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Center ISD LifeSkills Department received 23 gold medals, 21 silver medals and 7 bronze medals at the Shelbyville Integrated Olympics on Wednesday.



165 Center High School Seniors participated in Life 101 hosted by CISD's CTE Department on March 29, 2023.  Volunteers from the community spoke to students in sessions about life after high school with topics such as: How to change a tire/car maintenance by Toledo Automotive, Cooking on a Budget by Jennifer Fausett, Money Management by Chris and Cynthia Huffstetler accompanied by Cameron McElroy, First Impressions by Heather Chambliss, Police Officer Interaction by Center Police Department, and CPR with Edie Miller and Jaclyn Scarborough.  


After a pizza picnic, the afternoon session was led by Chris Watlington, Jennifer Fausett, Sydney Brookshire and Junior Chamber of Commerce members who facilitated team building games.  A big thank you to Shelby County Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us. 



Tonight, the Center Roughriders host the Madisonville Mustangs at 6 pm for Round 1 of the Soccer Playoffs.  Tonight's livestream--and most postseason games in all sports throughout the state--can be found online through the network of the National Federation of High Schools, at


The Wright-Chrysler Dodge Jeep Pregame Show begins at 5:45, featuring a visit with the Madisonville head coach and with Center Coach Gerardo Martinez in the JBA Financial Coach Talk segment, and a chat with a fan in the Gaddy's Medical Spirit Spotlight.  The game begins at 6, then during the Portacool Halftime Show, our topic is the now nationally famous viral video of the Lady Rider softball game.  Stay with us through the Farmers State Bank Postgame Show where we visit with the winning coach and with the Ford Player of the Game brought to you by Center Motor Co.


To access the live stream, just log on to and select the Center-Madisonville game.





Congratulations to the students of Center High School's CTE Healthcare Program who earned their CNA license under the supervision of Jaclyn Scarborough, RN, BSN.  


These Panola dual credit students clocked 60 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours at Pine Grove Nursing Center.  A big thank you to Pine Grove for partnering with CISD.





Tickets for the Center vs Kilgore baseball game tomorrow, 3/7/23 will be sold online. Cash will not be accepted at the gate. Adults are $4, school age students are $3, and under the age of 5 will be free. 


Use the following link to purchase your tickets;


District passes, coaches cards, military passes, and senior citizens will be honored.

Center's AD and Chapel Hill's AD have confirmed that we will begin basketball games at noon on December 20. Officials will be assigned for all the games. They will be played in this order: 9th boys, JVG, JVB, VG, VB. All games will be played in the CHS gym



All ticket sales for the Center v Aubrey game will be online.  

There will be NO ticket sales at the gate Please use the following link to purchase the tickets


Tyler ISD will have people assisting with online ticket sales but there will not be NO CASH SALES. 


Use the following link to order tickets


Also please note there is an all clear bag policy





Center v Aubrey
 6:00 pm
 Saturday, October 19

 Tyler Rose Stadium

Center is the visiting team
Tickets will be $5 for Adults and Students
Credit Card or Debit Card only at the gate - No Cash


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Joaquin School info


The Joaquin baseball game tonight (04/06)vs Gary has been cancelled. The game will be rescheduled for Saturday 4/8 @ Shelbyville at 1:00 PM.



Andre Brown, Senior at Joaquin High School, placed 2nd in the 198 lb division at the State Powerlifting Meet this past Saturday in Abilene. 
JHS Twirlers 2023-2024

From left to right

Kaylee McCarty, Kyleigh McKim, Autumn Alford, Shelby Freeman (Head Twirler), Emma Graves (Feature Twirler)



Halle Bonner competed at the 2023 THSWPA State Championship Meet on Wednesday March 15th.  Halle represented Joaquin well with a 4th place finish.  Congratulations Halle!!  #SophomoreStrong

Submitted by: Steven McCann - Girls AD




oaquin High School congratulates the Joaquin Varsity Cheer Squad for the 2023-2024 school year.

