Tyngsborough High School

November 15, 2019

What's Happening...

With only two weeks remaining in the trimester many classes have begun preparing for trimester exams and final projects. Comprehensive project presentations begin next week with topics including organizing a community fundraiser, cooking and creating a cookbook, and construction of a doghouse. Final exams are scheduled for November 25th-27th. Congratulations to Wilson Gramer and Rosa Chhay as they were chosen to attend this year's Hugh O'Brien Leadership Seminar at Bentley University. Students in Yoga visited an aerial yoga studio applying much of what they learned this trimester. On Sunday morning, a group of 20 students will be heading to Florida for a week of volunteering at Give Kids the World Village. This has become an annual service trip and is always a great experience.


Come out to support Tigers Football on Saturday at 2:00pm as they compete in the Division 6 Central Mass Finals against Millbury at Doyle Field in Leominster.


As always for the latest news and updates follow us on social media.

Have a great weekend! #tpsprepares

Students of the Month

Congratulations to November Students of the Month


Ryan Gauthier

Ella Kilmartin

Julia Kay

Trey Marcantonio

Important Dates

11/25-11/27: Trimester Exams

11/27: Early Release

12/02: Trimester 2 Begins

12/03: Fall Sports Awards Night 7:00pm

12/04: Early Release

12/06: Report Cards Distributed

12/11: Caroling at Barnes & Noble 6:00pm

12/20: Early Release

12/23-01/01: Holiday Break

School Counseling

Congratulations to the seniors who have submitted their college applications! Seniors should schedule an appointment to meet with their school counselor to discuss their future plans if they have not already done so.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is now available to complete. This application can be found at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the most important application in the financial aid process. All colleges and universities will require the FAFSA before determining a financial aid award. Colleges may also require students to complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (profileonline.collegeboard.org) and/or a college specific financial aid application. It is important to be aware of each college's financial aid deadlines - missing deadlines could result in missing out on financial aid. For more information on the financial aid process please visit mefa.org.


FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. These events will be taking place in high schools, colleges, and libraries across the Commonwealth and will provide one-on-one, step-by-step assistance for families completing the FAFSA. Please visit FAFSADay.org or email fafsaday@gmail.com for more information.

A message from the Health Office

Notes from Debbie Donohoe in the THS Health Office

Now that the weather has changed more students are complaining of sore throats, ear aches, stomach aches and cold symptoms. Here are a few tips to help prevent illness:

  • Bring a refillable water bottle to school every day.

  • Use good hand hygiene

  • Dress appropriate for the weather

To provide the healthiest possible environment at school, children should not be sent to school when symptoms of illness are present:

  • Temperature 100 degrees or above within past 24 hours without fever reducing medication such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)

  • Vomiting or diarrhea within past 24 hours

  • Excessive coughing and nasal discharge

  • Suspected infection of eye, ears, nose, throat, skin, scalp

  • Severe abdominal pain or headache

  • Suspected communicable disease (including, but not limited to: strep throat, conjunctivitis, impetigo, chicken pox, whooping cough, scabies, and scarlet fever). Please notify the school nurse if your child contracts any communicable disease.

  • Suspected fractures or any severe or disabling injury until under physician care

  • Questionable need for sutures

  • Head injury until under physician care

  • Antibiotic therapy started less than 24 hours before returning to school

***Students may also be dismissed or excluded from school for any of the above***

Students should remain home for 24 hours after fever has subsided without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Students should also be symptom free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

Students receiving antibiotics for contagious conditions such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, etc. must stay out of school until at least 24 hours of antibiotic therapy has been completed.

School absences or dismissals will be medically excused upon receipt of documentation from their physician.

  • As flu season approaches, be sure to get your flu shot. US flu activity is currently low but flu season is approaching. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Current flu information can be found at: https//www.mass.gov/influenza

Please keep the Health Office notified of any changes in your child’s health status to include fractures, sprains, concussions, communicable illness, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me:

Email: debbie.donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org

Telephone: (978) 649-7571 Option 2

Fax: (978) 649-1877 (HIPPA compliant line which only nurse can access)

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Stay safe and healthy!


Athletics

Winter sports registration is currently open. Interested athletes should stop by the athletics office to register. Fall Sports Awards Night will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00pm in the Ciampa Performing Arts Center.


Upcoming Events:

11/07: Football vs Millbury 2:00pm at Doyle Field, Leominster


Follow us on TWITTER at @tyngtigersports

Adopt-a-Family Raffle Baskets

Raffle Baskets will be arriving at schools on Monday, November 4. There are some great items again this year, including four different "game" themed baskets containing a wide variety of games. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Class of 2020 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $95. On January 1, the price of the yearbook increases to $115. Order yours today at www. jostensyearbooks.com

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