During the last week of October, our Patriots celebrated National Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the National Family Partnership (NFP).
The TMS Counseling Team and Student Council (SCA) designed an informative and fun week around the themes of drug awareness and prevention:
- Drug Prevention lessons during Advisory on Monday and Friday
- Daily trivia questions
- Discussion topics and activities for families to do together
- Students and families signing a drug-free pledge
Three decades ago, a group of parents established the National Family Partnership to promote drug prevention education and advocacy among youth.
Our largest group of 5th and 6th grade students attended our first, virtual IB (International Baccalaureate) Open House last week.
Visit this special site to learn the details!
Want to check your child’s Homework Boards without linking to Schoology? Simply click on the appropriate link in the icons above! You’ll find each teacher’s daily agenda, goals for the day’s lesson, classwork assignments, homework and upcoming reminders for quizzes, tests and projects!
Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.
Applications are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.
To provide students a break from lengthy and uninterrupted screen time in school, Henrico Public County Schools (HCPS) has introduced a Revised Bell Schedule, with abbreviated class times by 15 minutes each in both middle and high school core and elective classes–effective Tues., Sept. 29. (Advisory/Homeroom classes at TMS will remain 35 minutes long.)
That adds up to an hour a school day, in which students can work off line on assignments or link with teachers for extra help with instruction.
Teachers will utilize the hour at the end of the revised bell schedule for instructional planning and to provide office hours for students who need instructional support.
HCPS made this change in response to survey responses (page 5) from parents, students and staff.
Our campus happily welcomes back Officer Medina as School Resource Officer (SRO) this year. Known and beloved by many members of our community, Officer Medina has served previously as SRO not only at TMS, but also at Freeman High School and many of our feeder elementary schools over the past several years. An avid listener and a wise counsel, he has earned the respect of students, staff and community members in helping to make our campus safe, friendly and conducive to learning and interacting.
Contact Officer Medina with any comments or questions or concerns at
For the first time ever, TMS held a virtual “Back-to-School” Night on Tuesday for parents to “walk their child’s schedule” online! They checked into Schoology to attend a day’s worth of class sessions, meeting their students’ teachers face to face and learning more about our new online environment.
Students and staff have a whole new library of handy resources at their fingertips in our brand-new “Virtual Library,” unveiled for the start of our school year.
Visit it to browse all the special features:
- Find a book in the school library or any HCPS Public Library.
- Request a book.
- Explore the Library’s Schoology resources.
- See your peer’s special projects from the Maker Space!
- And, more!
Students across the grades met their Advisory (Homeroom) teachers early during the TMS Virtual “Meet the Teacher Night” on Thurs., Sept. 3. Find resources discussed in these student-teacher meetings here (also posted on our “Parent & Student Resources” page):
- Logging Onto Schoology
Your “Advisory” class is similar to a “homeroom.” You will attend this class first thing each school day to learn about school rules and procedures, using your Dell laptop, digital citizenship, emotional/social issues, and more. During this class session, you’ll also have a chance to meet with other teachers and participate in “school-wide” gatherings.
Find everything you need to get prepped for an exciting, smooth start to the school year by reading, “In the Know @ Tuckahoe.”
- How to set up your PowerSchool and Schoology accounts
- School Supply List
- TMS Virtual School Day Schedule
- Upcoming Events & Holiday Schedule
- Annual Calendar
- TMS “Spirit Wear” Details
- And, MORE!
9000 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA 23229
Phone (804) 673-3720 | Fax (804) 673-3725
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.
Ann Greene, Principal