In our pursuit of providing an exemplary education for the students of Mineral Wells ISD, we must depend on our dedicated parents and our students, guardians to help our students be successful.
We encourage you to be involved in your child's education. We encourage you to contact his or her teachers either through the school, by telephone or e-mail.
Together, the staff and parents can work together so every student can be successful.
The Mineral Wells ISD staff
Both experience and research tell us that a childâ€˜s education succeeds best when there is a strong partnership between home and school, a partnership that thrives on communication. Your involvement in this partnership may include: Encouraging your child to put a high priority on education and working with your child on a daily basis to make the most of the educational opportunities the school provides. Ensure that your child completes all homework assignments and special projects. Be sure your child comes to school each day prepared, rested, and ready to learn. Becoming familiar with all of your childâ€˜s school activities and with the academic programs, including special programs, offered in the District. Discuss with the counselor or principal any questions you may have about the options and opportunities available to your child. If your child is entering ninth grade, review the requirements of the graduation programs with your child. Monitor your childâ€˜s academic progress and contact teachers as needed. Attending scheduled conferences and requesting additional conferences as needed. To schedule a telephone or in-person conference with a teacher, counselor, or principal, please call the school office for an appointment.
Mineral Wells High School 325-4408
Mineral Wells Junior High 325-0711
Travis Elementary 325-7801
Houston Elementary 325-3427
Lamar Elementary 325-5303
Mineral Wells Academy 325-3033
The teacher will usually return your call or meet with you during his or her conference period or before or after school.
Becoming a school volunteer. For further information, contact your school principal. Participating in campus parent organizations.
Parent organization contacts include:
Lamar Carol Elder
Houston LeAnn Johnson
Travis Rita Wade
Junior High Sharon Garcia
High School Annette Bennett
Offering to serve as a parent representative on the District-level or campus-level planning committees assisting in the development of educational goals and plans to improve student achievement.
Offering to serve on the School Health Advisory Council, assisting the District in ensuring local community values are reflected in health education instruction.
Attending Board meetings to learn more about District operations. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the District Services Complex, 906 S.W. 5th Avenue.
Mineral Wells ISD Parental Involvement
A major goal of the Mineral Wells Independent School District Title I, Part A program is to â€•develop strong partnerships and commitments with the home.
Parents and schools working together increase student achievement and develop positive attitudes about self and school. The intent of this policy is to result in consciously doing those things already in practice in a more efficient, consistent and effective manner as well as generating new ways of strengthening the partnerships between home, school, and community:
An annual meeting including parents, community members, teachers and principals from each campus will be held by the end of September to discuss new Title I guidelines, distribute copies of policy and give parents an opportunity to become involved with revising the policy as needed.
For the parentsâ€˜ convenience, this meeting will be held at different times and locations (if necessary). If an interpreter is needed, one will be provided when possible. Each campus will distribute a School-Parent Compact (developed by students, parents of participating students, and designated staff members) to all students.
Each campus will provide in-service training for staff and parents, and make available resources with its means.
Provisions for parents lacking literacy skills or English proficiency will be made, as much as possible, through literacy classes and translators.
Each campus will present at least two parent nights a year.
Teachers will provide progress reports and arrange conferences concerning studentsâ€˜ progress as needed throughout the year.
Parents will be encouraged, formally and informally, to visit schools, volunteer, attend meetings and share in decision making.
Communication with parents will be ongoing and may consist of phone calls, notices, conferences, home visits, and monthly newsletter informing them of school activities, programs, etc., and community services that are available.
There will be an annual evaluation held each spring which will include input from teachers, administrators, parents of participating students and community members to determine the effectiveness of the Title I Parental Involvement Program, to assess how much parental involvement has increased, and to identify ways to overcome barriers that hinder parental involvement. The evaluation may consist of surveys, school visits, classroom observations, etc. The District Improvement Team will use these results and revise its polity accordingly.