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First Methodist Concert Series


 

 
As part three of its 2017 Concert Series, First United Methodist Church in Center presents in concert the band Watlington, Peppard, Shelton, and Scott.  The group of veteran musicians will lead praise and worship, present original material, and provide audience-interactive musical comedy this Saturday night at 7:00 pm in the FUMC Fellowship Hall.
 
All four of the musicians are familiar to local audiences.  Vocalist and keyboardist Chris Watlington is a native of Center.  He teaches at CHS, directs music at FUMC, and has various responsibilities as a radio personality at Center Broadcasting.
 
Guitarist and vocalist Spence Peppard performs in churches all over east Texas while working as a recording specialist and studio musician in Nacogdoches.  He and his family own and operate Peppard Motor Company in Nacogodoches.  
 
Bass player Bill Scott is a product of North Texas Music School where he was bassist in the 2:00 Jazz Band.  For three years, Bill was a music teacher and choir director at Center Intermediate and Center High School.  This year’s 8th, 9th, and 10th graders will remember Mr. Scott.
Drummer Jeff Shelton has performed in several local churches.  He is a teacher and director of the drum line at Grace Community School in Tyler, but he began his teaching career at Center High School which is where he and Watlington met.
 
From 1994 until 2007, the four musicians were part of the Gary Ritchey Band (GRB) which recorded three CDs and were working on a fourth when Ritchey, the lead singer, moved to San Antonio.  The band performed locally at First Baptist Church but over its 14 year career together, GRB played in eight states in concerts ranging from youth groups of a dozen to state conventions with attendance in the tens of thousands.
 
After Ritchey relocated to San Antonio, the members of the group have developed diverse resumes, playing with artists and groups ranging from Kacey Lansdale, Tom Houston, Ray Price, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rance Mosely, Al Denson, Broadmoor Baptist Church, Park Cities Baptist, Green Acres Baptist, and Miranda Lambert.   When the band has played together, it is usually under a different name every show.  
 
“My name is at the front of the list for our Saturday concert,” Watlington says.  “That is only because we are performing in my hometown.  If we were to play in Tyler, ‘Shelton’s’ name would be first.  Nacogdoches?  ‘Peppard’ would be first.  In fact, when Gary first left the band, we played under the name ‘Gary’s Gone.’  It didn’t catch on, though.”
From its days as GRB, the group specializes in a variety of music and styles.  It also enjoys hearing its audience laugh.
 
“We like to create music from audience suggestion,” Watlington said.  “Normally the improvised stuff is fun and funny.  At least we hope it will be!”
Peppard has been working with Danny Paul Windham in the studio for his upcoming recording project.  Peppard is playing almost every part in the studio, so he is very familiar with Windham’s music.  As a result, Danny Paul will be a guest performer with the band, debuting some of the recorded material.
 
Saturday’s performance may be the band’s last for awhile.  Scott has retired from teaching and is a full-time touring performer whose duties keep him away from east Texas more than in the past.  Shelton is a first call studio performer in the Tyler area.  And Peppard has gotten so busy as a studio and live performer for artists in Nashville, that he and his family are moving there this summer.
 
Despite the humor and the opportunity to perform with Shelby County original Dr. Windham, the band’s mainstay is contemporary pop and rock, both concert material and praise and worship.  
“We hope you leave with a smile on your face, sure,” Watlington said.  “But most importantly, we hope your spirit will be filled with the music of Christ.”
 

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Lady Rams Playoff Series


 

 
Joaquin Lady Rams vs. Woden Lady Eagles
First Game: Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm
Second Game: Saturday, May 27th at 2:00 pm 
Third Game: 30 minutes following Game 2 if necessary.
All Games will be played at Tatum ISD. All passes accepted. 
Price: Adult - $3.00, Students - $2.00
 
 

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Rider Weight Training Academy


 

 
ROUGHRIDER  
SUMMER 
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Cost: FREE
Dates: Weeks beginning June 5 – July 17
(Last day: 7/18/2017)
 
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Age Groups: Incoming 7th - 12th graders 
TIMES: 
ALL GIRLS * 8:00 – 9:30AM
INCOMING 7TH/8TH/9TH BOYS * 9:00 – 10:30AM
INCOMING 10TH/11TH/12TH BOYS * 10:00 - 11:30AM
Location: High School Weight Room               
 
**Each session will last approximately 
an hour and a half per grade level**
 
Summer Strength & Conditioning promotes fundamentals in weight training, agility, and conditioning
 
 
 

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Lady Rider Basketball Camp


 

Lady Rider Hoops Camp
 
Date:  July 17-19
Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm
Age:  Incoming 5th – 9th grade
Cost:  $35/ $60 for two children
      Location: Center High School Gym
 
The camp will promote basketball fundamentals, competitiveness, and teamwork.
 
** T-SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH PARTICIPANT **
 
Send entries to/and make payable to:
Center ISD Athletics
658 Roughrider Drive
Center TX 75935
 
 
 
 

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Roughrider Basketball Camp


 

Roughrider Basketball Camp
Middle School Gymnasium
 
June 5-8, 2017
8:00 AM - Noon
 
Boys Entering Grades 4th - 8th
$30.00/Camper
 
The camp will include a camp T-shirt, promote fundamentals, competitiveness, and teamwork.
 
Make checks payable to:
Center HS Boys Basketball
Attn: Coach H. Harrison 
1171 CR 1000
Center, Texas 75935
 

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/2017RoughriderSummerBasketballCamp.docx

 

 

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Center Soccer Camp


 

Dates: May 30th - June 1st
 
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
 
Location: Center High School Football Field 
 
Ages- 5TH  grade thru incoming 9TH girls and boys 
 
Cost- $30
 

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/2017Roughrider%20Soccer%20Camp%20(3).docx

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Sports News


 

 
In Ram Country
 
 
Joaquin Girls Defeated Cross Roads 5 - 0 go Lady Rams!
 
 
The Joaquin varsity softball team has a neutral playoff game vs. Woden on Saturday, May 27.
 
 

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Rider Football Camp


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Center Summer Bookmobile Out of Service


 

The summer bookmobile will be out of commission this summer, but the CES
library will be open all summer during summer school hours if students
would like to come check out books.
 
 
 
 

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JHS Band UIL Soloists


 

Sophomores Michalla Byrd and Hannah Ewing will represent the Joaquin High School Ram Band at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville, Texas next weekend. Michalla Byrd qualified for state in twirling. Michalla has been a JHS Majorette since her eighth grade year, and is currently the Head Twirler. She is the daughter of Terri and Michael Joe Byrd. 
 
Hannah Ewing qualified for state on her flute solo. She has been a member of the Joaquin High School marching band since her seventh grade year, and is currently the band's drum major. Hannah is the daughter of Tami and Stephen Ewing.
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Student Scholarships


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Panola College Announces Lester as Director of Shelby County Operations


 
 
 
Panola College has announced the appointment of Mrs. Cancee Lester to serve
as the Director of Shelby County Operations.  Mrs. Lester will assume the
position on July 5, 2017.
 
The Director of Shelby County Operations is responsible for the overall
direction and administration of the programs and services provided by the
College in Center, Texas. The Director works closely with the Vice
President of Instruction and Deans/Directors in consulting on courses and
procedures in the academic and technical areas.
 
Mrs. Lester has worked at Panola College since 2007 as an adjunct professor
of psychology.  She is currently employed with Center ISD as a Licensed
Specialist in School Psychology. She received her Bachelor of Science in
Psychology and Master of Arts in School Psychology both from Sam Houston
State University.
 
“We are pleased to have Mrs. Lester join the Panola College team
full-time.  The partnership between Shelby County and Panola College is
important and longstanding,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola
College. “I know Mrs. Lester will continue to ensure that the educational
and training needs of our Shelby County students and businesses are met.”
 
 

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Destruction of Records


 

 
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with 34CFR 300.573, Joaquin Independent School District intends to destroy the records of all students who exited from any special education program prior to and during the 2004-2005 school year.  Any student, or former student, who has reached 18 years of age, may review and/or receive these records by contacting the Special Education Department at (936)269-3258 X 239 and scheduling an appointment by July 30, 2017. Destruction of these records will begin August 30, 2016.  According to federal law, parents and guardians lose their right to review or obtain these records when their child (the student) reaches 18 years of age or starts attending a postsecondary institution, whichever occurs first. However, a parent of a child with a disability who is 18 years of age or older may retain parental rights provided that the child has been determined to be legally incompetent or legally incapacitated.
 
Upon review, a copy of any information contained in the record will be provided to the parent/guardian or eligible student.
 
Once an appointment is scheduled, the record will be held for review for ten days after the appointment date. If an appointment is not kept or if the appointment is rescheduled, the file will be held for 10 days from the last scheduled appointment.
 
If no student, parent or guardian responds to this public notice, the school district will assume consent to destroy the entire record specific to the student.
 
