Timber Creek Newsletter – Week of Oct. 19


Timber Creek Celebrates Red Ribbon Week


Timber Creek will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 26 to 30, 2015.

Red Ribbon Week is an anti drugs and alcohol prevention week usually held on the last full week of October.

The theme for this year is Wizard of Oz. Students are encouraged to wear yellow to dress like the lion on Oct. 26. On Oct. 27, wear silver to dress like the Tin Man. On Oct. 28, wear green and black —  but be sure not to dress like an actual witch. On Oct. 29, wear flannels and overalls to dress like a scarecrow. Oct. 30 is ruby red Friday. Wear red, enough said.

There will also be an assembly in celebration of Red Ribbon Week and anti bullying prevention month, held in the band parking lot on Oct. 30. Schedule adjustments for the day will be announced.

The ASA High School tour will be showcasing tricks on a halfpipe in support of bullying prevention. Timber Creek will be able to check out some of the “top action sports athletes,” while learning about the dangers of bullying. The program is sponsored by the Marines, “NO Place for Hate” Anti-Defamation League, and ASA Entertainment.

Purple Out for Oct. 29 Senior Night Game

purple out

Timber Creek students will “Purple Out” for Thursday’s “Senior Recognition Night” varsity football game.

The Senior Recognition Night game is Oct. 29.  All seniors who had an active part in the football program (i.e. football, trainers, band, dance, cheer, mockingbirds, video) will be recognized prior to the game.

TCHS will hold a “Purple Out” pep rally on that day, adjusting the schedule as follows:

All periods on Oct. 29 will be shortened by five minutes. See the full pep rally schedule below.

pep rally schedule 2015-16 fixed

“Purple Out” long sleeve t-shirts will go on sale Monday, Oct. 26, for $15 during lunches. See a sample of the design below:

purple out shirt

Timber Creek Band Scores Well at BOA, UIL

The 2015-16 Timber Creek Band performs "Who Has Seen the Wind?"

Since August, the Timber Creek Band has been working tirelessly to put together and perfect the 2015-2016 marching show, and their work is finally starting to pay off.

This past weekend, the band traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to attend the BOA (Bands of America) St. Louis Super Regional and received 20th place out of the 63 ensembles that performed.

On Oct. 21, the band gave their Regional UIL Performance and received a “sweepstakes” award by receiving “superior” ratings from the panel of judges.

Read more on how the band prepares for marching season in this feature: What Goes Into a Marching Show?

Fast Falcons Win District Cross Country Meet

TCHS Cross Country team members practice on Oct. 15, 2015.

Some fast Falcons helped some of the Timber Creek cross country teams win at the district meet.

On Oct. 16, 2015 your Timber Creek Falcons participated in the District 5A/6A Championship race. All the teams performed heroically with 2 first place finishes and 2 second place finishes.

Read more on this story here.

Sky Dancers Host Craft Show on Oct. 31

The Sky Dancers are hosting a craft show and silent auction at Timber Creek High School on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fundraiser will help buy costumes for their dancing season. Attendees can find many things at this event such as home décor, food, jewelry, clothing, makeup, scrapbooking, and lots more. There will be events for the kids such as face painting and dance performances by the Sky Dancers. There will also be trick or treat events and door prizes.

Vendors are needed for the show as well. If you have items you want to display contact Tiffany Dykema at her email: tiffanydykema@yahoo.com. Make sure to come and enjoy the fun!

See the following flyer for more information:

Craft Show Flyer 2015

11 Things Seniors Need to Know by November

11 things seniors

It’s the last week of October, and by the time the new month rolls around, we want Timber Creek Seniors to know these 10 things:

