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Weekly Update: April 21-27

Posted by TNCS on Apr 20, 2018

  • Saturday, April 21

    • State History Day
    • Sophomore Diagnostic PSAT
  • Sunday, April 22

    • Final Europe Trip Meeting, 7-8pm, Greenwood Commons
  • Friday, April 27

    • Box Tops Submission Deadline for 2nd Semester Contest


Sports Physicals

We are offering the Spring Sports physicals after school on Wednesday, May 9th. All TNCS students are required to have a physical exam after May 1, 2018 to participate in 2018-2019 TNCS Saber sports season. Click here for full details and required paperwork. Please bring completed forms with you on May 9th or drop them off at Mrs. Chambers’ cottage. Please note the medical history form is required for Dr. Reece to complete the physical exam. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Gobble or Rhonda Chambers.

Festival of the Arts

Last Thursday, eight TNCS students traveled to Fredericksburg Academy for the 2nd Annual Student Festival of the Arts, run by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). They participated in workshops in creative writing, visual art, drama, and music, all the while interacting with students from independent schools throughout Virginia.

TNCS Senior Jordan was the festival’s first ever student presenter! Jordan led a workshop on found poetry where he shared a surrealist language game and taught participants how to create new poems from existing texts. Every seat in Jordan’s session was filled with excited students. After he displayed samples and gave instructions for starting, students were captivated by the new technique and became totally absorbed in their creations. With Jordan’s guidance, students used sharpies, whiteout, and recycled books to make original found poems. Congratulations to Jordan for presenting a highly engaging workshop. We’re proud of Jordan’s creativity and willingness to share a favorite art form, inspired by his creative writing class here at TNCS, with students from all over the state.


Animal Club Card Sale Results

Congratulations to the Animal Club for raising $205 for the Richmond SPCA! The club sponsored an art contest and Sesley Clayton and Oakley Massey’s winning designs were featured on notecards which sold for donations to this worthy cause. Great job girls! Thank you to everyone who purchased these beautiful cards.

Box Tops Submission Deadline

The last day to submit Box Tops for Education is Friday, April 27! The winning division will receive ice-cream sandwiches during lunch later this spring, and then we will have an all-school celebration as well—dates TBD. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this fundraising event for the Parents Association!  

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!

Final Meeting for Europe Trip Summer 2018

The final meeting to go over essential information about the Europe trip is Sunday, April 22 in Greenwood Commons from 7-8pm. Parents and students are invited to attend. Questions? Contact Mrs. Noble or Ms. Latta. 

Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on 


Class Ring Orders for 10th and 11th Graders

Jostens will be on campus Wednesday, May 2 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to share information on how to order class rings! Our representative will bring samples and catalogs that outline all of the customizable options and ordering process. Parents are welcome to attend.

Jostens will return on Wednesday, May 9 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to answer questions and collect class ring orders. Parents are welcome to stop by and meet with our Jostens’ rep. 

Please visit the Jostens website to check out the many ring options and submit orders. Contact Mrs. Fields with any questions about ordering class rings. 

College Counseling

You are almost done with your college application process! By now, many of you have heard back from some of the schools you applied to. Please keep in mind the upcoming deadlines to commit to a school. Most colleges ask that you confirm your decision to attend and send a deposit and any necessary documentation by May 1st. If you do not do this, you may risk losing your spot at a school. 

Once you make your decision and commit to a college or university, please be sure to let the other schools that you are turning them down. This opens up a spot for another student who may be on a waiting list for that school, and it lets you end your connection with a college without burning any bridges for the future. 

If you are considering committing to a larger college or university, please keep in mind that requests for housing might be available sooner than the May 1st deadline. Committing to a larger school sooner than May 1st might open up more housing opportunities for you. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Latta 

Junior Class SAT

The junior class will take the May SAT on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. Juniors registered for the SAT in junior seminar in March.

Summer Innovation Program

The STARTSHIP Summer Innovation Program is a 6 week program that helps students grades 10-12 become better problem solvers and more effective communicators! Students will also build confidence in presenting themselves and their ideas. These skills are invaluable to starting college and launching a career. For more information, visit their website.


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.