Thompson Valley High School
Weekly Newsletter ~ Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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Welcome to Thompson Valley High School, home of the Eagles!
Wednesday, April 12th 9th-11th graders across the district will take the PSAT 9 (grade 9), PSAT 10 (grade 10), or SAT (grade 11). There will be no scheduled classes on this testing day. Seniors do not attend school April 12th, and attendance will not be taken. What is the purpose of CMAS/SAT? CMAS is aligned to the state's rigorous academic standards and designed to gauge how well students are mastering the standards and are prepared for their next grade. CMAS results provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, teachers, parents, and the community. Also, the SAT is an early opportunity to demonstrate proficiency and meet the graduation benchmarks. The PSATs are very good practice and predictors of the SAT.
How can my student prepare? In order to prepare for the CMAS tests, students can try some of the practice items here. There are some specific online tools that would be useful for students to try. There is SO MUCH practice available on Khan Academy, which would be helpful for PSAT/SAT: https://www.khanacademy.org/mission/sat/practice/
Spring Testing 2023
Health Office Scoop!
The health office is doing Wellness Wednesday's! Every Wednesday a quote will be announced over the intercom and the first two students to come recite it verbatim gets a prize! Today's quote is “The only journey is the journey within.”—Rainer Maria Rilke
Always accepting donations for the health office:
Sources of Strength Spirit Week March 27 - 31
TVHS Choir Showcase
TONIGHT~ March 22, 2023
The Rialto Theater
228 E. 4th St
Purchase Tickets HERE
SENIORS SENIORS SENIORS!!!
Please be sure to check back frequently.
TVHS 2022-23 Yearbook
Don't miss out!
STUCO Annual Food Drive ~ March 27th - April 7th
Counseling Center News
Counselor's contact info is on the Counseling Staff page.
How to Make an Appointment with Your Counselor
The best way to get in touch with your counselor is to reach out through email. However, if your question cannot be answered through email or if you would like to set up a meeting, please follow these directions:
1. Go to TVHS website. Choose the “Academics" tab at the top of the page. Click on “Counseling Information.”
2. Click on “Counseling Center Website And Appointment Calendars.” The link will take you to the appointment calendar page.
3. Click on your grade level counselor’s appointment calendar.
4. Click on the box of the date and time you wish to schedule your appointment.
5. Type your first name, last name and email address.
6. Enter the reason for your appointment if requested.
7. Click BOOK.
8. Remember to get a pass from the Counseling Secretary so you can be released from class at your appointment time.
Sophomores/10th Spickard Appointment Calendar
Juniors/11th Cowan Appointment Calendar
Seniors/12th Knittel Appointment Calendar
Enrichment/GT Freshman 9th Jackson Appointment Calendar
SEL Specialist: Kayla Hasstedt Hasstedt Appointment Calendar
The Civitas Community Foundation Scholarship
Click HERE for more information
Career in Aviation
FAFSA March Madness
Attend the following dates and bring 2021 Tax information for the 2023-24 FASFA application.
- Thurs. March 23 1pm - 3 pm
- Tues. March 28 1pm - 3 pm
(Grays Peak, Rm 279)
4616 S Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents
Annual Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Target population: Entering first-year of a college/university/technical school
The CO-ALAS Scholarship was created through the generosity of the members, representing
the Board and Delegates. This scholarship helps foster the college and career-bound culture
within the state and will provide five scholarships to Latino students this year.
Since its inception in 2009, CO-ALAS has supported current and aspiring educators in
developing leadership and fostering the growth of the next generation of educational leaders.
CO ALAS is now expanding its support to include our youth with their initial year at higher
education institutions for their career path.
CO ALAS will offer five (5) $1,000 scholarships and five (5) $500 scholarships to be announced
early May 2023 and will be paid directly to the student.
Students must meet the following requirements:
● Must have applied with pending approval to an accredited college/university/technical
● A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5;
● Identifies of Latin American/Hispanic descent
● Demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Community engagement,
- Volunteer work,
- Extracurricular activities and,
- Family responsibilities you have been engaged in
● Applicants must be a graduating senior, Class of 2023, from a Colorado High School
Students must provide the following information for their application to be considered for this
● Submit a completed application to CO ALAS Scholarship Committee;
● Provide a copy of your high school transcript;
● Provide one (1) letter of recommendation; and
● Submit an essay, presentation, or creative art medium (video, music, poetry, artwork) that
demonstrates how a college-level education can create an impact in your life? This submission
should reflect our highlighted values of:
- Education/Pursuit of Knowledge
- Equity & inclusivity
- Fostering Strong Relationships (Family, Community, Etc.)
