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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Timpson Little Ballers - On February 2nd the Timpson Little Ballers will be performing at Halftime of the Varsity Boy’s Game and the Elementary  PE classes will be performing during Halftime of the Varsity Girls games. On February 13, Center Tumbling Gym will be performing at halftime of the Varsity boy’s game.
 
 
 
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Special lecture to feature director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


 

 

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the SFA Division of Environmental Science will host a public lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.
 
Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will present “Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Regulation, Day-to-Day and in Crisis.” Grether brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her time dealing with environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the PNPC and nearby Raguet Elementary School. For more information, call (936) 468-1185,
 
 

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CHS Baseball T-Shirts


 

 

CHS Baseball T-shirt are on sale for $15.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Basketball News –
 
 
 
Today-Timpson vs. Shelbyville – There @ 4:30 p.m. – JVB/VG/VB
 
 
 
Fri. Feb. 2 – Timpson vs. Woden – Here @ 4:30 p.m. – JVB/JVG/VG/VB
 
 
 
Yearbook Cover Design Winner – Yearbook Advisor Danielle Smith appreciates everyone who voted for the favorite 2017-2018 yearbook cover design.  The winning cover was submitted by Sara Duke.  
 
 
 
THS Book Club News - On Sunday, January 28, 2017, several members of the THS Book Club along with their sponsor, Tina Samford met in Nacogdoches to watch “The Death Cure”, the third book of the “Maze Runner”.  It has become a tradition to eat at Asian City with these outings.  The Book club generally goes to the movies at least twice a year to see a movie that has been taken from a novel that the members have read.  We would like to thank Kim and Kent Graham for joining us as they often do.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Excelsior ISD Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance


 

 

Excelsior’s Perfect Attendance for the 3rd Six Weeks
Olivia Anthony, Michaela Whiteside, Deacon Anthony, Talon Barbee, Jacob  Moss, C J Clark, Wyatt Lewis, Mattie Barbee, Hennessy Anderson, Lexi Clark, Jaxen Mahan, Marissa Miles, Melanie Miles, Mikayla Anderson, Kaleb Bentley, Ileigh Burcham, Lillian Ethridge, Devin Warren, Jackson Welch, Cody Adkinson, Moses Crawford, Emily Leach, Jaquelyn Miles, Kaycee Vaughn, Blake Warren, Stephen Bentley, Anthone Davis-Katan, Zane Griffith, Victoria King, Brian McDonald, Larkin Sears, Dallas Whiteside, Leah Fountain, Joanie McDonald, Ethan Miles, Rylan Chandler, Abraham Diaz Gonzalez, Jada Jacobs, Blake Pharris, Jamie Stotts, Jesse Adkison, Dawson Chandler, Dylan Miles, David Pharris, Christina Stotts
 
Excelsior’s A Honor Roll
C J Clark, Mattie Barbee, Lance Brown, Brooklynn Scates, Mikayla Anderson, Devin Warren, Kingston Menzies, Kaycee Vaughn, Victoria King, Nevaeh Cosby, Leah Fountain, Ethan Miles, Rylan Chandler, Abraham Diaz Gonzalez, Jesse Adkison, Dawson Chandler, Kambree Dillard, Dylan Miles, Erik Ramirez, Christina Stotts
 
Excelsior’s A/B Honor Roll
Wyatt Lewis, Kelan McSwain, Dalton Shields, Hennessy Anderson, Lexi Clark, Jaxen Mahan, Kaleb Bentley, Lillian Ethridge, Jocelyn Stewart, Jackson Welch, Jakeb Williams, Cody Adkinson, Emily Alvy, Moses Crawford, Gracie Gillis, Emily Leach, Toni Lovell, Jaquelyn Miles, Celeste Rivera Diaz, Aiden Sanders, Bryson Stewart, Blake Warren, Anthone Davis-Katan, Zane Griffith, Brian McDonald, Karlea Menefee, Larkin Sears, Jaxon Williams, Kolton Adkinson, Joanie McDonald, Blake Pharris, Jamie Stotts, Dane Walker, Marissa Crawford, Bailey Davis, David Pharris
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 31
 
Men's basketball vs. Houston Baptist University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball at Houston Baptist University
7 p.m.
Houston
 
 
Friday, Feb. 2
 
Bowling at three-day Prairie View A&M University Invitational
Arlington
 
Track and field at two-day New Mexico Collegiate Invitational
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 3
 
Women's basketball at Lamar University
2 p.m.
Beaumont
 
Men's basketball at Lamar University
4:30 p.m.
Beaumont
 
Tennis at Texas A&M University
4 p.m.
College Station
 
 
Sunday, Feb. 4
 
Tennis at Prairie View A&M University
3 p.m.
Prairie View
 
Tennis vs. Liberty University
10 a.m.
College Station
 
 
 

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Local Scholarship Meeting for JHS Seniors


 

Local Scholarship Meeting for Seniors February 5 2018 6:00 p.m. Joaquin High School Auditorium.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4th Grade GT Students Win Stock Market Game!


 

 

The San Augustine 4th grade Gifted and Talented students won the Fall Houston Area Stock Market game sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation. The Game began on October 2nd and ended December 8th.The team placed first from a field of 70 teams throughout the state. The students will attend an awards program in Houston this spring that will be held by the Texas Council on Economic Education. The students bought stock in a variety of companies varying from Amazon to McDonald's. Great job representing Wolf Nation!

 
 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Tenaha ISD Menus


 

 

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Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band


 

 

The Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will present their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
The program will feature early band classics by British composers.
 
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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CHS Softball T-shirts For Sale


 

 

 

 

CHS Softball T-shirt 
$20-22
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Menus


 

 

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Shelbyville ISD Menus


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Center High School Financial Aid Meeting


 

 

Attention parents of Center High School Seniors:
 
1.  On Wednesday, January 31st, Denise Welch, Financial Aid Director at Panola College, will be at Center High School  in the Career Center,( room 801) from 8:30 a.m until 3:00 p.m. to provide assistance for students/parents on the FAFSA or TASAFA applications.  If you have not completed one of these financial aid applications, do not wait any longer.   Parents who have a special circumstance or need assistance are urged to come by for help.  Questions can be directed to Alease Copelin at 598-6173, ext 2204
 
2.  There will be a parent and senior meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafetorium to discuss local scholarships and senior spring events.  Don't miss this important meeting.
 
3.  Yearbook orders are due February 1. Senior Ad space is still available. 
 
 
 

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Recital at SFA


 

 

Voice faculty members at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform the songs of Ned Rorem in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
“Ned Rorem: The Art of Song” will highlight the works of “the most prolific composer of art song since Franz Schubert,” according to Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA. Recital performers include Petti, piano: Dr. Ric Berry, tenor; Debbie Berry, soprano; Nita Hudson, mezzo soprano; Dr. Garry Leonberger, tenor; Emily Milius, soprano; and Chris Turner, baritone. Milius will also give a short talk to begin the concert.
 
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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Film Screening at SFA


 

 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
Written by James Baldwin, directed by Raoul Peck, and featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, “I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, according to information at iamnotyournegrofilm.com.
 
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

 
Friday, Jan. 26
 
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Track and field at two-day Texas Tech University Invitational
Lubbock
 
 
Saturday, Jan. 27
 
Men's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
Sunday, Jan. 28
 
Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College
10 a.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Tennis vs. University of Texas at San Antonio
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
 
 

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International Friendship Program accepting applications


 

 

The Office of International Programs invites faculty and staff members to participate in the International Friendship Program, which focuses on promoting interaction between SFA’s international students and members of the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. 
 
