Tyngsborough High School

November 18, 2022

What's Happening

The trimester is winding down with many classes completing final projects and preparing for exams. Trimester 2 is set to begin on November 28th and schedules are available through the Powerschool Portal.


Service Learning students held an eclipse ball tournament during Tiger Talk this week as part of their final project supporting the American Cancer Society. Student Council held a pancake breakfast supporting the Adopt-a-Family program on Friday morning.


A group of students recently attended the MIAA Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium. The event is held to honor and educate those who give priority to sportsmanship in their schools and continue to try to improve the athletic culture in high schools all over Massachusetts.


Fall Sports Awards night was held on Thursday. Congratulations to our fall athletes on the season and best of luck to cheer and cross country at state competitions this weekend after qualifying with second place finishes at divisional meets. Congratulations to Sydney Hannes on signing her National Letter of Intent to play DI Lacrosse for Siena College.


Football closes out the season on Thanksgiving against Groton-Dunstable. The game is scheduled for 10:00am on Pierce Field.


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Important Dates

11/21/22 - Winter Sports Information Night 7:00pm

11/23/22 - Early Release

11/24/22 - 11/25/22 - No School - Thanksgiving

11/28/22 - Start of Trimester 2

12/02/22 - Trimester 1 Reports Cards

Congratulations to the November Students of the Month

Nick Ausiello

Yesenia Collins

Adam Dorant

Caroline Kenney


Click here for student write-ups.

School Counseling

College Representative Visits

College Reps are visiting THS this week to meet with seniors and juniors in the Student Services conference room. This is a great opportunity to hear about academic programs, residential life, study abroad opportunities, and professional / social organizations. Students should sign up through their Naviance account and fill out a green College Visit form found on the Student Services self-serve bookcase. Parents/Guardians can view the calendar on the School Counseling website. The visits are scheduled until mid-November.


Help Wanted Job Board

Student Services maintains a job board website for students looking for a job. Click here to view. On this website, there is a link on how to obtain a youth employment work permit for Massachusetts and New Hampshire jobs.


Community Service Board

For students looking to help the community and/or earn service hours, the Student Services office created a “Tigers Volunteer” website. Summer opportunities available! The community service board is only accessible from students' TPS Google accounts, click here.

Update From the THS Health Office

Wellness update- The THS health office has been receiving reports of some Covid cases, influenza, the common cold, a viral illness with fever, and gastrointestinal illnesses. Flu season is starting up and I expect we will start to see more cases of influenza soon. Kindly review the TPS General Illness Protocols for school attendance. The current Covid guidelines for K-12 students can be found here. Please note that we are no longer conducting Covid testing in the school setting. The Tyngsborough Board of Health has provided the schools with test kits that we can give out at no cost to any family that would like them. Please contact the school nurse via email if you would like free covid testing kits .


If your child tests positive for Covid-19 we are asking that you contact your child’s pediatrician for an excuse note and for return to school dates.


Additionally, please keep the health office notified of any changes in your child’s health status to include fractures, sprains, concussions, etc.


Mandated Vaccines and Physical Exams- In accordance with Massachusetts Code of Regulations 105 CMR 200.000, prior to entering the 11th Grade, all students must provide a copy of a current physical (signed by an MD and dated within one year) and proof of immunization according to the Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2022-2023. This means all current 10th grade students must turn in a physical to the Health Office with proof of the required immunizations before the first day of 11th grade. It is best practice to send in a copy of your child’s current PE after each well visit or immunization.


Mandated Health Screenings- Vision, Hearing and Height and Weight Screenings are underway for our 10th graders. Postural Screening for scoliosis is underway for 9th graders. Please keep an eye out for any referral letters that may get sent home with your student. It is recommended that if you receive a referral letter, to contact your child’s pediatrician for further guidance. Substance Use Preventative Screening for Grade 9 will take place after the new year. Please keep in mind that these screenings are State mandated and are not diagnostic.


If your child is screened during their well visit, you may wish to send in a copy of the exam to the Health Office so we may update your child’s records. Additionally, if you choose to refuse to have your child screened in school, a written parental note is required along with proof that your child has been evaluated by a physician for each screening refused.

As always if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and well being of your child, please contact me at the number below.

Debbie Donohoe BSN, RN, NCSN

978-649-7571 (option 2)

debbie.donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org

Athletics

Winter Sports Information Night

If your student is interested in participating on a winter sports team, please plan on attending the winter sports information night on Monday, November 21st at 7:00pm in the THS Auditorium. This meeting is for both parents and athletes.


Winter Sports Registration Open

Winter sports registration is now open. If your student is interested in participating in a winter sport, please visit the athletics page https://athletics.tyngsboroughps.org/ and choose Winter Sports Information for instructions and information about the start of the season.


The following sports will be offered this winter:

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Wrestling

Swim & Dive

Ice Hockey Co-op w/Dracut HS

Gymnastics Co-op w/Chelmsford HS

Alpine Downhill Skiing Co-op w/Groton/Dunstable HS


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Pitts in the athletic office at kelly.pitts@tyngsboroughps.org or 978-649-4210.


Upcoming events:

Saturday, 11/19

Cross Country @ State Meet


Sunday, 11/20

Cheer - MSAA State Competition @ Worcester State


Thursday, 11/24

Football vs Groton-Dunstable 10:00

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LASER LIGHT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!

The Tyngsborough Recreation Department invites you to experience the holidays like never before with the Festival of Trees "LASER LIGHT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!" on November 26, 2022 at the 216 Meeting House (216 Middlesex Rd.). Be amazed while enjoying upbeat seasonal music sync'd to a room filled with high power, multi-colored, laser beams and laser animation sure to the be highlight of your holiday season. Tickets, real-time seating availability, and showtimes online: tyngrec.booktix.com or www.TyngsboroughRec.com. Reserved seating only $7.50pp. Mutiple showtimes!

Festival of Trees

The Tyngsborough Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring 2 spectacular buildings filled with uniquely decorated holiday trees and seasonable displays, set in Tyngsborough's historic "Old Town Hall" and "216 Meeting House". Free public viewing, November 25, 26 & 27 and December 1, 2 & 3, 2022.

Sign-up to enjoy holiday shows, workshops and events scheduled throughout. Over 100 raffle items generously donated by local businesses & families. Raffle tickets will also be available for your chance to win any one of these beautiful trees and displays. Plus, across the Winslow Wonderland footbridge, even MORE TREES, Candy Cane Cafe, and the expanded Gift & Craft Boutique will be sure to complete anyone's shopping list.

See www.TyngsboroughRec.com for more details and daily schedule.

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