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Kudos to TREA's Partner No Kid Hungry!

TREA has partnered with NKH Texas for over four years now, and they have awarded rural schools in Texas over $600,000 to their food service departments for innovative programs.  

https://www.kxan.com/video/smithville-isd-working-to-keep-kids-fed-this-summer/9860528/

Grant Opportunity passed on from NREA and Dr. Pratt

https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-discretionary-grants-support-services/school-choice-improvement-programs/promise-neighborhoods-pn/

Thanks to NREA-Legislative their work on this recent E-Rate Decision

Thanks to Dr. Allen Pratt as well as our TREA folks that work with NREA on legislative and other matters - Bill Chapman, Jerry Stout, Todd Williams, and Max Thompson.

https://www.aasa.org/news-media/news/2024/06/26/fcc-chairwoman-announces-vote-to-allow-e-rate-to-be-used-for-wi-fi-and-hot-spots

Ryann Phillips of Gail to compete in Olympics

Scroll down to Shotgun and look for the name Ryann Phillips of Gail, Tx (Borden County ISD graduate).  Women's Trap competes on July 30 and 31 in Paris.

https://usashooting.org/us-olympic-shooting-team-paris-2024/

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Free High Quality PD Materials - from our Partners at UTEACH Texas

All administrators should check out this opportunity that is reimbursable upon program completion.  We have partnered for four years now with UTEACH Texas to get the word out about this opportunity.  Contact Dixie Valdez with UTEACH Texas or Bill Tarleton with TREA if you have any questions.  

https://pd.uteach.utexas.edu/uteach-report

ISD raises state allotment from 70k-1.5m-See how...

Congratulations to Fort Davis and Michelle Hartmann, Deputy Superintendent and former TREA Board Member, who was instrumental in implementing the program.

https://bigbendsentinel.com/2024/06/12/fort-davis-isd-raises-state-allotment-from-70k-to-1-5m-through-private-early-childhood-school-partnerships/

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Teachers-Cybersecurity Curriculum Materials

Please see the link on this curriculum funded through the NSA.  

https://www.caecommunity.org/initiative/k12-ring

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Thanks to those graduates who plan to serve our country!

https://www.ourcommunitysalutes.org/

 

Jerry McAdams Column-Great article about Small School Communities

I remember how hot it was in July of 1997.

We were hauling and unloading all our worldly possessions, including a one-year-old child, at the old Hafer place on the edge of town.

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Rural STEM Initiative Opportunity for Students

https://www.spacekids.global/press-squad

Van ISD West Texas STEAM Bus Tour-Cool!

Check out the Van STEAM Bus and it's activities.  The West Texas Tour info. is here, as well as other tabs to check out how it works and other activities:

https://www.vansteambus.org/western-steam-tour

Cool moment at Itasca ISD!

https://www.kcentv.com/article/news/education/itasca-isd-sro-saves-the-day-for-talent-show-participant/500-4b9b82d7-2cfc-4423-a40e-113f4db157a2

TREA's Principal of the Year Finalists!

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=860533466108701&set=a.559725946189456&__cft__[0]=AZX185cSJPt6Md8uEhjkjMw3Y3fjSGDr1usMKfoNiY3VwciePjgRJz2kbrttWCXI0Jtey71bURpQ95--GA_2SveQc3FIr80SJrjbtrQOPbtXbP23MDzdV8J0-ewd7fVZ4olHY6Z43UZag8w1DhHxMDHV-jIL1A6eskCguoGUTtKriYQMbH702IBpDuG-v3m6DZ_q9gfTkAayGLZ2zsJAE7-uPPb7FMzS3tkiYb0SGbGD7w&__tn__=EH-R

TREA's first ever Paraprofessional of the Year Finalists!

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=860520226110025&set=a.559725946189456&__cft__[0]=AZXNwO8rBXjlccNJaA7TQwIh237-auxWrAXDl72wSOec3NufNlXdasa1OVeNUslnI3N5s1kBA8TiHMiwPHkpyoziIChiO31AZFJQ2HvfmiseSbzotuUO4-jHSBggP6RFQULZoJZACVZXq2JXurSMr8fwQtQvfEhEBb6LhLQkIn2F8zx3UXg2D3GMYfeH06QrTrrr_yuVUZYbUxw8ZuoP1ArX&__tn__=EH-R

TREA's School Board of the Year Finalists!

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=860543266107721&set=a.559725946189456&__cft__[0]=AZVOQHEmYIUDpkxmyomf1f-gk0LzIG04UiGRncVRUktP15bAe-DhP56qpF8YpV2LZZEZgj2C4LBu26kRJvS1mGY2kdmXD3gzQYGKrIJf9ZIdPuR1kNIcFkXuwFrvGpuMN2IpviWdfigI1DtkKp1SvSVq21QLzd6X80uU39qC1KJPgszQ7LeHad61Upi6VNZyO5uv5KEpmjH4XAUKkvQjfBN5299OaqaSgV7wQ-X4RloH3g&__tn__=EH-R

TREA's TOTY Finalists Announced!

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=861015556060492&set=a.559725946189456&__cft__[0]=AZVEIOiwgjaBBgMWyrxGniVshGdIg4vl3CX5hqXADQmyP36KjuYGLI8wEa0w0t1VlNsFVhQS9WyJtU86HvS7WU5UIgJkVEMWZMaG8Z5lFKT9XdCnrpYd74DofpDpkhJW3FCOAzsCYLnlno3dOtdXuu9PynvKdqPokcjEC2nPvNu9t3aBpXz5U8XG2pxgE-ca6N0HttiVqrh6N3eYO_N1IVSp&__tn__=EH-R

TREA's SOTY Finalists!

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=861042746057773&set=a.559725946189456&__cft__[0]=AZWHGF7jVnG-8bJ24cQ3U7LFfXJq0d6lGSM0Ej3XVxTxa5fGIfPgC_UQNykZSla_xamZbT0q-6xGtB2psI75ZhFSIlfMbPY7Sr5mFh_RyHN8N7G8VlCvSmlxKbl1I8nZk5G1ZfGtlPuK80Og1fmGEzjyN_b43zUhVEC-ipR0u1_zCoBnvjMPqzcXKLfW4jGPNsCgsOc4X9e5iOmkKQttYmv7&__tn__=EH-R

Thoughts and Prayers for the Chico School Community

We are saddened to hear about the family of four killed in a car crash this week.  Our hearts go out to Chico ISD.  

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/wise-county-fatal-crash-chico/3540872/

Superintendent hosts podcast with Students

Check out Chilton superintendent and TREA Legislative Committee Member Brandon Hubbard as he conducts a podcast with elementary school students.  Brandon, I'm not sure if you're brave, crazy, or a little of both to do this, but you pulled it off, lol!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2E4XCSdNRs

Blue Angels Video Presentation opportunity for TREA districts

https://home.edweb.net/webinar/stem20240516/