Dear Thrall Parents and Students,
This year's theme was "Student-Centered Schools and Future-Ready Students" and I do believe this was fulfilled at all levels of our district. The 2nd semester has been busy accomplishing great academic and athletic success. Congratulations to the Middle School as they were the District Champs for UIL Academics and both the High School and Elementary were 2nd Place in District for UIL Academics as well!
Thrall High School had great representation at the Regional Competition in Brenham this year. Considering our huge district in 1A classification, that is a major accomplish for our schools!
This year our goals and expectations were set high and students were up for the challenge. Our programs have excelled this year! The Tiger Band won Division 1 Sweepstakes, Baseball and Softball are District Champs, Tennis was well-represented at the Regional Meet, Track Boy's and Girl's Teams were at the Area and Regional Meet, Girl's Golf missed going to State by 1 place, Powerlifting placed at State and some individuals we're state champs, both Boy's and Girl's Basketball teams made district play-offs, and there were multiple other accomplishments. In addition to this, 4-teams were represented at State for the Robotics team and our FCCLA has State and Regional Officers this year who will be attending the National Conference in Nashville this summer. Currently, we're playing on to state for our Baseball team and our District Tennis is completing a strong district finish at the Middle School level.
Several initiatives were accomplished including adding a variety of technology in the classrooms, College Readiness programs for our students beginning with 6th grade (2013 we will begin with 4th grade on up), daily College Prep Vocabulary, practice situations for College Exams, Technical school preparation and visits, and other career-related initiatives. We completed 2 huge community projects in the January Workday where 92-volunteers were on hand to beautify the school campus and the Field Dedication in April was held as both complexes were renovated and ready for our teams this year. Thrall has a strong community and displays a high-level commitment or it's students!
We look forward to a bright future and will be busy planning for the 2013-2014 school year this summer.