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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)
 
 
 
February 27, 2017- JH Track Meet; Yellow Jacket Relays in Alto
 
February 28, 2017-Tigers vs San Augustine at Central Heights 7:00 pm 
 
March 2, 2017-Test Training; Texas History Month; HS Track-Groveton Relays
 
March 4-Texas A&M Judging Clinics
 
March 7, 2017-JH Track-Garrison Relays
 
March 9, 2017-HS Track-Garrison Relays
 
 
 
Tigers vs San Augustine in Central Heights at 7 PM-Tuesday, February 28,
2017
 
KGAS will broadcast on 104.3 FM
 
 
 
College & Financial Aid
 
 
 
Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Needle!
Needle who?
"Needle a little money!"
 
If you have a junior or senior getting ready to take that next step into
COLLEGE this knock-knock joke may hit home!  
 
Did you know that 85% of students who attend college rely on financial aid
or loans?  The average cost of college per semester ranges anywhere from
$5,000-$25,000.  Here are a few measures to put into place now to help with
the financial burden.  
 
1)     File the FAFSA: free financial aid: deadline end of June
 
 <http://www.fafsa.ed.gov> www.fafsa.ed.gov 
 
2)   APPLY for any & all SCHOLARSHIPS:  forms have been given to seniors
with upcoming deadlines (more to come)
 
3)   APPLY to college of choice & meet their SCHOLARSHIP deadlines!
<http://www.applytexas.com> www.applytexas.com
 
4)   Ask to be a part of the college WORK STUDY program:  students obtain
jobs on campus with pay.
 
"The VALUE of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the
training of the mind to think." Albert Einstein  
 
I will leave you with this thought:  passing up opportunities to be awarded
"FREE" money is like walking down the street and passing up a wad of $100
bills lying on the ground!  What would you do....
 
Karen Fallin, Counselor

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Bear Update


 

 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Baseball tonight in Garrison at 6:00 p.m.
Junior High Track after school today in Alto
 
Tues. Feb. 28 – TES Mock Testing 3rd, 4th, 5th Science
 
Wed. Mar. 1 – PSAT 9
-------------------- TES Benchmark Testing
 
Thurs. Mar. 2 – FFA Shelby County Show
--------------------  TES Benchmark Testing
--------------------  Indian Track Relay Meet in Groveton
-2nd – 4th --------  Center Softball Tournament
- 2nd – 4th--------  Neches Baseball Tournament
 
Fri. Mar. 3 – End of 4th Six Weeks
--------------------   Deadline to Register for April 8 ACT
--------------------   TES Benchmark Testing
--------------------    Indian Track Relay Meet Groveton
 
THS Yearbook  - The last Timpson High School yearbook sale for the year begins Monday, 2/27. The cost is $50.00 each. There are only 40 copies left to reserve.
 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Board ofTrustees of the Tenaha Independent School District will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 beginning at 5:30p.m. in the Boardroom of the Administration office located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
 
The Subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)
1 . Call to Order
2. Closed Session
(a.) Consultation with Legal Counsel Related to Superintendent's Contract
(b.) Consider for Approval to Bring Back to the Table the Superintendent's Contract
(c.) Texas Gov't Code § 551.074 District Employees and Officers
(1.) Superintendent's Contract
3. Adjournment

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Basketball Scores


 

 
Center Roughriders 58 Mabank Panthers 38
 
Shelbyville Dragons 81 Pineywoods Community Academy 76
 
Tenaha Lady Tigers 42 Woden Eagles 47
 
San Augustine Tigers 67 Neches Tigers 63
 
Panola men defeat Kilgore, 74-64
 
Panola Fillies win 87-68 Kilgore

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Bear Update


 

TISD Groundbreaking Ceremony – Timpson ISD students, staff and board of trustees broke ground for the new construction and improvements in the district made possible by the passage of the bond election. Superintendent Dr. Mid Johnson said in his remarks:  “Today marks a milestone and a new beginning for our school district.  Our vision, with God’s blessings, is to become the best school district in the State of Texas.  Therefore, we are set to construct a new state of the art Collegiate and Career Center and event center.  The primary construction will consist of a 55,000 square foot facility that includes a Collegiate Center, Event Center, and Agriculture Science Facility.  The spot on which shovels are placed marks the far end of the new facility which will span to where the field house is located now or at least partially located now.  In this new facility, students will be offered the chance to gain many college and career hours as they prepare for a successful career.  They will have the chance to earn associates degrees, college hours, and certificates preparing them for a greater chance of success in college or for the workplace. To our knowledge, this type of facility is a new conceptual model that demonstrates a passion toward preparing students for their futures.  We are very proud that our community wishes to invest so freely into the lives of children and we hope this is the beginning of something great that will endure the test of time and make these children’s lives richer.  In other projects across the campus, we are renovating and expanding the current band hall, building a new softball field and complex, building a new playground, a new bus barn facility and are updating and renovating other parts of the entire campus.  As we look into the future, let us learn from where we have been and seek vigorously where we are going.  Let us never forget that the path to greatness is filled with hard work and will never really end but will reap rewards of greatness for our future community and children.”
 
Texas FFA Day at Texas State Capitol – Austin, Texas – For two days the Texas State Capitol will become a classroom as more than 800 Texas FFA members and agricultural educators visit Austin on Feb. 21st and 23rd.  Students will learn about the state’s legislation process, especially as it relates to agriculture, at the eighth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol, co-hosted by the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas and the Texas FFA Association.  Since 2010, Texas FFA members have gathered in Austin to celebrate the organization and advocate for the continued support of agricultural education.  Throughout the day members will meet with their state legislators, walk the Capitol hallways, and see where history has been made since 1889.  The event provides a unique opportunity for high school students to learn from various players in the state’s legislative process.  Members and guests enjoyed keynote speeches from Representative DeWayne Burns and Representative Trent Ashby. “Texas FFA Day at the Capitol provides the opportunity for our state leaders to see the true impact agricultural education and the FFA has on our state,” said 2016-2017 Texas FFA President, Jake Traylor.  The experience also allows our members the opportunity to witness the legislative process, and how they can affect change in their own communities.”  Timpson High School FFA students attended this event with their teacher Mrs. Kristin Powers.  The students (Amanda Yates, Chase Clepper, Kayleigh Scroggins, Connor Timmons and Macy Jo Hanson) were invited to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s office to meet one-on-one with Commissioner Miller.  While in his office, the students had the opportunity to attend a press conference.  Commissioner Miller’s office is located at the Stephen F. Austin Building.  Students also met with governmental liaison Allisa Nolan and other Texas Department of Agriculture staff members.
 
TMS 2017-2018 Cheerleaders - Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Timpson Middle School cheerleaders ..  They are: Front Row: Lana Parks, Annie Young, Breunna Gregory, Ally Kimbro, Haylee Eaves Back Row: Amiyah Soto, Catherine Searcy, Celeste Bush, Layci Sample, Kayden Cooper
 
THS Floral Design Classes  - The Timpson High School floral design classes finished a unit titled Miniature Landscapes.  Students made fairy garden furniture and designed a container grown landscape.  Students were encouraged to be creative and include unique features that match their personality and interests.  Photo attached.
 
