Teeland Middle School

April 2022

Letter from the Principal

To Our Teeland Families:

A big thank you goes out to the families that supported our school during the mandated statewide AK STAR testing requirement. We had a record number of students take their time on the test and give their best effort. The testing information is used as a data point for class placement and referrals for additional support. State testing is important and opting out contributes to inaccurate information about our school and less information about your student for class placement.

We will have MAP, Measures of Academic Progress, testing April 18-21, 2022. This information is also used to better understand our school performance and to make decisions for planning to meet the needs of your students. MAP testing is equally important as AK STAR. Thank you in advance for supporting us by having your student at school and doing their best on those days.

Please take advantage of the below opportunities if your student is struggling to keep up:

1. After school Study Hall, 2:30-3:30, every Tuesday and Thursday. The office has permission slips.

2. Lunch Study Hall is available Monday-Thursday for both A and B lunches.

3. Math lab is available on Wednesdays during seventh period and after school until 3:30. There are permission slips available in the front office.

Contact your student’s school counselor to plan for success if needed.

On May 19th, our eighth grade students will be having an assembly and BBQ/picnic to celebrate their advancement to high school. We will record this event and have it available for parent viewing. This will be the last day of school for our eighth grade students. Sixth and seventh grade students will have their last day on May 20th.

Your students continue to impress and bring joy to our school! Teamwork with our TMS families is the key to having a great quarter four! Let’s finish strong!!

Mrs. Hinds, TMS Principal

Teeland Middle School Master Calendar

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

Important Dates

  • April 4 - Track and Field Begins
  • April 8 - Spring Fling Dance
  • April 16 - Middle School Chess Tournament
  • April 22 - Art Adventures
  • April 26 - 5th Grade Information Night
  • April 28 - Track Meet @ Houston Jr./Sr. High
  • April 28 - Band Concert
  • April 29 - PD Day, No School for Students
  • May 4 - Choir & Percussion Concert
  • May 6 - Track Meet @ Wasilla High
  • May 9 - JV Track Championship @ Palmer High
  • May 12 - Varsity Track Championship @ Colony High

TMS Students Attend the Innovation Summit in Juneau!

The TMS First Lego League Team “Robolutions” went attended the Innovation Summit in Juneau hosted by the Juneau Economic Development Corporation. The team presented their innovative solution to improve supply chain issues surrounding shipping. The team purposed a self-driving electric shipping container that would be an all in one shipping container that could drive on and off the ships as well as deliver goods to businesses. The team did a great job presenting their idea, and received a lot of positive praise from business leaders and educators in Juneau. During the summit the team also learned a lot of innovative business and science solutions going on around the state such as carbon/ methane capture and improving renewable energy infrastructure. On the trip the team also toured the state capital, witnessed the legislative budget and audit committee in action, and meet our local state representative and senator. The team also toured the NOAA facilities automated water supply system, Treadwell Mine, UAS campus, Electric Bus (Capital transit), Lynden Cargo, Mendenhall Glacier, Museum/ Library/ Archives, and hiked through an old growth forest. Was a great educational opportunity for the boys, and the represented TMS very well!

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Track and Field Begins on April 4th

Track and Field starts on April 4, 2022. Practices will be after school M - F from 2:30 - 3:45 pm. Students MUST be picked up by 4:00 pm.

Signup on PlanetHS and payments may be made in the office or on SchoolPay.

Important information from Coach Knopp may be found HERE.

Spring Band and Choir Concerts

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

Band Concert - April 28th @ 7:00 pm

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

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TMS Washington D.C. Travel Opportunity!

Mr. David Childs' 8th Grade U.S. History and 6th Grade Western Hemisphere Teacher

Teeland Middle School would like to invite you on a once in a lifetime trip to our nation’s capital, Colonial Williamsburg, Gettysburg Battlefield and much more! Students will experience up-close the authentic history of our nation by touring these important landmarks that continue to shape our United States today. From Arlington National Cemetery to the Vietnam Memorial; Monticello to Mount Vernon, students gain a deeper understanding of patriotism and the sacrifice that comes with our nation’s freedom. This is a trip every American should experience.

Contact Mr. Childs with any questions.


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.

Chess Club

The Titan Chess Club will be sending its top ten "Chessmasters" to the Middle School chess tournament on Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 to 2 pm at Colony Middle School. Good luck, Titans!

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

Art Adventures, April 22nd

Art Adventures with Mrs. Reid!

Rock Painting

Friday, April 22nd, 2:20 - 4:00 pm. There is a $10 material fee available on SchooPay. Permission slips are in the office.

Home Economics is Looking for Buttons!

Mrs. Johnson is in need of buttons for Home Economics projects. Donations may be dropped off at the office. Thank you!

Attention 8th Grade Students

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5th Grade Orientation at Teeland Middle School

April 26th - Tanaina Elementary 1:00 - 2:00 pm

April 27th - Larson Elementary 1:00 - 2:00 pm

April 28th - Machentanz Elementary 9:00 - 10:00 am

April 28th - Cottonwood and Shaw Elementary 1:00 - 2:00 pm

APRIL 26th @ 6:00PM




If students are unable to attend an orientation session with their home school, they may

attend another school’s session with a parent/guardian. Please call Amy Dorsey or Angie

Buresh at 352-7512 or 352-7511 with any questions.

Safety and Security - Save a Life Program

Want to know how to save a life? If so, students may join us at the CPR and Stop the Bleed event scheduled for April 13, 2:30 – 4:30 pm at TMS sponsored by CTHS.

Thank you,

Mr. Butler

Safety and Security Coordinator


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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