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School News Archives for 2018-02

Shelbyville School Board Meeting


 

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, beginning at 12:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 Hwy 87 S, 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 February 12, 2018, meeting of the board
b. Monthly financial reports
5. Consider for approval
a. TASB Policy Update 110
b. School Board Election Judge and Alternate Judge
c. Region 7 Advisory Committee Representative
d. Application for Staff Development Waiver
e. Instructional Materials Allotment (Textbook Adoptions)
6. Principal’s Reports
a. Campus events
b. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
7. Superintendent’s Reports
a. Safety and Security Update
b. Articles of Interest
c. General Updates
8. Executive Session
a. Resignations/Employment
b. Personnel
9. Open Session
10. Adjournment
 
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See BEC(LEGAL)] 
 
This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act on February 28, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
 
                                                                                                  __________________________
Ray West, Superintendent
 
 
 

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Center Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

 
FFA News - Thursday, March 1st is the Shelby County Livestock Show in Center at the rodeo arena.  The show starts at 10:00 a.m.  The meal and sale will be at the Civic Center in Center on Saturday.  The meal starts at 6:00 p.m. with the auction to follow with students and their market animals. Our students and teachers work very hard so come out and support our FFA!! 
 
 
 
Collegiate/STEM Advisory Board News -
 
 
 
 
Timpson ISD would like to thank our Advisory Board Members for attending our recent meeting. Mr. Calvin Smith presided over the meeting and the 38 members in attendance. Mr. Smith took the opportunity to explain the direction of our district and raise awareness that the partnerships we are forming are a foundation to the Collegiate Center and STEM Academy.
 
 
 
Timpson ISD invited clergy, business owners, political figures, parents, students, and faculty to attend our Advisory Board meeting. Timpson ISD is looking for input from our advisory board members. Timpson ISD wants to better assist our students who are transitioning from high school to college, and then into the workforce. The goal of Timpson ISD is to graduate every student with something more than a high school diploma. Timpson ISD wants to develop students who can be a valuable asset to the workforce in East Texas.
 
 
 
Timpson ISD would like to thank Mayor- Debra Smith, John Grigsby-Texas State Bank, Ronnie Sowell-Pastor Good Hope, Derek Pierce- Manager General Shelters, Laurie King- Human Resources Port a Cool, Terry DeRise Port-a-Cool, Paul Smith-Chamber of Commerce and Owner Smith Sawmill, Robin Connell- Owner Quick Stop, and Dr. Bubba Adams- Vice President Panola Junior College for taking the time out of your busy schedules to attend. Our next Advisory Board Meeting is April 16, @ 3:30 in the Middle School cafeteria. We would like to invite anyone who is interested in the direction of our School District to attend.

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Joaquin ISD Calendar Update


 

 

March 9th is an early release day. 
March 11th, Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward)
March 12-16 Spring Break 
March 19 - April 6 Pasta for Pennies
March 30 Weather Day/School Holiday
 
 
 

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SFA to Host Retirement Presentation


 

 

Are you thinking about retiring within the next five years? Human Resources is holding a 5-4-3 to Retirement presentation on 3-1-18 and March 29 in the student center,  in Room 2.201. 

 

 

 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Men's basketball vs. Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball at Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.
Abilene
 
 
Friday, March 2
Baseball at Texas State University
4 p.m.
San Marcos
 
SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball at University of Houston
6 p.m.
Houston
 
Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State University
3:30 p.m.
Houston
 
 
Saturday, March 3
Baseball at Texas State University 
4 p.m. 
San Marcos
 
Men's basketball at Sam Houston State University
7 p.m.
Huntsville
 
Soccer vs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Softball at University of Houston
5:30 p.m.
Houston
 
Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State University
12:30 p.m.
Houston
 
Tennis vs. Lamar University
Noon
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball at Sam Houston State University
4:30 p.m.
Huntsville
 
 
Sunday, March 4
Baseball at Texas State University
1 p.m. 
San Marcos
 
Softball vs. Southern University and A&M College
10 a.m.
Houston
 
Tennis vs. Sam Houston State University
Noon
Nacogdoches
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There; Dual Credit Testing in Center
 
March 2, 2018-Early Release 2:30 pm; Boys Regional’s in Jewett Texas at the Leon High School 7:30 pm (Tigers are visitors); Fan bus leaves at 4:00 pm
 
March 3, 2018-If Tigers Advance-Leon High School
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home; Dual Credit Testing in Center; Immunization Clinic in Tiger Den 9 a.m.;
 
                           Ag Field Trip to Fish Hatchery in Athens
 
March 7, 2018-Senior Preview at Panola College
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 11, 2018-Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward 1 hour)
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 26, 2018-JH Track Bearcat Relays in Cushing
 
March 27, 2018-Baseball vs Timpson 4:30 pm Home
 
March 28, 2018-Spring Pictures and Who’s Who
 
March 29, 2018-Band Pre UIL in HS (7th & HS); Baseball vs Joaquin 6:00 pm There
 
March 30, 2019-Early Release; Pictures Elem Classroom Groups (PK3-5th)
 
April 1, 2018-Easter
 
 

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A Cappella Choir to Perform


 

 

The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “Where Everything is Music” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
The program theme will examine the many ways in which music affects everyday life. A highlight of the concert will be the A Cappella Choir’s North American premiere of Swedish composer Bo Hansson’s original composition “Where Everything is Music” for choir and cello.
 
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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Excelsior Fourth Graders Publish Book


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fourth Grade Class at Excelsior School wrote and illustrated a book titled “Fourth Grade Wild Things”. A tremendous amount of time and effort went into creating this book. The students learned a great deal about the publishing process while they improved their vocabulary and writing skills. Plus, being a young published author gives a sense of pride and accomplishment. The students are very fortunate to have a teacher who provides activities that enhance the educational experience. A big “thank you” to teacher, Mrs. Angie Gillis for helping students create this exceptional book!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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CMS Students Travel to Junior Beta State Convention


 

 

Center Middle School students traveled to Grapevine, Texas to the Junior Beta State Convention at The Texas Gaylord.  Fifty five students attended and several competed in many events ranging from arts and crafts to theater and academics.  This year we had 2 groups of students earn the privilege to advance in to Nationals this summer in Savannah, Georgia.  CISD police officer, Matt Haddox, once again designed the set for Living Literature and with the help of several volunteers, brought the set to life.  The Team of Living Literature placed 2nd in their selection of 'Alice in Wonderland...Through the Looking Glass.' Officer Haddox's volunteers include: Cory Causey, Allison Scull, Rickey Andrews, and Terry Scull.  Dale Alexander of Ultra Shade contributed the mirror.
 
 
 
Students involved in Living Literature were: Alli Stuever, Sarah Scull, Skylar Causey, Bryanna Hardy, Emilee Elliott, Makenna Gipson, Lance Holloway, Ethan McElroy, and Mia Mahan and Brannon Denby were part of the set crew.
 
 
 
Also qualifying for nationals was Carson Crouch.  Carson entered a quilt she designed and quilted and placed 3rd at the state convention. 
 
 
 
Junior Beta Sponsors are Holly Burns, Pam Doggett and Sommer Herndon.
 
Beta participants include: 
 
6th graders
 
Bailey, Kameron
 
Benton, Chris
 
Betancour, Ashley
 
Bird, Julie
 
Burch, Gracie
 
Cockrell, Reese
 
Crouch, Carson
 
De la Cruz, Keila
 
Denby, Brannon
 
Ford, John
 
Hall, Sayre
 
Hernandez, Esmerai
 
Horton, Damien
 
Kaluza, Emma
 
Lout, Colby
 
McDaniel, Braileigh
 
Moore, DeBraylon
 
Postell, Jalen
 
Tomlin, Ryker
 
Valadez Fatima
 
Wilburn, Lance
 
 
7th graders
 
Andrusick, Autumn
 
Craig, Hagan
 
Figueroa, Lesly
 
Fountain, Xander
 
Gaddy, Madison
 
Gomez, Norma
 
Gomez, Michelle
 
Gorkhali, Hope
 
Hardy, Brianna
 
Henson, Connor
 
Horton, Andrea
 
Martinez, Anayeli
 
McElroy, Ethan
 
Mettauer,  Garrett
 
Polley, Kadence
 
Pratt, Kaleigh
 
Scarber, Tucker
 
Uriostegui, Dulce
 
Youngblood, Ryleigh
 
 
8th graders
 
Bryant, Paris
 
Castillo, Yahaira
 
Causey, Skylar
 
Elliott, Emilee
 
Gipson, Makenna
 
Hanson, Jake
 
Holloway, Lance
 
Hubbard, ShaKaidria
 
Johnson, Calizjah
 
Mahan, Mia
 
Randhawa, Karan
 
Saldana, Cristal
 
Scull, Sarah
 
Stuever, Allison
 
 

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Center Roughrider Fan Bus Information


 

 

To accommodate all of the transportation and travel needs for the basketball regional semifinal game in Commerce, we will be releasing school 3.5 hours early on Friday, March 2. 
 
We will be providing Basketball Fan Buses again this year. If you or someone you know wants to ride the fan bus, call the Center ISD Transportation Dept at (936)598-2880 and reserve your spot. 
 
Adults $ 5.00 students $3.00 and children und 5 years old are free. All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 
 
We will start loading buses at 1:30pm at the old bus barn located off of Timpson highway and will pull out at 2:00pm sharp.
 
GO RIDERS!
 
 

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Shelbyville FFA AG Mechanic's Show Teams Wins Ribbons


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panola Lady Basketball Update


 

 

The Panola Fillies return home one final time this season in AJ Gym. The Fillies host Bossier Parish Community College Wednesday February 28th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Prior to the game, the Fillies will recognize the sophomores of the team.
 