Back Row (Left to right): Anna Lewis (Mascot), Brooklyn Cook, Morgan Fenley, Abi Briggs, Haley Cash

3rd Row (Left to right): Julia Lister, Jaylee Cater, Kaitleigh Avery, Dixie Baker,  Keaton Hughes

2nd Row (Left to right): MaeLeigh Cummings, Paloma Salvador, Halle Bonner, Hailee Fruge, Mariya Wilson, Ellie Anglin

Front Row (Left to right): Haleigh Lynch, Brylea Scott (Co-Captain), Madison Fenley, Ke'Maria Wilson (Co-Captain), Luke Hernandez, Emma Barton

Not Pictured: Brooklyn Bagley

Joaquin Jr. High School congratulates the Joaquin Jr. High Cheer squad for the 2023-2024 school year.

Back Row (left to right): Kynsleigh McMillon, Wisdom Carter

Middle Row (left to right): SeVana Stotts, Brystal Cummings (Co-Captain), Addison Raybon, Maci Mustard (Co-Captain), Emma Lewis

Front Row (left to right): Janelle Gatlin, Darcy Vansickle, Dana Moton, Aylin Mendoza, Landry Balkcom (Co-Captain), Savannah Jordan (Mascot), Kyler Thomas



On March 3rd the following Joaquin welding students competed in the Shelby County Build off: Kyla Metcalf, Deakon Kay and PJ Carpenter. They constructed a 14' gate that is now on display at the Joaquin Ag. shop.

Joaquin High School Senior Parent/Student Scholarship Meeting


Joaquin High School Senior Parent/Student Scholarship Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Where: JHS Auditorium

Time: 6:00PM 

Scholarship Packets will be passed out at this time.
Information about scholarships and deadlines will be
discussed. If you are unable to attend, students will need to
come by the office to pick up their packet the next morning.


The Joaquin varsity girls basketball game originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 5:00 pm and will still be played in Shelbyville. The Joaquin boys basketball game originally scheduled for today (12/13) has been cancelled.


Maisyn Moore of Joaquin ISD was presented a certificate, a medal and a check for $100 for winning the Voice of Democracy essay contest at the post level during our Veterans Day program. After winning at the post level with her essay entitled "Why is the Veteran Important?," Maisyn's essay then went on to compete and win 1st place at the District 19 Voice of Democracy competition.  Maisyn has been invited to a banquet in January where she will be presented a plaque and a check for $500 for her first place District 19 finish.  Her entry has now been sent to the Department of Texas VFW for judging at the state level. There, she will compete against 22 other entries for the right to represent Texas at the National Level. Sometime in December, they will announce the top ten finalists that will be invited to the yearly Mid-Winter State VFW Convention.  Congratulations Maisyn!   


Five Days of Christmas!! Joaquin Jr. High and High School Students December 12-16, 2022

Monday: Junior High Wear Red!! High School Wear Green!!

Tuesday: Christmas Pajama Day

Wednesday: Christmas Sock Day

Thursday: Christmas Headwear! Wear your Santa hat, antlers, Christmas headbands, etc.

Friday: Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater! **Dress code still applies on all day

Joaquin Rams will face the Beckville Bearkats on Friday, November 18th at 7:30 pm for the area championship. This contest will be played at Homer Bryce Stadium (SFASU). Tickets will be sold as pre-sale from Tuesday, November 15th through Thursday, November 17th at the high school office from 9:00 am until 3 pm. Tickets will also be sold at the gate. Joaquin is the visiting team. 

Admission: Adults: $10.00, Students $5.00 

Passes accepted: District, THSCA, and Senior Citizen.  


The Joaquin Lady Rams competed at the 2022 Region 3 Cross Country Meet on Monday October 24th in Huntsville Texas.  The Lady Rams were representing District 23 as the 2nd place Team.  The girls worked hard and represented well.  The Lady Rams had a successful season and we look forward to competing in 2023.




The playing dates for the football games this week versus West Sabine have been changed due to the incoming weather on Friday. 

The Junior High & JV games will be played on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 PM @ Home.  

The Varsity game will be played on Thursday at 7:00 PM @ West Sabine.





September Teachers of the month

September students of the month




Joaquin ISD parents, families, and community members are invited to attend an informal
meeting regarding your students with autism differences. We will discuss what autism is and
how you can help your loved one on the spectrum experience success academically, socially,
and behaviorally at school, at home, and in the community.
Please join us October 13th at 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Professional Development room in
the SPED Annex at the High School/Junior High School. Please check in at the front offices.
I look forward to meeting you all and working together to provide the best experiences for
this population of students and their families, teachers, and caretakers.

