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February 2, 2018

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VH1 Save the Music Concert - A SOLD OUT Success!

Congratulations to all of the many CBSD students and teachers who performed in the VH1 Save the Music Concert last weekend. They sang songs around the theme of "Space Jams' to sold-out crowds. ALL THREE SHOWS WERE SOLD OUT! The overall total raised is $35,467.31 and the donations are still coming in!!! We certainly met our goal and will be able to provide a core grant (instruments, books, stands, etc…) for one instrumental music program in Orleans Parish District in New Orleans! Thank you for your support of this incredible service project led by our amazing CBSD Music Teachers! Click here to see and hear one of the many songs they performed in service to others.
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You Be The Chemist!

The following students have qualified to compete at the Bucks County You Be The Chemist Challenge on Saturday March 10th: Ray N., Rachel F., Andrew S., Matthew V., Jeff K., Jude G., Chloe G., Sophia N., Dakoda K., James B., Alanna N., and Jonna N.

Congratulations to all and best wishes on March 10th!

Fly-Eagles-Fly

Today we proudly shared our Eagles Superbowl Spirit! We asked Advisories to take their photo for a spirit contest. The best Advisory's Fly-Eagles-Fly photos will earn Philly Soft Pretzels on Monday! We will share the results on Superbowl Sunday during Halftime on Twitter and Facebook! Go Birds!

Innovation in Classrooms

On Thursday, Tamanend welcomed middle school, high school, and central office administrators into our classrooms to observe using George Couros' Eight Things to Look for in Today's Classroom as a focus. As our classroom technologies grow, we want to increase opportunities for student voice and choice, connected learning, time for self-assessment and reflection, critical thinking, problem finding and solving, and of course, innovation. George Couros, author of Innovator's Mindset, will talk to all CBSD teachers during the February Professional Development days. And we will continue that discussion as we learn and plan for new technologies that are becoming available to us. It is a very exciting time to be a teacher and learner in CBSD!
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Student Panel Discussion with Aramark

Mrs. Jennifer Kovacs and Ms. Chelsea Williams from Aramark Food Services met with ninth graders Garret M., Jonah S., Molly K., Kelli D., and Lily M. to discuss new ideas for food options for both breakfast and lunch. As a result, we will always include a "Quick and Helpful Link" (below) to our cafeteria menus so that students can easily see their food options each day. Be on the look out for more variety, options and theme days to come!
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Upcoming Events

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Tamanend Parent Council

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 9am

1492 Stuckert Road

Warrington, PA

Parent Council is an open meeting where all parents are welcome to attend to learn more about Tamanend Middle School. Parent Council typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. There is no obligation to attend all Parent Councils and there are no elected positions. Parent Council is a forum for parents and school leaders to learn from and with each other, together.


At this month's Parent Council, we will will go over 9th Grade Assessment and how that has evolved over the years. We will also discuss why formative assessment and innovation go hand-in-hand. Save the date!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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6th Grade Parent Orientation

Monday, March 5th, 7pm

1492 Stuckert Road

Warrington, PA

SAVE THE DATE! We happily anticipate meeting our rising 6th grade parents and guardians and showing off all the many wonderful things to look forward to at Tamanend Middle School.


Please note the March 5th date of 6th Grade Parent Orientation. The CBSD calendar, which was printed in the summer, has a different, incorrect date.

Support Tamanend While You Shop

If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop:

  • Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card that gives money to the school you designate every time you shop. Use this link then select Savings & Rewards to select Tamanend as your A+ school. Follow the prompts to create your online account. You will need your 11 digit BONUSCARD number and the School ID #23596.
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS.
  • If you like to shop online, check out the eScrip Online Mall. When you sign up for an account, selecting Tamanend earns money for our school.

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