Get a head start on your Summer Reading, with a host of suggested books for every grade level and related assignment details.
Also visit the HCPS Summer Reading site to see a video message from award-winning author, Kwame Alexander, of Crossover and Surf’s Up; to link to Henrico County e-books; and to learn more about the Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club.
Enjoy a musical evening at the Spring Strings Concert, on Thurs., May 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Seventy-five TMS students walked the track in the fight against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” event held at Pocahontas Middle School on Sat., May 6. Our Patriots joined hundreds of other students and staff from area schools to recognize survivors and to honor lives lost to cancer. Special thanks to our own Doug Kasselberg, English teacher, who has led the TMS team in this event for the past 4 years. In addition to raising awareness of cancer among fellow-students, Patriots also raised more than $7000 for the cause.
“Shine a Light. Be the Light!” is a special panel discussion on teen depression, cosponsored by the Douglas Freeman PTA and the Cameron Gallagher Foundation for students and their parents. The event will be held on Thurs., May 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Freeman Library.
The Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why, released at the end of March 2017, is based on Jay Asher’s controversial teen novel of the same name. Netflix recently announced plans to strengthen the current advisory warnings of TV-MA (Mature Audience), due to concerns from educators and mental health experts. The TV-MA rating of the series is due to strong language, intense sexual situations, and intense violence. Programs with TV-MA ratings are specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
To help parents/guardians to engage in conversation with their children about this series and the seriousness of the topics covered, including bullying, inappropriate use of social media, underage drinking, rape and suicide, are the following helpful links:
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s TMS School Counselor @ (804) 673-3723.
Our very own Mrs. Lauren Matthews, Gifted Resource Teacher, earned the “RichTech Innovation in Education Award” at the 22nd annual RVA Tech Awards Gala (aka “Geek Prom) on May 10. The event was sponsored by the Richmond Technology Council, an organization that connects business, government and education leaders throughout the Commonwealth to further technology innovation and collaboration.
“What a fun evening to dress up, get out on the town, network with other leaders in technology fields around Richmond, and enjoy recognizing others who have worked to expand technology in our community.” she said.
Earlier this year, five students from one of Mrs. Matthews’ 8th Grade Gifted Enrichment classes won a $5,000 “Best In State” Award for an original travel app concept, CITYQUEST, they entered in the 2016-17 Verizon App Challenge —a nationwide contest for middle and high school students.
Mrs. Matthews proudly admits that her “RichTech” Award is proudly sitting at home, on a bookshelf next to her daughter’s books and favorite stuffed hedgehog.
Find details about the host of exciting events planned for our upcoming graduates!
- 8th Grade Field Trip to National Mall, Washington, D.C. – Tues., June 6
- 8th Grade Picnic – Tues., June 6
- 8th Grade Celebration – Fri., June 9
- 8th Grade Awards Ceremony – Mon., June 12
- Yearbook Distribution @ Chipotle – Tues., June 13
We welcome your time, talents and financial support for our 8th Grade Celebration, as this event is funded entirely by donations: DonationForm
Come cheer on our Patriot athletes during some of the final games of the year:
MON., MAY 22
- Girls’ Soccer vs. Fairfield – Home
- Boys’ Tennis vs. Holman – Home
- Baseball & Softball vs. Wilder – Away
WED., MAY 24
- Boys’ Tennis vs. Hungary Creek – Home
- Baseball, Softball & Girls’ Soccer – 2nd Compatible Games (Opponents & locations TBA)
THURS., MAY 25
- Track Quad Meet vs. Fairfiled, Holman & Liberty – Highland Springs High School
Incoming Rebels & Parents: Hear tips from current Freeman High School students, and DSF Counseling, Activities/Athletics and Administration on how to set yourself up for success on the campus!
Wed., May 31, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thanks to all of the Patriot Families that contributed to the annual Goodwill”Denim Drive, ” TMS took First Place! Principal Greene accepted a $1000 prize check during a special ceremony on Sat., May 6, at Regency Square. These funds will help to continue our PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentives & Supports) efforts with Star-Bucks, Star-Mart, and more!
9000 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA 23229
Phone (804) 673-3720 | Fax (804) 673-3731
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.