District Weekly Update 11/30/23

Welcome to Tarkington ISD’s weekly district update ~ 

Tarkington Middle School Theater Arts students will perform their One-Act Play, “The REAL Story of Alice in Wonderland,” tomorrow evening, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. in the TMS Auditorium. The UIL District Middle School One-Act Play Contest is next Thursday, Dec. 7, at Lynn Lucas Middle School in Willis.

Our Thundering Horns Marching Band will be performing in the Cleveland Lighted Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m. in downtown Cleveland, and keep an eye out for more Tarkington ISD entrants! Our TISD Transportation Department is debuting its “Candyland Christmas Float.” You won’t want to miss it!

There are lots of fun, family-friendly events in December! Stop by Tarkington Early Childhood’s gym and cafeteria to get a free picture with Santa, play games, and shop local at the Tarkington Community Library’s “A Very Prairie Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy Dinner with Santa on Monday, Dec. 11. The festivities start at 6 p.m. in the high school commons. And be sure to save the date for our Tarkington Ag-Science Winter Festival on Saturday, December 16. The fun starts at noon on the front lawn and parking lot of Tarkington Middle School. There will be games, treats, a petting corral and hayride, chili cook-off and more!

Just a reminder: There is no school for students tomorrow, Nov. 3, 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. The 2023-24 Academic Calendar is located on our website at tarkingtonisd.net.

 Athletics Update:

 Dec 1-2 – Longhorns Basketball Tournament @ Evadale - TBD

Dec. 5 – Ladyhorns Basketball vs. New Waverly @ Home – THS Gym – 4:30 & 6 p.m.

Dec. 7 – TMS Girls Basketball @ Shepherd – 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 – TMS Boys Basketball vs. Shepherd @ Home – TMS Gym – 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 7-9 – Longhorns Basketball @ Brazos Tournament – Wallis – TBD  

Dec. 7-9 – Ladyhorns Basketball @ West Hardin Tournament – West Hardin TBD 

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 24-48 hours.

Thanks and have a great week!

Tarkington ISD