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Weekly Update: November 16-22

Posted by TNCS on Nov 15, 2019

Saturday, November 16

  • Upper School Homecoming Dance

Thursday, November 21

  • Understanding Upper School Program, for Current 7th & 8th Grade Parents, 7pm, Greenwood Commons


Purchase your raffle tickets and support the Parents Association!

We have had a great response to the raffle so far; Bison House is in the lead with 77 tickets sold! Purchase tickets here. *All tickets not sold must be returned to TNCS. Please refer to this email that was sent earlier this week for more information.

Free Tickets to Craft + Design

A TNCS parent has generously gifted our school complimentary tickets to attend the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual Craft + Design. These tickets are good for admission on Saturday, November 23 or Sunday, November 24. Please stop by Massey Hall to pick up tickets. For more information about the event, please click here.

Tech Tip of the Week

Stacks is a feature in the Mojave OS to help you keep your desktop orderly. Group items by kind, date, or tags with this handy tool. Simply go to your Finder > View dropdown menu to test Stacks. 




Understanding Upper School

Curious about what the Upper School experience is like at TNCS? Families of current 7th and 8th grade students are invited to “Understanding Upper School: The TNCS Experience” this Thursday evening at 7pm in Greenwood Commons. Click here to RSVP. Come enjoy an evening of fellowship and hear about the unique, student-centered experience the Upper School at TNCS has to offer. 


College Acceptances

Congratulations on college acceptances!

  • Morgan Crews: University of Lynchburg, Bridgewater College, Saint Vincent College

10th Grade Volunteers

On Saturday, November 23rd, 10th grade student volunteers will work at the 9th Annual ASK 5K Donut Run. Our student volunteers help to make life better for children with cancer in our community. Students will even receive an event t-shirt and donut breakfast. We will be stationed along the race route and available to walkers/runners who need help. We will cheer runners and walkers along as they pass. Also, we may help manage traffic and collect trash. Sign up soon! If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Clelland

National History Day

National History Day is accepting applications for student-teacher teams to participate in a travel opportunity this summer surrounding the study of World War 2 on the Pacific front. For more information, please contact Mr. Rothschild. The deadline for application is December 2. (This is not a TNCS-sponsored trip – it is being run by the National History Day organization.) 

Senior College Application Reminders

  • Send Scores from your College Board Account two weeks ahead of the application deadline. 
  • Select Admission Plan for each college on your Dashboard in the Common Application. 
  • Assign teachers/others as Recommenders to EACH college. 
  • Finalize and copy/paste your essay into the Common Application. 
  • Request Letters of Recommendation well ahead of the deadline. It is recommended that these letters be written by Thanksgiving Break. 
  • Review the Common Application/other applications thoroughly to ensure that you have included activities, honors, and awards. 
  • Be Proactive! Submit applications early for best results.  
  • Notify Mrs. Harley BEFORE you submit applications. 

Click here for a list of Virginia College/University Open Houses.

Junior Class College Trip

Sabers did an exceptional job representing TNCS on the annual Junior Class College Trip while visiting Longwood University, Lynchburg University, and Virginia Tech. Students got a glimpse of college life on a variety of campuses by engaging in detailed information sessions, participating in guided tours, and eating in a dining hall and food court. Two very special alums, Morgan Boseman at Longwood University and Benjamin Arnett at Virginia Tech, met the group on their respective campuses and provided valued feedback on their personal experiences. Juniors participated in small group sessions each night to prepare for campus visits. Every student had the opportunity to answer and pose critical questions and reflect upon their experiences to identify individual likes and dislikes. The College & Career Counselor gained beneficial information from this experience that will be helpful in customizing plans for every student’s future. This adventure was a special opportunity for students to spend treasured time together.  

PSAT Scores

PSAT scores will be released in early December. Students will analyze their individual score reports in Junior Seminar. Juniors will have the opportunity to use customized SAT practice through their linked College Board and Khan Academy accounts. 


Athletic Schedules

Daily schedules for each team can be found at Please create a FAN ACCOUNT for your child’s team so you can receive alerts of schedule changes.


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, and a few Fridays, 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, 12:03  12:33.  

  • Friday, November 22 – The Boardwalk 
  • Friday, November 29 – No Classes: Thanksgiving Break 
  • Friday, December 6 – Pizza Lunch benefitting Saber Athletics
  • Friday, December 13 – No Food Truck
    • Grades 8-12: Exams, Special Schedule
    • Grades 5-7: Jason’s Deli Delivery Available