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  • Good morning everyone, I am here this morning to talk to you about Movember. For those of you who do not know, during the month of November teachers here at TE will grow out their moustaches in an effort to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. This is a contest we have been holding for 5 years now. To donate to this great cause, we will be selling ballots during your lunch waves. Each ballot is 50 cents or you can get 3 for a dollar. To vote for your favorite moustache, you simply place your ballot in that staff member's collection box. The staff members with the fewest votes each week will be eliminated and the remaining staff will continue on. Who is going to grow the best moustache this year, who is going to take home the coveted moustache belt????? That is up to you, so get out the vote, vote early and vote often and help your favorites to win while raising money for a great cause.
  • Ever dream of acting, singing or dancing in a musical?  Ever wonder what it would be like to paint the scenery, or run the lights and sound behind the scenes?  Well now's your chance!  All students interested in participating in the TEMS Entertainers production of Into the Woods are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, November 6th after school in the auditorium.  Anyone interested in auditioning for a part or working on the set, sound or lighting crew should plan to attend - no previous experience required.  Crew selection and auditions will be held in December.  If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting on the 6th, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.  
  • On Friday afternoon, the lady Cougars drove to Enfield to finish up their season against JFK. The Cougars started strong as Taryn Suffish, Sam Wunsch, and Haydin Courtois helped to possess the ball in midfield. Attempts on goal in the first half came from Sam Wunsch, Marybeth Grasso, and Lexie Wheeler. Once again, the Cougar's back four had an amazing day including Candace Walsh, Ella Suppicich, Megan Martin, and Ellinor Edstrom. Despite the efforts, the score remained 0-0 at half. In the second half, the tides began to turn, as the determined midfielder Rhianna O'Meara provided countless precision passes as she picked apart the Enfield defenders. Ultimately, the Cougar offense was too strong as Marybeth found the foot of Sarah Gordon putting TE up 1-0. With a continuous press, Sarah Gordon was on the board again with an assist to Lexi Wheeler putting the Cougars in sight of victory. JFK answered back closing the gap within one goal. However, the play of the game came from Candace Walsh scoring the third and final goal with less than 10 seconds left in the match. Amazingly, the assist came from the punt of Maria Galley. The amazing goal was the perfect cap to an incredible season. The lady Cougars finished with an outstanding record of 8-2-2 on the season. Thanks to all the students and parents who came out to the game and supported the team.
  • A reminder to all Spotlight Show Choir Members:  There will be no rehearsal this afternoon.  All students should go home on their regular bus.  Our next rehearsal is tomorrow morning at 7 am.
  • Any 8th Grader interested in attending Cheney Technical High School needs to sign up in the counseling office today.   A representative from Cheney Tech will be here on Thursday, November 2nd, to answer questions and review the application process. 
  • The Girls Cross Country team celebrated a 3rd place victory at their league meet last Wednesday with a final score of 74 points.  Audrey Manning led the TE girls, coming in 8th, earning some hardware for finishing in the top ten overall.  A strong pack of 5 cougars finished within 11 seconds of one another including Bridget Carroll who had one of the best races of her season finishing 4th on the team and in the top 20 overall.  Also representing TE well was Riley Baker, the only 6th grader to qualify for the league meet, crossing the finish in a speedy time of 14:35.  The cougars look forward to their final meet this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester to compete against the toughest competition in the state.  Best of luck to all runners!
  • The Boys Cross Country team took a trip to Manchester last Wednesday to compete in the CRAL championship race and gave it their all in the 2 mile race as they brought home the 2nd place trophy.  Kyle Sullivan and Nikhil Kikanamada led the team, finishing in 5th and 7th overall, to receive medals for top 10 finishes.  Colin Heslin, Jacob Beaulier and Daniel Hegi all had great runs as they finished in the top 20 of the best runners in the league.  The Cougars finish their season on Saturday, when they head over to Wickham Park to race the State Championship race.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks. In the Grill line you can have a Crispy Chicken Club and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 31, 2017 at 12:16 PM
  
  • Good morning TE! It's that time again! Why is there rail roads in your brain? So you don't lose your train of thought!!
