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					                      Announcements for December 1

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
JUNIORS & SENIORS:
In an effort to recruit more students for the UM College Ahead program, the
University of Montevallo is willing to offer more flexible course times. Don’t let this
opportunity pass! Speak with your counselor if you are interested. Remember,
GRC students are entitled to one tuition-free course.

TENNIS
Tennis players need to turn in their forms and spirit pack deposit to room 136
(Rodenberry/Montgomery) ASAP. If you haven’t picked up a cookie dough
fundraiser then you need to come by room 136 and pick one up today.

PROM COMMITTEE
Prom Committee Meeting..December 13..after school..room 230

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the Fourth Annual Student Film Festival are on sale in the lunchroom.
Come out and see the 5-minute short films produced by the Broadcast
Production classes. There are about 20-25 films so there is a little something for
everyone! The film festival will be Monday at 6:30 in the auditorium. Tickets are
$3 in advance and $5 at the door.

SENIORS
SENIOR VIDEO PICTURES
It’s time to start bringing in pictures for the Senior Video. The first deadline will be
for baby pictures and elementary school pictures. The deadline will be December
16 (the Friday before Christmas holidays begin). Please mark pictures with your
name and 4th period teacher. You can also bring them in on a disc. Other than
the baby pictures, these should be group pictures that represent the class of
2012. Pictures can be turned in to a THS TV staff member or Room 315 during
1st, 4th or 7th period ONLY.

RUNNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
JUNIORS AND SENIORS
PROM TICKETS
ON SALE NOW and through January 13th for $50. Juniors and Seniors enrolled
at Thompson High may purchase tickets from Miss Rinehart in room 217. Please
come before or after school.

SOPHOMORES
Sophomores are allowed to begin taking classes online in the Spring for a dual
enrollment program at the University of Alabama!
       If you are interested in taking online courses at the University of Alabama
to receive college credit, contact the university by visiting the website
www.uaearlycollege.ua.edu or call 877-823-8759. You can also email
earlycollege@ua.edu for more information!

Sign up to receive text messages on updated school events from your
Counselor, Mrs. Payne. Your English teachers have a hot pink laminated
instruction guide on how to receive her messages.

Also, leadership opportunities are coming up. If interested in finding more
information see Mrs. Payne regarding the HOBY Leadership Opportunity, the
 Poetry and Poster Contest and the Leadership Academy Information. Mrs.
Payne is located in Student Services!!

ALL STUDENTS
From the THS Library Media Center:
   1. Please remember to use your Publix cards when buying your holiday
      groceries! The library media center will receive 1% of sales.
   2. Please consider buying a book for the THS library for Christmas. There is
      a wish list at Books A Million in Alabaster, or contact the Thompson High
      School Library for more information: 682-5704 or
      jhadaway@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Thanks for your help and support!

KEY CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS
 PROJECT SUMMARY:
     o TMS basketball tournament (need about 15) will come up in the next
       couple of months.
     o December 3rd, Salvation Army Distribution Center Event (need about
       20)
            We will leave here about 8AM and get back about 1PM.
     o Throughout December, you can also volunteer to ring bells at local
       Walmarts and Belk.
     o December 7th- St. Jude Address Party- 5 hrs given for completion of
       fundraiser. See Mrs. Holdbrooks for details.
 KEY CLUB CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST AND STOCKING STUFFING WILL
  BE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH!!!
     o BRING A STOCKING FOR YOURSELF!
     o BRING 2-3 BIG BAGS OF CANDY TO STUFF WITH!
     o BRING YOUR $2 FOR BREAKFAST
     o BRING YOUR ANGEL TREE GIFT UNWRAPPED!!
     o FUN MEETING AND OUR LAST OF THE SEMESTER!!!!!!!!!


BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TEAM
If anyone is interested in participating on the Battle of the Books team, please
stop by the Library Media Center to check out a book. There are 6 books that
students must read between now and January 2012. There will be a brief
meeting after school in the Library Media Center on Wednesday, December 7th
 for those students who are interested.
        The titles for this year: All Over But the Shoutin’, Diamond Ruby, The
Mockingbirds, My Life The Theater and Other Tragedies, Divergent, and
Pathfinder.

STUDENT SERVICES SMALL GROUPS
Student Services is going to start offering small groups during 7th period.
There will be slips and a box in Student Services for you to sign up or if you have
questions see your counselor. Groups will vary in duration depending on the
type. As we begin different groups we will update you with these choices.
       Learning Better Study Skills: Freshmen only
       Building Positive Self-Esteem
       Making Graduation a Reality: Seniors only
       Effective Ways to Deal With Bullying
       GLBT Support Group

CLASSY CREATIONS
Thursdays-Special Education classes will be selling scarves and taking orders in
the lunchroom during 4th period. Prices $5-$8

COMMUNITY AWARD
If you have made a difference in your community through volunteer work in the
past year might be interested in: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals
have honored nearly 100,000 middle and high school students with prestigious
awards at the local state and national level for their volunteer work. For more
information, go to:
http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit, click on the “Apply Now” link
and follow the instructions or for a paper application form, call 877-525-8491.

PIZZA SALES—TUESDAY
FCCLA is selling cheese and pepperoni pizza every Tuesday in the lobby after
school

PIZZA SALES—THURSDAY
DECA will sell cheese and pepperoni pizza by the slice for $2.00 EVERY
THURSDAY. Come and enjoy a hot slice of Hungry Howies pizza every
THURSDAY in the lobby.
CLUBS
DEBATE
Debate team will meet Tuesday mornings at 7:15 and/or Tuesday afternoons at
3:05.

				
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