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Hall of Honor Joy Ann Havran


 

 
 
Joy Ann Havran, the only child of Joy Ellington Weaver and Martin Weaver, has roots to Shelby County  that  date to 1886 when her great grandfather Sam Weaver with others rode on horseback with an ox cart to Shelbyville and took the county records back to Center, establishing Center, Texas, as the county seat of Shelby County.  
 
Her father, Martin Weaver owned, along with his brother, and managed Weaver Brothers Lumber Company and developed the subdivisions of Greenwood and Lakewood.  He was instrumental in bringing the Poultry Industry to Shelby County in 1948 designing the first 3000 foot long style broiler house, building and financing it.  He went on to build over 2000 such houses in East Texas in seven counties during the late 1940s to the 1970s.  Joy and Martin Weaver promoted tourism in East Texas entertaining scores of sports writers from across Texas who fished for bass with Martin at Toledo Bend where he built and financed Huxley Bay Marina.
 
Joy Ann’s paternal grandparents, Stella Scruggs Weaver and Marion Weaver owned and operated Weaver Grain and Grocery which became Weaver Brothers Lumber Company.  He signed the original charter to establish the First Christian Church in Center and the deed for improvements in 1931.
 
Her maternal grandparents were Verna Bell Ellington, originally of Patroon, and Dr. John Ellington, who practiced medicine in San Augustine and was also a doctor for the Santa Fe Railroad.
 
Joy Ann attended Center Elementary, Center Junior High and Center High School where she graduated Salutatorian of the Class of 1967.  In high school Joy Ann was active in all phases of school life from twirling with the Center High School band to working on the school paper.
Joy Ann has remained active in Shelby County for the past 50 years with her friends and by serving on the John Dean Windham Civic Center Committee to fund and design the Poultry Plaza, presenting her father’s scholarship at Center High School, co chairing the Class of ’67 reunions and managing timber and other business interests in East Texas where she continues to have a residence.    
 

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NHS and JCC Work Together to Bring Relief


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the devastation in Southeast Texas, Center High School's National
Honor Society and Junior Chamber of Commerce members will send donations to
hurricane victims tomorrow after a successful student-led donation drive.
 
"I think we all had the idea to donate to Harvey victims as soon as we
heard about how devastating it was," NHS President Brady Wells said. "Our
publicist, Alberto, contacted me with some ideas, so I called an officer
meeting for the following day. We immediately began the donation process.
Here we are only two days later, and we have huge amounts of items to send
to those in need."
 
Working together, the two student groups received 92 cases of water, 40
packages of diapers, 54 packages of baby wipes, 20 bags of pet food, and
several boxes filled with personal care items.
 
 "I am extremely proud of the members and officers of National Honor
Society," Wells said. "We, together, have demonstrated unity and
compassion. We have not argued; we have not disagreed. We have done what we
know we are called to do - put others before ourselves. I am very honored
to be President of an organization full of such good, active people, and I
hope that we can continue to be an example for others."
 
Both student groups recognized their sponsors, Susan Penick (NHS) and
Jennifer Fausett (JCC), for their help in event promotion and storage of
donated items. The drive was executed quickly, and donations piled up fast.
 
 "I was shocked at how many things were donated, especially the amount of
water," JCC member Dalton Snider said. "Our original goal was 50 and in two
days we had overshot our goal by nearly 10 cases. I was amazed."
 
Many students have family in the flooded areas who need assistance.
 
"My mother and aunt live in Houston now, and not too long ago it was my
home," JCC member Mark Perkins said. "We were watching a breaking news
report in class yesterday and I got to see an old apartment I lived in
completely flooded. I've, fortunately, gotten to speak with my mother. My
aunt is safe, but her house is filled with water. It's tragic to see my old
home be destroyed, but it's heartwarming to be a part of those helping them
here.
 
It's nice to know that in the wake of this tragedy, we all united in
helping others."
 
 

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Retirement reception for Bobby Wiliams today


 

SFA’s Business Office is hosting a retirement reception in honor of Bobby Williams, SFA bursar, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.
 
