Fall is in the air ‘round here
Robert Westbrook
Milano ISD Superintendent

This is one of my favorite times of the year. To wake up, walk outside and feel the change in the season. On Monday morning, I walked outside to a cool, crisp temperature of 48 degrees. If felt great. The first true cool front of the year, transitioning us from the summer heat to the impending cold fronts that winter will bring is something I always enjoy and look forward to. Mother nature never ceases to amaze me.

It also amazes me we have completed six weeks of school and we just sent progress reports home. As you know, we moved to a nine week grading system this year. However, we do send progress reports home for all students after the third and sixth weeks of the grading cycle. If you have any questions over your child’s grades, do not hesitate to contact their teacher. They are here to work with you in partnership to ensure our children receive a great education.

Our football team opens up district play on Friday, making the trek down to Burton to take on the Panthers. Burton is considered by many prognosticators to be the favorite to bring home the district championship, but I got a feeling Coach Craig Jentsch and crew are not willing to concede anything to our friends in Burton. This one should be a great game. Make the drive over to Burton and support the Eagles; it should be a great high school football game.

Our volleyball team is doing very well this season. Currently, our Lady Eagles sit atop of the district standings in first place and are marching towards the playoffs. The Lady Eagles play at Buckholts Saturday and will travel to Granger on Tuesday. Our younger volleyball squads are having great success as well. The junior varsity, as well as seventh and eightth grade squads have been having outstanding performances and the future for Lady Eagle volleyball looks bright.

Our cross country teams will be having their district competition on Monday, Oct. 21st in Round Rock. This group of student athletes gets up early and begins practicing at dark-thirty several mornings each week. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and devotion, not to mention a love for running, to get to school early and work out before the sun comes up. They will run Saturday at Round Top– Carmine.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16 we will be administering the PSAT to members of our junior class. It’s not too early for our juniors to start thinking about college entrance exams and planning the next phase of their educational journey. Time has away of flying by and they will be graduating and heading of to the next phase of their life before you know it.

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