The Fillies are 22-5 on the season and 14-4 in conference. Panola is currently ranked 17 in the nation and tied for 2nd in Region 14. The Fillies are undefeated at home with a 12-0 record.
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Softball Game Rescheduled


 

 

The JHS softball game scheduled for today (02/27/18) vs Douglass HS has been rescheduled for Saturday (03/03/18) at noon in Douglass. 
 
 
 

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Joaquin Updated Track Schedule


 

 

 

 

 

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CMS BETA: National Qualifiers


 

 

CMS Beta Living Literature Team, sponsored by Matt Haddox, will compete at the national convention following a second place finish at the Living Literature Competition in Grapevine on February 8.
 
The Living Literature competition provides an opportunity for students to present their interpretation of a scene from a favorite work of literature. With help from adults, the students build a set where the students pose for up to 5 minutes with no movement. Essentially, students become “wax museum figures” of the characters they represent.
 
They are judged on several aspects of their performance such as:
 
Choice of selection – Originality, literary merit, correct title, actual single scene from literature
 
Interpretation of the scene
 
Authenticity of costumes- attention to detail
 
Pose- expression, attitude, and ability to maintain character
 
Poster-explain scene, eye catching, neatness while containing title, author and school
 
 
Video:
 
 
 
 
 

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Logan Mitchell


 

Logan plays the corners at 3rd and 1st as well as pitches for the Riders. Coach Spann says, “Logan is a very smart player. He is always eager to learn more about the game. I believe he will make an excellent coach one day.” — with Logan Mitchell
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelbyville ISD Menu's


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Timpson Bear Update


 
 
Timpson Lady Bear News  -  Congrats to the following Lady Bears for their District Honors:
 
Jasmine Rogers- Sr- 1st Team All-District
 
Ja’Karia Deckard- Jr- 1st Team All-District
 
Brylee Behrens- Soph- 1st Team All-District
 
Laiton Braddock- Soph- 1st Team All-District
 
McKenzie Burgay- Jr- 2nd Team All-District
 
Sara Duke- Jr- Honorable Mention
 
Ashton Harris- Soph- Honorable Mention
 
Claire Johnson- Fr- Honorable Mention
 
Jaycee Campbell- Fr- Honorable Mention
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins
 
February 27, 2018-BBB vs Woden at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville  7:00 pm (Tenaha Visitors)
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There; Dual Credit Testing in Center
 
March 2, 2018-Boys Regional’s
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home; Dual Credit Testing in Center; Immunization Clinic in Tiger Den 9 a.m.; Ag Field Trip to Fish Hatchery in Athens
 
March 7, 2018-Senior Preview at Panola College
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 11, 2018-Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward 1 hour)
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 26, 2018-JH Track Bearcat Relays in Cushing
 
March 27, 2018-Baseball vs Timpson 4:30 pm Home
 
March 28, 2018-Spring Pictures and Who’s Who
 
March 29, 2018-Band Pre UIL in HS (7th & HS); Baseball vs Joaquin 6:00 pm There
 
March 30, 2019-Early Release; Pictures Elem Classroom Groups (PK3-5th)
 
April 1, 2018-Easter
 
 

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Craig Morris Recital


 

 

The College of Fine Arts and School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a guest recital featuring Craig Morris, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Cole Concert Hall.
 
Their program will include “Suite Bergamasque” by Claude Debussy; “Monkeyshines” by Roshanne Etezady; “Quatro Pezzi” by Giacinto Scelsi; and “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by George Antheil.
 
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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Joaquin ISD Menu


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Panola men defeat 14th ranked Tyler, fall to Kilgore


 

Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team split this week in Region 14 play. They defeated 14th ranked Tyler Junior College on Wednesday and lost to Kilgore College on Saturday. “The Tyler win was one of the biggest home wins we have ever had.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “I was disappointed in our overall performance in Saturday. We just have to be better.” He added.
 
On Wednesday, Panola started out slow falling down 10-3 before taking control the rest of the half. They found themselves up 34-26 at halftime. Panola maintained their lead entire second half. Tyler came within three points with just under 8:00 minutes remaining before Juwan Williams hit back-to-back three points while being fouled. Panola won 88-75.
 
Saturday, the Ponies found themselves down 12-7 early and never got any closer. Kilgore gradually increased their lead the rest of the half taking a 38-27 lead. Panola scored the first two points of the second half but Kilgore kept a stronghold on the lead the rest of the game taking the 80-60 victory.
 
Panola hosts Bossier Parish Community College this upcoming Wednesday for sophomore night. Panola’s seven sophomores will be honored before the opening 7:30 tip.
 
 
 
Jaronde Boyd
 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting Minutes


 

 
The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053 to discuss the District’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during its’ regular February 19th board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Board Room.
 
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: Thomas Harvey, Ronnie Belrose, Jeff Cater, Brandon Neal and Tam Hearnsberger
 
Board members absent: Chrisco Bragg and Bill Mason, Jr.
 
Guest(s) Present: Michalla Byrd and Gavin Penning
 
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal; Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director; Mark Bonner, Maintenance Director; Jennifer McCann, Administrative Assistant; Lori May, Teacher; Rachel Bagley, Teacher; Casey Gamble, Teacher; Tracy Bryant, Teacher; Ashley Rambin, Counselor; Jennifer Groves, Teacher
 
Ronnie Belrose, Vice-President, called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
 
2 The invocation was led by Phil Worsham, 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.
 
3 Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were: None
 
4 Report and Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback
4.2 Texas Academic Performance Report and Hearing
4.3 Report on track and other improvement projects
4.4 Report on Elementary Reading Programs
4.5 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Report
4.6 Joaquin ISD campus Safety and Security Audit Report
4.7 Report on who signed up to run for Board positions
4.8 Correspondence
5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve the previous meetings minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to approve the transfer policy (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the authorization for the Superintendent to act on Fiber Grant proposals. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.4 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to amend 17/18 School Calendar due to bad weather. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6 Ronnie Belrose, Board Vice-President, ask for items to be placed on the next board agenda. 
School Security
 
7 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD – March 26th at 6:00 p.m.
 
8 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.
 
Ronnie Belrose, Vice-President Tam Hearnsberger, Secretary
 
 
 
 

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Center ISD School Board Meeting


 

 

A Special Meeting - Board Training - Vision and Goal Setting Workshop of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held February 27, 2018, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.
 
Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
2. Board Training: Vision and Goal Setting
 
3. Adjournment
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

February 23, 2018- Lady Tigers vs Centerville at 7:30 PM at Leon HS (We are visitors); Early Release 2:30 pm
 
February 24, 2018-Regional at Leon if we advance 1:00 pm
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins
 
February 27, 2018-BBB vs Woden (TBA)
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 26, 2018-JH Track Bearcat Relays in Cushing
 
March 27, 2018-Baseball vs Timpson 4:30 pm Home
 
March 28, 2018-Spring Pictures and Who’s Who
 
March 29, 2018-Band Pre UIL in HS (7th & HS); Baseball vs Joaquin 6:00 pm There
 
March 30, 2019-Early Release; Pictures Elem Classroom Groups (PK3-5th)
 
April 1, 2018-Easter
 
 

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Center ISD Sports Update


 

TENNIS: 
 
Nacogdoches Varsity tennis tournament is being rescheduled.

 

 

SOFTBALL:
 
Tournament @ Nacogdoches: 2/22 - 2/23
JV Tournament bracket has been cancelled.
Only Varsity will play.
 
BASKETBALL:
 
Area Playoffs
Riders v Van Vandals
Pine Tree Gym, Longview
 
Friday, 2.23.18 at 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Students
Senior Citizen Passes are Accepted
Center will be the Home Team
 
BASEBALL:
 
The Field of Dreams Tournament at Pinetree, Longview, 2/22-2/24 has been cancelled due to inclement weather and field conditions.
 
TRACK:
 
The boys track meet at Pine Tree on Saturday has been cancelled due to the pending bad weather.  
 
The team will run next Monday and Thursday in Marshall.
 
 

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TEA Parent Focus Group


 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha ISD Immunization Clinic


 

 

The Immunization Clinic has been set for March 6th in the Tiger Den beginning at 9am. Immunization Forms are due February 23rd. For more information contact Stella Baker at 936-248-5000 ext. 401.
 
 

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Center ISD Senior Spot Light


 

 

 

 

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This Week at SFA


 

Friday, Feb. 23
SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball vs. North Dakota State University
12:30 p.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 24
Baseball vs. Bradley University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Baseball vs. South Dakota State University 
6:30 p.m. 
Nacogdoches
 
Men's basketball vs. Lamar University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Soccer at Texas State University
4 p.m.
San Marcos
 
Softball vs. University of Mississippi
5:30 p.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Softball vs. University of Missouri - Kansas City
10 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Tennis vs. University of Mississippi
Noon
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Women's basketball vs. Lamar University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
Sunday, Feb. 25
Women's golf at three-day Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
 
Baseball vs. University of Southern Mississippi 
4:30 p.m. 
Nacogdoches
 
Softball vs. North Dakota State University
9 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Softball vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
11:30 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Tennis at University of Memphis
9 a.m.
Memphis, Tennessee
 
 

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Tenaha Lady Tiger Update


 

 

Lady Tigers vs Centerville on Friday at 7:30 PM at Leon HS.
 
Tickets at the gate are $10 for Adults and $ 5.00 for Students.
 
 
 
KGAS will broadcast on 104.3 for the next 3 games. 
 
 
 
Fan Bus for Girls’ Regional Semi Final at Leon
 
Bus ticket will be $20 for adult or student and this price includes admission into the game.  The bus will leave  promptly at 4pm from the Tenaha High School parking lot.  This will be a round trip with no stops.  Food may be purchased at the game. 
 
Fan Bus Tickets can be purchased at the High School. For more information contact Aleisha Horn at 936-248-5000 ext. 501.
 
Note: Students not in high school must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 
 
Early Release Friday:
 
School will release at 2:30 pm Friday, February 23rd to accommodate travel for the game.
 
