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  • Good morning TEMS, lately there have been incidents where students are telling us they are "play fighting". Let me make it very clear - "play fighting" is going to be considered fighting - a physical altercation and you will be disciplined accordingly. Also, tonight's dance is a very popular one. Make sure that you behave appropriately because any incidents will result in your not being allowed to go to future dances. Remember the dance ends at 8:30 so make sure your ride is here at that time. Do your best and Strive for Five!

  • Brian Murdoch with the Joke of the Week: What do computers like to snack on? Silicon chips, cookies, and spam!
  • The TE boys soccer team was in action again last night playing Sage Park Middle School in Windsor. The game was back and forth until late in the second half. With the first half score line of 2-1, compliments of Aadi Dey and Jake Gattuso, the Chargers from Windsor came out with reckless abandon in the second. After tying up the score, the Cougars clawed their way back into the lead with goals from Dey, and Drew Monteserin. Owen Verzella and Vaughan Bizier were tough in the back. The Cougars next play on Monday at JFK in Enfield. 
  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The Athletic Department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance  tonight from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some great music and dancing!!!  Tickets cost $7 and will be available in the main lobby.  Tickets cost $10 at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!! 
  • Bravo!  Applause!  Encore!  Ever dream of being onstage or working backstage in a theatrical production? Now is your chance!  All students interested in being involved in the Entertainers production of Disney's NEWSIES are invited to attend an an informational meeting after school on the last Monday of the month, October 29th  in the auditorium.   If you like to sing, dance and act or would like to be part of a backstage crew, please join us - no experience required!  If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.  
  • We will be awarding our Walk-a-Thon prizes on Tuesday. What's up for grabs? A Pizza party!  Cash!  And Cross team lunches!!!  Who will win?  Here's a recap of the current leaders. For the $100 cash prizes, Vanshika Vikas from Lime is leading the 6th grade.Anushri Sandeep from Garnet is in the lead for 7th grade and Tony DeMartino from Indigo is in the lead for 8th grade. For the top grade prize of cross team lunch Fridays in November or outside fun time, the 6th grade is in the lead but the 7th grade is close behind!For the Team pizza party, Lime is in the lead followed by Evergreen and Sage. Time is running out. The donation deadline is Monday for our Walk-a-Thon, so be sure to get them in!
  • The lady Cougars hosted Sage Park yesterday afternoon in Cougar Stadium. The ladies started the game right out the of gate as Sarah Gordon connected with Lexi Lilly for an opportunity on goal that nearly found the back of the net within the first seconds of the match. The Cougars were energetic in the midfield with supporting plays from Huntyr Courtois, Katelyn Roux, Emily Ledger, and Catherine Downes. Defensive player of the game goes to midfielder Iniya Raja who was instrumental in securing possession and tackling in the midfield. The Cougar defense played an outstanding game with amazing hustle and communication from Sidney Montana, Hailey Testa, and Leighana Ferrabelo. However, the MVP award goes to Arden Sansom who tallied 3 goals on the day demonstrating her composure to finish under pressure. Assists for Sansom came from Lexi Lilly, Hailey Test, and Ritika Abburi. Haley Bulter rounded out the Cougar defense between the pipes. Butler had six saves on the day securing yet another clean sheet for the books. TE look forward to next week where they face JFK on Monday in their last home game of the season. Come on out and support the team!
  • Attention 8th grade ambassadors:  There will be a lunch meeting on Monday, Oct 22 in the upper library. 
  • Attention 7th grade ambassadors:  There will be a lunch meeting on Tuesday, Oct 23 in the upper library. 
  • The Field Hockey team played their foundation game yesterday afternoon against Stafford Middle School in front of a close to record breaking crowd. The Cougars played a very defensive game and walked away victorious with a score 1-0. TE started off strong, pushing the ball onto Stafford's side of the field and held it there for a good part of the first half. Scoring the only goal of the day was Kaylee Guerera, assisted by Giana Bellody. Stafford then attempted to turn the game around, forcing the ball back on the Cougars side of the field but their plan was spoiled by Rachel Turer, Molly Frank, Sophie Finer and Abby Bergstrom. Each time they snuck the ball into the circle they were rejected by Greta Slater, Avery Fournier, Grace Rich and Maya Swedock playing great defense. Ria Saxena was credited with the shut out, keeping her defense sharp making sure each Stafford attacker was covered. The second game ended in a tie between the Cougars and Stafford. Emily Osit led the charge with Anna Stapleton, Isabelle Goodrich, Avery Pelczar and Morgan Reed. Sophia Flores made several great saves and locked down the shut out. The team would like to thank everyone that came out to support the team and their cause. The teams next home game is Wednesday against JFK of Enfield.
  • Congratulations to the girls cross country team on their double win against Sage Park and Two Rivers with final scores of 15 to 53 and 17 to 46, respectively.  Audrey Manning was out front and all alone earning herself another 1st place finish followed by Taylor Lord, Maddie Syme, and Riley Baker, who all finished in the top 5 overall.  The cold weather brought out the best times with an astounding 31 personal records made by the team including Ella Heredia, who took off 30 seconds while moving up 4 spots on the team, Brooke Stapleton who had a great race running nearly 3 minutes faster than her last time, and Sue Dionne, who was looking speedy as she shed over 5 minutes off her best time.  The team is looking forward to their next away meet against Ellington on Tuesday.  Run hard, Cougars!  
  • Thursday afternoon brought some chilly and windy weather, but it couldn't cool down the boys cross country team.  The Cougars notched two more victories on to their total, as they defeated Sage Park 15 to 50 and Two Rivers Magnet School 18 to 43.  Ares Savvides crossed the line first, taking his first overall victory of the season.  Colin Grip ran his strongest race of the year, breaking in to the top 5. Travis Willcox was on a mission as he took over a minute off his best time and tallied a top 10 placement.  The hard work is also paying off for Sam Balducci and Kevin Joseph, as they both finished well over a minute under their best times.  The team tries to keep the undefeated season going when they travel to Ellington on Tuesday afternoon.  
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders, in the Grill line you can have 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, 2018 at 8:27 AM
  
