THIS YEAR IS FLYING BY!: We are quickly moving through the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester of the year, and it is well worth emphasizing to all students the importance of staying disciplined in your studies and coursework on a day-to-day basis. School life is full of things to do (sports or other co-curriculars, field trips, student organizations, etc.)...but we must always maintain standards of daily excellence - habits of success - that ensure we remain productive and accomplished in our required work. I ask that our parents please stay tuned in to their children's progress in school - your consistency in communicating to your children your expectations and discussing his/her progress has a SUBSTANTIALLY POSITIVE impact. Thank you for all you do to help make your children's education a priority.
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NOTEWORTHY NEWS:This year, will continue holding our quarterly class meetings with students in grades 7-12, at which various grade-specific topics are discussed, including the establishment of academic goals for each quarter. Each class is being challenged to set a goal for a targeted minimum percentage of its members who will earn all passing grades for the quarter. The students are provided with pertinent data from their most recently completed grading period, and then use that information to create a goal that poses a challenge for improvement…but that is also realistically attainable.
Through the combined efforts of many, students in grades 7-12 of our school tacked on another 7.1% reduction in failing semester grades during the 2014-2015 school year (with respect to the 2013-2014 school year). Please keep in mind that this decrease was in addition to the whopping 51.9% reduction in failing semester grades during the 2013-2014 school year (with respect to the 2012-2013 school year). MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE FULLY INTEND TO SEE THIS TREND CONTINUE DURING THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR! GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT TC!
IMPORTANT DATES Friday, December 4 AND Saturday, December 5: HS Play (7:00; Lecture Hall) Monday, December 14: 6-12 Band Concert (7:00; HS Gym) Thursday, December 17: 7-12 Choir Concert (7:00; Lecture Hall) Wednesday, December 23: Early Release (12:30) Thursday, December 24 - Friday, January 1: NO SCHOOL Tuesday, January 19: Q2/S1 End Wednesday, January 20: NO SCHOOL Thursday, January 21: Q3/S2 Start Friday, February 12: Early Release (12:30) Thursday, February 25: Early Release (12:30) / PK-12 P/T Conferences (12:45-7:15) Tuesday, March 1: ACT Test (11th Grade) - ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT! Wednesday, March 2: ACT WorkKeys Test (11th Grade) - ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT! Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25: NO SCHOOL Wednesday, March 30: Q3 End Thursday, March 31: Q4 Start Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29: ACT Aspire Testing Week (9th AND 10th Grades) - ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT! Friday, May 6: Early Release (12:30) Wednesday, May 18: Scholarship Night (6:30; Lecture Hall) Wednesday, May 25: 9-12 Awards & Recognition Ceremony (10:15; Lecture Hall) Friday, May 27: Graduation Ceremony (7:00; HS Gym) Thursday, June 2: Early Release (12:30) - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
TC ALUMNUS BUILDING A FASCINATING LIFE:Haley Wadel (TC Class of 2012) was featured in an article in the November 27, 2015 issue of the Resorter. Click the link at the right side of the screen to access a copy of the article - Haley has had some amazing experiences in the few years since she graduated from our school! She had a great quote in the article that is so fitting for our students: "Take chances and go after whatever it is you want in life...You are capable of so much and each person has the power to change the world if they want."
NEW CLASS LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY AT TC TC PRIDE PROJECTSis a new art course being offered in our high school this year, designed to create a venue for our talented students to produce works of art that will visually enhance our entire school for years to come. The awesome Superman-inspired TC logo that now greets anyone and everyone who enters our high school gym is one such project that has now become reality (Creators: Hailey Anderson, Ana Juarez, & Brianna Shackelford). The beautiful eye-catching TC Mosaics that grace the pillars of our main entryway and the wall at the entrance to the high school gym are the most recent additions to our building (Creators: Hailey Anderson, Ana Juarez, Ben Kramer, & Breauna Wade). Keep your eyes open for the addition of new projects as the school year progresses...
February 12, 2016
HSBBB VS Gresham
HSGBB @ Gresham
HSWR REGIONALS @ Amherst
Lunch today is Cheese Quesadillas!
1. We will have a COMPACT schedule today!
2. There will be a student council meeting Tuesday during lunch in the lecture hall.
3. Winterfest court voting will take place starting Monday. On Monday, ALL high school students will be voting for the Freshmen court members, on Tuesday for Sophomores, Wednesday will be for Juniors, and finally on Thursday students will be voting for the Senior representatives. Court members, along with king and queen, will be announced on Friday during the pep-assembly. Winterfest Dress-up Days are: Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday is Carnival Day; Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday; Thursday will be Western Day; and Friday is Color Day. Seniors should wear RED, Juniors wear BLACK, Sophomores wear BLUE, and Freshmen should wear WHITE.
4. Winterfest Dance Tickets will be sold at the door only. The cost for the dance is $5 a couple & $3 for a single admission. The Dance will begin at 7:30and end at 11:30. Grand March will be at 9:30. This year’s theme is "Carnival", so along with awesome music there will be a few games. If you are planning on bringing a guest to the Winterfest Dance, you must sign them up in the office and obtain a permission slip.
5. There will be a yearbook meeting on Monday, Feb 15 in the Face room during Impact.
6. (Read Wed & Fri)Attention all students don’t miss out on your chance to order a yearbook. Our state of the art custom cover is available to view in the office. I have posted a list of students who have ordered books on the office window if your name is not on the list you have not ordered a book yet. Order forms are available in the office. MUST order by FEB 26th.
7. Seniors applying to Midstate Technical College, there will be a college representative here at TCHS on Monday, Feb. 15th, in the computer lab to help you with your application. See Mrs. Nugent for any questions.
8. Any FFA member interested in participating in a Career Development Event please see Mr. Engel by February 15th.
9. Drama Folks! If you want a t-shirt, Mrs. E has 2 black mediums and 2 black larges available. Please see her.
10. (Read Tues & Thurs)Juniors - Your PSAT results are in and you can see Mrs. Nugent if you would like to go over them.
11. (Read Mon & Wed)It's time once again to begin preparing for our 2nd annual Tri-County's Got Talent Performance to be held on Friday, March 18th at 7 PM in the TC Lecture Hall. Get your acts together, start practicing, dance, instruments, singing, comedy, magic, juggling, acting, anything that can be done on the stage is welcome and encouraged. In order to ensure we have quality performances and not a 4 hour concert, we will be holding auditions on Friday, March 11. Don't wait. Start practicing now! See Mrs. Mitchell or Mrs. Murray for a sign-up sheet and any other questions.
12. (Read Thurs)Attention Seniors – Remember to check the Scholarship Board on a regular basis. New scholarships are added often.
13. (Read Mon & Wed)For Sophomores or Juniors who need take or retake the Civics exam for graduation; The exam will be given 2nd or 5th hour on Monday, February 22nd in Mr. Pieper's room. The final opportunity to take the exam for this school year will be later in May. Please plan accordingly.
14. (Read Tues & Thurs)Need a place to do your homework? Need homework help? Help is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5pm in Mrs. Senft's room.
15. (Read Wed)Today is SSR during Impact. Remember, no students should be in the hallways.
16. (Read Thurs)Friday is School Spirit Day! Make sure to wear your TC apparel. Go Penguins!
17. QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
18. (Read Mon, Wed, & Fri)VIRTUE OF THE WEEK – “TOLERANCE ”: Being tolerant is accepting differences. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes, and dreams. Tolerance is also accepting things you wish were different with patience and flexibility.