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Joaquin ISD Substitute Training and Orientation


 

Joaquin ISD will be holding a Substitute Training and Orientation on
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Joaquin ISD Administration
Office.  Please complete an online application found on the JISD website,
www.joaquinisd.net, under employment opportunities. For more information
contact Donna Vergo at (936)269-3128 ext. 225.
 
 

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Lil' Riders Punt, Pass and Kick Camp Today! 8-17-17


 

The Center Lil' Riders Punt, Pass and Kick Camp today at 5:00 p.m. at the Roughrider Stadium.
 
 

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Farmers School Supply Drive


 

"Farmers State Bank is proud to support the children of East Texas by
hosting a School Supply Drive.  Items may be dropped off at any of our
locations.  We will be accepting supplies until August 18th.  All items will
be donated to CASA of East Texas."
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Menu


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SFA Presents Tartuffe


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present Molière’s “Tartuffe” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 3 through 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
Molière created literature’s most memorable con artist – and one of the funniest plays ever written –more than 350 years ago. Tartuffe boasts lavishly of his religious piety and moral purity, but everyone can see that his behavior is absurdly hypocritical. Everyone, that is, except Orgon, the all-powerful father of the house where Tartuffe has taken up residence. His family lays a trap for the imposter, but will they catch the Baroque-era sleazeball before he swindles them out of everything they’ve got?
 
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 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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Faculty and staff members invited to opening of academic year meeting


 

SFA faculty and staff members are invited to attend the opening of the academic year meeting Thursday, Aug. 24.
 
Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Spirit Lounge on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center, and the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom. New members of the SFA community will be introduced, accomplishments of the previous year will be highlighted and plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.
 

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SFA Alumni Association presents 2017 Alumni Awards


 

The SFA Alumni Association will honor six alumni during its annual awards banquet beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches.
 
The Alumni Association awards its highest honors to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and the community and who advance the goals and values of SFA.
 
The association named the following as its recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards: James Dickerson, Steve McCarty and Dr. Walter “Mike” Robertson, Distinguished Alumni; Julie Woods, Outstanding Young Alumni; Sydni Mitchell, Lumberjack Pride Award; and Dr. Michael Tkacik, Distinguished Professor.
 
Tickets to the Alumni Awards ceremony and dinner are available through Sept. 1 for $50 per person and $500 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Sowell, assistant to the executive director, at (936) 468-3407 or sowelljm1@sfasu.edu.
 

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Timpson ISD Weekly Calendar


 

Tuesday August 15
 
Volleyball versus CHLV/Ore City at Ore City JV/V 4:00 p0.m.
 
 
Thursday August 17
 
Meet The Bears 7:00 p.m. Herbert Eakin Sports Complex football field
 
 
Friday August 18
 
football scrimmage- Bears versus Groveton at home 5:00
 
 
 

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Bear Update


 

 
 
Football Scrimmage this Friday here at 5:00 p.m.
 
Timpson Lady Bear Volleyball News
Timpson Lady Bears have already begun the season and have started off strong. The Lady Bears opened the year will Dual Match against Tyler-Cumberland Academy and Center winning both games in straight sets. The Lady Bears then competed in the Gary Tournament where they had wins against Center, Kilgore, Harmony and lost to Huntington, North Zulch, and Sabine. The Lady Bears are now 5-3 on the season. They play next Tuesday in Ore City and will be at the West Rusk Tournament this weekend.
 
The JV Lady Bears competed in the Gary Tournament as well winning two games against Tatum and Union Grove and losing one to Elysian Fields. The JV Lady Bears are now 2-1 on the season and will be in Ore City tomorrow and West Rusk this weekend.
 
School Starts August 28
 
 

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Football Scrimmages


 

In Riderland
 
Center Riders vs Kirbyville Wildcats in Kirbyville, this Friday at 6:30 p.m.
 
 
In Ram Country 
 
Joaquin Rams vs Logansport Tigers, home game in Joaquin this Friday at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
In the Bears Den
 
Timpson Bears will have a home game vs Groveton Indians this Friday August 18th at 5:00 p.m.
 
 
In the Dragon's Lair
 
The Shelbyville Dragons will have a home game vs the Tenaha Tigers this Friday at 6:00 p.m. 
 
 
In the Doghouse
 
The Garrison Bulldogs will have a home game vs Arp Tigers this Friday at 6:00 p.m.
 
 

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School Schedules


 

 
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
 
Center ISD started this Monday
 
Tenaha ISD will start on August 28th
 
Shelbyville ISD starts on August 28th
 
Timpson ISD will start on August 28th
 
Joaquin ISD will start on August 21st
 
Meet the Teacher at Joaquin August 17th
also School board meeting at JISD at 6:00 p.m. on the 21st
 
Garrison ISD starts on August 28th
 

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Center Football This Week


 

Center Riders vs Kirbyville Wildcats Scrimmage
@ Kirbyville, Friday, 8/18.
Freshmen & JV @ 5:00 p.m.
Varsity @ 6:30 p.m.
 
 
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting Minutes


 

1  The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Chrisco Bragg, Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Jeff Cater and Brandon Neal
 
Board members absent:  Ronnie Belrose and Bill Mason, Jr.
 
Guest(s) Present:  None
 
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Donna Vergo, Human Resources; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal, Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal
 
Chrisco Bragg, President, called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
 
2  The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Thomas Harvey, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Tam Hearnsberger.
 
The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section and §551.074 at 7:49 p.m. on July 7, 2017. 
 
3  Closed Session
3.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts – 
     Texas Government Code §551.074 (See Attached Code)
a. Resignations
b. Teacher positions
 
4  The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 8:38 
     p.m. on July 7, 2017.  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action: 
 
4.1.a  No Action needed.
4.1.b  It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the 
recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Joe Hooper on one year probationary teacher contracts subject to assignments.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  The vote was 4 for and 1 against (Thomas Harvey). 
 
5  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
 
5.1 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve 
      amendment of the 2017-18 Compensation Plan.  Following discussion, a vote was taken 
      on the motion.  It carried unanimously.  
5.2  It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the 
       2017-18 Student Code-of-Conduct.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the 
       motion.  It carried  unanimously.  
5.3  It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to approve the sale of 
       surplus items.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried 
       unanimously.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
6  Report and Information items:
 
6.1  Review Handbooks (Employee and Student)
6.2  2017-2018 Budget Workshop – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
 
7  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
 
7.1 It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to set the 2017 
      proposed tax rate as follows:  M & O - $1.17 per $100 value and I&S - $.4273 per $100 
      value for a total of $1.5973 per $100 valuation.  Following discussion, a vote was taken 
      on the motion.  It carried unanimously.  
7.2 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve 5:30 
      p.m., Monday, August 28, 2017, for a public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax 
      rate.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
 
8  Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD – 
Monday, August 28th at 5:30 p.m. for a public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate and 6:00 p.m. for a Special Board Meeting.  Next regular board meeting is scheduled for 
    August 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
 
9 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 8:41 p.m. 
 