 
 
Tigers compete against Broaddus at Rusk High School tonight, February 22nd; tip off at 6:00 pm.  (Tenaha is Home)
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger Update


 

 

February 22, 2018-Dual Credit Testing in Center; Tenaha BBB vs Broaddus at Rusk High School at 6:00 pm ( We are Home)
 
February 23, 2018- Lady Tigers vs Centerville on Friday at 7:30 PM at Leon HS (We are visitors); Early Release 2:30 pm
 
February 24, 2018-Regional at Leon if we advance
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 26, 2018-JH Track Bearcat Relays in Cushing
 
March 27, 2018-Baseball vs Timpson 4:30 pm Home
 
March 28, 2018-Spring Pictures and Who’s Who
 
March 29, 2018-Band Pre UIL in HS (7th & HS); Baseball vs Joaquin 6:00 pm There
 
March 30, 2019-Early Release; Pictures Elem Classroom Groups (PK3-5th)
 
April 1, 2018-Easter
 
 

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Tenaha School Menu


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Tenaha ISD Students of the Month


 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine School Update


 

 

 
At San Augustine ISD Benchmark Testing will be held on Monday and Wednesday for English I and II, 7th Writing, and 8th Reading and Math. Tuesday our baseball team travels to Chester for a 4 PM game. Wednesday the Honors 9th, 10th, and 11th English classes will travel to SFA for a "Living Like a Lumberjack" day on campus with a meal and free tickets the men's basketball game that evening. Thursday our first High School Track Meet will take place in Groveton, while our baseball team will play Apple Springs here at 5:30 PM. On Saturday the academic UIL teams will travel to Sabine Pass for a practice meet.
 
 
 

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Tenaha Independent School District Agriculture Department


 

 

AFNR students getting projects done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

February 21, 2018-10-12 Grades offered ASVAB Testing in SEC; Ag Field Trip to Fish Hatchery in Athens
 
February 22, 2018-Dual Credit Testing in Center; Tenaha BBB vs Broaddus at Rusk High School at 6:00 pm ( We are Home)
 
February 23, 2018- Lady Tigers vs Centerville on Friday at 7:30 PM at Leon HS (We are visitors); Early Release 2:30 pm
 
February 24, 2018-Regional at Leon if we advance
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins; Boys 3rd Rd vs Cushing in SEC; Tiger Café’ Open
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 25, 2018-Easter
 
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Lady Dragon Power-lifting Update


 

 

 
The following Shelbyville Lady Dragon power-lifters  will represent Shelbyville High School at the  Regional meet in Fairfield, TX on March 3.
 
Brittany Payne
Diana Valencia
 Steff Moore
 Jaiden Rose
 Madison Taylor
 Jada Moore
 Katie Casey
 
 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Take a timeout to vote for coach Kyle Keller


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vote for Kyle Keller, SFA’s men’s basketball coach, to raise $100,000 for the Nacogdoches United Way.
 
The Infinity Coaches Charity Challenge includes four rounds of voting to whittle a group of 48 coaches down to a final four. Keller is currently in sixth place out of 15 coaches in the third round of voting, which will end Sunday, Feb. 25.
 
You can vote once daily at voteforcoachk.com. Also, you can vote on social media by tweeting, "I voted at voteforcoachk.com #Timeout2Vote #CoachKyleKeller,” and by posting a black-and-white picture making the "timeout" hand signal on Instagram with #Timeout2Vote #CoachKyleKeller in the comments.
 
 
 

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Kick Axe Wellness Challenge week three rankings released


 

 

SFA’s Employee wellness staff members would like to recognize and congratulate the top three winning teams for exemplifying wellness throughout the challenge's third week.
 
Walking Our Axes Off placed first. Team members include Jessica Shull, Ashley Engle, Jerri Cates and Kim Daniels.
 
Team EI-EEO placed second. Team members include Deja Peterson, John Wyatt, Kim Odems and Becky Garrett.
 
The Jax Mafia placed third. Team members include Ken Morton, Cyndra Krogen-Morton, Yuleinys Castillo and Jessica Waguespack.
 
The most improved team is Scott’s Tots. Team members include Sarah Kouliavtsev, Kerry Whitsett, Christine Broussard and Kasi Dickerson.
 
 
 

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Center for Teaching and Learning names 2018 Teaching Showcase presenters


 

 

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning has named the 10 presenters for the 2018 Teaching Showcase, which will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.
 
The showcase provides an opportunity for faculty and staff members and teaching assistants to share best practices, recognize colleagues' innovative teaching methods and hold cross-disciplinary conversations to create better learning opportunities for students.
 
This year’s speakers include: Drs. Megan Condis, assistant professor, and Amber Wagnon, lecturer, in the Department of English and Creative Writing; Dr. Jillian Dawes, assistant professor in the Department of Human Services; Dr. Stephanie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture; Dr. Rachel Jumper, assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences; Laurel Matthews, clinical instructor in the DeWitt School of Nursing; Dr. Chris McKenna, assistant professor in the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies; Herbert Midgley, lecturer in the School of Music; Dr. Mark Montgomery, assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education; and Dr. Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art.
 
 

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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR AT SFA


 

 

 
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Baseball at Texas A&M University
6:30 p.m.
College Station
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Track and field at two-day Southland Conference Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Alabama
 
Men's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas
 
 
Friday, Feb. 23
SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball vs. North Dakota State University
12:30 p.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 24
Baseball vs. Bradley University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Baseball vs. South Dakota State University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Men's basketball vs. Lamar University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Soccer at Texas State University
4 p.m.
San Marcos
 
Softball vs. University of Mississippi
5:30 p.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Softball vs. University of Missouri - Kansas City
10 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi
 
Women's basketball vs. Lamar University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 

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MLK Celebration


 

 

 

 

 

 

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host an MLK Celebration for members of the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.
 
The event will include music, dance and art presented by SFA students and community members. Dr. Tshepo Chéry, assistant professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a keynote address to conclude the celebration.
 
Tickets are available at the student center's Information Desk. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and community members, and $3 for students. For more information, email oma@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
 

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Real Estate and Healthcare Courses Offered by Panola College


 

 

 
 
 
Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education Department is offering a new Art class called “Paint with Kate”. It will be led by our own Katy Chance.  The first class will be Tuesday evening, April 24th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Our spring Healthcare programs will be starting soon.  Session two of Phlebotomy meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each week from April 23 through August 1st. CPR certification courses will be offered on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call our CPR coordinator, Douglas Snodgrass, at 903-693-1192 for more information.  He offers flexible scheduling for healthcare professionals who need to keep their CPR certification current.  Pharmacy Technician classes begin March 20th through May 22nd.  Meeting times for this program are Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Our CNA program will begin at the Center campus starting May 14th through June 1st.  Class meeting times will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  We will have a second Center campus CNA class beginning June 4th through June 27th.  These meeting times will be from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Our Carthage CNA program will start June 4th through June 27th.  Class meeting times are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  We will also offer the CNA program at our Marshall location beginning June 4th through June 27th, Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. 
 
If you’ve thought about getting your CDL certification, we offer professional truck driver training at our Marshall location.  Call Tammy Hicks at 903-578-0525. 
 
We offer many internet courses including QuickBooks, Paraprofessional (teacher’s aide), and a Medication Aide update course for licensed CNA’s. This update course will be offered March 3rd through the 20th. We also offer Real Estate as an online program.  Panola College has partnered with VanEd to provide a unique education program for students wishing to become a licensed Texas real estate salesperson.
 
Panola Workforce and Continuing Education also offers free GED (High School Equivalency) and ESL (English as a Second Language) programs.
 
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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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Timpson Lady Bears will face Woden in the Regional Quarter-finals in Tenaha at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Timpson is the visiting team.  Also Tuesday there will be a pep rally at 2:40 p.m. for the Lady Bears and a sendoff for the team at 4:30 p.m.  Good Luck Ladies!!  You Can Do It!!

 
 

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Panola College Nursing Program Information


 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine ISD Band Update


 

 
The following ensembles earned a 1st Division at the Solo & Ensemble Contest held at SFA this past Friday:
 
Flute Trio- MaErika Josue (11), Jennifer Cortes (11), and Chaztyn Suell (9)
Flute Trio- Anna Waller (10), Ma Erika Josue (11), Ardriah Mosby(9)
Three Bb Clarinets- Kirsten Carmichael (9), Alexa Eckert (9), Skylar Jones (8)
Whales Tales- Christian Tapia (11), Ryan Russell (12), Wendy Covarrubias (10), Alberto Bahena
 
The following students earned a 1st division on their Solo at the Solo & Ensemble Contest held at SFA this past Friday: 
Ryan Russell (12)
Mikayla Slaydon (12)
Christian Tapia (11)
Ma Erika Josue (11)
Connor Haynie (10)
Wendy Covarrubias (10)
Robert Jacobs (10)
Kira Palmer (9)
Leslie Munguia Olalde (9)
Emily Palacios (9)
Pedro Bahena-Molina (9)
Elsa Davila (9)
 
Congratulations to these talented students for their accomplishments!!
 
 

 

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Joaquin ISD Baseball Update


 

 

The Joaquin ISD baseball game for Tuesday 2-20-18 night has been moved to night (Monday) 2-19-18 at 5:30 p.m. in Waskom due to the weather coming on Tuesday.

 

 

 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting


 

 

The Board will hold a public hearing in accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053 to discuss the District’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during its’ regular  February 19th board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Board Room.
 
Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of February 2018 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Joaquin Board Room, Joaquin, Texas.
 
