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  • Good morning TE!  This weekend is the last few days to purchase your TE team t-shirts.  Don’t miss out on this great and inexpensive way to show your school spirit.  Ordering is easy as there is a large notice on the TE homepage.  Shirts only cost $6.  Get this keepsake that will last a lifetime.  No orders will be accepted after Monday so tell your parents to order now!
  • Good morning TE, Here comes the joke of the week. What is a couples favorite flower? Tu-Lips! Since 2 is better than 1!!!!!!
  • Attention 8th grade basketball players...If you are interested in intramural basketball, please pick up a registration form in room 313 or in the main gym.  Signed forms are due by Friday, September 30th.  
  • Attention all TEMS musicians!  Audition music is now available for the 2017-2018 Timothy Edwards Middle School Jazz Ensemble!  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this award winning ensemble.  Please see Mr. Marci for more information.
  • Walk-A-Thon news . . . Congratulations to Lime for being the team to have raised the most so far!  Garnet is in the lead for 7th grade and Pacific is leading the 8th graders.  The overall team winner gets a pizza party! Make sure to register at getmovincrew.com. So far only 20% of TE students are registered and they've already raised over $6400. Just imagine how much money we could raise for our school if everyone participated! Our goal is for each student to raise at least $40.  And remember, the student who raises the most money in each grade wins $100 cash!  Email grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors!  Have your parents post it on Facebook!  Get those pledges in this long weekend!  Good luck!
  • STEAM Olympics registration is now open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Sign up to participate in the 2nd annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 28th. Students must pre-register to participate in a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematical activities. Registration forms are available in all Science classroom or on the TEMS homepage. For more information, see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell I...When you care enough to send the very best, send STAIRWELL I.
  • Yesterday evening, the TE Girls Soccer Team met long-standing rivals Ellington at Cougar Stadium in what turned out to be a match to remember. Early chances on goal came from the feet of Sarah Gordon, Sam Wunsch, and Candace Walsh as the Cougars looked to rally their offense. However, it was the Wildcats who struck first with an early goal, setting the game to 1-0. Moments later, as the Cougars began to press, Rhianna O'Meara slotted a right-footed strike off the post and in to make the score 1-1. The deadlock lasted through the first half as Iniya Raja, Emerson Iacovelli, Leighana Ferrabelo, and Abby Peruccio secured the defensive end. Opening after half time, the aggressive press from wingers Huntyr Courtois and Lexie Wheeler led to scoring opportunities for Lexi Lilly, but great defensive play from Ellington kept the score tied. Amazing defensive efforts sparked from Ellinor Edstrom as she denied offensive threats and evenly distributed the ball to the midfield. Maria Galley held her position between the pipes making a total of 10 saves on the day. Later in the match, a sublime pass from Ella Suppicich led Taryn Suffish to find the back of the net bringing the score to 2-1. Suffish struck again with an assist from Candace Walsh as the Cougars rallied around the final moments of the game. Suffish posted her first two goals of the season and her tenacity proved to be exactly what the Cougars needed to pull off the win. The Cougars face East Hartford on Tuesday home at 3:30. There are only two home games remaining! Come out and support the team!
  • The TE Boys soccer team traveled to yet another away game last night to play against the Wildcats of Ellington.  It was a great contest and the two sides were of equal quality.  Both teams had quality chances throughout the match with the best one falling for Dylan Hutton.  Unable to convert, the scoreline remained 0-0 going into halftime.  After the second half whistle had blown Ellington upped their pressure on the Cougars.  With the mentality of "bend and don't break" looked like it was going to hold out through the final whistle.  However, the quick footed front player of Ellington skipped passed the defense and buried the ball into the side netting for the game winner.  Jaideep Naik, Damian Ayala, Xavier Crane, and Andrew Bell were stall-worths in the back.  Sam Maleshenko was a threat up top as and Ben Bernstein shot was saved late in the second half.  The Cougars next game is Tuesday as they travel to East Hartford.
  • Grade 7 Ambassadors, there is  a meeting during lunch today.  Please bring your lunch to the upper section of the library. Again Grade 7 Ambassadors have a meeting during lunch today.  
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos. In the Grill line you can have 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 Sep 29, 2017 at 1:06 PM
  
