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Incentive Friday at Tenaha Elementary - April 7, 2014
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

For the last three weeks, Tenaha Elementary students that have come to school all week and had good behavior have gone into a drawing for five $20 gift cards, and the kids have responded with excellent behavior and an attendance rate of 97%!!! Attending school every day and exhibiting good behavior are keys to academic success, and through the Box Top Program we have been able to reward our students in a meaningful way for the great job that they do! We appreciate everyone who has donated to the Boxtop program. For more information about this great program, go to www.boxtops4education.com. Congratulations to this week's winners!! Walter Peddy, EE-5 Principal

Tenaha ISD Announces Tiger Doll Danceline Selection - March 27, 2014
Submitted by Chris Conway, Band Director

Congratulations to the following girls for making next year’s Tiger Doll Danceline!
Tori Bryant; Tymaryon Davis; Amya Giles; Keyasma Gray; Zayda Hernandez; Maggie Hughes; Lashasta Johnson; Chyenne Koller – Captain; Selena Mendoza; Natalia Nelson; Rebekah Potter; Caniya Reed; Christasha Suell.

Tenaha Schools Famous Americans Program - March 10, 2014
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

2nd Grade
The SEC was once again filled with Famous Americans. The second grade class has spent the last six weeks researching and working on their projects. On Thursday, February 20, 2014 the second graders were able to show off their hard work and knowledge in the Famous American’s Living Museum. The class had some presidents, inventors, athletes and movie stars. Parents worked extremely hard on each and every costume. Dawson Williams said, “

My favorite part was telling everyone about David Crocket’s life!” “It is very evident each year the costumes and the knowledge of the students have continued to strengthen and grow” stated Amie Mathis, 2nd grade teacher.

Andrew Carroll

Dawson Williams

Arlette Ramirez

Tenaha ISD Official List of Candidates - March 5, 2014
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

List of Candidates as they appear on the ballot for the May 10, 2014 Board of Trustee General Election for 2 board trustees:

3 Year Positions

Vickie Jernigan
Tracy Collins (Incumbent)
Mike Ogden

Please note: NEW LAW-The new general rule for withdrawal deadlines for city, school district, and other local elections is 5:00 p.m. of the fifth day after the regular filing deadline, pursuant to Section 145.092, as amended. The intent is to be consistent with the rules at Section 145.092 (deadline to withdraw) and 145.094 (withdrawn, deceased, or ineligible candidate's name omitted from ballot). In the same session, as noted above, Section 145.092 was amended by Senate Bill 904 to provide for the “fifth day” after the deadline. Section 145.092(a). Section 145.094(a) incorporates the Section 145.092 deadline by reference. To give effect to the overall intent for the sections to be consistent, we view the “fifth day” rule at Sections 145.092(a) and 145.094 as prevailing.


Tenaha ISD Tiger Daily - November 19, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

Enrollment: 574

Upcoming Events -

November 19, 2013 - Lady Tigers in Carthage 5:30 pm
November 21, 2013 - JH GBB Tournament 4:00 pm HOME
November 22, 2013 - Tenaha vs Frost in Lindale 7:30 pm
November 23, 2013 - JH GBB Tournament 9:00 pm HOME

Region III Title Rematch for Tigers and Polar Bears - TIGER NATION!!! It’s Playoff Time. The Tenaha Tigers will open the 2013 chase for the State Championship against a familiar foe. Next Friday in Lindale, Tenaha will take on Frost in the Region III Area Championship. The winner will play either Chilton or Hubbard in the Region Final over Thanksgiving Break.

Last year, Tenaha and Frost met in the State Quarterfinals where Tenaha hung on for a thrilling 34-30 win to capture their second straight Region III Championship. The Polar Bears enter next Friday’s rematch with a 6-5 record fresh off of a Bi-District win over Overton 42-22. The Tigers will be challenged by Frost’s big offensive line and well designed wing-T attack. This will be Tenaha’s 22nd playoff game in the last 9 seasons.

Tenaha will be the home team and wear maroon. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Only THSCA passes will be accepted. Game time is set for 7:30 PM.

Band News - We have a few items left over from our Tiger gear sell. If you would like to purchase any of these items, please just come by the band hall. Here's what we have: Maroon short sleeve T-shirt XL $15 Grey Tank Top M $20 Guy's Athletic shorts XL & 3XL $25 each Ladies Athletic shorts M $25 Ladies Watch $25 Ladies Black yoga pants L $30. Thanks!

JH Tigers Open Hoops Season in Fine Fashion - Last night in Shelbyville, the Tenaha Junior High Tigers opened the 2013-14 Basketball season with impressive victories. Only the B-Team girls came up short to the Lady Dragons as their late comeback was thwarted by a final of 12-10. After the close finish in the opening game, it was all Tigers and Lady Tigers however. The Tenaha B-Team boys thrashed Shelbyville 34-6 in a convincing win. Just when the Tiger crowd thought a 6-point defensive performance was impressive, the A-Team Girls took the court. Amazingly, the Lady Tigers held the Lady Dragons to just one free throw over four quarters in route to a 39-1 opening night win. A stifling zone defense and committed rebounding effort was key in the winning effort. The night’s final game saw the Tenaha A-team boys romp to a 55-21 win as well.

The Junior High Tigers will return to 22A action after Thanksgiving break. The November 25 game versus Joaquin was cancelled due to conflicting calendars and Joaquin officials have declined to reschedule the contest. However, the Lady Tiger A and B teams return to action this Thursday and Saturday here in Tenaha in the Junior High Tournament. Stay tuned to the Tiger Daily for game times and schedules.

Community News - Each year the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducts a Creative Patriotic Art Awards program for students and home schooled students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. The art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen and ink or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted.

The entry must have been done during the current school year (2013 – 14) and you must have your teacher’s signature. There is a limit of one entry per student. Entries will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness.

