On Friday, January 7, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Moderna vaccine for booster shots only. The second shot for children ages 5 to 11 will take place on January 28. Students who receive the vaccine during the January 7 and January 28 vaccine clinics will have their names entered for a drawing to receive the following items: iPad, bicycle, karaoke machine, or gift card. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine. Please bring proof of insurance.
TASD Christmas Break - December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022. Professional Development for Teachers is January 3, 2022. Students will return January 4, 2022. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
AHS Receives Honorable Mention Computer Science Ranking - Arkansas High School is one of six schools recognized for their computer science initiative. For the past five years, Arkansas High School (AHS) has participated in the Governor’s High School Coding Competition, and during those five years AHS won the regional competition and advanced to state. In an effort to promote the computer science and robotics program, AHS offers eleven computer science/robotics courses and two computer science programs of study. Additionally, students participate in the annual National Hour of Code initiative. “In order to set our students up for present and future success, it is imperative that we deliver effective and equitable computer science education,” commented Diana Lowe Curriculum Director of Science and Mathematics. Lowe said, “It is our hope that through our programs students will leave our schools with the credentials to be in the futuristic jobs that aren’t really that far away.” The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science announced the continuation of the Arkansas Computer Science Gold Medal School Program (ACSGM) and the rankings for the 2020-2021 ACSGM, the inaugural year of the program. The ACSGM was designed to recognize Arkansas high schools for outstanding work in supporting and implementing the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Initiative. Schools are ranked based on information submitted to and reviewed by the ADE Office of Computer Science. The criteria that forms the basis of the rubric centers on Governor Asa Hutchinson’s 5-year goals and the recommendations of the 2020 Arkansas Computer Science and Cybersecurity Task Force. As part of the ranking rubric, schools may receive no ranking, honorable mention, bronze, silver, or gold ranking, with gold ranking being the highest level and requiring high performance in a majority of the criteria. For the 2020-2021 cycle, the ADE Office of Computer Science received and reviewed twelve applications. Of those twelve applications, three schools received a Bronze level recognition with three schools receiving an honorable mention. Those rankings, in alphabetical order, are as follows: • Arkansas High School in Texarkana - Honorable Mention • Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts - Bronze • Bentonville High School - Bronze • Bentonville West High School - Bronze • Russellville High School - Honorable Mention • Springdale High School - Honorable Mention
Super Bowl Champion, Hollywood Star Spencer Paysinger Visits TASD - A Super Bowl champion linebacker turned Hollywood writer/producer, Spencer Paysinger brought his own poignant story of living in South Central LA and playing football at Beverly Hills High to the hit CW and Netflix series, All American. “It’s a story about being an outsider in two worlds,” says Paysinger, who developed the award-winning show and is integrally involved as a producer. Like the “Spencer” character based on his life, Paysinger grew up amid the drugs, gangs, violence, and poverty of South Central LA with education-focused parents and a dream of going to college. A promising athlete who played four sports but excelled in football, he was offered the opportunity to attend Beverly Hills High, going on to lead the football team as captain to an undefeated season. A scholarship to the University of Oregon followed, where Paysinger also became team captain and was part of the team’s very first undefeated season. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he began his NFL career with the New York Giants, winning Super Bowl XLVI in his rookie season. Paysinger played seven seasons with the Giants, Dolphins, and Panthers. Paysinger isn’t just another successful athlete whose story is portrayed on film. He is the creative force that developed the concept for All American, pitched it to network decision-makers and, still sits in the writer’s room to brainstorm and ensure that the show stays true to its original vision. Committed to leveraging his success to create opportunities for young people, Paysinger serves on the board of KIPP Public Schools Black and Latino Leadership Committee, with the goal of creating programs for KIPP’s South Central Youth. Paysinger will speak to students at Arkansas Middle School and Arkansas High School on Thursday, December 9. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
The AHS 9G/VG Basketball games scheduled for this Thursday, November 18th, have been canceled. 7/8/9 Girls will still play at Arkansas Middle School starting at 5pm. 7/8/9 Boys will play at Hope starting at 5pm. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
The AHS senior pep rally is postponed due to muddy conditions and forecasted high winds. We look forward to honoring our seniors at next week’s Senior Pep Rally on November 4th. More information to come! Thank you for your patience and understanding. Class of 2022
TASD District Wide Pink-out - Friday, October 29 - WEAR PINK
Senior Pep Rally and Bonfire - Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 PM - Razorback Stadium
Congratulations to the Arkansas High School Razorback Redline on their awards at their first dance competition. Judges Choice Award for Fight Song and 2nd Place Overall for Gameday. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
AHS Band to Hosts Regional Marching Competition - On Tuesday, October 19, the Arkansas High School Band will host and perform in the Region 2 Marching Assessment Competition. Eleven high school bands from the southwest region of the state of Arkansas will be representing their schools at the event. Each band will present a five to eight minute performance that will be assessed by an expert judging panel. Judges will rate the bands’ music, marching, brass, woodwind, percussion, and color guard performances. The ratings for each performance will be assessed as one of the following: Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor. The high school bands represented in the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association Region 2 Marching Assessment have been working hard since August to prepare for their contest performances. The event is free to the public, so come and enjoy the performances and support your favorite band. Arkansas High Razorback Stadium Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:00 p.m.* *Visit www.TASD7.net to view the schedule for each high school band performance. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
TIME CHANGE FOR VOLLEYBALL GAMES TONIGHT! AHS vs El Dorado- Razorback Gym Varsity- 5:00 pm followed by JV AMS vs El Dorado- AMS Gym 9th Grade- 5:00 pm followed by: 7th Grade (A & B) & 8th Grade #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
Thursday morning, Arkansas High School administrators were made aware of a threat written in one of the restroom stalls. The campus administrators, Texarkana Arkansas School District security personnel, along with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department immediately followed threat assessment protocol to determine the validity of the threat. It was determined that the threat was not credible. At this time, there is additional police presence on campus, and the Texarkana Arkansas School District will continue working with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department to further investigate the incident. We must all stay vigilant and work together to ensure the safety of our schools and our community. Please continue to talk to your children and let them know how to reach out for help or to report suspicious behavior. If you see or hear something that alludes to a possible dangerous or harmful situation, call and report it.
Ticket for Friday night's AHS vs. Camden Fairview game in Camden are being sold online ONLY! Click link for tickets: https://camdenfairview-school-district.ticketleap.com/varsity-football-vs-texarkana/
The AHS JV football game scheduled for tonight in Magnolia has been canceled. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
JV FOOTBALL GAME ADDED! Monday, Sept. 20th in Magnolia starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets are sold online ONLY! Clink link below for tickets: https://magnoliapanthers.ticketleap.com/magnolia-vs-texarkana-junior-varsity/dates/Sep-20-2021_at_0600PM
Football tickets for the AHS varsity game in Mt. Pleasant this Friday will be sold online ONLY! Click link for tickets: http://www.mpisd.net/athletic-tickets #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
On Wednesday, August 4, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine. Students who receive the vaccine during the vaccine clinic will be entered in a drawing to receive a Chromebook, bicycle, flat screen TV, or AirPods. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine.
American Rescue Plan Survey - The Texarkana Arkansas School District is seeking critical feedback from various stakeholders who have significant insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning. Feedback will be used to plan for the use of funds received. The Texarkana Arkansas School District values and appreciates your feedback to support our school community. Click the link to complete survey: https://forms.gle/vUeMoYbTa52pz3Yy8
TONIGHT! Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 PM - Arkansas Middle School #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 PM - Arkansas Middle School #teamtasd #potentialrealized