TISD Basketball Benefit – Just a reminder that the Timpson ISD employees and students will play a benefit basketball game tonight, Friday Feb. 24th in the high school gym.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and tip-off is at 6:00 p.m.  The purpose of the benefit is to raise money to help offset the ongoing medical expenses of two of our TISD family members – fourth grade student Claycee Renick and elementary/middle school counselor Tammy Sparks.  Cost of admission is two dollars for children and three dollars for adults.  Everyone is invited to come out tonight to join the fun and help with a great cause.
 

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Fillies Win!!!


 
 
 
The Panola Fillies faced another nationally ranked squad in Tyler on
Wednesday night and came out on top, 75-70.
 
In a game that had 10 lead changes and 5 ties, the Fillies found a way to
seal the deal. The Fillies had won the first two quarters of the game, up
34-29 at half time and carried that momentum into the second half as well.
But it wouldn't be easy.
 
The third quarter was grind and guts from both teams. Tyler won every loose
ball and had 6 crucial offensive rebounds to head into the fourth up 45-50.
In the fourth, the Fillies were able to score 30 major points and win the
game.
 
Freshman Patience Okpe led all scorers with 24 points, 4 assists, and 1
steal. Freshman Daria Eremeeva almost came away with a double-double with
15 points and 9 rebounds, 5 of those being offensive. Sophomore Genesis
Rivera added 11 points for the Fillies as well.
 
This is the 20th win in the season for PC, making them 11-6 in conference
and 20-7 overall.
 
The Fillies continue conference play this Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. against
Kilgore College. It is also the Fillies annual PINK GAME. The pink jerseys
that the Fillies will be sporting will be up for an online/silent auction.
Be sure to wear Pink and cheer on our Fillies.
 

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Bear Update


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-K Plants Garden - Submitted by:  Penny Ramsey
 
On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, Timpson Elementary School pre-k went with Mrs. Powers 7th period class to plant strawberries, peppers, broccoli, and other plants in their raised beds.  Pre-K was able to dig holes, place the plants in the holes and water the plants.  It was a great way to teach students where their food comes from. My class was so excited.  Mrs. Powers, thank you so much for letting us come.
 
 
 
 
Black History Month – February is Black History month.  Black History month honors the contributions of African Americas to United States history.  Attached are photos of Timpson Elementary School students’ projects and displays.
 

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Tiger Fan Bus Information


 

 
 
GAME TIME:  FRIDAY, February 24, 2017 AT 7:30 pm
 
FAN INFORMATION
 
LOCATION: Leon High School, Jewett, Texas 
 
PRICE: $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students includes roundtrip for one person and admission into the game.  Meals are not included in the ticket price. 
 
TIMES:  Charter Bus will leave @ 3:30 pm sharp from the Tiger parking lot. The bus will return immediately following the game.  The return trip is non-stop also.
 
BUS TICKETS:  To purchase a seat on the charter bus, see Regina Tovar in the High School Office.  Your seat is reserved when payment is received.  Only 55 seats available.  
 
ALL STUDENTS/CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 MAY RIDE THE FAN BUS WITHOUT AN ADULT.  
 
**If the Lady Tigers win they will play Saturday at 2 pm.  A fan bus will be provided.  Tickets for the fan bus Saturday will be $20 for adults and $15.00 for students (includes admission to game) on a first come first serve basis on site.  The bus will depart from Tiger parking lot at 10:30 am.  The bus will return to Tenaha immediately following the game.  Both trips will be non-stop.

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Shelbyville Dragon & Lady Dragon Powerlifting


 

Shelbyville Powerlifting teams competed at the East TX Powerlifting
Championship in White Oak, Tx on Sat. Feb 18. The following will compete at
the Regional Meet next month. Congratulations and Good Luck at Regionals!!
 
Girls finished 2nd overall
 
97 weight class Kaitlyn Campbell  2nd place  Regional Qualifier
105 weight class Hannah Hall  1st place   Regional Qualifier
123 weight class  Jaiden Rose 2nd place  Regional Qualifier
132 weight class  Breanna Jackson  2nd place  Regional Qualifier
259 weight class  Katie Casey  1st place  Regional Qualifier
 
Tori Babin and Steph Moore will be Alternate Regional Qualifiers
 
Boys
 
123 weight class  Seth Sanders  2nd place
132 weight class  Brodie Chandler  4th place
198 weight class  Logan Jefferson 3rd place
275 weight class  Kawon McCowin 2nd place

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Panola Pipers Entertain at Delta Gamma Meeting


 

 

 

 

The Panola Pipers Choir presented a selection of love songs for the February Delta Gamma meeting at Tenaha First Baptist Church. 
 
This was a combined meeting with Panola chapter, Epsilon Iota. The choir is led by Epsilon Iota member, Sandra Bauer. The choir sang songs from the present as well as previous decades. Both chapters, as well as visitors enjoyed the evening and visited afterwards with refreshments.
 
Delta Gamma and Epsilon Iota are local chapters of the international organization of key women educators, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
 

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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)
 
 
 
February 21,2017-Tiger Pep Rally @ 1:23 pm in the Cafetorium; Lady Tigers vs
Douglass @ Central Heights 6:00 pm; Tigers vs New Summerfield @ Central
Heights  7:30 pm
 
February 22, 2017-Test Training
 
February23, 2017-Report Cards; HS Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
 
 
******Tiger Pep Rally @ 1:23 pm in the Cafetorium;
 
Today, at Central Heights.... a Tiger Double Header
 
Lady Tigers vs Douglass at 6:00
Tigers vs New Summerfield at 7:30
 
Let's show East Texas who has the ROWDIEST fan base in Hoops!!
 
Kindergarten learning how to subtract!
 
        
 
Kindergarteners learning how to READ!
 
       
 
 
 
Accelerated Reader shopping for prizes day!

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This Week at Center ISD


 

 

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Bear Update


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
2/20/2017
 
Calendar of Events –
 
Mon.  Feb. 20 – President’s Day
--------- Baseball vs. Grapeland – Home @ 6:00 p.m.
--------- Junior High Track Meet in Alto (both are cancelled)
 
Tues. Feb. 21 – Twirler/Drum Major Tryouts – THS Band Hall @ 4:00 p.m.
 
Thurs. Feb. 23 – TISD  Groundbreaking Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m. at the fieldhouse (south side of the football field)
23rd – 25th – Westwood Varsity Baseball Tournament
23rd – 25th – Nacogdoches Softball Tournament @ Alto
24th – 25th  - FFA San Antonio Ag. Mechanics Show
 
Fri. Feb. 24 – Timpson ISD Employees vs. Students Benefit Basketball Game @ 6:00 p.m. in THS Gym
 
TES Pre-K Newsletter - Attached is the Timpson Elementary School Pre-K newsletter.
 