 

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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 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center High School Agriculture Science Building located at 658 Roughrider Drive in Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
John Henry Holloway called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum. 
 
Present: John Henry Holloway; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby, Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: None
 
Visitors: Matthew Gregory, CHS Principal; Heath Hagler, CIS Principal; Jake Henson, CMS Principal; Inez Hughes, FLM Principal; Shelly Norvell, CES Principal; Teresa Richard, Director of Instruction and RTI; Ashley Richey, CHS Agriculture Teacher; Linda Snell, Director of Special Programs; Kevin Swor, CHS Agriculture Teacher; Susan Watkins, Light and Champion and Mickey Wulf, Director of Special Education
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Makayla Mayo gave the invocation and Maddie Russell led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. Budget Workshop
 
The first draft of the 2017-2018 budget was presented and discussed.
 
5. Consider Approval of Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the notice of public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate on August 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 
 
The motion reads:
 
“I move that the Board of Trustees of Center ISD approve the Notice of Public Meeting to discuss the 2017-2018 budget and proposed tax rate. 
 
The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Center ISD Administration Office.  
 
The proposed Operating budget is $22,917,867.
The proposed Interest and Sinking (I&S) budget is $1,237,400.
 
The proposed Maintenance & Operation (M&O) tax rate of $1.1700 and the proposed I&S tax rate of $.1638 for a total tax rate of $1.3338.
 
The motion carried 6-0. 
 
6. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on July 27, 2017, the 2016-2017 School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Report and the budget amendments.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
7. Appoint Delegate and Alternate Delegate TASA/TASB Conference 2017
 
Allison Johnson was appointed as the delegate and Traci Willoughby as the alternate delegate for the upcoming TASA/TASB Conference 2017.
 
8. Order Board of Trustees Special Election on November 7, 2017
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Traci Willoughby to order a Special Board Trustees election on November 7, 2017.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
9. Review and Discussion of the 2016-2017 State Accountability Results
 
The 2016-2017 state accountability ratings were presented. 
 
10. Closed Session
 
John Henry Holloway called for a closed session at 12:23 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 compensation and benefits.
 
11. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 12:58 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
11.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.074 
 
11.1.1 No action required by the Board as the Superintendent was granted contractual authority on June 1, 2017.
 
11.1.2 No action required by the Board as the Superintendent was granted contractual authority on June 1, 2017.
 
11.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
11.14 A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the 2017-2018 compensation increases as recommended by the Superintendent.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
13. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to adjourn the meeting at 12:59 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 

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Dance program co-coordinators present research in Paris, France


 

Heather Samuelson and Haley Jameson, co-coordinators of SFA’s dance program, presented research at the Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society in Paris, France.
 
Samuelson’s poster presentation, “Expression of the Forbidden: Creating dance that explores eating disorders and self-mutilation,” is based on a dance she choreographed titled “M.E.,” which depicts eating disorders and self-mutilation.
 
Jameson’s poster, “Teaching Social Responsibility Through Dance Appreciation," focused on her teaching practice in dance appreciation classes at SFA. Jameson uses social responsibility as the framework to look at dance through the lens of a non-discrimination statement in her dance appreciation courses.
 
 

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SFA Gardens to host Permaculture Design 101 with Theron Beaudreau


 

SFA Gardens will host Permaculture Design 101 with Theron Beaudreau from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building, located at 2900 Raguet St.
 
 
Through this introduction to the sustainable gardening techniques of permaculture, participants will learn about holistic design strategies for East Texas that regenerate the land and surrounding ecosystems.
 

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Lil' STEM Jacks stargaze at observatory


 
Recently, participants in SFA’s Lil’ STEM Jacks, a two-day outreach program offered within the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ STEM Research and Learning Center, had an out-of-this-world experience as they traveled to the SFA Observatory for a constellation party.
 
“We were so excited to have our Lil’ STEM Jacks at the observatory. The students were able to see so much more by using technology. The iPads gave them the ability to explore and see what they wanted to see,” said Julie Sandifer, kindergarten through 12th grade outreach coordinator for SFA’s STEM Research and Learning Center.

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Lil' Riders Punt, Pass, and Kick Camp, August 17th, Roughrider Stadium


 

 

 

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Center Athletic Booster Raffle


 

The Center Athletic Booster Club is holding a raffle with a 2017 Polaris
Ranger "Camo" Crew 900 as the prize.
 
Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.
 
You may purchase your tickets at the Athletic Office
located at Center High School or from any Booster Club member.
 
The drawing will take place at the final 2017 Varsity Football game versus
Kilgore.
 
The Polaris is currently located at The Shelby Savings Bank on Selma Street
for viewing.  A photo is attached.

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Shelbyville ISD Immunization Clinic


 

State law requires all students be current on their immunizations before attending school.  Shelbyville ISD will be offering an Immunization Clinic to students enrolled in classes for the 2017-18 year.  The Clinic will be held during “Meet the Teacher,” August 24, 2017, between the hours of 3:30 – 5:30 PM…  Immunizations will be available to ALL students…  Parents should bring a current copy of student’s immunization record and, if student is insured, bring insurance card.   For more information you may contact the school nurse, Jeane Taylor at 936 598-7363.  Students who are not up-to-date on immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes, until the immunizations are complete.   

 

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S. W. Carter Elementary School Registration


 

 
S. W. Carter Elementary School
 
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 
 
August 14th – 17th 
 
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
S. W. Carter Elementary School will have pre-registration for new students moving into the district (pre-k-5th grade) August 14th - 17th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Please bring your child’s report card, immunization record, certified birth certificate, social security card and proof of residency.
 
 
MEET THE TEACHER
 
August 24th
 
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of August 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Joaquin ISD Administration building Board room, Joaquin, Texas.
 
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice. If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., Texas Education Code, will be held by the School Board at the date, may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
 
Texas Government Code Section:
 
551.071  Private consultation with the board’s attorney.
 
551.072  Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
 
551.073  Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.
 
551.074  Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
 
551.076  Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices.
 
551.082  Considering the discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel.
 
551.083  Considering the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representative to follow, in consultation with representative of employee groups.
 
551.084  Excluding witnesses from a hearing.
 
551.086  Economic development negotiations.  
 
Education Code 39.030 39.030  Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
 
Should and final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final vote shall be either:
 
In the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
 
Agenda
August 7, 2017
 
Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order
Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance Enter Closed Session Resignations, hiring and Contracts – Texas Government Code Section 551.074
 
a. Resignation(s)
b. Teacher position (s)
Return to Open Session
Resignations, hiring and Contracts 
a. Resignation(s)
b. Teacher position (s)
 
Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
Amend 2017/18 Compensation Plan
Approve Student Code-of-Conduct
Approve sale of surplus items
Report/Information items:
Review Handbooks (Employee and Student)
2017-2018 Budget Workshop – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance 
 
Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
Set 2017 proposed tax rate 
Set date for Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate – August 28th at 5:30 p.m.
Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD 
Adjournment
 

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Center High School Fish Camp


 

CHS Fish Camp
August 10, 2017 9:00-2:30
CHS cafeteria
 
Incoming CHS freshmen are invited to join faculty and staff for FISH CAMP!
 
