TSA Wings Up Weekly
July 24th, 2023
September 23, 2023 Volume #10
Good Morning Owls,
This week marks the close to 6 week of school, can you believe it? Make sure you are closely monitoring your child's grades and communicating with teachers if you have any questions. We are here to help!
Next Saturday is one PCA's largest fundraisers of the year! Each student received a booklet of 5 carwash tickets at $10 per ticket in their PCC class. For every book sold, the student will earn 1 volunteer hour. Also, every student who sells their booklet of 5 tickets will earn a pancake bar breakfast during PCC. Tickets/ booklets sold, and money will be turned in directly to Mrs. Rogers by your student. Any unused tickets will be sent back to their PCC teachers. All tickets and money are due no later than Friday, September 29th. Extra booklets will be available in the office.
We also have a sign-up genius list for items we need donated for the carwash.
Additionally, Attention: Junior and Sophomore parents. We will begin talking about course selection with students very soon for next year! I know, crazy how time flies! We will meet with students the first week of October, but want to give you all the same presentation in case you have questions. The details are as follows:
Meeting regarding Lone Star Course Selection
Date: October 4, 2023
Location: Lone Star College, Teaching Theatre E100
Times: Juniors 6:00pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
We value culture here at TSA, and our vision this year is to provide high quality instruction and a learning environment that embraces personalized learning. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions/concerns.
Get Involved at TSA
Get Connected with other TSA Families
Our incredible PCA has created opportunities for parents to connect with each other based on grade level.
9th grade- GroupMe
12th grade: WhatsApp
**Please note that these will be monitored by parents, for parents. TSA will not be involved or responsible for messaging delivered in these chats.**
We are hoping that by connecting parents, we can continue to enhance the community feeling here at TSA.
AP Exam Registration and Payment
Freshman Weekly Schedule
In an effort to support our Freshman Owls, the Freshman Team updates a week at a glance before Monday so that you can help support your child at home. Please bookmark this link for future use! We will continue to include it moving forward at the bottom of the Wings Up Weekly!
Congratulations Tomball Star Academy!
All three Tomball ISD high schools not only earned the coveted “Best High Schools in the US” ranking by U.S. News & World Report for the 2022-2023 academic year but were among the Top 11% in the United States. The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
TOMBALL STAR ACADEMY
Texas Ranking: 69
Houston Area: 18
National Ranking: 508 (Top 2%)
TOMBALL MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Texas Ranking: 169
National Ranking: 1,515 (Top 6%)
TOMBALL HIGH SCHOOL
Texas Ranking: 263
National Ranking: 2,768 (Top 11%)
Being able to show you are in the Top 11% in the nation is no easy feat, and our high schools have continued to set the bar year in and year out,” said Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Superintendent of Schools. “I want to applaud our dedicated teachers and staff who are focused on a relentless pursuit of constant growth and fostering a high-quality learning environment for all students. It is that coupled with the shared vision and support of our entire school community that has allowed us to cultivate a premier educational experience that yields high results and celebrates the hard work and commitment by our students.”
The highest ranked U.S. public schools in the U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best High Schools rankings are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes, surpassing expectations in math, reading and science state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions. The data assessed by U.S. News Report is based on high schools that had a 12th grade enrollment of 15 students or greater during the 2020-2021 school year.
More information can be found here.
Junior and Senior Lone Star Calendar
As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure effective communication and collaboration between Tomball Star Academy and Lone Star College, we are pleased to share with you an important resource designed to keep everyone on the same page.
Attached you will find a comprehensive calendar that includes significant dates from both TSA and LSC. This calendar aims to help you plan ahead, stay informed, and manage your schedules effectively. You'll notice that there are several dates in which TSA will have a student holiday, but LSC will not. On those days, it is your responsibility and obligation to get to your LSC classes independently.
Lone Star College Tutoring and Resources for ALL TSA Students
Lone Star Shuttle Schedule for Juniors/Seniors
Nominate a TSA Teacher for the HEB Excellence in Education Award
Do you know an OUSTANDING Tomball Star Academy Teacher or Counselor? Nominate them for the HEB Excellence in Education Awards TODAY! Nominations are due by October 9th! Let's have a winner from this AMAZING campus! https://bit.ly/HEBTSA
Register to be a TISD Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering at TSA or any TISD facility or event, you must complete a volunteer application. Please visit the TISD website volunteer page linked HERE to complete the process.
TSA Bell Schedule
Below is the TSA Bell Schedule for 23-24 school year. Please note that on Friday's ALL Juniors and Seniors will be dismissed at 11:15am.
Additionally, there will be 5 Fridays where we will run an Odd day schedule to accommodate district holidays. Juniors and Seniors who have TSA classes on those days will be expected to attend. The dates are 9/8, 10/13, 1/19, 2/23 and 3/22.
TSA Traffic Instructions
YELLOW Bus Path (NO parent cars)
Please be aware… the school buses will use the same entrance/exit as everyone else. There is an officer scheduled to be on duty in the afternoon to assist with traffic flow at the 2920 junction.
Standard Response Protocol
Tomball ISD must be prepared for a variety of multi-hazard threats that could occur while students and/or staff are on campus. In the event of a real or perceived emergency, Tomball ISD staff and students will engage in one of the following emergency responses:
Hold- students and staff remain in their classrooms or stay out of access areas.
Secure- students and staff are brought into the building when a threat is outside of the building; the outside doors will be locked. Inside, it will be business as usual.
Lockdown- students and staff enter or remain in a room that can be locked, and silence is maintained. A Lockdown is only initiated when there is an active threat inside or very close to the building.
Evacuate-students and staff are moved from one location to another for safety reasons. This includes situations such as a fire and power outages. A potential off-site evacuation may be necessary when it’s no longer safe to stay in the building.
Shelter- students and staff shelter in appropriate locations and initiate protective actions based on a threat or hazard such as tornadoes, hazardous material situations, or other local threats.
These responses and the related actions are known as the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). The SRP is a nationally recognized emergency response system widely used across the state and country by school districts and law enforcement, created by The "I Love U Guys" Foundation with the goal of developing a common language to help school administrators, teachers, students, and parents respond to different incidents in partnership with our local authorities.
It is important that all stakeholders--staff, students, parents and community members--are familiar with the action terms and the corresponding behaviors that are expected of everyone in the school community when one of these emergencies arises. Campus principals have delivered refresher training to all their staff, and all students will receive SRP training during the first week of school. The intent with this training is that all members of the school community know how to respond in an emergency.
Please note: if a campus initiates one of the SRP responses listed above, it is extremely important for our parents to remember they cannot come up to the campus for any reason at that time. We understand the anxiety our parents will feel, but it is critically important that the roads around the campus remain clear for emergency personnel, and campus staff need to be able to focus on the safety of those already in the building. The District will send out regular communication to parents via School Messenger for the duration of the situation. The following link provides access to the Tomball ISD website sharing communication parents and guardians would receive in the event of an incident on campus: Crisis Communication Plan