National Scholarships of $10,000 will be given for first place, $5,000 for second place, $2,500 for third, $1,500 for fourth and $500 each for fifth – eighth place. Awards to be determined will also be given at the post and state level.

March 31, 2014 is the deadline to submit entries to the Ladies Auxiliary of Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904. Entry forms will be given to local county high schools after the beginning of this school year and can also be picked up at Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha St., Center. Questions call Auxiliary President Becky Yates at 409-584-3807 or cell 936-332-2032.

Click for Tenaha Tiger/Lady Tiger Basketball 2013-14 Composite Schedule.
Click for November Menu - Elementary/Junior High, High School


Tenaha Robotics Compete in Region VII Robotics Competition - November 4, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

1st Place 2 JR Wagstaff and Blane Cummings

The Tenaha High School Robotics teams traveled to Lufkin Thursday to compete in the Region VII Robotics competition. There were 54 teams present representing schools of all sizes from East Texas.

The theme of the contest was The Lost Cities of Gold. The students had to program their robots to maneuver through the course accomplishing different tasks. The High School students have been preparing for this contest since September.

After lunch the students then competed in a second impromptu contest that they had not seen before. They were given one and half hours to build and program a robot to complete this task.

At the end of the day Tenaha students came home with two First Place trophies. The team of Jacob Samford and Hunter Wagstaff won the first contest and the team of Blane Cummings and JR Wagstaff won the second contest.

Also competing at the contest were: Leon Aguilar, Calvin Estes, Caleb Garcia, Alex Horton, Jaime Mendoza, and Edger Pineda.

Robotics sponsor, Mrs. Brenda Farmer, said she is very proud of all her students. They worked very hard today and it is very rewarding for the students, to bring home two first place trophies.


Tenaha ISD: More Than Just Child's Play - October 29, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

Extra-curricular activities play an important part of a child’s education at Tenaha ISD. As we have been in the midst of a winning football season and another great competition by the cross-country team, many students have been hard at work in the background. These students stay after school many afternoons and work tirelessly building, experimenting, re-building and perfecting their robots. The robots are constructed from Lego kits and are programmed with computers to run a specific course and perform certain tasks.

Robotics begins early at Tenaha. Our students begin building, programming and competing in first, second and third grades. Our fourth and fifth grade students stay late two times each week to participate in this growing extra-curricular activity.

This week, our middle school and high school teams will once again be on the road to compete in Lufkin, Texas with schools of all sizes from around the area. Middle School competes on Tuesday, October 29th and High School on Thursday, October 31st. In robotics, we do not simply compete with schools our size as in other sports. We must compete against all schools from 1A to 5A in our area as well as at the state venue.

Brenda Farmer has been the driving force of our robotics program for the last 12 years and is assisted by Steven Farmer. Many other teachers participate to make this program a success. Janice Williams, Stacie Barr, Wendy Watson, to name a few!

Tenaha Robotics Teams have been to the State Competition for the past 9 years. Mrs. Farmer states, “That robotics prepares students in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving that are necessary for success in the workforce today.”

Good Luck to our Robotics teams as they compete this week!!!!


The Secret to TISD Successes: Student Participation at Tenaha I.S.D. - October 22, 2013

The term “meaningful participation” (Shepard, 2012) has been identified by educational researchers as one of the most critical aspects regarding the ability of students to find success in a school setting. Meaningful participation means that a student has a legitimate connection to their school that extends beyond the school day. Schools attempt to involve students in a variety of ways, but very few are as successful as Tenaha I.S.D.

Look at the following participation figures for the fall:

7-12 Football: 73 students
5-12 Band: Over 225 students
7-12 Cheerleading: 31 students
Robotics: 61 students
JCC’s: 12 students
7-12 Beta Club: 40 students
Cross Country: 55 students

Student participation hovers around 80-85% for grades 7-12, which is incredible! It is also important to note that this is just the fall. As we move into the winter and spring months students will begin soccer, basketball, track, baseball, and tennis, while at the same time striving to achieve at a high level in the classroom. One of the biggest challenges that administration, coaching staff, and teachers face every year is the planning and communication necessary to share students in a way that allows students to have a well-rounded educational experience while at the same time getting the performance necessary to keep pace with the winning tradition that Tenaha I.S.D. has come to be known for. This is no easy task! The challenge of sharing students takes adults willing to do what is best for kids, and a complete understanding of the Tiger Way. Kids win in the end!

At Tenaha I.S.D., the expectation for our children is that they are involved in something outside of the required school day, and it is not just because research says that contributes to the quality of education students receive. School is a safe place for kids to be, and we like knowing our kids are safe! Being involved on a team teaches life-long lessons about service, teamwork, and working toward individual and community goals. Finally, we believe that every child is uniquely gifted to offer something meaningful to our school environment, and we rely on our students’ talents in making this the premier school district in East Texas!

The results of this approach speak for themselves. Without our students, we would not be able to boast the number one ranked football team in the state, a standard-setting robotics program, or an award winning band. Finally, without our students’ efforts in the classroom, we would not be the #1 small public school in Texas for student academic growth! We appreciate the efforts of our kids. We also appreciate the parents and community members that support our students. At Tenaha I.S.D. we understand that our student participation is a key to our athletic and academic successes!

Shepard, J., Salina, C., Girtz, S., Cox, J., Davenport, N., & Hillard, T. L. (2012). Student Success: Stories that Inform High School Change. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 21(2), 48-53.
Walter Peddy, EE-5 Principal


Tenaha 60th Annual Homecoming - October 16, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

Tenaha Nation was out in full force for the 60th annual Homecoming festivities! The parade kicked off at high noon led by Co-Grand Marshalls, Lela Beth Harris and Paulyne Evans. This year’s Grand Marshalls represented a combined 108 years of teaching experience in the Tenaha ISD district.

