Announcements for October 4, 2011
ATTENTION POTENTIAL WRESTLERS
All paperwork is due this week if you would like to be on the wrestling team this
year. Everyone needs to make sure coach Weltzin has it this week.
BOYS SOCCER INTEREST MEETING
Boys’ Soccer Interest Meeting on Thursday in Coach Gluck’s Room 3:00-3:15
The next Prom Committee meeting will be Tuesday, October 11, right after
school, Room 230.
Homecoming Dance tickets will go on sale this Thursday, October 6th. The dance
is Friday, October 28th following the football game from 9-12, and the dress is
semi-formal or “Dress Your Best.” You can purchase tickets during lunch or from
Mrs. Jackson (rm. 101) during 7th period. The cost is $10 per ticket.
The dress-up days for Homecoming week are as follows:
Monday – Theme Day
Tuesday – Career Day
Wednesday – Tacky Day
Thursday – Salad Dressing Day
Friday – Class Colors Day
MEADOWVIEW ELEMENTARY FALL FESTIVAL
Meadowview Elementary is having their annual Fall Festival on October 14th from
5 to 9 and they are in need of volunteers to help from 4:15 to 9:15. If you would
like to help out or are in need of community service hours, please contact Allison
Griffeth at email@example.com or 461-8304.
ARE YOU BAMA BOUND?
High School Students who are interested in attending the University of Alabama
are invited to attend an
Representatives from the University of Alabama National Alumni
Association will be on hand to discuss the Alumni Scholarship Program and
distribute information regarding admission to the University, the scholarship
application process, and brochures from financial aid services and residential
Date: October 11, 2011
Place: North Shelby Library, 5521 Cahaba Valley Road
Time: 6:30 p.m.
The Presentation includes:
Instruction on completing the web-based UA Admission Application and the
UA Scholarship Application
How to best highlight high school activities and accomplishments in order to
optimize opportunities to receive scholarship assistance
Outside resources for External Scholarships
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Interested students should RSVP before October 10th to (205) 586-3090 or
Hosted by the Shelby County UA Alumni Chapter
Refreshments will be provided
TRACK INTEREST MEETING
There will be an interest meeting for track and field Thursday October 6th at 6:00
pm in the cafeteria. All interested students should attend as we will start making
preparations for the upcoming season which starts November 18th.
POWDER PUFF GAME
The Powder-puff game will be TONIGHT, start time for the Freshman Vs.
Sophomore game is 6:00pm with the Junior vs. Senior game following.
Admission is $5.00. Any boy cheerleader that shows up to cheer will be charged
$10 that is what it cost to participate in this fundraiser.
You will be taking the Pre-ACT, the PLAN, on October 19th. All 10th will
participate in this assessment, unless you were a 1st year 10th grader last year
and took the PLAN last school year.
Scheduled College Visits:
All are 7th period unless otherwise noted.
Juniors & Seniors can sign up in Student Services to see each on the following
-October 19: Huntingdon College
Senior ads for the yearbook are on sale now. See Ms. Sanford in room 219 for
There are a few yearbooks left from this past school year. The cost of those is
$80. See Ms. Sanford in room 219 if you have any questions.
Lee McDaniel with Balfour will take class ring orders with the Junior Class on
Friday, October 7th at 8:00 a.m. A $60.00 deposit is required to place your
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
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
The basketball team is running a contest to help design our student section t-shirt
for basketball season. The front of the shirt will read “Patrick’s Posse” as it did 2
years ago. We need a slogan for the back of the t-shirt. We are having a contest
to come up with ideas for the slogan. Write down your idea for what the slogan
should be and drop it off in the bucket at the front desk in the main office. Make
sure to put your name on your entry. The student whose slogan is selected as
the winner will receive a free student pass to all home basketball games, as well
as a free student section t-shirt. At $5 per ticket for 13 home games, that is a
value of $65 plus a free t-shirt!!! The winner will be selected by Coach Perez, Ms.
Howton, and Coach Davis. Entries will be taken through Friday, October 21st.
GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
If you are interested in trying out for girls basketball you need to sign up with
Coach Crosslin in her office below the gym. Tryouts will be held on Monday
October 17 at 3:30pm in the gym. You must have a current physical to tryout.