The program helps acquaint international students with the American lifestyle, offers opportunities for cultural exchange, and contributes to tolerance and understanding among participants. 
 
This semester, the OIP intends to develop groups of 4 to 6 people. Once placed in a group, the program is self-directed depending on the availability of participants. 
 

For more information, call Heather Catton, OIP director, at (936) 468-6631.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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Gaelynn Lea Performs Tonight


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International violin artist Gaelynn Lea will be performing a free Disability Pride Concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building. 
 
The purpose of this concert is to promote disability pride in the community and SFA's Fifth Annual Disability Pride Parade, which will be in April. 
 
Lea is a classically trained violinist and songwriter who has played the violin for more than 20 years, developing an improvisational style all her own. She captivates her audience with experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, which incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration.
 
 

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SFA Charter School applications now available


 

 

 

 

 

Applications for the SFA Charter School are available in the Charter School office and must be returned by 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Lottery notices will be mailed by Feb. 12. 
 
There are expected openings in kindergarten and first through fifth grades. 
 
An optional information meeting for all applicants is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. 
 
Visit the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 101, call (936) 468-5899, or click here for more information.
 
 
 

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Grafting Seminar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Dr. David Creech, SFA professor emeritus of agriculture, as he discusses the plant propagation techniques of budding and grafting from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building. 
 
“Budding and grafting is an ancient practice that is part science, part art and always fun,” Creech said. “We bud and graft when cuttings won’t root or they root and grow off too slowly." 
 
Participants will practice on a variety of plants and will take home their own grafted Japanese maple tree. Attendees should bring a small, sharp pocketknife. All additional materials will be provided. 
 
The cost is $25 for SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited. To register, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Tenaha Band Students Perform in All-Region Concert


 

 
Last month, 26 Tenaha middle school band students and 4 Tenaha high school band student competed for the chance to earn a chair in one of the Region 21 ATSSB All-Region Bands.  The Tenaha band students competed against the most talented band students from other 1A-4A schools in this region.  All of the Tenaha band students worked hard over several months to prepare audition music for this competition.  Each student competed on his or her individual instrument as opposed to competing as an ensemble or group.  Those that made the band performed with an “all-star" band that practiced together this past Saturday, and then performed a concert in Chapel Hill the same day.  The following students from Tenaha earned a chair in the Region 21-East Zone middle school band, and performed on Saturday:
 
 
Pictured from left to right (see attached picture):
Manuel Loredo (8th Grade): 10th Chair Trumpet
Michael Kellar (8th Grade): 3rd Chair Percussion
Sarahi Flores (8th Grade): 2nd Chair Saxophone
Alex Tyner (7th Grade): 4th Chair Percussion
Jesus Castillero (7th Grade): 4th Chair Tuba
 
 
Congrats to all of these very talented students!
 
 
 

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LeTourneau University Press Release


 

 

(Longview, Texas) – LeTourneau University has launched its new regional youth orchestra for talented young musicians from 9th to 12th grades and is still recruiting interested musicians through February 12, according to LETU Director of Fine Arts Jim Taylor, who added that gifted younger musicians in 7th or 8th grade may also be considered.  
 
“We initially are seeking area strings players who play violin, viola, cello, and double bass,” Taylor said.  “We are starting with just strings, but if we have enough interest later, we will add brass.
 
“LeTourneau University’s new Youth Orchestra will be led by Shannon Roberts, who has a degree in music education from the University of North Texas and has significant experience as a teacher and conductor,” Taylor said.  “She also plays violin in the Longview Symphony and teaches private lessons at LETU.”
 
Taylor said that the Longview Symphony disbanded its Longview Symphony Youth Orchestra a few years ago, but that with the addition of Fine Arts program at LETU, the university is in a good position to launch this new youth orchestra to serve the community and give local musicians more playing and ensemble experience.
 
LETU Dean of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences Dr. Larry Frazier said that the LETU Youth Orchestra provides a value for local parents and students right here in Longview. 
 
“By increasing our commitment to the Fine Arts, we are working to expand opportunities and also increase the value of the LETU experience,” Frazier said.
 
The new LETU Youth Orchestra rehearses each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Speer Chapel on the LETU main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview.
 
Concerts are being planned to be held in the university’s Belcher Center, Speer Chapel and elsewhere in the community.
 
A participation fee of $75 per semester, per musician, is required for students to play in the youth orchestra.  All students will have to audition.
 
In the fall semester, plans are for the youth orchestra to be offered as a dual-credit course providing college credit for high school students.
 
LETU students can participate for free this semester, but then later can take youth orchestra as a one-hour course for college credit, once the youth orchestra gets in the LETU course catalogue for Fall 2018.
 
“This new youth orchestra expands LETU’s footprint as we seek to become known for our ensembles and the arts,” Taylor said. “We look forward to attracting bright, high-achieving students to our campus as well as providing our classically trained LETU students with a creative outlet, enriching the quality of their student life.  We know that students who play instruments often outscore others on tests.”
 
Taylor said that he doesn’t seek to compete with students being involved in their high school band programs, but that the LETU Youth Orchestra is designed to provide
 
a supplemental opportunity for local young musicians and homeschoolers to play their instruments and perform.
 
LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas.  For additional information, visit www.LETU.edu.
 
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Joaquin Track Schedules


 

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR AT SFA


 

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
Men's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas
 
Women's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
FRIDAY, JAN. 26
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Track and field at two-day Texas Tech University Invitational
Lubbock
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 27
Men's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Tennis vs. University of Texas San Antonio
Noon
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Update


 

 

Attention parents of Center High School Seniors:
 
1.  On Wednesday, January 31st, Denise Welch, Financial Aid Director at Panola College, will be at Center High School  in the Career Center,( room 801) from 8:30 a.m until 3:00 p.m. to provide assistance for students/parents on the FAFSA or TASAFA applications.  If you have not completed one of these financial aid applications, do not wait any longer.   Parents who have a special circumstance or need assistance are urged to come by for help.  Questions can be directed to Alease Copelin at 598-6173, ext 2204
 
2.  There will be a parent and senior meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafetorium to discuss local scholarships and senior spring events.  Don't miss this important meeting.
 
3.  Yearbook orders are due February 1. Senior Ad space is still available. 
 
 
 

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Basketball Schedules


 

 

 
The Center varsity basketball team has an away game @ rival school Carthage (TX) today @ 7:30p.
 
 
The Shelbyville varsity basketball team has a away game vs. San Augustine (TX) today @ 7:30p.
 
 
The Timpson varsity basketball team has an away game @ Shelbyville (TX) on Tuesday, January 30 @ 8p.
 
 
The Garrison varsity basketball team has a home game vs. Central Heights (Nacogdoches, TX) today @ 7p.
 
 
 
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

 
 
THS College Night - Timpson High School is having a College Night on Tuesday, January 23rd in the Timpson High School auditorium.  SFASU, Panola, and TSTC are planning on attending.  We would like students and parents grades 7th-12th to attend.  It is important that students begin planning their pathways. These Institutions of Higher Education will explain the options they will offer our Timpson students while they are still enrolled in high school.  The College Night is from 5:30-7:00 PM.
 
