SFSS-Spring Newsletter

“Reaching Out, Touching Lives”
Spring 2015
Becky Lott
(512) 278-4462
Administrative Specialist
Andrea Medrano
(512) 278-4095
SFSS Coordinator
Becky Rivera
(512) 278-4096
Health Services Coordinator
Cindy Cobia
(512) 278-4093
District Liaisons
Marianna Martinez
(512) 278-4097
Julie Ann Herrera
(512) 278-4461
Homeless Ed/ Foster Care
Jerretta Jimmerson-Davenport
(512) 278-4099
Pregnancy Related Services
Angie Paiz
(512) 278-4094
Family Engagement Liaisons
Joanie Grace
(512) 278-4890
Audrey Fontenot
(512) 278-4427
Mission Statement:
Student & Family Support Services
staff is committed to empower
students and their families by
providing a variety of social services,
health services, and parent/
community involvement
opportunities, all of which enable
families to become self sufficient and students to achieve
academic achievement and lifelong success.
MISD Needs You to Become a Volunteer!
Every child needs support of their parents, their
school, and their community to succeed. The Manor
Independent School District’s Volunteer Program
creates many opportunities for individuals to partner;
and we welcome you to share your time, talents, and
become actively involved in the district.
If you are interested, please complete the volunteer
application on the Manor ISD website.
For questions regarding volunteer opportunities in
the district, please call (512) 278-4890.
MISD Family Support!
Manor ISD would like to recognize and thank the sponsors & donors of the 5th Annual Kids for Wish Kids 5K! With
the funds from the sponsors and donors, the district was able to raise over $6,000 to donate to the Make-A-Wish
Central & South Texas Foundation!
Joeris General Contractors
True North Consulting Group
Dwyer Realty
Perkins & Will
Thomas Graphics Inc.
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union
Good Luck Grill
Independent Bank
Manor Education Foundation Executive Director Geovanna Ricaldi
Manor ISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. James Bartosh
Michael Chapoton
Riata Ford
The District appreciates the support from these partners in donating to Make-A-Wish and helping children with lifethreatening diseases! Manor ISD will continue to raise funds to donate to Make-A-Wish, as it has committed to
donating $30,000 this year in honor of this organization's 30th Anniversary. In support of Make-A-Wish, Manor ISD
Superintendent Kevin Brackmeyer will go "Over the Edge" and repel 38 stories down the W Austin Hotel. The
Manor ISD principal who raises the most donations will also participate in "Over the Edge". Stay tuned for more
opportunities to make a difference and change a child's life!
Following the fun run, the outstanding district nurses hosted a Wellness Fair and invited agencies and individuals to
share and demonstrate healthy ways of living.
We are grateful to:
Region XIII Chef, Kelly Waldron and MISD Chef, Juan Torrez, for the cooking demonstrations
CIS Social Worker, Mayra Hernandez, for the Zumba Instruction
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sendero Health Plans
Amerigroup Real Solutions
Seton Healthcare Family
Texas Health Steps
Samsung Austin Semiconductor Contributes Significantly
Manor, TX – On Monday, March 2, 2015, Samsung Austin Semiconductor donated an impressive
$125,000 towards anti-bullying initiatives and other support service programs.
As a way to improve the culture of the district to promote teaching and learning for all students and
educators in a dynamic learning environment, Manor ISD strives to become a No Place for Hate District.
“This generous donation exemplifies Samsung’s willingness to step up and do something positive about
a very serious issue that occurs everyday in every school across America. Samsung has always been such
an important and valuable MISD partner. We are grateful for this funding, which will lead to positive
outcomes for students and their families,” said Superintendent
Kevin Brackmeyer.
Hats off to Samsung Austin Semiconductor for being a Business
champion for education!
The Applied Materials Foundation funds Project Based Learning Grant
Manor ISD is grateful to Applied Materials for contributing $37,190 towards Project Based Learning (PBL)
Initiatives at Pioneer Crossing Elementary and ShadowGlen Elementary!
