Dear TISD Families, Of Tarkington ISD’s student enrollment of 1,800+ students, approximately 60% benefit from the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and receive a free or reduced-fee breakfast and lunch every day. To qualify for this program in the past, families have had to complete an application but due to the pandemic and subsidies from other government agencies, ALL students at TISD are receiving free meals for the 2021-2022 school year; however, because several other government agencies provide services to families based on the NSLP application (such as summer feeding programs, etc.), it is still very important to complete the application to ensure your family qualifies for other forms of assistance and/or programs. In addition, families who qualify based on the 2021-2022 application will remain eligible for the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year. In an effort to support our students who may qualify for these other programs, TISD would like to remind families that this form is available online via the SchoolCafe link (https://www.schoolcafe.com/) found on our website (https://www.tarkingtonisd.net/), and we will also be mailing out hard-copy application forms to families who have not already completed one for this year. If you have questions on creating an account or completing the online application, please call Karen Blum at 281-592-8781 x219 or email her at kblum@tarkingtonisd.net If you complete the paper application, please return it to the front office at any campus or the administration building. Only one application per family is needed.
7 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Tarkington Independent School District 2021 Commitment to Education: Community Award Honorees – Jimmy and Susan Rollins On behalf of the TSF and TISD Board, Drs. Geralyn Franklin and Marc Keith presented Jimmy and Susan Rollins with the 2021 Commitment to Education: Community Award. This award is presented annually to community leaders who promote and support the education of our youth inside and beyond the classroom. Jimmy Rollins has lived on Tarkington Prairie for more than 25 years, operating J Rollins Construction during much of this time. His wife Susan Wood Rollins attended Tarkington Schools from the third through the tenth grades and has resided in Tarkington for the past 20 years. They have six children, two of whom graduated from Tarkington, and 15 grandchildren, a number of whom have attended local schools and one who is in the eighth grade currently. One of their daughters-in-law teaches fourth grade in the district. Jimmy and Susan operate J Bar Ranch & Arena where they regularly have events featuring roping, barrel racing, and cutting. On Thursday evenings, they host the Liberty County 4-H Equine Team for their practices. As founding members of the M Club of Tarkington, the staunchest supporters of the Tarkington Student Foundation and its scholarship program, Jimmy and Susan have helped raise more than $437,000 since 2015 to provide scholarship funds to all Tarkington graduates pursuing education beyond high school. The M Club’s fundraising success would not have been possible without them hosting the Annual Crawfish Boil since 2017. The M Club’s 6th Annual Crawfish Boil will be held at J Bar Ranch & Arena on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Jimmy and Susan give of their time and money to support local school and community events and groups like youth baseball teams. Susan has served on several Tarkington ISD campus improvement committees. She is involved now with Dairy Day and the Trinity Valley Exposition and particularly enjoys her work with the Dairy Day Queen’s Contest to raise money for their educational scholarships. Jimmy and Susan love Tarkington Prairie and its people and are committed to ensuring the future remains bright. They look forward to continuing to invest in Tarkington’s youth by supporting education and related activities that lead to today’s youth understanding and appreciating the importance of giving over taking and being accountable for their actions.
8 months ago, Tarkington ISD
TISD Board and Community Award Honorees
Congratulations to Mr. Chris Wells, our TISD Maintenance Department Employee of the Month! Thank you, Mr. Wells! We appreciate all you do!
9 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Shew, Yancey, Wells, & Keith
Congratulations to Coach Gary Kay and Mr. Jacob Dauenhauer on their recent wins for Perfect Attendance in the 2nd 6 weeks of 2021-2022! Both of these men are lifelong Longhorns and their dedication to TISD is much appreciated! #itsagreatdaytobealonghorn
9 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Coach Kay and Dr. Keith
Dauenhauer, Keith, and Shew
Please see the important announcement below.
9 months ago, Tarkington ISD
terroristic threat letter
Dear TISD Families, Of Tarkington ISD’s student enrollment of 1,800+ students, approximately 60% benefit from the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and receive a free or reduced-fee breakfast and lunch every day. To qualify for this program in the past, families have had to complete an application but due to the pandemic and subsidies from other government agencies, ALL students at TISD are receiving free meals for the 2021-2022 school year; however, because several other government agencies provide services to families based on the NSLP application (such as summer feeding programs, etc.), it is still very important to complete the application to ensure your family qualifies for other forms of assistance and/or programs. In addition, families who qualify based on the 2021-2022 application will remain eligible for the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year. In an effort to support our students who may qualify for these other programs, TISD would like to remind families that this form is available online via the SchoolCafe link (https://www.schoolcafe.com/) found on our website (https://www.tarkingtonisd.net/), and we will also be mailing out hard-copy application forms to families who have not already completed one for this year. If you have questions on creating an account or completing the online application, please call Karen Blum at 281-592-8781 x219 or email her at kblum@tarkingtonisd.net If you complete the paper application, please return it to the front office at any campus or the administration building. Only one application per family is needed.
9 months ago, Tarkington ISD
schoolcafe logo
On behalf of the Tarkington Student Foundation and THS Project Graduation, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in making today’s 18th Annual Round-Up a huge success! Students and schools are only as strong as the communities who support them—and today there was strength in numbers! We sincerely appreciate your support. As soon as pictures can be sorted and arranged, we’ll be sharing them with you all! #tsfroundup #itsagreatdaytobealonghorn
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
A few of TISD’s best supporters were missing from today’s Round-Up because they were attending the Technology Curriculum Conference of Aldine (TCCA)! We at TISD appreciate the classroom tech support they provide for students, teachers, and staff! Thank you, Deanne Hare, David Pickett, Monica Vaughan, Danielle Thompson, Ivy Morrison, and Shibhan Landry!