In accordance with federal and state laws, special education records are maintained for five years after the student exits the special education program. A permanent record of the student’s name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record and year completed is maintained in perpetuity.
 
The purpose of destruction is to protect the student from improper and unauthorized disclosure of the confidential information contained within the file. Please note that certain records may be needed by the student, parent or guardian for social security benefits or other purposes.
If you do not understand this notice or if you are in need of interpretation, contact
 
Kathy Carrington
Special Education Director
11109 US Hwy 84 East
Joaquin, Texas 75954
Phone 936-269-3258 Extension 237

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Tiger Daily


 

 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
May 24, 2017-Elementary Awards Program in SEC 9:00 am
 
May 25, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; HS Graduation7:00 pm
 
May 26, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period;2017 Senior Celebration @ the Tenaha Youth Center 6:00 pm (All seniors invited)
 
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day; State Solo and Ensemble
 
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May 31, 2017-ESL PK/K Summer School Begins 8:00 am
 
Summer Lunch Program Begins: Breakfast 7:30 am and Lunch 11:30 am
 
June 5, 2017-HS Summer School Begins 8 am – 12 pm
 
June 10, 2017-ACT Testing; Tenaha Bass Club Hosting Tournament @ Sam Rayburn
 
 
 

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Tenaha Kindergarten Raises Butterflies


 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Robotics Team


 

 

 

 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Bear Update


 

Timpson Memorial Day Program – Timpson American Legion Post 90 and Timpson ISD will present a Memorial Day program to remember those military men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.  The program will be Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. held at the Timpson Plaza.  Servicemen from Timpson who were killed while serving their country will have their names read aloud in tribute to their sacrifice.  Gold Star families will be recognized by Post 90 1st Vice Commander James Cope.  Commander Penhallegon will be the speaker.  Taps will be played at the end of the program.  Everyone is invited to attend this program as a way to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
 
Expression of Sympathy – The faculty, staff and students of Timpson ISD wish to express our sympathy to the family of Shelbyville student Victor Lee. We also extend sympathy to the Shelbyville ISD faculty , staff and community for this loss that impacts all who knew this young man.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
THS Bear of the Year – Jordan Osby was selected as Timpson High School Bear of the Year.  He was presented a plaque at the Timpson Athletic Banquet.  Jordan was selected as First Team All-District Offense, First Team All-District Defense in football.  In basketball he received Second Team All-District.  Jordan was a track area qualifier in the 4X100, 4X200, 200M and triple jump.  Congratulations Jordan!
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Brenelsa Williams is the third grade reading/language arts teacher at Timpson Elementary School.  She has worked in Timpson for the past 20 years.  What she enjoys most about teaching is working with the students and helping them learn and grow in their knowledge.  The excitement students feel when they have been able to master a new skill is a real blessing to Ms. Williams.  Ms. Williams strives to not only build reading skills but also wants her students to develop a true love for reading.  She has a small library of books in her room so that students will always have access to plenty of books to read.  Ms. Williams knows that reading is an essential skill for school success in all subject areas as well as a lifelong skill that students will one day use in their careers as well as bringing enjoyment to their personal lives.  Ms. Williams encourages her students to try their hardest and to do their best work while at the same time teaching them the skills necessary to reach the goals she sets for them.  Ms. Williams is a firm disciplinarian but with her beautiful smile and easy manner students have the opportunity to thrive in a positive learning environment.  Her state assessment scores reflect that student are mastering the skills necessary to be successful.  We appreciate Ms. Williams for all you do to encourage and support your students.
 
 

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Tiger Daily


 

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
May 16, 2017-4 & 5 Grades Robotics in Kilgore; Tiger Café’ opens at 5 pm; Tiger Fest @ 6:00 pm; 8th Grade Celebration in Tiger Den
 
May 17, 2017-Big Daddy YumYum Anti Bully Program in Elementary Gym 8:15am; 
 
                       Scholarship Program in Café’ 9:30 am; 6 & 8 Grade “Robotics in Kilgore; Band leaves for trip @ Midnight
 
May 24, 2017-Elementary Awards Program in SEC 9:00 am
 
May 25, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; HS Graduation
 
May 26, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period;2017 Senior Celebration @ the Tenaha Youth Center 6:00 pm (All seniors invited)
 
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day; State Solo and Ensemble
 
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May 31, 2017-ESL PK/K Summer School Begins 8:00 am
 
Summer Lunch Program Begins: Breakfast 7:30 am and Lunch 11:30 am
 
June 5, 2017-HS Summer School Begins 8 am – 12 pm
 
June 10, 2017-ACT Testing; Tenaha Bass Club Hosting Tournament @ Sam Rayburn
 
 
 

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Bear Update


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
 
 
Wed. May 17 – TES Benchmark testing
 
Thurs. May 18 – THS Senior Scholarship Program – 6:00 p.m. @ THS Auditorium
-------------------- Band trip to Rangers game
 
Fri. May 19 – TES Writing samples due
-------------------- THS Senior Trip
-------------------- TMS Awards Program – 9:00 a.m. @ HS gym
 
Sat. May 20 – Junior/Senior Prom @ The Eagles’ Nest Hidden Lake Resort in Garrison
 
 
Timpson High School Senior News –
Maria Palacios – THS Senior Maria Palacios has been accepted to Panola College.  She will major in nursing.
 
Amanda Yates – THS Senior Amanda Yates has been accepted to Panola College.  She will major in agricultural leadership.
 
Mamie Taylor – THS Senior Mamie Taylor has been accepted to Panola College.  She plans to major in dietetics.
 
Darian Hutto – Darian Hutto has been accepted to Stephen F. Austin State University.  She will major in nursing.
 
Hortencia Jimenez – THS Senior Hortencia Jimenez has been accepted to Stephen F. Austin State University.  She will major in computer science.
 
Kimberly Lewis - THS Senior Kimberly Lewis has been accepted to Stephen F. Austin State University.  She will major in nursing.
 
Holly Hughes – THS Senior Holly Hughes has been accepted to Texas State University.  She will major in nursing.
 
Cutter Smith – THS Senior Cutter Smith has been accepted to Texas State University.  He will major in construction engineering.
 
Aislyn Kimsey – THS Senior Aislyn Kimsey has been accepted to the University of Texas in Tyler and will major in nursing.
 
Timpson ISD Summer Feeding Program –Timpson ISD will have a summer feeding program May 30 – June 29 on Monday through Thursday.  It will be in the Timpson Middle School cafeteria located on Bear Drive.  Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  There is no cost for children through 12th grade.  Adults may eat for $1.75 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.  If you have questions about the summer feeding program, please contact Child Nutrition Director Ginger Lee at 936/558-4106.
 
 
 

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Graduation at Panola


 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Dragon Band Raffle Winner


 

The winner of the Shelbyville Dragon Band's raffle was Ricky Lout of San Augustine, TX.  Lout won a 50 inch Sanyo LED Screen television, and also a Sony Blu-Ray Theater System with 5.1 Surround Sound.  The Dragon Band would like to especially thank Shelby Savings Bank for donating the TV and surround system for the raffle.  Without their generous donation the raffle would have never happened or been a huge success.
 
 

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Sports News


 

Regional Semi-finals Playoff Game
 
Joaquin Lady Rams vs Cross Roads
 
Site: Letourneau University
 
Date: Friday, May 19th
 
Time: 6:00 pm

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Center is Now Accepting Transfers


 

 

Center ISD is Now accepting Transfers for the 2017-2018 School Year.  For more information call 936-598-5642.

 

 

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Gideon Bibles Given out at Tenaha Elementary School


 

 

 

 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

Tenaha ISD will have a School Board Meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

 

Click for the Agenda:

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/SKM_364e17051211280.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Tiger Alert


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tenaha 6th grade Band Students Received a 1st Division Rating at Sound
Post Music Festival. 
 
Congratulations, and welcome to the Tenaha Bands' winning tradition!
 
 
 

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Tiger Daily


 

Tiger Daily
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
 
 
May 12, 2017-6th Grade Band; Sound Post Festival in Canton
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2017-MS Awards 2 pm; Athletic Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm in SEC
 
May 16, 2017-4 & 5 Grades Robotics in Kilgore; Tiger Café’ opens at 5 pm;
Tiger Fest @ 6:00 pm; 8th Grade Celebration in Tiger Den
 
May 17, 2017-Scholarship Program in Café’ 9:30 am; 6 & 8 Grade “Robotics in
Kilgore; Bank leaves for trip @ Midnight
 
May 24, 2017-Elementary Awards Program in SEC 9:00 am
 
May 25, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; HS Graduation
 
May 26, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period
 
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day; State Solo and Ensemble
 
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May 31, 2017-ESL PK/K Summer School Begins 8:00 am
 
Summer Lunch Program Begins: Breakfast 7:30 am and Lunch 11:30 am
 
June 5, 2017-HS Summer School Begins 8 am – 12 pm
 
June 10, 2017-ACT Testing; Tenaha Bass Club Hosting Tournament @ Sam Rayburn
 
 
 
Freshman Jared Tovar was awarded the Patriotic Art Contest winner from VFW
Post 8904.  He received a framed certificate and a $50.00 check for his hard
work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left to Right:  Larry Hume, Cynthia Islas, Gene Hutto, Jared Tovar, and
Principal Linda Jacobs.  Mr. Gene Hutto presents Jared Tovar with
his certificate.
 
