Friday, March 10, 2017

Message from the Superintendent March 10, 2017

Spring is definitely in the air and it is a beautiful time of year at Tidehaven ISD. I just love this time of year. So many activities, so many groups and students participating, competing and performing that there is just so much to do and see. Within a three week period of time, we have seen softball, baseball, power lifting, track and field, band, One Act Play, Powerset, Ag. FFA and 4H projects, livestock shows and the county fair.

Athletics: The baseball and softball teams are doing well. Both baseball and softball have been traveling and participating in tournaments in an effort to get as many games in as possible to help our student athletes improve. The high school softball varsity team went to the championship game in the Tidehaven softball tournament and came up just short of the victory. The power lifting teams have had solid success this year. Both boys and girls power lifting teams have greater participation than ever before. The greatest progress has been with our girls’ power lifting team. The girls have finished first place and championship in four different power lifting meets. Both the boys’ and girls’ power lifting teams are sending three athletes to the state power lifting meets. The JH and HS track teams are competing across the district and doing well. I always enjoy attending the track meets and seeing our athletes compete.

Art: The high school and junior high school art students have begun the pottery portion of the year and everyone is very excited to see that. The students just love this portion of the class. The artwork and pottery they produce is really beautiful to see.

Band: High school and junior high school band programs had success this past week at UIL competition in Palacios. The JH band scored a superior rating and the HS band scored an excellent rating at competition.

One Act Play advanced out of District this past week with Persephone. The OAP district this year was extremely tough with strong OAP programs. This makes the third year in a row that our OAP has advanced out of district. Congratulations to those students!

FFA and 4-H students participated in the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show. Our students work with their animal and Ag. Mech projects for a significant portion of the year and this is their time to shine. I was so proud to see our students at the fair and representing the school and their families so well. Congratulations to all students who participated! Thank you also very much to the Tidehaven Youth Boosters and premium sale sponsors for your support of our students. Your generous contributions and donations are deeply appreciated.

POWERSET: girls traveled recently to the STP (Southwest Texas Project) nuclear power plant to tour the facilities, learn more about nuclear power generation and gain a better understanding of the technical side of the field and the job prospects for the future. Thank you to STP for hosting out students. They enjoyed the trip very much.

Blessing Elementary March 20th Spring program at 6:30 pm with Open House and Book Fair 5:00-6:00 p.m. with the Book Fair extending to 7:00-8:00 pm. Stuffed baked potato dinner 4:30-6:15 pm. with silent auction.

Markham Elementary Curriculum Camp Out Family Night and Book Fair will be Tuesday, March 14th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Reading and Math information sessions will be combined with Story Time and Technology sessions for everyone to enjoy. Spring music program will be March 21st at 6:30 p.m. featuring grades K-2 grade students.

For the kids,

Andrew Seigrist