September 9-13, 2019

September 9-13, 2019
Posted on 09/11/2019

Attention all seniors, you may take either the ACT on Oct 15th or the SAT on Oct. 16th. All students are automatically registered to take the ACT.  Seniors wanting to take the SAT must register in the THS counseling office by 2:30 this Friday.

Beta Club invitation letters were sent home to new members the last week of August.  Juniors and seniors with a 93 average who didn’t join last year were invited to join this year.  If you didn’t receive a letter and think you should have, please stop by the library and see Mrs. Sauceman or Ms. Hayes to double-check.

Beta Club fees are due by October 1.  Dues will NOT be accepted after this date. If you have extenuating circumstances, please see Ms. Hayes or Mrs. Sauceman before then.

Juniors and Seniors:

ACT BOOT CAMP will occur again October 21-24 and December 9-12.  Do you want the time of evening ACT BOOT CAMP to be EARLIER? We’re considering a switch to this time:  5:00 – 7:00 pm….or 5:15 – 7:15 pm. Would that be better?  Is it better to stay with the usual 6:00—8:00 pm??? Tell Mr. Everhardt or Mrs. Sutherland your opinion.

Students who wish to join TSA must have their form and money turned in by September 17, 2019.

The Chemistry Club will meet on Tuesday, September 17, after school in Mr. Reece’s room. The meeting will last until about 3:00 pm. Anyone who has taken chemistry or who will take chemistry this year is welcome to join. 

This week’s happenings……”VT Spirit Week”
Monday 9/9……Regular Schedule, Pajama Day, Blood Drive
Tuesday 9/10….Regular Schedule, Wacky-Tacky Day
Wednesday 9/11….Regular Schedule, Superhero Day, ROTC 9/11 program during Viking Time in Viking Hall, Leadership Team meeting 2:45 – 3:30
Thursday 9/12….Regular Schedule, Decade Day, Parent/ Teacher Conferences 3PM – 6PM
Friday 9/13….Activity Schedule, Maroon and White Day, Pep Rally Viking Hall during Activity period

The Viking Motorcycle Club will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in Mr. Strickland’s room (3418) during homeroom. Our first meeting will be Monday, Sept. 16th. All are welcome! No motorcycle required.

BTCS is hiring an EA for LEAPs at 3 elementary schools, Vance and THS. Anyone who is 18 and interested please apply online at

Underclassmen, faculty, staff, and administration retakes will be made Sept. 20.  Any student who purchased a package and who desires a retake should bring the package to the photographer.  This is the last chance to appear in the yearbook.  There is no charge for a yearbook photo.

ACT BOOT CAMP will rev up next week 6 pm – 8 pm nightly Sept. 9 -12, (Monday – Thursday). Stay, bring food with you, learn, and leave! You can leave early or come late if you need to. Cost is FREE thanks to the LEAPS grant! Bring a friend!  ACT BOOT CAMP teachers: Ms. Alyssa Ison (science), Mr. Jackie Everhardt (math), Mrs. Candy Sutherland (science, English, reading), & Mrs. Audrey Keys (English, reading). See Mrs. Sutherland for more info. 

On September 17th, ETSU will be waiving their application fee
for admissions. This is a $25 savings! If you are interested in applying for the Roan Scholarship it would be wise to wait until September 17th to apply to ETSU.  If you want to be added to the reminder list, stop by the Counseling Office to sign up!

LSF, The TN High French Club is extending its enrollment through Tuesday, September 10th.  LSF is open to anyone who has completed 2 semesters of French and are currently enrolled. Please contact Ms. Toby if you are unable to come during Viking Time that day for the meeting so she can add you to the club roster. Club dues are $5 and the deadline for paying is Tuesday, September 24th, thank you, merci.

Please turn in your Health Information form ASAP, Without the Student Health Information form on file, students will not be administered any mediation, including cough drops. 

THS Aquavikes will host their 3rd annual 1 mile
Color run Sat. Sept 28th. Late registration will be that morning at 9am in Southside parking lot. This will also be the location for T-shirt pickup. 10am race starts. Entry fee is $10.00 and includes a t-shirt if preregistered by 8/13. The THS class/club/sport with the highest percentage of participants will receive a pizza/pool party. See any Aquavike or the front office for a registration form.

Senior ads
submitted at THS are due Sept 13 to Mrs. Vickers. Jostens Online senior ads due Sept 30.

Mr. Goodman has an opportunity available for students to earn
volunteer hours on 9/14 with Appalachian Service Project. No experience required and has the potential to earn 6-8 community service hours. Any student who is interested should see Mr. Goodman in room #1140. He is also looking for teachers that would be willing to volunteer as well due to needing 1 adult per every 5 student volunteers. There will be additional opportunities in the future to volunteer with this organization if this date doesn’t work for you.

Sept. 24 – Senior court; Court members will be dismissed at 10:00 to dress, Oct. 25  - Junior Court and Club photos.

First Priority Club
, We are meeting each Wednesday morning from 7:00 – 7:15 a.m. in room 2447, Mrs. Amber Davis’s room# 2447.

will meet after school in the auditorium on Thursdays from 2:45-3:15.

Mrs. Sutherland’s
ACT ACADEMY will be taught from 3:00 –4:00 pm on fourteen WONDERFUL Wednesdays in the THS Library after school. It’s FREE. We will PRACTICE ACT questions & discuss all things ACT.  Those Wednesday’s are: Aug 21 & 28  Sept 4, 11, 18 & 21  Oct 16, 23, & 30  Nov. 6, 13, & 27  Dec. 4 & 11

Reminder: A fire can breakout with little or no warning. The more prepared you are, the safer you will be. Emergency supply kits can help you be prepared. Items to keep in your emergency kit include a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, whistle, phone lists, paper, pencil, water, and non-perishable snacks.

If you checked out a summer reading book from the THS library, please return it ASAP.

We will not be able to refund any money lost in the vending machines. If you choose to purchase food or drinks you are taking the risk of losing whatever amount you have inserted in the machines.


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