 
 
The link below is the interview with Mr. Sours, Band Director:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Tiger Year Book:
 
$40.00. The final deadline is May 19th. Extra order forms can be obtained
from each campus office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Tenaha ISD
school website.
 

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Tiger Daily


 

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2017-MS Awards 2 pm; Athletic Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm in SEC
 
May 16, 2017-4 & 5 Grades Robotics in Kilgore; Tiger Café’ opens at 5 pm;
Tiger Fest @ 6:00 pm; 8th Grade Celebration in Tiger Den
 
May 17, 2017-Scholarship Program in Café’ 9:30 am; 6 & 8 Grade “Robotics in
Kilgore; Bank leaves for trip @ Midnight
 
May 24, 2017-Elementary Awards Program in SEC 9:00 am
 
May 25, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; HS Graduation
 
May 26, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period;2017 Senior
Celebration @ the Tenaha Youth Center 6:00 pm (All seniors invited)
 
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day; State Solo and Ensemble
 
*****************************************************
 
May 31, 2017-ESL PK/K Summer School Begins 8:00 am
 
Summer Lunch Program Begins: Breakfast 7:30 am and Lunch 11:30 am
 
June 5, 2017-HS Summer School Begins 8 am – 12 pm
 
June 10, 2017-ACT Testing; Tenaha Bass Club Hosting Tournament @ Sam Rayburn
 
 
 
Mr. Don Dial handing out Gideon Bibles to our 5th Graders.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Center Agriculture Art Contest Winners
 
 
 
Jacqueline Mendoza, Sheena Trammell, Key'Ala Giles, Ruby Pulida
 
 
 
 
 
*Tiger Year Book:
 
$40.00. The final deadline is May 19th. Extra order forms can be obtained
from each campus office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Tenaha ISD
school website.
 
 

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Sports News


 

 
In the Ram Country 
 
The Joaquin varsity softball team has a playoff game vs. Cross Roads in Malakoff, TX on Saturday, May 20.
 
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting Minutes


 

Minutes of Regular Meeting
 
The Board of Trustees 
Center ISD
 
 
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center High School Library located at located at 658 Roughrider Drive in Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: John Henry Holloway
 
Visitors: Jonathan Ariza, CHS student (The Lariat); Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Matthew Gregory, CHS Administrator; Heath Hagler, CIS Administrator; Jake Henson, CMS Administrator; Inez Hughes, Bilingual/ESL Coordinator; Alysen Jefferson, CHS student (The Lariat); Adam Ramirez, CHS teacher; Bonnie Reed and Mickey Wulf, Special Services Director
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Tammy Lemoine gave the invocation and Cheyenne Byrnes led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation 
 
None
 
4. Recognition of Morgan Ray, 2017 UIL State Champion in Traditional Animation
 
Matt Gregory introduced the 2017 UIL State Champion in Traditional Animation from Center High School, Morgan Ray.  The Board was treated to her film.
 
5. Recognition of Academics, Band and Sports Participants 
 
Matt Gregory introduced the sponsors and coaches as they presented the CHS students and their achievements beyond District competition.  The programs recognized: Academics, Band, FFA and Sports.
 
6. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on April 13, 2017 and the special called meeting on May 1, 2017, Investment Report (April 2017); Tax Collection Report (April 2017); Financial Reports (April 2017); payment approvals over $50,000 and Overnight Student Activity Trips.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
7. Consideration to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for Construction Manager at Risk on Urgent Needs Project
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Casey Lout to authorize Administration to solicit proposals for Construction Manager at Risk on Urgent Needs Project.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
8. Discussion and Consideration of Updated Urgent Needs Projects
 
The Board received information/costs to retrofitting a school bus for the band program.  The Board reviewed the information that they had received from Mr. Smith, Band Director regarding cargo trucks.
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Allison Johnson to authorize Administration to purchase a new box truck for up to $80,000 for the band program.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
9. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 1:01 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.074 and §551.072 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, resignation/retirement, extended emergency sick leave and real property.
 
10. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 1:42 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
10.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.074 
 
10.1.1 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Rachel Fisher, CES Teacher – resignation
Morgen Hamlin, FLM Teacher – resignation
Paul Harvey, CHS Teacher – resignation
Vicki Lunell, CIS Teacher – resignation
Anthony Marshall, CMS Teacher, Resignation
Stan McGarvey, CHS Teacher/Coach, resignation
Yolanda Davis, CMS Teacher - retirement
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
10.1.2 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to approve the employment of personnel as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Perla Araiza, Teacher - Center Elementary School
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
10.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
10.2 Real Property:  Texas Government Code §551.072
 
10.1.2 There was no action to be taken on real property. 
 
11. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to adjourn the meeting at 1:44 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.

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TxDOT Updates


 

LUFKIN – As weather turns warmer, TxDOT workers and contractors are busy with construction and maintenance projects throughout the nine county Lufkin District.
 
Motorists are urged to exercise caution as they enter a work zone. Stay alert and watch for moving equipment and workers who might be near the lane of travel. Reduce speed and remember that traffic fines double when workers are present. Work planned for the Lufkin District in the coming week includes:
 
ANGELINA COUNTY
 
Various locations: Crews will work to patch driveways, apply herbicide and repair signs.
 
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
 
FM 343: The road is being pulverized and crews are placing flexible base, cement treating the roadway and priming the surface that will reconstruct and widen the pavement from the Cherokee County line to FM 225.
 
POLK COUNTY
 
US 59:  Crews will continue to replace the northbound bridge rail on Piney Creek North and upgrade metal beam guard fence in various locations from US 287 to the Neches River.
 
FM 356: Crews will continue working on embankment and storm sewer on the west side of the roadway on this project designed to reconstruct and widen the pavement with a two-way continuous left turn lane and 10-foot shoulders from 1.1 miles north of US 190 to US 190.
 
Carmona Road: Crews are scheduled to continue approach work to the newly constructed Rock Island bridges and right of way preparation has begun at Brushy Creek Bridge. The project is designed to replace the bridges and approaches.
 
CR Old Highway 35: Work is scheduled to complete approaches and guardrail work should begin in coming days on this project designed to replace a bridge and approaches at a tributary of Long King Creek.
 
Kickapoo Creek: Culverts have been replaced on County Roads Revia and Wells Landing on a project that is designed to replace bridges and approaches on CR Revia and Wells Landing Road at Kickapoo Creek.
 
SAN JACINTO COUNTY
 
US 190: Work will continue as right of way is prepared at culvert ends and guardrail upgrades continue. This project is designed to safety treat fixed objects from the Walker County line to the Polk County line.
 
FM 1127: Work is scheduled to remove culverts and place safety ends on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from US 59 to the end of the pavement.
 
FM 3128: Crews are scheduled to rehabilitate the roadway in various locations.
 
City of Coldspring: Ramps on Church Street are complete with rail scheduled to be installed. Construction of the ramps around the courthouse is underway on this project designed to construct ADA accessible curb ramps within the city.
 
TRINITY COUNTY
 
FM 230: Crews are scheduled to begin work on cross structures in the City of Trinity and work westbound to the Walker County line. This project is designed to safety treat fixed objects from the Houston County Line to SH 94.
 
HOUSTON COUNTY
 
SH 21 East: Daily lane closures should be expected as work continues installing driveway pipe and upgrading culverts on a project  designed to safety treat fixed objects from just inside SL 304 to 2.5 miles south of FM 1733.
 
SH 21 East: Crews will perform level up in various locations from FM 3187 to FM 227.
 
SH 21 West: Crews will work to remove concrete and undercut the eastbound lane. Detours and lane closures should be expected through this construction project designed to reconstruct pavement and add passing lanes from 2.3 miles east of FM 2967 to SH 7.
 
SH 19: Work is scheduled to clean out existing culverts on a project designed to safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to 1.6 miles north of FM 231.
 
SH 19 South: Work is scheduled to repair base and seal edges from Loop 304 to Spring Mar Road.
 
SH 7 East: Work is scheduled to mill and texture pavement near the Shelby County Airport.
 
FM 3151: Crews will work to place flexible base and begin cement treating on a project designed to reconstruct and widen the pavement from FM 1280 to FM 230.
 
FM 227: Work is scheduled to shape the slopes of the newly constructed bridge at Hickory Creek and Hickory Creek Relief on a project designed to remove and replace the existing bridges and approaches.
 