Applied Material's support will allow the District to:
• Create a cohort of elementary leaders that understand the principles of PBL
• Expand and strengthen the district level capacity to support ongoing efforts in transforming schools by
implementing PBL Initiatives
• Provide training through the Buck Institute for Education, which offers professional development for
leaders including opportunities to network with other educational leaders around the nation who share
resources and best practices that have successfully transformed schools,
to educators.
Manor ISD is extremely appreciative of Applied Material's support in
helping students acquire 21st century skills including strong work ethic,
communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills!
15th Annual Partners in Education Recognition
“Exceptional People, Extraordinary Hearts”
Manor ISD receives generous support and contributions from businesses, public and private
agencies as well as individuals who have gone above and beyond to support Manor schools. Our work to impact student success depends on all these partnerships.
Every year, the district extends the opportunity for stakeholders to nominate individuals,
businesses and organizations deserving to become Partners of the Year. District partners will be
invited to attend the 15th Annual Partners in Education Recognition, scheduled for May 28,
2015 at the Phillip’s Event Center. During the event, awards will be presented to the honorees.
Many partners are deserving of these recognitions for the contributions towards public education so please take time
to complete a nomination(s) in one or all of the following categories:
• Business Partner of the Year
(Small or large business)
• Community Organization of the Year
(Non-profits, faith-based organization, in-kind donors, public and private agencies)
• Manor Education Foundation Partner of the Yea
• Shining Star Professional Employee of the Year
(MISD professional who has demonstrated excellence) All
• Shining Star Paraprofessional Employee of the Year
(MISD professional who has demonstrated excellence:
Click here to complete nominations
Nomination Form Now Available | Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2015
If you have any questions, please contact Becky Lott at (512) 278-4462 [email protected].
The Texas Lonestars, a service and sisterhood organization at The
University of Texas at Austin and sponsor of Project Princess, provided a
group of Manor High School students the opportunity to experience of
preparing for their high school prom without having to worry about the
financial obligations.
On March 29th, These beautiful students
spent the day
with Texas Lonestar
personal shoppers, selected dresses and
the additional necessities.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the support from MISD staff,
Cathleen Ash, Laura Tiemann, Shannon Parkes and Jerretta JimmersonDavenport, all of whom made the transportation arrangements and spent
their Sunday with these beautiful high school students.
It is with great pleasure that the Student and Family Support Services department and the Health
Services Department announce the opening of the Manor Mustang Health Center.
The center is located behind Manor New Tech High School in a new 2,500 square foot portable. It
is outfitted with medical procedure rooms and a therapist office. The Student and Family Support
Services staff and the Health Services Coordinator also office at the center.
These integrated behavioral health and medical services are as follows:
Primary care services are provided through People’s Community Clinic (PCC) staff at the Manor
Mustang Health Center for elementary students and at the main PCC downtown location (2909 North
IH-35 Austin, TX) for secondary students.
Medical Hours:
Monday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Elementary Student Appointment Line:
(512) 684-1944
Secondary Student Appointment Line:
(512) 478-4939
Behavioral health services are provided through Austin Travis County Integral Care therapists at all the
MISD campuses and also at the health center.
If you have any questions, please call the Student and Family Support Services Department at
512-278-4462 or Health Services Coordinator Cindy Cobia at 512-278-4093.
Child Abuse Facts - National Statistics
3 million children are reported to Child Protective Services in the U.S. every year
About 1,000,000 children are confirmed victims of child abuse/neglect each year
Abuse/neglect is the 2nd most common chronic disease of childhood
Of those cases confirmed, 54 percent were neglect, 19 percent were physical abuse, 10 percent were
sexual abuse, 3 percent were emotional maltreatment, and 14 percent were due to other forms of
Source: www.preventchildabusetexas.org
Click here for information to Recognize the Signs of Child Abuse
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call 1-800-252-5400 to make a report.
Wear BLUE on April 15, 2015 to show your support of preventing child abuse
and promoting its awareness!!
Presented by
Taking Care of You
April 14 from 6-7 p.m. in the Manor High School Library
Parents will identify stress triggers, practice strategies for self-care, and learn techniques to practice with their children.
Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
Spanish translation available
If you have any questions, please contact Joan Grace at (512) 278-4890.