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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.

 

Agenda:

 

 

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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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PANOLA VOLLEYBALL SOPHOMORES HEADED OFF TO UNIVERSITIES


 

 

 

 
Panola College Volleyball is proud to announce that all five sophomores
from the history-making 2016 Fillies Volleyball team will continue both
their education and playing careers at 4-year universities in the fall. Ana
Oliveira, Rachel Henderson and Victoria Baptista each signed a National
Letter of Intent in April, while Morgan Currie committed in May and Cyrani
Butler finalized her decision this week.
 
 
Ana Oliveira will be continuing her playing career at NCAA Division II
Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Oliveira became only the
second 1st Team All-American in Panola Volleyball history after being named
Conference Player of the Year her sophomore season, and SBU Head Coach
Caira Dortch is eagerly awaiting the elite level talent and experience
Oliveira will bring to the Bearcats program this fall.
 
Rachel Henderson will travel to the East Coast to attend NCAA Division I
Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Henderson was a 1st
Team All-Conference performer and emotional leader for the Fillies this
past season, and will be depended on to bring that same fire and passion to
the TSU Tigers where she will compete under the direction of Head Coach
Donika Sutton.
 
Victoria Baptista, a 2nd team All-Conference selection and the 2016 Region
XIV Tournament MVP, will be attending Liberty University, a NCAA Division I
school and program in Lynchburg,Virginia. There, she will be expected to
emerge quickly as a versatile leader who is able to contribute both
offensively and defensively for the Lady Flames under the direction of Head
Coach Shane Pinder.
 
Morgan Currie didn't have to travel far to make her decision, committing to
attend Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Due to an
unfortunate knee injury suffered late this past spring, Currie will take a
medical redshirt her first year before resuming her playing career as a
Lady Techster in fall 2018. The former Region XIV-North Libero of the Year
as a freshman at Panola and 2nd Team All-Conference honoree as a sophomore
will undoubtedly make her presence known quickly with a year to train under
her belt before she is anticipated to earn a significant role under Head
Coach Adriano de Souza.
 
​Cyrani Butler rounds out this year's sophomore class with her decision to
attend the academically- prestigious Tuskegee University in Tuskegee,
Alabama. In her two years at PC, Cyrani provided valuable depth in the
defensive position and was a critical piece of the leadership puzzle for
this year's national tournament run. Head Coach Janay Yancey anticipates
gaining Butler's contagious energy and work ethic in the Golden Tiger's gym
this fall during her first year at the helm.
 
 
 
Panola Volleyball sophomores Victoria Baptista, Ana Oliveira, Cyrani Butler, Morgan Currie & 
Rachel Henderson pose  before the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony in May
 
 

 

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Shelbyville School Board Meeting


 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417.

 

 

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Panola Fillies Basketball Camps


 

 
The Panola Fillies basketball team will be hosting two summer camps in the
month of June.
 
Camp dates are Wednesday June 21st - June 23rd for both the Youth Camp and
the Middle School Elite Camp.
 
Youth camp is for grades 2nd - 5th. The time slot is 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Middle School Elite Camp is for grades 6th - 9th. They will be in the gym
from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Registration for camp will be at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on June 21st.
Camp cost is $50.00 per camper which will include a Camp T-shirt. Those
interested can fill out the information below to reserve a spot and send to
kmcknight@panola.edu or call 903-693-2048.
 

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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenaha student Pacey Rhodes, son of Heather and Robbie Rhodes, competed in the Texas State Junior High Finals this past week in chute dogging. Pacey finished 2nd in average time and 3rd place in points.
 
His outstanding performances earned him the chance to compete in the National Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee the week of June 18-24.
 
 
 
“Win Every Day”
 
 
2017 Senior Celebration @ the Tenaha Youth Center 6:00 pm (All seniors invited)
 
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581
 
 
 
 

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The Little Star That Could


 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
SFA Planetarium
"The Little Star That Could"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting


 

Joaquin ISD will have a school board meeting on June 15th AT 6:00 p.m.

