Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - March 18, 2019

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Monday, March 18

Welcome Back!

Club Photo Day - Click Here for Schedule


Tuesday, March 19

TIGER TUESDAY: Black out! Support Softball, Baseball, and Soccer with your Tiger gear!!

Online TELPAS testing - 7:30 AM - Click Here for Roster

Softball: @ RPHS 4:30, 6:00

Boys Soccer: @ Bush 4:30, 6:00, 7:30

Girls Soccer: v Bush @THS 5:30, 7:30 *Senior Night

Baseball: @Austin 7:00


Wednesday, March 20

College Wear Wednesday

Department Meetings - Details coming from your department leader


Thursday, March 21

Have you recognized a student lately with a Positive Office Referral?

TSI Testing for Juniors interested in Dual Credit - Click Here for Roster


Friday, March 22

It's FRIDAY, We Wear RED!!!

Advisory: Junior Assembly - Junior Advisory teachers - please attend to assist with monitoring

Baseball: @RPHS 7:00 PM

Softball: vs Clements 4:30, 6:00

Orchestra: Tri-M Spring Benefit Concert


Saturday, March 23

Track - Prairie View Meet

Softball: @Kempner 10:00, 11:30

This week's Tiger Shout Out goes to our AMAZING Tiger Staffulty! We hope that each of you had some time to recharge over the last week and are ready to kick off the 4th 9 weeks and finish strong!!

Donate to Decision Day! Wear Jeans!

Decision Day will be held on April 26th this year and we are working hard to get some fun donations for our seniors! If anyone has it in their heart to donate for Decision Day – we would LOVE it! Some ideas might be college dorm items, gift cards, coffee maker, food gift cards, gas gift cards, or laundry items (they may not realize they want this yet) lol


ANY donations are welcome and much appreciated!


PLUS – JEANS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH for anyone who donates!


Bring donations to Mrs. Martinez in E138!

Use of Edgenuity for Grade Repair

Thank you to all of our teachers that are utilizing grade repair in Edgenuity to increase student success! Please remember that if you are assigning units or lessons in Edgenuity for grade repair - you must use those courses marked Blended. OC and CR are for full credit classes.


If you are not yet taking advantage of Edgenuity for grade repair and would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Blake or Coach Lane. They can assist you with log in procedures and assigning lessons.

Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!

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!

Teacher Toolkit

Check out Dr. Elmore's blog for tips on Empowering Students! And...you might even recognize some Tigers in this article!


https://growingleaders.com/blog/what-we-must-do-to-empower-students/

Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!

As discussed at the faculty meeting, we are rolling out opportunities to observe other teachers to see the many amazing things we have going on at Travis High School!! Use the links below to request to observe another teacher and/or let us know you are willing and able to be observed!


To have your name added to the Tiger Board (volunteering to allow others into your classroom), please use this link or add your name to the Tiger Board in the front office behind the mailboxes: https://goo.gl/forms/7jK0Im7OS0bvqDSD2

If you or your PLC would like to observe classrooms, please use this request link: https://goo.gl/forms/qLZNDRfCTr4w4vOq2

Exemption Information

Clarifications/FAQ

- If a student is doubled up in Science, can they exempt both? Yes, they can as long as they don't exceed the total number of exemptions.. For example, a junior may choose to exempt two science courses, 1 social studies, 1 math, and choose to take their English final.


- What absences count towards exemptions? All absences coded E and U will be counted towards exemption totals. T and L will also count - 3 tardies/lates equals 1 absence for exemption purposes.

Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!

Important Dates for Seniors - Spring 2019

Senior Teachers - Please POST!

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Student Teacher Conference Form

Updated form for 2nd semester

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ROARING AHEAD

March 27

Faculty Meetings - Mandatory Testing Training - each period during conference


April 5

PR 7 Ends


April 9

STAAR EOC English 1

SAT School Day

TSI Testing

Campus Wide Testing Day - There will be NO regularly scheduled classes.


April 10

Powder Puff Pep Rally - Activity Schedule


April 11

STAAR EOC English 2

Powder Puff Football Game


April 19

Good Friday Holiday - No School


April 22

Student Holiday - Professional Development Day

Exams and Reviews due to Department Chairs

ALL THINGS ADVISORY

Check out Advisory Courses in Schoology!

9th grade Access Code: 9RPJK-MPNR7

10th grade Access Code: MTPC8-VJHXW

11th grade Access Code: 6P8DB-Q3QXP

12th grade Access Code: VWF3J-W62C3


Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 4th 9 weeks folder of your appropriate Schoology Course under the appropriate dated week. You MUST log in and JOIN the correct Schoology course to access the videos and materials for this week's lessons.


REMINDER! Power Points should be downloaded to computer from Schoology to view embedded videos and hear the voice overs!


Fridays We Wear RED - Tiger Pride Points Link

HAVING AN ISSUE WITH TECHNOLOGY?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a CRM ticket instead of emailing him when you have a request. If he spends his time putting in your tickets, he loses time to work on the tickets! Click Here for instructions. THANK YOU!

How to Reset Your Network Password

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