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  • Why are Olympians such bad DJ's?  They are always breaking records!
  • Now a few words from peer mediation: Good morning TE!  this is Alyssa reporting on our upcoming Food Drive and Spirit Week. Starting on Monday, January 27th  through Friday, January 31st , we will be holding a food and household goods collection to support our local South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank. There are specific items that the pantry is in need of and this list will be posted in your team areas. In addition to holding this drive, we will be sponsoring a Spirit Week so get ready to show your school spirit! Monday is Comfy/Cozy Day. Wear your most comfortable pjs or sweats. No blankets or stuffed animals please. Tuesday is TE School Spirit Day. You can wear any clothing  supporting TEMS sports, music, your team, school colors (purple, white, and black), etc. Wednesday is Crazy Hair/Hat/Sock Day. You don’t have to do all 3, but feel free to do so if you wish! On Thursday, get ready to dress in the color that represents your grade level! Yup,  it’s Grade Level Color Day! 6th graders will dress in green, 7th in red, and 8th in blue. And, finally, for Friday, it’s Jersey/Sports Day!!! You can wear your favorite sport’s  jerseys, sweatshirts, etc. You can show off which team is your fav! It’s gonna be a really fun week, so don’t miss out on dressing up!  And don’t forget to  bring in your donation! Looking to see who’s got the most school spirit next week!! Donations of a canned good/household item for the SW Food Pantry and/or $1 will be collected on Monday and Friday only. However, if you wish to donate on the other days as well, that would be very much welcomed and appreciated. THANK YOU!!! Your HR teachers will be collecting the $1 donations. And for some additional fun, look for the Super Bowl NFL logos by  the donation boxes. You can show which team you want to win the Super Bowl by placing your donation in that box.

  • Don't forget next week starts our TE After-School Matinee program! Teen Center is on Tuesday. Be the Change, Relay for Life, Kindness is Key, and Cougar Fitness are on Wednesday. Movie Matinee, Woodworking, STEAM, Bowling and Cougar Fitness are on Thursday. See Mrs. Stewart in the office if you have any questions!
  • The boys basketball beat sage park yesterday in Windsor 49-46.  An overall team effort on both the defensive and offensive ends helped the Cougars to the win.  Sage park hit the tying 3 with 10 seconds to play but the Cougars passed it in quickly to Jude Gonzalez and he hit a deep three with less than 3 seconds to give Timothy Edwards the win. 
  • Last night the Sage park Chargers "charged" into TE to take on the Lady Cougars in a CRAL match-up.  Unfortunately, TEMS fell 47-28 in the contest.  The Lady Cougars were led by Nour Abunasra with 10 points on the night.  Sharon Iweka added five, while Reagan Heafey-DeAngelis and Brooke Stapleton chipped in four points a piece.  Rounding out the Lady Cougar attack was Angie Santiago, Catherine Downes with two, and Avery Brochu had one from the charity stripe.  The Lady Cougars have a couple days off then are back on the hardwood away to Ellington on Thursday of next week.
  • Great job to our Cougar cheerleaders at the game yesterday! The team, lead by captains Jannaya Nti, Akenti Wiggs, Maddie Comella, and Kiara Plourde did a great job energizing the crowd!
  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Mashed Potato Bowl, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Cheese on a Pretzel Roll  and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 17, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  
  • On Thursday, January 16, all students will participate in the first round of the National Geographic Bee.  The first round will begin immediately after morning announcements on the TE TV News channel and take approximately 10 minutes.  Questions are designed to test knowledge of geography.  The top 10 students at TE will be invited to compete in the final and championship rounds.  At the end of March, our school winner will represent TE at the state level competition.  So, remember to bring a pencil to homeroom on Thursday.  Good luck!

  • The GSA will be starting up again for the new year! Do you want to help make TE more inclusive?  Do you want to help advocate for yourself and others?  Do you just want to get your voice heard and spend some time talking with friends about what matters to you?  If so, join us on Wednesday, January 15th, in Room 352.  See Mrs. Gulick for more details!

  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Pasta with Meatballs, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Corn Dog and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 15, 2020 at 9:02 AM
  
  • On Thursday, January 16, all students will participate in the first round of the National Geographic Bee.  The first round will begin immediately after morning announcements on the TE TV News channel and take approximately 10 minutes.  Questions are designed to test knowledge of geography.  The top 10 students at TE will be invited to compete in the final and championship rounds.  At the end of March, our school winner will represent TE at the state level competition.  So, remember to bring a pencil to homeroom on Thursday.  Good luck!

