Timber Creek Newsletter – Week of Sept. 14


 Timber Creek Hosts Successful Homecoming

The TCHS student section "The Nest" cheers during the Sept. 11, 2015 Homecoming game against Irving. (Photo from The Creek Yearbook photographer Phil Oliveria.)
The TCHS student section “The Nest” cheers during the Sept. 11, 2015 Homecoming game against Irving. (Photo from The Creek Yearbook photographer Phil Oliveria.)

The Timber Creek Falcons won their varsity Homecoming game against Irving 38-7 on Sept. 11, 2015. But even before the success on the football field, TCHS students were celebrating a successful homecoming.

Here is a message from Principal Todd Tunnell:

“I would like to give a big shout out of appreciation to all of our Cheerleaders, Student Council members, Varsity Football Team, their parents, coaches, and sponsors on the success of our 2015 Homecoming! The Parade was fabulous as usual and our STUCO kids were amazing as usual!  We are so proud of our football team for their exciting win Friday and for the huge success of our Homecoming Dance.  I am extremely proud of all of our students, their positive spirit, professionalism and the quality of the entire week.  Thank you to all who helped and supported our homecoming activities!”

Find more stories, photos, and videos about the Homecoming festivities in the following links:

Timber Creek Community Embraces “Project Beautiful”


The Timber Creek High School community came together on Friday to promote inner beauty.

“Project Beautiful” was held throughout the school day on Sept. 18, 2015. Girls were encouraged to come to school without wearing make up to promote natural beauty. Makeup removal stations were scattered about the school for girls who decided to participate later in the day, fully equipped by Timber Creek Student Council. All day, students were encouraged to write supportive notes on post-its and put them up around school, or even hand them to other students.

The movement was supported by many students, including organizer Brianna Mendez who discussed the project in a Talon interview before the event.

“The mission is simple on the surface, to tell everyone that they are beautiful, but, it’s more than that,” Mendez explained. “It’s aiming to tell everyone that they not only possess such an immense beauty, but that they are loved, cared for, not alone, and that there will always be someone for them to turn to.”

Read more about the project by clicking here.

 Timber Creek Open House Set for Sept. 28

open house

Timber Creek High School will host its annual open house on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 from 7  to 8:30 p.m.

PSAT Scheduled for Oct. 14

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

No registration is required for sophomores and juniors, however freshmen who are interested in taking the PSAT need to pay a $15 registration fee, which must be paid by Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.

Payments can be made cash or check at the Timber Creek High School front office, with checks payable to TCHS.

If you are interested in paying online, you can visit https://intouch.kellerisd.net

Updated Attendance Policies Announced


Along with the whole new block schedule is a change in the attendance policy.

According to this updated policy, students can’t have more than nine absences in 1st or 5th period and more than five absences in 2nd-4th period. Students who exceed this attendance law may have to face further consequences such as credit denial.
There are two types of absences:
  1. Recognized (excused absences): These include documented medical appointments/court appearances, school-related activities, nationally recognized religious holidays, and documented college visits that are limited to two days per school year for juniors and seniors only.
  1. Non-recognized: These are absences that are caused by any other reasons that aren’t listed above.

When a student is absent, parents should call or email the attendance office:
Student last name beginning with A-L:

Student last name beginning with M-Z:

Documented recognized absences must be turned in to the attendance office or faxed to 817-744-2337 within five business days.

For early dismissals, parents are suggested to call in advance. Dismissals after 3:15, however, must definitely be arranged in advance.

Because the school is not an open campus for lunch, students cannot be dismissed during their lunch period unless a parent is present. Those who leave the campus without approval and/or a pass from the attendance office will be given a non-recognized absence and may be subjected to disciplinary action.

Other Information:

  • Attendance details are available on Home Access Center.
  • You may have to leave the office a message if ever their phone is busy. Please mention the student’s name, reason for calling, dismissal time (if needed), and a callback name or number.
  • The school calendar contains state-testing dates. Plan appointments accordingly for there will be no dismissals on these dates.
  • Verification of Enrollment (VOE) forms can be requested in the attendance office and require 24 hours to prepare.

Yearbook Senior Ads Due Oct. 17

2016 Senior Ad

On sale now. Photos and text due Oct 17 to www.yearbookforever.com

Sky Dancers Host Shopping Fundraiser Sept. 25, 26

The Timber Creek Sky Dancers will be teaming up for a shopping fundraiser with Out On a Limb Boutique in Keller on Friday Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26.

Ten-percent of the proceeds from shopping during the event will be donated to the Sky Dancers as they save for their trip to Hawaii during Spring Break.

