Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #232 - February 18th, 2019

This Week in Tiger Land

Monday, February 18

Dude Be Nice Week: Be Nice and Relax - Wear PJs today!

Baseball vs. Pearland Dawson (6:00pm)


Tuesday, February 19

Tiger Tuesday: Black Out the Cougars! Support Boys' Basketball in Round1 of the playoffs!

Positive Post-It Day: Leave post-it notes of encouragement for a friend/loved one!

Boys' Basketball Playoffs vs. Cinco Ranch @ Bridgeland HS (7:00pm)

Softball vs. Clear Falls (4:30/6:00pm)

Girls' Soccer @ Elkins (5:30/7:30pm)

Boys' Soccer vs. Elkins (4:30/6:00/7:30pm)

Orchestra Pre-UIL Concert (7:00pm)


Wednesday, February 20

College Wear Wednesday


Thursday, February 21

Good luck to our baseball teams in tournament play this week!

Dude Be Nice Week: Thankful Thursday - write a thank you note to someone!


Friday, February 22

Fridays We Wear Red!

Dude Be Nice Week: Photo Booth Day and Free Hug Friday!

Good luck to Travis Tennis in Alief ISD Tournament!

Softball vs. Atascosita (5:00/6:30pm)

Girls' Soccer vs. Dulles (5:30/7:30pm)

Boys' Soccer @ Dulles (4:30/6:00/7:30pm)

Mu Alpha Theta Math Competition - THS Commons (5:00pm)


Sunday, February 24

Senior Serve 2019 (5:30pm)

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Workshop on Mental Health Awareness

Fort Bend ISD, in conjunction with Mental Health America Greater Houston, will host a workshop on February 26, 2019 focused on the impact of trauma on children and adolescents.

This workshop is open to all FBISD parents and staff and will cover:

Different types of trauma

Impact of trauma on the brain and child development


The challenges children and adolescents, affected by trauma, face when emotional and behavioral disturbances are part of their school life

Ways to communicate and respond to your child/adolescent in a trauma-informed manner


The workshop will be held on February 26, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the M.R. Wood's Gym (138 Avenue F, Sugar Land 77498).

This is the first parent workshop in this spring series as part of the FBISD Speak Up initiative. Speak Up is focused on promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention by reducing the stigma and fear associated with being an upstander and reaching out for support, either for yourself, a friend or family member. For more information, go to www.fortbendisd.com/SpeakUp.

Seniors and Parents

We are offering the TSI for those who need it for FREE on April 9th during the school day.


Deadline to sign up is MARCH 1st!


To take the TSI the STUDENT MUST complete the pre-registration by clicking HERE - this is being sent to both students and parents so everyone is informed...but only students will have access to actually sign up for the the TSI.


Do you need to take the TSI???

SAT : a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.

ACT: Composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test and/or the mathematics tests shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment, and/or 19 on the mathematics tests shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.

** If you are applying to out-of-state schools you need to check with that institution on their state policies.

Want to help out with Senior Serve '19???

The event you've been waiting for Senior Serve 2019. Presented by Travis High School Project Graduation. Sunday, February 24, 2019; 6:00PM - 9:00PM in the Travis High School Commons. Admission $25.00. Purchase your tickets from a member of the Senior Class or contact the Senior Serve Committee at travisprograd19@gmail.com. Bring your family and friends. *Seniors it's not too late to participate. If you have a theme in mind call (747) 777-3783.

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Tickets on sale THIS WEEK during all lunches! ($120) Must turn in completed forms whether you are on package or not to reserve your bus! See Mrs. Martinez's email for details!

PLEASE REMEMBER:

We do not accept food deliveries from delivery services like Door Dash and Uber Eats. If your student needs lunch delivered on a school day, that delivery must be made by a parent or guardian who is listed in Skyward. All deliveries must be made to the front office.

THANKS for your cooperation!!!

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Need a Verification Of Enrollment?

Students needing a Verification of Enrollment or VOE for driving permits or licenses will need to submit their request on the VOE clipboard located at the Registrar’s Office. Students may sign-up for their VOE before school, in between classes, during lunch, or after school. Once they sign-up for their VOE, it will be ready the following day after 7th period for pick up in the black box at the Registrar’s Office.

Please plan accordingly to ensure your VOE will be ready in time for any appointments you may have.

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This Week in Advisory

All grade levels will be watching and discussing a GREAT Harbor video on substance abuse.

Freshmen will continue discussion of Habitude Lesson Seven: Hot Air Balloons.

Seniors will review Shortcut or Second Mile Lesson.

We LOVE seeing our parents at performances, games, and competition!

Travis High School prides itself on the success of our many student groups that perform and compete at the highest levels across the Academic, Athletic, and Fine Arts arenas. And, we recognize that without the tremendous support of our Tiger parents, much of this would not be able to occur!


However, we would like to take the opportunity to remind our Tiger parent community about some general expectations for our events and competition.

  • Support your student and their teammates! No matter what they tell you or how old they are, kids love to see their parents in the stands! And they love hearing your voice as you cheer them on!
  • Be LOUD, Be PROUD, Be POSITIVE! Remember, to keep your words positive and encouraging!
  • Parents and spectators should not at any point address the referees, umpires, judges, etc. and/or opposing team players and/or coaches.
  • Referees, umpires, judges have the full authority to have removed any person that they deem to be disruptive, abusive, or disrespectful. Once this occurs, you will be asked to leave by a Travis HS Administrator and/or FBISD Police Officer.

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Spring Exam Exemptions - ALL Grades

Students reviewed the following exam exemption criteria in Advisory last week. It is important to note that all Excused and Unexcused absences count for exemptions. For exemption purposes, 3 tardies will equal 1 absence. Please contact your student's grade level AP if you have exemption questions.

It's time to register for AP Tests NOW!! Don't miss out!!

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Travis High School Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony Information

SENIORS! Don't forget to order your cap and gown!! Visit Jostens.com to place your order!

PTO/YES Program

The YES table is every Tuesday during all three lunches. Students can look for us in the Commons with the red tablecloth labeled Travis YES Program. If students need a print-out of their hours for National Honor Society or for any other reason, they should fill out the request form available at the table and turn in to one of the YES representatives. Students will be able to pick up the print-out the following Tuesday at the YES table, so please make a note of your deadlines and plan accordingly!

Check Your Student's Tiger Pride Point Total

Tiger Pride Points are the "currency" we use to reward students for good behavior and/or participation in events and initiatives on our campus. Students must have their student ID to receive points.

Counselors' Corner

Schedule changes, counselor alpha splits, level change info...get it all right here!

College and Career Readiness

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Email Mr. Pope at

derryk.pope@fortbendisd.com!