MMS Jacket Buzz

January Edition

School Board Appreciation Month

The school board is an important part of the Mineola Independent School District. We would like to take this edition of the MMS Jacket Buzz to thank them for all their hard work and time that they put into our school. They help make difficult decisions that improve our education to help us become successful individuals.

Article by: Devin Cormier

Dr. Kyle Gully

Dr.Kyle Gully is a Doctor at Trinity Mother Frances Mineola Medical Clinic in Mineola, Texas. He has been a Mineola ISD School Board Trustees since 2002. He feels rewarded to know that community has faith in him as a School Board Member by letting him continue to serve. He feels truly rewarded to be apart of this district which is recognized academically and recently has excelled in most sports programs.

He thinks that the very most important aspect of Mineola ISD is the student achievement. He says It’s important that all students should be successful and that the School Board provide a quality education for all students that walk through through the Mineola school doors.

Dr. Kyle Gully is a husband to Mrs. Christi Gully and father to kids Bailey Gully and Brady Gully both students at Mineola. He thinks that their are receiving a good quality education that will help them be successful not only as students but also receiving their goals in the future.

I would like to give a big thanks to him and all of the other School Board members for making our school a better learning habitat. Also for making our school what it is today. Without them our school would be nothing.

Article by: Tiara Stephens

Mrs. Holly Mishnick

The month of January is school board appreciation month. Mrs. Holly Mischnick is a member of the school board. She is a 1989 graduate of Mineola High School. She has been a fire department specialist for the last 14 years for the city of Plano.

She graduated from Kilgore College Fire Academy in 1997. She is married to Dan Mischnick and has four children. She has three grown daughters and six grandchildren. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Mineola.

Article by: Arlinda Meta

Academic Beat

MMS Students Present at CAST

This past November Mrs. Witt, Mrs. Gould, and Mrs. Redding  took six middle school students to present at CAST, a conference for science teachers. There was three sixth graders:  Jonah Fischer, Valerie Garcia, and John Underwood; two seventh graders: Isabella Tresca and Alyssa Thompson and one eighth grader Andrea Valdez.

All of the adults that went to supervise had a blast watching these students present. They were able to see so many other workshops and learn about new ways of teaching science. Mrs. Witt is hoping to try out these ideas in the classroom. Over the last decade Mrs. Witt has gone eight years and has done two workshops.

The Convention was held in Dallas and lasted from 8:00 am, November 20 to November 22 at 4:00 pm. Students that went to Dallas who are in sixth and seventh grade are looking forward to possibly going to Forth Worth for next year’s science convention. Mrss Witt is hoping to present three workshops instead of two and would like to have a whole bus full of selected students to represent Mineola ISD.

Check out this video of their presentation:

Article by: Jade Stockton, Video Credit: Mrs. Gould

Club Beat


"In your anger do not sin, do not let the sun go down while you are angry and do not give the devil a foothold. He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benifit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whome you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice."

This is one of the two verses used during the last FCA meeting. They handed out balloons and after blowing them up we were told to sit on them. By doing this it showed how anger is like a balloon. It gradually builds then pops after pressure is applied. God tells us in your anger do not sin, do not let the sun go down while you angry and do not give the devil a foothold. The reason being that when you go to bed angry you haven't had just one bad day, it'll continue. This results in a bad mood and resentment towards people that haven't done anything to anger you. In other news, FCA is moving the time of their meetings to Wednsday during activity period, still gathering in the gym.

Article by: Madison Reardon

Sports Beat: Girls

8th Grade Girls Basketball

Jaycee Whitehead

Jaycee Whitehead is an eighth grader and plays on the girls basketball team for our school. She plays as a 5. She states that they just recently beat Quitman in the game on Thursday night and next week they play Harmony. On Saturday they have a tournament in Lindale. Go Jackets!!!

Article: by Rachel Drennon

7th Grade Girls Basketball

A-Team Record

Edgewood       Win

Alba-Golden   Win

Winnsboro      Win

Winona            Win

Harmony         Win

Quitman          Win

Lindale Tournament  - 2nd place

Edgewood       Win

Upcoming Games

Grand Saline, Alba-Golden, and the District Tournament

Record by: Cyndi Butler

Sports Beat: Boys

Interview with Coach Tittle

Coach Tittle is a basketball Coach for Mineola Yellowjackets. When I asked about his profession he said, “I enjoy coaching because it is a fast pace sport, within the competition there are both highs and lows causes you to really have to strategize with every adversities you have to have an answer and counter attack. Coaching basketball you have to manipulate the game like a game of chess.”

He has professionally coached for 18 years with a winning record. He said “ I have professionally coached for Cross Timbers, Grapevine, Grand Saline, and Mineola.” In an athlete he said “ I look for an athlete that is coachable, that listens, and understands the concept of the game, and athletic ability helps also.”

When he was in middle school he played football, basketball, and track. When he played football he was a right guard and defensive end. When he played basketball he was a post, and when he did track he was in discus and shotput.

His greatest accomplishments are winning district at Grand Saline, winning state with Grapevine, and the success the Mineola Athletic Program has had overall.

Coach Tittle

Article and Photo Credit by: Shaw Franklin

7th Grade Boys Basketball

Colton Gargano

Video Credit by: Shaw Franklin

Photo Credit: by Alexis Andreozzi

Upcoming Events

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MMS Buzz Editor: Tiara Stephens