Tyler ISD schools, city leaders, local businesses to celebrate GenTX Day | Community Spirit
Released by Tyler ISD:
Friday, May 4
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tyler Downtown Square
Senior Class Recognition at Robert E. Lee High School
411 East Loop 323
College Signing Day at John Tyler High School
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1129 North Northwest Loop 323
Tyler – Tyler ISD schools, city leaders and local businesses will come together to celebrate GenTX Day, an event recognizing the graduating class of 2012 and their plans for the future. To join in this effort, community members are asked to wear their favorite college t-shirt tomorrow.
Tomorrow morning Mayor Barbara Bass will declare May 4 as GenTX Day with an official proclamation encouraging our community to show its support for the students of Generation TX.
In addition to the proclamation, Tom Mullins, President/CEO Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Tyler Economic Development Council; Dr. Randy Reid, Superintendent, Tyler ISD; Dr. Mike Metke, President, Tyler Junior College; and Jesse Acosta, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment, University of Texas at Tyler will speak during the ceremony.
Robert E. Lee High School will line its inner courtyard with college signs to show how many choices are available to students. The school will also invite community members.
to have lunch on campus with a student ambassador who will serve as their host, giving the community member an opportunity to share his or her college experience with the student. Senior pictures will scroll in the Robert E. Lee cafeterias and library throughout the day.
At John Tyler High School, seniors will participate in a signing day event during their lunch period where they will announce which college they plan to attend. A table will also be set up in the cafeteria for students in all grade levels to gather information about various universities.
Generation TX is an initiative of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to support the creation of a college-going and career-ready culture across the state. The Generation TX movement helps students overcome the obstacles that stand between them and higher education, and seeks to empower these students with guidance, information, and inspiration to create a new future for themselves, their families, and all Texans.
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