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Bond workshop set for noon April 22
Bond workshop set for noon April 22
04/22/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a bond construction workshop at noon, Thursday, April 22.
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NISD Transportation rolling out SMART Tags
NISD Transportation rolling out SMART Tags
04/21/2021
Nacogdoches ISD will launch its SMART Tag student identification system at Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary on April 13.
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NISD job fair set for April 30
NISD job fair set for April 30
04/20/2021
Nacogdoches ISD has a teacher job fair set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 30.
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NISD’s Academy of Critical Thinkers
NISD’s Academy of Critical Thinkers
04/20/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Academy of Critical Thinkers was at Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language on Saturday.
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Ten NHS students advance to regionals
Ten NHS students advance to regionals
04/19/2021
Two Nacogdoches High School students qualified for the state UIL academic competition Friday and Saturday
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NISD wins second Best Community for Music award
NISD wins second Best Community for Music award
04/13/2021
Once more, Nacogdoches ISD has good news to trumpet – for the second straight year, it’s been named a Best Community for Music Education.
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NISD holding regular board meeting
NISD holding regular board meeting
04/13/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 15
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Agenda Review meeting set for April 12
Agenda Review meeting set for April 12
04/09/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, April 12.
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Statewide testing problem cancels today’s STAAR
Statewide testing problem cancels today’s STAAR
04/06/2021
School districts across Texas experienced connectivity issues today related to the STAAR test administrator, forcing a halt to the testing day and requiring exams to be rescheduled. Nacogdoches ISD has moved STAAR testing originally planned for today to Wednesday, April 7. That includes writing tests for Grades 4 and 7 and the English I end-of-course exam at Nacogdoches High School. NISD campuses are communicating their plans for Wednesday to students and parents. All students who were administered online testing today, prior to the connectivity issues, will resume on Wednesday with the same schedule.
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Principal search process ongoing at NHS
Principal search process ongoing at NHS
04/06/2021
The search process continues for the next principal at Nacogdoches High School. Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo said Monday that Nacogdoches ISD is appraising applicants for the position while moving forward to fill the vacancy that was created last August shortly before the school year started.
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April is School Library Month
April is School Library Month
04/05/2021
It’s School Library Month, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate school librarians and their programs. Today, April 4, is School Librarian Day, and April 16 is National Librarian Day.
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Friday is school holiday for NISD
Friday is school holiday for NISD
04/01/2021
Nacogdoches ISD will not have classes on Friday, April 2, for the Easter Holiday. Classes will resume on a regular schedule Monday, April 5. We hope students and staff have a wonderful weekend.
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Dragon SRT students collect top finishes
Dragon SRT students collect top finishes
04/01/2021
The regional student response team competition may have looked different during a pandemic, but Nacogdoches High School continued to build upon previous success. NHS collected 12 top three finishes at the South East Texas Public Service Competition held earlier in March.
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Transfer requests now available
Transfer requests now available
04/01/2021
Nacogdoches Independent School District transfer requests are now available beginning April 1, 2021, through April 30, 2021.
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NHS One-Act Play
NHS One-Act Play
03/31/2021
The production of “The Bald Soprano” captured two All-Star Cast awards last week in Texarkana at the bi-district competition. The Dragons also received an honorable mention All-Star Cast, a Tech award and Honor Crew designation and finished in third place overall, earning designation as the first alternate advancing play.
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Students not taking STAAR may go virtual on testing days
Students not taking STAAR may go virtual on testing days
03/29/2021
Any Pre-K through Grade 8 students in Nacogdoches ISD not taking state-mandated exams on upcoming designated STAAR testing days may be directed to remain home and connect remotely with their classes.
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Graduation date, location set for NHS
Graduation date, location set for NHS
03/26/2021
Nacogdoches High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 8 p.m., Friday, May 28, at Dragon Stadium. Each graduate will be provided with 10 guest tickets for the ceremony, which would allow for attendance at Dragon Stadium to be 50 percent of stadium capacity. Guest tickets will be distributed to graduates during the required graduation practice held the day of the ceremony.
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Regular monthly board meeting set for March 25
Regular monthly board meeting set for March 25
03/25/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 25.
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NHS students advance to state science fair
NHS students advance to state science fair
03/25/2021
Two Nacogdoches High School students have qualified for the State Science Fair that will be held later this month.
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Agenda Review Meeting set for March 22
Agenda Review Meeting set for March 22
03/19/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, March 22.
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NHS named to SFA high school program
NHS named to SFA high school program
03/17/2021
Nacogdoches High School was named Tuesday to Stephen F. Austin State University’s newly unveiled Distinguished High School Program, an opportunity that will both improve and simplify access for students seeking to continue their education at SFA following high school graduation. The program will also provide additional financial assistance for graduates in the top 25 percent of their graduating class.
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Public performance for One-Act Play
Public performance for One-Act Play
03/16/2021
The Bald Soprano” is considered an important work in the theatre of the absurd; but there’s nothing absurd about Nacogdoches High School’s One-Act Play team that swept the top district awards with their performance earlier this month.
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VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY
03/14/2021
Monday, March 15, will be a virtual instruction day for all NISD students while teachers and staff have a workday/professional development.
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New DSC opening after Spring Break
New DSC opening after Spring Break
03/05/2021
When Nacogdoches ISD returns from Spring Break, the district’s headquarters will be open at its new location at 4632 NE Stallings Dr.
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Spring Break is March 8-12
Spring Break is March 8-12
03/04/2021
Nacogdoches ISD will be on spring break for the week of March 8 through March 12.
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McMichael brings home one-act play top honors
McMichael brings home one-act play top honors
03/04/2021
McMichael Middle School UIL One-Act Play cast, crew, and directors won first place overall
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NISD’s safety response update
NISD’s safety response update
03/04/2021
Nacogdoches ISD is committed to refining and ensuring consistency in our established practices and most appropriate immediate responses that best protect the health and safety of all students and staff.
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NISD will continue to require face coverings
NISD will continue to require face coverings
03/04/2021
Nacogdoches ISD will require wearing face coverings and using social distancing measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as long as it is required to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. Texas
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NHS baseball tournament runs Thursday-Saturday
NHS baseball tournament runs Thursday-Saturday
03/03/2021
The Nacogdoches Dragon Baseball Tournament is underway Thursday and will last through Saturday evening with games being played at Dragon Field at the high school and at Jaycees Field/SFA.
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NISD awaits TEA guidance on mask mandate
NISD awaits TEA guidance on mask mandate
03/02/2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order today that will lift the statewide mask mandate, effective March 10, 2021.
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McMichael will reopen for in-person students
McMichael will reopen for in-person students
02/26/2021
McMichael Middle School will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, March 1.
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Update on upcoming NISD student holidays
Update on upcoming NISD student holidays
02/25/2021
We want to update you on where NISD stands for upcoming student holidays in light of the unplanned cancellations we’ve endured this year because of winter weather:
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NISD board meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 25
NISD board meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 25
02/24/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25.
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McMichael closed by water main break
McMichael closed by water main break
02/24/2021
Nacogdoches ISD has closed McMichael Middle School the rest of the week because a water main break has left the campus without access to water.