Williams has served SFA for 22 years. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the reception.

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Joaquin JV game cancelled


 

The Joaquin JV football game against Tenaha scheduled for tomorrow (08/31)
has been cancelled.
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held August 31, 2017, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Menu


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Coffe With the Coach


 

Coffee With the Coach begins this Wednesday, August 30th from 6:15 a.m.
to 7:00 am.  Come meet with Coach Bowman at the  CISD Administration Office
Board Room to discuss Roughrider Football.
 
Coffee With the Coach will be held every Wednesday throughout the 2017
football season.
 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Reserved Seating – If you want to have your same reserved football seats this season, or are a first time buyer, please come by and see Sherri to secure your seating as soon as possible.  Regular seating is $25.00 per seat and Senior Citizen seats (63 or older) are $10.00 per seat.
 
Senior Citizen Passes – If you are 63 years young or older and would like a senior citizen pass, come by the Central Office Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Coach Therwhanger will be on hand to meet and visit with everyone.
Calendar
 
Tuesday Aug. 29 - High School JV and Varsity Volleyball at Center - 5:00 pm
 
Friday Sep. 1 - High School Varsity Volleyball at Rusk - 4:30 Varsity Football (Here) vs. West Sabine 7:30 (as weather permits)
 

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Foot Ball Schedules - Updated


 

 
In Rider Land
The Center Roughriders will take on the Rusk Eagles Friday in Rusk at 7:30 p.m. it will be broadcast on kdet 930 am.
 
In Tiger Land
The Tenaha Tigers will take on the Joaquin Rams in Tenaha this Friday at 7:30 p.m. it will be broadcast on kqbb 100.5 fm and kxxe 92.5 fm with the legendary Don Wall.
 
In the Bears Den
The Timpson Bears will take on the West Sabine Tiger in Timpson at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
 
In the Dragon's Lair
The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the Elkhart Elks a home game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
In the Dog House
The Garrison Bulldogs will take on TK Gorman an away game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
 
Be sure to tune in Tuesday Nights to the Don Wall Coaches show on KQBB 100.5 FM.
 
 

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Alease Copelin Named Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow


 

From over 230 applications, Center High School's Alease Copelin was
selected by Texas OnCourse, an initiative empowering Texas students to
succeed in high school, college, and career, as one of 29 counselors and
advisers from across the state to participate in a two-year Leadership
Fellowship.
 
 

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Tenaha ISD Update


 

Tenaha ISD schools are in session.  Tenaha ISD officials are monitoring road conditions and the weather.
 
The safety of our students and staff are our number one priority.  If conditions worsen and school is cancelled we will notify the community through local media including Shelby County Today, Light and Champion,  East Texas Press, KGAS, Center Broadcasting (KDET) and all local TV stations.
 
As of now the Tenaha vs Joaquin game is still scheduled for Friday, September 1st in The Pitt at 7:30 pm.
 
 

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Panola College Move-In Day


 

Panola College students spent the day moving into the residence halls on
Saturday, August 26th, marking the beginning their college experience.
Students signed in, had student ID photos made, checked their schedules,
purchased their books, received their room keys and started moving in.
 
Panola College faculty, staff and returning students were on hand again
this year to help with Move-In Day, along with numerous community
organizations. Panola College had over 1,000 people on campus for this
exciting day.  Among those groups were several local churches including
Still Waters Cowboy Church, New Life Fellowship Church, First Christian
Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Church of Christ – Wildwood, Baptist
Student Ministries, Faith Assembly of God, St. Williams Catholic Church,
First United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, and Beckville United
Methodist Church.
 
Other organizations included The After School Youth Enrichment Program
(AYEP), 418 Club, Ladies of Strength, ETCADA, Cricket Wireless, Verizon
Wireless, SALT, Prosperity Bank, Panola College SOTA Club and Panola
College Criminal Justice.
 
Still Waters Cowboy Church provided free barbecue chicken lunches, and
other volunteer organizations kept everyone’s energy level high with
cookies, cold water and snacks.
 