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

 

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Bid Notice For Shelbyville ISD Buses


 

Shelbyville ISD will be accepting sealed bids for the sale of three used school buses and one Ford Crown Victoria car until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Shelbyville ISD Administration Office, FM 417 West, P.O. Box 325, Shelbyville, TX  75973.  At that time the bids will be opened and read aloud.  All bids should be clearly marked “Bus Bids.”  The bids will be awarded on July 10, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at the above address.
 
Specifications can be obtained by contacting Jeb Shofner or Junior Dean at (936) 598-2427.
 
The Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any/all bids.
 
 
 
 

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Center is Now Accepting Transfers


 
Center ISD is accepting applications for transfer students in grades K-12 for the 2017-2018 school year.  
 
A transfer application may be obtained from the Center ISD Administrative Office located at 107 Private Road 605 or calling 598-5642 extension 2107.
 
 
 

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Timpson High School Mini Cheer Camp


 

The Timpson High School Mini Cheer Camp is coming up on June 24th from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Timpson Middle School Cafeteria.  Registration is $25 per camper and includes a t-shirt.
 
 
 
 

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Bear Update


 

TES Awards Night – At Timpson Elementary School Awards night the following students received an award for making all A’s and B’s for the school year.
Asrael Cantu
Layla Cartwright
Judge Ragsdale
Seth Searcy
Chloe Stanley
Khloe Williams
Jerrin Bass
Kylee Bolton
Christian Diaz
Keari Grace
Madison Harber
Jamieah Johnson
Jesus Mejia Ayala
Kai Polley
Bailey Shaddix
Kylie Smith
Taylor Stewart
Brianna Vargas
Ay’nivea “Honei” Christopher
Colbi Ford
Kelsee Holloway
Addison “Paige” Molloy
Callie Ragsdale
Brittain Sanders
Jackson Campbell
Christopher Crockett
Kenley Moore
Eric Moreland
Hannah Odom
Madison Parry
Gracie Pledger
Bella Alford
Brette Kate Behrens
Kooper Dawson
Yamilet Navarro
Mackensie Smith
 
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Joshua Jourden teaches physical education, pre-athletics, middle school and high school athletics at Timpson ISD.  He has taught and coached for 11 years with three of those years being in Timpson.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Permian Basin.  When asked what he enjoys most about working at Timpson ISD Coach Jourden said,” I work with great coaches that strive to be successful. We all share a common goal of getting better one practice at a time.  I also work with coachable kids who work hard and have great attitudes.  It’s certainly enjoyable when we can run a practice with a group of girls that will work hard and push themselves all with just a little encouragement.”  Coach Jourden said what he enjoys most about teaching is setting high goals for his athletes and then watching them achieve those goals.  He said the biggest benefit with coaching is watching the students’ hard work and dedication pay off.  Coach Jourden has coached in the state basketball tournament three of his nine years as a head coach.  Seven of those nine years he had winning seasons.  His team won the basketball state Championship for 1A Division 2 in 2013 and were runners up in 2011.  Coach Jourden has high expectations for all his players and works with them to develop the skills that will help them meet their individual and team goals.  He also sponsors activities such as picking up trash along the highway that he thinks builds team spirit and to give back to the Timpson community that supports his athletes.  Thank you Coach Jourden for coaching our athletes toward success.
 
 
Parks Chosen As DAR Good Citizen - Sheridan "Faith" Parks was chosen by Timpson High School staff as the Daughters of the American Revolution "Good Citizen".  Faith and other recipients were recognized at a luncheon held at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Grand Ballroom.  TISD congratulates Faith on this recognition and wishes her the best in her future endeavors.
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Mr. James Granberry is the third grade science and social studies teacher for Timpson ISD.  He enjoys working with students and helping them grow educationally and being able to master learning skills.  Mr. Granberry said he works to instill confidence in students so that they can believe that they have the ability to learn.  Having confidence in themselves helps them have confidence and a desire to learn.  It also helps them learn to be responsible for their learning.  Mr. Granberry gives students the opportunity to learn to be problem solvers by giving them experiments and other hands on learning opportunities where they are responsible for finding the best solution.  Mr. Granberry has sponsored science fairs for his students.  Students had the opportunity to show and explain how their experiments worked and what they learned from conducting the experiment.  He also sponsors a restaurant day.  On this day third graders set up a restaurant in the classroom for second graders to attend.  Third graders get to experience and learn about business, consumerism, finance, work ethics and customer service.  Mr. Granberry works to give his students academic knowledge as well as real life experiences.  Thank you Mr. Granberry for all you do to  make learning apply to real life.
 
