Parent Newsletter - Issue #252 - September 23, 2019
This Week in Tiger Territory!
Monday, September 23
Hello2Kindness Week Spirit Day: Go Forth and Be Kind - GREEN OUT!
End of PR2 - UIL Eligibility Period - This date is an extension from Friday 9/20 due to our school closing.
Tuesday, September 24
Hello2Kindness Week Spirit Day: Go Above and Beyond To Be Kind -Super Hero Day!
Volleyball: at RPHS 4:30/5:30/6:30
Tennis: at Clements 3:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25
Hello2Kindness Week Spirit Day: Be Kind for your Future! College Wear Wednesday!
Football: FR v Elkins@THS 4:30,6:30/JV @EHS 5:00
Thursday, September 26
Hello2Kindness Week Spirit Day: Wake Up to Kindess - PJ Day!
Tennis: JV v CHS @THS 3:00
Volleyball: v CHS @THS 4:30/5:30/6:30
Football: v Elkins @Mercer 6:30 - Game Theme: Black OUT! Put the Knights to Sleep!
Friday, September 27
County Fair Day - No School!
Thank YOU Tiger Parents!
Start with Hello
Click on the brochure below for more information on Start with Hello!
This Week in Advisory!
Seniors will also receive information on Voter Registration!
Parent Needs Assessment Survey from THS Counseling Department
Please click the link below to activate our 2019-2020 Counseling Needs Assessment. Based on the results of the survey, our Counseling Department will provide follow up informational sessions throughout the year that will enhance academic, social/emotional and career development for the families of the students we serve. The survey will be active until September 25, 2019. Once closed, the results will be used to determine how our School Counseling program can help support student achievement.
Professional Communications students analyzing articles for fake news. Learning how to research for informative speeches!
English 3 Classes begin their Drama Unit with an informational gallery walk!
Girls Who Code members attended a lecture on Computer Science at the University of Houston this week!
Parents- PLEASE do not drop your student off in the student parking lot before school. This creates a big safety risk for all of our Tigers. Thank YOU!
Join Walk, Watch, Repeat!
Want to do your part to keep Travis safe? Join Walk, Watch, Repeat! This program was started at Ridge Point HS as an effort to get additional adult eyes and ears into the hallways of the school, helping school personnel make their campus a more safe and secure place for student learning. Thanks to the efforts of the founders at RPHS and some amazing Tiger parents, WWR has come to Travis!
To find out more about training to become a WWR parent:
1. Go to the FBISD website at THIS LINK and complete a criminal history check.Email our Walk, Watch, Repeat parent coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get trained!
Attention Class of 2020!
Seniors – Class of
Announcing “T-Shirt Tuesday “
For Project Graduation (Pro-Grad)
When: Begins Tuesday, Sept. 17
Where: Commons at all lunches
Why: Earning Tiger Bucks!
Come to the ProGrad table during all lunches to purchase your ProGrad t-shirt for $20* and earn 100 tiger bucks. Earn 50 tiger bucks when you WEAR your shirt to ProGrad events or when you come to the table wearing it – every Tuesday. *Cash (no change available) or check made out to Travis ProGrad 2020. Tiger bucks awarded for each shirt purchased. Only seniors can earn bucks for wearing shirts. See the ProGrad website for more information – www.travistigerprograd.com. Next meeting: 10/2/19
Travis Hoops accepted the challenge for a Random Act of Kindness and cleaned up the cafeteria after C lunch on Thursday! Thank YOU guys!
Cartoon Character Day was a HIT! Tigers are so creative when it comes to Theme Day Thursday!
DECA kicked off the day with a little treat wishing Tigers a "jolly" day when they came in Thursday morning! Thanks for the jolly ranchers, DECA! #Hello2Kindness
Counseling Department Updates!
Level down forms are now being accepted. Forms are available in the Counseling suite and require teacher and parent signature.
Parent Access to Schoology and Skyward!
Each teacher’s Schoology page will be an excellent resource for you. If you have questions about logging into Schoology, follow this link which gives you job aides and videos to assist with that process.
There are many great features in Skyward that will also keep you up to date with your student's progress in their courses. Click here for more information about how to set up notifications and access other resources through Skyward Family Access. Remember to fully access the Skyward Family Access features, you must have completed your student's information online!
News from PTO!
Our first Teacher Appreciation event was a HUGE success!! Thank you to everyone who donated and helped with our THS Tailgating party.
TIGER FUNDRAISER CASH DRIVE
Please support the Tiger Fundraiser by donating today. Contributions provide and fund programs and services for students and teachers. You may donate by check or online. Even $5.00 makes a huge difference!!
To donate online, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into your browser and choose to pay with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Donors DO NOT need a PayPal account. If you are using PayPal, you may login and use TravisHSPTO@gmail.com.
Attention Class of 2020! Sign up for SENIOR PACKAGE!
Senior package allows you to pay for your senior year all at once ($290) or in installments. The first payment of $65 (minimum) is due on or before Friday (9/13/19). You are welcome to pay online here or students can pay cash to Mrs. Martinez in E138. Online there are 2 option - the TOP option is for everyone's initial payment - either in full or initial payment. If you choose to go on the payment plan, you will then pick the bottom option for the remaining payments (2-6).
The senior package includes:
Prom Ticket with Souvenir (1)
Senior Yearbook (1)
Senior Trip (1) (Fiesta Texas, bus ride, lunch, t-shirt for the trip) Senior Shirt (1)
Approximate Value = $320 Package Deal= $290
The senior package does NOT include graduation items such as cap, gown, graduation announcements, etc.
Congrats to Senior, Eric Rodriguez, on being named the Ford Player of the Week by FOX Sports Southwest! We are PROUD of you!
The Belles got in early on our Kindness Week activities by feeding our amazing custodial staff breakfast last week!
ACCEPTED! Not your typical night of Athletic Training when you get your first college acceptance letter!
Parent Resource Corner
See below for a video for parents to guide their discussion with their teens about vaping.
Lady Tigers Soccer enjoyed the rain early in the week as it cooled them off out on the field!
The votes are IN! Seniors have chosen "Enchanted Forest" as the 2020 Prom Theme!
Welcome to one of our newest neighbors- Academy! Thank you for partnering with our athletic department and booster club to support our Tigers!
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Thanks to our partnership with Academy, the golf teams were able to bring their practice indoors when the weather cancels their time on the course!
Don't forget to visit these amazing ladies during the lunches to order your Homecoming Mums! Support Travis Tiger Band!
Some of our Varsity Football Tigers spent part of their morning giving back at Pecan Grove Elementary!
Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!
NCAA Night 6:00pm
Pro Grad Meeting 7:00pm
Homecoming Community Pep Rally - 6:00pm
Student Holiday/Professional Development Day
Homecoming Dance 8:00pm
Holiday - No School
Check out the FBISD Dress Code! Be sure your Tiger is in dress code!
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Dwelvin Oliphant, Lead Counselor
Ladale Webster-Lamb (A-Ch)
Monet Newsome (Ci-Go)
Jeanne Andrews (Gr-La)
Cheryl Clark (Le-Ok)
Brenell Young (Ol-Sh)
Tanya Johnson (Si-Z)
Sarah Laberge, Principal
Lizzie Herring, Associate Principal
Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)
Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)
Tara Baker (Pugh), Assistant Principal (N-R)
Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)