The event is absolutely FREE, and participating freshmen will receive a
free t-shirt and lunch!
 
Students:
- receive your schedule
- Win awesome door prizes ALL DAY LONG!
- take a tour of campus and find your classes
- talk with upper classmen about the upcoming 4 years
- play games and visit with friends
- learn about CHS clubs/organizations
 
- Students will have the opportunity to pay their mandatory $10 freshmen
dues.
 
- Yearbooks will also be available for preorder - Receive a Fish Camp
discount off of the $45 price! Cash/check available.
 
- *An optional parent "CHS crash course" will be offered from 9-9:30 and
2-2:30. *
 
- For more information or to RSVP to the event, "like" Center Independent
School District on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CenterSchools (RSVP *not
*required to attend.)
 

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Shelbyville Athletic Boosters Meeting


 

Shelbyville Athletic Boosters meeting Monday, August 7th at 5 p.m. in room 101 in the Elementary building.

 

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Tenaha Football Schedule


 

 

For Schedule Click Here:

 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Agriculture Science Building Expansion Project


 

 
Center ISD will hold a Ribbon Cutting on August 8th at 11:00 a.m. to formally open
the new Agriculture, Science Building Expansion. The expansion project took nearly
16 months of planning, preparation and construction and includes 10,500 square feet
of additional space for specialized classrooms for agribusiness, animal science,
 floral design, power, structure and technical systems. There is also a meeting 
room for FFA and other leadership activities.
 
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of Center High School has seen
remarkable growth and student interest over the past 10 years. Currently, the CTE
agriculture science program is one of the fastest growing programs at CHS.
Please join Administration, Staff and Students of Center High School and the district
in celebrating this exciting addition to Center ISD.
 

 

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Panola College men's basketball announce 2017 recruiting class


 

Carthage, TX – The Panola College men’s basketball team and Head Coach
Grant McMillan are set to announce their 2017 recruiting class. After the
most successful season in school history, the Ponies needed to replace
eight sophomores and one redshirt freshman. This past season Panola posted
a 26-9 record, won the North Division in Region 14, was regional
runner-ups, and qualified for the national tournament for the first time
since 1979.
 
 
“Recruiting never stops for us. As a staff we have to identify players we
want to recruit early in the process. We believe in the way we do things
and think our success the past two seasons has helped us recruit
nationally.” Head Coach Grant McMillan mentioned. “We graduated a group of
players who represented Panola the right way. With that said, we are
bringing in a special group of players. Mix them with the talent have
returning and we can have continued success.” He added.
 
 
Returning players for Panola include: Christian Hammett, TJ Killings, and
Marlon Taylor. Local product, Hammett averaged three points a game last
year. TJ Killings appeared in every game as a freshman. He averaged 7.3
points per game and had a season high 19 points against Bossier Parish.
Marlon Taylor started 17 games as a freshman. He averaged 10.7 points and
recorded 9 double-doubles throughout the season.
 
 
2017 recruits include:
 
*Jaronde Boyd – FR – 5’9” – Michigan City, Indiana – Michigan City High
School*
 
Jarande Boyd is part of the winningest class in Michigan City High School
history. The point guard averaged 11 points and 6 assists a game his senior
year. Boyd was All-Area and named Blue Chips Camp MVP. The knockdown
shooter led his team to the areas #1 ranking.
 
 
*Jeffrey Boyd – FR – 6’4” – Chicago, Illinois – Homewood Flossmoor High
School*
 
A two year starter for Homewood Flossmoor High School, Jeffrey Boyd gained
the reputation as one of the best shooters in the state. Not in relation to
fellow signee Jaronde Boyd, Jeffrey was Recognized on the Chicago Sun times
all area team. Was the MVP of the Illinois Coaches Association all-star
game and made the Daily Southtown all-area team.
 
 
*Nathan Brooks – FR – 6’7” – Farmington Mills, Michigan – North Farmington
High School*
 
Nathan spent his senior year at North Farmington High School where he
anchored the front court. Brooks averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds a game
and was named to the all-area squad. Prior to North Farmington, Brooks
starred at Stratford Academy in Macon Georgia where we was an all-state
performer. The high-flyer made multiple appearances in Michigan’s top plays
of the week his senior year.
 
 
*Tylan Dean – FR – 6’0” – Ruston, Louisiana – Lincoln Prep High School*
 
Tylan is finishing up his senior year at Lincoln Prep High School. His team
finished up 29-6 and made it to the Elite 8 of the state tournament. Tylan
was a two time LSWA 1st team all-state member, three time Louisiana
sportswriter association all-state player, three time all-district player
and was the district MVP this past season. He scored over 2000 points in
his high school career.
 
 
 
*Shandon Goldman – SO – 6’9” – Evansville, Arkansas – Arkansas Little-Rock
– Lincoln High School*
 
“Biggie” finished up his freshman year at Arkansas Little-Rock. He appeared
in 5 fives this past season. In high school, Biggie was a three-time
all-conference player. He was all-state his senior year and made the state
tournament all-star team his senior year. After high school he did a prep
year at Tennessee Prep where he nearly averaged a double-double.
 
 
*Jibril Harris – FR – 6’8” – East Chicago, Indiana – East Chicago Central
High School*
 
Jibril finished up his senior year at East Chicago Central High School
where he led the Cardinals to a sectional championship. This past season he
averaged 14.7 points and 10.7 rebounds a game. Jibril made the NWI time’s
all-area team and was honorable mention all-state for the Indiana Coaches
Association. He was a double-digit scorer for the SYF Players on the grass
root circuit.
 
 
*Alex Holcombe – SO – 6’9” – Houston, Texas – Texas A&M CC – Fort Bend
Marshall High School*
 
Alex just finished up his freshman season at Corpus. He appeared in 23
games as a freshman this past season, averaging double-digit minutes per
game. In high school, Alex was an all-conference and all district player.
Known as an elite level defender, Alex almost averaged 5 blocks a game.
 
 
*Raymone Lampkin – FR – 6’11” – New Orleans, Louisiana – Helen Cox High
School*
 
Raymone averaged 11 points and 12 rebounds a game during his junior year
for perennial power Helen Cox High School. Lampkin finished his career at
TAGG Prep where he took on a national schedule. He increased both his
scoring and rebounding output while at TAGG.
 