 
 
 
 
TES Pre-K Newsletter - CLICK HERE:
 
 
 
Pastries with Parents – Timpson Elementary School will host Pastries with Parents Tuesday, January 23 and Thursday January 25.  Letters will be sent home today January 18 and parents are asked to return letters by Friday January 19 indicating if they will be able to attend.  Pastries with Parents for Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grades will be Tuesday, January 23 from 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria.
 
Pastries with Parents will be  Thursday, January 25 for second through fifth grades from 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing parents at this event!
 
 
 
TISD STEM Education – Timpson ISD was designated by the Texas Education Agency as a STEM Academy.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  According to the Texas Education Agency, Texas is home to 121 state designated T-STEM Academies.  Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers.  T-STEM Academies are demonstration schools and learning labs that develop innovative methods to improve science and mathematics instructions.  Timpson ISD is providing STEM training in grades Pre-K – 12.  Each TISD campus has designated times that students are involved in STEM learning and hands on activities.  Teachers have also visited other school districts to learn how they have successfully implemented STEM instruction into their curriculum.  STEM education is important to students because this type of training ensures that students learn math, science, technology and engineering skills that better prepare them for college and technical schools, that often lead to higher paying jobs and allow students to be competitive in the job market.  A STEM fair was held in the fall and one will be held this spring for parents and community to see how students apply their STEM knowledge in the projects they have on display.  Attached are photos of students demonstrating their projects at the STEM fall fair.  
 
 
 
TISD Honors  School Board – January is school board appreciation month.  The men serving on the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees are President George Duke, Vice President Carlos Johnson, Secretary Justin Timmons, member Stephen Burgay, member Dannie Hunt, member Jim Rader and member Brinson Stewart.  The board of trustees has worked with district staff to achieve many accomplishments. 
 
Construction – A bond election for 9.5 million passed for new construction and improvements in the district including an event center that will include a collegiate center, vocational/technical center, gym weight rooms and dressing rooms.  The bond will also pay for an expanded band rehearsal hall, improvements to elementary, sidewalks, digital marquee, new softball field as well as many other improvements.
 
Academics – With the board’s support, Timpson ISD is a designated TEA STEM Academy.  The dual credit program has doubled in the number of students taking dual credit and vocational technical classes that lead to certifications/licenses.  Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate degree before graduating high school.
 
Sports -  The Lady Bear Volleyball team won 3 games in the State play offs.  They are Bi-District champs, Area champs and Regional Quarterfinal champs.  The Timpson Junior High football team had a successful season winning 11 games played out of 12.  The Timpson Lady Bears volleyball team are the 2017 District champs.  The Varsity Bear football team placed second in district losing only 1 district game and advanced to the State playoff quarterfinals. 
 
FFA – The FFA Senior Conducting Team won first in district and advanced to Area competition.  The FFA Junior Chapter Conducting Team won district and advanced to Area competition.
 
Band – The Timpson High School Marching Bear Band placed first in the Area A 2A Marching Band Contest competition with 10 other bands.  The band received straight first division ratings in the National Association of Marching Bands (NAMMB).  They also received the Bobby Goff award and were named Best Band in 2A.  At State competition the band was highest ranking military band.
 
THS Twirlers – The THS twirlers made a 1 at contest and will compete at state competition in May.
 
Staff – The TISD board of trustees is very proud of the district staff.  They continue to train in Response to Intervention, Sharon Wells math, STEM education, using technology in the classroom to provide the best instruction and educational opportunities for the students.  Teachers are also actively seeking funding for instructional projects through Donors Choose.  The Timpson ISD school board members are proud of the district staff and students and enjoy working in partnership with them to provide the best educational and extra-curricular activities.   
 
 
 
Donors Choose - Several people have expressed interest in Donors Choose where several of Timpson ISD teachers have submitted projects to be funded.  Parents and community members can go to www.donorschoose.org.  Then go to find a project and click on that button.  It will be found at the top of the page.  Then they type in Timpson, Tx. in the rectangle that says city, state, or zip code.  And push search.  All the projects that are live for our school will come up on the screen.  Parents and community members can scroll through the projects.  If and when they find one they would like to donate to, they click on the project itself.  There will be a box at the top on the right hand side that ask how much they would like to donate.  They type in the amount and click on give.  Then they will need to click on the green button that says proceed to checkout.  The website will walk the parents and community members on how they would like to pay, either by credit card, gift card, or PayPal.  After they checkout, they can send a message to the teacher if they would like.  We appreciate all who have contributed to funding these projects that our teachers use to enhance their instruction.
 
   Timpson Elementary School Pre-K teacher Ms. Penny Ramsey is a Teacher Ambassador for Donors Choose. She will continue to submit her own projects as well as help other teachers submit their projects. She will also have access to additional information to help with teachers getting their projects funded. We appreciate Ms. Ramsey for all her help.
 
 
 
Donors Choose News  - Congratulations to Timpson Elementary School Pre-K paraprofessional Vicki Hightower whose project was recently funded on Donors Choose. Mrs. Hightower got the following items funded that she uses to help provide instruction in the Pre-K classroom. The district is very appreciative to Donors Choose and to all those individuals and businesses who fund these important projects.
 
Laptop
 
Laptop carrying case
 
Cordless mouse
 
“AA” Batteries
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Basket Ball Schedules


 

 

Shelbyville Basketball games for Jan 23, 2017
 
Varsity Girls in Shelbyville at 5:00 PM
JV Boys in San Augustine at 6:00 pm
Varsity Boys in San Augustine at 7:30 PM
 
 
 

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Center Middle School Career Day


 
 
 
Center Middle School eighth graders recently participated in a Career Day event as twenty five presenters volunteered their time to share educational and career experiences. Eighth grade students complete Career Exploration, a one semester course in which they are able to choose and research a career of their choice.  Students enjoyed making real life connections to their future career.  
 
 
 
 

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Center Middle School Career Day Participants


 

 

The following people participated in CMS Career Day:
 
John Holloway, Austin Cryer, Rick Baker, Forrest Williams, Sara Hughes, Richard Miller, Officer Donnie Miller, Officer Chris Knowlton, Officer Meagan Wright, K-9 Elliot, Parrish Miller, Jorge Figueroa, Bobbie Sue Scates, Kaleigh Jones, Cameron McElroy, Marco Pallares, Grant Belrose.
 
 

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CHS Alumni & Parent Basketball Tournament


 

 

 

Registration is now open for the 2018 Alumni and Parent Basketball Tournament. 
 
Cost: $10 per player. Must pay to play.
Teams require a minimum of 5 players. Maximum: 7
Team must match in uniform: a solid color t-shirt or a more elaborate jersey – the choice is yours.
Each team member needs a medical release form turned in with the application. 
Participants must be alumni of CHS or a parent of a current/former graduate of CISD. 
Former and current teachers and coaches may participate
 
Registration forms are located in the front office of Center High School or via the link in the pinned post below.
 
Registration ends MARCH 21.
 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting Minutes


 

 

Joaquin ISD held a school board meeting on Januray 15th.

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Fri. Jan. 19 – TES benchmark testing
----------------- End of third six weeks
----------------- TES writing samples due
----------------- FFA – FWSSR Beef Heifer Show
----------------- Basketball vs. Chireno – There @ 4:30 p.m. –
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TES Pre-K Newsletter - Click Here:
 
Pastries with Parents – Timpson Elementary School will host Pastries with Parents Tuesday, January 23 and Thursday January 25.  Letters will be sent home today January 18 and parents are asked to return letters indicating if they will be able to attend.  Pastries with Parents for Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grades will be Tuesday, January 23 from 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria.
 
