Shelbyville Independent School District is offering a special extended enrollment period for student transfers between July 31 and August 11, 2017. The original deadline for transfers of May 31, 2017 has been extended. Students in grades PreK through 8 who wish to transfer into Shelbyville ISD are being given this special opportunity to request transfer. To obtain paperwork, please call the Superintendent’s Office at 936-598-2641.
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held July 27, 2017, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
Center Middle School football equipment will be issued from the MS field
house on the following dates:
Tuesday, August 8th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 7th grade
Thursday, August 10th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 8th grade
If your student athlete can not be present on the grade assigned date, he
may come for equipment on the other date listed.
LADY RIDER VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 TO 3:30 PM - ALL TEAMS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 TO 3:30 PM - ALL TEAMS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 TO 3:30 PM - 9TH GRADE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 TO 4:00 PM - 10TH - 12TH
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH @ ELYSIAN FIELDS - ALL TEAMS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH @ CENTRAL HEIGHTS - ALL TEAMS
PRACTICE BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH
Incoming 10th - 12th grade players report @ 6:00 a.m.
Incoming 9th grade players report @ 9:15 a.m.
ALL practices will be finished by noon each day.
Boys report to stadium fieldhouse beginning Tuesday, August 1st @ 6:00 AM
Girls report to high school cafeteria beginning Monday, August 7th @ 6:15 AM
Center ISD will be holding their annual Substitute Orientation on Tuesday,
August 8th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the High School Library. All district
substitutes are required to attend to go over policies for the upcoming
school year. For more information or questions please contact Holly Mikesh,
HR Officer, at 936-598-5642.
*CISD Meet The Teacher Schedule *
Tuesday, August 8
*FLM: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
*CES: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.*
Wednesday, August 9
*CHS: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
Thursday, August 10
*CIS: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
*CMS: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m*.
*CHS Schedule Pick-up*
Seniors - Monday, August 7th
Juniors - Tuesday, August 8th
Sophomores - Wednesday, August 9th (Meet the Teacher)
â€‹Freshmen - Thursday August 10th (Fish Camp)â€‹
*All Grades and Stude**nts will be able to get their schedules at Meet the
Teacher Wednesday August 9th.*
*CHS Fish Camp*
Incoming CHS freshmen are invited to join faculty and staff for FISH CAMP!
The event is absolutely FREE, and participating freshmen will receive a
free t-shirt and lunch!
- receive your schedule
- Win awesome door prizes ALL DAY LONG!
- take a tour of campus and find your classes
- talk with upper classmen about the upcoming 4 years
- play games and visit with friends
- learn about CHS clubs/organizations
Students will have the opportunity to pay their mandatory $10 freshmen dues.
Yearbooks will also be available for preorder - Receive a Fish Camp
discount off of the $45 price! Cash/check available.
Joaquin ISD athletic physicals will be held on Monday, July 31st at 11:00
am in the new gym. This is for all athletes grades 7th-12th who wish to
participate in any sport at JISD for the upcoming school year.
If you wish to re-claim your season tickets for the 2017 football season,
they will go on sale at the High School Athletic Office beginning, Tuesday,
August 1, 2017. The Athletic Office will be open for reserve seat ticket
sales Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PICKED UP YOUR SEASON TICKETS BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT
4:00 P.M., THEY WILL BE RELEASED.
PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE YOUR TICKETS PICKED UP BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
If you have any questions OR are relinquishing your season tickets, please
call or email firstname.lastname@example.org Office number: 936 – 598 -
6173 ext. 2231 <(936)%20598-6173>
Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education is offering an array of
healthcare training opportunities this fall. Beginning in late August, we
will have the Nurse Aide program on our Carthage, Marshall and Center
campuses. On our Carthage campus, the Phlebotomy, Medication Aide, Dental
Assisting and Pharmacy Technician programs will begin in September with EKG
Technician beginning in October. The above healthcare programs take three
to six months to complete and prepare the student to take a certification
Additionally, on our Carthage campus, Panola College is offering a Massage
Therapy program which will prepare the student for certification as a
Massage Therapist. It begins in late August with the program taking
approximately one year to complete.