“Move-in day is one of our favorite days of the year. Energy is high, and
everyone is excited to begin the fall semester,” said Dr. Greg Powell,
Panola College President. “We enjoy welcoming students and their families
to our campus.”
 
 
Dr. Greg Powell poses with Coach Kite, Coach Hudson and a few of
the Fillies basketball team members.
 

 

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Meet the Dragons


 

Meet the Dragons will be Tuesday, Aug. 29 @ 6:00 pm in the Shelbyville Gymnasium.
 

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SFA spirit programs hosting kids cheer clinic and football game performance


 

SFA’s 16-time national champion cheerleaders are hosting the 2017 Cheer Kid's Clinic and Football Game Performance from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Norton H.P.E. Complex on the SFA campus.
 
Participants will meet at 5:20 p.m. on game day to perform at the SFA vs. University of the Incarnate Word football game at Homer Bryce Stadium.
 
Children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to participate. The cost is $55 per cheerleader.
 
Register by Friday, Sept. 1, to ensure your child receives pom poms, a bow and a T-shirt. To register, click here. Day-of registration is from 8 to 9 a.m.
 
For more information, contact T.J. Maple, SFA spirit programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1604 or maplejv@sfasu.edu.
 

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Meet the Riders Cancelled


 

Due to expected inclement weather conditions we have cancelled the Center
Middle School Meet the Riders scheduled for Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at
Roughrider Stadium.
 
 

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Center School Board Election


 

An election will be held on November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a trustee for the Center Independent School District School Board.

 

 
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

The Joaquin School Board held a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Boardroom at the Joaquin ISD Administration Building. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s 2017-2018 Budget and proposed Tax Rate.
 
NOTICE Special Meeting Of Joaquin Independent School District Board
Notice is hereby given that on the 28 th day of August 2017 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.
 
AGENDA FOR AUGUST 28, 2017
1. Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have one member via video conference call –
Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
3. Agenda Items for consider and possible action:
3.1 Minutes from previous meetings
3.2 Amend 2016-2017 Budget
3.3 Adopt 2017-2018 Budget
3.4 Adopt 2017 Tax Rate
3.5 Approve Fuel proposals
3.6 Approve Speech & Language proposals
4. Reports
4.1 Opening enrollment for 2017-18 School Year
5. Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD
September 18, 2017
6. Adjournment
 

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Joaquin Elementary Informational Meetings


 

(Grade level expectations, classroom grading policies, etc.)
 
3rd-5th Grade Parent Meetings
 
Monday, August 28 5:30-6:30
 
PK-2nd Grade Parent Meetings
 
Tuesday, August 29 5:30-6:30
 
 
 

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SFA Fine Arts


 

Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
Each year, musicians select a wide range of musical styles and perform in a variety of solo and ensemble settings. Concert proceeds will benefit the Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship presented annually to the sophomore music major with the highest grade point average.
 
Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
 

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Joaquin School Board Notice


 

Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of August 2017 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.
 
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting Minutes


 

The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present:  Chrisco Bragg (arrived 7:20 p.m.), Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Jeff Cater, Bill Mason, Jr., Ronnie Belrose, and Brandon Neal
 
Board members absent: 
 
Guest(s) Present: Wayne Haglund, Board’s attorney
 
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director, Bert Coan, Assistant Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal; 
 
     Ronnie Belrose, Vice-President, called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.
 
2  The invocation was led by Bill Mason, Jr., and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Thomas Harvey, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Jeff Cater.
 
3  Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were:  None
 
4 Enter Closed Session
 
           4.1  The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.071 & §551.074 at 6:33 p.m. on August 21, 2017. 
 
4.1.1 Private consultation with the Board’s attorney
4.1.2 Resignations and/or retirements 
4.1.3 Teacher Contracts and Certifications
 
5 Return to Open Session - Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
          5.1  The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 7:58 p.m. on August 21, 2017.  
 
Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action: 
 
5.1.1 No actions on Resignations & Retirements
5.1.2 It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Bill Mason, Jr., to extend a 
one year probationary contract to Kaitlin Lawson, subject to 
assignment and to approve the alternative certification for Reed 
Westbrook and Tammy Hamilton under the District of Innovation Plan 
- Alternatives to Educator Certification section.  Following discussion, a
vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
 
6  Report and Information items:
 
6.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
6.2 2017-18 Proposed Budget Discussion
6.3 Calendar of JISD Activities
6.4 Correspondence
 
7  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
 
7.1  It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve the minutes fromprevious month’s meeting.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
 
7.2  It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve engagement letter with Goff & Herrington, P.C. certified Public Accountants for annual auditor services(attached).  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
 
7.3  It was moved by Bill Mason, Jr., and seconded by Brandon Neal, approve TASB Local Policy update for District of Innovation in accordance with TASB’s instruction sheet.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
 
7.4  It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Brandon Neal, approve JISD Appraisers for 17-18 School Year  (attached).  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.  
 
 
6  Ronnie Belrose, Vice President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda.  
 
Teacher assignments
Superintendent’s District Goals
Have Mr. Wayne Haglund, Board’s Attorney present at meeting
 
7  Designation of date and time of next meeting of the meeting (s) of the Board of Trustees:
 
Monday, August 28, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. – Public Hearing on Budget
Monday, August 28, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. – Regular Monthly Meeting
 
8  With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m. 
 
 

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CMS BETA Meeting


 

The first CMS BETA meeting will be August 24 at 5:30 PM at CMS Cafeteria.  All students participating in BETA this year must attend this meeting.  Parents/guardians are asked to attend.
 
 

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Center Adrenaline Discount Cards


 

Center Middle School boy and girl Athletics are currently selling
"Adrenaline Discount Cards" for $20.00 each.  There are over $300 in
discounts.  Some of the vendors participating are: MacDonald's, Wrights,
Chicken Express, Chaps Bar-b-que, Pineywoods Seafood, The BBQ Joint, Quick
Change Oil & Lube, etc.
 
Please support our student athletes and local businesses by purchasing a
card from a student athlete by Monday, August 28.
 
 

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Timpson Meet the Teacher Today Time Change


 

Meet the Teacher is From 4:30-6:00 on Thursday August 24th.

 
 

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Timpson Football Game Change


 

-Football Scrimmage this Friday is AWAY at Queen City at 5:00 p. not here.
 
-High School Varsity Volleyball Game this Friday Here vs. Garrison at 4:30.
 
 
 

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Center Volleyball Schedule


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City of Nacogdoches, SFA and Texas A&M Forest Service to host tree seminar Saturday


 

The City of Nacogdoches, SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, and the Texas A&M Forest Service will host a public tree care seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Forestry Building, Room 117, on the SFA campus.
 
This free workshop aims to teach community members about the best management practices that apply to the planting and maintenance of trees and vegetation to comply with the Development Standards Section Ordinance for native tree species of Nacogdoches. Additionally, tree physiology, as well as how to protect trees before, during and after construction, will be addressed.
 
This seminar is focused on providing homeowners, business owners, tree care and landscape companies, commercial developers, city planners and community members with valuable information related to the care and conservation of Nacogdoches’ trees.

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SFA NEWS


 

Faculty and staff members invited to opening of academic year meeting tomorrow
 
SFA faculty and staff members are invited to attend the opening of the academic year meeting tomorrow.
 
Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Spirit Lounge on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center, and the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom. New members of the SFA community will be introduced, accomplishments of the previous year will be highlighted and plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.
 
Social and dinner planned to welcome new faculty members tonight
 
SFA's New Faculty Orientation Committee invites faculty members to attend a casual evening social and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Cole Art Center, located at 329 East Main St.
 
The event will allow participants to meet and welcome SFA’s new faculty members.
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update - UPDATED


 

Calendar of Events –
 
Thurs. Aug. 24 – Meet the Teachers – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
-Football Scrimmage this Friday is AWAY at Queen City at 5:00 p. not here.
 
-High School Varsity Volleyball Game this Friday Here vs. Garrison at 4:30.
 
 
Mon. Aug. 28 – First Day of School.  Please watch for buses.
------------TMS Volleyball vs. Carlisle – Away @ 4:30 p.m.
 
