TSA - 2016-2017

 

 
 
The Arabia Mountain High School
Technology Student Association
 

Our Creed

I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation, and processes of industry. Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live. I will accept the responsibilities that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living. I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will exercise tact and respect for other individuals. Through the work of my hands and mind I will express my ideas to the best of my ability. I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me, and to be steadfast in my belief in my God, and my fellow Americans.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Mission Statement:
The mission of Georgia TSA is to prepare its membership to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities within the technology education program; which include communication, leadership, and competitive skill development in the classroom/laboratory environment.
 

History of TSA:

The Technology Student Association (TSA), formerly AIASA, is the oldest student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes grades K-12. It has a rich history that spans three decades. Three distinct periods may be found in TSA's history. During the period from 1958 to 1978, the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA) was a sponsored activity of the American Industrial Arts Association (AIAA). In 1978, the nonprofit corporation, AIASA, Inc., was formed to oversee AIASA as a separate organization. During the decade that followed, the organization grew in size, strength, structure, and impact on students and secondary school programs. The summer of 1988 closed this third decade as AIASA reached another milestone, a change in the name of the organization to the Technology Student Association (TSA). The links below describe (a) AIASA's history through these three major periods up to the time the association changed its name, (b) the evolution and purposes of activities, and (c) the organizational structure of TSA.

What does AMHS-TSA do?

Our TSA chapter of VERY active in the State of Georgia. Our members are enthusiastic, freindly, and like to have fun.

Our members have the opportunity to take part in: National TSA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, The Georgia Fall Leadership Conference in Jekyl Island, GA, The "CORE" officer retreat for excellence, Tech Day in Perry, GA, and the Georgia TSA State Leadership Conference in Athens, GA. At these conferences students learn to lead by example, compete in a variety of events, and make friends with students from across the state.

Our chapter also holds socials that may include: The annual TSA homecoming tailgate party, dinner and a movie at the Mall at Stone Crest, Bowling,  White Elephant gift exchange, Skating,  Laser tag, an end of the year banquet, and the list goes on. This year's officer team will be making plans for another year of fantastic socials!

Membership Information:

Membership in the TSA is available to students who are currently enrolled (or who were previously enrolled) in the Engineering and Technology Program here at AMHS.

The annual membership fee for the 2015-2016 school year is $35 for basic membership and $135 for competition membership (please notes that Vex members have additional fees). Your membership includes: Membership in the Georgia-TSA, Membership in the National-TSA, a TSA shirt, end of the year banquet, and more. Membership must be paid before attending any trips, functions, or competitions.

 
 

Competitions


Over 40 competitive events appeal to many students across the spectrum of technology. Events include CAD architecture and engineering, website design, medical technology, film, graphic design and inventions and innovations as well as many other technological topics. 

Leadership

Students are exposed to leadership learning and opportunities through officer and committee level participation, as well as through Leadership Lessons 

Personal Growth

As students work on TSA related projects, they learn to engage as a team, to accept and give recognition, to increase their knowledge and to help others. TSA provides the structure for a successful group experience, shaped and managed by the student membership with the assistance of an adult advisor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event Committees

Our event committees are task-driven and exist to plan and execute events.

  • Summer Bridge
  • Orientation
  • Banquet Committee
  • Holiday Party 
  • Birthdays
  • Field Trips

Leadership Committees

Our leadership committees provide high-level direction for the organization in each area of focus. We ask that only people with experience or expertise or passion in these areas serve on the committees. For more information about these committees contact chapter advisor Shenica Bridges Mathieu at Shenica_Bridges_Mathieu@dekalbschoolsga.org

 
  • Program Committee: Responsible for providing direction in regards to the evaluation of TSA outreach and middle school and elementary school initiatives quality and effectiveness, as well as risk assessment and program standards.
  • Finance Committee: Responsible for maintaining and reviewing fiscal policies and leads the annual budget writing process and fundraising activities
  • Philanthropy Committee: Responsible for supporting staff and event committees in the development and implementation of the annual fundraising plan.
  • Marketing Committee: Responsible for developing and implementing a marketing plan while ensuring effective communications with internal and external audiences.

  • Membership Recruitment Committee:  Responsible for identifying key members that will help propel chapter goals.  

  • Special Projects Committee:  Responsible for assisting with the STEM Relay Challenge, and  STEM WARS, and the VEX Competition
  • Training and Development Committee:  The Committee shall recommend, and upon approval by the Advisors, carry out activities concerned with the training and career development of TSA/Vex  members, with a special focus on those with trainee status.
 
 
TSA Scholarship and Awards Information
Congratulations:
 
1. Congratulations to our Tech Day winners: Tyler King - 8th in Dragster  and Amanda Turner for 6th in T-Shirt Design.
2.  Congratulations to our Robotics team for placing 9th at Fall Leadership
3. Congratulations to Brittany Cook and Kameron Bryan for winning their round in the Armada Boat Race at Fall Leadership
4 In addition, congratulations to the following people for winning the TSA Statesman Award :
 


Ousmane NdiayeArabia Mountain High School




Trevon KingArabia Mountain High School



Amanda TurnerArabia Mountain High School
Anton TurnerArabia Mountain High School
Micheal Bryan
Arabia Mountain High School
 
 
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State Competition Sign Up Form
Contact Information
Arabia Mountain High School

6610 Browns Mill Road Lithonia, GA 30038

TSA/VEX Sponsor's Classrooms

A125 (Mathieu)

A101 (Itamar. Roberts)