 
*Jeremy Roscoe – RFR – 6’3” – Chicago Illinois – Southern Illinois – Uplift
High School*
 
Jeremy sat out last season at Southern Illinois University. Roscoe was a 1st
team all-state player for Uplift High School in Chicago. He was a key part
in his teams state championship his senior year. He averaged just over 13
points a game. After his senior year he did a prep year at Victory Rock in
Florida. At Victory Rock, Roscoe became one of the nation’s leading scorers
on the circuit averaging over 18 points per game.
 
 
*Juwan Williams – RSO – 6’4” – Richmond, Texas – Weber State – Fort Bend
Travis High School*
 
Juwan sat out last season after playing his freshman year at Weber State.
While at Weber, Williams appeared in 20 games, averaged 3.3 points a game
and recorded three double-digit scoring games. One of Texas top high school
recruits, Juwan starred at Fort Bend Travis High School. He averaged 14
points and 6 rebounds a game his senior year. Williams was also part of the
2013, 5A state championship team.
 
 

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Meet the Teacher Joaquin ISD


 

Joaquin ISD Meet the Teacher is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for all campuses. All students and parents are invited to attend.
 
 

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Shelbyville ISD Offering Additional Opportunity for Student Transfers


 

Shelbyville Independent School District is offering a special extended enrollment period for student transfers between July 31 and August 11, 2017.  The original deadline for transfers of May 31, 2017 has been extended.  Students in grades PreK through 8 who wish to transfer into Shelbyville ISD are being given this special opportunity to request transfer.   To obtain paperwork, please call the Superintendent’s Office at 936-598-2641.
 
 
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held July 27, 2017, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Center Middle School Football Update


 

Center Middle School football equipment will be issued from the MS field
house on the following dates:
 
Tuesday, August 8th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 7th grade
Thursday, August 10th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 8th grade
 
If your student athlete can not be present on the grade assigned date, he
may come for equipment on the other date listed.
 
 

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Center School Sports


 

*VOLLEYBALL*
 
LADY RIDER VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 TO 3:30 PM - ALL TEAMS
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 TO 3:30 PM - ALL TEAMS
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 TO 3:30 PM - 9TH GRADE
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 TO 4:00 PM -  10TH - 12TH
GRADE
 
 
SCRIMMAGES:
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH @ ELYSIAN FIELDS - ALL TEAMS
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH @ CENTRAL HEIGHTS - ALL TEAMS
 
*FOOTBALL *
 
PRACTICE BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH
 
Incoming 10th - 12th grade players report @ 6:00 a.m.
 
Incoming 9th grade players report @ 9:15 a.m.
 
ALL practices will be finished by noon each day.
 
 
*CROSS COUNTRY*
 
Boys report to stadium fieldhouse beginning Tuesday, August 1st @ 6:00 AM
 
Girls report to high school cafeteria beginning Monday, August 7th @ 6:15 AM
 

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Center Substitute Orientation


 

Center ISD will be holding their annual Substitute Orientation on Tuesday,
August 8th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the High School Library. All district
substitutes are required to attend to go over policies for the upcoming
school year. For more information or questions please contact Holly Mikesh,
HR Officer, at 936-598-5642.
 

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Center ISD Meet the Teacher


 

 
*CISD Meet The Teacher Schedule *
Tuesday, August 8
*FLM:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
*CES:  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.*
 
Wednesday, August 9
*CHS:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
 
Thursday, August 10
*CIS:   4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
*CMS: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m*.
 
 
*CHS Schedule Pick-up*
Seniors - Monday, August 7th
Juniors - Tuesday, August 8th
Sophomores - Wednesday, August 9th (Meet the Teacher)
​Freshmen - Thursday August 10th (Fish Camp)​
 
*All Grades and Stude**nts will be able to get their schedules at Meet the
Teacher Wednesday August 9th.*
 
 
*CHS Fish Camp*
Incoming CHS freshmen are invited to join faculty and staff for FISH CAMP!
 
The event is absolutely FREE, and participating freshmen will receive a
free t-shirt and lunch!
 
Students:
- receive your schedule
- Win awesome door prizes ALL DAY LONG!
- take a tour of campus and find your classes
- talk with upper classmen about the upcoming 4 years
- play games and visit with friends
- learn about CHS clubs/organizations
 
Students will have the opportunity to pay their mandatory $10 freshmen dues.
 
Yearbooks will also be available for preorder - Receive a Fish Camp
discount off of the $45 price! Cash/check available.
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD athletic physicals


 

Joaquin ISD athletic physicals will be held on Monday, July 31st at 11:00
am in the new gym.  This is for all athletes grades 7th-12th who wish to
participate in any sport at JISD for the upcoming school year.
 
 

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Center Roughrider Football Tickets


 

If you wish to re-claim your season tickets for the 2017 football season,
they will go on sale at the High School Athletic Office beginning, Tuesday,
August 1, 2017.  The Athletic Office will be open for reserve seat ticket
sales Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
IF YOU HAVE NOT PICKED UP YOUR SEASON TICKETS BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT
4:00 P.M., THEY WILL BE RELEASED.
 
PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE YOUR TICKETS PICKED UP BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
 
 
If you have any questions OR are relinquishing your season tickets, please
call or email stephanie.bowman@centerisd.org  Office number: 936 – 598 -
6173 ext. 2231 <(936)%20598-6173>
 
 
 

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Continuing Education Healthcare Programs to Begin Late August


 

Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education is offering an array of
healthcare training opportunities this fall.  Beginning in late August, we
will have the Nurse Aide program on our Carthage, Marshall and Center
campuses. On our Carthage campus, the Phlebotomy, Medication Aide, Dental
Assisting and Pharmacy Technician programs will begin in September with EKG
Technician beginning in October.  The above healthcare programs take three
to six months to complete and prepare the student to take a certification
exam.
 
 
 
Additionally, on our Carthage campus, Panola College is offering a Massage
Therapy program which will prepare the student for certification as a
Massage Therapist.  It begins in late August with the program taking
approximately one year to complete.
 
 
 
All program dates, times and cost vary with pre-registration required.
Please contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email
ce@panola.edu for more information.
 

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SFA's Phi Beta Lambda students receive top honors at national conference


 

Members of SFA’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter in the Rusche College of Business recently placed among the top 10 in various competitions at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.
 
SFA student Mark McLean became the first PBL student from the university to place first in a competition when he won in cost accounting. He also placed fourth in microeconomics. Kristi Clifford placed eighth in information management. Also, Clifford and Daniel Walker received eighth place in human resource management. Michael Kugler won 10th place in the programming concepts competition.
 
SFA’s chapter also was among the 10 chapters that received diamond status for excellent service.
 

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Nacogdoches Photographic Association to open annual summer show


 

 

 

The Nacogdoches Photographic Association will open its 2017 gallery show with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
 
The theme for the photo show is “Nacogdoches,” and the juror is professional photographer and former Nacogdoches resident Steve Kozak.
 
