We are wrapping up the final weeks of 2023 with some positivity! We will start counting down to our holiday break next week with some fun dress up days. Let's frost the halls on Monday and wear your winter white!
Don't forget that our Holly Jolly Dress Up Days will begin on Monday, December 11th! Have some fun with us and get in the Holiday Spirit!! Monday is "Frost the Halls" Wear Your Winter White!
This Saturday, Tenaha ISD will host a Junior High Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be held in both the SEC & Tiger Gym. The schedules are detailed below; all games will be streamed via NFHS; split between two links for the morning and afternoon sessions (for the SEC only). Concessions will be available.
Come out and see some great JH Basketball action!!
It's GAMEDAY & AUDITION Day!! Our Tigers are on the road again today as the Boys continue in the Lago Vista Tournament at 12:30 where they will take on 4A Salado.
Our Lady Tigers will travel to Ft. Worth this afternoon to take on the Brewer Bears at 6pm this evening. Good Luck TIGERS!!
Please say prayers for traveling safety for our Tigers and fans as they make their way to and from these games throughout the weekend.
We also have our Middle School Band members traveling to Carthage today for Region Band Auditions followed by the HS traveling to Henderson tomorrow for auditions as well. Best of luck to those students!
Tenaha ISD and the Shelby County VFW Post join forces to support and assist local Veterans who may be in need within our community.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. At it's core, the VFW strives to:
*Always put the interests of members first
*Treat donors as partners in their cause
*Honor military service
*Ensure the care of veterans and their families
*Serve our communities
*Promote a positive image of the VFW
*Respect the diversity of veteran opinions
Research has shown that our Veterans struggle with a host of issues once returning home, and the VFW and Tenaha ISD would like to help those in need locate the appropriate services. The VFW membership is FREE to Veterans for the first year and $35 following; however, financial strain should not be a reason for any Veteran to do without services. The Shelby County VFW and it's current members are willing to assist in any way necessary to locate these Veterans and give them the support they so greatly deserve.
Statistics have shown, according to the National Veteran Suicide Annual Prevention Report, that nearly 17.5 Veterans succumb to suicide daily. In addition to medical services, mental health is also an issue that severely plaques our Veteran population with 1 in every 4 veterans suffering from some type of mental illness. The VFW post has relationships with providers who specialize in all of these services and can help support our Veterans in need.
If you are a local veteran and would like more information on the VFW, the membership available or just need someone to speak with, please complete the form at the link below. Someone with the local VFW will contact you to help best serve your needs. Our VFW members want to inform you of your rights as a Veteran and continue to grow this fantastic organization for those in the future.
Thank you for your time, bravery, and service, Veterans; we may not KNOW them ALL, but we OWE them ALL.
Coming off a Silver Bracket Championship at the Battle of the Bay in Corpus Christie this past week, the Lady Tigers vault to #1 in the Class 2A State Rankings at 13-3 on the season. This is directly related to the fact that this team has played 5 and 6A teams since the beginning of the season, and continues to excel and push their own limits to be the best team possible. There is no doubt, the Lady Tigers have the toughest schedule in 2A girls basketball this year, and they are learning and growing with each game.
Congratulations ladies and coaches! Keep working hard and pushing; we are so proud and know there are great things to come!
We are getting so close to the Christmas Holidays and you can feel the excitement in the hallways!! To get in the spirit, we will have our annual HOLLY JOLLY Dress Up Days beginning NEXT Monday, December 11th. Please see the information below for each day's theme.
Please remember all outfits should follow school dress code.
Get in the HOLIDAY SPIRIT and join us for this fun time of year!
The Tenaha ISD Christmas Break will be observed from December 20th-January 9th for students. Please remember to join us throughout the holidays for our annual HOLIDAY HOOPS Basketball Tournament December 27th, 28th, & 29th here on campus at the SEC and Tiger Gym along with Panola College, Timpson High School and Joaquin High School. We will be updating the website over the next several days with up to date game time information and releasing the tournament brackets.
Tenaha ISD CONGRATULATES both Misael Hernandez and Adrian Ramirez on their ALL STATE Cross Country honors that were announced yesterday!!! We are so proud of you guys!!!
Yesterday, Mrs. Dunn's students went "speed dating" to find their new book interests!!
The students participated in a book speed dating. We were transformed to a high end Café De Dunn where the students searched for their "book mate". The students had three rounds where they met new book interests. They then chose their true love book that they wanted to spend time with and get to know better. This activity allowed students to investigate different books that they might not have chosen on their own.
Thank you for making learning and reading FUN Mrs. Dunn!!!
ATTENTION TIGERNATION! Until further notice, the Elementary School doors will be locked from 8:15am until 3:00pm each day.
During these times, visitors will need to check in through the high school office.
This includes signing elementary students out for appointments. Thank you for your cooperation.
