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Health Fair at Shelbyville ISD


 

 
Shelbyville ISD Health Fair will be on November 16th from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Shelbyville Cafetorium.  
 
 
 
 

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Minion Robot Winner at Excelsior ISD


 

Excelsior Elementary School recently kicked off its SchoolMALL fundraiser
for the 2017-2018 school year. Students were given booklets to have their
parents fill in the names and addresses of friends and family members who
would enjoy shopping online. The names of all the students who turned in
completed booklets were entered into a raffle to win a Remote Controlled
Minion Robot.
 
 
*Congratulations, Brooklynn Scates! Winner of the Minion Robot!*
 
If you would like to support our school, please visit www.schoolmall.com
and key in Excelsior Elementary and select Texas to find our school. You
may shop at a variety of retailers through the SchoolMALL website and a
percentage of your purchase will be credited to our school.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our school!
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of October, 2017 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.

 

Click here for the agenda:

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


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Musicians for Texas performance to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey


 

Musicians for Texas is holding a benefit concert to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
 
The concert will feature faculty members from SFA’s School of Music performing an assortment of music including an improvised setting of the hymn “How Great Thou Art” by Hyun Ji Oh, SFA piano accompanist.
 
Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts are requested.

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Pink Out at Shelbyville


 

Shelbyville Yearbook encourages everyone to "Think Pink" at the Shelbyville
Dragons vs. Joaquin football game this Friday, October 20th. Yearbook
members will be selling Pink Balloons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
at the gate for $1.
 

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Panola College Completes Outdoor Classroom


 

 

The Panola College Foundation continues to plant seeds for the future of the College and will recognize those efforts by hosting a reception at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30. The Panola County Chamber of Commerce and other community members will be on hand and light refreshments will be served.
 
A Panola College Foundation grant funded the Rosemary Labyrinth created in front of the Health and Natural Sciences Building. That project inspired Health and Natural Sciences faculty and students to spearhead the construction of a new outdoor classroom.
 
“The outdoor classroom was made possible by the generous contributions of Dede Shipman Applegate and the Panola College nursing students in support of the health sciences,” said Jessica Pace, Director of Institutional Advancement.
 
The Rosemary Labyrinth is a teaching and learning resource developed with health and wellness in mind. It offers students, faculty, staff, and community members a place for quiet reflection and relaxation, which fosters creativity and healing, according to Dr. Barbara Cordell, retired Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences.
 
“Historically, a labyrinth has been used for healing, meditation, and spiritual connections,” she said. “Today, they are increasingly found for therapeutic use in hospitals, parks, and schools. You are invited to traverse the Labyrinth with mindfulness and attention. There is no right or wrong way to move on the Labyrinth path. You are only asked to be quietly respectful of others, and to supervise children.”
 
Labyrinths derive from ancient designs found in many cultures throughout history as far back as 5000 years. The Panola College Rosemary Labyrinth is a seven-circuit pattern modeled after a labyrinth built in the early 13th century at the Chartres Cathedral in France. The Panola College Rosemary Labyrinth is 75 feet in diameter with a 12-foot center and 900 linear feet
of path, lined with 450 fragrant rosemary plants. Anchoring the center is a large stone, which was donated by Dr. Cordell.
 
The pavilion-like outdoor classroom, open on all four sides, is outfitted with permanent picnic tables and surrounded by green space for use by the health sciences and other academic departments when an outdoor setting is conducive to learning. Occupational Therapy and other Health Sciences classes are already using the outdoor space.
 
Pace praised the collaboration between Health Sciences faculty, students and alumni that resulted in the Labyrinth and outdoor classroom.
 
“It’s so rewarding to realize what can be accomplished when friends of the College work together,” Pace said. “We hope to continue with improvements to the campus green space that will benefit current students, faculty and the community.”
 
 
 
 
 
The Panola College Occupational Therapy Assistant classes work with adults in rehabilitation activities. Instructor Joy Moreland conducts Artisans’ Way, a community-based program with activities to improve mobility, enhance life skills, and encourage social interaction for the participants while providing OTA students with the real-world experience they will need in therapeutic settings.
 
The Panola College Rosemary Labyrinth and Outdoor Classroom provide expanded opportunities for teaching and learning in a natural setting.
 
 

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Lady Riders Basketball T-Shirts


 

Return the attached order form to Arianna Randolph in room 318 or to the
CISD athletic office by October 31.
 
 
 
 
Shirts will be available for pick-up at the basketball game on November
10th at 4:30 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your shirt at that time, a
phone call or email will notify you that your order is ready.
 
*Shirts are $15. Please email arianna.randolph@centerisd.org with any questions.*

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Free Opioid Training


 

A free "Opioid Overdose Prevention" training will be held at Angelina College October 25th, from 2 to 5.  It will be repeated the next morning October 26 from 9 to noon at the Holiday inn in Beaumont.
 
Open to the public, this training is appropriate for any user of opioids, friends, families and for any agency who serves people who use opioids or heroin and might be at risk for an overdose. Naloxone, administered like an epi pen, can reverse the effects of an overdose and often prevents death. The training is also open to the public. Please invite families and friends and users themselves.
 
You will learn
 
*         what opioids are
 
*         to identify the risk factors for overdose
 
*         what an overdose looks like
 
*         how to respond to an opiate overdose
 
 

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Center High School Yearbook Photos Today


 

Center High School Students will take yearbook photos today 10-19-17.  
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar  –
 
 
Thurs. Oct. 19 – JV Football vs. Lovelady – There @ 6:00 p.m.
Junior High football vs. Grapeland --There @ 5:00
 
Fri. Oct. 20 –  Varsity football vs. Grapeland – Here @ 7:00 p.m.
------------------- Elementary Night at football game
------------------- Pink Night at football game
 
Sat. Oct. 21 – UIL Marching Contest in Longview @ 9:45 a.m.
 
Timpson Elementary Night at October 20 Football Game – Timpson Elementary School staff and students will be recognized at the Friday, October 20 home football game against Grapeland.  Please see attached flyer for a description and details about this special event.  All elementary school students, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend.
 
 
 
 
Lady Bear District Champions, Regional Qualifiers XC –Shirt – by Teresa Jourden
I have attached the order form for the Lady Bear District Champions and Regional Qualifiers XC T-shirt. The orders and money MUST be received by 10:00 am on Monday. The order is a rushed order so the girls can wear their t-shirts to the Regional Meet next Monday. T-shirts are $15 each and they are black shirts with gold and white design. Turn orders into any school secretary or to Coach Jourden or myself. Make checks out to Timpson ISD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Timpson High School FCCLA Pecan Sales
FCCLA is selling the following Durham Pecan products:
 
1 lb. pecan halves $12.00
 
1 lb. pecan pieces $11.50
 
1 lb. pecan sampler (milk and white chocolate pecans, cinnamon and praline frosted pecans) $15.00
 
12 oz. chocolate peanuts $8.00
 
1 lb. roasted/salted pistachios $11.00
 
1 lb. fiesta mix (bbq corn sticks, taco sesame sticks, nacho cheese and hot and spicy peanuts) $8.00
 
1 lb. hunter's mix (cashews, cocktail peanuts, sesame sticks, sesame seeds, natural almonds, and pecan halves) $8.00
 
1 lb. mountain mix (almonds, cashews, cocktail peanuts, raisins and m&m's) $8.00
The deadline to place an order is Thursday, October 19th. Products will arrive before Christmas break. Contact Danielle Smith if you are interested in placing an order. dsmith@timpsonisd.com
 
 
Timpson FFA News
 
FFA Fruit and Meat Sales are underway....Meat order form is due October 20th and Fruit is due November 10th. Contact Kristin Powers if you are interested in placing an order.  kpowers@timpsonisd.com<mailto:kpowers@timpsonisd.com>
 
County Market and Major Show Goat and Lamb-Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena Validation & Entry Deadline-October 16, 2017 starting time 4:30PM
 
County Market Steer and Major Show Heifers (Austin, San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Ft. Worth, this will be last chance for Heifers)-Center Livestock Auction Barn Validation & Entry Deadline-October 23, 2017, starting time 4:30PM
 
County Market and Major Show Swine-Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena Validation & Entry Deadline-November 27, 2017 starting time 4:30PM
 
All County Livestock Show Breeding Animals & County Market Rabbit Entries-Shelby County Extension Office Entry Deadline-December 14, 2017 by 12:00 Noon
 
Market and Breeding Rabbits Validation-Old Elementary School Gym Validation Deadline-January 23, 2018 starting time 4:30PM
 
 

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Shelbyville Drill Team


 

On October 7, 2017 the Shelbyville Dragon Drill Team members had the opportunity to travel to Kilgore, Texas to perform alongside 675 drill team members from various schools and the world famous Kilgore Rangerettes.
 
