Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mrs. Kelly Madden, Principal Longbranch Elementary

This is one in a series of blogs highlighting Midlothian ISD’s school principals. Q: Why did you become an educator? A: I was inspired at a very young age to be a teacher. I recall vividly my kinder year and … Continue reading

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Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Gold Designation

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts created the “Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. [The Comptroller’s Office is] spotlighting local governments that are … Continue reading

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2010-11 Student Enrollment

Midlothian ISD is growing! The first Friday of last school year MISD had enrolled 7,296 students. On the first Friday of this school year (2010-11) enrollment was at 7,518 – an increase of 222 students for a 3% gain. Let’s … Continue reading

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Mrs. Beth Van Amburgh, Principal LaRue Miller Elementary School

This is one in a series of blogs highlighting Midlothian ISD’s school principals. Q: Why did you become an educator? A: You might say I felt a special calling as a young learner. I came home from school every afternoon, … Continue reading

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Mrs. LaRue Miller, Living Legend

On August 24, 2010, it was my pleasure to host a meeting with Mrs. LaRue Miller, longtime teacher in Midlothian ISD. Mrs. Miller is the youngest of six children. Asked if being the youngest if she was spoiled, she said, … Continue reading

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Mr. T. E. Baxter, A Living Legend

On August 24, 2010, Mr. T.E. Baxter, longtime educator in Midlothian ISD, came to the superintendent’s office and shared many wonderful stories from years gone by. Life started for Mr. Baxter in the early 1900s on a cotton and corn … Continue reading

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Tips for a Great School year!

This month, this column is dedicated to building kids. The tips are for students to consider when thinking about having a great school year. The ideas that follow come from an observer, someone who has spent most of his adult … Continue reading

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