  • Ever dream of acting, singing or dancing in a musical?  Ever wonder what it would be like to paint the scenery, or run the lights and sound behind the scenes?  Well now's your chance!  All students interested in participating in the TEMS Entertainers production of Into the Woods are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, November 6th after school in the auditorium.  Anyone interested in auditioning for a part or working on the set, sound or lighting crew should plan to attend - no previous experience required.  Crew selection and auditions will be held in December.  If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting on the 6th, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.  
  • The Lady Cougars took home a hard fought 0-0 tie yesterday afternoon against #1 seed Tolland in the CRAL. The game conditions were cold, wet, and windy as the Lady Cougars marched on to the field for their second to last game of the season. In the first half, the Cougars had only a few chances with a majority of the balls tangled up by the Tolland defenders. Chances late in the second half came from the foot of Lexi Wheeler off of two corner kicks. Opportunities arose from across the midfield and forward positions including: Sarah Gordon, Marybeth Grasso, Taryn Suffish, and Sam Wunsch. While the match was ultimately an offensive stalemate, the true game-play came from the Cougar defenders as their performance was arguably the best all season. The player of the game was shared by Candace Walsh and Maria Galley. Walsh prevented numerous attacks from Tolland, tackling Tolland players play after play and even demonstrating her complete athleticism by chasing down a brake-away attempt. As well, Galley held an astonishing 16 saves on the afternoon and ruthlessly commanded the TE back four in securing the clean sheet. Additionally, Ellinor Edstrom and Megan Martin also deserve an applause on the day as Tolland made countless attempts that were ultimately denied by the calm and collected wing-backs. The Lady Cougars look forward to their next and final regular season game against JFK at 3:45. Come out and support the squad!
  • Do you like watching soccer? Then this Friday is for you! The South Windsor High Boys Soccer Team plays under the lights this Friday vs Manchester. This is the last regular season home game for the Bobcats. Come to Rye Street at 6 pm to support the team and watch some great soccer. Last year over 400 fans showed up, so join the crowd and be loud!  
  • The TEMS Boys soccer team played their final game of the season last night, beating Tolland 2-1 on the night.  Due to weather and other scheduling issues, the game was started promptly at 3:30 and two 30 minute running periods were used.  Needless to say, there was little time out there for nothing else...That being said, the Cougars pushed Tolland to the brink and came out on top.  Goals were scored on either side of halftime by Sam Meleshenko and Aadi Dey.  The first was blasted by the Tolland keeper, while the second was off a deft touch from the chest and a calm finish in front of goal.  It was the last game for the 8th graders who all got the opportunity to start and finish the match.  The Cougars overall record for the season was 4-5-2, while winning the last two games.  Congratulations on finishing the season strong.
  • The TEMS Outdoor Education Club will be heading to Foster Farm on Monday, October 30th for a hay ride and some corn maze fun. If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the Main Office, or see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112.
  • The Outdoor Education hike that was cancelled yesterday is rescheduled for today.  Drop off is still at Valley Falls Park in Vernon at 4:30, and pickup is still 5:30.   
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos. In the Grill line you can have a Philly Cheese Steak and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 27, 2017 at 11:11 AM
  
  • Ever dream of acting, singing or dancing in a musical?  Ever wonder what it would be like to paint the scenery, or run the lights and sound behind the scenes?  Well now's your chance!  All students interested in participating in the TEMS Entertainers production of Into the Woods are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, November 6th after school in the auditorium.  Anyone interested in auditioning for a part or working on the set, sound or lighting crew should plan to attend - no previous experience required.  Crew selection and auditions will be held in December.  If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting on the 6th, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.  
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.    This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Do you like watching soccer? Then this Friday is for you! The South Windsor High Boys Soccer Team plays under the lights this Friday vs Manchester. This is the last regular season home game for the Bobcats. Come to Rye Street at 6 pm to support the team and watch some great soccer. last year over 400 fans showed up, so join the crowd and be loud!  
