Weekly Update: March 30 – April 5
Posted by TNCS on Mar 29, 2019
Thursday, April 4
- Progress Review, no classes
Friday, April 5
- Professional Development Day, no classes
Mr. L. Memorial Services
There will be two chances to honor the life of our friend, Dr. Donn Lancaster, coming soon.
- TNCS will be holding a memorial assembly honoring Mr. L at 2:15pm on Monday, April 8 in the Gym. This is a Tier 3 dress day. Students will be attending as part of the school day. Parents and alumni are welcome to join us. Following the service, there will be a ceremonial tree planting on campus.
- Additionally, Mr. L’s family is holding a memorial service at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 6 at 1pm. The TNCS community is welcome to attend.
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!
SAT and ACT prep courses are available to rising juniors and seniors. SAT/ACT Prep – Math and SAT Verbal Prep and College Essay Workshop will provide students with strategies to take standardized tests and begin to develop a topic for their college essay.
Tech Tip of the Week: OneTab
What type of internet consumer are you? Do you find great ideas while ‘surfing the net’ but just don’t have the time to read everything? You may find your browser getting slower with each tab that opens. OneTab might be your new best friend. This handy, free extension for Google Chrome will reduce the jumble of tabs to a handy list ready to revisit when the time presents. Search OneTab in the Google Chrome Store to activate this useful extension. The blue funnel will appear to the right of your url address line. When you notice your browser slowing down, simply click the funnel and your opened tabs become a handy list for future reference. When you restart Chrome, the OneTab tab automatically opens and is ready for you to revisit the sites.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
10th Grade Overnight Trip
The 10th grade overnight trip to James River Association starts Tuesday! Please keep an eye on the weather forecast so you and your student will know what clothes to pack. Also, be sure to bring sunscreen, a towel, basic hygiene items, and sheets or a sleeping bag. We will eat lunch on campus Tuesday before leaving, so please bring a lunch. We will provide dinner, breakfast, and Wednesday’s lunch. Students will be ready to be picked up at the regular dismissal time on Wednesday.
Recent College Acceptances
- Bo, Randolph-Macon College
- Alex, Randolph-Macon College
- Paul, Ferrum College
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 college 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 Hall at 8:30am. Students should plan to be at school no later than 8:15. When given under timed conditions, the PSAT takes three hours. Our students will have additional time if needed, so they may be at school for four or more hours. Plan on picking-up your student between 12-1pm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5th to indicate whether your student will or will not be taking the practice PSAT on April 13th, so we can get an accurate headcount of test takers. To cover the cost of test administration, the school will charge a $25 fee. This email will also grant permission for your account to be billed for the fee.
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 5 – Professional Development Day – No Classes
- Friday, April 12 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, April 19 – Student Conference Day – No Classes
- Friday, April 26 – Pizza Lunch – Proceeds benefit Saber Athletics