Stafford Learns

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.

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Stafford Technology Resources

Re-Entry Plans

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.  

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Parent Resources

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. 

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Student Resources

Stafford students are responsible for actively participating in various educational activities and taking ownership of their learning. 

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Teacher Resources

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. 

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Announcements

End of Year Student Device Collection

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.

SMSD To No Longer Require Masks On 6/5

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.

P-EBT Application for Child Nutrition

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.

AJROTC JLAB Team Twice the Victory

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.

We Are One in Stafford, TX

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!

SHS Blood Drive Event on 4/19

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.

SHS Justin Amomoy Goes to HLSR Art Auction

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!

To Be Rescheduled: SMSD Community Town Hall

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.

SMSD Ropes in 7 HLSR Art Ribbons

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 Counseling Week at SMSD

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.

MASBA Donates to SMSD Library

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. 

PRESS RELEASE: Stafford MSD Board Orders Position-Based Trustee Elections

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

SHS Blood Drive Event on 1/21

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! 

A Christmas Story for SMSD Staff

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.

Veterans Day by SMSD AJROTC

The Stafford High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AJROTC) has prepared a virtual presentation honoring all Veterans across the city of Stafford.

Varsity Football Playoffs 2020

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.

SMSD Goes 1 to 1 with Learning Devices

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.

Census 2020

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.

SMSD Virtual Town Hall

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:

Join Zoom @ 6:30 p.m.

Join Facebook Live @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Robotics Wins Big From HCDE / EFHC

SMSD was awarded the Drones grant from Harris County Department of Education / Harris County Education Foundation through the Drones, Robotics, and the Explorers’ Program.

SMSD Virtual Town Hall

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:

 

Join Zoom @ 6:30 p.m.

Join Facebook Live @ 6:30 p.m.

 

2020-21 Reentry Plan

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.

2020 Spartan Summer Strength & Conditioning Camp

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.

CLOSING 7/31: P-EBT APPLICATIONS

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. 

Device Return May 21, 2020

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
End-of-Year Assessments

To measure student progress during the 2019-2020 school year, Stafford MSD will be administering an End-of-Year assessment. Click for more information. 

SMSD Curbside Meal Service

Attention SMSD Families! The SMSD curbside "Grab N Go" meal service has resumed. Hours for pick up are as follows:

First page of the PDF file: Final_Return_Laptops

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
Class of 2020 FAQ

Click here to view our most frequently asked questions as it relates to our graduating class of 2020.

3-D Model of virus

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. 

SMSD Device Distribution

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.

Congratulations to our Stafford Spartans Basketball Team

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.

3-D Model of virus

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. 

American Flag in front of building

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!”

representative alma allen with board

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.

sherri hobs

“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.”

sandwich

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.

ms villarreal's name and photo on cupcake

For Maria Villarreal, (known to most as “Miss V.”) Stafford Municipal School District is so much more than just a school district.

19/20 school year traffic and parking

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.

zenikka nichols outside her new leased car for wining teacher of hte year

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.

apham at kickstart kids

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.

chuck norris with faculty

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.

paul phung and hira ahmed

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.

4 teachers of the year candidates

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.

david red garner in automative shop

For Red, who grew up in Tuscaloosa County in the 1940s and 1950s, becoming involved in Stafford MSD was all about giving back.

ricardo de leon

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.

three generations of zamora-gonzalex family

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.

mesa on field with baseball team

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.

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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.

deca students at state competition wearing medals

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.

school board and mesa supporters during naming of field

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.”

SMSD's Herrera named to GCAASB Board

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.

helping to unload items from a truck

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.

girl jumping to hoop with basketball

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.