Tyngsborough High School

September 8, 2017

What's Happening!

After enjoying the long weekend it was great to see students motivated and working hard in class. Freshman class officer speeches and elections took place on Wednesday. All candidates gave thoughtful speeches and congratulations to our newly elected class officers Shaun McCarty, Nicholas Andre, Cailey MacEachern, and Natalie Barros. Congratulations to Emily Moran who won the New Hampshire Motor Speedway essay contest. To recognize this accomplishment representatives from NHMS visited THS to give Emily a ride in a stock car.


Fall sports seasons are underway, with many teams picking up wins this week. Sports captains discussed sportsmanship and what it means to be a team leader during a captain's breakfast.


As always for the latest news and announcements follow us on social media. Have a great weekend!

Important Dates

9/11 - Band Parent Night 6:30

9/13 - Early Release

9/18 - Community Presentation Katie Greer 6:30

9/26 - Open House 6:30-8:30

9/28 - Senior Information Night 6:30

10/5 - College Financing Seminar 6:30

10/11 - Travel Information Night 7:00

Students of the Month

James Eastwood

Sara Moran

Corey O'Neill

Quinn Kilmartin

Open House

Our fall Open House will take place on September 26, 2017. Open House will run from 6:30-8:30. The night will begin with parents following their student's schedules and will allow time for individual meetings with teachers on a first come first serve basis.

School Counseling

Seniors should register for the SAT’s if they have not already done so. SAT's will be held on Saturday, October 7th (registration deadline is September 8th) and Saturday, November 4th (registration deadline is October 5th). Space is limited. To register please visit: sat.collegeboard.org


PSAT's will be held on Saturday, October 14th. Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to register. Students can register for the exam in Student Services. The cost to register for the exam is $25 (payments can be made online or by cash/check made payable to Tyngsborough High School). The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 20th. Please contact your child’s school counselor with any questions.


Senior Information Night: The school counseling department will be hosting a Senior Information Night on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 in the THS auditorium. Counselors will be discussing the college application process. College financing will not be discussed at this time.


College Financing Seminar: Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college. The seminar will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 6:30 in the THS auditorium. The seminar is offered through MEFA, the Commonwealth's resource on planning, saving and paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college financing process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and financing options for your family. Families are encouraged to visit MEFA's website, mefa.org, for tools and resources to assist in this process. MEFA is requesting that you register in advance for the College Financing Seminar. By registering early, families will begin to receive MEFA’s college planning emails, with key information, updates, and resources. To register please go to mefa.org/rsvp/ for the online seminar registration form. If you are unsure that they will attend the seminar you can still register, as you will still benefit from the college planning email curriculum. While seminar registration is encouraged, you may still attend the seminar even if they don't register!


Juniors and seniors will receive student consent forms regarding release of information to the military in homeroom next week. It will be assumed that the student is consenting to the release of information if a signed consent form has not been returned to the student services office by Friday, September 15th.


Southern New Hampshire University will host the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) College Fair on September 27th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Meet with representatives from over 200 colleges from across the country. For more information please visit neacac.org and click the college fair link.

Community and Student Presentations

On Monday, September 18th Tyngsborough Public Schools is pleased to welcome Katie Greer to present to our students, faculty, parents/guardians and community members. Katie L. Greer has provided nearly a decade of Internet/technology safety education to schools, law enforcement agencies, large corporations, community organizations and at national conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Her unique professional, educational and personal background has resulted in dynamic programs that appeal to all age groups. Please see below for a description of the community and student presentations. Please note that audience members must be eighteen years old or older to attend the community presentation.