 
 
 
THS Students Receive Forklift Certifications - Timpson High School students recently attended forklift training and received a certification to operate a forklift.  This is a skill many area businesses require and therefore gives these students a better chance to gain employment.  The students who received their fork lift operator certification are:
 
Connor Hairgrove, DeCamerin Berry, Sage Taylor, Jayden Johnson, Brandon Addison, T. Earl, Cutter Smith, Dakota Watts, Joe Hendricks, Bryan Torres, Jose Mejia, Nathan Barr, and Chase Clepper (kneeling)
 
Congratulations to  these young men!
 

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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)
 
 
 
February 20, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood (There) 5:30/7:00 pm; JH
Yellowjacket Relays in Alto (Field Events cancelled)
 
February 21,2017-Lady Tigers vs Douglass @ Central Heights 6:00 pm; Tigers
vs New Summerfield @ Central Heights  7:30 pm
 
February 22, 2017-Test Training
 
February23, 2017-Report Cards; HS Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
 
 
GUESS WHAT?
 
It's time to CALL OUT THE WHOLE TIGER NATION!!
 
Tuesday, at Central Heights.... a Tiger Double Header
 
Lady Tigers vs Douglass at 6:00
Tigers vs New Summerfield at 7:30
 
Let's show East Texas who has the ROWDIEST fan base in Hoops!!
 

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Panola College approved for Ranch and Land Management Degree


 

 
 
 
Beginning in fall 2017, Panola College will offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and a Level 1 certificate in Ranch and Land Management. Students who wish to pursue an advanced degree beyond the AAS may transfer to Stephen F. Austin State University to work toward a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree.
 
Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President for Instruction, said the new degree and certificate will benefit Panola College students who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of agricultural productivity and land stewardship.
 
“We have worked diligently for more than a year to create this new opportunity for our students,” he said.
 
An advisory board worked with Panola College to design and implement the new degree program. Board members include Lee Dudley, Texas A&M Agri-Life; Chris Adams, Bird & Crawford Forestry; Lee Anderson, Texas Forest Service; Dr. John Ray; Ken Smith, Hancock Forestry; Tim L. Holland, Certified Forester; Stephen A. McInnis, Southern Power Company; Joe Shaw, Southeast Recruiter-Trainer, Davey Tree Company; Ron Hufford, Director, Texas Forestry Association; Kevin Schmidt, Owner, Doodley Dee’s Farms; Mike Fox, Member, Cattleman’s Association; Jack Dillard; Cody Bush; and James Houser, Vice President, Forest Resources Management.
 
The AAS degree and certificate are designed to promote conservation, management, maintenance and productivity of farm and ranch land, with emphasis on livestock grazing, habitat, water, recreation, minerals, and agricultural uses.
 
Courses approved for the degree include ranch and land management construction skills, introduction to mechanical engines, animal science, basic electrical theory, introduction to welding, basic hydraulics, forage and pasture management, beef cattle production, soil science, wild pig management and control, management and biology of whitetail deer, pond construction and management, and entomology.
 
In addition, to earn the AAS degree students will complete core curriculum courses in basic academic areas.
 
Students who complete the AAS at Panola will be able to transfer those credits to Stephen F. Austin State University to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Agricultural Technology. This partnership with SFASU also applies to students in Panola College’s energy technology disciplines.
 
Previously, technical coursework counted toward associate degrees completed at Panola College. With approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, technical coursework toward associate of applied science degrees in these areas of specialization are now counted as course credit for the BAAS degree at SFASU.
 
“Our students and regional employers have expressed a need for bachelor’s degree options for technical fields. We are proud to have been able to meet this need through a partnership with SFA, the university of choice for most of our students,” Dr. Shannon says.
 
For more information, contact Natalie Oswalt at Panola College, email noswalt@panola.edu or call 936-591-9075.
 
 
 
Natalie Oswalt, Dean of Professional and Technical Programs, along with Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President, and Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction, check out a training unit in the technical laboratory on the Carthage campus. Additional training systems are available at the Shelby Regional Training Center in Center.
 

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Panola College Theater to perform in regional showcase - Pictures


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Panola College Theater students will take their show on the road March 1-4
when they perform “Kabuki Lady Macbeth” at The Kennedy Center American
College Theater Regional Festival at Angelo State University in San Angelo.
The invitation to this elite event was extended after the production won 17
awards at the KCACTF Texas State Festival in October, according to Freddy
Mason, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
 
 
 
In preparation for the regional competition, the theatre department will
perform the play at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 (doors open at 5:45), and at
7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 (doors open at 6:45), in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium
on the Panola College Campus. Panola College family and local high school
students will be admitted free. Adults are invited to make a donation to
this fundraising event to assist with the travel and lodging expenses for
the theater students’ trip to San Angelo for the regional competition.
 
 
 
Region 6 encompasses five states: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, and Texas. Being invited as a showcase event for the regional
festival is quite an honor, says Karen King, professor of theater.
 
 
 
“Of all the plays performed at state, only two were selected for the
regional festival. The region consists of more than 350 participating
productions, and Panola was one of 18-25 other schools in the running to
represent the region. I am thrilled that we have received this
recognition,” King says.
 
 
 
“Kabuki Lady Macbeth” was written by Karen Sunde, and is an eastern take on
Shakespeare’s famous tale of ambition and murder. The production mixes
eastern style theater with western traditions. At the Texas State Festival,
Panola garnered the Respondents and Director’s awards. Earning nominations
for the Irene Ryan Acting Award were Panola College student actors Sara
Trahan, Julian Johnson and Joseph Allred.
 
 
 
Other awards from the state festival include Nikki Lawhorn and Tristan
Smith for dramaturgy; KiKi Woodson for make-up and hair design; Shannon
Henshaw for make-up and mask design; Tristan Smith for scenic design; Kylee
Flanary for lighting design; Emily Jolly for prop design; Laci Sepulvado
for costume design; Wyatt Windham for performance; and Braden Wood for
sound design. The entire cast and crew won the ensemble award, and Karen
King, professor of theater, won the directing award.
 
 
 
The Region 6 festival will showcase Tarrant County College-Southeast, the
University of New Orleans, Texas Wesleyan University, and West Texas A&M
University, along with the showcase production by Panola College.
 
 
 
“The showcase production was chosen by the regional committee because of
the quality of the total body of work. We are an invited production, but
with the word ‘showcase’ added to the title. This is a higher level of the
regular theater competition and affords students the opportunity to display
their work,” King says.
 
 
 
The next level of performance after regionals would be an all-expenses-paid
trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in April to attend the
national festival. Students are also eligible for cash awards,
scholarships, and honors from the organization.
 
 
 
Performance times are not set yet, but King says “Kabuki Lady Macbeth” will
be performed twice on Friday, March 3. Participating students will also
compete in design, dramaturgy, and acting, along with attending workshops
and other productions. Saturday, March 4, all participating students will
have networking opportunities to meet with recruiters from colleges and
universities.
 
