TMHS Daily Bulletin

January 2020

DONATIONS FOR MSPCA

The Interact Club is now accepting donations for the MSPCA until February 14. Please consider donating a gently used leash, any cat or dog food, and any animal toys. There is a donation box in the nurses office!

TMHS PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER FOR DECEMBER 2019

TMHS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ALMOST MAINE

Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7 at 7:00pm, $5 entry fee

ATTENTION SENIORS!! SCHOLARSHIPS! SCHOLARSHIPS! SCHOLARSHIPS!

Check out the scholarship section of the Guidance web page regularly as new scholarship applications are coming in daily! Go to the scholarship list and you will be able to link directly to any scholarship applications that are online!!


If you do not have access to a computer, stop by the Career Center and pick up a printed copy of the list.



The Community Scholarship Application is available now in the Career Center. This application is used by numerous donors so make sure to fill this one out! The deadline for returning the Community Scholarship application is Friday, February 14 at 10:30!!

MANDATORY SOCIAL HOST NIGHT FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF JUNIOR STUDENTS

Wednesday evening, February 26th at 7:00pm at TMHS

As a reminder to all TMHS Junior parents and guardians, all juniors planning on attending the junior prom must attend, with a parent or guardian, the mandatory Social Host Night on Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00pm at TMHS. Juniors will not be allowed to purchase a ticket to the prom unless they attend with a parent/guardian.


Please direct questions to class advisors, Connor Bourgoin, cbourgoin@tewksbury.k12.ma.us or Lindsey Bowden, lbowden@tewksbury.k12.ma.us.

AMAZING SCHOOL TRIPS

You can still sign up for one of our amazing trips planned for 2021. We are heading to Greece, Costa Rica, and the British Isles! Stop by and See Mrs. Mahoney in Room B310 for more details ASAP to get the best price possible!

ESPORTS TEAM

There will be a quick meeting Tuesday, January 14 after school in Room A104 about interest in joining the esports team. If you would like to play League of Legends or Rocket League for TMHS please come to Room A104 after school Tuesday, January 14 and see Mr. Arbogast.

SEMESTER II BEGINS

Tuesday, January 21

1st Lunch 11:06am-11:31am

2nd Lunch 12:13pm-12:38pm

SEMESTER II NEW LUNCH SCHEDULE

Beginning with Semester II we are going to two lunches - 1st and 2nd!! If you have 1st lunch, you will go to lunch first then class (just like 1st lunch now). If you have 2nd lunch, you will go to class then go to lunch at 12:13.


Lunches will be divided by department. The displayed chart below shows the day-by-day break down. There are also posters to reference posted around the school.

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JUNIOR PARENT BREAKFAST - FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

7:45am in LGI 1

JUNIOR ASSEMBLY - FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Second Block

SENIOR ASSEMBLY - FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 - LAST BLOCK

Start of A Block - 12:42pm

REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE IN ASPEN - FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

NYC TRIP FOR APRIL VACATION - OPENINGS

There are spots available for the New York trip during April Vacation. 4 days 3 nights in the Big Apple. It is a great way to polish off a freshman year or to complete an amazing senior year. See Mr. Moffat in room B-127.

SENIORS MUST ORDER THEIR CAP AND GOWN NOW!!!

Click on this link for your CAP AND GOWN order. Your cap, gown and tassel unit is $19.00.


Orders will be taken online until Friday, October 11, 2019. Please order soon to avoid late fees! JOSTENS is the name of the company.

AVOID LATE FEES


Questions? Call 800-JOSTENS (567-8367)

WELLNESS COMMITTEE

The Wellness committee is looking for student committee members. This would look great on those college applications. The Wellness committee only meets 3 more times this school year so it is not a huge commitment. For more information please see Mrs. Constantino in the nurse's office.

GIRLS STEM SUMMIT STATEWIDE 2020 - APRIL 5TH

Click here if you would like to learn more. Students would have to pay their own way to attend.

STUDENT PARKING

Parking spaces are only for senior and junior students. If you wish to obtain a parking permit (and meet the set requirements), you will be issued a permit. The cost this school year for a parking permit is $150. All students must first register for a parking permit through CommunityPass at https://register.communitypass.net. You can pay the fee with a credit card or using your checking account through CommunityPass. You will be able to register and pay as of August 13th. See the insert with directions on logging into CommunityPass. After a student has registered for parking on CommunityPass the student should report to the TMHS office with a Xerox copy of their license and a Xerox copy of their registration.

ADVISORY BLOCK DATES

Tuesday, January 28 - Day 7

Tuesday, March 17 - Day 2


The purpose of advisory is to foster a positive school culture and personalize all students’ learning experiences. One of the objectives of Advisory Block is to allow students time to figure out who they are, where they’re headed, and how they’re going to get there. Through advisory, each student has an additional teacher who knows them and can help them navigate high school so that they leave with a meaningful, personalized plan and are prepared for post secondary options.


Advisory Block Days Schedule

Period 1 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Period 2 8:34 AM - 9:34 AM

Period 3 9:38 AM - 10:38 AM

ADVISORY BLOCK 10:42 AM - 11:12 AM

Period 4 11:16 AM - 12:46 PM (Lunch Block*)

Period 5 12:50 PM - 1:50 PM


*Lunch Times

1 11:16 AM - 11:41 AM

2 11:48 AM - 12:13 PM

3 12:21 PM - 12:46 PM

NEWS FROM GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

PART TIME JOBS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Go to TMHS Guidance webpage to find exciting jobs in the Tewksbury community! We have posted everything from child care help to IT work! Some are paid, some are volunteer! Check it out! Click here to go to our Guidance Website.