All program dates, times and cost vary with pre-registration required.
Please contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email
email@example.com for more information.
Members of SFA’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter in the Rusche College of Business recently placed among the top 10 in various competitions at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.
SFA student Mark McLean became the first PBL student from the university to place first in a competition when he won in cost accounting. He also placed fourth in microeconomics. Kristi Clifford placed eighth in information management. Also, Clifford and Daniel Walker received eighth place in human resource management. Michael Kugler won 10th place in the programming concepts competition.
SFA’s chapter also was among the 10 chapters that received diamond status for excellent service.
The Nacogdoches Photographic Association will open its 2017 gallery show with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
The theme for the photo show is “Nacogdoches,” and the juror is professional photographer and former Nacogdoches resident Steve Kozak.
Awards will include Best of Show, first, second and third places, and honorable mention. The 2017 Best of Show recipient will be announced at the opening reception.
The show will run through Aug. 23. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.
Please find the registration dates for JJHS/JHS students below:
August 9th, Wednesday -
Junior High 10 am - 12
Senior 1:30 - 3:30 pm
August 10th, Thursday -
Junior 9 am - 11 am
Sophomore 1 - 3 pm
August 11th, Friday -
Freshman 9 am - 11am
High school students will be issued a Chromebook at the time of
registration. Insurance will be offered for the device for $25.00.
Attention all “Lil Riders”: Girls and Boys that are entering Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend the third annual “Lil Rider Punt, Pass, and Kick” camp. The event will be held at 5pm Thursday August 17th at Roughrider Stadium in Center, Texas. The Varsity Football Team and Coaching Staff will work with the kids on throwing, kicking, catching, agility drills, and more. There is no cost to participate, so bring your “Lil Rider” and join the fun! The event is sponsored by the Center Athletic Boosters.
About Center Athletic Boosters:
Center Athletic Boosters’ Mission Statement: “Building Character One Play at a Time”. Our goal is to support student athletes as they compete both on and off the field so they may win in the classroom, on the field, and in everyday life.
Carthage, TX – The Panola College men’s basketball staff is hosting a
skills camp for area youth and high school students next week. Camp will be
held in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.
Camp will be held from July 24-26th. Youth camp, grades 4-8, will be from
9:00 AM to Noon and high school camp, grades 9-12, will be from 1:00 PM –
4:00 PM. Camp will consist of fundamentals, competition, and overall
The cost of the camp is $60 and no pre-registration is required. If you
have any questions you can contact Assistant Coach Adam Blaylock through
email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 903-693-1147.
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Driver’s Education Course on the Carthage campus beginning Tuesday,
September 5, 2017 and ending October 2, 2017. The class will meet Monday
through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Preregistration is required.
For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at
903-693-2067 or email email@example.com
On July 13, Center High School seniors descended on Panola College to
experience Camp College 2017. Camp College is a camp between Center High
School and Panola College that gives their students the opportunity to
learn about and prepare for their college career.
Twenty-three students lived in campus housing for a night, ate in the
Panola dining hall and learned about student activities and organizations.
Panola College gave tours of the campus and talked about different programs
of study available. Students also learned about the admissions process,
financial aid and scholarship opportunities, library services and
Center High School held additional sessions for students about essay
writing, resume writing and overall preparation for college needed during
their senior year. Panola College has worked with Center High School since
2014 to offer this unique experience to their incoming seniors.
1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in special session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Ronnie Belrose, Jeff Cater, Thomas Harvey, Brandon Neal, Tam Hearnsberger and Bill Mason, Jr.
Members absent: Chrisco Bragg
Guest(s) Present: Mimi Creasy
School Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Kathy Carrington, Special Programs Director; Donna Vergo, Human Resources Ronnie Belrose, Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
2 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.074 at 6:01 p.m. on July 13, 2017.
2.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts – Texas Government Code Section 551.074
b. Agriculture position
c. Band position
d. Teacher position(s)
3 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 6:44 p.m. on July 13, 2017. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
3.1.a It was moved by Bill Mason, Jr. , and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to accept resignation from Ronnie Wolfe and Kasi Trent. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
3.1.b It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Brett Gaylord on one year probationary 12 month Agriculture/teacher contracts subject to assignments. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
3.1.c It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Jacob Laster on one year probationary 12 month Band Director/teacher contracts subject to assignments. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
3.1.d No Action taken
4 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 6:48p.m.