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Board approves HVAC bid for BQJ
Board approves HVAC bid for BQJ
02/24/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the low responsive base bid of $1.425 million from TDR Contractors Inc. to replace the HVAC system at Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary.
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In-person classes restart; Carpenter remains virtual
In-person classes restart; Carpenter remains virtual
02/23/2021
All Nacogdoches ISD campuses will restart in-person instruction on Wednesday, Feb. 24, except for Emeline Carpenter Elementary.
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Meal pickup available on Monday, Tuesday
Meal pickup available on Monday, Tuesday
02/21/2021
While virtual instruction for all students takes place Monday and Tuesday, Nacogdoches ISD’s Student Nutrition department will be providing meals for NISD enrolled students. To receive the meals, students age 18 and under must be present or the person picking up the meal can show a student’s ID card or report card.
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NISD will start back with virtual instruction
NISD will start back with virtual instruction
02/19/2021
Nacogdoches ISD will return to virtual instruction for all students on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22-23. The restart of in-person classes is delayed by at least two days while needed repairs continue to take place at several campuses in the district.
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Board of Trustees cancels tonight's meeting
Board of Trustees cancels tonight's meeting
02/18/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees has canceled its regular monthly meeting planned for tonight because of ongoing problems caused by the winter storm. The meeting has now been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25.
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NISD cancels classes through end of the week
NISD cancels classes through end of the week
02/16/2021
Because of concerns related to water shortages, ongoing electrical outages and the threat of additional winter precipitation, Nacogdoches ISD is closed to students and staff and has canceled virtual and in-person classes as well as all other school-related activities through the end of the week.
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 NISD closed for Tuesday, Feb. 16
NISD closed for Tuesday, Feb. 16
02/15/2021
Nacogdoches ISD has canceled virtual and in-person classes as well as all other school-related activities for Tuesday, Feb. 16, because of the snow and ice that has made travel unsafe and significant electrical outages. The district will evaluate tomorrow the possibility of holding classes the remainder of the week. For information related to closings, follow NISD’s website at NacISD.org and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
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Agenda Review Meeting set for Feb. 15
Agenda Review Meeting set for Feb. 15
02/14/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, Feb. 15. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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NHS boys will meet Longview in hoops playoffs
NHS boys will meet Longview in hoops playoffs
02/14/2021
Nacogdoches High School's boys' basketball team will meet Longview in a bi-district playoff game at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in Tenaha.
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NISD is now closed for Monday, Feb. 15
NISD is now closed for Monday, Feb. 15
02/14/2021
Nacogdoches ISD is now closed for Monday, Feb. 15. Monday was already scheduled as a student holiday/staff workday. Because of the threat of wintry precipitation, NISD professional staff are directed to work from home on Monday. A decision will be made on Monday about holding classes on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
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Monday, Feb. 15, is student holiday, staff workday
Monday, Feb. 15, is student holiday, staff workday
02/11/2021
This is a reminder that Monday, February 15, is a student holiday at Nacogdoches ISD.
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Federal report cards posted on NISD website
Federal report cards posted on NISD website
02/09/2021
Nacogdoches Independent School District is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
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NISD mourns passing of former band director
NISD mourns passing of former band director
02/04/2021
Glynn Wells, who led Nacogdoches High School’s Golden Dragon Marching Band for 18 years, extending its run of show-stopping routines and award-winning performances, died Wednesday.
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NISD celebrates School Counselor Week
NISD celebrates School Counselor Week
02/03/2021
It’s been a challenging year for public education.
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NHS hosting Region 21 Solo & Ensemble
NHS hosting Region 21 Solo & Ensemble
02/02/2021
Region 21’s Band Solo & Ensemble contest will take place Friday and Saturday at Nacogdoches High School.
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Board OKs Moses, Fredonia bond projects
Board OKs Moses, Fredonia bond projects
01/26/2021
Bids for two construction projects funded by a 2018 bond election were accepted Jan. 21 by Nacogdoches ISD trustees.
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Carpenter’s Jones pens 'Princess Puff'
Carpenter’s Jones pens 'Princess Puff'
01/25/2021
Ariel Jones was inspired by her daughter to write a children’s book.
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NHS presenting homecoming court during senior pep rally
NHS presenting homecoming court during senior pep rally
01/25/2021
The Nacogdoches High School homecoming court will be presented during the Senior Pep Rally at 9 a.m., Friday, at Dragon Stadium.
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Finnerud named All-State Musician
Finnerud named All-State Musician
01/22/2021
Nacogdoches High School sophomore trumpet player Aidan Finnerud has been named an All-State Musician by the Texas Music Educators Association after going through a competitive process that began last fall and included district, region and area levels.
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TAPR Hearing set for Jan 21
TAPR Hearing set for Jan 21
01/20/2021
Nacogdoches Independent School District will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., Jan. 21, 2021, for discussion of the district’s 2019-2020 Texas Academic Performance Report.
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Regular trustee meeting set for Jan. 21
Regular trustee meeting set for Jan. 21
01/19/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21.
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Trustees holding agenda review meeting Jan. 15
Trustees holding agenda review meeting Jan. 15
01/15/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Friday, Jan. 15.
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January is Board Appreciation Month
January is Board Appreciation Month
01/15/2021
The challenge involved in providing an excellent educational experience for the many, varied students in a public school district is a challenge that requires dedication and creativity in the best of times. The year 2020 was not the best of times.
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Trustees OK COVID-19 leave for staff
Trustees OK COVID-19 leave for staff
01/12/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees adopted a resolution Monday that will extend emergency paid sick leave to employees that miss work because of a COVID-19 infection or quarantine related to close exposure to someone infected with the virus.
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NISD cancels classes for Tuesday, Jan. 12
NISD cancels classes for Tuesday, Jan. 12
01/11/2021
Nacogdoches ISD has canceled in-person and virtual classes for Tuesday, Jan. 12, because of ongoing electrical outages in the community as well as the possibility of overnight refreezing of water on roadways. The district now plans to reopen on schedule Wednesday, Jan. 13.
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School Cancelled Monday, January 11
School Cancelled Monday, January 11
01/10/2021
Nacogdoches ISD is closed and has canceled virtual and in-person classes and as well as all other school-related activities for Monday, Jan. 11, because of the inclement weather that has made the county’s roads, streets and highways unsafe for travel.
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Trustees holding special meeting on Jan. 11
Trustees holding special meeting on Jan. 11
01/08/2021
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon, Monday, Jan. 11.
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NISD watching wintry weather forecast
NISD watching wintry weather forecast
01/08/2021
The National Weather Service office in Shreveport is forecasting the possibility of rain and snow Sunday and Sunday night, Jan. 10, 2021, possibly extending into the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
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Plant Services work through holidays
Plant Services work through holidays
01/05/2021
The holidays are a busy time for Nacogdoches ISD’s Plant Services Department. While students and staff are out of the buildings, work crews can complete improvements and conduct additional cleaning during the two-week Christmas break.
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NISD set to begin Christmas break
NISD set to begin Christmas break
12/18/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will be closed for Christmas break Monday, Dec. 21, through Friday, Jan. 1.
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NISD distributing new Chromebooks
NISD distributing new Chromebooks
12/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD has received 3,429 Chromebooks, and the laptop computers are being distributed to campuses for use by students.