  • The Walk-A-Thon is making great progress!  We have now raised over $5700!  Did you know that the grade that raises the most money during the Walk-a-Thon earns Friday cross team lunches in November? Right now 6th grade is in the lead but 7th grade is close behind.  Keep up the great work!
  • And now for our second raffle!  Everyone who has raised at least $10 in donations has been entered to win! Congratulations to all our winners!  You can pick up your prizes in the cafeteria during lunch.  Our next drawing will be this next Tuesday morning for three $20 Ben & Jerry’s gift cards and will include all students that have raised at least $20 or more in donations.  Not registered yet? Be sure to register at thegetmovincrew.com for your chance to win and to support our school!
  • Attention 8th grade basketball players..If you are interested in intramural basketball, please pick up a registration form in room 313 or in the main gym.  Signed forms are due by Friday, September 30th.  
  • Attention all TEMS musicians!  Audition music is now available for the 2017-2018 Timothy Edwards Middle School Jazz Ensemble!  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this award winning ensemble.  Please see Mr. Marci for more information.
  • Grade 8 Ambassadors, there is a meeting today during lunch in the upper section of the library.  Please bring your lunch to the meeting. again there is a meeting for 8th grade ambassadors during lunch in the upper library.
  • STEAM Olympics registration is now open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Sign up to participate in the 2nd annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 28th. Students must pre-register to participate in a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematical activities. Registration forms are available in all Science classroom or on the TEMS homepage. For more information, see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell I...That's STAIRWELL I , that keeps going and going and going...
  • Please remember to order your team t-shirts on the TE homepage for $6. T-shirts were designed by your fellow teammates and look amazing. Orders close October 2nd, that is Monday. Support your team and order a shirt today!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast. In the Grill line you can have 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 Sep 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM
  
  • Attention 8th grade basketball players...If you are interested in intramural basketball, please pick up a registration form in room 313 or in the main gym.  Signed forms are due by Friday, September 30th.  
  • The Walk-A-Thon is a quarter of the way to reaching it's goal!  Congratulations and thank you to those who have already donated.  If you haven't already signed up, remember the next raffle is tomorrow morning!  Everyone who has raised at least $10 in donations for the walk-a-thon is automatically entered.
  • For individual Walk-A-Thon results, Vincent Ryder is in the lead for the 6th graders, Sam Meleshenko has raised the most for the 7th graders and Avi Mehta and Reba Lukas are in a tie for the lead for the 8th grade.  Remember, the winner in each grade gets $100 in cash!!! Good luck everyone!
  • Yesterday, the girls soccer team matched up against Kennedy Middle School in what turned out to be a nail-biter. The Cougars struck early with eight shots in the first half coming from Lexie Wheeler, Emily Ledger, Sarah Gordon, Sam Wunsch, Lexi Lilly, and Marybeth Grasso. However, it was not long until Rhianna O'Meara threaded a through ball behind the defense to find the foot of Lexi Lilly. Lilly posted her first goal as a Lady Cougar off a hard strike into the top right corner of the goal. Shortly after, Rhianna O'Meara sent a blistering shot over the goalie from outside the 18-yard box. The goal was said to be reminiscent of the late Manchester United superstar David Beckham. Additionally, Mikayla Evans, Huntyr Courtois, and Arden Sansom played outstanding and contributed to the Cougar's dominance during the first half of play. Defensive support came from Ella Suppicich, Haydin Courtois, and Megan Martin as they held Kennedy to a scoreless first half. In the second, the Cougar's let an early goal pop in to the back of the net bringing the score to 2-1. Momentum shifted again as a late penalty kick led to an even 2-2. Despite the amazing efforts by Taryn Suffish, Rhianna O'Meara, and Candace Walsh the game ended in a tie with both teams leaving it all out on the field. The Cougars face long-time rivals Ellington in Cougar Stadium tomorrow at 3:30. Come out and support the team!
  • TE field hockey played on the road against a very strong Stafford team. Although the Lady cougars had a very strong second-half they had to settle for a 2-2 tie.  First half goal came from Kelly Mann assisted by Josie Foley. Second-half goal came from Josie Foley with an amazing break away shot. Maliya "big toe" Haddock played extremely well considering back to back injuries. Christina Bellizzi, Maya Lagasse, Grace Reed and Tori Jarvis played extremely well on D. Kayden Burke controlled the midfield with Anna Kim leading the attack. Ria Saxena and had 10 saves in goal. 
  • In the second game TE came away with a 2-0 loss. Gianna Bellody and Nicole Mann did a great job supporting the ball on offense while Kaylee Guerrera, Alexa Parada and Amanda Kozuira and Morgan Reed controlled the midfield. Haley Jarvis Greta Slater and Lily McCulley played strong defense. 
  • The TEMS boys soccer team traveled to Enfield last night to take on JFK. It was a hard-fought contest throughout, however, the Cougars were on the losing end with a score of 3-1. after the first half, which was extremely hot and filled with multiple water breaks, Andrew Bell scored his first ever TEMS goal bringing the score level at 1. the Cougars continued to press to try to get the second goal, however it was JFK who took advantage on a corner. JFK's player was left unmarked in the center of the box and headed in the game-winner. Down 2-1, the Cougars pressed harder and harder, but where on the wrong end of a counter-attack which led to the third and final goal leaving JFK the victors. Alex Magarian, Sam Melashenko, Xavier crane, played well during the game. Jack Stricker and Ben Bernstein Supply numerous crosses throughout the contest. The Cougars look back look to get back to their winning ways on Thursday when they travel to Ellington for yet another away game.
  • STEAM Olympics registration is now open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Sign up to participate in the 2nd annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 28th. Students must pre-register to participate in a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematical activities. Registration forms are available in all Science classroom or on the TEMS homepage. For more information, see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell I...SAVE MONEY, LIVE BETTER.....with STAIRWELL I .