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger Update


 

 
February 16, 2018-Boys vs Tyler All Saints in Frankston @ 4 pm
 
February 19, 2018-Time Rescheduled: Board Public Hearing 3:00 pm; Regular Board 3:15 pm; Boys BB  vs New Summerfield @ Central Heights 6:00 pm
 
February 20, 2018-Sr Cap & Gown Pictures’ Boys: Woden vs Cushing in SEC; Girls: Timpson vs Woden in SEC; Concession Open; Lady Tigers vs Douglass in Central Heights @ 6:00 pm
 
February 21, 2018-10-12 Grades offered ASVAB Testing in SEC; Ag Field Trip to Fish Hatchery in Athens
 
February 22, 2018-Dual Credit Testing in Center
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins; Boys 3rd Rd vs Cushing in SEC; Tiger Café’ Open
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 25, 2018-Easter
 
 
 
 
Boys Bi-District Playoff details are set!!!!
 
Monday, February 19
vs. New Summerfield
6:00 PM in Central Heights
 
Tickets are $5 per person and only District 21-2A and 22-2A passes will be accepted.
 
Alto and Shelbyville boys will follow......
 
 
 
Lady Tigers advance to Region III Quarterfinal
 
 
 
For the fourth straight year with 42-7 win over Broaddus the Lady Tigers advance to Region III Quarterfinals.... Next up for the Lady Tigers is District 21-2A Champion and 17th ranked Douglass for the right to compete in the Regional Tournament next weekend. Game details are being worked out and are tentatively set for Central Heights on Tuesday at 6:00 PM. However, those are tentative details at this time.
 
 

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Center Sports Update


 

 

 
 
Basketball
 
Basketball Bi-District Playoff Game
Center Roughriders vs Kigore Bulldogs
@ Nacogdoches High School Gym
Tuesday, 2/20/2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
Tickets Prices: Adults $5.00; Students $3.00
 
 
 
Baseball
 
Due to inclement weather games originally scheduled for Saturday 2/17 at Stonewall, La have been moved to Friday, 2/16.
 
6:00 vs Loyola
7:30 vs N. Desoto
 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Lady Tigers Basketball Score


 

 
Lady Tigers advance to Region III Quarterfinal for the fourth straight year
with 42-7 win over Broaddus.  Next up for the Lady Tigers is District
21-2A Champion and 17th ranked Douglass for the right to compete in the
Regional Tournament next weekend. Game details are being worked out and are
tentatively set for Central Heights on Tuesday at 6:00 PM.  However, those
are tentative details at this time.
 
 
 
Boys Bi-District Playoff details are set!!!!
 
Monday, February 19
vs. New Summerfield
6:00 PM in Central Heights
 
Tickets are $5 per person and only District 21-2A and 22-2A passes will be
accepted.
 
Alto and Shelbyville boys will follow......
 
 

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The Piney Woods Camerata


 

 

The Piney Woods Camerata at Stephen F, Austin State University will perform great works from the Baroque Era when the faculty-student string ensemble performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
Works by J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Philipp Telemann and Henry Purcell will be represented in the program.
 
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 (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting Agenda


 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

TLB Basketball News – The Timpson Lady Bears will travel next to Zavalla to battle Evadale in Area play.  The game will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Timpson will be the home team.  Go Lady Bears!! 

 

 

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Kindergarten 100 Day Celebration at Tenaha ISD Photos


 

Pictures taken and submitted by Tenaha ISD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Band Update


 
 
Congrats to the following Tenaha ISD students for advancing to State Solo & Ensemble this past Saturday 2-10-18.
 
Andrew Tyner- Freshman Marimba Soloist
 
Brass Quintet:
 
Ruben Hernandez- Senior Trumpet
Jaurmez Brock- Junior Trumpet
Banner Warr- Freshman French Horn
Hernan Hernandez- Senior Trombone
Oscar Flores- Freshman Tuba
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger Update


 

 

February 13, 2018-Balfour Letter Jackets in Café’ 9:00 am; JV/V vs San Augustine Home 5:00 pm
 
February 14, 2018-HS BB/HS Soccer Pictures
 
February 15, 2018-Girls Soccer @ Texas High JV 5:30 pm; Girls BB vs Broaddus in Wells @ 6:00 pm; Progress Reports
 
February 16, 2018-Boys vs Tyler All Saints in Frankston @ 4 pm
 
February 19, 2018-Time Rescheduled: Board Public Hearing 2:45 pm; Regular Board 3:00 pm; Boys BB  vs New Summerfield @ Central Heights TBA
 
February 20, 2018-Sr Cap & Gown Pictures
 
February 21, 2018-10-12 Grades offered ASVAB Testing in SEC; Ag Field Trip to Fish Hatchery in Athens
 
February 22, 2018-Dual Credit Testing in Center
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 25, 2018-Easter
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Basketball Update


 

 

Dragons will play Feb. 16 at 1:00 pm in the East TX Showcase vs Grosebeck at Frankston High School.
 
Bi-District Playoff Game Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm vs Alto at Central Heights High School
 
 
 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held February 15, 2018, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.
 
Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
4. Consent Agenda
 
4. 1. Minutes
4. 2. Tax Office Report
4. 3. Monthly Financial Statement
4. 4. Payment Approval
4. 5. Investment Report
4. 6. Quarterly Investment Report
4. 7. Overnight Student Activity Trips
4. 8. Amendments to the Budget
4. 9. Consideration and Approval of 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS
Certification
 
5. Discuss and Finalize the Amount, Propositions and Scope of the Bond and Building
Program
 
6. Adopt an Order Calling for a Bond Election and Take All Necessary Action Thereof
 
7. Consideration to Approve Changes to the Chaparral Constitution
Presenter: Natalie Morse, CHS Chaparral Sponsor
 
8. Consideration to Approve Resolution Regarding Wage Payments During Emergency
Closing of CISD
 
9. Consideration to Approve Resolution for the Shelby County 4-H Organization to be
Sanctioned as an Extracurricular Activity
 
10. Consideration to Approve the Adjunct Faculty Agreement with Texas A&M and Shelby
County AgriLife Extension Service
 
11. Review and Discussion of the Middle of the Year Literacy Data
Presenter: Teresa Richard
 
12. Consideration to Change March 2018 Regular Board Meeting Date
 
13. Establish Board Training Date and Time for Vision and Goal Setting
 
14. Closed Session
14. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
14. 1. 1. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
14. 1. 2. Employment of Personnel
14. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
 
15. Open Session
15. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
15. 1. 1. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
15. 1. 2. Employment of Personnel
15. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
 
16. Adjournment
 
 
 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

 

Note Time Changes: 
 
Aaron Roland, Board President for the Tenaha Independent School District, has announced the regular board meeting set for February 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm is rescheduled to 3:15 pm and the public hearing for the same day is rescheduled to 3:00 pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

TLB News – The Timpson Lady Bears are Bi-District Champs!!!!. The Ladies were victorious over Neches 44-27.  There will be game details in tomorrow’s Bear Update regarding the Area competition.  Way to go Lady Bears!!
 
 
 
Band News – Congrats to 13 of our Bear Band students for being State qualifiers!!  The students are:
 
Connor Timmons
 
Kendall Archer
 
Brittany Hutto
 
Chelsey Franks
 
Allysha Stephens
 
Gracie Wagnon
 
Julietta DeLeon
 
Jose Galavis
 
Chris Lewis
 
Carter Ramsey
 
Kristyn Rader
 
Cassidy Clifton
 
Ja’Karia Deckard
 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Yearbook Ad Information


 

 

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color Tenaha yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

 

 

 
 

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Tenaha Soccer Update


 

 

 

 

4-0 win against Crockett. Two goals were scored by Leslee Flores, one by Ariday Hernandez and one from Tenaha newcomer, Giselle Rico.

 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

February 13, 2018-Balfour Letter Jackets in Café’ 9:00 am; JV/V vs San Augustine Home 5:00 pm
 
February 14, 2018-HS BB/HS Soccer Pictures
 
February 15, 2018-Girls Soccer @ Texas High JV 5:30 pm; Girls BB vs Broaddus in Wells @ 6:00 pm; Progress Reports
 
February 16, 2018-Boys vs Tyler All Saints in Frankston @ 4 pm
 
February 19, 2018-Board Public Hearing 5:15 pm; Regular Board 5:30 pm
 
February 20, 2018-Sr Cap & Gown Pictures
 
February 21, 2018-10-12 Grades offered ASVAB Testing in SEC; Ag Field Trip to Fish Hatchery in Athens
 
February 22, 2018-Dual Credit Testing in Center
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018 End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
 

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Shelbyville Band News


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelbyville MS Band Students Excel at Solo & Ensemble Contest
 
 
Shelbyville 7th and 8th grade band students have spent the past few weeks preparing a solo and/or an ensemble for competition. On Friday, February 9, these students competed at Solo and Ensemble Contest at Nacogdoches High School. Thirty events performed at the contest with twenty-four receiving superior ratings (1st divisions) and six receiving excellent ratings (2nd division). At the end of the evening the band brought home a total of 30 medals.
 
The following students performed at the contest:  Tay-una Allen, Brenda Baustista-Moran, Aubree Camp, Naomi Caporali, Jaelyn Crawford, Reese Davis, Clayton Dean, Avery Faulkner, Matthew Freeman, Celeste Holloway, Jayda Hopkins, Matthew Hudman, Dawson Jackson, Kara Jones, Gracie Leach, Skyler Lee, Collin Lloyd, Krystal Martinez, Kendall Murry, Chloe Musico, Jesica Perez, Samuel Pless, Rebekah Powell, Katelynne Risinger, Abigayle Shofner, Ava Silva, Gracie Slocum, Neena Smith, Neera Smith, Ja'Kory Standley, Jasmine Stutts, Eli Taylor, and Kayla White.
 
We are extremely proud of our students. We look forward to performing for you as we prepare for the Shelbyville Bands Spring Concert on May 7, 2018 @ 6pm.
 
Piano Accompanist:  Jennifer Weems
Band Directors:  Deshmond Johnson and Kasi Trent
 
 
 
 
 
Shelbyville HS Band Students Advance to STATE Solo & Ensemble Contest
 
 
Shelbyville High School band students have spent the past few weeks preparing a solo and/or an ensemble for competition. On Saturday, February 10, these students competed at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Stephen F. Austin State University. At the end of the day the band brought home a total of 22 medals.
 
