Tomcat News

Striving For Excellence

January 2016

Dear Tomcat Students and Parents,

This semester is filled with great opportunities for our students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Academically, our students will continue to produce quality products, perform on assessments and take EOC exams. Our UIL Academic Team members are preparing to compete in a variety of events. Student athletes we will compete in basketball, softball, baseball, golf and powerlifting. FFA students will participate in numerous stock shows, career and speaking development events. Our robotics team and CTE students will have opportunities to showcase their products. And finally, our fine arts program will host an evening to display their talents.

We encourage you to support all our students and celebrate their achievements. Follow the TBHS High School Web page for upcoming events and results.

Thank you!

Dr. Susan Foster

TBHS Principal


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Senior Parents

Please follow this newsletter. The February newsletter will provide dates for important senior events. You can join the TBHS Seniors 2016 remind. REMIND CODE: TEXT 81010 and MESSAGE: @tbhss.

Balfour will be at the high school on Friday during lunches to collect graduation orders. Students need to order a cap and gown. Invitations and other items are also available. Seniors received a packet on Friday (1/15). The deadline for ordering a cap and gown is February 14th. You have the option to order online.

Spring Exemption Guidelines

Tom Bean High School

Spring Exam Exemption Guidelines

To be exempted from Semester Exams, a student must meet ALL of the following criteria:

The following applies to each individual class:

· No more than 3 tardies per class (3 tardies equals an absence)

· No more than three absences and a semester grade average of 90 or above in each class in which an exemption is granted.

· No more than two absences and a semester grade average of 80 or above in each class in which an exemption is granted.

· No suspensions or ISS during the semester

Number of exemptions allowed:

· Seniors may exempt 3 exams

· Juniors may exempt 2 exams

· Sophomores and Freshmen may exempt 1 exam

*All requirements must be maintained up to the date of the exam.

*Must attend class on the day of the exam

*Completed form with parent signature must be turned in on time.

The following absence codes do not count towards a student’s total absences for exemptions:

Field Trip

Extracurricular activities

College Day


Doctor’s Note


Student Accountability

Our goal is for all students to be successful, learn the importance of completing tasks in a timely manner and be accountable for their responsibilities. This semester, students that fail to complete assignments and turn them into their teacher on the due date, will be assigned an after school study hall. Students are required to complete the assignment(s) during this time frame. Study hall will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Parents will be notified when students receive a study hall. Students that fail to meet study hall requirements will be assigned a day of ISS.

We appreciate your support in our efforts to provide students the best opportunity to grow and succeed.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar:

  • Girls' Powerlifting Meet- Thursday, January 28th @ Whitesboro
  • Boys' Powerlifting Meet- Saturday, January 30th @ Whitesboro
  • Fort Worth Stock Show-Thursday and Friday, February 4th and 5th
  • Board Meeting- February 8th
  • No School- President's Day- February 15th
  • FFA Auction- February 19th
  • Band Concert- February 25th

Basketball Schedule:

Friday, January 22nd

Basketball vs. Whitewright

Tuesday, January 26th

Basketball @ Farmersville

Friday, January 29th

Basketball vs. Leonard

Tuesday, February 2nd

Basketball @ Lone Oak

Friday, February 5th

Basketball vs. Commerce

Tuesday, February 9th

Basketball @ Van Alystne

Friday, February 12th (Boy's Only)

Basketball @ Caddo Mills

Tuesday, February 16th (Boy's Only)

Basketball @ Whitewright