Marlin High still has a lot to celebrate
There is no magical button that is pushed to miraculously alter everything, yet, change can happen overnight. It starts with desire, willing spirits; the right people, in the right place, at the right time, for the right reasons.
While it is a process, it is also being fully aware of the problem, courage to confront it, and responsibility to collectively apply the do more now attitude. It happens when relationships are caring, data is utilized for planning, systems and structure are implemented with fidelity.
With these guideposts, Marlin High School redesigned its’ instructional practices to attain a higher level of achievement. Day by day, hour by hour, Marlin High School is thriving in the urgency to change through the redesign phases.
Marlin High School students, staff, parents, and community have much to celebrate and reasons to be proud. We earned a “C” rating from TEA 2018-2019 accountability year. Our goal for 2019- 2020 is a “B” rating.
We have an Award-Winning Band earning top ratings in UIL Awards. You will find our Art students showcasing their talents with projects posted throughout the halls, gymnasium, and auditorium. Our girls track team remains the three-year reigning Area Champions (2017-2019).
Our athletic programs and athletes are competitive on the fields and in the classroom meeting UIL grade requirements. Currently, our girls’ basketball team remains the four-year reigning District Champions (2017-2020), while our boys’ basketball team are in reach of the district championship title and we are rooting for beyond.
We have students pursuing certifications with the Waco ISD GWAMA and GWAHCA CTE programs with opportunity to earn dual college credits from MCC and TSTC. Our auto mechanics and cosmetology students are certification destined.
Prior to the holiday break, our story of intervention, transformation, and recovery began with redesigning; 1) Instructional capacity, 2) Accountability, 3) School Culture, 4) Relationships. Building instructional capacity consisted of a redesign of the Lesson Plan Framework.
Our Jan. 6 campus professional development focused on cross-curricula group collaborations which mulled over documentation of student data. Thereby, giving priority to designing lesson plans for the highest of curriculum rigor and cultural relevant pedagogy to hold administrators, teachers, and students accountable.
A re-energized emphasis...
For the rest of the story pick up the Feb. 12 edition of The Marlin Democrat or Read the E-Edition here.