Following the Grand Marshalls was the award winning Roarin’ Band from Tiger Land, featuring the Tiger Dolls. Spectators enjoyed a variety of festive floats displaying this year’s parade theme, One Is More Than A Number.

Winning the float competition in this year’s parade was 4th Grade with their Pontoon theme, “Fishing for Number One”. The 4th grade sponsors were Ms. Katha Wyatt and Mrs. Mistie Davison. Taking second place was Pre-K 4 class with “PK4 Has One Love For The Tenaha Tigers!” PK4 sponsors were Mrs. Eileen Warr, Mrs. Amanda Hall, Ms. Angelica Reed and Mrs. Tammy Griffith. Coming in 3rd place was the 3rd Grade with their float “A Good Education Equals ONE Bright Future”. The Third Grade Sponsors were Mrs. Teresa Latham and Ms. Dominique Roland.

The parade culminated with a grand entrance by the number one ranked Tenaha Tigers. First off the charter bus was Cobi Caraway, who is recovering from surgery due to an injury from the San Augustine game.

The Alumni Reception, held in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium, followed the parade at 12:30. Tiger Alumni enjoyed punch and cookies while visiting with classmates. Mrs. Wandell Womack and Lou Jane Womack provided memories from the past by displaying her collection of memorabilia she has collected over the years. Tenaha ISD would like to thank the Womack’s for their efforts at keeping Tenaha’s past a part of the present.

This year’s homecoming pre-game activities took place at 3:30pm. The Homecoming Court featured Athletic Sweetheart, Sierra Collins, Band Sweetheart, Sabrina Koller, BETA Sweetheart, Shantivia Gray, and JCC Sweetheart, Alexx Reeves. Queen Candidates were Freshman Duchess, Luz Perez, Sophomore Duchess, Ana Segovia, Junior Duchess, Chyenne Koller, and Senior Duchess, Alexis Portillo. Crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen was Chyenne Koller, daughter of Mary and Eric Koller. Congratulations Chyenne!

A crowd of Tenaha Fans filled the stadium for the 4 o’clock kick off between the Tigers and the Sabine Pass Sharks. The Senior class was able to raise over $2,000 toward Project Graduation during the game with the traditional cake auction and an iPad raffle. With a final score of 66-0 the Tenaha Tigers won yet another homecoming game.

Homecoming is an important tradition of Tenaha. The Tenaha Independent School District would like to thank everyone who had a hand in making this year’s 60th homecoming the best yet!


Tenaha Students Compete in the Poultry Festival Chicken Run 5k - October 8, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

Tenaha students attended the Poultry Festival Chicken Run 5k on Saturday, October 5th. The 2nd annual run is a benefit fundraiser for CASA. Crossing the finish line 2nd overall with a run time of 16:48 was freshman, Carlos Bustamonte Flores. Carlos won a medal for being 1st in his age division as well. Eighth grader, Crystal McDonald was the 3rd female runner to finish with a time of 23:44. Seventh grader, Trenton Soto won 3rd place in his age division posting a 24:08 finish. Other participants were Ricky Corpus, Jaime Mendoza, Caleb Garcia, Efrain Hernandez, Dylan Barbee Soto, James Broomfield, Andreas Garcia, Autsin Willoford, Anayeli Aguilar, Ariel Patterson, Rebecah Potter, Brooke McClure, Biannaca Davison, Cinthya Leos, Daniela Leos, Alex Reeves, Katie Colby, and Sierra Collins. Coach Sisk stated, “it was a fun experience running together with so many different age groups, and our kids now see running can be a life long sport.”


Providing Peace of Mind at Tenaha ISD - September 25, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

School security is a very important issue all public schools face. With high profile incidents that have occurred within the last several years in public schools, security is of upmost concern. For this reason Tenaha Independent School District has established the first Tenaha Independent School District Police Department in the school’s history.

Tenaha Independent School District, which includes the Early Child Development Center, has a total of 588 students ranging in ages 6 weeks to 21 years of age. Providing a safe environment for all students as well as school personnel is no easy task. David Jeter, Tenaha ISD Police Chief, coordinates with administrative staff, parents, teachers, and students to ensure the safety of the entire district.

“In order to learn, students need a safe environment where they can concentrate on their studies,” comments Police Chief, David Jeter. Teachers and staff need a secure environment in order to teach. Providing that type of environment is just one of the many responsibilities the Tenaha Independent School District Police Department is faced with.

The Tenaha Independent School District Police Department works in partnership with students, parents, and staff as well as other local law enforcement agencies to meet the needs of Tenaha Independent School District. The department was designed to preserve the peace, enforce laws, identify and apprehend offenders, provide emergency services, offer crime prevention and public safety throughout the school community. The Tenaha Independent School District Police Department also provides family counseling when needed. The most important goal is to promote, maintain and inspire an atmosphere of trust and confidence with students, staff, and families in the community.

As one 5th grade student commented, “Mr. Jeter is cool. He makes me feel safer knowing he is here.” That is the general consensus of Tenaha Independent School District students and staff. Officer Jeter is able to provide peace of mind as well as protection for students, staff, and parents of the district.

Several students have asked is the Tenaha Independent School District Police Department a “real” police department. The answer is yes! The Tenaha Independent School District Police Department is required to follow the same guidelines and procedures as any police department. The department’s jurisdiction includes all of the Tenaha ISD campuses and school grounds. This is expanded to school trips and extracurricular activities when necessary.

Hopefully there will never be a need for the Tenaha ISD Police Department to intervene in a life threatening incident, but the students, staff, and parents can rest assured that if the need arises the TISD Police Department is equipped to handle it! The Tenaha ISD Police Department provides peace of mind as well as protection.


