Parent Newsletter - Issue #254 - October 7, 2019
Happy Homecoming Week! Lots of Information This Week! Don't Miss Out!
This Week in Tiger Territory!
Monday, October 7
HOCO Spirit Week: GenERAtion Day! Freshmen: Flinstones Sophomores: Explorers Juniors: Cowboys/Cowgirls Seniors: Hippies
Athletic Booster Club Meeting - 6:30PM Library
Tuesday, October 8
HOCO Spirit Week: Celebrity Day
Volleyball: v Elkins 4:30/5:30/6:30
Tennis: @Bush 3:00
Orchestra: Pre-Honor Concert 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 9
HOCO Spirit Week: Meme Day
Homecoming Pep Rally - 6:00PM Football Field
Belles Dance Team BBQ - Commons and Bus Ramp
Thursday, October 10
HOCO Spirit Week: Clash of the Colors Day! Freshmen: Grey Sophomores: Red Juniors: Black Seniors: White
End of 1st 9 Weeks Grading Term - UIL Eligibility Check
NHS Meeting - Seniors - Before or After School
Tennis: v Bush @THS 3:00PM
Football: FR v AHS 4:30/6:30, JV @AHS 5:00
Volleyball: @ Dulles 4:30/5:30/6:30PM
Friday, October 11
Student Holiday - Professional Development Day
Homecoming Tailgate @Mercer - 3:15 PM
Football: v AHS @Mercer 7:00PM
Saturday, October 12
Homecoming Dance 8:00PM-12:00AM
Swim: FB Classic Meet 9:45AM @Don Cook Natatorium
Homecoming Shirts are on sale during lunch this week for $10! Get yours before the sell out!
This Week in Advisory!
Travis HOSA attended the HOSA Fall Leadership Conference and represented the Tigers very well!
Our award winning Travis Tiger Band competed at BOA Competition in Katy this weekend!
Travis FFA had so much fun and learned a lot at Greenhand Camp!
AP Exam registration has begun! Deadline November 1st!
This year, The College Board has changed the AP exam registration process significantly. The registration and ordering process will be much earlier this year and it is important that students register as soon as possible. Please see the step by step guide listed below in order to register for your AP exams.
· AP Exam Registration
o Students will receive the AP exam registration join code from their AP course instructor.
o Students will have a different registration join code for each AP course.
o Students will Sign in to My AP at https://myap.collegeboard.org/login.
o Use your College Board username and password to sign in to My AP. If you’ve never had a College Board account, you can create one via the Sign Up link.
o Click the Join a Course or Exam button
o Enter the join code your teacher gave you and click Submit.
o Check the course information. Make sure the information that comes up is for the course you are taking. If it is, click Yes.
o Fill out registration information. If this is your first time joining a class, you’ll need to provide some additional information. You only have to do this once.
· AP Exam Pricing
o Students have until November 1 to commit to taking the AP exam without late fee penalties.
o The AP exam will be $94 per exam.
o The AP Exam will be $23 per exam for Free and Reduced lunch students.
o AP Capstone is $142 and $71 respectively.
o There will be a $40 deposit for each exam which will be due at the AP exam registration deadline of November 1.
o Students with Spring AP exams will have the opportunity to register by March 1.
· AP Exam Payments
o Coming soon!
JV Cheer invited our middle school feeders - Sartartia and Bowie - to join them in cheer at the JV Pink Out game last week!
JROTC gives their time every week to support the Tigers by running the flags!
Captains come out for the coin toss before the Tigers defeat of the Vikings Thursday night!
Pink Out Shirts are NOW on Sale during ALL lunches! Buy yours before they sell out!
Travis Cheer showed up early Saturday morning to wish band well and send them off to competition! #FAMILY
The Tigers defeated Bush in district play on Friday night! Way to go, ladies!!
Orchestra spent time Friday afternoon giving back to the community by playing for the residents at Legacy at Long Meadow!
StuCo had a great time making a difference with our feeder schools and teaching Junior Achievement last week!
The theme last week was NEON OUT! The Tigers showed up big to support the good guys!
IBMA students attended "Find Your Career Path Expo" to learn about potential career options!
Join Walk, Watch, Repeat!
Want to do your part to keep Travis safe? Join Walk, Watch, Repeat! This program was started at Ridge Point HS as an effort to get additional adult eyes and ears into the hallways of the school, helping school personnel make their campus a more safe and secure place for student learning. Thanks to the efforts of the founders at RPHS and some amazing Tiger parents, WWR has come to Travis!
To find out more about training to become a WWR parent:
1. Go to the FBISD website at THIS LINK and complete a criminal history check.Email our Walk, Watch, Repeat parent coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get trained!
Connect with the Counselors!
A Note Regarding Food Brought To School To Share
Also a reminder, students may not sell food items at school for any reason unless through a school approved fundraiser and only then at times specified via the fundraiser.
Parent Resource Corner
Check out the link below to learn more about apps that your teens can download to hide things from the adults that care about them.
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!
Holiday - No School
PSAT Day - Campus Wide Testing
Senior Late Arrival/Senior Meeting - 10:45am
HARN College Fair - All Lunches
Picture Retake Day
Progress Report 3 Ends
Pro Grad Meeting
Check out the FBISD Dress Code! Be sure your Tiger is in dress code!
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Dwelvin Oliphant, Lead Counselor
Ladale Webster-Lamb (A-Ch)
Monet Newsome (Ci-Go)
Jeanne Andrews (Gr-La)
Cheryl Clark (Le-Ok)
Brenell Young (Ol-Sh)
Tanya Johnson (Si-Z)
Sarah Laberge, Principal
Lizzie Herring, Associate Principal
Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)
Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)
Tara Baker (Pugh), Assistant Principal (N-R)
Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)