Pastries with Parents will be  Thursday, January 25 for second through fifth grades from 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing parents at this event!
 
TISD STEM Education – Timpson ISD was designated by the Texas Education Agency as a STEM Academy.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  According to the Texas Education Agency, Texas is home to 121 state designated T-STEM Academies.  Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers.  T-STEM Academies are demonstration schools and learning labs that develop innovative methods to improve science and mathematics instructions.  Timpson ISD is providing STEM training in grades Pre-K – 12.  Each TISD campus has designated times that students are involved in STEM learning and hands on activities.  Teachers have also visited other school districts to learn how they have successfully implemented STEM instruction into their curriculum.  STEM education is important to students because this type of training ensures that students learn math, science, technology and engineering skills that better prepare them for college and technical schools, that often lead to higher paying jobs and allow students to be competitive in the job market.  A STEM fair was held in the fall and one will be held this spring for parents and community to see how students apply their STEM knowledge in the projects they have on display.  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Scholarship Meeting - UPDATED


 

Dated Changed From February 6th to 5th:

 

Local Scholarship Meeting for JHS Seniors
 
February 5th, 2018
 
6:00 p.m.
 
Joaquin High School Auditorium
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Athletic Booster Meeting


 

 

 
Shelbyville ISD will have an Athletic Booster Meeting on Feburary 5th at 5 p.m. in Elementary room 101.
 
 
 

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Wind Ensemble


 

 

Music the Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble will perform at this year’s Texas Music Educators Association convention will be presented in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
The program will feature “Angel of Mercy” by David Maslanka and the first movement of the “Symphony No. 2” by Howard Hanson, among other works. Fred J. Allen directs the Wind Ensemble.
 
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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Jobs For Jacks Workshops


 

 

The Center for Career and Professional Development is hosting two Jobs4Jacks 101 workshops to take place at 4 and 5 p.m. today 1-18-18 in the McGee Business Building, Room 314. 
 
Attendees will learn the tips and tricks to navigating the new and improved Jobs4Jacks system. 
 
This event will cover how to complete a profile to stand out to employers, search and apply for internships and jobs, research employers and see who's attending an upcoming career expo, take advantage of on-campus interview opportunities and schedule career development appointments.
 
Faculty and staff members may attend to learn more about the system and are encouraged to invite their students to take part as well. 
 
For more information, contact the CCPD at ccpd@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.
 
 

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San Augustine ISD FFA Project Takes 3rd Place at Ft Worth Mechanics show


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On January 12th, the  San Augustine FFA team left to Fort Worth to present and display their marvelous projects! Out of 612 total entries. Zay Harrison, Thomas Green, and Cameron Jenkins placed 3rd in their class! Make sure to congratulate these outstanding guys for their accomplishment!
 
Zay, Cameron, and Thomas, with their award-winning project.
 
Congratulations to our FFA members who represented Wolf Nation at the Fort Worth Mechanics 
 
 

 

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CHS Student Taylor Nichols College Signing


 

 

Senior, Taylor Nichols, will commit to Bossier Perish Community College on Wednesday, January 24, at 8 a.m. in the Center High School Library.

 
 

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Basketball Schedules


 

 

 

 

In Carthage

 
The Carthage varsity basketball team has a home game vs. rival school Henderson (TX) on Friday, January 19 @ 7:30p.
 
 
In Riderland
 
The Center varsity basketball team has an away game @ Tatum (TX) on Friday, January 19 @ 7:30p.
 
 
In Ram Country
 
The Joaquin varsity basketball team has a home game vs. rival school Shelbyville (TX) on Friday, January 19 @ 8p.
 
 
In the Bear's Den
 
The Timpson varsity basketball team has an away game @ Chireno (TX) on Friday, January 19 @ 6:30p.
 
 
In Tigerland
 
The Tenaha varsity basketball team has an away game @ San Augustine (TX) on Friday, January 19 @ 7:30p.
 
 
In the Dog House
 
The Broaddus Bulldogs will play Pineywoods Academy today 1-18-18 at 4:30 p.m. in Broaddus.
 
 

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Joaquin PTO Meeting


 

Joaquin ISD Parent Teacher Organization Meeting today at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 
 

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Cozy Cafe at San Augustine ISD


 

 

 

 

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SFA Today


 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
Women's basketball vs. Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
FRIDAY, JAN. 19
Bowling at three-day Kutztown Invitational
Reading, Pennsylvania
 
Men's basketball at University of Missouri
8 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri
 
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Tennis vs. Wichita State UNIVERSITY
9 a.m.
Dallas
 
Track and field at two-day Texas Tech Invitational
Lubbock
 
SUNDAY, JAN. 21
Men's basketball vs. Arlington Baptist University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Basketball Jr. High Basketball Games Cancelled


 

 

Shelbyville Jr. High Basketball games scheduled for Jan. 18 vs Joaquin have been cancelled.

 

 

 

 
 

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Basketball Schedules


 

 

 
The Center varsity basketball team has an away game at Tatum (TX) on Friday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. 
 
 
The Shelbyville varsity basketball team has an away game at rival school Joaquin (TX) on Friday, January 19 at 8 p.m.
 
 
The Timpson varsity basketball team has a home game vs. San Augustine (TX) today at 4:30 p.m.
 
 
The Tenaha varsity basketball team has a home game vs. Joaquin (TX) today at 5 p.m.
 
 
The Garrison varsity basketball team has a home game vs. Corrigan-Camden (Corrigan, TX) today at 5 p.m.
 
 

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Timpson Bear Weather Delays Update


 

 

Timpson ISD will have a late start tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  For information regarding any change in school begin time or closure for tomorrow (Jan. 17), see the Bear Update, KSLA Channel 12, KDET radio 930 AM or KGAS radio 104.3 FM.
 
Basketball games scheduled for this evening have been moved to the next available date according to District rules. There will only be two varsity games tomorrow beginning at 4:30.
 
 
 

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San Augustine School Board Meeting Change


 

 

The monthly school board meeting has been moved back one week to Thursday, January 25th.

 
 

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Joaquin Basketball Schedule


 

 

Joaquin High School Basketball Games have been canceled for tonight (1/16) with Tenaha.  They have been rescheduled for Wednesday (1/17) at 5 p.m.  Varsity games only.

 
 

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Shelbyville ISD Basketball Game Schedules


 

 

 
Shelbyville Basketball games rescheduled all games scheduled for tonight, Jan 16 vs. Woden,, have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 @ 5 p.m. 
 
 
 

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School Weather Schedules Only


 

 

 
 
 
Center ISD: all campuses will be closed on Tuesday 1/16/18 due to weather.  
 
Center Christian Academy: will not hold classes on Tues, Jan 16, due to inclement weather and multiple cases of the flu.  Information regarding Wed and Thurs will be made available as early as possible.
 