The following students received superior ratings at the contest: Randall Bailey, Lizbeth Bautista, Kiana Bennett, Alexis Berry, Kalina Bradshaw, Kyle Dodd, Levi Dramberger, Samantha Ferrebee, Jacobi Jackson, Denise Jones, Kelsey Jones, H'Leighen McClelland, Vivian Mendoza, Jasmine Osby, Yadira Reyes, Madison Taylor, and Logan Williams.
 
5 of our ensembles will be representing Shelbyville at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in the Austin area. Members of the ensembles include:  Randall Bailey, Lizbeth Bautista, Kiana Bennett, Alexis Berry, Kalina Bradshaw, Kyle Dodd, Samantha Ferrebee, Jacobi Jackson, Denise Jones, Kelsey Jones, H'Leighen McClelland, Vivian Mendoza, Jasmine Osby, Yadira Reyes, and Madison Taylor. We are extremely proud of our students.
 
 
 

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Office of Multicultural Affairs to present Consciousness Speaker Series


 

 

Maria Sanchez will participate in the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series with her discussion regarding victims of sexual assault at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.
 
SFA faculty and staff members lead the lunch-hour lecture with the goal of opening discussion regarding progressive issues in diversity, multicultural education and social justice.
 
 

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Association for Business Communication-Southwestern U.S. names SFA lecturer Outstanding Business Educator


 

 

The Association for Business Communication-Southwestern U.S. has posthumously awarded Judi Biss, former SFA lecturer in the Rusche College of Business, the 2018 Outstanding Business Educator Award.
 
Biss began teaching at SFA in 1999 and continued serving for almost 20 years. She taught various business communication courses and was an advocate for undergraduate and graduate research.
 
Biss passed away in June 2017, and her husband Luis will accept the award on her behalf at the March 2018 Federation of Business Disciplines Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
 

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Brave Space Series discusses African hair diaspora


 
 
The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Brave Space Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.
 
This month's session focuses on the politics, controversies and obsessions surrounding Afro-textured hair.
 
 

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SFA Calendar


 

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 13
Women's golf at Texas State Invitational
Kyle
 
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14
Men's basketball at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Corpus Christi
 
Softball at Texas A&M University
5 p.m.
College Station
 
Women's basketball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
FRIDAY, FEB. 16
Baseball vs. Central Michigan University
3 p.m.
Edinburg
 
Bowling at three-day SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Classic
Houston
 
Men's golf at three-day Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Palm Desert, California
 
SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball at Northwestern State UNIVERSITY
5:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Softball vs. University of Memphis
10 a.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
SATURDAY, FEB. 17
Baseball at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
11 a.m.
Edinburg
 
Men's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
3 p.m.
San Antonio
 
Softball vs. Jackson State University
3 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Softball vs. University of Memphis
12:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Tennis vs. Northeastern State University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.
San Antonio
 
 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panola College Basketball Update


 

 

Panola College men’s basketball game against DFW Prep moved to Thursday
 
Carthage, Texas – Due to travel arrangements, Panola College men’s basketball game against DFW Prep been moved to Thursday, February 15th. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM on the campus of Panola College’s AJ Gym.
 
The ponies are currently 16-8 and have won four straight games.
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

 
Monday, Feb. 12
Women's golf at two-day Texas State Invitational
Kyle
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Men's basketball at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Corpus Christi
 
Softball at Texas A&M University
5 p.m.
College Station
 
Women's basketball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
Friday, Feb. 16
Baseball vs. Central Michigan University
3 p.m.
Edinburg
 
Bowling at three-day SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Classic
Houston
 
Men's golf at three-day Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Palm Desert, California
 
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball at Northwestern State University
5:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Softball vs. University of Memphis 
10 a.m. 
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 17
Baseball at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
11 a.m.
Edinburg
 
Men's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
3 p.m.
San Antonio
 
Softball vs. Jackson State University
3 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Softball vs. University of Memphis
12:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Tennis vs. Northeastern State University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.
San Antonio
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Senior Night


 

 

Shelbyville Senior night is Tonight, Feb. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  

 

 

 

 
 

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Joaquin Basketball Update


 

 

The Joaquin Lady Rams will be playing Douglas in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.  The game is set for 7:00 pm, Monday (2-12-18) at the Lufkin middle school gym.  - Submitted by Steven McCann, Girls Athletic Director
 
JV/V Joaquin Rams Basketball will be playing tonight at Shelbyville starting at 5:30 pm.- Submitted by Wade Lawson, Boys Athletic Director
 

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Panola men go 2-0 defeat 18th ranked Paris, Navarro


 

 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated 18th ranked Paris Junior College this past Wednesday and Navarro College over the weekend. With the two wins, Panola elevates their conference record to 9-5 and overall record to 16-8. “This was two good wins for our ball team. On Wednesday we never gave up and on Saturday we executed really well all game long.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated.
 
On Wednesday, both Paris and Panola came out scorching hot from the field as Paris took a 47-45 halftime lead. Paris gradually took control in the second half taking a 10 point lead 73-63 with just under 7:00 minutes remaining. Panola chipped away and took a 82-81 lead with 1:15 remaining on a Marlon Taylor three-pointer. A Shandon Goldman dunk with 30 seconds remaining all but sealed the victory as Panola won 87-83.
 
Against Navarro, Panola held a steady lead most of the half taking a 37-34 halftime lead. Navarro tied the ball game up at 41 before eight straight points by TJ Killings helped separate Panola lead midway through the second half. Panola gradually increased the lead the rest of the way to the 87-83 victory.  
 

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Showcase Saturday scheduled for Feb. 24


 

 

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, Feb. 24. 
 
Prospective students can visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event. 
 
For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504, or email admissions@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
 

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San Augustine FFA


 

 

 

 

 

 

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SFA Sports Update


 

 

Softball
SFA – 10 vs. Grambling State University – 0 
SFA – 7 vs. University of Tennessee at Martin – 1
 
Men's basketball
SFA – 99 vs. McNeese State University – 95
 
 
 
 
 

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Going on at SFA


 

 

Friday, Feb. 9
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball at University of Louisiana at Monroe
3 and 5 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
Track and field at all-day Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 10
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Tennis vs. Texas State University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
Monday, Feb. 12
Women's golf at two-day Texas State Invitational
Kyle
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Softball at Texas A&M University
5 p.m.
College Station
 
Women's basketball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Lady Bear Basketball News – The Varsity Lady Bears will be playing Neches in Bi-district play in Wells on Monday, February 12th at 6:30 p.m. Timpson will be the visiting team. Gate Prices will be $5/3. District Passes will be accepted. Go Lady Bears!

 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
Tenaha ISD also has a facebook page:
 
 
 
February 9, 2018-JV/V BB @ Joaquin 5:00 pm
 
February 10, 2018-UIL Solo and Ensemble @ SFA (8th-HA)
 
February 12, 2018-Girls Soccer vs Crockett 5:30 pm; Tenaha BB Girls vs Alto
in Cushing @ 7:30 pm (Tenaha is Visitors)
 
February 13, 2018-Balfour Letter Jackets in Café’ 9:00 am; JV/V vs San
Augustine Home 5:00 pm
 
February 14, 2018-HS BB/HS Soccer Pictures
 
February 15, 2018-Girls Soccer @ Texas High JV 5:30 pm
 
February 19, 2018-Board Public Hearing 5:15 pm; Regular Board 5:30 pm
 
February 20, 2018-Sr Cap & Gown Pictures
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window
Begins
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018- Early Release; End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis
Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San
Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 25, 2018-Easter
 
 
 

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10th Annual Parent Academy Information


 

 

Dear Region 7 Districts,
 
We would like to share a wonderful opportunity for the parents in your district.  Region 7 ESC is hosting our 10th Annual Parent Academy on March 28, 2018 in Kilgore.  Attached are the flyers and registration forms for the event.  
 
There is no cost to the parents and lunch is free!
 
Please see the following FAQ for additional district information:
 
What do we need to do as a district to share this information with our parents?
 
Communicate the event information in as many ways as possible
 
o  Print flyers and Registration forms to send home
 
o  Post on your district and campus websites
 
o  Send automated notifications: phone calls, emails, text messages
 
o  Post flyers in offices and areas frequented by parents
 
o  Share on social media…we have!  Check out our Region 7 Facebook page.
 
What can we do to help register parents for the event?
 
·      Share the QR Code with parents so they can register themselves
 
·      If parents do not have technology access, each campus could designate a person to collect paper copies of the form and:
 
o  Register them online
 
o  Email/scan registration forms to  <mailto:parentacademy@esc7.net> parentacademy@esc7.net
 
When is the deadline for registration?
 
·      March 9, 2018 
 
What else could our district do to help parents attend the event?
 
·      Follow up with individual parents about attending
 
·      Organize transportation for the parents to Region 7
 
Some of our parents only speak Spanish, will there be interpreters?
 
·      We will have ESC staff that can assist with verbal translation during the sessions
 
·      Handouts will also be translated for Spanish speaking parents
 
·      Make sure that their preferred language is indicated on the Registration form
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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North Texas Euphonium Quartet


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North Texas Euphonium Quartet will bring new euphonium quartet music to the spotlight when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall.
 
The NTEQ includes Dr. Danny Chapa, adjunct professor of low brass at SFA; Dr. Irving Ray, euphonium player in the United States Army Band; Vince Kenney, assistant director of bands and assistant professor of low brass at Drake University; and Chris McGinty, director of instrumental studies at North Central Texas College.
 
The bulk of the euphonium quartet repertoire comprises arrangements and pieces written from trombone quartet. Their goal is to promote and advocate new works originally composed for four euphoniums. Click here for more information about the artists and their music.
 
