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TAPPS Office to move to Denton this summer

Postby freeagent » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:58 pm

This is probably old news for most of you -- and maybe a sign of how I'm getting out of the loop. Decided to surf over to lscsn.com message boards and found this article from the Denton Record Chronicle from March 24th discussing the move.

The ability to partner with a University (North Texas and TWU) is going to be a big plus; it will allow those universities to work with TAPPS with intern programs, building experience in students and providing more resources to the TAPPS organization, which plans to increase its staff as well. The move is expected to happen this summer; the TAPPS web site still shows its Salado address.

http://drchighschoolblog.dentonrc.com/2 ... july.html/

TAPPS set to move headquarters to Denton in July

By Steve Gamel
sgamel@dentonrc.com
1:15 pm on March 24, 2016

Officials for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools want to move their headquarters to a more metropolitan area, and they have set their sights on Denton.

Bryan Bunselmeyer, the executive director for TAPPS, said the move is set for July, though they are still looking for office space. TAPPS creates rules and organizes athletic and academic contests for 232 private high schools —Calvary and Liberty Christian being two — across five classifications.

Its office has been in Salado, a small town about 17 miles southwest of Temple, for 15 years. Before that, TAPPS had stints in Austin and Forney. The organization was first chartered in 1978 with 20 member schools.

“Salado is a great location because it’s in the center of the state, however, it no longer meets the needs that our board of directors and leadership council desire,” Bunselmeyer said. “They want to be in a metropolitan area.

“Being in a place like Denton that wants to support small business is very important to us.”

Denton was chosen over Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Though TAPPS has yet to sign a lease, the search has been narrowed to a couple of properties, including one near the Unicorn Lake development. An immediate benefit is proximity to its member schools. Bunselmeyer estimated there were just two or three member schools close to the Salado office.

He went on to say there are 65 member schools in the immediate Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Calvary, Liberty Christian, The Selwyn School, and Coram Deo Academy in Flower Mound.

But the biggest desire TAPPS had was to be down the street from a major college or university, which Denton has with North Texas and TWU. Bunselmeyer said TAPPS is already in talks with TWU to develop a partnership that can include internship opportunities for TWU students while partnering with college classes on specific projects.

“That was the biggest thing — to be in a metropolitan area and be in a location where there is a potential to have a partnership with a college or university,” Bunselmeyer said. “When we started to reach out, TWU immediately answered back.”

Bunselmeyer said there is also potential to hire TWU students to work in the TAPPS office and at various events. TAPPS currently has a staff of four working in its Salado office and would like to double that number to eight, Bunselmeyer said.

“As an organization serving educational institutions, it is a natural extension for TAPPS to look to students for our future planning,” he said. “The main thing is we don’t want to be just another business in a big town. We’d rather be somewhere that knows we are there.”
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Re: TAPPS Office to move to Denton this summer

Postby freeagent » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:29 pm

Well, it sounds like the TAPPS office moved to a suburban Denton location -- a little southwest in a town called "Fort Worth."

Actually, the new digs are in the Lone Star Tower building at the Texas Motor Speedway ... sounds like a fast crowd:

3575 Lone Star Circle
Suite 414
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone remains 254-947-9268

Office will be opening the week of July 18th. I'm still trying to unpack boxes after a month; I can relate.
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Re: TAPPS Office to move to Denton this summer

Postby Old Bearkat » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:51 pm

Will TAPPS now be a trend setter and start a new school sports craze? High School Division of NASCAR? Formula 1? Drag racing?
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Re: TAPPS Office to move to Denton this summer

Postby smokeyjoe53 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:05 pm

Old Bearkat wrote:Will TAPPS now be a trend setter and start a new school sports craze? High School Division of NASCAR? Formula 1? Drag racing?

I can imagine the new dress code.......... Mandatory Mullets & wifebeater shirts..........
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Re: TAPPS Office to move to Denton this summer

Postby barny75070 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:11 pm

And don't forget the mandatory group of 8 corporate logos....
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