Category: NSP

National School Program

ECISD Expands The First Tee Program

The ECISD is continuing to expand The First Tee National School Program (NSP) in Odessa, Texas. Today we’re announcing that in January of 2019 ECISD will add 11 more schools to the program.

On Friday December 7, 2018; Michael Neiman-ECISD P.E. and Health Coordinator provided First Tee West Texas Executive Director, Bill Kirby with the names of the eleven elementary schools in this expansion phase. They are:

Austin – Buice – Burleson – Burnet – Dowling – Goliad – Johnson – Pease – Reagan – Ross – San Jacinto

With this expansion ECISD will now have a total of 15 elementary schools and approximately 7,500 kids participating in the The First Tee programming.

MISD Adding 7 More Schools To The First Tee Program

MISD and First Tee West Texas will continue the planned expansion of The First Tee’s – National School Program beginning in the spring of 2019. On Tuesday November 28, 2018; Audra Hooker, Director of PE, Health, and Wellness provided First Tee West Texas Executive Director, Bill Kirby with the names of the seven elementary schools in this expansion phase. They are:

Bonham – Faskin – Henderson – Houston – Lamar – Long – Rusk

With this phase of expansion MISD will now have a total of 20 elementary schools and approximately 11,500 kids participating in the The First Tee programming.

 

MISD Expands The First Tee Program

First Tee West Texas announced in May 2018 that MISD would be expanding The First Tee National School Program (NSP) throughout all elementary schools. Today we’re pleased to inform that MISD has selected nine more elementary schools to begin this fall.

  • Bowie Fine Arts Institute
  • Carver Center
  • Fannin
  • Jones
  • Milam
  • Parker
  • Pease
  • Santa Rita
  • Yarbrough

With this expansion The First Tee NSP will now reach approximately 8,600 elementary students ages 6 through 12. In addition to our first four schools (Burnet, Franks, Greathouse, Washington STEM) started in October of 2017; this expansion will now bring our total up to 13 elementary schools in Midland.

We’re very excited to be a Partner in Education with MISD and want to thank our generous First Tee West Texas supporters along with MISD Superintendent-Orlando Riddick, and Audra Hooker-MISD Dir. Of P.E., Health, and Wellness.

ECISD Launches NSP in 4 Elementary Schools!

Odessa, Texas – Murray Fly, G.E. Buddy West, Milam, and Blackshear Elementary will be the first four schools to implement The First Tee National School Program (NSP) at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. This expansion will impact approximately 2,000 students ages 7-11.

First Tee West Texas has been working diligently with private donors and organizations in order to bring a new, quality curriculum to ECISD elementary P.E. classes.

We’re very excited to be a Partner in Education with ECISD and want to thank our generous First Tee West Texas supporters along with ECISD Superintendent-Tom Crowe, and Michael Neiman-ECISD P.E. and Health Coordinator.

The First Tee National School Program provides physical educators with everything they need to get students started including teacher training, equipment, and the curriculum lesson plans.

During P.E. classes students will not only learn basic golf skills but they’ll receive introduction and reinforcement of The First Tee’s:

Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment

Nine Healthy Habits: play, energy, safety, mind, family, vision, friends, school, community

ECISD Makes Plans For The First Tee National School Program in 2018-2019

ECISD PE and Health Coordinator, Michael Neiman, is a proponent of The First Tee National School Program and understands the impact that the program could have on students in Odessa, Tx. Coach Neiman has been with the district for over 30 years and before becoming an administrator, he was an elementary PE coach. Even though Coach Neiman is not a golfer, he knows first hand that the more options kids have, the better.

Some kids excel at team sports, others do better with individual sports. The First Tee National School Program gives the district an option to help kids realize their strengths and capabilities. Developing golf skills through the program is a plus, and developing life skills such as perseverance, sportsmanship, and honesty is invaluable. This golf and character-building program will be implemented in four ECISD schools this fall at the start of 2018-2019 school year. Our goal is to eventually have the program in all ECISD elementary schools.

First Tee West Texas Exe. Director Bill Kirby and local volunteer Rhonda Spykes, met with Coach Neiman and several ECISD coaches at the Inaugural ECISD Golf Tournament at Sunset Golf & Country Club on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The coaches are excited to get involved in the program and offered their full support.

This unique program comes at no cost to the district or tax payers. Each school is sponsored by private donations. First Tee West Texas is consistently working to connect with people in Odessa and Midland in order to gain support for this important program which we believe will empower youth and strengthen our communities.

 

 

Breaking News: MISD NSP Expansion

May 2, 2018

First Tee West Texas have been given approval by MISD to expand The First Tee National School Program (NSP) into all 23 remaining elementaries in Midland, Texas. This expansion will kick-off in the fall of 2018.

Just prior to starting the fall 2018 school year The First Tee will send two of their national trainers to Midland in early August and conduct hands-on training for all PE Teachers/Coaches.

With this expansion; the First Tee National School Program in Midland will reach approximately 16,000* students in grades K-6 each year.

Parents – please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.

*elementary membership provided by MISD eff. 2-21-2018

MRT Spotlights Burnet Elementary

In the May 1, 2018 edition of the Midland Reporter-Telegram the spotlight was again shining on The First Tee locally and more specifically Burnet Elementary School. The article below spotlights the school’s active participation in the National School Program (NSP) including a few of the young participants at Burnet. Hats off to MISD and Burnet Elementary!

Burnet crop - MRT article 180501