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April 21, 2017

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C-SPAN Student Cam Honorees Recognized

Today, Mr. Joel Bacon and Mr. Bandon Pullen from C-SPAN came to Tamanend to recognize and award our students who earned Honorable Mention in the 2017 C-SPAN Student Cam Competition. Superintendent, Mr. John Kopicki, congratulated our winning students and commended our entire 9th grade class telling them that their hard work and excellence is the reason he has hope for the future. We thank Mr. Brian Blair, Social Studies Coordinator and Social Studies Teachers, Mr. Chris Higgins and Mr. John Heisey for their instructional leadership throughout this incredible 21st Century learning experience. Please join us in congratulating and viewing our students' winning documentaries:


Luke W., & Srikar Y. for "The Tipping Point"

Emma B., Andrew B., & Akaash S. for "Drawing the Line"

Freshman Trip To Washington DC

Our 9th grade students, teachers and parents woke up extra early yesterday in order to enjoy a full day at Washington DC. Various Smithsonian Museums, the Holocaust Museum, and many of DC's monuments were the highlights of the trip, much of which have direct connection to 9th Grade US History class. We thank our teachers for arranging this incredible opportunity for our students to learn while enjoy being together. We thank all of the many parent volunteer chaperones. Most of all, we commend our 9th Graders who have demonstrated their RoAR all year, and especially while on their DC trip.

Holocaust Survivor Addresses Freshman Class

After a long day in DC on Thursday, the 9th grade had a very special assembly with Holocaust survivor, Mr. David Tuck. Mr. Tuck shared his 5-year experience as a Jewish prisoner of the Nazis at various concentration camps, including Auschwitz. He closed his remarkable story with what he learned from the experience and how he used those lessons to empower him throughout life.

Geometric Models

Mathematics teacher, Mrs. Amanda Higgin's and her students created geometric three-dimensional models out of Play Dough to help them study.

First Day of Spring Clubs!

Today was the first day of our Spring Clubs. Clubs will occur each Friday in Spring during Resource until Memorial Day. New this club season is our Silks Club!

Tamanend Autism Awareness

On April 7th, Tamanend staff and students were encouraged to wear blue in support of Autism Awareness. Additionally, Tamanend staff participated in a Jeans for Austism Day by donating $5 toward Austism Awareness. Their total donation was $215.


The next opportunity to join Tamanend's efforts to support Autism Awareness is on Wednesday, April 26th. From 5-8 p.m., when you eat at Jules Thin Crust Pizza in Doylestown and mention the Autism Awareness fundraiser, 15% of your bill will be donated to Autism Awareness.


Autism Awareness Tiger drawn by Tamanend Educational Assistant, Mr. Clinton Basilik.

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State Assessment Reminders

The following state assessments are planned for students:


  • PSSA Math, 7th & 8th Grades on April 25-27
  • PSSA Science, 8th Grade on May 2-3
  • Keystone for Algebra Students on May 16-17


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.

Nominate a TMS Student for Boomerang Recognition

CB Cares Educational Foundation recognizes and supports the students of Central Bucks School District for living by the 40 Developmental Assets. This month's asset is Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends. Anyone can nominate a Tamanend student. Parents/Guardians, grandparents, neighbors, siblings, friends... the more students nominated, the more there is to celebrate! Please click here to submit your Boomerang nomination. Nominations are due April 28.

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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.

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