Former Tenaha Standout Reginald Davis having an early impact on Red Raiders - September 23, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

The Logo is Similar, So are the Results

In Reginald Davis’ last performance for one school with a “double T” logo, fans saw him run up over 500 total yards in Tenaha’s 2011 State Championship win over Munday. Now, after four games of active duty with another school that sports a “double T” logo, Reginald Davis is already making an impact. Texas Tech’s Red Raiders and first year Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury find themselves 4-0 to start the 2013 campaign. The Red Raiders have registered victories over a quartet of Texas schools. SMU, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, and Texas State have all found the competition with the nation’s 24th ranked program not so friendly. For Tenaha’s Redshirt Freshman standout, the learning process has led to on-field success already. In Davis’ first collegiate game against SMU, the Red Raiders went his way on a WR screen late in the action. The first time Reginald touched the ball in college was a lot like the last time he touched it in high school. Reginald danced and darted his way through traffic and across the field for a Texas Tech touchdown. In Davis’ 2nd game against SFA, the Red Raiders again dialed up a play for a touchdown over the middle of the endzone in a Texas Tech blowout win over the Lumberjacks. In each of the last two outings (including a huge conference matchup against nationally ranked TCU), Davis has registered an early 1st quarter catch that he converted into a Texas Tech first down. Four games, four catches, all four for a first down, and two touchdowns. It looks like the Red Raiders are in store for some of the same theatrics and heroics that Davis wowed the Tenaha faithful with.

Davis is in his Sophomore year academically and currently holds a GPA over 3.0. The Red Raiders “redshirted” Davis as a Freshman so he might have an opportunity to mature and adjust to the major college game. Davis is just one of many young Red Raiders that are contributing to the 4-0 start. Both Tech quarterbacks are Freshman as well. First year head coach Kliff Kingsbury brings youth and enthusiasm to a program that may well be on the cusp of Big 12 contention. And, Tenaha’s own Reginald Davis looks like he may be a major player in that campaign.


Meet the Tigers - August 23, 2031

Tenaha Tigers Varsity & Junior Varsity 2013 Roster

For album please click here

Varsity Team Junior Varsity Team
01 TJ Thomas Jr. Rb/Db 04 Jordan Castillo Fr. Wr/Db
04 Markevious Reed Jr. Wr/Db 06 Roberto Flores So. Rb/Db
05 Colton Goeke So. Wr/Db 07 Abel Rodriquez Fr. Wr/Lb
06 DeAndre Thomas Jr. Wr/Db 08 Carlos Laredo So. Wr/Db
07 Jacob Ivy Sr. Te/Lb 10 DeCarlo Dudley So. Rb/Db
10 JR Hill Sr. Qb/Db 11 Carlos Flores Fr. Rb/Lb
11 Tyre Barnes Sr. Qb/Db 12 DeMarcus Perry Jr. Rb/Lb
12 Chavis Gregory Sr. Rb/Lb 15 Justin Carrol Fr. Wr/Db
15 Keontas Davis Sr. Wr/Db 16 Monterrio Williams Fr. Wr/Db
18 Jaquarius Williams Jr. Wr/Db 18 Hunter Wagstaff Fr. Wr/Lb
20 Cobe Carraway Jr. Rb/Db 23 Marquis Davis Fr. Rb/Db
21 Seth Wyatt Jr. Wr/Db 28 Dylon Barbee Fr. Qb/Lb
22 Brady Tovar Sr. Wr/Db 50 Kaleb Wyatt Fr. OL/DT
23 Alex Horton Sr. Rb/Lb 52 Christopher Crawford Fr. OL/DT
31 Tyler Davidson Jr. Wr/Db 54 Andy Ward Fr. OL/DT
33 Denzelle Williams Sr. Rb/NG 55 Tyler Muckleroy So. OL/Lb
50 Louis Campos So. OL/DT 58 Cooper Collins Fr. OL/DT
52 Charles Reed So. OL/DT 59 Bryan Servin Jr. OL/DT
53 Blaine Cummings So. OL/DT 60 J.R. Wagstaff So. OL/DT
55 Derek Jones Sr. OL/NG 71 Malcolm Bell Fr. OL/DT
56 Javier Uribe Sr. OL/DT 75 Calvin Estes So. OL/DT
58 Edgar Pineda Sr. OL/DT  
59 Tristan Green Sr. OL/DT
60 Aaron Harris Jr. OL/LB
65 Leon Aguillar Jr. OL/DT
66 Tylor Green Sr. OL/LB
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach: Terry Ward
Assistant Coaches: Kevin Cates, Josh Furlow, David DePriest, Jonathan Vick, Greg Jenkins, Todd Bodden, Josh Campbell
Trainer: Mike Ramsey
Assistant Trainer: Thomas Sewell
Managers: Cooper Ward, Colin Linebarger, HAyden Jenkins, Luke Ward
Superintendent: Scott Tyner
Principal: Judy Monroe


Tenaha Independent School District welcomes new counselor - July 30, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

Karen Brown Fallin has joined Tenaha’s staff of professionals and is excited to be the new counselor. She is married to David Fallin, and she is proud to call Tenaha home. They are very proud of all of their children; Kristen, Avery, Kaitlyn, Caleb, and Colton, as well as their 3 beautiful grandchildren…twins Patrick and Andrew, and the latest addition baby Graham. When not at school events, Mrs. Fallin enjoys spending time with family, going to the lake, shopping, and trying new recipes.


Karen Fallin is a longtime Shelby County resident and is a graduate of Center High School. She attended Sam Houston State to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Education, following up with a Masters in Education Leadership from Stephen F. Austin to include her Principal and Counselor certifications. She brings 30 years of experience in education to Tenaha ISD.

Mrs. Fallin taught in The Woodlands, in Center as the Teacher/literacy specialist, and is currently transitioning from Literacy Specialist to counselor in Tenaha.