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Ajero receives national award
Ajero receives national award
12/16/2020
Antonio Ajero received a 2021 National Young Arts Foundation award this month in Classical Music – Piano. The Nacogdoches High School junior has been recognized at the Merit level, the organization’s third highest honor, for his caliber of artistic achievement.
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Board holding regular meeting on Dec. 17
Board holding regular meeting on Dec. 17
12/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
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NISD staff receive one-time retention incentive
NISD staff receive one-time retention incentive
12/14/2020
Nacogdoches ISD teachers and staff will receive a one-time retention incentive in the amount of $1,000 for full-time employees and $500 for those working part-time.
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Agenda Review meeting set for Dec. 14
Agenda Review meeting set for Dec. 14
12/12/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, Dec. 14. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Tickets on sale for bi-district playoff
Tickets on sale for bi-district playoff
12/08/2020
Tickets are on sale for the Class 5A Division II bi-district playoff game between Nacogdoches and Huntsville. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, at Madisonville High School. The stadium is located at 811 A South May, Madisonville, TX 77864.
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Changes coming to district’s distance learning program
Changes coming to district’s distance learning program
12/07/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will begin next week contacting parents of distance learning students who are encountering problems with grades and attendance, asking them to return to face-to-face instruction on Jan. 25.
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French Club takes gift tradition to Fredonia
French Club takes gift tradition to Fredonia
12/04/2020
Nacogdoches High School’s French Club made its delivery of toys Friday at Fredonia Elementary in honor of the traditional Saint Nicholas celebration from France (and elsewhere on the European continent) when children place their boots near a window overnight on Dec. 5 to be filled with sweets and presents from Saint Nicholas.
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Ticket, stadium info for Friday’s game in Marshall
Ticket, stadium info for Friday’s game in Marshall
12/02/2020
Tickets for Friday’s football game between Nacogdoches High School and Marshall are on sale online only.
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Watch NHS-Marshall game online
Watch NHS-Marshall game online
11/30/2020
This week’s District 9-5A football game between Nacogdoches High School and Marshall will be streamed online.
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Trustees holding regular board meeting on Nov. 19
Trustees holding regular board meeting on Nov. 19
11/19/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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I’m thankful for all that NISD has done
I’m thankful for all that NISD has done
11/19/2020
There’s little doubt our teachers, students and their parents are ready for the Thanksgiving break that begins when school lets out Friday. All of us, I dare say, are ready.
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NISD will be closed for Thanksgiving week
NISD will be closed for Thanksgiving week
11/19/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23 through Nov. 27 for students and teachers. Classes will resume on Monday, November 30. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a wonderful holiday.
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Perfect score for NISD on FIRST rating
Perfect score for NISD on FIRST rating
11/18/2020
Nacogdoches ISD scored a perfect 100 under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system, receiving a rating of “A” for Superior Achievement. “Superior Achievement” is the state’s highest rating, demonstrating the quality of Nacogdoches ISD’s financial management and reporting system. It’s the 16th straight year NISD has earned the Superior Achievement rating.
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Friday's game canceled after Hallsville forfeit
Friday's game canceled after Hallsville forfeit
11/16/2020
Hallsville High School has forfeited its District 9-5A game with Nacogdoches High School planned for Friday, Nov. 20, because of COVID-19.
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Leadership Nac spends the day with NISD
Leadership Nac spends the day with NISD
11/13/2020
Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program spent the day with NISD on Thursday as part of Education Day.
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NISD’s Young elected to Texas SBOE
NISD’s Young elected to Texas SBOE
11/11/2020
Dr. Audrey Young has been an educator for 27 years, has worked at all levels within public education and is currently Director of Student Support Services of Nacogdoches ISD.
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Vision, hearing screenings held for students
Vision, hearing screenings held for students
11/06/2020
Seventh-graders lined up outside Room 603 Thursday morning at McMichael Middle School, masked and observing proper social distancing while awaiting vision and hearing screening provided by the district.
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Board workshop set for Nov. 9
Board workshop set for Nov. 9
11/06/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a workshop at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Art, music kits coming for NISD students
Art, music kits coming for NISD students
11/03/2020
Nacogdoches ISD elementary students will soon be receiving art and music kits that can be used in the classroom or at home for virtual learners.
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All NISD groups will travel for competition
All NISD groups will travel for competition
11/02/2020
Nacogdoches High School band, drill team and cheer squad will be traveling to competitions this school year, even though the groups haven’t been making out-of-town trips to football games.
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Trunk-or-Treat goes on at TJR
Trunk-or-Treat goes on at TJR
10/30/2020
Trunk or Treat looked different today at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary, but the show went on without a hitch.
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Board OKs purchase of temperature sensors
Board OKs purchase of temperature sensors
10/21/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of 20 temperature sensor kiosks during a meeting held earlier this month.
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Dragons set to host first home football game
Dragons set to host first home football game
10/20/2020
Football tickets for Nacogdoches High School varsity football games will be sold at 50 percent of stadium capacity for this week’s District 9-5A opener. The Dragons host Whitehouse High School at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23.
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Empowering Parents program starts up for new year
Empowering Parents program starts up for new year
10/19/2020
Empowering Parents classes will start later this month with a three-part workshop series led by Nacogdoches ISD social worker Catie Munguia. The classes will be held virtually over Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Finnerud named Regional First Chair in Jazz Band
Finnerud named Regional First Chair in Jazz Band
10/19/2020
Nacogdoches High School sophomore Aidan Finnerud was named First Chair Trumpet in the Region 21 Jazz Band last week.
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NHS Homecoming will take place in two parts
NHS Homecoming will take place in two parts
10/19/2020
Homecoming Week for Nacogdoches High School has a different, scaled-down look this week. It will also be presented in two parts.
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Four campuses seek input for state, fed reqs
Four campuses seek input for state, fed reqs
10/14/2020
Four Nacogdoches ISD campuses, in compliance with Texas Education Agency, were identified as Targeted Support based on the Closing Gaps Results from 2019 and are seeking input for the State and Federal Improvement Requirements for Accountability 2019 Closing the Gaps and this year’s campus plans.
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Registration window opens for AP exam
Registration window opens for AP exam
10/14/2020
The AP Exam registration window for Nacogdoches High School students for the 2020-21 school year starts today, October 14, 2020 and ends on Friday, November 13, 2020.
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Trustees holding board meeting Oct. 15
Trustees holding board meeting Oct. 15
10/14/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Agenda Review meeting set for Oct. 13
Agenda Review meeting set for Oct. 13
10/08/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 13. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app. CLICK HERE to go to the Nacogdoches Independent School District meeting page for viewing instructions and public comment information for the meeting.
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NISD Fall break set for Oct 9-12
NISD Fall break set for Oct 9-12
10/07/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Fall Break will take place Friday, Oct. 9, and Monday, Oct. 12. Schools will be closed for staff and students on those days, and the district will be closed. Classes will resume at normal times on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
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Dragons will play in Bryan Friday night
Dragons will play in Bryan Friday night
10/07/2020
UPDATE: Nacogdoches scheduled a replacement opponent for Friday's game. The Dragons will travel to Bryan to play Rudder High School at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9. The game is at Merrill Green Stadium, 3450 Campus Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.
