Tyngsborough High School

November 2, 2018

What's Happening...

Congratulations to the November students of the month: Hayley Altenweg, Jenna Collinge, Taylor Hapenny, and Peter Lam. On Monday night the Spanish Honor Society held its induction ceremony recognizing new members. Many seniors are busy submitting college applications to meet early action deadlines. Good luck to members of the Class of 2019 as they go through the college acceptance process. On Sunday morning, a group of 20 students will be heading to Florida for a week of volunteering at Give Kids the World Village. This has become an annual service trip and is always a great experience.

Fall sports tournaments are underway. Field Hockey's season came to an end on Thursday afternoon in Sutton as they fell 2-0. Congratulations to the girls on a successful season. Boys Soccer is in action Saturday afternoon as they take on Millbury in an opening round tournament game. The Cheer team is competing on Sunday in the League meet at Gardner. Girls and Boys Cross Country teams will be competing in Districts this weekend at Gardner. Both are coming off outstanding performances on Wednesday in the league meet.

Have a great weekend. #tpsprepares

Important Dates

11/06 - No School (Election Day)

11/08 - Dr. Ruth Potee Presentation 7:00pm at Lowell Elks Club

11/12 - No School (Veterans Day)

11/14 - Winter Sports Parent Meeting 7:00

11/15 - High School Information Night for TMS Parents 6:30

11/19-11/21 - Trimester Exams

11/21 - Early Release

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the November Students of the Month

Taylor Hapenny

Jenna Collinge

Hayley Altenweg

Peter Lam

Click here for a link to the write-ups.

School Counseling

Early action and early decision college deadlines are quickly approaching. Seniors should schedule an appointment to meet with their school counselors to discuss their future plans if they have not already done so.

The deadline to for The Hugh O'Brian (HOBY) Leadership Seminar application has been extended to Monday, November 5th. Applications were given to sophomores on October 24th. Two sophomore students from THS will be chosen to attend the HOBY Leadership Seminar at Bentley University from June 7-9. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Ward in Student Services. Late applications will not be accepted. HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. Additional information can be found at http://www.hoby.org/about/what-is-hoby. Please contact Mrs. Ward if you have any questions at lisa.ward@tyngsboroughps.org.

The school counseling department will be hosting College Question and Answer meetings for senior parents/guardians on November 15th, and December 6th at 8:00 a.m. This is a great time to learn about the college application process. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Hartigan at Elizabeth.Hartigan@tyngsboroughps.org at least 48 hours in advance.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is now available to complete. 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.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. These events will be taking place in high schools, colleges, and libraries across the Commonwealth and will provide one-on-one, step-by-step assistance for families completing the FAFSA. Please visit FAFSADay.org or email fafsaday@gmail.com for more information.


Upcoming events:


Football vs Ayer-Shirley 6:00


Boys Soccer vs Millbury @ Clark University 5:00

Cross Country: District Meet @ Gardner


Cheer: Mid-Wach League Meet @ Gardner

For all FALL SCHEDULES please go to www.mwlma.org

If you would like to receive schedule alerts via text or email, you can find the following information on our web page: http://athletics.tyngsboroughps.org/

2018-19 Athletic ALL SEASON PASS is available in the Athletic Office and on sale at all night games. Cost $50.00 Adults, Students and Sr. Citizens

Fall Sports Award Night for all athletes that play at the high school level only will take place on: Thursday, November 29th at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium

Grad Night Meeting

Grad night committee is a group of parent volunteers with children in middle and high school who work together to provide a fun filled, alcohol and drug free night for all graduating seniors free of charge. We are looking for new members to join. Meetings are held once a month throughout the school year. Please stop by at our next meeting on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 7:00 in the teacher’s room at THS.

Feel free to contact Tara Gabriel at 978-397-6495 with any questions.

Class of 2019 Parents

Yearbook ads are now available for purchase. See flyer for full details.
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Community Speaker

Addiction is a Family Disease: From Understanding to Prevention

Join Dr. Ruth Potee, MD, Board Certified Addiction Specialist, to speak on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Lowell Elks from 7:00-9:00pm. Dr. Potee is a nationally recognized expert on families and addiction disorders. See flyer for full details.

SEPAC Meeting


Please join us for our next SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00-7:30pm in the Tyngsborough Middle School Library (2nd Floor), 50 Norris Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879.

All Tyngsborough SEPAC workshops are free and open to the public!

Please RSVP to Rachel Leo, SEPAC Chair: Rachel.leo@comcast.net.

November 14, 2018


Co-Teaching Presentation

Speakers: Brian Reilly, TES Special Education Facilitator


Josh Evans, TMS/THS Special Education Facilitator


Over the past few years, Tyngsborough Public Schools has increased learning opportunities for students within a co-taught classroom. The co-taught classroom affords learners the opportunity to participate in various instructional models that allow students access to a diverse learning experience to meet their instructional needs. In the co-taught classroom, students with and without disabilities access rigorous instruction that is differentiated to specific learner need and benefit from the constant collaboration and expertise that both general education and special education teachers bring to the learning environment. This workshop seeks to help answer questions about our co-teaching practices and answer any questions families may have about the increase in this practice.

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.

Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust

Join us for the Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust First Annual Cornhole Tournament and the 15th Annual Holiday Market Place on November 4th at the Tyngsborough Elementary School.

At this event you can start your holiday shopping and enjoy some family fun at the same time! If you would like to reserve a space for the Market Place to sell your handcrafted items, gifts and decorative items, or items from your home based business, contact Karen O'Donnell at tyngsboroughholidaymarketplace@gmail.com (please note that the email in the Neighbor to Neighbor is incorrect). You can also download a reservation form for a table at our website www.tyngsboroughscholarshiptrust.org. Non-profit groups are also welcome to reserve a space at our Market Place. The Market Place will be open for shopping from 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Our popular TST Gift Cards will also be available to order at the Market Place. Order forms for the gift cards are on our website as well. The gift cards look just like those purchased in stores and have the same terms and conditions. You receive dollar for dollar value on the gift card that you buy through TST, however a percentage of the sales will translate directly into scholarship funds for the Class of 2019!

Food, snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase at the Market Place: Culinary Creation's famous Chili, Brick House Pizza and more!

Reserve your spot for the Cornhole Tournament early:

Register your Team of 2 for one of the following categories:

Time Category Registration fee Prize

10 a.m. Adult/Child Family Team $10 per team Dunkins gift card

11 a.m. Adult Team $20 per team $50 cash prize

12 p.m. Adult Team $20 per team $50 cash prize

1 p.m. Student Team (5th – 12th grade) $10 per team Dunkins gift card

  • Double elimination play
  • Creative team names are strongly encouraged!
  • Register early to secure a spot for your team!
  • All funds raised will go towards scholarships for the Class of 2019

To register contact Rose Mitchell at mitchell6260@msn.com or 978-866-0073

Join us for a fun-filled community event while helping us raise funds for scholarships for the Class of 2019!

Tyngsborough High School

*The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.