Parent Newsletter - Issue #249 - September 2, 2019
This Week in Tiger Territory!
Monday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday - No School!
Tuesday, September 3
Tennis @ Dulles 3:00
Wednesday, September 4
College Wear Wednesday
Open House - 1st period begins at 6:30, Doors will open at 6:00 - Bring a copy of your student's schedule!
Football: FR @ Foster 4:30, 6:30; JV 5:00 @THS
Volleyball: v Friendswood @THS 4:30, 5:30, 6:30
Thursday, September 5
Theme Day Thursday: Blind the Falcons! White OUT!!
Picture Day - All students will have pictures taken in their English classes!
Football: v Foster at Rhodes Stadium 7:00 PM
Friday, September 6
Fridays We Wear Red!!
Progress Report 1 Ends
Tennis: @ Morton Ranch 3:00 PM
Volleyball: @ Mayde Creek 4:30, 5:30, 6:30
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!
Open House - September 4th
See Mr. Pope in P209 for your card for your free sub on September 4th with a $2 donation to THS Athletic Boosters or THS Band Boosters! Limit 4 per person!
Counseling Department Updates!
Students that are wishing to level down from an AP class may pick up a level change form from the counseling office beginning Wednesday, September 4th. Once completed, forms may be submitted to the counseling office. Level changes will begin on Monday, September 9th. It is important to remember that leveling down, may result in multiple class periods changing to find available classes.
This Week in Advisory!
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!
Attention Class of 2020! Sign up for SENIOR PACKAGE!
Senior package allows you to pay for your senior year all at once ($290) or in installments. The first payment of $65 (minimum) is due on or before Friday (9/13/19). You are welcome to pay online here or students can pay cash to Mrs. Martinez in E138. Online there are 2 option - the TOP option is for everyone's initial payment - either in full or initial payment. If you choose to go on the payment plan, you will then pick the bottom option for the remaining payments (2-6).
The senior package includes:
Prom Ticket with Souvenir (1)
Senior Yearbook (1)
Senior Trip (1) (Fiesta Texas, bus ride, lunch, t-shirt for the trip) Senior Shirt (1)
Approximate Value = $320 Package Deal= $290
The senior package does NOT include graduation items such as cap, gown, graduation announcements, etc.
Football season kicked off with thriller of a game! The Tigers defeated Hightower 35-34.
Our annual freshman tailgate was a HUGE success! The Ambush mentors and Class of 2023 showed up BIG to support the Tigers on Friday night!
Travis Tiger Band debuted their new show - Balancing Act!
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!
StuCo has officially kicked off after a successful interest meeting and Saturday with StuCo meeting last week!
JV Tennis took home the W against Elkins on Thursday!
Congrats to Cross Country runners - Sean, ian, Ethan, Katie, and Hannah for bringing home some hardware at their meet on Friday!
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.
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!
The trainers were showing their school pride on College Wear Wednesday!
Even our Staffulty gets into Theme Day Thursdays! English IV team was rocking their Hawaiian gear as we sent the Canes to the Tropics!
IBMA was representing in Advisory for Fridays We Wear RED!
Parent Resource Corner
Below is one parent resource put out by the CDC.
PALS celebrated Thankful Thursday by leaving thank you notes for all of our awesome custodial staff!
NHS held their first Blood Drive of the year and it was a huge success! Thank you to all who donated!
Many of our student organizations were represented in our Good Sportsmanship League delegation at the Hightower/Travis football game!
Support PTO with Cash Fundraiser - download attachment for link to pay!
Need Help in Math? Trouble Getting to Tutorials Before/After School? Take Advantage of Lunch Time Tutorials at Math Lab!!
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Class of 2020 - Schedule Appointment Now for Senior Yearbook Pics! Don't Miss Out!
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!
Athletic Booster Club Meeting - 6:30 PM
German Exchange Informational Meeting - 6:30 PM
Pro Grad Meeting - 7:00 PM
VIPS Volunteer Coffee
Pep Rally - Activity Schedule
CBLT Meeting 3:00 PM
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)