Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #240 - April 22, 2019

This Week in Tiger Land

Monday, April 22

District Professional Development Day - No school for students


Tuesday, April 23

TIGER TUESDAY: Wear your favorite TIGER GEAR!

Student-Directed Play Showcase (6:00pm)

Athletics Winter Sports Banquet (6:30pm)

Baseball vs. Kempner (7:00pm)


Wednesday, April 24

College Wear Wednesday

AP Exams Pre-Administration Session (2nd and 3rd periods)

ROTC Banquet (6:00pm)


Thursday, April 25

Spring Underclassmen Awards Night (6:30pm)

Softball Playoffs at Katy High School (6:30pm)


Friday, April 26

Senior Walk & Decision Day

Softball Playoffs vs Katy at home (6:00pm, 8:00pm - if needed)

JV Baseball vs. Bush (4:30/7:00pm)

Varsity Baseball @ Bush (7:00pm)

IBMA Spring Banquet (6:30pm)

Important Information Regarding Children's Lighthouse Parking Lot

Please understand that Travis High School students should not be dropped off in the Children's Lighthouse parking lot at any time. In addition, students may not park their cars in the Children's Lighthouse parking lot while attending school. These situations create a safety concern for the students, teachers, and families of the Children's Lighthouse Center. Thank you for understanding!

I-Fest has been rescheduled!

International Festival (aka IFEST) will be held in the Auditorium at THS on April 30th, at 6 pm. Tickets are $3.00.

Original Credit/ AP/ Pre-AP Summer School Registration

Fort Bend ISD 2019 Summer School Information:

Registration Process for High School

Original Credit/AP/Pre-AP ONLY:

  • Students taking original credit courses will print the appropriate registration form from online, or pick up a copy of the form from Ms. Gibson in the counselor's office.
  • Complete the form with the appropriate course requests and take it to your counselor for approval. Once approved, the counselor will notify the registrar to enroll the student into the summer school entity. This process will take a minimum of 24 hours. You will not be enrolled in courses at this time.
  • The student/parent will go online and select the appropriate course(s) approved by the counselor and pay the fee online for the course(s). This enrolls the student into the course. Remember you must pay at least 24 hours after registering online. The preferred payment method is online via credit or debit card. If assistance is needed with the method of payment, please see your school counselor.
  • Students may be dropped from the course if payment has not been made at least 24 hours after registering online.

For additional information please follw this link: https://www.fortbendisd.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1058

Remedial Course registration will not begin until May 6, 2019. Separate instructions will be sent at that time.

Senior Walk and Decision Day Information

Senior walk is this Friday, April 26th. Seniors that have turned in permission slips will be participating in Senior Walk at Oakland Elementary and Bowie Middle School. Seniors participating in this portion of the walk will meet in the Commons at 8:15 AM. All Seniors will participate in our Decision Day celebration and on campus Senior Walk once we return from these feeder schools. Seniors should wear their cap and gown for the walk if they have received it. Otherwise, they should wear their college shirt! Seniors will be provided a pizza lunch this day as well.

Pay your Fines NOW! Students with outstanding fines and fees will not be eligible for exemptions. Any student that owes money for class or organization fees or library or textbook fees must take care of these to be eligible for exemptions.

Reese Center Applications Available for Some Programs

Student applications to be considered to attend James Reese Career and Technical Center for the 2019-2020 school year reopen Monday, April 15th at 8:00 AM. The following programs have limited availability and are open for applications:

· Arts and A/V Production

· Computer Technology

· Construction (HVAC & Plumbing)

· Culinary Arts

· Diesel Mechanics

· Education and Training

· Firefighting

· Hospitality & Tourism

· Oil and Gas/Energy and Natural Resources

Applications will close on Thursday, April 18th at 10:00 PM, and notifications will be sent the following week. To complete an application, click on the link below. https://www.fortbendisd.com/jrctc Your district credentials (student ID and password) are needed to log on. Please make sure to complete all required fields before you hit submit.

James Reese Career and Technical Center / About the Campus

www.fortbendisd.com

The Fort Bend Independent School District, an Equal Opportunity Educational Provider and Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability and/or age, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions.

This Week in Advisory

All grade levels will watch and discuss a new Harbor video about adaptability and knowing your 'Why' called "Pivot".

Graduation Ticket Pick Up will be Monday, May 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Tickets may only be picked up by the graduate or a parent listed in Skyward. Tickets that are not picked up this evening will be given to students at graduation practice on May 23rd.

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2019 Summer School Information

Summer School Registration Begins on April 22nd!

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Need a Verification Of Enrollment?

Students needing a Verification of Enrollment or VOE for driving permits or licenses will need to submit their request on the VOE clipboard located at the Registrar’s Office. Students may sign-up for their VOE before school, in between classes, during lunch, or after school. Once they sign-up for their VOE, it will be ready the following day after 7th period for pick up in the black box at the Registrar’s Office.

Please plan accordingly to ensure your VOE will be ready in time for any appointments you may have.

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Spring Exam Exemptions - ALL Grades

Students reviewed the following exam exemption criteria in Advisory last week. It is important to note that all Excused and Unexcused absences count for exemptions. For exemption purposes, 3 tardies will equal 1 absence. Please contact your student's grade level AP if you have exemption questions.

Travis High School Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony Information

PTO/YES Program

The YES table is every Tuesday during all three lunches. Students can look for us in the Commons with the red tablecloth labeled Travis YES Program. If students need a print-out of their hours for National Honor Society or for any other reason, they should fill out the request form available at the table and turn in to one of the YES representatives. Students will be able to pick up the print-out the following Tuesday at the YES table, so please make a note of your deadlines and plan accordingly!

Check Your Student's Tiger Pride Point Total

Tiger Pride Points are the "currency" we use to reward students for good behavior and/or participation in events and initiatives on our campus. Students must have their student ID to receive points.

Counselors' Corner

Schedule changes, counselor alpha splits, level change info...get it all right here!

College and Career Readiness

Click here for a link to our College and Career Readiness weekly newsletter! See what's new!

To request that an announcement be added to this newsletter...

Email Mr. Pope at

derryk.pope@fortbendisd.com!

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