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Navasota ISD hears updates

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    Examiner photos by Matthew Ybarra The Navasota ISD school board recognized the NHS Ag Mech department for finishing first at the Waller County Fair Weld Off. The team was led by instructor Kelvin Neal. This was the first welding competition for the trio of students.

The Navasota High School board of directors heard strategic campus plans from all five campus principals at the regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Oct.

21.

A common focus of each campus principal is parent involvement.

The consensus is if parents are involved in educating the children then students will have a greater chance of success. Opening the school for family nights is an idea that campuses share.

Dr. Tracy Brewer, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and learning introduced “Campus Shout Outs” to each campus principal. Campus Shout Outs are a newly implemented way to give campuses the opportunity to share what is going on at each campus. Some of the Campus Shout Outs include:

High School

• NHS students in all

five endorsement

areas, enrolled in 16

programs of study,

and working toward

an industry-based

certification in their

coursework.

• The high school also has 135 students

enrolled in UT On-Ramps courses.

• Senior English and

Math teachers have

incorporated TSI

(Texas Success Initiative Assessment)

Fridays into their lesson plans each week

and are using newly

purchased TSI prep

materials to help prepare students for upcoming TSI testing

dates which will be given three times in the fall semester and six in the spring semester.

• Ag mechanic students coached by Kelvin Neal won first place at Waller County Fair in the Welding Build-Off Competition.

Bizzell/ DAEP

• First parent night was Sept. 30. Graduation, credits and the end of year trip were among the items discussed. Bizzell students have earned over 38 credits since school began.

• DAEP students are working to increase grades and are reporting weekly to the junior high and high schools.

Junior High

• Teachers are recognizing students with positive office referrals for respect, responsibility, attitude, hard work and self-control.

• Staff attended ambassador training Oct. 7, presented by Friends of Texas Public Schools.

• NJH Difference Makers were recognized by their colleagues; Nelda Rodriguez, Sydnie Sewell, Haylee Brewer and Ed Glendening.

• Planning Recognition Rally Oct. 25, to recognize Champion Students who achieve great things academically including “A” honor roll, Top “growers” and students who exhibit championship traits.

Brule Elementary

• Began school mentor program to obtain positive community role models in the school to support students. First meet and greet was Oct. 15.

• Each student is receiving an hour of intervention time daily to address gaps in Math, Reading, Writing and Science.

• Have developed a robotics team of 16 students under the direction of Mrs. Smith, Mr. Cantu ands Mrs. Batson.

• Having Boa Celebrations to recognize students in Reading, Math and Social Skills.

High Point Elementary

• Interventions for math and reading. Each student receives 30 minutes of math and reading intervention daily.

• Hosted Hispanic Heritage Night.

• Students were read to by district attorney Investigator John Wren and Investigator Blake Baldobino.

• Had visits from Plantersville VFD and the Texas Wildlife Department from Texas A&M and Smokey Bear for Fire Safety Week.

• Competed in a canned food drive.

Webb Elementary

• Interventions are underway. Over 300 students each day are being met with daily during intervention time. Kindergarten

through second and

third through fifth

grade ELAR teachers are using LLI

lessons to close reading GAPS (Greater

Achievement Process).

A timeline has been laid out for athletic facility projects. Bidding will close Tuesday, Feb. 25, at noon. A special meeting will be held March 2, 2020, to hire a project manager for the athletic projects.

• May 2- Gym floor replacement begins.

• June 1- Rattler Stadium construction begins (turf, track, scoreboard, elevator).

• Aug. 1- Tennis courts (eight courts, lighting, bleachers); baseball and softball (entrance, turf, lights, bleachers, restrooms, concessions).

The next scheduled board meeting is Monday, Nov. 18.