Favorite Quote:

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. by Mario Andretti

“At Tenaha ISD three important ideas are infused in all decisions made: PASSION, PRIDE, PERFORMANCE. She believes by applying the 3 P’s to everything you do, success will follow. She is excited to be a part of the Tenaha culture, and is committed to assisting students and families to see beyond graduation, and what possibilities are within their reach. She states it is good to be HOME”.

Mrs. Fallin can be contacted at: fallinkaren@tenahaisd.com or
Phone: 936-248-5000 ext 504


Tenaha Teacher Awards - June 12, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

The Floyd A. (Dock) Watson, Superintendent Star Awards

Superintendent – Amie Mathis, Fannie Watson, Brenda Giles

Superintendent 2 – Jonathan Vick, David DePriest, Fannie Watson, Terry Ward, Brenda Giles, Tanner Kudrna, Kevin Cates, Josh Furlow

Superintendent 3 – Don Fallin,
Fannie Watson, Brenda Giles

Superintendent 4 – Jessica Holecek, Fannie Watson, Brenda Giles

Superintendent 5 – Josh Campbell,
Fannie Watson, Steven Shires, Brenda Giles

Superintendent 6 – Stella Baker,
Fannie Watson, Crystal Linebarger,
Brenda Giles

Superintendent 7 - Theresa Latham, Fannie Watson, Brenda Giles,
Dominque Roland

Superintendent 8 – Todd Bodden,
Fannie Watson, Brenda Giles

Superintendent 9 – Fannie Watson,
Ray Jackson

100% Perfect Attendance

Front Row: Tina Barton, Linda Bellamy
Back Row: David Sims, Brenda Farmer

The Annice Knight Award, The Superintendent’s “Care” Award

Pam Walker, Teresa Wiist

The Pauline Evans Award, Outstanding Support Service Person of theYear

Maria Pineda, Don Fallin

The Lela Beth Harris Award, Outstanding Para-Professional of the Year

Brenda Lucas, Don Fallin

The Ruth Templin Award, “Tenaha ISD’S Unsung Hero” Award
Jonathan Vick, Ronnie Samford

The Glady’s Horton Award, Tenaha ISD Teacher of the Year Grades K-6
Rhonda Patterson, Bo Morris

The Billie Jean Kay Award, Tenaha HS Teacher of the Year Grades 7-12
Kevin Cates, Billie Jean Kay

The Tom Jones Award, The Tenaha “Loyal” Tiger Award
Terry Ward, Aaron Roland

The Charles Williams Award, The “Tiger Way” Award
Katha Wyatt, Robert Barton

The Cathy Moore Award, Tenaha ISD Professionalism Award
Judy Monroe, Cathy Moore

The Waylon Moore Award, Tenaha School Most Valuable Employee of the Year
Martha Boren, Waylon Moore

The Legacy Award
Scott Tyner, Debbie Fallin, Don Fallin
Carla Looney Retirement
Terri Bowlin, Carla Looney, Scott Tyner

Tenaha Elementary Awards - June 12, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

Perfect Attendance K-6

Names are in grade order not picture order
Kindergarten – Jayden Cooks, Jairo Hernandez, Luis Ramirez
1st Grade – Edrin Bluford, Melissa Flores, Neida Flores, Arlette Ramirez, Robert Williams
2nd Grade - Alex Tyner
3rd Grade – Irvin Barona, Trindon Claiborne, Sarahi Flores, Manuel Loredo, Mahalia Ratcliff
4th Grade – Eduardo Flores, Tyler Fountain, Kamari Gray, Janessa Mendez, Andrew Tyner
5th Grade - Jatorian Calloway, Annette Castillo, Hunter Collins, Ernesto Hernandez, Gracie
Martinson, Jose Mendoza, Teambria Suell, Brea Woods
6th Grade - Brandon Castillo, Amya Giles, Ke’Myson Gray, Jaquavion Lloyd,

Perfect Attendance 7-8

Front Row: Anna Bittick, Marques Davis,
Back Row: Ariday Hernandez, Hernan Hernandez, Mia Belin

All A Honor Roll 1-5
Names in Grade order not picture order
1st Grade – Britney Barona, Samantha Flores, Korneilia Hill, Leonardo Martinez-Garcia,
Angelica Sandovel, Michael Santana
2nd Grade – Aubree Camp, Kim Lee Cave, Emily Chambliss, Hunter Harvey, Caden Lovell,
Evan Plata, Alex Tyner, Luke Ward
3rd Grade - Sarahi Flores
4th Grade – Irvin Barona, Andrew Tyner, Erik Vazquez, Paige Watson
5th Grade - Kale Page, Cooper Ward, Nicholas Watson

All A Honor Roll 7

Jaden Washington and Zoee Rogers

A & B Honor Roll 1st Grade

Names not in picture order
Jessica Aguilar, Kamran Barber, Jaylen Bluford, Andrew Carroll, Zachary Farrow, Melissa Flores, Giovani Guevara, Kaitlyn Harvey, Misael Hernandez, Zoe Kyle, Malarry Lampley, Angelica Martinez-Monroy, A’Jeunna Moore, Ja’Tyrian Moore, Arlette Ramirez, Jordan Reese, La’Taejha Steadman, Gladys Tovar, Joshua White

A & B Honor Roll 2-3 Grade

Names are not in picture order
2nd Grade – Christian Alcantar, Corissa Anderson, Timothy Barber, Ana’Li Giles, Hugh Glaze,
Emily Richardson, Makayla Thomas
3rd Grade – Adalynn Duncan, Bridda Flores, Ja’Quaylin Garrett, Katelynn Henry, Michael Kellar, Carlee Linebarger, Manuel Loredo, Alan Mosqueda, Alexis Plata, Pacey

