Weekly Update: April 6 – 12
Posted by TNCS on Apr 5, 2019
Monday, April 8
- Memorial Assembly for Mr. L, 2:15pm, Gym
- NHS Food Drive Begins
Tuesday, April 9
- LF Testing
- College Fair, 7-9pm, Collegiate School
Wednesday, April 10
- LF Testing
Thursday, April 11
- LF Testing
Mr. L. Memorial Services
A reminder that Monday is a Tier 3 dress day for all students in honor of Mr. L’s honoring assembly. The assembly will be at 2:15, and parents are invited to attend as well. Parking will be at Scottish Rite across the street. Please be on the lookout for an email with carpool information.
Conversation with Nancy Cancelled
Conversation with Nancy scheduled for Thursday, April 11 has been cancelled. Join us for the last PA meeting of the year April 25 from 8-9am in Greenwood Commons. Note, this is a time change because of all of the athletic games that afternoon. We hope this suits your schedule better!
Both Middle and Upper School students will be taking standardized reading tests this week during their LF periods on April 9, 10, and 11. We appreciate your help in making sure students arrive on time and have the appropriate rest and brain food for optimal focus and test performance. Absent students will be allowed to make up missed tests at a later date.
NHS is sponsoring a food drive beginning on April 8th and running through April 30th. The Houses will compete to see who can bring in the most items. The winning House will be awarded with ice cream sundaes. All donations will be given to Feed More. Most wanted items include: peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, tomato products, low sodium canned vegetables, beans, cereal, whole grain pasta and rice, and granola bars.
Battle of the Books Special Recognition
Congratulations to all our students who read books and competed in the school-wide 2nd Annual Battle of the Books. Click here for special recognition to students who excelled in their knowledge of the books they read during the March 29 competition.
The TNCS Summer Programs brochure is live and registration is open! Classes are held from June 17 – July 12. Click here to see this year’s brochure. Register early and save!
Tech Tip of the Week: Spring Cleaning
Spring has sprung! It’s time to optimize your device with some spring cleaning. Clearing out your downloads folder is a great start but click here for a few other nooks and crannies that you may not have thought of.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Reminder: Current 7th grade students will need a Macbook Pro or Air for the 2019-2020 school year at TNCS. Please see the Technology Specifications on our website for more details and direct questions to Jessica DelMonte.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
10th Grade Trip
The 10th grade had a wonderful overnight trip to Presquile Island with the James River Association this week. Students studied the water quality of the James River using both biotic and abiotic tests, canoed the surrounding creeks, removed invasive species from the ecosystem, and shared time around a campfire together. They represented TNCS so well.
Friday, April 12, select art students will attend the ArtsPower Conference here in town. Email Laura Kauffman with questions.
Prom is this Saturday, April 13! If your student does not have his/her permission form in, please encourage them to do so.
Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to attend the Richmond Area Independent Schools (RAIS) College Fair for students and their families. It is a great opportunity for sophomores to start learning about college options and allows juniors the chance to have more focused conversations with college representatives from around the country. There will be representatives present from over 200 colleges. The college fair is hosted by Collegiate School and will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 7-9pm. All students and parents must park off campus. Parking is available at Derbyshire Baptist Church. Shuttle service to and from that lot runs throughout the evening from 6:30-9:30pm. Food trucks will be on site. Click below for documents to help navigate the College Fair:
- List of colleges that TNCS graduates have been accepted to and/or attended
- List of colleges attending the College Fair
- Information sheet
- College Fair Tips
- Questions to ask College Representatives
- Collegiate campus map
Seniors: Committing to a College
Many seniors have heard back from some of the colleges to which they applied. Seniors should be aware of the deadlines to commit to a school. Most colleges require a commitment to attend, a deposit, and any necessary documentation by May 1st. Seniors risk losing a spot at a school if they do not commit to attend by a school’s deadline. Seniors are reminded to notify Mrs. Harley once they have made their final decision.
Once seniors commit to a school, they should notify the other colleges to which they were accepted that they will not be attending. This opens a spot for another student who may be on a waiting list for that school which is the responsible way to complete the process.
Seniors who are considering committing to a larger college or university may be able to request housing earlier than May 1st, so committing before the deadline could open more housing options.
Information for Juniors
- Junior parents may sign up here to schedule individual meetings with the College & Career Counselor.
- Juniors will take the SAT at TNCS on May 4th and 5th. Typically, the testing is from 8:15am-1pm on both days. Students will register for the test next week in their Junior Seminar classes. Student accounts will be charged the $47.50 fee imposed by College Board. Juniors will be encouraged to take the SAT again in the fall based on their scores and their colleges’ application requirements.
Information for Sophomores
On Saturday, April 13th, we will administer a voluntary practice-version of the PSAT to TNCS sophomores on our campus. Testing will begin in Founders at 8:30am. Students should plan to be at school no later than 8:15. Students should bring a computer, headphones, pencils, water bottle, and snack. Plan on picking-up students between 12-1pm.
Links of Interest
- Randolph-Macon College Open House for sophomores and juniors.
- Blueprint Pre-College Summer Programs for students entering grades 9-12.
- Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students.
- Landmark College offers summer programs to assist a wide range of students with learning differences, including middle school students, high school students, graduating high school seniors, and students enrolled at colleges around the country. There is also an online option for rising high school juniors and seniors.
- Beacon College – Summer for Success Program offers a 3-week immersion experience for rising high school Juniors & Seniors who learn differently.
Daily schedules for each team can be found at www.tncsathletics.org. Please create a FAN ACCOUNT for your child’s team so you can receive alerts of schedule changes.
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, 12:32 – 1:05; Middle School Lunch, 11:58 – 12:31.
- Friday, April 12 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, April 19 – Student Conference Day – No Classes
- Friday, April 26 – Pizza Lunch – Proceeds benefit Saber Athletics