 
Captain Madison Taylor said, “I loved getting to experience this with my fellow drill team members. It was awesome!” This was Shelbyville’s second time going to this event., “As I watched the Rangerettes, I told myself I need to keep my hopes high, and my kicks higher.”, said Lieutenant Yadira Reyes.
 
 
 
Junior Jasmine Osby said, “Best experience ever, looking forward to next year and maybe my kicks will be as high as the Rangerettes.”
 
 
 
Freshmen Maisey Swindle said, “It was a very memorable experience.” The drill team would like to thank Coast 2 Coast Productions and the Kilgore Rangerettes for letting them be a part of an unforgettable experience. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Red Ribbon Week at Joaquin ISD


 

Red ribbon week at Joaquin ISD is October 23-27, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dress up Days:
 
Monday: Wear Red! Wear red to show your support for drug free!
Tuesday: Pajama Day! Don’t get caught sleeping, say NO to drugs!
Wednesday: Cap/Hat Day! Put a cap on drugs!
Thursday: Wear bright colors! My future is too bright for drugs!
Friday: Wear school colors! Joaquin Rams are drug free!
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Band Boosters are Selling 1 Pound Bag of Mammoth Pecans


 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters are now selling 1 pound bags of Mammoth pecans.  We are only selling halves this year. The price is $13.50 per bag.  Contact any Band Booster Member to place your order.  The pecans are expected to be in the first week of November.  Extra pecans have been ordered but preorders will be filled first.  For more information call Lori Alvis at 332-2639.

 

 

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Farmers State Bank Cooking Team is Cooking for Shelbyville Band Boosters Friday Night


 

The Farmers State Bank Cooking Team will be cooking for the Shelbyville Band Boosters this Friday night at Dragon Stadium, as the Dragons take on the Joaquin Rams.   Visit the concession stands Friday night and enjoy great burgers and sausage on a stick cooked by Shelby County's own Farmers State Bank Cooking Team.
 
 
 
 

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Texas flag at half-staff today at SFA


 

 
The Texas flag on the SFA campus will fly at half-staff today in honor of Texas Tech University police officer Floyd East Jr., who was slain last week while conducting a student welfare check.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with officer East’s family and the Texas Tech community during this time.
 

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Center School Board Election Who is Running


 

An election will be held on November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a trustee for the Center Independent School District School Board.  Voting will be held at the Shelby County Clerks office located at 124 Austin Street on the downtown Center city square.  Voting will be open between October 23rd through November 3rd.  Currently those listed on the ballot are Greg Hubbard, Shannon Denby and Kris Kirby.  

 

 

 

 

 

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The A Cappella Choir


 

The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a collaborative program with the SFA School of Theatre and the Dance Program to perform music from around the world in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
The program title, “Sing a New Song,” was selected to celebrate Dr. Michael Murphy’s first concert as the new director of choral activities at SFA. The program also features SFA string students, student percussionist Barry Martin, graduate student conductors Emily Bulling and Evelyn Shaffer, and Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 

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XtraMath Program Helps Students Master Math


 

Ms. Slaughter’s first grade students at Tenaha Elementary School are participating in a program called XtraMath.  The goal of this program is to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic. Students must answer math facts with a 97% fluency level at a rate of 3 seconds per problem. 
 
In 7 weeks of school Bryson Richey has successfully mastered his addition facts 1-10! Achieving fluency is such a short time frame is a great accomplishment. 
 
 

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Excelsior Halloween Carnival


 

Excelsior Halloween Carnival October 21, 2017  6:00 - 9:00 in the Excelsior gym.  Food, games, cake walk, take a chance.  Halloween costume contest will be at 7:30 in the library, cost to enter the contest is $1.00.
 
 

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Football Schedules:


 

In Riderland
The Center Roughriders will play the Carthage Bulldogs a Home Game this Friday at 7:30 p.m. This game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM radio, and KXXE 92.5 FM, with Chris Watlington and Rob Payne.
 
In Ram Country
The Joaquin Rams will play the Shelbyville Dragons this Friday at 7:30 an away game. This is also the game of the week with Don Wall on KQBB 100.5 FM.  
 
In the Bear's Den
The Timpson Bears will play Grapeland a home game at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.
 
In Tigerland
The Tenaha Tigers will play Wortham at 7:00 p.m. this Friday in Tenaha.
 
In the Dog House
The Garrison Bulldogs will play Newton at Newton at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
 
Across the River
In Logansport the Logansport Tigers will play Block in Block at 7:00 p.m. this Friday.
 
 
 

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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR AT SFA


 

 
MONDAY, OCT. 16
Women's golf at Fred Marx Invitational
Two-day tournament
Monroe, Louisiana
 
TUESDAY, OCT. 17
Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana UNIVERSITY
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
THURSDAY, OCT. 19
Volleyball vs. McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
Bowling at Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational
Three-day event
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Soccer at University of the Incarnate Word
5 p.m.
San Antonio
 
 

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Tenaha ISD Students of the Month of September


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Football Scores


 

 
Center 40
Chapel Hill 28
 
Shelbyville 7
San Augustine 48
 
Joaquin 35
Alto 20
 
Timpson 36
Wortham 6
 
Tenaha 66
Kipp North East Academy 6
 
Kilgor 20
Carthage 50
 
Marshall 40
Mt. Pleasant 0
 
Logansport 49
University Academy 0
 
Arp 20
Beckville 10
 
Waskom 30
Elysian Fields 27
 
Garrison 49
Frankston 0
 
Carlisle 57
Cushing 33
 
Grapeland 40
Overton 24
 
Bullard 41
Palestine 20
 
Jacksonville 24
Corsicana 34
 
Rusk 28
Jasper 35
 
Pine Tree 28
Greenville 35
 
Jefferson 63
New Boston 0
 
 

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Trio Con Brio


 

The Trio Con Brio, an ensemble of musicians from the Texas Christian University music faculty, will perform a guest recital at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
 
The program selections will include Sonata in F minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 120 No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, “Asking a Shadow to Dance” by James Scott Balentine, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc and Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83 by Max Bruch, written for Trio Con Brio.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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FILLIES 4-0 AT GRIZZLY INVITATIONAL


 

The Panola College Fillies traveled to West Plains, Missouri this past
weekend and picked up 4 key victories over tough opponents.
 
Panola opened the weekend with a sweep of Hutchinson (25-20, 25-19, 25-20).
Rebecca Rabius led the offense with 12 kills, Audrey Slaten added 6, and
the trio of Cayman Sutton, Kaitlyn Adams, and Barbara Sabino contributed 5
apiece. Sutton also dished out 29 assists. The floor defense was led by
Hannah Ramirez with 24 digs, Slaten picked up 12, and Rabius added 9. At
the net Sabino assisted on 5 blocks, with Adams and Daphinie Correa adding
4 each.
 
