Timber Creek Talon

Timber Creek Talon The Timber Creek Talon is the official student news service for Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD.
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The Timber Creek Talon is the official student news service for Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD. Find news, announcements, and additional school information from student journalists and school administration.

Mission: "The Timber Creek Talon is a student run news source striving to be unbiased, easily accessible and current. We are committed to ensuring every student at Timber Creek has a voice. We are by the students, for the students."

Timber Creek High School Principal Michelle Somerhalder and Keller ISD Superintendent Rick Westfall both issued statemen...
06/05/2020
TCHS, KISD Admin Address Issues of Cultural and Racial Inclusion | Timber Creek Talon

Timber Creek High School Principal Michelle Somerhalder and Keller ISD Superintendent Rick Westfall both issued statements Thursday, June 4, discussing how TCHS and Keller ISD overall are dealing with issues of cultural and racial inclusion.

Read the full letters here and see how Talon will be covering content on these subjects: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/06/tchs-kisd-admin-address-issues-of-cultural-and-racial-inclusion/

Timber Creek High School Principal Michelle Somerhalder and Keller ISD Superintendent Rick Westfall both issued statements Thursday, June 4, discussing how TCHS and Keller ISD overall are dealing with issues of cultural and racial inclusion.

Timber Creek High School’s Class of 2020 Graduation will be at Globe Life Field on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Here’s...
06/03/2020
Everything You Need to Know About Class of 2020 Graduation | Timber Creek Talon

Timber Creek High School’s Class of 2020 Graduation will be at Globe Life Field on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s everything else you need to know about the big day. https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-class-of-2020-graduation/

Timber Creek High School's Class of 2020 Graduation will be at Globe Life Field on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Here's everything else you need to know about the big day.

05/24/2020

Tonight we will present the awards for Seniors in all subjects, announce scholarship recepients and share a special look back at the 2019-2020 school year for the graduating Class of 2020.

05/22/2020

Tonight we will present the awards for English and World Languages classes.

05/22/2020

Tonight we will present the awards for Math classes, Military enlistments, and some very special Senior scholarships.

05/21/2020

From the first day to the last, we've been Passionate, Intentional, Inclusive, Kind and a Falcon Family. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for a year that hasn't always been simple, but all worth it.

With love from TCTV and Timber Creek Student media, enjoy this short look back on the year, and get ready for the full-length Senior Documentary this Saturday.

05/20/2020

Tonight we will present the awards for Social Studies, Science and AVID classes.

05/20/2020
2020 Talon Awards: Athletics and PE

Tonight we will present the awards for Athletics and Physical Education and announce the Timber Creek Athletic Booster Club and Cheer scholarship winners.

05/19/2020

Tonight we will present the awards for Athletics and Physical Education and announce the Timber Creek Athletic Booster Club and Cheer scholarship winners.

05/19/2020
2020 Talon Awards: Fine Arts and CTE

Throughout this week we will celebrate students for their scholastic achievements in all subjects as well as shine a spotlight on those students recieving college scholarships and other awards.

Tonight we will present the awards for Fine Arts and CTE Classes and hear from the Timber Creek Band Boosters.

05/18/2020

Throughout this week we will celebrate students for their scholastic achievements in all subjects as well as shine a spotlight on those students recieving college scholarships and other awards.

Tonight we will present the awards for Fine Arts and CTE Classes and hear from the Timber Creek Band Boosters.

With so many pieces of news and information, frequently asked questions, and general details to get to you during the en...
05/14/2020
EYNTKA End of the 2019-2020 COVID Timber Creek High School Year | Timber Creek Talon

With so many pieces of news and information, frequently asked questions, and general details to get to you during the end of this odd year, here’s the one place you can be sure is updated every day through May 23.

Here is Everything You Need to Know About the End of the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Shortened Timber Creek High School Year…basically in an FAQ format.

Read here. Bookmark it. Check it. We'll update EVERY DAY.

https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/05/eyntka-end-of-the-2019-2020-covid-timber-creek-high-school-year/

With so many pieces of news and information, frequently asked questions, and general details to get to you during the end of this odd year, here's the one place you can be sure is updated every day through May 23.

REMINDER: On Friday, May 15, Timber Creek will host a drive-thru style distribution and collection day, in which student...
05/14/2020
UPDATED: Drive-Thru Collection and Distribution Day Set for May 15 | Timber Creek Talon

REMINDER: On Friday, May 15, Timber Creek will host a drive-thru style distribution and collection day, in which students and parents have the opportunity to turn in textbooks and technology, and seniors may pick up caps and gowns. The relay of items will remain as contactless as possible, so families will be asked to stay in their vehicles as medically screened staff members come and assist everyone.

Please read FULL DETAILS at the link here: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/05/drive-thru-collection-and-distribution-day-set-for-may-15/

On Friday, May 15, Timber Creek will host a drive-through style distribution and collection day, in which students and parents have the opportunity to turn in textbooks and technology, and seniors may pick up caps and gowns.

05/03/2020

Hello and welcome to Timber Creek Direct. We’re going to guide you through some news and information, plus share some awesome upcoming events in this different format. Sometimes you’ve just got to Switch it up, right?

