Tarkington Independent School District
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A Message from Coach Zach Bass, Athletic Director
The 2019 Football Season for the Tarkington Longhorns was one of ups and downs, victory and defeat, and also gain and loss. This team experienced the jubilance of defeating Anahuac 53-28 in the opening week of the season. Only a few, short weeks later, these same young men dealt with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda.
Therein lies the true story of the 2019 Tarkington Longhorns. Whether we were riding high on only the fourth 2-0 start in the last 15 seasons or reeling from the flooding caused by Imelda, this team embodied our core values: Family-Together-Us! In victory, our boys banded together to develop bonds and relationships that will last a lifetime. In loss, they picked each other up, grabbing the rope when assistance was needed.
This team was the 7th highest scoring offense in 4A-D2-Region 3 by the end of the regular season. Averaging just under 28 points per game, the highest average in at least 15 seasons. Finishing 2nd in total points in a season behind the 2014 Tarkington playoff team. The defense finished 3rd in district in points allowed with many seniors contributing to that effort.
If there was one consistent message conveyed to us by these seniors, it was that football was fun for them again. This was displayed on a day by day basis by their hard work, dedication, selflessness and willingness to give relentless effort regardless of the circumstances.
It was a blessing and a privilege to work with these boys every day!
Coach Zachary T. Bass
Congratulations to the Tarkington High School FFA LDE teams at their competition on November 5. The teams came away with several awards and Codie Anderson placed 1st in Sr. Creed Speaking and Beth Lambert placed 1st in Greenhand Creed Speaking. Both of these girls will be advancing to the Area competition. Tarkington ISD is proud of all of the students and their accomplishments within the FFA organization.
Such Good Sports……
THS Principal, Lisa Stephens and THS Senior English Teacher, Terri Audilet were great sports at the Homecoming pep rally held on November 1, 2019. Mrs. Stephens agreed to be taped to the wall in support of fundraising efforts on behalf of the BETA students and their efforts to raise money for the BETA Convention. Mrs. Audilet was the winner of the Southern Belles “dance off” and wore her crown proudly!!
Thank you to both of the wonderful ladies for being such “Good Sports” and supporting the students of THS!!
Thanksgiving Holidays will be November 25-29
Tarkington ISD will empower and inspire every student
to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world with
academic preparedness, a passion for life-long learning,
and a sense of social responsibility.
In the belief that all children should be educated to the fullest extent of their individual abilities, the Tarkington Independent School District's mission is to provide the essential academic skills and the necessary knowledge base for the student's lifelong learning. All students will be taught a core curriculum of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, health, physical education, and technological literacy. All students will acquire a knowledge of citizenship and their economic responsibility, based on an appreciation of our American heritage and an understanding of the importance of its multicultural richness.
The Tarkington Independent School District will:
• provide the student with the opportunities to acquire communication and computational skills needed for functioning in a changing society.
• distribute with equity, for all students, all educational opportunities and resources.
• provide the student with adequate facilities and opportunities to apply his understanding of the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom.
• provide the student with knowledge and skills for economic and occupational competence.
• aid the student with acquiring attitudes and skills that will promote good personal health and physical fitness.
• provide the proper atmosphere and opportunity in which the student can demonstrate an ability to participate in the American social and governmental process.
• help the student attain a knowledge, and an awareness and concern for important environmental and conservation factors.
• help the student develop and use problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and reasoning skills.