From opera to hip-hop, rock ‘n roll to roller-skate ballet, and cello to the classical ivories, students and staff showed off their top talents during the TMS Talent Show this week. A dozen performers created polished and exciting numbers to entertain and enliven an audience of family and friends. What a marvelous show of special talent, organized by Mr. Kirk Jackson, TMS Band Director.
Patriots worked together to create an app in a recent nation-wide challenge with Verizon. Their app idea was voted #1 in the state of Virginia! The kids received tablets from Verizon for their achievements and the school was presented with a $5,000 check. Click here for the video.
Our own musical wizard, Kirk Jackson, was featured last week on the WRIC-Channel 8 news and website for his inspiring teaching and audible results. CLICK HERE to find the story in print and broadcast. As quoted in the news story, Mr. Jackson said, “Music education teaches students a lot about hard work and discipline, and areas where they can shine.” Judging from the students quoted in the story, his young musicians agree. Congrats, Mr. Jackson!
Congratulations to several TMS teachers who have won accolades for their exceptional classroom teaching and leadership on campus.
TMS Teacher-of-the-Year: Mrs. Kelly, 7th grade Social Studies Teacher
TMS “First Year” Teacher of the Year: Ms. McArdle, 6th grade Social Studies Teacher
TMS Christie Award: Mrs. Gilley, 7th Grade Math & Exceptional Education Teacher
During “Digital Learning Day” this week at TMS, students were immersed in hands-on Makey-Makey, techno Legos, origami, virtual reality glasses, Aurasma, Sphero, Scratch and more! A team of students trained in advance to create and head up the tech-savvy booths and spoke like pros as their peers, teachers and administrators got a first-hand try at the latest trends in educational tech tools and toys. Thanks to Librarian, Mrs. Gilstrap, and our ITRT, Mrs. Kinsler for sponsoring the event.
Inspired by beloved TMS band instructor, Kirk Jackson, a group of Patriot jazz musicians, Charlie Mackay, Wyatt Pearsall, Andrew Escobar, Kieran Berry and Ben Coker recently started their own sideline gig. Pictured above are the jazzy boys performing last week at Boyer’s Ice Cream & Coffee on Grove Ave.
Watch soon for news on Mr. Jackson.
Five savvy students in our own Lauren Matthews’ Gifted Enrichment class just won a handsome, $5,000 “Best In State” Award for their original and clever concept for a phone app, CITYQUEST, entered in the 2016-17 Verizon App Challenge —a nationwide contest for middle and high school students.
Still ahead: Twenty-four teams will be announced for regional awards, and 8 teams ultimately win national recognition and an opportunity to realize their app with MIT coders! Watch for updates!
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.
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.