(P.S. We'll have more information available in this description right after it premieres...)

A huge Shout Out to the Senior Class Officers who've made over 150 tributes to our Class of 2020 seniors in the past few...
05/02/2020
Officers Create Class of 2020 Tributes and Organize Ways to "Adopt a Senior" | Timber Creek Talon

A huge Shout Out to the Senior Class Officers who've made over 150 tributes to our Class of 2020 seniors in the past few weeks. See many of them and get info on how you can "Adopt a Senior" in this article: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/05/officers-create-class-of-2020-tributes-and-organize-ways-to-adopt-a-senior/

Adopt a Timber Creek Senior 2020

Timber Creek's Senior class officers have been making Senior Tributes to recognize all of the Timber Creek Seniors for the end of the year.

Last week Talon won eighth place in NSPA's Best of Show competition for our COVID-19 coverage.We want to tell you that w...
04/24/2020
Talon Receives National Award for COVID Coverage, Plans to Continue Through Crisis | Timber Creek Talon

Last week Talon won eighth place in NSPA's Best of Show competition for our COVID-19 coverage.

We want to tell you that we won't stop until the crisis is over.

So Talon is open -- even though school isn't -- including throughout this Summer. We will be here to help inform you every step of the way.

“During these times, all we have is each other, and I hope that Talon and be a force to calm everyone’s nerves, and hopefully bring a little sunshine to everyone’s days,” Current Editor-in-Chief Brooke Boyer said.

Read more: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/talon-receives-national-award-for-covid-coverage-plans-to-continue-through-crisis/

While the doors of Timber Creek High School have been shut due to the COVID-19 Crisis, Timber Creek Student Media has been continuing to create content, inform the community, and win national recognition in the process.

Congratulations to new Women's Soccer Varsity Head Coach Taylor May!Sports Net's Campbell Choate talked to her about the...
04/24/2020
May Advances to Women's Soccer Head Coach | Timber Creek Talon

Congratulations to new Women's Soccer Varsity Head Coach Taylor May!

Sports Net's Campbell Choate talked to her about the next steps after a season cut short by COVID.

Read more: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/womens-soccer-welcomes-new-varsity-head-coach-taylor-may/

Former varsity assistant coach, Taylor May, will be the new head coach of the Timber Creek Girls Soccer program. After working under former coach Mike King for six years, May will bring a sense of familiarity to the team, with her own coaching flair.

PROM PROM PROM PROMThe LAST DAY for Seniors to RSVP to the rescheduled PROM date (July 11) is TODAY, April 24.Use the li...
04/24/2020
Class of 2020 Prom and Graduation Move to Alternative Dates | Timber Creek Talon

PROM PROM PROM PROM
The LAST DAY for Seniors to RSVP to the rescheduled PROM date (July 11) is TODAY, April 24.

Use the link inside this article to RSVP -- even if you've already got a ticket, if you want to go, if you plan to go! https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/class-of-2020-prom-and-graduation-move-to-alternative-dates/

The Class of 2020 have rescheduled dates for Prom and Graduation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the continued closure of schools.

04/20/2020

The Creek Yearbook photographers and TCTV wanted to share these images of the memories made by the Class of 2020. Even during this uncertain time, we know you're TCOD and #ForeverTimberCreek

04/19/2020

Tonight we are doing something special.

TCTV will be presenting a live newscast starting at 7 p.m. featuring Broadcast Journalism students remotely reporting, live interviews, and answers to many of your #AskTalon questions.

We'll start the show speaking live with Dr. Rick Westfall about the shutdown and other District-level information. We'll move into Timber Creek news and updates with cancellations and rescheduling details you'll want to know.

Then TCHS Principal Michelle Somerhalder will speak about what we're doing for Seniors, including Prom and Graduation planning and more. We'll also have news from around the world about COVID and how it's impacting Entertainment, Sports and other industries.

We'll also be sharing some great news. Like how Keller ISD Legal Counsel Amanda Bigbee is helping with mental health organizations, and how teacher Penny Ramos has made masks for first responders. Plus, we'll have more stories designed to bring you hope.

The entire Student Media department wants you to know that while the building is closed, we are open. We are learning. We are building. We are connecting. We are sharing. We are working.

This year is not over yet.

You can view the live newscast tonight starting at 7 p.m. on YouTube at https://youtube.com/c/timbercreektalon/live

on Facebook at Timber Creek Talon's page: https://www.facebook.com/TCHSTalon/

or on Twitter via TCTV's Periscope Account: https://www.periscope.tv/TimberCreekTV/

We'll answer #AskTalon Qs on any platform.

SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS, READ THIS!!! -----------------------With COVID-19 interfering with many school activitie...
04/17/2020
Class of 2020 Prom and Graduation Move to Alternative Dates | Timber Creek Talon

SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS, READ THIS!!!
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With COVID-19 interfering with many school activities this school year, Keller ISD has come up with alternative dates for both prom and graduation to still celebrate the traditional milestones during these unfortunate times.
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SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS, READ THIS!!!
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If the school is unable to confirm that we can have 550 attendees by April 24, the school will not be able to hold Prom on July 11.

