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Sept. 2010 Tiger Tales

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    Travis Mission StatementIn partnership with home and community, it is our mission to create an environment of mutual respect and belonging in which we strive for excellence in both academic and extra-curricular programs.

    William B. Travis High School11111 Harlem Rd.

    Richmond, TX 77406Fort Bend ISD

    Phone: 281.634.7000Fax: 281.634.7010

    Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year at William B. Travis High School, home of the Tigers! We are well on the way to making this a great and productive school year. THS has so much to offer students, from exciting curriculum and effective instruction to heart-stopping sports and beautiful music!

    It is the aim of all the faculty and staff to continuously provide our students many opportunities to progress academically, improve physical skills and develop the characteristics of successful leadership.

    The avenues by which these lessons are learned take a myriad of forms classroom discussions, running on the track, peering under the microscope at pond water organisms, using a graphing calculator to gather data and illustrate that the maximum volume of a three dimensional figure or reading Romeo and Juliet.

    Parents always have an open invitation to visit our school and see our students in action! To access current information related to your students classes and assignments, I encourage you to utilize the FBISD Parent Portal and the THS web site.

    --J.J. Kyle, principal

    THS Is Now A CHAMPS School! THS Faculty members have been trained on the district-wide behavior management initiative known as CHAMPS. CHAMPS is an acronym which stands for: C-Conversation, H-Help, A-Activity, M-Movement, P-Participation and S-Success. CHAMPS focuses on positive behavioral support strategies and making teacher/staff expectations clear to all students. There have many positive results at other schools throughout the district and we are excited to see it implemented at THS.

  • Administration

    J.J. Kyle Principal

    281-634-7004Linda Graessle Senior Principal

    281-634-7011Doug Thompson Assistant Principal (A Ga)

    281-634-7082Bob Banks Assistant Principal (Gb-Oc)

    281-634-7080Kyle Lovetinsky Assistant Principal (Od-Z)


    Counselors:Jeanne Andrews - 10th Grade

    281-634-7016Tiffany Chaney - 11th Grade

    281-634-7018Marci Nichols - 12th (A-J)

    281-634-7015Crystal Collins - 12th (K-Z)


    Registrar:Cynthia Charles281.634.7020

    Attendance:Tayma Sheffield


    Nurse:Gabriella Lischau


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    Travis High SchoolTiger Tales

    September 2010 Published Four Times Per Year

    11111 Harlem Rd.Richmond, TX 77406

    Issue # 5

    Parking Permits If your son or daughter drives to school and has not purchased a 2010-2011 William B. Travis High School parking permit, they are at or past the deadline. To purchase a parking permit, your son or daughter will need a valid Texas Driver License, proof of insurance (with their name listed as a driver), thirty five dollars (cash or money order), and a completed 2010-2011 William B. Travis High School parking permit application. Parking permit applications are available at the front office. Any student in violation of parking on campus without a permit will be assessed a forty dollar fine in addition to the cost of a permit. Officer S. Hall(281) 634-7060 [email protected]

    New Tardy Procedures We are anxiously looking forward to the start of another fabulous year at Travis High School. We have taken steps to ensure that all of our students will have the opportunity to absorb every minute of the valuable instructional time provided in their classes. We will accomplish this with our new tardy polices and procedures. Essentially, we will have hall sweeps every day, every period, in every hallway of the building. Tardy students will be sent to one of several tardy stations strategically placed throughout the building. There, they will have to present their school ID and have their tardy entered into our computer system. After having their tardy recorded students will be personally escorted to their class by a staff member. This year all students will be expected to keep their school IDs on their person and visible throughout the instructional day. More importantly, each student will be expected to arrive to each of their classes on time, prepared, and ready to learn! T.W. Graham, Jr., Associate Principal

    Student MealsMeal PricesBreakfast $1.25Lunch - Elementary $1.75Lunch - Secondary $2.00Breakfast - Reduced .30Lunch - Reduced .40

    Children need healthy meals to learn. Fort Bend I.S.D. offers healthy meals every school day.

    Free/Reduced Meals To receive free or reduced priced meals in the 2010/2011 school year, your child/children must have a new application on file in our office. These children may then qualify for other district benefits. It is important that all students in the household are listed on the application even though they may choose not to participate in the program. The reason it is important is as follows: The State of Texas provides compensatory education funding to school districts based on the number of students approved for free and reduced meals. Therefore, every student must be counted in order to receive maximum funding for the district. Please call (281) 634-1855 or (281) 634-1196 if you have any questions regarding the program or view these frequently asked questions.

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    Counseling OfficeNew Counselor Information

    Ms. Yoh- assists last names starting with A, T-Z [email protected] 281.634.7015Ms. Chaney- assists last names starting with B-D [email protected]

    281.634.7018Ms. Collins- assists last names starting with E-J [email protected]

    281.634.9882Ms. Andrews- assists last names starting with K-O [email protected]

    281.634.7016Ms. Hawkins- assists last names starting with P-S [email protected]


    Course Changes and Dropping Course Deadlines1st Semester: September 2, 2010 - Last day to change to a new course. Note: These changes will only occur if:

    There is an error in the student schedule. 1. The student took the course in summer school which constitutes a change. 2.

    November 1, 2010 - Last day to change a level and/or drop a course for a study hall, off campus (12th grade only) or office aide (11th and 12th grade only). Also this is the last opportunity to drop a full year course.

    2nd Semester: January 18, 2011 - Last day to change to a new course. Note: These changes will only occur if:

    There is an error in the student schedule. 1. The student took the course in summer school which constitutes a change. 2.

    April 4, 2011 - Last day to change a level and/or drop a course for a study hall, off campus (12th grade only) or office aide (11th and 12th grade only). Full year courses can only be dropped during the 1st semester.

    Clinic For information concerning student medications and clinic procedures, please contact Gabriella Lischau, R.N. at [email protected]

    Travis High School Fall Book Fair

    Tuesday, August 31stall day in the library

    and during open house

    Selection includes:required reading titles No Fear Shakespeare

    popular fiction and nonfictionnew releases

    college test prep guideschildrens fiction


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