TISD Staff Trip – The Timpson ISD teachers traveled to WalMart in Nacogdoches last week.  Each teacher got to purchase two hundred dollars of student and instructional supplies for their classrooms.  Following the shopping, staff enjoyed a meal together at Clear Springs and Auntie Pasta’s before returning to school.  The teachers express their appreciation to the administration and school board for making the trip possible.
 
 
 
TMS Volleyball News - Please see attached for Timpson Middle School volleyball news.
 
 
 Lady Bear Volleyball Update - The Timpson Lady Bears finished 3rd out of 24 teams this past weekend at the West Rusk Tournament. They are now 10-5 on the season. Congrats Lady Bears!  This week the Varsity and JV Lady Bears will be playing in Ore City on Tuesday and the Varsity will play at home against Garrison on Friday at 4:30.
 
TISD Meet The Teacher - Timpson ISD will host Meet the Teacher Thursday August 24 on all three campuses from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All parents are invited to attend. Elementary students may bring their school supplies.
 
 

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Shelbyville ISD Elementary Lunch Menu:


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Panola College Announces New Employees


 

 
 
Photo (L to R): 
 
Dr. Billy Adams, Vice President of Instruction
 
Julie Leming, Professor of Associate Degree Nursing
 
Kelly Reed-Hirsch, Dean of Health Sciences
 
Shay Joines, Library Public Services Assistant
 
Cancee Lester, Director of Shelby County Operations
 
Roberta Collinsworth, Professor of Mathematics/Preparatory Studies
 
Jody Harris, Student Activities Coordinator/Advisor
 
Rachel Weekly, Testing/Recruitment Specialist
 
Reanna Hart, Recruiter/Advisor
 
Patricia Hooten, Professor of Speech
 
Trevor Rainey, Assistant Men’s Baseball Coach
 
Jaynellen Wylie, Professor of English/Preparatory Studies
 
Annissa Jackson, Chair of Nursing Programs
 
Amanda Clements, Professor of Art
 
Natalie Oswalt, Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Technology
 
Brian Jones, Professor of Biology
 
Lisa Miller, Instructor of Vocational Nursing
 
Kimberly Jones, Instructor of Associate Degree Nursing
 
Chelsea Hudson, Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball
 
Charde’ Salone – Nursing Clinical Teaching Assistant

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Tiger News


 

 
 
It's back to school for all Tenaha ISD students on August 28th!
 
Parents and students please remember that there is a new bell schedule.
Breakfast will begin at 7:30 and all classrooms will open at 7:45 am.  The
first bell will ring at 7:55 to begin classes and the tardy bell sounds at
8:00 am.  Elementary parent pick-up is now at 3:30 and the dismissal bell
will ring at 3:44 pm.  Teacher Hours/Building Hours will be 7:30am to
4:00pm.  The building will be open for students to enter at 7:20 am.  Please
do not drop students off prior to that time.
 
 
 
Meet the Teacher
 
Tenaha schools will hold their annual Meet the Teacher this Thursday, August
24th from 4pm to 5:30pm.  Elementary students may bring school supplies to
leave in the classroom.
 
Junior High and High School students will be able to pick up their schedules
at this time.
 
 
 
SCRIMMAGE SET FOR THIS FRIDAY
 
The Tenaha Tigers will scrimmage New Dianna this Friday the 25th .  JV will
begin at 5:30 and the Varsity will follow.  The 2018 Senior Class will have
a variety of home baked goodies for sale!  The concession stand will be open
and all proceeds will go to the Tiger Basketball program.  Don’t miss the
fun!!!
 
 
 

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Panola College Foundation Awards Grants to Faculty & Staff


 

On Thursday, August 17 Panola College faculty returned to campus excited by
a new year. The Panola County Chamber of Commerce welcomed faculty and
staff with donuts, coffee and their own enthusiasm for the new semester.
 
After a brief welcome back by Dr. Billy Adams, Mrs. Brenda Giles, 2017-2018
Chair of the Panola College Foundation, was welcomed to the podium to
announce the 2017 faculty and staff grant recipients.
 