A & B Honor Roll 4-5 Grade

Names not in picture order
4th Grade – Jalynn Durbin, Lourdes Perez, Chad Rogers, Brandon Soto, Banner Warr, Destynee
5th Grade - Jaron Bryant, Brianna Bunting, Jatorian Calloway, Skyler Davis, Connor Haynie,
Ernesto Hernandez, Gracie Martinson, Guadalupe Sandoval, Zaccharrias Smith,
Teambria Suell, Jared Tovar

A & B Honor Roll 6th Grade

Front Row – Andres Garcia, Sarai Valencia, Giselle Rico, J. Gray
Back Row – Anayeli Aguilar, Christasha Suell, Amya Giles, Rebekah Potter

5th Band Outstanding
Emerald Norton – Outstanding Woodwind, Cooper Ward – Outstanding Brass, Kale Page – Outstanding Percussion, Alex Lopez – Most Improved

6th Band Outstanding

Ke’Myson Gary – Outstanding Brass, Jaurmez Brock – Director’s Award, Jaquavion Lloyd – Outstanding Percussion, Anayeli Aguilar – Outstanding Woodwind
7-8 Band Outstanding
Front Row: Ariday Hernandez – Outstanding 7th Grader, Christian Haynie – Outstanding 8th
Grader, Daniella Leos – Director’s Award
Back Row: Sydney Cheshire – Most Improved, Alexis Fuselier – Outstanding Marcher, Bianca
Ramirez – Outstanding Woodwind
7-8 Band Award
1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Stage Band, 1st Division Solo, 1st Division Ensemble, All Region
Christian Haynie, Ariday Hernandez, Abel Rodriguez

7-8 Band Award 2

1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Solo, 1st Division Ensemble
First Row: JaChristopher Gardner, Shawn Cheshire, Alan Flores, Lucas Fox
2nd Row: Zayda Hernandez, Crystal McDonald, Elizabeth Hernandez, Merlid Sandoval, Antwon
Harris, Caniya Reed
Back Row: Ashley Roberts, Cody Foshee, Calicia Roland, Selena Mendoza, Alex Rodriguez

7th Band Award

1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Ensemble
1st Row: Destiny Rogers, Holly Linebarger, Bailey Burnham, Miguel Mendoz, Abbie Muckelroy
2nd Row: Joselin Lopez, Claire Collins, Sydney Cheshire, TyMaryon Davis, Jaden Washington,
Maria Martinez
Back Row: Ruben Tovar, LaDarrius Garrett, Martravian Williams, Matthew Flournoy, KaJae
Jackson, Arlicia Roland, Hernan Hernandez, Alexis Shires

8th Grade Band 3

1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Stage Band, 1st Division Solo
1st Row: Katelyn Kellar, Alexis Fuselier, Estefani Tovar
Back Row: Justin Carroll, Carlos Flores, Andy Ward, Dylan Barbee, Kaleb Wyatt, Monterrio
Williams, Hunter Wagstaff

8th Grade Band Award 2

1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Stage Band, 1st Division Ensemble
1st Row: Lashasta Johnson, Kelsey Barton, Marques Davis, Jordan Castillo, Kyesha Perry
Back Row: Catilyn Trammell, Mercedes Rountree, Mya Belin, Keyasma Gray

8th Grade Band Award

1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Stage Band, 1st Division Solo, All Region
Daniella Leos, Bianca Ramirez

5th Robotics

1st Row: Jatorian Calloway, Connor Haynie, Zacc Smith, Gracie Martinson, Kale Page, Nicholas
Back Row: Brianna Bunting, Hunter Collins, Skyler Davis, Colin Linebarger, Luke Linebarger,
Cooper Ward, Corey McDonald

6th Robotics

Andres Garcia, Rebekah Potter, Jaurmez Brock, Amya Giles, Christasha Suell, Ke’Myson Gray

7th Robotics

1st Row: Elizabeth Hernandez, Alan Flores, Ariday Hernandez, Miguel Mendoza
Back Row: JaChristopher Gardner, Hernan Hernandez, LaDarrius Garrett, Ruben Tovar, Zoee

7th State Robotics 2

2nd Place Regional Meet, State Qualifying
Jaden Washington, Arlicia Roland, Calicia Roland

7th State Robotics

1st Place Regional Meet, State Qualifying
Crystal McDonald, Alexis Shires

Elementary Robotics

Names are not picture order
Misael Hernandez, Leonardo Martinez-Garcia, Gladys Tovar, Kim Lee Cave, Luke Ward, Aubree Camp, Sarahi Flores, Paxton Graves, Pacey Rhodes

Tiger Way Kindergarten

Diana Flores and Jaden Cooks

Tiger Way 1st Grade

Britney Barona and Michael Santana

Tiger Way 2nd Grade

Kim Lee Cave and Alex Tyner

Tiger Way 3rd Grade

Sarahi Flores and alan Mosqueda

Tiger Way 4th Grade
Kamari Gray and Irvin Barona

Tiger Way 5th Grade

Azjha Glenn and Corey McDonald

Tiger Way 6th Grade
Christasha Suell and Jaurmez Brock

Tiger Way 7th Grade
Hernan Hernandez and Merlid Sandovel
Tiger Way 8th Grade
Daniella Leos and Carlos Flores

Tenaha Students Recognized at Awards Banquet - June 4, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

Band Awards

For 1st Division Band, 1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Stage Band and 1st Division Ensemble

Left to Right (Front Row) Aaron Harris, Sabrina Koller, LaPorsha Perry, JR Hill, Leon Aguilar, Cinthya Leos (Second Row) Hailey Henry, TJ Thomas, Colton Goeke, Ryan Palmer, Cobe Caraway, JaCoby Ivy, Blane Cummings (Back Row) Seth Wyatt, JaQuaroius Williams, Shantivia Gray, Keontas Davis

For 1st Division Marching Band, 1st Division Solo, 1st Division Stage Band and 1st Division Ensemble

