Timber Creek Newsletter – Week of Oct. 5

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No Classes on Monday

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Reminder: There is no school for students on Monday, Oct. 12, 2105.

Everything You Need to Know for the 2015 PSAT

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Timber Creek High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT for all sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Find a letter about PSAT administration from TCHS Administrators by clicking here: PSAT Parent Letter 2015

No registration is required for sophomores and juniors, however freshmen who were interested in taking the PSAT needed to have registered by Sept. 23 with TCHS.

Schedule for Oct. 14

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Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 will be a late arrival day for 9th grade students who are not registered to take PSAT and 12th grade students. Late arrival for these students will be at 11 a.m. Attendance will be taken on Oct. 14.

If any student is not able to find transportation for late arrival then they can still ride the bus in the morning like normal.

Reporting Location
The following students report to Large Gym at 11 a.m. for attendance:

  • All 9th grade students who are not registered to take PSAT
  • All 10th and 11th grade students that arrived too late to take exam or are not scheduled to take the exam due to extenuating circumstances

The following students report to Small Gym at 11 a.m. for attendance:

  • All 12th grade students

Following the PSAT, students will go to their B Day classes for 4th, 3rd, and 2nd Periods of about 36 minutes each.

Early Release and Late Arrival Students

All seniors with early release must come see Mrs. LeBrun before Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 to get an early release pass. Without it, they will not be able to leave at their regular time on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Please see above information on the Bell Schedule for students that have late arrival.

PSAT Prep and Resources

Students may pick up an official PSAT/NMSQT guide and full-length practice test from outside Mrs. Judd’s office in the front office. The guide includes details on the redesigned test, test day regulations, supplies, and important other information.

Additional PSAT details from the College Board are available online here: http://www.collegeboard.org/psatpractice

On test day, students should bring No. 2 pencils with erasers, an approved calculator, and your own packed lunch to eat in the testing room. There will be sack lunches available in the morning for any student that is unable to bring their own lunch from home.

“Taming of the Shrew” Runs Oct. 8-10

Gabi Galloway performs during a Oct. 5, 2015 dress rehearsal of Taming of the Shrew . (Photo by The Creek Yearbook photographer Mason Chavez.)

Timber Creek Theater Department opens their Fall performances of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” this week.

Opening night for the show is set for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The show will run Oct. 8-10 at 7 p.m. with a Saturday, Oct. 10 matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the box office for $5.

College Visits and Scholarships

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The following colleges will be visiting Timber Creek in the cafeteria during lunches:

  • October 15 – Ohio State University
  • October 26 – PACE University
  • October 28 – Iowa State University
  • December 1 – Texas A&M University
  • December 4 – Texas Tech University

The Timber Creek Counseling department posts regularly about scholarship information, college visits, and more content related to student success at the following link: http://campus.kellerisd.net/schools/tch-005/counselingstaff/Lists/Announcements/AllItems.aspx

Do you need insights into your own aptitudes and career ideas? If so, the ASVAB may be a good opportunity for you.

TCHS will offer the ASVAB free of charge to 10th through 12th grade students who register in advance. The test will be given on Tuesday October 27, 2015 from 3:30-6:30 in the TCHS Lecture Hall.

Students may sign up by putting their name on the list in the Counseling Office. If preferred, students may sign up at the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/kellerisd.net/forms/d/16caaL4RVYVAiF-PSj11jwQl9gOdNLwN8Ml9rxBb45Sk/viewform?usp=send_form

For more information about the ASVAB, click this link: http://official-asvab.com/

Keller ISD College Fair
Monday, Nov.2, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Financial aid info sessions at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
In the cafeteria at Timber Creek

Clubs and Organizations

FCCLA
Next meeting is Oct. 13 in M105 after school. Applications and dues need to be turned in by Oct. 15. As an organization, the club will be participating in “10 for Tuesday.” This is a commitment to picking up 10 pieces of trash around our campus every Tuesday. Finally, all FCCLA members need to sign up for their STAR event by the next meeting.

HOSA
The next HOSA meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 15 in the lecture hall at 3:50 p.m.  The guest speaker will be an Occupational Therapist.

Interact Club
Interact’s next meeting is next Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. or next Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. If students are trying to find a club or organization at TCHS, Interact may be for them! We are an international service club assist others in our community and reach out globally to promote goodwill and peaceful relations. We offer a lot of community service opportunities, which can be used for students in NHS and green chord!

Junior Class Fundraiser
The Junior class is selling spirit wear (not just class of ’17 spirit wear) through Oct. 16. Please see Ms. Stonebraker (room N220), Mr. Carrington (room C109) or a Junior class officer for an order form.  There are QR codes posted throughout the school and there are some awesome personalization options available.  You can pay online at this link (http://agreatideastore.3dcartstores.com/Junior-Class-Fundraiser_c_113.html) or through one of the people mentioned above. See the options for spirit wear at this link: Junior Class Fundraiser Item Description

Law and Mock Trial Clubs
It’s not too late.  The Law/Mock Trial Club has started, and we still need a few more members to join.  If your like to argue or debate legal issues and have aspirations to be an attorney or Judge, you would be perfect for the team. OR if you like to run around with guns and handcuffs and are interested in being a cop, then come join the Law Enforcement Club.  We will be going to competitions to compete against other schools in the area.  At competitions there will be several police departments and colleges there for recruitment.  We meet on Monday afternoons from 3:45-5 p.m. in Room N204.  Please stop by and see Ms. Sterling to pick up a membership form and to ask any questions.

Art Class Field Trip
AP Art History and AP Studio Art classes had a day at the museums on Oct 7. The Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Collection of Asian Art had specific activities centered around art history, sculpture, design and drawing. The trip was a wonderful opportunity to come into contact with important works of art and gain inspiration for future learning and creating.

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