The opportunities this year for students have been endless! We have set our goals high and these high expectations will lead to tremendous academic and extra-curricular success. Whether you attend Thrall Elementary, Thrall Middle, or Thrall High, you will be on a successful pathway! Congratulations to our Elementary District & HS State Champions for Academic UIL who have a continual goal of repeating their success each year. We're on a journey to conquer the Texas UIL Lone Star Cup!
The Superintendent Student Advisory Committee (known as SSAC) was new for this year as we grow our future leaders and have them involved and engaged in the school planning process. These students will make a difference for our Tiger Family.
The Showcase for Success was a huge success as we continue to find amazing ways to engage our community as they support all endeavors for our students. We continue the College Readiness Initiative for students, the Vocational Certification through the Tech-Connect Program, and promote ASVAB preparation for our students seeking to serve in the military. Our students have the opportunity to network with students from other local districts and are able to attend the EWCHEC Center (partnering with TSTC in Hutto) to gain certification in several vocational areas. Thrall ISD understands the component of working together for student success, even with our neighboring school districts! This is an amazing project providing students with an opportunity to gain employment immediately upon graduation from Thrall High School.
This past year we received the Expanding Access to Advanced Academics grant sponsored by TEA and recognized by the College Board. The College Board mentioned how “Thrall ISD is the perfect example of what they were hoping to see in the applications: well-rounded, thoughtful, purposeful, and considerate of all components of a successful AP Program”.
Whether a student chooses to be a part of a strong UIL academic program or chooses to compete in any of the extra-curricular activities, you will be a part of a competitive school district! Our focus this year at all levels is College & Post-Secondary Readiness. As we prepare our future leaders, this focus leads to the display of outstanding leadership and the desire for tremendous academic success.
Setting our standards and expectations high,
Tommy Hooker, Superintendent of Schools
Region 13 ESC Superintendent of the Year 2017