“Each year the Panola College Foundation has been able to grow the amount
of faculty and staff grants due to the generous contributions from the
community, alumni and employees of Panola College,” said Giles. “In 2011,
our first year to award grants, we gave four grants totaling $5,454 and six
years later, we are able to award 17 grants totaling $47,620.”
 
Giles expressed the Panola College Foundation’s gratitude to all those who
showed their support to Panola College over the years and then called the
grant recipients forward to accept their award.
 
This year’s grant recipients include:
 
·         Jacky Andreatta received $6,837 to obtain a whirlpool table,
whirlpool seat and hydro chair to be used in the Athletic Training courses
as well as helping athletes.
 
·         Laura Wood and Tonya Fotinos were awarded $6,590 to purchase
biology models for the Marshall campus lab.
 
·         Todd Shelton received two grants totaling $3,165 to go towards
the purchase of new netting systems for the baseball team.
 
·         Amber McCray and Jane Hays accepted $3,000 to purchase an Attack
II Volleyball Machine for training.
 
·         Teresa Beasley and Kathy Watlington applied for $1,500 to take
art and humanities students on a field trip to city museums in the fall and
spring.
 
·         Karen King was awarded $1,855 to replace the light board console
in the Studio Theatre.
 
·         Cristie Ferguson received $3,195 to bring the exhibit Through
Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad Exhibit to
the M.P. Baker Library.
 
·         Dwaine Hubbard accepted a grant for $1,000 to purchase a jazz
keyboard for the band.
 
·         Dwaine Hubbard and Sandra Bauer also accepted a grant for $800 to
purchase two portable speakers for the music department to share at events.
 
·         Ashley Brewster applied for a grant of $809 to provide simulation
equipment for nursing to convert patient from SimMom to medical-surgical
manikin.
 
·         Betty Gruber received $1,850 to equip Certified Nurse Aid classes
with an electric bed, wheel chair, and durable supplies.
 
·         Jo Ellen Russell accepted $1,275 for the Medical Lab Technician
program for a one-year subscription to an online White Blood Cell
Differential Simulator.
 
·         Lynn Davis was awarded $2,930 to purchase vital signs simulation
equipment to help the Medical Assistant program.
 
·         Cheri Lambert and the Occupational Therapy Assistant program
received $9,969 to obtain a VitalGo Total Lift Hospital Bed.
 
·         Reanna Hart accepted a grant for $2,562 to purchase phlebotomy
equipment including a pediatric training arm, newborn manikin, and skin and
vein replacement kits.
 
·         Bobbie Smith, Paula Fultz, and Patti Redmon will be taking the
cosmetology students to a Make-up show in Dallas with their grant of $3,050.
 
 
 
Information about how to make a gift to Panola College is available online
at www.panola.edu/panola-foundation, or by calling 903-693-2029.
 
 
 
(L to R): Ginger Borders (PC Foundation Member), Teresa
Beasley, Bobbie Smith, Phillip Grimes (PC Foundation Vice Chair), Reanna
Hart, Pat Browning (PC Foundation Member), Dwaine Hubbard, Karen King, Jane
Hays, Patti Redmon, Amber McCray, Paula Fultz, Tonya Fotinos, Brenda Giles
(PC Foundation Chair), Laura Wood, Jodie Reed (PC Foundation Member),
Cristie Ferguson, Jo Ellen Russell, Todd Shelton, Betty Gruber, Kathy
Watlington, Ashley Brewster, Cheri Lambert, Lynn Davis, Don Clinton
(accepting on behalf of Jacky Andreatta), and Sandra Bauer
 
 

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The Alazan Trio


 

The Alazan Trio at Stephen F Austin State University will perform romantic piano trios when the faculty ensemble presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
Comprised of School of Music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ron Petti, piano, the trio will perform the music of German composers Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 

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The Race That Eats Its Young


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
The documentary, directed by Annika Iltis and Timothy James Kane, is about a cult-like race in Tennessee with an ever-changing and unmarked course that tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance.
 
