Weekly Update: June 1 – 7
Posted by TNCS on May 31, 2019
Monday, June 3
- Last day of classes, noon dismissal
- Senior class graduation practice, noon
Tuesday, June 4
- Commencement, 5pm, Activities Center, Tier 3 Dress
- 5-11 graders arrive by 4:40
- 12th graders arrive by 3:45
Wednesday, June 5
- Rising 5th & 6th Grade Pool Party, 4:30-6:30pm, Lewis Ginter Recreation Association Pool
We invite and encourage all students (along with their families) to attend Commencement on Tuesday evening. Students attending will be processing into the ceremony before the graduates. 5th – 11th grade students should arrive for Commencement at 4:40pm in Tier 3 attire.
Parents of returning students should be on the lookout for an electives preference survey in their email in the next few days.
Student Spotlight: Ava Dames-Siegel
SPARC’s LIVE ART program has their mega-show on Sunday, June 2 at 4pm at Altria Theater and our very own Ava Dames-Siegel is participating! LIVE ART includes 200 students from all over the area and from all abilities who will perform along with nationally known recording artists. The students work together throughout the year in performing and visual arts classes. Ava was selected to be in 2 dance classes and has been practicing with them all school year. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. Way to go Ava!
Pi World Ranking List
Congratulations again to Charlie Cuttino and Kai Maquivar for setting TNCS school records for reciting pi last March. Charlie holds the school record for reciting 208 decimal places and Kai holds the Middle School record with 179. Their scores were recently added to the Pi World Ranking List website! Charlie is ranked 495 and Kai is ranked 557. You can find the complete list here.
Sign up for TNCS Summer Programs! Classes are held from June 17 – July 12. Click here to see this year’s brochure. Summer Programs are not just open to TNCS students. If you know someone from another area school who could benefit please share with them!
There are still a few spots left in SAT Math Prep, SAT Verbal Prep and College Essay Workshop, as well as Middle School classes: Fractions & Decimals Review, Preparation for Algebra, Study Strategies, and Reading On Your Own. Sign up today!
Digital Cleaning Over the Summer
Students should tidy up their digital life by working on some cleanup tasks over the summer break. Click here for a list of tasks.
Office 365 Subscription for Students Not Returning
Are you graduating or not returning to TNCS next year? We will certainly miss you! Don’t forget that your TNCS Office 365 subscription (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote, OneDrive) will be deactivated over the summer. You can get a free student Office 365 subscription, and you can also use Pages (Word), Keynote (PowerPoint), and Numbers (Excel) to open your documents when you hold down the control button and click on the document.
Periodically, students need to recharge their laptops and iPads. We happily loan them chargers of all sorts to get them through the day. Unfortunately, we are missing a lot of these loaned charging cords. If you happen to notice any extra cords around your house and wouldn’t mind returning it to school, it would be most appreciated. Thanks for checking!
Tech Tip of the Week: Summer Technology
Summer is upon us! When you look at most students today, you can’t help but notice they are always plugged in. Regardless of the type, something is on or in their ears. Podcasts have the ability to tell stories, get kids to think and analyze, learn something, or discover a new interest. This could be a great way to keep stories alive over the summer months. iPads, laptops, and cell phones all have a way to access this content, all you need to do is find a podcast or two your student would be willing to listen to daily. Try googling “Podcasts for” followed by an area of interest or your student’s grade level. There is a ton of rich, inspiring podcast content out there that is free. Consider it another digital story vehicle. Happy Summer Sabers!
Decoding Dyslexia Richmond (FUN) Meeting
Decoding Dyslexia Richmond’s monthly meeting is Monday, June 3 at 7pm at Don’t Look Back – South. This will be the last meeting of the school year. TNCS parents are always invited to attend. Click here to learn more about Monday’s meeting and to RSVP.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Rising 5th & 6th Grade Summer Social
Students, and their parents, who be entering 5th or 6th grade next school year are invited to a Summer Social on Wednesday, June 5 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Association Pool (map), just 2 miles from school. This is a great chance to meet rising 5th and 6th graders and their parents prior to starting TNCS in the fall. Pizza will be served. If you have not already, please RSVP to Dr. Tisdale.
Macbook for Rising 8th Graders
Reminder: Current 7th grade students will need a Macbook Pro or Air as an 8th grader in 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
Senior Parents – Please review these Graduation Details with your senior. Graduation is only 2 days away!
Rising Senior Portraits
Current Juniors: Be sure to schedule your senior portrait with Wendell Powell Studio! They have reserved a few days over the summer just for TNCS in the studio. Click here to learn more.
Summer and Fall Athletics
- Saber Strong Summer Program for rising 8-12th grade students is back this summer! These offerings include a focus on physical development, injury prevention, basketball and volleyball skill work, and an opportunity to build strong team relationships. Click the link below for more details.
- Fall athletic practices begin August 12 for Upper School and August 20 for Middle School. Click the link below for more details.
- Click here for more details on both summer and fall athletics.