PRINCIPAL’S PAGE – March 14, 2017
Dear Titan Families,
Thank you to all our scholars and families who joined us for Scholar Led Conferences. We had a great turn out and appreciate families spending time in partnership with teachers and staff to ensure every scholar is on a path to successful high school completion. If you were not able to complete your conference, please contact you scholar’s Advisory teacher, counselor, or grade level administrator to reschedule your conference or participate in a phone of virtual conference. Our goal is 80% or higher participation rate in Spring Conferencing.
Parent Partnership Forum on March 6 provided scholars and families the opportunity to review graduation course and assessment requirements, learn how to navigate and review current transcripts, make a 4 year TBHS course plan based on scholar post- secondary goals, receive information on Financial Aid, Scholarships, FAFSA/WASFA, and hear from UW recruitment advisor on college entrance requirements. We also had Advanced Placement teachers on hand to provide information on AP courses. Thank you to all our staff who presented and to all our families who attended this event.
Our next Parent Partnership Forum will be April 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm. This is your opportunity to meet next year’s TBHS principal, Eric Marshall.
Here is what is happening this week at TBHS.
Attendance Matters - At Federal Way Public Schools, we encourage our scholars to finish the year strong by attending school every day.
When student-scholars are not at school, they may miss on important learning to help them be successful at school. Lesson plans are built upon foundational knowledge from previous exercises, and missing one day can impact a scholar’s ability to grasp future lessons. It can be difficult to realize how much class a student has missed until the end of the school year.
A student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is 20 percent less likely to graduate from high school and 25 percent less likely to ever enroll in college.
#schooleveryday Please ensure your scholar is on time and at school!!
Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts and Math will begin soon!! Look for more information on our website. 10th and 11th graders will test in ELA. 10th Graders who are enrolled in Advanced Algebra (Algebra 2) or above and 11th graders will also take SBA Math. SBA testing will begin the week of March 29, 2017.
Spring Sports are well underway. Please see Mr. Kuykendall in the AD office near the locker rooms with any athletic information questions or clearance paperwork issues.
Have a wonderful week!
Joni Hall, Principal
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
FAFSA & WASFA help is available by contacting Mrs.Mongrain at 253-945-2581.
Seniors this is a reminder that you need to make sure you finish filling out the FAFSA/WASFA application ASAP. This helps with funding your education after high school and is part of your High School and Beyond Plan. The High School and Beyond Plan for seniors will be due to their advisor by Friday, March 31st. This is a high school graduation requirement. Please contact Mrs. Mongrain if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
3/14 Band Concert 7pm
3/16 Orchestra & Choir Concert 7pm
3/17 Spring Pep Assembly 1:15pm
3/17 TOLO Dance 7:30-10:30pm
3/22 Early Dismissal 12:30pm
3/23 BSU Event – Closing the Divide 2:30pm
3/29 Graduation Announcements Delivery 10:30am-12:30pm
April 3-7 SPRING BREAK
MENTOR AND ME PROGRAM
This week we have our group meeting March 16 from 2:15-2:45 pm.
This is a great time of sharing and encouraging each other to good works. Please remind your scholar to attend the meeting. We are also having a Pizza lunch for the mentees this Tuesday to get together and evaluate how the program is doing.
Need help accessing your ParentVue account? Contact Julie Mock at 253.945.2577. ParentVUE gives you access to attendance records, grades, missing assignments, teacher emails and more.
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