Tiger Times

Senior Clara Smith sits at her dining room table working on her assignments. Texas High School transitioned to online education following the spread of COVID-19.

That’s so old-school

April 16, 2020

It’s true that looking up from your phone to discover you’ve just spent the entirety of another day in quarantine on social media or Netflix is no good feeling. But, if you all haven’t forgotten, spending an equally long amount of time in a class you have no interest in is just as soul-sucking. ...

Birth control is one of many aspects that is not covered in abstinence-only education. According to Planned Parenthood, only 18 states have legislation that require educators to share information about birth control.

A safer sex ed

August 25, 2018

A look around shows a large room as middle schoolers and high schoolers gather and peer at a small screen showing the dangers of sex, condoms and birth control. Many students blush, sweat or giggle under their breath as the sex education professional warns of how not adhering to abstinence will have life-al...

Sophomore Macie Webb attends a meeting about the Texas High trip to London, Paris, Munich, and the Swiss Alps. She will accompany the group to travel to Europe on July 6.

Tigers tackle Europe

June 3, 2018

This summer, while most of Texarkana takes on some sunscreen and shades, one group of students, teachers, and parents will be taking to the skies. The group will depart for a ten-day trip to London, Paris, Munich and the Swiss Alps on July 6. Teachers Erin Buchanan, Lance Kyles and Danny Williams are am...

The next airbenders

The next airbenders

May 25, 2018

Everything the teacher says is a blur. Each second passes as the teacher turns around to wipe away the equation on the board. Time is at an apparent standstill. This is it— the perfect opportunity. The student slips a thin, metallic object out of the backpack lying on the floor and puts the device up...

Algebra II teacher Nicole Ayers stands with her husband, Brandon, and children, Christopher, 11, Katherine, 9, and Daniel, 8. During the summer, the family competed in Brain Chase, an academic treasure hunt. The family won the competition, which included a $10,000 prize. submitted photo

Riddle me this

November 8, 2017

As the minutes droned on, listening to procedures and curriculum standards, a noise pierced the room and captured algebra II teacher Nicole Ayers’ attention. She exited the meeting room and answered a phone call that would change everything. Ayers and her family participated in a unique and unconve...

Standardized testing cracks foundation in US education system

Standardized testing cracks foundation in US education system

April 19, 2016

As a 7:30 a.m. alarm sounds on a select Saturday in America, numerous students roll out of bed to take the ACT. Some students are athletes who had a game the previous night, or had three AP class tests the day before, and of course, there is the student who lacks the desire to succeed for school but is be...

Numbers never lie. There is a divide in performance. Schools struggle with making sure each student is prepared to pass their exams, but it's not enough. Something must be done to close the separation between haves and have nots in education.

The great divide

February 16, 2016

The alarm clock rings. He lazily climbs out of the bed, puts on some clothes and trudges to school. The bell rings, and it’s test day. But he didn’t study. He doesn’t care. He just wants to take the test and go back to bed. The alarm clock rings. She pulls herself out of the bed, puts on some clot...

Why our school is silent

Why our school is silent

December 18, 2015

It’s a hard topic. Parents dread saying it, children dread hearing it, and most of all schools dread discussing it. The phrase “sex education” triggers extreme reactions in most people. Many believe that abstinence should be the only option for all unmarried persons. Others embrace the reality that...

TISD places third in Literacy Council Spelling Bee

TISD places third in Literacy Council Spelling Bee

April 30, 2015

T. E. A. C. H. E. R. Teacher. Several TISD faculty members formed two teams and competed in the 21st Annual Corporate Spelling Bee held on April 11 at the CABE Center, benefiting the Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties Inc. Texarkana, TX ISD placed third overall. “The Literacy Council...

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