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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of the Pines representing SFA at TMEA


 

 

SFA will be well represented at the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association annual clinic/convention Feb. 14 through 17 in San Antonio.
 
The SFA Wind Ensemble, directed by Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA, and the Orchestra of the Pines, directed by Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras, will perform before the nation’s premier music educators’ convention that historically draws more than 26,000 attendees.
 
The Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform before TMEA audiences on numerous occasions, but this is the Orchestra of the Pines’ first invitation.
 
The All-State choir performances are at noon, 2 and 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Lila Cockrell Theater.
 
 

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Peter Sarkisian: Video Works


 

 

"Peter Sarkisian: Video Works” will open with a reception and gallery talk by the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
The exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21 in the Reavley Gallery. Sarkisian is an American new-media artist whose work combines video projection and sculpture to create a hybrid form of multimedia installation, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA's School of Art.
 
Admission to all art exhibitions and receptions is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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Steen Library to host faculty workshop series


 

 

The Steen Library will host a workshop about citation managers at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in Steen Library, Room 205.
 
Citation managers are programs that save time by organizing references and full-text files, automatically creating in-text citations and a bibliography, and switching between thousands of citation styles.
 
This session will include an overview of three of the most popular citation managers: RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero. By the end of the workshop, attendees will know the advantages of using a citation manager and which of the three best meets their needs.
 
For more information or to register, contact Melissa Clark, student engagement librarian, at (936) 468-1852 or clarkm4@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
 

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2018 Spring Career Expo


 

 

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2018 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.
 
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers.
 
Faculty members who would like a record of attendance for their students must provide a class roster or a sign-in sheet to the CCPD by Monday, Feb. 19.
 
Students will need their student ID for check-in and copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to students.
 
For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at derouenb@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.
 
 

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Center for Career and Professional Development streaming internship webinar


 

 

The Center for Career and Professional Development is streaming a free webinar by Intern Bridge, “Internship Legal Update for Higher Education,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Rusk Building, Room 302, for faculty and staff members who are involved with internship programs. 
 
Please plan to bring your lunch and take part in this seminar. 
 
RSVP to Jamie Bouldin, director of the CCPD, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 

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Going on at SFA


 

 

Thursday, Feb. 8
Softball vs. University of Tennessee at Martin
Noon
Monroe, Louisiana
 
Men's basketball at McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
 
Softball vs. Grambling State University
10 a.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
 
Friday, Feb. 9
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium
 
Softball at University of Louisiana at Monroe
3 and 5 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
Track and field at all-day Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 10
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Tennis vs. Texas State University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
Monday, Feb. 12
Women's golf at two-day Texas State Invitational
Kyle
 
 

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Shelbyville Alumni Softball Game Cancelled


 

 

The Shelbyville Softball Alumni game scheduled for Feb. 9 at Shelbyville, has been cancelled due to possible bad weather.
 
Coach K. Boulware
 
 
 

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Dental Hygiene in Joaquin


 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHS Debate: Mergerson and Perkins Advance to State


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHS Debate students participated in District-level competition on Wednesday. Mark Perkins and Esther Mergerson are District Champions and will advance to the State Tournament in March. 
 
Mergerson was named Top Speaker for the tournament. JackCallen Watlington and Keaton Watlington placed fourth.
 
 
 
From left to right: Kristen Orsak, Cheyenne Byrnes, Esther Mergerson, Mark Perkins, JackCallen Watlington, Keaton Watlington. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin Lady Ram Basketball Update


 

 

Joaquin Lady Rams vs Chireno Lady Owls 
Friday, February 9th at 6:30 pm at Shelbyville High School 
 
Winner will play San Augustine HS on Saturday at 4:00 pm in Shelbyville for the District 22AA 4th place spot.
 
Submitted by Steven McCann, Girls Athletic Director
 
 

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Interior design program to host senior showcase


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior interior design students will showcase their talents during the “Essence of Design” exhibit on display from Feb. 17 through April 5 on the second floor of Steen Library. 
 
The exhibit is open to the public and will kick off with an opening reception from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17. Each of the 10 students is allotted a 64-square-foot area to create a display that showcases his or her personality, skills and design philosophy.  
 
To schedule a guided tour for future Lumberjacks or high school students, contact Sally Ann Swearingen, associate professor of interior design, at (936) 468-2048 or sswearingen@sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Tenaha ISD Sports Schedules


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Piano Concert at SFA


 

 

Guest pianist May Phang will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
 
Phang performs regularly as an international soloist and chamber musician. Her performance is part of the SFA School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.
 
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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Global Gateway to Ghana


 

 

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a free presentation about Ghana at 4 p.m. today in the Ferguson Building, Room 479.
 
The event will include a presentation led by SFA international students from Ghana about their country, traditions and lifestyle, as well as sharing authentic food samples. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
 
For more information, contact Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1779 or kucherta@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 

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Tenaha Band News


 

 

Last month, 26 Tenaha Middle School band students and 4 Tenaha High School band students 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 1 A-4A schools in this region. All of Tenaha’s 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, and performed a concert in Chapel Hill the same day. The following students earned a chair in the Region 21 East Zone Middle School Band.
 
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
 
 
Left to Right: Manuel Loredo; Michael Kellar; Sarahi Flores; Alex Tyner; Jesus Castillero
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 

 

February 7, 2018-In House Band Solo and Ensemble 4 pm; Athletic Sign Day
 
February 9, 2018-JV/V BB @ Joaquin 5:00 pm
 
February 10, 2018-UIL Solo and Ensemble @ SFA (8th-HA)
 
February 12, 2018-Girls Soccer vs Crockett 5:30 pm
 
February 13, 2018-Balfour Letter Jackets in Café’ 9:00 am; JV/V vs San Augustine Home 5:00 pm
 
February 14, 2018-HS BB/HS Soccer Pictures
 
February 15, 2018-Girls Soccer @ Texas High JV 5:30 pm
 
February 19, 2018-Board Public Hearing 5:15 pm; Regular Board 5:30 pm
 
February 20, 2018-Sr Cap & Gown Pictures
 
February 26, 2018-TELPAS K-12 (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) Window Begins
 
March 1, 2018-HS Track Groveton Relays There
 
March 5, 2018-JH Track Bozy Adams Relays in Garrison
 
March 6, 2018-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise 4:30 pm Home
 
March 8, 2018- Early Release; End 4th 6 Weeks; HS Track Horace Francis Relays in Garrison
 
March 9, 2018-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
 
March 12-16, 2018-Spring Break
 
March 13, 2018-Baseball vs Woden 6:00 pm There
 
March 16, 2018-Baseball vs Martinsville 6:00 pm There
 
March 19, 2018-Begining 5th 6 Weeks; JH Track Bearcats Relays in Cushing
 
March 20, 2018-Baseball vs Gary 4:30 pm Home
 
March 22, 2018-HS & 7th Grade Bands Pre-UIL @ Carthage; HS Track San Augustine There
 
March 23, 2018-Baseball vs Shelbyville 6:00 pm There
 
March 24, 2018-HS Track Tatum Eagle Relays There
 
March 25, 2018-Easter
 
 

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Tenaha 4th Grade Gingerbread Houses


 

 

 

 

 

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Wellness Fair


 

 

Campus Recreation’s Spring Wellness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The fair will provide resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses. 
 
Services will include blood glucose screening, blood type testing, vision testing, wellness exams, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. About 30 local vendors will be present. In addition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas representatives will be present to answer questions about the HealthSelect of Texas plan. 
 
The event is free to all faculty and staff members and students. The Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about various organizations on campus and in the community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring or inform their classes about the event.
 
For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.
 
 

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I am CMS t-shirt's for Sale


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "I am CMS" shirt is now available to the public! The $15 purple t-shirt with gold and white lettering is available via the attached form. 
 
Please submit the form and your payment by Friday, February 16 to the front office of Center Middle School.
 
 

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Tenaha Robotic's Team Win Special Contest


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenaha Robotics’ Team wins special contest! The Tenaha team was one of four invited to participate in the contest held in memory of the 15th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia’s disaster upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The students were to select a planet or satellite and design a community that could survive in outer space. The Robotic Team, made up of Andrew Tyner, Lourdes Perez, Drew Henry and Irvin Barona, chose Mars. They had to include food source, heat supply, waste disposal, and water supply.
 
The students also had an opportunity to meet with NASA engineers after the contest.
 
The first place team will present their winning Mars project at the February 19th School Board meeting.
 
 

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Tiger Basketball Update


 

 

After the Lady Tigers clinched at least a share of their fourth consecutive district basketball championship, the Tiger Boys delivered a clear message to District 22-2A that they weren’t yet done fighting for the title themselves. A resounding 79-49 win over the state’s #4 ranked Dragons from Shelbyville have vaulted the Tigers into a first place tie with three games left to play.

 

 

 
 

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Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Scholarship awarded to Phil Worsham


 

 

 

 

Phil Worsham Superintendent of Joaquin ISD, was presented the Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Scholarship as well as the Billy E. Hibbs Safety Award from Claims Administrative Services while attending the TASA Midwinter Conference. 

 

The Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to the district and/or college that are committed to having the Lowest Loss Ratio, Most Improved Loss Ratio, and Best 3-Year Loss Ratio. Scholarships are to be awarded to a deserving student of the district or college’s choosing to assist with their continued educational interests. The recipients of the scholarship are encouraged to take that extra step to learn more and then as Ozella would say, “Learn even more.”  When the Claims Administrative Services worker’s compensation program for independent school districts was first being conceptualized, Billy Hibbs and his executive management team recognized that strict adherence to a comprehensive loss control program would benefit everyone.

 

The school district’s personnel would benefit from a safer work environment, and the district would have less absenteeism from injuries. Losses to the insurance company would decrease, creating a situation where the premiums for worker’s compensation would fall. This would make the price of the coverage much more affordable for the district, and ultimately the taxpayers.  For over 26 years, the CAS program has achieved extraordinary success, so much so that it is the benchmark for worker’s compensation models across the state of Texas. Those select Superintendents who operate the very safest districts in this program are recognized annually by this award.  

