July 15, 2013

Todd Marshall
Director of Communications,
Marketing and Development
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texarkana Independent School District Launches New Mobile App for iPhone

Texarkana, TX – Parents, students, staff and the community can now stay connected to Texarkana Independent School District (TISD) through their newly created iPhone app. Completely developed by TISD, the app is an all-in-one source of information available in the most convenient format – your mobile device.

“In today’s social technology, it is critical that TISD continues to build upon the avenues of connecting to our customers by providing information that is easily accessible for users,” shared Tina Veal-Gooch, Executive Director of Public Relations. “This mobile app complements our outreach that includes district website, knoMi, parent/guardian mailings and emails, media releases, social media sites and the TEACH Channel.”

The TISD mobile iPhone app is FREE and available for download through the Apple App Store. It includes individual icons for the most pertinent information needed by parents, students and staff.

Highlighted features are:

*Parent Access Center log in for student grades & homework assignments;
*Lunch menus & the ability to manage your child’s account;
*School Calendar;
*Campus information, maps and events;
*The latest news from TISD;
*Tiger athletic schedules and scores;
*Contact information for teachers, administrators and other staff;
*Direct link to Tiger Watch, the TISD tip line where information can be
provided directly to the TISD Police on criminal activity
and security issues;
*Push notifications through Tiger 411 which feature TISD’s own unique
notification sound – a Tiger roar;
*Information on career opportunities;
*Access to knoMi – TISD’s social networking site;
*Connection to TISD social media sites (facebook and twitter).

In addition to the TISD app, the district website has been updated to include a “share” feature on outgoing press releases. The share features allows readers to quickly choose a medium (facebook, twitter or email) to share TISD news with others. 

To download the iPhone app, visit the Apple App Store and search “Texarkana ISD.” Select “Free” and then “Install App.” TISD anticipates launching an Android app within the coming months.

For more information, contact Tina Veal-Gooch, 903.794.3651 ext. 1013.

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