Friday, September 8, 2023
I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. We had an exciting and action-packed four day week at TMS, which included our home football opener last night and lots of MAP testing. It’s been great to see so many of our Crusaders putting forth their best effort in our classrooms and on our playing fields. Please be reminded of how important regular attendance and work completion are for success. As we near the midway point of the first grading period, teachers and office staff have noticed that some students are getting behind on their assignments. Getting behind on work typically has to do with one of two things: excessive absences or lack of effort. If you feel like your child is struggling to stay caught up despite attending school regularly and giving their best effort, please be in communication with their teacher(s) early and often, rather than waiting until the end of the quarter or even parent-teacher conferences. Parents may utilize Skyward to check attendance, discipline, and grades as often as they’d like. There is also a way to set up notification alerts for disciplinary entries, missing work, and low scores on assignments, quizzes, and tests. Please reach out to one of our teachers or counselors if you need help navigating Skyward or Canvas.
Pictures from the Month of September
Some action shots from the past week are included in this section.We’ll add more pictures to the September Album each week. When the calendar switches over to October, we’ll start a new album to share in our weekly emails.
Additional Tips for Success at TMS
Digital Citizenship - Students at TMS have access to amazing technology and digital curriculum via their Chromebook. Use of the district provided device is intended for acceptable educational purposes only. TMS administration are provided with alerts for any type of unacceptable use via LINEWIZE. Misuse can result in administration taking the device or limiting usage. If you question what is acceptable please contact the Office or classroom teacher.
Cell Phones - All cell phones must be turned off before entering the building and should be stored in the students’ lockers during the ENTIRE DAY. Staff members will confiscate and turn cell phones into the office if they are seen being used during the school day. A notification will be sent to inform the parent.
Dress Code - Students should come to school appropriately dressed. Clothing which is revealing or suggestive may not be worn. The following clothing items continue to be addressed at TMS - Camis, halter tops, crop tops, short shorts, short skirts, and skirts with shorts visible under the skirt. Clothing should not display bare stomachs, cleavage, backs, sides or any type of undergarment. Students will be asked to change into a PE uniform, visit the Crusader Closet, or call home. If parents need financial assistance getting their child a PE uniform, please contact the main office or one of our guidance counselors.
Are you interested in joining our team at TMS? We’re looking for a school day security monitor to help us keep our school safe and running smoothly. Please visit our job posting on the employment section of the Triad District website for more information. This could be one full-time position or split into two part-time positions if needed. We’re especially looking for someone who would be willing and able to start as early as 6 or 6:15am before our early bird band students start entering the building.
SOAR (Sixth Grade Only After-school Recreation):
All sixth grade parents should read the SOAR letter that was emailed out on Sunday, August 27th. Do sign your sixth grader up for the Fall session, please complete and return a SOAR registration form along with the $50 fee.
2023-2024 TMS Yearbooks are discounted to $22 now through September 22nd. After that, the yearbooks will return to the normal price of $25. Check out the Josten’s Yearbook link to order your yearbook today before the prices go up. If any families have any back to school pictures or if their child is playing in any TMS sports that they have action shots from, please send pictures to email@example.com.
A physical exam with completed immunizations is due on or before SEPTEMBER 15TH or 30 days from the first day of attendance. (Physical Exam Form)
An eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is due by September 15th or as soon as possible. (Vision Exam Form)
A dental exam is due by May 15th of the current school year. (Dental Exam Form)
Students enrolled in free/reduced lunch can get a dental exam for free on Monday, October 9th.
Checkout the Triad District Virtual Backpack for other flyers regarding events in our community.
Information from the Triad Knights Wrestling Club was added to the virtual backpack this week. The Triad Knights Wrestling Club is a feeder program for Triad Middle School and Triad High School wrestling. The club is for boys and girls grades K-8th. Registration for the 23/24 season will be held on September 25 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM or Wednesday, September 27 from 6:00 - 7:30 at the Triad High School Gym Lobby. For additional details please visit https://www.facebook.com/TriadKnightsWrestlingClub or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 9 - 8:30AM - 8th Grade Baseball Home Doubleheader vs Greenville
Sept. 11th-12th - Fall MAP Testing for 7th Grade (Math)
Sept. 11 - 4:00 - 7th Grade Baseball Home vs Alton / 8th Grade Baseball @ Alton
Sept. 11 - 4:15 - Cross Country Triad Jamboree @ Triad High School
Sept. 12 - 4:00 - 8th Grade Football @ Edw Liberty
Sept. 12th-13th - Fall MAP Testing for 8th Grade (English)
Sept. 13 - 4:00 - 8th Grade Baseball Regional Semifinals
Sept. 14th-15th - Fall MAP Testing for 8th Grade (Pre-Algebra & Algebra)
Sept. 14 - Choirs - District-wide Tour
Sept. 16 - 10:00AM - 8th Grade Football @ Waterloo
Sept. 16 - Cross Country @ Edwardsville (SIUE)
Sept. 16 - 8th Grade Softball Sectionals
Sept. 18 - School IT Appreciation Day!
Sept. 18 - 8th Grade Baseball Regional Championship
Sept. 20 - Cross Country @ O’Fallon Invitational - Milburn Campus
Sept. 20 - 10:30 Early Dismissal - School Improvement Day / ALICE Training for Staff
Sept 21 - 2:15 - 8th Grade Football Pictures - TMS
Sept. 21 - 4:00 - 8th Grade Football Home vs Jerseyville
Sept. 22 - 4:00 - Cross Country @ Dunlap Invitational
Sept. 22-23 - 8th Grade Softball State Championship
Sept. 23 - 11:00 - 8th Grade Baseball Sectional Championship
Have a great weekend,
Matt Noyes, Ed.D.