Dear Parents of Tarkington High School Students: The Tarkington High School community is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of one of our students. No words can describe the pain we all feel for this family. The loss of one affects all of us. Our hearts are broken for both families, and we wish to offer support during the time ahead. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with everyone involved in this incredible loss. We have invited district counselors to be on campus as needed to help our school community deal with this loss. We are doing everything possible to help your children and our staff through this experience. You may anticipate questions about death and need to talk with your child at home about their feelings. At this time, out of respect for these families, we do not have any other information to release. As we are able to visit with these families and determine any needs they may have, we will keep our school community informed. We will do everything in our power to support our TISD families, staff, and students navigate through these difficult times. We encourage you to keep the dialogue open with your students, as the death of a friend can be a frightening experience for a young person. Please contact the school office at 281-592-7739 for further information. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s reactions to this loss, Mrs. Amy Nichols and Mrs. Carrie Mitchell, the school counselors, will be available to assist you. John Clements THS Principal
Our award-winning Tarkington ISD cheerleaders are excited to lead Longhorn fans this fall! They had an amazing time at Texas A&M's UCA summer camp, sweeping the competition and winning multiple awards. Congrats to our talented cheerleaders and dedicated coaches! 🏆🎉 #TISDCheer #LonghornNation #Summer2023
The "Big Move" continues! This time with help from our student athletes in addition to staff and administrators and Dr. Davis' husband, John Davis - BIG thank you! It's the final phase of our transition to create better learning opportunities and space for our students by moving Tarkington Early Childhood School (TECS) for Pre-K and Kindergarten to what was formerly the Intermediate campus, and Tarkington Elementary School (TES) for grades 1-5 to the Primary campus. Great job, Longhorns! #LonghornNation #longhornsforlife #summer2023
Congratulations to the Tarkington High School Thundering Horns Band! "Today a recording of the band's UIL performance was adjudicated at the Area FH competition and has advanced to the TMEA State Honor Band Competition!" said Director Jeff Parma. "The recording will be judged at the State Prelims on July 20 at TBA in San Antonio. We are extremely proud of this group for their hard work!" Way to go, Thundering Horns! We are so proud of you! #LonghornNation #LonghornPride #summer2023
NO COST TABLET & INTERNET - Some of our community members and families have already received their free tablets! Tarkington ISD is working with Public Wireless to provide NO COST tablets and internet to as many of our students’ families as possible. All students who participate and are currently enrolled in “Reduced or NO COST Lunch” programs are automatically eligible. Click the link below for more information. English - https://share.synthesia.io/ea19703e-3473-42fd-93e3... Spanish - https://share.synthesia.io/f020d12a-8230-44f2-900f... (Tarkington ISD is not responsible for misuse of tablet and/or internet, repairs, and internet access as we are not the agency providing the devices and internet access.)
📢 Exciting News! Introducing our new Tarkington High School Principal, John Clements! 🎉 Here's a message from Mr. Clements: "I'm honored to be the new Principal at Tarkington High School for the 2023-2024 school year. With 31 years of experience in education, I'm still passionate about teaching and making a positive impact. As Principal, my goal is to foster a welcoming and safe environment for our faculty, staff, students, and parents. I believe in maintaining a balanced approach, where academic, CTE, UIL, Fine Arts, Clubs, and Athletics all contribute to our students' holistic education and strengthen our community, state, and nation. As educators, we hold the keys to preserving our Republic and Democracy. We must have the vision and courage to combat poverty and ignorance. Like the NASA team in 'Failure is not an Option,' we must work together, find solutions, and ensure our students' success. I'm excited to collaborate with the administrative team, faculty, staff, and students at Tarkington High School. Let's embark on this journey together! 💪" #NewPrincipal #EducationMatters #TarkingtonHighSchool #WelcomeMrClements
Reminder: Be sure to register your children to ride the bus soon for the 2023-24 school year! All TISD bus riders must be registered to ride the bus every year for updated contact information and safety purposes. The deadline to register to be able to ride the bus (including the first day of school) is Aug. 4. Questions? Email email@example.com or contact our transportation department at 281-592-0377.