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
 

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Heterodyne Duo


 

The Heterodyne Duo at Stephen F. Austin State University will open the all-new Calliope Concert Series for the SFA School of Music at the start of the fall semester.
 
The faculty duo, featuring Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, and Dr. Nathan Nabb, professor of saxophone, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. The program will feature compositions by Nathan Daughtrey, Alex Mincek, Marc Mellits and Iannis Xenakis.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Tenaha ISD Football Schedule


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Tenaha Lunch Menus


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SHELBYVILLE RETIREE ATHLETIC PASSES


 
Shelbyville I.S.D. is pleased to announce that
 
all Shelbyville I.S.D. retirees will be admitted
 
free of charge to home athletic events for the 17-18 school 
 
year by presenting a special pass.  
 
If you are a Shelbyville I.S.D. retiree and do not receive a 
 
pass by mail, please come by the administration office
 
or call 598-2641.
 
 
 

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SHELBYVILLE GOLD CARD ATHLETIC PASSES


 

Shelbyville I.S.D. is pleased to announce that 
 
Senior Citizens (age 65 or over)
 
**PROOF OF AGE AND RESIDENCE REQUIRED**
 
who reside in Shelbyville I.S.D.
 
will be admitted free of charge to all Home 
 
Athletic Events for the 2017-18 school year, 
 
by presenting a Shelbyville I.S.D. Gold Card Pass.
 
Please come by the Shelbyville I.S.D. Administration Office
 
at your convenience to pick up a Gold Card.
 
 

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CHS Alumni Association 2017 Hall of Honor Award Winners


 

The Center High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce our 2017 Hall of Honor Award winners!  After careful consideration from one of the largest groups of nominees ever, the Committee has selected:
 
Luke Motley III, representing the Class of 1957 (celebrating their 60th Class Reunion)andJoy Ann Weaver Harvan, representing the Class of 1967 (celebrating their 50th Class Reunion)
The CHS Alumni Association would like to congratulate our newest Hall of Honor Inductees.
 
 
 

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Sports News


 

 
The Center varsity football team has a home game vs. the Tatum Eagels (TX) on Thursday, August 24 @ 7p.
 
 
The Shelbyville varsity football team has a home game vs. Elkhart Elks (TX) on Friday, September 1 @ 7:30p.
 
 
The Timpson varsity football team has a home game vs. West Sabine Tigers (Pineland, TX) on Friday, September 1 @ 7:30p.
 
 
The Tenaha varsity football team has a home game vs. Joaquin Rams (TX) on Friday, September 1 @ 7:30p.
 
 

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CHS Alumni Association 2017 Homecoming Calendar Dates


 

 
CHS Homecoming Pep Rally will be Friday, September 15th at 3 p.m. in the CHS Gym.
 
 
CHS Homecoming Game - will be Friday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m. vs. Gladewater.
 
 
CHS Annual Alumni Association Meeting - will be Saturday, September 16th at the Windham Civic Center.
 
 
CHS Homecoming Parade - will be Saturday, September 16th at 4 p.m. on the Downtown Center Square. (It starts at Farmer State Bank Drive-Thru)
 
 

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Center Schools Get Ready for the Eclipse


 

- CES has purchased eclipse viewing glasses for the entire elementary
   school - that will be cute/fun to watch. (grades 1-3)
 
- CMS art classes will be drawing a corona of an eclipse on the 21st
   very similar to the lesson here: eclipse2017.nasa.gov/predict-
   corona-art-project
 
 - CMS is "trying to get something organized" to see the eclipse, but I
   have not heard what. I know Donna Shannon, an 8th grade science teacher,
   will be streaming the event in her classroom.
 
 
 
 
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of August 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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Joaquin ISD Substitute Training and Orientation


 

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

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


 

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

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Farmers School Supply Drive


 

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

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Joaquin ISD Menu


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SFA Presents Tartuffe


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present Molière’s “Tartuffe” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 3 through 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
Molière created literature’s most memorable con artist – and one of the funniest plays ever written –more than 350 years ago. Tartuffe boasts lavishly of his religious piety and moral purity, but everyone can see that his behavior is absurdly hypocritical. Everyone, that is, except Orgon, the all-powerful father of the house where Tartuffe has taken up residence. His family lays a trap for the imposter, but will they catch the Baroque-era sleazeball before he swindles them out of everything they’ve got?
 
