Supporting Marble Falls Independent School District
Nov 11, 2021
Marble Falls is home to a superb school district that places an emphasis on empowering and developing students through engaging and relevant learning experiences. Across eight different schools, you’ll have comfort knowing that your child is receiving the best education needed to succeed. Supporting our local students and teachers is a priority for the Gregg Ranch team and we’ve found some great ways to volunteer, mentor and strengthen the Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD).
#1. MFISD Education Foundation
The Marble Falls Education Foundation aims to benefit Marble Falls ISD students by providing scholarships, funding for educational programs and activities that aren’t normally funded by the district budget. Your donation helps to facilitate student development while recognizing the excellence of Marble Falls faculty and staff. You can become involved through volunteering or donating to this charitable organization.
#2. Reading Buddies
Get involved with the Reading Buddies program. In select Marble Falls ISD schools, including Marble Falls Elementary and Colt Elementary, you’ll spend quality time with a child each session for reading and mentorship.
#3. Join the PTA
As a school district that is built around a sense of community, Marble Falls parents have a volunteer initiative mindset. Every parent is unique and can bring something special to making a difference in the lives of their children. Each family is encouraged to give their time, resources and talents to the PTA of their school.
#4. Teacher Support
You can help support Marble Falls teachers by dropping off lunch, coffee and other snacks for them to enjoy! Your donations can make a big difference in a teacher’s day. Most schools accept packaged lunches, food and drinks as a pick-me-up for their teachers during the school year. Make sure to contact your local school’s main office beforehand.
#5. Marble Falls ISD Volunteering
Marble Falls ISD has a volunteer/mentor program that adults can apply for at the district’s home website. Click the hyperlink to learn more, or call (830)693-4439.
There are also indirect ways to support school-age children and teachers living in the area that may be in need:
Burnett County Hunger Alliance
The BCHA is a volunteer group who have committed to ending hunger through an alliance of food pantries, churches, school administrators, elected officials, area leaders and other citizens. There are countless organizations that are part of the BCHA that you can become a volunteer for.
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
This organization works to provide services to adults and children in the area with mental illness, emotional disorders, autism and other health care needs. You can become a part of their volunteer group, working with individuals who need Bluebonnets services. There are also donation options on the organization’s website.
A 51-acre community that provides an affordable and supportive community for families who have overcome homelessness, this organization offers several opportunities to donate as well as chances to volunteer at the village or become part of their Mobile Loaves and Fishes’ food truck ministry.
Highland Lakes Habitat For Humanity
Habitat works to build and improve homes in partnership with many families within the Marble Falls ISD. You can visit their website to donate or become a volunteer, helping to build, preserve and restore homes in the area.
It has been one year since Marble Falls Boy Scout Troop 254 raised the US and Texas flag for the first time ever at Gregg Ranch. To celebrate the occasion, we invited City and Pulte representatives to celebrate, as well as MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen. At the ceremony, Harvard Investments gave a $5,000 donation to the school district. Harvard presented it to Superintendent Chris Allen along with a copy of “Where the Red Fern Grows,” one of the Harvard team’s favorite books growing up. The donation signifies Gregg Ranch and Harvard’s commitment to the future of Marble Falls and the families and students that will be part of Gregg Ranch.
Dr. Chris Allen, Superintendent of Marble Falls Schools shared, “I’m so proud of our talented, hard-working students here in the MFISD and our dedicated faculty that create award-winning programs in which our students can thrive.” He added, “we are incredibly grateful to Harvard Investment and Gregg Ranch for this donation.”
Located in charming Marble Falls, Texas this 240-acre master-planned community is north of Austin and is anticipated to be home to approximately 700 single-family and 550 multi-family residences. A central community area with an outdoor pool, ramada, barbecue area, shaded play area and bocce ball and horseshoe pits are planned. Gregg Ranch outdoor amenities will also include 5.5 miles of jogging and biking trails throughout the community and a dog park. The community is conveniently located at the intersection of State Highways 281 and 71, and is a short drive to Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ and the famed Texas Lake and Hill Country. Visit http://greggranch.com/ to learn more.