Please join us September 27, 2023 at 8:45 at the TASD Administration building for our Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about our Title 1 Program and your rights to be engaged in your child's education. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
The Arkansas Council for Military Children is conducting an online survey of military families in Arkansas. This survey is used to collect information on the needs of military families and to determine how well military families are being served by certain education-related programs in Arkansas. No personal information will be collected in this survey. Survey results will be used to identify trends needing improvement and to assist in developing solutions. Please share this survey with military families in your school districts or on your installations and encourage them to take survey. It should only take about ten minutes. The survey will remain open through the end of November 2023. Go to this link to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUstZzALU66pcFjA28QNENgJ2rXupVHb88kBgwLe7OYnb0JA/viewform
All school bus riders must be registered to ride the buses before Monday, August 14. Registering your student before the August 14 deadline helps the transportation department plan efficient routes to get students to school and home in a timely manner. If your student is not registered before Monday, August 14, he or she will not be on the pick-up or drop-off schedule and will not be assigned a stop location or time. No new transportation requests will be accepted during the first two weeks of school. Bus registration will resume on Monday, September 4, and will take 48 hours to process. So please take a moment to register your child today at www.tasd7.net.
Free Summer Meals! TASD will be providing free meals to children age 18 and under. No need to sign up or apply-just show up and enjoy. Meals available Monday through Thursday starting June 5th until July 27th. Closed June 19th and July 4th. Meals will be served at: AHS Student Union and College Hill Pre-K Cafeteria. Breakfast 7:30 -9:30 and lunch 11:30 - 12:30. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
The Texarkana Arkansas School District is accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The following criteria must be met to be designated Distinguished Alumni: 1. Must be recognized as having made outstanding contributions in business, professional, or vocational endeavors. 2. Must be a person of high moral character and integrity. 3. Must be an individual who recognizes and supports public education. 4. Must be a graduate of Arkansas High School, Washington High School, or North Heights High School. Click for form: https://forms.gle/TBH7eb45ycU7BeiV7
The Arkansas High School Razorback Redline will be sponsoring a dance clinic on Saturday, January 28th in the Arkansas High Razorback Gym. All students, grades kindergarten through 8th grade, are invited to attend. Attendees will learn stretch techniques, stand dances, and a group dance that they will perform at the Arkansas High Varsity Girls Basketball Game on Friday, February 3rd. Cost of the clinic is $30 and includes dancer participation in the clinic, t-shirt, and dancer plus two parent admission tickets to the basketball game. All registration and payments will be done digitally - dancers must pre-register to be able to participate. Please use the following link for registration and payment submission. Additional information is available at www.tasd7.net. https://tinyurl.com/MiniRedlineClinic2023
Did you know January is School Board Recognition Month? TASD school board members serve students and represent their communities. Board members face complex and demanding challenges. They spend many hours serving their schools, students, and communities. Be sure to thank a school board member this month. Jesse Buchanan, President; Larry Manley, Vice President; Vickie Lacy, Secretary; Frank Coleman, Amy Leslie, Sandra Rhone, and Pam Winchell.
Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting - All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about our Title 1 Program and your right to be engaged in your child's education. September 29th - 8:45 a.m. - Administration Building
Parent/Teacher Conferences - September 15, 2022 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at all campuses.
Calling all little razorbacks! It’s time for kindergarten registration. Parents if you have kindergarten age children, this razorback message is for you. Texarkana School District invites parents to come out for an early, easy registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Enjoy a morning full of games, prizes and fun at Arkansas Middle School (located at 5443 Jefferson Avenue), this Saturday March 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Visit each of the elementary campus booths as they showcase their magnet themes. Parents, be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, social security card, physical exam documentation and insurance card. For more information call 870-772-3371.
All TASD campuses will hold virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 17, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. and Friday, February 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Students will not attend school on Friday, February 18. Additionally, all TASD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
All TASD schools and offices will resume as normal tomorrow, Friday, February 4. Students will receive alternative method of instruction (AMI) work in the form of Google Classroom or paper packets to complete as a result of the inclement weather closing today, February 3. Students will have 5 days to complete the AMI work.
The National Weather Service and Office of Emergency Management have issued a winter storm warning for our area. Out of an abundance of caution, all Texarkana Arkansas School District schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd. Additionally, all extracurricular activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled. TASD administrators will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide updates via the district’s website www.TASD7.net and our social media sites. The TASD callout system provider is currently experiencing technical difficulties so please help us by sharing this message with others.
COVID -19 Vaccine Clinic - 2nd Shot ONLY for age 5 -11 who attended the January 7 clinic. Friday, January 28 - AHS - Cafeteria - 1500 Jefferson Ave. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
School Closing Friday, January 21, Due to Staff Shortage - All Texarkana Arkansas School District schools will close on Friday, January 21, and return on Monday, January 24. The Texarkana Arkansas School District is currently experiencing staff shortages due to the increased number of positive and quarantine cases as Omicron continues to spread across our community. The district did see a decrease in the number of staff absences after the previous school closure; however, the positive and quarantine numbers among staff have increased once again. TASD staff are stretching themselves to the limit to provide COVID-safe learning for all of our students; however, we cannot be successful without adequate resources. The staff shortage coupled with the low number of substitute teachers available limits the district’s ability to staff our classrooms and offices. Navigating through this pandemic has been challenging for our staff, students, and the community as a whole; and we try very hard not to close our schools unless it is necessary. We understand the burden that closing our schools causes on some of our families, and we apologize for the short notice. All students PreK through 12th grade will use Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) for Friday’s school closure which may include instructional paper packets or digital learning. Our custodial services department will continue to deep clean and prepare our facilities for staff and students. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Want to be a substitute for TASD? Here is your chance. Join us onsite for the Meeting and Substitute Training. Wednesday, January 12 or Thursday, January 13 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at 3512 Grand Ave. Texarkana, Ar 71854. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
On Friday, January 7, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Moderna vaccine for booster shots only. The second shot for children ages 5 to 11 will take place on January 28. Students who receive the vaccine during the January 7 and January 28 vaccine clinics will have their names entered for a drawing to receive the following items: iPad, bicycle, karaoke machine, or gift card. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine. Please bring proof of insurance.
TASD Christmas Break - December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022. Professional Development for Teachers is January 3, 2022. Students will return January 4, 2022. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Trice Elementary Robotics Team Advances to State - The Trice Elementary robotics team recently competed in the FIRST LEGO League Competition. The 3rd through 5th grade team, named Tricebots, is led by Julie Carver, robotics sponsor. FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16 through fun, exciting, hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program. The Tricebots finished in 6th place after competing in the Cargo Connect Challenge and qualified to advance to the Arkansas state competition on January 22, 2022. Tricebots’ concept was to construct a Package Depot in various neighborhoods where packages could be delivered and customers could pick up their items at their leisure. The Tricebots’ presentation highlighted how the Package Depot would ease shipping congestion, increase the speed of delivery in the transportation industry, and create safe and secure delivery locations. Additionally, the Package Depot would help eliminate package theft or damage due to weather.
On Wednesday, August 4, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine. Students who receive the vaccine during the vaccine clinic will be entered in a drawing to receive a Chromebook, bicycle, flat screen TV, or AirPods. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine.