As the only municipal school district in the state of Texas, the Board of Trustees understand the value of hiring and retaining top talent in education. After a year of COVID-19, the district remains committed to providing excellence in education for our students, team, and community. Last night the Board of Trustees at Stafford MSD voted to approve several pay increases for the 2021-2022 school year for both current employees and new hires.
Preparing students for college and career
Stafford MSD has a mission to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready without remediation. Part of accomplishing this mission is to create rich, engaging learning experiences that foster the 21st century skills students need to compete in today's society. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital citizenship are becoming more and more essential as we move toward an ever growing digital world.
We would like to ensure that students have access to learning anytime, anyplace through various online platforms. We also want to equip parents, students, and educators with helpful resources that can be utilized from school or home to give students access to engaging content and ensure that learning is ongoing. Following are resources for parents, students, and educators. Click the heading to reveal more information.
Please check this site periodically for updates as we continue to build resources.
The safety and security of our students is always our number one priority here in Stafford MSD. Our wonderful team has worked diligently to develop plans for our re-entry in the Fall to ensure that students are safe and receive a high-quality education.
Parents and guardians have a responsibility to support students in their learning at school and home. Use the resources provided to assist your child in being successful.
Stafford students are responsible for actively participating in various educational activities and taking ownership of their learning.
Stafford educators are responsible for maintaining a safe and engaging learning environment to assist in our district vision of preparing students for college and career.
Chief Operations & Innovations Officer Marva Rasberry has announced her retirement after 38 years of working at Stafford MSD. Ms. Rasberry began working at the school in 1983 as the Business teacher at Stafford High School and will bid the district farewell at the end of this month. In July, the campus will celebrate 40 years of educational excellence made possible by campus leaders like Chief Marva Rasberry. A reception has been planned in her honor before her last day of contract for the 2020-2021 school year, but her legacy will continue into perpetuity.
As we approach the end of the school year, all devices (laptop, iPad or hotspot) issued to your student will need to be returned to the district. Last summer, Stafford MSD purchased devices for all the students enrolled. This helped launch the school district’s 1:1 device initiative. We hope that this was beneficial to your student and that it helped making learning online easier. Check out the schedule and special instructions for students enrolling in Summer School.
Effective on Saturday, June 5, 2021, SMSD will no longer require masks to be worn on campus. Face mask coverings will be optional for students, staff, parents, and visitors.
Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.
The application for P-EBT will open Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 13, 2021.
Over 1,700 (United States and overseas) high school JROTC programs participated in the JLAB competition, and it is a challenge for any program to make it to the next level. Stafford High School didn't think 1 team was enough and they have officially qualified 2 SHS teams into the AJROTC Leadership Academic Bowl.
During the City of Stafford election season, we wanted to share with you a 30-second video that shows how the City of Stafford and the Stafford Municipal School District work together every day. As you decide where to place your ballot, remember you are a part of the Stafford story, too!
We would like to invite our Stafford community, parents and staff to join us for a blood drive. A Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Donor Coach Vehicle will be on site and is the location where all donors will proceed. There will be a free t-shirt for all those who donate. Interested donors should schedule their appointments/sign up at the link below.
The coordinator of the program this season, Ms. Tammy Bui actually forecasted Sophomore Justin Amomoy's historic achievement only weeks ago. She shared her goal with SMSD that one day one of her students would sell at the HLSR School Art Auction, "Every year I see the selected pieces and I know our students' work is that good, too!"
This virtual town hall for the community will be rescheduled as soon as possible and will be a meeting for all parents and community to discuss plans and propel ahead after almost a year of COVID-19.
In February, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art season wrapped up for SMSD, but not without our student participants roping in 7 ribbons at the high school, middle school and elementary school.
National School Counseling Week 2021 is being celebrated nationwide on February 1-5 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within our school systems. Here at Stafford MSD, we have a strong team of female counselors and we will spend each day highlighting their work on all of our campuses.
