Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #253 - September 30, 2019

This Week in Tiger Territory!

Monday, September 30

Happy Monday!


Tuesday, October 1

College/FAFSA Night at Reese Center 6:00-8:00pm

Volleyball: at Kempner 4:30/5:30/6:30

Tennis: v Kempner at Travis 3:00


Wednesday, October 2

College Wear Wednesday

NCAA Night - Travis HS Auditorium - 6:00pm

Pro Grad Meeting - Library 6:30pm

Football: JV @THS 5:00, FR @DHS 4:30/6:30


Thursday, October 3

Theme Day Thursday: Outshine the Vikings! NEON OUT!!

Tennis: at Kempner 3:00pm

Fall Choir Concert 6:30pm

Football: @Mercer v Dulles HS 6:30pm


Friday, October 4

Fridays We Wear RED!

Volleyball: v Bush @THS 4:30/5:30/6:30


Saturday, October 5

SAT

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This Week in Advisory!

This week in Advisory, all grade levels will be introduced to the second Habitude in their curriculum!


9th grade - Golden Buddha

10th grade - The Oversized Gift

11th grade - Stethoscopes and Treatments

12th grade - The Taxi Principle

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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!

Parents- PLEASE do not drop your student off in the student parking lot before school. This creates a big safety risk for all of our Tigers. Thank YOU!

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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 walkwatchrepeat@gmail.com to find out how to get trained!
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COMING SOON! Pink Out Shirts will be sold at all lunches October 15 and 16! $7 Cash ONLY! Pink Out Day is October 17 - Stay Tuned for More Info!

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Connect with the Counselors!

Your Travis HS Counselors are now on Twitter! Follow them @TheTigerSuite!
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A Note Regarding Food Brought To School To Share

Just a reminder, students that are bringing food items to school for classroom or extra-curricular purposes that will be shared with other students may only bring store bought items that have packaging that lists the ingredients.


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.

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Parent Resource Corner

The first video linked below is a great informational piece from Channel 2 regarding common ways teens hide drugs from the adults in their life.


The second video is a message from Sheriff Nehls regarding a new popular drug trend with teens called "Robo Cough" or "Robo Tripping".

PSA Robo Cough

Check your Tiger Pride Points online!

Click Here to check your student's Tiger Pride Point total on our Travis High School website!
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Planning To Volunteer This Year?

All volunteers must update their criminal background check annually. Click Here to access the online criminal history form.

Important Dates From the Counseling Office

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Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!

October 9

Homecoming Community Pep Rally - 6:00pm


October 11

Student Holiday/Professional Development Day


October 12

Homecoming Dance 8:00pm


October 14

Holiday - No School


October 16

PSAT Day - Campus Wide Testing

Senior Late Arrival/Senior Meeting - 10:45am


October 17

Pink Out!


October 23

HARN College Fair - All Lunches

Check out the FBISD Dress Code! Be sure your Tiger is in dress code!

Counselor and Administrator Splits

Counselors

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)


Principals

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)

To request that an announcement be added to this newsletter...

Email Mrs. Herring

Lizzie.Herring@fortbendisd.com!