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Medical helicopter flies in for EMT class
Medical helicopter flies in for EMT class
10/02/2020
Nacogdoches High School students taking an EMT certification course spent Wednesday morning going through the first of six skills days set aside as part of the semester-long program.
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Beal, Muir 'Commended' in National Merit program
Beal, Muir 'Commended' in National Merit program
09/29/2020
Nacogdoches High School seniors Stuart Beal and Liane Muir achieved “Commended” status for outstanding academic performance in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Trujillo is keynote speaker at Eggs & Issues
Trujillo is keynote speaker at Eggs & Issues
09/24/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo was the keynote speaker this morning at Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast and meeting at the Fredonia Hotel.
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Eleven city park locations add DragonConnected!
Eleven city park locations add DragonConnected!
09/24/2020
There are 11 more additions to our list of DragonConnected partners, thanks to City of Nacogdoches. Eleven park pavilion sites (see complete list below) have been updated with free public Wi-Fi. We’re grateful for the city’s work to expand its free Wi-Fi locations, and we encourage our students to make use of all the sites on this list when needed!
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Elementary In-Person to Full Schedule Monday
Elementary In-Person to Full Schedule Monday
09/18/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s six elementary schools on Monday, Sept. 21, will move to a full phase-in of students who have been attending face-to-face instruction on alternating days. Now those students will attend classes five days a week. Elementary students that opted for online instruction can continue to receive lessons virtually.
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Varsity, JV Football on Hold due Covid-19
Varsity, JV Football on Hold due Covid-19
09/18/2020
Nacogdoches ISD has been informed that a member of the Nacogdoches High School football team has tested positive for COVID-19. The district is requiring all members of the varsity and junior varsity football teams as well as coaches to quarantine through Oct. 1 with a return date of Oct. 2.
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Regular Board Meeting Set for Sept. 17
Regular Board Meeting Set for Sept. 17
09/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app. After starting the meeting, trustees will enter an executive session before returning to the open meeting no earlier than 6 p.m.
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Agenda Review September 14
Agenda Review September 14
09/14/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, Sept. 14. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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COVID-19 Notification Page on Website
COVID-19 Notification Page on Website
09/14/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will post updates on its website when it receives notification of a lab-confirmed positive test of COVID-19 at one of its campuses or facilities.
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NISD receives second art award of 2020
NISD receives second art award of 2020
09/11/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s fine arts program has earned its second award this year. The district was notified Thursday it was named a 2019-2020 Texas Art Education Association District of Distinction. In March, shortly after the school closure in Texas because of the COVID-19 pandemic, NISD was recognized as a National Association of Music Merchants 2020 Best Community for Music Education.
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Classes get underway on first day of school
Classes get underway on first day of school
09/08/2020
Students in Nacogdoches ISD returned to school today, beginning a new academic year. Many students connected virtually, while a select number were on campus for instruction as NISD begins a slow and safe phase-in of in-person classes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DragonConnected partners ready to help
DragonConnected partners ready to help
09/04/2020
Nacogdoches ISD students needing a link to the internet can make temporary broadband connections to submit lessons and download new assignments at any of our DragonConnected partners.
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NISD bus information for parents
NISD bus information for parents
09/04/2020
Nacogdoches ISD school buses will begin running their routes the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 8, the first day of classes. Please read carefully the following information regarding NISD bus service for the new year. Parents with questions or those needing to register their child for bus service can call the Transportation Center at 936-552-8780.
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Child Nutrition to Serve Meals to Virtual Learners
Child Nutrition to Serve Meals to Virtual Learners
09/04/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Student Nutrition would like to announce NISD students will be able to receive free meals.
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Matthews named interim principal at NHS
Matthews named interim principal at NHS
09/03/2020
Dr. Kenneth Matthews, EdD, was named this week interim principal at Nacogdoches High School.
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Campuses Planning Student Device Distribution
Campuses Planning Student Device Distribution
09/01/2020
Campuses will determine a time and location for devices to be picked up. Chromebooks will be provided to students in Grades 4-12, and an iPad tablet will be provided to students in Pre-K through third grade. All students needing a device will receive one – whether receiving instruction virtually or in-person.
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Teacher laptops being delivered to campuses
Teacher laptops being delivered to campuses
09/01/2020
Laptops were being delivered to Nacogdoches ISD teachers early Tuesday after the devices were received Monday by the district.
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Information from NISD School Nurse
Information from NISD School Nurse
09/01/2020
As we begin the year with the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to inform you of some changes that will be made in the school clinics. Teachers are being asked to send to the clinic only those students who are ill, have sustained injuries, or need medications. Infection control will be a priority in the clinic. The campus nurse is always available should the teacher need to reach out for questions, or if there is an emergency.
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Campus Plans
Campus Plans
08/26/2020
Nacogdoches ISD campuses will begin publishing information regarding individual back-to-school plans. These plans will include guidance on the start of school on Sept. 8 as well as the transition to full in-person instruction for all students wishing to be in the classroom.
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Trustees Move School Start Date
Trustees Move School Start Date
08/25/2020
Nacogdoches ISD trustees voted unanimously to push back the start date of classes to Sept. 8. The decision arrived at during a special meeting held Tuesday will provide the district more time to receive deliveries of new laptops for use by teachers. NISD is also awaiting delivery of more PPE (personal protective equipment used to combat the spread of COVID-19) before classes begin.
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Special Board Meeting to Consider Calendar
Special Board Meeting to Consider Calendar
08/21/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees will consider delaying the start of school to provide additional time for teachers to prepare for the return of students to campus. The board is holding a special meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25.
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NISD informed of COVID-19 case
NISD informed of COVID-19 case
08/20/2020
Nacogdoches ISD has been informed that an individual who participated in summer band rehearsals at Nacogdoches High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who were in close contact with this person have been notified and will be required to follow district protocols to ensure the safety of others.
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Regular Board Meeting Set for Thursday
Regular Board Meeting Set for Thursday
08/19/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app. The meeting is open for the public to view and will begin in open session at 5 p.m. Trustees will then move to an executive session. After completing the closed portion of the meeting, the board will return to the open session Zoom meeting no earlier than 6 p.m.
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Immunization clinics set for NISD students
Immunization clinics set for NISD students
08/17/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will hold immunization clinics for all NISD students on Aug. 25 at both middle school campuses. The clinic at McMichael Middle School will be held 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the clinic at Mike Moses Middle School will be held 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Special board meeting set for 5 p.m., Aug. 18
Special board meeting set for 5 p.m., Aug. 18
08/17/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Agenda Review
Agenda Review
08/14/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, Aug. 17. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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2020-2021 Nacogdoches ISD School Supply List
2020-2021 Nacogdoches ISD School Supply List
08/05/2020
Student school supply lists have been posted on the NISD website at www.nacisd.org. Families should obtain school supplies for their student(s) in time for the first day of instruction.
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Registration process underway for bus riders
Registration process underway for bus riders
08/03/2020
Parents that will need their children to ride Nacogdoches ISD buses for the new school year should call the NISD Transportation Department to begin the registration process. Transportation officials can be reached at 936-552-8780.
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Special board meeting set for Aug. 3
Special board meeting set for Aug. 3
08/02/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon, Monday, Aug. 3. The meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom, a video conferencing app. The Zoom meeting will also be broadcast live on the district’s Facebook account (@nacogdoches.isd).
