TSA

Technology Student Association (TSA)

2017-2018 Officer Team

President-Bailey Martinez

Vice President- Kailey Collins

 Reporter-Cole Marshall

Treasurer-Joey Veni

Secretary-Emma Beguhn

 Members at Large-Mark Driscoll, Levi King, Brandon Young

 

 

Meeting Schedule:

This year we will have TSA meetings on a Wednesday of each month.  This is subject to change so check here regularly so you don't miss the meetings. The lab is open Tuesdays and Thursday for VEX and TSA Projects. Currently we are scheduled to meet on the following dates:

  • August 30th
  • RESCHEDULED September 20th
  • October 11th
  • November 8th
  • December 13th
  • RESCHEDULED JANUARY 31st
  • February 21th
  • March 14th
  • April 25th
  • May 2th

Upcoming Socials:

  • TSA Tailgate
  • Corn Maze 10/20
  • Laser Tag Social 11/10
  • White Elephant Social 12/13
  • Super-Bowling 1/31
  • Roller Skating Social 2/26
  • Alumni Meeting/Bash Night
  • Party at the Park
  • End of the Year Pizza Social

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 above links 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 MCHS-TSA do?

Our TSA chapter is 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: 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 freinds with students from across the state.

Our chapter also holds monthly socials that have included: The annual TSA homecoming tailgate party, dinner and a movie at the Mall of GA, Bowling, Afternoons at the park, White Elephant gift exchange, Ice Skating, Gladiators' Hockey games, Laser tag, an end of the year pizza party, 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 ONLY available to students who are currently enrolled (or who were previously enrolled)in the Engineering and Technology Program here at MCHS.

The annual membership fee for the 2017-2018 school year is $40. You membership includes: Membership in the Georgia-TSA, Membership in the National-TSA, a TSA shirt, end of the year Pizza Party, and more. Membership must be paid through "mypaymentsplus.com" and a printed receipt must be presented to Mr. Reed to confirm enrollment in this amazing organization.

 

TSA Events:

State Leadership Conference and competition (Athens, GA) 3/15/2018-3/17/2018: See Mr. Reed for details... its never too early to start on your competitive events :)

 

TSA VEX Events:
VEX meetings are every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30. You must be a paid member of TSA to participate in VEX Robotics meetings and competitions. Robotics competitions typically take place on Saturdays from 7:30am to 3pm. Ending time for competitions are based on advancement into the finals, so some days could be longer and some could be shorter. This year our competitions will be on 10/14, 12/9, 1/13, 1/27 and 2/17. More details to follow at first VEX meeting on 8/31. 

 

 

 STATESMAN TEST Study Guide

 Please click on the link below to access some flashcards that I made.  These will help you study for the TSA Statesman Test.  This DOES NOT cover all of the information that will be on the test..... its just a helpful tool.  

https://www.studystack.com/inewflashcard-2228741

Please visit the GA TSA website for a complete study guide.  

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