Parent Newsletter - Issue #310 - March 28, 2021
This Week in Tiger Territory
Monday, March 29 (A Day)
- Term 4 Begins
- JV Grey/Red Baseball @ Dulles 4:30/7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 30 (B Day)
Tiger Tuesday: Wear Pastels @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- District Golf Championship
- Freshman Tennis vs. Katy ISD
- District Track & Field Meet
- Softball @ Austin HS 4:30/6:00 PM
- Varsity Baseball vs. Dulles 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 31 (A Day)
College Wear Wednesday @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- District Golf Championship
- District Track & Field Meet
Thursday, April 1 (B Day)
Light it Up Blue- Wear blue for Autism Awareness Day
- Softball vs. George Ranch 4:30/6:00 PM
- Varsity Baseball @ Elkins 7:00 PM
Friday, April 2 Holiday- No School
On Fridays we wear RED!! @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- JV Grey/Red Baseball vs. Elkins 4:30/7:00 PM
Congratulations, Ms. Baker!
Our own Ms. Tara Baker has accepted a promotion to be the Associate Principal at Clements High School! We wish her well as she begins her new journey.
For families with last names N-R, please contact Mrs. Christine Jinks, administrative assistant if you need assistance and support in the interim of the vacancy.
Main THS number- 281-634-7000
Christine Jinks- 281-634-7012
Drop off/Pick up/Student Parking
At Travis High, the only item that supersedes instruction is safety. As a staff, we’ve gone through great lengths to keep our campus safe, and this includes instituting rules and guidelines that govern the student and staff parking lots. We ask that parents only pick- up and drop-off their students in the designated front circle area. We want to reserve the student parking area for student drivers only. Parents, we would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep Travis a safe place for our wonderful students. Have a positive and productive day.
FFA Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Results
The students have poured in a lot of time and energy into their projects and HLSR is extremely competitive! Please join me in congratulating all of these students and their families!
12th Place Pullets- Brenna H
73rd Place Cockerels- Mariam K
73rd Place Pullet- Gabby R
66th Place Pullets- Estella W
5th place Dark Cross B- Tommy S
3rd place Sr. Castor Rex Doe - Holly Do
1st Place Jr. Brown Silver Buck- Emerson G
Best Opposite Sex in the English Spots- Evelyn Q
Boys Basketball All District Honorees
District 20-6A MVP - Mekhi M
1st Team All-District - Cameron O and Cameron C
2nd Team All-District - Joe C
Honorable Mention All-District - Eric J, Jared S and Zack M
Additionally, the following players earned All-Academic recognition for maintaining an average of 90 or better:
Please congratulate all of these young men!
Travis High School had 68 students compete at the Texas DECA (Virtual) State Career and Development Conference.
Mrs. Wattasek is pleased to announce that THS had 23 state finalists, with eight advancing to DECA’s International Career and Development Conference, the national competition level, to be held virtually in April.
The following students were State Finalists and received medals for their competitive event:
Jessica S – Apparel & Accessories Marketing Series
Tanya M, Ayra M and Khushleen S – Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
Urooj A and Anissa P - Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
Aniq A and Atif M – Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Hriday B, Aban M and Arjun S – Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research
Soorya S – Principles of Marketing
Kashish M – Professional Selling Event
Krishnedu S – Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Jamie S – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
The following students were State Finalists, received medals for their competitive event, AND advanced to the DECA International Career & Development Conference:
Louis C – Accounting Application Series
Ireen M and Soha S - Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
Ananya R – Start-Up Business Plan
Alyssa J and Cammi T – Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Nuhaid B and Pratham R – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Research
Please congratulate these students when you see them. They worked incredibly hard to reach this level of achievement.