Carthage ISD: is closed 1/16/18
 
Excelsior ISD: Closed 1/16/18
 
Gary ISD: Classes cancelled 1/16/18
 
Garrison ISD: closed due to weather 1/16/18
 
Martinsville ISD: will begin classes at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16th 
 
SFA: closed due to weather 1/16/18 due to weather
 
Panola: closed due to weather 1/16/18
 
San Augustine ISD: school cancelled 1/16/18 due to weather
 
Shelbyville ISD: school is closed Tuesday 1/16/18
 
Tenaha ISD:   Tenaha ISD is closed 1/16/18
 
Timpson ISD:  No school on Tuesday 1/16/18
 
 
 

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SHELBYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC UIL STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS


 

 

 
Shelbyville High School Academic UIL students competed at the Chireno Invitational UIL Tournament on Saturday, January 13.  Receiving awards:
 
Kurtrick Allen - Science - 1st Place, Biology - 1st Place, Chemistry - 1st Place
 
Emily Bixey - Persuasive Speaking - 4th Place
 
Raylen Black - Ready Writing - 2nd Place, Literary Criticism – 2nd Place
 
TyKevia Blount - Poetry Interpretation - 4th Place
 
Zack Clark - Ready Writing - 4th Place
 
Ty Fox - Number Sense - 3rd Place
 
Justin Harbison - Number Sense - 2nd Place 
 
Ashly Harkness - News Writing - 1st Place, Editorial Writing - 2nd Place, Feature Writing - 2nd Place
 
Kirsti Jernigan - Prose Interpretation - 6th Place
 
Kelsey Jones - Poetry Interpretation - 5th Place
 
Vivian Mendoza - Computer Applications - 4th Place
 
Emily Nicosia - Headline Writing - 6th Place, Ready Writing - 1st Place, Editorial Writing - 6th Place  
 
Jasmine Osby - Computer Applications - 6th Place
 
Mallory Permenter - Spelling & Vocabulary - 4th Place
 
Allison Robbins - Spelling & Vocabulary - 5th Place
 
Christian Schilder - Number Sense - 4th Place
 
Madison Taylor - Prose Interpretation - 3rd Place
 
Molly Windham - Headline Writing - 1st Place, Editorial Writing - 5th Place, Feature Writing - 5th Place
 
Ty Fox, Justin Harbison, Christian Schilder - Number Sense Team - 1st Place
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Mon. Jan. 15 – School Holiday
 
TLB Softball Shirts For Sale - Click Here for the Order Form:
 
 
 
THS College Night - Timpson High School is having a College Night on Tuesday, January 23rd in the Timpson High School auditorium.  SFASU, Panola, and TSTC are planning on attending.  We would like students and parents grades 7th-12th to attend.  It is important that students begin planning their pathways. These Institutions of Higher Education will explain the options they will offer our Timpson students while they are still enrolled in high school.  The College Night is from 5:30-7:00 PM.
 
New Weight Room Equipment – Penny Ramsey recently got a grant from Donors Choose to purchase new weight equipment for the boys’ weight room.  TISD Athletic Director Kerry Therwhanger is greatly appreciative to Ms. Ramsey for writing the grant and to Dick’s Sporting Goods for funding the project.  Ms. Ramsey has also written a grant for new weight room equipment for the female athletes’ weight room.  She hopes to hear from this grant soon.  Ms. Ramsey has also gotten many other projects funded for her Pre-K classroom and other classrooms.  Her total amount of project funding for this year is $49,955 and her total for projects over the past few years is $63,372.  Thank you Ms. Penny for the time and effort you put in to improve educational and extra- curricular opportunities for TISD students and staff.  Ms. Ramsey would like to express her appreciation to Donors Choose and all the individuals and businesses who have so generously donated to help us better serve our students.
 
Donors Choose – Mrs. Kendra Welch recently had several projects funded for use in her STEM (science, technology, engineering and science) Center.  Instructional supplies that were funded through Donors Choose include: Programmable Robot Kit, LEGO Classic Creative Brick Box, Snap Circuit Arcade Electronics Discovery Kit, Snap Circuit FM Radio Kit, Engino Discovering STEM Structures Construction & Bridges Kit, M Robotic Hand Kit as well as several other STEM related instructional supplies.  She also got a television and DVD funded to watch movies that correlate with the novels read in class.  She also received Chrome Books and Camcorders for Successful Careers.  These were ordered so that students could go out into the community and record interviews with engineering related employees so they could bring those videos back and share them with the school.  The purpose is to learn about STEM related careers. She also got headphones that help cut distractions that sometime interrupt student learning and their ability to concentrate.  Projects funded totaled $2,389.  Mrs. Welch and her students express their sincere gratitude to all those generous donors who funded these important projects.
 
Donors Choose – Timpson Middle School teacher Chad Lawrence received a grant for $600 to purchase a drone.  This will be used as part of STEM (science, technology engineering and math) classroom projects.  PWC in New York City, New York funded this grant.  Mr. Lawrence is grateful to PWC for helping provide his students this opportunity.
 
 
 
 
 

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Unofficial Center School Board Meeting Minutes


 

 

 
 
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administrative Office Building located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
Matthew Mettauer called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and declared a quorum. 
 
Present: Greg Hubbard; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby (arrived at 6:02 p.m.); Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: John Henry Holloway
 
Visitors: Teresa Anderson, Special Education Director; Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence;  Leslie Byndom-Bell; Monica Caldas, Little Rider Academy Director; Pamela Doggett, CMS Instructional Coach; Elizabeth Fawcett, Wilf & Henderson, P.C.; Jill Gaston, Roughrider Academy Director; David Golden, McKinley-Golden Architects; Matt Gregory, CHS Principal; Heath Hagler, CIS Principal; Jake Henson, CMS Principal; Stephanie Hicks; Inez Hughes, FLM Principal; Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Pete Low, CISD Police Chief; Holly Mikesh, CISD Human Resources Director; Shelly Norvell, CES Principal; Teresa Richard, RTI Director; Linda Snell, Director of Special Programs; Michelle Weathered; Chaquana Harper-Wells and Anita Williams
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Casey Lout led the invocation and Allison Johnson led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
Chaquana Harper-Wells, Stephanie Hicks, Veronica Berry, Anita Williams and addressed the Board regarding the girls athletic program.
 
4. Recognition of School Board
 
The faculty and staff thanked the Board of Trustees for their time and support to Center Independent School District.
 
5. Presentation of Annual Audit Report 
 
Elizabeth Fawcett of Wilf & Henderson, P.C. presented the 2016-2017 Annual Audit Report. There were no findings required to be reported relating to the audit and Center Independent School District was determined to be a low-risk auditee and the District is financially strong.
 
A motion was made by Allison Johnson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the Annual Audit Report for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2017 as presented. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
6. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Allison Johnson to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on December 14, 2017; Tax Office Report (December 2017); Financial Reports (December 2017); Investment Report (December 2017); payment approval over $50,000; budget amendment for purchase of school bus and Overnight Student Activity Trips.  
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
7. Consideration to Approve Proposal to Employ Construction Manager At Risk for Future Projects
 
A motion was made by Allison Johnson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve Berry & Clay as the Construction Manager at Risk on Future Projects.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
8. Little Riders Academy Update
 
Monica Caldas, Director of the Little Riders Academy, presented an update on the first year’s activities of the Little Riders Academy.
 
9. Center Middle School Progress Report
 
Jake Henson presented mid-year academic progress report for Center Middle School.
 
10. Discussion of a Canine Unit for the Center ISD Police Department
 
Pete Low began the discussion with the Board for the Center ISD Police Department to include a canine unit for the Department.  The Board noted that they need to continue to discuss the subject of a canine unit.
 
11. Closed Session
 
The Board did not enter into closed session. 
 
12. Open Session
 
District Employees and Officers: Texas Government Code §551.071 and §551.074 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, resignation/retirement and extended emergency sick leave.
 
