Timpson ISD Bear Update

April 3, 2015 - April Ramsey Competes in Austin - April Ramsey exhibited her Simmental heifers at the Star of Texas Livestock Show and Rodeo in Austin, Texas on March 27th. April won Reserve Champion Simmental. Congratulations!








Lady Bears after the victory  Left to right: (Back Row) Kaylie Bush, (Middle Row) Aislynn Kimzey, Kristyn Rader, Madison Lee, Kayleigh Timmons, Holly Hughes, Kimberly Lewis, Cadey Belrose, Molly Sanford, Jasmine Rogers, (Seated) Whitley Cantrell, Rocio Venegas, Tori AddisonLady Bear Softball - On Tuesday the Lady Bear Softball team beat Wells 23-17. Congrats to the Lady Bears on a hard fought win!

TISD Teacher Spotlight – Gina Duke, sixth grade math teacher at Timpson Middle School, is the focus in our teacher spotlight this week. Mrs. Duke has taught for the past 10 years. She has also served as middle school cheer coach for nine years and will coach high school cheerleaders during the 2015-2016 school year. She has also served as an academic UIL coach. Mrs. Duke said what she enjoys most about teaching is her joy at seeing students succeed in academics and/or in sports. Mrs. Duke went on to say, “I like to see them excited about their accomplishments.” Mrs. Duke graduated from Timpson High School in 1992 with 28 other students in her class. She went on to attend SFASU and graduated from the university in 1996. Mrs. Duke said she has many special teachers who made an impact on her. She said, “I would say Mrs. Pam Franklin was quite an influence on me because not only was she my teacher but was my cheer coach too. As well as being a wonderful teacher, she also worked tirelessly with the cheerleaders and spent so much of her extra time with us because she really cared about the program.” Mrs. Duke, who is the sixth grade math teacher, said she loves teaching math. She went on to say,” I am grateful to Timpson ISD for the opportunity to teach these students and be a part of their education. Every day is different, every student is unique. I have the opportunity to teach so many amazing young people.” Timpson Middle School Principal Calvin Smith said, “Mrs. Duke is the consummate team player. She works hard as an individual and with the team. She is driven by the success of her students. Their success is her success.” Mrs. Duke is married to Jacob Duke and they have two children, eighth grader Sara and second grader Seth.

Timpson Middle School Cushing Track Results

7th Grade Girls
4x100 Relay - (1st place team) Sanaa Curtis, Keke Perkins, Ashton Harris, Sadie Ramsey
800M Dash - Sadie Ramsey    (2nd place)
100M Dash - Samaria Richards (5th place)
4x200 Relay - (3rd place team) Kaleigh Timmons, Sanaa Curtis, Tahlia Wallace, Ke Ke Perkins
400M Dash - Samaria Richards (4th place)
300 Hurdles - Emily Garcia (4th place)
4x400 Relay - (2nd place team) Tahlia Wallace, Ke Ke Perkins, Ashton Harris    , Sadie Ramsey
2400 Run - Ashton Harris (2nd place)
200M Dash - Samaria Richards (5th place), Tahlia Wallace (6th place)
1600 Run - Emily Garcia (3rd place), TJ Dickey - (6th place)
Discus - Jakaria Deckard (1st place)
Triple Jump - Emily Garcia (3rd place)
High Jump - Emily Garcia (2nd place), Sadie Ramsey (6th place)

8th Grade Boys
Shot Put - Nictaeo Scourton (1st place)
Triple Jump - Jordan Osby (1st place), DeCamerin Berry (4th place)
High Jump - Jordan Osby (1st place), Kendall Davis (4th place)
4X100 Relay - (1st place team) Kendall Davis, Jordan Osby, Bobby Williams, Nictaeo Scourton
800M Dash - Tydric Wilson (5th place)
110M Hurdles - Jordan Osby    (1st place)
100M Dash - Kendall Davis (1st place)
4X200 Relay - (1st place team) Kendall Davis, Jordan Osby, Bobby Williams, Tydric Wilson
200M Dash - Bobby Williams (2nd place)
400M Dash - Hunter Sample    (3rd place)
4x400 Relay - (3rd place team) Hunter Sample, Cade Hopson, DeCamerin Berry, Tyric Wilson

Timpson Job Fair – Timpson High School seniors recently attended a job fair in the community building at SoSo Park. The job fair, organized and sponsored by the Timpson Chamber of Commerce, had representatives from the U.S. Navy Recruiting Station of Nacogdoches, General Shelters of Texas in Center, Work Force Solutions of Deep East Texas in Center, Etech of Nacogdoches and Smith Sawmill Services in Timpson. This event allowed students to explore a variety of job opportunities and services to prepare them for the workforce. Students were given advice about skills and traits that would help them in job interviews, scholarship interviews and job force skills. Students were encouraged to dress appropriately for both jobs and interviews, to be mindful of what they put on their social media, and to find out information about the job/scholarship for which they are interviewing. THS staff and students wish to thank the chamber and its chamber president, Paul Smith, for organizing this annual event that helps students prepare for the next step following high school graduation.