  • Good morning TE. We have heard there are heavy Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes in some homerooms. Maybe in Cobalt and Scarlet Team homerooms? Won't you join them and fill up your homeroom box with spare change? Want another chance for a cross team lunch? Be the grade level to raise the most and enjoy a lunch with some of your friends on other teams. Remember, the donations go to help children around the world who need clean water, medicine, food and even education. Won't you be a part of this worthy cause? Thank you!! 
  • The TEMS Outdoor Education Club will be heading to Foster Farm on Monday, October 30th for a hay ride and some corn maze fun. If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the Main Office, or see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112.
  • MathCounts will be held tomorrow at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria.  Bring a pencil, eraser, calculator and friend.  Hope to see you there. Click Here to view informational video.

  • The Jump Start Tutoring Program will be held this afternoon. Students involved in the program should bring all of their supplies with them to the cafeteria right after school.
  • Attention all field hockey players: Due to the weather, the Green and Gold game has been postponed until tomorrow.  Please go home today on your regular bus today.  If you have not picked up your spirit wear please stop by the main gym or see Mrs. Custer.  Also, the field hockey team would like to thank everyone who supported the team at it's Foundation game to raise awareness and money for Juvenile Diabetes.  The field hockey team raised 826.00!  Great job ladies!!! 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have  French Toast Sticks. In the Grill line you can have a Crispy Chicken Club and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 26, 2017 at 9:54 AM
  
  • Ever dream of acting, singing or dancing in a musical?  Ever wonder what it would be like to paint the scenery, or run the lights and sound behind the scenes?  Well now’s your chance!  All students interested in participating in the TEMS Entertainers production of Into the Woods are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, November 6th after school in the auditorium.  Anyone interested in auditioning for a part or working on the set, sound or lighting crew should plan to attend - no previous experience required.  Crew selection and auditions will be held in December.  If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting on the 6th, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.  
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year. The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation. This tournament is open to any student at TEMS. You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym. Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon tomorrow.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you're interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office today. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Good morning TE. We have heard there are heavy Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes in some homerooms.  Maybe in Cobalt and Scarlet Team homerooms?  Won't you join them and fill up your homeroom box with spare change?  Want another chance for a cross team lunch?  Be the grade level to raise the most and enjoy a lunch with some of your friends on other teams.  Remember, the donations go to help children around the world who need clean water, medicine, food and even education.  Won't you be a part of this worthy cause?  Thank you!! 
  • The TEMS Outdoor Education Club will be heading to Foster Farm on Monday, October 30th for a hay ride and some corn maze fun. If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the Main Office, or see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112.
  • Attentions all 8th graders:  Are you interested in playing flag football after school.  If so, please get your team together for a chance to play in The Cougar Bowl.  Team rosters and permission slips are to be handed in to Mr. Chandler by Friday, October 28th.  The dates for the Cougar Bowl are listed on the parent permission slip.  If your team is good enough, you may get a chance to lose to the "undefeated" teachers just like every other team before you.  Don't hesitate and get your team roster in ASAP.  See Mr. Chandler for more details and good luck.
  • Attention ALL Students: MathCounts is starting on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 am in the cafeteria. Click Here to view video.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Pasta with Meatballs. In the Grill line you can have a Chicken Nuggets and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 25, 2017 at 9:48 AM
  
  • The TEMS Field Hockey Team won their last home game of the season against Irving Robbins Middle School yesterday with a score of 3-2. Kelli Mann scored the first two goals for the Cougars, both assisted by Anna Kim. Maliya Haddock scored the third and final goal of the game unassisted. Kayden Burke, Christina Bellizzi, Maddy Riopel, Zoe Calhoun, Melissa Murdoch and Emily Scola did a great job moving the ball through the midfield to keep the Cougars in striking distance. Maya Lagasse, Grace Reed and Molly Frank played great defense. The Cougars final game of the season will be on Wednesday at Avery Middle School in Somers.
  • Reminder to all field hockey players:   There is no practice today. Please go home on your regular bus. Again, there is no field hockey practice today.  