Ward Passes Torch to Byrdsong
With the conclusion of the 2023 Tenaha Tiger football season, 2024 will usher more changes than just a new year. Tenaha ISD was made aware of Coach Ward’s wishes to move into Administration this past summer and began making plans for this transition. Coach Byrdsong will continue to lead the High School as Principal without interruption for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. Coach Ward will move into Administrative responsibilities as assigned now that football season has concluded. Mr. Ward and Mr. Byrdsong will meet with all athletes at 12:30 today to discuss the transition.
Mr. Byrdsong is very excited about the opportunity to extend his relationship with the students into this new role. “I have learned a lot from Coach Ward this past season. I look forward to continuing the Tiger Tradition that Coach Ward has done such an outstanding job of cultivating here in Tenaha over the years.” Coach Byrdsong has most recently seen success as the co-defensive coordinator at John Tyler High School for 2 years with 4th round playoff finishes, as well as the Defensive Coordinator at Liberty Eylau where they also saw 3rd and 4th round playoff finishes as well. “I hope to continue to build on the foundation of a program that expects young men to demonstrate discipline, character and a program that the community can be proud of grades 7-12.”
Coach Terry Ward, puts down his headset and clipboard after a very successful 27 year coaching career; one that has multiple playoff appearances, countless wins, and the ultimate achievement…a State Championship.
“After 27 years of coaching and being on the sidelines, I have made the decision to move into a different direction both professionally and personally. I will always cherish my time coaching: the memories made with the athletes and their families who have entrusted me with the role of raising wonderful young men, along with sharing this responsibility with my amazing coaching staffs from all across the state and getting to know their families as well. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for trusting me.
I have been blessed with opportunities that a lot of people have not; including winning the State Championship in 2011.
I am now looking forward to devoting my time to my family: my wife, Elizabeth, who has stood beside me throughout my entire coaching career. We plan to spend our time cheering on our sons, who are now making their mark in the coaching world themselves.
Thank you to everyone who has stood behind our team, our family and me throughout my time as the head coach and athletic director here in Tenaha; your support will never be forgotten.”
Tenaha ISD would like to sincerely thank Coach Ward and his family for their dedication to Tenaha ISD and their athletes in this role and “season of life”; you have all truly left a positive impact on our school and community and we are thankful that you will continue to do so in other roles as well.
It's JH GAMEDAY!! Our JH Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will be at home today playing the Joaquin Rams beginning at 5:30pm in two gyms: 7th grade games will be played in the Tiger Gym beginning with the boys games at 5:30 and the 8th grade games will be played in the SEC. All tickets are $5 for adults/$3 for students and the doors will open at 5:00pm. Come on out and support these student athletes this evening!!
Here's to more positivity heading into our Thanksgiving break!
Our Tenaha Lady Tigers will play today in the Hill Country Classic at noon after winning both games yesterday. Today, their first game will be against the team from the Woodlands. You can catch it on the Marble Falls ISD YouTube Channel at the link below! We'll post more info on the later games once they have completed the noon game. Let's GOOOOO LADIES!!💪💪💪
The Tenaha Lady Tigers will be participating in the inaugural Piney Woods Hoopfest, which will take place at the pristine Panther Athletic Complex in Lufkin, Texas on the campus of Lufkin High School.
Many of the top boys and girls high school teams from Texas, Arizona and Louisiana will take the court for this first year event in East Texas.
Hoopfest Basketball has been hosting events for 15 years and has consistently showcased some of the top talent in the nation!
Hoopfest has events in Duncanville,Tx (Thanksgiving Hoopfest, 15 years), Salt Lake City, Utah (Holiday Hoopfest, 4 years) Texarkana (Red River Hoopfest, 3 years) and Hoopfest in Paradise (Bahamas, 2 years)!
You can purchase tickets at the link below: https://vivenu.com/event/piney-woods-hoopfest-kg6qfk
ATTENTION TigerNation! In regards to tomorrow's delayed start: FOR BUS RIDERS, routes will run two hours later than normal. **This would have our drivers leaving to run their routes at approximately 8:30 Friday morning. **I apologize for the incorrect information shared originally. Teachers will report at 9:30am; school will BEGIN at 10AM and release at the normal time. Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility!
It's AREA GAMEDAY for our TENAHA TIGERS!! We hope you are planning on making the trip to Athens tonight to support our Tenaha Tigers as they take on the Dawson Bulldogs for the Area Championship. Remember: Clear Bag Policy is in effect at the stadium this evening and tickets will be available for purchase at the gate with cash or card. Kick-off is at 7pm!!
Be LOUD AND PROUD...LET'S GOOOOO TIGERS!!!!
The Tenaha ISD Dual Credit Welders participated in the Shelby County Agriculture Building Project Contest at the East Texas Poultry Festival in October. The participants created custom fire pits for their entries.
Mr. James Raymond and Mr. Jamie Hagler presented our welders with the check for their projects this week and congratulated them on a job well done. Thank you to both of these gentlemen for supporting our Tigers and always lending a helping hand towards the academic success of our students.
Our Lady Tigers will play Warren at 1:30 at the Hill Country Classic in Marble Falls. The game can be watched at the youtube link below. The following game will either be streamed at the link below or on the Tenaha ISD Facebook page.