Kim Whitaker
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist



When- Tuesday September 20, 2022

Where- JHS Audotorium 

Time- 6:00pm

We will discuss college admission, financial aid, scholarships, college entrance exams, senior activites etc.


Dear Parents/Guardians, Gifted and Talented student nominations for grades K-12 will begin Monday, October 03, 2022 and end Friday, October 14, 2022. If you would like to nominate your child, a nomination application will be sent home for you to complete and return. Please contact Terri Gray or Cassie Porter for a nomination packet for students in grades 6-12, and Billy Carrington, or Ashely Rambin, for students in grades K-5. Please contact Terri Gray with any questions you may have regarding the Joaquin ISD Gifted & Talented Program. Joaquin Independent School District will continue to provide a Gifted and Talented Program which: • Increases creative thinking and problem solving skills through the development of fluent, flexible, original and collaborative thinking processes; • Develops skills in logical reasoning and critical thinking through the application of higherlevel cognitive thinking processes; • Extends skills in research/independent study through planning and conducting teacherdirected and self-directed studies utilizing a variety of materials and media; • Develops a positive self-concept, improve interpersonal skills, and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness, worth, and contributions of self and others. Joaquin Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program is an enriched program for those students who are identified as gifted and talented and placed in the program according to Joaquin ISD’s identification procedure. Emphasis will be on providing a learning environment and activities which foster the development of higher-order thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem solving skills and communication skills. Students will be exposed to experiences and information which are outside the bounds of the regular curriculum and will be encouraged to develop advanced level products and performances. Each student will be assisted in the development of a healthy selfconcept and relationship with peers. Sincerely, JISD Administrators Cassie Porter, Jr. High/High School Counselor Ashley Rambin, Elementary Counselor



Joaquin  ISD has scheduled a substitute orientation and training for Friday, August 26, 2022,  at 10:00 a.m.  The orientation will be held at the Joaquin ISD Administration Building located at the far end of the football field.  Please be sure to complete and or update an online application at under employment opportunities. Questions contact Donna Vergo, 936-269-3128 ext. 225 or




Meet the Teacher Date/Times

August 4, 2022

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Elementary

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Jr. High & High School



Back To School Meal Rates 


Shelbyville School info


The 2023 UIL State Track Meet was held on May 12-13, 2023 @  Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, TX. Emily Pharris won silver in the 800 M and Kylie Snell, Nakyia Swindle, Liela Klein and Emily Pharris won bronze in the 4x200 Relay.



The state track meet will be May 12-13, 2023 at Mike Meyers Stadium in Austin, TX. We are Dragon Proud!  

Coaches are:

 Coach Moore

Coach Thomason 

Coach Anderson

Coach McDonald

Coach Osby




The Shelbyville Boys Basketball team will play Friday,2/24 @ 6pm, at Henderson High School  vs Hawkins.  We are Visitors. Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, Sr. Citizen, District and Coaches passes will be accepted.

Go Dragons!



Shelbyville High School students, Maddie Lout, Travis Caporali, Ava Silva, and Aubree Camp will be competing in the 113th U.I.L. state CX debate tournament held at the University of Texas in Austin in March. In district 23AA, freshmen, Maddie and Travis placed 2nd, and seniors, Ava and Aubree placed first with Ava being awarded top speaker. “UIL debate competition motivates students and provides them with practical application for the skills they are developing,” said Jana Riggins, UIL State Debate Director. “This year’s debate topic prompted students to research and form their own thoughts and opinions on the real-world issue our government is challenged with: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation

with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.” Shelbyville Speech and Debate is coached by Emily Sowell and Crystal Harrison.



On January 4-5, Shelbyville High School seniors, Ava Silva and Aubree Camp competed in the AA U.I.L. State Congress competition held in Austin, TX. After six hours of competition on day 1, both girls earned a prestigious spot in the finals. On day 2, the top 18 competitors competed in the capitol building. Ava Silva was awarded 2nd place. Shelbyville Speech and Debate is coached by Emily Sowell and Crystal Harrison.

