District Weekly Update - 10/12/23

Welcome to Tarkington ISD’s weekly district update ~

 Be sure to head out to support our Thundering Horns Band at the 2023 UIL Region Marching Band Contest this Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Woodforest Bank Stadium. Our Thundering Horns take the field at 1 p.m. 

Fall picture retakes for Tarkington Early Childhood School and Tarkington Elementary School are this Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Progress Reports will go home with all students next Thursday, Oct. 19. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s grades, contact the teacher or campus administrator.

Flyers went home with students this week for our Child Nutrition Department’s Christmas Kids Fundraiser. Get your orders in for Christmas 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. 2. All proceeds will go to Tarkington ISD Christmas Kids.

Just a reminder: There is no school for students tomorrow, Oct. 13, but it will be a professional development/work day 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 located on our website at tarkingtonisd.net.

Athletics Update:

 Oct. 13 – Longhorns Varsity Football @ Kirbyville – 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 – TMS Volleyball vs. Onalaska @ Home – TMS Gym – 4:30-8 p.m.

Oct. 19 – Ladyhorns Volleyball vs. Shepherd @ Home – THS Gym – 4:30-9 p.m.

Oct. 19 – TMS Football vs. East Chambers @ Home – A.L. Nelson Stadium – 5-7:30p.m.

Oct. 19 – Longhorns JV Football @ East Chambers – 5 p.m.

Oct. 20 – Longhorns Varsity Football vs. East Chambers @ 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