Pictures from the Awards assemblies are posted under Elementary/Elementary Awards Assembly or Secondary/Secondary Awards Assembly
Roxton Yearbook Cover – Yearbooks on sale for $30
Pictures from the Sports Banquet are posted under Athletics and Sports Banquet
Pictures from the 3rd – 5th Grade destress from STAAR by building bird houses with Home Depot are posted under the Elementary Photo Album
Senior Dane Reed signed his letter of intent to attend Texas A & M Commerce on the Rodeo Team. Pictured Front Row:Cathy Reed, mother, Dane Reed, Jeff Reed, father Back Row: Kelly Pickle, Roxton ISD Superintendent, Courtney White and Dameon White, TAMU-Commerce Rodeo Team Directors, Camesha Sanders, Roxton ISD Principal
Roxton ISD Honors Staff and Names Teachers of the Year
Roxton ISD recently held a Staff Appreciation Dinner and honored several staff members for their years of service to the district, and named their teachers of the year for 2017.
Staff members recognized for years of service to the district include Cynthia Walker, Cafeteria staff-5 years, William Wood, Custodian-5 years, and Missy White, Teacher Aide/Library Aide-5 years. In addition, the district recognized Nina Rhoades, Business Manager, for 45 years with the district.
Prior to the dinner, Roxton ISD honored Vickie Little upon her retirement from education, thanking her for 17 years at Roxton ISD. Vickie was given a wonderful rocking chair by her teaching family and a Waterford clock from the district to mark her service with the school. Her students and fellow staff members also gave her a surprise party on April 29, 2016, her last day of teaching with the district. Also announcing his retirement is William Wood, who has served the district for five years as custodian.
Superintendent Kelly Pickle, and Principal Camesha Sanders then awarded $300.00 checks to Jill Hinton as the district’s Secondary Teacher of the Year, and Tony Boss, who was named Elementary Teacher of the Year. Donations for the teachers’ monetary awards were provided by our community partners-- Roxton Grocery and Café, Commercial Bank of Texas-Roxton Branch, and the Roxton ISD Parent-Teacher Organization. Jill and Tony were very appreciative of the award.
Tony Boss has been with Roxton ISD for 4 years as the Spanish instructor. In addition, Tony teaches Music for grades PK-5, and Band for grades 6-12. This year he reignited the band program at Roxton ISD by forming a jazz band. Students in grades 6-12 have learned to play instruments, some playing for the first time. The jazz band has been featured at pep rallies, holiday programs, the Roxton tree lighting, and will soon perform at the spring concert for parents and students. All elementary grades performed a Christmas program for parents and students and the Roxton second graders performed at the 1916 Fire Ceremony and the Texas Public Schools Week Kick-off as well.
Tony is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce. He attributes his interest in teaching to his grandmother, Sue Russell, who taught Spanish at Clarksville ISD, and Marianne Whitehouse, his elementary music and piano teacher. Tony says he became a Spanish teacher to help students open their minds to other cultures, and then wanted to teach music because it has always been a passion for him. He wants to inspire his students to have that same passion for music that he has. “I had no idea what it would be like to work with elementary students teaching music, but I feel I have found my niche. I feel very blessed to be at Roxton ISD and I appreciate this award very much, ” stated Boss after receiving his award.
Jill Hinton is a graduate of East Texas State University, and graduated in Computer Science and Accounting. Knowing she had always wanted to teach, she immediately reenrolled to complete coursework and testing to become a certified teacher. Jill has been teaching for 22 years (all at Roxton ISD) and teaches English for Grades 6-12 and is the district Technology Coordinator as well.
Teachers who influenced Jill’s path to becoming a teacher include her mother, Sharron Nabors who taught Kindergarten for many years, Pat Preston Gilbert, who was her first grade teacher, Sandra Gifford, who taught her English in high school, and Belle Hargroves, Jill’s fourth grade teacher. Mrs. Hinton commented about being named the Teacher of the Year for Roxton ISD: “I am blessed and honored to be at Roxton ISD. I teach my subject to my kids, but I also try to teach them things that will help in life-now and beyond high school. My kids know that I am here if they ever need me. I care about each and every student I teach or have taught.”
Superintendent Kelly Pickle said, after awarding the Teacher of the Year awards to Mrs. Hinton and Mr. Boss, “Roxton ISD is a family. We are truly blessed with amazing educators who give of themselves each day and go above and beyond. We are proud to be naming Jill Hinton and Tony Boss as our first Teachers of the Year, as they exemplify what remarkable teaching looks like. They give tirelessly to the students in our district. We are thrilled to be honoring them for their dedicated service.”
Roxton ISD Pre-K and Kindergarten registration now through May 20th. Register in office.
May 4, 2016 – the updated 2016-2017 Roxton ISD School Calendar is posted under Student/Parent Info tab then 2016-2017 Printable School Calendar
Check out the pictures in the Elementary and Secondary Photo Albums listed under Elementary and Secondary.
Roxton ISD Athletic Ticket Prices
ROXTON COMMUNITY MEMBERS (Age 55 - 64 passes are available to you for discounted entry into games at home. Please bring id to show the gate worker to receive your pass.
>Sr. Citizens FREE with pass
>Sr. Citizens $1.00 with pass
FREE AFTER EARNING SEASON PASS-Pay as students until pass is earned
PASSES PROVIDED BY SCHOOL OR UIL/REGION ARE FOR 1 PERSON ONLY
Parents please be sure to check out our new quick link on the right side of website entitled Parent Involvement Newsletters that will link you to newsletters from Region 16 ESC. The newsletter contains information and tips for parent involvement in your child's educational journey.
June 2, 2016
Fine Arts Building
June 3, 2016
Fine Arts Building