District Weekly Update 10/5/23

Welcome to Tarkington ISD’s weekly district update ~

Fall picture retakes for Tarkington High School and Tarkington Middles School are this Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the campus libraries.

The Tarkington Student Foundation’s 20th Annual Round-Up is this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Tarkington Middle School. Join us for games, delicious food and fun contests for kids of all ages! The Tarkington Showcase of Talent starts shortly after 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.” Entry fee for the Costume Contest is $5 per person. For a full list of events, contests and entry fees for contests, visit the district website at tarkingtonisd.net and click the Tarkington Round-Up photo on the front page gallery.

Flyers will be going home with students next week for our Child Nutrition Department’s Christmas Kids Fundraiser. Get your orders in for hot rolls and cookie dough for just $4 a dozen with delivery right before the Christmas holiday break. And during the week of Halloween, they are also holding a fun Pumpkin Decorating Contest! All TISD students are invited to show off their pumpkin decorating creativity for a $2 entry fee. Pumpkins must be the smaller-type pie pumpkins, and to keep them fresh, please don’t use edible items, puncture or carve your pumpkin. Contestants may turn in their projects and $2 entry fee at their campus cafeteria between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Winners will be announced on Nov. 2nd. All proceeds will go to Tarkington ISD Christmas Kids.

Just a reminder: There is no school for students and staff tomorrow, Oct. 6. 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 located on our website at tarkingtonisd.net.

 Athletics Update:

 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.

Oct. 7 – Tarkington Middle School Annual Volleyball Tournament – TMS and THS gyms – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 9 – TMS Volleyball @ Coldspring – 4:30-8 p.m.

Oct. 12 – TMS Football @ Kirbyville – 5-7:30p.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