District Weekly Update 10/19/23

Welcome to Tarkington ISD’s weekly district update ~

It’s Red Ribbon Week next week, Oct. 23-26. This is an annual nation-wide event that focuses on age-appropriate drug abuse prevention education for all grade levels. This year’s focus will be on the dangers and consequences of vaping. Join us next week as all of our Tarkington ISD campuses, students and staff observe the following Red Ribbon Week theme days:

Monday -"Lei off of Drugs" - Hawaiian or tropical clothing

Tuesday - "Drugs are twisted" - Wear tie-dye shirts

Wednesday - "Be SMART, be drug free" - Students and staff wear college shirts

Thursday - "Put a cap on Drugs" - Students are allowed to wear hats

The next meeting of the Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees is this Monday, Oct. 23, at the TISD administration boardroom. The public meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Board agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance of meetings on the district website at tarkingtonisd.net. Just click School Board under the About Us section.

Just a reminder: There is no school for students or staff tomorrow, Oct. 13. 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. 20 – Longhorns Varsity Football vs. East Chambers @ Home – A.L. Nelson Stadium – 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 – TMS Volleyball District Tournament @ Anderson Shiro – All Day

Oct. 26 – TMS Football @ Buna – 5-7:30p.m.

Oct. 26 – Longhorns JV Football vs. Buna @ Home – A.L. Nelson Stadium – 5 p.m.

Oct. 27 – Ladyhorns Volleyball Warm-Up Playoff Game @ Home – THS Gym – 4-6:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 – Longhorns Varsity Football @ Buna – 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