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NISD reaching out for DragonConnected partners
NISD reaching out for DragonConnected partners
07/30/2020
DragonConnected can provide a solution by linking Nacogdoches community partners with the school district to promote sites where students can access Wi-Fi to upload completed lessons and download new assignments.
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Trustees OK change in start date
Trustees OK change in start date
07/28/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will move back the start date of classes to Aug. 31 and offer virtual learning the first four weeks of school. NISD’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday during a special meeting to adjust the 2020-21 academic calendar.
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Special Board Meeting
Special Board Meeting
07/27/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon, Tuesday, July 28. The meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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2020-2021 School Year Information
2020-2021 School Year Information
07/17/2020
Nacogdoches ISD has posted a document that begins to attempt to answer many of the questions surrounding the start of school. The district is examining all facets of how our daily operations take place in an effort to prepare for classes, both in-person and remotely.
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Board of Trustees Meeting
Board of Trustees Meeting
07/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 16. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Online Registration Now Open for All NISD Students
Online Registration Now Open for All NISD Students
07/16/2020
The online registration portal is now open for all Nacogdoches ISD students for the 2020-21 academic year. The registration process replaces the paper forms that have typically been used at the beginning of the school year.
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Agenda Review Meeting
Agenda Review Meeting
07/09/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold an agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, July 13. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app. The meeting is open for the public to view and will begin at noon.
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NISD moving forward with plans for school year
NISD moving forward with plans for school year
07/08/2020
With the Aug. 24 back-to-school date rapidly approaching, Nacogdoches ISD continues to plan for the upcoming academic year while taking into consideration all COVID-19-related safety precautions for students and staff.
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Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language
Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language
07/08/2020
Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language has slots available for Kindergarten students for the 2020-21 academic year. Nettie Marshall offers dual language instruction for English native-speaking students who would like to learn Spanish as well as for bilingual students. Space is limited.
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 All athletic, fine arts activities suspended
All athletic, fine arts activities suspended
07/02/2020
The UIL advised Texas public schools to consider closing summer workouts, rehearsals, practices and instruction over the Fourth of July holiday and through next week, resuming on Monday, July 13.
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 P-EBT online application is now open
P-EBT online application is now open
06/30/2020
The deadline has been extended to July 31, 2020, for families to register for the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides benefits to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Texas Lone Star Card. P-EBT is a one-time benefit of up to $285 and will be issued on an EBT card to assist families during this unanticipated school closure. The online application for P-EBT is now open. Fill out an application here: yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT. ALL NACOGDOCHES ISD CHILDREN up to 21 years old are eligible for this benefit because NISD is a Community Eligibility Provision district that provides free meals to all students.
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NISD suspends girls athletics workouts for two weeks
NISD suspends girls athletics workouts for two weeks
06/29/2020
On June 26, Nacogdoches ISD received notice that a female athlete assigned to the strength and conditioning workouts and sport-specific skill training tested positive for COVID-19. The student last participated on June 18. All students that participated in the same small group have received individual notices of potential exposure. In accordance with UIL guidelines, NISD has implemented rigorous health screening, social distancing, and sanitization practices for all student workouts, including screening of staff and student temperatures, cleaning of all objects between each student’s use, and limited sharing of equipment. As such, CDC guidance provides that the risk of students contracting COVID-19 from the infected student is low. Nevertheless, in order to safeguard the health and safety of NISD student-athletes, all female athletic workouts will be suspended until Monday, July 13, to allow for self quarantine. During this time we will deep clean the limited areas the athletes had access to, including the field house restrooms and weight room.
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NISD will not hold summer school classes
NISD will not hold summer school classes
06/23/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will not hold summer learning programs for students in pre-K through eighth-grade because of limited interest from families in light of concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, a question on a survey conducted earlier this month indicated little interest from parents to allow students to participate in summer learning classes. The district continues to plan for the 2020-21 academic year to begin Aug. 24, although there could be more adjustments made to the calendar as the school year begins.
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Results of parent survey posted online
Results of parent survey posted online
06/17/2020
More than 1,100 parents and guardians completed the survey, which is being used as guidance as the district prepares for the start of the 2020-21 academic year. NISD, like other school districts across the state, is awaiting guidance from TEA regarding classes this fall.
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For now, NISD hoping classes can begin Aug. 24
For now, NISD hoping classes can begin Aug. 24
06/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s first day of classes for the 2020-21 academic year is expected to remain Monday, Aug. 24, pending upcoming guidance and direction from Texas Education Agency. As NISD moves closer to a start date, the district will also take into consideration the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Nacogdoches County.
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Trustees holding regular meeting on June 18
Trustees holding regular meeting on June 18
06/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a regular board meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 18. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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NISD continues meal program into summer
NISD continues meal program into summer
06/11/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Student Nutrition’s summer meal program is wrapping up its second week. All students are eligible to participate in the summer program. Distribution of the summer program meals will continue at the five sites around the district used during the school closure this spring because of COVID-19. For the month of June, distribution of meals for students will continue at: Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary, Fredonia Elementary, Mike Moses Middle School, McMichael Middle School and the NISD Central Kitchen located on Hughes Street.
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Gerald Fonzie named new BQJ principal
Gerald Fonzie named new BQJ principal
06/02/2020
Gerald Fonzie has been named principal at Nacogdoches ISD’s Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary, replacing Tom Miller, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
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NHS grads top $4 million in scholarships
NHS grads top $4 million in scholarships
06/01/2020
Graduates with Nacogdoches High School Class of 2020 have received more than $4 million in scholarships, scholarship offers and military contracts. And that number is expected to grow in coming weeks as graduates continue to receive more honors and awards.
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Agenda Review Meeting June 15
Agenda Review Meeting June 15
06/01/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold an agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, June 15. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app. The meeting is open for the public to view and will begin at 5 p.m.
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NISD seeks parent input on calendar adjustments
NISD seeks parent input on calendar adjustments
05/31/2020
Nacogdoches ISD is considering modifications to the 2020-21 academic calendar because of the real possibility of delays and closures this coming fall and winter related to the COVID-19 threat. Parents of students are asked to answer these questions to provide NISD guidance for holding in-person classes this fall as well as direction on distance learning options available should a closure be necessary. There is still much to determine about the upcoming school year, and directives and guidance from Texas Education Agency still forthcoming will impact the district’s decisions. The survey is open until 5 p.m. Friday, June 5.
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Budget workshop set for tonight
Budget workshop set for tonight
05/29/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a budget workshop at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 2. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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NISD plans on July 6 start for summer school
NISD plans on July 6 start for summer school
05/27/2020
While Nacogdoches ISD is finalizing plans for how best to implement its summer school instruction, classes would not begin until July 6, providing the district time to fashion its plans to best fit the restrictions and guidance issued by the state.
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Special board meeting set for May 26
Special board meeting set for May 26
05/26/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for new board member orientation. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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2020-2021 ESSA Federal Programs
2020-2021 ESSA Federal Programs
05/19/2020
Nacogdoches Independent School District will be applying for federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Superintendent's Message 5/15/2020
Superintendent's Message 5/15/2020
05/15/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo shares this message with our staff, students, parents and patrons.
