TMS Weekly Update 2017-2018

June 8th, 2018

June is in Full Swing

The calendar is full despite the lack of days left. 12 days but who is counting other than the kids and teachers?

Upcoming Dates

June 2018 – Important Dates


Tuesday, June 19 – Student Council “Fun Day” (during school hours)

Tuesday, June 19 - Knowledge Bowl, 1st Night

Wednesday, June 20 - Knowledge Bowl, 2nd Night

Wednesday, June 20 – Grade 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 pm (TMS basketball court or gym)

Thursday, June 21 – Grade 6 Field Trip – Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

Thursday, June 21 – Grade 7 Field Trip – Altitude Trampoline Park, Pelham, NH

Thursday, June 21 – Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony – 6:30pm – THS Gym

Friday, June 22 – Grade 7 Field Trip - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Friday, June 22 – Grade 8 Freedom Trail field trip, Boston, MA*

*Extended day trip parent pick up at 2:50

Monday, June 25 – Move Up Day (during school hours)

Tuesday, June 26 – Last Day of School – Early Release – All students dismissed at10:55am

Last Late Bus and Homework Club

Next Tuesday, June 12th is our last Late Bus and Homework Club for the school year. After Tuesday, any student staying after will need a ride home.

Knowledge Bowl is Coming

2018 Lowell Sun Knowledge Bowl



Tyngsborough Middle School is participating in the 2018 Greater Lowell Regional Knowledge Bowl. This year Chelmsford High School is hosting on Tuesday, June,19 and Wednesday, June, 20 at 6:00 p.m . This will be TMS’s seventh year competing against middle schoolers from: Lowell, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Billerica, and Dracut. Students have been preparing for the competition since mid-November. The team is made up of a mix of sixth, seventh and eighth graders - many of which are return team members.

The rigorous questions consist of math, science, language arts, geography, history, sports, current events and the arts. It really is exciting to see these enthusiastic students shine in academic competition. This years team includes:


Max Gregoire

Mohammed Aldulaimy

Arianna Howard

Ian Wood

Nate Marino

Evianna Young

Angelos Boules

Brett Cavanaugh

Madeline Menaker

Wilson Gramer

Emily Caissie

What I Wish I Knew in Middle School

We are pleased to share that we have created a opportunity for our recently graduated female students to share their teenage wisdom with the sixth and seventh grade girls. The presentation entitled, “What would I say to my middle school self?” will include topics such as: Self Esteem, Social Media, Prioritizing Academics, and Changes in Friend Groups.

The presentation will be moderated by the TMS School Counselors and any questions that arise outside of the scope and set topics will be referred to them. This presentation will take place on Tuesday June 12th at 10:00am. If you would prefer that your daughter not attend this presentation, please contact Chris Pollet (christopher.pollet@tyngsboroughps.org), Melissa Mallous (melissa.mallous@tyngsboroughps.org) or Danielle Sementelli (danielle.sementelli@tyngsboroughps.org).


Balloon Races or Newton's Second Law?

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Dunkathon Around the Corner

On Tuesday, June 19th, the Student Council will be hosting our annual Dunkathon. During the Dunkathon, students will have the chance to dunk their volunteering teachers, play yard games and listen to music outside. Students are recommended to bring $10 for the event. Concessions and throws for the dunk tank will each cost about $1.00. Water and some games will be available for free. The Dunkathon is held during the school day and students will get to spend one hour outside with their grade level

EIGHTH GRADE: It's Almost Time

Here are the things to remember for eighth graders as their time at TMS comes to an end:


Wednesday, June 20 – Grade 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 pm (TMS basketball court or gym)

Thursday, June 21 – Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony – 6:30pm – THS Gym

Friday, June 22 – Grade 8 Freedom Trail field trip, Boston, MA* please note that it's an extended day field trip & students should be picked up by 2:50pm.

Monday June 25- Eighth Grade Move Up to the High School Morning

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TMS Enjoys the Chef's Visit

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Gaming Gone Wild

With the release of Fortnite, we have seen an increase in the interest of video gaming from our students. Notifications, conversations, and strategy discussions have been heard during classes and down time. Teachers have put limits on the time for discussions in class and students have been pretty good about turning off their phones so the notifications are less evident.


One other concern we have is the very tired students who are coming in, and in some cases, this fatigue is from late night gaming (students have admitted as much). If you are looking for some strategies to control gaming in your child's life, I have found an article from a leading technology blog network, Engadget, which lays out some strategies for parents. In the article there are additional links to help parents navigate this sensitive topic with their children.

https://www.engadget.com/2009/10/30/mmo-family-when-enough-is-enough/

Reminder from the Health Office

Attention Parents/Guardians of current 6th grade students:

Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Education, it is the policy of the Tyngsborough Public School District that all students are required to submit a current Physical Examination report to have on file in the nurse's office prior to entry into the 7th grade. Examinations must be dated within the previous twelve months to be considered current and must include a certificate of proof of immunization. Per state requirements, proof of the following immunizations must be on file for your child (prior to entry in the 7th grade): 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 4 doses of Polio, 2 doses of MMR, 2 doses of varicella and 1 dose of Tdap (105 CMR 220 000).


If you are unsure if you have submitted a copy of a recent physical exam with proof of the required vaccinations, please contact our nurse, Michelle Riley RN at 978-649-3115 option 4.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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TPS Athletics


SPORTS Sign-Ups For The Fall 2018-19 Season


For all sporting schedules please go to: www.mwlma.org
For more information please visit our website: http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Athletics

Follow us on Twitter @tyngtigersports for the latest updates.

Tyngsborough Public Library

We have a lot of great programs this summer at the Tyngsborough Public Library plus all your students need to get their summer reading requirements done.

Also any students going into Grades 1-12 can get a Tyngsborough Library card and need to come into the library with a parent to fill out an application with proof of residency.
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Tyngsborough Middle School

Welcome to the Tyngsborough Middle School! TMS encompasses approximately 420 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Our faculty strives to provide students with rigorous academics as well as opportunities for enrichment and involvement in the greater community. We encourage you to explore this website to see all of the great things happening here. On behalf of our school, we welcome your involvement and encourage you to become part of the TMS community.