Center ISD will hold a ribbon cutting on August 8th at 11:00 a.m. to formally open
the new Agriculture Science Building Expansion. The expansion project took nearly
16 months of planning, preparation and construction and includes 10,500 square feet
of additional space for specialized classrooms for agribusiness, animal science,
floral design, power, structure and technical systems. There is also a meeting
room for FFA and other leadership activities.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of Center High School has seen
remarkable growth and student interest over the past 10 years. Currently, the CTE
agriculture science program is one of the fastest growing programs at CHS.
Please join Administration, Staff and Students of Center High School and the district
in celebrating this exciting addition to Center ISD.
Panola College has once again been named a great college to work for,
according to a new survey by *The* *Chronicle of Higher Education*, a top
trade publication for colleges and universities. Panola College has held
this honor for six consecutive years.
The results, released today in *The Chronicle’s* tenth annual report on The
Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities.
Only 79 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great
College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium,
and large institutions, with Panola College included among the small
universities with 2,999 students or fewer.
Panola College was also placed on the Honor Roll as a stand out college in
its size category for winning honors in 10 categories this year. These
categories included:* Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits;
Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job
Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and
Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching
Environment (Faculty Only); Work/Life Balance. *
“Panola College is honored to receive this recognition again for the sixth
consecutive year,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College. “To
continue to receive this award is a direct reflection of our remarkable
Board of Trustees, the faculty, staff, and administration.”
“Ten years in, the Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by
academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued
and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial
constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of *The Chronicle*. “Any college or
university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their
most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an
institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and
a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support
staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received
recognition was the employee feedback.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, *The Chronicle* worked
with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has
conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of
thousands of employees nationwide.
“It’s easier to be a great workplace during good times, but it’s when times
are tough that the commitment to workplace quality really gets tested,”
said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partner, ModernThink LLC.
“And those institutions that measure up during times of economic hardship
reinforce their already strong cultures and put even more distance between
them and their peer institutions for whom they compete for talent.”
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most comprehensive
workplace study in higher education.
*About The Chronicle of Higher Education: *
*The Chronicle of Higher Education* is dedicated to serving the
higher-education community with insights, understanding, and intellectual
engagement. Academic leaders and professionals from around the world trust *The
Chronicle’s* analysis and in-depth exploration to make informed decisions.
Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of July 2017 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice. If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., Texas Education Code, will be held by the School Board at the date, may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
Texas Government Code Section:
§551.071 An executive session will be held for the purpose of having private consultation with the Board’s attorney
when the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement
offer, or on a matter in which the duty of counsel to his client, under the Code of Professional Responsibility of the
State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Act.
§551.072 Deliberation of the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting
would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
§551.073 Deliberation of a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the governmental body if
deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in
negotiations with a third person.
§551.074 Deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or
employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.
§551.076 Deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
§551.082 Deliberate a case involving the discipline of public school child or complaint or charge brought against an
employee of the School District by another employee and the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing.
§551.0821 Deliberate a matter regarding a student or students where personally identifiable information about students
will necessarily be revealed by the deliberation.
§551.083 Deliberate the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or instruct its representatives to
follow, in a consultation with a representative of an employee group.
§551.084 Exclusion of witness from hearing.
§551.127 A governmental body may use a video conference call to hold an open or closed meeting and a member or
employee of a governmental body may participate remotely in a meeting of the governmental entity by means of a video
conference call if that participation complies with the requirements and provisions of this section.
§551.129 A governmental body may use a telephone conference call, videoconference call, or communications
over the Internet to conduct a public consultation with its attorney in an open meeting of the governmental body or a private consultation with its attorney in a closed meeting of the governmental body.