Thursdays-Special Education classes will be selling scarves and taking orders in
the lunchroom during 4th period. Prices $5-$8
If you like horses, the outdoors, and helping people, we have the perfect
opportunity for you. Please join the force of over 200 volunteers that assist with
Special Equestrians. Special Equestrians is a therapeutic horseback riding
program for people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. All levels of
experience are available (no horse experience necessary), must be 14 years or
older; just attend one of our Volunteer Training sessions on Thursday, October
13th 5-7pm. Training sessions will take place at our facility on the campus of
Indian Springs School. To reserve a spot at the training session or to find out
more information, please email: email@example.com, call: 205-987-
9462 or visit our website www.specialequest.org
Students in grades 9th-12th who are interested in the possibility of winning
scholarship money, an expense –paid trip to Boston and opportunity to enhance
and develop research and writing skills might be interested in the John F.
Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest!!
For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in
Courage Essay Contest at: www.jfklibrary.org
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.
The Thompson High School Girls Basketball team will be hosting Spaghetti
Supper on Friday from 5-6:30pm in the THS Lunchroom. The cost is $10 for a
plate which includes: Olive Garden Spaghetti, salad, bread sticks with dessert
and drink. Dine In or Carry Out… If you would like to purchase a ticket see one
of the girls basketball players or call/ email Cara Crosslin to get a ticket.
THS BAND FRUIT SALE
THS Band Fruit sale will going on now until Oct 20th!
See any band student for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS:
Any 10th - 12th grade boys interested in trying out for the basketball team need
to sign up with Coach Davis (rm. 405). Tryouts will be held October 17th at 6pm.
Anyone trying out must have a physical on file for this school year.
Oct. 18, 19, and 20.
Sign up in room 105!
Anyone who currently swims on a competitive swim team and is interested in
representing THS at the AHSAA State Swim Meet needs to see Coach Davis
(rm. 405) for information. This is only for individuals who are currently on a
Are you in need of volunteer hours?
Each year, the Birmingham zoo asks for volunteers for the various events
including: Boo –at-the-zoo, Zoolight Safari and Harry Potter Night. Boo at the
Zoo will take place the entire month of October and there are many different
positions to volunteer for such as: managing games, candy stations, passing out
maps, giving directions, assisting with the haunted house or the talking pumpkin
and helping load and unload the train. Harry Potter Night will be November 12 th
and/or November 19th and Zoolight Safari will take place the month of
To sign up, 1. you must visit www.birminghamzoo.com 2. Click on “Support the
Zoo” 3. Click on “Volunteer” 4. Click on the link under the event you want to
volunteer “Boo at the Zoo, Harry Potter Night, and ZooLight Safari Volunteers”
The online signup is available through October or until all volunteers positions
FCCLA is selling cheese and pepperoni pizza every Tuesday in the lobby after
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.
U OF A EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM
University of Alabama’s Early College is a program open to sophomores-seniors
to earn college credit while in high school. Current juniors and seniors are
eligible to apply now (fall deadline is October 11th), and sophomores will be
eligible to apply beginning in January 2012. Check out their website for
FIRST FREEDOM CENTER VIDEO CONTEST
The First Freedom Center announces the 19th annual First Freedom Student
Competition. This national essay and video contest offers 9th - 12th grade
students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the First
Amendment and the history and implementation of religious freedom and
freedom of conscience in American democracy and the world today.
This year, students will select a person and/or group in their community,
state or region, whose present or historic rights to the free exercise of belief are
accommodated or, on the other hand, challenged by the public schools. They
will then research and analyze how this relates to the broader narrative of First
Amendment law and the right to freedom of religion, conscience or belief in the
United States. Students will research history, current events, and the impact of
the First Amendment in order to make their assessment.
For the complete topic, essay, video guidelines, registration, classroom
poster, student flyer, and other details, please visit us at www.firstfreedom.org..
Students must register online on or before Monday, November 14,
2011, and the postmark deadline for mailing the essay or video with its
accompanying entry materials is Saturday, November 26, 2011. Winners will
be announced on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, 2012.
ACT Workshop – Oct. 8, 2011 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – cost $79
(discounted fee of $150 for both PSAT/SAT & ACT workshop)
Students may enroll on-line www.zaps.com and pay by credit card or can
register & pay by check at the workshop
Any student may purchase a football ticket to all THS home games for $5 each
on game day. They will be sold in the lunchroom. This saves you a dollar.
Debate team will meet Tuesday mornings at 7:15 and/or Tuesday afternoons at
DECA will meet EVERY WEDNESDAY morning at 7:05 am in room 308. Come
and see how you can get involved in a business organization/club. Dues are $20
for the year and includes your T-shirt.