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 (2017) for Academic UIL who anticipates repeating their success this year. Our current standing in the Texas UIL Lone Star Cup places Thrall in 7th Place for AA with many opportunities to win State within this year!
The campuses have undergone remodeling, and most classrooms now have new furniture and state of the art technology for assisting with student engagement. The new Thrall High School campus opened in 2017. These projects are part of the positive results of the successful Bond 2015 campaign.
We continue the College Readiness Initiative for students, and this year includes the Vocational Certification through the Tech-Connect Program. 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 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