Tiger Tracks

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!

We just wanted to share a brief note of appreciation for all of your patience and understanding with our rainy dismissal on Thursday. Thank you for helping us get all of our Tigers home safely!

Start with Hello

This week is national Start with Hello week. Start with Hello is an initiative from the Sandy Hook Promise organization to bring awareness to social isolation and our ability to make a difference in someone else's life. At THS, we have adopted this as our Hello2Kindness week. We will have advisory lessons introducing Start with Hello and the ripple effects of kindness. Our student and staffulty groups will be challenging each other to take on Random Acts of Kindness throughout the week and we challenge you to do the same!


Click on the brochure below for more information on Start with Hello!

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This Week in Advisory!

This week in Advisory, our activities will center around our "Start with Hello" campaign! Tigers will be introduced to Start with Hello and how contagious kindness can be!


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.

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!

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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 walkwatchrepeat@gmail.com to find out how to get trained!

Attention Class of 2020!

Seniors – Class of

2020

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

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Counseling Department Updates!

At this time, our course change deadline has passed and student requests for class changes have been completed. It is important to remember that students may not request customized class period changes for things such as lunch schedule, friend's schedule, or a teacher change.


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!

TEACHER APPRECIATION

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.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S5WBU3U3KESG8&source=url

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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.

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Parent Resource Corner

Vaping is often being referred to as an epidemic among teens. Our Tigers are no different than any other teens and many of them experiment with the various forms of vapes or e-cigarettes. We will be addressing the risks at school over the course of the year, but we encourage all parents to also educate themselves and have open discussions with your students regarding the dangers of vaping.


See below for a video for parents to guide their discussion with their teens about vaping.

Check your Tiger Pride Points online!

Click Here to check your student's Tiger Pride Point total on our Travis High School website!
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Planning To Volunteer This Year?

All volunteers must update their criminal background check annually. Click Here to access the online criminal history form.

Important Dates From the Counseling Office

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Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!

October 2

NCAA Night 6:00pm

Pro Grad Meeting 7:00pm


October 5

SAT


October 9

Homecoming Community Pep Rally - 6:00pm


October 11

Student Holiday/Professional Development Day


October 12

Homecoming Dance 8:00pm


October 14

Holiday - No School

Check out the FBISD Dress Code! Be sure your Tiger is in dress code!

Counselor and Administrator Splits

Counselors

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)


Principals

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)

To request that an announcement be added to this newsletter...

Email Mrs. Herring

Lizzie.Herring@fortbendisd.com!