FM 227: Crews will continue to prepare the right of way and begin extending cross culverts on a project designed to reconstruct and widen the pavement and safety treat fixed objects from just east of CR 1685 to SH 21.
 
FM 2022: Crews will work in a convoy to place overlay on the roadway from FM 2663 to FM 2423.
 
Mission Tejas State Park: Crews will install signage that will complete project construction of a new entrance road and parking lot to the visitor’s center.
 
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
US 96: Crews will begin placing hot mix in northbound lanes, cement treatments continues on the northbound side of the roadway, and the prime coat will begin to be placed. Traffic is shifted to the proposed southbound lanes in this project designed to add passing lanes and reconstruct the pavement from the Shelby County line to FM 3451.
 
SH 21: Substructures are being constructed and embankment is being placed at Venado Creek and Perkins Creek on a project designed to replace both bridges and approaches.
 
FM 705: Crews continue to upgrade culverts on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from SH 147 to 2.5 miles south of FM 83.
 
SHELBY COUNTY
 
US 84 Sabine River Bridge: Crews will place sod through the project and begin preparations to set signage on the project that replaced one existing bridge with two bridges at the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana.
 
FM 415: The bridge foundation at Bear Creek Bayou is being constructed in a project designed to replace the bridge and approaches.
 
FM 417: Crews are scheduled to continue pulverizing pavement, placing cement and priming the roadway on a project designed to reconstruct and widen the pavement from SH 87 to FM 139.
 
CR 4256: Work is scheduled to set guardrail at Flat Fork Creek on a project that replaced bridges and approaches at this tributary of Flat Fork Creek and on CR 4670 at McFaddan Creek.
 
CR 4020: Crews have placed beams for the new bridges at Bear Bayou and on CR 4293 at the tributary of Flat Fork Creek. Work is scheduled to begin on the access road to Toledo Bend Reservoir on a project designed to replace off-system bridges at the creek tributaries and the lake access road.
 
SABINE COUNTY
 
US 96: Work is scheduled to repair road base in various locations.
 
FM 1: Crews are establishing vegetation on a project designed to provide additional paved surface width from SH 184 to SS 1.

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Patriotic Art Contest winner


 

 

Freshman Jared Tovar was awarded the Patriotic Art Contest winner from VFW Post 8904.  He received a framed certificate and a $50.00 check for his hard work.
 
 
 
 
 
Left to Right:  Larry Hume, Cynthia Islas, Gene Hutto, Jared Tovar, and Principal Linda Jacobs.
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Gene Hutto presents Jared Tovar with his certificate.

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Bear Update


 

Collegiate Center News – Submitted by Director of Academic Services Stephanie Behrens
May 15th-  Mr. Chad Cargill will be on campus regarding ACT preparation from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  The cost is $30 for students.  If we have students who are seriously interested but have a lack of financial means, we can help them out.  Sign-up sheets are outside of Mr. Richardson's and Mrs. Metcalf's room.  We need a minimum of 60 students.  Mr. Cargill took the ACT 18 times and increased his test scores from a 19 to a 32.
 
June 1st-   We are excited to announce that the Honorable Louie Gohmert is coming to Timpson ISD to visit with us about our Collegiate Center program.
Governor Abbott and Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes are encouraging school districts to graduate high school students with an Associate’s Degree or a Certification.  Governor Abbott has an initiative that charges school districts to graduate students with certifications which are consistent with the needs of East Texas business and industry.  Commissioner Paredes has implemented 60 x 30TX, (which requires 60% of HS graduates to have earned postsecondary credentials by the year 2030.)  Timpson ISD and its Collegiate Center are dedicated to achieving these directives of Governor Abbott and Commissioner Paredes.   However, the financial requirement of these initiatives is of concern to our small school district.    We have applied for 5 grants and have several more in the works.  We want Congressman Gohmert to see first-hand the success our students are having, the partnerships we have formed with local businesses, and our commitment to offering our students an Associate’s Degree and/or technical certifications.    We haven’t received an answer to any of our grants but we are hopeful that with Congressman Gohmert’s support our district will receive funds that will help this endeavor continue to flourish.  The bill we feel most fits our needs is S. 718 Making Education Affordable Act.
We would like to invite the Timpson ISD staff, parents, and students to meet the Honorable Louie Gohmert on June 1st at 3:00pm in the High School Auditorium.
 
More Timpson High School Senior News -
Ty’Kuirra Bryant – Ty’Kuirra Bryant has been accepted to Panola College. She will major in primary education.
 
Chase Clepper – THS senior Chase Clepper has been accepted to Panola College and will major in construction technology.
 
Trevor Duke – THS senior Trevor Duke has been accepted to Panola College.  Currently his major is undecided.
 
Deundria Jackson – THS senior Deundria Jackson has been accepted to Panola College.  She will work toward a Licensed Vocational Nurse certification.
 
Tyler Morris – THS senior Tyler Morris has been accepted to Panola College.  His major is general studies.
 
Faith Parks – THS senior Faith Parks has been accepted to Panola College.  Her major will be computer science.
 
Jeremy Wagstaff -  THS senior Jeremy Wagstaff has been accepted to Panola College.  His major is kinesiology.
 
Alexus Wallace – THS senior Alexus Wallace has been accepted to Panola College.  Her plans are to become a medical assistant.
 
Destiny Yarborough – THS senior Destiny Yarborough has been accepted to Panola College.  She will work toward earning a Licensed Vocational Nurse certificate.
 
Dustin Oswalt – THS senior Dustin Oswalt has been accepted to Panola College.  His major is kinesiology.
 
Congratulations and best wishes in the future to the THS graduating seniors.
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Brett Gaylord teaches agriculture science at Timpson High School.  This is his first year in Timpson.  Working with the students and seeing them succeed is what he likes best about his job.  Mr. Gaylord is very involved in the FFA projects and shows.  He works with the stock show animals and judging teams.  He enjoys working with the students in these areas because it gives students a strong work ethic, teaches them responsibility and gives them skills they can use now and after graduation. Mr. Gaylord said he wants to help continue to build the ag program and is excited to get to be a part of developing the career center that will focus on getting students the skills, licenses, certifications and training students need to be job ready upon graduating from high school.  We appreciate Mr. Gaylord and his dedication to building our career center and giving students skills that they can use for a lifetime.
 
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

 
Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of May 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.
 
 

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Sports News


 

In the Dragons Lair 
 
The baseball game was postponed due to bad weather last night in the seventh-inning. The Dragons are tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh and will complete that game today before the regularly scheduled game two at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
In Ram Country
 
The Joaquin varsity baseball team has a playoff game vs. Groveton on Saturday, May 13.
 
Joaquin girls beat Big Sandy for State Quarterfinals
 

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Tiger Daily


 

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http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/tiger.pdf

 

 

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Tenaha ISD State Qualifiers in Track in 4x2 relay


 

 

 

 

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Timpson School Calendar


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Bear Update


 
 
Lady Bear Athletes of the Year – Two Timpson High School athletes were chosen as Lady Bear Athletes of the year.  Jasmin Rogers, a junior, was chosen as Lady Bear Athlete of the Year.  Jasmine competed in cross country, volleyball, basketball, softball, and track.  Jasmine received First Team All-District in volleyball and basketball.  She was also a Regional Qualifier in four events in track.  Sadie Ramsey, a freshman, was chosen as Lady Bear Athlete of the Year.  Sadie competed in cross country, volleyball, softball, and track.  Sadie was Regional and State Qualifier in cross country and a Regional Qualifier in the 800M run.
 
College News –
Jamelious Gentry
THS senior Jamelious Gentry has been accepted to Angelina College. His major is currently undecided.
Cheyanne Porter
THS senior Cheyanne Porter has been accepted to Jaksonville Baptist University. Her major is sonography.
Cedesha Curtis
THS senior Cedesha Curtis has been accepted to Kilgore College.  She will major in child development.
Jose Mejia
THS senior Jose Mejia has been accepted to Kilgore College.  He will major in industrial maintenance.
Marc Carroll
THS senior Marc Carroll has been accepted to Panola College.  His major is paramedics.
More senior news will be in the Thursday and Friday Bear Update. Congratulations and best wishes to these seniors.
 