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.    This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon Thursday, October 26th.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you're interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office by Wednesday, October 25th. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Good morning TE.    We have heard there are heavy Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes in some homerooms.  Maybe in Cobalt and Scarlet Team homerooms?  Won't you join them and fill up your homeroom box with spare change?  Want another chance for a cross team lunch?  Be the grade level to raise the most and enjoy a lunch with some of your friends on other teams.  Remember, the donations go to help children around the world who need clean water, medicine, food and even education.  Won't you be a part of this worthy cause?  Thank you!! 
  • The TEMS Outdoor Education Club will be heading to Foster Farm on Monday, October 30th for a hay ride and some corn maze fun. If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the Main Office, or see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112.
  • Attentions all 8th graders:  Are you interested in playing flag football after school.  If so, please get your team together for a chance to play in The Cougar Bowl.  Team rosters and permission slips are to be handed in to Mr. Chandler by Friday, October 28th.  The dates for the Cougar Bowl are listed on the parent permission slip.  If your team is good enough, you may get a chance to lose to the "undefeated" teachers just like every other team before you.  Don't hesitate and get your team roster in ASAP.  See Mr. Chandler for more details and good luck.
  • Students that are in Generation Leadership will get a pass from their homeroom teachers this morning.  Please bring this pass to the program as this is your entrance ticket.  Generation Leadership starts at 10 am in Alt. 6.
  • Tomorrow is Unity Day. Please wear something orange as we unite against bullying. If you see someone being disrespectful or unkind tell that person to stop or tell an adult. Be a part of the change and wear orange to unite against bullying!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders. In the Grill line you can have a Three Cheese Pretzel sandwich and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 24, 2017 at 11:54 AM
  
  • Have you seen the orange posters around school? Yeah, what is that all about? Unity Day is on Wednesday. It is a day to remind students that bullying is not OK. We need to treat each other with kindness and respect. Tell people to stop if they are doing things that you don't like and if it keeps happening make sure you tell an adult. Together: So we should all wear orange on Wednesday to show our support against bullying. Students get bullied everyday. Bullying is when someone does something mean over and over again. It is not safe and it is not OK! Wear orange on Unity Day on Wednesday, October 25th, to show your support against bullying. Remind your brothers and sisters too, because all South Windsor schools will be wearing orange that day! 
  • In other news, Any 6th grade student who is interested in becoming a peer mediator, please pick up an application in the guidance office. 
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year. The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.  This tournament is open to any student at TEMS. You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon Thursday, October 26th.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you're interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office by Wednesday, October 25th. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Albert Einstein once said, "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Joining MathCounts is a logical idea.  Yes, it is that time of year.  If you are interested in math; want to have fun doing math, while getting better at math, then MathCounts is the place to be.  We will have our first get together on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria.  Ask your math teacher for an informational flyer.  Stay tuned for more MathCounts news.  
  • Attention all students: anyone that has Mr. Marci for either Music Matrix or Band should report to the auditorium with study materials for their music class today.  
  • Attentions all 8th graders:  Are you interested in playing flag football after school.  If so, please get your team together for a chance to play in The Cougar Bowl.  Team rosters and permission slips are to be handed in to Mr. Chandler by Friday, October 28th.  The dates for the Cougar Bowl are listed on the parent permission slip.  If your team is good enough, you may get a chance to lose to the "undefeated" teachers just like every other team before you.  Don't hesitate and get your team roster in ASAP.  See Mr. Chandler for more details and good luck.
  • Do you like helping others? Are you interested in fun things? Would you like to be a supportive friend? If this describes you, then you should consider joining the extra curriculum club TEMS Friends. Pick up an application in room 301 if you are interested in this great opportunity. The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, October 25th. The program meets Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 November 2 - December 13.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Tangerine Chicken. In the Grill line you can have a Meatball Sub and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 23, 2017 at 12:44 PM
  
  • Good morning TE. I was looking through last year’s yearbook and I noticed that all three grades chose soccer as their favorite sport. If you were one of those who love the game, I have a treat for you. Next Friday, at 6 pm on the soccer fields at Rye Street, the South Windsor High School Boys Soccer Team is playing their rival, Manchester, under the lights. This is a once a year event that draws over 500 fans, so please come join us. Cost is only $2 to attend, and if you come in your South Windsor Soccer jersey or t-shirt, you get in free. You can’t beat that! Last time we played Manchester, we won 1-0 in overtime, so this game should be a battle. See you then! 
