Teeland Middle School

May 2022

Letter from the Principal

To Our Teeland Families:

Spring is here! We are swiftly moving towards the end of this epic school year! Students have three more weeks before heading into summer.

There are several activities planned as we wrap up the year so, please make sure your student is getting their permission slips turned in to their teachers. The 7th grade will be taking all students on the annual River Ranger field trips the last week of school and the 6th grade is going to climb the butte on the last day of school, May 20th. In order to participate, students will need a signed permission slip.

We are having grade level picnics on the last day of school for each grade: May 19th is the last day for 8th grade students, and May 20th is the last day for our 6th & 7th grade students. Students can bring in their own lunches, or get a brown bag lunch from the cafeteria, for lunch on the last day. After the picnic lunches, students will be engaged in field day activities. We would appreciate any donations of individually wrapped chips or treats for the students to snack on in the afternoon. Donations may be dropped off at the front office.

Our 8th grade Advancement Assembly will be recorded. The link for viewing will be sent out in an email and posted on our Facebook page for parents and family members. We will send home certificates for all students and special recognition medals and pins for those earning academic honors. After the assembly students will participate in an afternoon of fun. May 19th will be the last day of school for all 8th grade students.

TMS is happy to report that we had a record number of students sign up for Track & Field this year! Our team is off to a great start and has a meet this Friday at Wasilla High School. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer on our team! We have several other after school activities happening this month such as Flag Football, our spring concerts, NJHS Induction, and a speech competition all day on Tuesday, May 3rd.

This week is also Teacher Appreciation Week. Our staff is amazing and deserve to be recognized for their dedication and commitment to education. Please let the TMS teachers know you appreciate their hard work. Thank you.

Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs. Hinds, TMS Principal

Teeland Middle School Master Calendar

Stay up to date with all of the events happening at TMS!

Important Dates

  • May 3 - Speech Competition @ TMS
  • May 3 - NJHS Induction
  • May 3 - Last Day to Check Out Library Books
  • May 4 - Choir & Percussion Concert
  • May 6 - Track Meet @ Wasilla High
  • May 9 - JV Track Championship @ Palmer High
  • May 11 - All Library Books Need to be Returned
  • May 12 - Varsity Track Championship @ Colony High
  • May 13 - Art Adventures
  • May 19 - 8th Grade Advancement Assembly
  • May 20 - Last Day of School
  • May 23 - Teacher Work Day


All Chromebooks and chargers that were issued to students need to be returned in working condition at the end of the school year. Families will be charged if those items are not returned, or, are damaged upon return.

Students that do not return their devices/chargers may be kept from participating in the last day celebrations.

Library Information

May 3rd is the last day to check out library books. All library books must be returned by May 11th.

Students that do not return their library books may be kept from participating in the last day celebrations.

Spring Percussion and Choir Concert

TMS is pleased to invite you to celebrate the musical talents of our Teeland Middle School students during our annual spring concert, directed by our very own, Mr. Robson.

Choir & Percussion Concert - May 4th @ 7:00 pm

After School Study Hall with Mr. Childs

Study Hall is offered at TMS after school on Tuesday and Thursday each week from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

Meet in Mr. Childs' room, B205. Permission slips are in the office.

Study Hall is also offered during lunches.

A lunch meets in Mr. Hardman's room, C101.

B lunch meets in Mrs. Mobley's room, C208.

After School Math Lab

TMS is now offering a free after school math lab for students every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

Students will meet in Mrs. Buness' room, C207. Permission slips are in the office. Students MUST have a ride home to participate.

Math Lab 2022

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The Teeland Titans are Chess Champions Again!

Teeland Middle came in 1st at the Middle School Chess


Teeland had 9 of the top 12 students who placed.

Congratulations to Ellie Slottee as the overall 1st place Chessmaster, and Paul Hastings in 3rd place; followed in order by Dane Hufstetler, Calvin Musgrave, John Bennis, Blake Parker, Tam Nguyen, Tyler Eli, Chantellace Vessey, and Josiah Falke. We are proud of our Titans!

A huge THANK YOU to Coach Murray for your dedication and excellence in coaching the TMS Chess Club.

*Chess Club Spotlight*

TMS would like to recognize Kenneth Walton who attends Mat-Su Middle College. Kenneth has volunteered his time each week to help teach and encourage our students to sharpen their skills and improve their game. We appreciate you, Kenneth!

Art Adventures, May 13th

Art Adventures with Mrs. Reid!

Wood Burning

Friday, May 13th, 2:20 - 4:00 pm. There is a $10 material fee available on SchooPay. Permission slips are in the office.

TMS Archery Team 2022

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National Junior Honor Society News!

NJHS members organized an all-school canned food drive during the month of April. It was a grade-level competition, 6th grade won with 280 cans, a total of almost 500 cans were brought in and donated to the Wasilla Food Pantry. Way to go Teeland.

This year NJHS members chose to have Battle Dawgs be their service organization and raised $2000 to help send soldiers to camp at the Battle Dawg camp headquarters in Talkeetna. NJHS members truly put service to the community to its full potential. So proud of them.

Spring NJHS Induction will be held on May 3rd @ 6:00 pm in the Cafetorium at TMS.

Safety and Security

As summer approaches, please take a moment to ensure kids use life jackets. Each year, so many of our children and adults drown because they are to cool to use a life jacket. Take a moment and put one on. Have a wonderful summer.

Thank you,

Mr. Butler

Safety and Security Coordinator


Pizza Day in Home Economics Class!

COVID Information from Nurse Klatt

Information about testing, positive or pending tests, and what to do if you need to quarantine.

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