April 5-9, 2021

April 5-9, 2021
Posted on 04/09/2021

The Tennessee High School Firecracker Squad is looking for new members for the 2021-2022 school year. This is an inclusive spirit squad that accepts boys and girls - no cheer experience necessary! If you are interested in joining our team, please see Ms. Anderson, (1159), Ms. Fleenor (guidance), Mrs. Roberson (1156A), or Mrs. Vance (1156A).

 SENIOR QUOTES: What words best represent you?  Which words do you want to leave as your high school legacy?  The senior quote, which will be printed in Maroon & White's senior edition this May, is the perfect place to make your mark. Whether it be a funny inside joke, a snippet from a favorite author or a traditional message wishing everyone thanks and good luck, choose your words and share them here.  In order to be printed, your quotation must be 100 characters or less and be school appropriate. Please have your quote submitted by Friday, April 23rd.  Fill out the Senior Quote Google Form Today! https://forms.gle/wcNmoicLjcbF2xZa6

 2021 THS Talent Show Auditions: Auditions will be via FlipGrid.  You must use your btcs.net email AND be logged into your BTCS Google profile. Visit: https://flipgrid.com/b77ccab5  If you use the app, the join code is b77ccab5.

 ACT Boot Camp returns! Next Saturday, April 17 is the next ACT National test. From 4:30-6:30 PM Monday-Thursday, April 12-15, we offer a free ACT boot camp. Enter through DOOR 5 at the front of the school and proceed upstairs to the THS library. Bring your pencil, scrap paper, and CALCULATOR. This tutoring opportunity would cost you over $300 in the private sector, and THS hosts it for free!  Yehaw!  Yipppeeeee!

Come to ACT Boot Camp! See Ms. Ison, Mrs. Sutherland, or Ms. Hope Penley with questions.

 NHS Seniors: NHS Stoles are white satin collars with the National Honor Society insignia embossed on the front.  You may purchase or borrow one.

Purchase: If you would like to purchase one to wear over your gown at graduation, please bring $22.50 (checks are payable to Tennessee High) to Mrs. Story (room 3424) or Mrs. Hartsoe (room 1214) by Friday, April 23rd.  If you are a Distance Learner, please bring your money in a sealed envelope with the label NHS to the main office.  When the stoles arrive, we will notify you.  In-person learners can pick them up in Mrs. Story’s room and Distance Learners can pick them up in the front office.

Borrow: If you prefer to borrow a stole, please email Mrs. Story (storym@btcs.org) ASAP and we will set one aside for you to wear at pictures on April 23rd.  We will collect this after graduation.

 We are excited about a new course offering for THS students. Students can now register for African American History as an elective course for the 2021-2022 school year.  Interested students should contact their counselor. A course description is available on our website.

Are you interested in working in a Summer Internship? Tennessee High School Students: Get ahead and earn valuable “on the job” experience with Work Based Learning credit this summer! 
**If interested, contact your THS Counselor or Ms. Pendley at pendleyd@btcs.org (CTE Office)   


 The TN High Counseling Office is hosting a VIRTUAL Junior Student and Parent Question-and-Answer Session with TSAC representative, Erika Adams, on Tuesday April 13th at 5:30 PM. Students and parents are to watch a recording of a presentation to learn more about paying for college. the college process, and other information pertaining to senior year and college PRIOR to the VIRTUAL Question-and-Answer session. Here is the link to the recording: State of TN WebEx Enterprise Site - Replay Recorded Meeting

Registration for the VIRTUAL Question-and-Answer Session is REQUIRED. Students and parents can register here: https://tngov.webex.com/tngov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef5258cc8ca84210f1c8f97dca10ce3e5.

This is geared toward Junior Students and Parents, but all are welcome to register and attend! If you have any questions, please contact your THS school counselor. 


 ETSU Upward Bound is currently taking applications for new 9th  and 10th grade students. Upward Bound is a program designed to help students succeed in high school and achieve their goal of going on to college. The program is free and Upward bound helps students determine what college is best for them. Students will receive  tutoring and advanced skill development geared toward college and career preparation, ACT test prep, scholarship information workshops and individual counseling sessions for financial aid. During the summers, students participate in a residential program on ETSU’s campus. Upon graduation from high school, the program provides tuition assistance, tutoring, books, and supplies for up to two summer classes at ETSU.   More info and the application can be found online at www.etsu.edu/ub

 Tennessee High School’s PTA NEEDS YOU! Our main source of funding comes from membership dues from parents and teachers. WHAT DO PTA DUES FUND? Membership dues help the PTA fund $1200 in annual scholarships for two seniors each year; host luncheons for teachers and staff; and help purchase special items for students as requested by staff.

HOW TO JOIN PTA? Joining the THS PTA could not be easier. Simply click on the link below.

https://ths.memberhub.store/ The dues are $7 per individual; or $20 per family.

 Please make sure that you have your parking lot stickers displayed properly in your vehicle.  All students who park on campus in either the Sr. Parking Lot or the Southside Parking Lot must have their vehicle registered in the office (see Ms. Alley in the business office for the required paperwork) and have the proper parking lot sticker displayed in the windshield of their vehicle.  Vehicles that are not registered with the school and do not display a LOT PARKING PASS are considered to be parked illegally and are subject to towing at the owners expense.  Only properly registered vehicles with the current 2020-21 Parking Lot Window Stickers will be allowed to park in campus parking lots.   

 Don’t forget to link your Food City Value card to Tennessee High School. You can do this by going to foodcity.com/schoolbucks.


 Help support the PTA through this year’s Turtleson fundraiser!  Turtleson offers premier lifestyle and active wear perfectly suited to your style. Turtleson is owned by Tennessee High School graduates, and now their own children are students at Tennessee High. In support of THS, they have offered to host this fundraiser, discounting the apparel and matching up to $500.  This link (https://bit.ly/THSptaFundraiser2021) will automatically enter in your discount code during the "checkout" process. This code entitles you to 25% off of your Turtleson order from the options below. 25% will go to Tennessee High School and will be matched up to $500 by Turtleson.  If you do not use the link, you can also enter the code: TNHIGH2021PTA.  Thank you for your support!!


 FCA meets on Fridays after school in the auditorium

 The Viking Motorcycle Club will meet Wednesday afternoons in Mr. Strickland’s room (3418) directly after school. All are welcome to join.


 A fire can breakout with little or no warning. The more prepared you are, the safer you will be. Know your emergency evacuation routes at school and at home. Don’t forget to identify a secondary evacuation route in case your primary route is not available.

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