Teacher Spotlight – Cindy Bush is the special services teacher for Timpson Elementary School.  She has worked for Timpson for 22 years.  She said, “Watching my kids learn and grow is the best part of my job.  Sometimes the smallest gains are the biggest celebrations.”  Mrs. Bush has coached Academic UIL maps, graphs and charts for a number of years.  She also helps take care of the Box Top program for TES which brings in additional funds for student activities and instructional supplies.  She also helps with school dances, the Christmas play, the awards ceremony as well as many other projects.  “A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes” is a quote that could well apply to Mrs. Bush.  She does her best to insure that each of her students will have the skills to reach any goal they set for themselves.  In her classroom she works with students on their individual needs so that they can be successful.  She is also quite protective of her students and often “goes to bat” for them to ensure they are treated with the respect, care and guidance that all students deserve and need to be successful.  Mrs. Bush sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes and she strives to help all their tomorrows be ones of achievement, success and happiness. TES Principal Bubba Carrington said “TES was blessed when Mrs. Bush chose to accept a special education position and throughout the last 22 years she has served with distinction in various capacities for our district.”  Principal Carrington went on to say that Mrs. Bush believes that education is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life and that all students are capable of learning.  She also feels, as a teacher, that it is her job to instill a desire for lifelong learning as well as a desire for her students to grow as individuals.  Mrs. Bush and her husband Todd have three children: Maggie, Katie and Tyler who are all Timpson High School graduates.   Mrs. Bush is very active in the Timpson community and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others.  She is also an active member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson and is presently teaching a Bible study class for elementary students.
 
 
Real Bear Award – “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the me for the we.”  We often think of teams as those who play on a field, a court, on a track but if you look around this room tonight you see a team.. Like the twelfth man at Texas A&M, you see C.T. Simpson, Beverly Tippett, Mama Bears, Board of Trustees, parents, teachers, administrators and coaches stand ready to help Timpson’s athletes in any way possible. Those who attend games, work in the concession stand, coach, play, donate are all part of the Timpson Bear Spirit Team – proof that “alone we can do little – together we can do much.”  You rise up for our Bears!  Tonight we honor one member of the Timpson Bear Spirit Team.  Woody Allen once said, “80% of success is just showing up.”  Our Real Bear shows up a lot.  She rises up to be where she is needed.  Beverly Tippett says this person is at nearly every Timpson sporting event to support and cheer on the Bears – not just for her own children but for all children.  How important is just showing up?  It is one of the most important things a person can do.  All you have to do is look at our young athletes looking into the stands to see if there is someone there – watching them – cheering for them – supporting them –someone to say well done when the game is over.  Our Real Bear does this faithfully and for all the right reasons – to support our athletes.  She rises up!  As a 1997 Timpson High School graduate she understands Bear Pride from the inside out.  She bleeds Black and gold.  While watching Timpson sporting events she is “loud and proud” – wanting all Timpson athletes to know she is there for them.  You can see the pride and gratitude in an athlete’s face when they hear someone cheering for them.  Our Real Bear is the definition of a Mama Bear because she is the Mama for all the Bears.  Cheering just as loud for all our athletes as she does for her own children, Jaden and Jaidah.  As an outstanding student herself when she attended THS, she encourages all young people – work as hard in the classroom as they do on the athletic field.  Booker T. Washington said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”  Lifting up others is something our Real Bear does naturally and for all athletes with her giving spirit great energy and beautiful smile she rises up.  Our 2017 Real Bear is Portia Young Johnson.
 

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Tiger Daily


 

 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
May 10, 2017-Testing
 
May 11, 2017-Testing; HS Track in Austin
 
May 12, 2017-6th Grade Band, Sound Post Festival in Canton
 
May 15, 2017-MS Awards 2 pm; Athletic Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm in SEC
 
May 16, 2017-4 & 5 Grades Robotics in Kilgore; Tiger Café’ opens at 5 pm;
Tiger Fest @ 6:00 pm; 8th Grade Celebration in Tiger Den
 
May 17, 2017-Scholarship Program in Café’ 9:30 am; 6 7 8 Grade “Robotics in
Kilgore; Bank leaves for trip @ Midnight
 
May 24, 2017-Elementary Awards Program in SEC 9 am
 
May 25, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; HS Graduation
 
May 26, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period
 
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day; State Solo and Ensemble
 
 
 

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Scholastic Book Fair to take place next week


 

 
The SFA Charter School will host a Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Friday, May 15-19, in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. The fair will be open daily from 7:30 to 8: 30 a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m each day.
 
For more information or to request an alternate time to view the fair, contact Amy Mooneyham, charter school accounting clerk III, at (936) 468-5899.
 
 

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Tenaha Track Information


 

Heres a link where people can watch Tenaha boys run Saturday:
 
 
Watch Track & Field Championships LIVE on the NFHS Network! Watch on your phone, computer, tablet, or Apple TV.
 
 
 

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Tenaha Bass Tournament


 

 

The Tournament will be held on June 10th at Lake Sam Rayburn from 6:00 a.m . - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Entry Fourm:

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/SKM_364e17051008440.pdf

 

 

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Tenaha Students of the Month


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A Few Beta Shirts Left for Sale


 

A few extra Beta Shirts are available if you missed out on the first order.
 
AS = 3
AM = 6
AL = 3
AXL = 4
 
Contact sommer.herndon@centerisd.org if you would like one.  $20 each.
 
 

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This Week at Center ISD Updated


 

 

 

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Tiger Daily


 

 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
May 9, 2017-Beta Induction  6:00 pm in Cafetorium (Rescheduled due to track
students qualifying for state); Elem Field Trip to Sci Port; Testing
 
May 10, 2017-Testing
 
May 11, 2017-Testing; HS Track in Austin
 
May 12, 2017-6th Grade Band, Sound Post Festival in Canton
 
May 15, 2017-MS Awards 2 pm; Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm in SEC
 
May 16, 2017-4 & 5 Grades Robotics in Kilgore; Tiger Café’ opens at 5 pm;
Tiger Fest @ 6:00 pm; 8th Grade Celebration in Tiger Den
 
May 17, 2017-Scholarship Program in Café’ 9 am; 6 7 8 Grade “Robotics in
Kilgore; Bank leaves for trip @ Midnight
 
May 24, 2017-Elementary Awards Program in SEC 9 am
 
May 25, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; HS Graduation
 
May 26, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period
 
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day; State Solo and Ensemble
 
 
 
 
 
Onterio Thompson,   C.J. Horn,            Jay Lloyd,       Trai Gardner
 
Tenaha Tigers, Onterio Thompson, CJ Horn, Trai Gardner, Jay Lloyd along with
alternates Kale Page and Jatorian Calloway, will be competing for a state
title in the 800m boys’ relay Saturday, May 13, in the 2017 State Track and
Field Track Meet in Austin, Texas
 
 
 
3rd grade field trip to Gator and Friends in Shreveport, LA
 
 
 
 
In Mrs Richey's class students have been learning about food products made
from milk, and they have been discussing fat content in different types of
milk. Students conducted an activity in class, “How much fat is in your
milk?" , with no fat milk, 1% milk, whole milk and food coloring. The class
had to decide which milk they thought the food coloring would travel and
diffuse better in. Of course the no fat won!
 
 
 
*Tiger Year Book:
 
$40.00. The final deadline is May 19th. Extra order forms can be obtained
from each campus office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Tenaha ISD
school website.

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Taylor 2 Dance Company


 

Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the University Series will present Taylor 2 Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
A younger sibling to the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2 brings the work of the modern dance world’s leading choreographer to life on Turner Stage. This spectacularly warm, gracious and daring dance company yields a more intimate creation that delivers the same emotional knockout that Paul Taylor has become known for worldwide.
 
Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

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Annie Moss Band


 

Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the University Series will present the Annie Moses Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
Experience the beauty of “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” as the acclaimed ensemble performs stunning arrangements of holiday favorites, bringing Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making in a captivating blend of folk and classical. The band's innovative sound has delighted audiences from jazz aficionados to bluegrass buffs on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
 
Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

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Timpson ISD Bear Update


 

 

Teacher Spotlight – Kay Dawson teaches English at Timpson high School.  She has taught for over 40 years with the last 3 at THS.  She has retired twice but has returned both times to the classroom, because she enjoys teaching, working with the students and enjoys her coworkers.  She said the Timpson high School staff is a great team that works together for the benefit of the students and appreciates the leadership and support THS Principal Ron Lindgren provides all his staff.  Ms. Dawson has high standards for her students both in academics and behavior because she believes a part of her job is preparing them for college and careers.  She stays up to date on the most current curriculum and instructional methods while at the same time teaching her students grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, research skills , reading comprehension and classic literature – all skills students need to not only pass the state assessment tests and college entrance exams but are also skills they will use for a lifetime.  Ms. Dawson often displays her students’ best work on the wall outside her classroom.  She believes students should be encouraged to do their best work and hopes to motivate and allow students to be proud of the work that others get to see. Ms. Dawson is the proud mother of three children: Jimmy Wilkinson, Holly Soape and Jeff Wilkinson.  Ms. Dawson said her three children have done much to make her proud but the greatest thing they have done is to make her a very proud grandmother!  She strives to teach her students with the same high expectations she had for her own children because she understands the positive value a good education has on students for a lifetime.  Thank you Ms. Dawson for your encouragement, support and high expectations that you have for students.
 