We are Dragon Proud!




S. W. Carter Elementary School students will return to school Wednesday, January 4 (instead of
Tuesday), due to ongoing repairs to damage caused by the recent freeze. Shelbyville Middle
School and Shelbyville High School students will return to school as scheduled on Tuesday,


Shelbyville Dragons Basketball Games have been changed.

Girls are cancelled today with Joaquin and rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 14 at 5:00

Boys games are cancelled with Logansport.



On Tuesday, November 8, Shelbyville students Maddie Lout, Ava Silva,
and Aubree Camp competed at the Region 7 AA U.I.L. Congress
competition held at Center First United Pentecostal Church. The U.I.L.
website describes the competition as, "An individual contest in a
large group setting. It models the legislative process of democracy,
specifically, the United States Congress. Within this mock legislative
assembly competition, contestants draft legislation (proposed laws and
position statements) submitted to the tournament, and they research
the docket of bills and resolutions dealing with real-world social and
political policies prior to the contest to prepare their speeches. At
the tournament, students caucus in committees, deliver formal
discourse on the merits and disadvantages of each piece of legislation
and vote to pass or defeat the measures they have examined.
Parliamentary procedure forms structure for the discourse, and
students extemporaneously respond to others’ arguments over the course
of a session." Maddie placed 4th as a freshman and is an alternate to
the state competition, Aubree Camp placed 2nd, qualifying for state,
and Ava Silva was awarded regional champion and outstanding presiding
officer. The state competition will be held in Austin on January 4-5.
The students and coaches would like to thank Center United Pentecostal
Church for hosting over 100 students for the competition.

We are Dragon Proud!!   Good Luck at State! 

 The Shelbyville Speech and debate team is coached by Emily Sowell.





Shelbyville High School’s Emily Pharris, competed at the 2A State Cross Country
Championship, at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock TX on Nov. 4,2022 and brought
home a gold medal. Emily is a prime example of hard work and dedication pays off.
She has shown up every day for practice whether it’s at 6:30 am or 4:30 pm after
school. On top of being the new 2A State Champion she is also a scholar student,
taking college classes on top of her high school work, and always lending a helping
hand. Before the cross country state race, I asked her how she was feeling and her
answer was real simple, “I’m just ready to be done so the faster I run the quicker I will
be finished.” As a long distance runner to be great you have to have a strong mental will
to win. Emily, out of all the kids I have coached or been around, definitely has that
mental strength! She took the lead early on in the state meet and kept it the entire time.
When Emily gets beat by someone once she rarely allows that person to beat her again
and that is something not many are able to accomplish on their own, but Emily has
shown she can do it time and time again. The whole season in fact, if she got beat by a
runner the next meet they were at together Em made it a point to go beat them. She
went from having huge leads in meets and not having enough kick to finish, to leading
an entire race and never allowing herself to take her foot off the gas. She is a natural
leader, student athlete, and all around great young person. We can’t wait to see what
she does in track and field this season and even what she does in her future. She has
made our Shelbyville family and community proud and has brought back another gold
medal to Shelbyville’s already stored tradition of winning and excellence. Way to go
Champ! We are Dragon Proud!



The Shelbyville Dragon band advanced to the State UIL Marching Finals. Our band marches at 6:45 pm tonight.



On Monday October 21st, the Lady Dragons and Dragons competed in the Regional Cross Country meet in Huntsville, TX. Up first, the Lady Dragons ran a great race with Emily Pharris finishing second place overall. The team came up short missing the state race by 2 team places. Emily has shown up and worked extremely hard for us everyday! We are extremely proud of her and this accomplishment. The following race were the boys who competed well. Jodavian Mathis led for the Dragons finishing the race 8th in all and qualifying for the state Meet. We are also very proud of him and his accomplishments. We will be taking these runners to Round Rock, TX on Thursday November 3rd to compete at the state Cross Country Meet on Friday November 4th. Emily will be running at 11:40am. While Jodavian will follow at 12:10 pm. These races will take place at The Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX. CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH EMILY AND JODAVIAN ON THIS HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!


