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Weekly Update: February 24 – March 2

Posted by TNCS on Feb 23, 2018

  • Tuesday, February 27

    • 10th Grade American History Field Trip
  • Wednesday, February 28

    • READ Art Show & Sale meeting, 4pm, Westbrook House
  • Friday, March 2

    • History Day competition
  • Saturday, March 3

    • Middle School Dance, 7-10pm, Greenwood Commons


History Day

Friday afternoon, March 2nd TNCS will be holding its second annual History Day competition. As our regional competition has grown it has become necessary for us to hold an in-house History Day event to select the projects which will advance to regionals. Students in the 8th grade and 11th grade history classes research topics related to this year’s annual theme of Conflict and Compromise in History and then present the results in one of several creative formats: a documentary film, a website, a live performance, or a visual exhibit. This is part of National History Day, which involves over a half million students annually in all 50 states plus several foreign countries. Regional winners advance to Virginia History Day and state winners to nationals.

Summer Programs

The TNCS Summer Programs brochure is live and registration is open! This year’s program includes a new lineup for the Middle School Afternoon Exploratory, Middle School and Upper School Programming, and Verbal and Math PSAT/SAT prep courses. Click here to see this year’s brochureRegister early and save!

Spring Saber Sports

Click here to view the Spring Athletic offerings and practice details.

Canned Food Drive

During the month of March NHS will be leading our annual canned food drive to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank. We will have bins in Founders Hall – one for Middle School and one for Upper (it’s a contest!). The food bank requests non-perishable food items (no glass jars, please!). Soups, vegetables, peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, spaghetti sauce, pasta, cereal, fruit packed in juice, and whole grain snacks are especially useful. 

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is coming! Field Day teams will compete in this school competition. Middle school and upper school book lists are available now. 


Reading Games and the Richmond Flying Squirrels

The Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball team wants to help encourage Middle School students to read for our Learning Ally Great Reading Games and Battle of the Books! The Squirrels will give a free baseball ticket to their April 18 game (with fireworks!) to every student who reads 8 books between February 1 and March 30. Students can earn a free ticket by having their LF teacher sign off that they read each of the 8 books on a special Squirrels bookmark. We will give the bookmarks out next week. When a student has read 8 books, they will turn the bookmark in to Mrs. Petzer to receive a free baseball ticket. Keep Reading, Sabers! 

Reading Games Featured Book of the Week

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr



American History Field Trip

On Tuesday, Mr. Carmichael’s 10th grade American History students will be spending the day touring Civil War-related sites around Richmond, including the American Civil War Center and the White House of the Confederacy. 

College Acceptances

Congratulations to Marshall who was accepted to Longwood University.  

College Counseling for Sophomores

Sophomore Parents: Please take note of the important upcoming dates regarding college counseling at TNCS. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Latta 

  • Wednesday, April 11
    • A sophomore parent meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30pm in Greenwood Commons. This meeting will cover important information regarding college counseling at TNCS.
  • Thursday, April 19
    • Collegiate will host a college night on Thursday, April 19 from 7-9pm. The college night will feature many colleges from around the country and can be a great opportunity for families to begin exploring college options.  
  • Saturday, April 21
    • The sophomore class will take a diagnostic PSAT on Saturday, April 21. This test will last between 2-3 hours, and only cover the reading and writing portion of the PSAT. 

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
The Good Earth 
by Pearl S. Buck



Spring Saber Sports

Click here to view the Spring Athletic offerings and practice details.

Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on www.tncsathletics.org.


Pizza Mondays

Mondays are pizza days for lunch at TNCS, to benefit the athletic department. Slices of cheese and pepperoni pizza from Domino’s are available. Students place their order on sheets posted on campus. Pizza is $1.50/slice. Drinks are also available for $1.00. Both are billed to the student’s account. Cash is not accepted.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help serve pizza on Mondays from 11:45am – 1:15. Click here to sign up to help!

Jason’s Deli Lunch Options Tuesday – Thursday

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays students are able to purchase in advance lunches from Jason’s Deli. Orders are submitted online by noon the day before delivery. Click here for the order form, which can also be found via a link at the top of the school’s homepage.

Food Truck Fridays

Join us for our Food Truck Fridays! Upper School Lunch, 11:53 – 12:26; Middle School Lunch, 12:33  1:06. 

  • Friday, March 2 – The Boardwalk 
  • Friday, March 9 – Progress Review, no classes 
  • Friday, March 16 – TBD 
  • Friday, March 23 – Carytown Burgers and Fries 
  • Friday, March 30 – Good Friday, noon dismissal