The Fillies completed the day with a win over MS-West Plains in 4 sets:
25-11, 21-25, 25-16, 25-18. Panola used a balanced offensive attack with 5
players tallying 7 or more kills: Barbara Sabino (11), Rebecca Rabius (10),
Audrey Slaten (8), Kaitlyn Adams (8) And Daphinie Correa (7). Cayman Sutton
dished out 36 assists with Kinly Carter adding 12. Hannah Ramirez notched
15 digs with Slaten and Rabius adding 9 and 8, respectively. Correa
continued to be a force at the net, assisting on 7 blocks.
 
Panola began play Saturday with a 4-set win over Jefferson College: 21-25,
25-21, 25-20, 25-20. Kaitlyn Adams and Thaynara Godoi led offensively
notching 10 kills apiece, with Barbara Sabino and Audrey Slaten adding 9
each. Cayman Sutton dished out 31 assists. Hannah Ramirez anchored the
defense with 21 digs, followed by 10 by Jaqueline da Silva and 8 by
Slaten.  Godoi led at the net with 7 block assists, with Adams right behind
at 5.
 
The weekend was capped off with a win against Indian Hills in 4 sets:
25-17, 29-27, 26-28, 25-17. Rebecca Rabius hammered home 15 kills, Jasmine
Sanchez followed with 10, while Barbara Sabino, Thaynara Godoi, and Cayman
Sutton all chipped in 8 kills apiece. Sutton also racked up a career-high
52 assists and added 9 digs. Hannah Ramirez led with 18 digs, Jaqueline da
Silva added 10, and Camie Copeland contributed 9.
 
With the wins, Panola improves to 19-4 overall on the year headed into the
second round of conference play which begins this Wednesday night at
Navarro.
 
 

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Homecoming Correction Tenaha Tigers to Play Saturday


 
The Tenaha Tigers will play Kipp North East academy this Saturday at 6 p.m. it is their homecoming game. 
 
 
 
 

 

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Unofficial Center School Board Meeting Minutes


 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administrative Office Building located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas 75935.

 
 
 

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Shelbyville Cross Country Results


 

 
District Cross Country Results:
 
The District 22 Cross Country Meet was held Oct. 11, in Summerfield TX. The
following Shelbyville High School students are advancing to the Regional
Meet which will be held  Oct. 23, 2017 in Huntsville, TX.
 
*Keanna Osby *- *DISTRICT CHAMPION!  SIX-PEAT!!! *(She has been the
District Champion for 6 Years in a row, since the 7th grade)
 
*H'leighen Mcclelland *- *DISTRICT CHAMPION!*
 
*Ladarious Coleman *- 2nd Place Finisher
 
*Kenzie Murry *- 9th Place Finisher
 
*Boys Team *- Advancing to Regionals!  H'leighen Mcclelland, Ladarious
Coleman, Kurtrick Allen, Jorge Hernandez, Logan Williams
 
 
 
Middle School Results:
 
Shelbyville Middle School students competed in the Cross Country  District
Championships, at New Summerfield Oct. 11, 2017
 
Kate Lawson  3rd Place
 
Keanna Bennett  6th Place
 
Jakory Standley  5th Place
 
Talarrian Lister 10th Place
 
The girls team was Kate Lawson, Kiana Bennett, Yadhira Anaya, Giselle
Hernandez, Kendall Murry, McKenzie Lyons, Ava Silva, Gracie Leach, Kara
Jones, Aubree Camp, and Gracie Slocum.  The girls finished in 4th Place
Overall
 
The boys team was Kakory Standley, Cooper Bice, Talarrian Lister, Vincent
Martinez, Naythen Bloodgood, Jimmy Bolger, and Michael Carrillo.  The boys
team  finished 4th overall
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

TLB Varsity and JV District XC Champions! - The Timpson Lady Bears competed at the District Cross Country Meet on Wednesday in New Summerfield.  The Varsity Lady Bear team dominated the field by over 30 points. The team includes Sadie Ramsey who finished 2nd, Jaycee Campbell- 3rd, Ashton Harris- 4th, Kamryn Courtney- 11th, Sara Duke- 17th, and Harlie Ware.  They will next compete in the Regional XC Meet, October 23rd in Huntsville. Congrats and good luck at Regionals!
 
The JV XC Team also had a dominating performance. They won the District Championship by 45 points! The JV team consisted of McKenzie Burgay 2nd, Emily Garcia 3rd, Laiton Braddock 6th, Johna Kruse 7th, McKenzie Wynn 8th, Brylee Behrens 9th, Claire Johnson 13th, Da’Maya Collins, Madelyn Ramsey, Kay’Unna Curtis, Kaleigh Timmons, Madison Fleming, Kayleigh Scroggins, Ja’Karia Deckard, Hannah Jones, Jamie Stephens, Olivia Daniel, Tyeshia Johnson, and Tyci Earl. Congrats Lady Bears!!
 
Amiyah Soto Dominates JH District Meet
Amiyah Soto won 1st Individual at the JH District Meet on Wednesday and no runner was within thirty seconds of her.  JH Lady Bear team finished second at the Meet. Members of the team are Amiyah Soto 1st, Alleigh Campbell 16th, Blair Askins 18th, McKenna Wynn 22nd, D’Chelle Garner 27th, and Chelsea Franks 32nd. Congrats to all of the Lady Bears!
 
TISD Parent Involvement – Timpson ISD is committed to working with parents as partners to ensure students’ needs are met.  TISD Superintendent Mid Johnson said the district staff will work to communicate with parents in a variety of ways to assist the parents in supporting their children’s education.  Anytime a parent has a school related question or concern about their child they can call the campus secretary and make an appointment to talk or meet with the child’s teacher, counselor, principal or personnel that works with their child.  Some of the ways the district keeps parents informed are:
 
•      Report cards and progress reports sent home
 
•      Notes sent home
 
•      Parent Portal where parents can view their child’s grades.  To access parent portal call the building secretary and she will give you a password.
 
•      Bear Updates are emailed out throughout the week with information/photos, calendar of events etc. If you would like to receive Bear Updates through email please send your name and email address to  Mid Johnson at mjohnson@timpsonisd.com and request to be added to the Bear Update list.
 
•      School district website at www.timpsonisd.com
 
•      High School website @ http://hs.timpsonisd.com
 
•      Elementary School website @ http://es.timpsonisd.com
 
•      Middle School website @ http://ms.timpsonisd.com
 
•      Marquee at the corner of Bear Drive and McLawchlin Street
 
Upcoming Parent Involvement Activities – Report Cards
 
First six weeks report cards will be sent home Thursday October 12.  If you have questions or concerns about your child’s grades please call campus secretaries to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher during their conference period.
 
STEM Night – Parents and community are invited to attend STEM Night Thursday October 12.  Students will demonstrate their STEM projects and explain to you what they are learning about science, technology, engineering and math.  STEM night is from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on each campus.  Businesses and universities will also have representatives on each campus to inform parents about the value of a STEM education and the future opportunities this type of learning will offer students.  Everyone is invited to attend.
 
Elementary Night at October 20 Football Game – Timpson Elementary School staff and students will be recognized and honored at the October 20 varsity football game.  Please see attached flyer for details.  Bear Updates will have information about future.
 
