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Tomball Christmas Market Festival Sign-Up Sheet

I've attached the sign-up sheet to volunteer for the Tomball German Christmas Market Festival that I'm passing around my classes at THS. If students and/or parents would like to volunteer, please look at the days and times listed. I've listed 3 hour shifts, but I welcome any volunteer time that students and parents can give! Please contact me at if you'd like to volunteer and inform me of days and times that you'd like to do so.

Tomball German Xmas Market Festival: volunteer and earn extra credit!

The Tomball German Christmas Market Festival will be held in Old Town Tomball near the Historic Train Depot from Friday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 10. The THS German program volunteers at the festival every year, as I serve on the Festival Committee and am a strong proponent of celebrating our area's German heritage and Sister City relationship with Telgte, Germany. The festival hours are: Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. The THS German program helps the festival with several important tasks; students and I run a Festival Information Booth with Lost and Found, hand out programs to festival patrons, run the Shuttle Drop-Off/Pick-Up site, and will also run a Kids' Craft Zone (new this year). In addition to student volunteers, I am also seeking parent volunteers this year due to the additional responsibilities we have taken on for this festival. For students, there are many perks to volunteering; volunteer hours count toward an honor cord for 160 volunteer hours at graduation, and volunteer hours can also be listed on college and job applications. Additionally, students can also earn 1 point of extra credit on their German semester exam for each hour they volunteer up to a maximum of 5 points for 5 hours. Students can sign up in class to volunteer for specific hours on specific days. Parents, if you are interested in volunteering, please email me at More information about the festival can be found on the festival website: 

Nikolausfeier! (Nicholas party!)

German Club will have a "Nikolausfeier" ("Nicholas party") after school from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5th, to celebrate the holiday St. Nick traditions in the German-speaking countries. We will watch the movie "Krampus" and have a holiday party with food and drinks. We need students who are willing to bring cupcakes, chips, water, and soda to the party. We will also have a Secret Santa gift exchange. Students who already signed up for this should purchase an inexpensive gift under $5.00 for the gift exchange at the party on Tuesday. 

German Club "28 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall" Party and Grafitti Art Contest: tomorrow!

German Club will hold a "28 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall" party after school tomorrow from 2:40-3:30 p.m. We'll have cake and beverages. Students are also aware of a Berlin Wall Grafitti Art Contest in which students are welcome to submit their artwork on a sheet of 8x11 white printer paper. It is due at the party tomorrow and we will vote on the best 3 pieces of grafitti artwork which will receive prizes. Submitting grafitti art earns students extra credit of 2 daily grades in their German class.

Test Wednesday on Kapitel (Chapter) 2

There will be a test on Kapitel (Chapter) 2 on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Students have two ways to study for this test. They were provided with a study guide today. They can also play online Quizlet games to review vocabulary in my "German 1 THS" Quizlet class. They have all practiced and studied vocabulary in my Quizlet class in the past, so they all know how to access it. Parents and Guardians, Quizlet is a free app on cell phones. If your student has a cell phone/device that he/she brings to school, I recommend that he/she install the Quizlet app on his/her device.

"German Saturday" event: tomorrow!

If your student paid the $20.00 registration fee for the "German Saturday" event, this is a friendly reminder that the event is tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 11). Students must have a travel waiver (this was sent home on Tuesday and also emailed to you) filled out and signed that is turned in to me in order to participate in this event. I am still missing a few waivers from students, so if your student has not turned in their waiver, they must bring it to me tomorrow morning at the bus! Please wear school-appropriate attire. If students are playing soccer as one of their sessions, they should wear comfortable clothing to do so outdoors. Students should also bring lunch from home or bring about $10.00 to purchase lunch at the event. Please remember that students must follow all TISD/THS student code of conduct rules at this event; misconduct will result in disciplinary action at THS. Students must also actively participate throughout the entire day in order to earn the extra credit awarded for this event. Tomorrow morning, students should report to the front entrance of THS at 7:50 AM. The bus leaves promptly at 8:00 AM. We should return from the event at around 4:00 PM. Please pick up your student promptly from THS upon our return. If you have any questions, you may email me ( or text me through your student's class Remind account via cell phone if he/she has joined it.Thank you for your support of the THS German program!

TEST tomorrow!

Students have completed a study guide for tomorrow's test; it is still in their possession to study from. Tomorrow's test will cover regular verbs, verb endings in the present tense, and the irregular verb "sein" ("to be") and its verb forms in the present tense. For any student who was absent or needs to refer to the study guide, I've attached it here. Students can also study by doing activities and playing games online in my Quizlet class ("German 1 THS"); there are 6 study sets in my Quizlet class for students to go through.  

"German Saturday" Saturday November 11th: extra credit!

German Saturday, to be held on Saturday, November 11th, is a fun event for Houston-area high school German students with their German teachers. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Travis High School (about 40 minutes from Tomball) and costs $20.00 (plus extra for lunch or bring your own bag lunch). Students choose 2 sessions to attend, then eat lunch, and then see a concert by the German band, Einshoch6. I've attended this event many times with students in past and have even run it myself. The $20.00 registration fee is due to me by Monday, Oct. 23rd. Please see the attached invitation letter for more specific information. Attending "German Saturday" earns students an extra credit test grade of 100% for the 2nd 9-weeks. I am working on transportation. We will either take a bus or a district SUV. Are there any parents out there who would be willing to follow me in a district SUV and provide a carpool for additional students?

German 1 TEST: personal pronouns and the verb "sein" (to be)

This test is Friday, October 13th. I have attached a study guide that students already completed in class. To study at home, study from the study guide and my Quizlet class online. My Quizlet class is called: German 1 THS. To access this Quizlet class, go to the following link:  This link is lower case/upper case sensitive, so it must be typed in exactly as written. Once at the Quizlet site from the link, students should log in if they already have a Quizlet account or sign up if they do not yet have a Quizlet account. Students can sign up for Quizlet with their THS student Google account; students will be presented with the option of signing up through Google once at Quizlet. Quizlet is also a free app for cell phones. 

German Club Officer Elections: TODAY!

German Club Officer Elections will be held today after school at 2:40 p.m. at our club meeting. You must attend if you wish to run for an officer position.