Teeland Middle School

December 2022

Letter from the Principal


Dear Teeland Families:

Happy Holidays!! TMS staff are hoping you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving break with your families. We have four weeks until the end of the first semester and the beginning of winter break. Students have classes through December 22nd this year and attendance is extremely important for your child’s success. We are hoping that all of our bus routes will be running very soon so students can attend daily. If your student is needing additional support, every Tuesday and Wednesday we have an after school Homework Club from 2:30-3:30. On Tuesdays, our Math Lab is also offered after school for students that may need extra time with a math teacher. Students need to fill out a permission slip from the office in order to attend.

Academic support can also be accessed through our FLEX classes. FLEX is offered W/TH/F during the last period of the day. Students can request placement through their 4 C’s teacher to attend a specific class. Please reach out to your child’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Starting second semester TMS is implementing required locker use. Our students have gotten used to carrying around their belongings, but our classrooms are too small for 30 overfilled backpacks. Student backpacks are incredibly heavy and take up a lot of space. They have become a safety issue for tripping in the classrooms and in the halls. We have also seen an increase in thefts from the backpacks left laying around the halls. Students will need to place their winter gear and backpacks in their hall locker during the day. In order to accommodate this change, students will have access to their lockers in between all of their classes and have an additional minute added to passing time. With the exception of lunchtime, students will be asked to leave all electronic and personal items in their lockers throughout the day.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to continue working with your amazing students!

Mrs. Hinds

TMS Principal

Important Dates

  • December 6 - Holiday Choir Concert
  • December 13 - Holiday Band Concert
  • December 16 - Winter Dance
  • December 22 - Q2 Ends
  • December 23 - Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
  • December 26 - January 6 Winter Break
  • January 9 - Semester 2 Begins
  • January 9 - Volleyball, Wrestling, JNYO Begin
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School

Congratulations to Teeland's Basketball Champs!

Congratulations to the TMS Boy's Varsity Team for earning 1st and the Girl's Varsity team for taking 2nd at the end of the year tournament! This is the first time in 4 years that the boys won a championship game! Well done, Titans!! We are so proud of you!
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7 & 8 Grade Volleyball, Wrestling & JNYO Begin January 9th!

Are you ready for Semester 2 Sports???

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!

Go Gaurdian Parent App

The GoGuardian Parent is a mobile app designed to provide Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District parents/guardians insight on their student's online activity when on school-managed devices and accounts at home. Learn more by visiting www.matsuk12.us/tech

Teeland Middle School Winter Concerts

TMS invites you to join us for two magical evenings of holiday cheer as we celebrate the season through music.

Led by our Director of Bands, Mr. Eric Robson.

December 6th - Choir Concerts 7:00 pm

TMS Cafetorium

December 13th - Band Concert 7:00 pm

TMS Gymnasium

Winter Dance - Decmber 16th

Mark your calendars for the end of the semester dance on Friday, Dec 16th hosted by the TMS music dept.

What a fun way to enjoy friends before the long winter break!

Dance will start right after school and will go till 3:45. Please make sure to have students picked up no later than 4pm.

Admissions is $5, and we will have Concessions available as well.

See you there!

Titan News Show!

Did you know that Teeland has a news show every week? Mr. Buchanan's Media Skills class shares all of the news, sports and most up to date events happening at Teeland Middle School! Check it out on our YouTube channel!

Upcoming Events at TMS

Check out the TMS calendar for upcoming events, including basketball games and locations HERE.

Volleyball Open Gym

Coach Vannoy is hosting open gym for volleyball players on December 7th and 14th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, and December 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Speech and Debate Club

The TMS Speech and Debate team will meet in the library at 2:15-3:45 pm on the following dates:

December: 5th & 12th

January: 9th & 16th.

The team will compete in three events–Expository, Original Oratory, and Impromptu–on January 19th at TMS.

Art Adventures - Christmas Ornaments

Art Adventures with Mrs. Reid

Friday, 12/2 @ 2:30 - 4:00 pm

$10 material fee.

Pay on SchoolPay HERE.

Study Hall with Mr. Childs and Math Lab with Mrs. Buness

Study Hall (Homework Club) begins on Tuesday, October 4th! Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in room B205.

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.

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

Game On Club @ TMS

TMS Safety Spotlight

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Bus Passes

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 tms@matsuk12.us to request a bus pass.

Ms. Olson may be contacted at 907.352.7528 or at kimberly.olson@matsuk12.us.

*Bus passes must be received by 12:00 pm for same-day passes.

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