Beginning of Year Announcements

Beginning of Year Announcements

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Class Officer and Senior/Junior Court applications are now available on Canvas through your homeroom announcements. Applications are due by September 15, 2020.

Schedules for Upcoming Four-Day Weeks 
Week of Sept 7th
Monday- Labor Day/No School
Tuesday and Wednesday- Students A-L report to campus
Thursday and Friday- Students M-Z report to campus

Week of Sept 14th
Monday and Tuesday- Students A-L report to campus
Wednesday and Thursday- Students M-Z report to campus
Friday-Schools are closed

LEAPs Afterschool Program will begin on Tuesday September 8. 

Any girl interested in playing basketball that is NOT in a fall sport is invited to participate in preseason. Please email Coach Bright at [email protected] for more information. Workouts start next week. 

Any students interested in joining Robotics should contact Mrs. Givney at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

THS is pleased to offer the following National Test Dates for October:

  • Saturday, October 10
  • Saturday, October 17
  • Saturday, October 24
  • Sunday, October 25

  • Spaces are limited and expected to fill up fast. Students are encouraged to register at today.
  • Deadline for all October test dates is Friday, September 25. No late fees!

Interested in auditioning for the Dance Team?  

Dance Team Auditions 

Use the QR code
to signup for
about auditions:

Senior Photos:  The last day to have a senior photo made is Sept. 8 (A-L) and Sept. 10 (M-Z).  If you do not have your photo made at this time, you will not be in the yearbook.  Please be sure you have your formal (drape/tux) photo made.

Seniors will be called alphabetically to Viking Hall for photos and will need to practice social distancing and wear a mask.  Seniors will not be required to wear a mask for photos.  The sitting fee cost is $25.00--cash or check payable to Lifetouch.

Senior distance learners may drop in (A-L) Sept. 8 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm; (M-Z) Sept. 10 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  You will need to check in at the office, have a temperature check, and wear a mask.  No one may accompany seniors to the photo shoot.

Any senior who has had his/her photo made and who desires a retake should bring his/her proofs to the photographer (Sept. 8 A-L; Sept. 10 M-Z) and come to Viking Hall when his/her part of the alphabet is called.

Hybrid Schedule Beginning August 24:
Monday/Tuesday: Students with last names beginning with A-L will attend in person. Thursday/Friday: Students with last names beginning with M-Z will attend in person. Wednesday: All students will be remote with a combination of asynchronous learning, synchronous learning, and small group support for at-risk students.

Information on purchasing football tickets:

A minimal number of tickets for the Tennessee High vs. Dobyns - Bennett High School football game will go on sale to the public Wednesday, August 19, at noon. The tickets must be purchased online at Tickets WILL NOT be available at the gate.

During these unprecedented times, while attending games in the Stone Castle, we must abide by the following guidelines:

• All tickets are General Admission.
• Everyone’s temperature will be taken before entry into the Stone Castle.
• Face covering is required.
• Social distancing is STRONGLY required.
• An adult must accompany children under the age of 14.
• The Tennessee High student section will have limited space, and social distancing and face coverings will be strictly enforced.
• Tennessee High home football games will be live-streamed on the THS Athletics channel at

Interested in purchasing a senior ad for the yearbook?

The 2020-2021 yearbook staff is now accepting senior ads for the 2021Cadmea. This is a wonderful way to honor your son or daughter for a lifetime. 

*All ads will be printed in color. 
*Final publication approval of ads is at the discretion of the yearbook sponsor and principal. 
*There are two options for senior ad design and payment.

Option 1 (Due Sunday, October 11)

Parents order, create, and pay online for the ad directly to Jostens at (Links to an external site.) 

This option allows parents to arrange and design the ad themselves and use a credit card to pay. 

Ordering, creation/design, and payment for Option 1 must be completed online by Sunday, October 11.

Option 2 (Due Monday, September 14)

Send your tribute (message and photos) directly to Mrs. Vickers and the yearbook staff.  

With this option, the yearbook staff creates/designs the ad for you OR you can create/design your own digital ad that you can send to the yearbook staff on CD in .jpeg format or via email to [email protected]

  • If you are emailing digital photos, include the senior’s name and number of photos in the subject line (Susan Jones 12 photos). If possible, please try to include everything in one email. If this is not possible, please list the senior’s name, number of photos, and email number (Susan Jones 12 photos email 1). 
  • If you are submitting actual/physical photos (instead of digital files), the best way to turn in your ad is in a Ziploc bag labeled on the outside with the number of photos, notes, and student name. 

Photos and payment for Option 2 are due to the yearbook staff by Monday, September 14.

Ad Prices: These maximums of photos are recommended for ideal publication and will apply for those submitted directly to Mrs. Vickers (Option 2).

1 page - $200.00 – Max. of 15 photos
½ page - $140.00 – Max. of 10 photos
¼ page - $95.00 – Max. of 6 photos
1/8 page - $75.00 – Max. of 4 photos

Ad Payment: Jostens ads are paid online (Option 1). Ads submitted to the yearbook staff directly (Option 2) must be paid via cash or check (made payable to THS) for the size of ad you'd like to order.

Thank you for your support of the 2020 Cadmea

**Ad letters are available at the front desk.


On Thursday, August 6, students will log in to Canvas and view back to school videos posted by their scheduled teachers. Please log in to PowerSchool on Wednesday, August 5, to obtain your updated schedule.

On Friday, August 7, we will welcome our 9th graders ON CAMPUS! From 7:30-9:30, we welcome students with last names beginning with A-L. Then, from 12:30-2:30 pm, we welcome students with last names beginning with M-Z.

On Monday, August 10, we welcome sophomores; on Tuesday, August 11, we welcome juniors; and on Wednesday, August 12, we welcome seniors. They will follow the same schedule: Last names A-L: 7:30-9:30 am/ Last names M-Z 12:30 - 2:30 pm.

All students should enter through the main entrance at either the front or the back where you will be greeted by someone who will direct you to your homeroom. Car riders may be dropped off beginning at 7:15 am or 12:15 pm.

Masks must be worn at all times, and all students should abide by social distancing guidelines. Temperature checks will be completed upon entering homerooms. Students with any symptoms should avoid coming to campus.

Summer Reading Expectations: 
All students who take English classes at THS must complete a summer reading assignment.  Click on the document at your grade level to find the details of your English class's reading expectations.  Novels will be available for check out in the front office, Monday-Thursday, starting June 1st.

9th Grade Summer Reading Expectations
10th Grade Summer Reading Expectations
11th Grade Summer Reading Expectations
12th Grade Summer Reading Expectations

Schedule change requests
will be completed online only. Please complete the Schedule Change Request Form located on the THS website under the Counseling tab. We have also provided some helpful documents to assist you in completing the form.  Schedule changes will end at 2:30pm on Wednesday, August 12th.

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