Awards for Students
Academic Excellence Award
The TASSP Academic Excellence Recognition Program was established to honor and recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in areas of academic achievement, test scores and writing skills. The program will recognize twenty graduating Texas seniors with an unrestricted scholarship of $500. In addition, these twenty winners will be introduced at the general session of the TASSP Summer Workshop held in Austin in June and also honored there with a luncheon featuring the students, parents and their principals. Thirty finalists will be recognized locally with plaques donated by Jostens.
Who is Eligible?
What is the Selection Process?
By Sarah Swift, Magnolia HS, Principal: Jeff Springer
Click here to nominate a student for the Academic Excellence Award » Deadline: March 1, 2017
Teens Serving Texas Awards
The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and its members recognize that students’ achievements often go beyond academic accomplishments. The TASSP Teens Serving Texas Recognition Program was established to honor and recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in areas of community service, leadership and personal accomplishment through unique endeavors, obstacles overcome or special talents. The program will recognize five graduating Texas seniors with an unrestricted scholarship of $500. In addition, these five winners will be introduced at the general session of the TASSP Summer Workshop held in Austin in June and also honored there with a luncheon featuring the students, parents and their principals. Twenty five finalists will be recognized locally with plaques provided by TASSP.
Who is Eligible?
Click here to nominate a student for the Teens Serving Texas Award » Deadline to submit the form: March 1, 2017
U.S. Senate Youth Application
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 4 – 11, 2017. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
• PRINCIPALS!!! Action required.
Texas Education News: Publication dated March 13, 2017
The TEA survey that principals are required to complete for SBEC about the performance of first-year teachers and the effectiveness of ed-prep programs in preparing first-year teachers to succeed in the classroom will be conducted from April 5 through June 15. Mark your calendars!
• Second round of Lone Star Governance training sessions scheduled
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced a second round of the
Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) highly successful Lone Star Governance training sessions and
encouraged school board members across the state to attend. Click here
• SBOE gives preliminary approval to revised English and Spanish language arts and science standards Click here
• Feedback Request for Industry-based Certifications and Certificates Click here
• Student Success Initiative Certification Click here
• Statement of Commissioner Morath regarding public release of A-F work-in-progress report Click here