READ THIS AND RSVP INSIDE:
https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/class-of-2020-prom-and-graduation-move-to-alternative-dates/

The Class of 2020 have rescheduled dates for Prom and Graduation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the continued closure of schools.

On Friday, April 17, Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in ...
04/17/2020
Abbott Announces School Closures for Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year | Timber Creek Talon

On Friday, April 17, Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in the state of Texas through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. For Keller ISD facilities, this means that all events and activities are cancelled through the end of May.

"For students and staff alike, this isn’t the news anyone was hoping for — but through thick and thin, we are Forever Timber Creek."

Read more: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/abbott-announces-school-closures-for-remainder-of-2019-2020-school-year/

On Friday, April 17, Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order calling for all schools to remain closed in the state of Texas through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. For Keller ISD facilities, this means that all events and activities are cancelled through the end of May.

For students and a number of adults, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a shelter in place order, enforcing learning and w...
04/16/2020
The Essential Workers of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Grocery and Delivery | Timber Creek Talon

For students and a number of adults, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a shelter in place order, enforcing learning and work from home. For essential workers, however, this luxury has not been afforded.

Each day, groups of brave teenagers and adults wake up to go to work, risking their health so that others can have basic necessities. To shine a spotlight on these hardworking and selfless individuals working in grocery and delivery fields, Talon has made an effort to interview them about their experiences during this pandemic. Read their stories her: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/the-essential-workers-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-grocery-and-delivery/

For students and a number of adults, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a shelter in place order, enforcing learning and work from home. For essential workers, however, this luxury has not been afforded.

In addition to doing video chat sight-reading to keep musical skills fresh in its members, Choir Director Adrian Kirtley...
04/14/2020
In the Right Keystroke: Virtual Choir Makes Beautiful Music While Apart | Timber Creek Talon

In addition to doing video chat sight-reading to keep musical skills fresh in its members, Choir Director Adrian Kirtley has also been hard at work in creating collaborative choral pieces — all while every student remains at home.

Listen and watch the Timber Creek Virtual Choir in this story: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/in-the-right-keystroke-virtual-choir-makes-beautiful-music-while-apart/

While one may not expect for certain classes to be capable of going online, the TCHS Choir program has done exactly that with a stunning virtual choir.

Due to school cancellations because of the spread of COVID-19, the College Board has moved toward developing online Adva...
04/13/2020
School Closures Force College Board Rethink AP Testing | Timber Creek Talon

Due to school cancellations because of the spread of COVID-19, the College Board has moved toward developing online Advanced Placement tests that students can take at home. This year’s exams will be given a week later than expected, starting Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 22.

Read more on the changes to this year's AP testing here: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/school-closures-force-college-board-rethink-ap-testing/

Due to school cancellations because of the spread of COVID-19, the College Board has moved toward developing online tests that students can take at home. This year's exams will be given later than expected, starting the week of May 11.

Starting with a Facebook post, ESL teacher Penny Ramos, has been creating and donating masks and scrub caps to places in...
04/10/2020
Quilts to Scrubs: ESL Teacher Creates Own Masks | Timber Creek Talon

Starting with a Facebook post, ESL teacher Penny Ramos, has been creating and donating masks and scrub caps to places in need since the stay at home order has been put into effect.

Read more: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/04/quilts-to-scrubs-esl-teacher-creates-own-masks/

Starting with a Facebook post, ESL teacher Penny Ramos, has been creating and donating masks and scrub caps to places in need since the stay at home order has been put into effect.

04/01/2020

We want Falcons to know we're STILL HERE! Stay safe and be positive and get an incredible performance from the Timber Creek Virtual Choir + a special message for Seniors + the Theatre officers making you smile.

Many students, parents, and even teachers have been concerned about how to best incorporate online instruction into thei...
03/31/2020
Everything You Need To Know About E-Learning and Grades | Timber Creek Talon

Many students, parents, and even teachers have been concerned about how to best incorporate online instruction into their lives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a week of planning, Keller ISD has come out with an eLearning and grading plan beginning on Sunday, March 29.

Inside this story are what's expected, an explanation of pass/fail grading, and sample student schedules, plus more: https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/03/everything-you-need-to-know-about-e-learning-and-grades/

Many students, parents, and even teachers have been concerned about how to best incorporate online instruction into their lives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a week of planning, Keller ISD has come out with an eLearning plan beginning on Sunday, March 29.

UPDATE: Keller ISD announced they would be extending the school closure through April 17, 2020 after consulting with Tar...
03/27/2020
KISD Closes Schools for Two Weeks Due to COVID-19 | Timber Creek Talon

UPDATE: Keller ISD announced they would be extending the school closure through April 17, 2020 after consulting with Tarrant County Health Officials.

NOTE: This is an update to the previous closure story.
https://www.timbercreektalon.com/2020/03/kisd-closes-schools-for-two-weeks-due-to-covid-19/

On Friday, March 13, the Tarrant County Health Department recommended to all the school districts in the county to close for two weeks as a precaution to not spread the virus. Keller ISD schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27.

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