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Monday, May 15, 2023

Crusader Nation,


I hope that all of the Crusader moms had a relaxing and enjoyable Mother’s Day weekend! We are very fortunate to have a tremendous group of TMS moms supporting our middle school students, and several of our staff members are moms as well. I hope that each of you had a Happy Mother’s Day yesterday!

The countdown is officially on. Students and teachers have 9 school days left after today. Students should be reminded to finish the year on a strong, positive note. Completing and turning in assignments on time this week, along with making smart behavioral choices, will allow students to enjoy the last week of school with their teachers and classmates. Receiving zeroes for assignments not turned in may result in failing year end grades, which could result in a summer school assignment. In addition, any disciplinary consequences that are outstanding at the end of the school year will need to be served at the beginning of the new school year, whether students are returning to TMS or heading to THS.

Be sure to check out the pictures from the last two weeks. The May 8th-13th pictures contain a few pictures and videos from the outstanding band concert that was held on Thursday and a few pictures from this past weekend’s SIJHSAA State Track & Field Meet that was held in Carterville. The Crusaders were well represented and came home with some medals. Congrats to the following:

  • Zane Meier - State Champion - Pole Vault - SIJHSAA State Meet Record / TMS Record 12’7”

  • The 4x200m relay team placed 7th. (Nathan Raka, Brock O'Toole, Isreal Rodgers, Zane Meier)

  • The 4x100m relay team placed 8th. (Brock O'Toole, Isreal Rodgers, Henry Parker, Nathan Ratka)

Congratulations to our TMS Bands on their outstanding performances and our TMS Track & Field Teams on their impressive accomplishments this season! We are #TriadProud of you!

TMS Photo Albums

Partners for Pets Supply Drive: Crusader’s Council is holding a schoolwide supply drive to support Partners for Pets this week. Supplies needed are:

  • Paper towels

  • Non-retractable leashes

  • Milk bones

  • Kong toys

  • Latex gloves

  • Dishwashing or laundry detergent

  • 39 gallon trash bags

  • Monetary donations

Your students can bring donations to their homeroom through Friday, May 19. The homeroom in each grade level that collects the most will earn a special prize during the last week of school. Crusaders Council and Partners for Pets thanks you for your support!

8th Grade Celebration at the Park - This year’s end of the year 8th grade celebration will be at the Tri-Township Park in Troy. Students and teachers will be boarding buses around 9am on Thursday, May 25th to head to the park. We will return around 1:15pm after a fun day of food, games, and fishing (for those who want to bring fishing gear that day). Please encourage your child to bring and wear sunscreen and dress accordingly. If you need to sign your 8th grader out early, please come to the park by 1:00pm. If, for some reason, you do not want your child to attend the 8th grade celebration day at the park, please contact the main office by Wednesday, May 24th!

Wait Until 8th initiative-  delaying the smartphone until 8th grade…my child already has a smartphone, what now? Under "Digital Training" check out “Parental Controls and App Safety” to help your child navigate their smartphone safely, appropriately, and moderately.

2023-2024 School Registration - After one month of access to the online registration process only 25% of current Triad students are registered to attend school in the Triad District next year. Please register your child this week. While the registration process can be done online, these two forms need to be completed and submitted separately for all students:

Notes from the Nurse -Here are the health documentation requirements for next year:

Registering for 2023-2024 Electives at TMS - Your student will be registering for their next year’s elective classes through the SkywardPortal. Please make sure that you sit down with your student to review their options so they are able to choose a class that best fits their needs. Parents and students should see the attached page for the registration timeline, along with our 23-24 elective options and course descriptions.

District Bullying Prevention: Please see the following links:

Virtual Backpack Reminder: Triad utilizes an online “Virtual Backpack” for registration forms and advertisements that students and parents may be interested in. Be sure to check out the items contained in the virtual backpack each week. If you haven’t checked out the link for the virtual backpack lately, you may want to, as items have been added regarding summer camps and activities.

THS Summer Sports Camps 

Paper copies of the summer sports camps forms will not be coming home this year. Please use this link to learn about and get registered for the athletic camps that Triad High School is offering this summer!

Cardiac Screening Events

Get your loved one’s heart screened for abnormalities.  Available to youths ages 12-22 and consist of a 2D Echo and ECG test for only $34.  It is recommended to be screened every 2 years up to the age of 22, as the heart continues to grow.  Event sponsored by the Greg Holthaus Memorial Fund.  To register at either these 2 locations:

  • July 9, 2023 - YMCA (Niebur Branch) Edwardsville, IL

  • July 10, 2023 - Centene Community Ice Center, MO

Upcoming Dates / Reminders: 

  • 5/16 - 7:00PM - TMS Spring Choral Concert - THS Cafetorium

  • 5/17 - 2:00PM - Dungeons & Dragons Club - Inda - TMS Cafeteria

  • 5/18 - Student Council’s Read, Right, and Run Day

  • 5/23 - 6:00PM - 6th Grade Orientation Night for current 5th Grade Families - TMS Large Gym

  • 5/24 - 8th Grade Field Day - 8th Grade has the Track/Football Stadium Reserved

  • 5/24 - 6th Grade - Ice Cream Truck

  • 5/25 - 7th Grade Field Day - 7th Grade has the Track/Football Stadium Reserved

  • 7th Grade lunches will be 4a and 4b today, instead of 6a and 6b!

  • 5/25 - 8th Grade Celebration at Tri-Township Park in Troy - Please contact the office by 5/24 if you do not want your 8th grader to ride a bus to the park for the 8th grade celebration.

  • 5/26 - 10:30AM - Early Dismissal / Last Day of School - School Improvement Planning Day

Educationally yours,

Dr. Noyes, TMS Principal 

618-667-5406 ext. 4503