 
 

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SFA Gardens to host Great Backyard Bird Count


 

 

SFA Gardens and the university’s student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation are sponsoring the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
 
This free, outdoor event will have activities designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of birds for youth and adults. A variety of family-friendly, hands-on learning activities will be set up, including using binoculars, learning bird identification skills, playing bird games and making bird-related crafts.
 
 
In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count as participants count birds for science with assistance from the Pineywoods Audubon Society and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department non-game ornithologist Cliff Shackelford.
 
For more information, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
 
 

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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. tonight 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, contact Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator, at (936) 468-1185 or fullersa@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SFA partners with Lone Star College to offer sports business program


 
 
 
 
 
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University is partnering with Lone Star College to offer students in the Houston area an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in sports business from SFA without having to relocate. The two institutions will sign an articulation agreement to ensure a smooth transition for Lone Star College students to attend SFA.
 
A signing ceremony commemorating this collaboration is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Lone Star College University Center in The Woodlands. The ceremony is open to the public.
 
Students at Lone Star College will be able to enroll in SFA's sports business program beginning in fall 2018. Classes will be offered face-to-face at the Lone Star College University Center in The Woodlands and will be taught by SFA faculty members. Students must complete the required core curriculum before entering the program. Business foundation courses will be offered primarily online through SFA's Rusche College of Business.
 
Dr. Jason Reese, sports business program director and assistant professor at SFA, has been instrumental in establishing this program and is looking forward to the opportunities it will provide SFA and Houston students.
 
"Some Houston-area students have a desire to attend SFA, but for various reasons are unable to move to Nacogdoches," Reese said. "This program will allow them the opportunity to complete the program and earn a bachelor's degree without relocating."
 
Reese added that, through this partnership, Houston students will be able to take classes while benefiting from already-established relationships that SFA has with area sports organizations, including professional sport teams like the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo.
 
To apply for the program, visit lonestar.edu/university-center/SFA.htm.
 
For more information, contact Reese at (936) 468-1465 or reesejd1@sfasu.edu.
 
 
 

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Center Tennis Results


 

 

Jacksonville Tennis Tournament Results:
 
Center HS finished 2nd overall with 13 teams participating.
Highlights include:
 
 
 
 
 
Girls A singles:  Keelan Williams - 2nd place
Girls B singles:  Caroline Scull - 1st place
Girls B doubles:  Mallory Fausett / Taylor Burch - 3rd place (not pictured)
Boys A singles:  Mauricio Rojas - Solis - 3rd place
Boys B doubles:  Joel Martinez / Vaughn Whitley - 2nd place
Mixed A doubles:  Alec Dykes / Mackenzie Dykes - 2nd place
Mixed B doubles:  Axel Luna / Caitlyn Basham - 4th place
 
 
Go Riders!!!
Upcoming:  Kilgore Tournament 2/13
 
 
 
 

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Guest artists Lin, Braddock to perform at SFA


 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest artists Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock will perform music for violin and viola in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Cole Concert Hall.
 
The program includes Violin and Viola Duo No. 1 in G major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Three Caprices by Michael Alec Rose; Violin Solo, Op. 27 Ballade by Eugène Ysaÿe; and Three Madrigals by Bohuslav Martin?.
 
The guest artists will teach a master class, which is free and open to the public, at 2 p.m. that day in the Music Recital Hall, located in the Wright Music Building.
 
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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Center for Teaching and Learning names 2018 Teaching Showcase presenters


 
 
SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning has named the 10 presenters for the 2018 Teaching Showcase, which will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.
 
The showcase provides an opportunity for faculty and staff members and teaching assistants to share best practices, recognize colleagues' innovative teaching methods and hold cross-disciplinary conversations to create better learning opportunities for students.
 
This year’s speakers include: Drs. Megan Condis, assistant professor, and Amber Wagnon, lecturer, in the Department of English and Creative Writing; Dr. Jillian Dawes, assistant professor in the Department of Human Services; Dr. Stephanie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture; Dr. Rachel Jumper, assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences; Laurel Matthews, clinical instructor in the DeWitt School of Nursing; Dr. Chris McKenna, assistant professor in the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies; Herbert Midgley, lecturer in the School of Music; Dr. Mark Montgomery, assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education; and Dr. Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art.
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7
Women's basketball vs. McNeese State University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
 
THURSDAY, FEB. 8
 
Men's basketball at McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
 
 
 
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
 
SOFTBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
8 a.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
SOFTBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
10 a.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
Track and field at all-day Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston
 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEB. 10
 
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Softball at University of Louisiana at Monroe
9 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
Softball vs. Grambling State University
5 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana
 
Tennis vs. Texas State University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches
 
Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Basketball Today – Timpson vs. Tenaha – Here @ 4:30 p.m. – Jr. High Only
 
Basketball tomorrow – Timpson vs. Joaquin Feb. 6th – There @ 4:30 p.m. – JVG/JVB/VG/VB
 
 
Beta Club News – Beta club sponsor Tina Samford wants parents to know that THS Beta Club is selling Love Grams.  If you or your child would like to purchase one, please fill out the attached form and include your money.  All Love Grams will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.  Love Grams include a written Valentine message and candy. The cost is $1.00 each.  If you would like to make a purchase contact Mrs. Tina in the High School library or any Beta Club member. Be sure to include “To”, “From” and the grade level on the form.  Thanks for supporting the THS Beta Club!!
 
 
Book Fair News – Teresa Osby wants to let everyone know about the Timpson Elementary Library Book Fair which starts Monday Feb. 5th - Friday Feb. 9th in the Elementary Library.
 
 
 
 
 
Band Booster Crush Grams - It's Crush Gram time again!  Notes went home last week with elementary students, but can be delivered to any campus.  Forms are attached!
 
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7
 
Women's basketball vs. McNeese State University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches
 
 
 
 
 

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Panola men go 2-0 in Region 14 play this week


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Kilgore
College and Bossier Parrish Community College this week. The two wins
elevate Panola’s record to 14-8 and 7-5 in region play. “This team has
begun to mature.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “We are starting to
handle the ups and downs of a ball game the right way, handling adversity.
It showed the previous two games.” He added.
 
On Wednesday night against Kilgore College, Panola found themselves down by
nine at halftime, 21-30. It took all the way to the 15 second mark
remaining in the game for the Ponies to take the lead. Marlon Taylor was
fouled on dunk and made his free throw to take a 57-56 lead. After Kilgore
went 1-1 from the free throw line to tie the game, Jeremy Roscoe was fouled
with 1.1 seconds remaining. Roscoe made one-free throw to seal the victory.
 
Saturday afternoon, Panola traveled to Bossier Parish Community College.
After being down by 14, 26-12, the Ponies went on a monster run to end the
half to tie the game at 30. Panola continued its offensive outburst which
eventually saw them up 64-50 in the second half. The Ponies won 71-59.
 
Panola continues Region 14 play this upcoming Wednesday, February 7th when
the host Paris College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM on the campus of Panola
College.
 
 

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SFA Gardens to host food fermentation workshop Saturday


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the benefits of fermented foods and how to create them with a workshop hosted by SFA Gardens and led by Dr. Darla O’Dwyer, associate professor of human sciences, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building. 
 
Participants will learn the health benefits of fermented foods and the scientific background behind the proper technique of anaerobic fermentation. 
 
Sauerkraut will be prepared during the workshop, which participants will take home, along with the fermentation vessel provided. Other fermented foods will be available for tasting with recipes provided. 
 
Space for the food fermentation workshop is limited, so advance registration is required. The cost is $40 for SFA Gardens members and $45 for non-members. 
 
For more information or to register, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
 
 

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North Texas Euphonium Quartet


 

 

The North Texas Euphonium Quartet will fulfill its goal of bringing new euphonium quartet music to the spotlight when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
 
The program will feature three pieces composed for NTEQ: “NiTor EQuus” by Takahiro Iwamitsu, “Airplane” by Yuji Ono and “Goldberg’s Machine” by Ben McMillan.
 
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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Peter Sarkisian Exhibition


 

 

“Peter Sarkisian: Video Works” will open with a reception and gallery talk by the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University’s downtown art gallery.
 
The exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21 in Reavley Gallery.
 
Admission to all art exhibitions and receptions is free. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
 
 

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Guest Percussion Ensemble Concert


 

 

The North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble will present a performance of the show “End of Days” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
“End of Days” reflects on the tumultuous events surrounding the end times as told in the Book of Revelations.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion students for the SFA School of Music, at meyerbe@sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Faculty and Staff Breakfast scheduled for Feb. 7


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you. 
 
For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts. There also will be SFA-themed trivia and prizes. 
 
This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community. 
 
 
 
 

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This Week at SFA


 

 

Friday, Feb. 2
 
Bowling at three-day Prairie View A&M University Invitational
Arlington
 
Track and field at two-day New Mexico Classic
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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Tenaha ISD Perfect Attendance & Honor Roll


 

 

Tenaha ISD would like to recognize students in grades 1-12 who have achieved Perfect Attendance, All As, or all As and Bs for the first Semester. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SFA Board of Regents approves faculty and staff appointments


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved various leadership changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.
 
Ron Watson was named director of the physical plant, the university department responsible for the administration of all education and general facilities and associated services, such as grounds and building maintenance, custodial services, transportation services and campus construction projects.
 
Watson began his SFA career as a student while pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences. He worked as a hall director and coordinator of residence life before leaving the university to pursue a career in the restaurant industry. Watson has served the university for a total of 25 years.
 
Danette Sales was named SFA's controller, having served as assistant controller since 2004. Sales has years of public and corporate accounting experience as well as experience working in school districts.
 
