TVS HS/MS March 2023
IN THE NEWS
TVS/MVCTC FFA CELEBRATES NATIONAL FFA WEEK
Last week Twin Valley South celebrate National FFA Week by sponsoring several activities. Teachers and students were invited to participate in dress up days. A prize was given each day to one high school and one middle school student and teacher for participating. In addition, the wooden FFA emblem was hidden within the school. The person who found the emblem first and gave it to Mrs. Derringer won a prize. Congratulations to Jenna Henkes for locating the emblem! Also during the week, FFA hosted a volleyball tournament during Panther Time. In order to participate, each team paid $10 or donated 10 boxed/canned food items or a combination of both. Over $100 in cas and canned items were collected for the West Alexandria Food Bank. In addition, FFA members were able to make 17 blankets for Handmade Hugs through their partnership with the TVS National Honor Society. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to giving back within our community!
STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS (SADD)
TVS MS/HS DRAMA PRODUCTION
This year, Twin Valley South is using a new company, Walsworth to create our high school and middle school yearbooks. You are encouraged to order online. The price is $65 for HS and $25 for MS. Follow the link below to order yours today!
IN NEED OF A PROM DRESS?
Tinkerbell's Closet is a dress recycling ministry that serves teen girls. If you need formal attire for a special event, they can dress you from head to toe. Your dress, shoes, and accessories all in one place with no charge to you!
Tinkerbell's Closet is located at 20 Wetz Lane, Germantown, OH 45327. They are open every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm; no appointment necessary.
SUMMER STEM CAMP OPPORTUNITY
Parents and students are encouraged to utilize the Guidance Department as a resource for academic, career, and social issues.
Ashlee Douglas-Grades 7-12 (A-K)
Emily Wendt-Grades 7-12 (L-Z)
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Apply online through College websites. Some Colleges use the Common Application. If so, go to Commonapp.org
2. The counselor portion & transcript will then be completed & sent to these colleges by Mrs. Douglas and Ms. Wendt.
3. Send ACT/SAT scores directly to colleges through the appropriate website.
4. Make sure you are aware of the application deadlines. Your application needs to be completed at least a week before the deadline. Make a note of the regular application deadline and of the early application deadline.
5. If you need a recommendation to go along with your application, choose someone who knows you well, tell them what it is for, and give them at least a week to complete it.
For more detailed information, please click here.
1. CHECK www.tvs.k12.oh.us - Click on Department heading, scroll down and click on HS Guidance. Local scholarships will be listed under the SCHOLARSHIP heading on the right side of the page starting after the first of the year. Other scholarship information can be found by clicking on the LINK heading and scrolling until you find scholarships. Print and complete applications from site or link or, some can be completed online.
2. MEET THE DEADLINES - read the directions whether to send yourself or give to guidance.
3. GIVE YOUR COUNSELOR - Mrs. Douglas or Ms. Wendt AT LEAST ONE WEEK TO COMPLETE THEIR PART.
4. GIVE TEACHERS AT LEAST ONE WEEK TO WRITE RECOMMENDATIONS.
5. IF TRANSCRIPT NEEDED - GIVE MRS. DOUGLAS OR MS. WENDT 3 DAYS TO PROCESS.
6. ALSO CHECK www.fastweb.com
7. ASK YOUR PARENTS ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYERS/ORGANIZATIONS
8. LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS
9. SEE YOUR COUNSELOR WITH QUESTIONS.
10. TVS will not print those that are available online. If paper copies of applications are available from TVS-those can be obtained in the Guidance Office
COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
The Dayton Metro Library will host a College and Career Fair on Saturday, March 5, 12-4 pm, at the Main Library, in the Community Room, 2nd Floor. Those interested in learning about attending college, college programs, and different career fields could benefit by visiting representatives from 28 schools, trade and union organizations, military branches, public service, and Ohio’s 529 CollegeAdvantage.
Laura Chamberlain, Teen Services Coordinator at Dayton Metro Library, expresses how excited the Library is to be hosting such a fair. “We are really looking forward to providing students with an opportunity to explore all the different pathways that exist after high school, whether it is pursuing a skilled trade, entering public service, or continuing their studies at one of the many great schools here in Ohio,” she said. “Whether they are a sophomore or junior looking to plan ahead or a senior still making decisions, this is a great chance for young people to meet face to face with those who can help answer their questions and find their best fit.”
Learning about Ohio’s 529 Plan could be especially beneficial, as representatives will help families understand that their savings plan can be used not just for four-year universities and colleges, but two-year community colleges, trade and specialty schools, certificate programs, graduate school, law school, medical school, and apprenticeships.
Also, Shyra Thomas, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Dayton, will present three half hour-long sessions in the Bassani Theater, 3rd Floor. Her presentations will provide information on making decisions about college, application timelines, and addressing the basics of financial aid.
Registration is not required. For more information about the College and Career Fair, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Programs or call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS
Twin Valley Community Local Schools is once again offering college credit plus courses for our students enrolled in the 2023/24 school year. Any student who is interested must fill out a Letter of Intent and submit to Mrs. Douglas by March 31, 2023.