Education Code 39.030
39.030 Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final vote shall be either:
in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
AGENDA FOR JULY 17, 2017
Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order Joaquin ISD shall have one member via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
Audience Participation – In accordance with Joaquin ISD Policy BED Local no presentation shall exceed five
minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.2 SHAC Report – Jennifer McCann, Administrative Assistant
Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting(s)
5.2 TASB Update 108
5.3 2017-18 Compensation Plan
5.4 Property & Casualty Insurance Proposals for 2017-18
5.5 16-17 Budget amendments
Enter Closed Session
6.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts–Texas Government Code Section 551.074 and 551.129 (See Attached Code) 6.1.1 Resignations
6.1.2 Teacher positions
Return to Open Session - Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
7.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts
7.1.2 Teacher positions
Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next Board meeting
Designation of date and time of next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the
Joaquin ISD – August 21st at 6:00 p.m.
On this 14th day of July 2017, this Notice was mailed to news media that had previously requested such Notice and an original copy was posted on the bulletin board outside the School District Administration Building at 1:00 p.m. on said date.
Phil Worsham, Superintendent
July 14, 2017
SFA students traveled to England, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands for a behind-the-scenes look at international media.
Students enrolled in SFA’s Department of Mass Communication’s Meet the Media course toured media organizations while abroad, including TV stations, public relations and advertising agencies, and magazine headquarters.
Dr. John Hendricks, chair of the Department of Mass Communication, expressed the benefits this experience afforded students.
“Students are exposed to vastly different cultures and experiences, which significantly broadens their understanding of and place in a global society,” Hendricks said. “Experiential learning such as an international study abroad trip motivates students to establish larger professional goals.”
Farago served as a guest editor for a special issue of the International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal, which was recently published online. The special issue, titled “Confronting and Countering Bias and Oppression through Early Childhood Policy and Practice,” includes scholarship from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada and the African diaspora.
As one of the lead guest editors, Farago helped in the article selection and review process. She also wrote an article titled “Anti-bias or Not: A Case Study of Two Early Childhood Educators,” which examined anti-bias teaching practices through a case study of two early childhood educators working in classrooms with children ages 4 to 5. The study explored how early childhood educators used anti-bias practices and how educators discussed race and gender with young children.
Ellis-Hervey recently served as keynote speaker for the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics, an annual conference for young women, in Nacogdoches.
Through this conference, professional women share their enthusiasm, education requirements and remuneration for working in scientific, technical and financial careers, according to the West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women’s website.
Ellis-Hervey also has been invited to serve as the 2017 keynote speaker at the first SFA Women’s Empowerment Conference and at the Texas A&M University Speaker Series on “How to plan and achieve your life goals.”
Join us for an SFA Faculty & Staff Coffee Break from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore inside the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
Faculty and staff members will be treated to a free cup of coffee while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.
The coffee break is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Bookstore in support of the SFA Social Events Team’s efforts to foster a culture of engagement within our campus community in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan.
The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, July the 24th, starting at 6pm in the Band Hall. Refreshments will be served. We are excited to welcome Deshmond Johnson, Director of Bands, and Kaci Trent, Assistant Band Director. We invite you to be a part of this year's Band Boosters and support our students.
Shelbyville Band Director Deshmond Johnson is excited to be the new Director of Bands for Shelbyville ISD.
He, along with assistant band director, Kasi Trent, invites all band students and parents to the SHS Band MEET & GREET this Thursday July 13 @ 6pm at the Band Hall
Other student reminders include INSTRUMENT CHECKOUT – Wednesday July 19 @ 10am – 1pm
LEADERSHIP MEETING – Wednesday July 19 @ 1pm – 2pm
SUMMER BAND CAMP – July 24 – 28 @ 8am – 3pm
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Johnson at 936-591-9991
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
Hall of Honor
On May 17, 2005, the Tenaha Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor in order to recognize those individuals that have distinguished themselves as past or current educators, alumni, or supporters of the Tenaha school system. Following are the rules:
Inductees: Four Categories
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.
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
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Massage Therapy program, on the Carthage campus, beginning Monday, August
28, 2017. The class will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
- 9:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact
the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's almost time to head back to school! Get ahead of the supplies stampede
The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast will be 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the East College Dining Hall.
For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.
Please help spread the word about these events, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.
The monthly Faculty and Staff Breakfast is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.