Tyler ISD Board of Trustees celebrated the accomplishments of District students and staff during the regularly scheduled monthly Board of Trustees meeting held March 26.
The District recognized Joshua Cale Dyess, a fourth grade student at Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy as the Elementary Student of the Month and Julissa Nunez, an twelfth grade student at John Tyler High School, as Secondary Student of the Month. The Student of the Month program is sponsored by TISD-TV in partnership with CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.
Also recognized was Moore MST Magnet School eighth grader Benjamin Boynton and sixth grader Isaac Billington for qualifying to advance to the state level competition for the Texas Science Fair. Both students qualified by placing in the top 10 in the Junior Biological category at the East Texas Regional Science Fair.
Jamon Washington, a senior at John Tyler High School was recognized for advancing and placing 5th in the finals of the prestigious August Wilson National Monologue Competition.
Additionally, Robert E. Lee senior, Fritz Hager III, has been named one of six finalists in the National Endowment for the Arts 2018 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, a national songwriting competition where one $25,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner. Robert E. Lee Theatre One Act Play was also recognized for winning first place in Bi-District competition. The team will now advance to the Area Meet under the direction of Amy Clemons.
Robert E. Lee High School students receiving State recognition for their artwork in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) are:
Nohely Bustos, a senior – one artwork
Caden Zips, a sophomore – one artwork
Sadie Haverlock, a junior – two artworks
Aveanne Tugano, a senior – one artwork.
The following students for their artwork receiving state recognition at a ceremony hosted by the First Lady of Texas and being on exhibit in the State Capitol:
Mirella Romo – 1st Grade - Jack Elementary School
Lydia Schweizer – 7th Grade - Hubbard Middle School
Brianna Metzner - 12th Grade - Robert E. Lee High School
Congratulations to Tamara Bowers, teacher at the Moore MST Magnet School, for being named the March District Teacher of the Month.
After the recognition portion of the meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the Elementary attendance zones for 2018-2019 and heard progress reports from various academic programs.