Parent Newsletter - Issue #309 - March 7, 2021
This Week in Tiger Territory
Monday, March 8 (A Day)
- Girls Soccer @ Elkins 5:30/7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 9 (B Day)
Tiger Tuesday: Green Out @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
THS Band Spirit at Lopez Restaurant
- Boys Soccer @ RPHS 5:30/7:30 PM
- Girls Soccer vs. RPHS 5:30/7:30 PM
- Varsity Softball vs. Bush 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 10 (A Day)
College Wear Wednesday @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Track & Field Meet @ AHS 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 11 (B Day)
- Prestige Senior Pictures for those who signed up- Contact Ms. Hill
- Balfour here during all lunches for Cap & Gown/Letter Jacket
- JV Red Baseball @ Strake Jesuit 4:30 PM
- Track & Field Meet @ Bridgeland 3:00 PM
- Varsity Baseball Tournament at Home 3:30 PM
- Balfour Ordering- Cap & Gown/Letter Jacket in the Cafeteria 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 12 (A Day)
On Fridays we wear RED!! @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- End of Grading Term 3
- Varsity Baseball Tournament at Home 3:30 PM
- JV Grey Baseball @ Cy Springs 7:00 PM
- JV Red Baseball @ Jordan HS 7:00 PM
- Softball vs. Clements 4:30/6:00
Saturday, March 13
- SAT Testing site
- JV Red Baseball Tournament at Paetow HS 10:30 AM
- Softball vs. Dulles 11:30 AM
- Varsity Baseball vs. Bellaire 1:00 PM
March 15-19 SPRING BREAK
March 22-24 STAFF/STUDENT HOLIDAY
March 25-26 STUDENT HOLIDAY/STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
March 29 Term 4 Begins!
Drop off/Pick up/Student Parking
At Travis High, the only item that supersedes instruction is safety. As a staff, we’ve gone through great lengths to keep our campus safe, and this includes instituting rules and guidelines that govern the student and staff parking lots. We ask that parents only pick- up and drop-off their students in the designated front circle area. We want to reserve the student parking area for student drivers only. Parents, we would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep Travis a safe place for our wonderful students. Have a positive and productive day.
Virtual Course selection
Virtual Course selection for the 2021- 2022 school year is underway. Course selection forms, helpful videos, and additional information are located on the Travis counselor’s website.
The deadline to input your courses into Skyward and upload your course selection worksheet online is March 10, 2021. Failure to input your course request will result in your counselor selecting classes for you.
For assistance with course selection, please contact your counselor.
High School Virtual Course Selection
February 22 - 26, 2021
Students will complete the entire process virtually. Below are the links students will use to complete their Course Selection Worksheet and a helpful video on how to edit your Career Plan.
Once the student has completed the Course Selection Worksheet. Please save the document to their computer or electronic device as the students first and last name. Use the links below to submit your completed Course Selection Worksheet Only. Students must input their classes into Skyward with 3 alternate courses. If no alternate courses are listed, the counselor will choose courses for them. Counselors will not input courses into Skyward or accept paper Course Selection Worksheets.
Current 9th grade students use this link
Current 10th grade students use this link
Current 11th grade students use this link
Students must complete the course selection process by the due dates listed below. Failure to upload the student's documentation and input their courses into Skyward by the dates listed below will result in your child's classes being selected for them.
Signed and Uploaded Course Selection Worksheet Due
March 10, 2021
Courses must be entered into Skyward by
March 10, 2021
Ambush Mentor Application
Dear Tiger Sophomores & Juniors!
If you are interested in applying to be an AMBUSH MENTOR for the 2021-2022 school year...
Look no further...the application is found in the links at the bottom of this email!
What is an AMBUSH MENTOR?
An AMBUSH mentor is a leader or potential leader who not only assists with freshmen orientation, but also mentors freshmen throughout the year. We are looking for current 10th & 11th graders who enjoy helping others, showing school spirit, embodies the profile of a graduate and willing to have fun. This is a great opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zone, a great leadership position that colleges look for, and an invaluable experience for students to strengthen your transferable skills. Afterall, here at Travis we are all about developing leaders.
The deadline to apply is 3pm on March 12th and must be turned in HERE. There are only 160 students who will be selected, so make sure you complete all sections of the form and new this year is a 15-30 second video. The sooner you are able to turn everything in, the better!
