Tyngsborough High School

February 8, 2019

What's Happening...

Thank you to all who attended the Winter Concert put on by grades 7-12 band students. It was a wonderful performance! International Action students have begun holding fundraising events in support of various organizations. This week a group held Play for the Cure to support cancer research. Video Production students have been busy creating the latest version of Crossing the Bridge with stories focused on PALS, TES Clubs, Robotics, THS Travel, TMS A and B Day and Steve Brogan/Tyngsborough TV. The latest episode will be available on the THS website next week. The college fair is scheduled for next Thursday, 2/14 where over 60+ colleges/universities will be represented.

As always for the latest news and announcements follow us on Twittter, Instagram, and Facebook. Have a great weekend. #tpsprepares

Important Dates

02/14 - THS College Fair - Kelleher Gymnasium 6:30

02/18-02/22 - February Break

03/04 - Spring Sports Parent Night

03/07 - 8th Grade Parent - Program of Studies Info Night 6:30

03/14 - Winter Sports Awards Night

03/15 - Trimester 2 Report Cards

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month!

Emily Holzman

David Fitzpatrick

Garrett Maille

Evan Robson

Click here to view student write-ups.

School Counseling

College Fair:

Tyngsborough High School will hold their Annual College Fair on Thursday, February 14th from 6:30-8:00 (weather permitting). Over 70 colleges/universities will be represented. All grade levels and their families are encouraged to attend.

AP Exam Registration:
All students interested in registering for an Advanced Placement exam must turn in a completed registration form and payment to Student Services by March 1st. All students enrolled in an AP course have received a copy of the registration form. Please contact Kate Trainor (kate.trainor@tyngsboroughps.org) for more information.

Tyngsborough High School will be hosting the SAT's on May 4th. Registration information is available at: www.collegeboard.org. Juniors are encouraged to register for either the May or June exam. Space is limited and spots are starting to fill up.

Senior Parents/Guardians:

Scholarships are continuing to arrive in the Student Services office and are posted on Naviance as well. Please encourage your child to review these posting and apply for scholarships.

College deadlines are quickly approaching. Students should meet with their school counselors to discuss their future plans if they have not already done so. Congratulations to the seniors who have been accepted to college!

Make sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application if you have not already done so. This application can be found at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the most important application in the financial aid process. All colleges and universities will require the FAFSA before determining a financial aid award. Colleges may also require students to complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (profileonline.collegeboard.org) and/or a college specific financial aid application. It is important to be aware of each college's financial aid deadlines - missing deadlines could result in missing out on financial aid. For more information on the financial aid process please visit mefa.org.

Middlesex Community College will host FAFSA Day, a free community workshop to help students and families fill out the 2019-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federally required application for financial aid. The workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, on the Lowell campus, 33 Kearney Square.

FAFSA Day at Middlesex offers different options for families seeking assistance, including computer support, to complete the FAFSA online, as well as one-on-one assistance from financial aid experts. To register please go to FAFSADay.org.


Upcoming Weekend Events:
Friday, 02/08:

Girls Basketball vs Gardner 7:00

Saturday, 02/09

Ice Hockey @ Lowell 1:00

Sunday, 02/10

Boys Basketball @ Tewksbury 5:00

You can find all our sport schedules at: www.mwlma.org

For more information visit our website: https://athletics.tyngsboroughps.org

Season Passes are also available for $50.00 in the Athletic Office

Winter Sports Award Night for all athletes who play a High School sport only will take place on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00pm in the Ciampa Performing Arts Center-HS Auditorium

Follow us on Twitter @tyngtigersports

Athletics Photos

Thank you Kerry Sheehan and Amy Schade for photographing recent basketball games. Please use the links below to view the latest pictures which also includes many pictures from both the fall and winter seasons.

Kerry A. Sheehan Photography

Amy Schade Photography

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Message from the Health Office

From Debbie Donohoe BSN, RN, NCSN in the Health Office:

We have been experiencing an increase in the number of students experiencing flu-like symptoms and those being diagnosed with Flu (Influenza) and Strep Throat by their physicians.

Symptoms of Flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, dizziness, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with Flu will not have fever. If your child has the Flu, they should stay home to rest and to avoid giving the Flu to others. They should be kept home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance or sweating) without using fever reducing medication like Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), or OTC (over-the-counter) cold or Flu products containing these medications. Flu is diagnosed by your clinician with a nasal swab. Sometimes antiviral medication is prescribed. This medication works best when started within the first 2 days of illness, but may help reduce the severity of illness if started 2 or more days after onset of illness for persons who are very sick.

Strep Throat is characterized by the sudden onset of a very red, painful throat often, but not always, accompanied by fever, tender and swollen lymph nodes, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. Sometimes strep throat will be accompanied by coughing or, less often, runny nose. A throat swab by your clinician is needed to make a clinical diagnosis of strep. If diagnosed with strep, your child cannot return to school until they have taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Antibiotics taken for strep throat reduce the length of time you are sick, complications from untreated strep, and help prevent the spread of infection to friends and family members.

Prevention Tips to avoid Flu, Strep and other viruses & bacteria that cause illness:

*Keep hands away from nose, mouth and eyes.

*Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

*Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or bent arm when coughing or sneezing.

*Do not drink from same glass, eat from same plate, or share utensils with someone who is sick.

*Avoid direct contact, especially saliva & droplets from coughing & sneezing, with those who are sick.

*The Massachusetts Department of Public health is still advising that the single best way to prevent influenza is vaccination of everyone six months of age and older.

If your child is diagnosed with Flu or Strep, please notify me by calling (978) 649-7571 and ask to speak with the Nurse OR send an email to debbie.donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org.

Notes from your child's physician may be sent via my HIPPA compliant fax (978) 649-1877

Thank you and stay healthy!

Help Support Grad Night

Grad Night is holding it's Annual Comedy Show Friday, March 22nd at Princeton Station in Chelmsford. If you would like to purchase tickets please contact Tara Gabriel at 978-397-6495, Caren Bovill. at 978-852-3964. See flyer for full details.

TST Scholarship Applications - Class of 2019

The TST Scholarship application will be available on our website on February 13th. The application will also be available at the THS Guidance office on that date. All applications are due by March 6th at 2 pm; late applications cannot be accepted. High school seniors who live in Tyngsborough are encouraged to apply. Additional information about our fundraisers and our organization can be found on our website.

Class of 2019 Parents

The deadline for parent yearbook ads is February 15. Please email tayla.makevich@tynsgboroughps.org if interested.

Purchase a Tyngsborough High School Yearbook by going to www.jostensyearbooks.com or bringing cash or check payable to THS to Tayla Makevich in room 237. Yearbooks are currently $115.

Student International Travel

Trips for 2020 have been announced. In February 2020 students have the opportunity to take part in a trip to Portugal and Spain. To enroll please visit eftours.com. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Ramsay at kate.ramsay@tyngsboroughps.org.

For more information on the trip please click here.

Class of 2019 End of Year Events

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Prom (Pre-Prom will be held at TES at 5:15)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Senior Awards Night 7:00pm - Kelleher Gymnasium

Friday, June 7, 2019 - Graduation 7:00pm - Kelleher Gymnasium

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