McNiel Parents and Students:
The year has gotten off to a
fantastic start! Our campus is a buzz
with activity and exciting events and we hope that you will be able to
participate in as many things as possible with your student. We understand that often our students do not
make it home with paper copies of information, but we want to remind parents
that our school website is a wealth of information and current events and our
Parent Link information system continually sends messages to parents, but only
if we have current phone numbers in our system.
If you have recently had a phone number or address change, be sure to
contact the school office so that we may update our computer system.
Our football season is in full swing
and Homecoming Week is October 20th – 24th. We will have different dress up themes during
that week and a dance on Friday, October 24th. Please remember that students should be
picked up promptly from any dance or function
and parents are always welcome to attend. Our first dance was a huge success and we
hope for a repeat performance on the 24th of October.
The beginning of school is an
overwhelming time for students AND teachers, but I think the kinks have been
worked out and our school days have run extremely well. The new dress code is serving its purpose and
we have very few dress code issues.
Students have been respectful and accepting when asked to adjust and we couldn’t
ask for a better response. The one
direction crowded halls have helped immensely with the traffic flow and it
appears everyone is mastering the dreaded combination lock!
We welcome parents to eat lunch with
their students, but please remember that Texas Department of Agriculture
guidelines restrict food items brought to anyone but your own student. Also, when issues arise, please contact your
student’s teacher first. We want junior
high to be a fun and memorable time for our students and for our parents. We are in this together and we appreciate
Thursday, September 25th
is McNiel’s Meet the Teacher. We invite
you to come by from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm to visit with your student’s teacher
and put the names and faces together that your child talks about on a daily
basis. Hope to see you tomorrow or at an
you for all you do.
R. Rushing, Principal
Junior High School