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Principal's Message

Dear TFS Parents and Community Members,

All school testing is the first week of March. In District 215 our students are assessed using the EPAS (Explore, Plan, Act series). On March 3rd, juniors will be given the ACT, sophomores will be given a practice ACT and freshmen will be given the PLAN.

The ACT test is a college entrance exam covering English, reading, math, and science. Juniors can use the results from the ACT when applying to colleges. Sophomores are given a practice ACT so that they can familiarize themselves with the test. These test results are used to determine areas of academic strength and weakness in the core subject areas.

Freshmen will be given the PLAN test. This test is formatted like the ACT and has similar content. Freshmen and sophomore students are tested not only to measure their academic growth but to also help identify areas of academic strength and weakness in the four areas that are important for success in college and the workplace: English, math, reading, and science.

On March 4th all three grades will take the WorkKeys® system which is published by ACT. WorkKeys® is being used in high schools across the country to help students understand how they can improve their skills for better-paying jobs. Students can use their results to identify jobs for which they are qualified and to improve areas where their skills are weak.

Students will be dismissed at noon on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Course selection for Senior Year

Juniors to be seniors will meet with their counselors during the month of February to review credits and select courses for senior year. Scheduling confirmation for all students will be mailed to parents by the end of February. The deadline to request course changes must be made by March 6, 2015.

To make sure you don't miss something important, please check our website regularly or download our app .

Yours in Rebel Pride,

Ms. Whalen


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