MCISD honors students of the month

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Madisonville CISD principals were in attendance for the monthly school board meeting on Monday to present their Student of the Month awards and discuss campus improvement plans.

Before the meeting, employees and students of the month for November of all levels were recognized in front of the board.

Second-grader Wade Portillo won the award at the elementary level. Axel Avila Andrade was selected from the Intermediate school. Sixth grader Kate Hagaman represented the junior high along with senior Matt Rudis for high school.

Seventh grade reading teacher Ericalynn Cannon was named the District’s Teacher of the Month and Terri Counsil was recognized as Employee of the Month. Both are from the junior high campus.

The District has displayed impressive improvements in most categories that they were evaluated on by the state. Still, the principals at all levels stressed a willingness to enhance their overall reading statistics and are making strides toward that goal.

Overall, the high school reading scores went up this year. High School Principal Heath Brown was optimistic but, like his counterparts, would like to work and see them higher in the future.

“We’re showing improvements in this area,” said Brown to the board. “But it’s still not where it needs to be.”

The District was still at or above the state recommended level overall and in most categories.

The District also announced the resignations of two employees and approved the recommendations of four new names. The names approved were custodians Emma Torres, Alicia Rodriguez, Jeffery Hall and Child Nutritionist Anayensi Gonzalez.

In other business, the board:

•approved an attendance waiver for a student;

•supported candidate Scott Nevels for the Grimes County Appraisal District Board of Directors;

•selected a representative to the School Calendar Committee;

•approved a tax waiver request for the Madison County Economic Development Corporation; and

•approved committee members for Attendance and Textbook Committees.

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