 

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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 Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at 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 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby (arrived at 12:06 p.m.) and Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: None
 
Visitors: Matthew Gregory, CHS Administrator; Heath Hagler, CIS Administrator; Jake Henson, CMS Administrator; Inez Hughes, FLM Administrator; Cancee Lester, CMS LSSP; Holly Mikesh, Human Resource Officer; Mandy Perry; Shauna Sanford and Mickey Wulf, Special Services Director
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
John Henry Holloway gave the invocation and Jake Henson led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Discussion of Student Transfer Agreement
 
The Board revisited the student transfer agreement including but not limited to the increase in tuition and the deadlines.
 
John Henry Holloway made the motion, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to extend the payment of the transfer fee to August 11, 2017 and the paperwork for transfer for consideration for the 2017-2018 school year is June 29, 2017 
 
The motion carried 5-2.
 
4. Presentation and Discussion of the Preliminary Academic Results for CHS
 
Matthew Gregory presented the preliminary academic results for Center High School for 2016-2017.  Based on the data, Center High School should be deemed “Met Standard” when the results are published.
 
5. Presentation and Discussion to Establish the “Little Roughrider Academy” Day Care and After School Care Program
 
Information was presented to the Board on the Little Roughrider Academy Day Care and After School Care Program, which included the process for obtaining a license.  Holly Mikesh indicated this would be a benefit for employees as there is a great need for childcare.  
 
John Henry Holloway made the motion, seconded by Traci Willoughby to start the application process for Little Roughrider Academy Day Care and After School Care Program. 
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
6. Consideration to Award Proposal for Construction Manager at Risk on Urgent Needs Projects
 
Administration received one (1) bid for Construction Manager from Berry and Clay.
 
A motion was made by Allison Johnson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to employ Berry and Clay as the Construction Manager at Risk on Urgent Needs Projects.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
7. Consideration to Appoint a Sub-Committee to Develop a Future Facility Master Plan
 
Traci Willoughby made a motion, seconded by Daphne LaRock to appoint a Sub-Committee at a future date to develop a future facility master plan.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
8. Consideration and Approval to Delegate Contractual Authority to the Superintendent until September 1, 2017
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by John Henry Holloway to delegate contractual authority to the Superintendent until September 1, 2017.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
9. Consideration and Approval to Certify the Superintendent, James Hockenberry, to the Region 7 Regional Advisory Committee 2017-2018
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to certify the Superintendent, James Hockenberry, to the Region 7 Regional Advisory Committee 2017-2018.
 
The motion carried 7-0. 
 
10. Consideration and Approval to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for Transportation Fuel for the 2017-2018 School Year
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to authorize Administration to solicit proposals for transportation fuel for 2017-2018 school year.
 
The motion carried 7-0. 
 
11. Distribution of TASB Policy Update 108
 
Each member of the Board received a copy of the TASB Policy Update 108 (affecting Local policies).
 
12. Consideration to Approve Revision to EIA (Local), EIC (Local) and EIF (Local) – Academic Achievement
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the revisions to EIA (Local), EIC (Local) and EIF (Local) – Academic Achievement as presented. 
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
13. Consideration and Approval of TASB Localized Policy Update 107
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the TASB Localizes Policy Update 107, with the exception of DC (Local).
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
14. Consideration and Approval of Job Descriptions
 
A motion was made by Daphne LaRock, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to approve the job description, Student Needs Liaison and Intervention Coordinator, as presented. 
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
15. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 1:36 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.074 and §551.072 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, resignation/retirement and extended emergency sick leave.
 
16. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 2:00 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
16.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.074 
 
16.1.1 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Casey Lout to accept the resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Kerry Bryan, CMS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Laurie Bryan, CES Teacher – resignation
Courtney Cox, CES Teacher – resignation
Brandon Ganske, CMS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Cancee Lester, CMS LSSP – resignation
Justin Manton, CMS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Eren McMichael, CHS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Mickey Wulf, Special Services Director – retirement (effective December 31, 2017)
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
16.1.2 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the employment of personnel as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Cayle Bickman, Teacher/Coach, CMS
Margaret Bowden, ESL Lead Teacher, CHS
Gail Bownds, Reading Specialist – CIS
Kristina Conley, Primary Teacher – FLM
Tristyn Crelia, Spanish Teacher – CHS
Montana Duncan, Teacher/Coach – CHS
Brenda Johnson, Diagnostician – To Be Determined
Meagan Keggler, Special Education Inclusion Teacher, CES
Sarah Martin, ELAR Teacher – CMS
Lee Masterson, Assistant Principal – CIS
Michael Moore, Middle School ELAR – CMS
Angelica Morales, 4th Grade Teacher – CIS
Katherine (Sunni) Morris, Fine Arts Teacher (4th and 5th Grade) – CIS
Laura Oates, Special Education Life Skills Teacher – CIS
Shelby Parker, Teacher/Coach – CHS
Britney Pridgen, 5th Grade Teacher – CIS
Justin Richter, Teacher/Coach – CMS
Anneth Garcia-Rodriguez, Teacher – CIS
Jennifer Smith, High School English Teacher – CHS
Kyle Stewart, Teacher/Coach – CHS
Kevin Swor, Welding/Agriculture Science Teacher – CHS
Candace Thomas, Primary Teacher – FLM
 
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
16.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
 
17. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to adjourn the meeting at 2:04 p.m.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
 

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19 Panola College Student Athletes Earn Academic Honors


 

The following list of Panola College Student Athletes have earned NJCAA Academic Honors. 
 
First Team - 4.0 GPA
Second Team - 3.80-3.99 GPA
Third Team - 3.60-3.79 GPA
 
Logan Berlof                     Baseball          First Team
Christian Boulware            Baseball         First Team
Austin De Leon                 Baseball           First Team
Duke Ellis                        Baseball             First Team
Daria Eremeeva                W. Basketball   First Team
Michael Lawson                Baseball           First Team
Colton Oberthier                Baseball           First Team
Victoria Santos                 Volleyball          First Team
 
Kaitlyn Adams                   Volleyball          Second Team
Morgan Currie                    Volleyball          Second Team
Ekaterina Karchevskaya     W. Basketball    Second Team
 
Jarod Blissett                     Baseball           Third Team
Camie Copeland                 Volleyball          Third Team
Tatayana Lacey                  W. Basketball    Third Team
Ana Oliveira                       Volleyball           Third Team
Ryan Ratliff                        Baseball            Third Team
Gannon Rieswig                 Baseball             Third Team
Victoria Rushing                 W. Basketball      Third Team
Wayneneecka Wynn           W. Basketball      Third Team
 
 

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Panola Baseball Alumni In the NCAA Baseball Regional Tournament


 

Three Panola Baseball Alumni or getting to experience the NCAA Baseball Playoffs this week.
 
Jake Arledge, a 2015 Pony, is the starting centerfielder for the University of Arkansas and the Razorbacks square of in the Fayetteville Regional hosted by the University of Arkansas today against old teammates Trent Shelton (2014-15 Pony) and starting pitcher Miguel Asua (2015-16 Pony) with Oral Roberts University.
 
This game begins today at 7 p.m. 
 
Also, Hunter Stevens a 2015 pitcher for the Ponies is also at Southern Mississippi University who plays Illinois - Chicago today at 2 p.m. 
 
 
 
Jake Arledge
 
 
 
Miguel Ausua
 
 

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Tenaha ISD School Board Meeting


 

Tenaha ISD will have a school board meeting next Monday, June 5th at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Agenda

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/SKM_364e17060112030%20(1).pdf

 

 

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Panola Baseball Camp


 

Panola College will host a Baseball Camp for ages 5-12 on June 5-7, 2017.
The camp will be held at the Jim Reeves Memorial Field at the City Baseball
Complex on the loop in Carthage, Tx.  *
 
 
 
   - *Times:  9 a.m. – noon*
 
 
 
   - *Fundamental skills of fielding*
   - *Baserunning*
   - *Throwing*
   - *Hitting.  *
 
 
 
*Facilities used consist of a full collegiate field, covered batting cages,
and a complete indoor facility in case of inclement weather.*
 
 
 
*The camp will cost $85 per camper and all campers are encouraged to
pre-register.  Registration forms may be picked up at the Panola College
Charles C. Matthews Student Center, or the Panola College Baseball
web-site:   https://panola.prestosports.com/camps/baseball_camp
<https://panola.prestosports.com/camps/baseball_camp> *
 
 
 
For registration by phone call 903-693-2048 or you may register by
e-mailing kcmcknight@panola.edu <KMCKNIGHT@PANOLA.EDU>.  To register,
leave participants name, age, phone #. Plus, Registration can also be done
the morning of at the ballpark.
 