The boutique is located at 201 Town Center Ln. Suite 115 Keller, 76248. The shopping event will run from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Click here to see a flyer about the event.

Project Graduation Offers Senior Book Fundraiser

The Project Graduation Committee plans to produce a Senior Book to be released on Senior Night, Oct. 29.

Project Graduation is an all-night celebration of graduation.  It is a fun, safe way for all the seniors to get together and have a good time on the night of graduation and it is the last time all seniors will have the opportunity to be together.

The goal of the Senior Book fundraiser is to promote senior specific events like Project Graduation, Prom, Graduation, Fall Senior Athletes, Senior Organization and Club members, and more. Senior parents can create fun memory ads for their senior that would be included in this one time publication. The proceeds will go to Project Graduation.

Ads purchased for this Senior Book are only included within the Project Graduation publication. For information on Senior Ads for The Creek Yearbook, please click here.

Ads for the Senior Book (may include picture(s) and text)

  • Full Page: 8.0″w x 10.5″h, $110, up to 5 pictures
  • Half Page: 7.0″w x 4.5″h, $65, up to 3 pictures
  • Quarter Page: 3.375″w x 4.5″h, $35, 1 picture

Digital Artwork

  • Please supply files in .jpg or tiff formats
  • Please name files with your Senior’s name (e.g. ‘JennySmith.jpg’, ‘TomSmith.tiff’)
  • Image resolution: 300 dpi
  • Ads can be accepted on a CD
  • E-mail files can be accepted at:  ewhitaker@travelingcoaches.com

This first time project is designed to serve as a fun way to honor our seniors but also as an educational and promotional tool for Project Graduation.

The group has a quick deadline so they need your commitment on or before Sept. 30 (complete attached form and check). Organizers will accept ad information on or before Oct. 2. Please complete your form and make checks payable to Timber Creek Project Graduation. Deliver forms and checks to Timber Creek in an envelope labeled Project Graduation Senior Ad. (Should questions arise, please feel free to contact Heather Vela at 817-845-4291)

The group is also looking for vendors to advertise and are offering clubs and organizations a reduced rate to feature their seniors members group ads.

Pink Out Shirts Available Starting Sept. 28


Timber Creek, let’s pink out the stands!

TCHS will be having the second annual “Pink Out” game with Fossil Ridge on Oct. 1, 2015.

TCHS Cheer will be selling “Pink Out”  T-shirts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Shirts will be sold at all lunches starting Sept. 28 and during Open House on Monday. The T-shirt will cost $12 while supplies last.

Auditions for Fall Musical “Guys and Dolls” Scheduled for Sept. 22

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Auditions for this year’s fall musical, “Guys and Dolls,” are approaching.

Auditions are Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. in the Black Box, FA 116. Callbacks are Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

If you’re interested in auditioning, you need to stop by Ms. Brundrett’s room, FA 118 to pick up an audition packet. Fill out the audition packet and bring it with you to auditions on Tuesday.

Click here for more information on auditions.

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Golf Results

JV Girls & Boys – Willow Springs – 9/15/15

The Timber Creek golf season is off to a great start.  Our JV girls & boys took part in a tournament hosted by Fossil Ridge High School at Willow Springs Golf Course on Tuesday, September 15th.  Maddi Turner set the tone for our season and shot her Timber Creek personal best in route to capturing the girls tournament champion medal.  Maddi’s closest competitor was nine strokes behind.  Congratulations Maddi on a great tournament and new personal best.

The Timber Creek boys turned in a great performance themselves capturing the boys team title.    The team consisting of Alex Eyeington, Dillon Fontaine, Noah Scullin, and Ross Shockley took home the first place medals with a team score of 345, thirty-eight strokes ahead of second place.  Ross Shockley tied for first with an impressive score of 81 and took home the second place individual medal after a scorecard playoff.  Dillon Fontaine captured the third place award with a personal best of 87.  This also marked the first time that a Timber Creek golf team has posted all four scores in the eighties.  Great Job and Congratulations.


Upcoming Events:

9/23 – Junior Ring Assembly – 2nd period – Fine Arts Center (Balfour here with ring packets)
9/28 – Open House – 7:00 pm
9/29 – Balfour here during all lunches collecting ring orders

Club Events:

Falcon Friends will be having their first meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 8:00am in room M109.  If you would like to become a Falcon Friend please pick up an application packet in Ms. Jaros’s room (M109).

Fashion Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 22 @ 3:45
Room C217, Mr. Gonzalez’s room


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