Tyler ISD Board of Trustees celebrated the accomplishments of District students and staff during the regularly scheduled monthly Board of Trustees meeting held April 16.
The District recognized Yadira, a fifth grade student at Dixie Elementary School as the Elementary Student of the Month and Ryan Williams, a ninth grade student at Robert E. Lee High School, as the 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 Carter Winegeart, a senior at Robert E. Lee High School, for finishing the recent State Power Lifting Meet with an 880 lb. total. He also had personal bests in two of the three individual lifts! Carter placed 1st or 2nd in the four Invitational Meets this season and was also awarded the THSPA $1000 Scholarship for outstanding effort as a lifter and in the classroom.
Homer Holt, an eleventh grader and Daniel English, a twelfth grader at Robert E. Lee High School were honored for earning All State Band and Jazz Band honors. Daniel also earned 1st chair in the All State Band. Congratulations also to Lauren Mullins, a twelfth grader at Robert E. Lee, for being a National Silver Medal Winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing 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.
Congratulations to Abby McCowin, a Dyslexia teacher at Ramey Elementary School, for being named the April District Teacher of the Month.
In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, Tyler ISD would like to thank our 2,500 registered volunteers for supporting the education of our students both inside the classroom and out. Tyler ISD volunteers have logged more than 19,133 hours through our Raptor System and have served countless more hours through extra-curricular activities, special events and more.
The District honored James Hobbs, volunteer at Jones Elementary School, for logging the most hours through Raptor and Elicia Eckert, Jack Elementary School and Three Lakes Middle School, for logging the second highest number of hours. Additionally, Tyler ISD honored the following volunteer led organizations:
Tyler Council PTA as the largest parent led volunteer organization in Tyler ISD.
Marvin United Methodist Church and Dayspring United Methodist Church for providing over 1000 hours of support for campus events, one-on-one mentoring, car line greeters, reading buddies, staff luncheons, supply and clothing drives and more.
After the recognition portion of the meeting, the Board of Trustees heard an update on Benchmark II results during the Lone Star Governance Update portion of the meeting. Additional updates included Black Board Classroom Curriculum Update and the upcoming Patriotic Week to take place May 29 – June 1, 2018 across the District. The Board then approved the guaranteed maximum price for Robert E. Lee additions and renovations to be $94,584,548.00.