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
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!
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!
Our Pink Out Student Winner, Caroline, went ALL OUT for her FREE Starbucks courtesy of Kroger Waterside!
Ceremonial Coin Toss at our Pink Out Football Game was done by the mother of senior football captain, KJ Shankle - a two time breast cancer survivor - and the sponsor of many of our Pink Out Week activities - the manager of Kroger Waterside.
Mrs. Spina was the Staffulty WINNER of FREE Starbucks for her amazing Pink Out Gear!
This Week in Advisory!
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:
Travis Charms celebrate at the Pink Out football game!
The Tigers defeated Ridge Point in a thriller on Thursday night making school history!
THS MCJROTC volunteered at Wings Over Houston!
Our amazing Travis Choir participated at Regionals and 20 members have advanced! Congrats, Tigers!
These Tigers represented us at the DECA district meeting!
Orchestra performed its annual Masquerade Serenade to a packed house on Friday night!
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!
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get trained!
Parent Resource Corner
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!
Jostens Orders for Graduation Items and Jewelry - All Lunches
Progress Report 3 Ends
Pro Grad Meeting
Athletic Signing Day
Pep Rally - Activity Schedule
Progress Report 4 Ends
November 25-November 29
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
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)