April 22-26, 2019

April 22-26, 2019
Posted on 04/22/2019
  • Tennessee High School is recruiting members for the first ever Sparkle Effect team for the 2019-2020 school year. This is an all-inclusive team for any upcoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grader. We are looking for boys and girls to perform at 10-15 home sporting events from August to February. No prior cheer experience is required. If you are interested in joining, please pick up an application from Mrs. Vance (1156A) or Ms. Anderson (1159). Applications are due back by Tuesday, April 30th. For more information on the Sparkle Effect team, please visit
  • Prom tickets will be on sale in the office area, directly in front of Mrs. Alley’s counter, every day this week before and after school.  Next week they will be on sale before and after school and during all lunches.  Please remember that if you are bringing a guest that is not a current Tennessee High Student you must fill out the Prom Guest Application Form.  You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until they have been approved to attend.
  • Math I, II and III students will take subpart 1 of the Math EOC today, April 22. All of Mr. Millnik’s classes and Mr. Everhardt’s second and third blocks will test in the library. All other Integrated Math classes will test in their classrooms. 
  • Math I, II, and III students will take Subpart 2 of their EOC tomorrow, April 23. All classes will test in their classrooms during their regular class time.
  • Seniors in National Honor Society need to return their forms for stoles and money by May 1. Please see Mrs. Hartsoe or Mrs. Strong.
  • Jostens will be here on Thursday, May 2, during all three lunches to deliver class rings. 
  • Any rising sophomore, junior, or senior female student interested in joining Civinettes may now pick up an application in the office, Mrs. Bittinger’s room (3406), or Mrs. Kitzmiller’s room (1216). Completed applications and teacher recommendations are due to Mrs. Bittinger, Mrs. Kitzmiller, or Ms. Anderson by May 6. Please see a club sponsor for any questions.
  • Seniors - To be recognized for your hard work in and around our community, your volunteer hours form needs to be turned into the Counseling Office by Monday, April 22nd. If you have any questions, please see your school counselor.
  • Senior members of Beta Club need to stop by the library to pick up their Beta tassel before the senior picture, which will take place on April 25. 
  • On April 30th, we will have a college signing day celebration for the senior class. Seniors will be recognized for committing to post-secondary achievement, and there will be food, fun, and picture opportunities. To participate, you must complete the form below. All post-secondary institutions are acceptable, including college/university/TCAT/military and approved careers by Mrs. Pendley. Please complete this form ASAP:   Representatives from local colleges plan to attend. We want all students to be recognized for their commitments. Don't miss your opportunity!
  • We will have an extended first block on April 29th to accommodate EOC testing. Students enrolled in either first or fourth block English I or English II will report to their testing location by 7:30am. Students enrolled in either a second or a third block English I or English II class will eat first lunch and report to their testing locations by 11:18.
  • Prom Guest Applications are available in the Main Office and Guidance Office. The application must be signed by both the guest and the student and be turned back in to Mrs. Whitaker on or before April 18th if you are planning to bring someone to the prom that is not currently a Tennessee High School student. 
  • Seniors, please turn in your Graduation Behavior Agreements as soon as possible.  The deadline is Friday, May 3, and you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony if that is not on file.
  • The Class of 2019 is cordially invited to attend the Sullivan County Baccalaureate Service, May 14, 7:00 p.m., at Sunnyside Baptist Church, 406 Cooks Valley Road, Kingsport, TN.  A brochure containing information concerning the Baccalaureate Service will be available in the Guidance Office. 
  • Seniors: if you believe you have had perfect attendance and would like to be recognized for it during senior Awards Day, please see Mrs. Slagle in the Counseling Office.
  • State Distinction Applications are due by April 19th.  If you would like to be recognized for scholarships at Awards Day, those applications are due by April 26th. Both can be turned into Mrs. Slagle in the Counseling Office.
  • Anyone interested in joining the Tennessee High Percussion Section should come to the help sessions beginning on Thursday, April 18 and again on Thursday, April 25. These sessions will take place at the THS Band Room and will be open to anyone new interested in joining. Any musical experience is recommended but not required. Percussion placement will be held on May 13 from 3:30-5pm. 
  • Anyone new wishing to join the fall marching band should see Mr. Semones as soon as possible for information. The band is seeking anyone with guitar, bass, string, percussion, or keyboard experience; however, the only real requirement is a great work ethic.
  • The senior class photo will be taken April 25 at 1:00.  Ordering envelopes are available from senior homeroom teachers, the front desk, and guidance office. All photos must be pre-paid.
  • A flyer for the Summer Pick Along Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be available in the front office for 9th and 10th graders.  The beginner camps will be held June 17-21 and July 8-12.  The intermediate camp will be July 15-19.  Half day sessions are $125.00 for museum members and $175.00 for non-museum members.  The full day sessions are $175.00 for museum members and $225.00 for non-museum members. 
  • Sports Physicals for the 2019-2020 school year will be given at Virginia High on Saturday, May 11th.  The designated time for THS & VMS students is 8:00am - 9:00am.  To receive a physical, students must have a TSSAA Physical Form with the front page completed and signed by a parent/guardian.  TSSAA Physical Forms can be picked up in the THS Athletic Office, VMS Main Office or be downloaded at  Forms will also be available at Virginia High if needed.  The cost is $10 cash.  No checks will be accepted.
  • Seniors! Don't forget to check the Counseling Office's website for information regarding scholarships and awards to help pay for college. The scholarship site is updated multiple times each week with new opportunities!
  • Attention Seniors! Nominations for the Scheuer Outstanding Attitude Award are now being collected by Mrs. Slagle. In order to be nominated for this $1,000 award you must be nominated by a teacher, coach, employer or other community member! Nominations are due by April 22nd! Please see Mrs. Slagle if you have questions!
  • Several AP courses will have exam review sessions during Viking Time.  Please see the announcement posted on your homeroom Canvas page for more details.
  • Students, your laptop must be carried in your school-issued backpack. Students found carrying their device in other backpacks, will have their device confiscated.
  • The library now has 5 Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout.  These will provide free Wi-Fi to your electronic devices, which comes in handy if you don’t have Wi-Fi at home or need to work on your computer during a long car ride or even if you just want to spend the afternoon doing some homework in the park.  The checkout period is three school days.  Stop by the library, and see Ms. Hayes or Mrs. Sauceman if you are interested in checking one out or have questions.
  • Parents, students, and teachers: You can now sign up for PTSA online. Visit to sign up today!
  • Students please download the Viking Nation App and check in each morning for points to win free gifts.
  • ACT Prep Academy with Mrs. Sutherland --Meet in the THS Library lab after school Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. No ACT Prep Academy during Mid-term Exams, Spring Break, or Final Exams.
  • Upcoming ACT test dates National Saturdays:  June 15, and July 13
  • First Priority meets every Wednesday morning in Wellness room 2447 at 7:00 a.m.  You’re invited to join us to follow the H.O.P.E. cycle. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 is the HELP week. We’d love to have your presence at 7:00!  First Priority will also begin meeting every Wednesday afternoon in the THS library lab room from 2:35 – 3:00 p.m. (or later).  This is a more relaxed, conversational time.  Some days we will linger and eat pizza.  All afternoons will STILL FOLLOW the cycle:  H.O.P.E.  We will start this after school on January 9, 2019.



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