Tipton Rosemark Academy offers students opportunities through co-curricular activities such as Accelerated Reader, Spelling Bee, St. Jude Math-a-thon, Science Fair, Field Day, Red Ribbon Week, Read Across America, Junior Beta Club, Knowledge Bowl, Mock Trial, Pre-K Trike-a-thon, Academic All Stars, and many others. Students and parents are encouraged to participate throughout the school year in many different school events, such as the annual fall carnival.
TRA also provides students the opportunity to participate in several service projects each year. These include Make-a-Wish, the Thanksgiving food drive for needy families, Ronald McDonald can tab collection, Christmas charity gifting, Operation Christmas Child, Christmas cards for the overseas armed forces , Target House, and campus beautification/ work days.
In addition, Tipton Rosemark Academy encourages student participation in various contests such as Eads Animal Hospital art contest, Celebrate Munford art contest, Commercial Appeal Design-an-Ad, Woodsy Owl poster contest, school-wide talent show , Mid-South Fair preliminary talent contest (7-12), All-West Honor Choir competition, Solo/Ensemble Festival competition, All-State Honor Choir competition, Governorâ€™s School for the Fine Arts Summer Academy (chosen by audition only), and many others.
We are so excited to have our Heart and Soul program in the elementary through high school grades! Our students are learning exactly what bullying is and how to stand up against it. One of the benefits of this program is the family like atmosphere that it is helping to foster. We are thrilled with the results that we are seeing from Heart and Soul! Check out the Action News 5 Story on our Heart and Soul Anti-Bullying program! Or check out CNN.comwhere TRA 8th grade student, Alexa Crum, submitted an imovie about school bullying. Alexa's video was chosen for their discussion page. TRA is very proud of Alexa and our students for standing up to bullying.
TRA has nationally recognized associations for student membership. The Junior National Beta Club (grades six through eight) and Varsity National Beta Clubs (grades nine through twelve) are leadership and service organizations with academic and conduct prerequisites. The National Honor Society is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors meeting criteria for service, leadership, character, and achievement. Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honor society with membership limited to those qualifying at the sophomore, junior, and senior levels.
Clubs for students in grades nine through twelve are Science, Bible, Thespians, Drama, Make-A-Wish, National Beta Club, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Rebel Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish, and Student Council. Other clubs may be developed as interest dictates. Clubs available for students in grades six through eight include Pep, Jr. Beta Club, Make-a-Wish, and Student Council. Other clubs are developed as interest dictates. Lower school sudents participate in Boy Scouts, newspaper, private piano lessons, Make-A-Wish, private art lessons, and Duke University T.I.P.
Several TRA Students received awards at the 56th Annual Mathmatics Contest held at Dyersburg State Community College. The competition is sponsored by the Tennessee Mathmatics Teachers' Association. TRA students competed against close to 300 students from across the state and received the following awards: (pictured left to right)
*Andrew Edmiston - 1st in Geometry
*Melissa Long - 5th in Pre-Calculus
*Jordan Carpenter - 6th in Geometry
*Jackie Kuykendall - 10th in Geometry
*Mitch Long - 3rd in Algebra I
*Patrick Brown - 3rd in Algebra I
Congratulations to our Middle School and High School Student Councils! They attended the Tennessee Association of Student Councils in Bristol, TN and won the following awards:
*High School won a 4 Star Council Award
*Middle School won a 4 Star Council Award
*Middle School won 2nd Place in the Scrapbook Competition
*Abby Neifeh won 1st Place in the Speech Contest
*Ally Naifeh, AJ Hightower and Nate Phillips received the Rising Star Awards
*Madison Cranford was named Member of the Year
*Maddie Payne won the Above & Beyond Award
*Abby Naifeh was elected as the West TN Representative
These competitions and offices were awarded among hundreds of students and many schools from across the state of Tennessee.
For over 20 years, TRA has taken members of the 8th grade class to Washington, DC and the surrounding historical areas. The students spend five days touring the city and visiting sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, Ford's Theatre, Mount Vernon, the Museum of National Archives, and the Capitol to mention a few. It is not a mandatory trip, but usually over 80% of the class participates and parents are welcome to join us. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we are so happy to offer our students.