Weekly Update: October 5 – 11
Posted by TNCS on Oct 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6
- SAT Testing
Wednesday, October 9
- MS Visit to Westminster Canterbury
Friday, October 11
- Progress Review, no classes
Save the Date for the PA’s Fall Raffle!
The Parents Association’s fall raffle is just around the corner! We are switching it up a bit this year and asking our families and students to help sell tickets. Each family will be sent home with a packet that includes 15 tickets. Students who sell the most tickets will receive prizes from the PA. Sales do not start until November, however we are putting packets together in October. Please click here if you are willing to help organize the packets for distribution. If you have questions, please reach out to Shannon Weisleder or Virginia McAndrew.
We’re still collecting Tier 3 clothing! Please bring your items to the bin or rack in Massey Hall.
Tech Tip of the Week
8th through 12th grade students who are new or who have new laptops will get the Test Mode profile installed on their device in the coming weeks. This is a user profile which provides a clean environment for students to test. Teachers maintain the password for this profile and will log students in when taking a test or exam. If you have any questions about Test Mode, please reach out to Mrs. DelMonte.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Westminster Canterbury Visit
The Middle School will visit Westminster Canterbury on Wednesday, October 9 from 1:30-3:30.
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.
Senior Leadership Retreat
The Senior Leadership Retreat is October 8th-10th. Permission slips have been emailed to parents and should be returned by October 7th. Seniors will depart from TNCS at 8:30 on Tuesday, October 8th and they will return on the evening of October 10th.
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:
- November 2-3 – late registration deadline: October 22
- 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.
PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
On Saturday, October 19, we will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT to TNCS juniors. The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice-version of the SAT, the College Board’s admissions test. Testing will begin at 8:30am. Without accommodations, the test takes about three hours. Many students have the accommodation of extended time, so they may be at school for four or more hours.
Visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice for PSAT practice resources.
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. Details are being finalized and permission slips will be emailed in mid-October.
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.
- Friday, October 11 – No Classes: Progress Review
- Friday, October 18 – No Classes: Professional Development
- Friday, October 25 – Carytown Burgers and Fries