Cushing Spring League Schedule
Cushing Spring League Schedule Cushing Coliseum
 
Thursday 5/11
 
Timpson Black vs. Cushing  5pm
 
Timpson Gold vs. New Summerfield 6:20
 
Timpson Gold vs. Central Heights “A” 7pm
 
THS Senior Honor Banquet  – Ten high school seniors were recently honored at the annual THS Senior Honor Banquet.  Five students attending the banquet were chosen because they ranked in the top five in their class.  Five other seniors were voted on by teachers in PreK-12 to attend the banquet based on the student’s good conduct, involvement in extracurricular activities, community involvement and attitude.  Each student chose an honored teacher to the banquet along with their parents or adult serving in the parent role.  The banquet was held at Stephen F. Austin State University.  Mrs. Sherri Strahan decorated the banquet room in a formal style to reflect the significance of this important event in the lives of the honored student.  After a wonderful steak dinner, each student and teacher spoke about the impact each had made on the other’s life.  
 
The honored students and their honored teachers were:
 
Honored Senior                                Honored Teacher
Ty’Kuirra Bryant                                Tanya Hammett
Taujhmon Earl                                   Tracy Rucker
Hortencia Jimenez                            Beverly Tippett
Jose Mejia                                          Robin Hooper
Tyler Morris                                       Suzanne Tomlinson
Sheridan Faith Parks                        Cindy Sessions
Molly Sanford                                   Gina Duke
Cutter Smith                                      Danielle Smith
Bryan Torres                                     Don Calhoon
Amanda Yates                                   Kristin Powers
 
Congratulations to the honored students, the honored teachers and parents.
 
College News – Molly Sanford, Timpson High School senior, has been accepted to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas.  Congratulations Molly!
 

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FEDERAL PROGRAMS MEETING


 

 
Joaquin ISD plans to participate in the following Federal Programs during
the 2017-2018 school year:  Title I-Part A, Title I-Part C Migrant, Title
II-Part A, Title III-Part A- LEP, Title IV, Part A, Carl D. Perkin – Title
I, Part C and IDEA-B.  Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Principals, Other
School Personnel, Parents, Community Members and Business Representatives
are invited to the 2017-2018 Consolidated Application meeting on Monday,
May 15, 2017 at 5:00p.m. in the Administration Building Board Room.  The
focus of the meeting will include planning the 2017-2018 program activities
and gathering input for the preparation of the application for funding.
 During the meeting, staff will present parents with a draft of a Title I,
Part A -Parental Involvement Policy and School/Parent Compact/Pledge.  We
are requesting input for these documents to ensure that Parental
Involvement in JISD is exemplary.
 
 
 
Private schools (including home schools) have an opportunity to participate
in the 2017-2018 federally funded programs conducted by Joaquin ISD.  If
your school or facility is interested in participating in any of the above
programs, please contact Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director, at
269-3128 ext. 237 by June 30, 2017.  Any schools receiving these services
must comply with federal program requirements.
 
 

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Sports News


 

In the Dragon's Lair
 
The Shelbyville varsity baseball team has a playoff game vs. Lovelady on Saturday, May 13.
 
 
In Ram Country
 
The Joaquin varsity baseball team has a playoff game vs. Groveton on Saturday, May 13.
 
The Joaquin varsity softball team has a playoff game vs. Big Sandy on Saturday, May 13.
 

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Bear Update


 

 
 
Weekly Calendar of Events
Mon. May 8 – Athletic Banquet – 7:00 p.m. @ Good Hope Baptist Church
----------------- STAAR Testing – Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, Math
----------------- STAAR Grades 5, 8 Math – Retest
 
Tues. May 9 – FFA Banquet – 6:30 p.m. @ Elementary Cafeteria
----------------- TISD Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. in Boardroom
----------------- English III STAAR EOC
----------------- STAAR Grades 3, 4, 6, 7 Reading – Grades 5, 8 Reading Retest
 
Wed. May 10 – Algebra II STAAR EOC
----------------- STAAR Grades 5, 8 Science
 
Thurs. May 11 – FCCLA Awards and Luncheon
----------------- STAAR Test Grade 8 – Social Studies
 
Fri. May 12 – THS Awards @ 10:00 a.m. in Auditorium
---------------- Club and Superlatives Photos
---------------- End of three weeks of 6th six weeks
 
Teacher Spotlight
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Gina Duke is the sixth grade math teacher at Timpson Middle School.  She has worked in Timpson for eleven years.  In an effort to make math skills more fun for students and easier to master, Mrs. Duke uses a variety of instructional methods including hands on activities.  She also makes an effort to apply math skills to real life situations so that students will understand that math skills are a part of their every life.  What Mrs. Duke likes best about her job is that she loves her students because they are so diverse and have amazing personalities.  Mrs. Duke was cheerleader sponsor for 10 years.  She also serves as a UIL academic coach. Mrs. Duke and her husband Jacob have been married for 20 years and have two children Sara and Seth who attend Timpson ISD.  Mrs. Duke is a Timpson High School graduate and went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University.  She and her family are also very active in  Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  Timpson Middle School Principal Calvin Smith said Mrs. Duke is the perfect teacher for sixth grade students because of her caring and compassionate attitude helps students make a successful transition from elementary to middle school.  Mr. Smith said her use of technology in the classroom is helpful not only in creating interest in students who have grown up using technology but also helps  Mrs. Duke address the individual needs of her students.  She is careful to assess student needs and then builds her curriculum and instruction based on the needs of the students. Mr. Smith said,” The instructional techniques Mrs. Duke uses are working as reflected in the students’ math scores on the STAAR test where the percentage of sixth graders passing the STAAR test is higher than the state average.”  We thank Mrs. Duke for her kindness, caring and dedication to meeting the needs of our students.
 
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Beverly Tippett is the Timpson High School business teacher.  She teaches keyboarding, business information management and principals of business. She has taught for 44 years and remains in education because she truly enjoys her job, has a passion for teaching and likes working with her students and co-workers.  What she likes best about her job is the students in her classes and the fact that the skills she is teaching them will be very beneficial to them later in high school, college, career and in everyday life.  Mrs. Tippett is an active member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church where she serves as church secretary.  She has two children Kristy Lemmon and Dr. Clint Tippett who are both Timpson High School graduates.  She is the proud grandmother of her four grandchildren, Linzy, Landry, Carter and Carson.  Mrs. Tippett has always been active in extra-curricular activities over the years serving as cheerleader sponsor, junior class sponsor, and UIL academic coach.  For the past few years she has been actively involved in the Timpson Athletic Booster Club.  She enjoys working with the athletic booster club because they are able to raise money to purchase items for the athletes and athletic program that they otherwise might not be able to obtain.  Mrs. Tippett has been chosen as THS Teacher of the Year and is often chosen as an honored teacher by students who are chosen for the THS Senior Honor Banquet.  Mrs. Tippett strives to stay current in her teaching field that is rapidly changing.  When she started teaching she had 10 manual and 10 electric typewriters in her room.  Now all her classes are taught using a computer.  She stays current on the latest technology and teaches it to her students so that they will be able to use it while in school and when they go into the job market.  Mrs. Tippett is a dedicated and caring teacher who always has a smile for her students.  She encourages students to strive to do their best and works hard to give them the skills needed to be successful.  Other teachers often rely on her for support and advice based on her many years in the classroom.  We appreciate Mrs. Tippett for her dedication to the students, teachers and community of TISD.
 

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This Week at Center ISD


 

 

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Graduate students place first at annual CASE competition


 
 
 
 
 
Rusche College of Business graduate students in the Society for Advancement of Management recently placed first in the graduate division during the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education competition held in Orlando, Florida. SFA's undergraduate team finished third in its division.
 
The first-place graduate team comprised Jennifer Nicely, Robyn Davis and Lauren Rose, who are all accounting majors enrolled in SFA's Master of Professional Accountancy program. Nicely also received Outstanding Regional SAM Student as well as National Outstanding SAM Student.
 
 
 

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INTERESTED IN SHOWING POULTRY FESTIVAL CHICKENS?


 

 
*Don't forget to stop by the meeting May 10th at 5:30 in the High School AG
Shop (behind the high school, beside the stadium).*
 
*ALL STUDENTS IN CISD CAN SHOW THROUGH CENTER FFA/JR. FFA (must be at least
8 and in the 3rd grade)!!*
 
*This is an AMAZING opportunity for students to become involved!!*
 
*If you have any questions, please e-mail Jessica.shadix@centerisd.org
<Jessica.shadix@centerisd.org>.*
 
*ORDERS FOR CHICKENS= $30/student for 30 chickens*
*T-SHIRT ORDERS (we like to match when we represent Center FFA)- $20/each*
 

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Dragon Baseball Playoffs


 

The Dragons defeated Colmesneil in the Bi-District Playoffs and  will play Lovelady  in Lufkin at Morris Frank Park, Thursday, May 11 at 6 30 pm and Friday, May 12 at 7 30 pm  and Saturday, May 13  *if necessary *at 1 pm for the *Area Championship.*
 
 
 
 

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#10-Panola College Are 2017 Conference Champions


 

 
 
 
 
 
Panola College beats Navarro two of three to win series and clinch the 2017
Region IV East Zone Champions.  After losing game one Thursday in Corsicana
the Ponies returned home to Carthage on Saturday and won two straight to
take the series in dramatic fashion.  With the wins Panola is now 43-11 on
the season and finishes conference at 21-9.  Panola will now travel to
Grand Prairie Texas as a #1 seed in the Region-IV Tournament.  Panola will
host the #4 seed Blinn College in game three of the tournament at 5pm.  For
more information about the tournament please visit njcaa.or
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Drops Game One To Navarro College*
 
 
Panola had trouble keeping up with Navarro in a 9-3 loss on Thursday.
 
