Parent Newsletter - Issue #271 - February 23, 2020
This Week in Tiger Territory!
Monday, February 24
Varsity Baseball @ Pearland Dawson
JV Baseball vs. Pearland Dawson 4:30 Grey/6:30 Red
Cheer Tryout Meeting 6:00 Library
Tuesday, February 25
Tiger Tuesday - Camo Day or Wear Blue for FFA Week
Softball vs. Elkins 4:30
Boys Soccer @ Austin 5:30/7:30
Girls Soccer vs. Austin 5:30/7:30
Boys Basketball Playoff vs. Mayde Creek 5:30 at Don Coleman Coliseum
Wednesday, February 26
College Wear Wednesday
Thursday, February 27
Purple Out- Teen Dating Violence Awareness
Willie's Ice House Spirit Night
Sub Varsity Track Meet @ Stafford HS
Girls Soccer vs. Bush 5:30/7:30
Spring Open House 6:00-7:30
Friday, February 28
On Fridays We Wear Red
Varsity Tennis Tournament @ Alief ISD
Varsity Baseball Tournament @ Katy
Varsity Track Meet @ Stafford HS
Boys Soccer @ RPHS 5:30/7:30
Girls Soccer vs. RPHS 5:30/7:30
Saturday, February 29
Varsity BaseballTournament @ Katy
SAT Seminar 9:00 AM
Sunday, March 1
Senior Serve 6:00 Commons
Varsity Boys Basketball Playoff Game vs. Mayde Creek
Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 5:30pm
1050 Dairy Ashford Road
UIL Academic Invitational Awards
Sanjay R.- Current Events and Issues
Anthony P., Ian L., and David T. –Computer Science Hands-On
Louis C. and Amaan A.- Accounting
Gabrielle BA.- News Writing and Feature Writing
Samra H. -Editorial Writing
Miles S.- Headline Writing
Vansha K.- Headline Writing
Ian L.- Calculator Applications
THS Attendance Rate- Top HS rate in the District!
Our goal is a 98% attendance rate.
We achieved a 96.62% last week. Let's work to increase our attendance this week!
In March, we are getting ready to saddle up and celebrate our staff with a Rodeo Roundup! We will be celebrating our staff on Friday, March 6th.
If you are able to donate an item, please see the link below:
Attention Parents of Graduating Tigers!
Read below for important information for Seniors.
April 27- Price goes up to $35
May 11- Price goes up to $45
May 18- Price goes up to $50
There will be no tickets sold at the door. Ticket and ID are required to attend on event night. Contact ProGrad committee with questions.
Senior Trip Tickets
Senior Trip Tickets will be on sale during all lunches next week – February 24th-28th (In E138 - Mrs. Martinez Office).
This is the ONLY week that we will sell these tickets as we must have an accurate count for our charter buses. Bus rosters will be filled as students purchase their tickets so seniors should plan on purchasing at the same time/day as their friends if they wish to be on the same bus. Cost of the senior trip is included in the senior package or you can buy separately for $120 which includes admission to the park, bus ride, lunch, and shirt. The PDF attached contains 3 forms that must be completed to purchase a ticket.
Students who are participating in the Senior Package have already paid for their ticket, but must be current on all payments and must turn in the 3 forms to reserve their bus spot.
The final payment of the Senior Package is due March 6th. Printed forms are available in Mrs. Martinez' (E138) office if needed. All details, trip information, and rules regarding the trip are located in the attached information.
February 24, students or their parents/guardians will have the opportunity to request additional tickets, or indicate whether they need fewer than the allotted 8 tickets, by filling out an online form located on our THS homepage.
STEAM Fest 2020
Saturday, Feb. 29th, 12-2pm
12300 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
STEAM Fest 2020 is just around the corner! Join us for this FREE event, Saturday, February 29 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Reese Career and Technical Center where children of all ages can enjoy free hands-on, minds-on activities for the day. Get your FREE tickets HERE.
· Food prepared by the Culinary Arts students will be available for purchase through The Quick Serve Counter.
· Pamper yourself that day by signing up for a manicure, pedicure, or hair service at The Salon at Reese Center CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
· Is your car in need of an oil change or tire rotation or balance? If so, let the auto mechanic students take care of your car at The Shop at Reese Center while you enjoy STEAM Fest. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
National English Honor Society
The Travis High School chapter of the National English Honor Society is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Sophomores and juniors who have exemplified academic excellence in English language and literature, who have demonstrated exemplary character, and who wish to promote literacy while sharing their love of reading and writing may apply. Interested sophomores and juniors, please pick up an application before or after class from Mrs. Kimbrough in room E130.
Lending Laptop Library
Travis High School now has a lending laptop library. These laptops are available for students to check out and take home. Our goal is to help all THS students have access to the technology they need to be successful. As teachers increase the amount of learning done online, students often need consistent access to a computer outside of school. Students may now request a laptop through the THS library in order to complete school work off campus. Laptops are available at no cost for two weeks at a time. Parents must first complete the agreement forms in Skyward and then students may fill out the request form found on the THS library website. For more information, please visit the library page of the THS website. https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/121681
Absence information for Exam Exemptions
Important Dates From the Counseling Office
Don't Forget to Check Out the College and Career Newsletter from Mrs. Martinez!
See below for a list of all Travis Clubs
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
Adrienne Garcia, 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)