Tivy High School Updates
Principal's Message End of MP3
Marking Period 3 End of Semester 1
We are reaching the end of the first semester 2021-2022 school year. This means our students should be on track to earn 3.5 credits this semester. Check your progress in Skyward. Credits are the key to graduation success. Seniors, we are flying into the 2022 spring and preparing for your graduation. Stay focused on your goals.
Please continue to encourage students to use all of the resources available on campus for their success.
Thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as our staff continues to grow student minds.
Tivy High School
December STAAR Retesting Information-December 7-10
- Tuesday, December 7-English 1
- Wednesday, December 8-Algebra, Biology, US History
- Thursday, December 9-English 2
- Friday, December 10-Make-up Tests/Students Testing More than One Subject
Success on the STAAR tests at the high school level are part of the graduation requirements. Student who were unsuccessful in 2021 have been provided additional instruction opportunities under HB 4545.
Good Things Happening At Tivy---Here is our Message!
- Work to get better each day.
- Have a positive attitude and outlook.
- Are good to one another.
- Take care of their building by picking up after themselves and respecting property.
- Follow the Student Code of Conduct.
- Set high expectations for themselves.
- Use the resources in the building for support.
- See something say something.
With these expectations, we continue to be able to allow students flexibility and freedoms on campus. Please partner with us to reinforce these common expectations.
Marking Period 3 Report Card Grades
Marking period grades are used to regain UIL eligibility. Students who fail any course for marking period 3 will lose their eligibility to start the second semester. Eligibility will be lost on Friday, January 7 at 3:40. Semester grades do not determine eligibility but do determine credit acquisition. Please speak with your student's sponsor or coach with eligibility questions.
After-School Tutoring Available with Late Bus Monday-Thursday
A 4:30 Late Bus runs each day Monday through Thursday for students wishing to attend after-school tutorials. A late bus pass is required and can be obtained from their teacher.
Encourage students to attend tutoring either before school, after school, or during F.I.T lunch to ensure success in the classroom.
Semester 2 Schedule Change Request Process
House Bill 4545 Information & What it means for our Students?
Accelerated Instruction requirements are met by delivering supplemental instruction (tutoring) before school, after school, or embedded in the school day.
We have met with all students in grades 9 through 12 who require the accelerated instruction. 10th through 12th grade students will have another STAAR testing opportunity in December. 9th grade students are preparing for April and May STAAR tests.
Students have been provided with options for before school, after school, or during F.I.T lunch tutoring. We've encouraged each student to log at least one hour per week in preparation for the December retest. Students are required to log 30 hours of additional instruction per test.
See the flyer below for Accelerated Instruction Options.
Tivy High School Bell Schedule
Technology Updates for Tivy High School-Device Insurance & Network Updates
Our students have been issued devices and are using them daily on campus. Please take advantage of the device insurance. Device insurance can be found under Fines & Fees tab in Skyward Family access.
Due to necessary district technology updates, we will no longer be able to support the "Bring Your Own Device" network for student personal devices. This transition happened quickly and we have just a handful of students still using their own devices.
What this means? We are not supporting the use of student phones, student tablets, or student-owned computers on the school's WIFI network. We are supporting approximately 1400 laptops for students, all teacher computers, and the soon-to-be installed ViewSonic board upgrades for the campus.
If your student wishes to be issued a locker for device storage, please have them see Mrs. Wren in the assistant principal's office. If your student needs a laptop issued, please have them see Mrs. Strain in the library.
Fines & Fees
- Parking Permit
- Computer/Device Insurance
- AP College Board Payments
- Dual Credit Payments
Fee Management Link can be accessed through Skyward Family Access
SHOUT OUT: Tivy Treasures Opens
Mrs. Burkhart's and Mrs. Goodwyn's students opened their own store selling their manufactured Tivy goods. The store is open Monday and Friday during all three lunches. Ask your students to check it out! The store helps our students gain valuable vocational experience.
SHOUT OUT: Tivy Theater's Nightfall
Tivy Theater delights again with the Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe. The group brought back the English classics for our students and three evening performances for fans. Tivy Theater has already started preparations for UIL One Act Play.
SHOUT OUT: College Night Success
Our counseling office hosted a successful College Night in November. This is an annual event and it is never too early to start planning. Connect with Mrs. Riederer and the counselors for help with college, career, and military planning.
SHOUT OUT: Tivy Treasures Opens
SHOUT OUT: Tivy Theater's Nightfall
Our Antler Leadership team led the campus and community in the effort to raise over $500,000 for the Macy's Make-A-Wish Foundation. We love supporting our friend Zach in his efforts to make a difference.
Our PE Partners and friends shared their dancing talents with our campus. What a treat! Our own, Cheya Griffin, delighted us by singing the National Anthem.
Head Basketball Coach Joe Davis reminded the campus that we are all somebody and we can "stir what we have" to make a difference in this world.
Make-A-Wish Pep Rally Video is linked on the Tivy High School Website
How we teach our students everyday!
KISD Literacy Plan
Establishing the love of reading for all subject areas!
Profile of a Graduate
Our product! Tivy High School is just the last leg of the race for KISD in creating life-long learners and productive citizens.
CCMR-College, Career, and Military Readiness Opportunities
Students access their Naviance program through their Clever account. Naviance allows them to track college and career options. Seniors will use this program for scholarship information in the spring. Ask your students about their Naviance access.
Clever Account login for students:
username: firstname+lunchnumber (do not add plus sign)
password: lunchnumber (4 digit cafeteria code)
Tivy High School Parent-Teacher Organization
Joining the PTO Made Easy
Need to pay your PTO Dues--you can Venmo your due to Mrs. Stokes.
Dues money is the source of income to provide support and love to the campus staff. The Tivy PTO does not do any fundraising. They count on your support. You can also pick up forms on campus at the front office and submit payment in their little blue box (pictured).
Thank you for supporting the Tivy PTO!
February PTO Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 3rd 2022 at 12pm
3250 Texas 534 Loop
December 7-10, STAAR Retesting Window (See details above)
December 14-17, Semester Exam Schedule (see attachment below)
December 20-January 3, Holiday Break
January 4, Students return for Semester 2
January 6, Herff-Jones Graduation Presentation for Class of 2022
Ordering Graduation Items & Cap/Gown
Graduation, May 27th is just around the corner for our seniors.
Project Graduation Class of 2022
Attention Senior Parents--Help support Project Graduation
Social Media, Support & P3 Campus Reporting
The campus is working through the latest series of social media challenges and situations.
We continue to discuss with students the impact of social media/technology and the digital resume we are building with each post, comment, video, etc. There are many positive powerful uses for social media and technology to connect people, information, and ideas. We encourage students to focus on the positive impacts they make on the world around them. Please partner with us to encourage this message and monitor your student's use of technology.
Additionally, both students and parents have access to our P3 campus system for reporting concerns anonymously. Our safety motto is "If you see something, say something."; we are here to help.