 
East Texas Poultry Festival News – Congratulations to Patty Fountain for placing first at the East Texas Poultry Festival in the scenery photographic contest!  Congratulations to Corey Smelley for representing Timpson FFA and placing 7th in the East Texas Poultry Festival broiler show!  Corey’s chicken was purchased by Austin Bank for $2,500.00.  The East Texas Poultry Festival broiler sale brought over $120,700.00  Eighty-three Shelby County youth exhibited at this year’s show with 45 pens making the sale.
 

 

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SFA students leave their fingerprints on chemical research


 

Two SFA undergraduate students are conducting new research on latent fingerprinting techniques to help determine how different chemical processes reveal fingerprints.
 
Alaina Spurr, a senior biochemistry major from The Colony, is focusing on 1,8-Diazaflouren-9-one, a chemical used to locate fingerprints on porous surfaces by making them glow when lit by a blue-green light, while Russell Stager, a senior chemistry major from McKinney, is studying 1,2-Indanedione, a chemical applied to porous items of evidence that reacts with amino acids in fingerprint residue and produces a fluorescent impression when the reaction is complete.
 
Every SFA biochemistry and chemistry student is required to complete research that will be presented as his or her senior capstone project and at a conference. Spurr and Stager will present their research during the American Chemistry Society’s Southwestern regional meeting Oct. 29 in Lubbock.
 

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Shelbyville Shot Clinic


 

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Panola College Rodeo


 

Panola College Rodeo team made the long trip to Uvalde worth their time. The 2nd rodeo of the season, held in Uvalde Oct. 5-6, proved to be very exciting.
 
Sophomore, Logan Cook, took the number one spot in the Saddlebronc riding with an amazing ride scoring 78 points. Logan was fresh off the victory from the Panola rodeo, winning two rodeos in a row, and giving himself a superior lead in the region for his event. Cook was not done there; he also tied his calf in speedy fashion of 8.4 seconds. The time was good enough to win 3rd place in the tie down calf roping. Multi event cowboys like Logan, are considered all around hands, Logan also came out with the all-around men’s title. Logan is definitely a great asset to our team on both ends of the arena and we will continue to see him win as he battle for a couple national titles.
 
Bareback riders Travis Chapman and Tyler Johnson continued to come through for the Ponies as well. Tyler, a freshman from Athens, and Travis, a sophomore from Woodville, both scored a 77 point ride to win 3-4 places at the rodeo. The pair of bareback riders is at the top of the regional standings with Travis setting in the number 2 position, while Tyler is in the number 4 position. Both riders are very dedicated to their event and will be contenders for national and regional titles. 
 
Bodreaux Campbell bested the field in the bull riding with an 81 point bull ride. Boudreaux also won points at the Panola rodeo and is now at the top of the region in the standings. Campbell is also making his living riding bulls; he has qualified for his first NFR in Las Vegas this December.  The NFR is the richest rodeo in the world and is every cowboys and cowgirls dream. The finals in Vegas will pay around 26,000 dollars a night, for ten nights in a row. The top 15 in the world qualify for this event and is the rodeo where the true World Champion will be crowned. Boudreaux will be ready and he will be very prepared, we wish him the best. 
Panola College freshman, Campbell Grover, showed out again in the barrel racing. Campbell comes from Purvis, MS. Campbell and her 4 year old barrel horse ran a very fast time of 17.16 for an 8th place finish. Grover has placed at both of our regular season rodeo’s, being a freshman on a four year old horse, that’s an unheard of feet. We are very excited to have Campbell here and very excited about the things she will do for us. 
 
The Panola Ponies men’s team is strong and is in 2nd place for the region at this time. The top 2 teams in each region will move on to the CNFR in Casper, WY.” We just need to keep up what where doing and stay healthy; we have a goal of winning the region and moving on. We are too busy to count the points we will just keep pressing on toward our goal” says Jeffrey Collins, coach of the rodeo team.
 
 
 

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Center ISD Early Release Friday


 

Center ISD will have an early release Friday and will have Staff development day on Monday and Tuesday, school will resume on Wednesday October 18th, 2017.  

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Release – School will early release at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13th.
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Wed. Oct. 11 – Blood Drive
 
Thurs. Oct. 12 – JV Game Cancelled
---------------------- TES data charts due
---------------------- TES tutorial letters sent home
----------------------  STEM Night – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in campus buildings & gym
----------------------  Report cards sent home
 
Fri. Oct. 13 –  Early release @ 2:00 p.m.
------------------ Varsity Football vs. Wortham – There @ 7:00 p.m.
------------------ Varsity Volleyball vs. Leverett’s Chapel – Here @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Sat. Oct. 14 – Pre-UIL Marching Contest in Carthage there has been a time change to 3 p.m.
 
School Supplies Donated – Timpson ISD staff and students wish to thank all those who donated school supplies to the Back to School Bash held at SoSo Park.  Many of the members from local churches donated needed school supplies that staff and students greatly appreciated.  Nationally teachers often spend money out of their own pockets to  buy needed supplies for students so Timpson ISD staff are grateful to our school district and community for supplying our students with supplies they need to have a successful school year.
 
 
Poultry Festival Queen Macey Jo Hanson and her court
 
 
Timpson Elementary Class leds Pledge of Allegiance
 
TISD Students At Poultry Festival - Timpson ISD was well represented at the opening ceremony of the East Texas Shelby County of Commerce Poultry  Festival. The Timpson Elementary school Pre-K class led the Pledge of Allegiance and Timpson High School junior Macey Jo Hanson, who is the Poultry Festival Queen, cut the feathers to officially open the festival. Thank you to all students for representing Timpson ISD so well.
 
 
THS Yearbook - Friday,  October 13th is the deadline to order a 2017-2018 Timpson High School  yearbook price at the introductory price of $40.00. The price will then increase to $45.00. Please contact Danielle Smith at the high school or mail her at: dsmith@timpsonisd.com
 
THS Pink Out Game -  The Timpson High School FCCLA will be selling the merchandise shown in the attachments at the Oct. 20 Pink Game football game. This event  creates awareness of breast cancer and raises money to help those who battle cancer.. If you are interested in reserving anything, please let me know. We are only ordering a limited supply of each.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Class of 1962 Reunion


 

The Tenaha Class of 1962 is planning their 55th Class Reunion:
 
Saturday afternoon October 14th. Contact Lance Horton @ 936-248-2762 for information.
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger Weekly


 

 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
October 10, 2017 Fire Safety Programs PK-8th Grades
 
October 11, 2017- JH/JV/V CX District in Summerfield; PSAT Test Jrs. Only
 
October 12, 2017- JH FB @ Mt. Enterprise 5:00 pm; JV fb @ Mt. Enterprise @
6:30 pm
 
October 13, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; Pep Rally @ FB Stadium 10:30 am
 
October 14, 2017-Homecoming-"Tiger Tough... Texas Strong!"; Sr Class Fundraiser Burgers at Fire Station 11:00am-1:00 pm; Parade 1:00 pm; Tenaha Junior High Football VS Mount Enterprise JH at RJ Stadium (the Pit) Gate opens at 2 pm; Hall of Honor in Cafetorium @ 4:00 pm, Pregame 5:30 pm; 
 
Due to injuries, Mount Enterprise has to forfeit, but KIPP Northeast Academy out of Houston has agreed to fill in!; Tenaha Tigers VS KIPP Northeast Academy  6:00 pm 
 
October 18, 2017 Fall Pictures (PK3-12)
 
October 20, 2017- Tenaha vs Wortham Home @ 7:00 pm
 
October 21, 2017-Area Marching Contest @ SFA
 
October 31, 2017-Character Day 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Pink-out T-Shirts


 

The Joaquin ISD Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Out Game is scheduled for Friday, October 27. If you would like to purchase a pink out shirt, please contact Lisa Barton at lbarton@joaquinisd.net or Amanda Hall at: arussell@joaquinisd.net. Shirts are $20.00 each. The deadline to order is Tuesday, October 17.
 
