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Week of November 12-16, 2018

“Failure will NEVER overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."  Og Mandino
 
11/15/2018 Boys Basketball Scrimmage @ Home beginning at 5:30pm
MEET THE REBELS NIGHT - WINTER EDITION
NOV. 16, 2018 6PM TCCHS GYM
 
The next Project Graduation Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 18th at 3:00 P.M.
 
GOT FRUIT? 
The Annual Todd Central Agriculture Department Fruit Sales are in full swing.  You can order directly from an agriculture student or use our website to pay with a credit or debit card.  The website will also allow you to order items to direct ship to out of town customers.  Thank you for your continued tradition of support. Online orders end November 23rd and the final day to order with a member is November 25th. 
 
Are you interested in traveling to Washington, DC, this school year? The GT program would love to take a group to visit our nation’s capital right after school ends, the first part of June. Would you like to go with us? Please need contact Lisa Petrie at the high school: 270-265-2506 ext 5012 or email lisa.petrie@todd.kyschools.us ASAP so we can see what the interest level is. Information will also be on the GT website found linked to your child’s school website under academics. This is open for all Todd County School students, employees and families. 
 
November 13, 2018 – The KHSAA will be at TCCHS to conduct a TITLE IX Site Visit. 
There will be a Public Comment Session from 3-3:30 in the lunchroom.
 
Basketball game/chili supper Saturday December 1st  Boys home game vs. Kenwood, TN 
 
The city of Elkton will host it's annual Christmas Parade on Saturday December 8th beginning at 6pm.  School teams/clubs may enter floats in the parade by completing an application at www.elktonky.com 
 
The next TCCHS SBDM Meeting will be Thursday November 29th at 4:30pm in the Library.
 
Math and English Homework help Continues Next Week, Tuesday - Thursday in the mornings.  Please have your student check the morning schedule in their English and math classes for daily locations.
 
 JUNIORS & SENIORS
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR GUIDANCE SECTION BELOW FOR IMPORTANT COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE DATES. GSP & GSA INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AS WELL.
 
Infinite Campus APP Update
We are pleased to announce two FREE new & improved Apps for Students and Parents to easily access grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, and more.  If you are using the old App, go online and download the Updated App.
 
It is our mission at TCCHS that we provide a student centered environment that promotes post-secondary success. 

SCHOOL START/DISMISSAL TIME:
Students will not be permitted to enter the school until 7:40. Students are to report to the cafeteria or gym upon entering the school building. TCCHS start time is 8:00 school dismissal time is 3:00 for all bus riders and 3:05 for car riders, student drivers, and student walkers. Parents are asked to observe the parking/NO PARKING signs and not park in the bus lane at dismissal time. Parent pick up and drop off is on the South side of the building, closest to the football field. In order to ensure a safe and orderly dismissal, please use the parent pick up line and continue to wait for your student, outside the school and in your car at dismissal time. Unless riding the bus, students are not to be dropped off or picked up in any other area. Parent Pick-up and car riders / walkers will exit the building after buses are dismissed.
 
Attendance Notes from Mrs. Lanier
Students are allotted five parent notes for whole day/half day absences and five parent notes for tardies. Upon return to school from an absence, the student has three days to turn in a note to the front office for it to be excused. Proper documentation is required for funerals, drivers license, and doctor appointments. Drivers permit and License tests are only considered a half day absent. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school at 270-265-2506 or email Mrs. Becky at becky.lanier@todd.kyschools.us

Guidance Department News
Juniors and Seniors who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch are eligible for 2 FREE ACT tests. Please see the schedule below to plan when you'll take the ACT. A FREE State Junior ACT will be in March 2019. If you have any further questions, please contact Tiffany Wood in the Guidance Department.
 Test Date
Deadline Late Deadline Score Release*
 Sept 8, 2018
Aug 3, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 Sept 18; Oct 2, 2018
 Oct 27, 2018
Sept 21, 2018 Oct 5, 2018 Nov 6; Nov 20, 2018
Dec 8, 2018
Nov 2, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 Dec 18, 2018; Jan 1, 2019
 Feb 9, 2019
Jan 4, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Feb 19; Mar 5, 2019
 Apr 13, 2019
Mar 8, 2019 Mar 22, 2019 Apr 23; May 7, 2019
 June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019 May 17, 2019 June 18; July 2, 2019
 July 13, 2019
June 14, 2019 June 21, 2019 July 23; Aug 6, 2019
 
A note from Mrs. Wood in Guidance:
Seniors,
 
Below is information for University of Kentucky.  Please read and be mindful of several upcoming sessions and information concerning admissions and scholarship applications.  Also, please see the attached flyer for additional information concerning scholarships.
 
