Sunday, November 11, 2018

November Principal Monthly

On Friday during Care & Connect, your Generals experienced a lesson containing the video above about NTI Days this year. A few key highlights are:

  1. All Generals will be completing the course titled, How must we support our growing community? 
  2. Pending SBDM approval, this course will be completed for .25 of a credit each year on your General's transcript.
  3. The course is open now through March 15.
  4. Your General can work on this course at any time.
  5. This course meets the NTI (non traditional instruction) requirement,yet is about more than the requirement itself. The course is an opportunity for our students to engage in authentic questions our community faces. Therefore, your General will be completing this course regardless of how many or how few NTI days we have this year.
  6. Your General joined a Google Classroom on Friday. You can ask your General to invite you to be a member of the course as well, if you would like to access or view their work.
  7. The top community development plan from each HOUSE will be submitted to Mrs.Kim Huston from the Nelson County Economic Development Agency. The top plan selected by Mrs.Huston will be recognized at the April Fiscal Court meeting.
Here's to continuing to think anew about creating meaningful and authentic learning opportunities for our Generals.


Monday, October 15, 2018

October Principal Monthly

Thomas Nelson High School is excited to present an extension of whole child CARE to our families. Nurse practitioner services are now available for our students and teachers through the Healthy Kids Clinic. For more information, please watch the video above.

Our HOUSE Stewards will be hosting a new twist on an annual tradition. Grades will be posted on October 19 for invitations to the Dean's List Celebration. Parents of students with a 3.25 GPA or higher as of October 19 will be invited to attend. The celebration will take place by HOUSEs. Invites to come soon!

Hamilton will celebrate on November 7 from 8:40-9:30
Lincoln will celebrate on November 7 from 9:30- 10:30
Washington will celebrate on November 8 from 8:40-9:30
Lafayette will celebrate on November 8 from 9:30-10:30

We will be hosting a HOUSE Parent Kick-Off at Bullit BBQ on October 26. To learn more about this opportunity to CARE, CONNECT, and CREATE with HOUSE Parents, please check out the video above.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Principal's Monthly: September

Make ART.
Have you heard about Ryan Hack and his podcast, Communicrazy? Check out what this General CREATEs during his Creative Directing class.

What must we CREATE?
The acceleration of technology demands we continue to CREATE experiences for our Generals that are both COMMUNITY and future centered. Over the past two weeks, our Generals and LEADERs have emersed themselves into exploring how we can say YES to what our future demands of us. Every sophomore attended a session with Workforce Development LEADER, David Mudd, as they explored the path they wanted to paint for their future. Additionally, our LEADERs are visiting local industries this week to explore ways to CONNECT our Generals to authentic experiences inside the classroom.
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Dedicated to our COMMUNITY.

Ridiculously Good Looking.
Ask your General about their experiences engaging in MODL reading and writing. This week, we will begin MODL reading with excerpts from the book Strengths Finders. Your General will be utilizing this MODL reading to engage in our Citizenship Collaboration next week.


The TNHS XC/TF team organizes the annual Iron Horse Festival 5K. For the first time ever, this race will be able to offer live results and chipped times. Sign up for the Iron Horse 5K by visiting THIS LINK.

After you run in the Iron Horse 5K, be sure to stick around for the parade. Our Student Organization says it is sure to be a wild ride!

We are a COMMUNITY of  Possibilities.
This Friday marks our quarterly Student Gift Showcase. During this time, our Generals will be showcasing their gifts through student-led 30-minute sessions. Some of these sessions include: How to Speak German, How to Write Cursive, Applying for GSP, and How to Play Mandolin.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Chromebook CARETaking. YES!

We are excited to be launching our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Any family who did not attend HOUSEWarming may complete the Chromebook CARE Camp by watching THIS VIDEO and completing THIS FORM. These resources are also available on the school website under "TNHS Basics".

The Chromebook CARE Camp Form also serves as our acceptable use permission form. This means your student will not be permitted to have access to use of the internet without parent completion of the form.

Any student who is new to the district and does not yet have a Google account will need to inform their Care & Connect LEADER. Once the C&C LEADER records their name on our internal sheet, your student's account will be created within 2 days. 

If you or your student experience any issues with the Chromebook or Google Account, please contact our Media Specialist, Jill Mattingly.