12.1.1 There were no resignations/retirements to be considered by the Board.
 
12.1.2 There were no employment of personnel to be considered by the Board.
 
12.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
13. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting


 

 
Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of January, 2018 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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Regular Meeting of the Joaquin Independent School District Board


 

 

 
Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of January, 2018 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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Strong second half propels Panola Men past Jacksonville College, 85-78


 

 

 
 
Jacksonville, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team captured a
Region 14 victory here Thursday night, 85-78. With the win, Panola elevates
their record to 11-5 and 4-2 in Region play. “This game was a great example
of playing all 40 minutes. We were steady for most of the night, took some
lumps, but eventually hit our stride half way through the second half.”
Head Coach Grant McMillan stated.
 
 
During the first frame, Jacksonville maintained the led for most of the
half. A Jeremy Roscoe three pointer gave Panola a 36-35 lead with just
under three minutes remaining in the half, but couldn’t maintain the lead.
Jacksonville took the halftime lead, 43-39. Panola found themselves down by
as much as 11, 54-43 with 13:56 remaining in the final frame. Roscoe nailed
two three-pointers in the final 10 minutes while his teammate, Shandon
Goldman, also chipped in with two three’s to gain momentum and ultimately
the victory.
 
 
Alex Holcombe finished with an impressive stat line tallying 10 points,
chasing down eight rebounds and blocking seven shots. Marlon Taylor
recorded another double-double scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Roscoe,
Goldman, and TJ Killings all scored in double figures and Jeff Boyd came
off the bench and recorded 13 points.  As a team, Panola made 14
three-pointers.
 
 
Panola finishes up playing the South Zone in Region 14 play this upcoming
Saturday, January 13th when they host Lee College. Tip-off is set for 7:30
PM on the campus of Panola College.
 

 

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TASC Awards Gerardo Martinez All-State Coach for Region 3


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASC) has awarded Gerardo Martinez 2017 All-State Coach for Region 3. For more information on the award, click here. To view this season's soccer schedule, click here

 

 

 

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Brad Meyer Percussion Recital


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present faculty member Dr. Brad Meyer performing a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, will perform “Mourning Dove Sonnet” by Christopher Deane, “Stop Speaking” by Andy Akiho and “Intersection Lines” from Meyer’s own composition, “Seven Images for Solo Concert Snare Drum,” among other selections. 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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Joaquin ISD Power-lifting and Baseball Schedules


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Timpson Band Boosters Chili Sale


 

 

 

 

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CHS Yearbook Advertisement Information


 

 

 

 

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Excelsior ISD Teacher Work Day


 

 
Excelsior ISD will be closed on Monday January 15th, 2018 for a Teacher work day.
 
 

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Joaquin Lady Ram Softball Schedule


 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Athletic Boosters Meeting


 

 

There will be an Joaquin ISD Athletic Boosters meeting at 6 p.m. on 1-10-18 in the Joaquin high school library.

 
 

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Center Mini Cheer Camp


 

 

CHS Cheer is offering a mini camp for future Roughrider Cheerleaders from grades pre-K 4 – fifth grade!
 
Sign up using the attached application to participate in the event, which will take place January 22, 23, and 25 at CHS.
 
Participants will perform what they learned during half time at the district basketball game against Rusk on January 26.
 
 
 
 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Roughrider Academy Hosts Inaugural Graduation Ceremony


 

 

 
 
Roughrider Academy, Center ISDs newest campus focused on providing a
self-paced curriculum for students in secondary education, hosted their
inaugural graduation for 16 students on January 4.
 
 
 
 
“I am so proud of these students and honored to get to work with them,”
Roughrider Academy Director Jill Gaston said. “These students worked
extremely hard to complete all requirements of the State of Texas to
graduate.  They enrolled on our campus by choice, took their education
seriously, and completed their high school education in their own time. I
sincerely wish them all the best in whatever path they choose, be it work,
college, trade school, or military.”
 
Kendyl Ray delivered a tearful student address, thanking the RRA staff and
her family for aiding in her accomplishment and addressing the transition
from Center High School to Roughrider Academy.
 
“Moving to the Academy was a hard and stressful move,” Ray said. “I gave up
all the bells and whistles of my senior year to graduate early and be here
today giving my student address. I constantly had people telling me I was
making a terrible choice, and I would be crazy to [change schools]. Well,
looks like I’m crazy because I have to say, this was the best decision of
my life.”
 
Superintendent James Hockenberry accepted the graduates before diplomas
were awarded.
 
“I appreciate the opportunity to offer remarks about the Roughrider Academy
Graduation ceremony,” Hockenberry said. “The newest Center ISD campus, the
Roughrider Academy, is far exceeding our expectations for the first year.
To witness and participate in the first-ever graduation ceremony for
Roughrider Academy is one of the finest and emotional moments of my career.
 
“I want to personally congratulate each of the 16 graduates and thank them
for having the courage to take a different path toward a common goal. I
also want to commend Mrs. Gaston and her team for creating and executing a
new vision and direction for a large part of our student population. I look
forward to many more graduation ceremonies in the future.”
 
The Roughrider Academy graduates are:
 
Maria Guadalupe Angel
 
Kissel Arcibar
 
KeyShawn L Barnes
 
Aurora Bustos Camacho
 
Calob Matthew Chisenhall
 
Da’Rya Onea Eaden
 
Jesus J Gonzalez
 
Sparkle Shanavia Lilly
 
Caleb Michell McDonald
 
Kendal Jewel Ray
 
Tavares Elisha Riley
 
Miguel Antonio Robledo
 
Pablo Ruben Roldan
 
Hunter Paul Smith
 
Elizabeth Jill Starkey
 
Kobe Michael Whisenant
 
 
 
 

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Real Estate, Fitness, and Healthcare Courses Offered by Panola College


 

 

 
Panola College has partnered with VanEd to provide a unique education
program for students wishing to become a licensed Texas real estate
salesperson. The program is based around VanEd's successful online
licensing coursework, with the addition of supplemental classroom tutoring
sessions hosted twice a week at Panola College. All of VanEd’s Texas online
real estate courses meet the current TREC Standards and are ARELLO
approved. Classes will begin January 16 through March 16.
 
If you are ready to get in shape after the holidays, Panola College Fitness
classes are a great place to start. Kickstart, a kick boxing class, will be
offered on Wednesdays from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and Barre Above, a class that
mixes several exercise elements including yoga, Pilates, and dance, will
meet on Fridays from 5 – 6 a.m. Fitness classes will begin the week of
January 17th and will run through March 9th.
 
Panola College is offering several healthcare classes this spring for those
students interested in starting a new career or progressing their current
one. Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from January 16 to May 3. Session one of Phlebotomy
meets on Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each
week from February 5 to April 18. Dental Assisting begins February 9 and
runs through April 27 meeting on Fridays and some Saturdays from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. CPR certification courses will be offered on Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. For licensed C.N.A.s the first session of Medication Aide will be
offered February 19 through April 9 on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
 
To register or to find out more, contact Panola College Workforce &
Continuing Education, 903-603-2067, email ce@panola.edu, or stop by the
office in the W. C.  Smith Building on West Panola.
 
 

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Panola men upend Angelina at home, 88-79


 

 
 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Angelina College here Monday night, 88-78. The win raises their record to
10-5 and 3-2 in Region 14 play. “This was a back and fourth game where our
guys stayed composed to make plays down the stretch.” Head Coach Grant
McMillan stated. “Our guys are starting to really buy in and trust each
other. It’s fun to watch.” He added.
 
