students and parents
Important Message From Our Food & Nutrition Services Department

On Friday, May 12, Mesquite ISD’s Food & Nutrition Services Department was hit by the worldwide Cyber Attack. As a result, all cafeteria software was affected, causing issues with student accounts. Our Technical Services team is working tirelessly to resolve the problems, but in the meantime, we want to keep you informed on how this situation impacts students and parents. Rest assured that student information and credit card information was not compromised. But in protective measures to keep information from being compromised, the outcome resulted in limited communication between outside systems and our registers on each campus.

Student meal account balances are not available at this time.

  • The online payment system, School Café, has been turned off.
  • Parents will not see accurate information in their School Café accounts
  • Cash or check payments may still be made at the register
  • Free & reduced meal applications must be processed manually; online applications are not available at this time

Mesquite ISD will keep you informed of any updates to this situation. Our top priority is ensuring that all students continue to receive healthy meals while at school. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve these issues.



2015-2016 MISD Brigade Commander:
C/Colonel Thomas Skelton of Poteet HS JROTC
Poteet Battalion Commander:
Cadet/ Colonel Thomas Skelton

Director of Army Instruction Office
Director of Army Instruction:  Lt. Colonel Jerry Jochum
Phone Number: 972-882-5411,

Military Property Specialist/DAI Ops NCO: First Sergeant Stacey L. Knowlton
Phone Number:  972-882-5412,,
FAX:  972-882-5410

School Information


Horn High School

2016-2017 Battalion Commander: C/LTC Hailey Strange

Senior Army Instructor: TBD
Phone Number: 972-882-5254, Email:

Senior Army Instructor: Lt. Col. Ernest Burton, Jr.
Phone Number: 972-882-5254,

FAX: 972-882-5257


Mesquite High School

2015-2016 Battalion Commander:  TBD

Senior Army Instructor:  Colonel William C. (Bill)  Lee
Phone Number: 972-882-7844, Email:

Army Instructor:  TBD
Phone Number:  972-882-7836,

Army Instructor:  Sergeant First Class Daniel Kinnel
Phone Number:

FAX:  972-882-7876


North Mesquite High School

2015-2016 Battalion Commander:  TBD

Senior Army Instructor:  Colonel Billy Tollisen
Phone Number:  972-882-7929

Army Instructor:  Sergeant First Class Eric C. Schmidt
Phone Number:  972-882-6101

Army Instructor:  First Sergeant Johnny E. Watson
Phone Number:  972-882-6102
FAX:  972-882-7908


Poteet High School

2015-2016 Battalion Commander: Cadet Colonel Thomas Skelton

Senior Army Instructor: MAJ D. Buckner
Phone Number: 972-882-5328

Army Instructor: Master Sergeant R. Reid
Phone Number: 972-882-5346
FAX: 972-882-5347


West Mesquite High School

2015-2016 Battalion Commander: TBD

Senior Army Instructor:  Major Robert Pierce
Phone Number:  972-882-7679

Army Instructor:  First Sergeant Carolyn Zila
Phone Number: 972-882-7640
FAX:  972-882-7611