 
 
Cast includes Wyatt Windham, Emmalee Tomaszweski, Kayla Featherston, Sarah
Funderburk, Sarah Trahan, Kyndall Branton, Joseph Allred, Julian Johnson,
Jaramie Martin, Caleb Wilson, Yancy Flores, Cameron Johnson, Chris Caudle,
Allan Avendano, Christina Patterson, Keely Armstrong, Kassandra Escobar,
Enolia Snogsbiean, and Jayne Fuller.
 
 
 
Crew members include Nikki Lawhorn, Tristan Smith, Lacie Sepulvado, Big MaK
Lindsey, Taylor Ries, Julia Prewitt, Caleb Wilson, Kylee Flanary, KiKi
Woodson, Jayne Fuller, Emily Jolly, T. Loftis, Dallas O’Donnell, Chris
Caudle, Amanda Nachman, Allyssa Woods, Jessica Smith, Jessie Smith, Little
Wyatt, Brandon Castillo, Leonard Maxwell, and Wyatt Williams.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Center Project Graduation


 

 
Due to the bi-district playoff game, the CHS Project Graduation parent meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23rd.
 
CHS Project Graduation parent meeting will be at 5:30 in the HS cafetorium. All parents/guardians of the class of 2017 are encouraged to attend. We will discuss upcoming fundraising events. You can contact Anna Stuever (936-657-4848 or astuever@gmail.com) for more information.

 

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College Values Online names SFA among nation's top 10 best value colleges for online master's degree in early childhood education


 

 
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University has been named one of the top 10 best value colleges in the nation for its online master's degree in early childhood education by College Values Online, a website dedicated to helping students select the best university for them.
 
"As faculty members, we are proud of the knowledge and experiences our students gain through the innovative and diverse degree program at SFA," said Dr. Susan Casey, program coordinator for SFA's online master's degree in early childhood education. "We are excited about the recognition because it validates the degrees our students receive and enables them to further their career opportunities."
 
The ranking criteria include awards and recognition, 20-year net return on investments, customization options, innovative programs, scholarship and internship opportunities, related student organizations and more.
 
"In today's world of diverse experiences, there are various challenges in the work place, and knowledge is the key to unlocking the potential of all of our graduate students," Casey said. "This degree will open the door for them as they enter the work environment in hospitals, early childhood state intervention programs, childcare centers, day care licensing, lead teacher roles and many other fields. Our world will always have children to educate, and the master's degree opens endless possibilities."
 
SFA's Master of Education in early childhood education is a 36-credit hour program and is designed to develop specialized competency in organizing programs for young children and families through in-depth study and research related to child growth and development, theoretical underpinnings of classroom practice, development of learning strategies and sociological and psychological factors influencing behavior in young children.
 
Courses are offered completely online through SFA's learning management system, Desire2Learn, and they are taught in half-semester formats. Students may determine the pace at which they progress, but generally, it takes two years to complete the program.
 
"Our early childhood master's degree program allows students to fully participate in active learning no matter where they live," Casey said.
 
For more information, visit http://www.sfasu.edu/elementaryed/103.asp.

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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)
 
 
 
Round 2 for Lady Tigers Friday
 
The Lady Tigers will look to inch a step closer to the Regional Tournament
Friday when they take on Broaddus in the Area Finals in Wells at 6:00 PM.
Broaddus finished in 2nd place in District 23-2A.  
 
 
 
Tigers Look to UT-Tyler for Playoff Preview
 
The Tiger Boys will participate in the East Texas Playoff Preview Saturday
at 5:00 PM when they take on familiar foe White Oak at the University of
Texas at Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.  The Tigers and Roughnecks are
part of a five game slate of playoff preview matchups.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 16, 2017-End 4th Grading Period
 
February 17, 2017-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service
 
February 18, 2017-Bass Tournament Lake Towakoni/San Angelo Wool Contest;
Little Dribblers 10am/12Noon
 
February 20, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood (There) 5:30/7:00 pm; JH
Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
February 21,2017-Tigers vs New Summerfield in Rusk TBD
 
February 22, 2017-Testing
 
February23, 2017-HS Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
February 25, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Texas High at Home 10:00/12:00
 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

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KHAN Academy Winner


 

Mrs. Wiist’s 8th Grade math classes are proud to announce the winner of our Month #4 Khan Academy “Points” Contest. Quinnon Gardner finished the contest, which ran from Jan 9th to February 8th, with a total of 11,677 points and 108 minutes of active problem-solving time. Congratulations, Quinnon!!!
 
Each month, students compete for the $10.00 monthly prize by completing 8th grade math questions on their Khan Academy site. Students can work on Khan Academy before or after school, after classroom lessons are completed, during Tiger Tutorials or even at home with any Internet connection. The site is also available through an app for most smart phones and tablets. The point totals are filtered for each month, so previously earned points are not included in the winning tabulation.
 
As students progress through the 8th grade concepts, they earn points, badges, and new avatars by correctly answering questions and watching the associated math videos available for each 8th Grade math concept.
 
Khan Academy is a free, online learning site that is donation and supporter funded. Students who have an account can practice math concepts at any grade level from Kindergarten (Early Math) through 8th by grade level and High School and College level math by course (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, SAT, GMAT, MCAT, etc.). Students can even search for specific math concepts to practice. Khan Academy is an amazing practice tool  for students to fill any conceptual gaps, practice difficult topics, or even get ahead in the curriculum. Khan Academy is completely self paced and adaptive to each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Stay tuned for next month’s winner (February 9-March 8) and please help encourage Mrs. Wiist’s students to EARN THOSE POINTS!
 

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Bear Update


 

 
Collegiate Center News – The Timpson High School Collegiate Center staff met with Mary Francis Bradford, director of the Nacogdoches Economic Development to determine which jobs local businesses, schools and industries are needing to fill.  This information  helps the staff guide students in regard to the courses they need to take in order to get a job that relates to the students’ interests and abilities and to employment opportunities.  Some of the jobs required 2-4 year college degrees such as teaching, registered nursing and many of them require certifications and licenses that can be completed in a shorter time such as computer skills, welding, machine/equipment operators, plumbing and electrical.  The Collegiate Center staff also met with the President/CEO of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, C. Wayne Mitchell, who was a recent guest speaker at the Timpson Chamber of Commerce banquet this year.  He told the staff he would be inviting them to future business lunches with local business/industry leaders to keep them updated on business and employment opportunities for students following graduation.
 
