It's back to school time, but before school starts the Texarkana Independent School District wants to make you are aware of some important dates. From orientations, picking up schedules, meeting teachers and advisors to getting student ID's, touring campuses and more. 

On Thursday, August 11, THS Sophomore students can pick-up their schedules from 10AM -11:30AM.

All Texas High School Schedule Pick-Ups will be in the THS Math & Science Center Grand Foyer at 4001 Summerhill Road.  At the time students pick-up their schedules, they can also visit with Academic Advisors, get school ID’s, bus passes, parking permits and locker assignments.

Dunbar Early Education Center will hold a Pre-K Orientation & Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 11.  Parents with student last name ending in A-L will meet from 8:30AM - 10:30AM while students with last name ending in M-Z will meet from 1AM - 3PM.

Morriss Elementary School will host a Kindergarten Orientation & Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 11.  Classroom visits will be from 5AM - 5:30PM and 6PM - 6:30 PM.  Campus Orientation will be from 5:30PM - 6PM.

Texas High School Freshman Orientation, known as Tiger Camp, will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 8:30AM - 11:30AM at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road.  Student registration will be from 8:30AM - 9:00AM.

During Tiger Camp, Freshmen students will meet with THS Faculty and Academic Advisors, get ID cards, tour the campus, get information on bus passes, lunch forms, locker assignments and learn about the many THS organizations and departments. Tiger Camp will end with fun for all – a THS Pep Rally.

For parents of THS Freshmen, a Parent Orientation will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 9:00AM - 10:00AM in the John Thomas Theatre.

Meet the Teacher Nights will be held for elementary students and their parents on Monday, August 15. 

Westlawn Elementary School will hold their event times by grade level – Third Grade from 4AM - 5PM. Fourth Grade from 5PM - 6PM and Fifth Grade from 6PM - 7PM.

Highland Park Elementary will host a Snow Cone Social along with their Meet the Teacher night.  The Snow Cone Social will be from 4:30PM - 5:15PM with Meet the Teacher from 5PM - 7PM.

For parents with students attending Morriss Elementary (grades 1-5), Nash Elementary, Spring Lake Park Elementary, Theron Jones Early Literacy Center, Waggoner Creek Elementary and Wake Village Elementary, your event will be a come and go event from 5PM - 7PM.

Texas High School will host a Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, August 16 from 5PM - 7PM.  During this time, students and parents can meet with teachers, tour the campus and meet with Academic Advisors.

Schedule Pick-Up and Meet the Teacher for Texas Middle School (TMS) 7th and 8th grade students will be on Tuesday, August 16.  Seventh Grade will meet from 5PM - 6:30PM in the TMS Gym while 8th Grade will be from 6PM - 7:30PM in the TMS Cafeteria, 2100 College Drive.  Parents/Guardians MUST BE PRESENT with student.  Available information will include: class locations, bus passes, lunch forms, traffic circulation maps and much more.  Textbooks for the upcoming year will also be distributed.

Texas Middle School will host their 6th Grade Academy Orientation and Schedule Pick-Up on Thursday, August 18.

Students enrolled in the STEM Academy will have their orientation from 5PM - 6:30PM.  Those students enrolled in the IDEAs Academy will have their orientation from 6:30PM - 8:00PM.  All orientations will be held in the TMS Main Gymnasium, 2100 College Drive.

During Academy Orientations, parents and students will have the opportunity to pick-up textbooks, meet and visit with staff, receive information on class locations, bus passes, lunch forms, traffic circulation maps and tour the new Sixth Grade Center at Texas Middle School.

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The first day of school for all TISD campuses will be Monday, August 22.