students and parents
Important Message From Our Food & Nutrition Services Department

On Friday, May 12, Mesquite ISD’s Food & Nutrition Services Department was hit by the worldwide Cyber Attack. As a result, all cafeteria software was affected, causing issues with student accounts. Our Technical Services team is working tirelessly to resolve the problems, but in the meantime, we want to keep you informed on how this situation impacts students and parents. Rest assured that student information and credit card information was not compromised. But in protective measures to keep information from being compromised, the outcome resulted in limited communication between outside systems and our registers on each campus.

Student meal account balances are not available at this time.

  • The online payment system, School Café, has been turned off.
  • Parents will not see accurate information in their School Café accounts
  • Cash or check payments may still be made at the register
  • Free & reduced meal applications must be processed manually; online applications are not available at this time

Mesquite ISD will keep you informed of any updates to this situation. Our top priority is ensuring that all students continue to receive healthy meals while at school. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve these issues.



KEOM, Mesquite ISD’s awarding-winning radio station, is a cooperative operation with student staff. Student participants are required to aid in performing all staff duties and assisting with events and other initiatives. Auditions for the KEOM class take place in January; accepted students will begin class the following fall semester. Interested students should call 972-882-7560 or send an email to 

Requirements for the Advanced Broadcast Journalism Class:

  • Must be a Mesquite ISD high school student.

  • Must have transportation to and from the KEOM studios to attend class.

  • Students are selected based on specific audition and curricular criteria.

  • Other requirements include regular attendance, passing grades and a cooperative spirit.


“Students will learn to operate a console board, production skills, speaking skills, script writing, interviewing, news and journalism,” said Station Manager Peggy Brooks, who said the program is great for students interested in fields such as radio or broadcast journalism, film, communications, advertising and public relations.

“You do not need to be pursuing radio as a career for this class to be beneficial,” she said, adding this class helps improve communication skills and boost self-confidence.

“Operating the broadcast console and the other studio equipment may seem challenging at first, but we provide all the educational and mentorship required,” Brooks said.

Various media sources, including mp3 files, CDs, cassettes, flash cards and more, are used to broadcast KEOM’s range of educational, informational and musical programming.