  • Joke of the week: Hello TE, it's time for the joke of the week. Why did the man put a clock under his desk? He wanted to work Over Time!!!!
  • Students get bullied everyday. Bullying is when someone does something mean over and over again. It is not safe and it is not OK! Wear orange on Unity Day next Wednesday, October 25th, to show your support against bullying. Remind your brothers and sisters too, because all South Windsor schools will be wearing orange that day!
  • In other news, Any 6th grade student who is interested in becoming a peer mediator, please pick up an application in the guidance office. 
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation. This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon Thursday, October 26th.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you're interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office by Wednesday, October 25th. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Albert Einstein once said, "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Joining MathCounts is a logical idea.  Yes, it is that time of year.  If you are interested in math; want to have fun doing math, while getting better at math, then MathCounts is the place to be.  We will have our first get together on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria.  Ask your math teacher for an informational flyer.  Stay tuned for more MathCounts news.  
  • The Cougars matched up against Sage Park yesterday afternoon and took home a 3-1 win. The Cougars played arguably their best soccer of the season dominating possession in the first half with precision passes from Taryn Suffish, Rhianna O'Meara, Emerson Iacovelli, Lexi Wheeler, and Sam Wunsch. The Cougars relentless pressure led to their first goal as Taryn Suffish found the foot of Marybeth Grasso for the Cougars first of the day. Moments later, an ambitious throw in from Lexie Wheeler led the speedy Suffish in to space as she skillfully sped by the Sage Park defenders. The solo effort extended the lead 2-0. Later in the game, Rhianna O'Meara placed a through ball to Grasso giving the striker her second goal on the day. During the second half, remarkable defense from Candace Walsh, Megan Martin, and Ellinor Edstrom maintained the Cougar lead. Outstanding play throughout the game was had by Emily Ledger, Iniya Raja, and Lexi Lilly. The Lady Cougars look forward to their next away game on Tuesday against JFK. 
  • The TEMS Field Hockey team suffered it's first loss in overtime against Stafford Middle School yesterday with a score of 3-2. Scoring early for the Cougars was Anna Kim with an assist by Kelli Mann. Anna scored the second goal shortly after with an assist from Maliya Haddock. Greta Slater had a great game playing defense and kept the ball out of the backfield for the Cougars. Kayden Burke, Josie Foley Maddy Riopel, Maya Lagasse, Grace Reed and Christina Bellizzi did a great job distributing the ball throughout the game. 
  • For the second game TE lost 1-0 despite outstanding play from Alexa Parada, Abby Bergstrom, Morgan Reed, Alexis Dabrowski, Amanda Kozuira, Lily McCully and Kaitlin Hardy.Thank you to everyone that came out to support the team for their Foundation game. TE's next home game is Monday against Irving Robbins of Farmington.
  • The first dance of the year will be tonight from 6:30-8:30 run by the TEMS coaches.  This dance will be our Halloween Dance, students are encouraged to dress up for this dance.  Remember no props or masks.  Tickets are $7 ahead of time and $10 at the door. We will  be collecting non-perishable food items that night to be donated to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
  • Do you like helping others? Are you interested in fun things? Would you like to be a supportive friend?  If this describes you, then you should consider joining the extra curriculum club TEMS Friends. Pick up an application in room 301 if you are interested in this great opportunity. The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, October 25th.  The program meets Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 November 2 - December 13.
  • The TE Boys Soccer team battled Sage Park last night, coming away with a 5-0 victory.  The first half was blinding due to the low sun, but the Cougars pushed through to put four past the Chargers keeper.  Ben Bernstein opened up the scoring, followed by Aiden Iacovelli, John Montana, with a Neymar-esque free kick, going just around the wall, and Andrew Bell, who got some time out on the right wing.  In the second half the cougars laid off the throttle and only tallied one additional goal.  Aadi Dey finished nicely with his left foot bringing the Cougars total to five.  The Cougars still have two games remaining next week and serve as host to JFK on Tuesday and Tolland on Thursday.  Hope you can come and cheer on the boys.