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Zemanek, Long NISD Teachers of the Year
Zemanek, Long NISD Teachers of the Year
05/13/2020
Emily Long is Nacogdoches ISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Charles Zemanek is the Secondary Teacher of the Year. Long teaches fifth-graders at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary, and Zemanek teaches science at McMichael Middle School.
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Trustees holding regular meeting on Thursday
Trustees holding regular meeting on Thursday
05/13/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a regular board meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 21. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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NISD to hold 'hybrid' graduation
NISD to hold 'hybrid' graduation
05/12/2020
Nacogdoches High School will hold a hybrid graduation ceremony later this month, allowing for in-person presentation of diplomas in front of the graduate’s family members.
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Agenda Review Meeting
Agenda Review Meeting
05/12/2020
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold an agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, May 18.
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NISD Phone Contacts
NISD Phone Contacts
05/04/2020
Temporary phone numbers have been established for parents and patrons to contact Nacogdoches ISD campuses and other departments within the district during the ongoing school closure. The special numbers will be manned during normal business hours for the district, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Superintendent's Message 5/1/2020
Superintendent's Message 5/1/2020
05/01/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo shares this message with our staff, students, parents and patrons.
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NISD trustees sworn into office
NISD trustees sworn into office
04/30/2020
Three members of the Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees were sworn into office during a special meeting held Thursday, May 7. The meeting took place via Zoom, an online meeting app, because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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Lee Container makes $10,000 donation to NISD
Lee Container makes $10,000 donation to NISD
04/29/2020
Lee Container Corp. donated $10,000 to Nacogdoches ISD on April 21, money that can be used by the school district to offset costs associated with its response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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Student Nutrition fulfills need for NISD
Student Nutrition fulfills need for NISD
04/28/2020
Teresa Morales has been with Nacogdoches ISD Student Nutrition for 27 years. Peggy Thorn, for 30 years. It’s likely they’ve never seen anything comparable to this. Since March 16 – when NISD students were due to return from spring break, but didn’t – Morales, Thorn and their co-workers have been serving meals for children. First daily, and now, twice a week, with multiple meals provided at one time.
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Trustees to be sworn in at special meeting
Trustees to be sworn in at special meeting
04/28/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will hold a special board meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 7. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Superintendent's Message 4/24/2020
Superintendent's Message 4/24/2020
04/25/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo shares this message with our staff, students, parents and patrons.
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Spring 2020 Grading Guidelines
Spring 2020 Grading Guidelines
04/17/2020
Nacogdoches ISD has posted an updated grading procedure that applies to the 5th- and 6th-six week grading periods and the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. Instead of assigning numerical grades we’re all accustomed to, the procedure will use a pass/fail method to assess student work completed in the 5th- and 6th-six week grading periods.
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Superintendent's Message
Superintendent's Message
04/16/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo shares this message with our staff, students, parents and patrons.
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Teachers take on 'new normal'
Teachers take on 'new normal'
04/16/2020
Teachers and administrators in Nacogdoches ISD – not to mention, across the nation – have been thrust into rapid response situations, crafting online and distance learning packets as schools have closed down due to the spread of new coronavirus.
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April Board Meetings
April Board Meetings
04/14/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will hold a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, April 23rd at 5 p.m. Because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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Packets of paper learning resources
Update: Packets of paper learning resources
04/13/2020
Beginning Monday, April 6, Nacogdoches ISD campuses are revising the process of distributing paper education resources packets for NISD students that cannot access the resources on the Internet. Plans also include procedures for returning the packets to the campuses.
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NISD curbside meal pickup will continue
Adjustments to meal distribution begin April 14
04/09/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Student Nutrition will adjust its food distribution schedule beginning Tuesday, April 14. At that time, distribution will take place twice a week, with multiple meals supplied for students age 18 and younger.
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Message from Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo
Message from Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo
04/03/2020
Today, April 6, is the first official day on the job for Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent for Nacogdoches ISD. This is a column Dr. Trujillo wrote that was published Sunday in the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel:
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NISD lands national music honor
NISD lands national music honor
04/03/2020
NISD learned this month it was recognized as a winner of National Association of Music Merchants (or NAMM) Best Community for Music Education. Seven hundred fifty-four school districts around the nation received this distinction, including 87 recognized here in Texas.
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Texas schools now closed through May 1
Texas schools now closed through May 1
03/31/2020
Gov. Greg Abbott today amended his earlier declaration and has now extended the closure of schools in Texas through Friday, May 1. The earliest classes in Texas could resume is now Monday, May 4, unless the closure is otherwise extended.
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Trujillo named NISD superintendent
Trujillo named NISD superintendent
03/26/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Thursday the hire of Dr. Gabriel A. Trujillo as the district’s new superintendent. Trujillo is expected to begin work full-time with NISD on April 6.
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Board meeting Thursday will be held online
Board meeting Thursday will be held online
03/18/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will hold a Board of Trustees meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 26, to consider a limited agenda. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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NISD offering students free lunches
NISD offering students free lunches
03/13/2020
Nacogdoches ISD Student Nutrition Department will provide FREE meals while school is out Monday through Friday. Student Nutrition staff will offer Grab-and-Go lunches via curbside service at Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary, Fredonia Elementary, Emeline Carpenter Elementary and at the NISD Central Kitchen located at Hughes Street behind Thomas J Rusk Elementary. The lunch bags will also include items for breakfast the next morning.
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NISD trustees name superintendent lone finalist
NISD trustees name superintendent lone finalist
03/04/2020
Dr. Gabriel A. Trujillo has been named lone finalist for the position of superintendent by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees. The unanimous vote took place during a special meeting held Wednesday. Texas law requires the NISD board wait 21 days before formally approving a contract with Trujillo; a regular meeting of the NISD trustees is planned for March 26.
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NHS One-Act Play advances
NHS One-Act Play advances
03/04/2020
NHS performed “Rabbit Hole,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama written in 2006 by David Lindsay-Abaire.
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Coronavirus Update
Coronavirus Update
02/28/2020
An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, has caused an outbreak of respiratory illness in other parts of the world. The United States has confirmed a handful of novel coronavirus cases, mostly related to travel. I want to assure you that our school district is keeping track of this situation through proven and trustworthy sources: our local health department, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These health officials believe the risk to our school community is low at this time.
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Dirt work begins at new Carpenter site
Dirt work begins at new Carpenter site
02/28/2020
Bulldozers and earthmovers are on location along SE Stallings Drive where the new Emeline Carpenter Elementary will be constructed. On Tuesday, the construction team briefed members of the Citizen Bond Review Committee, or CBRC, on progress made so far on projects being funded by the 2018 bond proposal
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Author shares her own story with NHS students
Author shares her own story with NHS students
02/25/2020
Drawing on her own experience of growing up surrounded by less than desirable conditions, Kimberly Mathis shared her thoughts on life as a teen with female students at Nacogdoches High School.
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NHS freshman's drawing on display in Austin
NHS freshman's drawing on display in Austin
02/24/2020
Emily Patrick planned on submitting a sculpture work for the Texas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Capitol Celebration. But when the sculpture was unable to be used, the ninth-grader at Nacogdoches High School improvised and went a different direction.
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NHS student will be Key Club regional Lt. Gov.
NHS student will be Key Club regional Lt. Gov.
