Attention Parents and Students:
The school year is well underway and things have gotten off to a great start. Our sports and activities are in full swing, and our students’ spirit is high. We are asking you to continue to utilize PowerParent to monitor your child’s progress and keep in touch with teachers. Also, please encourage those students needing academic assistance to utilize Homework Center or to attend tutoring sessions held during their lunch hours.
We will continue to use Meteor Messenger as one form of communication with our parents. We have changed the format of our Meteor Messenger this year. Due to our increased use of various social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, and our new APP, we are decreasing the number of Meteor Messenger's to one per semester. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Facebook.com/TFD215.com and Twitter @TFD215.
We will continue our testing program for all students with a slight change. We have moved all school testing from October to January. More information will be sent home in December. The freshman will take the Explore, sophomores will take the PLAN, juniors will take the ACT, (Retired) and seniors will take the ASSET, ASVAB, and attend college visits. I am asking that parents ensure that their child(ren) are in attendance on this very critical day.
Parents of seniors should have already received a credit status letter. Please DO NOT hesitate to contact your child’s counselor if you are unsure of his/her graduation status. It is far easier to try and resolve issues now rather than waiting.
Senior parents, please note that students wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony (May 22, 2014 @ 6 pm) must purchase a cap and gown. Herff-Jones will provide the gowns. If your child has not ordered his/her cap and gown, they may contact our representative, Mr. Jeff Paluch, at 708-606-4326. Please make arrangements now to clear any balances that you may have with District 215 by contacting Mr. L. Conley, Bookstore Manager at 708-585-1142.
All official transcripts should be received in the Guidance Office by December 13, 2013. All correspondence courses should be completed by January 10, 2014. Our annual Eighth Grade Open House has been moved to February. There will be more information in the near future. Parents and perspective students can anticipate the latest information about any new curriculum offerings and scheduling for the fall of 2014.
We cannot accomplish our goals without the help of supportive parents and community members. The success of this year will be greatly attributed to you and your student. As usual, we are committed to making T.F. North “The Model of Educational Excellence.”
Dr. Dwayne E. Evans, Principal