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2017 Mesquite Chamber Directory and Referral Guide

best educational experience for every student. It’s a philosophy that rooted in our culture and values. Our goal is to prepare all students for continued success be- yond graduation and careers that follow their passion. Each school day, more than 41,000 students on nearly 50 quality campuses are exposed to caring, highly qualified teachers, and the most current technological learning innovations. MISD believes that by challenging students with high expectations and offering abundant opportunities, students will excel. With the support of our community, MISD is singularly focused on providing students with skills, attitudes and knowl- edge they need to be self-determinant adults, successful lifelong learners, and contributing members of our workforce and community. We know learning doesn’t begin when students start school. A child’s learning begins the moment he or she enters the world. For that reason, Mesquite ISD and our community are committed to creating bookworms from birth through an early reading initiative we call #ReadPlayTalk. Our families are encouraged to read and talk with their children every single day. By 2021, every student in Mesquite ISD will be reading on grade level by the time he or she reaches third grade. Why? District honors include: Because early literacy is the greatest single predictor of high school graduation • Dallas Business Journal’s Best Places to Work List in 2012 and success into adulthood. Partnerships with local businesses, organizations and • The Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work for 2012; Mesquite ISD was city services are helping to spread the message of #ReadPlayTalk and making this the only public school district to make the competitive list. simple model a part of our community’s culture. • Top 150 Workplaces in the Country in 2013 A Great Place to Work Safety First MISD boasts a lower-than-average turnover rate, and in the most recent workforce School safety is a top priority for families and Mesquite ISD. Our campuses survey, 92 percent of employees said they would recommend the district to others warmly welcome visitors while maintaining strict security standards. And School as a good place to work. Mesquite ISD’s Board of Trustees strives to keep salaries Resource Officers are trusted role models and staff members at middle and high and benefits competitive so that the district can attract and retain the best educa- schools, building relationships that keep students on the right track and making tors and other staff members. good choices. When asked, 96 percent of our high school students said they feel We also value our teachers who are called to make a difference. In 2016, Mesquite safe at school. ISD launched a groundbreaking program that allows teachers to grow profession- Rich Academic Offerings ally and financially – all while staying in the classroom. Under the Excellence in Teaching Incentive Program, Mesquite ISD teachers can add up to $12,000 to their A focus on college and career readiness is a hallmark of the district’s academic pro- annual salary in just six years by completing advanced training and other require- grams. In fact, Mesquite ISD was one of 14 Texas school districts and 477 in the ments. No other district in the country is making this type of investment in its staff. United States and Canada to be honored by the College Board with placement on its 3


2017 Mesquite Chamber Directory and Referral Guide
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