Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #256 - October 21, 2019

This Week in Tiger Territory!

Monday, October 21

Red Ribbon Week Theme Day: Kick Drugs Out of this World! Area 51 Day!

Letter Jacket Fitting - Fall Sports - During All Lunches


Tuesday, October 22

Red Ribbon Week Theme Day: Bikers Vs Surfers Day! Ride Drugs Out of Town!

Letter Jacket Fitting- Fall Sports - During All Lunches

Choir: Fall Concert 6:30 PM

Volleyball: @ Clements4:30/5:30/6:30


Wednesday, October 23

Red Ribbon Week Theme Day: Throwback Day! Make Drugs a Thing of the Past!

College Wear Wednesday!

HARN College Fair - All Lunches

EF Tours Informational Meeting - 6:30 PM Library


Thursday, October 24

Thursday Theme Day and Red Ribbon Week Theme Day: Twin Day!! Team Up Against Drugs AND the Rangers!

Junior Class Meeting at Advisory

Picture Retake Day

GSA/IBMA Open House 6:00 PM

Football: JV v CHS 5:00PM, FR @ CHS 4:30/6:30


Friday, October 25

Fridays We Wear RED! Red Out Against Drugs!

Last Day to Drop a Full Year Course (Seniors only for non-credit course) or Change Level

Theatre Fall Show - 7:00 PM


Saturday, October 26

Future Tiger Cheer Clinic - 9:00AM

Football: v Clements 1:00 PM Mercer Stadium

Theatre Fall Show - 7:00 PM

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Message From Mrs. Herring

Being a part of a family means you are part of something very special. We all understand what that means when we look around at all of the amazing things this Tiger Family continues to accomplish on a regular basis. Being part of the Tiger Family is not something I have ever taken lightly and a role I am incredibly proud of each and every day. However, the time has come that I must put my own family first. As my own children have gotten older and busier, meeting the needs of my two families has become very challenging. I have made the decision to step away from my role as Associate Principal at Travis High School and take a position in Katy ISD where I live and my own kids are in school. My last day at Travis will be Friday, November 1st. Travis is filled with an incredible team of leaders that I know will continue the tradition of excellence that we have all worked to achieve. I truly appreciate the opportunity I have had to work with you and your students as a very proud member of this Travis Tiger Staffulty.


Once a Tiger Always a Tiger!

Lizzie Herring

Congrats to our Tiger Cross Country Team! Both Boys and Girls Teams Advance to Regionals! And SHOUT OUT to Katie Straub - 2 time District Champion!

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This Week in Advisory!

All grade levels will be introduced to the next lesson in their Habitudes book this week! See parent letters below for more information on the lesson your student will receive this week. T-RAV TV will be shown on Thursday and Friday. Juniors will have a class meeting during Advisory on Thursday.
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News from PTO!

Spooktacular News!!! Our next Teacher Appreciation event will take place on October 31st. We are asking any volunteers to donate items towards a Halloween Social for our THS Teachers and Staff... no tricks, just TREATS!! Items that are signed up for may be dropped off at the front office, the morning of October 31st, between 7:30am-9:30am.

Below is the link to the sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ea9a829aa8-thsspooky

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AP Exam registration has begun! Deadline November 1st!

This year, The College Board has changed the AP exam registration process significantly. The registration and ordering process will be much earlier this year and it is important that students register as soon as possible. Please see the step by step guide listed below in order to register for your AP exams.

· AP Exam Registration

o Students will receive the AP exam registration join code from their AP course instructor.

o Students will have a different registration join code for each AP course.

o Students will Sign in to My AP at https://myap.collegeboard.org/login.

o Use your College Board username and password to sign in to My AP. If you’ve never had a College Board account, you can create one via the Sign Up link.

o Click the Join a Course or Exam button

o Enter the join code your teacher gave you and click Submit.

o Check the course information. Make sure the information that comes up is for the course you are taking. If it is, click Yes.

o Fill out registration information. If this is your first time joining a class, you’ll need to provide some additional information. You only have to do this once.

· AP Exam Pricing

o Students have until November 1 to commit to taking the AP exam without late fee penalties.

o The AP exam will be $94 per exam.

o The AP Exam will be $23 per exam for Free and Reduced lunch students.

o AP Capstone is $142 and $71 respectively.

o There will be a $40 deposit for each exam which will be due at the AP exam registration deadline of November 1.

o Students with Spring AP exams will have the opportunity to register by March 1.

· AP Exam Payments

o Coming soon!

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2020 Commencement Schedule – Smart Financial Centre

Thursday, May 28, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Austin HS

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Ridge Point HS

Friday, May 29, 2020

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Hightower HS

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Bush HS

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Elkins HS

8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dulles HS

Saturday, May 30, 2020

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Clements HS

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Marshall HS

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Kempner HS

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Travis HS

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Willowridge HS

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Information for Travis PTO/YES

Parents and Students – The Travis YES program, sponsored by the Travis PTO, is a great way to keep track of your student’s volunteer hours that are so important to colleges and universities. See the Travis website under Clubs and Organizations for more information, guidelines, and forms for YES.

Students – if you need a printout of your YES hours for NHS applications, come to the YES table in the Commons on TUESDAYS and fill out the request form. You may then pick up your printout the following Tuesday, but it is YOUR responsibility to keep track of your deadline and plan accordingly.

Connect with the Counselors!

Your Travis HS Counselors are now on Twitter! Follow them @TheTigerSuite!

Join Walk, Watch, Repeat!

Want to do your part to keep Travis safe? Join Walk, Watch, Repeat! This program was started at Ridge Point HS as an effort to get additional adult eyes and ears into the hallways of the school, helping school personnel make their campus a more safe and secure place for student learning. Thanks to the efforts of the founders at RPHS and some amazing Tiger parents, WWR has come to Travis!

To find out more about training to become a WWR parent:

1. Go to the FBISD website at THIS LINK and complete a criminal history check.

Email our Walk, Watch, Repeat parent coordinators at walkwatchrepeat@gmail.com to find out how to get trained!

Parent Resource Corner

Click the link below for a great blog article from Andrew McPeak of Growing Leaders on understanding Generation Z.


https://growingleaders.com/blog/four-things-you-should-watch-to-better-understand-generation-z/

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!

October 30/31

Jostens Orders for Graduation Items and Jewelry - All Lunches


November 1

Progress Report 3 Ends


November 2

SAT


November 6

Pro Grad Meeting


November 13

Athletic Signing Day


November 15

Pep Rally - Activity Schedule


November 22

Progress Report 4 Ends


November 25-November 29

Thanksgiving Holiday

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!