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March 12th-16th 

"Why Do You Choose Mesquite?"
We are celebrating School Choice by confirming that you have made the best choice in choosing Mesquite ISD for your children. You have a choice, and we are honored that your choose Mesquite ISD to care for and educate your child every school day. Click anywhere on this video image to see why a fellow MISD parent chooses us too.
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2018-19 Calendar Proposal
School Board Approves 2018-19 School Calendar
Mesquite ISD's PROPOSED calendar for the 2018-2019 school year available for review and feedback.
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Help Give Our District Theme Real Meaning
Our district’s new marketing and public relations campaign will debut next week during School Choice Week.
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J. C. Rugel
The original Rugel Elementary School was built as a six-classroom structure in 1965. In 1967 and 1977, additions were made to the building. The school was named for Mr. Joseph Columbus Rugel. J.C. Rugel was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, on March 19, 1853. Mr. Rugel moved to Texas in 1873 and settled in Mesquite in 1874. He taught in the first school in Mesquite, which was a one-room log cabin. Several years later, he entered business with the late Thomas F. Nash establishing a hardware store in Mesquite known as Nash & Rugel. Mr. Rugel also held a variety of elected offices. He served as a state legislator from 1886 to 1888, mayor of Mesquite, Justice of the Peace, and as president of the Mesquite School Board. Mr. Rugel died on January 29, 1929.