Coach Randall Thomason

Asst. Coach Mick Murry









Board of Trustees

Shelbyville Independent School District

October 3, 2022

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 St. 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 September 12, 2022 meeting of the board
b. Monthly financial reports
5. Principals Month
6. Consider for approval
a. Shelby County Appraisal District Representative
b. Safety and Security Plan
7. Principal’s/Director’s Reports
a. Campus events
b. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
8. Superintendent’s Reports
a. Annual Bilingual/ESL Evaluation
b. School Facilities and Security Update
c. Articles of Interest
d. General Updates
9. Executive Session
a. Resignations/Employment
b. Personnel
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 September 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Ray West, Superintendent


Shelbyville I.S.D. is pleased to announce that Senior Citizens (age 65 or over) **PROOF OF AGE AND RESIDENCE REQUIRED** who reside in Shelbyville I.S.D. will be admitted free of charge to all Home
Athletic Events for the 2022-2023 school year, by presenting a Shelbyville I.S.D. Gold Card Pass. Please come by the Shelbyville I.S.D. Administration Office at your convenience to pick up a Gold Card.



Shelbyville I.S.D. is pleased to announce that all Shelbyville I.S.D. retirees will be admitted free of charge to home athletic events for the 2022-2023 school year by presenting a special pass.

If you are a Shelbyville I.S.D. retiree and do not receive a pass by mail, please come by the administration office or call 598-2641.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released accountability rating grades for districts
and campuses throughout Texas this week. Shelbyville ISD is pleased to announce
that our school district received an ‘A’ rating for the 2021-22 school year. In addition,
Shelbyville School (S.W. Carter Elementary School, Shelbyville Middle School, and
Shelbyville High School) received a campus rating of an ‘A’ rating for the 2021-22
school year. The TEA accountability ratings are based on student performance on state
standardized tests, graduation rates, and college, career and military readiness
outcomes. The ratings are also determined by examining STAAR/EOC results to assess
student achievement, school progress and whether districts and campuses are closing
achievement gaps among various student groups. The website
contains interactive accountability rating reports and detailed reports for each district,
campus and open-enrollment charter school in the state of Texas.
Although Shelbyville ISD is proud of the continued academic success accomplished by
our students and staff, we must point out that we believe our school district is defined by
much more than the single letter grade generated by the State’s accountability rating
system. We would have been disappointed with a letter grade less than an ‘A,” but we
would not have thought any less of the outstanding accomplishments of our students
and staff in academics, extracurriculars, community service, and citizenship. Our
school district works diligently to develop well-rounded lifelong learners who display
responsibility, intelligence, compassion, leadership, stewardship, character, and
problem-solving abilities. Just as Shelbyville ISD believes our school district is much
more than a letter grade assigned by the State, SISD also believes our students are
much more than an individual score on STAAR, a letter grade on a subject test, or a
performance result in an extracurricular competition.
We value every student in Shelbyville. Working with our parents and other
stakeholders, Shelbyville ISD’s faculty and staff are committed to protecting our
students and being with them every step of the way to help navigate disappointments
and challenges and to celebrate successes, both big and small. Shelbyville students,
staff, and community will continue to work closely together to make each of us a better
person and to try and make the world a better place. We look forward to having
another outstanding school year! It is a great day to be a DRAGON!

Shelbyville ISD Recognizes School Board


The month of January is proclaimed School Board Recognition Month to emphasize the importance of the men and women across the state of Texas who serve on school boards.  Shelbyville I.S.D. students benefit every day from the dedication and commitment to public education of our local trustees.  Our current board members are Etola Jones, President, 12 years; Mark Bohannon, Vice-President, 8 years; Joey Lawson, Secretary, 9 years; Joe Tom Schillings, 13 years; Tim Bradshaw, 8 years;

Chris Koltonski, 6 years; and Lori Alvis, 3 years.  These men and women sit through meetings, read reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do hard work to benefit the students and the community.  They serve without pay, giving of their time and expertise to ensure that young Texans have the skills needed for lifelong success.  These local citizens are elected by the community to make critical decisions that directly affect the future of our youth.  At this time, we say thank you to these dedicated volunteers.  We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy.  They truly do “rise above” for our schools.  “Thank You” to the Shelbyville I.S.D. School Board.












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