Tyngsborough High School

March 15, 2019

What's Happening...

This past Monday marked the start of Trimester 3. Report cards for Trimester 2 were given to students this morning during homeroom. Members of DECA competed in the state competition last weekend and did an outstanding job representing THS as a first year team. Congratulations to David Fitzpatrick on his 5th place finish in the Hospitality Division. BioBuilder Club presented at Lab Central on Thursday. Their project, the AliveLIGHT is a natural light generating machine using yeast. They will be attending the Tuesday Night School Committee meeting to give an overview on the project as well.

Congratulations to our winter teams who were recognized at Sports Awards night on Thursday. We are proud of your hard work, dedication, and how you represented THS. Good luck to THS Theater as they compete in the METG Semi-finals this weekend.

As always for the latest news and announcements follow us on Twittter, Instagram, and Facebook. Have a great weekend. #tpsprepares

Important Dates

03/15 - Trimester 2 Report Cards

03/15 - THS Theater - When She Had Wings 7:00pm

03/18 - First day of Spring Sports

03/26-03/27 - Sophomores ELA MCAS Testing

03/28 - College Admissions Seminar (Juniors & Parents) 6:30pm

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our March Students of the Month

Chris Ausiello

Hawa-Maria Bangura

Jessica DeBruin

Andrew Parker

Click here to view student write-ups.

School Counseling

Junior Parents/Guardians:

On Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. the school counseling department will be hosting a Naviance Introduction and College Admissions Seminar in the THS auditorium. Junior students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Tyngsborough High School will be hosting the SAT's on May 4th (registration deadline 4/5) and June 1st (registration deadlines 5/3). Registration information is available at: www.collegeboard.org. Juniors are encouraged to register for either the May or June exam. Space is limited and spots are starting to fill up.

Program of Studies

Students in grades 9-11 will receive their course selection sheets on Monday, March 18th with a due date of Friday, March 22nd. Students in grades 9-11 have been assigned a time to meet individually with their school counselor regarding course selection which will take place from 4/1-4/9

Senior Parents/Guardians:

Scholarships are continuing to arrive in the Student Services office and are posted on Naviance as well. Please encourage your child to review these posting and apply for scholarships.

Make sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application if you have not already done so. This application can be found at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the most important application in the financial aid process. All colleges and universities will require the FAFSA before determining a financial aid award. Colleges may also require students to complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (profileonline.collegeboard.org) and/or a college specific financial aid application. It is important to be aware of each college's financial aid deadlines - missing deadlines could result in missing out on financial aid. For more information on the financial aid process please visit mefa.org.

Class of 2019 Parents

Parents of this year's graduating Seniors - We need your help for the graduation video! Please forward any photos of your senior with at least one other soon to be graduate (digital or printouts are fine - we will scan them and return them promptly!) Whether preschool, elementary, middle school or high school sporting, club, birthday gatherings, etc., if they are decent quality we would love to add them.

If your child did not attend Tyngsboro Public Schools until recently, feel free to email annmarie.roy@tyngsboroughps.org and we will make every attempt to have pictures taken in a classroom or less formal setting with their THS peers. Please forward/share all pictures that you have to annmarie.roy@tyngsboroughps.org or have your child drop off hard copies to me and I will see that they are returned asap.



*FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR ALL High School SPORTS: Monday, March 18th after school


Baseball-Monday, March 25th after school

Softball-Monday, March 25th after school

B & G Track-Monday, April 1st after school-meet in high school cafeteria

*All weather permitted, otherwise practice schedules will be posted on www.mwlma.org

Middle School Spring Sports for 6th & 7th Graders: Information can be found on the athletic web page https://athletics.tyngsboroughps.org

Follow us on Twitter @tyngtigersports

SPRING SPORTS PICTURES: For all athletes that play a high school sport ONLY, will take place on Thursday, April 11th after school on the high school turf. Picture order envelopes will be sent home in the mail.

O'Connor Studios regularly photographs sporting events for the yearbook. Click here to view and purchase.

A message from the Health Office

From Debbie Donohoe BSN, RN, NCSN in the Health Office:

We are again experiencing an increase in the number of students experiencing flu-like symptoms and those being diagnosed with Flu (Influenza) and Strep Throat.

Symptoms of Flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, dizziness, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with Flu will not have fever. If your child has the Flu, they should stay home to rest and to avoid giving the Flu to others. They should be kept home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance or sweating) without using fever reducing medication like Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), or OTC (over-the-counter) cold or Flu products containing these medications. Flu is diagnosed by your clinician with a nasal swab. Sometimes antiviral medication is prescribed. This medication works best when started within the first 2 days of illness, but may help reduce the severity of illness if started 2 or more days after onset of illness for persons who are very sick.

Strep Throat is characterized by the sudden onset of a very red, painful throat often accompanied by fever, tender and swollen lymph nodes, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. Sometimes strep throat will be accompanied by coughing or, less often, runny nose. A throat swab by your clinician is needed to make a clinical diagnosis of strep. If diagnosed with strep, your child cannot return to school until they have taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Antibiotics taken for strep throat reduce the length of time you are sick, complications from untreated strep, and help prevent the spread of infection to friends and family members.

Prevention Tips to avoid Flu, Strep and other viruses & bacteria that cause illness:

*Keep hands away from nose, mouth and eyes.

*Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

*Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or bent arm when coughing or sneezing.

*Do not drink from same glass, eat from same plate, or share utensils with someone who is sick.

*Avoid direct contact, especially saliva & droplets from coughing & sneezing, with those who are sick.

*The Massachusetts Department of Public health is still advising that the single best way to prevent

influenza is vaccination of everyone six months of age and older.

If your child is diagnosed with Flu or Strep please notify me by calling the school at (978)649-7571 and ask to speak with the school nurse OR send an email to debbie.donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org. Thank you and stay healthy!

Help Support the Class of 2020

Shoe Drive! See flyer for details.

Help Support THS Boys Lacrosse

See flyer for details.

Band and Theater Fundraiser

The 7th Annual Mattress Fundraiser will be benefiting both the Band & Theater Programs. See flyer for more details.
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Grad Night

Grad Night is holding it's Annual Comedy Show Friday, March 22nd at Princeton Station in Chelmsford. If you would like to purchase tickets please contact Tara Gabriel at 978-397-6495, Caren Bovill. at 978-852-3964. See flyer for full details.

Student international Travel

Trips for 2020 have been announced. In February 2020 students have the opportunity to take part in a trip to Portugal and Spain. To enroll please visit eftours.com. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Ramsay at kate.ramsay@tyngsboroughps.org.

For more information on the trip please click here.

Class of 2019 End of Year Events

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Prom (Pre-Prom will be held at TES at 5:15)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Senior Awards Night 7:00pm - Kelleher Gymnasium

Friday, June 7, 2019 - Graduation 7:00pm - Kelleher Gymnasium

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