For those of you who are not familiar with DECA, it is a student-based organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Here is some background as to how the organization works at the competitive level: a student can select one of 50 different categories to focus on for competition, in one school year. This requires a lot of time and effort outside of the classroom to prepare. Some categories are referred to as a “written event” – business plans, marketing campaigns, etc. – that are presented to a judge. Others are role play events in which students are given a prompt and must come up with a solution within a specific time-frame, to present to a judge; these students also take a 100-question test. At the state level, the top 16 students in each written event are considered state finalists, with eight advancing to nationals. The top 18 students in each role play event are considered state finalists, with nine advancing to nationals. There were 3,600 students from across the state of Texas who participated in this year’s virtual state competition.
Texas State German Contests
Please send a congratulations to the German students below for their achievements at both the regional and state German contests.
Texas is home to the largest German contest system in the U.S. Three regional contests take place on the first Saturday of February in Houston (Houstonfest), Dallas (Winterfest), and San Antonio (Sprachfest). The winners from these regional contests meet at the Texas State German Contest, which is always held on the last Saturday of February in San Marcos. This year, all contests were virtual.
At Houstonfest, many THS students placed in the top 5 in various events, and, overall, we placed 3rd.
Trisha G (4th in Directed Dialog level 1)
Devlynn M (4th in Crafts)
Amanda R (2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking level 3; 4th in Crafts)
Rosa R (2nd in Research Paper; 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking Advantaged)
Tejaswi S (5th in Timed Writing)
As a school, we placed 5th in the state, which is the highest we have ever placed.
Congratulations, Mr. Hindmarch!
Congratulations on being named the Senior Division Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Teacher of the Year for 2021!
Your support of student achievement in STEM and dedication to the profession is highly acknowledged by your peers, administrators and the scientific community.
On behalf of the SEFH administration, we sincerely appreciate all of your efforts especially during this unprecedented time in history. Your positive impact leaves a legacy and lasting imprint on the lives you teach.
Peer Assistance Leadership Application- Current Sophomores and Juniors Only!
To be considered for PALS the following steps will need to be followed.
- Please email Coach Woodruff(email@example.com) that you are interested by Monday March 29th.
- Teams meeting at 3:30-4:00pm On Wednesday March 31st. (for those that have sent me an email)
- Wednesday evening a Microsoft Forms document (application) will be sent out this will be due Friday April 2nd at 11:59 pm
- Once you have completed the first 3 steps then you will submit a video( Flip grid) answering 5 questions from the committee and send to me by April 7th. (these questions will be sent to you via email after you have completed the first 3 steps)
- You will be notified by April 16 about our decision on your application of PALS.
Senior Games Sign-Up (in lieu of Prom)
Hello Seniors and Senior Parents,
We are very excited to host our first annual Senior Games on April 24th. We are looking forward to a fun evening with a color war, games, prizes, food, and fun!
Below is information for our upcoming event. Click the blue link for the flier.
Date: April 24th, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Travis High School – Football Fields
Tickets: Please use this link to purchase tickets - REV TRAK SENIOR GAMES TICKET
*IF YOU PURCAHSED THE SENIOR PACKAGE, PLEASE NOTE YOUR TICKET FOR THIS EVENT IS ALREADY PAID FOR.
The link for the REV TRAK is currently open but will close on THIS FRIDAY, April 2nd at 11:59pm.
Your ticket purchase includes items for Color War(t-shirt, shades, color packets), food, extra goodies, and some Senior swag!
Along with purchasing your ticket, the following forms and waivers must be submitted to ensure you spot at our event.
Parents and Students, please read through the liability waiver thoroughly to ensure your understanding. You will need to fill out this PDF form and submit it to the Microsoft survey to complete this application.
Parents: Please know that any typed signature is equivalent to a signature approval from a parent or guardian.
Lastly, this Microsoft survey must be completed to guarantee your reservation. The survey will close on this Friday, April 2nd at 11:59 pm Click here for the Microsoft Form Survey .
Please make sure to email Rachel Kessler with any questions you may have.
What do I do now?