TISD Board Member Spotlight – Mr. Stephen Burgay serves as a member of the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees.  He has been a member for 6 years.  He is a proud graduate of Timpson High School. Mr. Burgay and wife, Belinda, have 2 children, Chandler and McKensie.  Chandler is a freshman at Stephen F. Austin State University who graduated from THS in 2016 as salutatorian.  McKensie is a sophomore at THS.  The Burgay family attends Good Hope Baptist Church.  Part of what motivates Mr. Burgay to serve on the board is that he wants for all children in TISD the same thing he wants for his own children which is to have the opportunity to be successful in a academics and have the opportunity to be involved in extra-curricular activities.  Mr. Burgay also decided to serve on the board because it gives him the ability to serve the school from which he graduated and to do whatever possible to assist the district in whatever is needed. As a manager at Tyson foods, Mr. Burgay understands the importance of maintaining and upgrading facilities.  He is excited about the passage of the bond election which will allow the district to upgade facilities and build new buildings that will allow the district to stay with ever-changing student needs and to be able to have a school district that students, staff and community can be proud of and to provide the safest possible environment for TISD’s students and staff.  Mr. Burgay said he really enjoys serving on the board and being able to give back to the school that gave him so much.  He enjoys the close knit environment of everyone from the board to the administration to the staff and students.  TISD staff and students appreciate Mr. Burgay and his service to our school district.
 

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Tiger Daily


 

 
 
Tigers Complete 22-2A Hoops Title Sweep
 
Friday night it was the Lady Tigers who clinched the 22-2A District Title
with a win over #8 ranked Woden.  Last night it was the boys turn.  Needing
a win in San Augustine to clinch the outright District 22-2A Championship,
the Tiger boys held off a revamped Wolfpack team in a tough road environment
75-64 to win Tenaha's second straight District crown and the 10th in the
last 13 years.  
 
It's on to the playoffs for the Tigers next where they will face New
Summerfield early next week at a site and time yet to be determined.  
 
 
 
Lady Tigers to Begin Quest for San Antonio
 
It all starts tonight for the Lady Tigers Hoops Squad.  Five wins are needed
to cut down the nets at Regionals and advance to the State Tournament in San
Antonio.  The Lady Tigers join LaPoynor, Woden, Evadale, Centerville, Mart,
Grapeland, and Italy as the "on paper" favorites to battle for the crown.
But several tests loom as the Lady Tigers' bracket includes Douglass,
Colmesneil, Broaddus, and tonight's opponent Mount Enterprise.  
 
Lady Tigers vs. Mount Enterprise tonight at 7:00 PM in Gary.  Tenaha is the
Home Team.  
 
 
 
Time for the Tiger Nation to gas up and go root the Lady Tigers and Tigers
on to state.
 
 

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Fillies Win at Alumni Game


 

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 National Championship
Team, the Fillies stepped out onto the court against Coastal Bend College
and won, 81-65. After the game, the Fillies shared some stories with some
alumni from different decades and brought in their 18th win on the season.
 
The team shot 44% on the night which has been an improvement in the
previous weeks. Panola was able to bring down 40 rebounds, 19 of those
being offensive. Sophomore Genesis Rivera led the Fillies with 14 points.
 

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Tiger Daily


 

Tuesday: Lady Tigers vs Mt. Enterprise in Gary @ 7:00 pm.

 

 
 
February 13, 2017- G/B Soccer @ Crockett 5:30/7:00 pm; JV Tigers in San
Augustine 5:00 pm
 
February 14, 2017-Lady Tiger vs Mt. Enterprise in Gary @ 7:00 pm; Day
 
February 16, 2017-End 4th Grading Period
 
February 17, 2017-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service
 
February 18, 2017-Bass Tournament Lake Towakoni/San Angelo Wool Contest;
Little Dribblers 10am/12Noon
 
February 20, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood (There) 5:30/7:00 pm; JH
Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
February 21,2017-Fish Hatchery Field Trip

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Bear Update


 

 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Mon. Feb. 13 – Timpson Elementary School book fair in library (13th-16th)
------------------- JVB/VB basketball vs. Chireno – Here @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Tues. Feb. 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day! TES Valentine special snacks last hour
-------------------- Progress reports sent home
-------------------- FFA San Antonio Beef Heifer Show
-------------------- TISD Board of Trustees meeting @ 6:30 p.m. in Boardroom
 
Thurs. Feb. 16 – TES Valentine Dance for grades 3,4,5 @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in cafeteria
--16th – 18th------- Hudson Softball Tournament @ Lufkin Kit McConnico Park
 
Fri. Feb. 17 – Varsity baseball vs. Carlisle – There @ 4:00 p.m.
 
TISD Board Member Spotlight – Jim Rader has served on the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees for the past 21 months.  Jim is married to Melanie Rader.  They have two daughters they are very proud of, Kaylie, who is attending SFA, and Kristyn, who is a junior at THS.  They attend Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson.  Jim is very appreciative to be able to serve on the board.  He believes that Timpson SD has been a great school for our past students and current students.  He is very proud and thankful of our community, our state and these great United States in which we live.  Jim is very grateful of the hard work of our teachers, coaches, administrators and support staff at TISD and the good work that they do.  Jim believes these dedicated educators have shown continued persistence and care that inspires and empowers our students.  Jim is very thankful that Timpson ISD has provided that opportunity, not only for his children but for many others over the years.  Mr. Rader feels that as a parent, you are always striving for more opportunities of success for your children.  With the new construction additions that the TISD is getting ready to start, TISD will be able to provide more opportunities for our educators and students over the coming years.  Mr. Rader is very aware that the passing of the bond can be difficult for the property tax payers.,  As a board member, oversight and due diligence of those funds are of great priority and to the best of Jim’s ability he will work hard to ensure that all the funds are used smartly and wisely.  The students and staff appreciate Mr. Rader’s service to our school and community.
 
Collegiate Center News – Nacogdoches ISD staff members Shirley Lolly and Josh McClaine  met with Timpson ISD Director of Academic Services Stephanie Behrens, Counselor Charlotte Metcalf, Go Center Director Vernett Richardson, Superintendent Mid Johnson and Assistant Superintendent Mary Lynn Tinkle to share ideas/programing to meet the needs of students who are enrolled in dual credit/vocational/technical classes.   Ms. Lolly and Mr. McClaine were especially interested in learning how Timpson staff have encouraged and recruited a diverse population of students to enroll in dual credit classes.  They were also quite impressed that the district paid the tuition, fees and books for students taking the dual credit classes.  In other Collegiate Center news, 100% of students taking dual credit classes in the fall passed the courses they took giving them college and high school course credit.
 
