Parent Newsletter - Issue #251 - September 16, 2019
This Week in Tiger Territory!
Monday, September 16
First UIL Grade Check is Friday! Be sure your Tigers are checking Skyward and following up with teachers on any questions or missing assignments!
Tuesday, September 17
Volleyball: v Dulles @THS 4:30/5:30/6:30
Tennis: v RPHS @THS 3:00
Wednesday, September 18
College Wear Wednesday
CBLT Meeting - Library 3:00pm
Thursday, September 19
Theme Day Thursday: Cartoon Character Day! Toon in to AHS v THS Volleyball!!
StuCo Sponsored Video Game Tournament 3:00 pm
Tennis: at RPHS 3:00pm
Friday, September 20
Fridays We Wear Red!!
End of PR 2 - UIL Eligibility Reporting Period for No Pass/No Play
Volleyball: at AHS 4:30/5:30/6:30
Parents- PLEASE do not drop your student off in the student parking lot before school. This creates a big safety risk for all of our Tigers. Thank YOU!
Attention Class of 2020!
Seniors – Class of
Announcing “T-Shirt Tuesday “
For Project Graduation (Pro-Grad)
When: Begins Tuesday, Sept. 17
Where: Commons at all lunches
Why: Earning Tiger Bucks!
Come to the ProGrad table during all lunches to purchase your ProGrad t-shirt for $20* and earn 100 tiger bucks. Earn 50 tiger bucks when you WEAR your shirt to ProGrad events or when you come to the table wearing it – every Tuesday. *Cash (no change available) or check made out to Travis ProGrad 2020. Tiger bucks awarded for each shirt purchased. Only seniors can earn bucks for wearing shirts. See the ProGrad website for more information – www.travistigerprograd.com. Next meeting: 10/2/19
Spanish Club won the poster contest at the pep rally and Toa joined their club! Way to go!!
Freshman Volleyball finished 4th at the LCISD Tournament this weekend! Congrats, ladies!
Shout out to Hollister for partnering with us to offer a Cancel Bullying Concert during all three lunches last Friday!
Join Walk, Watch, Repeat!
Want to do your part to keep Travis safe? Join Walk, Watch, Repeat! This program was started at Ridge Point HS as an effort to get additional adult eyes and ears into the hallways of the school, helping school personnel make their campus a more safe and secure place for student learning. Thanks to the efforts of the founders at RPHS and some amazing Tiger parents, WWR has come to Travis!
To find out more about training to become a WWR parent:
1. Go to the FBISD website at THIS LINK and complete a criminal history check.Email our Walk, Watch, Repeat parent coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get trained!
This Week in Advisory!
9th grade - The Iceberg
10th grade - Baggage Fees
11th grade - Windshield and Rearview Mirrors
12th grade - 3D Glasses
Our other priority in Advisory this week is our required Digital Citizenship lessons. Each grade level will review FBISD digital citizenship policies as well as a video lesson targeted to specific grade levels dealing with social media usage, screen time, and the importance of a positive digital footprint.
On Friday, Seniors will be introduced to Voter Registration requirements via a video. They will have the opportunity to register to vote the following week.
All students that have not yet completed their Naviance Needs Assessment and Goal will also be completing this task this week in Advisory.
Counseling Department Updates!
Level down forms are now being accepted. Forms are available in the Counseling suite and require teacher and parent signature.
Parent Needs Assessment Survey from THS Counseling Department
Please click the link below to activate our 2019-2020 Counseling Needs Assessment. Based on the results of the survey, our Counseling Department will provide follow up informational sessions throughout the year that will enhance academic, social/emotional and career development for the families of the students we serve. The survey will be active until September 22, 2019. Once closed, the results will be used to determine how our School Counseling program can help support student achievement.
African Student Association Officers show off their College Wear on College Wear Wednesday!
Cheer is selling spirit shirts during lunches! These shirts are $12 - what a deal!!
Even our amazing Staffulty join in the fun on theme days! Coach Kilgore and Coach LaBuhn displayed their school spirit proudly on Nerd Day!
Health classes dove in to Nutrition last week with a Fast Food Nutrition Web Hunt!
English 4 Classes went through Senior Workshop with our College and Career Readiness Advisor, Mrs. Martinez. They are ready to tackle all parts of the College Application Process now!
Senior Class Officers led the Class of 2020 at a Senior Assembly to discuss the senior fundraiser and prom themes. Student voting on prom themes is available in Naviance through Tuesday!
Parent Access to Schoology and Skyward!
Each teacher’s Schoology page will be an excellent resource for you. If you have questions about logging into Schoology, follow this link which gives you job aides and videos to assist with that process.
There are many great features in Skyward that will also keep you up to date with your student's progress in their courses. Click here for more information about how to set up notifications and access other resources through Skyward Family Access. Remember to fully access the Skyward Family Access features, you must have completed your student's information online!
News from PTO!
Our first Teacher Appreciation event was a HUGE success!! Thank you to everyone who donated and helped with our THS Tailgating party.
TIGER FUNDRAISER CASH DRIVE
Please support the Tiger Fundraiser by donating today. Contributions provide and fund programs and services for students and teachers. You may donate by check or online. Even $5.00 makes a huge difference!!
To donate online, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into your browser and choose to pay with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Donors DO NOT need a PayPal account. If you are using PayPal, you may login and use TravisHSPTO@gmail.com.
These wonderful PTO moms take care of our entire Staffulty! THANK YOU!!!
The PTO Tailgate for Teacher Appreciation was a huge success!
A number of our Tigers had the privilege of attending the FBI Think Before You Post Assembly!
Attention Class of 2020! Sign up for SENIOR PACKAGE!
Senior package allows you to pay for your senior year all at once ($290) or in installments. The first payment of $65 (minimum) is due on or before Friday (9/13/19). You are welcome to pay online here or students can pay cash to Mrs. Martinez in E138. Online there are 2 option - the TOP option is for everyone's initial payment - either in full or initial payment. If you choose to go on the payment plan, you will then pick the bottom option for the remaining payments (2-6).
The senior package includes:
Prom Ticket with Souvenir (1)
Senior Yearbook (1)
Senior Trip (1) (Fiesta Texas, bus ride, lunch, t-shirt for the trip) Senior Shirt (1)
Approximate Value = $320 Package Deal= $290
The senior package does NOT include graduation items such as cap, gown, graduation announcements, etc.
Gray out was in full effect in our student section for the amazing come back victory under those Friday Night Lights!
The Belles are always Game Day Ready!!
Shout out to Lauren Ousman for representing us and District 13 at the Student Council District Meeting!
Parent Resource Corner
Below is one parent resource put out by the CDC.
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!
Fort Bend County Fair Holiday - No School
NCAA Night 6:00pm
Pro Grad Meeting 7:00pm
Homecoming Community Pep Rally - 6:00pm
Student Holiday/Professional Development Day
Homecoming Dance 8:00pm
Holiday - No School
Check out the FBISD Dress Code! Be sure your Tiger is in dress code!
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Dwelvin Oliphant, 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
Lizzie Herring, Associate Principal
Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)
Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)
Tara Baker (Pugh), Assistant Principal (N-R)
Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)