New stuff offered at MISD

Superintendent, Milano ISD

Milano ISD is proud to offer passes to our senior citizens residing in our school district. To receive a pass, simply come by central office and we are happy to issue one to individuals sixty years of age or older and residing in the Milano school district. The pass will allow you free access to all MISD events hosted by MISD. Stop by today and join us in supporting our students.

In football news, the junior varsity defeated College Station last Thursday in College Station 14–13, in a hard fought exciting contest in which the Eagles turned back the Cougars on a two point conversion with no time left on the clock to seal the win.

The varsity football team got off to a great start this past Friday night, defeating Waco Christian 45–0. On Sept. 7, the Eagles will travel to Normangee to take on the Panthers.

Four hundred­— that’s the number of wins Coach Wendy King has amassed as head coach of the Lady Eagle Volleyball team. Congratulations go out to Coach King on this milestone, and more importantly, on building a quality volleyball program that teaches students the value of hard work, dedication and commitment.

The Milano Parents and Teachers organization, PATCH Club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the elementary principals office. This organization works to provide our teachers and students extra resources to improve the eduational opportunities for our children. Please consider attending the meeting and joining with us to serve our children.

Public school cafeteria regulations and guidelines are changing in Texas and the Milano ISD cafeteria is excited to introduce the new USDA school meal regulations. Texas has been one of just a few states that have implemented stricter regulations which involve healthy meal choices. The new USDA regulations follow what Texas has already established with the addition of two new rules con- cerning fruits, vegetables and whole grain products. So, what is new for our students?

• All students will be required to take a ½ cup of a fruit or a vegetable with their meal (unless they are purchasing foods separately).

• High School students will be allowed to take 1 cup of fruit daily with their tray, in the past it was ½ cup.

• Our students have and still may take one of each vegetable offered daily.

In order to receive the meal price of $2.30, Free or Reduced (High School and the Junior High) and $2.05, Free or Reduced at the Elementary, your child must have a fruit or vegetable on their tray. Most of our students take a fruit or vegetable daily so we do not see this being an issue but please inform your child of this new rule.

Other changes:

• Fifty-one percent of our grain products must be whole grain for school year 2012-13. We have increased our whole grain products yearly and are currently meeting this requirement.

• One hundred percent of our grain products must be whole grain effective school year 2013-14. We will be adding new products throughout this school year so we can reach the 100 percent whole grain requirement by the school year 2013-14.

• Districts must decrease sodium amounts in all foods. We have been gradually reducing sodium in our products and continue to adjust our recipes.

What is included in a lunch meal for the cost of $2.30 at high school/junior high and $2.05 at the elementary?

There are five components: grain, meat/meat alternate, vegetables, fruit and milk. A student must take a minimum of three components with one being a fruit or vegetable.

School meals offer a variety of nutritious foods and are a great value. Breakfast is $1.55 at the high school/junior high and $1.35 at the elementary.

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