- Leadership & Responsibility
Application materials and an online submission form can be found at co-alas.org. Submissions
and questions can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Admission must be granted before funds will be distributed if selected.
"Heroes Among Us" Scholarship
This year, the club will award five $1,000 scholarships that can be used to pursue educational opportunities.
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 28
To learn more, please visit: https://bit.ly/2BxEKv4
TVHS 22-23 Bell Schedule
TVHS Athletic Web Page
Stay up to date on what is happening in athletics!!
Need Eagle Gear?
Student/Guardian Responsibilities for Chromebook
Parent Portal Support
This is where attendance, grades, and other pertinent information will be stored for the duration of you child's high school career.
Dates to Remember:
March 28 ~ CMAS Science- Juniors
April 12 ~ PSAT 9 & 10, SAT Juniors, NO SCHOOL SENIORS
April 14 ~ NO SCHOOL
April 17 - 21 ~ Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 20 ~ Jazz Fest (see Mr. Thompson for information)
April 29 ~ Prom 7 - 11pm @ The Ranch Event Complex
May 8 - 12 ~ Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12 ~ NO SCHOOL STUDENTS
May 17 ~ LAST day for graduating SENIORS
May 22 - 26 ~ Semester 2 Finals
May 26 ~ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (1/2 day)
May 27 ~ Graduation @12:00 pm (The Ranch)
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
TSD Families Invited to Attend Dance Performance
All are invited to attend a special community performance presented by Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos from Colima, Mexico on Saturday, April 8! Join us and engage in this unique experience for your family that will include several traditional dances from different regions of Mexico and other parts of Latin America. See FLYER for details and ticketing information. Questions: www.TCFcares.org
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Department has partnered with Mr. James at Loveland High School to create a high school field trip in alignment with TSD’s Strategic Plan Pillar #2: Inclusive and Supportive Culture by offering inclusive community events and learning opportunities (2.2, 2.3, 2.4).
Several student groups, including English Language Development (ELD), Spanish classes, Latinos Unified in Community (LUC), and Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been invited to meet the youth performers from Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos in person and learn about the beautiful cultures and traditions in our world!
EDI would like to increase access to our families to share in this community experience celebrating diversity. If you are interested in receiving free tickets, please complete this survey by Monday, March 27. We hope to support ten families by removing the barrier of cost to attend this event.
Choice Enrollment Round Two for the 23/24 School Year
Who is eligible for Choice Enrollment Round Two?
-If you are new to the district and want your student K-12 grade to attend a school outside of their boundary area. Also complete an On-line Registration Application for the correct school year.
-If you missed Choice Enrollment Round One.
If you applied for Round One, please do not apply for Round Two, unless you want to add a different school request.
Round Two applications are automatically waitlisted and families will receive an email if a seat becomes available or if the application is denied. Waitlisted applications will be added to the Requested Schools Waitlist behind the Round One applications. The 2023/24 waitlist expires on May 26, 2024.
Choice Enrollment Round Two Link: https://bit.ly/3lWYWk9
Segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia para el año escolar de 23-24
¿Quién es elegible para la segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia?
-Si usted es nuevo al distrito y quiere que su estudiante de kínder a 12º asistir una escuela fuera de su zona escolar. También necesita llenar la inscripción en línea para el año escolar adecuado.
-Si perdió la primera ronda de inscripción de preferencia.
Si ya ha aplicado para la primera ronda, por favor no aplique a la segunda ronda, a menos que quiera agregar una petición para una escuela diferente.
Las solicitudes de la segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia son agregadas a la lista de espera automáticamente y las familias recibirán un correo electrónico si hay un espacio vacante o si su aplicación fue rechazada. Las solicitudes de la lista de espera serán agregadas a las escuelas elegidas durante la primera ronda de aplicaciones. La lista de espera del año 2023/2024 expira el 26 de Mayo del 2024.
