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  • See you at the Pole

    Come join FCA and FCS as they pray around the flag pole September 28th, 7:00AM

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  • BACK TO SPORTS

    Back to sports  is a free information session on youth wellness and sports safety for children. 

    Topics covered will include: • Concussion awareness • Heat and hydration • Cardiac arrest and CPR • Overuse injury prevention

    Please join us for a free informative session.

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    McKenzie Madill  

    McKenzie Madill wanted to make sure she was more than ready for her university experience. Madill had every opportunity to attend major four-year institutions straight out of high school. But she chose to use her local community college to provide her with high-quality education while preparing her academically and socially for the challenges she would face at the university level. In fact, this fall, 433 out of approximately 4,200 TC students are first time in college students.

    Madill graduated from Texarkana College in May 2016 and started at Texas A&M University-Texarkana this fall to study biology and continue working toward her goal of becoming a physical therapist. She said familiarity, proximity and affordability played pivotal roles in her decision to begin her careers in higher education at the community college level. 

    “I chose Texarkana College so I could be in a small classroom environment where I could get a little bit more one-on-one time with my professors,” she said. “After I received the Presidential Scholarship, it was more affordable to start out at TC.”

     Madill, a graduate of New Boston High School, is part of a continuing trend as community colleges remain the largest sector of Texas higher education. According to a study by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), there were 700,892 students enrolled in community colleges statewide during the fall of 2015. That made up 47.1 percent of all higher education students in Texas. The number of students at public universities totaled 619,284 or 41.6 percent.

     The THECB also reported 70 percent of all college freshmen and sophomores statewide were enrolled in community colleges for the Fall 2015 semester.

     “My overall experience? I’ve loved TC,” Madill said. “It’s been everything I imagined it could be and more. I encourage anyone who is a senior and is unsure about what university they would like to attend to go ahead and start at TC. It’s affordable, and it’s a great place to start.”

     Another THECB study revealed 74 percent of all bachelor’s degree graduates in 2015 attended community colleges. Of those graduates, 35 percent accumulated more than 30 credit hours at community colleges.

     More students are finding that community colleges offer lower teacher-to-student ratios and effective support systems to prepare them for four-year universities and beyond.

     “I’ve met a lot of amazing people here,” Madill said. “I feel like I’ve really grown as a person. Graduating from TC was a dream come true for my family and me. I’m the first in my family to graduate and receive a degree, and I will open up the door for many generations to come after me. I think it was the best transition I could have ever asked for. I love TC!”

     According to the THECB and Texas Association of Community Colleges Legislative Budget Board, Texas community colleges rank third in the nation in affordability, behind only California and New Mexico. The average tuition and fees for the Fall 2016 semester for full-time students (taking 15 credit hours) living in the Texarkana College taxing district was $1,310.

     For students like Madill, the benefits of starting at a community college extend well beyond their years on the college’s campus. Before leaving TC, Madill was awarded the Eldridge Scholarship, a TC transfer scholarship worth $3,200 per semester that the recipient can use at any university in Texas.

     “I’m very lucky and blessed to have that,” she said. “I’m proud to start at TC.”

     

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  • NEXT ACT TEST

    SATURDAY, OCT. 22nd

    REGISTER BY FRIDAY, SEPT. 16th to avoid late fees.   Go to actstudent.org to register

    See Mrs. Duffer if you are in 11th or 12th grade and qualify for fee waivers (must meet free or reduced lunch requirements) 

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  • ASVAB TEST

    On Tuesday, September 20th, New Boston High School will be administering the ASVAB test to any 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student wishing to test.  Those students interested in the military are highly encouraged to test. This test is also great as a career survey . 

    Students must sign up in the counseling center or in the front office.  The cost of the test is FREE! Deadline to sign-up is this Friday, September 16th

    GO to Mach2Success.com for studying tips on the ASVAB

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  • SENIOR STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

    Monday, Sept. 19th

    6pm NBHS Auditorium

    Seniors and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend (Door Prizes will be given)

    Discussion Points: Scholarships, Deadlines, FAFSA, Admission Requirements, Senior Information

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    Elizabeth Welch 2016-2017 Homecoming Queen

    CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth Welch on being crowned 2016-2017 Homecoming Queen!

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    Congratulations Tony Basso for placing 1st Place in Class of Hereford Heifers

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  • 2016-2017 FFA Officers

    Congratulations to the new 2016-2017 FFA Officers

    President: Makenzie Newton

    Vice President: Tony Basso 
    Secretary: Kayla Ratcliff
    Treasurer: Clair Sissons 
    Reporter: Casey Simpson (not pictured) 
    Sentinal: Jarrod Fowler
    Student Advisor: Cody Jackson
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  • Congratulations to the following students for being selected as 2016-2017 class officers

     

    Senior Class Officers

    SENIORS

    President - Cassidy Pulce

    VP - Elizabeth Welch

    Secretary - Hannah White

    Reporter - Ted Soam

    Historian - Tyler Raulston

    StuCo Representative - Hannah Burnett

    Junior Class Officers

    JUNIORS

    President - Victoria Halcomb

    VP - Alexis Halcomb

    Secretary - Haylee Stephens

    Reporter - Bailey Paul

    Historian - Katelyn Thompson

    StuCo Representative - Colby Rayfield

    Sophomore Class Officers

    SOPHOMORES

    President - Damond Clark

    VP - Evan Barron

    Secretary - Morgan McAlexander

    Reporter - Claire Duffer

    Historian - Ashlin Cox

    StuCo Representative - Ben Willis

    Freshman Class Officers

    FRESHMAN

    President - Samuel Martin

    VP - Ashton Paul

    Secretary - Chloe Davis

    Reporter - McKenzie Mitchell

    Historian - Aaron Strom

    StuCo Representative - Josh Foster

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Welcome

  • Welcome Message from Dr. Mathis

     

     

    Morning Announcements: 

     9-22-16

    There will be a Student Council Meeting today during advisory period. All members must attend. If you have a tutorial, go and check in with your teacher before coming to the meeting. The meeting will be in the auditorium.

    There will also be a brief meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes with Coach Waide in the D-hall room during advisory. If you are in Student Council & FCA, go to the FCA meeting first and then report to the auditorium.

    This is the end of the 5th week after the 6th week you must be passing to be eligible for any extracurricular activities including Band, Athletics, UIL and Ag events. See Mrs. Duffer for your skyward login.

    Driver's Education Sign up will begin Monday 9/12. The class will cost $175.00 and will begin October 3rd and will run through Nov 4th. Class will be from 6:15 am to 7:45 am. If you are in band we will work with you. Students need to be 15 years old by Nov 4 to enroll. Any questions see Coach Miller

    Everyone must have an ID to get a Chromebook
    You can get your ID before or after school or during the activity periods on Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $5
     
    Football tickets are on sale in the office for Friday night's game until 2:00pm Friday against Atlanta. 
      
    When you are leaving school early you MUST sign out in the office
     
    If you are interested in joining HOSA, please see Mrs. Grider in room D4. Dues are $30.00 and must be paid by September 26th.
      
    Mrs. Duffer wants to remind everyone to be checking their skyward for grades. If you need your log in please see Mrs. Duffer or Mrs. Briggs
     
    The Candy cart is now open in the library during lunch. 
                      
     
     
     
     
     
     
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