 

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Shelbyville Thanks Project Graduation Sponsors


 

Shelbyville ISD would like to thank all those who helped sponsor Project Graduation.  

 

Here is a list of sponsors:

 

 

http://cbc-radio.com/assets/uploads/thank%20you%20sponsors%202017.docx

 

 

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Tenaha ISD-Texas State Junior High Finals


 

Tenaha student Pacey Rhodes, son of Heather and Robbie Rhodes, competed in the Texas State Junior High Finals this past week in chute dogging. Pacey finished 2nd in average time and 3rd place in points.  His outstanding performances earned him the chance to compete in the National Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee the week of June 18-24.

 

 

 

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Shelbyville ISD Service Awards


 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Service Awards Group Photos


 

 

 

 

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Timpson Scholarship List


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Bear Update


 
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Mrs. Maria Milo is the Spanish teacher at Timpson High School.  She graduated from Institute de Monterrey in 1987 with a degree in Industrial Engineering.  She received her teaching certification from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2002 with certifications in secondary Spanish and ESL.  Ms. Milo said what she enjoys most about teaching is to engage students with concrete hands-on activities to help her students create a schoolwide community of learning that integrates academics, social and emotional development and prepares each and every student to make positive contributions in school, work, and life.  Her goal in the classroom is to create a positive, challenging, fun and energetic classroom that will motivate students to succeed.  Mrs. Milo says, “For me to be a teacher is a dream come true because I myself am a product of someone whom I consider to be the best teacher in the world.  I was inspired by wonderful teachers.  They taught me that any dream was possible.  These wonderful, inspiring people in my life have helped in my decision to become a teacher.  It is a huge benefit to teaching to enjoy such a lively intellectual existence throughout one’s lifetime.”  Mrs. Milo is a dedicated and caring teacher who has high expectations for her students and helps them achieve what they are capable of achieving.  Several of her students have taken the Spanish Advanced Placement test.  Passing this test gives students college credit without having to take the class.  In the past  Mrs. Milo sponsored the International Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  This year she sponsored the Junior class and the UIL academic Literacy Criticism Team.  Mrs. Milo was also selected as a past  Timpson High School Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Milo greets her students as they come into her classroom each day.  She hopes to set a positive tone and create a classroom where each student feels they belong and are capable of success.  She set high standards for herself because she realized she is a role model for students especially young women.  If she inspires them to follow their dreams and get an education that will help them achieve those dreams then she is doing the job she was hired to do.  She is also interested in being involved in future years in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy that will provide opportunities for students in these demanding, high paying fields.  Thank you Mrs. Milo for your desire to help students achieve.
 
2017 THS Scholarship Awards Program - The Timpson High School annual Scholarship Awards program was held Friday May 19. At the program $72,442 was presented to THS seniors. Attached is a list of the scholarships presented, the amount of the scholarship and the senior who received it. Congratulations to seniors who received scholarships. We greatly appreciate individuals, organizations and businesses who awarded these scholarships. We recognize and thank those who support the future of our students by investing in their education today.
 
 
Collegiate Center News – By Director of Academic Services Stephanie Behrens
 
The Timpson Collegiate Center/Stem Academy is proud to announce that Congressman Louie Gohmert is coming to Timpson.  The honorable Mr. Gohmert will be here June 1st in the High School Auditorium @ 3:00.  The purpose of this visit is to inform the Congressman of the progressive approach our school district is taking towards education.  Timpson ISD is aligned with the directives of Governor Abbott and Higher Education Commissioner Paredes and we hope to continue receiving support from Congressman Gohmert.  Please come out and meet the Congressman and support our Collegiate Center/Stem Academy efforts.
 