Navarro captured the lead in the first inning.
 
 
In the top of the third inning, Panola tied things up at one. *Michael
Lawson* singled on the first pitch of the at bat in the third inning,
scoring one run.
 
 
Navarro took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth inning. In the
fifth Walker homered off of Kyle Rogers, driving in three runs.
 
 
Navarro scored three runs in the eighth inning. The big inning for Navarro
came thanks to a double by Williams and a double by Salazar.
 
 
*Kyle Rogers* took the loss for Panola. He went four and a third innings,
surrendering four runs, five hits, striking out four, and walking one.
 
 
Panola collected ten hits. *Logan Bailey*, *Colby Price*, *Andrew Pace*,
and Lawson each collected multiple hits for Panola
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola Best Navarro In Game Two*
 
 
Panola jumped out to an early lead over Navarro and took home an 8-3
victory on Saturday. Panola scored on a single by *Michael Lawson* in the
first inning and a home run by *Andrew Pace* in the second inning.
 
 
Panola scored three runs in the sixth inning. Panola’s big inning was
driven by a single by *Julian Flores* and a double by *Colby Price*.
 
 
*Logan Bailey* earned the win for Panola. He went six innings, giving up
one run, five hits, and striking out four.
 
 
Panola had nine hits in the game. *Austin Blakeley* and *Andrew Pace* each
collected multiple hits for Panola. Blakeley led Panola with three hits in
three at bats.
 
 
Panola College Spring 2017 didn't commit a single error in the field.
*Christian
Boulware* had the most chances in the field with five.
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola Grabs Lead In Seventh Inning For Victory Over Navarro *
 
 
Panola took the lead late and defeated Navarro 9-5 on Saturday. The game
was tied at five with Panola batting in the bottom of the seventh when
Austin Blakeley hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
 
 
Navarro captured the lead in the second inning. With two outs in the second
inning Menchuck drove in one run when he doubled.
 
 
In the bottom of the fifth inning, and Navarro leading 5-0 Panola scored
five runs. The big inning was thanks to a groundout by *Michael Lawson*, a
single by *Christian Boulware*, and a home run by Bailey.
 
 
*Miles Dunn* earned the win for Panola. He tossed four and two-thirds
innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, striking out three, and walking
zero.
 
 
*Taylor Tomlin* started the game for Panola. He pitched three and a third
innings, giving up five runs, nine hits, and striking out four.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when *Austin De Leon* homered in the seventh
inning and Bailey homered in the fifth inning.
 
 
Panola collected 13 hits. *Colby Price*, Boulware, De Leon, and Lawson each
collected multiple hits for Panola.
 
 
Price went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Panola in hits. Panola didn't
commit a single error in the field. Bailey had the most chances in the
field with nine.
 

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Sports News


 

 
In Riderland
 
The Center varsity baseball team lost Saturday's away playoff game against Kilgore by a score of 2-0.
 
 
In the Dragon's Lair
 
The Shelbyville varsity baseball team won Saturday's playoff game against Colmesneil by a score of 7-2.
 
 
In Ram Country
 
The Joaquin varsity baseball team won Friday's playoff game against Chireno by a score of 30-1.
 
The Joaquin varsity softball team won Friday's playoff game against West Sabine by a score of 6-3.

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Honoring Ryan Moore


 

 

 

 

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Bear Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THS/Senior Calendar
Sun. May 7 – Baccalaureate @ First Baptist Church @ 6:00 p.m. (Seniors wear cap & gown).
 
Mon. May 8 – Athletic Banquet – 7:00 p.m. @ Good Hope Baptist Church
 
Tues. May 9 – FFA Banquet – 6:30 p.m. @ Elementary Cafeteria
 
Thurs. May 11 - FCCLA Awards and Luncheon
 
Fri. May 12 – High School awards – 10:00 a.m. @ Auditorium
---------------------- Club and  superlative pictures
 
Thurs. May 18 – Senior Scholarship night – 6:00 p.m. @ Auditorium (Seniors wear cap & gown)
 
Fri. May 19 – Senior trip to Waco – Leaving school @ 7:30 a.m.
 
Sat. May 20 – Junior/Senior Prom @ Eagle’s Nest in Garrison @ 8:00 p.m.
 
Tues. May 23 – Senior celebration – 6:30 p.m. @ Auditorium
 
Thurs. May 25 – Senior and kindergarten walk @ 9:00 a.m. (Seniors wear cap and gown)
Fri. May 26 – Senior Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m.
------------------------ Graduation Practice @ 10:00 a.m. in gym
------------------------ HS graduation @ 8:00 p.m.
 
Timpson High School Band Earns Straight First Division Ratings - On Wednesday, April 26 the Timpson High School Band competed at the UIL Region 21 Concert and Sightreading Contest held at Troup High School.  The band earned a first division rating from all 6 judges at the contest!
Some of the judges’ comments were as follows:
 
“Nice march style, great tone, balance, blend, tuning and phrasing.”
 
“I love your dynamic contrast.  BRAVO!”
 
“Excellent qualities.  Band has a mature balanced sound.”
 
“Nice flute sounds—good tone and vibrato!!”
 
“Outstanding soloists!”
 
“This is a really nice looking group of students.  Sharp uniforms!”
 
“It’s great to see the students supported by so many parents and administrators!”
 
“I continue to be impressed with your incredible control, balance, blend, and tuning.”
 
“You played an amazing concert today.  Thanks for a musical treat.”
 
“You are a credit to your school, your town, and to music education in the state of Texas.  Congrats!”
 
The Timpson Band is directed by Rhonda Daniel and John Dupnik.  Both directors are very proud of the students’ hard work this year and look forward to the bands’ effort and success in the coming years.  Thanks to all of the parents, band boosters, and the faculty and staff of Timpson ISD for  supporting this band program!
 
Biology Boot Camp - The Timpson High School Biology Boot Camp met after school on Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2nd from 3:30 - 6:30! Teachers Teresa Jourden and Jerrie Strahan were preparing students for the biology end of course exam using hands on activities to review learning skills. We appreciate the dedication of the students and teachers for giving their own time to prepare for this important test.
 
Teacher Spotlight – Mrs. Dee Elliott is the seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Timpson Middle School.  Mrs. Elliott said, “I have been at Timpson Middle School for 12 years.  I love teaching math and would never think of teaching another subject.  Seeing the growth of the student’s from one year to the next is amazing.  Student’s grow up so fast and change so much during the summer.  It is fun to watch them mature through the years.  I love to see my past students and see what they are now involved in.”  She went on to say, “I believe one of my favorite things, is to show the students that “this too shall pass.”  The student’s will not stay this age, they will go on to become adults and they can choose their own path.  I wish more students had confidence in accomplishing the things that they are dreaming of.”  Mrs. Elliott is a UIL academic coach.  She said, “I love helping out with UIL.  I coach math and calculators.  My calculator teams always place in the competition.  I was so proud to see my past calculator teams who are now in high school, do so well in their calculator competition this year.  Congratulations to them.”  Besides being busy in the classroom she also stays busy in her personal life.  She said, “I have been married to my husband Marty for 23 years.  We have two grown children and four grandchildren.  My husband and I have attended Holly Springs Baptist Church for about 5 years.  I help out every Wednesday with the Children’s ministry and I love helping with Vacation Bible School.”  Mrs. Elliott is a truly dedicated teacher.  She has high expectations for her students and she does her best to help them master the skills to meet those expectations.  She often stays after school to tutor students.  Many days she gives up her lunch break to work with students.  She and her students’ hard work pays off with her math students traditionally scoring higher on the STAAR state assessment test than the state average.  She credits he students for this success but her principal Calvin Smith said it is her hard work, dedication to her students and her ability to build confidence in her students that play a big part in students’ success on the test.  Mrs. Elliot’s ultimate goal is to have students prepared for high school math classes and hopes that much of what students learn can be used by them in college, the workforce and in their personal lives.  We thank Mrs. Elliott for her dedication to the students of Timpson High School.
 
