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Weekly Update: November 3 – 9

Posted by TNCS on Nov 2, 2018

  • Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4

    • SATs
  • Monday, November 5

    • Junior Class leaves for College Trip, return on Wednesday
  • Wednesday, November 7

    • Conversation with Nancy, for parents, 8am, Greenwood Commons
  • Thursday, November 8

    • School picture make-up day
    • Ferrum College rep on campus
    • Cross Country Potluck Dinner, 5-7pm
  • Friday, November 9

    • Admissions Program, 8am, Greenwood Commons
    • Bridgewater College rep on campus
    • Homecoming guest registration forms due


Conversation with Nancy 

The first Conversation with Nancy will be Wednesday, November 7 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. Click here for more details. 

School Picture Make-up Day

On Thursday, November 8, Lifetouch will be back on campus during the morning for make-up pictures for students who were absent on October 22. Students who had their picture taken but would like a re-take may also have their photo taken. If you would like your student to get their picture retaken, please email April Eddleton so we can make sure they see the photographer. 

Admission Program 

Please invite prospective family and friends to our Admissions Program on Friday, November 9th at 8:30am. Click here for details. If you have any questions, please reach out to Carolyn Tisdale. 

Science Fair for Grades 8-12 

Science Fair for students in grades 8-12 will be held on November 13th. The students’ projects will be judged during their science classes. Starting at 2pm, families of students in grades 8-11 are invited to come see the students’ projects. The students will be ready to explain their projects and answer questions during this time. Students currently taking Environmental Biology will be presenting their projects in Greenwood Commons from 1:30-2:45. Families of these students are invited to come watch these presentations. From 2:45-3:30, there will be an awards ceremony in the gym. 1st-3rd place winners will be announced for each grade level. One senior science student will be chosen to present their project during the ceremony. 

Tech Tip of the Week 

Closed vs. Quit – on a Mac laptop, clicking the red dot in the upper right-hand corner will certainly close the opened window, but have you quit the program? Check on the dock, the customizable bar that holds short cuts to your programs, downloads, and trash can for small black dots under program icons. The dot indicates that a program is still running. Click the app icons with dots and scroll to Quit. The only icon that is always running is the blue Finder icon located on the far left of the dock.


Purchase Raffle Tickets – Now Through November 20! 

Virginia Beach Getaway | Tacky Lights Tour + Dinner | READ Night Out!
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Introducing the Newest Addition to the Saber Family!

Becca, Jason, and Brooklyn Carmichael proudly announce the arrival of Evelyn Margaret (Evie Mae) Carmichael to the world. She was born on Friday, October 12 at 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. Evie Mae made a special appearance on Halloween to visit all her new Saber friends! 


Decoding Dyslexia Virginia Meeting

The next meeting of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia will be Monday, November 5 at 7pm in the Bon Air Public Library. Guest Robin Hegner will be available to answer questions in an open discussion. Click here for more details.



Students taking the SAT on November 3rd and 4th should be on campus both days no later than 8:15am. Testing will begin soon after in Founders-202, Ms. Savarese’s room. Students should bring the following with them on both days of the test:  computer, charger, headphones, #2 pencils, snacks, and water. Students will also need to bring the admission ticket that contains the registration number needed for the test.  

11th Grade College Trip

Our 11th Graders will leave for their college tour after school on Monday and will spend Tuesday and Wednesday touring a diverse selection of colleges in the western part of Virginia. 

College Rep Visits

Tiffany Coleman from Ferrum College will be visiting TNCS on Thursday, November 8th and Darin Council from Bridgewater College will be here on Friday, November 9th. The information sessions will be in Mrs. Harley’s room (Morris Hall, Room 103) during Extra Help. Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in learning more about these colleges and Seniors who are applying to Ferrum or Bridgewater should plan on attending.

Recent College Acceptances

  • Phil – Hampden-Sydney College
  • Douglas – University of Lynchburg
  • Alex – UNC Asheville

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming will take place in Founders Hall on Saturday, November 10. This is a full Upper School dance that is organized by the Student Advisory Board. Here are some specific details: 
  • The dance will be from 8-11pm and is a tier-3 attire event. 
  • Students can arrive no later than 8:30, and leave no earlier than 10:30.
  • Students are welcome to bring a guest from outside of school, but must fill out a guest registration form. Mr. Rothschild and Mr. Keevil have copies of these forms. Once signed by their school, students can return the forms to Mr. Rothschild by this coming Friday. 
  • All normal school rules apply for this event. 
  • If you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Keevil  


Cross Country Team Potluck Dinner

Cross Country Team Potluck Dinner will be Thursday, November 8 from 5-7pm. Families – don’t forget to RSVP by Monday, November 5th! Check your email for the sign-up link Coach Clelland sent on October 30th.

Winter Sports Details

Click here to view the Winter Sports Grid, which includes practice schedule, coaches, and more.

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 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, November 9– The Boardwalk 
  • Friday, November 16 – Carytown Burgers and Fries 
  • Friday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Break 
  • Friday, November 30 – Pizza Lunch benefiting Saber Athletics