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First progress reports due out

By ROBERT WESTBROOK
Superintendent, Milano ISD

I t’s hard to believe, but we’ve already completed our first three weeks of school. Our faculty, staff and students have the school year up and running smoothly. We have classroom rules, practices and procedures established, which allows for a safe, efficient and structured learning environment. Progress reports have been sent home for all students.

I encourage you to closely review your child’s progress reports with them, and if necessary, schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. You can also closely monitor your child’s progress throughout the school year via TxConnect. TxConnect is a secure online system where parents and guardians can review student grades. Our teachers keep student grades in an electronic gradebook and are encouraged to post grades on a regular basis, thereby keeping all students classroom performance current and available for parents to review.

With our first set of progress reports having been issued, that means homecoming is right around the corner. We will be hosting the Chilton Pirates at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The athletic booster club will be hosting a spaghetti supper beginning at 5 p.m., with the homecoming football game to follow. At halftime of the game, the crowning of our new homecoming queen candidate will take place. This year, our homecoming queen candidates are Kelly Jo Wadlington, Sarah Pedroza, Emily Overall and Victoria Garcia. Additional festivities will continue on Saturday, Sept. 28 with the Milano Alumni Association hosting the all exes reunion, which will be held in the Milano High School Cafeteria. A catered meal consisting of roast beef with all the trimmings (catered by Steve and Rebecca Telg of Milano) will be available. The alumni association does a great job of hosting the reunion and proceeds raised help provide scholarships to our graduates.

We recently attended our spring and cross country UIL organizational meeting. There are a lot of details that have to be worked out in order for schedules to be set for the various UIL activities to take place. Some of the dates for district and zone are tentative while others have been confirmed. Holland ISD serves as the overall chair of the district and handles all the administrative functions that are required, including the ordering of medals and awards. The costs of operating the various contest are shared equally by the member districts.

Milano will be the chair for both the zone and district One Act Play contest held in the spring.

The date for our district Cross Country meet has not been set yet. A tentative date and site have been arranged, but some of the districts had a conflict with their UIL marching band contest. Granger ISD, the chair for Cross Country, is working on securing another date and location for the meet. rwestbrook@milanoisd.net


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