This year's applications will all be turned in online and must include the following:
• 2021-2022 Ambush Application
• 2021-2022 Photo Release
• 15-30 Second Video of Yourself (Include Your Name, Grade, & a fun fact about yourself)
Please note that you must submit all your forms HERE!
Mahima N. contributed 53 Hours towards community service for Unite and Inspire and has earned President’s Volunteer Service Award- Bronze Medal!
Unite & Inspire is a 501©3 Non-Profit Organization with a mission of uniting and inspiring children, youth and adults to give back to the community through volunteer services and by sharing resources, cultivating their growth as civic minded responsible citizens.
We are proud of you, Mahima!
Travis HS GT Spring Showcase
Travis High School is hosting our first GT Showcase this Spring! Students selected from each grade level will also have the opportunity to represent THS at the District GT Showcase tentatively planned for the week of April 19th.
Who: All GT Students
What: THS GT SHOWCASE
When: Now - March 29th
How: Students will complete or extend projects and submit them by Monday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m.
Steps for you to take:
Think: What would you like to learn more about? How can you explore this idea? What projects have you been working on this year that you could extend?
Complete: Each student must fill out the THS GT Showcase Student Response form by Monday, February 8 at 3 p.m.
Consider: You may choose to extend your research and submit projects which fulfill other requirements (Science fair, GSA Capstone Projects, HOSA projects, or projects submitted for assignments this school year). GT students may also extend research and submit a project which is a current or upcoming assignment.
Plan: Organize your ideas and work on your project. You are responsible for contacting your mentor when you need assistance and respecting his/her schedule, planning and completing your project, and turning it in on time (Monday, March 29th). This project will allow you to practice skills needed for the workplace - responsibility, communication, and adherence to deadlines.
Submit: You will submit a video of no more than five minutes showing and explaining your project. GT students may choose to submit additional documentation/items, as needed. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m. More details and submission guidelines will be sent later.
GT students and parents may attend the Zoom meeting for more information.
Betty Roberts is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: THS GT Showcase Information 2021
Time: Feb 9, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 829 1242 7688
New Office 365 Features for Students
New features are now added to Office 365 for Students
- Planner (A To-Do app used for personal and teamwork planning)
- Stream (An Enterprise Video service where students can view videos shared with them)
- Whiteboard (Provides freeform, intelligent canvas where real-time people, ideas, and content come together)
Assignment of these new features can take up to 48 hours to complete for all student accounts.
Balfour On Campus for Cap & Gown Ordering
Thursday, March 11th, 11am
This is an online event.
They will be here after school from
WAYS TO EARN TIGER BUCKS
- ProGrad T-shirt👕 - purchase, wear, post/tweet on Social Media ("Wear & Share Wednesdays" - post or e-mail to: email@example.com)
- - purchase, help with sales & distribution
- Community Rewards Programs🛒 - sign-up & share screenshot (e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spirit Nights🎉 - coordinate, participate & post on our SM pages or e-mail receipt (e-mail to: email@example.com)
- Pop Up Senior Serve📋 -participate on planning committee*
- ProGrad EOY Event📋 - participate on planning committee*
- Dollar-for-Dollar Monetary Donations💲=🐯💲
- Attend Monthly Parent Meetings📝
- Follow Us on Social Media - react to posts like/tweet/share 📲
*E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make donations and also to sign-up for any of the above opportunities!🐯💲🐯
Save the Date- Graduation
Friday, June 4th, 8am
3335 Hurricane Lane
Missouri City, TX
More details to come!
Secondary Students (Grades 6-12) now have access to submit their own Support Portal Incidents
In an effort to enhance our technology support, Fort Bend ISD has given secondary students (Grades 6 - 12) the ability to report application and hardware incidents using the FBISD Support Portal via 1Link.
Student Password Issues
If a student forgets or needs to reset his/her password, please go to my.fortbendisd.com to reset it. If you are having issues and can't seem to navigate the site, please contact Felicia Olivacce, data clerk or Andrea Spina, librarian.
From the Registrar's Office
Verification of Enrollment (for driving purposes)
VOEs take 24 hours to process so please plan accordingly.
Please send Mrs. Charles an email email@example.com to request with a Subject Line: VOE Request.
This QR Code will take you to the VOE website; click Cynthia Charles to get to her email.
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Tenille Pakoejoe, 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
Adrienne Garcia, Associate Principal
Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)
Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)
Tara Baker, Assistant Principal (N-R)
Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)