Week-At-A-Glance Dec. 7 - 11

The Minnie Howard Campus of TC Williams HS

Every student succeeds!

Titan-of-the-Week & Minnie Howie Roaming Gnome Award

Titan of the Week:

Congratulations to Brian Wright! Mr. Wright is the proud recipient of the Titan of the Week Premium Upper Lot Parking Spot Award from December 7 - December 11.

Thank you for showing your school spirit, Mr. Wright!


How can you get the Titan of the Week Upper Lot Award? It is easy! Just wear Titan Gear or college wear on Fridays and your name will be entered into a drawing that morning. Each week in Ms Wood's Week-At-Glance the next week's winner will be announced.


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Minnie Howie the Roaming Gnome Award

Minnie Howie is awaiting his next home for the week. Who will it be? Stay tunned for an update this week...





Brought to you by Titans Succeed / Renaissance Committee in appreciation of all that you do to make this a great place to work and learn.

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Minnie Howard Student Doing BIG Things!!! :)

One of our Minnie Howard students is a contestant in First Night Alexandria's Battle of Local Stars!!! The student recorded videos videos that include an original song called, "Love Songs" and a cover of a song by Keira Moran.


Let's support our MH student, Samantha Ribler, and vote for her to receive a chance to perform on New Year's Eve.


Please go to www.firstnightalexandria.org/battle and follow the instructions from there!

Dec. 9 - 10 : Alg. 1 SOL Testing

Testing days will be Wednesday (12/9) and Thursday (12/10), with approximately 60 students testing each day. Sent via email are student testing lists. The lists are sorted by Block 1 teacher so that it is easy to identify if you need to send students in the morning. Just look for your name and which students to send. If your name is not on the list, you are off the hook for that morning.


If you do have any students in your first block, send them to the cafeteria at 8:50.

Please make sure to check the lists for students that might be in your later blocks. The Alg I SOL usually takes students three to four hours on average, so students will miss multiple classes. Students will return to class when finished with a pass from testing.

Dec. 7-11: Minnie Howard Book Fair

Our library is hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair on next week. Our book fair hours will generally be
9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. We will have exciting activities and programs in the library:

The TIS team will sponsor a Hour of Code program on December 8-9 in the library.
The event is scheduled both days 10-11 a.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m. (book fair will be closed during this time)

Scholastic is paying for an author to visit our school during book fair week. "New York Times" Best Selling
author April Henry will provide a presentation on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. which will include a book signing afterwards. We will also have an author's chat in the library during A-lunch for students interested in the writing process or becoming authors. We have several of her books available in the library to check out or students can purchase a book and have it autographed. (See email attachments)

Please let me know if your class would like to participate in the author presentation or you have students who want to bring their lunch to the library and chat with author.

Thanks! See ya at the book fair :*)

The School Store has Permanent Hours!!!!

The school store will be open Tuesday and Thursday mornings (8:00-8:25) moving forward. We have new items in stock, including Water Bottles (CamelBak) for $15. Additionally there are: Sweatshirts, Quarter Zips, Athletic Shorts, Baseball Tee's, Hats, Bags, Blankets, Athletic Wick T-Shirts and more!

Easy holiday shopping. Students can begin buying Tuesday, so make sure to place your order Tuesday because stock runs out. All orders will be ready by the next open day of the store, payment due upon pickup.

Dec. 11: Holiday Fellowship -

This is a reminder of your invitation to the MH Holiday Fellowship hosted by our weekly Fellowship Committee. Please respond to Mr. Lewis's email with your acceptance of the invitation by Monday, Dec. 7th.


Dec. 17th Holiday Fellowship Luncheon in the Media Center (see details in Sneak Peek of next week below).

Welcome 2016 w/ a FRESH START: Please prepare Bulletin Boards for the NEW YEAR!!

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Data Chats for December: Administrative Teacher Mtgs.

Based on our November Data Chats, the Administrative Team will be scheduling follow-up meetings with teachers in each department to better understand and support each department's goal of student growth and achievement. The mtgs. will be the start of our mid-year evaluation process and may go into the month of January.


Please make sure you get all of your 1st quarter data in to the Administrative Team if you have not done so already.


Thank you :)

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Dec. 14-18 Sneak Peek of Next Week

December SAC Mtg.: Dec. 14th @ 3:30pm


Interims Grades pulled Dec. 16th


TCW Full ILT Mtg.: Dec. 16th @ 3:30pm @ KS Campus


Holiday Fellowship Luncheon: Dec. 17th ALL 4 LUNCHES

Please bring a dish based on the first initial of your last name...

A - D Meat or Meatless Main Dish

E - G Desserts / Drinks

H - M Side Dishes

N - S Hors d'oeuves

T - Z Holiday Plates,napkins, cups and utensils (If possible, please bring early)

Administrators will provide Ham and Chicken

Monthly Fire Drills

The monthly fire drills will be random. The team will no longer announce fire drills to ensure we are practicing what needs to happen in the event of a real emergency.

Please remember the following during each drill...
  • Please make sure you instruct all of you classes on the procedures and etiquette for fire drills.

  • Please remember to lead your class out of the room for the fire drill. Once the

    alarm sounds, give quick and concise instructions, name a student to close the door and lead students to the field.

  • Upon re-entry of the building, instruct students to go directly to the class of origin regardless of time and change of periods (attendance should be taken when the entire class has returned to the classroom). In the event of a period change during a drill or an actual emergency, the administrative team will release students via the PA to their next class.

  • Attendance must be taken before, during and after drills and/or emergency situations to ensure all students whereabouts and safety.

We are ONE and as ONE we work together!