Teeland Middle School
Letter from the Principal
To Our Teeland Families:
Happy New Year!
TMS is hoping this newsletter finds your family enjoying the Winter Break! We certainly have enough snow this year for all kinds of outdoor winter fun!
Report cards for semester one will be posted on ParentVue after students return to school on January 12th. If you are concerned about your student’s progress or are wanting a schedule change, please reach out to their counselor the first week we return. Angie Buresh is the counselor for students with the last names L-Z, and Mikael Porcello is the counselor for students with the last names A-K. We will still be offering Homework Club and Math Lab for students to receive academic support after school during semester two.
Wrestling, JNYO, and 7th/8th grade Volleyball start up on January 9th, the first Monday we return to school. Students will need a current sport physical and will need to sign up on Planet HS to join. All students in middle school make a team and being involved is the ticket to building a strong connection to school.
Each quarter, TMS holds grade level assemblies to recognize academic achievement and student involvement. Last quarter we had 233 students earn high honor roll grades, a 3.5 or higher. I’m excited to see what that number looks like for quarter 2! Many of our students also made significant gains in their math diagnostic assessment from fall to this winter. We are proud of their progress!
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
- January 9 - Semester 2 Begins
- January 9 - Volleyball, Wrestling, JNYO Begin
- January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School
- January 18 - Culture Club Begins
- January 25 - Holiday Band Concert
- February 10 - Valentine's Day Dance
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7 & 8 Grade Volleyball, Wrestling & JNYO Begin January 9th!
January 9th is the beginning of our Winter Sports Season! 7th & 8th grade Volleyball, Wrestling, and JNYO begin on the first day back after Winter Break.
Make sure you are signed up on PlanetHS and have paid your fees online through SchoolPay.
A current sports physical is required to participate.
We are excited for a fantastic season! Go, Titans!
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Upcoming Events at TMS
Check out the TMS calendar for upcoming events, including basketball games and locations HERE.
Speech and Debate Club
On January 19th, TMS is hosting the second district speech and debate competition. Events include original oratory, expository, and impromptu. Speech and debate practice will resume after school Monday, January 9th. If you have questions about speech and debate, please contact Mrs. Porcello or Mr. Bird.
The TMS Speech and Debate team will meet in the library at 2:15-3:45 pm on January 9th & 16th.
Study Hall with Mr. Childs and Math Lab with Mrs. Buness
Math Lab also starts on Tuesday, October 4th, and will run every Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in B207.
Permission slips are in the office and there are no fees for these activities.
What's Happening in Preschool??
Teeland Titans win at Robotics Tournament
Congratulations are due to the Teeland Titan F.I.R.S.T.® Lego® League robotics teams for their performances at the Superpowered South Central FLL Challenge Qualifier on Dec. 17th. They did an awesome job!
This tournament scores performance in four events: Innovation Project, Robot Design, Core Values, and Robot Performance. Each event is ranked separately and the event rankings are added for a total score. More details about what this event involves are in a longer article at FLL In A Nutshell.
Teeland’s Terminators won the Robot Design trophy and placed in the top four total scorers. The Banana Botz won the Robot Performance trophy and the tournament Champion Award. Both teams were invited to compete in the state tournament on January 14th.
What makes me most proud as a coach is that all of our kids represented our school very well. The Lego Men encountered multiple unexpected obstacles, but they rose to the challenge, re-wrote their programs from scratch and presentation, and did their best.
All of our kids worked hard, tackled and overcame challenges, and had fun together. They made me proud!
by Karen Robinette
Parent/Family: AK STAR Assessment Result Information
For parents and families to access student information, they can:
1. Log in to ParentVUE and click on Documents (on the left)
2. Under the Document category, locate Test Documents
3. Document name will read: ISR_Student_Name: click on the hyperlink to view/download results
All bus passes must include the following information:
• Student’s name
• Parent and/or guardian’s name
• Parent and/or guardian’s contact phone number (in case of bus emergency)
• Approved bus stop location that the student will be dropped off
You may email Teeland at email@example.com to request a bus pass.
Ms. Olson may be contacted at 907.352.7528 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Bus passes must be received by 12:00 pm for same-day passes.