TAG Life Updates

TAG Open House *12/6/17*

This week on December 6, 2017 from 6 – 8pm, TAG and Townview will be having an open house for prospective students and parents who are interested in learning more about TAG. Thank you to all the students who signed up to volunteer at the open house. If you’re a TAG parent and are interested in helping out at the open house, we’d love to have 1 – 3 parents to answer any questions about TAG from a parent’s perspective. If you’re interested, please email Ben Mackey at bmackey@dallasisd.org.

If you know any students who may be interested in attending TAG next year, please invite them to the Open House!


Holiday Tag Family Game “Night

Come join us this Saturday 9th December  12-4pm at the NorthPark Microsoft store. Enjoy holiday refreshments while checking out fun activities Microsoft will be offering. Take advantage of a great Friends and Family Discount at the store as well as getting some other Christmas shopping done. Tickets are $5.00 and are being sold during lunches this week. Each ticket purchased automatically enters you for a 100.00 Microsoft gift card, and you need not be present to win. Proceeds go toward TAG programs through PTSA.

We are looking forward to seeing your family there for this fun get-together!


President’s Volunteer Service Award **Deadline 12/22/17**

TAG Students! Reminder to plan your volunteering hours for the remainder of this year to qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Students wishing to apply for the award for the 2017-2018 school year must catalog their hours with the required signatures and submit them to Michelle Chow-Agee at communitycoretagptsa@gmail.com by December 22, 2017.

TAG PTSA is a certifying organization for this award. Visit this link to learn more about qualification criteria and submission criteria.


ACP Exam Schedule – Townview Magnet Center – Fall 2017

Monday, December 18th (Full School Day) Wednesday, December 20th (Early Release Day)
5th Period ACP 9:05am – 11:10am 3rd Period ACP 9:05am – 11:05am
6th Period Class (normal “B” day lunch schedule) 11:15am – 2:55pm 7th Period ACP 11:10am – 1:10pm
1st Period ACP 1:00pm – 3:00pm Lunches distributed 1:15pm – 1:35pm
8th Period Class 3:05pm – 4:16pm Buses Leave 1:40pm
Tuesday, December 19th (Early Release Day) Thursday, December 21st (Early Release Day)
2nd Period ACP 9:05am – 11:05am 4th Period ACP 9:05am – 11:05am
6th Period ACP 11:10am – 1:10pm 8th Period ACP 11:10am – 1:10pm
Lunches distributed 1:15pm – 1:35pm Lunches Distributed 1:15pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave 1:40pm Buses Leave 1:40pm


President’s Volunteer Service Award **Deadline 12/22/17**

TAG Students! Reminder to plan your volunteering hours for the remainder of this year to qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Students wishing to apply for the award for the 2017-2018 school year must catalog their hours with the required signatures and submit them to Michelle Chow-Agee at communitycoretagptsa@gmail.com by December 22, 2017.

TAG PTSA is a certifying organization for this award.  Visit this link to learn more about qualification criteria and submission criteria.

Senior Dates

Below is a list of scheduled activities for Townview Seniors:

  • TAG Graduation (Tentative): Friday, May 25, Gooch Auditorium at UTSW, 7:00pm (Rehearsal at 9:30am on May 25)
  • Townview Picnic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Southern Cross Ranch, 10:00am-TBA, $55 (online payment will be available; deadline is January 31, 2018)
  • Townview Prom: Friday, May 18, 2018, Hilton Anatole Hotel, 8:00pm-12:00am, $90 (online payment will be available; deadline is January 31, 2018)
  • Townview Baccalaureate: Sunday, May 6, 2018, Concord Church, 4:00pm (graduates arrive at 3:00pm), free
  • Townview Panoramic Portrait: Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:10am (subject to change), prices TBA


TAG Robotics Team Advances to State Competition

    • On November 4, TAG’s RoboTAG Robotics Team competed for the BEST Award and for game competition ranking in the BEST Robotics Dallas regional. The BEST Award scores the team’s engineering notebook, marketing presentation, display booth, student interviews, and robot game competition ranking to determine the overall best robotics team. TAG placed second overall out of twenty-four teams competing for the BEST Award. Out of thirty-three teams competing in the robot game competition, TAG finished fourth. RoboTAG will be representing TAG and Dallas ISD at the Texas State BEST Robotics Championship on 7-9 December at UT Dallas in Richardson and the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco. Please congratulate the team members on their outstanding performance.


Choir and Modern Band Concerts

Come out to a fabulous winter concert put on by the Townview Choir, Orchestra, and Modern Band! The information is below:

  • Date: 12/8
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church (Inwood Rd.)
  • Cost: $10 (Children 3 and under are free)

Also, the Modern Band is performing and outdoor concert at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on 12/13 at 6pm. We’re opening up for “”How the Grinch Stole Christmas”” musical.


Congratulations to TAG’s Central Texas Model U.N. Distinguished Delegate

Congratulations from Minashi Swaminathan who received the Distinguished Delegate award for Mexico at the Central Texas Model U.N. at UT Austin!


TAG Debate Team Celebrations

The TAG Debate Team competed in the Dallas Urban Debate League Tournament on Saturday, November 18, at Thomas Jefferson High School (yes, the Saturday before the break, so all of them deserve some kudos for that). Please congratulate the following students for their performance.

Junior Varsity Division
Speaker Award Team Award
1st Place – Christian Mendoza 4th Place – Avery Lambert and Blaine Wells
4th Place – Avery Lambert 10th Place – Christian Mendoza and Isaac Osorio
8th Place – Emmanuel Mendoza 12th Place – Joe Martin and Emmanuel Mendoza
12th Place – Tyra Cole 13th Place – Monse Rodriguez and Madelyn Arzabala
15th Place – Hayley Valdez and Tyra Cole

 


Drama Club: Out and About

The TAG Drama Club has gone to see two Shakespeare productions this semester. Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare Dallas at Samuel Grand Park on September 29 and Lead, produced by Prism Co. at Theatre Three on November 17. If you’re interested in joining Drama club, talk to Ms. Weber!