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Timpson ISD Site Evacuation, Volleyball, Basketball, Construction

November 15, 2017 - Timpson ISD Bear Update

TISD Site Evacuation
TISD will have a mock site evacuation at 10:00 a.m. on November 28.  Students and staff will board buses, drive around the block and return to campus.  The purpose of a site evacuation drill is to prepare staff and students should there be a real emergency that would require evacuating the campus. 

In a real site evacuation students and staff will be bused to First Baptist Church in Timpson. Parents will be notified. Parents would then be able to pick up their children from the church.  Timpson ISD strives to ensure the safety of all its students.

TLB Volleyball
We would like to Congratulate the Timpson Lady Bear Volleyball Team on the most successful Volleyball Season in school history! The Lady Bears fell to two time defending State Champion Iola in the Regional Tournament and finished the season 27-9. Also Congratulations to Coach Foster and Coach T. Jourden for leading a great season!

TLB Volleyball All-District Awards:
Congrats to the young Ladies listed below for the Post-District Honors they received.

2017 20-AA  All District Volleyball Selections- Timpson

Most Valuable Offensive Player-
#7 Jasmine Rogers -  Sr. Timpson

New Comer of the Year –
#3 Harlie Ware – Fr. Timpson

1st Team All-District -
#10 Kamryn Courtney - Soph. Timpson
#1 Sara Duke – Jr. Timpson

2nd Team All-District -
#5 Brylee Behrens – Soph. Timpson​

Academic All-District
Kayleigh Scroggins, Sara Duke, Madelyn Ramsey, Kamryn Courtney, Sadie Ramsey, Kaleigh Timmons, Harlie Ware

Honorable Mention:
Emily Garcia, Kaleigh Timmons, Sadie Ramsey, Madelyn Ramsey

TLB Basketball:
The Timpson Lady Bear Basketball team has played two games on the season so far. In the first contest the Lady Bears defeated 3A Onalaska 49-18. In the second game, the Lady Bears defeated 4A Center 58-34.

The Lady Bears are currently 2-0 on the season. The Lady Bears play PCA tonight in Timpson with the JV beginning at 5pm. On Friday the Lady Bears will travel to Beckville and JV will begin at 5pm. Over the Thanksgiving break the Lady Bears will play in Hemphill on Monday November 20th with JV starting at 1pm, and on Tuesday November 21st the Lady Bears will play at Central Heights with JV beginning at 11am.

JH Games Canceled.
The JH Basketball games scheduled for this Thursday have been canceled. They will not be rescheduled.

Timpson ISD Off to Great Start!
“It’s a good time to be a Bear” is a phrase that is heard often on campus, in the community and in the press about all the outstanding accomplishments going on at Timpson ISD. TISD Superintendent Dr. Mid Johnson said that the district offers many opportunities for students to excel in both academic and extra-curricular activities.

Dr. Johnson said he thinks it is the dedication of the hardworking staff, the support of the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees, involved parents and students who have a desire to succeed that have made the beginning of the 2017-2018 especially successful.  Dr. Johnson said Timpson ISD is a school district that wants to give students as many opportunities as possible and the skills to be successful in their pursuit of excellence.

Construction
Architect David Golden of McKinley-Golden Architects reports that Timpson ISD has completed the first phase of their Bond improvements.  Band students started the year with an expanded rehearsal hall. 

It almost doubles the size of the old rehearsal hall. Acoustical and lighting improvements were also made along with the addition of an ensemble room, student restrooms, music library and instrument storage rooms. Campus draining, sidewalks and security fencing were improved. A new digital campus monument sign with marquee greets students and guests displaying up to date district news. 

The elementary school is remodeled with new flooring, ceilings, new carpet in some areas, remodeled library removing the stage which allowed for more useable space.  Baseball batting cages were also completed. Construction of the event center/collegiate center is currently underway. Golden said his firm is working alongside Superintendent Mid Johnson to assure Phase II projects flow smoothly. 

There will be construction updates through the winter and spring to keep students, parents and community informed on the building projects.

Dual Credit
93 students in grades 9-12 are taking 145 classes for college and high school credit.  Students have the opportunity to earn an Associates degree.  The district pays for the tuition and books.  This program gives students the opportunity to start college following high school graduation as juniors and save half the cost of attending college.  Monitors help students with time management, test taking skills as well as other essential other skills to be successful in college.

STEM
The Texas Education Agency designated Timpson ISD as a STEM Academy.  This was supposed to be just a planning year but teachers have enthusiastically embraced the program and have students working on STEM projects.  A STEM fair was held recently for students to display their projects and explain to parents and community what they are learning about science, technology, engineering and math.  One of the goals of the program is to get female students interested in these areas where currently females are underrepresented.  Careers in Science, technology engineering and math are often associated with higher paying jobs.  The goal is to create interest and develop skills beginning in pre-k and kindergarten on STEM areas.

Lady Bear Varsity Volleyball
This year the Lady Bear Varsity Volleyball team (TLB) for the first time in the history of the volleyball program has won 3 games in the state playoffs and went four deep in the play-offs.  They are Bi-District champs, Area champs, and Regional Quarterfinals champs.

Junior High Football
The Timpson Junior High School football team had a successful season winning 11 games played out of 12.

Cross Country
Timpson Lady Bears junior varsity and varsity (TLB) are the 2017 District champs!  Cross country runners on the first place team advancing to Regionals were Sara Duke, Kamryn Courtney, Sadie Ramsey, Ashton Harris and Jaycee Campbell.

Varsity Bear Football
The Varsity Bear football team placed second in District losing only 1 district game.  They advanced to the State playoffs and will play in the first round of playoffs Thursday November 13.

FFA
The FFA Senior Chapter Conducting Team won first place in District and advanced to Area competition.  The FFA Junior Chapter conducting team won district and advanced to Area competition.

THS Marching Bear Band
The Timpson High School Marching Bear Band placed first in the Area A 2A Marching Band Contest competition with 10 other bands.  The band received straight first division ratings in the National Association of Marching Bands (NAMMB).  They also received the Bobby Goff award and were named Best Band in 2A.  At State competition the band was highest ranking military band.

THS Twirlers
The THS twirlers made a 1 at contest and will compete at state competition in May.