Teeland Middle School

January 2022

Letter from the Principal


To Our Teeland Families:

Happy New Year!

As the second semester of this year begins, we are continuing to work together in our efforts to increase student attendance, reduce learning gaps and, most importantly, stay healthy. Many of our students are very involved and committed to learning. The staff at TMS appreciate teaming with families as we work together to STRIVE towards excellence.

Semester one report cards will be posted on ParentVue on Friday, January 7th. Please reach out to your student’s counselor, or teachers, if you have concerns or questions about your student’s progress. We do have a significant number of students that are not attending school regularly for various reasons. We want to emphasize the importance of consistent attendance, even with our teachers using Google Classroom to post assignments. Students that miss school can make up a majority of the work, but by not receiving direct instruction from a teacher and missing out on in-class opportunities, their quality of instruction will be negatively impacted. Please support your student in meeting the expectation of being in school, on time, every day, except when they are ill or have to stay home due to being a close contact.

We have found a wrestling coach and that season will start on January 4th, instead of January 3rd. Volleyball and Junior NYO will also be starting after the break on January 3rd. Your student athlete will need a sports physical and be registered in Planet HS in order to start on the first day of practice. Being involved in activities is one of the most important choices families can make to support their students in building positive connections with their peers and being a part of a team.

Many of our students were recognized last semester for their efforts academically with Honor Roll certificates and treats. We also had hundreds of STRIVE cards submitted for students showing service, tolerance, responsibility, integrity, vision, or effort. In addition, many students participated in extracurricular activities on teams that excelled in their competitions. These are just a few examples of how your students continue to exceed our expectations.

Your children are amazing and appreciated! Thank you for your support and know that we enjoy seeing your kids every day in school!

Mrs. Hinds, TMS Principal

Important Dates

  • January 3 - Semester 2 Begins
  • January 3 - Volleyball Begins 7th & 8th Grade
  • January 4 - Wrestling Begins
  • January 4 - JNYO Begins
  • January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • February 24 & 25 - Conference Days
  • March 3 - Quarter 3 Ends
  • March 4 - Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
  • March 7 - 11 Spring Break
Teeland Middle School Master Calendar

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

Teeland Middle School Choir, Percussion and Band Concerts!

Disneyland Music Festival Informational Meeting

Next school year our music dept(band/choir/percussion) would like to participate in the Anaheim Music Festival.

This trip will be focused on music education and student comradery.

There will be two meetings for you to choose from to best fit your schedule.

Thursday, January 6th @ 7 pm in the Band Room

Tuesday, January 11th @ 7 pm in the Band Room.

Both meetings will cover all the same information so please feel free to choose the best night to come.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Eric Robson

Director of Bands & Choir

January Art Adventures

Art Adventures with Mrs. Reid!

Alcohol Ink Art

Friday, January 14th, 2:20 - 4:00 pm. There is a $10 material fee available on SchooPay. Permission slips are in the office.

VOLLEYBALL 7th and 8th Grade

Volleyball begins after Winter Break for 7th and 8th grade.

8th-grade tryouts will be held on January 3rd - 4th.

7th-grade tryouts will be held on January 5th - 6th.

Tryouts will be held from 2:15 - 3:45 pm. Students MUST be picked up by 4:00 pm. Practices begin on January 7th.

Wrestling Begins January 4th

Sign up in PlanetHS. Fees may be paid in the office or on SchoolPay. Students must have a current sports physical. Practices will be 2:25 - 4:00 pm. Students must be picked up by 4:10 pm.

8th Grade Students Interested in Attending Matsu Career Tech High School

The CTHS Open House is Thursday, Jan 20th from 6-7:30 pm.

Online applications will be open through ParentVue Jan. 24th- Feb. 18th.

JNYO - 6th Grade

JYNO Begins after Winter Break! Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school until 3:45. Sign up on planeths.com and must have a sports physical. The fee is $5.00 and may be paid on SchoolPay.com.

School Safety

Safety reminder:

Please make sure your student gets out of your vehicle on the curbside vs. in the street when dropping them off. We are seeing an increase of vehicles driving at a higher speed than necessary while passing vehicles parked along the drop off.

Thank you,

Kim V. Butler

Safety and Security Coordinator

(907) 352-7532 SRC room

(907) 352-7580 Office

Congratulations to Teeland's Lego Robotics Teams!

Team Galaxy Storm won the Championship Award and the Robolutions won the Robot Performance Award. Way to go Titans!

COVID Information from Nurse Klatt

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

Hanging Out in 7th Grade

Sora - A State-of-the-Art Reading Experience

Enjoy and relax with a great book for all students and staff with the District-wide Sora reading app. Login with your Student ID on http://soraapp.com or download the Sora app today! Happy Reading from our school librarians!
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