Tom Bean High School Newsletter September 2010

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					The Tom Bean High School Scoop                               September 15, 2010

Robotics                                             NHS/SADD
The BEST robotics team will be starting their        NHS and SADD members are joining forces to
season on Saturday, September 18 when TI             raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Walk (not
reveals the 2010 Game at Kick Off. The robot         sure of the name) by sponsoring Angels of Care
gets a new brain this year! The VEX Cortex by        in the walk. Students are encouraged to attend
Intelitek is programmable and has the potential      the event on October 2
to give the robot autonomous movement. Yes,
that means moving without a driver! Perhaps          SHOTS
that is why this year’s the game is called Total
Recall. This also means that in addition to          Flu Shot Clinic- Sept. 29th at TBES cafeteria,
learning how to use the tools in the wood shop,      2PM-4PM, Flu shot (seasonal and N1H1 combo
students will have to learn some basic               shot) is $25
programming. The team has grown to 16
students (a three fold increase from last year!)     Theatre/One Act Play
and they are ready for the challenge.
                                                     The theater arts students and their sponsor, Ms.
Jr. Class                                            Cheryl Youree, will be attending the 1010 UIL
                                                     Super Conference in Tyler, Texas on September
Calling All CRAFTY PEOPLE... TBHS Jr. Class          25. They will be participating in a number of
is sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday,          one-act play related workshops in preparation
NOVEMBER 20, 2010,10am. - 3pm.                       for the 2011 contest season.

We're looking for groups and/or individuals who      FFA
would like to sell their wares... We’ll have
Brunch with Santa, professional photography          The AgScience department is getting ready for a
(back in time for Christmas cards and gift-          busy semester. The Ft. Worth Stock show starts
giving), food, drinks, gift-wrapping station...and   next week. We have many students showing at
more!!                                               Ft. Worth. After Ft. Worth, we will show at San
                                                     Antonio, Houston and then the Loy Lake-our
[we need vendors! If you have a skill or craft,      county show.
own a wagon/carriage/buggy, make yard art,            Also coming up soon is National FFA Week,
candles, soap, etc…you get the idea!]                which is Feb. 22-26, the FFA officers have
                                                     several events scheduled for the week. The
                                                     students have begun studying and practicing for
TBHS Culinary Arts class will be providing the
                                                     the judging contests which will be in March.
food for this event. Please contact Sharon
Stephens at 903-546-6319 for more information.
(e-mail             Varsity V-Ball
                                                     The Tom Bean Lady Cats defeated Callisburg in
                                                     5 games Tuesday night in dramatic fashion.
Softball                                             After falling behind 2 games to 0, the Lady Cats
                                                     rallied to win the third game 25-22 and finish an
Over the summer two of our lady cat softballers      exhilarating fourth game 28-26 to force the fifth
were recognized for their great 2010 seasons.        and deciding game. The Lady Cats took an early
Rachel Jones was selected as honorable               6-1 lead and never trailed again to close the
mention on the Texas Sports Writers All State        match with a 15-10 victory. Standouts for the
team while Raegan Querido was honored by a           Lady Cats were… THE WHOLE TEAM! The
selection to the Texas Girls Coaches All State       Lady Cats will be back in action on Tuesday
team. Congratulations girls on your selection        night against Gunter.
and thanks for all the hard work.
JV V-Ball                                            information such as scholarship information,
                                                     college planning tools, and many other valuable
The JV Black defeated Whitewright and                resources.
host S&S Consolidated in straight games to earn      Attached to this e-mail, I’ve included a copy of
a berth in the championship game of Saturday's       the 2010-2011 College Planning Guidebook.
tournament. The Lady Cats were led in the early       This guidebook is a great tool to use throughout
games behind the strong serving of Makenzie          the year. It includes information on college
Jones and Maci Chapman, while the long rallies       admissions, testing dates, resumes, forms, and
were kept alive by a strong team effort in the       lots of other useful information. I’ve also
transitional game. There were several girls          included a copy of the latest scholarship list.
adapting to new positions on the court and their     I would also like to direct you to the Tom Bean
dilligence was beginning to pay off as the girls     High School counselor website. It is located
advanced to the next round.                          through         the      main      website      at
In the championship game the Lady Cats came          Check your e-mail, as well as, the website often
out strong against Howe, but after another injury    for updated resources. Remember, I am here to
the girls were unable to hang on and lost the        help you. Feel free to stop by my office or send
final two games of the match against Howe. The       me an e-mail. I may not have all of the answers,
level of play for these girls continues to improve   but I will sure find them for you!
greatly and as their head coach I am certainly       I hope you have a great year and look forward to
proud of them. The Lady Cats will take on            working with all of you.
Gunter in Gunter on Tuesday night. Thank you
for your continued support.                          TEXAS COMMON APPLICATION

                                                     By using the Common Application, you can
Football                                             complete one application to
                                                     apply to as many Texas public universities as
The Tomcats played an exciting game on Friday        you wish. You should always keep the original
night against the Sunnyvale Raiders. The cats        application and send copies to the admissions
defense held off the Raiders on the 2 yard line      office of the universities, along with the
with less than one minute to play to take the win    application fee (if any), a transcript (which you
with a score of 14-7. Outstanding hits on            request from Mrs. Rogers), and an essay
defense were made by Trey Hodge, Sam Ellis,          (required     by    some      of   the     colleges).
Brandon Bramer, Travis Counts, and great pass
coverage was done by Josh Highlander.
Great offensive plays were made by Waylen            There is also a Common Application for private
May, Dalton Griffin, Judah Mangram, and Colby        universities, including Austin College, SMU,
Pennell. Mitch Trentman and Travis Hill both         Southwestern, TCU, Rice, and Tulane (and
scored touchdowns on long runs.                      others). Apply online at

Cross Country                                        TOP 10% AUTOMATIC ADMISSION
The Tom Bean HS cross country team                   The Top 10% rule applies to all public Texas
competed in their first meet Sat. at Muenster .      universities. If you are in the top 10% of your
                                                     graduating class, then you have automatic
Amber Davis finished 16th in the 2 mile course       admission to any public Texas university.
and 1st for the TB girl’s team. She missed           HOWEVER, you must still meet all application
medaling by one runner but had a great time of       deadlines and requirements, take the ACT or
14:05. Austin Deberry finished the 3 mile course     SAT, and pay the application fee (if applicable).
and came in 1st for the TB boy’s team.               Check individual colleges for restrictions.
                                                     For          more         information        visit
Counselor’s Corner                                or contact the
                                                     Texas Financial Aid Information Center at 1-888-
Welcome to the On the Road to Success list!          311-8881.
During the course of the year, I will e-mail you

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