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Weekly Update: March 17-23

Posted by TNCS on Mar 16, 2018

  • Saturday, March 17

    • MS Service Project, Houlagan’s Rest
  • Sunday, March 18

    • Europe Trip Meeting, 7pm, Greenwood Commons
  • Wednesday, March 21

    • Student/Parent/Advisor Conferences, no classes
  • Friday, March 23

    • Battle of the Books
    • READ Art Show & Sale Opening Reception, 7-9pm, $45, 21 and up
  • Saturday, March 24

    • READ Art Show & Sale Open Free, 10am-4pm
    • Regional History Day


PE Next Week

Due to preparations for the READ Art Show & Sale, PE classes next week will take place outside. Please send coats and sweatpants with students to PE class (sweatpants or leggings under shorts). 

Student-Led Conferences

This coming Wednesday we will have our student-led conferences. These are for parents, students, and advisors. Because of the conferences there are no classes on Wednesday, March 21st. If you have not already signed up for a conference, or there is another teacher you wish to meet with instead of the advisor, please email that individual directly to set up an appointment. Click here for a faculty email directory.

Regional History Day

Next Saturday, March 24th, is regional History Day. TNCS is sending a large contingent of 8th, 9th, and 11th grade students to John Tyler Community College to compete against students from throughout Central Virginia. The top projects in each category will move on to State History Day. Good luck, Sabers!  

Congratulations Mr. Wise

Congratulations to Mr. Danny Wise. He has been selected to participate in a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar at Stanford University this summer. The topic is “The Gilded Age and its Modern Parallels”. The Gilder Lehrman seminars are a very prestigious summer program for teachers of American History.

Battle of the Books

Next Friday we will hold our first ever Battle of the Books during student life time. Students will compete alongside their Field Day team members to answer trivia questions about books they have read this year. Let’s keep reading, Sabers! 

Student Art Exhibit

The student art exhibit is currently on display at Stir Crazy Cafe and will continue through March 28. Don’t miss it!


READ Art Show & Sale – Volunteers Needed!

Just one week until the 10th Annual READ Art Show & Sale! Don’t miss this great event – local artists exhibiting at and supporting TNCS. Contact April Eddleton with any questions about READ.

  • *Volunteers are still needed, especially for Saturday. Click here to see how you can help.
  • Friday, March 23 – Opening Reception, 7-9pm
    • Tickets $45
    • Patron $140: 2 tickets, 2 wine glasses, recognition in the program, special preview at 6pm
    • Entertainment by The Susan Greenbaum Duo
    • Click here to purchase tickets
  • Saturday, March 24 – Open Free, 10am-4pm
    • Select artwork marked down starting at 2pm

Canned Food Drive

Each year the TNCS chapter of NHS conducts a canned food drive to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank. This year the drive will occur throughout the month of March. Students should bring their contributions to the Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall. We are running a contest to see which division – middle or upper – can bring in the most food, so students should put the food in the box for their division. The Food Bank needs non-perishable food in non-glass containers. NHS thanks you for your support! 

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!

Upcoming Meetings for Europe Trip Summer 2018

We have 2 important meetings planned to go over essential information about the trip, get to know each other better, and learn more about the countries we will be visiting. We will enjoy some fun activities related to our travel and share food that relates to each country. The meetings will be on Sunday evenings in Greenwood Commons from 7-8pm. Parents and students are invited to attend. 

  • March 18: France 
    • In this meeting, our trip coordinator from World Strides will be available to share important information with us and answer questions through Skype. 
  • April 22: Spain  

Mark your calendars and plan to be there for information, food and fun! Questions? Contact Mrs. Noble or Ms. Latta. 


Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on


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

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles



College Acceptances

Congratulations to the following seniors on their college acceptances! 

  • Arianna: University of Tampa 
  • Acelynn: Coastal Carolina University 
  • Sydni: James Madison University 

College Decisions and Deadlines

Seniors and parents: You are almost done with your college application process! By now, many of you have heard back from many 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 know 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 sooner than May 1st might open up more housing opportunities for you. 

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

Important upcoming dates regarding College Counseling at TNCS 

  • The Sophomore Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 11th in Greenwood Commons at 8am. *This is a time change from the original meeting. The meeting will cover topics such as college counseling at TNCS, updating testing for College Board and college accommodations, and how the college search process works for students with learning differences.
  • The Junior College trip will be on Thursday, April 12th and Friday April 13th. Ms. Latta will be sending out further communication regarding the trip this week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact her at or 804.266.2494 x2265.
  • College night will take place on Thursday, April 19th from 7-9pm at Collegiate. This night is a great opportunity for sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about colleges. Sophomores may use this opportunity to start learning about college options, while juniors may use this opportunity to have more focused conversations with college representatives from around the country.
  • The diagnostic PSAT for sophomores will take place on Saturday, April 21st at 8:30am and will be over by noon.
  • The junior class will take the May SAT on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. Juniors will register for the SAT in Junior Seminar in March.

Camp Unplugged

Camp Unpluggeda program by Tad’s Kids is a meaningful and FUN outdoor experience that allows kids to be kids in an “unplugged” environment while providing tools for self-esteem, stress, resiliency, and social media “smarts”. They will be having a high school weekend April 13-15 at Camp Hanover. The cost is free. For more information, visit their website.

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

My Antonia by Willa Cather
Little Women 
by Louisa May Alcott




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.