Timpson ISD Pre-K Newsletter, Pastries with Parents, STEM Ed

January 22, 2018 - Timpson ISD Bear Update

TES Pre-K Newsletter - Click here to view theTimpson Elementary School Pre-K newsletter.

Pastries with Parents
Timpson Elementary School will host Pastries with Parents Tuesday, January 23 and Thursday January 25.  Letters will be sent home today January 18 and parents are asked to return letters indicating if they will be able to attend.  Pastries with Parents for Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grades will be Tuesday, January 23 from 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

Pastries with Parents will be  Thursday, January 25 for second through fifth grades from 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing parents at this event!

TISD STEM Education

Timpson ISD was designated by the Texas Education Agency as a STEM Academy. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. According to the Texas Education Agency, Texas is home to 121 state designated T-STEM Academies. 

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. T-STEM Academies are demonstration schools and learning labs that develop innovative methods to improve science and mathematics instructions.

Timpson ISD is providing STEM training in grades Pre-K – 12. Each TISD campus has designated times that students are involved in STEM learning and hands on activities. Teachers have also visited other school districts to learn how they have successfully implemented STEM instruction into their curriculum. 

STEM education is important to students because this type of training ensures that students learn math, science, technology and engineering skills that better prepare them for college and technical schools, that often lead to higher paying jobs and allow students to be competitive in the job market. A STEM fair was held in the fall and one will be held this spring for parents and community to see how students apply their STEM knowledge in the projects they have on display. Seen here are photos of students demonstrating their projects at the STEM fall fair.