Weekly Update: October 26-31
Posted by TNCS on Oct 25, 2019
Tuesday, October 29
- College of Charleston Rep On Campus, Extra Help
Wednesday, October 30
- Radford University Rep On Campus, Extra Help
- Saber Closet Sale, 2:30-5pm, Greenwood Commons
Thursday, October 31
- Halloween costume contest
Friday, November 1
- Conference Day, no classes
Welcome New Faculty
Please join us in welcoming Sherry Edwards to TNCS! Ms. Edwards, a longtime local PE teacher, joined the TNCS faculty this week as a part-time PE teacher assisting Tyler Stevens. We are excited to have her on our team!
Saber Closet Sale This Wednesday!
On Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-5pm in Greenwood Commons, we will be offering gently used Tier 3 clothing to TNCS families at fantastic prices! We will have sizes ranging from children to adult, as well as some accessories. All proceeds from the Saber Closet sale benefit the TNCS Parents Association.
The PA Raffle is coming! Be on the lookout for raffle packets being sent home week of October 28. Click here to learn more.
Time to Submit Your Box Tops for Education
Box Tops submission deadline is November 15! Please submit all clipped BoxTops by November 15—collection jars can be found in the student kitchen in Founders Hall. Reminder: the clipped BoxTops are being phased out. Learn more about the new process here.
Students who will be enrolled in grades 9-12 at TNCS during the 2020-2021 school year have an exciting opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer! The trip will take place June 7-13, 2020 and will focus on the biodiversity of this unique region. Kyle Foulger, TNCS Science Department Chair, will lead this trip. An informational parent meeting about this opportunity is scheduled for November 5th at 6pm in Greenwood Commons. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do you see your child’s progress scores? As teachers post assessments, Standards: Live Report generates a real time report tracking a student’s progress. Don’t see any scores? Just use the Select Marking Period dropdown menu to move to the previous quarter and review the last report. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Tech Tip of the Week
Did you know that Microsoft has a free app that converts pictures into PDFs? Office Lens is a cool tool that lets you digitize anything your smart phone can photograph. This handy app is very friendly and shares with photo library, PDF, OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote! Did your teacher write awesome notes on the board? Take a photo with Office Lens and you can save those notes in your Class Notebook for that teacher’s class. The app is free and available in both the App Store and the Google Play store. This app can be a valuable resource to students of all ages.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Each week, college representatives are visiting TNCS. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores are encouraged to attend the information sessions during Extra Help. A schedule of visits can be found on our website. Click here for a list of questions to ask college tour guides when touring colleges on your own.
SAT Dates for Seniors
The next SAT testing dates are December 7th and 8th. Students should register by November 8 using their College Board accounts. The SAT registration fee is $49.50. Students are welcome to see Mrs. Harley, in Morris Hall-Room 103, for registration help but they will need to bring a credit card for payment. Upcoming SAT dates are:
- December 7-8 – register by November 8
- March 14
Seniors interested in taking the ACT should see Mrs. Harley prior to registering. The next ACT date is December 14 – register by November 8. Visit act.org for test dates.
Junior Class College Trip
The Junior Class College Trip is coming soon! Students will visit Longwood University, Lynchburg University, and Virginia Tech. Juniors will depart TNCS after school on Monday, November 11 and returning the evening of November 13.
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.
SAT for Juniors
Juniors may take the SAT in December, March, and/or May. Juniors currently in Junior Seminar will register in class for the December SAT. Parents of students who are not currently in Junior Seminar but would like to take the December SAT should email Mrs. Harley about the registration process.
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, 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.