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
technology teachers group picture
Just a reminder...18th Annual Round-Up is Saturday, October 30th. Weather looks great and this year, we've added a costume contest! See the flyer for more details.
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
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Just a reminder...tomorrow's TSF 18th Annual Round-Up begins with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 7 AM (Registration) with the race starting at 7:30 AM. Contact Angela Hollingsworth at 936-402-3331 or register using the bit.ly on the flyer.
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
TSF 5K Fun Run/Walk flyer
Rou-Up flyer
October is National Principal Appreciation Month - This week’s spotlight is on Ms. Jennifer Fierro of Tarkington High school. Ms. Fierro joined TISD in 2020-2021 as the THS Principal, having previously been a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, instructional specialist, and academic dean. She’s spent her 23 year career working in and around the Liberty County area, working at Liberty, Dayton, and Goose Creek ISDs. Ms. Fierro’s extensive experience and hometown familiarity are what make her such a great fit for our community. Thank you, Ms. Fierro, for all your hard work and for making every day a great day to be a Longhorn!
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Jennifer Fierro, THS Principal
October is National Principal Appreciation Month - This week’s spotlight is on Ms. Jennifer Fierro of Tarkington High school. Ms. Fierro joined TISD in 2020-2021 as the THS Principal, having previously been a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, instructional specialist, and academic dean. She’s spent her 23 year career working in and around the Liberty County area, working at Liberty, Dayton, and Goose Creek ISDs. Ms. Fierro’s extensive experience and hometown familiarity are what make her such a great fit for our community. Thank you, Ms. Fierro, for all your hard work and for making every day a great day to be a Longhorn!
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Jennifer Fierro, THS Principal
October is National Principal Appreciation Month - This week’s spotlight is on Ms. Jennifer Fierro of Tarkington High school. Ms. Fierro joined TISD in 2020-2021 as the THS Principal, having previously been a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, instructional specialist, and academic dean. She’s spent her 23 year career working in and around the Liberty County area, working at Liberty, Dayton, and Goose Creek ISDs. Ms. Fierro’s extensive experience and hometown familiarity are what make her such a great fit for our community. Thank you, Ms. Fierro, for all your hard work and for making every day a great day to be a Longhorn!
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Jennifer Fierro
Tonight’s Boo Bash brought out lots of families! More pictures to come …
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
cafeteria full of families
full hallway
Lanier family
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Thank you parents for sharing your “Boo-tiful” children at tonight’s Boo Bash! Keep watching our feed for more pictures to come! Here are just a few for now …
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
dinosaur costume
sponge Bob and Chewbacca
parents abs children at the table
baby Yoda costume
Getting ready for TPS Boo Bash!! 🎃Hope to see all our littlest Longhorns’ families tonight from 5-7 PM 🤘🏼
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
hopscotch
pumpkin toss
kindergarten table
At Monday night's Board Meeting, our TISD Principals were recognized for all their hard work and outstanding leadership! We at TISD appreciate all they do to positively impact the lives of our students and staff alike. Listed in photo appearance order: Thank you to TIS Principal Gerald Nixon; TPS Principal, Lisa Stephens; THS Principal, Jennifer Fierro; and TMS Principal, Sean McCabe!
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Nixon, Stephens, Fierro, and McCabe
October Board Meeting Student Spotlight: Jr. Beta Club!! This month's board meeting pledges were lead by our TMS Jr. Beta Club students (Gabriel Thompson, Aniah Hyde, Dani Gibson, & Emma Brosey) along with their sponsor, Ms. Danielle Thompson. The Jr. Beta Club students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, both at the state AND national levels! The Jr. Beta Club's mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. We appreciate the club sponsor, Ms. Danielle Thompson, for her countless hours supporting these academic leaders! #letsusleadbyservingothers #jrbeta #itsagreatdaytobealonghorn
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Jr. Beta and sponsors at board meeting
Congratulations to our 1st 6 Weeks Perfect Attendance Winners! Ms. Irma Clifton, the TPS Nurse, and Ms. Amber Keith, a TMS teacher, were the two employees--out of 94 eligible--who won the 1st 6 Weeks Perfect Attendance bonus! We appreciate their hard work and dedication to our district! #itsagreatdaytobealonghorn
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Nixon, Clifton, & Keith with attendance award
McCabe, Keith, and Keith with attendance award
October is National Principal Appreciation Month - This week’s spotlight is on Ms. Lisa Stephens of Tarkington Primary School. Ms. Stephens joined TISD in 2013 as a district administrator, having been a middle school social studies teacher, a 1st grade teacher, dyslexia specialist, Master Reading Teacher, and principal! In her 8 years with TISD, Mrs. Stephens has served many roles but chose to return to her love of elementary students by accepting the challenge of serving as the principal at Tarkington Primary, not only during a pandemic, but also during its need for comprehensive support! Her leadership and dedication are a huge part of what makes every day at TPS a great day to be a Longhorn! Thank you, Ms. Stephens, for all you do!
10 months ago, Tarkington ISD
Lisa Stephens, TPS Principal