Announcements for December 16, 2019




The 2020 South Texas Winter Preseason Large School Softball All-Star Team has been released. Three Cherokees will be re presenting TM:

*Pitcher – Senior, Breanna Reyna

*Catcher – Sophomore, Reese Atwood

*Outfield – Senior, Ysa Esquivel


Adrian Gamez got 4th chair in Region 14 band and will advance to Area band auditions in January. Micheal Serna got 29th chair. The band participated in the Region band concert in Laredo this past weekend.

Law Enforcement

TMHS Law Enforcement Club traveled to Temple, Texas for the statewide Texas Public Safety Teacher Association Criminal Justice Competition. The following students placed in their event:

1st Place- Burglary in Progress- Ethan Hari, Juan Rojas, Juan Lopez, Justin Patton
1st Place- Opening Statement- Daniela Cano-Lopez
2nd Place- Felony Traffic Stop- Ethan Hari, Juan Rojas, Juan Lopez, Justin Patton
2nd Place- Search and Rescue- John-Ryan Lawrence

12 Days of Christmas

Monday, Dec. 16: Candy Cane Lane. Red and white.
Tuesday, Dec. 17: Holiday Character. Santa, reindeer, elves, frosty, gingerbread man, Charlie Brown etc.
Wednesday, Dec. 18: Ugly Sweaters. Tacky holiday sweaters.
Thursday, Dec. 19: Disney Christmas. Disney characters.
Friday, Dec. 20: Polar Express. Christmas/holiday pajamas.

* Please remember, dress code is in effect on these days

Toys for Tots

NHS is sponsoring the Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged local children. Donations can consist of new, unopened and unwrapped toys and can be placed in one of the three boxes on campus: one is outside Room 118, one is in the Administration Office downstairs, and one is in the library. Checks should be made payable to “Catholic Charities” and delivered to Bruce Rokohl in Room 118.

Win a yearbook

The yearbook staff is offering students five chances throughout the year to win a copy of the 2020 edition of the yearbook. Five scavenger hunts are scheduled throughout the year and the winner of each contest will receive a copy of the yearbook when they arrive in May. Tickets to enter the contests may be purchased from Matt Meinheit in Room 225 or from one of the yearbook students.

The $10 ticket price includes entry to the remaining four scavenger hunts and can be credited toward the purchase of a yearbook. Scavenger hunts are scheduled during activity schedule:

  • Thursday, Dec. 19
  • Friday, Jan. 31
  • Friday, Feb. 21

Fall Semester Exam Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 17
8:35-9:00 6th period exemption
9:05-9:20 7th period exemption
9:25-10:20 2nd period (regular)
10:25-11:10 3rd period (regular)
11:10-12:50 4th period (regular)
12:55-2:30 6th period exam
2:35-4:10 7th period exam

Wednesday, Dec. 18
8:35-9:00 3rd period exemption
9:05-9:20 5th period exemption
9:25-10:10 2nd period (regular)
10:15-10:55 6th period (regular)
11:00-12:35 4th period (regular)
12:40-2:05 3rd period exam
2:10-3:35 5th period exam

Thursday, Dec. 19
8:35-9:00 1st period exemption
9:05-9:20 8th period exemption
9:25-10:20 2nd period (regular/yearbook scavenger hunt)
10:25-11:10 5th period (regular)
11:10-12:50 4th period (regular)
12:55-2:30 1st period exam
2:35-4:10 8th period exam

Friday, Dec. 20
8:35-9:20 1st period
9:25-10:20 2nd period exemption
10:25-11:10 3rd period
11:10-12:50 4th period exemption
12:55-2:30 2nd period exam
2:35-4:10 4th period exam

NJROTC scholarship

The Navy announced a new scholarship program for students who don’t quite make the minimum scores (SAT/ACT) to qualify for the  Navy officer ROTC program scholarship. Students must be able to pass a Navy Physical Fitness test (1.5 mile run, push ups, sit ups). The new program will pay 100% of college costs (tuition and room and board) for one full year for accepted students at any college that supports the program. Students are automatically enrolled into the Navy ROTC program at that school with a full 4-year Navy ROTC scholarship after successfully completing the initial year.

See LCDR Joe Harmon in Room 139 for more information.

Afternoon tutorials

Library tutorials are held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school from 4:10 – 5:10.

The War Cry staff posts announcements each day during the eighth-period newspaper class. Contact student media adviser Matt Meinheit at [email protected] before eighth period to add an item to the announcements.