Destination Imagination Fundraiser
UPDATED ACT Aspire Exam Dates
AMS Book Fair May 2-6
All TASD campuses will hold virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 17, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. and Friday, February 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Students will not attend school on Friday, February 18. Additionally, all TASD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference Signup Form: https://bit.ly/AMS_Parent_Teacher_Conference_Signup
IMPORTANT MESSAGE- This afternoon the following routes will be delayed for grades 6 - 12: Route 4 & Route 8
All TASD schools and offices will resume as normal tomorrow, Friday, February 4. Students will receive alternative method of instruction (AMI) work in the form of Google Classroom or paper packets to complete as a result of the inclement weather closing today, February 3. Students will have 5 days to complete the AMI work.
The National Weather Service and Office of Emergency Management have issued a winter storm warning for our area. Out of an abundance of caution, all Texarkana Arkansas School District schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd. Additionally, all extracurricular activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled. TASD administrators will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide updates via the district’s website www.TASD7.net and our social media sites. The TASD callout system provider is currently experiencing technical difficulties so please help us by sharing this message with others.
School Closing Friday, January 21, Due to Staff Shortage - All Texarkana Arkansas School District schools will close on Friday, January 21, and return on Monday, January 24. The Texarkana Arkansas School District is currently experiencing staff shortages due to the increased number of positive and quarantine cases as Omicron continues to spread across our community. The district did see a decrease in the number of staff absences after the previous school closure; however, the positive and quarantine numbers among staff have increased once again. TASD staff are stretching themselves to the limit to provide COVID-safe learning for all of our students; however, we cannot be successful without adequate resources. The staff shortage coupled with the low number of substitute teachers available limits the district’s ability to staff our classrooms and offices. Navigating through this pandemic has been challenging for our staff, students, and the community as a whole; and we try very hard not to close our schools unless it is necessary. We understand the burden that closing our schools causes on some of our families, and we apologize for the short notice. All students PreK through 12th grade will use Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) for Friday’s school closure which may include instructional paper packets or digital learning. Our custodial services department will continue to deep clean and prepare our facilities for staff and students. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
All TASD athletic events are canceled until Monday, January 24, 2022. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Due to the recent school closure, all Athletic events will be cancelled and will resume next Thursday, January 20t
The 7th-grade boys' basketball game scheduled to be played tonight in Camden has been cancelled. The 8th-grade boys will be playing at 5:00 pm followed by the 9th-grade boys at 6:00 pm tonight. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Want to be a substitute for TASD? Here is your chance. Join us onsite for the Meeting and Substitute Training. Wednesday, January 12 or Thursday, January 13 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at 3512 Grand Ave. Texarkana, Ar 71854. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
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
The AMS Winter Band Concert has been moved to the Arkansas High school Gymnasium at 5:30 pm.
The Fouke basketball jamboree that the 7th-grade boys were scheduled to play in this Saturday, December 11th at Fouke, has been cancelled. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
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
8th grade football team (B team only) will play Genoa at Genoa, tonight October 19th at 6:00 PM. #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