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Weekly Update: September 2 – 8

Posted by TNCS on Sep 1, 2017

  • Monday, September 4
    • Labor Day, no classes
  • Tuesday, September 5
    • High Point University Rep on campus during Extra Help
  • Thursday, September 7
    • Parents Night, 6:30pm, Activities Center
  • Friday, September 8
    • Professional Development Day, no classes

All-School News

Parents Night
Remember that Parents Night is Thursday, September 7, beginning in the Gym at 6:30pm. You will have the opportunity to follow your child’s daily schedule and hear from each of their teachers. Parking will be available across the street at Scottish Rite Temple.We will conclude the evening by 9pm. Wear comfortable shoes!

No Classes Friday
Reminder: Friday, September 8 is a Professional Development Day. There are no classes that day.

SpeakUp. Talking With Teens About Mental Health
Parents are invited to join us for an evening with Grace Gallagher of The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation on Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm in Greenwood Commons. This evening presentation is just for parents – students will have an assembly and follow-up sessions soon after the parent meeting. Please RSVP to info@tncs.org. For more information on the Gallagher Foundation visit ckgfoundation.org.

Parents Association Meetings
Mark your calendar – the first Parents Association meeting for the year will be on Monday, September 11 at 8am in Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall. All parents are invited to attend.

Europe Trip
We are thrilled to offer the opportunity for eligible students to travel to Europe in the summer of 2018! Students who are currently in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade (2017-2018 school year) are eligible to participate. The deadline to register for the trip is September 30th. Trip leaders Julie Noble and Carolyn Latta will be holding two meetings in September for parents who are interested in learning more about the trip.

  • Monday, September 18th, 7pm, Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall
  • Thursday, September 21st, 8am, Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall

Click here to access the General Information and FAQ sheet. In our classes, we strive to bring history alive for our students, but this trip will allow them to experience reenacting history where it actually happened! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Noble or Carolyn Latta.

Grade Level Parent Gatherings
Grade level parent gatherings are a great way to get to know other parents in your child’s grade, hear from Nancy Foy and Division Directors, Eric Gobble or Carolyn Tisdale, and ask questions. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this gathering. All will take place on campus in Greenwood Commons.

  • 5th/6th Grades: NEW DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 7pm
  • 7th Grade: Wednesday, September 27, 7pm
  • 8th Grade: Tuesday, October 3, 7pm
  • 9th Grade: Tuesday, September 19, 7pm
  • 10th Grade: Wednesday, October 11, 7pm
  • 11th Grade: Monday, October 2, 7pm
  • 12th Grade: Monday, September 25, 7pm

Student Spotlight
Olivia Taylor spent a month in Los Angeles this summer honing her modeling skills. She had on average 2-4 castings/auditions a day. From that experience she
learned about interviewing skills, how to be bold, taking safety precautions, and getting around new places. She says she also learned how well she can take rejection and how humor always helps. While there she was also able to explore LA, visiting the Getty center, Griffith Observatory, hearing the LA Philharmonic, and more. Congratulations to Olivia on an impressive summer!

Pizza Mondays (Beginning September 11)
Mondays are pizza days for lunch at TNCS. Beginning Monday, September 11, 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.

Middle School News

Student Life
Next Thursday’s Student Life time will continue to include bonding activities to foster our incredible community feel. These activities will encourage students and teachers to work together to get to know each other and develop lasting bonds. The Advisor time at the end of the day will revolve around expectations for homework, classes, and the role of the advisor. Be sure to ask your Saber how the day went! If you have any questions, please reach out to Alexander Keevil and Rachel Beene.

Upper School News

College Rep Visit
On Tuesday, September 5th, our first college representative will visit TNCS. Ryan Dillon from High Point University will be in Ms. Latta’s room during Extra Help. Juniors and Seniors who are interested in learning more about High Point University should plan on attending.

During Friday’s assembly we introduced the revamped way in which the Upper School will be doing clubs. Clubs will now be student organized and student led. Over the next few weeks they will have the opportunity to develop a club idea, find a faculty sponsor, and formulate a presentation. This is a great opportunity for our students to explore their passions and try new interests.

Student Life
Next Thursday’s Student Life time will be devoted to the TNCS Honor Code. This is a fantastic tradition where the Student Advisory Board members will lead a presentation and discussion on the Honor Code, and then all students will sign the honor pledge. Talk to your child about the TNCS Honor Code and how it is important for our community.

Senior Beach Trip
Planning ahead, our traditional senior beach trip will take place October 4 – October 7. We will leave after classes on the 4th. This year we will be going to Sandbridge Beach. We have rented two lovely homes for the students. You will be receiving more information on this trip soon.

October SAT
The October SAT deadline is September 8th. TNCS will offer the October SAT on Sunday, October, 8th and Monday, October 9th (Holiday-no classes). Seniors can sign up for the test through their College Board accounts.


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