TMHS TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Italy during February vacation 2020

Monteal/Quebec City

New York City

Are you interested??? See Ms. Dudley in Room B308.

ATTENTION STUDENTS TRAVELING ABROAD

If you are a Sophomore or Freshman traveling with TMHS to Italy talk with your guidance counselor about participation in the Global Competency Certificate. Get recognized for your educational experiences abroad!

GLOBAL COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE

Sophomores who are interested in completing the Global Competency Certificate must fill out a form on the Global Competency Certificate website so that the committee and guidance know you are interested." While the announcement is being read please show the following link: www.TMHSglobalcompetency.weebly.com

CONTINUING EVENTS

SHE'S THE FIRST - A FUTURE OF GENDER EQUALITY

See Ms. LaPierre in Room B130 if you want to know more about this new club. All are welcome.


PING PONG CLUB

Anyone interested in joining the "Ping pong club" please see Mr. Mignault in the gym at your earliest convenience for more details!


SAAD MEETINGS

SADD Meetings take place every Thursday after school in Room B105. New members always welcome! Where else can you make a difference, and have fun doing it?


ANIME CLUB

Meets every Wednesday right after school until 2:45pm in Room A303. Don't forget to sign up on Community Pass. If you have any questions see Mr. Demers in Room A303.


NHS PEER TUTORING

Get free tutoring help from NHS Members.

Tuesday afternoons at 1:55pm in the Library

Friday mornings at 7:00am in the Library

BREAKFASTS IN THE CAFE

Don't forget to stop by the Cafe for breakfast. Available Tuesdays through Fridays! It's only $2.00!~

LATE BUSSES

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

The bus will pick up at 3:30pm at the high school on these days. This is a great opportunity for students to stay for extra help and participate in extracurricular activities!

You must sign up in the Main Office before the end of the school day.

Students participating in a club or activity must register at CommunityPass.

A student must pay a user fee of $50 per club with a student cap of $100 per year with the exception of Marching Band, Color Guard, and Winter Guard which implements a user fee of $150 per season as in athletic participation. The family cap per year for athletics is $600.


You may pay the user fee online through CommunityPass at https://register.communitypass.net with a credit card or by using your checking account. Students will not be allowed to participate in a club until the fee has been paid. All Tewksbury families have an account with CommunityPass. If you pay with a check please turn it in to the club advisor or to Ms. McCormick in the Main Office in a timely manner. Thank you.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January

15 School Committee Meeting

16 Hats Off Luncheon 12:15pm TCC

17 Grades Close

17 Half Day - Teacher's Workshop

17 Grades Close

20 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

27 School Council Meeting 3:15pm

28 Advisory Meets

31 Report Cards in Aspen

31 Junior Parent Breakfast 7:45am

31 Junior Assembly 9:00am


February

5-6 MCAS Biology

6-7 Drama Play

12 School Committee Meeting

14 Half Day

17-21 No School - February Recess

24 School Council 3:15pm

26 Social Hosting Night 7:00pm


March

2 MCAS Retests

4-6 MCAS Retests

6 Progress Reports Available

13 Half Day - Teacher's Workshop

14 SAT's

17 Advisory Meets

19 Hats Off Luncheon

24-25 MCAS ELA

26 Parent / Teacher Conferences 6-8:00pm

30 School Council Meeting 3:15pm

31 NHS Induction 6:00pm

TEWKSBURY TRIBUNE

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Tewksbury Tribune online school newspaper is back! Go to: www.tewksburytribune.com to read all the school news that's fit to print!

IMPORTANT ABSENTEE REPORTING INFORMATION

All attendance issues, late arrivals, and early dismissals should be sent to attendance@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

STUDENT GMAIL ACCOUNTS

Just a reminder that all students have a Gmail account. We use this email account to contact students about upcoming events, deadlines, and assignments. Students need to be checking this email regularly or forwarding it to the email they do check regularly. Their Gmail address is their last name, first initial and year of grad @tewksbury.k12.ma.us. For example John Doe, Class of 2017, will have doej17@tewksbury.k12.ma.us. Students can find their Gmail login and password on their Aspen details page.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER OPENINGS

Currently recruiting Substitute Teachers and Substitute Classroom Aides. Anyone interested in applying, please call the Curriculum Office at 978-640-7800 Ext. 202.

https://www.tewksbury.k12.ma.us/resources/employment-opportunities/

NEW DAILY SCHEDULE WITH CLASS TIMES

ROTATING DAY GOOGLE CALENDAR

STUDENT HANDBOOK 19-20

DAILY BULLETIN FOR STUDENTS

The Daily Bulletin for Students is now available on the TMHS Website. Students may access it if they have missed the morning announcements in the classroom and parents will be able to view it here also.


ABSENT STUDENTS

Please remember to check in at the front office with a note from home (and/or a doctor's note, if applicable) at the start of the day upon your return to school. Attendance matters can be emailed to attendance@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITERS

As set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 TMHS is required to provide military recruiters with the name, address and phone number of all Junior and Senior students unless a parent has 'opted out'. If you wish to opt out, please go to the Guidance webpage for instructions.


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