  • The GSA will be starting up again for the new year! Do you want to help make TE more inclusive?  Do you want to help advocate for yourself and others?  Do you just want to get your voice heard and spend some time talking with friends about what matters to you?  If so, join us on Wednesday, January 15th, in Room 352.  See Mrs. Gulick for more details!

  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Jerk Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Philly Cheese Steak and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 14, 2020 at 12:48 PM
  
  • This past Friday morning, 84 TE students competed in the annual in-school MathCounts competition.  The top eight scorers are invited to represent TE at the MathCounts Chapter competition at the University of Hartford the first Saturday in February.  The top 4 scorers will make up the TE Team.  The top four scorers are as follows: Top TE scorer is Rishabh Mohapatra followed by Aarush Kalia, Jani (Jenny) Ganesh and Mehana Nagarur.  The 5th through 8th scorers will represent TE as individual competitors and they are:  Aricka Boosa placing 5th, followed by Pranay Kakkar, Daniel Stoyanov, and Advaith Satish.  Placing 9th and 10th are first and second alternates, Anjani Anamthoji and Ryan Duong.  Rounding out the top 12 are Reshika Partheeban and Smirti Rajan. The scoring was extremely close.  Only 5 points separated the 5th through 16th place scorers.  Congratulations to the top eight and congratulations to all 84 competitors for a very fine effort.

  • MathCounts will meet this Friday, and don't forget, we have the New England Math league competition coming up in February.     
  • Out of the Blue will meet after school today in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please bring your copy of the magazine, your notebook, and something to write with.  Looking forward to having you there!

  • The GSA will be starting up again for the new year! Do you want to help make TE more inclusive?  Do you want to help advocate for yourself and others?  Do you just want to get your voice heard and spend some time talking with friends about what matters to you?  If so, join us on Wednesday, January 15th, in Room 352.  See Mrs. Gulick for more details!

  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos, in the Grill line you can have Crispy Chicken Club and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 13, 2020 at 8:18 AM
  
  • The boys basketball team beat Ellington middle school yesterday 63-53.  A strong first quarter helped the Cougars build a lead.  After some early foul trouble, Ellington climbed back into the game but strong defense and timely shooting lead to the 10 point victory for the Cougars. The boys are now 3-2 and play East Hartford next week.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 13 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please bring your copy of the magazine, your notebook, and something to write with.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you are unable to attend.

  • Tonight will be our annual Activity Night, where TE will be open to students to have a great time with friends.  There will be a DJ in the café for a dance, an open gym with Nuke 'Em and Pin Guard, and a movie in the Media Center.  Tickets will be on sale before school in the lobby today through Friday the 10th.  Activity Night will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Come out for a great time!  All proceeds will benefit TE Teams and student activities.
  • The GSA will be starting up again for the new year! Do you want to help make TE more inclusive?  Do you want to help advocate for yourself and others?  Do you just want to get your voice heard and spend some time talking with friends about what matters to you?  If so, join us on Wednesday, January 15th, in Room 352.  See Mrs. Gulick for more details!

  • The Lady Cougars were on the hard wood once again last night, taking on the Wildcats of Ellington.  The game was a tough one from the opening tip and the Lady Cougars were unable to recover and get back into the game.  Nour Abunasra and Reagan Heafey-DeAngelis led the Lady Cougars with 6 and five points respectfully.  The next game for the Lady Cougars is next Wednesday against East Hartford at home.  Come out and cheer on the girls.  Tip in from the game: Cassie Polansky had 3 points, while Avery Brochu, Morgan Reed, Cassie Santiago, Sophia Bowers had 2 and Emerson Iacovelli had one.

  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos, in the Grill line you can have Crispy Chicken Club and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 10, 2020 at 11:55 AM
  
  • All slipper donations should be brought to the main lobby this morning. There is a collection box available for you to put them in. If you forgot your slippers today, do not worry, we will be collecting them all week for the Interval House, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence. Please consider bringing in a pair of slippers to help with this cause.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 13 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please bring your copy of the magazine, your notebook, and something to write with.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you are unable to attend.

