Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #248 - August 26, 2019

This Week in Tiger Territory!

Monday, August 26

Have you donated to PTO's Cash Fundraiser Drive? Take care of your donation TODAY! See flyer and link below.

Tuesday, August 27

Volleyball: at Bellville 5:00/6:00/7:00

Tennis v Elkins @THS 3:00

Wednesday, August 28

College Wear Wednesday

Blood Drive - ALL students that plan to donate must have signed parent permission form! Students may pick these up during all lunches!

Thursday, August 29

Theme Day Thursday: Send the Canes to the Tropics! Wear your best Hawaiian gear!

Football: JV v HHS @THS 5:00

Friday, August 30

Fridays We Wear Red!!

Freshman Tailgate! 4:00 in Commons- see Mrs. Martinez in E138 to buy ticket!

Football: v Hightower @Freedom Field 7:00 PM

Saturday, August 31

Saturday with StuCo

This Week in Advisory!

Students will be introduced to our Tiger Pride Point Program on Monday and may begin accumulating points! Students earn points for academics, behavior, and school spirit! See flyers below for all the ways students may earn points this semester and the rewards they may earn with those points. Students will also hear about ways to get involved and show their Tiger PRIDE!

Students will also view the attached TED talk on procrastination and discuss positive study habits as they begin to gear up with their academic load this semester.

The rest of the week in Advisory will focus on opportunities for team building within the classroom and time to check in with each other! It is important that our Advisory students develop comfort within their classrooms before we begin our Advisory leadership curriculum!

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Attention Class of 2023!

Our annual freshmen tailgate is August 30th for our first football game! Don't miss out! Download and print the attached permission slip or pick one up from outside of Mrs. Martinez's office in E138!
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Morning Arrival to School!

Traffic will be very congested around THS in the morning, particularly early in the school year. Please plan ahead and allow yourself plenty of time to arrive safely. Tardies have begun and we continue to have large numbers of students arriving late to first period.

Student drivers will park in the student parking lot only. It is located in the front of the building, and you must have a valid parking permit to park. Students without a valid parking permit at this point are now subject to penalties.

At this time, only juniors and seniors may purchase parking permits. The parking application is located on the THS website.

Parents should drop off students in the front circle drive located in the front of the building. When exiting the parent drive, cars must turn right on Harlem towards West Airport.

Parents are not allowed to drop off students in the student parking lot nor the Children's Lighthouse parking lot.

Thank you in advance for adhering to the above and helping us keep our Tigers safe!

Parents are allowed to drop students off on the bus ramp after 7:10.

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Tiger Code of Conduct

Our Tiger Code of Conduct is very simple! We ask that all Tigers adhere to these 4 components of our Tiger Code of Conduct:

1. Be Respectful

2. Be Responsible

3. Be Safe

4. Be Ready to Learn

All Tigers have seen the Power Points attached below to review each piece of our Tiger Code of Conduct and are expected to comply with all of our Tiger expectations. Please contact your student's alpha split administrator if you have any questions!

It's Time To Update Your Student's Information!

At this time only 50% of our parents have completed this very important task! We must hit 100%! Please take care of this ASAP. You will not have access to your child's schedule on Skyward Family Access until these forms have been completed!

The window for student verification is now open for all new and returning FBISD students. Parents must verify the contact and emergency information for all students each year! Through Family Access, parents can verify their student’s information and learn more about District resources including Child Nutrition and Extended Learning. Parents without Family Access accounts will need to contact their child’s campus for assistance.

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Open House - September 4th

Our annual Fall Open House will be next week on September 4th. You will have an opportunity to move through your student's schedule and hear from each of their teachers! First period will begin at 6:30 PM!

Spirit Days!!!

We have several spirit days throughout the school year that we hope all of our Tigers will participate in! Each week to promote post-secondary plans we have College Wear Wednesday! We ask all students and Staffulty to wear a shirt representing their favorite college and/or military branch! We also believe that part of our strong school culture is that we all come together each week to show support for all of our Tigers so each week on Fridays - WE WEAR RED!

In addition to these spirit days that will last all year long, different weeks and seasons will have their own unique theme days as well. Throughout football season, we have "Theme Day Thursdays" where students are encouraged to dress in accordance with various themes to show support for our Tigers! The photo below is all of our Theme Day Thursdays for this fall as well as our game day themes for all games that do not fall on Thursdays! Friday games will always be RED OUT! And Thursday games will always match the Theme Day Thursday! Saturday games will vary throughout the season!

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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.

Support PTO with Cash Fundraiser - download attachment for link to pay!

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Need Help in Math? Trouble Getting to Tutorials Before/After School? Take Advantage of Lunch Time Tutorials at Math Lab!!

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Important Dates From the Counseling Office

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Attention Class of 2020 Parents!

Can you believe it’s already your child’s senior year. The Project Graduation (ProGrad) Booster Club is looking for parent volunteers for both our President and Vice-President positions.

ProGrad was started by Mother’s Against Drink Driving and is a way for our seniors to celebrate their graduation night in a secure and fun environment.

Anyone interested in volunteering for these positions please contact Sandra Stanford at Travisprograd19@gmail.com.

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Class of 2020 - Schedule Appointment Now for Senior Yearbook Pics! Don't Miss Out!

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

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

September 2

No School - Labor Day Holiday

September 4

Fall Open House

September 5

Picture Day - All students will take pictures during their English class

September 6

Progress Report 1 Grading Period Ends

September 9

Athletic Booster Club Meeting - 6:30 PM

September 11

German Exchange Informational Meeting - 6:30 PM

Pro Grad Meeting - 7:00 PM

September 13

VIPS Volunteer Coffee

Pep Rally - Activity Schedule

September 18

CBLT Meeting 3:00 PM

September 20

Progress Report #2 Ends - UIL Eligibility Check - No Pass/No Play

Counselor and Administrator Splits


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)


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