Tiger Tracks Inside Edition
Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - October 28, 2019
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, October 28
Good luck to Cross Country at regionals--jean day and Travis gear to show your support!!
100% Attendance during funding period on 10/24--great jobs teachers, keep it up!
Last day to purchase Texas Roadhouse rolls from your Travis Charms! Click Here.
Tuesday, October 29
Blood Drive: small gym
Volleyball @ Bush 4:30/5:30/6:30
Swim Meet: 5:30
Wednesday, October 30
College wear Wednesday or Astros Gear!
DEADLINE: GT Teachers only: Enter GT learning plans in Skyward.
Thursday, October 31
Thursday Theme day: Super Hero Day "Show the Cougars Your Superhero"
Football (Freshman) vs Kempner: 4:30
Football (JV) @ Kempner: 5:00
DEADLINE: Complete your ROAR Award recommendations at the link below!
DEADLINE: 2019 THS Marine Corps JROTC Ball (last day to purchase tickets) Contact Major Hunt for more info.
Friday, November 1
Progress Report 3 Ends
Fridays we wear RED!!!
Biggest loser weigh ins anytime today!
Theatre Fall Show in Blackbox: 7:00
Football (varsity): vs Kempner @ Hall 7:00 REDOUT!
Saturday, November 2
Theatre Fall Show in Blackbox: 7:00
Region Choir Concert @ Bush High School: 4:00
- Congratulations to Mr. Kilgore and the THS Choir students who earned a spot.
Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Herring...
"Blessed to have this beautiful woman in my life! She amazes me daily, love you Lizzie!"
"I've told you from the first month I knew you, 'I want to be you when I grow up'. That hasn't changed. Your wisdom, patience, authenticity and love for your family, for Travis, and people in general are just a few of the reasons why. Love you friend."
"You are an amazing leader, mentor, and friend! You've taught me to love the kids and the rest will fall into place. You give of yourself every day and make the students and staffulty feel like they matter and safe! May your next adventures be filled with love, kindness, and happiness!"
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"Your love for your students and your desire to help them succeed is an inspiration to us all. Blessed to have worked with you, but beyond blessed to call you a friend. Love you bunches Lizzie!"
If you would like to add a picture and/or shoutout to Lizzie, email Ms. Baker! She will be making a special "newsletter" for Lizzie to keep forever :)
Shout out to Coach LaBuhn, Coach Sapp, and the Travis Cheerleaders for holding a successful Cheer Camp!
Ms. Lamb, Mrs. Hernandez, Ms. Baker, Coach Ocampo, Mrs. Cain, and Mr. & Mrs. Grimm!
WELCOME TO TRAVIS!
Please help me welcome three new Tiger staffulty members:
- Mr. Otis Grant is our new ISS Monitor.
- Mr. Seth Scheureman is our new Social Studies teacher (new position).
- Mr. Christian Newton is our new Math teacher (new position).
Positive Office Referrals
Here is a sneak peak of what you're clicking on, thanks to MRS. FRANCO!
Having our students talk to one another is not just something that’s necessary for them to master the content in our classes. It’s also necessary for them to grow communication skills that technology has stunted. By now, we’re all experiencing many different classroom personalities. Some of them won’t talk to each other, and some of them won’t stop talking to each other. However, if we want to help our students grow, we need to make sure we’re including purposeful talk into our lesson plans. If you ask the teachers around you, I’m sure they’re willing to share how they get their students to engage with one another and stay on topic, but if you need a little extra help, consider the following:
· Think Time: If students immediately start talking and are off topic OR you ask them to start talking and no one does, they might need time to process what you’re asking them to talk about. Consider going over the discussion question or topic and tell them they have 30 seconds of silent thinking time before they begin talking to one another.
Congratulations to Madam Bolanos: Belles "Teacher of the Week"!!!!!!!
HabitudesOnline Access Information for NEW Users!
You now have access to the HabitudesOnline platform.
To access your account, you will log in via www.habitudesonline.com using the following credentials:
- Username: Your email
- Password: Habitudes
Our platform is optimized for the Google Chrome web-browser and may not function optimally with all browsers. Google Chrome is a free browser that can be downloaded HERE.
Let us know if we can assist you with anything else. If you have specific tech support questions, simply use the chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner of your HabitudesOnline home screen or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Franco, our Professional Learning Lead, now has a form to fill out for any Educational support requests.
Refer to the email from Ms. Spina for specific instructions on 8.14.2019 if you are having trouble navigating through the site.
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!
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
How to Reset Your Network Password
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Tiger Tracks Parent Newsletter
Faculty Meeting (during conference)
Athletic Signing Day
Pep Rally - Activity Schedule
Exams and Reviews due to Dept Chairs for approval
Progress Report 4 Ends
Reviews distributed to all students.