  • Attentions all 8th graders:  Are you interested in playing flag football after school.  If so, please get your team together for a chance to play in The Cougar Bowl.  Team rosters and permission slips are to be handed in to Mr. Chandler by Friday, October 28th.  The dates for the Cougar Bowl are listed on the parent permission slip.  If your team is good enough, you may get a chance to lose to the "undefeated" teachers just like every other team before you.  Don't hesitate and get your team roster in ASAP.  See Mr. Chandler for more details and good luck.
  • Tonight's Halloween dance will be exciting. Please remember:  there are NO cell phones allowed in the dance, there are no masks allowed, and you must get picked up at 8:30.  Thank you
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Popcorn Chicken Bowl. In the Grill line you can have a Meatball Sub and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwhiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 20, 2017 at 10:24 AM
  
  • Students get bullied everyday. Bullying is when someone does something mean over and over again. It is not safe and it is not OK! Wear orange on Unity Day next Wednesday, October 25th, to show your support against bullying. Remind your brothers and sisters too, because all South Windsor schools will be wearing orange that day!
  • In other news, Any 6th grade student who is interested in becoming a peer mediator, please pick up an application in the guidance office. 
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.    This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon Thursday, October 26th.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you're interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office by Wednesday, October 25th. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Albert Einstein once said, "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Joining MathCounts is a logical idea.  Yes, it is that time of year.  If you are interested in math; want to have fun doing math, while getting better at math, then MathCounts is the place to be.  We will have our first get together on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria.  Ask your math teacher for an informational flyer.  Stay tuned for more MathCounts news.  
  • The field hockey team will be playing their annual foundation game on today after school.  This years foundation game will raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar.  The team will be selling blue beads for 1$ starting Tuesday,  October 17th in the main lobby.  The team will also be holding a hat day on Thursday the 19th.  If you would like to wear a hat during the school day please bring in a dollar and get a sticker for your hat in the main lobby.  Baked goods and snacks will be sold at the game.  All proceeds will go to the CT Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Thank you in advance for supporting this years team.  We hope to see you out at the game on Thursday!
  • ALL TEMS student are invited to "TAKE THE CHALLENGE" and sign up for this year's AMC-8 competition. The AMC-8 is a 25 question multiple choice, timed math test that will be administered at TEMS on Monday November 20th. Practice prep sessions will be scheduled before and after school for all interested participants. Registration forms are available in all MATH classes and on the TEMS homepage. For more information see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell "I".
  • The first dance of the year will be tomorrow night from 6:30-8:30 run by the TEMS coaches.  This dance will be our Halloween Dance, students are encouraged to dress up for this dance.  Remember no props or masks.  Tickets are $7 and go on sale Tuesday October 17th in the main lobby before school.  We will also be collecting non-perishable food items that night to be donated to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
  • Do you like helping others? Are you interested in fun things? Would you like to be a supportive friend? If this describes you, then you should consider joining the extra curriculum club TEMS Friends. Pick up an application in room 301 if you are interested in this great opportunity. Completed applications are due on Monday, October 23 and can be handed in to Mrs. Silverman in room 301.  The program meets Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 November 2 - December 13.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tacos. In the Grill line you can have a Crispy Chicken Club and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 19, 2017 at 8:22 AM
  
  • Yesterday afternoon, the lady Cougars traveled to East Hartford to take on the Falcons. The Cougars started strong with pressure from the midfield and forwards. The Cougars dominated all sixty minutes with goals in the first half coming from Marybeth Grasso, Haydin Courtois, and Taryn Suffish. Assists in the first half came from Candace Walsh and Sam Wunsch. As the Cougars approached the second half, the Cougars were able to seal the win with efforts from Mikayla Evans, Abby Peruccio, Leighana Ferrabelo and Huntyr Courtois. A few Cougar highlights include Haydin Courtois and Arden Sansom scoring their first goals of the season as well as TE's Rhianna O'Meara and Emerson Iacovelli leading the team with two assists. Additionally, Lexi Lilly added to the Cougar tally with two late goals on the day. Maria Galley maintained the shoutout and had two saves during the match. The Cougars look forward to their next match on Thursday at Sage Park. 
