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Ninth Grade Newsletter No 16

December 4 - 8, 2017

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Dear Parents,

Progress reports were emailed home last Wednesday; if you did not receive your child’s or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the high school teachers.

Congratulations to Abigail Muntean for receiving November’s Character Award!  In place of chapel awards, high school students vote for their peers based on Christian Character and Fruit of the Spirit.  Abi was given the award for Kindness!   Congratulations again to Abi for showing kindness to all students and staff!  Abi received her favorite Starbucks drink and a free homework pass!

Pig Races - Wednesday, December 6, from 10 AM - 12 PM

Our annual Pig Races is a special assembly filled with fun and games centered around team competition. The entire TCS student body will be divided up into teams of different colors. The Races will be held on Wed., Dec. 6th. Set-up will begin at 8:30 am in the gym. Mrs. Barnett needs some parent volunteers to help set up for the Races. Please let me know if you can help out. The event will be 10 am - Noon.  Plan on joining us for a fun time!

TCS Christmas Concert - Tuesday, December 19th, 7 PM

Invite your family and friends to this wonderful evening of music and singing!

Cookies & Drinks needed for Christmas Concert

For refreshments please bring:

Dress Attire & Punctuality

Please do not be late; this is a big part of their Music grade.

Late Start - Wednesday, December 20th

Wednesday, December 20 will be a late start @ 9:25am. School will not begin at 8:25

Middle/High School Christmas Celebration - Friday, December 22

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior on the last day before Christmas break. Middle/High school students and teachers will be walking to Brookfield's restaurant for breakfast and then back to campus for a Christmas gift exchange game. Information regarding the trip to Brookfield's restaurant will be sent home as soon as details are available.  Students should also bring a wrapped gift with no names on it if they wish to participate in the gift-exchange game. This gift should range from $5 - $10 and appropriate for either a boy or a girl grades 6 - 9.

On this day, students will be allowed to wear any Christmas themed apparel to school (please dress modestly). The middle school and high school will be having an “Ugly” Christmas sweater contest, and the winner will receive a  prize.

TCS Christmas Break - Monday,  December 25 - Monday, January 7

Friday, December 22 is a Minimum Day & No Daycare will be available. Students must be picked up at 12:00 noon.

Christmas Break  - All facilities closed December 25th - January 1st, Monday - Monday.

School will resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 (Daycare available 2nd - 5th, Tuesday - Friday)


High School Teachers


Bible (Mr. Ortiz):

This week we will be going through the lesson titled “The Sermon on the Mount Part 1”. Proverbs 3:9-10 needs to be memorized by this Friday.

English (Mrs. Johnson):

This week in grammar, we will conclude our verb unit with a test on Friday. In literature, students are working on a Character Collage.


Geometry (Mrs. Daniel):  Students will do Lessons 52-54.  There will be a reteaching session on Thursday to review specific concepts that need to be reinforced.  A review day will be on Friday and the Cumulative Test will be next Monday, December 11.  *Geometry students need a graphing calculator.

Algebra I (Mrs. Daniel):  Students will do Lessons 52-54.  There will be a reteaching session on Thursday to review specific concepts that need to be reinforced.  A review day will be on Friday and the Cumulative Test will be next Monday, December 11..  *Algebra students need a scientific calculator.

Pre-Algebra (Mr. Burris): Students will complete Lessons 41-43 this week. There will also be a cumulative test on Friday.  

*Students who score a C or lower on any assignment or test must do corrections by the next test date.

Foreign Language :

Please check the progress of your student on a regular basis.  Students are expected to work independently on their foreign language class and to follow the due dates of every assignment.  **For Spanish students- please ask them simple sentences, i.e. How do you feel when you are sad?, What is the weather like?, and tell me about your family.  Students should be able to ask the question in Spanish and answer in Spanish.  Encourage them to practice, practice, practice!

Science (Mrs. Daniel):

On Monday, students will review Chapter 7, “Work and Simple Machines.” The test will be on Tuesday, December 5th.  Students should study 15-20 minutes EVERY night, using Section Reviews, class quizzes, the Chapter Review, and Quizlet.  *Students must bring a calculator to class every day.  There are many formulas that require the use of a calculator.

Music (Dr. Muntean):

Students are preparing their Christmas ensemble piece for the Christmas Concert on December 19th.