Enlace para segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia: https://bit.ly/3lWYWk9
Annual Family Check-In (AFC)
In order to make the transition into the coming year, we need a parent/guardian in the current student’s primary household to review and sign permission forms, update (if needed) the student’s household information, emergency contacts and health information. The Annual Family Check-In is located in the Parent Portal Account. For assistance, please contact Portal@TSD.org
Required for ALL current students.Log into your Parent Portal Account and click on "More" for the AFC Link, then select Begin Registration
Actualización anual de la información personal (AFC)
Para hacer la transición al próximo año escolar, necesitamos que un padre/tutor del estudiante revise y firme los formularios de permiso de actualización (si es necesario), la información de hogar del estudiante, contactos de emergencia e información de salud, la actualización anual de la información personal se encuentra en la cuenta del portal para padres. Para obtener ayuda, pongase en contacto con Portal@TSD.org
Requerido para TODOS los estudiantes que asisten actualmente.
Inicie la sesión en su cuenta del Portal para Padres y haga clic en "Más" para el enlace de AFC, a continuación, seleccione Iniciar registro
Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest
Thompson School District is looking for students who want to implement an idea that will positively impact their community.
Submit a step-by-step plan online by April 3rd about how you can change the world.
1 WINNER IN K – 5TH GRADE
1 WINNER IN 6TH – 12TH GRADE WILL RECEIVE:
» $300 to implement the idea
» Assistance connecting to a business to help
» A feature story about you
Go to: https://bit.ly/3Snd4iR
Application closes on April 3, 2023
Lauren’s Community Garden
In its inaugural season, Lauren’s Community Garden helped 6 families grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Career Compass Work-Based Learning
NOW is the time to apply for summer internships, multi-year apprenticeships and summer jobs! Application deadlines are quickly approaching - APPLY TODAY in XELLO!
Here's what's in this issue of the Career Corner:
--PAID Summer Internships in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Technology, Human Services, Arts & Design, Marketing and More! Application Deadline MARCH 31st
--CareerWise Apprenticeships - priority application deadline APRIL 14th. Now posted and accepting applications for TSD Future Educator Apprenticeship
Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation
TSD Student Art Show
"Art Supplies the Imagination"
February 11 - April 16, 2023
Loveland Museum (503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland
Opening Reception: February 10th 4 -7 PM at Loveland Museum
You're invited to be part of the DISTRICT ADVISORY & ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE (DAAC) meeting.
Tuesday, March 28
5:30 - 7:30 PM
In-Person: Cottonwood Room - 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://bit.ly/3T1AjPV
Or dial: (US) +1 470-285-4546 PIN: 434 058 551#
What is DAAC?
Both state and federal accountability place great emphasis on including families within the accountability process. While state statute requires the formation of accountability committees, these committees can be activated to meet many of the ESSA expectations as well (e.g., stakeholder engagement in the planning and implementation process under school improvement). Regardless of the structure, parents are expected to engage in meaningful consultation in accountability and improvement planning. Furthermore, schools and districts are expected to report school data and document plans in a transparent manner. DAACs must consist of the following, at a minimum:
1) Three parents of students enrolled in the district
2) One teacher employed by the district
3) One school administrator employed by the district
4) One person involved in business in the community within district boundaries.
DAACs must select one of their parent representatives to serve as chair or co-chair. Local school boards will establish the length of the term for DAAC chair/co-chairs. To be consistent with SAC responsibilities, DAACs shall meet at least quarterly.
For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3AGuos0
COLORADO BOYS STATE
Applications are now open for Boys State.
Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students in the nation.
It is a participatory program where each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
Boys participating in American Legion Colorado Boys State can receive up to 4 college credits. Available for young men completing their junior year.
Student Athlete Fund - Level the Playing Field
Examples of opportunities include:
-Registration fees for activities and sports
-Personal athletic gear (e.g., track shoes, soccer cleats, mouth guards, etc.)
-Practice items (e.g., practice suits, gloves, etc.)
Learn more and donate: https://bit.ly/3A5pcx7
American Furniture Warehouse Store Rally
Purchases anytime of the year help our school, BUT STARTING FRIDAY, purchases during AFW’s 10 -Day Store Rally will help maximize and finalize our annual donation!
**PLUS, you might win a $500 gift card.
Thank you for your support!
Visit With The Board
VISIT WITH THE BOARD UPDATED SCHEDULE
The Thompson School District Board of Education is continuing its series of public engagement sessions, which will allow the community to meet the board members, learn more about district initiatives, ask questions and provide feedback.