  1. Balfour representatives will be on campus during lunches on Oct. 26-27 for class ring orders, senior announcements, senior caps and gowns and more. Click here for more info.
  2. Senior class will raise funds for prom by selling Butter Braids. Sales run from Oct. 21 to Nov. 6, 2015. Students will be able to pick up the product on Nov. 17 — and only on that date! Samples were made available during the Senior Assembly on Oct. 21. Check should be made payable to TCHS Senior Class.
  3. Seniors can use the Butter Braid fundraiser to get FREE TICKETS TO PROM. Individuals need to sell 25 items for a free prom ticket, selling 50 will get tickets for you and a date. No tickets may be given to other students — only those who’ve get the goals (and their date) can receive those tickets.
  4. The Senior Recognition Night game is Thursday, October 29.  All seniors who had an active part in the football program (i.e. football, trainers, band, dance, cheer, mockingbirds, video) will be recognized prior to the game. There will be a Purple Out pep rally earlier that day.
  5. Need a transcript? All transcript requests need to be submitted at the official Keller ISD site: https://kellertx.scriborder.com/
  6. TCHS Counseling wants to help you with the college push — they’re hosting College Cafe each Tuesday during lunch, will have the KISD/AVID College Fair on Nov. 2, and they have a location to help you with scholarships online (Click here to visit the site). Take advantage of this!
  7. Quick reminder: Colleges can revoke acceptance letters. Don’t do something to jeopardize your admission.
  8.  Think you might need to make up Seat Time? Check your Transcript page on HAC. Any course that has an asterisk next to it owes seat time. If you do owe seat time, see attendance and get the green form. Start earning Seat Time as early as possible, if needed — waiting to Spring is risky.
  9. Project Graduation is an all-night “lock-in” held at a local entertainment center like Main Event. It will take place on May 28, 2016 (graduation day) and will be held from around 11:30 pm until 6:00 am the following morning. It’s really an all-night party with bowling, laser tag, video games, billards, karaoke — and a lot of great prizes. Organizers mentioned “laptops, tablets, printers, TV’s, microwaves, gift cards” as some of the items during the Senior Assembly.
  10. To make Project Graduation happen, though, the group needs your support. The group will offer Chick-Fil-A breakfast biscuits every Friday from 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. starting Oct. 30. They’re also planning spirit/dining nights, a Senior Serve & Silent Auction in early December — which would earn extra tickets for prize drawing, and Flying Flamingos fundraisers (sign up to help flock yards). The organizers are communicating on social media, too: Twitter @TCHSprojgrad and Facebook: TCHS Project Graduation 2016
  11. Finally, though we Tweeted it right after voting ended, here’s the Prom theme for 2016Concept photos of the Arabian Nights prom theme shown at the Oct. 21, 2015 Senior Assembly.


    Over a third of the class picked this theme after voting during the Senior Assembly on Oct. 21, 2015. Prom is set for May 21, 2016 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in downtown Fort Worth. Please remember attending Prom is a privilege, not guaranteed — make sure you’re not jeopardizing your Senior experience by making bad choices…

That’s a lot to take in before November — and the list is likely to continue to grow! Hang in there, Seniors, your final year is here!

College Visits and Scholarships

college visits lunches

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

  • 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

college cafe 2

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

Upcoming Events

The Keller ISD fall semester finals schedule has been released. Finals will be run Jan. 13-15, 2016.

The first day of finals, Jan. 13, is a full day of school. On Jan. 14 and 15, high school students have early release at 12:30 p.m.

Finals will be taken in an hour and fifteen minute class periods. The finals for first and fifth period will be taken on Jan. 13.

Finals for 2A, 3A, and 4A will be taken on Jan. 14. Finals for 2B, 3B, 4B will be taken on Jan. 15.

A copy of the schedule is below:

keller isd final jan 2016 exam schedule

(Click on hyperlinked events for more information)
10/26:    Red Ribbon Week
10/27:    Choir Fall Concert – 7:00 pm
10/27:    Balfour on campus collecting orders (lunch)
10/27:    ASVAB – 3:30 Lecture Hall
10/28:    Yearbook Group pics all day until 5:00 pm
10/29:    9th Grade Assembly – 1st period
10/29:    Pep Rally
10/29:    JV Show Choir Auditions 4:00 pm
10/30:    Sky Dancer Craft Show Set-up
10/31:    Sky Dancer Craft Show – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
10/31:    Band Run-thru Noon-3:00 pm

(Click on hyperlinked events for more information)
11/2:    KISD College Fair – 6:00-8:00 pm – Cafe & FAC
11/3:    Cheer Booster Meeting – 6:30 pm – LH
11/4:    NHS Meeting – 4:00 pm – LH
11/5:    NHS Meeting – 8:00 am – LH
11/10:    Sky Dancer Booster Meeting – 7:00 pm – LH
11/10:    Choir Cluster Concert – 7:00 pm – FAC
11/10:    Theater Booster Meeting – 6:30 pm – FA118
11/14:    Show Choir Rehearsal – 8:00 am – FA114
11/14:    Mock SAT – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm – LH
11/17:    Balfour on campus collecting orders – Lunches
11/17:    Choir Booster Meeting – 6:30 pm – FA114
11/23 through 11/27 – THANKSGIVING BREAK

Clubs and Organizations

Falcon Friends
The next Falcon Friends meeting will be Tuesday November 3rd at 8:00 in room M109.  If you are interested in becoming an officer please pick up an officer application & complete it prior to the meeting!

French Club
Attention French Club members! Our Halloween party will be after school on Wednesday, October 28. There will be a costume contest with prizes for best overall costume and best French-themed costume. All costumes must be school appropriate! Put on your costume after school and come to the party,  but remember, DON’T wear your costume to school!

Sophomore Class Fundraiser
Sophomore class is having a spirit night on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at Chili’s in Alliance. Please be sure to mention you’re with Timber Creek to get funds donated to the class.

More Timber Creek News

Find the latest information on Twitter via the official Timber Creek High School account (@TCHSTalon) and always online at www.TimberCreekTalon.com Our student reporters aim to have the latest updates and frequent features on the amazing students at Timber Creek.

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