Tiger Tracks Inside Edition
Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - February 4, 2019
It's National School Counseling Week! We LOVE our Travis Counselors! Take a minute this week to thank them for all they do for our Tigers!!
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, February 4
Turn in Teacher Attendance Reconciliation forms to Mrs. Benson if you haven't already done so!
Free Jeans Day - check out the February 2019 calendar and how we will celebrate love and kindness this month!
Tuesday, February 5
TIGER TUESDAY: White Out the Rangers!!
Boys Basketball: @ Clements 4, 5:30, 7
Girls Basketball: v CHS @THS 4, 5:30, 7
Softball: @ Foster 4:30, 6:00
Wednesday, February 6
College Wear Wednesday
National Signing Day - Signings in gym at 2:00
Letter Jacket Fitting - ALL Lunches
Department Leader Meeting - 2:55 - FOCR
Boys Soccer: @ RPHS 4:30, 6:00, 7:30
Girls Soccer: v RPHS @THS 5:30, 7:00
Thursday, February 7
Lunch n Learn on Student Engagement - during all lunches! Sign up HERE.
Letter Jacket Fitting - ALL lunches
Friday, February 8
Fridays We Wear RED! - Don't forget to give points in Advisory!
Pep Rally - ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
Boys Basketball: v KHS @THS 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
Baseball: v Cinco Ranch @THS 4:00
Saturday, February 9
Boys Soccer: v CHS @Mercer 10, 12, 2
Girls Soccer: @Clements 10, 12
Softball: v Cinco Ranch @THS 10:00
An Awesome TIGER SHOUT OUT to Ms. Young! Thank you for coordinating the first ever elementary college fair with Neill Elementary! Our future Tigers are already discussing what it means to be college ready! Thank you for investing in our future and setting an example for other schools across the district!
An Invitation from THS Counseling Office
Please join us in the counseling suite during your team planning time on Thursday, February 7th to have conversations with counselors and to celebrate you and all you do to support Travis High School’s Counseling Department. We will have treats to share with you as we fellowship, brainstorm ideas, and discuss Travis High School’s Counseling Program. This will be one of our projects as we celebrate National School Counselors Week. We appreciate the love and support shown to us during this week and throughout the year. Our goal is to bring awareness to school counseling and what we do as counselors. Please join us for coffee, cake, and conversations as we celebrate school counseling. We look forward to seeing you. Coffee is being provided by Starbucks Aliana, treats are provided by Randalls and PTO. We will raffle gift cards each period from Mod Pizza Aliana and Chipolte lunch (Mason Road).
Please use the following link to let us know if you will attend so that we can prepare: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=QWJ9SRo5d0KRrL3SqZ9wVBFyrhCIQktEuLX3p197Bn5UMjRCWEFTSjc0RlRPOTJJWkFCMjJINEIzSC4u
Let's Celebrate Love and Kindness this Month!!
A Message from THS Attendance Office re: Monday, February 11th
Wanted to make you all aware that our 4th Six Weeks Reconciliation is taking place on Monday, February 11, 2019. I apologize for the lengthy email, however I have listed some very important key information to remember, so please read thru when you have a moment.
The purpose of the reconciliation process is to verify that students enrolled in FBISD as of February 11, 2019 have been accounted for in Skyward and that No-Show students have been processed in the system, regardless of the fact that the student may be absent on Monday, February 11, 2019.
Please make sure to pick up your pink folder from your box first thing MONDAY morning. Also, if you will be picking up a folder or folders for teachers other than yourself, PLEASE make sure they get to the correct teacher. It is imperative that these folders are picked up and are with the correct teacher during our significant period (3rd period).
I have attached the Student Membership Reconciliation Process for your reference, however it will be inserted in your pink folder with your attendance worksheet(s).
- If you will be absent on Monday, February 11, 2019, your substitute must complete the process.
- Please do not simply sign off on the form, we encourage you to verify the data on your worksheet(s).
- You are NOT taking attendance on these worksheets so please DO NOT MARK PRESENT OR ABSENT. You will need to take attendance in skyward as usual.
- The teacher/substitute should ONLY draw a line through a student's name if they have NEVER attended that class and indicate NO SHOW next to the student's name.
- The teacher/substitute should ONLY add the names of any students that are present in their class on February 11, 2019 but are NOT listed on the attendance worksheet(s).
- Count the total number of students by grade level and enter them on the label provided on your first page.
- Once you have made any corrections (if necessary), please sign and date your attendance worksheets (if you have multiple pages, please sign and date ALL of them) in BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY and return to the attendance office no later than 10:30a.m. on 02/11/19.
This is just a friendly reminder....if you are submitting a teacher correction via email or an APPROVED extra curricular activity, PLEASE make sure to send it thru to our attendance email at:
Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!
Support Baseball - Buy Gear!!
Junior Teachers! Remind Students the Deadline is Approaching to Take Advantage of SAT School Day!
Faculty Graduation Gown Form - Due February 15th
Reminders for Students
Change in Grading Guidelines for THIS Semester
NEW SECONDARY Grading Guidelines for each nine week period
- 9 daily
- 3 major
Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!
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
- 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!
Staffulty Tiger Pride Points!
Points will be rewarded for school events, participation, attendance, and academics! Each “event” is worth 25 points!
· Any Travis Tiger Football Game
· Any HOME game for all sporting events
· Any Fine Arts Concert or Performance
· Homecoming Pep Rally—Monday, October 1st
· Participation in any theme or spirit day!
· College Wear Wednesday!
· Fridays We Wear RED!
· Perfect Attendance (monthly)
· Perfect Attendance to Duty (9 weeks)
· Attending additional duties for school events
· Other events to be added—stay tuned for more information!
· COVERING A CLASS – WORTH 50 POINTS!!!
Staffulty will be awarded their points by an administrator via your staff ID number. Mrs. Martinez can also award points for College Wear Wednesday—she will be in all lunches those days for kids! Remember—
whoever is awarding the points will have to see you!! Points for covering classes, perfect attendance and duty attendance will be uploaded automatically.
Staffulty may check their point total online using their ID via the portal on our website and linked in the
TIGER PRIDE points– Staffulty Edition—will offer an array of prizes and privileges to our staffulty members! It is a FUN way to get involved and enjoy the year!
Professional Development Day - Student Holiday
DEADLINE: Faculty Graduation Gown Form due to Mrs. Grimm
Department Leader Meeting
Department Leader Meeting
End of 3rd 9 weeks
ALL THINGS ADVISORY
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 3rd 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