TISD Opens Year With Convocation

Schools in Tyler open on Thursday of this week. So, Monday, teachers, administrators and other district employees decided to kick off the school year together.

TISD filled up Green Acres Baptist Church for their 2003 Convocation. The guest speaker was Dr. Rick Rigsby from Texas A&M.

Superintendent Dr. David Simmons said he hopes the inspirational messages from the morning can carry over into the new school year. "We're going to become a great school district. And, to get there, you have to make the change from good to great. And, our speaker's message and what we're trying to accomplish is to keep people focussed on just doing their individual jobs, have high expectations and plan for improvement and we'll get there."

This is Simmons' second year as TISD Superintendent.