Whoo Hoo… What About Those Tigers!!!


This week Electra’s Athletic Director, Coach Todd Doughty, sent out an email to the district listing the players that have received recognition to the All-District Football Team and the All-Academic Team.  Coach Doughty stated that they were a great group of kids to work with, and I have to agree.  I’ve had many of these wonderful young men in my class. Not only was it a pleasure to have them in class but an honor as well. I just wanted to share list the that Coach Doughty sent out.

                                                2015 ALL DISTRICT FOOTBALL TEAM

                                                                 7-2A DIVISION 2

Markeis Lee

Montana Hernandez

1ST TEAM OFFENSE                                                                1st TEAM DEFENSE
Tight End – Xavier Waggoner                                                     Defensive Line – Xavier Waggoner
Outside LB – Drake Cooper
Defensive Back – Zairy Hargrove

2nd TEAM OFFENSE                                                             2nd TEAM DEFENSE
Running Back – Drake Cooper                                                  Defensive End – Clayton Holmes
Receiver – Clayton Holmes                                                        Defensive Back – Brady Doss
Offensive Line – Camryn Cato

HONORABLE MENTION                                                       HONORABLE MENTION
Receiver – Zairy Hargrove                                                          Linebacker – Caleb Josefy
Receiver – Brady Doss                                                                Defensive Line – Josh Sosebee
Offensive Line – Bodi Gilbert                                                      Defensive Line – Tim Smith
Offensive Line – Cody Heller                                                      Defensive Back – Jason Hopkins
Defensive Back – Andrew Marsh

ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT                                                UTILITY PLAYER
Camryn Cato                                                                          Kody Nason
Drake Cooper
Clayton Holmes
Andrew Marsh
Chris Sun


Thanksgiving – A Time to Be Grateful and to Reflect

This time of year is so busy for students and their family.  It’s a time of joy and a time that memories are made.  It seems like time flies and life just flies with it.  However that’s a sign that life isn’t boring but filled with excitement.  To me it’s kind of like going on vacation.  You’re so excited to go.  On the trip everyone has so much fun.  Then suddenly you realize….it’s ended.  That’s what our small town is like.  A big old vacation that continues to deliver.  We are so lucky to have the dedicate people that continue on with the old traditions and bring in new ones.

This year Dea Buchanan started the 1st annual Turkey Trot. Again the community came together to make sure the event turned out successful. The PTO, Electra Fire Department, Electra Hospital, ACS Debbie Walton with the frozen turkey and the Air Evac helicopter all pitched in to help.  NJHS also came and worked the event.  Electra Grocery Store and the Electra Fire Department gave donations.  Dea also mentioned that Todd Box and Tim Sawyer made sure the track was in shape and all the lights were working.  She said about 90 students attended along with family members.  Students were asked to bring nonperishable food items which were donated to the HELP office.  Just another great start to another long lasting tradition.

Then what about those Tigers!!!!  They traveled to Colorado City to play Iraan for Area.  The Tigers fought an intense battle.  The Tigers ended a winning season with a score of Tigers 20 and Iraan 41.  But there is no rest for the weary!  Those boys will take off their football uniforms and exchange them for basketball uniforms.  Of course I must mention the Lady Tigers!  A great volleyball season for these ladies.  They too are continuing on, without a blink of an eyelash, to basketball!  Then there’s the band marching at contest and competing in UIL solo and ensemble contest.  Jr. High is also right there along with high school competing in all the seasonal sporting events with just as much dedication.  Students at the elementary and Jr. High are also preparing for UIL events.  This on top of academics!

Walking down the halls of elementary I see students’ work line the walls.  Not just bits and pieces but the walls are full.  So much time and effort from staff in our district to ensure the education of each boy and girl.  I went to school here and graduated.  My children went to school here and graduated.  Now my grandchildren are going to school here. I love this school and this district.  Do we have flaws?  Of course we do.  We are human beings trying to do the best that we can.  Also even on that fantastic vacation there are moments that you want to forget.  However looking back and thinking about my blessings I realize that I’m rich.  Not in money but in family, school family, friends, community, and my students.   This is the best vacation that I’ve been on, and I’m not ready for it to end!

May God bless each and every one of you.  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Busy Week and We’re Behind!

 This week in our 5th and 6th grade Tech we have tried to figure out an app called “Dojo.” It’s not that we don’t understand it; the problem we have faced is getting the students access. They need their parent’s email.  Why does every company need emails and phone numbers 🙁 ?  Even when parents have signed up and given their emails, the students are still having problems getting access. I like the program but it is not user-friendly.  Unless they make major changes, I will probably go to something different next year.
           We are going to definitely start the blogs this coming week. I promise 7th grade!!!! I know some of you have waited on me. Speaking of the 7th grade, the Cubs have done pretty good in the football area. I hear the same for the girls in volleyball. I have pictures of the 7th grade Cubs, but I wish I had pictures of all of them and of the girls. Check out the picture the boys sent me!
 7th Grade Cubs          This week is homecoming.  What an exciting week!  Activities will be going on and former Electra alumni will be coming to town.  Each day there will be a dress-up day, so be sure to take part in that.  I love this time of year!  So much going on, and a time when people come together.  I know that God must love it too!