  • This Friday night, January 10th, will be our annual Activity Night, where TE will be open to students to have a great time with friends.  There will be a DJ in the café for a dance, an open gym with Nuke 'Em and Pin Guard, and a movie in the Media Center.  Tickets will be on sale before school in the lobby today through Friday the 10th.  Activity Night will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Come out for a great time!  All proceeds will benefit TE Teams and student activities.

  • The GSA will be starting up again for the new year! Do you want to help make TE more inclusive?  Do you want to help advocate for yourself and others?  Do you just want to get your voice heard and spend some time talking with friends about what matters to you?  If so, join us on Wednesday, January 15th, in Room 352.  See Mrs. Gulick for more details!

  • A final reminder to all MathCounts participants.  Be seated in the cafeteria tomorrow morning by 7:00 for the in-school competition.  We will start no later than 7:10.  Don't forget your calculator, a couple of pencils and an eraser.  Hope to see you there and good luck.   
  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Cajun Chicken Sandwich, in the Grill line you can have Philly Cheese Steak and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 09, 2020 at 8:15 AM
  
  • All slipper donations should be brought to the main lobby this morning. There is a collection box available for you to put them in. If you forgot your slippers today, do not worry, we will be collecting them all week for the Interval House, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence. Please consider bringing in a pair of slippers to help with this cause.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 13 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please bring your copy of the magazine, your notebook, and something to write with.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you are unable to attend.

  • This Friday night, January 10th, will be our annual Activity Night, where TE will be open to students to have a great time with friends.  There will be a DJ in the café for a dance, an open gym with Nuke 'Em and Pin Guard, and a movie in the Media Center.  Tickets will be on sale before school in the lobby today through Friday the 10th.  Activity Night will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Come out for a great time!  All proceeds will benefit TE Teams and student activities.

  • The boys basketball team held on to beat JFK on Tuesday 57-53.  A balanced offense and pressure defense led to a strong start for the Cougars.  The boys improved to 2-2 with their next game coming up on Thursday at Ellington. 

  • This is a reminder to all MathCounts participants.  The in-school competition will be this Friday morning.  Please be seated in the cafeteria by 7:00.  The competition will start promptly at 7:10.  Don't forget to bring your calculator, a pencil or two and an eraser.  See you Friday morning.  

  • Last night the Lady Cougars traveled to Enfield to take on the Patriots of JFK. A low-scoring affair in the first half had the Lady Cougars down by 9. In the second half the Lady Cougars made a surge, but couldn't claw their way back into the game, only bringing the margin down to eight. In the end, the Lady Cougars fell 29-15. Reagan Heafy-Deangelis had 6 points while Nour Abunasra had five. Sophia Bowers and Avery Brochu chipped in two points apiece. The Lady Cougars host the Wildcats of Ellington on Thursday. Come out and cheer on the girls.

  • Cougar Fitness starts today!  Please meet in the weight room.

  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Chicken and Waffles, in the Grill line you can have Meatball Sub and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 08, 2020 at 8:03 AM
  
  • All slipper donations should be brought to the main lobby this morning. There is a collection box available for you to put them in. If you forgot your slippers today, do not worry, we will be collecting them all week for the Interval House, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence. Please consider bringing in a pair of slippers to help with this cause.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 11 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please bring your copy of the magazine, your notebook, and something to write with.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you are unable to attend.

  • This Friday night, January 10th, will be our annual Activity Night, where TE will be open to students to have a great time with friends.  There will be a DJ in the café for a dance, an open gym with Nuke 'Em and Pin Guard, and a movie in the Media Center.  Tickets will be on sale before school in the lobby on Wednesday the 8th through Friday the 10th.  Activity Night will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Come out for a great time!  All proceeds will benefit TE Teams and student activities.

  • Registration for the Afterschool Matinee program is now closed. Thank you!

  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks, in the Grill line you can have Bacon Cheeseburger and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 07, 2020 at 11:31 AM
  

All slipper donations should be brought to the main lobby this morning. There is a collection box available for you to put them in. If you forgot your slippers today, do not worry, we will be collecting them all week for the Interval House, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence. Please consider bringing in a pair of slippers to help with this cause.

The will be an Aladdin rehearsal for all Entertainers today after school until 4:05.  All cast members are expected to attend.

This Friday night, January 10th, will be our annual Activity Night, where TE will be open to students to have a great time with friends.  There will be a DJ in the café for a dance, an open gym with Nuke 'Em and Pin Guard, and a movie in the Media Center.  Tickets will be on sale before school in the lobby on Wednesday the 8th through Friday the 10th.  Activity Night will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Come out for a great time!  All proceeds will benefit TE Teams and student activities.

