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Weekly Update: October 28-November 3

Posted by TNCS on Oct 27, 2017

  • Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, October 29

    • ACT testing
  • Monday, October 30

    • Senior Picture Day
    • MS Pumpkin Carving
    • Radford University rep on campus, Extra Help
  • Tuesday, October 31

    • Halloween Costume Contest and Trick or Treating
  • Wednesday, November 1

    • Ferrum College rep on campus, Extra Help
  • Thursday, November 2

    • Warren Wilson College rep on campus, Extra Help
  • Friday, November 3

    • Admissions Program for Parents, 8:30am, Greenwood Commons
    • NHS Movie Night, 5pm, Greenwood Commons


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. 

Spirit Wear Store Open Through November 8

TNCS Spirit Wear Store is open! Now through the end of the day November 8 you can place orders online for screen-print Saber wear and PE shirts. This will be the last time this school year to order these items.   

  • Click here to place orders (
  • PE Shirts: Please note that the first 2 shirts shown are the PE shirts (Badger 20 Basic Performance C2 Tee and C2 Basic Performance Youth Tee)  
  • Gift Orders? All orders will arrive at TNCS prior to Winter Break and will be distributed to students. If you are purchasing a gift and do not want them given to your son or daughter, please be sure to use YOUR name on the order. Orders with student names will be given to students; orders with parent names will not. We will notify those parents to pick up their order.  

Embroidered items and gifts (cups, totes, lunch bags, and more) can also be ordered anytime throughout the year from Land’s End and are delivered to you at home. Visit for details on our 2 Land’s End sites.

NHS Movie Night

The TNCS chapter of NHS is sponsoring a movie night on Friday, November 3rdEvents will kick off at 5pm in Greenwood Commons. The event should end at around 7pm. Students will be signing up to attend in the next couple of days and can charge this event to their accounts. We’ll have drinkspopcorn, apples, and pizza (by the slice). The cost per student should not be more than $10 and will probably be less (unless they are huge pizza eaters!) And the movie? Cars 3. Please direct any questions to faculty advisor, Gita Morris.

Parent/Advisor Conferences

A reminder that Parent/Advisor Conferences are Tuesday, November 7. There are no classes that day. Students do not participate in this conference, that will happen in the spring. Please schedule your conference time with the advisor by Wednesday, November 1st. If you also have a need for a special meeting with a teacher other than the advisor, you may sign up for those meetings starting on Thursday, November 2 through Monday, November 6.

Parents Association Fall Raffle: Coming This Week!

Have you been wanting to get away to the beach, try out the winery in Barboursville, or been dreaming about the tacky lights tour? If you answered yes to any of the above, then try your odds and purchase a raffle ticket! The raffle is sponsored by the TNCS Parents Association and all funds raised will go directly back to TNCS, providing support for academics, student life, technology, and more! There are 3 different packages: a 4-night stay at a townhome in Virginia Beach, a Tacky Light Tour on a TNCS bus following dinner hosted by TNCS staff, and a double-trip trip to Barboursville Vineyard including a tour and special samples.

Tickets go on sale November 1, and will be sold through November 30 and winners will be announced December 1. You will be able to purchase tickets online, at various events and carpool line throughout the month, or by contacting Virginia Layfield in the Development Office. Look for an email on Wednesday morning with the link to purchase tickets.

Click here to sign up to help sell tickets at November events at TNCS. We will be adding some dates for carpool line soon.

Thank you in advance for supporting TNCS!

Science Fair

Science Fair will take place on November 6th from 6:30–8pm. Senior presentations begin at 6. Tier 3 attire for students during the school day and the evening. More details to come. We hope to see you there!

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.

  • November 3 – Chick Fil-A:  Students may sign up for sandwiches for $4.00 each, or make it a combo with chips and a drink for $1.00 moreLunches will be charged to student accounts, but students must order by the end of the day Wednesday.
  • November 10 – The Boardwalk
  • November 17 – Carytown Burgers and Fries


Pumpkin Carving

On Monday, October 30th the Middle School students will spend the afternoon celebrating the fall season and Halloween by carving pumpkins with their classmates.  

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. 


College Rep Visits

This week, Jerry Brown from Radford University will visit TNCS during Extra Help on Monday, October 30th. Tiffany Coleman from Ferrum College will visit on Wednesday, November 1st. Skye Telka from Warren Wilson College will visit on Thursday, November 2ndInterested juniors and seniors should plan on coming to Ms. Latta’s room during Extra Help on this date. 


Homecoming is coming up in two weeks! Our Upper School Homecoming Dance will take place on November 11 from 8-11pm. The event will take place in the Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall. The Student Advisory Board has been working hard to plan for this, and have selected a DJ and a photo booth for the enjoyment of the Upper School. Tickets cost $10 and will be billed to the student’s accounts. If you have questions please reach out to Alexander Keevil, Dean of Student Life and Personal Growth.




Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on