Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - December 3, 2018

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Monday, December 3

STAAR English 1 Retest - Testers and Relocated Rooms and Tester Roster by 1st period teacher


Tuesday, December 4

TIGER TUESDAYS: Let's BLACK OUT our opponents! Wear Jeans and BLACK to support basketball!!

STAAR Biology Retest - Testers and Relocated Rooms and Tester Roster by 1st period

Boys Basketball: at Paetow HS 4:00, 5:30, 7:00

Girls Basketball: v Atascocita @THS 4:00, 5:30, 7:00

Band: Winter Concert 7:00 PM

Swim Meet: Varsity at Morton Ranch 6:00 PM


Wednesday, December 5

College Wear Wednesday

STAAR English 2 Retest - Testers and Relocated Rooms and Tester Roster by 1st period

Belles Holiday Dance Concert and Market - 7:00 PM

CBLT Meeting - 2:55 PM Library


Thursday, December 6

STAAR Algebra 1 Retest - Testers and Make Up Testers

Day 1 of 12 Days of Holidays: Wear your favorite holiday shirt!

Award Presentation for Coach Sissom- 11:30 Auditorium

Winter Choir Concert 6:30 PM


Friday, December 7

Fridays We Wear RED....Don't forget to give points to your Advisory!

End of PR#4 - UIL Regain ONLY - Grades must be entered by 11:59PM Sunday

Day 2 of 12 Days of Holidays: It's FLANNEL Friday!

STAAR US History Retest

Good Luck to Travis Hoops at FBISD Tournament!

Swim: Varsity at Pearland 2:00 PM

SHOUT OUT to our AMAZING Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Behrens! Thank you for all you do for our Tigers and always representing us well!!

Can a student take an exam early?

This has been a common question this week from our students. District policy does not allow students to take semester exams early. We will have semester exam make up days by department in January when we return. Be sure students are aware that they will have a 0 recorded as their exam grade but that the grade change will be made once they make up the test.

Reminders for ALL Staffulty from Mrs. Diaz

I would like to reiterate our expectations regarding classroom management as we have had a few things happen this week that could have and should have been avoided if we are all following procedures.

1. When students leave your room they should always have a pass. Students should not be allowed to leave class to wander the building.

2. If students have off periods – they are NOT allowed to stay on campus. They know the expectations given to them at the beginning of the year and they are to follow them. If there is a request to stay for some reason – that request must be approved in the senior office – by Mr. Bassett or Mrs. Herring.

3. If a student is not on your roll – they should not be in your class.

4. Advisory is included in truancy reporting. If you have a student who is not showing up for you advisory – please let your grade level principal know. No one should be keeping kids through advisory. Again, see #3.

Thank you for following all expected procedures. These are not suggestions J

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the front office for Toys for Tots and wear jeans from now until December 21st!

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12 Days of Holiday Spirit 2018


*These days are for fun for all of you! We will also have treats! But - these holiday spirit days are not eligible for Tiger Pride Points!

12/6 - Holiday Shirt

12/7 – Flannel Friday

12/10 – Holiday headgear (hat, antlers, glasses, headbands, etc.)

12/11 – Holiday socks

12/12 – Warm up Wednesday

12/13 – Favorite Holiday Character

12/14 – Holiday neckwear (tie, scarf, necklace, etc.)

12/17 – Holiday pajamas

12/18 – Wear blue and silver/white

12/19 – Warm up Wednesday

12/20 – Ugly sweater

12/21 – Wear Red and Green

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A Few Reminders....

There should be NO passes during Advisory! Be mindful of the 10/10 rule in ALL classes. Be aware of students that ask for passes out of class often - this should not be allowed. We have TOO MANY students in the halls - especially during the afternoon classes. We appreciate you keeping them fully engaged in the classroom!


All teachers should be visible during the passing periods at their door! We appreciate your attention to this as it makes a significant difference in our hallways!


Everyone must let their supervising administrator know when you leave campus for ANY reason during the day. You may do so via text, email, or phone - but you must let them know!


Thank YOU!

Student Teacher Conference Form

This form is required to be completed by all teachers for each student that failed T1.

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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Information from FBISD on Fundraisers

Outside fund generators (such as "Go Fund Me") are not allowed, per district policy. Please use RevTrack instead - for assistance with setting this up, please see Ms. Mejia. We are also not allowed to do any type of Bingo fundraisers - these are considered a form of gambling and require temporary licenses.

Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!

As discussed at the faculty meeting, we are rolling out opportunities to observe other teachers to see the many amazing things we have going on at Travis High School!! Use the links below to request to observe another teacher and/or let us know you are willing and able to be observed!


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

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Reminder about Student and Staffulty Request Travel Forms

Ms. Mejia has made travel packets for both Student Travel Requests & Staff Travel Request. They are located in the same cabinet (above the fax machine) in the Front Office workroom.

**Master Copies are located on the cabinet door. Please do not remove**

Please remember that any school related activity off campus needs to be approved prior to attending.

This applies to all the following:

· - Activities during the weekend or after school

· - If FBISD transportation is not used and students drive themselves

· - If no fees are paid to attend the activity/event

Let Ms. Mejia know if you have any questions! Thank you!

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ROARING AHEAD

December 11

Students Receive ALL Exam Reviews


December 14

PTO Teacher Appreciation Holiday Luncheon


December 18-21

Semester Exams


December 20-21

Early Release for Students


December 24 - January 4

Winter Break


January 7

Student Holiday/Professional Development Day


January 8

First Day of Second Semester


January 21

Holiday - MLK Day

ALL THINGS ADVISORY

Check out Advisory Courses in Schoology!

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 2nd 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

HAVING AN ISSUE WITH TECHNOLOGY?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a CRM ticket instead of emailing him when you have a request. If he spends his time putting in your tickets, he loses time to work on the tickets! Click Here for instructions. THANK YOU!

How to Reset Your Network Password

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