Do you love cats and dogs? Do you want to plan activities to help our community? Would you like to help kids around the world? If you said yes, then join us for the after school "Be the Change" program! Activities will include working with the POP preschool program on their fundraiser for local animal shelters and helping children in the country of Belize. What else do you want to do to make the world a better place? Join "Be the Change" and make a difference! The blue registration form and payment should be brought to the main office soon!!

Registration is available online for girls lacrosse at: www.swgirlslax.org

The boys basketball team lost 62-60 to Illing on Friday in a hard fought battle between the teams. A late 3 point play tied the score but Illing hit a shot with 3 seconds left to give the Rams the win. The cougars drop to 1 - 2  but look to even their record on Tuesday vs. JFK at home.

The Lady Cougars took on the Illing Rams last Friday and fell short 48-23.  However, it was a vast improvement from the first contest with Illing in terms of hustle and determination.  Leading the Lady Cougars was Nour Abunasra with 8 points while Angie Santiago had four and Reagan Heafey-DeAngelis had three.  The next game for the Lady Cougars is Tuesday away to JFK in Enfield.  Tip-ins: Sharon Iweka, Nadine Abunasra, Sophia Bowers and Cassie Polansky all had two points a piece in the contest.

Today for lunch in the Create line you can have General Tso's Chicken, in the Grill line you can have BBQ Chicken Sandwich and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!

Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 06, 2020 at 8:32 AM
  
  • Hello I'm Sarah Wayne would like to make an announcement to TEMS. On June 6th I will be celebrating my Bat Mitzvah, this is a special day that I have been working hard on. I will be organizing a slipper drive here at TE. So, I would like to ask the students and teachers on next Monday January 6th to bring in a pair of slippers, If you bring in a pair of slipper you will be able to wear a pair of slippers.  I would like people to participate in this because this is for moms and children that are going through domestic violence. They're not in great situation so I would love to help them with you. With this slipper drive I will be donating all the slippers that I received to a place called interval  house. This  is the organization where the moms and children go they come with nothing except the clothes on their backs. So I would like you to help me help them by making their lives better  and making them happy thank you.
  • The Lady Cougars were back in action last night taking on Tolland, defeating the Eagles 41-15.  Leading the Lady Cougars in scoring was Nour Abunasra with 10 points while Reagan Heafey-DeAngelis had nine and Angie Santiago and Cassie Polanski chipped in 6 points each.  The energy and effort was there the entire game and the Lady Cougars did yeoman's work on the defensive while rebounding the glass very well too.  Next up, TEMS take on Illing of Manchester today after school.  Tip-in's: Sofia Bowers and Huntyr Courtois had four points each in the win!

  • The boys basketball started the new year with a convincing 57-37 win against Tolland.  The pressure defense and fast break points led to an early lead and the Cougars never looked backed. The balanced scoring and overall team defensive helped push them Cougars record to 1-1.  The boys play again today at Illing. 
  • Next Friday night, January 10th, will be our annual Activity Night, where TE will be open to students to have a great time with friends.  There will be a DJ in the café for a dance, an open gym with Nuke ‘Em and Pin Guard, and a movie in the Media Center.  Tickets will be on sale before school in the lobby on Wednesday the 8th through Friday the 10th.  Activity Night will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Come out for a great time!  All proceeds will benefit TE Teams and student activities.

  • Do you love cats and dogs? Do you want to plan activities to help our community? Would you like to help kids around the world? If you said yes, then join us for the after school "Be the Change" program! Activities will include working with the POP preschool program on their fundraiser for local animal shelters and helping children in the country of Belize. What else do you want to do to make the world a better place? Join "Be the Change" and make a difference! The blue registration form and payment should be brought to the main office soon!!

  • Beat the winter blues by signing up for an After-school Winter Matinee Class!  The following programs still have openings: Bowling, Movie Matinee, Cougar Fitness, Running Club, Be the Change, Relay for Life, Board Games, Teen Center Tuesdays, and Kindness is Key. The deadline has been extended to Monday January 6th!
  • Today for lunch in the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Cordon Blue Pretzel Sandwich and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a good day and do your best to strive for five!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 03, 2020 at 12:00 PM
  
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