Tomball ISD Kicks Off Year with Convocation & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Tomball ISD Stadium & Event Center

TOMBALL - With the 2021-2022 school year just around the corner, Tomball ISD welcomed back over 2,500 employees at Convocation 2021, which also featured the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of the Tomball ISD Stadium and Event Center.

For the first time, Tomball ISD Stadium seats were occupied, celebrating a memorable occasion that will make its way into the history books after the completion of what was considered a very monumental project in the Bond 2017 package.  

This year’s theme, the Spirit of Tomball, was alive and well as Tomball High School and Tomball Memorial High School students in band, cheer and drill team showcased their talents with performances as well as joined Student Council members to welcome back Tomball ISD employees.

“Today is always one of my favorite days of the year,” said Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Superintendent of Schools as she welcomed back Team Tomball.

The program began with Salazar-Zamora celebrating the success stories from the 2020-2021 school year. From being named the Top School District in the Houston Region, garnering over 22 million in student scholarships a year ago to wrapping up Bond 2017 projects all while remaining a fast-growth district - each moment was one to remember during a challenging year in education.  

“A new school year will bring success and challenges, fun and memorable moments we will never forget. We are a Destination District that strives for excellence each and every day,” she reminded the staff.

Decked out in spirit gear, the annual tradition of roll call continued as 22 campuses and several district administrative departments showcased spirit all for a chance to win the coveted Spirit Stick award. Coming away with the Spirit Stick were Rosehill Elementary, Northpointe Intermediate and Child Nutrition.

Community dignitaries, elected officials and members of the Tomball Education Foundation all gathered to join #TeamTomball celebrating the opening of these two facilities.

Tomball ISD Stadium will serve the district’s football, soccer, arts and band programs. The stadium will seat 10,000 spectators and accommodate 3,000 parking spaces. At the north end of the stadium is the Tomball Event Center - the largest in the Tomball area – that can house 600 people. It features a conference center, sports locker/dressing rooms, athletic training, kitchen and administration areas for sporting events.

The stadium also features a synthetic turf called Astro Turf Trionic Blend, which is typically used in college-level sports, for player safety. Other significant features include a 36-foot by 52-foot Daktronics scoreboard, a one-level press box, and monitors that will provide live feeds during games.

“Being able to celebrate the opening of these new facilities is a major milestone for Tomball ISD and is in large part due to the unwavering commitment to high-quality instruction and extraordinary experiences we offer in our Destination District,” said Salazar-Zamora, Superintendent of Schools. “None of this would be possible without the support of our community who shares a passion for education and understands the importance of investing in our future growth as a District. We look forward to these facilities serving our students, staff and community for many, many years.” 

 

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ABOUT TOMBALL ISD
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 19,000 students at 22 campuses.

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