1. Reserve your spot and pay for your ticket on REV TRACK - REV TRAK SENIOR GAMES TICKET
2. Complete the COVID – Liability Wavier (blue link below)– SAVE AS A PDF (Will upload to Microsoft Survey)
3. Complete Microsoft Form Survey
4. Get excited for our event and share the date with your Senior Friends!
Travis HS GT Spring Showcase
Travis High School is hosting our first GT Showcase this Spring! Students selected from each grade level will also have the opportunity to represent THS at the District GT Showcase tentatively planned for the week of April 19th.
Who: All GT Students
What: THS GT SHOWCASE
When: Now - March 29th
How: Students will complete or extend projects and submit them by Monday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m.
Steps for you to take:
Think: What would you like to learn more about? How can you explore this idea? What projects have you been working on this year that you could extend?
Complete: Each student must fill out the THS GT Showcase Student Response form by Monday, February 8 at 3 p.m.
Consider: You may choose to extend your research and submit projects which fulfill other requirements (Science fair, GSA Capstone Projects, HOSA projects, or projects submitted for assignments this school year). GT students may also extend research and submit a project which is a current or upcoming assignment.
Plan: Organize your ideas and work on your project. You are responsible for contacting your mentor when you need assistance and respecting his/her schedule, planning and completing your project, and turning it in on time (Monday, March 29th). This project will allow you to practice skills needed for the workplace - responsibility, communication, and adherence to deadlines.
Submit: You will submit a video of no more than five minutes showing and explaining your project. GT students may choose to submit additional documentation/items, as needed. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m. More details and submission guidelines will be sent later.
GT students and parents may attend the Zoom meeting for more information.
Betty Roberts is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: THS GT Showcase Information 2021
Time: Feb 9, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 829 1242 7688
New Office 365 Features for Students
New features are now added to Office 365 for Students
- Planner (A To-Do app used for personal and teamwork planning)
- Stream (An Enterprise Video service where students can view videos shared with them)
- Whiteboard (Provides freeform, intelligent canvas where real-time people, ideas, and content come together)
Assignment of these new features can take up to 48 hours to complete for all student accounts.
WAYS TO EARN TIGER BUCKS
- ProGrad T-shirt👕 - purchase, wear, post/tweet on Social Media ("Wear & Share Wednesdays" - post or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- - purchase, help with sales & distribution
- Community Rewards Programs🛒 - sign-up & share screenshot (e-mail to: email@example.com)
- Spirit Nights🎉 - coordinate, participate & post on our SM pages or e-mail receipt (e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Pop Up Senior Serve📋 -participate on planning committee*
- ProGrad EOY Event📋 - participate on planning committee*
- Dollar-for-Dollar Monetary Donations💲=🐯💲
- Attend Monthly Parent Meetings📝
- Follow Us on Social Media - react to posts like/tweet/share 📲
*E-mail us at: email@example.com to make donations and also to sign-up for any of the above opportunities!🐯💲🐯
Save the Date- Graduation
Friday, June 4th, 8am
3335 Hurricane Lane
Missouri City, TX
More details to come!
Secondary Students (Grades 6-12) now have access to submit their own Support Portal Incidents
In an effort to enhance our technology support, Fort Bend ISD has given secondary students (Grades 6 - 12) the ability to report application and hardware incidents using the FBISD Support Portal via 1Link.
Student Password Issues
If a student forgets or needs to reset his/her password, please go to my.fortbendisd.com to reset it. If you are having issues and can't seem to navigate the site, please contact Felicia Olivacce, data clerk or Andrea Spina, librarian.
From the Registrar's Office
Verification of Enrollment (for driving purposes)
VOEs take 24 hours to process so please plan accordingly.
Please send Mrs. Charles an email firstname.lastname@example.org to request with a Subject Line: VOE Request.
This QR Code will take you to the VOE website; click Cynthia Charles to get to her email.
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Tenille Pakoejoe, 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
Adrienne Garcia, Associate Principal
Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)
Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)
Tara Baker, Assistant Principal (N-R)
Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)