THS Yearbook Cover Design Winner - Attached is the winning cover design for the 2016-17 Timpson High
School yearbook submitted by junior Britney Vargas. Congratulations Britney!
Pineywoods District Public Speaking Results!
On February 6th the Timpson FFA Chapter competed in the Pineywoods District Convention Public Speaking Contest.
Kayleigh Scroggins - 1st place Soil and Water Stewardship-Area Advancement
April Ramsey - 1st place Ag Policy - Area Advancement
Ashlynn Lindgren - 2nd place Science - Area Advancement
Cutter Smith - Extemporaneous Public Speaking 5th Place
Caitlin Shaffer - Talent Competition
 
FFA Members attending Convention at the Nacogdoches County Civic Center:
Olivia Daniel, Jaden Johnson, Macey Jo Hanson, Sadie Ramsey, Holly Hughes, Amanda Yates, Erica Renick, Chelsea Hall, Ashlynn Lindgren, April Ramsey, Cutter Smith, Kayleigh Scroggins and Caitlin Shaffer
 
TISD Board Member Spotlight – JustinTimmons is serving his first year as a Timpson ISD Board Trustee.  Mr. Timmons is a nurse practitioner at Texas Quick Care.  He attends church at Corinth Missionary Church where he serves as the teen Sunday School teacher.  Mr. Timmons said he was motivated to run for the school board because he and his wife, Katy, have four children in school:  Connor, Kaleigh, Quinn and Caroline as well as many nieces and nephews.  His goal for all Timpson ISD students is the same goal for his own children which is to see that all attention and focus is on helping all students succeed.  Mr. Timmons’ top priority for the school is on meeting the academic needs of students but he also sees the importance and value of extra-curricular activities offered at the school.  Mr. Timmons enjoys serving on the board because he sees it as an opportunity to be part of a team that is doing what is best for Timpson’s children and the community.  Mr. Timmons said he is proud of each Timpson ISD student and what they accomplish.  He likes the fact that most all of the students know each other or are family.  He is also very proud that there is a strong Christian based group of kids and teachers.  Mr. Timmons is an outstanding role model for our students and we appreciate his service to the students, staff, parents and community.
TES Pre-K Newsletter - Attached is a copy of the Timpson Elementary School Pre-K newsletter.
 

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Change in Center JV Tennis Schedule


 

The Kilgore JV tennis tournament has been pushed back to Wednesday 2/15 due to the forecast for Tuesday.

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Bear Update


 

Reminder: February 17th is the last day to file application for place on the ballot.
 
January 24, 2017 - Timpson ISD Board of Trustee Election will be held May 6, 2017. Important dates and information are listed below.
 
January 18, 2017 - First Day to File Application for Place on the Ballot
February 17, 2017 - Last Day to File Application for Place on the Ballot (5:00 p.m.)
Hours for Filing for Place on the Ballot: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Administration Building – see Sherri Strahan
April 24, 2017 - First Day to Vote Early by Personal Appearance – 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. – Administration Boardroom
May 2, 2017 - Last Day to Vote Early by Personal Appearance – 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. – Administration Boardroom
Voter Registration – April 6, 2017 is last day to register to vote or make a change of address that will be effective for this election.
Election Day - May 6, 2017 - Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
All voters are required to bring proper identification to the polling place: Timpson ISD Gym Foyer - 836 Bear Drive, Timpson, Texas 75975

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Last Day to Sign Up for Joaquin Youth Sports


 

Reminder today is final sign ups for baseball and softball. It will be at Word of Faith gym from 5:30-7:30. Any questions please call 903-263-7076.

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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)
 
 
 
February 10, 2017-1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to SFA for the Seussical Play;
VB vs Joaquin Home 5:00 pm; Lady Tigers vs Woden Eagles in Shelbyville
 
@ 7:30 pm (Tigers are Home Team)
 
February 11, 2017-ACT Test; Little Dribblers 10am/3pm
 
February 13, 2017- G/B Soccer @ Crockett 5:30/7:00 pm
 
February 14, 2017-JVB /VB @ San Augustine 6:00 pm; Day
 
February 16, 2017-End 4th Grading Period
 
February 17, 2017-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service
 
February 18, 2017-Bass Tournament Lake Towakoni/San Angelo Wool Contest;
Little Dribblers 10am/12Noon
 
February 20, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood (There) 5:30/7:00 pm
 
February 21,2017-Fish Hatchery Field Trip
 
 
 
GAME DAY!!!!!
 
Boys vs Joaquin at 5:00 in the SEC-- varsity only. A win clinches at least a
tie for the District Title!
 
Girls- the Showdown against Woden for the top playoff seed in District 22-2A
.. 7:30 in Shelbyville.
 
Let's Do This!
 
 
 
Lady Tigers vs Woden wil be Broadcasted on KGAS 103.7
 
If you would like to sponsor and need a shout-out during the game, give Judy
a call  at 903-693-7176. 

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Excelsior News


 

 
Excelsior School is teaming up with the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council to provide a 10 week program teaching students about peer pressure, bullying, and setting goals for themselves.  Excelsior Beta Club will attend the National BETA Convention in Frisco, TX. later this month.  Our students will compete in Academic and other categories.  Excelsior School has been approved as a historical site by the Texas Historical Society.  If anyone would like to make a donation for the historical marker they can bring it by or mail it to the school.
 

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Agents for Change


 

 
 
 
The Timpson Elementary School Agents for Change organization is dedicated to making a positive impact on the school and community.  Mrs. Tammy Sparks is the sponsor of this organization. When the students in Agents for Change found out their beloved sponsor was sick, they wanted to help her.  Under the leadership of fifth grade teacher Ms. Stephanie Jamar, the group collected donations at the Timpson vs. Shelbyville game.  People from both Timpson and Shelbyville donated over $600 that will go to Mrs. Sparks to help defray medical expenses.  Agents for Change want to thank everyone who helped with this important cause and the entire TISD family wishes Mrs. Sparks a speedy recovery!

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 
 
Timpson Band Students Earn 62 Medals at Solo and Ensemble - On February 3 and 4, members of the Timpson High School Band performed at the Region 21 Solo and Ensemble Contests in Nacogdoches and earned a total of 62 First Division medals.   Along with the twirlers that earned medals in October, 14 students have now advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in n Pflugerville, TX on Memorial Day Weekend!  Congratulations to these students for working very hard and for doing such an outstanding job representing Timpson ISD!
 
5th Row (L-R):  Da’Mya Collins, tuba- solo;  Xander Stephens, tuba- solo and ensemble;  Fabian Martinez, tuba- solo and 2 ensembles;  Kay’Unna Curtis, tuba- solo and ensemble;  Connor Timmons, piano- solo, marimba- solo, and ensemble;  Chris Lewis, percussion- ensemble;   Jeremy Wagstaff, percussion- ensemble;  Kamarieous Johnson, percussion- ensemble;  Blake Johnson, percussion- ensemble;  Madelyn Ramsey, percussion- ensemble
4th Row (L-R):  Devin Kimzey, trombone- 2 ensembles;  Jose Galavis, trombone- ensemble;  Asher Molloy, trombone- solo and ensemble;  Samuel Todd, trombone- solo;  Marc Carroll, euphonium- 2 ensembles;  Ja’Karia Deckard, bass clarinet- ensemble;  Claire Johnson, bass clarinet- solo;  Julieta De Leon, French horn- 2 ensembles;  Yanelit Garcia, French horn- ensemble
3rd Row (L-R):  Gracie Wagnon, trumpet- solo and ensemble;  Connor O’Brien, trumpet- solo;  Lana Parks, trumpet- solo and ensemble;  Bradley Young, trumpet- 2 ensembles;  Kristyn Rader, trumpet- ensemble;  Allysha Stephens, trumpet- solo;  Dallas Dennis, trumpet- 2 ensembles;  Brayden Watson, trumpet- solo
2nd Row (L-R):  Kendall Archer, alto saxophone- solo and ensemble;  Brittany Hutto, alto saxophone- ensemble;  Chelsey Franks, alto saxophone- solo;  Caden Solomon, alto saxophone- solo;  Alyssa Parks, clarinet- 2 ensembles;  Shy’Kuirra Bussey, clarinet- solo and ensemble;  Ty’eshia Johnson, clarinet- solo and ensemble;  Maria Palacios, clarinet- ensemble;  Britney Vargas, clarinet- ensemble
1st Row (L-R):  Jamie Stephens, flute- solo;  Rebekah Parks, flute-  solo and ensemble;  Aislynn Kimzey, piccolo- ensemble
Not pictured:  Celine Bush, clarinet- solo;  Kelley Garcia, clarinet- ensemble; Carter Ramsey, tuba- solo
 
