Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #250 - September 9, 2019

This Week in Tiger Territory!

Monday, September 9

Athletic Booster Club Meeting 6:30pm Library


Tuesday, September 10

Volleyball: v Hastings @THS 4:30/5:30/6:30

Tennis: v Austin @THS 3:00pm

FFA Meeting and Booster Club Meeting 5:00pm Commons


Wednesday, September 11

College Wear Wednesday

GSA Parent Night 6:00pm Auditorium

German Exchange Information Meeting 6:30pm Library

Pro Grad Meeting 7:00pm Commons


Thursday, September 12

Theme Day Thursday: Outsmart the Lions! Nerd Day!

Football: JV@Spring 5:00pm; FR @THS 4:30, 6:30

Tennis: JV @Austin HS 3:00pm

Golf Parent Meeting 6:00pm C124


Friday, September 13

Fridays We Wear Red!!

Pep Rally! Activity Bell Schedule

VIPS Coffee 9:00am Lounge

Tennis: v Katy@THS 3:00pm

Volleyball: @Elkins 4:30/5:30/6:30

Football: v Spring @Mercer 7:00pm - Game Theme - GRAY OUT!

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!

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This Week in Advisory!

This week in Advisory, we will begin our first lesson in our Habitudes curriculum. Habitudes is a leadership curriculum that focuses on Habits and Attitudes necessary to lead yourself and others. It is created by Growing Leaders, a company we partner with to provide our students with these very relevant lessons. They use visual images to assist teens in connecting the social emotional concepts to the lesson. Each grade level completes a different book in the Habitudes Social Emotional Learning program. We will introduce a new Habitude every other Tuesday and reinforce the lesson on the Tuesdays in between - as we refer to each Tuesday in Advisory as Habituesdays! Each time a new Habitude is introduced, we will share the information on that lesson with parents in our parent letters below. This week's Habitudes by grade level are:


9th grade - The Iceberg

10th grade - Baggage Fees

11th grade - Windshield and Rearview Mirrors

12th grade - 3D Glasses


Our other priority in Advisory this week is our annual Naviance Needs Assessment. This is a requirement for ALL students to complete. Students will have Advisory time Wednesday-Friday to complete this task/


All seniors will attend a senior assembly during Advisory on Friday to introduce their Fall Fundraiser and vote on Prom themes.

Counseling Department Updates!

At this time, our course change deadline has passed and student requests for class changes have been completed. It is important to remember that students may not request customized class period changes for things such as lunch schedule, friend's schedule, or a teacher change.


Level down forms are now being accepted. Forms are available in the Counseling suite and require teacher and parent signature.

PTO Needs Your Help with Teacher Appreciation THIS THURSDAY!

Are you ready for some football?? Our first Teacher Appreciation event will take place on Thursday, September 12th. We are asking any volunteers to donate items towards a Tailgating Party for our wonderful THS teachers and staff. If you are able to contribute, please drop items off the morning of Thursday, September 12th, between 7:30am-9:30am, to the front office. Thank you for all you do!

Drop Off Date: 09/12/2019 (Thursday)

Time: 7:30am - 9:30am

Location: Travis High School Front Office

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054EA9A829AA8-thstailgating

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Parent Access to Schoology and Skyward!

Each teacher’s Schoology page will be an excellent resource for you. If you have questions about logging into Schoology, follow this link which gives you job aides and videos to assist with that process.

There are many great features in Skyward that will also keep you up to date with your student's progress in their courses. Click here for more information about how to set up notifications and access other resources through Skyward Family Access. Remember to fully access the Skyward Family Access features, you must have completed your student's information online!

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

Monday is the LAST day to complete this task online. We will be sending home packets with all students that do not have updated online information.


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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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.

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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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Parent Resource Corner

Vaping is often being referred to as an epidemic among teens. Our Tigers are no different than any other teens and many of them experiment with the various forms of vapes or e-cigarettes. We will be addressing the risks at school over the course of the year, but we encourage all parents to also educate themselves and have open discussions with your students regarding the dangers of vaping.


Below is one parent resource put out by the CDC.

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Check your Tiger Pride Points online!

Click Here to check your student's Tiger Pride Point total on our Travis High School website!
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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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Important Dates From the Counseling Office

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

September 18

CBLT Meeting 3:00 PM


September 20

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


September 27

Fort Bend County Fair Holiday - No School


October 2

NCAA Night


October 5

SAT


October 9

Homecoming Community Pep Rally - 6:00pm

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

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)

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

Email Mrs. Herring

Lizzie.Herring@fortbendisd.com!