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In Mesquite ISD, we envision students with a sense of belonging and empathy that inspires collaboration and loyalty.

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5 Essentials:

  • Integrity

  • Empathy

  • Grit

  • Embracing Diversity

  • Service

 

 


Cultivating Culture in Action

  • C2-Embedded Curriculum

  • Relational Practices & Talking Circles

  • Leader in Me, Proactive Practices, Integrity Training, R Time

  • Clubs & Organizations

  • Community Involvement

  • Feeder Patterns – Connectedness & Esprit de Corps

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

  • Choices Shaping Individuals

  • Social-Emotional Learning & Settle Your Glitter

  • Mentoring Programs

  • Student & Adult Advisory Councils

  • Bullying Protocol

  • Read Play Talk

  • At-Risk Programming: Acceler8, The Bridge, The Academy

  • Summer School Programs

  • Back-to-School Health Fair

  • Behavior Framework of Interventions & Root Causes


Best Care Anywhere  

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Best Care Anywhere is a wrap-around counseling services program that encompasses the following:

  • promoting a positive, nurturing school culture;
  • providing personal and social development for all students;
  • preventing self-harm and harm to others;
  • and providing the "best care anywhere."
     

MISD counselors encourage students to change the odds in their favor and empower them to become resilient overcomers, choosing their own path with determination to succeed and positively impact the world around them. The program influences the safety and security of students through prevention. A collaboration with Texas A&M-Commerce provides free counseling for parents, students, and community members, and the culture of reporting students in crisis (by staff members and students) has increased MISD's ability to identify, assess, and manage student needs.

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Mesquite ISD's Counseling Services were recognized by the Texas State School Safety Center with its Spotlight Award in 2019 for the district's positive school climate and prevention programs.

 


We support and nurture INTEGRITY. We take opportunities to discuss self-control, good character, respect, trust, honesty and responsibility. We are committed to choosing what is right over what it easy.

We believe that EMPATHY is central to good parenting, great teaching and job success beyond school. We strive to give students the gifts of kindness, compassion and empathy. We believe in stepping outside of our own experiences and working to understand those around us, calling students attention to truly understanding the complexities of others’ situations.

GRIT is valued as we model and discuss tenacity, perseverance and resilience. We celebrate moments when we encounter adversity and failures but refuse to give up.

We appreciate and EMBRACE DIVERSITY. We support the safety and dignity of others by ensuring that all are respected. We believe in bringing people together and recognizing that we are more alike than different.

We demonstrate that SERVING OTHERS is a responsibility and a joy. We believe that service unites people, promotes self esteem and strengthens the community. We value serving others and being a part of something larger than ourselves.

 

Year-Round Commitment with a New Focus Each Month

Cultivating Culture is woven into the MISD school calendar and builds a tapestry of prevention, intervention and protection for our students and families. Click on each tab below to see which essentials we are focusing on for each month.

August

Staff members are trained in the district's bullying protocol, behavior framework preventions and interventions, and relational practices.

September

GRIT
 

  • Social-emotional learning
  • College & career focus
  • Problem-solving team training

ReadPlayTalk Community Festival
Sept. 28
Town East Mall

October

EMPATHY, SERVICE, INTEGRITY

  • Anti-Bullying Awareness Month
  • Santa Cop Campaign
  • Red Ribbon Week

November

EMPATHY & SERVICE
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  • Thanks & Giving Campaign
  • Sharing Life

December

SERVICE

  • ​​Christmas Angels
  • Districtwide service projects

January

EMBRACING DIVERSITY

  • Celebrating diversity
  • ​​​​​​​MLK Day

February

EMPATHY & GRIT

  • National Kindness Week
  • Spring College Week
  • Transition Nights

March

SERVICE

  • Spring Service Project
  • Transition Nights
  • Cesar Chavez Day

April

SERVICE

  • Spring Feeder Event
  • Service Learning

May

INTEGRITY


Summer Melt - staying safe, making good choices, college help

June

INTEGRITY

  • McKinney-Vento Support
  • Fresh U
  • The Deal
  • College Visits

July

EMPATHY & GRIT

  • Feeding students
  • Extended School Year