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Faculty and staff members invited to opening of academic year meeting


 

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

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SFA Alumni Association presents 2017 Alumni Awards


 

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

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Timpson ISD Weekly Calendar


 

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

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Bear Update


 

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

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Football Scrimmages


 

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

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School Schedules


 

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

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Center Football This Week


 

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

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Joaquin School Board Meeting Minutes


 

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

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Minutes of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Center ISD


 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center High School Agriculture Science Building located at 658 Roughrider Drive in Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
John Henry Holloway called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum. 
 
Present: John Henry Holloway; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby, Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: None
 
Visitors: Matthew Gregory, CHS Principal; Heath Hagler, CIS Principal; Jake Henson, CMS Principal; Inez Hughes, FLM Principal; Shelly Norvell, CES Principal; Teresa Richard, Director of Instruction and RTI; Ashley Richey, CHS Agriculture Teacher; Linda Snell, Director of Special Programs; Kevin Swor, CHS Agriculture Teacher; Susan Watkins, Light and Champion and Mickey Wulf, Director of Special Education
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Makayla Mayo gave the invocation and Maddie Russell led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. Budget Workshop
 
The first draft of the 2017-2018 budget was presented and discussed.
 
5. Consider Approval of Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the notice of public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate on August 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 
 
The motion reads:
 
“I move that the Board of Trustees of Center ISD approve the Notice of Public Meeting to discuss the 2017-2018 budget and proposed tax rate. 
 
The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Center ISD Administration Office.  
 
The proposed Operating budget is $22,917,867.
The proposed Interest and Sinking (I&S) budget is $1,237,400.
 
The proposed Maintenance & Operation (M&O) tax rate of $1.1700 and the proposed I&S tax rate of $.1638 for a total tax rate of $1.3338.
 
The motion carried 6-0. 
 
6. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on July 27, 2017, the 2016-2017 School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Report and the budget amendments.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
7. Appoint Delegate and Alternate Delegate TASA/TASB Conference 2017
 
Allison Johnson was appointed as the delegate and Traci Willoughby as the alternate delegate for the upcoming TASA/TASB Conference 2017.
 
8. Order Board of Trustees Special Election on November 7, 2017
 
A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Traci Willoughby to order a Special Board Trustees election on November 7, 2017.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
9. Review and Discussion of the 2016-2017 State Accountability Results
 
The 2016-2017 state accountability ratings were presented. 
 
10. Closed Session
 
John Henry Holloway called for a closed session at 12:23 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.074 and §551.072 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, resignation/retirement, extended emergency sick leave and compensation and benefits.
 
11. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 12:58 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
11.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.074 
 
11.1.1 No action required by the Board as the Superintendent was granted contractual authority on June 1, 2017.
 
11.1.2 No action required by the Board as the Superintendent was granted contractual authority on June 1, 2017.
 
11.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
11.14 A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the 2017-2018 compensation increases as recommended by the Superintendent.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
13. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to adjourn the meeting at 12:59 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 

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Dance program co-coordinators present research in Paris, France


 

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

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SFA Gardens to host Permaculture Design 101 with Theron Beaudreau


 

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

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Lil' STEM Jacks stargaze at observatory


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

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


 

 

 

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Center Athletic Booster Raffle


 

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

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Shelbyville ISD Immunization Clinic


 

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

 

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S. W. Carter Elementary School Registration


 

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

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

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

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Center High School Fish Camp


 

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

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Shelbyville Athletic Boosters Meeting


 

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

 

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Tenaha Football Schedule


 

 

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Center ISD Agriculture Science Building Expansion Project


 

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

 

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Panola College men's basketball announce 2017 recruiting class


 

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

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Meet the Teacher Joaquin ISD


 

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

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