Open Houses for Seniors
Saturday, October 13th and  Friday, November 16th
Register Here – Please share this link with all of your seniors, all are welcome to attend on either date.  
These are great events to tour campus, meet with different academic colleges including the Lewis Honors College, and learn about financial aid/scholarships.     
 Scholarships
We have updated our scholarships this year and have released more details about exact offers to help students plan financially. Scholarship sheets are attached.
GSE - Governor School for Entrepreneurs
Kentucky counselors should note that students who complete the GSE program will now be eligible for the same scholarship opportunities as GSA and GSP students.
These awards begin Fall 2019 with the summer 2018 GSE graduates. Students that attended GSE in previous years are not eligible.
UK is a member institution of RaiseMe to help students identify scholarship opportunities and stay on track for future college funding during high school.
Application Information
Our letter of recommendation is still optional.
For most students, we encourage them not to submit a letter of recommendation. A recommendation letter would be helpful if the student has a learning disability, difficult family history, or other situation that would need explanation on their behalf to shed some light on the academic credentials.
We are in the process of onboarding with the Coalition Application, but for now we encourage students to use the Common Application or the UK application at applyuk.com.
Upcoming Deadlines
December 1: early action admission, academic/competitive scholarships, Lewis Honors College, priority deadline for William C. Parker.
February 15: regular decision admission (no consideration for academic/competitive scholarships or Lewis Honors College), William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship  (February 15th is application deadline however early application is encouraged)
Viewbook
An electronic copy of our viewbook can be found here. We are also always happy to mail you viewbooks if you would like some materials to keep in your office!
Students can create a customized viewbook here.
Campus Updates and Reminders
Our Visitor Center has moved over to our biggest and best new building, the Gatton Student Center.

On September 14, UK kicked off a new campaign branded “Kentucky Can.” Funds raised will benefit students in many ways, including student financial assistance and opportunities for research, Education Abroad, and internships
GSA Information and links
See Mrs. Wood for more information if you are interested!!
2019 Application Launch!
The application is open as of October 3. Deadline is January 11.
Apply now!
 
Important Dates
Newly updated! Important Dates for 2018 – 2019 can be found here.
GSA Summer Program Dates for 2019 are June 23 - July 13

2018 MSU OPEN HOUSE DATES
Saturday, November 3 – Button Auditorium 1pm-4pm
 
Preview Days for WKU Gatton Academy
November 10, 2018 Deadline to register is November 7.

April 27, 2019 Registration will open for the April Preview Day toward the end of the fall semester.
Admission information can be found at https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/requirements.php
 
GSP - Governor's Scholars Program
The Governor's Scholars Program Application is now available at https://gsp.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx. You will need to click on the tab that has "Applicants". Then, click on "Applications & Forms". Under this tab will be the application for GSP. Please make sure before you begin completing the application that you download and read the Helpful Hints packet that is also under "Applications & Forms". This will assist you in completing the application. The application is due to the guidance office on by 1:00 pm on December 18th. The application must be typed. You must have one teacher recommendation and one community recommendation. In addition, you must have taken the ACT to apply. You cannot apply without a score on this test. If you have any questions concerning this application, please see the guidance office.
 
SENIOR COLLEGE/CAREER INFORMATION
·       College Admission Day - on November 15th representatives from HCC and KHEAA will be at school all day in senior English classes to assist students in applying to the college of their choice. If students are applying to the University of Kentucky or any selective school should start working on the applications now.

Cell Phone - Student Changes for use
TCCHS SBDM has approved the use of cell phones for students for the 2018-19 school year. Full information can be found in the attached student handbook as well as each student will receive their own copy of the student handbook.
Here are a some important details:
I. Teachers will let students know if cell phones can be in use during class with RED and GREEN signals
II. Cell phones will not be in use in Hallways, Gym, Restrooms, and during assemblies
III. Students may use their cell phones during their designated lunch time in the cafeteria

AM/PM Detention
Detention is able to be served Monday through Thursdays.  When assigned a detention, students have up to 5 school days to serve, either from 7:10-7:40 am in Mr. Fleming's classroom, or from 3:05-3:35 pm in Mrs. Canler's classroom. Detentions that are not served with the 5 day allotment will results in an assigned day in ISAP. Thank you for your help.
 
Teacher/Faculty Spotlight
Happy birthday week to Mrs. Riann Price!  Our National Honor Society sponsor spends her days teaching science to the students at TCCHS.  Mrs. Price is a graduate of Rossview HS and has a sibling on staff here at Todd Central.  Rumor is that her afternoons area about to be filled with crafting on her new Cricket.  We are thankful to her energy and commitment to our students.

Weekly Lunch Menu
Nov 12 - Popcorn Chicken, Glazed Carrots, French Fries, Tossed Salad, Pears, Mandarin Oranges, Cottage Cheese, Roll
Nov 13 -  Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits, Gravy, Hashbrown Casserole, Tomatoes, Juice (orange or apple), Pineapple
Nov 14 - General TSO or Orange Chicken, Rice, Broccoli, Oriental Veggies, Egg Rolls, Pineapple, Mandarin Orange
Nov 15 - Chili, Vegetable Soup, Grilled Cheese, Pimento Cheese, Corn, Tossed Salad, Kiwi, Strawberries, Rice Krispy Treats
Nov 16   -Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Glazed Carrots, Tossed Salad, Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Rolls
 
Rebel Athletic/Activities Schedule
Student Admission $3, Adult Admission $5, Rebel Parent Pass $3
* Meet the Rebels Night - NOV. 16, 2018 6PM TCCHS GYM
* Girls have a home scrimmage on Nov. 17 against Apollo at 1pm
 

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