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.    This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • There will be a Cougar Community Service Club meeting today  after school in room 223. See you there! Again the Cougar Community Service Club will meet today in room 223.
  • Albert Einstein once said, "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Joining MathCounts is a logical idea.  Yes, it is that time of year.  If you are interested in math; want to have fun doing math, while getting better at math, then MathCounts is the place to be.  We will have our first get together on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria.  Ask your math teacher for an informational flyer.  Stay tuned for more MathCounts news.  
  • The field hockey team will be playing their annual foundation game on Thursday October 19th.  This years foundation game will raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar.  The team will be selling blue beads for 1$ starting Tuesday,  October 17th in the main lobby.  The team will also be holding a hat day on Thursday the 19th.  If you would like to wear a hat during the school day please bring in a dollar and get a sticker for your hat in the main lobby.  Baked goods and snacks will be sold at the game.  All proceeds will go to the CT Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Thank you in advance for supporting this years team.  We hope to see you out at the game on Thursday!
  • ALL TEMS student are invited to "TAKE THE CHALLENGE" and sign up for this year's AMC-8 competition. The AMC-8 is a 25 question multiple choice, timed math test that will be administered at TEMS on Monday November 20th. Practice prep sessions will be scheduled before and after school for all interested participants. Registration forms are available in all MATH classes and on the TEMS homepage. For more information see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell "I".
  • The first dance of the year will be this  Friday October 20th from 6:30-8:30 run by the TEMS coaches.  This dance will be our Halloween Dance, students are encouraged to dress up for this dance.  Remember no props or masks.  Tickets are $7 and go on sale Tuesday October 17th in the main lobby before school.  We will also be collecting non-perishable food items that night to be donated to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
  • Do you like helping others? Are you interested in fun things? Would you like to be a supportive friend? If this describes you, then you should consider joining the extra curriculum club TEMS Friends. Pick up an application in room 301 if you are interested in this great opportunity. Completed applications are due on Monday, October 23 and can be handed in to Mrs. Silverman in room 301.  The program meets Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 November 2 - December 13.
  • The TE Boys soccer team was in action last night, taking on the Falcons of East Hartford.  The sun was out and the temperature was perfect for a soccer game as both teams scrapped away at each other in the first half.  John Montana was shredding the defense, but was unable to capitalize.  Finally, the Cougars were able to get on the score sheet.  Montana glided through the defense, his shot went off the post and ricocheted off a couple players to the feet of Jack Stricker.  After composing himself neatly in front of goal, he finished his chance smartly.  At the half the Cougars were up justifiably.  In the second half it was the Falcon side who pressed.  Ultimately, the Cougars defense broke ever so slightly after some indecision and communication errors.  The Falcon forward rushed in to take advantage of the situation and brought them level in the game.  Fewer chances in the second half meant that TE would have to settle for the draw, the second one of the season against East Hartford.  The Cougars next play this Thursday against Sage Park after school.  Please come out and cheer on the boys.