 
 

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The 2017 Tenaha ISD Hall of Honor Inductees Named


 

A time honored tradition continues at Tenaha Independent School District.  Tenaha ISD recognizes those that have displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to their community.  Through the years numerous members have been initiated into the Hall of Honor. 
The process begins with nominations from members of the community.  A committee then begins the difficult task of deciding who will be chosen.   
 
This year’s committee has named Cicily Cross-Blair and Reginald Davis III to be the 2017 Hall of Honor Inductees.  The Hall of Honor Induction ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th, at 4pm in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium.  
 

Pictured above, Cicily Cross-Blair, 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee

 
Cicily Cross-Blair was a decorated graduate of the class of 1992.  While in high school, Cicily participataed in basketball, golf, cheerleading, band, tennis and Beta Club.  She was also extremely active in the Tenaha 4-H Program. 
 
Cicily earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 from Stephen F. Austin State University and her Master’s degree in 2011 at Texas A & M-Corpus Christi.  Her studies led her into a career in nursing which has manifested into her becoming a practicing Family Medical Practitioner.  
Cicily has left a mark everywhere she has been.  She was a cast member on the CMT Reality show “Texas Women,” and has been involved in Rodeo her entire life.  She has served as Secretary and Director of Rider Administration for Championship Bull Riding.  Cicily’s legacy is Tenaha maroon all the way as she is the owner of Cowboy Crossroads in downtown Tenaha as well as an ardent supporter of the Tigers at all turns.  
 
 
Pictured above, Reginald Davis III, 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee.
 
No story of a Tenaha Tiger making good is more remarkable than Reginald Davis.  After losing his parents and grandparents at a young age, Reginald’s family and the support of the Tenaha community and school helped push him to graduate in the top three of the Class of 2012.  Reginald was the leader of Tenaha history as he led the 2011 Tigers to the State Championship in football.  In the ultimate game at then Cowboy Stadium, Reginald racked up 548 total yards passing, rushing and on returns to lead the Tigers to the 52-28 title victory.  While in school, Reginald also led the Tiger hoops team to a State Runner-Up finish in his junior season highlighted by the Tigers’ miracle come from behind wins against Cayuga and Clarksville at the Regional Tournament.  In all, Reginald led his teams to two State Basketball appearance, an additional Regional final, a Football state title, and three individual gold medals at the State track meet in Austin
 
Reginald’s efforts have earned him a scholarship to Texas Tech University where Reginald either started or played a key role for Red Raider Football in all four of his eligible seasons.  Most importantly, Reginald graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration for Marketing in August of 2016.  
 
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held October 12, 2017, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Excelsior News


 

Excelsior ISD would like to announce that the boys and girls basketball played Centerville, Tuesday Oct. 10, girls won boys lost but was a very good game.  Way to go Wildcats!  Also, our boys played in the Etoile tournament and won 3 out of 3 games.  The girls won 24-17 and the boys lost 33-22.
 
Excelisor will have a Halloween Carnival on October the 21st from 6 - 9 p.m. Costume contest is $1.00.  
 
Christina Stotts entered a photo in the Poultry Festival Photography Contest and got Honorable Mention.

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Updated Football Schedules:


 

 
 
In Tiger Land
 
Tenaha Tigers will play Kipps North East Academy Homecoming game in Tenaha this Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
 
 
In the Bears Den
 
Timpson Bears will play Wortham an away game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
In the Dragons Lair
 
Shelbyville Dragons will take on the San Augustine Wolfs an away game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
In Riderland
 
Center Roughriders will play Chapel Hill this Friday at Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
In Ram Country
 
Joaquin Rams will play Alto in away game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
In the Dog House
 
The Garrison Bulldogs will take on Frankston at Frankston this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
Across the River
 
In Logansport the Tigers will take on University Prep this Friday at Louisiana College at 7:00 p.m.
 
 

 

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CMS Red Ribbon Week October 23-27


 

Throughout the week of October 23rd-27th, CMS will participate in Red
Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week is the nationally recognized anti-drug effort
that delivers one of the most important messages students will ever
receive: “You have a choice to live a drug-free life”
 
It is important that we remind our young students that staying healthy
means staying drug free.  We want our students to learn to say “Yes” to a
healthy lifestyle and “No” to drugs.
 
The following dress up days were chosen by students:
 
Monday - Proud of America & Proud to be Drug Free!
 
(“America Day” Dress in Red, White and Blue)
 
Tuesday - Don’t be Tacky, Drugs are Wacky! See the world through drug-free
eyes!  (Dress like a tacky tourist or mismatched clothes)
 
Wednesday - National Drug Awareness Day (Wear Red)
 
Thursday - We are too Smart for Drugs! (Dress like a Nerd)
 
Friday - Team up Against Drugs (Color War DAY)
 
` 8th grade - Wear purple
 
7th grade - Wear Gold/Yellow
6th grade - Wear White
 
 

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Excelsior Halloween Carnival


 

The Excelsior Halloween Carnival October 21, 2017  6:00 - 9:00 in the Excelsior gym.
Food, games, cake walk, take a chance.  Halloween costume contest will be
at 7:30 in the library, cost to enter the contest is $1.00.
 
 
 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

Palestine 42
Center 21
 
 
Tenaha 65
West Sabine 0
 
 
Shelbyville 48
Tyler All Saints 10
 
 
Elysian Fields 37
Arp 0
 
 
Beckville 6
Harleton 8
 
 
Tatum 28
Atlanta 34
 
 
Carthage 42
Henderson 17
 
 

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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR AT SFA


 

THURSDAY, OCT. 12
Volleyball at University of the Incarnate Word
7 p.m.
San Antonio
 
FRIDAY, OCT. 13
Cross-country at the University of Alabama's Crimson Classic
All day
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Men's Tennis at five-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regionals
All day
Fort Worth
 
Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana UNIVERSITY
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's Tennis at five-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regionals
All day
Fort Worth
 
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
Football at the University of Central Arkansas
6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas
 
Volleyball at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi
 
SUNDAY, OCT. 15
Soccer vs Nicholls State UNIVERSITY
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 

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Bear Update


 

School Holiday – Just a reminder that, Monday, October 9th is a Timpson ISD school holiday.  School will resume at normal time Tuesday October 10th.
 
THS News – Timpson High School Principal Ron Lindgren said the 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start.
 
Attendance – Attendance has increased over last year with 180 students enrolled in grades 9-12.  Principal Lindgren is especially pleased with student attendance with an average of 98% of students in attendance each day.
 
Advanced Placement – THS also has a record number enrolled in Advanced Placement classes.  AP classes are being offered at THS in U.S. history, government and  Spanish Language.  Students  can earn both high school and college credit by passing the advanced placement exam at the conclusion of taking the course.
 
Dual Credit – A record number of students from freshmen to seniors are also taking dual credit classes.  Some students are taking two or three classes per semester.  Passing these courses earns students both high school and college credit.  Taking these classes also allows students to prepare for taking college classes after graduation by teaching them time management, study skills and other important skills necessary to be successful in college.  THS students have the opportunity to earn a two year Associates degree.  The district pays for tuition and books for these dual credit classes.  Taking these classes as well as AP classes allows students and their parents to save on future tuition and other college related expenses.
 
Technical Vocational Classes – THS is also offering a number of opportunities for students to earn certification/licenses in fork lift certification, food handler, HVAC and take courses leading to OSHA basic electrical instrumentation and drafting.
 