Left to Right: (Front Row) Roberto Flores, Ashlee Ray, Cheyenne Koller (Back Row) Charles Reed and Jakedrick Rountree


Left to Right: (Front Row) Cheyenne Koller – Outstanding Sophomore; Charles Reed – Outstanding Freshman; (Back Row) Jacob Samford – Outstanding Brass; Ryan Palmer – Outstanding Senior; Jakedrick Rountree – Outstanding Percussion

For 1st Division Marching Band,
1st Division Stage Band,
1st Division Solo,
1st Division Ensemble
and All Region Band

Left to Right: Camryn Sisk and Jacob Samford

Drum Major Award

Left to Right: Seth Wyatt and Ashlee Ray

Senior Awards

Valedictorian Award

Camryn Sisk presented by Bo Morris
Salutatorian Award

Ashlee Ray presented by Bo Morris
Outstanding Seniors: The Carrie Driver Award

Left to Right: Ashlee Ray, Camryn Sisk, Ryan Palmer
Senior Girls Soccer

Left to Right: Camryn Sisk, Jessica Poag, Cristal Tovar
Senior Awards

Left to Right: (Front Row) Ashlee Ray – Basketball District 22-A Offensive Most Valuable Player and Regional Track; Courtney Edwards – State Track, Basketball 2nd Team All-Distict; Cristal Tovar – Soccer; (Back Row) DeAaron Roland - Football District 11-A Defensive Most Valuable Player, 1st Team Offensive Line, Basketball District 22-A Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and Regional Track; Camryn Sisk – Soccer; Jessica Poag – Soccer

Additional Awards


Left to Right: Sponsor Brenda Farmer; Alex Horton – 1st Place Region VII Spring Meet; Jacob Samford – Third place Regional meet and State Robotics; Blane Cummings – Third Place Regional Meet, State Robotics

Perfect Attendance

Left to Right: Shannon Roberts, Roberto Flores, Jadekrick Rountree

Freshman Awards

Left to Right: LaPorsha Perry – Regional Track; Alyssa Harris – Regional Track; Jacob Samford – Baseball Participant; Charles Reed - Football Honorable Mention Offensive Line

Sophomore Awards

Left to Right: Seth Wyatt – Baseball Participant; TJ Thomas – Football 1st Team Outside Line Backer, 2nd Team Running Back and Baseball Participant; Cobe Caraway - Football 1st Team Running Back, Basketball Honorable Mention, Baseball Participant, and Regional Track; Leon Aguilar - Football Honorable Mention Offensive Line; Aaron Harris - Football 1st Team Defensive Line and Baseball Participant

Junior Awards

Left to Right: (Front Row) Tristan Green - Baseball Participant; Tyler Green – Baseball Participant; JR Hill - Football 1st Team All District Defensive Back, Honorable Mention Quarterback, Basketball 2nd Team All-District, Regional Track; Shantivia Gray – Regional Track; Sabrina Koller – Regional Track; (Back Row) DeAndre Thomas - Football 2nd Team All-District Defensive Back, 2nd Team Wide Receiver, Basketball 2nd Team All-District, Regional Track; Keontas Davis - Football 1st Team All-District Wide Receiver, Football 1st Team All District Defensive Back, Basketball 1st Team All-Distict, Regional Track; Chavis Gregory- Football District 11-A Offensive Most Valuable Player, Basketball District 22-A 1st Team All-District, Regional track; Tryee Barnes – Baseball Participant; Derek Jones - Football 1st Team Offensive Line; JaCoby Ivy - Football 1st Team All-District Line Backer, 2nd Team All-District Tight End, Basketball 1St Team All-District

Letter Jackets

(Front Row) Alex Reeves, Sierra Collins, Raven Gibbs, Cheyenne Koller, Shawna Hall (Second Row) Tyler Green, Shavez Bergeron, Seth Wyatt, Leon Aguilar (Back Row) Tristan Green, Jacob Samford, DeAndre Thomas, Tyree Barnes, JaQuarious Williams, Charles Reed


Tenaha Robotics Win Competition - May 21, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

Monday the Tenaha High School Robotics team traveled to LeTourneau College for a robotics competition. The theme of this contest was a demolition derby. The student’s robots were to push match box cars into a detail shop and/or pick up match box cars and place them a car crusher. The team of Caleb Garcia and Alex Horton placed first out of 42 teams on this contest.

After lunch the students had to build another robot for a drag race. The purpose was to see whose robot could travel 20 feet in the fastest time. The team of Caleb Garcia and Alex Horton had the third fastest robot in this contest.

Mrs. Farmer, robotics sponsor, said she is very proud of Tenaha’s Robotics Teams. We have had a great year this year and I am looking forward to next year.


Tenaha Elementary Robotics Win Big - May 14, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

The Tenaha Elementary Robotics Team recently competed in their annual robotics contest. There were a total of 51 teams from 14 schools present. Tenaha had 3 teams. The theme for this contest was a carnival. Each team had to design a ride for the carnival. The Tenaha teams came back with 3 awards. Kim Cave, Paxton Graves and Gladys Tovar won The Innovative Design Award, Leonardo Garcia, Sarahi Flores, and Aubree Camp won the Novel Design Award, and Pacey Rhodes, Luke Ward, and Misael Hernandez won the Unique Design Award. The Elementary Robotics is sponsored by Stacy Barr and Stacy White.


Tenaha Beta Club Induction - May 14, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

The Tenaha Beta Club held their induction ceremony Thursday night. In this ceremony the new officers for the school year 2013-2014 were installed and the new members were inducted into the club. The graduating seniors and the eighth grade Beta members were given their Beta Stoles to be worn at graduation and eighth grade completion.