Timpson Band Students Advance to Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest - Fourteen Timpson Band students have advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest which will be held in Pflugerville on Memorial Day weekend this coming May.  To advance to the TSSEC, students must make a First Division rating on a class one solo while playing it from memory, make a First Division rating on a class one ensemble, or make a First Division rating on a twirling solo or ensemble.
Pictured are the Timpson students that have qualified for this contest.  (Back Row L-R) Brass sextet:  Fabian Martinez, Marc Carroll, Devin Kimzey, Julieta De Leon, Dallas Dennis, and Bradley Young.  Our soloists advancing to state are (Front Row L-R):  Rebekah Parks, flute;  Kendall Archer, alto saxophone;  Connor Timmons, marimba and piano (he advanced to state with two memorized solos!);  Twirlers (L-R) are:  Kayleigh Wolf- solo;  Maria Palacios- solo and ensemble;  Aislynn Kimzey- ensemble;  Kristyn Rader-ensemble;  Ja’Karia Deckard- ensemble.
Congratulations to all of these students for your outstanding accomplishment!
 
Agents for Change – The Timpson Elementary School Agents for Change organization is dedicated to making a positive impact on the school and community.  Mrs. Tammy Sparks is the sponsor of this organization. When the students in Agents for Change found out their beloved sponsor was sick, they wanted to help her.  Under the leadership of fifth grade teacher Ms. Stephanie Jamar, the group collected donations at the Timpson vs. Shelbyville game.  People from both Timpson and Shelbyville donated over $600 that will go to Mrs. Sparks to help defray medical expenses.  Agents for Change want to thank everyone who helped with this important cause and the entire TISD family wishes Mrs. Sparks a speedy recovery!
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TISD Board Member Spotlight – Dannie Hunt has served on the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees for 11 years.  He is married to Maureen Hunt.  They have one son, Joseph, who is a THS graduate and a grandson named Sawyer. Mr. Hunt is proud to serve on the board because he sees it as his way of serving children who are the future of our school, community and nation.  He appreciates the dedication of our teachers, coaches and other staff members for their dedication and willingness to go the extra mile in meeting the needs of our young people.  Mr. Hunt said the teachers and coaches he had in school were like parents to him.  They met not only his academic needs but also instilled in him the importance of team work, a strong work ethic, good morals and the desire to succeed.  Mr. Hunt is excited about the Collegiate Center because it gives students the opportunity to earn college credit or earn a vocational/technical license that will enhance their career opportunities after graduating from high school.   He also appreciates the Timpson community for their willingness to pass the recent bond election that will provide even more opportunities for students to excel in academics and extra-curricular activities.  He is very aware that because of the bond election property owners’ taxes increase so he pledges to do his part to ensure the money is wisely spent and the new buildings and improvements will benefit students and the Timpson community will be proud of their school facilities.  Thank you Mr. Hunt for your desire to serve your community by serving students.  We appreciate your hard work and dedication.
 
 
 

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2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo to take place March 1


 

2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo to take place March 1
SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.
 
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers. If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided by the faculty member to the CCPD by Tuesday, Feb. 28.
 
Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.
 
For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

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SFA Faculty Senate to host social


 

SFA’s Faculty Senate will host a faculty social from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Maklemore’s Ale House and Bistro.
 
Faculty members are encouraged to attend in support of the university-wide goal of increasing campus connections.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Le’Ann Solmonson, professor in SFA’s School of Human Services, at (936) 468-1065.

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Shelbyville Marching Band Ranking


 

 
Members of the Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band competed in the
Region 21 Solo and Ensemble contest on Friday Februrary 3rd.  All 5
ensembles that competed earned first division superior ratings from the
judges they performed for.  Earning a first division qualified the students
for the State Solo and Ensemble contest held this spring in May at
Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, TX.  The students that earned
first divisions and qualified for state are:
 
Flute Quartet
Rebecca Jones, Yadira Reyes, Kelsey Jones, Emily Prichard
 
Mixed Trio
Rebecca Jones, Yadira Reyes, Vivian Mendoza
 
Clarinet Choir
Lizbeth Bautista, Madison Taylor, Kalina Bradshaw, Vivian Mendoza, Randall
Bailey, Kaci Griffin
 
Trumpet Trio
Ty Fox, Adam Shofner, Jessye Massey
 
Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
Jacobi Jackson, Kyle Tindol, H'Leighen McClelland, Jasmine Osby
 
On Saturday February 4th middle school students competed at Solo and
Ensemble contest at Nacogdoches High School.  Multiple students earned
first division ratings from judges receiving a total of 22 medals.  Those
students are:
 
Kiana Bennett, Naomi Caporali, Makayja Horton, Lexi Fleming, Aubrey Dow,
Melissa Guerra, DiNova Rose, Hagan Crumpton, Brenda Bautista, Kayla White,
Neena Smith, Neera Smith, Dawson Jackson, Tijah Jackson, Eli Taylor, Jaelyn
Crawford, Logan Williams

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Letter of Thanks


 

Tenaha ISD would like to thank John Paul Wagstaff with the 
Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department for helping get a medical
backboard donated to the school from Ace Ambulance Service.

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Mon. Feb. 6 – Middle School basketball vs. Mt. Enterprise – There @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Tues. Feb. 7 – THS Beta Club Meeting @ Lunch in Library
------------------  Basketball vs. Joaquin – Home JVB/VG/VB @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Wed. Feb. 8 – Cheer Clinic after school in gym
 
Fri. Feb. 10 – Cheerleader tryouts 8:00 a.m. in gym
----------------- End of 3 weeks of 4th six weeks
----------------- Basketball vs. San Augustine – Home – Sr. Night JVB/VB @ 5:00 p.m.
 
PE Equipment Donated – Timpson ISD students have new physical education equipment to use in P.E. class thanks to Ms. Penny Ramsey.  Five dozen hula hoops were purchased by generous people on the DonorsChoose website for Timpson Schools.  Along with the hula hoops, 30 basketballs and 20 volleyballs were also purchased and sent to the school.  The total cost for the equipment was $703.00.  Ms. Ramsey, who writes the application requests, says she appreciates all who donate to make these items accessible for our students to have.  Ms. Ramsey we appreciate you for helping get this new equipment for our students.  Attached are photos of Pre-K students who were the first to try out the new hula hoops.
 