Response to Intervention – Principal Lindgren is very pleased with the math and English teachers who are working to develop a response to intervention (RTI) program.  The goal of the program is to track each student to ensure they are successful in not only passing subjects but also achieving Level Three mastery on the end of course exams.  Students will take a diagnostic test to determine strengths and areas needing improvement.  Teachers will have their instruction on this date so that students are specifically being taught skills that are necessary to master the subject.  Teachers using the RTI system will be able to monitor students throughout the year to determine when they need intervention or extra assistance such as tutorials to ensure mastery of learning objectives.  Teaches will keep parents informed of their children’s progress especially if there is an area of concern.
 
THS Staff – Principal Lindgren is especially proud of his staff.  He says they are student centered and are focused on the wellbeing and academic success of their students.  He said his staff consists of dedicated professionals who work together to meet the needs of their students.  The staff recently welcomed new teacher Robert Harrison who teaches agriculture/vocational classes.  Mr. Lindgren thinks he is an excellent addition to the school Ag/Vocational program.
Counseling Program – THS guidance counselor Charlotte Metcalf said the counseling program is busy ensuring students are in the right classes that will lead to high school graduation and prepare them for post-secondary plans whether it be attending college, vocational, technical school, the service, or directly into the job market.  The counseling department is also assisting students fill out college applications.
 
Principal Lindgren and his staff appreciate the support of parents and community.  He also invites you to visit the school’s website @ http://hs.timpsonisd.com to stay up to date on all the news of Timpson High School.
 
Pre-K News – Timpson Elementary School’s pre-k class learned about the letter A.  They read the book Johnny Appleseed.  Students dipped apples in caramel and enjoyed eating the finished product!  Pre-K teacher Ms. Ramsey talked to the students about planting apple trees that grow many different types and colors of apples.
 
 
 
OSHA and Drafting Students - Timpson High School students, Jaden Johnson and Ryan Clay Stamps are excelling in OSHA and Drafting classes taken through Panola College and TISD. Their hard work was recognized with an "incentive gift" donated by PetroQuest. We can't wait to see what the future holds for these young men!
 
 

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Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale


 

 

 

 

 

Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., in historic Nacogdoches.
 
 
The sale will feature a variety of hard-to-find, “Texas-tough” plants, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs and trees, with an emphasis on pollinator friendly selections, as well as exclusive SFA introductions. The featured plants are extensively trialed before being offered to the public and are produced by staff members and volunteers of the SFA Gardens.
 
This popular event benefits the SFA Mast Arboretum, PNPC, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden and Gayla Mize Garden, along with educational programs that are hosted monthly at the gardens. Educational programs provided at the SFA Gardens reach more than 15,000 participants annually.   
 
Parking will be available at SFA’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, 2428 Raguet St., and visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon for their plants.
 
For more information and a list of available plants, call (936) 468-4404 or visit www.sfagardens.sfasu.edu two weeks before the sale.
 
 
 
 

 

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Muffins with Mom at Shelbyville ISD


 

Muffins with Mom will be held on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at the Shelbyville ISD Cafetorium it is $2.50 for Adults.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stewart Fillmore visits Panola


 

 

The M.P. Baker Library will host author Stewart Fillmore on Wednesday, October 25th at 2:00p.m. as he discusses his new book Tenaha: Corruption and Cover-up in Small Town Texas. The story began when a lonely stretch of highway in rural East Texas was featured in a CNN report claiming that motorists were being targeted. Special Agent Stewart Fillmore was investigating the case when it took a strange and deadly turn. He uncovered levels of lies and corruption, centering on drug dealing and a mysterious death. Mr. Fillmore will share the story in person and will also have books available for purchase and signing.
 
 
 
Stewart Fillmore retired from the FBI in 2016 after a 29 year career. He lives with his wife and family in Tyler, Texas. An avid tennis player, he enjoys playing the guitar and tinkering on the banjo. He is currently the owner of a private investigation company. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 903-693-2052 or email cferguson@panola.edu.
 
 

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FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE AT SHELBYVILLE ISD


 

Monday, October 23, 2017
Shelbyville High School Library
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
 

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San Augustine Homecoming


 

San Augustine Wolf Pack Homecoming is October 13, 2017! Pep Rally will be on the Downtown Square! Hope to see you there!

 
 

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Center Pink Out Game


 

The CHS Chaparrals will host a “Pink Out” mini-camp during the week of October 16th through October 20th.  
 
Friday, October 20, 2017 is Center High School’s annual Pink Out game.  All camp participants will perform the “Pink Out Pom” on the field at half-time with the CHS Chaparrals.
 
Registration Deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017. 
 
 

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Bear Update


 

TLB News - The Timpson Lady Bears volleyball team traveled to Overton Tuesday 10-3-17 night to start the second round of District play. The Lady Bears beat Overton 3-0 and are now 21-6 on the season and 7-0 in District. Congrats Ladies!!!!
 
Mini Cheer Camp Students To Cheer! - Timpson Elementary School  students who participated in the ‘17-‘18 Mini Cheer Camp will be performing at the October 20th pep rally and at half-time of the football game that same evening. All participants will need to wear their Mini Cheer Camp T-shirt and black shorts. Their hair should be in a pony with a black or gold bow.
Also, we will be having our pink out pep rally and game that same evening and all are encouraged to purchase and wear their Pink Out T-shirt and show our BEAR support for cancer awareness.
 
STEM News – Timpson ISD has been designated as a Texas Education Agency STEM Academy.  STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  This year Timpson students will have expanded opportunities for hands on learning in these areas.  STEM curriculum uses real-world applications as the basis for activities.  Students learn how problem solving and the scientific process apply to everyday situations.  The curriculum aims to get students interested in STEM areas and improve proficiency in those areas.  A STEM lesson plan often starts by presenting students with a problem.  Students gather information and conduct experiments to test theories.  For example, students might create a simulated oil spill in a dish pan and test different ways to control and clean up the oil.  The key to STEM curriculum is choosing problems students can relate to and engaging students in hands-on exploration of the topic.  The curriculum also prepares students for careers that focus primarily on STEM areas and those that use it as a part of the job. One of the primary goals of the curriculum is to empower students to become leaders in science, technology and engineering and mathematics.  These areas are some of the fastest growing fields in the world.  STEM initiatives often focus on girls, as they are less likely to enter STEM fields.
 
STEM Night – Timpson ISD will have a STEM night Thursday, October 12 beginning at 5:00 p.m. From 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. students will present their STEM projects on all three campuses.  At 5:45 p.m. in the High School gym, representatives from universities and businesses will discuss the importance of STEM education and explain opportunities students have to expand their knowledge in the science, technology, engineering and math areas.
 
Needed STEM Items -   Timpson Elementary School fifth grade science teacher Stephanie Jamar is in need of shoe boxes, other small boxes, decorative art supplies, tissue paper, wrapping paper and tape for a STEM classroom project.  If you would like to donate shoe boxes please drop them off at the elementary office.  The class will display their projects at the upcoming STEM Night.
 
STEM Classroom Project – Timpson Middle School teacher Mrs. Kendra Welch has received several donations from DonorsChoose to teach STEM projects.  Attached are photos of the projects which include kids’ lab equipment, mechanics, building FM radios, motion detectors and many other engineering projects.  Mrs. Welch and her class express their appreciation to the donors and invite everyone to come see their projects Thursday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. at Timpson Middle School.
 

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LETU Career Fair


 

LETU students are heavily recruited by a host of companies around the nation who want to attract the best and brightest. More than 70 companies will participate at a career fair exclusively for LETU students at the LeTourneau University campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Solheim Center, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
 
LETU students will discover co-op and internship opportunities, explore potential careers, meet professionals working in their field of study and connect with alumni who are recruiting for their companies.  The annual career fair showcases companies that like to hire LETU graduates. The fair is organized by LETU Director of Career Services Deena Shelton.
 
