Weekly Update: September 21 – 27
Posted by TNCS on Sep 20, 2019
Monday, September 23
- 11th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Saadatmand home
Tuesday, September 24
- 7th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Telfian home
Wednesday, September 25
- Field Day
Saber Closet Drop off starts Monday!
Drop off in Massey Hall – click here for more details.
Wednesday, September 25 is Field Day! This is a great day of community and fun. It is a day when students should dress in Tier 1 in their team’s color. Students will be assigned a team and a color on Monday.
Stella & Dot Fundraiser
Just a few days left to shop the Stella & Dot sale online! Orders can be placed through September 24! Online ordering: https://www.stelladot.com/ts/25984
Parent Grade Level Gatherings
Grade Level Gatherings continue this week! If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to Virginia McAndrew. Be sure to identify what gathering you’re planning to attend!
- 7th grade: Tuesday, September 24, 7pm
- 10th grade: Tuesday, October 1, 7pm
- 11th grade: Monday, September 23, 7pm
- 12th grade: Monday, September 30, 7pm
Tech Tip of the Week
It’s update time laptop users. MacBook users please update to Mojave. If you need assistance, please contact Mrs. DelMonte.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Ninth Grade Late Night
Ninth Grade Late Night is on Friday, October 4th after school until 11pm. Ninth Grade Late Night is a time for students to celebrate the start of their high school years and to bond with new and familiar classmates. We will begin the event by cheering on our Saber athletes at the home volleyball game. After supporting our student athletes, we’ll gather for a pizza dinner and then start the festivities. Each ninth grade student will play on a team, competing against other ninth graders in a series of hysterical “Minute to Win It” games. After an awards ceremony, we’ll settle down, enjoy some popcorn, and watch a movie. Please encourage your ninth grade student to participate! The success of the event depends on the participation of the ninth grade class. We look forward to celebrating the start of the year with your student! Click here for full details. Please email Mrs. Beene by Wednesday, October 2 stating whether your student has permission to attend.
Video Production Course
Earn .5 of HS credit in Richmond Performing Arts Alliance’s Fall Video Production course. Registration is now open. The course runs on Thursday’s from September 26th until January 23rd for $150. Learn more and register at RPAA’s website.
College & Career Counseling
College representatives will be visiting TNCS in the next few weeks. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to attend the information sessions held 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 November 2nd and 3rd. Students should register by October 3rd 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. SAT dates are:
- October 5-6 – late Registration deadline: September 24th
- November 2-3 – register by October 3
- December 7-8 – register by November 8
Seniors who are taking the SAT on October 5 and 6 should be on campus both days no later than 8:15am. Testing will begin soon after in Room 103 of Morris Hall. Students should bring the following with them on both days of the test: computer CHARGER, headphones, approved calculator, #2 pencils, snacks, and water. Students will also need to bring the admission ticket that contains the registration number needed for the test.
Seniors interested in taking the ACT should see Mrs. Harley prior to registering. Visit act.org for the test schedule.
College Planning for Juniors
Click here for a College Planning Information packet to help you get started with the process.
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 will be in November. We will visit Longwood University, Lynchburg University, and Virginia Tech. The juniors will be departing TNCS after school on Monday, November 11 and returning the evening of November 13.
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.