02/19/2020
Nacogdoches High School junior Braxton Roberts will be the next lieutenant governor for Key Club’s Region 10. Rebecca Jaramillo, the group’s sponsor at NHS, has even higher office in mind for Braxton… governor of Texas.
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Author visits NISD campuses
Author visits NISD campuses
02/07/2020
Kindergarteners and first-graders at Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language learned Tuesday there are a lot of things Ginny Goblin isn’t allowed to do.
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NISD hosting digital learning conference
NISD hosting digital learning conference
02/06/2020
Teachers and administrators from Nacogdoches ISD and around East Texas will “Rock Your Tech” Feb. 22 at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary.
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McMichael One-Act Play rates top billing
McMichael One-Act Play rates top billing
02/06/2020
McMichael Middle School’s UIL One-Act Play cast, crew, and directors won first place at the district competition held Feb. 1 at the Lindale High School Performing Arts Center. McMichael also brought home five individual awards.
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Black History programs set at NISD campuses
Black History programs set at NISD campuses
02/03/2020
Nacogdoches ISD campuses will be holding special programs in February for Black History Month.
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Holland earns state teacher honor
Holland earns state teacher honor
02/03/2020
Rebecca Jan Holland likes nothing more than to talk about her Nacogdoches High School cosmetology students, such as the 23 (the most ever) she’ll be carrying next month to a regional Skills USA competition.
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Law enforcement cooperation goal of committee
Law enforcement cooperation goal of committee
01/31/2020
Law enforcement officials with Nacogdoches ISD met Wednesday with counterparts from the city and county to establish the groundwork for safety and security arrangements between the agencies.
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NHS cleans up awards at Model UN
NHS cleans up awards at Model UN
01/31/2020
The Nacogdoches High School Model UN team won individual and team awards Jan. 16-17 in a competition held at Stephen F. Austin State University.
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Children’s book author visiting NISD
Children’s book author visiting NISD
01/28/2020
Children’s author David Goodner will visit Nacogdoches ISD campuses Feb. 3-7.
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NISD participates in Texas Reads One Book
NISD participates in Texas Reads One Book
01/28/2020
Third-graders around Nacogdoches ISD will participate Feb. 10 in Texas Reads One Book, when students across the state will read “The Lemonade Crime,” part of Davies’ “The Lemonade War Series.”
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Federal report cards posted on website
Federal report cards posted on website
01/24/2020
Nacogdoches Independent School District is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
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Seating instructions for Lufkin basketball game
Seating instructions for Lufkin basketball game
01/24/2020
Nacogdoches High School fans attending the basketball game at Lufkin High School on Tuesday, Jan. 28, are instructed to enter the gym on the left side front entrance doors. All NHS fans will sit on the left side of the gym as they enter the building for the game. All areas will be visibly marked, and security will be set up to help guide fans to the correct areas.
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Young People’s Poet Laureate visits NHS
Young People’s Poet Laureate visits NHS
01/23/2020
The U.S. Young People’s Poet Laureate handed out writing tips Wednesday to some Nacogdoches High School seniors. Naomi Shihab Nye was at NHS as part of her visit this week to Stephen F. Austin State University.
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NHS sweeps district swim titles
NHS sweeps district swim titles
01/22/2020
Nacogdoches High School’s boys and girls swim teams swept to victory once more in the District 17-5A swimming championship Friday at the Boys & Girls Club in Nacogdoches.
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StuCo puts ‘Hearts’ into fundraiser
StuCo puts ‘Hearts’ into fundraiser
01/21/2020
Student Council is doing big things at Nacogdoches High School. And more projects are in the pipeline for the spring semester.
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NHS hosting District 17-5A swim meet
NHS hosting District 17-5A swim meet
01/14/2020
A full contingent of Nacogdoches High School swimmers are ready to participate in the District 17-5A swim meet at 3 p.m. Friday at the Boys & Girls Club. The Dragons will be defending last year’s boys and girls district championships.
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Public Hearing Planned at Board Meeting
Public Hearing Planned at Board Meeting
01/10/2020
Nacogdoches Independent School District will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., Jan. 23, 2020, for discussion of the district’s 2018-19 Texas Academic Performance Report.
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Work progresses at transportation center
Work progresses at transportation center
01/09/2020
Construction continues on the $3.36 million renovation and expansion of Nacogdoches ISD’s transportation center located along NE Stallings Drive adjacent to the high school.
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January is School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Appreciation Month
01/06/2020
Nacogdoches ISD will join 1,025 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. “Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” NISD interim Superintendent Alton Frailey said. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”
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NISD receives ‘Superior’ financial rating
NISD receives ‘Superior’ financial rating
12/20/2019
Nacogdoches Independent School District received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Nacogdoches ISD’s financial management and reporting system.
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Tipton Ford visits NHS auto tech program
Tipton Ford visits NHS auto tech program
12/17/2019
The Ford Event, held Dec. 6 in the automotive garage at NHS, allowed students to get a closer look at careers in the auto industry, particularly roles in auto repair, such as technicians, service directors and similar careers. It also gave them an opportunity to hear from professionals in the industry – include Coats and Tipton Service manager Jeremy Terrell as well as Ford Motor Co. official Gabe Zambrano.
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Friday is early release ahead of Christmas break
Friday is early release ahead of Christmas break
12/17/2019
Nacogdoches ISD will be closed for Christmas break Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3. Teachers and staff will return to work on Monday, Jan. 6, and students will return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
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NISD named to AP District Honor Roll
NISD named to AP District Honor Roll
12/16/2019
Nacogdoches ISD is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement in the 10th annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.
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Free Flu Vaccine Clinic for students
Free Flu Vaccine Clinic for students
12/16/2019
Free Flu Vaccine Clinic for students Wednesday, December 18, 2019 At Student Support Services 421 N Fredonia St. 3:00-4:30pm No out of pocket cost. Bring insurance/Medicaid card if you have one. No insurance fee.
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Chloe Daniels takes spelling bee title at TJR
Chloe Daniels takes spelling bee title at TJR
12/13/2019
After 10 rounds and more than 140 words, Chloe Daniels edged out Kennedy Ellis to win the Thomas J. Rusk Elementary Spelling Bee on Thursday, Dec. 12.
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Olivia Ajero wins Raguet Elementary Spelling Bee
Olivia Ajero wins Raguet Elementary Spelling Bee
12/13/2019
Olivia Ajero and Mikaela Skipper dueled back and forth, requiring 40 rounds of competition before Olivia spelled “shepherd” to bring to a close the Raguet Elementary Spelling Bee on Friday, Dec. 13.
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Raguet choir keeps up Christmas tradition
Raguet choir keeps up Christmas tradition
12/11/2019
Raguet Elementary’s choir visit to Rotary Club of Nacogdoches marked the 65th year the school sent its students to the service club at Christmas. The tradition of an NISD choir visiting Rotary goes back even further, 75 years, to 1944.
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SFA group makes donation to NISD
SFA group makes donation to NISD
12/11/2019
A Stephen F. Austin State University group made a donation this week to Nacogdoches ISD social workers of gift cards and undergarments, both of which will be used to benefit students within the district.