  • Please remember to order your team t-shirts on the TE homepage for $6. T-shirts were designed by your fellow teammates and look amazing. Orders close October 2nd, that is next Monday.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Pasta with Meatballs. In the Grill line you can have 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 Sep 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM
  
  • The Walk-A-Thon is making great progress!  We have already raised over $3000!  Did you know that the team that raises the most money during the Walk-a-thon earns a team pizza party? Right now the Lime team is in the lead but many teams are close behind.  Keep up the great work!
  • Congratulations to all our winners!  You can pick up your prizes in the cafeteria during lunch.  Our next drawing will be this Thursday morning for three $10 Barnes and Noble gift cards and will include all students that have raised at least $10 or more in donations.  Not registered yet? Be sure to register at the get movincrew.com for your chance to win and to support our school!
  • Attention 8th grade basketball players...If you are interested in intramural basketball, please pick up a registration form in room 313 or in the main gym.  Signed forms are due by Friday, September 30th.  
  • Attention all skiers and snowboards the the TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club is accepting registrations at the Recreation Department. This year we are offering a 6 week program for TEMS skiers and riders at Mount Southington in January and February.  We will  have an informational meeting about our trips, spirit wear, chaperoning, and student expectations at TEMS in room 362 at 7p.m. this evening.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Baker in room 362.  Remember you can register online at the Rec. Department!  Hope to see you on the slopes!
  • ALL SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS: Registration is now open for the FALL Session of the Stock Market Game. The session runs from October through December. Classes will meet Thursdays right after school starting on October 5th. Space is limited so sign up today. Registration forms are available in all sixth grade Math classrooms as well as on the TEMS homepage. For more information, see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307  or before homeroom in Stairwell "I"...Like a Good Neighbor, Stairwell "I" is There
  • The TE girls soccer team hosted their second game of the season versus Illing last Friday. Marybeth Grasso led the team with an early goal in the first 10 minutes of play which proved to be all that the Cougars needed. While the Cougar's secured a healthy victory, Illing made a handful of offensive efforts that kept the Cougars on edge. Maria Galley stayed strong between the goal posts making a spectacular breakaway save with her feet that sent the fans to their feet. Haydin Courtois, Rhianna O'Meara, and Taryn Suffish effectively threaded through balls to the wings keeping the Illing defense at bay. However, it was ultimately the scrappy plays from Marybeth Grasso that propelled the Cougars to the victory as she found the back of the net three more times bringing the tally to 4-0. Following up on the offensive end, Lexi Lilly, and Sarah Gordon demonstrated outstanding physical play with great support from wingback's Leighanna Ferrabello, Megan Martin, and Ellinor Edstrom. The Cougar's host their next game today at 3:30 against Kennedy Middle School. Come out and support the team!
  • The field hockey team won its first game by a score of 2-0.  Anna Kim started the scoring with an assist from Kelli Mann.  In the second half Kayden Burke fired a shot off a rebound from the goalies pads to secure the win.  Ria Saxena and Sophia Guerrera were credited with the shutout.  
  • In the second game, the lady cougars came up short by a score of 1-0 with only seconds left in the game.  Alexis Dabrowski, Abby Bergstrom, Grace Rich, and Tori Jarvis played extremely well.  TE's next game is today, away vs Stafford.  
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders. In the Grill line you can have 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 Sep 26, 2017 at 11:28 AM
  
