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txConnect Parent Letters Mailed

Letters to parents regarding txConnect accounts for the 2015-16 School Year were mailed Wednesday, Sept. 2.

txConnect is the online tool for parents to view information for their students' attendance, grades, test scores, and more. Read more...

School Year 2015-16 Begins!

Thrall ISD began the new school year 2015-16 on Monday, August 24 with a total of 628 students on the campuses! Read more for campus and grade level information...

Thrall ISD Goes Google!

Thrall ISD Goes Google!

TISD has become a Google Apps for Education district. This platform brings many resources to Thrall ISD staff and students. Please note that this change also brings new email addresses for Thrall ISD staff. Take time as the new school year begins to update your contact information for TISD staff. Email address endings change from ...@thrall.txed.net to ...@thrallisd.org. Read more...

Thrall ISD Needs Substitute Teachers

Do you have a passion to work with children? Would you like to work in an Elementary, Middle School or High School classroom? Thrall ISD Needs You! TISD is seeking qualified, motivated, caring applicants for the position of substitute teacher for the 2015-16 school year. Read more...

Meal Prices for 2015-16

In accordance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, the District is required to increase lunch prices in order to maintain compliance. The student meal price increases range from 5 cents to 10 cents at specific grade levels. Read more...

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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

August 2015
 
Dear Tiger Family,

The new school year is upon us and we anticipate great accomplishments. Many of our teachers and staff are preparing for the coming school year. The Bond 2015 Plan is in full effect and will provide new classrooms and learning opportunities.  The administration has been working this summer to get new staff in place and prepare all faculty for the return on Monday, August 17th while students return on Monday, August 24th- the Official 1st Day of School!  You’re invited to “Meet the Teacher Night” for Secondary Campuses (grades 6-12) on Wednesday, August 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm and the Elementary Campus (grades Pre-K to 5) on Thursday, August 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

There are many opportunities this year for students as we have set our goals high, and these high expectations will lead to tremendous academic and extra-curricular success.  We continue the College Readiness initiative for students and this year including the Vocational Certification through the Tech-Connect Program.  Our students have the opportunity to network with students from other local districts and have the opportunity to attend the EWCHEC Center (partnering with TSTC in Hutto) to gain certification in several vocational areas.  This is an amazing project providing our students with an opportunity immediately to gain employment upon graduation from Thrall High School. Whether a student chooses to be a part of a strong UIL Academic program or to compete in any of the Extra-curricular activities, they will be a part of a competitive school district!

Parents/guardians need to be advised to check their campus website from www.thrallisd.com for information regarding student registration, schedule pick up, school supply lists, extracurricular activities, and much more. The Student Handbook will be posted online and all parents will need to access this information via the internet. Hard copies of the handbook will not be sent home unless one is requested.

Our focus this year at all levels is College & Post-Secondary Readiness.  This leads to the display of outstanding leadership, and the desire for tremendous academic success as we prepare our future leaders. We look forward to a successful and productive year- Go Tigers and Tigerettes!
 
We Can, We Will, All Together!
 
Sincerely,

Tommy Hooker

Superintendent of Schools, Thrall ISD
 
 
Did You Know:

The Leadership Team is preparing a Facility Needs Assessment and will be having on-going discussions regarding the Financial Impact and Architectural Aspects for future construction growth. Currently, the enrollment has been stable and is not exceeding the 3.5% mark (good thing) but we have the need to expand facilities to meet academic goals by adding updated, modern space and by re-modeling some of our current classrooms that have not been updated since the early 1980's. Our Pre-K students eat lunch as early as 10:15 and our 5th graders have class in outdated and small classrooms. Additionally, a portion of secondary students still go outside to the portables for class; these are just some of the examples we are planning to address through our facility assessment. This is the proactive measure we will take to be prepared for any future growth in years to come. Our students are the best and deserve the best!

TCEF, the Thrall Community Education Foundation brought back the Fall Harvest Festival for the 1st time in several years! The board worked hard with the community to raise over $50,000.00 this year! The goal will increase greatly for the future as the purpose is to support learning opportunities for our students.

UIL Classifications changed in the 2014/2015. The number cut-off to stay in 1A previously was 199 and that number moved up to 219 (9th-12th grade). This year, the UIL created a smaller 1A District with a limited number of schools and bumped most of the other schools up a classification. Thrall is considered a 2A for the next 2-year cycle along with district competitors Thorndale and Granger. Essentially, our district competition doesn't change. We will have room to grow and remain as a 2A District in the future

Transfer students accepted at Thrall must meet the Board approved transfer policy and has rigorous standards, many are denied by not meeting expectations. Students wanting to transfer must be willing to contribute to the Tiger Community. The district receives between $5000-$7000 for all students in state funding for the ADA depending on which programs they participate; this includes transfer students.

Tech Connect COOP is available and our students will be able to choose their degree plan under HB 5 and may decide to earn a certificate (some are Dual Credit) in Plumbing, Welding, Culinary Arts (currently at Thrall), Construction Trades, Auto Technician, Electrical, HVAC, and possibly Computer Programming through Texas State Technical College also known as TSTC.
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Upcoming Events

Spirit Theme-Tye Dye the Bulldogs!
Date: 9/4/2015
Elementary UIL Sign Up DUE
Date: 9/4/2015, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Elementary Classrooms
V Volleyball @ Navrro
Date: 9/4/2015, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Geronimo
V Football @ Bartlett
Date: 9/4/2015, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Location: Bartlett
VG/VB/MS Cross Country
Date: 9/5/2015, 8 AM 12 PM
Location: Jarrell


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