SENIOR CLASS NEWS
If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook advertisement for your senior you can click here to create an advertisement and pay for it online. This is the same page where you can order the yearbook. To create an advertisement, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see it says, Create a Personal Ad.
2023 SENIOR INFORMATION
JUNIOR CLASS NEWS
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
All incoming seniors for the 2023/24 school year, are required to have the Meningococcal Booster Vaccination (MCV4). Please review the link for information on this immunization.
Miami University's Regionals Exploration Days and Virtual Info Sessions are designed to help students take the next step in their college journey. By investing time with Miami with a visit event, they will invest in you with a $1000 scholarship!
- Attend a Spring 2023 Regionals Exploration Day* on May 5 or May 19 OR a Spring Virtual Info Session.
- Students must start classes at Miami University Regionals in the spring, summer, or fall of 2023.
- High school and transfer students must have earned a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
- Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of academic work for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters.
*Those who attended a Regionals Exploration Day or Virtual Info session between Aug. 15 - Dec. 31, 2022, will automatically be eligible if all other criteria are met.
Have a completed admission application on file with Miami University Regionals by June 1, 2023.
Fall 2023 Application Deadline: August 1
SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Attend an in-person or virtual info sessions to meet with faculty, discuss specific majors, and find the program that’s right for you.
Info sessions give you the opportunity to:
- Learn about the academic pathways that lead to a rewarding career in your chosen field
- Discuss available associate degree and short-term certificate programs
- Discover careers and job opportunities in your chosen field, as well as how specific programs prepare you for those positions.
- Get assistance with the steps to become a Sinclair student.
Arts & Theater, Wednesday & Thursday, March 30
Medical Assisting & Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, Tuesday, April 11
Click here to for more information and/or to RSVP
SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE
Prepare to Make Your Breakthrough in Science, Math, or Engineering
Are you interested in a career that allows you to work with your hands, solve problems, or innovate and invent? Sinclair invites you to our annual SME Open House to explore learning opportunities in Science, Math, and Engineering. With the right education and training, you can turn your curious nature into a lucrative, rewarding career.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
9:00 AM -11:00 AM
DAYTON CAMPUS, BUIDLING 12, ROOM 172
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 100,000 active members and nearly a million members since its inception in 1984. NTHS honors top Career Technical Education students' achievements, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education and cultivates excellence in today's highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
MVCTC National Technical Honor Society requirements for induction include nomination by teachers, 3.75 GPA by the end of their 1st Semester Senior Year, no more than four days of absences, and no discipline issues. Seniors who are graduating in 2023 must-have met the graduation requirements as delineated by the Ohio Department of Education and their local Board of Education. The following will be considered essential qualifications: The student candidates should be dependable, honest, of worthy character, and use the knowledge gained in their career-technical field to continue their education as they further their careers.
Congratulations to the following TVS/MVCTC 2023 NTHS Inductees:
Lauren Crouse-Dental Assisting
Adria Emig-Early Childhood Education
Cadian Maples-Dental Assisting
Gage Miller-Sports Management and Marketing
Katelyn Wright-Dental Assisting
Twin Valley South/MVCTC Pre-Nursing senior Anastasia White made her eighth lifetime blood donation – the equivalent of one gallon – at MVCTC’s Jan. 27 blood drive and became the winner of Community Blood Center’s monthly high school drawing for a pair of Beats headphones!
“As soon as I can donate, I go,” said Anastasia, who started donating at Twin Valley South High School then made multiple donations at the Eaton Community Church blood drives and the Dayton CBC when high school blood drives were cancelled during the pandemic.
“I can’t explain it, I just have a need to help people. My mother donated a lot, and I would ask, ‘Can I go too?’ It’s something embedded in myself to help people.”
“It’s super exciting, I can’t think of a better recipient,” said Paula Wathen, who coordinates the MVCTC blood drives with Jennifer Foudray. “She’s a very dedicated donor. I’m proud of all the students who take their time to donate to help save lives.”
Anastasia is a member of HOSA Future Health Professionals, the traditional student sponsor group for the MVCTC blood drives. Anastasia is learning to be a nursing aid, plans to study medicine and become a trauma physician.
Information courtesy of MVCTC
FROM THE OFFICE
UPDATING FINAL FORMS
A friendly reminder to all parents and guardians: If any important contact information has changed since the beginning of the school year, please login and make those updates. It is important that the school has accurate information on file for the safety of the students. Thank you for your cooperation. If you need assistance please call the office at 839-4693 or 839-4165.
FRIENDLY REMINDER ON SCHOOL FEES
Fees can be paid two ways:
- Send in an envelope with cash or check payment with your student.
- Mail your payment directly to Twin Valley South Schools, Attn: HS/MS Office, 100 Education Drive, West Alexandria, OH 45381
- Please write name and grade in memo section of check
- If possible, please write separate checks for each attending student
- Partial payments are accepted
- Payment plans are available by calling the office
- *Fees should be paid as soon as possible
- To verify fee amount, please e-mail, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
View the 2022/23 HS Course Fee List
*In order for seniors to receive their diplomas, all school fees must be paid. If you have any questions regarding the fees that have been assessed, please contact the HS/MS office.