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Christmas programs fill NISD calendar
Christmas programs fill NISD calendar
12/09/2019
Holiday performances across Nacogdoches ISD are set for the upcoming weeks.
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Work underway on NISD bus center
Work underway on NISD bus center
12/05/2019
Construction is progressing on the $3.36 million renovation and expansion of Nacogdoches ISD’s transportation center located along NE Stallings Drive adjacent to the high school.
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Dragonette shows set for Dec. 18, 19
Dragonette shows set for Dec. 18, 19
12/04/2019
Nacogdoches High School’s Dragonette Drill Team will present “Christmas with the Classics” in two performances at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, and 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19.
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No break for NISD Plant Services
No break for NISD Plant Services
12/04/2019
While Nacogdoches ISD students and staff enjoyed Thanksgiving break last week, the district Plant Services Department kept right on working.
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NISD bands holding Christmas concert
NISD bands holding Christmas concert
12/03/2019
Some of the best sounds of the season will be available when the Nacogdoches ISD high school and middle school bands hold a combined Christmas concert at Nacogdoches High School.
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Board Names Firm for Superintendent Search
Board Names Firm for Superintendent Search
11/27/2019
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 Thursday, Nov. 21, to enter into a contract with Arrow Educational Services Inc. to conduct the district’s search for a new superintendent.
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Novel Engineering links literacy, STEM
Novel Engineering links literacy, STEM
11/22/2019
Raguet Elementary teacher Jennifer Hiebert counted out the erasers while the small group of fourth-graders stared intently at their project, a bridge constructed entirely of paper.
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Student Nutrition grant making fruit an option
Student Nutrition grant making fruit an option
11/20/2019
At the tail end of a PE class, first-graders finished up playing a game that greatly resembled a full-sized, human version of Hungry, Hungry Hippo in the Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary gymnasium.
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Outreach programs at Carpenter, Fredonia win award
Outreach programs at Carpenter, Fredonia win award
11/19/2019
Community and parent outreach programs at Emeline Carpenter and Fredonia Elementary were named one of six statewide winners of the Parent and Family Engagement Promising Practices Award, which is sponsored by the Title I, Part A Parent and Family Engagement Statewide Initiative.
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Antwi-Boasiako signs with SFA
Antwi-Boasiako signs with SFA
11/13/2019
Nacogdoches High School forward Nana Antwi-Boasiako is going to play basketball for his hometown school. The 6-foot, 9-inch senior signed a letter of intent Wednesday afternoon with Stephen F. Austin State University.
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’These Shining Lives’ on tap this week at NHS
’These Shining Lives’ on tap this week at NHS
11/12/2019
Nacogdoches High School Theatre is putting on its production of “These Shining Lives,” a drama rooted in history, telling the true story of four women poisoned during the 1920s while painting a radium compound on to watch faces.
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Emergency Services Day set for NHS
Emergency Services Day set for NHS
11/11/2019
Emergency crews, including ambulances, fire trucks and two medical helicopters, will descend on Nacogdoches High School around 9 a.m. Nov. 15.
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AP EXAM Registration
AP EXAM Registration
11/08/2019
This year the College Board has moved the AP test registration deadline to November. AP students were required to register for their AP exams by today, Friday, Nov. 8. NHS is paying $20 towards each AP exam taken. The original price of each AP exam is $94. With this discount, each exam will be $74 with a minimum amount due of $40 for each exam. If a student qualifies for free and reduced lunch, the price of each exam is $20. Please see the payment process on the parent letter below.
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Fourth-graders get Wild About Science
Fourth-graders get Wild About Science
11/07/2019
Fourth-graders from Raguet and Fredonia elementaries spent Tuesday morning immersed in experiments and demonstrations, the Wild About Science program held at the Stephen F. Austin State University Native Plant Center.
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Students learn leaders come in all shapes, sizes
Students learn leaders come in all shapes, sizes
11/05/2019
Leaders come in all shapes and all sizes, and appear at unexpected times and in unexpected places, Paul Smith told Nacogdoches High School students Oct. 30.
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Veterans Day programs planned at NISD campuses
Veterans Day programs planned at NISD campuses
11/01/2019
Nacogdoches ISD campuses will hold Veterans Day programs beginning Friday, Nov. 8.
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Parent Academy Set for Fredonia
Parent Academy Set for Fredonia
10/30/2019
Parent Academy at Fredonia Elementary School will include nine workshops that parents can choose from. Children won’t be left out, either. They will rotate through a series of enriching activities while the parents attend workshops.
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College Fair at NHS set for Nov. 13
College Fair at NHS set for Nov. 13
10/28/2019
More than 45 colleges, universities and branches of the military will be on hand next month at Nacogdoches High School for a College Fair.
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NHS cross country teams head for regionals
NHS cross country teams head for regionals
10/25/2019
The varsity boys and girls cross country teams from Nacogdoches High School finished second last week at the district meet and qualified for the Class 5A Regional Meet, which will be held Monday in Dallas.
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NISD board begins search for superintendent
NISD board begins search for superintendent
10/25/2019
Nacogdoches ISD trustees on Thursday voted unanimously during a special meeting to seek qualifications from search firms to begin the process of finding a permanent superintendent. Alton Frailey, who’s been with the district since April 2018 as interim superintendent, will continue to serve in that role for the time being.
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Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week
10/23/2019
It’s Red Ribbon Week in Nacogdoches ISD. Activities at NISD campuses include dress up days, rallies and decorating contests.
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Phi Upsilon program helps out NISD students
Phi Upsilon program helps out NISD students
10/23/2019
Phi Upsilon Omicron is working with Nacogdoches ISD social workers to provide items needed by students during the school year. On Monday, the honor society within Stephen F. Austin State University’s family and consumer sciences program presented nap mats donated by Walmart to be used by pre-K students at Emeline Carpenter Elementary.
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NHS marching band receives top rating
NHS marching band receives top rating
10/21/2019
It’s all “1s” again for Nacogdoches High School’s Golden Dragon Marching Band. NHS earned a First Division rating Saturday evening during the Region 21 University Interscholastic League Marching Contest at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Homer Bryce Stadium. The Dragons received 1s from all three judges at the contest. This is the 39th time since 1980 the Golden Dragon Marching Band has received a First Division rating at the regional contest.
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Nettie Marshall students put art on display
Nettie Marshall students put art on display
10/17/2019
Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an Art Exhibition Oct. 15, the final day of the month-long celebration.
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Student Advisory Board holds first meeting
Student Advisory Board holds first meeting
10/16/2019
Nacogdoches ISD student representatives came bearing questions when they got the chance to meet this week with top school administrators.
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NHS teams will take stock in contest
NHS teams will take stock in contest
10/16/2019
Two juniors and seven seniors from Nacogdoches High School will participate Oct. 22 in Junior Achievement’s Student Stock Market Challenge event.
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NHS band set for regional competition
NHS band set for regional competition
10/15/2019
The Nacogdoches High School Golden Dragon Marching Band will compete Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Region 21 marching contest at Homer Bryce Stadium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The NHS band is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Ratings for Class 5A and 6A bands will be announced after the final marching performance, which is scheduled for 9:45 p.m.
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Agenda Review meeting set for Oct. 13
Agenda Review meeting set for Oct. 13
Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold an agenda review meeting at noon, Monday, Nov. 16. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing app.
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