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Welcome to the forum! Here, you will find all the latest news, events, and announcements.

Editor Position Deadline Extended to Monday, May 14

Still interested in applying for an appointed officer position? The Editor application deadline has been extended to Monday, May 14!

Once again, applicants must submit the Nominations Form, cover letter, and resume. Candidates for Editor should include a mock Torch cover. Applications must be emailed to the parliamentarian and Ms. Wenzlaff by May 14. Interviews will be held via Google Hangouts after all applications have been submitted.

Nominations Form
Application Letter
Bylaws (officer duties can be found here)

May 9, 2018

Appointed Officer Applications Open!

Love the classics? Want to become a TSJCL state officer? Applications for appointed officer positions editor, webmaster, treasurer, and parliamentarian are open now!

Applicants must submit the Nominations Form, a cover letter, and a resume. Candidates for Editor should include a mock Torch cover, and candidates for Webmaster should include a mock web design. Applications must be emailed to the parliamentarian and Ms. Wenzlaff by May 1. Interviews will be held via Google Hangouts after all applications have been submitted.

Nominations Form
Application Letter
Bylaws (officer duties can be found here)

Apr 19, 2018

State Convention Recap

The board congratulates all who attended an amazing weekend of classics, learning, and fun at the 2018 TSJCL state convention! Here were some highlights of the convention:

- Over 1800 students and teachers were registered from 90 different schools and separate entities
- Around $850 were raised for scholarships
- 643 pairs of socks and about 200 notes were collected for the homeless in 1st vice president Isabella Zou's service project
- Will Snider was elected as the board's first ever outreach coordinator
- The board welcomed Carl Quist as the new TSJCL president. Other new officers include 1st vice president Luke Martin, 2nd vice president Nour Kassem, secretary Grant Morrison, and historian Faith Padgett. Congratulations and welcome to the board, officers!

Contest Results
Photos

Apr 19, 2018

State Results Released

For students and teachers interested in viewing state results, all results have been posted on the state page. The academics test key is also available for those who want to check their answers.

Apr 15, 2018

Read the Midnight Torch!

Hope you are all having an awesome time at TSJCL! Written at midnight before state convention (literally), The final Torch of the school year, the Midnight Torch, is now available online to read!

Apr 14, 2018

Aristotle Scholarship Application Open!

Applications for the Aristotle Award scholarship for an NJCL registration packet are now being accepted through April 23. The award will reimburse the cost of one Texas student's registration for this summer's NJCL convention at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The winner of the award will be notified on or before May 1, so that they may register for NJCL by May 15. Interested students should apply at the following link: Aristotle Award Application

Apr 9, 2018

State Convention Schedule

The state convention official schedule has been released! Times are subject to change, but feel free to take a look and plan ahead. Schedule is available at the button below or on the state page.

Apr 1, 2018

State Hotel Special Deals Update

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Park Central and Homewood Suites Dallas Park Central hotels have offered a special deal. Email here.

Fairfield Dallas Park Central Hotel Brochure

Homewood Suites Dallas Park Central Hotel Brochure

The Holiday Inn Garland also has 25 rooms available with a special TSJCL rate. Contact hotel at 972-495-1144 and ask for Rita to give you the TSJCL rate. The hotel is very close to the school.

Mar 28, 2018

Interested in Selling at the Agora?

Calling all vendors and clubs: the state convention Agora sign up is open! Sign ups are through Google Forms. Click on the button below to register. Link is also available on the state convention and forms pages.

Mar 23, 2018

State Registration Open!

The TSJCL is eager to announce that registration for state convention, held April 13-14, is open! Just like last year, registration will be hosted on MyTSJCL. Deadline is March 21!

Mar 15, 2018

Looking for New Historian

Passionate about Latin? Love record-keeping? Enjoy scrapbooking? The TSJCL is currently looking for a new historian! Interested applicants should read the letter and fill out the nomination form, which must be sent to the parliamentarian and parliamentarian sponsor. Deadline is March 9!

Historian Position Letter
Nominations Form

Mar 15, 2018

Need Certamen Practice?

State convention is only weeks away, and we've decided to release around several dozen brand new Certamen practice questions to help you prepare! Check them out on the Certamen page and have fun practicing!

Mar 15, 2018

Read the Winter Torch!

The Winter Torch issue is out! Features include a winter board meeting recap and some latest news regarding the state convention. Read now to learn more!

Feb 27, 2018

Where to Stay at State Convention

For attendees traveling to state convention, we've made a list of hotels within the area where students and teachers can stay. List includes proximity and prices, and some hotels feature special rates for TSJCL members. List is also available on the State Convention and Links + Downloads pages.

Feb 10, 2018

Winter Board Meeting Recap

Happy new years! To start off 2018, the TSJCL board convened at Naaman Forest High School, location of the 2018 State Convention. We've finalized contest rules and toured the campus, and we are excited to say we look forward to seeing everyone at an awesome convention!

January 11, 2018

Area F Sign Up

Sign up for Area F 2018 is now open!

December 20, 2017

National Convention Announcement

We welcome you to join us at the 65th Annual National Junior Classical League Convention, held from July 23-28 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Registration opens March 1, 2018.

2018 NJCL Convention Flyer

November 27, 2017

TSJCL Looking for Treasurer Officer

Interested in joining the TSJCL board? The treasurer position is open! If you are interested, email parliamentarian@tsjcl.org. Applicants will need to turn in Nominations Form by December 1.

Treasurer Position Letter
Nominations Form

November 27, 2017

2017 Fall Torch Issue

The 2017 Fall Torch issue has been released! Read it here.

October 16, 2017

State Convention Rules Released

Rules for the 2018 State Convention contests are out, and the TSJCL Board is excited to announce 3 new contests: Photo of the Month, Promotional Video, and Illustrated Quoatations and Cartoons. Check them out here!

October 12, 2017

Fall Board Meeting Recap

To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, the TSJCL board had is first meeting at Westlake High School, Austin. Members were able to meet new board members as well as introduce several brand new state contests!

Fall Board Meeting Photos

September 16, 2017