Ott's Outlook

October 2019

As we end the first grading period of the year, enough time has passed to see many of our students and staff in action. Our staff has worked in and outside the classroom, tending to the needs of our students.

Our students are competing at the highest levels in Academics, CTE, Athletics and Fine Arts. Both groups have participated in many great events ranging from Freedom Walks to Constitution Activities, all of which demonstrated the learning of our students.

My role as superintendent is to champion these student and staff successes. I have been circulating through the community providing presentations to many different groups updating the Temple ISD 2025 Plan. This has been well-received and I hope to catch you at one of these presentations.

Thanks for supporting Temple ISD. We will continue to work hard on behalf of our students and this great community.

Bobby Ott

Celebrate Freedom Week - 2019


  • Temple ISD has two National Merit Commended Scholars for 2020.

  • Our Technology Department is responsible for 6800 student devices and 5200 staff device per day.

  • Our Advanced Academics program produced 23 IB Diplomas, 13 TBI Graduates and over 234 college credit hours through AP testing last year.

  • Our Fine Arts program earned a combined 783 student and team recognitions/awards last year.

  • Our CTE Program had over 50 graduating seniors that earned industry level certifications.

  • Our Athletics department competed in post district play in 15 different sports last year.

...Now that you know, please share these exciting accomplishments with others!


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September 30--Student Holiday/Staff Workday

October 7--TISD Board of Trustees Meeting

October 8--Santa Fe Plaza Celebration

October 14--Student/Staff Holiday

October 24--TEF's Distinguished Alumni Event

TEF Distinguished Alumni Event

The Temple Education Foundation is proud to announce four honorees for 2019:

  • Mr. Thomas Baird – Temple High School (1971)
  • Dr. Sonjanette Crossley – Meridith-Dunbar High School (1968)
  • Mrs. Dorothy Powell – Dunbar High School (1949)
  • Mr. Wendell Williams – Temple High School (1966)

These four remarkable individuals are being recognized for their dedication, commitment and their significant contributions to the greater Temple community to include the Temple Independent School District.

A very special evening is planned to celebrate these extraordinary individuals and highlight each honoree’s individual contributions and service to our community.

Click below for more information and to purchase your tickets!


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