The Volunteer Program is the bridge between our community and the best interests of the students in the North EastIndependent School District. Our goal is to help students gain the academic skills and the self-confidence necessary to become successful learners while reaching their fullest potential in the community.
The Volunteer Program acts as a point of contact for volunteers and mentors. We work with our schools and other education support groups to identify those practices that benefit students the most, and then marshal resources to pilot and expand successful programs.
Jackson Middle School PTA*
Fun Fact: Joining PTA does NOT require you to volunteer!
Parents put the “P” in PTA! PTA is an association comprised of parents and teachers working together with schools on behalf of every child, including your own! Your membership helps support Jackson PTA to provide the following:
- School Programs such as Community Night
- Staff Appreciation ~ Reflections
- 8th Grade Party
- Sports Concessions
- Clothes Closet
- Used Book Sale
- And much more!
Perks of Joining PTA
When you become a PTA member, you unlock several membership benefits and perks.
WATCH D.O.G.S. is an innovative program of the National Center for Fathering focusing on prevention of violence in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures. The goal is to have men spend at least one day a year at the school to be an extra set of eyes and ears, and to be a positive male role model.
Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.? Fathers / Father-figures, Step Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers (21 or older), Teacher’s family (sons, husbands, fiancé), Civic Organizations (Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.), Civil Servants (Police, Fire), or Corporate Partners.
WATCH D.O.G.S. benefit in many ways. WATCH D.O.G.S. get a glimpse of students’ everyday world, gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on students’ lives (academics, self esteem, social behavior), and receive smiles and high fives in the hallway.
How to Be a Hero of the Hallway
Make sure you're an NEISD approved volunteer. For the safety of our students, NEISD requires all volunteers to submit a Volunteer Criminal History Record Check form before volunteering on any campus. Please plan ahead and complete the form as early as possible, as this may take a few days. When you check in at school, please bring your Driver's license or ID.
NOTE: If you applied to volunteer during previous school years (and were approved) you do not need to re-apply to volunteer for the current school year. The volunteer program will automatically resubmit your background check every 2 years. There is no need for you to reapply. If you do not volunteer within a 12-month period, your account may be inactivated.
Dual Language Program
Dual language in NEISD in an enriched, additive, bilingual educational model. Two-way classes ideally will be comprised of one-half native Spanish speakers and one- half native English speaker. The one-way classes will be comprised of all native Spanish speakers. The native language and culture of each student is valued and treated equitably and therefore promotes positive self-esteem and leads to academic success. Research strongly suggests students perform at or above grade level on standardized assessments and develop high levels of proficiency of both languages.
ESL Newcomer Program
The Newcomer Program provides a safe and scaffolded learning environment where diversity is valued in transitioning students to meet high expectations for language acquisition, academic achievement, and responsible citizenship. The NEISD Newcomer program is for recent arrival of refugees or asylees. This program provides the support of a safe learning environment in order for the students to begin acclimating to U. S. schools. The newcomer program assists students by providing linguistic, cognitive, and academic needs while holding high standards. The students will participate in the program for no more than 2 years as it depends on an individual student basis.
North East ISD welcomes military families who have been transferred to a local military installation. Any parent or guardian who is an active-duty member of the armed forces of the United States, or who is part of the reserve armed forces, may establish residence and enroll children in North East ISD.