Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - November 11, 2019


Monday, November 11

Attire: Red, White, and Blue in honor of Veteran's Day

Click here for Skyward Gradebook Guide

Click here to sign up for Lunch and Learn on Thursday

Footloose Auditions-Auditorium: 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 12

Girls' Basketball (home): vs Foster HS 4:00/5:30/7:00

THS Band Senior Recognition (auditorium): 4:30

Varsity Swim Meet: 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 13

College wear/warm up Wednesday!

Faculty Meetings during your conference period: Library

Athletic Signing Day: Fall Sports with the exception of football.

Thursday, November 14

Thursday Theme day: BLACK OUT "Tackle Tompkins"

Thankful Thursday: Text or email a coworker to show how "thankful" you are for them!

Activity Schedule: Pep Rally

Tech Thursday in P223 during all lunches. Sign up here

Girl's Basketball Sub varsity tournament

Teacher of the Year Reception (library): 3:00 pm

Football Playoffs vs Tompkins @ Mercer Stadium: 7:00 pm

Important: Teacher ID's will not be accepted. Only district passes +1

Friday, November 15

Fridays we wear RED!!!

Final Biggest loser weigh in! **You must weigh in to win**

Winner will be announced on Monday

DEADLINE: Exams and Reviews due to Dept Chairs for approval

Backwater Boutique PopUp Shop: Teacher's lounge

Varsity Swim Meet

Dive invitational @ Manvel 10:00 am

Girl's Basketball Sub varsity tournament

Boys' Basketball vs Bridgeland (home) (F/JV/V) 4:00/5:30/7:00

Saturday, November 16

JROTC Drill meet

Girl's Basketball Sub varsity tournament

Congratulations to Mrs. Hodge for Belles' Teacher of the Week!!!!

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Teacher Shoutout: Thank you to Mrs. Thorpe and Ms. Kennedy for their hard work and dedication to THS students!

Coffee Club!

If you would like to become a member of The Travis Coffee Club on these cold brisk mornings, it’s not too late to join. Contact Ms. Jinks.

The cost is $20 cash for the whole school year.

Teacher toolkit: Arrogance-What to do when Your Students Know Everything - Growing Leaders

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Wellness Committee:

Positive Office Referrals

The Positive Office Referral should be used when a teacher wishes to reward a student for something academic or behavioral. This differs from the ROAR award in that Positive Office referrals can be issued at any time and for any positive behavior worthy of reward. The ROAR award is for students working hard over a period of time and producing academic results. To submit a Positive Office Referral, CLICK HERE. Students that receive a POR will be called in by an administrator and will also be awarded 25 Tiger Pride points!
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Grading Policy and Reporting Reminders! - PLEASE REVIEW!

  • Do NOT put a 0 in on any assignment that was not completed due to student absence - for any reason - until the student has had sufficient time and opportunity to complete the assignment and failed to do so.
  • Assignments in grade book must have specific name - i.e. Ch 12 vocab assignment vs Homework 2
  • Grades must be entered within 5 days of assignment due date.
  • Late Work is accepted - 1 day late is up to 15 points off; 2 days late is up to 30 points off
  • Parent contact is required any time a student is unsuccessful and any time a student is in danger of failing a course - please document all contact
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Toys for Tots!

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The Sugarland Rotary has placed a Toys for Tots box in the front office for gift donations during this holiday season. Please bring items to the front office and place in the box provided if you choose to donate. If you would like to donate gift cards, please give to Mrs. Grimm or Ms. K.

Travis staffulty have always been so giving that we usually need additional boxes! Let’s do it again this year!!!


Lighted vanity mirror

Bath accessories, gift baskets

Make-up, hair brushes and accessories, perfume, lotions

Jewelry, jewelry box, bracelets

Hair dryer

Curling iron, hair straighter, flat iron


Magnetic dart board

Digital watch

Wallet, leather card holder

Beard, mustache trimmer

Cologne, body wash


Wireless headphones, speakers, earbuds

Legos, DIY robotic stem toys

Sleeping bags


Sports equipment, bikes/helmets, inline skates, duffle bags, sleeping bags

Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, baseball glove, bats

Skateboards, ripsticks

Gift cards-academy, amazon, AMC, bath and body works, best buy, chick fil-A, five guys, subway, target, wal-mart


Extra Curricular Activities guidelines

  • Please submit your pre-approved Off Campus/ Extra Curricular activities to the Attendance Office prior to the date of the activity and with as much notice as possible to ensure coding is done in a timely manner.
  • Attendance office will not code students unless we have a copy of the approved & signed form with Ms. Laberge's signature on it.
  • If any student(s) are added/dropped, you need to let us know ASAP so that we can update their attendance accordingly. We have had several students who were not coded due to them being added on last minute, or students that were coded for an entire day and were absent or on campus and not at the activity.
  • If your activity is scheduled for certain periods rather than the entire day and you are running late returning to campus, please email or call us to update those students.
  • Click here for the Extra Curricular Form for your reference

Thank you to Mrs. Hill, Ms. Newsome, Ms. Lamb, Ms Johnson, and the entire THS Counseling team for making this possible for our wonderful students!

I am pleased to announce the participation of Travis HS (THS) in the Black College Expo that took place this past Saturday, November 2, 2019 at NRG Center in Houston TX. Over 20 of our juniors and seniors participated in the 7 hour exposition where students participated in seminars on Financial Aid, Essay Writing, How to Prepare for College, Tools for Increasing SAT and ACT Scores, The 411 for Student Athletes, and How to Become an Entrepreneur. THS had 5 seniors who were accepted immediately to several colleges in attendance. The students were exposed to a wealth of information and were very appreciative of the opportunity provided by the THS Counseling Department.

~Mr. Oliphant

Thank you Jeremy Sapp for recognizing JV Football each week!

As we wrap up the JV Football Season, I just wanted to send out final information for the 2019 campaign. The JV team finished their year with an 7-2 Record (Really 8-2 because of a forfeit) and according to ESPN sources, they are Co-District Champions!!

Also wanted to say a huge thank you to the Travis Cheerleaders for their support this season.

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Teacher Resources

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Request for Educational Support

Ms. Franco, our Professional Learning Lead, now has a form to fill out for any Educational support requests.

Student password assistance

Refer to the email from Ms. Spina for specific instructions on 8.14.2019 if you are having trouble navigating through the site.

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Having an issue with Technology?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a Support Portal ticker (Formerly CRM ticket) instead of emailing him when you have a request. Thank you!

Link for Student Schoology Access

How to Reset Your Network Password

Tiger Tracks Parent Newsletter


November 22

Progress Report 4 Ends

November 25-29

Thanksgiving Break

December 9

Reviews distributed to all students.

December 10

EOC-English I retest

December 11

EOC-Biology retest

EOC-US History retest

December 12

EOC-English II retest

December 13

EOC-Algebra retest

December 18

Athletic Signing Day