
We have several events happening during tomorrow’s Meet the teacher. Here is a break down of times for each event. 5:30- Moms prayer group meets in the gym 6:00- meal starts and stage is open to get schedules and other school information sheets 6:20-teachers in their classrooms ready to meet students. 6:45-parent meeting in the gym for grades 7-12 7:30-End of meet the teacher
Youth football forms are on the school website. Go to documents, youth sports and then download the forms. We also have copies at the school.
JISD will be closed Tuesday, August 13th. The staff will be at a training off site. If you have any needs to call the school on Wednesday. Thank you!
We will be offering the TSI on Thursday, Aug 22nd at 9 am. Any student that is interested in testing needs to call the school and sign up. Also, paperwork for the Fall semester will need to be completed by that date as well!
Next week JISDs new website is scheduled to go live. With the new website we have an app for parents, students and community members to use. Search Jonesboro ISD in your devices App Store. The app tile should be the school logo. We hope this helps to stream line information in an even better fashion.
Attention juniors and seniors! We have been invited to send students to Hamilton’s welding certification program. Please call or come by the school if you are interested. It would start Aug 15th!