Weekly Update: August 26 – September 1
Posted by TNCS on Aug 25, 2017
- Monday, August 28
- New Student Orientation, 1-3pm, Activities Center
- Tuesday, August 29
- First day of classes
- Thursday, August 31
- Back to School Family Picnic, 5-7pm
- Saber Sports Pre-Season Meeting, 7-8pm, Activities Center
- Friday, September 1
- 9th Grade Trip to the Science Museum
New Student Orientation
We are so excited to welcome new students and their families on Monday for New Student Orientation! New students and their families should arrive by 1:00 and go directly to the Gym inside the Activities Center. Returning student Ambassadors should arrive by 12:00 and go directly to the Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall. Alexander Keevil and Rachel Beene, Deans of Student Life and Personal Growth, will greet Ambassadors for a quick training session as well as a pizza lunch.
Back to School Family Picnic
Help us kick off a new school year and welcome new families and faculty members into our TNCS community! This Thursday, August 31, 4-7pm, rain or shine. Bring a dish to share (families of students with last names A-Q bring a side, R-Z bring a dessert) and a lawn blanket or chair. TNCS will provide hot dogs and drinks. Parking available across the street at Scottish Rite Temple.
We are thrilled to offer the opportunity for eligible students to travel to Europe in the summer of 2018! Students who will be in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade during the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to participate. The deadline to register for the trip is September 30th. Trip leaders Julie Noble and Carolyn Latta will be holding a couple more parent meetings in mid-September (Time TBD) for those interested in learning more about the trip. Click here to access the General Information and FAQ sheet. In our classes, we strive to bring history alive for our students, but this trip will allow them to experience reenacting history where it actually happened! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Noble or Carolyn Latta.
Mark your calendar for Parents Night, Thursday, September 7th starting at 6:30pm. Parking available at Scottish Rite Temple. Parents will meet briefly as a group in the Activities Center and then will visit classes following their student’s schedule. Wear comfortable shoes!
Grade Level Parent Gatherings
Grade level parent gatherings are a great way to get to know other parents in your child’s grade, hear from Nancy Foy and Division Directors, Eric Gobble or Carolyn Tisdale and Adam Rothschild, and ask questions. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this gathering. All will take place on campus in Greenwood Commons.
- 5th/6th Grades: NEW DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 7pm
- 7th Grade: Wednesday, September 27, 7pm
- 8th Grade: Tuesday, October 3, 7pm
- 9th Grade: Tuesday, September 19, 7pm
- 10th Grade: Wednesday, October 11, 7pm
- 11th Grade: Monday, October 2, 7pm
- 12th Grade: Monday, September 25, 7pm
Pizza Mondays (Beginning September 11)
Mondays are pizza days for lunch at TNCS. Beginning Monday, September 11, 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 will be looking for parent volunteers to help serve pizza from 11:45am – 1pm. Stay tuned for more details on volunteering.
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, 11:53 – 12:26; Middle School Lunch, 12:33 – 1:06.
- September 1 – The Boardwalk
- September 8 – Professional Development – No Classes
- September 15 – Slideways Mobile Bistro
- September 22 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- September 29 – The Boardwalk
Middle School News
Student Life Day
We are so excited for our first Student Life day this Friday! After Extra Help, the Middle School will have the opportunity to take part in a series of ice-breakers to help foster a sense of community. They will learn the Middle School motto and start to get to know their classmates and teachers even better. After the Student Life block, they will then meet with their advisors. This will be a wonderful time to ask questions, start to think about potential goals, and connect with their advisor.
Upper School News
We welcome all to the 2017-18 school year. We know this will be a great year! Mr. Rothschild and Dr. Tisdale will be splitting the upper school by grades. If you are a 9th or 10th grade parent, your contact will be Mr. Rothschild. If you are a 11th or 12th grade student, Dr. Tisdale will be the point of contact. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child’s educational success.
9th Grade Trip to the Science Museum
Our 9th grade students will be visiting the Da Vinci Exhibit at the Science Museum this coming Friday, September 1st. It is unusual to have a field trip during the first week of school, but the exhibit closes just a few days afterwards. It ties in beautifully with both our physical science curriculum and World History 9 so we did not want our students to miss this opportunity. Thanks to the generosity of the Science Museum, students will attend free of charge. Click here for more details about the trip.
Student Life Day
The Upper School team is excited for our first Student Life day this Friday! After 7th period, the Upper School will gather for ice-breakers, meet their advisors, and learn some of the logistics of the Upper School. Student Life blocks on Fridays are an important time for students to work collaboratively, participate in clubs, or learn from guest speakers. We are excited to start the year off on a high note!
Senior Beach Trip
Planning ahead, our traditional senior beach trip will take place October 4 – October 7. We will leave after classes on the 4th. This year we will be going to Sandbridge Beach. We have rented two lovely homes for the students. You will be receiving more information on this trip soon.
The October SAT deadline is September 8th. TNCS will offer the October SAT on Sunday, October, 8th and Monday, October 9th (Holiday-no classes). Seniors can sign up for the test through their College Board accounts.
All families with a student who is planning to play a Saber Sport during the school year should stay after the picnic on Thursday, August 31 for a Saber Sports Preseason Meeting from 7-8pm.
- 7-7:30pm: All families and students on all teams meet with Eric Gobble, Athletic Director (Activities Center)
- 7:30-8pm: Break out to meet with coaches of individual teams
Game schedules and scores can be found on www.tncsathletics.org.