In finance and administration, Judith Kruwell was appointed director of financial services and Michaelyn Greene was named director of administrative services. An SFA accounting graduate, Greene worked for 20 years as the controller for Angelina College.
 
Additionally, regents appointed David Kaiser as lecturer of economics and finance and director of the Chadwick family banking program in the Rusche College of Business. This program prepares students to fill the growing need for qualified bank personnel and combines core coursework in business and finance with industry-specific learning opportunities.
 
Associate Professor Haskell Cooper was named associate director of the Center for Rural Social Work Research and Development. This center, housed in the School of Social Work, helps develop community-based social services and leadership capabilities of rural service providers.
 
In the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Deborah Dunn, professor, was named interim chair of the Department of Computer Science. Dunn has worked for more than five years in the industry as a programmer/analyst for a major oil company. Prior to joining the SFA faculty, she taught at various universities and colleges while also serving in leadership roles.
 
Other approvals in the College of Sciences and Mathematics included Joann Giudici, lab coordinator of biology; Julie Lewis, lecturer of mathematics and statistics; Jessica Williams and Allison Younger, clinical instructors of nursing; and Vance Imhoff, from biology lab coordinator to lecturer of biology.
 
Additional staff appointments include Jason Callico, assistant director of financial aid in the Office of Student Financial Assistance; Kirsty Dymond, assistant general counsel; Jason Wiggins, manager of network services in information technology services; and Sarahina Borgia and Jamaica Ethington, hall directors in Department of Residence Life.
 
The board also approved the following changes of status: Steffany Newsome, from accounting assistant III in student center administration to risk and compliance auditor; and Jane Ann Bridges, from risk and compliance auditor to assistant director of audit services in audit services; and Heather Burns from hall director to area coordinator in residence life; and Mary Smith from assistant director to interim director of instructional technology in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
 
In the Department of Athletics, staff appointments approved by regents included assistant football coaches Benjamin Beasley, William Best, Jeffery Byrd, Tony Gilbert, Jeremy Hammock, Thomas Howe, Joshua Lawson and Jeremy Moses.
 
Regents approved the retirements of the following staff members with more than 100 years of combined service to the university: James Lee Brittain, director of physical plant; Judy Duffin, payroll manager; Dora Fuselier, controller; Paul Weatherford, laboratory associate in the Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory; and Kathleen Williamson, director of financial services.
 
 

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Music Prep students selected to perform in regional orchestras


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Seven students in the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music were selected to participate in last fall's Regions 4 and 21 clinic and concert at Longview High School.
 
Texas Music Educators Association auditions were held in October, and the clinic and concert took place in December.
 
Participating in the high school orchestra were Catherine Meisenheimer (concertmistress), Shelby Rotramel, Mattie Chauvin, Ashlynn McBroom, Adalyn Vaughn, Haley McBroom and Rachel Wilder.
 
Chosen for the middle school orchestra were Rebecca Moon, Madison Ressler, Karys Alders and Mason Baker.
 
Ryan Ross was conductor for the high school orchestra, and Aryc Lane was the conductor for the middle school orchestra.
 
For information about the Music Preparatory Division, contact director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291.
 
 

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College of Fine Arts, School of Art observe Black History Month


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The College of Fine Arts and School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will usher in February's observance of Black History Month with three diverse performances.
 
The Children's Performing Arts Series at SFA will celebrate Black History Month Thursday, Feb. 1, with performances of the Virginia Repertory Theatre's "Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad." This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. This show targets children in second through eighth grade.
 
On Friday, Feb. 2, the School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "I Am Not Your Negro" at 7 p.m. 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. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
 
The College of Fine Arts, in association with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at SFA, will present the L.A. Theatre Works' production of the internationally acclaimed play "The Mountaintop," written by Katori Hall and directed by multiple award-winner Shirley Jo Finney, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The performance is part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series.
 
"The Office of Multicultural Affairs is excited to partner with the College of Fine Arts to bring 'The Mountaintop' to SFA to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.," said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. "It is important for students to understand the impact of Dr. King's legacy that still affects our lives today."
 
The Multicultural Ensemble within the SFA School of Theatre is an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in theater, and its president, Houston senior Terrance Simon, is equally excited about seeing "The Mountaintop."
 
"I am ecstatic about L.A. Theatre Works' production of 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall coming to SFA's University Series," Simon said. "It is awe inspiring to see yourself represented, and it is happening here in SFA's largest performing arts venue. As a child who went to school, went to church and lived off of Martin Luther King Blvd., I am excited to see this giant brought to human form on a stage right before my eyes."
 
Prior to the performance, Cleo House Jr., director of the School of Theatre, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery. The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is inside the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.
 
Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. "The Mountaintop" contains mature language and controversial themes.
 
For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Fine Arts Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
 
 

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Mobile food lab approved during SFA Board of Regents meeting


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University is cooking up new transformational experiences for students in the School of Human Sciences.
 
At its quarterly meeting, the SFA Board of Regents approved the purchase of a mobile food lab - a gourmet food truck - that will be utilized on campus and at recruiting events such as career and college fairs.
 
"This mobile lab will be the first of its kind in Texas, and there are only a few nationally that are utilized as an academic laboratory," said Dr. Lynda Martin, director of SFA's School of Human Sciences. "We are excited to offer students this unique avenue for learning."
 
The food truck trend began in Los Angeles and has become popular across the nation. According to its website, research by the National Restaurant Association shows that the food truck trend will continue to accelerate as entrepreneurs use them to enter the restaurant industry.
 
SFA's mobile food lab will allow students to experience active learning in a realistic setting as well as engage and empower students to create and execute an entrepreneurial business plan.
 
"This type of transformational practice makes a difference in students' lives," Martin said. "Students working the mobile food lab will gain experience with running alternative venues, meal planning, menu creation, budgeting and more."
 
The university plans to have the mobile food lab purchased and operational by January 2019.
 
For the second year in a row, regents avoided increasing designated tuition. Course and lab fees, which provide funds to support the actual cost of consumable supplies, service and travel related to specific courses, were adjusted to accurately reflect the costs of course delivery for 2018-19.
 
To simplify billing and budgeting, four mandatory fees were consolidated into a university services fee. The academic advising, library, publication and technology fees, which previously totaled $49 per semester credit hour, have been eliminated. The new university services fee was set at $73 per semester credit hour.
 
The student services fee, which covers a variety of services including the SFA Health Clinic, increased by $1 to $13.50 per semester credit hour for fiscal year 2019.
 
Room rates will increase by 2 percent effective fall 2018. Regents also approved a 1.9 percent increase in board rates. Almost half of the residence halls on campus have room rates less than $2,000 per semester for 2018-19.
 
The board approved renovations to the third and fourth floors of the McGee Business Building to further transform the building for the Rusche College of Business. Updates will include lobby spaces, common areas, classrooms and an innovation hub.
 
Regents heard reports from three design firms before selecting the Gensler firm to assess and develop programming for SFA's athletic facilities. Gensler will evaluate existing campus athletic facilities to give direction and recommendations for improving these facilities. Designated funds will be used to fund the architectural assessment.
 
The largest design firm in the world, Gensler has more than 3,500 clients and has been named No. 1 on Building Design's Top 100 list for the third year in a row. Gensler's work history includes more than 120 sports projects worldwide, including Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, and The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
 
The board authorized an agreement with Under Armour as the exclusive sponsor to supply apparel to SFA's athletic program. This agreement will provide SFA with Under Armour shoes, uniforms, equipment and accessory products valued at $125,000 in the first two years and at $135,000 in years three through five. Additionally, Under Armour will pay the university performance bonuses based on the achievements of athletic teams in each contract year, and the team dealer will provide additional products valued at $10,000 each year.
 
SFA also will work with Paciolan - a Learfield company that is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing analytics and technology solutions - to update the athletic ticketing system to a digital format. According to Robert Hill, director of athletics, the system will allow patrons to renew season passes and purchase tickets via their mobile devices. Fans will be able to present electronic tickets via mobile devices for admission to sporting events.
 
"In addition to increasing overall net ticket revenue, this system can be coordinated with our social media efforts and has the potential to enhance the fan experience, increase alumni and community engagement, and assist with fundraising campaigns," Hill said.
 
The university will no longer print a curriculum catalog, but will work with Digarc to create a more efficient and user-friendly way of managing SFA's course curriculum and catalog. By utilizing Digarc's Acalog and Curriculog software, the university will offer up-to-date course information digitally. The software solution will provide a secure online process that syncs with Banner, the university's current course information system.
 
The Department of Agriculture plans to build an additional livestock facility at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center. To provide electricity to the facility, regents approved an easement agreement, or temporary access, with the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative. Regents also signed off on a similar agreement with Oncor Electric to relocate an electric pole on SFA property as the Texas Department of Transportation widens East Austin Street.
 
During the Tuesday meeting, the board also approved:
 
a four-year agreement with Oracle for purchase of the Oracle Exadata "Cloud at Customer" system with offsite backup;
a contract with Oracle for a budget and financial forecasting system;
changing the food, nutrition and dietetics degree to dietetics and nutritional sciences to better reflect the two focus areas of the degree;
resolutions to acknowledge review of investment policy and strategy and approve qualified financial institutions and investment brokers;
ratifying $325,698 in additional grant awards allocable to fiscal year 2018;
the release of rights for a potential invention to Dr. Matibur Zamadar, SFA assistant professor of chemistry;
the SFA Charter School audited financial statements for 2016-17; and
the 2016-17 annual financial report and acknowledged the receipt of audit services report.
Regents elected board officers for 2018-19: Brigettee Henderson, chair; Alton Frailey, vice chair; and Nelda Blair, secretary.
 
The board approved policy revisions and minutes from the October meetings. Regents received updates on the statutory contract (Senate Bill 20), the university's marketing campaign and current construction.
 
Regents heard reports from Texas A&M University System Investments; Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of the Rusche College of Business; Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education; the Faculty Senate; Student Government Association and the university president.
 
 

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