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TAG Class Rank Policy Information

As you may know, class rank is a hot topic and has been widely discussed at TAG for the past couple years. We finally have been afforded the option of holding a vote to determine whether or not to continue ranking all of our students or eliminate class ranking with the exception of those in the top 10%.

Our SBDM Committee and Class Rank Exploratory committee met in February to discuss the pros and cons of unranking TAG students. All of the information about the policy can be found at the link HERE.

This Friday morning at 8:30am during the PTSA Coffee, we will be holding a meeting to discuss the rank policy and answer any questions about it before it all goes to a vote at the end of April.

If you have any questions at all or would like to attend a parent meeting at a different time, please reach out to Principal Mackey directly at bmackey@dallasisd.org

Applications are Live!

Online magnet school applications are now open! To apply to TAG, fill out the magnet school application located here.

After filling out the online application, make sure to bring your project, project explanation, 7th and 8th grade grades, test scores, and proof of residency to our office before Friday, January 29. For more details, check out our TAG application packet or call our office at 972-925-5970.

Extracurricular Activities Schedule

Check out the TAG list of extracurricular activities, competitions, and clubs for the 2015-16 school year. Get involved where you see something that you love!

The list is available here.

The TAG 2015-16 Application Packet is Available!

The TAG Application Packet, which details the application process for the 2015-16 school year is now available! Please download the application packet here.

Please come out to our Parent Information Night on November 19 from 6 – 8pm to learn more about the application process, have all of your questions answered, and meet our fabulous staff and students.

Senior Thesis

We are searching for mentors who are willing to help our seniors through their senior thesis projects.

The time commitment varies, but it’s largely dictated by the work the student is doing and the mentor’s availability. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested in our program. You can view the list of topics here: 2015-2016 Senior Thesis Topics. Please contact me (acorrea@dallasisd.org) if you have questions or comments. Thank you.

-Alfonso Correa, Thesis Adviser

TAG TREK Volunteers

If you will be volunteering at TAG TREK this year, which takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Sept 23-25, you should plan on meeting us either at the school by 9:00am or directly at the location of the Southern Cross camp located at 1800 Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas TX 75217 by 10:15 am.

See you at TREK!

Laptop Parent Meetings

Thank you to all of the TAG parents who came out to one of the mandatory parent laptop meetings over the last three weeks. We are excited to begin rolling out laptops to students within the next two weeks. If you would like to view the laptop presentation, you may do so by clicking here or visiting our parent resources page at www.tagmagnet.org/resources.

If you were unable to attend on of our parent laptop meetings, please let us know by calling the TAG office. We will find an alternative time for you to be able to get the information so that your child in able to receive a laptop.

Order you TREK T-Shirt Now!

TAG  TREK, our three day project-based off-campus expedition, is right around the corner! Students (and parents) can order their TAG TREK 2015 T-shirts now.

The cost of each T-shirt is $10 and any checks should be made payable to TAG Magnet. Please fill out the TREK 2015 T-Shirt Order Form and submit it, along with payment, to Mr. Buchanan in room 312 by September 10th.

Please call the office if you have any questions.

 

Mandatory Parent/Guardian Laptop Meeting

TAG Magnet is going 1-to-1! This year, we are excited to roll out our 1-to-1 laptop program, where each TAG student will be issued a laptop for use in school and at home for the duration of the school year at no cost. Use of laptops will be integrated across the curriculum at TAG to increase student engagement, streamline organization, and provide access to new resources for all students.

Before we can issue laptops to students, a parent or guardian must attend one mandatory parent/guardian meeting on campus so that we can go over the specific responsibilities of students and parents regarding the new laptops.

The parent/guardian laptop orientation meeting will cover the following:

  • Laptop Specifications
  • Acceptable Use
  • Student Responsibilities
  • Parent Responsibilities
  • On-Campus Technical Support

Parents and guardians only need to attend one meeting. We have scheduled these meetings at various times and dates over the next three weeks to accommodate different schedules. The dates we currently have scheduled are:

  • Thursday, Sept 3rd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, Sept 11th, 8:00 – 9:00am (this coincides with the TAG PTSA Coffee)
  • Tuesday, Sept 15th, 6:30 – 7:30pm or 7:30 – 8:30pm (coincides with the TAG PTSA Meeting)

We highly encourage every parent to attend one of these meetings! If you are not able to attend any of these meetings, please call the TAG office (972-925-5970) and we will take your name and work to find an alternative date for you to join us.

Welcome Back Letter and Logistical Information

If you would like to read Mr. Mackey’s Welcome Back letter, you may view it by clicking below:

Welcome Back to School Letter 2015-16

You will also find arrival and dismissal information, dress code information, and school calendars and schedules on our Parent and Student Resource page located here (www.tagmagnet.org/resources).