July 30, 2018
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013
Important Back to School Dates for TISD Parents & Students
Texarkana, TX – Important back-to-school dates for Texarkana Independent School District parents and students have been announced.
Schedule Pick-Up and Meet the Teacher for Texas Middle School (TMS) 7th and 8th grade students will be on Thursday, August 9. Seventh Grade will meet from 5:00-6:15 p.m. in the TMS Gym while 8th Grade will be from 6:30-8:00 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 and much more. Students/Parents will be able to visit with Academic Advisors and meet their teachers.
Morriss Elementary School will host a Kindergarten Orientation, Meet the Teacher & Popsicles with the Principals on Thursday, August 9 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Orientation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies. During this event, parents/students will meet with school faculty, learn more about the school and curriculum and tour the campus.
Texas High School Freshman Orientation, known as Tiger Camp, will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road. Student registration will be from 8:30-9:00 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 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 11 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the John Thomas Theatre.
Dunbar Early Education Center will hold a Pre-K Orientation & Meet the Teacher on Monday, August 13. Parents with student last name ending in A-L will meet from 8:30-9:30 a.m. while students with last name ending in M-Z will meet from 1:00-2:00 p.m. During this time, students/parents will meet their teacher, enjoy fun classroom activities, get their ID made, tour the school and learn more about transportation. Parents are encouraged to bring student backpack and school supplies.
Theron Jones Early Literacy Center will hold a Kindergarten Orientation & Popsicles with the Principals on Monday, August 13 from 4:00-4:45 p.m. Students/parents will meet with school faculty, learn more about the school and curriculum and tour the campus.
Morriss Elementary School will host their Meet the Teacher & Popsicles with the Principals Night on Monday, August 13. Doors will open to all from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Grade level meetings will be in the Gym as follows:
1st Grade: 400-4:30 p.m.
2nd Grade: 4:30-5:00 p.m.
3rd Grade: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
4th Grade: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
5th Grade: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
During the orientation parents/students can meet with school faculty, learn more about the school and curriculum and tour the campus.
Meet the Teacher & Popsicles with the Principals Night will be held for elementary students and their parents on Monday, August 13.
For parents with students attending Highland Park Elementary, Nash Elementary, Spring Lake Park Elementary, Theron Jones Early Literacy Center, Waggoner Creek Elementary, Wake Village Elementary and Westlawn Elementary, your event will be a come and go event from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet with school faculty, learn more about the school and curriculum and tour the campus.
Texas High School will host an Open House & Schedule Pick-Up for 10th – 12th grade students/parents on Monday, August 13 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the THS Math & Science Foyer, 4001 Summerhill Road. Schedules will be distributed beginning at 4:30 p.m. During the Open House, students and parents can meet with teachers, tour the campus, meet with Academic Advisors, get student ID’s, bus passes and parking permits.
Texas Middle School will host their 6th Grade Academy Orientation and Schedule Pick-Up on Monday, August 13.
Students enrolled in the STEM Academy will have their orientation from 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Those students enrolled in the IDEAs Academy will have their orientation from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. All orientations will be held in the Texas Middle School Gym, 2100 College Drive.
During Academy Orientations, parents and students will have the opportunity to meet and visit with staff, receive information on class locations, bus passes, lunch forms, traffic circulation maps and tour the Sixth Grade Center at Texas Middle School.
Wanting to know what school supplies are needed for your TISD student during the 2018-19 school year? Visit www.txkisd.net.
The first day of school for all TISD campuses will be Wednesday, August 15.