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Weekly Update: September 28 – October 4

Posted by TNCS on Sep 27, 2019

Monday, September 30

  • George Mason University Rep on Campus
  • 12th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Bonomo home

Tuesday, October 1

  • Old Dominion University Rep on Campus
  • Food Truck at Athletic Games
  • 10th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Myers home

Wednesday, October 2

  • University of Mary Washington and Landmark College Reps on Campus

Thursday, October 3

  • Picture Day
  • National Honor Society Induction
  • Food Truck at Athletic Games
  • Registration Deadline for November SAT

Friday, October 4

  • Last day to drop off items for the Saber Closet
  • Athletic Team Picture Day
  • Ninth Grade Late Night


Picture Day

Thursday is picture day! This is a normal Tier 2 dress day, but please remind students so they choose their outfit accordingly. Makeup day will be Wednesday, November 6. 

Saber Closet Drop

Drop off consignment quality Tier 3 clothing in Massey Hall. We are collecting items to sell on October 30, but need them now so we can organize, tag, etc before the sale. Items can be dropped off through next Friday, October 4. If you have any questions or need help unloading, please contact Sara Fender  or K.B. BassechesDrop off in Massey Hall – click here for more details.

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!    

  • 10th grade: Tuesday, October 1, 7pm  
  • 12th grade: Monday, September 30, 7pm

Tech Tip of the Week

iPads running iOS 12 have keyboards with multiple characters on the keys. If you employ a flick downward on a key, you can activate the upper character. In picture shown, flicking down (touch the key then pull downwards) on the y key would type a 6.



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.

College Representatives

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 websiteClick 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 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:  

  • 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 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 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. 


Food Truck During Games

The Boardwalk food truck will be on campus for our home games on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Please consider staying for dinner and watching the contests that will be going on. We’re hoping the truck finds coming in the evenings is worth their while. Adding hot food concessions to our game day atmosphere is fun! 

Team Picture Day 

Friday, October 4, is team picture day. All 9 of our fall teams will meet with a professional photographer during their practice time. Players should wear their game uniforms for practice on Friday.   

Athletic Schedules

Daily schedules for each team can be found at Please create a FAN ACCOUNT for your child’s team so you can receive alerts of schedule changes. 


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, 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 4 – The Boardwalk 
  • Friday, October 11 – No Classes: Progress Review 
  • Friday, October 18 – No Classes: Professional Development 
  • Friday, October 25 – Carytown Burgers and Fries