 
 
Timpson Collegiate Center/Stem Academy is proud to announce that we have been designated by TEA to become a STEM Academy district.
 
 
 
A STEM Academy is a school district which encourages a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
 
The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at an early age. This should be beneficial to them when they enter the jobs market, and in turn it should benefit the greater economy. It is a simple definition with a straight forward goal.
 
 
 
It is a very exciting time to be a BEAR!!!
 
 
Timpson Collegiate Center/Stem Academy is proud to announce our STEM Leadership Team.
 
 
 
These educators are part of our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Leadership Team.  This leadership team is committed to working many extra hours this summer.  Our STEM team will be the foundation to developing a strong STEM academy here at Timpson ISD.  This team is committed to working with SFA on the implementation and development of our curriculum, attending TEA's STEM conference in Houston, and days of professional development here in Timpson.  Their extra efforts to develop a STEM program our students will thrive on and fall in love with is appreciated.
 
 
 
A huge thank you to:
 
 
 
Cindy Simmons, Tammy Owens, Stephanie Jamar, Hannah Ramsey, Bubba Carrington, Kristan Soloman, Phil Behrens, Gina Duke, Dee Elliott, Calvin Smith, Suzanne Tomlinson, Cindy Sessions, Teresa Jourden, Sabra Sessions, and Ronald Lindgren.
 
 
 
Reminder: 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 11:00to 12:30.  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.
 
Timpson FFA Kids Ag Camp - Timpson FFA will be hosting an Ag Kids Camp for grades just finishing 2nd-4th at the Ag. Building, June 5th-7th, 2017.
Students will be learning about agriculture and completing projects to be taken home at the end of the camp.
Time: 8 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Only the first 20 applications to be turned in will be accepted.
Timpson FFA Contact Information
(936) 558-4211 
 
 
Broiler Poultry Show Entry - It is that time again!  The Shelby County Poultry Festival Broiler Show entry is due by June 9th at the Agriculture Science Building or the High School office.  The broiler show will be held on the square in Center, TX on October 7th.  Chicks must be picked up at the distribution site.  Date will be announced later.  Entry forms are attached or can be picked up at any campus office.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Mrs. Powers or Mr. Gaylord at (936) 558-4211 or kpower@timpsonisd.com<mailto:kpower@timpsonisd.com> or bgaylord@timpsonisd.com<mailto:bgaylord@timpsonisd.com>.
 
THS Physics News - Students from Coach Sessions’ 5th Period Physics class poses with their roller coasters that each team designed & built to accommodate a large and small marble. The designs had to include at least one loop and one turn that would safely allow each marble to roll down the coaster without falling off the rails.  This activity demonstrates the relationship between mass of an object, force, acceleration, & energy as well as the conversion of a marble’s potential energy to kinetic energy as t travels down the roller coaster.
 
 
 
 
Also, Sabra Sessions and Cindy Sessions were selected to present at the TRC Conference this summer in Austin at the end of June. They will present a lesson on Physical/chemical Change using recycle 6 plastic to math and science teachers from all over the state of Texas.
 
 
 
Staff Spotlight – Mrs. Octavia Lampkin is a custodian for Timpson High School.  She has worked at Timpson for the past fifteen years.  She has worked on all three campuses during her time at the district.  Custodian may be her official job title but she does so much ore.  Mrs. Octavia as we all call her serves as decorator, advisor and volunteer.  Mrs. Octavia and her sister Mrs. Velma decorated the teacher’s workroom in a coke theme using much of their own things.  The teachers enjoy their workroom so much because Mrs. Octavia and Mrs. Velma created a place that is enjoyable to bin in.  Mrs. Octavia also often advises students on their behavior and choices they make.  As she did with her own children she tells them the choices they make today will affect their future.  She works to build relationships with students so that they will listen to her and come to her if they need help.  Mrs. Octavia is also a volunteer.  She often helps the staff with things that are beyond her job description.  One of the things she enjoyed the most was being a band mom.  She rode the bus on all their trips, was responsible for checking students to ensure they wore all required parts of their uniform and that they were safe on the trip.  Mrs. Octavia really enjoys working with the THS staff.  She says it really is like one big family that works together to support each other and the students.  She says she likes the atmosphere in the high school and describes it as a pleasant place to work.  Mrs. Octavia takes her job seriously and has great pride in the work she does.  Taking care of building with 20 teachers and 150 students is challenging but it is  challenge she and Ms. Velma meet.  Walking down the halls of GHS, you see clean orderly classrooms, and inviting hallways. Making the high school seem like a second home for students and staff.  Mrs. Octavia takes extra time to be sure the high school is a building  staff and students can be proud of and is safe and clean.  We appreciate all Mrs. Octavia does for THS including her sweet smile and her kind personality and her desire to give her best in service to others.
 