Awards will include Best of Show, first, second and third places, and honorable mention. The 2017 Best of Show recipient will be announced at the opening reception.
 
The show will run through Aug. 23. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Registration Dates


 

Please find the registration dates for JJHS/JHS students below:
 
August 9th, Wednesday -
Junior High    10 am - 12
Senior            1:30 - 3:30 pm
 
August 10th, Thursday -
Junior            9 am - 11 am
Sophomore    1 - 3 pm
 
August 11th, Friday -
Freshman       9 am - 11am
 
High school students will be issued a Chromebook at the time of
registration.  Insurance will be offered for the device for $25.00.
 

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Lil' Riders Punt, Pass, and Kick Camp, August 17th, Roughrider Stadium


 

Attention all “Lil Riders”: Girls and Boys that are entering Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend the third annual “Lil Rider Punt, Pass, and Kick” camp. The event will be held at 5pm Thursday August 17th at Roughrider Stadium in Center, Texas. The Varsity Football Team and Coaching Staff will work with the kids on throwing, kicking, catching, agility drills, and more. There is no cost to participate, so bring your “Lil Rider” and join the fun! The event is sponsored by the Center Athletic Boosters.
 
About Center Athletic Boosters:
Center Athletic Boosters’ Mission Statement: “Building Character One Play at a Time”. Our goal is to support student athletes as they compete both on and off the field so they may win in the classroom, on the field, and in everyday life.
 
 

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Panola College offering basketball skills camp


 

 
Carthage, TX – The Panola College men’s basketball staff is hosting a
skills camp for area youth and high school students next week. Camp will be
held in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.
 
 
Camp will be held from July 24-26th. Youth camp, grades 4-8, will be from
9:00 AM to Noon and high school camp, grades 9-12, will be from 1:00 PM –
4:00 PM. Camp will consist of fundamentals, competition, and overall
athleticism.
 
 
The cost of the camp is $60 and no pre-registration is required. If you
have any questions you can contact Assistant Coach Adam Blaylock through
email ablaylock@panola.edu or at 903-693-1147.
 
 

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Panola Offers Driver's ED


 

The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Driver’s Education Course on the Carthage campus beginning Tuesday,
September 5, 2017 and ending October 2, 2017.  The class will meet Monday
through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Preregistration is required.
For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at
903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu
 
 

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Camp College for Center Students


 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 13, Center High School seniors descended on Panola College to
experience Camp College 2017. Camp College is a camp between Center High
School and Panola College that gives their students the opportunity to
learn about and prepare for their college career.
 
Twenty-three students lived in campus housing for a night, ate in the
Panola dining hall and learned about student activities and organizations.
Panola College gave tours of the campus and talked about different programs
of study available. Students also learned about the admissions process,
financial aid and scholarship opportunities, library services and
eLearning.
 
Center High School held additional sessions for students about essay
writing, resume writing and overall preparation for college needed during
their senior year. Panola College has worked with Center High School since
2014 to offer this unique experience to their incoming seniors.
 
 
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting Minutes -UPDATED


 
1  The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in special session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Ronnie Belrose, Jeff Cater, Thomas Harvey, Brandon Neal, Tam Hearnsberger and Bill Mason, Jr. 
 
Members absent:  Chrisco Bragg
 
Guest(s) Present: Mimi Creasy
 
School Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Kathy Carrington, Special Programs Director; Donna Vergo, Human Resources Ronnie Belrose, Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
2  The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.074 at 6:01 p.m. on July 13, 2017. 
 
2.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts – Texas Government Code Section 551.074
a. Resignation(s)
b. Agriculture position
c. Band position
d. Teacher position(s)
 
3  The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 6:44 p.m. on July 13, 2017.  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action: 
 
3.1.a  It was moved by Bill Mason, Jr. , and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to accept resignation from Ronnie Wolfe and Kasi Trent.   Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously. 
 
3.1.b  It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Brett Gaylord on one year probationary 12 month Agriculture/teacher contracts subject to assignments.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously. 
 
3.1.c  It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Jacob Laster on one year probationary 12 month Band Director/teacher contracts subject to assignments.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously. 
 
3.1.d  No Action taken
 
 
4  With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 6:48p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Center ISD to Open New Building


 

Center ISD will hold a ribbon cutting on August 8th at 11:00 a.m. to formally open
the new Agriculture Science Building Expansion. The expansion project took nearly
16 months of planning, preparation and construction and includes 10,500 square feet
of additional space for specialized classrooms for agribusiness, animal science,
 floral design, power, structure and technical systems. There is also a meeting 
room for FFA and other leadership activities.
 
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of Center High School has seen
remarkable growth and student interest over the past 10 years. Currently, the CTE
agriculture science program is one of the fastest growing programs at CHS.
Please join Administration, Staff and Students of Center High School and the district
in celebrating this exciting addition to Center ISD.
 
 

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Panola Great Place to Work


 

Panola College has once again been named a great college to work for,
according to a new survey by *The* *Chronicle of Higher Education*, a top
trade publication for colleges and universities. Panola College has held
this honor for six consecutive years.
 
The results, released today in *The Chronicle’s* tenth annual report on The
Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities.
 
Only 79 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great
College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium,
and large institutions, with Panola College included among the small
universities with 2,999 students or fewer.
 
Panola College was also placed on the Honor Roll as a stand out college in
its size category for winning honors in 10 categories this year. These
categories included:* Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits;
Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job
Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and
Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching
Environment (Faculty Only); Work/Life Balance. *
 
“Panola College is honored to receive this recognition again for the sixth
consecutive year,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College. “To
continue to receive this award is a direct reflection of our remarkable
Board of Trustees, the faculty, staff, and administration.”
 
“Ten years in, the Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by
academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued
and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial
constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of *The Chronicle*. “Any college or
university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their
most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”
 
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an
institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and
a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support
staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received
recognition was the employee feedback.
 
To administer the survey and analyze the results, *The Chronicle* worked
with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has
conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of
thousands of employees nationwide.
 
“It’s easier to be a great workplace during good times, but it’s when times
are tough that the commitment to workplace quality really gets tested,”
said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partner, ModernThink LLC.
“And those institutions that measure up during times of economic hardship
reinforce their already strong cultures and put even more distance between
them and their peer institutions for whom they compete for talent.”
 
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most comprehensive
workplace study in higher education.
 
*About The Chronicle of Higher Education: *
 
*The Chronicle of Higher Education* is dedicated to serving the
higher-education community with insights, understanding, and intellectual
engagement. Academic leaders and professionals from around the world trust *The
Chronicle’s* analysis and in-depth exploration to make informed decisions.
 
 

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Regular Meeting of the Joaquin Independent School District Board


 

Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of July 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.
 