  • Tryouts for Boys and Girls Soccer will be today -Thursday September 7th from 2:45-4:00.  Please meet in the main gym with cleats, shin guards and a water bottle.  You must have ride for 4:00 each day.
  • Tryouts for Boys and Girls Cross Country will be today -Friday September 8th from 2:45-4:00.  Please meet in Common Area B each day with a water bottle and appropriate clothing. You must have a ride for 4:00 each day.
  • Attention all field hockey players:  Due to the weather, tryouts for today have been cancelled. Please plan on going home on your regular bus. Tryouts will resume tomorrow and Friday until 4:30. 
  • Do you love to sing?  Do you love to dance?  Then you need to audition for the Timothy Edwards Spotlight Show Choir!  The video you just saw before the news was Spotlight performing last spring.
  • If you’d like to audition to be part of the group, pick up an audition form outside of Mrs. Gasta’s room-- Room 145 as soon as possible.  All completed audition forms must be returned to Mrs. Gasta no later than September 12th. You do NOT need previous dance experience! If you love to perform on stage, you need to try out for Spotlight.  We light up the stage!!!
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders who checked out library books over the summer.  Please return those books back to the LMC as soon as possible.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.
  • Auditions for TETV News will be held on tomorrow after school. Students may leave after they have auditioned so you may arrange a ride home. Any questions or concerns please see Mr Goric today.
  • Calling all artists and designers.....There is a design contest for your teams t-shirt logo. Designs are due to the main office or a team teacher by Monday, September 11th. Please include your name with all submissions.
  • Have a great day, and remember to always strive for 5!

Today for Lunch
Create Line: 
Cherry Blossom Chicken 
Grill Line: Chicken Tenders
On the Go Line:  Choice of sandwiches

Posted by dcouture  On Sep 25, 2017 at 11:36 AM
  
  • Raising over $2400 already, our Walk-A-Thon is off to a great start!  83 students have already signed up online and are on their way to helping raise money for our school!  Not registered yet? Be sure to visit the get movin crew.com website to register and become eligible for our first raffle taking place tomorrow.  We’ll be choosing three lucky raffle winners that will each win a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card live during the TETV Morning news.  There’s more prizes to come and the earlier you register, the more chances you have to win, so be sure to register soon!!  
  • Attention all skiers and snowboards the the TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club is accepting registrations at the Recreation Department. This year we are offering a 6 week program for TEMS skiers and riders at Mount Southington in January and February.  We will  have an informational meeting about our trips, spirit wear, chaperoning, and student expectations at TEMS in room 362 at 7p.m. on September 26th.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Baker in room 362.  Remember you can register online at the Rec. Department!  Hope to see you on the slopes!