THS Band Booster Fundraiser - The THS Band Boosters are selling Crush Grams for Valentine's Day!  Please see attached order form for details!!
 
 
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

TISD School Board Member Spotlight – Mrs. Joyce Wolfe has served on the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees for 12 years.  She currently serves as the board secretary.  Mrs. Wolfe is a 1975 graduate of Timpson High School.  Mrs. Wolfe said she enjoys being on the board of trustees and thinks they work together effectively as a team who are focused on meeting the needs of the students and staff.   She stressed the importance of supporting the teachers and ensuring they have the training, supplies and support they need to teach.  She understands the positive impact teachers have on the education and lives of their students and truly appreciates all that Timpson ISD teachers do for their students.  Mrs. Wolfe has an interest in all facets of the school system, including academics, extracurricular and school facilities.  She is proud of the progress of the Collegiate Center that offers students the opportunity to earn a college 2 year associates degree and the opportunity for students to earn licenses and certifications in vocational/technical fields that will allow them to be job ready upon high school graduation.  Mrs.  Wolfe stresses the importance of keeping school facilities in good repair and is excited about the new opportunities students will have with the new buildings and improvements that will soon begin as a result of the passage of the bond election.   Mrs. Wolfe shows her support for the school by serving on the board, attending athletic events, open houses, student banquets, graduations and other events.  Mrs. Wolfe has a strong work ethic and is an outstanding example of being willing to work hard in order to achieve.  Mrs. Wolfe’s service on the board and support of TISD is greatly appreciated.
 

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Tiger Daily


 

Tenaha ISD is initiating Classroom Live!  Classroom Live will feature a
class in action via  Facebook live streaming video.   In order to see the
live feed you must like the Tenaha Independent School Facebook page.
 
We are excited to bring you the first Classroom Live  practice run on
February 7th  with Mrs. Brenda Farmer’s Math Enrichment class 7th period
(1:59-2:44pm).  Go to the Tenaha Independent School District’s Facebook page
at 1:59pm to watch the live streaming video.  Judy Monroe, 6-12 Principal
 

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Rough Riders T-Shirts


 

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CHS Home of State Band Member, Best 4-A Tuba Player in the Area


 

As he reads down the list of names, a huge feeling of disbelief hits him.
He reads over the list again and his name is still there. His name is on
the list. All those hours of practice finally paid off. A huge wave of
pride began to flow through his body.
 
Senior Michael Stanford went to compete at the Area Tryouts at Chapel Hill
High School on January 7 with the hopes of making the state band. He went
in with his tuba and walked out first chair, making him the best tuba
player in the area. As an All-State Band member, he will compete for his
state chair on February 8.
 
“I didn’t believe it,” Stanford said. “I really thought it was a misprint
on the sheet, like maybe they messed up or something.”
 
Being raised in a musical family, music has been apart of Stanford's
everyday life.
 
     “Music is something all of my family does,” Stanford’s mother, Diana
Stanford said. “We sing and play instruments together and it's part of the
heritage. He fell in love with music seven or eight years ago when we gave
him piano lessons as a Christmas gift.”
 
      Becoming a member of the All-State Band isn't easy, especially when
the tuba wasn’t the first instrument of choice. During Stanford’s freshman
year, Band Director Chris Smith lacked a tuba section and hoped that
someone would step up to volunteer. Stanford took on the challenge. He gave
up his trumpet and was given a tuba. Stanford would have to learn the
basics of the tuba while playing high school level music. After time, he
went from not knowing how to play a single note on a tuba to playing state
level chords.
 
      “He started off on trumpet and he just volunteered to help us fill up
a tuba section,” Smith said. “I’ve seen lots of improvement in him. It
takes lots and lots of hard work and dedication to make it to the All-State
Band and I’m super proud of him.”
 
      Stanford spent many hours per day practicing his music. He spent his
first two periods at school in the band hall, going over his music again
and again. Then he would spend time after school playing his music even
more, either by himself or with one of the directors.
 
      “I’m proud that he made state, but I’m more proud that he worked so
hard to do it,” Mrs. Stanford said. “It wasn't given to him. He set the
goal last year and he achieved it this year. I think his motivation was Mr.
Smith. Mr. Smith needed tubas and Michael was tired of the trumpet and
wanted a little bit more of a challenge.”
 
      Music may not be something Stanford will pursue as a career but it
will always be apart of his life.
 
      “I don't plan on majoring or minoring in music but I’m not letting it
go,” Stanford said. “I plan on keeping music as a hobby for the rest of my
life.”
 
 
PRESS RELEASE:
The Association of Texas Small School Bands is pleased to announce the
selection of the 2017 ATSSB All-State Band. More than *9,000 * high school
band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty-two different regions
for a place in their respective all-region bands.  The top chairs in each
region advanced to one of the five area auditions held this past weekend
across the state and only *295 *of these *2,222 *students were selected for
all-state honors.
 
Michael Standford, a member of the Center High School Band, was selected as
a member of this band. He was chosen for this honor in competitive
auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels.
Stanford plays the tuba at school under teh direction of Chris Smith, who
is a member of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, a 1155-member
group of band directors in class 4A high schools in Texas.  This is
Stanford's first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band.
His other interests at school include Science UIL, and HOSA. He also enjoys
playing piano and studying physics.  He is the son of Lynn and Diana
Stanford in Stockman.
 
The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Texas,
February 8-11 and will present a concert beginning at 9:00 a.m. on
Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B.
Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.
 
Joseph P. Missal, Oklahoma State University, will be the
clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band.  The Symphonic Band
will premier a piece by Johnnie Vinson, commissioned by the ATSSB.  Jeff
Gershman, Capitol University, will be the clinician-conductor of the
All-State Concert Band. Ellen Rowe, University of Michigan, will be the
clinician-conductor of the All-State Jazz Ensemble which will perform at
11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the Convention Center
Hemisfair Ballroom 1.
 

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Second half run propels Panola men past Kilgore, 75-66


 

 

 

Kilgore, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball defeated Kilgore
College here Wednesday night, 75-66. The victory raises the Ponies record
to 15-7 and 7-4 in Region 14 play. “It was fun to watch out effort in the
second half.” Stated head coach Grant McMillan. “When our guys execute they
find another level.” He added.
 
 
Kilgore maintained a steady lead the first half and took a 27-30 halftime
lead. Panola came out on fire in the second half taking momentum with a
41-14 run. The monstrous output gave Panola their biggest lead of 71-44.
 
 
Devyn Wilson led the way offensively with 16 points. KJ Byers and Eric
McGill both netted 13 points. Rounding out the double-digit scores was Tope
Arikawe with 10. Panola only committed six turnovers and shot 46 percent
from the three point line.
 
 
Panola continues Region 14 play when they host Bossier Parish Community
College this Satuday, February 4th. Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM on the
campus of Panola College.

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