District Weekly Update - 9/28/23

Welcome to Tarkington ISD’s weekly district update ~

There is no school for students tomorrow, Sept. 29, but it will be a professional development workday for staff. Fridays off for students will go through the end of the first semester and then pick back up the last week in January. Fridays off for staff are called “Flex Days” on the 2023-24 Academic Calendar. This calendar is located on our website at tarkingtonisd.net > Academic Calendar.

The Tarkington Student Foundation’s 20th Annual Round-Up is set for Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Tarkington Middle School. There will be games, delicious food and fun contests for kids of all ages! The Tarkington Showcase of Talent starts at 10 a.m. with performances by our elementary school choir, the middle school band, our high school Thundering Horns Band and Tarkington Jazz Band. Afterward you can enter the Karaoke Contest to show off your gift of song! And be sure to plan your best costume for the Costume Contest at 1:30. Categories include babies to 6 years-old, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and “Most Entertaining Adult Costume.” Everyone is welcome to come! For a full list of events, contests and entry fees for contest, visit the district website at tarkingtonisd.net > Tarkington Round-Up.

The month of October is National Principals’ Month and Monday, Oct. 2, is National Custodian Day! If you would like to join us in showing our appreciation, feel free to drop off notes, cards or gifts at the campus front office.

Athletics Update:

Sept. 29 – Ladyhorns Volleyball vs. Coldspring @ Home – THS Gym – 4-9 p.m.

Sept. 29 – Longhorns Varsity Football @ Hardin – 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 – TMS Volleyball vs. Shepherd @ Home – TMS Gym – 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 3 – Ladyhorns Volleyball vs. Trinity @ Home – THS Gym – 4:30-9 p.m.

Oct. 5 – Cross Country @ Huffman – Lake Houston Invitational XC Meet – All Day

Oct. 5 – TMS Football vs. Orangefield @ Home – A.L. Nelson Stadium – 5-7:30p.m.

Oct. 5 – Longhorns JV Football @ Orangefield – 5 p.m.

Oct. 6 – Ladyhorns Volleyball vs. New Waverly @ Home – THS Gym – 4:30-9 p.m.

Oct. 6 – Longhorns Varsity Football vs. Orangefield @ Home – A.L. Nelson Stadium – 7:30 p.m.

If you have questions or concerns, please be sure to contact the campus or visit the district website at tarkingtonisd.net and click the Question or Concern icon under the photo gallery. Someone will get back with you within 24 hours.

Thanks and have a great week!
Tarkington ISD