  • ALL SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS: Registration is now open for the FALL Session of the Stock Market Game. The session runs from October through December. Classes will meet Thursdays right after school starting on October 5th. Space is limited so sign up today. Registration forms are available in all sixth grade Math classrooms as well as on the TEMS homepage. For more information, see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307  or before homeroom in Stairwell "I"...The Quicker Picker Upper
  • Fitness club for today has been canceled and will be made up this Wednesday September 27 after school.  Students should go home on their regular bus.
  • The boys cross country team notched their first win of the season on Friday afternoon, with a commanding 16 - 47 victory over Illing Middle School.  Kyle Sullivan took the overall victory, leading the team as TE took 10 of the top 11 spots.  Nikhil Kikanamada and Jacob Beaulier both ran great races to finish in the top 4 and Daniel Hegi powered in for a top 10 finish running almost a minute faster from his season best. The breezy and warm afternoon did nothing to slow down Jude Gonzalez as he took over a minute off his time from last meet.  The team will be back on the home course on Friday against some very good competition at the Harry Geraghty invitational.   
  • Congratulations to the girls cross country team on their first victory Friday of 23 to 38 against Illing of Manchester.  Coming in 1st place of 49 runners was Audrey Manning with a time of 14:34.  Emma Lord broke into the top 5 of TE runners taking 39 seconds off her time from Tuesday finishing the race in 6th place.  Also looking strong was Amanda Walsh who set a goal to finish in the top 30, completing the race in 23rd with a 46 second personal best.  Aleena Shah had a great day, running over 3 minutes faster than her last time.  The performance of the meet was made by 6th grader Morgan Caron who took an astounding 4 minutes and 16 seconds off her time moving up from 31st on the team to 17th.  Great job to all runners!  The girls look forward to the Harry Geraghty invitational meet this Friday against several middle school teams from around the state.  Best of luck to both teams!!
  • The TE boys soccer team traveled to Manchester on Friday night and came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the illing Rams. The first half was exciting and even, with both teams scoring in the opening frame. AJ Faust, hit a fire cracker of a shot, from the left side of the goal, opened the scoring for TE. The wind played a major role in the game, however the cougars were able to capitalize late in the second half. A fine turn from Bryan Fishman in the Box led to the final tally of which he slotted into the side-netting. Alex magarian played great defensively as did Jaideep Naik, Andrew Bell, Xavier Crane and Faust. Sam Meleshenko created havoc up top, while the other cougars pressed forward to get the game-winning goal. Up next, another away contest against JFK of Enfield on Tuesday. 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Tangerine Chicken. In the Grill line you can have 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 Sep 25, 2017 at 11:35 AM
  
  • It’s so great to be back with all of you!  I’m here this morning to talk about our first “It’s A Great Day” event.  As you know, on Friday, September 15th the entire school will take part in a series of events that encompass our Strive for Five core values while having a lot of fun.  The morning will be spent on team while the afternoon will incorporate various games and activities in which you can select to participate.  You will have lunch in the cafeteria, however the only selections for lunch will include: Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers.  You will use your POS account or cash to pay for the lunch.  Of course, if a barbecue isn’t your thing, you can certainly bring your own lunch.  Right after today’s announcements, your teachers will share the afternoon activity selections with you.  Please choose your first and second choice. There are many fun things to choose from like baking, Lego robotics, create your own podcast,Pilates, tie dye tee shirts, woodworking, wiffleball, and yoga to name a few.  I myself might try nail painting.  Don’t forget to submit your t-shirt designs by Monday because we will reveal the t-shirt design winner during “It’s a Great Day”.  As always, stay positive, do your very best and STRIVE FOR FIVE!
  • Calling all artists and designers.....There is a design contest for your teams t-shirt logo. Designs are due to the main office or a team teacher by Monday, September 11th. Please include your name with all submissions.
  • Auditions for TETV News anchors will be held today after school. Students may leave after they have auditioned so you may want to arrange a ride home. Any questions or concerns please see Mr Goric.
  • Do you love to sing?  Do you love to dance?  Then you need to audition for the Timothy Edwards Spotlight Show Choir!  The video you just saw before the news was Spotlight performing last spring. If you’d like to audition to be part of the group, pick up an audition form outside of Mrs. Gasta’s room-- Room 145 as soon as possible.  All completed audition forms must be returned to Mrs. Gasta no later than September 12th. You do NOT need previous dance experience! If you love to perform on stage, you need to try out for Spotlight.  We light up the stage!!!
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders who checked out library books over the summer.  Please return those books back to the LMC as soon as possible.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.
  • Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!



 Today for Lunch

Create Line: Mashed Potato and Chicken Bowl 
Grill Line: BBQ Turkey Sandwich
On the Go Line:  Choice of sandwiches

Posted by dcouture  On Sep 25, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  
 
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