Our SMSD Library Coordinator, Mr. Horace Shane Kenney was pleased to accept a donation of two books from Xavier Herrera, the Board Secretary of Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA). These books hold special significance as they were written and edited by Dr. Jayme Mathias, the Executive Director of MASBA.
The SMSD Board ordered the change to position-based elections by resolution at its meeting on January 11, 2021. Under the new position-based election method, the seven positions on the Board are designated by number, and candidates for trustee are voted on and elected separately for specific positions on the Board. A candidate will be designated on the official ballot according to the number of the position for which he or she seeks election
The event on Thursday was largely successful. It was a great team effort by the Stafford community to join together and make a difference despite the circumstances of COVID-19. Together we saved 63 lives!
In the days before Christmas, Santa and his elves were still busy at work to honor everything our employees have done and wrote a special Christmas story called “Twas The Night Before Winter Break”. Additionally, the SMSD Board of Trustees sends a very special holiday greeting.
The Stafford High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AJROTC) has prepared a virtual presentation honoring all Veterans across the city of Stafford.
Our Varsity football boys ended a fantastic season on Saturday, November 21 in a tough loss to Tyler Chapel Hill during the Area round. The season was even more challenging and limited due to COVID-19, so we are extremely proud of our Spartans and expect them to continue pursuing greatness on and off the field.
NEW DATES! SMSD is officially going 1 to 1 with learning devices, which means we are giving out a brand new iPad to every student from PK to 12th grade. We are excited to announce the new iPads are getting configured and will start being distributed by campus. Click here to register and see the pick up schedule.
We would love to see an increase in numbers for Stafford, TX as the results help determine how billions of dollars flow into states and communities each year. Schools. Fire departments. Roads and highways.
Notice is hereby given of a Town Hall Meeting of the Stafford Municipal School District to be held on September 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. This Town Hall will focus on in-person learning, updated reentry timeline and COVID-19 safety updates. Board Members may be present, however, no official action will be taken.
When the meeting has begun, please join by clicking the link below OR watching us on Facebook Live:
SMSD was awarded the Drones grant from Harris County Department of Education / Harris County Education Foundation through the Drones, Robotics, and the Explorers’ Program.
Notice is hereby given of a Town Hall Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Stafford Municipal School District, Fort Bend and Harris Counties, to be held on July 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. This Town Hall will focus on 2020-21 Safety Procedures and Reentry Plans during COVID-19.
When the meeting has begun, please join by clicking the link below OR watching us on Facebook Live:
Check out our list of many Seniors from Stafford along with their scholarship awards. We're so proud of our students and know they will go far in this next season!
Please check out our Re-Entry Plans for the 2020-21 school year including a required form needed by Monday, July 27 for every student planning to attend SMSD. The form has been provided in English and Spanish. We will continue to update this page with all of the latest information including any changes or modifications. Due to the nature of COVID, you can expect these updates to take place frequently and to be posted to the website first.
Camp has been closed for 14 days until July 8 because a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 last Wednesday, June 24.
The camp will be every Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM starting on Monday, June 8 through Friday, July 17.
All interested students from 7th to 12th grade are encouraged to participate. Cost to attend is $25 and $15 to add a second student. If you'd like to register, be sure to read our Parent Letter to get more information and sign the Release Form.
The deadline to sign up is June 30, 2020.
P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit http://hhs.texas.gov/pebt or call 833-613-6220.
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Location: 200 Stafford Pride, Stafford TX, 77477 (Middle School Curbside behind the Civic Center)
Please return the following devices:
- Laptops and charger
- iPads and charger
- Hotspots and charger
The 2020 Summer school application is now open! Click to access and to view additional information.
To measure student progress during the 2019-2020 school year, Stafford MSD will be administering an End-of-Year assessment. Click for more information.
Attention SMSD Families! The SMSD curbside "Grab N Go" meal service has resumed. Hours for pick up are as follows:
Online Learning Devices will need to be returned via drive thru this week and next.