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice.  If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., Texas Education Code, will be held by the School Board at the date, may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
 
Texas Government Code Section:
§551.071  An executive session will be held for the purpose of having private consultation with the Board’s attorney 
when the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement 
offer, or on a matter in which the duty of counsel to his client, under the Code of Professional Responsibility of the 
State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Act.
§551.072  Deliberation of the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting 
would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
§551.073 Deliberation of a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the governmental body if 
deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in 
negotiations with a third person.
§551.074  Deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or 
employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.
§551.076 Deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
§551.082 Deliberate a case involving the discipline of public school child or complaint or charge brought against an 
employee of the School District by another employee and the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing.
§551.0821 Deliberate a matter regarding a student or students where personally identifiable information about students 
will necessarily be revealed by the deliberation.
§551.083  Deliberate the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or instruct its representatives to 
follow, in a consultation with a representative of an employee group.
§551.084  Exclusion of witness from hearing.
§551.127  A governmental body may use a video conference call to hold an open or closed meeting and a member or 
employee of a governmental body may participate remotely in a meeting of the governmental entity by means of a video 
conference call if that participation complies with the requirements and provisions of this section.
§551.129 A governmental body may use a telephone conference call, videoconference call, or communications 
over the Internet to conduct a public consultation with its attorney in an open meeting of the governmental body or a private consultation with its attorney in a closed meeting of the governmental body.
 
Education Code 39.030
39.030  Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
 
Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final vote shall be either:
in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
 
 
AGENDA ATTACHED
AGENDA FOR JULY 17, 2017
 
 
Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order Joaquin ISD shall have one member via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
 
Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Audience Participation – In accordance with Joaquin ISD Policy BED Local no presentation shall exceed five 
minutes.  Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
 
Report/Information items:
 
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.2 SHAC Report – Jennifer McCann, Administrative Assistant
4.3 Correspondence
 
Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting(s)
5.2         TASB Update 108
5.3 2017-18 Compensation Plan
5.4 Property & Casualty Insurance Proposals for 2017-18
5.5 16-17 Budget amendments
 
Enter Closed Session
 
6.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts–Texas Government Code Section 551.074 and 551.129 (See Attached Code)         6.1.1  Resignations
        6.1.2  Teacher positions
 
Return to Open Session - Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
7.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts 
        7.1.1  Resignations
        7.1.2  Teacher positions
   
Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next Board meeting
 
Designation of date and time of next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the 
Joaquin ISD – August 21st at 6:00 p.m.
 
Adjournment
 
On this 14th day of July 2017, this Notice was mailed to news media that had previously requested such Notice and an original copy was posted on the bulletin board outside the School District Administration Building at 1:00 p.m. on said date.
 
 
Phil Worsham, Superintendent
July 14, 2017
 
 

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SFA Students Travel Abroad


 

SFA students traveled to England, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands for a behind-the-scenes look at international media.
 
 
Students enrolled in SFA’s Department of Mass Communication’s Meet the Media course toured media organizations while abroad, including TV stations, public relations and advertising agencies, and magazine headquarters.
 
Dr. John Hendricks, chair of the Department of Mass Communication, expressed the benefits this experience afforded students.
 
“Students are exposed to vastly different cultures and experiences, which significantly broadens their understanding of and place in a global society,” Hendricks said. “Experiential learning such as an international study abroad trip motivates students to establish larger professional goals.”
 

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SFA Spotlight Dr. Flora Farago


 

Farago served as a guest editor for a special issue of the International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal, which was recently published online. The special issue, titled “Confronting and Countering Bias and Oppression through Early Childhood Policy and Practice,” includes scholarship from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada and the African diaspora.
 
As one of the lead guest editors, Farago helped in the article selection and review process. She also wrote an article titled “Anti-bias or Not: A Case Study of Two Early Childhood Educators,” which examined anti-bias teaching practices through a case study of two early childhood educators working in classrooms with children ages 4 to 5. The study explored how early childhood educators used anti-bias practices and how educators discussed race and gender with young children.
 
 

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Dr. Ellis-Hervey


 

Ellis-Hervey recently served as keynote speaker for the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics, an annual conference for young women, in Nacogdoches.
 
Through this conference, professional women share their enthusiasm, education requirements and remuneration for working in scientific, technical and financial careers, according to the West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women’s website.
 
Ellis-Hervey also has been invited to serve as the 2017 keynote speaker at the first SFA Women’s Empowerment Conference and at the Texas A&M University Speaker Series on “How to plan and achieve your life goals.”
 

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Coffee Break at SFA


 

Join us for an SFA Faculty & Staff Coffee Break from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore inside the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
 
Faculty and staff members will be treated to a free cup of coffee while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.
 
The coffee break is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Bookstore in support of the SFA Social Events Team’s efforts to foster a culture of engagement within our campus community in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan.
 
 

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Shelbyville Band Booster Meeting


 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, July the 24th, starting at 6pm in the Band Hall.  Refreshments will be served.  We are excited to welcome Deshmond Johnson, Director of Bands, and Kaci Trent, Assistant Band Director.  We invite you to be a part of this year's Band Boosters and support our students.
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Get's a New Band Director


 

Shelbyville Band Director Deshmond Johnson is excited to be the new Director of Bands for Shelbyville ISD.
 
He, along with assistant band director, Kasi Trent, invites all band students and parents to the SHS Band MEET & GREET this Thursday July 13 @ 6pm at the Band Hall
 
Other student reminders include INSTRUMENT CHECKOUT – Wednesday July 19 @ 10am – 1pm
 
LEADERSHIP MEETING – Wednesday July 19 @ 1pm – 2pm
 
SUMMER BAND CAMP – July 24 – 28 @ 8am – 3pm
 
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Johnson at 936-591-9991
 
 

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Tiger News


 

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
 
 
Hall of Honor
 
On May 17, 2005, the Tenaha Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor in order to recognize those individuals that have distinguished themselves as past or current educators, alumni, or supporters of the Tenaha school system.  Following are the rules:
 
Inductees:  Four Categories
 
A.      Alumni
 
B.       Athletes
 
C.       Educators
 
D.      Supporters
 
Inductees may be nominated five years after graduation or have given five years of service to Tenaha ISD.
 
Class of 2017:  1-2 Honorees nominated by at least 3 TISD Alumni as chosen by the Hall of Honor Committee and approved by the Tenaha Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
 
Selection Committee:  Five person committee (2 rotating board members with annual terms and 3 resident Alumni Members)
 
The 13th annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the TISD Cafetorium.  All inductees will be introduced to the community during a pre-game ceremony prior to the game between the Tenaha Tigers and the Mt. Enterprise Wildcats  at a time yet to be determined.
 
Timeline:
 
August 18, 2017                     Deadline for submitting nominations to Tenaha ISD
 
September 8, 2017                  Selections announced
 
October 14, 2017                    Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony
 
                                                Tenaha Tigers vs. Mt. Enterprise Wildcats

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS MASSAGE THERAPY


 

The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Massage Therapy program, on the Carthage campus, beginning Monday, August
28, 2017.  The class will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
- 9:30 p.m.  Preregistration is required.  For more information, contact
the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu.
 