E101 (Dr. Ezra Thompson)

D112 (Sara. Roberts) - Vex Only

Shenica_Bridges_Mathieu@dekalbschoolsga.org     Tel: 678-875-3602


National TSA Week
Celebrate National TSA Week with Photos and Fond Memories
By Sofia Atzrodt, National TSA Secretary

This October, join over 230,000 members in celebrating National TSA Week, October 5th-9th. This is the perfect time to help raise TSA awareness in your school, connect with new chapter members, or simply showing your love for this great organization.
To help you share your TSA spirit, TSA has organized a social media theme for each day. Post your responses to each day's theme on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for the TSA community to enjoy. Start the week off on Monday by responding to Member Monday. Post a photo of what you enjoy most about being a TSA member and invite a friend to attend a TSA meeting. ForTeammate Tuesday, post a photo of you and a teammate dressed in TSA attire while attending a conference, conducting a meeting, participating in a TSA leadership session, etc. On Women in STEM Wednesday, post a photo of your female chapter members competing at a conference or attending a chapter meeting or celebrate one of your role models by sharing the story and photo of a female STEM leader who has inspired you. For Throwback Thursday post a picture from your first TSA conference or a fond TSA memory. Wrap up a great week on Forever TSA Friday with a collage of all chapter photos related to TSA with a reminder that of how TSA helps shape our future.
Each day presents the perfect opportunity to share your TSA story on social media or in school. Make sure to look for your friends' National TSA Week posts and reflect upon all of your TSA experiences. The national officers look forward to sharing your National TSA Week celebration posts.
Official GA TSA Dress Code

Official GA TSA Dress Code

Chapter advisors, chaperones and parents are responsible for making certain that all Georgia TSA student members wear official TSA attire, professional TSA attire, or business casual TSA attire as occasions may require. Official TSA attire, professional TSA attire, and business casual TSA attire are considered appropriate dress for related conference activities and public appearances. Since adults (advisors, parents, chaperones, and guests) serve as role models at Georgia TSA conferences and activities, they are expected to dress appropriately for related occasions they attend. Conference participants not adhering to the Georgia TSA Dress Code will not be permitted to participate in conference activities. Georgia TSA dress code requirements listed as follows:

  • During general sessions student members must wear official TSA attire, professional TSA attire, or business casual TSA attire. Adults must dress appropriately.
  • Georgia TSA event participants must refer to the current Technology Activities Guide for specific attire required for each competition and in the Competitive Events Attire section of the Guide in the general rules. Failure to do so may result in loss of points from the rule infraction penalty.

Official Georgia TSA Attire (Most Formal)


  • Blazer: navy blue with official TSA patch
  • Shirt or Blouse: either a while shirt/blouse or the official TSA royal blue shirt/blouse may be worn
  • Tie/Scarf: Females may wear the official red scarf with the white shirt or wear the official royal blue blouse with an open collar (no tie or scarf). Males wear the official the official TSA logo neck tie with either color shirt.
  • Pants or skirt: light gray (skirt length should fall to at least the tips of one’s finger)
  • Dark socks: males only (black or dark blue)
  • Shoes: black dress shoes (unacceptable: athletic shoes, combat or work boots). Females only may wear black open toe shoes or sandals (unacceptable: flip-flops)

Professional Georgia TSA Attire (Less Formal)

  • Shirt or Blouse: males or females, button-up with turned-down collar or the official TSA royal blue shirt/blouse (unacceptable: t-shirt, polo or golf)
  • Ties: males required, females optional
  • Dress pants: khaki, navy, and black (unacceptable: jeans, baggy pants, exterior pocket (“Cargo” pants)
  • Dresses/skirts: females only (skirt length should fall to at least the tips of one’s finger)
  • Dark socks: males only (black or dark blue)
  • Shoes: dress shoes or boots (unacceptable: athletic shoes, combat or work boots); females only may wear open toe shoes or sandals (unacceptable: flip-flops)

Business Casual Georgia TSA Attire (Least Formal)

Same as professional TSA attire, however, a tie is not required, and the shirt or blouse may be a polo or golf shirt. (Unacceptable: t-shirt or shorts)

While in the conference center no shorts, sweat suits, jeans, tank tops, muscle shirts, T-shirts or bathing suits are allowed during General Sessions or any breakout/competitive event sessions. Advertisements for alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, sexually oriented advertising, or illegal substances are prohibited.

This dress code is updated to align Georgia TSA with National TSA Dress Code standards. 12/1/13

Past Achievements at Conferences and Competitons:
Animatronics - 1st place State Conference
Architectural Modeling - 5th place , 10th place
Biotechnology Design - 2nd place
Computer Aided Design 2D, Architecture - 7th place
Construction Renovation - 4th place
Desktop Publishing - 4th place
Dragster - 8th place
Electrical Application - 8th place
Engineering Design - 4th place
Flight Endurance - 8th place
Future Technology Teacher - 2nd place, 3rd place
Manufacturing a Prototype - 9th place
Outstanding Student - 9th place
Photographic Technology - 5th place, 10th place
Prepared Presentation - 3rd place
RC Transportation - 3rd place
Scientific Visualization (SciVis) - 6th place
Systems Control Technology - 1st place
Technical Sketc
hing and Application - 10th place
Technology Bowl - 8th place
T-shirt Design - 6th place
Video Game Design - 3rd place
Webmaster - 10th place
Vex Robotics - 3 Gold Division Championships
Outstanding Chapter - 4th place
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