PRESS RELEASE


August 6, 2013

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

It's Back To School Time at TISD... Important Dates for Parents & Students

Texarkana, TX – Important back-to-school dates for Texarkana Independent School District parents and students have been announced.

Texas High School (THS) will hold Schedule Pick-Up for 11th and 12th grade students on Wednesday, August 14. Senior students may pick-up schedules from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Junior students can pick-up schedules from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

On Thursday, August 15, THS Sophomore students can pick-up their schedules from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

All Texas High School Schedule Pick-Ups will be in the THS Math & Science Center Grand Foyer, 4001 Summerhill Road. At the time students pick-up their schedules, they can also visit with Academic Advisors, get school ID’s, bus passes, parking permits and locker assignments.

Schedule Pick-Up for Texas Middle School (TMS) 8th grade students will be on Thursday, August 15 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the TMS Cafeteria, 2100 College Drive. Parents/Guardians MUST BE PRESENT with student. Available information will include: class locations, bus passes, lunch forms, traffic circulation maps and much more. Textbooks for the upcoming year will also be distributed.

Texas High School Freshman Orientation, known as Tiger Camp, will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road. Student registration will be from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. During Tiger Camp, Freshmen students will enjoy the opportunity to meet with THS Faculty and Academic Advisors, get ID cards, tour the campus, get information on bus passes, lunch forms, locker assignments and learn about the many THS organizations and departments. Tiger Camp will end with fun for all – a THS Pep Rally.

For parents of THS Freshmen, a Parent Orientation will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the John Thomas Theatre.

Texas Middle School 7th grade Schedule Pick-Up will be Tuesday, August 20 in the TMS Cafeteria, 2100 College Drive. Parents/Guardians MUST BE PRESENT with student. Students enrolled in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy will pick-up their schedules from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. For students in the Arts & Communications Academy and the Health Science & Medicine Academy, schedule pick-up will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Students and Parents can pick-up textbooks, get information on class locations, bus passes, lunch forms, meet with teachers and much more.

Texas High School’s Ross Perot STEM Academy will host a “Meet the Teacher” night for 9th & 10th grade students and their parents on Tuesday, August 20 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the THS Math & Science Center Grand Foyer, 4001 Summerhill Road. The evening will allow students and parents to meet with grade-level STEM academy faculty, tour the facilities and learn more about the curriculum.

Texas Middle School will host their 6th Grade Academy Orientation and Schedule Pick-Up on Thursday, August 22.

Students enrolled in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy will have their orientation from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Those students enrolled in the Arts & Communications Academy and the Health Science & Medicine Academy will have their orientation from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. All orientations will be held in the TMS Main Gymnasium, 2100 College Drive.

During Academy Orientations, parents and students will have the opportunity to pick-up textbooks, meet and visit with staff, receive information on class locations, bus passes, lunch forms, traffic circulation maps and more.

Finally, “Meet the Teacher” night will be held for all elementary students and their parents on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at all TISD elementary campuses.

Wanting to know what school supplies are needed for your TISD student during the 2013-14 school year? Visit www.txkisd.net.

The first day of school for all TISD campuses will be Monday, August 26.

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