- Please stay in your car
- MS, IS, ES return will be in the Middle School Curbside
- HS near the Stadium Curbside
- Please return your laptop and/or iPad with the Charger*
- All items must be cleaned and free from any decorative items
- Call and report missing items or devices
Click to access the HCC Dual Credit Waiver and ApplyTexas forms.
Click here to view our most frequently asked questions as it relates to our graduating class of 2020.
Laptop distribution has been suspended until further notice.
Stafford MSD will continue with online instruction and remote operations, at minimum, until May 4, 2020, at which time we will reassess. All SMSD district and campus buildings and facilities will remain closed to the public during this time.
The SMSD curbside "Grab N Go" meal service has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Click for more information.
Click to find out more information about SHS updates and at-home learning.
Please click to review our revised grading policy in light of the current COVID-19 situation.
We are pleased to announce, the District will begin processing and loaning a limited number of laptop computers and iPADS as early as next week. Click for more details.
It’s our first state semifinal since 2009-2010. The game is scheduled for Friday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The Spartans are set to take on the Argyle Eagles. A win will advance The Spartans to the state championship game.
Stafford vs Arglye
100 Montana St.
San Antonio, TX
Winner will play Saturday night at 7 pm
State Play-off Ticket Sales - Stafford MSD Athletic Field House
Stafford MSD and other departments are closely monitoring the progress of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and following the advice of the CDC and the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services to prepare for any eventuality.
The Census is more than a population count. It provides a picture of our nation that assists in determining where to build new schools, hospitals and businesses. It also assists us in visualizing how our community has changed over time. This valuable information is why “Stafford MSD Counts!”
Stafford MSD Board President Christopher Caldwell started a new tradition at Monday's Board Meeting by presenting the First Annual President's Award in Educational Excellence.
In May, these students will become the first Stafford MSD students to earn an Associate's Degree before they walk across the stage to accept their high school diploma.
“As a teacher, I saw such a need for it, to help students with what they’re dealing with in their lives,” Hobbs said. “I wanted to have a larger impact with more students.”
Stafford MSD begins Black History Month by honoring SMSD Chief of Innovation and Operations Marva Rasberry.
Stafford Elementary School Pre-K through Second Graders celebrated Chinese New Year on Friday night.
Byron Thompson arrived at Stafford Middle School in 2008 as a Mathematics Teacher and now teaches Science.
Stafford Municipal School District received approval, from the Texas Department of Agriculture, to offer dinner (free of charge) to all Pre-K through 12th Grade students, from 3:45-5:45 p.m. on school days in the Stafford Primary Cafeteria.
For Maria Villarreal, (known to most as “Miss V.”) Stafford Municipal School District is so much more than just a school district.
Please join us in welcoming Stafford MSD Library/Media Coordinator Shane Kenney back to Stafford MSD.
Eight students advanced to the State Competition, which will take place, Feb. 19-22, in McAllen.
The championship-caliber Stafford High Mighty Spartan Marching Band received an invitation to perform in the prestigious Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day 2020 in New Orleans.
Stafford High School students and Stafford businesses are engaged in a win-win partnership.
Remember to put up your homecoming court candidate posters!
H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust (H-E-B TOC) is pleased to provide Stafford MSD will a $10,000 grant.
Efforts are currently underway for Stafford MSD to strive toward an “A.”
It’s the most D-I signees for SHS since the 2016 State Quarterfinalist Team that produced three.
The Stafford High Cross Country Program is ready for another season, under third-year head coach Angel Maldonado, a 2008 Stafford MSD graduate.
Welcome to new school year! Due to new construction and the opening of school, there will be increased parking limitations and traffic congestion when entering our complex.
There is a sense of optimism in the SHS Competition Gym as the Stafford High Volleyball Team prepares for the 2019 season.
Please join us in welcoming Stafford MSD Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kadir Almus and Stafford MSD Chief of Schools Dr. Dawn Dubose.
