May 4, 2016 - Timpson Bear Update
Bond Election Information
If the TISD bond passes, one of the projects is a new Vocational/Technical Education building with four classrooms. The district will be able to offer more certification classes that will allow students to be job ready upon high school graduation and prepared to enter the job market. Courses that could be offered that would lead to certification are General Office, Marketable Skills, Microsoft Office, Medic First Aid CPR/AED Compliance, Petroleum Technology I. Petroleum Technology II, Residential/Commercial Electrician, Welding-Basic, and Welding-Intermediate, Microcomputer Software Operator, Microcomputer Support Specialist, Digital Media Design and Development, Personal Computer Technical Support, Heating and Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Compression.
The certification can involve taking up to seven courses. The classroom portion of the classes can be taken online in the technology classroom located in the vocational/technical building. The technology classroom will also allow more students to take concurrent college level classes earning both high school and college credit at the same time. High School students can earn up to 48 college credit hours and earn an associate’s degree while still in high school.
Presently those taking college credit classes online are in the high school library which prevents access for other students needing to use the library. The technology center would also provide students who would like to take classes that the district cannot provide because there are not enough students to justify making a class for or the district does not have a teacher certified to teach the class the students want to take, the student can take the class online using the Texas Virtual School Network.
The TVSN offers classes taught by teachers in other school districts to be accessed by students over the computer in their home districts. The technology classroom will also allow students to take courses they failed or did not have the opportunity to take because they moved to Timpson from another school district. This allows students who pass the course to graduate within four years of entering high school with their class. Remediation and enrichment classes will also be available to students who need extra help.
The technology classroom makes learning more accessible and will provide educational opportunities TISD students have not had access to in the past.
THS Athletes Qualify For State Track Meet
At the recent regional track meet in Palestine four students qualified to attend the state track meet in Austin that is scheduled for May 13. The students who qualified are:
Chandler Burgay- Discus (placed 2nd)
Nicteo Scourton- Shot Put (placed 2nd)
Devonta Thompson- 100 m dash (placed 2nd)
Hayden Smith- 400 m dash (placed 1st)
Good luck to these students and thank you to all track athletes for representing Timpson High School so well at Regionals!
State Track Meet Schedule
This is the schedule for Timpson High School track team who qualified to compete in the state track meet showing the event, day and time of each competition in which they will compete. Coach Daniel coaches Chandler, Coach Flournoy coaches Nicteo and Coach Therwhanger coaches Devonta and Hayden. Good luck at State!
Chandler Burgay - Discus throws Friday, May 13th, 12:00p.m.
Nicteo Scourton - Shot Put throws Friday, May 13th, 6:00 p.m.
Devonta Thompson - 100m runs Saturday, May 14th, 7:05 p.m.
Hayden Smith - 400m runs Saturday, May 14th, 7:45 p.m.