Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #247 - August 19, 2019

This Week in Tiger Territory!

Monday, August 19

StuCo Interest Meeting 2:55 Commons


Tuesday, August 20

Volleyball v Seven Lakes @THS 4:30/5:30/6:30


Wednesday, August 21

College Wear Wednesday


Thursday, August 22

Good Luck to our Volleyball Team in Tournament Play!


Friday, August 23

Fridays We Wear Red!!

Tennis at Brazoswood

Cross Country at The Woodlands Night Run


Saturday, August 24

SAT

Advisory

At Travis High School, we are very proud of our Advisory program. Research shows that students need to be taught those "soft skills" that become so important in their life beyond high school. We use a combination of resources including a program developed by Growing Leaders called Habitudes (Habits and Attitudes) and a video series through Jostens Renaissance called The Harbor. In addition to developing leaders through a variety of lessons in our daily 20 minute advisory class period, many important announcements and information are distributed at this time as well. During the first weeks of school, we are reviewing our Tiger Code of Conduct and all of our safety information. We will update parents via the newsletter on the topics for advisory throughout the school year so that you have an opportunity to reinforce this information at home. We truly enjoy partnering with you for your student's success!


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


See attachments below for our first two Tiger Code of Conduct presentations that your student has or will receive in Advisory.

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.


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. All students must have parking permits purchased and displayed no later than Friday, August 23rd. 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.

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

At this time only 32% 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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Class of 2020 Senior Sunrise

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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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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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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)

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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Check out the FBISD Dress Code! Be sure your Tiger is in dress code when they come back to school!

August 20

First HOME Volleyball Game!


August 30

First Football Game!


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

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

Email Mrs. Herring

Lizzie.Herring@fortbendisd.com!