Turner High School Newsletter
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Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope this message finds you well. As we begin another exciting school year at Turner High School, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the remarkable start we have had and share some of the positive developments that are shaping our school community.
Our students have truly hit the ground running, and it has been amazing to witness the strong relationships they are building with both their peers and our school staff. The enthusiasm and camaraderie displayed within our halls and classrooms are a testament to the wonderful atmosphere I have been witnessing these first couple of weeks.
I am thrilled to report that an increasing number of our students are taking active steps towards engaging in various school activities. From clubs and organizations to sports and artistic pursuits, our students are finding their passions and interests and, in doing so, are strengthening their connection to Turner High School.
As we move forward, I would like to emphasize the importance of punctuality and consistent attendance. This is not only crucial to academic success but also to instill a sense of responsibility that will serve our students well throughout their lives. By being on time and attending school regularly, our students are setting themselves up for success and making the most of the incredible opportunities available to them. School starts at 7:20 and we expect all students to be in class at that time. We have numerous students walking in at 7:20. When students accumulate 5 tardies they spend a day in ISS. After 8, they have OSS and after 11, they will be in ISS until we have a parent/guardian meeting. Please help us by encouraging your children to be on time.
I want to express my gratitude to you, our parents and guardians, for your continued support and partnership. Your involvement in your child's education is invaluable, and together, we can ensure that each student's journey at Turner High School is filled with growth, discovery, and achievement.
Principal, Turner High School
Just a few notes from the counseling department:
- Schedules should be finalized for all learners. Please check Infinite Campus for the most updated schedule changes. Thank you for your patience during schedule changes, counselors received hundreds of scheduling requests.
- Please make sure your child is checking email regularly. Counselors send emails and calendar requests to meet with students and update them on opportunties.
- The counseling department is a safe space for all our students. We welcome them here for all academic, career, and social emotional needs. Students may request to visit the counselor through the THS Counseling Department web page, their "Class of" Schoology Course, or through email. We are here to help!
Social Worker Corner
Welcome to our social work corner, we want to take this time to introduce ourselves, explain a little about our roles, and provide you with some valuable resources. School Social Workers are trained licensed mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic support, classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators, provide individual social work sessions, and share community resources.
These are your Turner High School Social Workers:
Angie Candelario LSCSW has been with the Turner district for 16 years; she has additional experience working in the foster care system and with community mental health with a focus on children and families. When she is not working, Ms. Candelario enjoys traveling in her customized vans, going to the lake, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.
Dawn Diaz LMSW has been with the Turner district for 7 years; she has additional experience in community mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. When she is not working, Mrs. Diaz enjoys traveling, gardening, being handy, and hanging out with her husband and fur babies.
Shelby Furnas LMSW has been with the Turner district for 5 years, she too has additional experience working in the community mental health with children and families. When she is not working, Mrs. Furnas likes photography, baking, singing, watching movies, and hanging out with the family.
Mental Health Note
Our schedules can get quickly crowded these days, and it can be hard to find time for ourselves. Block out 5 + minutes in your day to just sit, listen to music, meditate, or reflect on what you are grateful for.
School Dates to Know:
09-05-2023 Late Buses will begin at THS - Late buses leave about 3:45 PM on T/W/Th
09-18-2023 NO SCHOOL
09-22-2023 Picture Day
09-27-2023 Senior Picture Day
10-04-2023 Post Secondary Day Grades 10-12
10-11-2023 PSAT - Check with counseling for sign up
10-12-2023 Student Pep Assembly and End of Quarter
10-13-2023 Homecoming Game
10-14-2023 Turner Days
Learning More about Seminar
As part of the block schedule, students will attend seminar each week. Seminar is designated time to provide students with skills needed to be successful.
T-Day seminar will provide time for students to go to club meetings and activities. A schedule will be released that shares which clubs will be meeting and students who do not attend clubs will be provided time to work on assignments.
Gold Day Schedule:
Gold Days are broken into three sessions each block day. Gold Day will always begin with Skills Time and provide WIN time.
- What is Skills Time? Each quarter students will be assigned a new Skills Time. Skills Time will provide students with time to work on skills they need to be successful learners. Skills Time includes these four rotations: Individual Plans of Study (IPS), Reading Skills, Mathematic Skills, and Social Emotional and Character Development Skills (SECD).
- What is WIN Time? Win Time stands for WHAT I NEED Time. During this time of seminar, students can communicate prior to seminar with a teacher and request a pass to come to their room for additional help or to complete an assignment or test.
While we never want to have to use these procedures for real, we do conduct drills and want students to take our preparation seriously in the event we do have to implement procedures for real.
Turner High School uses the Standard Response Protocol in an emergency: https://iloveuguys.org/standard-response-protocol/ and has means to communicate quickly with all staff to help secure the safety of each student.
THS Athletic and Activities
Turner Pride Award
THS Contact Information
Front Desk - Ms. Salazar (Spanish-speaking)
913-288-3303 or SalazarT@turnerusd202.org
Attendance Secretary - Ms. Stephanie Rinehart
913-288-3350 or email@example.com
Guidance Office - Ms. Fitzgerald, registrar
913-288-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookkeeper - Ms. Tolle (Spanish-speaking)
913-288-3304 or email@example.com
Head Principal - Mr. Mark Farrar
913-288-3302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Principal - Mr. Stephen St. Louis (10-12 L-Z)
913-288-3307 or email@example.com
Assistant Principal - Dr. Frankie Lizar (10-12 A-Z)
913-288-3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal - Ms. Alex Supple (9th grade)
913-288-3311 or email@example.com
Athletic/Activities Director - Mr. Rick Byers
913-288-3354 or firstname.lastname@example.org