The Big Move has begun! We've entered the last phase of our transition to create better learning opportunities and space for our students. Tarkington Early Childhood School (TECS) for Pre-K and Kindergarten has moved to what was formerly the Intermediate campus, and Tarkington Elementary School (TES) for grades 1-5 will now be at what was the Primary campus. Dr. Davis and our central office staff and administrators, campus staff and administrators and faculty (and even their kids), as well as our athletics coaches and students, have all pitched in alongside our maintenance and custodial staff to make this move happen. It's not quite finished, but teamwork makes the dream work! Thanks, everyone! We see your hard work and we appreciate you! #HornsUp #LonghornNation #summer2023
Students taking the Medical Terminology class in the Health Science Program of Study pathway spend the year learning terms of body systems--and have capped the year off by performing dissections on a sus scrofa, more commonly known as the fetal pig.
Congratulations to Lillian "Abby" Taylor! Abby has been selected as a recipient of the Amigas Para Ninos Scholarship through her participation in this year's HLS&R School Art Program! Way to go Abby!
Congratulations to Emma Beaube! She is the proud recipient of a $20,000 scholarship from HLS&R through the School Rodeo Art Program! Way to go Emma!
Health Science students have been learning about phlebotomy and tried out blood glucose sticks today. Meanwhile, 3 of our senior HOSA members are graduating with their EKG Technician certificates. They all will be entering college this fall as sophomores, thanks to their work in the Dual Credit Lab, and pursuing PreMed or nursing degrees.
Tarkington FFA was represented by Chloe Jarvis, Kaylie Perdue, and Beth Lambert at the Rice Belt District SDE competition on Monday. Chloe placed 3rd in Jr. Prepared Speaking, Kaylie placed 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Beth placed 1st in Prepared Public Speaking -- Animal Science. Beth advanced to the Area competition in May.
Congratulating Alison Mathis one more time for her rodeo art piece! Her drawing went for $2000 at the Youth Auction at the Cleveland Livestock Show, compliments of Colony Ridge! Another great day to be a Longhorn! Way to go Alison!
On Thursday, April 27 from 8:00am to 2:00pm Beta will host a blood drive at the THS Gym. All visitors must check in at the front office. You will need to bring your drivers license and wear a check in badge at all times.
Congratulations to this month's TISD Students of Character! These outstanding students display strong, positive leadership skills, responsibility, integrity, citizenship and kindness. Way to go, Longhorns! #LonghornPride #HornsUp #StudentsofCharacter
Congratulations to the Thundering Horns Band! They travelled to Magnolia West High School to compete in the UIL Concert and Sight reading contest. The bands performance was amazing, earning superior ratings from all 6 judges in both stage and sight-reading. Congratulations to our High School band for earning sweepstakes for the 2022-23 school year.
All 2023 THS Art results for Cleveland Livestock Show Home Economics Senior Division: Receiving third place - Art 3 student Angel Gutierrez Receiving second place - Art 1 students Jakobie Crance, Faith Kellar, & Makaitlyn Solomon Receiving first place - Art 1 student Brianna Jones & Art 3 student Janice Marroquin Reserve Grand Champion goes to Art 3 student Shelbie Chamblee! Grand Champion goes to Art 1 student Alison Mathis! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all participants!
Congratulations to Tarkington High School Art student, Alison Mathis, for winning Grand Champion in the senior home economics art division at the Cleveland Livestock Show. Her artwork will go up for auction on Friday, 4/14. Alison has had an amazing year in art, receiving Gold Medal through rodeo art, winning a scholarship through HLS&R School Art Program to attend classes this summer through Glassell School of Art in Houston, and being awarded an additional scholarship through the HLS&R to attend the Western Art Academy in Kerrville, Texas this summer. There, she will spend four weeks learning from professional commercial artists all about oil painting and sculpting with oil based clay, and how to market herself as an artist, all while earning college credit. WAY TO GO ALISON!
Done! Mrs. Mills's Art 3 students, and a few extras, finally finished a table and chairs set just in time for the Student Foundation Crawfish Boil and Auction! This was a team effort in conjunction with Mr Bowen's construction class.