Parent Newsletter - Issue #267 - January 26, 2020
This Week in Tiger Territory!
Monday, January 27
Fun with the Fam Day- Teachers dress like students, Students dress like teachers
Boys Basketball @ Elkins 4:30 Gray/6:00 Sophomore
Tuesday, January 28
Family Lets Your Light Shine Bright- White Out
Girls Basketball vs. Elkins 4:00/5:30/7:00 at Wheeler Field House
Boys Basketball @ Elkins 4:00/5:30/7:00 at Hopson Field House
Boys Soccer @ Dulles 5:30/7:30
Girls Soccer vs. Dulles 5:30/7:30
Wednesday, January 29
Family Supports Your Future College Wear
Course Selection Night 6:00 PM - Mostly geared toward incoming 9th graders
Thursday, January 30
One Big Happy Family- Wear your Club/Organization/Sport/Travis Shirt Day
Friday, January 31
Family Fun in the Sun- Wear your Best Tropical/Tourist Outfit
Boys Basketball vs. Dulles 4:00/5:30/7:00
Girls Basketball @ Dulles 4:00/4:30/7:00
Boys Soccer vs. Austin 5:30/7:30
Girls Soccer @ Austin 5:30/7:30
Footloose Musical 7:00 PM THS Auditorium
Saturday, February 1
Footloose Musical THS Auditorium 7:00 PM
AMBUSH is putting on a Spirit Week- OHANA means Family
We are very proud & excited to share that a Travis tiger – Sanemi J. has been nominated by The Commission on Presidential Scholars - as a Career & Technical Education Candidate for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Sanemi was one of the 5 students nominated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the first to be nominated in the CTE component from Fort Bend ISD. Hereon, she will be competing with candidates from across the country & American students abroad.
Sanemi is an active member of DECA & the Symphony Orchestra at Travis High School. As a violinist, she has received multiple special honors. To name a few, she was awarded the State Outstanding Soloist medal (top 2% in Texas) and has achieved multiple superior ratings at state competitions. She plays the violin professionally at events, and had the opportunity to perform in presence of the Houston mayor and many city leaders.
As a DECA member, she recently won 3rd place internationally for her innovation, when competing at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando. Additionally, she is one of Fort Bend ISD's CTE Student Ambassadors and holds various other leadership positions at Travis.
We look forward to her future endeavors, as she has been accepted & plans to join The McCombs School of Business at UT Austin this fall.
More information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, 2020 candidates & past winners can be found at:
Check out the @TravisHoops post after staying undefeated in district 7-0!
THS Attendance Rate- Decrease from last week
9th Grade - 97.64%
10th Grade - 97.38%
11th Grade - 96.15%
12th Grade - 96.86%
Travis PTO "Ugly Shoe Drive"
Cleaning out your closets for the new year? Please consider donating your used shoes to Travis PTO. PTO has partnered with FBISD’s Shared Dreams program to help collect used shoes. Shoes may be any size and in any condition. These shoes will be used to benefit the FBISD Shared Dreams program.
Where: Travis High School-collection bins are located in the front hallway and near the bus ramp.
Instructions: *If possible, please place a rubber band around each pair of shoes.
What is Shared Dreams?
The Shared Dreams program provides short term assistance to registered Fort Bend ISD students whose needs have been determined by their campus nurse with assistance from campus staff. The Shared Dreams program relies on monetary and in-kind donations of clothing, toiletry items and school supplies from schools, business and community partners.
April 27- Price goes up to $35
May 11- Price goes up to $45
May 18- Price goes up to $50
There will be no tickets sold at the door. Ticket and ID are required to attend on event night. Contact ProGrad committee with questions.
See flyer for details or visit Reese Center FBISD website.
Student Drop-off/Pick-up Request
Several parents have been observed picking up their students in the staff parking lot after school. Parents, we ask that you refrain from this practice and please pick your students up the in designated area (front circle drive). The staff lot in the rear of the building is reserved for THS staff, and having students walk and weave between vehicles to locate their parents is a practice that we cannot allow. Thank you for you cooperation.
Lending Laptop Library
Travis High School now has a lending laptop library. These laptops are available for students to check out and take home. Our goal is to help all THS students have access to the technology they need to be successful. As teachers increase the amount of learning done online, students often need consistent access to a computer outside of school. Students may now request a laptop through the THS library in order to complete school work off campus. Laptops are available at no cost for two weeks at a time. Parents must first complete the agreement forms in Skyward and then students may fill out the request form found on the THS library website. For more information, please visit the library page of the THS website. https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/121681
Attention Parents of Graduating Tigers!
Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine
Friday, Feb. 7th, 6pm
12000 Farm to Market 1464
Topic: Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine
Description: This is a prom for students with disabilities that is free to students 14 + enrolled in FBISD. It is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and will be held at the Grand Parkway Baptist Church on February 7, 2020
Absence information for Exam Exemptions
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!
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
Adrienne Garcia, 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)