 
In a seesaw battle to begin the game, Angelina took its biggest lead of the
game 28-20 with 9:52 remaining in the first half. Panola closed the frame
on a 22-13 run to take a 42-41 halftime lead. Both teams went back and
forth most of the second half and found themselves all knotted up at 76
with 2:54 remaining in the game. A Marlon Taylor three-pointer and
back-to-back layups by Shandon Goldman sparked a Panola 12-2 run to finish
the game and give the Ponies the victory
 
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Taylor came off the bench and scored 22 points and chased down 10 rebounds.
Goldman also scored in double figures adding 18.  Jeremy Roscoe tallied 12
points and TJ Killings rounded out the double figure scorers with 10. Alex
Holombe swatted five shots in the victory. The Ponies went 17-19 from the
free throw line for the game.
 
 
Panola continues Region 14 play this upcoming Thursday, January 11th when
they head to Jacksonville, Texas to take on Jacksonville College. Tip-off
is set for 7:00 PM on the campus of Jacksonville College.
 
 
 

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Center High School Year Books


 

 

ONLY A Few Days left to order your Center High School yearbook.
 
$45. Cash/check accepted in room 302, or order online at smart-pay.com
 
 
 
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searching for Center High School.
 
Senior ad space still available.
 
All grade levels: Receive a ticket to the Senior Signing Party with each
book purchase. It will be the last opportunity to see the entire senior
class prior to graduation.
 
 
 

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Shelbyville ISD Board Appreciation


 

 

 

 

 

SISD School Board Members pictured are:  (front row, L to R) Tim Bradshaw, 4 years; Dr. Ray West, Superintendent; Etola Jones, President, 9 years; Mark Bohannon, Vice-President, 4 years; (back row, L to R); Duane Lout, 6 years; Joe Tom Schillings, 9 years; Joey Lawson, Secretary, 5 years; and Chris Koltonski, 2 years.
 
The month of January has been proclaimed School Board Recognition Month to emphasize the importance of the men and women across the state of Texas who serve on school boards.  Shelbyville I.S.D. students benefit every day from the dedication and commitment to public education of our local trustees.  These men and women sit through meetings, read reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community.  They serve without pay, giving of their time and expertise to ensure that young Texans have the skills needed for lifelong success.  These local citizens are elected by the community to make critical decisions that directly affect the future of our youth.  At this time, we say thank you to these dedicated volunteers.  We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy.  They are truly heroes for our schools.  “Thank You” to the Shelbyville I.S.D. School Board.
 
 

 

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Joaquin ISD Softball Schedule


 

 

For the Schedule Click Here: 

 

 

 

 

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Dean and President Lists at Panola College


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Panola Men defeat Lamar St-Port Arthur in Region play, 79-74


 

 
 
Port Arthur, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team traveled to
Port Arthur, Texas Friday night and defeated Lamar State College Port
Arthur, 79-74. The victory raises Panola’s record to 9-5 and 2-2 in Region
14 play. “There are no easy games in this league and it’s extremely hard to
win on the road. Our guys responded, battled and found a way to win.” Head
Coach Grant McMillan stated. “I think a lot of the early season adversity
helped us win the ball game.” He added.
 
 
 
After taking an 8-6 lead, Port Arthur went on a massive 17-0 run to take a
23-8 lead with 9:48 remaining in the first half. Panola turned up their
offensive intensity and went on a major run of themselves to end the half.
Hitting six three-pointers in the final 9:00 of the first half, Panola took
the halftime lead 39-33. For the majority of the second half the Ponies
held a steady lead until Port Arthur connected on a three-point play and a
traditional three-point play on consecutive possessions to take a 66-62
lead with 4:42 seconds remaining. Alex Holcombe scored four straight points
and back-to-back three pointers by Juwan Williams and Jeffrey Boyd gave
Panola the lead for good and ultimately the victory.
 
 
 
Marlon Taylor came off the bench and recorded a double-double, tallying 23
points and 12 rebounds. Williams nailed five three-points in route to 19
points. TJ Killings chipped in with 12 points while Holcombe recorded six
blocks in the victory. As a team Panola shot 54 percent from three.
 
 
 
Panola continues Region 14 play when the host Angelina College this
upcoming Monday, January 8th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM on the
campus of Panola College, AJ Gym.
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

2018-2019 Cheerleader Try Outs – The Timpson High School and Timpson Middle School cheerleader tryouts will be February 26.  The following are important deadlines leading to tryouts.  Information regarding tryouts will be updated as information becomes available.
 
Cheerleader Tryout Schedule
Monday, January 22nd
Sign-ups Announced and Sheets Put in Offices
 
Monday, January 29th
Sign-up Sheets Picked Up and Deadline for Signups
 
Friday, February 2nd
Grades Checked. (Passing for the 1st semester)
 
Monday, February 5th
Packets Handed Out
 
Friday, February 9th
Packets Due Back
 
Tuesday, February 13th
Clinic Info/Tryout Info Passed Out
 
Monday, February 26th @ 9:00 a.m.
HS and MS Tryouts
 
Tuesday, February 27th
1st Payment Due - $300
 
THS Volleyball News - Two Timpson Lady Bears TLB were named to the Texas Sports Writers Association All State Volleyball Team.
Jasmine Rogers was selected for 3rd Team as an Outside Hitter and
Kamryn Courtney was selected for  Honorable Mention- as a Setter.
 
To be selected by TSWA is a huge honor and an outstanding achievement. This team is based on stats alone. Again we are proud of Jasmine and Kamryn. Congratulations athletes. The TLB volleyball team was coached by Head Coach James Foster and Assistant Coach Teresa Jourden.
 
TMS District Academic UIL Results - Timpson Middle School recently competed in the District 22 AA UIL Academic District Meet. Following are the results of TMS students. Congratulations students for your outstanding success and many thanks to their coaches who helped students prepare for the competition.
 