 

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Women's Choir Presents "Dancing and Singing"


 

The Choral Union and Women’s Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the program “Dancing and Singing” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
The program will feature the Lufkin High School mixed choir, the Kantorei, directed by SFA alumna Laura Hoelewyn, along with SFA student and faculty performances. Among the selections to be performed are “To Thee, Cherubim and Seraphim,” by G. F. Handel, and “I Am Loved” by Matthew Christopher.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces Jazz Bands


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
The program will showcase a mix of classic and swing jazz favorites, including “Minnie the Moocher” as recorded by Cab Calloway, and “I Get a Kick Out of You” as recorded by Frank Sinatra and featuring senior percussion major Barry Martin on vocals.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Thank You For Protesting Play


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Paul Adam Levy’s one-act play “Thank You For Protesting” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 14, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
 
Directed by Mesquite senior theatre major Taylor Solice, “Thank You For Protesting” is a satire about a citizen’s right to protest.
 
Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
 

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Shelbyville Homecoming Queen Kalie Vaughn


 

Kalie Vaughn was choosen as this year's Homecoming Queen for Shelbyville ISD.  Vaughn plays softball and volleyball at Shelbyville and is currently a senior.  Kalie Vaughn will be on our stations KDET 930 AM and KQBB 100.5 FM on tomorrow's 10-4-17 morning news.  So tune in.

 

 

Video Interview:

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Tues. Oct. 3 – Volleyball vs. Overton – There @ 4:30 p.m. JV/V
 
Wed. Oct. 4 – TES Benchmark testing
 
Thurs. Oct. 5 – Kindergarten leads Pledge of Allegiance @ 10:00 a.m. East Texas Poultry Festival @ Big Tent
-------------------- TES Benchmark testing
-------------------- JH Football vs. Joaquin – Here @ 5:00 p.m.
 
Fri. Oct. 6 – Open night – No football game
----------------- End of first six weeks
----------------- TES I-station results sent home
----------------- TES Writing samples due
----------------- TES Benchmark testing
----------------- Volleyball vs. San Augustine – There @ 4:30 p.m. - Varsity
 
 
Hanson Crowned ETPF Queen - Timpson High School junior Macey Jo Hanson was crowned East Texas Poultry Festival Queen at the Saturday night pageant in Center.  Macy was also chosen as Miss Congeniality. Macey Jo will cut the ribbon to open the  East Texas Poultry Festival on Thursday, October 5th at 10:00 a. m. under the Big Tent on the Center square. Congratulations Macey. We are proud of you!
 
 
TMS Art Class - Mrs. Gina Duke's Timpson Middle School art class made spirit signs last week to cheer on the Bears to victory! 
 
 
THS Pink Game - The Timpson High School Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Football Game is scheduled for Friday, October 20. If you would like to purchase a pink game shirt, please contact Danielle Smith at dsmith@timpsonisd.com<mailto:dsmith@timpsonisd.com>.  Shirts are $15.00 each. The deadline to order is Wednesday, October 11.
 
 
 
THS Band Booster Baked Potato Lunch Fundraiser!!!! - The Timpson Band Boosters are having a baked potato fundraiser Saturday October 7 at the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department. Please see attached flyer for more information about the fundraiser. All proceeds will go to supporting activities of the Timpson ISD band program.
 
 
For the Timpson Pre-K Newletter CLICK HERE.
 

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Andrew Hitz visits SFA


 

As another guest artist recital celebrating the 2017 Octubafest at Stephen F. Austin State University, internationally renowned soloist Andrew Hitz will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
Hitz will collaborate with pianist Dr. Hsin-I Huang, a recent addition to the SFA School of Music faculty. Dr. J.D. Salas will also perform with Hitz on a piece called “Three Grooves for Two Tubas” by Tom Holtz.
 
The recital is part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Cellist Nikola Nino Ruževic to Perform at SFA


 

Renowned cellist Nikola Nino Ruževic will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
 
Ruževi?, who is associate professor of cello and chamber music and the coordinator of chamber music studies at the University of North Texas, will perform with his wife, pianist Lara Ruževi?. The program will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and Croatian cello compositions.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Football Schedules:


 

In Rider Land
The Center Roughriders will play the Palestine Wildcats a home game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
In the Dragon's Lair
The Shelbyville Dragons will take on All Saints Tyler in an away game on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
In the Bear's Den
The Timpson Bears will have an OPEN WEEK.
 
In Ram Country 
The Joaquin Rams will have an OPEN WEEK.
 
In Tigerland
The Tenaha Tigers will play West Sabine Tigers in an away game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
In the Dog house
 The Garrison Bulldogs will have a bye this week.
 
Across the River
In Logansport the Logansport Tigers will play North Webster this Friday a home game at 7:00 p.m.
 

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Riders of the Week


 

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Timpson Band Booster Potato Dinner


 

 

 

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Center ISD Update


 

 

 

Second Grade teacher Savannah Bates won a gift bag from Sandy Wheeler State
Farm Insurance while attending New Teacher Orientation on August 3.
 
There were 42 teachers at the orientation, which welcomes new staff to the
district.
 
 
Thank you, Sabine State Bank, Citizens Bank, Center Glass, General
Shelters and State Farm for generous contributions toward this event.
 
 
On August 10, Freshmen participated in Fish Camp. Students received their
schedules, took a tour of the campus campus, spoke with upperclassmen about
high school life, played games, and received a FREE t-shirt sponsored
by Shelby Savings Bank. 
 
 

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Panola College Inducts Phi Theta Kappa Members


 

 

 

 

 

 

Panola College recognized the fall 2017 inductees for the Pi Beta Chapter
of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept.
28. The ceremony was held in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom of the Student
Center.
 
Dr. Billy Adams, Vice President of Instruction, congratulated the honorees
and shared with them the four hallmarks of PTK: scholarship, leadership,
fellowship, and service.
 
“The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of
college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars
and leaders. Phi Theta Kappa has a rigorous academic requirement for
admission and continued membership,” he said.
 
Dr. Adams left the oil and gas industry after 20 years to begin a career in
academia. He said he had experienced all forms of higher education,
starting out as a first generation student in traditional classroom
settings, moving to online and hybrid courses, and completing his doctorate
as a non-traditional student.
 
He encouraged the students to maintain their efforts in scholarship by
holding onto the character and qualities of a scholar, and to seek out
leadership opportunities to hone their capacity to lead.
 
“I get to work every morning at 6:30, and I spend the first hour reading
three things. I read a chapter in the Bible, the Community College Daily,
and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Whatever field you are in, read
something about it each day. Be flexible, focused and have a vision for
your life,” he said.
 
Dr. Adams said the students should seek out opportunities for fellowship
through networking, and to find ways to serve others.
 
“Problems are really opportunities, and there are no coincidences…God has a
plan for your life,” he said.
 
Professor Sandra Bauer led the Panola Pipers in the singing of two songs,
including the anthem for Phi Theta Kappa.
 
Professors Emily Zabcik, Tonya Fotinos and Roberta Collinsworth sponsor the
PTK chapter at Panola College.
 
“This fall we are pleased to have a mother-daughter duo in PTK: Kelli and
Tina Sandidge, and nine dual credit students from Beckville High School,”
Zabcik noted.
 
New inductees who participated in the ceremony include Kimberly Baker of
Longview, Lilia Benitez of Longview, Jackson Blair of Beckville, Dena
Bradley of Marshall, Brandon Castillo of Carthage, Mary Chance of Carthage,
Ethan Collins of Beckville, Shawn Cooks-Jones of Jefferson, Ashlyn Edge of
Garrison, Sarah Funderburk of Carthage, Kimberley Hanna of Carthage, Kaylee
Hull of Carthage, Hannah Humphries of Carthage, Jonathan Jenkins of Center,
Baley McGuire of Beckville, Riley Seegers of Beckville, Ahna Stacy of
Carthage, Brandi Tillman of Beckville, and Jordan Tondreau of Carthage.
 
