Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 2017 - Community Growth & Local Ownership

Empowerment = Houses CREATING 
FEARLESS FEMALE FRIDAYS - LAFAYETTE HOUSE

TRANSITIONING TO ONLINE PROGRESS REPORTS 


2017 HOUSE PARENT IGNITE KICK-OFF

FALL 2017 DEAN'S LIST 

Here are the dates for your House!
Washington House = November 8th from 8:40 to 9:25 AM
Lafayette House = November 8th from 9:30 to 10:10 AM

Lincoln = November 9th from 8:40 to 9:25 AM
Hamilton House = November 9th from 9:30 to 10:10 AM




Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 2017 - Generals LEAD



GENERALS LEAD
We are excited to announce the creation of 5 new LEADERship classes at TNHS for the 2017-2018 school year. These classes are a significant commitment to the idea that GENERALS LEAD as we have allocated nearly a full-time teaching position to developing capacity of student LEADERs. The classes occur every day and build student capacity to LEARN & LEAD within our community. 

These classes include 
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  1. The Student Organization Council
    1. Consists of 30 student organization representatives from organizations and teams around the school. 
  2. House Steward Courses
    1. Consists of 35 House Stewards from each house working to create the future in our Care & Connect time each morning. 
  3. Community Directors 
    1. Consists of five specialized roles ranging from Director of Community Affairs to Community Service & Alumni Affairs Directors. 
  4. General LEADERs 
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    2. Consisting of nearly fifty seniors LEADing during the course of the day by assisting classroom LEADERs with academic supports throughout the day.
  5. Maintenance & Cafeteria LEADERs
    1. Consisting of student LEADERs that collaborate with our food services programs and our maintenance LEADER Mr. Marshall.


TNHS CAREBOOK INTRO
Check-out this short video before clicking here to explore our 2017-2018 TNHS CAREBOOK. We are proud of the work that continues to occur across our COMMUNITY that is highlighted throughout the CAREbook!




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Preparing for Lift-Off - Honoring the Class of 2017

HONORING THE CLASS OF 2017
Celebrating our mission of College, Career, and Citizenship Readiness - Yes. 

Class of 2017 Gratitude

CARE & CONNECT LEADERship
For the first time in TNHS history our freshman sat directly alongside Seniors from their Care & Connect classes to pass along a legacy brick and letter showing their gratitude. This important tradition reminds us all that we create nothing alone, and that we rely upon each other to build a stronger community. 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 2017 - Preparing For Lift-Off

CARETAKING FOR OUR CLASS OF 2017
At Thomas Nelson we continuously work to support our Generals taking CARE of each other while pursuing their future story goals. Our Senior Lift-Off Week symbolically represents our mission and vision within the ideal of CAREtaking that allows our Generals to leave our school better than they found it. Check out the overview of events for our class of 2017. 

MONDAY, MAY 22nd
LAYING THE FOUNDATION CEREMONY
Seniors will begin the week by symbolically laying the foundation for our community. During this ceremony all anticipated graduates will be given their brick by a member of the class of 2020. Student LEADERs from the class of 2020 will share stories of gratitude and inspiration. Seniors will then be called forward in small groups to place their brick on the ground to symbolize their foundational role in our Nelson County community.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th
SENIOR SALUTE AWARDS CEREMONY
Starting with a reception in The Commons from 8:30 to 9:00 Seniors and their selected sponsor will be seated in their reserved spot on the gym floor. All seniors will receive celebratory G pins and graduation cords while also being recognized for academic excellence and scholarship accomplishments. All TNHS students and parents are invited to this special event.

THURSDAY, MAY 25th TORCHLIGHT CEREMONY    
This special event is hosted by the Hamilton House and will bring together our Juniors and Seniors to participate in passing the CARE torch. Select Seniors will share advice, stories, and insight with underclassmen. Following the shared readings, each senior will symbolically light their candle and pass the CARE torch to a Junior class member as they process around the balcony of the gymnasium for their last time as a Thomas Nelson student.

MOOSE HUNTER BREAKFAST - FRIDAY, MAY 26th
We will have an all Senior breakfast and take attendance in the cafeteria starting at 8:50 AM. An annual TNHS tradition, students and teachers will share their favorite memories.
GRADUATION CEREMONY: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Seniors will report to assigned Hamilton House Classrooms no later than 4:30 PM  to go through final preparations with House CAREtaker and begin lining up for the procession. Graduates are expected to dress in formal attire for the occasion. Gentlemen are expected to wear a shirt and tie with dress shoes and ladies are expected to wear appropriate dress clothes and dress shoes.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 2017: Celebrating Together

PARENT PIONEERS & PURPLE COWS
         Since opening our doors in August of 2012, TNHS community members have continued to pioneer and make history. This pioneering spirit was front and center at our first ever parent social event on March 11th. We were fortunate to have just over 40 community members present to celebrate and create the future together. Everyone that attended walked away with a vision for a more connected future for our community. Yes.  
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OPERATION PURPLE COW
What do you get when you mix six weeks of group preparation, an interview audience of twenty, and General Courage? Operation Purple Cow!  Generals made history in this unique event that allowed over 35 community members to provide one-on-one interviews to 152 of our senior class of 2017. CARE & Connect classes looking on provided a truly Purple Cow experience for both our visitors and our Generals. Genny was beaming with pride!

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SPRING DEAN'S LIST BREAKFAST
REPORT CARDS GO HOME FRIDAY, MARCH 31st 
3.25 GPA OR HIGHER?
Here are the dates for your House - Invites sent 4.3.17

Hamilton House = April 12th from 8:35 to 9:20 AM
Lincoln House = April 12th from 9:30 to 10:10 AM
Lafayette House = April 13th from 8:35 to 9:20 AM
Washington House = April 13th from 9:30 to 10:10 AM


SENIOR GRADUATION MAILING = APRIL 12th 
A Lift-Off week overview with a day-by-day event detail will be sent to all senior parents on April 12th. Yes!