TMS is blessed to have volunteers on campus, including many parents and other members of our community. Whether a guest speaker at an assembly, a classroom helper or a PTA member, you are a vital part of our Patriot family.
Take a moment to watch this video for an informative, yet brief intro to our basic security measures on campus.
Congratulations to our TMS wrestlers, who placed at the Regional Middle School Tournament, held at Hermitage High School last weekend:
- Matthew Moore– 1st (8th grade)
- Harrison Willis– 4th (7th grade)
- Brandon Turnage-3rd (7th grade)
- Logan Cohn-1st (8th grade)
A clever concept for a phone app, called CityQuest, and a lot of research and prep earned our own Lauren Matthews’ Gifted Enrichment class a handsome, “Best In State” Award in the 2016-17 Verizon App Challenge (part of Verizon Innovative Learning)—a nationwide contest in which middle and high school students develop app concepts that solve a community issue.
Next stop: you’ll be able to vote for our TMS team in a “Fan Favorite” challenge.
Soon, 24 teams will be announced for regional awards, and 8 teams ultimately win national recognition and realization of their apps.
Watch for important details, coming soon.
Our athletes will end their winter season with Compatible Games on Tuesday and Thursday this week.
TUES., JAN. 17:
- Basketball vs. Wilder Middle @ TMS
- Wrestling vs. Elko Middle @ Elko
THURS., JAN. 19:
- Games & locations to be announced, according to the results of Tuesday’s games. Watch for details.
Our PTA team needs your input about how to best serve our school community. Simply link to the online survey.
During Computer Science Education Week in December, TMS Patriots joined millions of school-aged children worldwide in HOUR of CODE activities. The global initiative was started several years ago by Code.org, an educational nonprofit, to provide simple, fun, hands-on coding experiences to students from age 4 to 104!
Supported by Microsoft, Apple, Disney and other leading technology companies, the event gives students easy access to dozens of high quality, age-appropriate tutorials and activities using user-friendly, drag ‘n drop blocks and other basic coding techniques, such as the fundamentals of Java and more.
In the past week alone, 180 countries have sponsored more than 130,000 HOUR of CODE events around the globe.
TMS 8th-graders heard learned from the pros about a variety of career options at the TMS Career Fair on Dec. 6. Topics covered everything from day-to-day responsibilities, to the education and training it takes to work in specific career clusters, such as engineering, business management, technology and more.
Special thanks to the Patriot Parents and other guest speakers, who shared their professional expertise with our students at the fair.
On campus, we have important safety measures in place to help keep our students and staff safe and secure–both day by day and in case of an emergency. As a parent or visitor to our school, please get to know our campus safety procedures, outlined in the attached safetyletter, for entering and leaving the school, parking, and dropping off and picking up students.
Our Patriots practice a variety of safety drills during the school day, and teachers receive ongoing safety training. In addition, our School Resource Office and School Security Officer are on campus daily to monitor students and campus activities.
THANK YOU for all student donations, totaling 1500 canned goods, for The 2016 Henrico Christmas Mother Annual Campaign. In addition to sending food, TMs also provided a check to the Christmas Mother to help fund other household and clothing items for families in need.
Last week, the TMS administration and PTA broadcast the documentary, “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” to students during the school day, and to parents at an evening presentation and follow-up panel discussion.
If you or your child missed the show, read details of the physician-produced documentary about the impact of screen time on kids and how families are working to manage this growing issue: screenagers-fact-sheet. Also review a helpful “Parents Resource Guide.”
Camp Unplugged is a free summer program at Camp Hanover, available to middle school students, that further explores the topic. Scheduled for August 18-20, 1017, the fun and meaningful outdoor camp experience provides students everyday tools to tackle challenges in social connection, self-esteem, stress, resiliency and accountability.
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.