New inductees who were unable to attend include Megan Dunn of Center,
Israel Keshinro of Carthage, Nathanael Longacre of Marshall, Leah Montandon
of Hallsville, Kelli Sandidge of Carthage, Tina Sandidge of Carthage,
Emmalee Tomaszewski of Center and Brady Wells of Center.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Group Photo) – Panola College inducted new members into the Pi Beta
Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
 
 
 
(Sponsors & Speaker Photo) – Professors Roberta Collinsworth, Tonya
Fotinos, and Emily Zabcik welcomed Dr. Billy Adams, Vice President of
Instruction, as the ceremony speaker.
 
 
 
(Beckville Dual Credit Photo) – Beckville High School dual credit students
who participated in the induction ceremony include, from left, Brandi
Tillman, Riley Seegers, Kimberley Baker, Kaylee Hull, Jackson Blair, Hannah
Humphries, Ethan Collins, Baley McGuire, and Jordan Tondreau.
 
 

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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR AT SFA


 

MONDAY, OCT. 2
Women's golf at two-day Sam Houston State University Bearkat Invitational
All day
Huntsville
 
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
Volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
SOCCER AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas
 
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
Football vs. Sam Houston State University in the Battle of the Piney Woods
1 p.m.
Houston
 
Volleyball at Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont

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Friday Night Football Scores


 

Center 39
 
Bullard 35
 
 
 
Pine Tree 55
 
Sulphur Springs 47
 
 
 
Joaquin 56
 
Hawkins 0
 
 
 
Timpson 20 
 
Lovelady 14
 
 
 
Corrigan Camden 26 
 
Shelbyville 14
 
 
 
San Augustine 55
 
Burkeville 6
 
 
 
Tatum 28
 
Pittsburg 41
 
 
 
Henderson 35
 
Chapel Hill 21
 
 
 
Rusk 43
 
Alto 21
 
 
 
Kilgore 31
 
Palestine 21
 
 
 
Marshall 35
 
Texas High 33
 
 
 
Tyler Lee 26
 
Longview 54
 
 
 
Nacogdoches 42
 
Gilmer 51
 
 
 
North Mesquite 7
 
John Tyler 44
 
 
 
Lufkin 21
 
The Woodlands 3
 
 

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FILLIES FINISH 2-1 ON THE ROAD


 

 
After a tough 5-set loss to conference rival Tyler Junior College, the
Panola College Fillies bounced back this weekend to pick up two key wins
against #16 Indian Hills and Missouri State-West Plains at the Holiday Inn
Invitational hosted by TJC.
 
 
Panola dropped a heartbreaker to TJC in a mid-week showdown: 25-23, 21-25,
21-25, 25-21, 13-15. For the Fillies, freshman outside Rebecca Rabius led
with 16 kills, sophomore Jaqueline da Silva added 11, and sophomore Kaitlyn
Adams chipped in 10. Sophomore setter Cayman Sutton dished out 34 assists.
Defensively sophomore Camie Copeland led with 18 digs, freshman Hannah
Ramirez added 13 and Rabius picked up 10 of her own.
 
 
Panola then rebounded in tournament play this weekend to outlast Indian
Hills (21-25, 25-14, 25-20, 14-25, 15-13). Jaqueline da Silva led with 10
kills, Kaitlyn Adams added 7, and the outside duo of Rebecca Rabius and
freshman Audrey Slaten combined for 12 kills (6 apiece). Cayman Sutton led
with 27 assists and freshman Molly Harris Chipped in 22. The floor defense
came up big for the Fillies with 4 players recording double-digit digs.
Ramirez led with 26, Copeland and Slaten picked up 15 each, while Sutton
added 13 as well. At the net, freshman Thaynara Godoi led with 6 total
blocks.
 
 
The Fillies took down Missouri State-West Plains (25-17, 23-15, 25-21,
25-20), Slaten led offensively with 12 kills, da Silva added 10, and
sophomore Barbara Sabino pitched in 9. Once again Sutton led in assists,
dishing out 25 while Harris trailed right behind with 19. Defensively
Sabino led with 4 block assists and 2 solos, Godoi added 2 assists and 1
solo. Ramirez anchored the floor with 17 digs, Copeland picked up 11, and
Slaten added 10.
 
 
Panola moves to 13-3 on the year and will return to action Tuesday when
they travel to Pasedena for a tri-match with Temple College and host San
Jacinto College.

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Panola College Foundation Board Members


 

 
 
On Wednesday, September 27th, the 2017-2018 Panola College Foundation Board
gathered in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom to conduct a quarterly business
meeting and welcome three new members. The Panola College Foundation was
formed thirty-five years ago to support and promote the mission and vision
of Panola College, to seek and obtain gifts for the advancement of Panola
College, and to assist the students of Panola College by providing
fellowships and scholarships. In addition, the Foundation also seeks to
increase community awareness of the programs and accomplishments of the
College and to promote excellence in education.
 
 
This year’s board members are (L to R) Dr. John Ray, Ms. Sonya Brasher, Mr.
Robert Sherman, Mr. Pat Browning, Mr. Bobby Phillips, Mrs. Jodie Reed, Mr.
Jonathan Perlman, Mrs. Brenda Giles – Chair, Ms. Ginger Borders, Ms.
Carolyn Murphy, Mrs. Patricia Smith – Secretary, Dr. Greg Powell, Mr. Will
Lucas and Mr. Ray Schieffer (Not shown: Mrs. Kathleen Kruebbe, Mr. Phillip
Grimes – Vice Chair, Mrs. Vicky Hudson, Mrs. Sharon Ivey and Mrs. Jessica
Pace).
 

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Joaquin Gifted and Talented Nominations


 

Gifted and Talented student nominations for grades 6-8 will begin Monday, October 04, 2017, and end Friday, October 13, 2017.  If you would like to nominate your child, a nomination application will be sent home for you to complete and return.  Please contact Terri Gray for a nomination packet or with any questions you may have regarding the Joaquin Jr. High GT Program.
 
Joaquin Independent School District will continue to provide a Gifted and Talented Program which:
increases creative thinking and problem solving skills through the development of fluent, flexible, original and collaborative thinking processes;
develops skills in logical reasoning and critical thinking through the application of higher-level cognitive thinking processes;
extends skills in research/independent study through planning and conducting teacher-directed and self-directed studies utilizing a variety of materials and media; 
develops a positive self concept, improve interpersonal skills, and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness, worth, and contributions of self and others.
 
Joaquin Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program is an enriched program for those students who are identified as gifted and talented and placed in the program according to Joaquin ISD’s identification procedure.  Emphasis will be on providing a learning environment and activities which foster the development of higher-order thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem solving skills and communication skills.  Students will be exposed to experiences and information which are outside the bounds of the regular curriculum and will be encouraged to develop advanced level products and performances.  Each student will be assisted in the development of a healthy self-concept and relationship with peers.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jimmy Jackson, Principal
Cassie Porter, Counselor
 

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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR AT SFA


 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
Men's golf at three-day Louisville Cardinal Challenge
All day
Simpsonville, Kentucky
 
SFA Planetarium
"Light Years from Andromeda"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Soccer at McNeese State University
7 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
CROSS-COUNTRY AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY JAMBOREE
All day
Stillwater, Oklahoma
 
Football vs. McNeese State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Volleyball at Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.
Houston
 
SUNDAY, OCT. 1
Soccer at Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont

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