 
UIL 22AA
Timpson Middle School Individual Places
Chris Bochwich- High point Individual From Timpson with 48 pts.
Chris Bochwich
                1st Dictionary- Coach Joyce Moore
                2nd Mathematics- Coach Dee Elliott
                2nd Listening- Coach Gina Duke
                5th Number Sense- Coach Calvin Smith
Mackenzie Smith
                6th Ready Writing- Coach Kristan Solomon
Josh Wagstaff
                2nd Chess- Coach Kendra Welch
Celine Bush
                2nd Oral Reading- Coach Kristan Solomon
Braden Courtney
                2nd Ready Writing- Coach Robin Hooper
                4th Editorial Writing- Coach Robin Hooper
Pedro Garcia
                2nd Science I-Coach Phil Behrens
Halle Burns
                3rd Oral Reading- Coach Kristan Solomon
Kaitlyn Crockett
                3rd Ready Writing- Coach Robin Hooper
                4th Spelling- Coach Gina Duke
Haylee Eaves
                3rd Editorial Writing- Coach Robin Hooper
 Devon Morrow
                3rd Spelling- Coach Gina Duke
                3rd Social Studies- Coach Robert Perez
                5th Mathematics- Coach Dee Elliott
                6th Science 2- Coach Phil Behrens
 Catherine Searcy
                3rd Art Smart- Coach Lisa Mclawchlin
Quinn Timmons
                3rd Ready Writing- Coach Kristan Solomon
                4th Social Studies- Coach Darryl Joyner
                6th Listening- Coach Gina Duke
Camden Foster
                3rd Listening – Coach Gina Duke
                6th Editorial Writing- Coach Robin Hooper
Kallie Solomon
                4th Calculators App- Coach Dee Elliott
                4th Mathmatics- Coach Dee Elliott
McKenly Wynn
                4th Calculators- Coach Dee Elliott
Annie Young
                4th Art Smart- Coach Lisa Mclawchlin
Nayelli DeLeon
                4th Calculator App- Coach Dee Elliott
                5th Maps, Graphs, and Charts- Coach Darryl Joyner
Haylee Eaves
                4th Ready Writing
James Williams
                4th Science I- Coach Phil Behrens
                6th Listening- Coach Gina Duke
Shykurria Bussey
                5th Oral Reading- Coach Kristan Solomon
Alleigh Campbell
                5th Spelling- Coach Gina Duke
                6th Dictionary- Coach Joyce Moore
Jordan Davis
                5th Editorial Writing- Coach Kristan Solomon
Ally Kimbro
                5th Moden Oratory- Coach Kendra Welch
Kyra Mardis
                5th Oral Reading- Coach Kristan Solomon
Talia Scourton
                5th Calculator App- Coach Dee Elliott
Isabella Galaviz
                6th Art Smart- Coach Lisa Mclawchlin
Asher Molloy
                6th Spelling- Coach Gina Duke
Carter Ramsey
                6th Modern Oratory- Kendra Welch
Madison Smith
                6th Ready Writing- Coach Robin Hooper
Caden Solomon
                6th Oral Reading- Coach Kristan Solomon
 TEAM POINTS
1st place team Science 7- Coach Phi Behrens
2nd place team Calculator App 6th grade- Coach Dee Elliott
2nd place team Calculator App 7th grade- Coach Dee Elliott
2nd place team Listening- Coach Gina Duke
2nd place team Social Studies 8- Coach Robert Perez
2nd place team Social Studies 6- Coach Daryl Joyner
3rd place team Spelling 7- Coach Gina Duke
3rd place team Spelling 6- Coach Gina Duke
3rd place team Spelling 8- Coach Gina Duke
3rd place team Chess- Kendra Welch
3rd place team Calculator Apps 8- Coach Dee Elliott
3rd place team Number Sense 7- Coach Calvin Smith
3rd place team Mathematics 6- Coach Dee Elliott
3rd place team Art Smart 7-8 – Coach Lisa Mclawchlin
3rd place team Art Smart 6- Coach Lisa Mclawchlin
High Point Scorer at Middle School UIL  - Chris Bochwich was the Timpson Middle School High Point Individual at the recent District UIL Academic Meet. See attached picture.  Chris scored a total of 48 Points. He placed in the following competitions.
                1st Dictionary
                2nd Mathematics
                2nd Listening
                5th Number Sense
2nd place team member Listening
3rd place team member Number Sense
 
 
THS Beta Club News - The Timpson High School Beta Club celebrated their annual “Take a Teen Shopping” event on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Beta Club members were each partnered with a middle school student as their “Beta Buddy” and assisted them with their shopping spree at Walmart in Center, Texas. Each Buddy was allowed $50.00 to spend on whatever they wanted and although most did buy items for themselves, almost all bought gifts for family members as well.  This truly symbolizes the “Joy of Giving”!  Beta members have worked extremely hard this year raising money to make this event possible and were so excited to see their hard work pay off. We would like to give a huge “Thank You” to Robin Connell at Quick Stop for sponsoring the Beta Club and purchasing t-shirts for each member and Debra and Paul Smith of Smith Sawmill Service for sponsoring and purchasing t-shirts for the Beta Buddies.  “Thank you” Tina at Premium Graphics for doing such a great job making all the t-shirts.  Also a big “Thank You” to Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  Tina Samford is the Beta Club sponsor.
 
TISD Yearbook News - Reserve your copy of the TISD yearbook while you still have a chance. There are only 30 copies left. They are $48.00 each. Contact Danielle Smith dsmith@timpsonisd.com<mailto:dsmith@timpsonisd.com>
 
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

 

All District Football Team Click Here for the List

 
 
 

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Panola College Basketball Update


 

 

Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Central
Baptist JV here this evening, 121-54. With the win, Panola elevated their
record to 8-5. “This was a good tune-up before hitting region play.” Head
Coach Grant McMillan stated. “We can be really good when we execute a game
plan.” He added.
 
Panola started off hot from the field as TJ Killings hit three straight
three-point attempts to start the game. The Ponies gradually pulled away in
the first half taking a 58-35 halftime lead. With the whole squad
contributing, Panola used stout second half defense to hold Central Baptist
to just 18 second half points. The 121 points are the most scored this
season by Panola.
 
Six players scored in double figures and were led by Killings 18 points.
Marlon Taylor and Jeffrey Boyd came off the bench and chipped in with 17
and 15 points, respectively. Juwan Williams, Jibril Harris, and Alex
Holcombe also scored in double-figures. Jeremy Roscoe had a season high 11
assists. As a team, Panola chased down 61 rebounds.
 
Panola heads to Beaumont, Texas this upcoming Friday to take on Lamar
State-Port Arthur in Region 14 play. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM on
the campus of Lamar State.
 
 
 

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Shelbyville School Board Meeting


 

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417 West, Shelbyville, Texas.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 
 
1. Call to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Open forum
4. Consent agenda 
a. Minutes of the December 11, 2017 meeting of the board
b. Monthly financial reports
5. School Board Recognition Month
6. Consider for approval
a. Senior Trip
b. Band Trip
7. Principal’s Reports
a. Campus events
b. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
8. Superintendent’s Reports
a. Articles of Interest
b. General Updates
9. Executive Session
a. Resignations/Employment
b. Personnel
10.  Adjournment
 

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Basketball Schedules


 

 
The Timpson varsity basketball team has a home game vs. Shelbyville (TX) on Friday, January 5 at 8 p.m.
 
The Center varsity basketball team has a home game vs. Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) on Friday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
 
The Joaquin varsity basketball team has an away game at San Augustine (TX) on Friday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Tues. Jan. 2 – Basketball vs. Tenaha – There @ 4:30 p.m. – JVG/JVB/VG/VB
 
Wed. Jan. 3 – Third Six Weeks Progress Reports Sent Home
 
Fri. Jan. 5 – Basketball vs. Shelbyville – Home @ 5:00 p.m. – JVB/VG/VB
------------------ TES I-Station Results Sent Home
 
 
 
Senior Yearbook Reminder:
 
The following seniors need to turn in their yearbook forms! 
They were due Friday, 12/15
 
Nathan Barr
Bill Belrose
Skylar Bennett
Destiny Garner
Hanna Gay
Samiracle Gentry
Demarcus Gossett
Connor Hairgrove
Kamareious Johnson
Zach Jones
Devon Leblanc
Martin Mejia
Kayleigh Scroggins
Tina Sepulvado
Jaren Solice
Edgar Vargas
 
The following seniors need to turn in a baby picture for the yearbook!
It was due Friday, 12/15
Nathan Barr
Brock Behrens
Bill Belrose
Skylar Bennett
Destiny Garner
Hanna Gay
Kaeson Gentry
Samiracle Gentry
Demarcus Gossett
Connor Hairgrove
Kamareious Johnson
Jaden Johnson
Zach Jones
Devon Leblanc
Martin Mejia
Jasmine Rogers
Kayleigh Scroggins
Jaren Solice
Connor Timmons
Edgar Vargas
 

 

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