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Panola Welcomes New VP


 

 

 

 

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The Little Star That Could


 

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

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Center School Board Meeting Minutes


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

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Panola Welcomes their New Dean of Health Sciences


 

 

 

 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

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

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Timpson Students go to UTPB


 

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

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PANOLA COLLEGE ALUMNI REUNITE IN BELIZE


 

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

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Louie Gohmert Visits Timpson ISD


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Center School Board Meeting Minutes


 

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

 

Click Here for the Full Agenda:

 

 

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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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