Community Presentation: September 18th at 6:30 in the Tyngsborough High School Gymnasium (Please note that this is an 18+ event)


Our kids are doing WHAT? What can I do to protect them? What apps should I be worried about? Is social networking safe? Is my child being cyberbullied? What’s texting? Sexting? What’s next? It’s often overwhelming being a parent today in our technology-driven society. Keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can often seem like an impossible task. Katie will help you navigate the digital waters and let you know what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next when it comes to your children and technology, and provides parents with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe. The following is an example of the information that is covered during this presentation:

  • Updates on the latest technology trends and dangers
  • Social media
  • Digital Tattoos
  • Interactive gaming
  • Case examples and real life implications
  • Cell phones/smartphones/devices
  • Cyberbullying laws and legislation
  • Overview of what message Katie sends to students
  • Rules and regulations
  • Q&A: Parents are encouraged to asked questions throughout, and the program will end with an open forum allowing parents more time to ask specific questions


Student Presentation


High school kids have seen it all and really in the thick of creating online reputations – whether they know it or not. What they often don’t understand is that people besides their friends (i.e. Colleges, law enforcement, principals, parents, and potential employers) are looking in on these behaviors regularly. With everything today being chronicled on social media, it’s important students this age fully understand where things go, and how it can impact them today or 5-10 years down the line. The High School presentation features an interactive program that invites students to share their personal experiences as Katie shares hers, plus:

  • Social Networking
  • Sexting
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Tattoos
  • Apps
  • Viral kindness
  • Q&A: Time permitting, Katie invites questions from students

Athletics

Fall Sports are underway with seasons kicking off next week. For all FALL SCHEDULES please go to: www.mwlma.org


2017-18 Athletic ALL SEASON PASS is available in the Athletic Office and on sale at all night games. Cost $50.00 Adults, Students and Sr. Citizens


FALL SPORTS PICTURES for all Athletes that play a high school sport only will take place on Thursday, September 14th after school on the HS turf field (weather permitting). Picture order forms will be sent home to all athletes.


HOMECOMING will take place on Saturday, October 21st


Schedule Alerts If you would like to receive schedule alerts via text or email, you can find the following information on our web page: http://athletics.tyngsboroughps.org/


Upcoming Games:

9/8 - Varsity Football vs Gardner 7:00

9/9 - XC @ Clipper Relays 9:00 am Newburyport

9/11 - Boys Soccer vs Quabbin 4:00

9/11 - Girls Soccer at Quabbin 4:00

9/11 - Golf at Groton-Dunstable 3:30

9/13 - Field Hockey at Maynard 4:00


Follow us on TWITTER at #tyngtigersports

Tyngsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2017

The Tyngsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame proudly announces its Class Of 2017:

Frank Porter '82, Beth (Singleton) Craig '86, Michael Cotter '91, Tara (Minishak) Amico ’98

Jonathan Godfroy '03, Lindsey (Connell) Madero ‘07, Coach Frank Davis and the

1980-1981 Girls Track Team.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 9 at Princeton Station in Chelmsford, MA at 6:00pm. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Tickets are available in the Athletic Office at the High School daily from 8:00-3:00pm and sold at HOME Football games. Please make checks out to Tyngsboro High School with Hall of Fame on the memo line. **Deadline** to purchase tickets will be Friday, November 3rd.

For more information, you can call Sherry Corcoran in the athletic office at 978-649-4210 or email Sherry.corcoran@tyngsboroughps.org.

You can also find us on Facebook.

THS Travel Information Night 10/11/17

THS has had great success with our travel programs over the years. Last year students enjoyed amazing experiences in Belize and Italy, while upcoming trips are scheduled for London/Paris and a service trip to Give Kids the World Village in Florida. 2019 travel opportunities are open to students in the classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021.


Due to the high volume of requests we have been unable to accommodate all our students who desire to participate. To make sure that all have an equal opportunity to travel sign-ups will be open at our information night and it is a first come first serve system.


Our travel night this fall will be the first look at trips for 2019. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. There will be opportunities to sign-up at reduced costs on this night. Please contact Kate Ramsay at Katherine.Ramsay@tyngsboroughps.org if you have any questions.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are currently on sale and time is running out to purchase a yearbook at its lowest price of $85.00. On November 1st, the price increases to $95.00. Please visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase or contact Ms. Tayla Makevich.

Class Dues

Class Dues can be paid to your class advisor or online.

Please visit: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1103


Freshman: $20

Sophomores: $25

Juniors: $30

Seniors: $35

Student Insurance

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