Monday, July 29, 2013

The General: July 2013 - Back to School Edition

Back To School Bash - B2SB2013 
We will be kicking off this school year with our first annual "back to school bash" B2SB this coming Monday the 5th of August. This event will couple an introductory open house for all Generals from 5 to 7 along with a back to school bash on the football field from 7 to 9. The open house will afford all parents and students the time to walk through their schedules, get into their lockers, meet teachers, and get a better feel for the expectations at TNHS. 
B2SB2013 Offers Choices for All
In large part due to the planning of Vice Principal Mrs. Heather Warrell, Parent Volunteer Coordinator Amy Durbin, and House LEADERs the back to school bash will offer choices for everyone. Miniature golf, human jenga, bocce ball, corn hole, an obstacle course, and pugil sticks are just the start of what is an array of options for parents, Generals, and teachers to celebrate the opening of Thomas Nelson High School's second year. Grade level house teams and athletic teams will be hosting events, selling TNHS apparel, and giving away items to those who compete and win. You are invited and we hope to see you there to celebrate the opening!

Tips for Transitioning "Back to School"

The transition from summer break back to school is an important one for all of us at Thomas Nelson. We are here to partner with you throughout this year to ensure that your General has a remarkable year. Here are a few tips for parents and students for taking charge of going back to school. 
  • Visit the school and introduce yourself to all of your teachers at the open house.
  • Ask any clarifying questions you might have to teachers about course visions,syllabi, homework, etc.
  • Sign-up to be a part of the parent volunteer team.
  • Begin transitioning back to school sleep schedules. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

10.22.13 Agenda

1. Celebrate Growth 

  • What's the good word in the community? 
    • Still resistance. 
    • Students are supportive.
    • Sports Programs
    • Celebrating Achievement.
    • Dean's List, GSP, 
    • Future Story Symposium.
  •  Data Review
    • K-PREP
    • PLAN
  • LEADER Prep Progress
  • Dean's List Breakfast
  • Governor's Scholar Nights

2. Parent Survey Results from Last Year
  •  What areas of growth do you see? 
  •  What recommendations do you have?

3. School Improvement Planning Team

  • Interested parties? 

4. Project Lift-Off Recommendations

Action Steps
- Consider ways to communicate with SOC over meeting times. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

7.24.13 Meeting

Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting, 2013
July 24th 
Agenda (5:30-6:30)
Principal’s Office

1.       Welcoming – Celebrate (10 min.)
    1. Celebrate – G20!
    2. Student Enrollment 
2.       Review of Group Norms, LEADER Values, and   Purpose of Committee
3.       End of Year Parent Survey Decision and Feedback (5 min.)
             a.  Parent Volunteers
4. Revisiting LEADER Prep
5.      Back to School Bash Brainstorm - Community and Parent Involvement  (30 min.)
             a. Implications for Citizen Advisory Annual Event Planning.
6.       Future Meeting Dates Established (2 min.)
7.       Focus Areas and Action Steps (5 min.)