Tiger Tracks

By Julie Shore, Principal

01/15/2016

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PTSA Newsletter

Please be sure to check out the attached January PTSA newsletter.

Celebrations

Fire Drill on Monday:

Our students completed a fire drill on Monday and did an outstanding job. All students cleared the building in a safe and timely manner. I was so proud to see all of our students taking this drill seriously and I was impressed with the teachers being so well prepared.


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8th grade visit to Johnson Wednesday:

Wow!!! What a great trip over to Johnson High School. Our 8th grade students did an awesome job representing Tex Hill. We traveled by bus to the beautiful Johnson campus,we were greeted by the award winning Johnson Cheerleaders and we watched performances by extremely talented students in Band, Choir, Orchestra, JROTC, Theatre, Color Guard, Cheerleading and Dance. It was a well organized show that highlighted many of the extra curricular opportunities waiting for our students when they get to Johnson.

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Honor Band: Our Tex Hill Honor Band lead by Mrs. Rosenberg traveled to our feeder elementary schools on Friday, Jan. 15th for a music filled recruiting day. The students were excited about the opportunity and did a great job performing for the elementary students.

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Spelling Bee News:

We had a fierce competition at our first ever school-wide spelling bee. After 40 rounds, a winner was declared this morning.

We are proud to announce the winner of our 1st Annual Tex Hill Spelling Bee!

1st place: Tanner C. 7th grader

2nd place: Rhea P. 6th grader

3rd place: Emily N. 6th grader


Tanner will move on to represent Tex Hill at the Express-News Citywide Spelling Bee in February. Good luck to Tanner and congratulations to all of our students that participated in this fun event. We would like to send a special thanks to our librarian, Ms. Diaz for use of the Learning Commons!

Upcoming Events

Monday (1/18)

Holiday No School or Students or Staff


Tuesday (1/19)

8th Gr Course Selection


Wednesday (1/20)

7th Gr Course Selection

8th Gr Math Benchmark

GBB v Nimitz(8th home)


Thursday (1/21)

7th Gr Writing Benchmark

8th Gr Reading Benchmark

BBB v White (7th home)


Friday (1/22)

6th Gr Course Selection

School News

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Pals need our help to help others:

The PALS are currently heading up a donations drive for Haven for Hope.

The drive will run from Jan 12-Jan 22.

Donations are being collected during first period classes, the first period class with the most donations will win a prize.

The below list has items they can always use:

1. Body Soap (Travel Size Liquid or Bar)

2. Travel Size Shampoo

3. Deodorant (No Spray)

4. Travel Size Toothpaste

5. Toothbrush

6. Hair Combs or Brushes

7. Travel Size Body Lotion

· Feminine Hygiene Products

· Twin and XL twin sheets

· Cribs & toddler beds

· Recovery, Spanish and Large Print Bibles

· New undergarments (bras, underwear, socks, t-shirts)

· *Liquid* detergent for washing machines

· Baby supplies (baby food, diapers)

· Individually wrapped pantry snacks for kids

· Toiletries

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Our Science Department needs your help.....

The Science department at Tex Hill collects box tops to help all of our Science students. We will collect Box Tops throughout the year. Below is an opportunity to earn even more Box Tops for Tex Hill.

HEB Bonus Box Top offer:


Purchase 10 box top items in 1 transactions – Earn $6 in Bonus Box Tops

Purchase 15 box top items in 1 transaction – Earn $10 in Bonus Box Tops

https://cashforyoureducation.com/offers

Please turn in box tops to your student’s science teacher. Thanks for your help!


Into the Classroom:

Science department dissecting frogs.

Tex Hill students get up close and personal with one rather notorious amphibian. This week Tex Hill 7th graders had the opportunity to begin the dissection of frogs. Ms. Henning and Mr. Pacheco kept their students busy allowing them hands on experience during the process.

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Counselor Corner

Course Selection Information from Counselor Lesley Reichert

Hello Tex Hill Parents,

It is that time of year for your students to select their courses for the 2016-2017 school year.

Perhaps you may have questions like:

· How can my student begin to earn high school credit?

· What fine arts courses are offered?

· When can my student begin athletics and what are the guidelines to be in the program?

Below you will find a link to a webpage containing videos describing each elective course, frequently asked questions and a hyper link to the program directors email that will enable you to have direct contact with the program directors. At your convenience, please review this informative site in order to help you learn more about all of our exciting programs here at Tex Hill.

This year the Tex Hill Course Fair will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6pm – 7pm in the Tex Hill Gymnasium. Program Directors and Counselors will be present to answer any questions you may still have after viewing these videos.

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th!

http://texhillcourseselection.weebly.com/

Community News

Johnson Wrestling:

Johnson will be hosting the 33rd Annual Russ Pederson Invitational

Friday, Jan. 15th JV Boys 3:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday, Jan. 16th Varsity Boys and Girls 8:30am-6:00pm

Cost: Adult $4 Students $2

T-Shirts available for purchase

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Johnson Cheerleading

8th annual Johnson Cheerleading Cub Clinic

Saturday,March 5, 2016

9:00am-12:30pm

Johnson High School Gym

Please see attached document for more information about the Cheerleading Cub Clinic.

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Important News for 8th Grade Parents

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