Register for Kindergarten at Morriss, Deadline Dec. 20th

Children at Morriss engage in robotics education. (Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)

Now is the time to register your child for Kindergarten at Morriss Elementary in Texarkana, Texas.  Children enrolled in Morriss learn at an accelerated academic standard, following the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and receive daily instruction in engineering and routine hands-on learning in coding, robotics, and 21st century soft skills such as leadership.

A prospective parent can prepare their child by teaching standard pre-k skills in reading and mathematics. Children are expected to have basic reading comprehension skills and knowledge of letters and phonetic components.  In mathematics, children are expected to compose and decompose problems using some tangible components, such as understanding less than and more than.

Students are able to test their robotics in lego obstacles.
(Photo by Erin Rogers |TXK Today)

Morriss does two day rotations for art, music, drama and robotics.  Two days a week the children will delve into the subjects more extensively than they would with one day a week instruction.  These classes are available to all students in school, kindergarten through fifth grade, and include their regular weekly hour of coding.  

3D Printer in Research and Development Center
(Photo by Erin Rogers |TXK Today)

“We really focus on the robotics, because that’s where their futures will be,” said Brandy Davenport, Principal for the last 4 years.   “New this year is the 3D printer, the students will get to interact with that beginning next semester.”

Registration is open until Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2018 to apply. All applicants will be required to take a Math and Reading Screening at a future date. Selection criteria will be based on Screening results, sibling status and TISD residency status. There is no tuition for Texas residents. Texarkana ISD is an open enrollment district with no established attendance zone for this school.

You can find the form here.

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