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Debbie Nicholas sits in front of her most recent painting she's been working on. Numerous other pieces of art are displayed throughout ARTS on Broad.

The art of retirement

July 12, 2020

After teaching for 37 years, with 20 of those years being at Texas High, art teacher Debbie Nicholas has retired. While some would take this time to settle down and take things slow, Nicholas packed up her paint brushes and jumped forth on a new project. The former art teacher took her skills and used them to open her own art gallery, ARTS on Broad, located in downtown Texarkana.

Students are required to have passes in order to go to a teacher's classroom before school. This requirement limits accessibility to teacher's for those students who needs help on assignments  before school. Administrators encourage students to think ahead and obtain a pass for those classes they have trouble in.

No note, more problems

October 2, 2018

Students often find it hard to make time to get help in classes they struggle with, so many attempt to find help from teachers before school. However, only with a note from a teacher may a student access assistance in the morning before school. The note policy has become an area of concern among student...

Algebra 2 teacher Nicole Ayers teaches a lesson. Ayers has been part of the tiger family for three years and will now teach at St. James.

Leaving lasting expressions

May 21, 2018

She was a light in the lives of many students. An icon and loved one, who will now be leaving our tiger family to find a new home. STEM Pre-AP Algebra 2 teacher, Nicole Ayers, has just released the news that she will be pursuing a new dream as a teacher at St. James Day School next school year. ...

Be careful out there

April 9, 2018

There are teachers who follow a guideline. They teach the curriculum and only the curriculum. And then, there are teachers like John P. Littmann, who open their students' eyes to other perspectives. They teach more than a history or calculus lesson: they teach life lessons. A month ago, senior government...

'Isn't your dad Mr. Kyles?'

‘Isn’t your dad Mr. Kyles?’

October 17, 2017

Cheery faces in the hallway wave hello and classmates make easy conversation, blissfully unaware of my secret identity. It haunts me, changing the way I act, hoping, praying I won’t be discovered. Thinking maybe if I blend in, they won’t find out what I really am, who I really am. But time after...

Queen of the greenhouse

Queen of the greenhouse

March 9, 2016

“Class how do you think our crawfish are doing?” she asks. “Are we going on a field trip Mrs. Frizzle?” a student inquires. “Why yes class we are,” Mrs. Frizzle replies. “To the bus.” The students file onto the yellow bus before being shrunk down into the size of crawfish to go on a f...

Senior Shaleigh Chandler spots one of her students as she prepares to do a back handspring. Chandler plans to become a physical therapist.

Senior Spotlight- Shaleigh Chandler

February 2, 2016

She completes practice, showers and dons her gym outfit. The young, eager faces hang on her every word on how to properly perform a dismount. After saying goodbye to the last of the aspiring gymnasts, senior Shaleigh Chandler goes home to complete her studies for the next school day. Chandler spends ...

Amy Baker-Kireev teaches her students about biology.

Q&A with Mrs. Kireev

November 19, 2015

Amy Baker-Kireev has been a part of the Tiger family for many years now. After graduating from Texas High, she went to New Mexico Tech to study biology and then ended up back in TISD teaching. Q. When did you decide to start teaching? A. Teaching as a possible profession first entered my mind in...

Teacher Trent Hanna sets example for students by living a healthy lifestyle.

Theater director keeps 36-year-old promise

February 4, 2015

When he was 6 years old, technical theater director Trent Hanna made a special promise to himself. Throughout his life he has managed to maintain this promise. A promise to abstain. To stay pure and untouched. Untouched by any addictive substances. No smoking. No alcohol. No drugs. This oath is one that he has not regretted and one that has shaped hi...

Math teacher finds solace in occupation

Math teacher finds solace in occupation

January 15, 2015

With countless papers to be graded for both her high school and college classes, and her children shuffled to their numerous extracurriculars, math teacher Rhonda Johnson has her hands full. Being the parent of three can have it’s challenges and teaching is also a time consuming field, but somehow...

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