New members for the Jr. Beta Club are:
Front Row: Anayeli Aguilar, Ke’Myson Gray, Andres Garcia,
Second Row: Merlid Sandoval, Christasha Suell, Rebekah Potter, Crystal McDonald
Third Row: Amya Giles, Sarai Valencia, Giselle Rico, Mrs. Watson Sponsor, Mrs. Farmer Sponsor

New Jr. Beta Officers are:
Front Row: Treasurer- Alexis Shires, President-Jaden Washington, Pledge Captain Elizabeth Hernandez
Second Row: Sponsor-Mrs. Watson, Vice President- Arlicia Roland, Secretary-Calicia Roland, Sponsor-Mrs. Farmer

Eight grade students receiving their stole were:
Front Row: Christian Haynie, Daniela Leos, Kelsey Barton, Mya Belin
Second Row: Kaleb Wyatt, Carlos Flores, Mrs. Farmer Sponsor, Katelyn Kellar
Third Row: Mrs. Watson Sponsor, Bianca Ramirez, Andy Ward

New members for the High School Beta Club:
Front Row: Caleb Garcia, Shawna Hall, Mrs. Farmer Sponsor
Second Row: Mrs. Watson Sponsor, Tyler Muckelroy,
Third Row: J.R. Wagstaff , Colton Goeke, Jacob Samford and Blane Cummings

New Beta Club officers are:
Front Row: President-Cinthya Leos, Secretary-Caleb Garcia, Treasurer-Jamie Mendoza
Second Row: Sponsor-Mrs. Watson, Vice President-Edgar Pineda, Sponsor-Mrs. Farmer and Pledge Captain-Leon Aguilar.

Senior Beta members:
Front Row: Courtney Edwards, C.J. Cook
Second Row: Camryn Sisk, Tiara Williams, Ashlee Ray, and Mrs. Farmer Sponsor
Third Row: Mrs. Watson Sponsor, Vincent Walton, DeAaron Roland and Ryan Palmer


Tigers Rally for STAAR! - May 9, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

As 3rd grade finishes up a successful testing week, we would like to thank our Tigers that came in Monday and gave our students the pep talk they needed to go after STAAR with a vengence. J.R. Hill, Chavis Gregory, Keontas Davis, and Ashlee Ray spoke to our students extensively about never giving up, always trying your best no matter how hard things get, and representing our school with pride, areas in which they are more than experts. Thank you! Our students worked extremely hard Tuesday and Wednesday, and we know it was in part because of your words of encouragement.


Tenaha 2nd Grade Field Trip to Sci-Port - May 9, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

Mrs. Mathis and Mrs. Stacie took their second grade classes on a field trip to Sci-Port in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 1, 2013. The second graders were able to experience different aspects of science through hands-on activities. While they were there, they also had the chance to learn about electricity. They loved when the pickle was turned into a light. They also had the opportunity to go to the planetarium. They have been learning about planets in Science so they were able to apply their knowledge to what they were watching. When the students were asked about their favorite parts of the field trip, they replied the tornado and the nail bed.


First Day on the Job for Davison and the Lady Tigers - April 20, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

New Tenaha Head Girls Basketball Coach Garry Davison enjoyed his first day on the job Thursday in Maroon and White. TISD officials are excited to see Coach Davison introduced to what will be his team next year and in the coming years. However, while Coach Davison wore the maroon well, some work and some help will be needed with his shoe color choice. Coach Davison sported bright blue Nike’s and the Lady Tigers were quick to point out that “we are going to have to do something about those shoes.” Of course, Coach Davison’s Lady Lions squad in Saltillo was blue and gold.

On the court however, Coach Davison was able to introduce himself to the girls and put them through some fundamental drills. The girls were excited about getting the chance to work with their new mentor as he was able to set a “first day” expectation of championship caliber basketball for them as “he knows how to get that done”. As Coach Davison finishes his year up with Saltillo ISD, he has made arrangements to try and come in at least two days a week for the remainder of the year.


Juniors Study Naturalism in English Class - April 5, 2013
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

front row: Skylar Keck, Ms. Holecek, Back row: Tristen Green, Eboni Moore, Alex Horton, Brady Tovar

Miss Holecek's 11th grade classes have been studying Naturalism. Along with reading different Naturalist selections, students were also given the task of creating a Naturalism Poster. Students were expected to create a scene on the poster that shows off a Naturalist theme. Some common themes are:

The "brute within"
The indifference of nature
The forces of "heredity and environment"
An indifferent, deterministic universe
Animalistic nature of humans.

The posters were scored based on theme, creativity, effort, and originality. The posters are on display outside of Room 34.

Front row: Alexis Portillo, Cynthia Leos Back row: Efrain Hernandez, Raven Gibbs, Destiny Trammell, Edgar Pineda

Tenaha Tiger Dolls for 2013-2014
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

Tenaha High School is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Tiger Dolls. They are: Front Row: Jaden Washington, LaShasta Johnson, Kasey Cooks, Katie Colbey, Janeth Trejo, Chyenne Koller, Sabrina Koller, Middle Row: Tymaryon Davis, Mya Belin, Macelynn Rehbein, Alexis Shires, Sydney Cheshire, Caniya Reed Back Row: Keambria Johnson, Keyasma Gray, Calicia Roland, Cyrstal McDonald, Arlicia Roland.


Tenaha High School Cheerleaders
Submitted by Brenda Farmer

Tenaha High School would like to announce the Tiger Cheerleaders for 2013-2014.

Pictured on front row: LaProsha Perry, Katelyn Keller, Tamameria McClure,Kyesha Perry, Kelsey Barton, Jalyssa Steadman
Back Row: Christina Patterson, Destiny Trammell (Mascot), Madison Davis, Alexx Reeves, Shantivia Gray, Bianca Ramirez

Senior Cheerleaders for 2013-2014 are: Destiny Trammell (mascot), Madison Davis, Jalyssa Steadman, Shantivia Gray and Alexx Reeves


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