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Join us Thursday, August 21 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for Meet the Teacher Night!
While you are here for Meet the Teacher, come on down to the Field House for dinner! Flight Night is from 6:30-8:30 and you can get- 2 hotdogs, chips and a drink for $5.00. The Eagle Tunnel and players will be available for pictures
DRESS AND GROOMING
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety
hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they
comply with the following:
- Students are expected to be clean and neatly groomed while attending school and all school-sponsored functions.
- Clothing will be neat, clean, and appropriately sized.
- Pants, shorts, skorts, dresses and skirts that will not stay up are inappropriate. No sagging!
- A belt is required if pants, shorts, skorts, dresses and skirts will not stay up on their own.
- Pants, shorts, skorts, dresses and skirts must fit at the waist and the inseam.
- Shirts that have a hem that extends below the top of the inseam are inappropriate.
- Sleeves that go past the wrists must be neatly rolled up to the wrist line.
- Shorts, dresses, skorts, and skirts must be no shorter than 5 inches above the top of the knee, including the slit. No cut-offs or body suits will be allowed.
- Spandex, lycra, tights, leggings, jeggings nor yoga style clothing will be allowed, unless worn under pants, shorts, skorts, dresses and skirts that would otherwise be allowed. Shorts must be hemmed.
- Unintentional or intentionally cut, frayed hems, or holes in clothing will not be allowed.
- Appropriate sized coats and jackets may be worn to school, but campus administration may require that the student put in the students locker during the school day.
- Halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, sleeveless tops with large armholes, low cut (front or back) tops or tops revealing the middle section of the body are not permitted. Tops that are in a tank style MUST measure 3 inches across the shoulder
- Pajama bottoms, underwear, muscle shirts, half shirts or any clothing similar to underwear, will not be worn in a manner in which it is visible.
- Students will not wear clothing with pictures, emblems, or writing that is lewd, offensive, suggestive, vulgar, or obscene, or that advertises or depicts tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, pornography or any other prohibited substance.
- Items of apparel, jewelry, or grooming that are considered an extreme in dress (including clothing that is torn, cut, ragged or with holes) or that advertise illegal substances or alcohol or that could be associated with gang related activities will not be worn.
- Caps, hats, berets, sunglasses and wallet chains are never worn in the school day any high school building.
- Headbands, bandannas, and gang related apparel will not be worn on campus.
- Students will wear shoes. Any shoes not considered safe should not be worn to school. House shoes/slippers may not be worn. . (Shoes with cleats or wheels may not be worn.)
- The principal and event’s coach or sponsor will determine athletic attire, including cheerleading and drill team outfits, in order to meet length and appropriate size rules.
- Hairstyles and colors that are distracting will not be allowed.
- No visible body piercing will be allowed with the exception of the ears. Campus principals determine if and where clear spacers may be worn.
The campus administration has the authority to determine any appropriateness of dress of students on that individual campus, pursuant to these policies. The final decision with regard to dress code rests with the campus principal as does the corrective actions.
iStart/Dual Credit Information
Attention Parents: Please check all course offerings carefully before committing to the iStart Program. Please note, some of the classes may not be offered at the home campus or during normal school hours; the courses could be offered at UTA, TCC or another MISD High School. Transportation will not be provided for the classes offered at another location. Please take this into account when considering whether or not to enroll in iStart.
D.I.G. Award Winners
The D.I.G. award is an award meant to reward any employee of Eagle Nation for doing work that is above and beyond that of the average eagle. The weekly D.I.G winner will be someone who really dug in and got busy that week!
D.I.G. Award Recepients
“The only thing that is constant is change.” ― Heraclitus
Mansfield ISD is ready to help students and families explore the Future You and meet the individual academic needs of each student. House Bill 5 (commonly referred to as HB5) impacts many areas in the Texas Education Code. The new law significantly changes the requirements for high school graduation, graduation planning and state testing requirements at all levels.
HB5 is designed to instill more flexibility in public education by enabling students to either pursue a traditional path into colleges and universities or move directly into the workforce to help fill what business leaders say is a critical skills shortage.
Students will be able to explore their individual interests as they prepare for higher education or the workforce. Whether they choose a college-prep or career readiness track, Mansfield ISD is ready to help students and families navigate their options and prepare for what’s next.
About Future You
House Bill 5 was approved during the 2013 Texas Legislative session, providing a broad spectrum of changes for school districts in the areas of curriculum, assessment, accountability and higher education. House Bill 5 reduces the number of STAAR end-of-course tests required for graduation and significantly changes high school graduation plans currently offered by Mansfield ISD. The State Board of Education has offered recommendations for implementing the new law which will take effect for the 2014-2015 school year.
MISD is excited about the new opportunities House Bill 5 will provide for our students, our staff and our district. The Foundation Plan, along with the accompanying Endorsements, will only strengthen and support the quality education provided by the dedicated staff of Mansfield ISD.
More information on House Bill 5 and the schedule of implementation within the district will follow. For the latest updates, please sign up for the MISD Messenger delivered directly to your email account.
The Maverick Program
Accelerated Bachelors Degree Program
The Maverick Accelerated Bachelors Degree Program is designed to keep tuition and fees associated with earning a bachelor's degree under $10,000 if a student follows and completes the Maverick Program plan.
Interested students MUST:
- Complete 24 credit hours of dual credit with Tarrant County College while in high school.
- a high school GPA of 3.0 or better has to be attained to qualify for the dual credit
- Transfer to Tarrant County College and complete the remaining 40 credit hours required to earn an Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree.
- tuition and costs associated with textbook and supplies are the financial responsibility of the student.
- Submit the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1 of their senior year in high school.
- the student must transfer from Tarrant County College to the University of Texas at Arlington and complete the bachelors degree within four (4) semesters of transferring to UTA. The tuiton and fees will be calculated at the time of admission, taking into consideration any scholarship or financial aid awards.
- Students who complete an Associate degree with a 3.25 GPA are guaranteed admission to UTA and are eligible for scholarship awards designed for The Maverick Program.
- Costs associated with textbook and supplies are the financial responsibility of the student.
- Maintain an accumulative 3.0 GPA in all collegiate course work to remain eligible for The Maverick Program while at the University of Arlington.
For more information, please view the presentation and/or contact your school counselor.
AP Required ELA Summer Reading List
9th-12th Reading List
MISD Education Technology Channel