 
 

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Center School Supply Lists


 

It's almost time to head back to school! Get ahead of the supplies stampede
with your Roughrider by checking out the lists at this link: https://goo.gl/X2Kog9
 
 

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SFA Staff Breakfast


 

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast will be 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the East College Dining Hall.
 
For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.
 
Please help spread the word about these events, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.
 
The monthly Faculty and Staff Breakfast is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.
 
 

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Panola Welcomes New VP


 

 

 

 

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The Little Star That Could


 

 
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
 
SFA Planetarium
 
"The Little Star That Could"
 
7 p.m.
 
Math Planetarium Building
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting Minutes


 
 
 
A special called meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 11:04 a.m. and declared a quorum. 
 
Present: James Greer; Allison Johnson (arrived at 11:20 a.m.); Daphne LaRock (arrived at 11:59 a.m.); Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby and Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: John Henry Holloway 
 
Visitors: Danny Berry, Berry and Clay Construction; Barry Bowman, CISD Athletic Director; David Golden, McKinley–Golden Architects; Matthew Gregory, CHS Administrator and Jimmy Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence and Malcolm McKinley, McKinley–Golden Architects
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Matthew Mettauer gave the invocation and David Golden led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Consideration to Award Proposal for Construction of CHS Culinary Kitchen and CHS Field House Renovation
 
Danny Berry, Malcolm McKinley and David Golden presented the proposed construction costs for the new CHS Culinary Kitchen and CHS Field House renovation.
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the Base Bid of $265,517.92 plus #8 from the alternative list of $9,688.00 for construction of the new CHS Culinary Kitchen and CHS Field House Renovation.  The base bid and alternate costs are a guaranteed maximum price.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
4. Consideration and Discussion to Schedule Ribbon Cutting For New Agricultural Science Building
 
After careful consideration and much discussion, August 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. was the date selected for the ribbon cutting for the new Agricultural Science Building.
 
5. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Casey Lout, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to adjourn the meeting at 12:17 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 

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Panola Welcomes their New Dean of Health Sciences


 

 

 

 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held June 20, 2017, beginning at 11:00 AM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.
 
Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
3. Consideration to Award Proposal for Construction of CHS Culinary Kitchen and CHS Field
House Renovation
Presenter: Danny Berry, Berry and Clay
 
4. Discussion to Schedule Ribbon Cutting For New Agricultural Science Building
 
5. Adjournment
 
 

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Timpson Students go to UTPB


 

Timpson ISD is partnered with the University of Texas at Permian Basin.  UTPB offered Timpson’s students an unbelievable opportunity last week.  Timpson had 40 students travel to Odessa for a summer bridge program.  The students worked diligently with professors and faculty from UTPB.  The students were given intense instruction in reading, writing, and math.  This enabled them to take their TSI test at the end of the week. We had an enormous amount of success with this test.  UTPB incurred the cost for student housing, meals, instruction, and transportation for our students who are a part of our Collegiate Center.  Timpson ISD is offering Associate’s Degrees, technical certifications, and powerful STEM instruction to all of our students.  Timpson ISD students were given an opportunity to live a week like a college student and begin forming relationships with collegiate staff.  
 
Timpson ISD is proud of our collegiate center students!  We had 99.3% passing rate on the courses our students took for dual credit hours this spring and a 100% passing rate in the fall.  We began the 2016-2017 school year with 30 students in our dual credit program and currently have 118 students compliant is some area of their TSI which will open the door for all of these students to take part in this program.  
 
It’s a great day to be a BEAR!!!
 
 
 
 
 

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PANOLA COLLEGE ALUMNI REUNITE IN BELIZE


 

 
 
 
On the thirtieth anniversary of Project Belize (www.projectbelize.org ) six
nurses connected through Panola College were reunited. When Barbara Cordell
began taking Panola College nursing students on the medical mission trip in
2000, one of the students that year was Bobby Yarborough. Several years
after he graduated, he came back to teach at Panola College for a few years
and then moved to Emergency nursing, but has continued to participate in
Project Belize many times over the years.
 
This year, Reyna Avila from the LVN-RN Transition program at Panola College
participated in the Project Belize course on Transcultural Nursing. This
marks the twenty-second year Dr. Cordell has been going on the medical
mission, and her seventeenth year to offer the course to nursing students
through the college.
 
The other three nurses came initially as students as well and now return
when able to volunteer their time and skill as nurses to the project. This
year the six nurses joined other nurses, doctors, and volunteers to provide
medical care to over 1500 Mayan Indians in the remote jungles of Belize.
This is often the only care these villagers receive in a year. All
volunteers pay their own way and all donations are used for medicines and
supplies.
 
 
Photo (l-r): Reyna Avila, Dallas, TX; Bobby Yarborough, Timpson, TX; Cassie
Kluth, Henderson, TX; Barbara Cordell,  Christi Caudle Strumski,
Shreveport, LA;  Alana Bankson, Stonewall, LA
 
 

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Louie Gohmert Visits Timpson ISD


 

Congressman Gohmert Visits TISD – United States Congressman Louie Gohmert recently visited Timpson ISD.  He met with district administrators regarding governmental impact on educational issues.  Congressman Gohmert said he is a strong proponent of local control and thinks federal money should be spent on educational needs identified by the districts.  He also listened to concerns of the administrators regarding funding to support the district collegiate center program. He pledged that he would assist in trying to find funding that would help to support this important program. He expressed his appreciation to the district staff and teachers for implementing a program which pays tuition for students taking dual credit classes toward a college associates degree and toward vocational/technical certifications and licensures.  

 

He understood how this benefits students and their parents and will help students be able to earn higher wages when they enter the job market.  Congressman Gohmert also met with students, teachers and community members addressing their questions and concerns.  Mr. Gohmert’s visit was a fantastic experience for Timpson ISD.  

 

Mr. Gohmert did an interview with Center Broadcasting Company where he said he would do what he could to help the students and school district in Timpson.  Mr. Gohmert has a gift of making his constituents feel important by commending Timpson ISD for the work and effort it is putting into its Collegiate Center.   Timpson ISD deeply appreciates the US Congressman taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our staff and students.  Timpson ISD would like to thank Eastman Chemical Company who was represented by our friend Mike Tucker and General Shelters who was represented by Timpson native, Derek Pierce.  Timpson ISD is grateful for its partnership with SFA and Dr. Redfield taking time to be a part of this meeting.

 

 

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Center School Board Meeting Minutes


 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas 75935

 

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Bear Update


 

TISD Retirees – Timpson ISD retirees were honored at the end of school year luncheon for their many years of dedication and service to Timpson ISD.  Superintendent Dr. Mid Johnson presented them with a rocking chair and engraved clock.  The retirees are:
 
Leisa Chadwick
Jill Hailey
Sheila McCollister
Jerrie Strahan
Kay Fodge
Octavia Lampkin
Velmarie Rogers
Margaret Tillman
Pat Wedgeworth
 
The TISD staff wishes the best to our retirees and give you our thanks for all that you mean to us and to the students.
 
