Tiger Tracks

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

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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:

http://www.ed.gov/psp

Check out the @TravisHoops post after staying undefeated in district 7-0!

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THS Attendance Rate- Decrease from last week

Our goal is a 98% attendance rate. We achieved a 96.86% last week. Let's work to increase our attendance this week, Tigers!



9th Grade - 97.64%

10th Grade - 97.38%

11th Grade - 96.15%

12th Grade - 96.86%

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Travis PTO "Ugly Shoe Drive"

January 21-31

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.

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ProGrad 2020

Tickets go on sale April 6, 2020 for $25.

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.

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Register for Reese Center Experience Night

See flyer for details or visit Reese Center FBISD website.

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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.

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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!

Click below to view important dates for Seniors, Class of 2020.

Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine

Friday, Feb. 7th, 6pm

12000 Farm to Market 1464

Richmond, TX

Topic: Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine

From: Kristi.henderson@fortbendisd.com

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

Links: Https://www.grandparkway.org/events/events/night-to-shine

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Absence information for Exam Exemptions

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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.

Important Dates From the Counseling Office

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

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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

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)

To request that an announcement be added to this newsletter send information by Friday at 3:00 PM to

Ms. Garcia

Associate Principal

adrienne.garcia@fortbendisd.com