#WeAreMISD What’s Happening Around the District The top 50 high school scholars were recognized at the MISD Education Foundation’s annual fundraising banquet. They shared the night with their favorite teacher. Two teams from Ben Barber Innovation Academy came in the top two spots at the fifth annual CHOPPED competition. They competed against other North Texas high school teams and were judged on creativity, presentation and taste. Alice Ponder Elementary School had its golden anniversary. The campus celebrated being 50 years old by hosting a community carnival. 28 Mansfield School & Family For Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers at Carol Holt Elementary School were given plants to symbolize how educators help students grow. The Martha Reid Leadership Academy was one of the stops on this year’s MISD Senior Tour. Participants ages 55 and older visited a few schools to see what’s new in education. The Timberview High School band, cheerleaders and drill team were the only high school acts to perform at the NFL draft red carpet event in Arlington.