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  • NB Lion Band 2016-2017

    After much hard work, sweat and tears, the New Boston Lion Band has seen the fruit of their labor.

    This afternoon, at UIL Marching Contest, the Military Stride with pride earned 1st Degree ratings. The

    Band will now work towards their 28th Sweepstake prize as soon as Concert season begins. Congratulations

    Mrs. Manning, band directors, and students on an excellent job well done!

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  • Performing Arts



    Farmers Bank and Trust is holding a competition between area schools to see who has the most spirit. The winning school will receive $3,000 for their performing arts department. Please take the time to vote for New Boston every day! You can vote once every 24 hours. Make sure to share this with friends and family!

    Vote Here!

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  • Red Ribbon/Spirit Week October 24th-28th

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  • 2016 Lady Lions


    With their three set match win over the DeKalb Lady Bears last night, the New Boston Lady Lions moved to 11-1 and wrapped up the district championship.

    The Lady Lions will be facing Hughes Springs this Friday. Good Luck Ladies!

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  • FFA is selling Holiday Fruit and Assorted Entree's

    Fruit and Gifts  


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  • Pink Out Day

    NBHS will be honoring those that are battling or have battled breast cancer during our "Pink Out" pep rally and game on Oct 14th. Our pep rally starts around 3 pm and we will honor before the game around 7 pm. If you would like to join us during one or both of these times, please contact Amy May @ 903.701.0369.

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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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    SATURDAY, OCT. 22nd

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


    President - Cassidy Pulce

    VP - Elizabeth Welch

    Secretary - Hannah White

    Reporter - Ted Soam

    Historian - Tyler Raulston

    StuCo Representative - Hannah Burnett

    Junior Class Officers


    President - Victoria Halcomb

    VP - Alexis Halcomb

    Secretary - Haylee Stephens

    Reporter - Bailey Paul

    Historian - Katelyn Thompson

    StuCo Representative - Colby Rayfield

    Sophomore Class Officers


    President - Damond Clark

    VP - Evan Barron

    Secretary - Morgan McAlexander

    Reporter - Claire Duffer

    Historian - Ashlin Cox

    StuCo Representative - Ben Willis

    Freshman Class Officers


    President - Samuel Martin

    VP - Ashton Paul

    Secretary - Chloe Davis

    Reporter - McKenzie Mitchell

    Historian - Aaron Strom

    StuCo Representative - Josh Foster

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  • Welcome Message from Dr. Mathis



    Morning Announcements: 


    Good Luck to the Band as they travel to Pine Tree High School to compete in the UIL Marching Competition!

    Congratulations to the Varsity Football team for their win over Hughes Springs Friday night!

    Congratulations to the JV Team for their win over Hughes Springs last night!

    Seniors will have a meeting in the Library today during tutorials.

    Farmer's Bank and Trust is holding a competition between area schools to see who has the most spirit. The winning school will receive three thousand dollars for their performing arts department. Please take time during activity period kor lunch to get your phone out, google "school contest farmers bank", go to the first link, and vote. You can vote once every 24 hours. Make sure to share this with family and friends! 

    The Junior class is having a penny war fundraiser. Each class has a bucket on the bench in front of the office. Each class puts pennies and bills in their bucket to earn points, however; silver coins count against your class. So make sure to put nickels, quarters, and dimes into any other bucket but yours.

    It is the time of year once again for the PSAT test. The test will be at NBHS on Nov. 2. There are 70 seats available for sophomores and juniors. The cost of the exam is $15.00. This is a great Merit Scholarship opportunity for students. Please sign up and pay in the Counseling Center with Mrs. Briggs. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Briggs.

    The Yearbook staff is hosting a talent show on November 12. All students are welcome to join. Entry fee is $5.00 dollars per person or $10.00 per group. Deadline to enter is November 8th. There are sign up sheets in the offfice, yearbook room, and by Ms. Box's room. If you have any questions please see MRs. Shepherd or a yearbook member.

    NHS is taking can donations for Manna Kitchen. It is a competition between classes and staff. Freshmen take cans to McGee. Sophomores take cans to Chasteen. Juniors take cans to Moody. Seniors take cans to Daniels/Treadway. Faculty take cans to work room.

    National Honor Society will be hosting cupcakes for cans to help the local Manna Kitchen food bank.  For every two small cans and one large can you get a  homemade cupcake.

    FCS will meet in Mrs. Beard's room Thursday during tutorials.

    Juniors and Seniors make sure you look in your email for a prom survey from Mrs. Duffer dated October 7th.

    Seniors Mrs. Duffer wants to make sure you are applying to Colleges and she needs all copies of acceptance letters. See Mrs. Duffer for more info.

    Football tickets are on sale in the office until 2:00pm on Friday. Adults $4.00 and Students $3.00

    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
    When you are leaving school early you MUST sign out in the office