We have received an incredible response from the community at the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Magnet School meeting.
Stafford Intermediate School Zenikka Nichols was elated to learn that she was the 2018-19 Stafford MSD District Teacher of the Year on Thursday morning. Nichols’ excitement didn’t end there.
Recent Stafford Middle School graduate Daizha Moton continues to earn accomplishments.
Stafford Middle School Eighth Grader Aaron Pham has become so dedicated to Martial Arts that he will likely earn a Black Belt before he receives his driver’s license.
The District welcomed a new trustee, Ashish “Ash” Hamirani and said a collective heartfelt goodbye to former Board President Auturo Jackson.
The dynasty continues for the Stafford High Boys Track & Field Team
The Stafford Municipal School District was proud to welcome legendary martial arts champion and Kickstart Kids Founder Chuck Norris on Wednesday evening at the Stafford High Competition Gym.
The Stafford Municipal School District celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Administration Building on Tuesday morning.
In less than four months, Paul Phung and Hira Ahmed will be two of the 54,369 undergraduate students at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The Superintendent of Stafford MSD and Board Members do not officially endorse any candidates running for any public office in Stafford.
The four Stafford MSD Campus Teachers of the Year are proud to represent their respective campuses. They are Social Studies, Science, English and ESL teachers. They are from Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, Mississippi and Ohio, respectively.
For Red, who grew up in Tuscaloosa County in the 1940s and 1950s, becoming involved in Stafford MSD was all about giving back.
The Stafford High School Marching Band has been selected to perform at the 2020 Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day 2020 in New Orleans.
The Stafford Municipal School District was honored to welcome Texas Deputy Commissioner of Education Martin Winchester on Thursday afternoon.
The Stafford Municipal School District is saddened at the passing of valued Stafford High School faculty member William “Wayne” Taylor.
For the first time in Stafford MSD History, Stafford High School freshmen will take a dual credit course.
De Leon’s experience as an educator extends beyond his many years in the classroom. He is considered to be a well-respected researcher in the field Numismatics – the collection of coins or currency – in layman’s terms.
The Stafford Municipal School District was proud to celebrate a historic groundbreaking on Monday morning.
While Stafford MSD has several families with two generations of students, the Zamora-Gonzalez Family is believed to be the District’s first Three Generation Family.
Stafford High School juniors June Lee and Lauren Schomburg made history earlier this month in El Campo.
The Stafford Municipal School District dedicated its high school baseball field to Coach Michael Mesa, a Class of 2008 Stafford MSD graduate who returned to teach and coach in the District, on Saturday evening.
Congratulations to our Stafford Middle School and Stafford Intermediate School students who earned a total of 22 medals (10 Gold, 6 Silver & 6 Bronze) at the UIL Academic Competition last week in Wharton.
The Stafford Municipal School District is proud to announce that it will host an official groundbreaking ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Stafford Civic Center.
From Sunrise to Sunset, Stafford MSD's Extended Day Program is the best in the land! It opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
When it comes to DECA, Stafford means business! Twenty-Three of the Stafford High DECA Club members advanced to the State Competition, which will be held Feb. 21-23 in Dallas.
Stafford MSD is glad to have Susy Mareschi, an exchange student from Italy, with us this year!
The Stafford Municipal School District made history on Monday night when the SMSD Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to name the District’s baseball field, “Michael Mesa Field.”
Jalen Pitre, Stafford High Class of 2017, has an extra reason to be grateful this holiday season.
Stafford Municipal School District Board Vice President Xavier Herrera was named to the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards’ Board of Directors this week.
The Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted to approval a substantial investment for literacy on Monday night.
The Stafford Municipal School District was honored to participate in the ABC Channel 13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, on Friday morning.
When Mark Spivey arrived at Stafford High School in the summer of 2017, he had a clear goal – to build a program, not just a team. The Stafford High Girls Basketball Coach and his program appear to be ahead of schedule.