A host of students and PTA parents contributed their last days of summer break to volunteer their time and talents at TMS. Some sorted computer cords and organized laptops for distribution during “Fee Day” on Aug. 28. Others manned the sidewalks to greet new 6th graders who visited campus with their parents during our “Open House” on Aug. 29. Volunteer “sales teams” posted big sales in TMS spirit wear, selling t-shirts and other TMS logo items to visiting Patriot families. A few TMS “graduates” also came back to campus to help teachers decorate their classrooms for the new school year. Many thanks for these helping hands
Despite the record heat wave, our campus was buzzing this week with Patriot families who participated in our Open House for 6th Graders and our Fee Day for 7th & 8th Graders. Students “walked” their class schedules, met teachers and administrators, and selected colorful TMS “spirit wear” grade levels.
These special events added a bright touch to Teacher Work Week, when staff is making final preparations to welcome all students for an exciting school year ahead.
Get a “bird’s eye” view of our TMS campus renovation on this arial footage. Moves into some of our newest classrooms will begin this week: https://vimeo.com/user17874648/review/263157609/7abc6592c3
Patriot Parents: Log into ZippSlip to update your family’s information, such as a home address or phone numbers. Even if you do not have changes to your information, still sign in and click “No” for changes. This will prevent a paper copy from being sent home.
View a compelling video message from Principal Ann Greene and a cast of TMS Patriots about our Starbucks/Star-Mart Program (part of PBIS – “Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports”).
The orchestra of Tuckahoe Middle School in Henrico County present their 2017 Winter Concert. Program is also available on HCPS-TV, Comcast ch. 99/FIOS ch. 38 , daily at 4pm and 9:20 pm.
Special thanks to the Patriot parents and other community professionals who shared their career experience and advice with our 8th graders at our annual Career Fair last week.
Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) is creating a new strategic plan for 2018-25, and you can be part of this visionary process. HCPS families, employees and community members to kicked off the important initiative on Nov. 8 with educational consultant, David Stephen, co-founder of Boston-based New Vista Designs for Learning. His leading edge work in curricula, programming and school design centers on the question: How can the design of school programs and buildings best support the changing needs of 21st century students and teachers? His 45-minute speech will align with one of the HCPS cornerstones, “Academic Progress,” and will be followed by a question & answer period.
Other opportunities for hands-on involvement:
- Link here to apply for a Steering Committee of 15 to 20 people, including students, families, HCPS employees and community members to help draft the plan. Participation will include two full-day work meetings in January and April, 2018. The application window closes Nov. 10.
- Link here to complete a brief, online survey, which will close Nov. 10.
Patriot shoppers and volunteers enjoyed a fun-filled weekend at our Annual Barnes & Noble Weekend at the bookstore’s Libbie Mill location.
Sponsored by the TMS PTA, the family style weekend featured shopping, book signings, and jump-roping, and much more!
Continue to support us by shopping online at B&N, from Nov. 3-9, and using Voucher #12238846.
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Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.