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May the Fourth (Be With You)

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National Junior Honor Society Induction

This week we inducted 124 students in the Tamanend Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Students were invited to apply to the NJHS if they had a 3.5 or higher GPA. The 124 accepted shared evidence of school involvement, community service, school service, and leadership. Congratulations to all students! Thank you NJHS Officers, leaders, Sra. Mary Pat Mars and Sra. Emily Murray (Advisors), for honoring our deserving students and their proud families with a beautiful, academic, and traditional induction ceremony.

Boomerang Honoree for April

Congratulations to 7th grader, Cheyenne T.! Always with a book in her hands, Cheyenne reads before, during, and after school. She reads because she loves it. Cheyenne has overcome reading challenges and turned them into a positive asset. One of her teachers has said that she trained her brain by reading so much. In fact, Cheyenne’s nickname is Books! She even loves to read books to her younger siblings and encourages her peers through the reading process from the start to the finish of each book. Cheyenne knows that reading is an important skill that will assist her in reaching her dream of becoming an actress. Cheyenne visits our school library at least twice a week and as a result, has checked out 155 books from our school library this year so far! She was nominated as the captain of her Reading Olympics team, and she read all 46 books for that competition! Cheyenne, congratulations on being named Tamanend’s Boomerang Honoree for CB Cares April’s Asset: Reading for Pleasure!

Freshman Trip to Washington, DC.

Our 9th Grade students, teachers, support staff, and parents spent the entire day and into the evening in beautiful Washington, DC yesterday. Many of the museums and monuments align with what they have learned in social studies, English, and science classes, especially in their Freshman year. To follow up, the Freshman Team Teachers arranged for a special assembly with Holocaust survivor, David Tuck, and his representative from the Holocaust Awareness Museum in Philadelphia who discussed what it was like to live through 5 years in the Nazi concentration camp system, including time spent at Auschwitz. Following, students watched the film, Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

We thank your Freshman Team teachers for arranging the DC trip, Holocaust Survivor Assembly, and movie. We thank all of the parents who chaperoned the DC trip. Without them, we could not provide this incredible opportunity to our 9th grade class to experience together.


Pictured here is Mr. Tuck with several of our students after the assembly.

Spring Arts and Music Festival

Congratulations to all music and art students! This past Tuesday night was our first of three Spring Arts & Music Concerts. Music students wowed the audience while art pieces were proudly displayed around the halls. Our next Arts & Music Nights are on May 7th (Orchestra Only) and May 9th (Band & Choir). Thank you, Mrs. Cathy McCain (Art), Mr. Ian Sanchz (Choir), Mrs. Jessica Tosti (Orchestra), and Mr. Larry Werner (Band).


Scratchboard - Surface Treatments, "Cat" by Sarah F.

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Star Wars Day

Those of you who are Star Wars fans may have noticed that the date at the top of this newsletter was not written as it usually is. Instead--"May the Fourth Be With You." In honor of Star Wars Day, here are five of the best quotes from Star Wars movies that also apply to learning, sports, life, etc.


  1. "Your focus determines your reality." - Wui-Gon Jinn
  2. "Do. Or do not do. There is no try.: - Yoda
  3. "In my experience there is no such thing as luck." Obi-Wan Kenobi
  4. "Never tell me the odds." - Hans Solo
  5. "Stay on target." - Gold Five

R4L Reminder

All Relay for Life teams must have 2 adult chaperones with the team at all times during Relay. All chaperones must register online through the CB website. https://www3.cbsd.org/Pages/Relay.aspx.

State Assessments

The following state assessment is planned for students:


  • Algebra 1 Keystones: May 21 & 22 (For students completing Algebra 1 this year ONLY)


To prepare for the assessments, students are encouraged to go to bed early, eat a healthy breakfast and bring water, a calculator, and two #2 pencils. Students may not bring any unapproved electronic devices: cell/smartphones, smartwatches, ereaders, tablets, etc. For more information and frequently asked questions about state assessments, click here.

To access your son/daughter’s report card:

  1. Log onto the Parent Portal: https://campus.cbsd.org/campus/portal/cbsd.jsp.

  2. Click on REPORTS on the left-hand menu.

  3. Click on REPORT CARD. You can print this report.

Upcoming Events

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Updated 2017-2018 Calendar

Adjustments made for Snow Days

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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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Paper Strip Sculpture Design/Movement/Space featured here and also as this newsletter's background by Anna L.

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