MISD Announces Bond Initiative
Midland ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren will present to school board members Tuesday the first of two phases of what is called an“improvement initiative.”
BBBS Launches New Volunteer Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters Midland Launches New 1-Volunteer Hour per Week Program
With school back in session, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland is looking for new mentors who will spend one hour a week with a "little."
Through the school-based mentoring program, "bigs" visit their "little" during the school day on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Last year the program partnered with five companies -- Midland ISD, West Texas National Bank, Community National Bank, Basic Energy Services and Preferred Personnel Service -- that allowed employees to volunteer one hour a week and without losing pay.
The program gained 12 volunteers through this initiative, but Executive Director Kay Crites said that isn't enough to meet the demand.
At any given time, there are about 100 students waiting to be matched with a big, she said.
MISD to Hire 16 New Teachers
MISD to Hire 16 New Teachers to Ease Enrollment Numbers
With enrollment up by more than 1,565 students since last fall, the Midland Independent School District will hire 16 new elementary teachers.
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PIE Midland Launches PIEMidland.org
PIE Midland Launches New Website, PIEMidland.org
Partners in Education Midland is proud to launch our new stand-alone website to improve our mission to PIE Midland will collaborate with local businesses and associations to generate awareness of educational needs, cultivate financial and volunteer support to meet those needs and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas between the schools and the business community. Please visit PIEMidland.org and explore the site’s new capabilities. Partners can now donate online, submit requests to become a volunteer or mentor, and contribute directly to educator’s needs.
CLASSROOM NEED FULFILLED IN HOURS
Recently a Midland teacher’s direct classroom need was fulfilled through efforts from PIE Midland and the Midland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shephard’s Life Skills class at Midland High School was in need of educational tools for his students who have been identified as severely learning disabled. IN A MATTER OF HOURS of Midland Chamber members being alerted to this need through DonorsChoose.org his project was FULLY FUNDED.
This is a direct testament to our vision to provide our schools with resources and support, ensuring every child in Midland access to a quality education. Please continue to check back in with PIEMidland.org for future needs and visit the DONATE page to learn about more ways to help the children of Midland.