Please note the upcoming engagement session date has changed from February 9th to February 24th.
For more information on the schedule, please see below:
Wednesday, April 26 6 - 7:30 PM
Turner Middle School - 950 Massachusetts Ave., Berthoud
The district's Board of Education consists of seven elected individuals, each representing a Director District within the community. Board members serve in the roles as volunteers, dedicating many hours each week to their duties. To learn more about the members of the Board, please click here: https://bit.ly/3r1C5mW
Spanish language interpretation will be available at each forum
League of Women Voters ~ Sticker Design Contest
The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is excited about a new project - a sticker design contest to promote youth voting. We are sending info to all the Larimer county high schools asking for entries for original artwork along with a voting slogan. First and 2nd place prizes will be rewarded.
Deadline: April 14, 2023
Join TSD for a Night with the Avalanche
Earn While You Lean Apprenticeships
Cooking Matters Program offered in Spanish at the Loveland Library
Project Prom Dress Giveaway
Apply Now! 2023-2024 Universal Pre-K Enrollment
Camp X-Stream Summer Program
Camp X-Stream Summer Program
Middle & Elementary School K-8
FREE of charge for TSD students in current grades K-8
Fun & Creative summer learning activities for TSD students currently enrolled in grades K-8.
When: June 12-29, Monday - Thursdays, 8 AM- 12 PM
Questions: Email us at email@example.com
School-Based Health Clinic Available for Students
TSD Communication Advisory Committee
Thompson School District has created a new "Communication Advisory Committee" that will assist the district in evaluating current communication and marketing practices and in improving its systems to better support our entire Thompson community.
For more information, please see the image below. An interest form to join the committee is available at the following link: https://bit.ly/3dfyCxB
SNAP Benefits are Changing in March 2023!
INTERNET GUIDE FOR FAMILIES
Allconnect is the “one-stop-shop” for families of students to compare the different internet service providers available in the area. We believe it provides tremendous value to the families of your current and future students looking for service. You can check it out below:
Internet Providers in Loveland, CO
Child Care Assistance Program of Larimer County (CCAP)
Thompson Clothing Closet
Clothes, Coats, Hats, Gloves, Underwear, Socks, Toiletries, Backpacks, School Supplies, Blankets, and more all available for TSD students and families!
Questions? Please contact:
Allison Aue - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Katie Jennings -email@example.com
Call: (970) 613-5675
Students Ride FREE With A Valid School ID
Follow the Live Tracking Website.
The Family Center at Stansberry
- learn about what the district and the community have to offer.
- connect, network and learn from one another.
- access resources to meet needs.
Multilingual staff and translation available
Safe 2 Tell Colorado
Make a Report. Make a Difference.
DECLARACION DE NO DISCRIMINACION
In accordance with Board Policy AC, Thompson School District does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived characteristics such as, but not limited to, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, immigration/citizenship status, age, marital status, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, genetic information, mental or physical disability, need for special education services, or any other protected class in conformance with federal, state, and local law in admission or access to, or treatment and employment in, its programs and activities. A lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.
The following person/people has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Title IX/Employee ADA/Section 504/EEO Compliance Officer
Director of Human Resources
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, Colorado 80537
Student ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer
Executive Director of Student Support Services
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, Colorado 80537
De acuerdo con la política AC del consejo educativo, el Distrito Escolar de Thompson no discrimina sobre la base de características verdaderas o percibidas de una persona, tal como, pero sin limitación a, la raza, el color de piel, el sexo, la orientación sexual, la identidad de género, la expresión de género, la religión, el credo, el país de origen, la ascendencia, el estado de inmigración/ciudadanía, la edad, el estado civil, condiciones relacionadas con el embarazo o el parto, la información genética, una discapacidad mental o física, la necesidad para servicios de educación especial o cualquier otra clase protegida bajo ley federal, estatal y local al brindar admisión o acceso a, o trato o empleo en los programas y actividades del distrito escolar. La falta de competencia en inglés no será una barrera a la admisión o la participación.
Las siguientes personas han sido encargadas de recibir cualquier pregunta relacionada con las políticas de no discriminación:
El/la responsable del cumplimiento de Título IX/ADA para empleados/Sección 504/EEO
Director de Recursos Humanos
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
El/la responsable del cumplimiento de ADA/Sección 504 para estudiantes
Director ejecutivo de Servicios de Apoyo al Estudiante
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537