TISD Board Members – Stephen Burgay and Brinson Stewart were sworn in as Timpson ISD board of trustee members at the May board meeting.  They were elected to a three year term in the May TISD Board of Trustee election.  This is beginning Mr. Burgay’s third term and this is the first term for Mr. Stewart. Congratulations to Mr. Burgay and Mr. Stewart.  Thank you for your willingness to serve TISD.
 
 
Video: Louie Gohmert Visits Timpson
 

 

Congressman Gohmert Visits TISD – United States Congressman Louie Gohmert recently visited Timpson ISD.  He met with district administrators regarding governmental impact on educational issues.  Congressman Gohmert said he is a strong proponent of local control and thinks federal money should be spent on educational needs identified by the districts.  He also listened to concerns of the administrators regarding funding to support the district collegiate center program. He pledged that he would assist in trying to find funding that would help to support this important program. He expressed his appreciation to the district staff and teachers for implementing a program which pays tuition for students taking dual credit classes toward a college associates degree and toward vocational/technical certifications and licensures.  He understood how this benefits students and their parents and will help students be able to earn higher wages when they enter the job market.  Congressman Gohmert also met with students, teachers and community members addressing their questions and concerns.  The TISD administration and staff greatly appreciated Congressman Gohmert taking the time to visit the district and community and truly listening to our views and concerns.
 
 
 

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Regular Meeting of the Joaquin Independent School District Board


 

 
 
Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of June 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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Tenaha Hall of Honor


 

 
 
On May 17, 2005, the Tenaha Independent School District Board of Trustees
approved the creation of the Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor in order to
recognize those individuals that have distinguished themselves as past or
current educators, alumni, or supporters of the Tenaha school system.
Following are the rules: 
 
Inductees:  Four Categories
 
A.      Alumni
 
B.       Athletes
 
C.       Educators
 
D.      Supporters
 
Inductees may be nominated five years after graduation or have given five
years of service to Tenaha ISD.
 
Class of 2017:  1-2 Honorees nominated by at least 3 TISD Alumni as chosen
by the Hall of Honor Committee and approved by the Tenaha Independent School
District's Board of Trustees.
 
Selection Committee:  Five person committee (2 rotating board members with
annual terms and 3 resident Alumni Members)
 
The 13th annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 14,
2017 at the TISD Cafetorium.  All inductees will be introduced to the
community during a pre-game ceremony prior to the game between the Tenaha
Tigers and the Mt. Enterprise Wildcats  at a time yet to be determined.
 
 
Timeline:
 
August 18, 2017                     Deadline for submitting nominations to
Tenaha ISD
 
September 8, 2017                  Selections announced
 
October 14, 2017                    Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony 
 
                                                Tenaha Tigers vs. Mt.
Enterprise Wildcats 
 
Nominations to the Hall of Honor must be made by former Tenaha High School
Alumni. Nomination Form can be requested by calling Brenda Lucas at
936-248-5000 ext. 201
 
 
 

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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)
 
 
 
Summer School throughout June:
 
Summer Lunch Program: 7:30 am for Breakfast;  11:30 am for Lunch
 
July 4th Fireworks at the Football Field
 
August 28, 2017 School Starts
 
 
 
Emily Bowlin, Chief Financial Officer/Notary Public, swears in the newly elected school board members on June 5, 2017.
 
Tracy Collins and Vickie Jernigan
 
 
 
 
 
Hall of Honor
 
On May 17, 2005, the Tenaha Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor in order to recognize those individuals that have distinguished themselves as past or current educators, alumni, or supporters of the Tenaha school system.  Following are the rules:
 
Inductees:  Four Categories
 
A.      Alumni
 
B.       Athletes
 
C.       Educators
 
D.      Supporters
 
Inductees may be nominated five years after graduation or have given five years of service to Tenaha ISD.
 
Class of 2017:  1-2 Honorees nominated by at least 3 TISD Alumni as chosen by the Hall of Honor Committee and approved by the Tenaha Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
 
Selection Committee:  Five person committee (2 rotating board members with annual terms and 3 resident Alumni Members)
 
The 13th annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the TISD Cafetorium.  All inductees will be introduced to the community during a pre-game ceremony prior to the game between the Tenaha Tigers and the Mt. Enterprise Wildcats  at a time yet to be determined.
 
Timeline:
 
August 18, 2017                     Deadline for submitting nominations to Tenaha ISD
 
September 8, 2017                  Selections announced
 
October 14, 2017                    Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony
 
                                                Tenaha Tigers vs. Mt. Enterprise Wildcats
 
Nominations to the Hall of Honor must be made by former Tenaha High School Alumni. (Nomination Form Attached)
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

Tenaha ISD will have a school board meeting on Monday June 19th at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Newly Elected Officers at Tenaha ISD


 

 

 

 

Emily Bowlin, Chief Financial Officer/Notary Public swears in the newly
elected school board members on June 5, 2017.
Tracy Collins and Vickie Jernigan
 

 

 

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Lipsey to Serve as Panola College Trustee


 

Panola College announces the appointment of a new member of its Board of
Trustees, Brooke Lipsey, to replace longtime board member, Mrs. Evelyn
Sharp who recently resigned.
 
“Our newest Board member embodies the spirit of community and brings
talent, expertise and energy to the table,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President
of Panola College. “We are fortunate to have the level of experience and
leadership in place on our Board, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this
appointment.”
 
Brooke Lipsey is a Carthage native and a 1999 graduate of Carthage high
School. She began her collegiate career at Panola College before
transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned her
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2002.
 
While attending SFA, Lipsey began her career at BancorpSouth and later
transferred to their Marshall Branch. She also worked as an accountant for
Robinson and Williams, CPAs. Currently, she works for the Panola County
Auditor’s office as 2nd assistant auditor and has been the bookkeeper for
Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral home since 2005.
 
Brooke and her husband, Stuart Lipsey, have two children, Olivia, age 9,
and Travis, age 7. Her family are active members at the First United
Methodist Church, where she enjoys teaching Sunday school, LOGOS, and
directing Vacation Bible School.
 
“I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve on the
Board of Trustees for Panola College, an institution that our community is
so blessed to have. I am grateful for Mrs. Evelyn Sharp’s many years of
service and contributions to the College. I truly have big shoes to fill,”
stated Lipsey.
 
The Panola College Board of Trustees are: Chair, William Goolsby;
Vice-Chair, Hal Palmer; Secretary, Glendell Chadwick; Brooke Lipsey; Bobby
Phillips; Kevin Smith; and Richard Thomas.
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

 
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held June 13, 2017, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
 
 
 

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