 

 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5
SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building
 
Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana
 
Softball at Abilene Christian University
5 and 7 p.m.
Abilene
 
 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6
Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana
 
Softball at Abilene Christian University
Noon
Abilene
 
 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 7
Baseball at Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana
 
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

There will be a Joaquin School Board Meeting on May 10th at 12 noon.

 

Agenda:

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/JISD%20Special%20Board%20Agenda%20May%2010%2C%202017.pdf

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Panola College Honors Retirees


 
 
 
On Monday, May 1, 2017 Panola College held a retirement ceremony to honor
five longtime employees Mrs. Karen McClellan, Dr. Barbara Cordell, Mr.
Freddy Mason, Mrs. Ann Boland, and Ms. Becky Gullette. Together these
retirees accumulated 110 years of experience. Dr. Greg Powell, President of
Panola College, presented each retiree with a token of appreciation and
thanked them for their many years of dedicated service.
 
 
 Karen McClellan honored for 13 years of service with Panola
College. 
 
 
 
 
 Barbara Cordell honored for 17 years of service with Panola
College.
 
 
 
 
 Freddy Mason honored for 23 years of service with Panola College.
 
 
 
 
 Ann Boland honored for 27 years of service with Panola College. 
 
 
 
 
 Becky Gullette honored for 30 years of service with Panola
College. 
 

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12X12 scholarship fundraiser


 

This year’s 12X12 scholarship fundraiser of the Friends of the Visual Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
The silent auction bidding, which begins June 27, features 12-by-12-inch works of art created by approximately 70 artists from Nacogdoches, Lufkin and other areas of East Texas.
 
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information about 12X12, call The Cole Art Center at (936) 468-6557.

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Center ISD 2017 - 2018 Calendar -UPDATED


 

 

 

 

 

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Inside Out at SFA


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the Academy Award-winning Disney Pixar film “Inside Out” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, “Inside Out” is an inventive animated film that takes the audience on a journey to discover the “emotional roller coaster ride inside your head,” according to information at movies.disney.com.
 
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
 
FRIDAY, MAY 5
SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building
 
Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana
 
Softball at Abilene Christian University
5 and 7 p.m.
Abilene
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6
Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana
 
Softball at Abilene Christian University
Noon
Abilene
 
SUNDAY, MAY 7
Baseball at Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

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Shelbyville Student Recieves the Smith-Hutson Scholarship


 

Shelbyville High School is honored to announce Halie Lavergne as the 2017 recipient of the Smith-Hutson Scholarship. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship seeks to provide opportunities to students, who otherwise may not have a chance to earn a baccalaureate degree, the financial means to do so. For 21 years this scholarship program, established by an anonymous donor, has been awarding financial assistance to over 250 students. Recipients awarded have the opportunity to receive up to $17,500.00 per academic year, with the potential of $70,000.00 total for their entire college educational cost. Halie Lavergne was among 500 students nationwide who applied for this scholarship. The 500 was narrowed down to an elite 30 candidates who were invited for an interview.

 

 Following the interview Halie was notified that the scholarship selection committee had chosen her as their 2017 Smith-Hutson Scholarship awardee. Halie plans to attend Stephen F. Austin and major in Elementary Education. This is a monumental award, and Shelbyville is proud of Halie for her efforts, dedication, and leadership. Halie is paving the way for her peers and demonstrating again, what hard work, effort and never giving up can accomplish. We are so proud of you Halie; go out into the world and shine!

 

 

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SFA Summer Stage Festival


 

The Summer Stage Festival is slated for June 27 through July 15 in W.M. Turner Auditorium and the Downstage Theatre on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
 
This year’s festival features the School of Theatre’s presentations of the children’s favorite "Ivy + Bean the Musical" with musical book, music and lyrics by Scott Elmegreen and based on books by Annie Barrows as illustrated by Sophie Blackall, and “The Miracle Worker,” a three-act play by William Gibson based on Helen Keller's autobiography “The Story of My Life.”
 
For performance dates, tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
 
 
 
 

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Timpson Elementary School Honor Role


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Bear Update


 

 
Teacher Spotlight – Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, and Living to Serve…Just as the FFA motto says, Kristin Powers has a never-failing commitment, enthusiasm and drive to impact the future of every student.  Mrs. Powers has been an agriculture science teacher at Timpson High School for three years.  Her teaching experience ranges from Agriculture Mechanics, Livestock Production, Advanced Animal Science, Horticultural Science, Floriculture, Equine Science and Wildlife Ecology. She also teaches at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Fall.  She teaches future agricultural science teachers the record book system students use to obtain awards and degrees and required professional standards for the teaching profession.  Mrs. Powers works to make each of her courses real and relevant. She knows she is successful when the students take ownership and drive the curriculum rather than her.  She loves her job, our students and the Timpson community.  One of the moments in her teaching career that she is most proud of is teaching in her father’s agricultural classroom; where she was taught to love agriculture and the FFA.  This philosophy has led the Timpson agri-science program and FFA chapter to be successful at numerous levels.  Some of her students’ accomplishments this year include training a state qualifying Dairy Cattle and Horse Judging Team, Soil and Water Conservation District Tractor Driver winner, Area Dairy Foods, Poultry and Floriculture, Greenhand and Senior Creed Speaking, Greenhand Skills Team, Job Interview Greenhand Quiz and Farm Radio.  This year at Pineywoods District Convention she had three District Speakers advance to Area.  She has also encouraged and helped students to apply for student awards consisting of three American  Degrees, Lonestar Degrees, Star Awards and Proficiencies.  Beyond awards, however, the program at Timpson stands out for its unwavering commitment to the local community; this is exemplified by numerous community service projects and volunteer hours by members of the Timpson agri-science program.  Her commitment and professionalism serve as a model and mentor to students and peers across the state.  Her unselfish dedication has meant success for many lives and changed futures.  Her ultimate goal as an agriculture science teacher is to see student learning and success during and beyond high school   We appreciate the many hours and hard work Mrs. Powers dedicates to her students.
 
Beta Club Scholarship – Molly Sanford was recently notified that she is one in  ten Beta Club members in the state of Texas to receive a Beta Club scholarship.  Only 289 scholarships are awarded to Beta Club members in the nation.  Molly is a senior at Timpson High School and an active Beta Club member.  Mrs. Tina Samford is the Beta Club sponsor and is so very excited and proud of Molly for this outstanding achievement.  Molly is the daughter of Melanie and Rusty Sanford.
 
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Kristan Solomon is the sixth grade English Language Arts Teacher at Timpson Middle School.  She has worked in Timpson ISD for 10 years.  Mrs. Solomon is one of those unique teachers who has taught successfully in high school as the English and Spanish teacher, in elementary as first and second grade teacher and now is in her third year teaching middle school.  What Mrs. Solomon likes best about her job is the relationships she builds with her students.  She loves celebrating their successes in all they do including sports, academics, band, etc.  She also truly enjoys working on the middle school campus and the campus atmosphere of staff working together in support of the students and each other.  Mrs. Solomon says she really enjoys coming to work everyday because of the people that she works with and the students.  Mrs. Solomon is also active in extra-curricular activities including middle school and high school twirler sponsor, UIL reading coach and UIL writing coach.  Timpson Middle School Principal Calvin Smith said,”Mrs. Solomon puts in the time to prepare her curriculum and instruction so that she can meet the individual and diverse needs of students in her classroom.  She regularly assesses her students to determine their mastery of learning skills so that she can focus her instruction on the specific needs of her students.”  Mr. Smith says she has the attitude that every child who comes into her classroom is her own and treats her students like she would want her own children treated.  She and her husband Mark have three children Kaden, Kallie and Kaston.  Thank you Mrs. Solomon for your hard work and dedication to ensuring our students learn the skills needed to be successful.
 
 

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This Weekend's Center Baseball Playoff Series to be Carried on KQBB 100.5


 

 
The Roughriders will face the Kilgore Bulldogs this weekend in Round 1 of the Texas state playoffs.  Game 1 will be in Center at the Horseshoe Friday night, first pitch at 7:00 with Game 2 following Saturday at 1:00 in Kilgore.  If Game 3 is necessary, it will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2.
 
All three games will be carried on local radio 100.5 fm.  Pre-game begins at 6:45 for Game 1 and 12:45 for Game 2, featuring interviews with Coach Spann and with players Tyler Fountain on Friday and Dalton Alexander on Saturday.  KQBB is excited to be a part of the Roughriders' continuing winning tradition this season.
 
 

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Stone Fort Museum to host second pop-up event featuring SFA's Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble


 

The Stone Fort Museum will host a pop-up concert featuring SFA's Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Stone Fort Museum on campus.
 
The concert is the second in a series of pop-up events and part of the Stone Fort Museum’s Inside-Out project, an outreach program designed to pique interest in the museum’s exhibits and encourage students and community members to come inside.
 
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the museum, its exhibits or the Inside-Out series, contact Carolyn Spears, museum curator, at cspears@sfasu.edu.

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