Technology Student Association (TSA)
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 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 2020-2021 school year is $20. This covers your State and National TSA dues. When we get back to physically being at school, we will do another collection for anyone who wants to order a TSA T-shirt for this year. Membership must be paid through "mypaymentsplus.com". Sign ups will be available in late-August.
Our open house meeting will be through Zoom on August 26th after school. We will hold monthly meetings through Zoom until we are allowed to start meeting again in person. If you have any interest in being a TSA Officer for the 2020-2021 school year, please let Mr. Reed, Alex.Reed@gcksk12.org, know!