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon Thursday, October 26th.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you’re interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office by Wednesday, October 25th. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Parmesan. In the Grill line you can have a BBQ Turkey Sandwich and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 18, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  
  • Our Walk-A-Thon pledge period wrapped up last night.  Thanks so much to everyone who helped to make our fundraiser a success! Thanks to your efforts, we raised a total of $20,938.50. Way to go Cougars!!! And now the moment you've all been waiting for... The announcement of our Walk-A-Thon Prize Winners. The individuals that have raised the most in donations for their grades and will be awarded $100 cash are:  6th grader Vincent Ryder from the Lime Team who raised $450. Tony DeMartino, the 7th grader from the Scarlet Team who raised the most for his grade AND raised more than any other student at TE. He raised an impressive $650. The top earning 8th grader is Richard Collins from the Pacific Team, who raised a total of $345. Congratulations to our individual winners! You can go to the office to claim your prize. Before we announce the team prize, just a quick shout out to the Evergreen Team for joining the $2000 club. Congratulations! Now... the top earning team, raising $3614 as a team is the Lime Team. Enjoy your pizza party! You deserve it!! On to our last prize. The top earning grade, winning the cross team lunches on Fridays next month is the 7th grade. They earned a total of $8337.50 as a grade. Wow! Great job 7th grade! Once again we'd like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone that participated in our Walk-A-Thon and worked hard to make it a success. Congratulations to all of our winners.  Enjoy your prizes! 
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.    This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • There will be a Cougar Community Service Club meeting after school on Wednesday in room 223. See you there! Again the Cougar Community Service Club will meet Wednesday in room 223.
  • Albert Einstein once said, "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Joining MathCounts is a logical idea.  Yes, it is that time of year.  If you are interested in math; want to have fun doing math, while getting better at math, then MathCounts is the place to be.  We will have our first get together on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria.  Ask your math teacher for an informational flyer.  Stay tuned for more MathCounts news.  
  • The field hockey team will be playing their annual foundation game on Thursday October 19th.  This years foundation game will raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar.  The team will be selling blue beads for 1$ starting Tuesday,  October 17th in the main lobby.  The team will also be holding a hat day on Thursday the 19th.  If you would like to wear a hat during the school day please bring in a dollar and get a sticker for your hat in the main lobby.  Baked goods and snacks will be sold at the game.  All proceeds will go to the CT Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Thank you in advance for supporting this years team.  We hope to see you out at the game on Thursday!
  • ALL TEMS student are invited to "TAKE THE CHALLENGE" and sign up for this year's AMC-8 competition. The AMC-8 is a 25 question multiple choice, timed math test that will be administered at TEMS on Monday November 20th. Practice prep sessions will be scheduled before and after school for all interested participants. Registration forms are available in all MATH classes and on the TEMS homepage. For more information see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell "I".
  • The first dance of the year will be this  Friday October 20th from 6:30-8:30 run by the TEMS coaches.  This dance will be our Halloween Dance, students are encouraged to dress up for this dance.  Remember no props or masks.  Tickets are $7 and go on sale Tuesday October 17th in the main lobby before school.  We will also be collecting non-perishable food items that night to be donated to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
  • Do you like helping others? Are you interested in fun things? Would you like to be a supportive friend? If this describes you, then you should consider joining the extra curriculum club TEMS Friends. Pick up an application in room 301 if you are interested in this great opportunity. Completed applications are due on Monday, October 23 and can be handed in to Mrs. Silverman in room 301.  The program meets Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 November 2 - December 13.
  • The TE Field Hockey team took home a big win against JFK yesterday with a score of 4-0. Scoring two goals each for the Cougars was Maliya Haddock and Anna Kim. Kayden Burke owned the midfield and had two assists. Playing well for the Cougars was Emily Scola, Sophie Finer, Christina Bellizzi, Emily Osit and Zoe Calhoun. Ria Saxena and Sophia Flores were credited with the shutout.
  • The Cougars took home another win in the second game with a score of 3-0. Nicole Mann and Alexa Parada scored early in the game and Tori Jarvis scored the third in the final minutes. Abby Bergstrom, Amanda Kozuira and Isabelle Goodrich did a great job moving the ball up field with Brenda Do, Kaitlin Hardy, Haily Jarvis and Grace Rich playing great defense. Ria Saxena had several great saves to take home the shutout. TE's next home game will be on Thursday against Stafford Middle School. Make sure you come out to support the team!
  • Outdoor Education is going on a hike at Valley Falls in Vernon Thursday, October 26th.  Please stop by the main office for a form if you’re interested.  Forms for the hike are due back to the office by Wednesday, October 25th. All students are welcome to attend.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Waffles. In the Grill line you can have a Beef Hot Dog and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

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