 
 
 

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Sports News


 

 
In Ram Country
 
The Joaquin Lady Rams Softball team defeated the Woden Lady Eagles last night by a final score of 3 - 1.
 
Game 2 will be followed this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Tatum High School
 
Game 3 will follow if necessary
 
 

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Bear Update


 

 
Graduation Parking – Due to construction, the Timpson High School parking lot will be partially closed during graduation. The elementary parking lot and gates will be open to the gym. The middle school parking lot will be open and gates will be open to the gym. Handicap parking will be accessible at the Timpson Middle School. Both middle school and high school graduation will be in the THS gym.  If it is raining, umbrellas will be a must. Some sidewalks do not have covers from elementary.  You may still park in the open portion of the high school lot but you will have to walk around the front of the construction area. There will be staff situated for assistance. Thank you for your patience while we work through the construction process.
 
 
Teacher Spotlight – Mrs. Suzanne Tomlinson is a math teacher at Timpson High School.  This year she teaches Algebra I and Algebra II.  She has taught in Timpson for 17 years.  Mrs. Tomlinson’s favorite part of her job is working with the students.  In fact that is why she insisted on taking her picture with students.  They are why she does what she does.  She stands at her door each period and greets each student who enters her classroom with a hello and big smile.  She wants each student to know they are welcomed in her classroom. She is also great at building relationships with students that reflects her belief in the quote, “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Mrs. Tomlinson’s classroom is fast paced and lively which helps keep students focused and interested.  She involves students in the lesson to ensure they are understanding the skills she is teaching.  She has changed math students’ attitudes toward math from a subject they found difficult and boring to one they understand and find interesting.  She incorporates a variety of strategies into her presentation using technology, hands on activities and ways to give “real life” lessons that require math skills in order for students to apply what they learn to their everyday life outside the classroom.  She makes every effort to be the kind of teacher she would want for her own son, Cash, a Timpson Elementary School second grader.  Mrs. Tomlinson has been a class sponsor and enjoys being a UIL Academic Coach. She is also a past Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Secondary Teacher of the Year.  Thank you Mrs. Tomlinson for your energy, dedication and support to our students.
 
TES Awards – At the Timpson Elementary Awards night they following students received an award for called the Bear Award.  The Bear Award is given to students who are hardworking, exhibit good citizenship, and are well behaved.  Receiving the Bear Award is an Outstanding accomplishment.
Jagger Dupree
Jason Flannery
Ira Land
Madeline Adams
Kenyan Allen
Christabell Harper
Hurley Lusk
Bray Booker
Taylor Crockett
Briley Mikesh
Lauren Osby
Lizbeth Resendiz
Brianna Vargas
Ay’nievea “Honei” Christopher
Kane Hule
Summer Webb
Kendall Brown
Abigale Cox
Amy Hernandez
Madison Parry
Nakia Roland
Diego Garcia
Breunna Gregory
Taylor Gutermuth
Mason Quist
 
TES Presidential Awards – At the Timpson Elementary School Awards night the following fifth grade students received the Presidential Award.  The Presidential Award is given to students in the fifth grade who have the discipline and drive to excel academically.  Students earning this award must have maintained a grade point average of 90 or above in grades 4 and 5 and exhibi9t high achievement on the state assessments.  This is a very prestigious honor and students receiving this award will be awarded a certificate and letter signed by the president of the United States and a commemorative pin:
Bella Alford
Brette Kate Behrens
Kooper Dawson
Kallie Solomon
Mackenzie Smith
Quinn Timmons
 

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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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