Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - November 4, 2019


IMPORTANT: Grades are due by midnight Sunday night. Grade changes must be made by 10:00am on Monday morning.

Monday, November 4

Spirit Day to support Volleyball: Jeans and Travis Gear

DECA Food Drive

GRADE CHANGES due by 10:00am (see note above)

Volleyball Playoffs: @ Wheeler 5:00 pm

CBLT Meeting: 3:00 library

DEADLINE: Open enrollment Employee Benefits

Tuesday, November 5

DECA Food Drive

Click here for Skyward Gradebook Guide

Wednesday, November 6

College wear Wednesday

DECA Food Drive

Football (Freshman) @ Bush: 4:30

Football (JV) vs Bush: 5:00

Thursday, November 7

Thursday Theme day: Camo Day "Battle the Broncos"

Tech Thursday each lunch: P223

DECA Food Drive

Dive Meet: 4:00

Football (varsity): vs Bush @ Mercer 6:30 CAMO OUT!

Friday, November 8

Fridays we wear RED!!!

Biggest loser weigh ins anytime today!

DECA Food Drive

Girls Basketball vs George Ranch (F/JV/V) 4:00/5:30/7:00

Shout out to Ms. Swafford, Mr. Cook, and Travis Theatrical Company!!!

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GT Teachers only: Enter GT learning plans in Skyward.

2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Finalists!

Preferred Substitute list

Click here on instructions for managing you favorite 5 substitutes.

coffee club!

If you would like to become a member of The Travis Coffee Club on these cold brisk mornings, it’s not too late to join. Contact Ms. Jinks.

The cost is $20 cash for the whole school year.

Teacher toolkit

Stop disruptive behavior before it begins. A recent study found that relationship-building exercises throughout the school day can increase academic engagement by 33% while reducing disruptive behavior by 75%.

OLAB Resources

Ms. Blake does an outstanding job leading the OLAB Center to help students succeed.

Click Here for after school hours

Click Here for Saturday OLAB Schedule

Wellness Committee:

Ms. Jinks shared some very helpful and encouraging words with me in regards to today's Wellness Wednesday. With her permission, I am sharing with you all what she said.

As you know, I have had my share of problems recently.

I found that taking Baby steps have helped and a goal of 3 things a day very helpful as I had been feeling overwhelmed being on my own now. Also journaling helped as I was going through my husband’s illness.

I managed to “break through brick walls” by enlisting help from people I know who know things and not trying it on my own. Just to have the confidence in some things is a major step at the moment.

The song “Tears of a Clown” comes to mind “when there’s a smile on my face it’s only there trying to fool the public”.

It can be easy for us to get lost in the responsibilities we take on that we forget to slow down, take a breathe, and enjoy the positive things in our lives.

Please know that the counseling team is always here to help and support you, whenever you need us!

Thank you Ms. Jinks!

Congratulations to DR. DESTA: Belles "Teacher of the Week"!!!!!!!

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Positive Office Referrals

The Positive Office Referral should be used when a teacher wishes to reward a student for something academic or behavioral. This differs from the ROAR award in that Positive Office referrals can be issued at any time and for any positive behavior worthy of reward. The ROAR award is for students working hard over a period of time and producing academic results. To submit a Positive Office Referral, CLICK HERE. Students that receive a POR will be called in by an administrator and will also be awarded 25 Tiger Pride points!
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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

HabitudesOnline Access Information for NEW Users!

You now have access to the HabitudesOnline platform.

To access your account, you will log in via www.habitudesonline.com using the following credentials:

  • Username: Your email
  • Password: Habitudes

Our platform is optimized for the Google Chrome web-browser and may not function optimally with all browsers. Google Chrome is a free browser that can be downloaded HERE.

Let us know if we can assist you with anything else. If you have specific tech support questions, simply use the chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner of your HabitudesOnline home screen or contact us via email at techsupport@growingleaders.com.

Teacher Resources

Request for Educational Support

Ms. Franco, our Professional Learning Lead, now has a form to fill out for any Educational support requests.

Student password assistance

Refer to the email from Ms. Spina for specific instructions on 8.14.2019 if you are having trouble navigating through the site.

Having an issue with Technology?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a Support Portal ticker (Formerly CRM ticket) instead of emailing him when you have a request. Thank you!

Grading Policy and Reporting Reminders! - PLEASE REVIEW!

  • Do NOT put a 0 in on any assignment that was not completed due to student absence - for any reason - until the student has had sufficient time and opportunity to complete the assignment and failed to do so.
  • Assignments in grade book must have specific name - i.e. Ch 12 vocab assignment vs Homework 2
  • Grades must be entered within 5 days of assignment due date.
  • Late Work is accepted - 1 day late is up to 15 points off; 2 days late is up to 30 points off
  • Parent contact is required any time a student is unsuccessful and any time a student is in danger of failing a course - please document all contact

Link for Student Schoology Access

How to Reset Your Network Password

Do you have news to share? Email THS Announcements! (THS.Announcements@fortbendisd.com)

Tiger Tracks Parent Newsletter


November 13

Faculty Meeting (during conference)

Athletic Signing Day

November 15

Pep Rally - Activity Schedule

Exams and Reviews due to Dept Chairs for approval

November 22

Progress Report 4 Ends

November 25-29

Thanksgiving Break

December 9

Reviews distributed to all students.