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Weekly Update: October 21-27

Posted by TNCS on Oct 20, 2017

  • Monday, October 23

    • University of Mary Washington Rep on campus, Extra Help, Ms. Latta’s Room
  • Wednesday, October 25

    • Creative Writing Class visits the Poe Museum
    • Shenandoah University Rep on campus, Extra Help, Ms. Latta’s Room
  • Thursday, October 26

    • Coffee with Nancy, 8am, Greenwood Commons
  • Friday, October 27

    • Admissions Program for Professionals, 8:30am, Greenwood Commons
  • Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, October 29

    • ACT testing


First Quarter Grades Posted

The first quarter ended this past Monday. Teachers of grades 8-12 have updated grades on Portals. These are the first quarter grades. For academic classes in grades 5, 6, and 7, and several middle school math courses, teachers have uploaded individual skill progress reports. To get these reports, as well as updated class memos for grades 8-12, parents need to log into their Portals accounts and click on the Reports tab. Select Progress Reports and then click on each class to see the report for that particular class.

Coffee with Nancy

Mark your calendar for the next Coffee with Nancy on Thursday, October 26 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. Click here for details on the topic and speaker.

Box Tops Collection

Box Tops collection containers have been moved to the kitchen in Founders Hall. Don’t forget to collect and turn in your Box Tops – the winning division for 1st semester, Middle or Upper, will receive a celebratory treat during lunch! The first collection deadline is next Friday, October 27.

The Great Southeast Shakeout

This week, TNCS participated in The Great Southeast Shakeout, a regional effort to promote earthquake preparedness. Everyone did a great job in our earthquake drill on Thursday!

Giving Day

Thanks to the generosity of our students and teachers, we were able to raise over $830 for hurricane relief! Our community enjoyed the opportunity to dress down and help with a worthy cause on our first ever Giving Day. Go Sabers! Added to the $400 that the National Honor Society raised last month with its bake sale and cookout, the TNCS student/teacher community is sending $1,230 to One America Appeal, a non-partisan fundraising effort organized by our five living former Presidents. Proceeds will be used to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

Guest Speaker

Mrs. Smith’s LF class welcomed Vietnam Veteran Sargeant Curtis Hofstetter to class. Pictured here with former Riverside students (where Sgt. Hofstetter works) Justin, Adam, Dashiell, and Peter.

Halloween Costume Contest

The Halloween Costume Contest is coming up on Tuesday, October 31. The categories for the competition are judge’s choice, scariest, funniest, and most original. Students will trick-or-treat around campus with their field day teams at the end of the day. There will be no Extra Help that day. 

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items are located on the shelves next to the vending machine in the student kitchen in Founders Hall. Please stop by and collect items.

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.


MS Volunteers at Holton Elementary’s Fall Harvest Festival

Middle School students will have the opportunity to volunteer at Holton Elementary School’s Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 4th, from 10:45 – 1:45. Students will paint pumpkins, help at the drink station, and clear tables. This opportunity is part of the Middle School’s service program which focuses on helping other people. Students can sign-up on the sheet posted downstairs in Founders Hall and get a permission slip from Mrs. Harley or Mrs. Oliver (or click here for the permission slip). Parents may also email Mrs. Harley at for more information. We are looking forward to an exciting day. 

8th Grade Introduction to Upper School

On Monday, October 16th the Seniors will host an Introduction to the Upper School panel for the 8th grade students. During this panel discussion, the seniors will discuss how life in the Upper School differs from our Middle School program. They will touch on the following topics: athletics, academics, college counseling, community, and student life. The 8th grade students will then have an opportunity to ask seniors any questions they have about life after 8th grade. 


Clubs are off to a great start in the Middle School! Another round will continue this Friday afternoon.


College Rep Visits

This week, Ashley Woodard from the University of Mary Washington will visit TNCS during Extra Help on Monday, October 23rd. Jean Swartz from Shenandoah University will visit on Wednesday, October 25th. Interested juniors and seniors should plan on coming to Ms. Latta’s room during Extra Help on these dates.

Upcoming college representatives include: 

  • October 30th – Radford University 
  • November 1st – Ferrum College 

Stay tuned for more colleges to be added to the list. 


Clubs are off to a great start in the Upper School! Another round will continue this Friday afternoon. We are so proud of our student club leaders for their organization and leadership.  

Creative Writing Trip

On Wednesday, October 25th the Creative Writing class is visiting the Poe Museum. Click here for the permission slip.


Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on