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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!!


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!


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!!

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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.

Attendance Reminder

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!!

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!

Support Baseball - Buy Gear!!

Junior Teachers! Remind Students the Deadline is Approaching to Take Advantage of SAT School Day!

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Faculty Graduation Gown Form - Due February 15th

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Reminders for Students

We will be making some announcements to assist with this but please help us be reminding students and enforcing that they do not wear hoodies, beanies, hats, do-rags, or other non-religious head coverings. Also, students are not allowed to have blankets with them. We have sent this out in the parent newsletter as well. With the cold weather, we have definitely seen an increase in all of these things. We appreciate your help with this!

Teacher Toolkit

We talked last week about the importance of our leadership lessons for developing our students for their futures. If you don't already follow the Leadership Blog on Growing Leaders website, I highly recommend it. Given that this is Super Bowl Sunday, I thought this blog post was particularly relevant and ties to so many of our leadership lessons. This story would not only be great to use with students, but also found it to be a great reminder for myself.


Change in Grading Guidelines for THIS Semester

NEW SECONDARY Grading Guidelines for each nine week period

12 total

  • 9 daily
  • 3 major
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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


- 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!

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!


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!

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Student Teacher Conference Form

Updated form for 2nd semester

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February 11

Attendance Reconciliation

February 13

Department Meetings

February 15

Professional Development Day - Student Holiday

DEADLINE: Faculty Graduation Gown Form due to Mrs. Grimm

February 20

Department Leader Meeting

February 27

Faculty Meetings


March 6

Department Leader Meeting

March 8

End of 3rd 9 weeks

March 11-15

Spring Break


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 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


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!

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Do you have news to share? Email THS Announcements! (THS.Announcements@fortbendisd.com)

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