Tiger Tracks Inside Edition
Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - January 21, 2019
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, January 21
MLK, Jr. Day - No School!
Tuesday, January 22
TIGER TUESDAY: Wear GREEN for Mental Health Awareness!
Boys Basketball: v Elkins @THS 4, 5:30, 7
Girls Basketball: @ Elkins 4, 5:30, 7
Girls Soccer: @ Tompkins 5:00, 7:00
Boys Soccer: vs. Paetow @ THS 4:30, 6:30
Wednesday, January 23
College Wear Wednesday
Department Meetings - details from Dept Leaders
Good Luck to TENNIS at Tournaments!
Thursday, January 24
Deadline to Submit FBEF Grant (see below)
Friday, January 25
Action Item: Deadline: Deadline to Sign Up for Table at Course Selection Night - Click Here - please be sure your departments, teams, clubs, and student groups are represented!
Fridays We Wear RED! - Don't forget to give points in Advisory!
Senior Panoramic - 10:00 AM
Boys Basketball: @ Dulles 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
Girls Basketball: v Dulles @THS 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
Girls Soccer: v Elkins @THS 5:00, 7:00
Boys Soccer: @Elkins 4:30, 6:30
Saturday, January 26
Swim: District Meet @ Don Cook Natatorium 11:00
A big TIGER Shout Out to Coach Brownson and Mrs. Bolanos for being the first teachers to write Positive Office Referrals this semester! We LOVE recognizing our students for a job well done! We appreciate you taking the time to help us do this!!
Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!
Change in Grading Guidelines for THIS Semester
NEW SECONDARY Grading Guidelines for each nine week period
- 9 daily
- 3 major
Reminders for Students
Junior Teachers! Remind Students the Deadline is Approaching to Take Advantage of SAT School Day!
FBEF Grants are a GREAT way to get resources for your classroom!!
Fort Bend Education Foundation Grant Applications are open and due January 24. Apply today!
$1,500 for an individual classroom or team applications
$2,000 for elementary school site applications
$3,000 for secondary school site applications
Click on ‘Grant Application’ in the purple toolbar at the top to see grant application instructions, summaries of past grants, and approved vendor resource lists.
Student Teacher Conference Form - Must be completed and submitted for all S1 Failures
Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!
To have your name added to the Tiger Board (volunteering to allow others into your classroom), please use this link or add your name to the Tiger Board in the front office behind the mailboxes: https://goo.gl/forms/7jK0Im7OS0bvqDSD2
If you or your PLC would like to observe classrooms, please use this request link: https://goo.gl/forms/qLZNDRfCTr4w4vOq2
- What absences count towards exemptions? All absences coded E and U will be counted towards exemption totals. T and L will also count - 3 tardies/lates equals 1 absence for exemption purposes.
Course Selection Information for Teachers
Course selection season fast approaching! Below I’ve listed important dates and information to help you plan.
January 22nd: Skyward window opens for online course requests. Students will be able to access their Career Plans (4 year plans) in Skyward to make changes.
January 28th: February 1st- Course selection meetings for THS students with counselors in the computer lab (social studies classes)
January 31st: THS Course Selection Parent Night with organization fair 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
February 4th: Signed course selection worksheets due
February 5th: Bowie Middle School Course Selection meetings
February 7th: Sartartia Middle School Course Selection meetings
February 22nd: Skyward window closes for online course requests for high school. Students will not be able to make changes online after this date.
February 25th: March 8th- Counselor course selection clean-up
March 18-22nd: Course request verification window. Students will be able to request additional changes to their course selections.
March 25th- Onward: Counselor course selection clean-up
Course Selection Parent Night
Please see the attached flyer. 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and parents are invited to attend. After a brief introduction session in the auditorium, guests will be able to choose from several sessions to hear important information about course selection, graduation requirements, curriculum updates and more. The time structure will be similar to Open House. The organization fair will occur simultaneously in the commons, allowing guests to stop by between sessions.
Click this link to sign up for a table: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=QWJ9SRo5d0KRrL3SqZ9wVBFyrhCIQktEuLX3p197Bn5URVlKSFE0Rko4UkpHT1VTRDNJSFpaQ0dBNi4u The deadline to respond is January 25th.
In addition to participating in Course Selection Parent Night, please make plans to market your course(s) to students during the course selection window. This can include creating posters, submitting videos to T-RAV, submitting videos to be posted on the counselor webpage and/or informational sessions. If you are planning to promote your course at Bowie and/or Sartartia Middle School, you will need to contact their counselors to make arrangements.
Bowie Middle School
Sartartia Middle School
Course Selection Central
We have created a special page under ‘Counseling’ dedicated to course selection: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/95031 This page will be updated regularly throughout the course selection window so please refer to it for helpful information and please share with students.
Course Selection Videos
Course Selection videos to help students prepare will be played during advisory the week of January 22nd. The videos will be provided to you as we approach the week. They will also be posted on the counselor webpage.
Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!
Staffulty Tiger Pride Points!
Points will be rewarded for school events, participation, attendance, and academics! Each “event” is worth 25 points!
· Any Travis Tiger Football Game
· Any HOME game for all sporting events
· Any Fine Arts Concert or Performance
· Homecoming Pep Rally—Monday, October 1st
· Participation in any theme or spirit day!
· College Wear Wednesday!
· Fridays We Wear RED!
· Perfect Attendance (monthly)
· Perfect Attendance to Duty (9 weeks)
· Attending additional duties for school events
· Other events to be added—stay tuned for more information!
· COVERING A CLASS – WORTH 50 POINTS!!!
Staffulty will be awarded their points by an administrator via your staff ID number. Mrs. Martinez can also award points for College Wear Wednesday—she will be in all lunches those days for kids! Remember—
whoever is awarding the points will have to see you!! Points for covering classes, perfect attendance and duty attendance will be uploaded automatically.
Staffulty may check their point total online using their ID via the portal on our website and linked in the
TIGER PRIDE points– Staffulty Edition—will offer an array of prizes and privileges to our staffulty members! It is a FUN way to get involved and enjoy the year!
End of PR 5
Faculty Meeting (in library during conference periods)
Course Selection Night - 6:00 PM
Department Leader Meeting
Letter Jacket Fitting - all lunches
National Signing Day - Signings in gym at 2:00 PM
Letter Jacket Fitting - all lunches
Professional Development Day - Student Holiday
Department Leader Meeting
ALL THINGS ADVISORY
9th grade Access Code: 9RPJK-MPNR7
10th grade Access Code: MTPC8-VJHXW
11th grade Access Code: 6P8DB-Q3QXP
12th grade Access Code: VWF3J-W62C3
Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 3rd 9 weeks folder of your appropriate Schoology Course under the appropriate dated week. You MUST log in and JOIN the correct Schoology course to access the videos and materials for this week's lessons.
REMINDER! Power Points should be downloaded to computer from Schoology to view embedded videos and hear the voice overs!
Fridays We Wear RED - Tiger Pride Points Link