  • Our second annual TEMS Walk-A-Thon was a great success!  Students, staff, and the Cougar all had a fantastic time! It was so great to have the sunshine!  Thank you to all TEMS students, staff, family and friends for your support in making our fundraiser a success! We will declare the individual, team and grade winners after the close of the pledge period next week.  But in the meantime, a shout out to Vanshika Vikas who is still holding strong as the 6th grade leader.  Timothy Bortolan is in the lead for 7th grade, and Tony DeMartino currently has the lead for 8th.  The Lime Team currently has the overall lead for the pizza party, but The Evergreen Team is close behind them! And, we are only about $1400 shy of our school goal! Keep up the great work!  Remember the pledge period will close next week on Monday October 22nd.
  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The Athletic Department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance on this Friday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some great music and dancing!!!  We promise that Mrs. Baker will not do the cabbage patch in her bakers outfit!!!  Tickets cost $7 and will be available in the main lobby. Tickets cost $10 at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!!

  • Bravo!  Applause!  Encore!  Ever dream of being onstage or working backstage in a theatrical production? Now is your chance!  All students interested in being involved in the Entertainers production of Disney's NEWSIES are invited to attend an an informational meeting after school on the last Monday of the month, October 29th  in the auditorium.   If you like to sing, dance and act or would like to be part of a backstage crew, please join us - no experience required!  If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.

  • On Tuesday, the lady Cougars matched up against East Hartford in what proved to be a one-sided event. In the first half, TE tallied an unassisted game opener from Sarah Gordon. The play was followed by strong tackles in the defensive end by Catherine Downes, Chion Pollard, and Anna Matus. Late in the first half, Emerson Iacovelli snuck a free kick between the pipes off an assist from Mikayla Evans. Iacovelli had two goals on the day. At the break, TE came out strong as Ritika Aburri tapped in her first goal of the season. The goals continued to trickle in as Elise Suffish tallied two assists on the day setting up Arden Sansom, and eventually finding the foot of Haley Butler for her first goal of the season. Sansom had two goals on the day. Outstanding play throughout the game was also had by Emily Legder, Hailey Testa, and Abby Perrucio as the trio were dynamic in securing a 7-0 victory over East Hartford. Yesterday, the Lady Cougars met opponents JFK in a competitive and windy match. The Cougars dropped down by two goals early in the game. Unlike Tuesday's game, the defense was busy with lot’s of action from Leighana Ferrabelo, Sidney Montana, Hailey Testa, and Mikayla Evans. Midfielders Iniya Raja, Huntyr Courtois, and Emily Ledger kept pace in the center of the pitch, and their efforts really started to shine through in the second half. Shots on the day came from Sarah Gordon, Emily Ledger, Arden Samson, and Lexi Lilly. TE host their next home game this afternoon against Sage Park. Come on out and support the Cougars!

  • The TE boys soccer team was in action once again last night battling the Patriots of JFK.  The first was a bit of a stale mate as the two sides scored one goal apiece.  Drew Monteserin drove nicely through the defense and buried his chance to put the Cougars ahead.  The Patriots equalized shortly thereafter.  In the second half, with the wind at their backs, the Cougars poured it on.  Rishabh Mohapatro blazed one home, Josiah Chamberlain scored his first career TEMS goal and Jake Gattuso slotted home a sweet finish to make the score 4-1.  Assists were from Aadi Dey, Damian Ayala and Chamberlain.  Dylan Hutton, Vaughn Bizier and Xavier Crane were stalwarts on the defensive end as well.  The Cougars travel to Sage Park today looking for 3 consecutive wins.

  • Attention 8th grade ambassadors:  There will be a lunch meeting on Monday, Oct 22 in the upper library.

  • Attention 7th grade ambassadors:  There will be a lunch meeting on Tuesday, Oct 23 in the upper library. 

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Fajitas , in the Grill line you can have Chicken Cordon Blue 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, 2018 at 3:14 PM
  
  • It's finally here - Walk-A-Thon Day! Thanks to all of your hard work, we are just about $2,500 short of our $20,000 goal! Right now the Lime Team is still in first place for the most pledges raised and if they keep it up, they'll earn the team pizza party for their prize. Watch out though, Teams Evergreen, Sage, Pacific & Garnet aren't far behind! In other news, the grade raising the most pledges so far is the 6th grade! Keep it up 6th grade if you want to earn the Friday cross-team lunch prize! 7th grade is very close to taking the lead. The pledge period ends Monday so if you have any other donations at home, make sure to get them in soon! Thanks again for making our fundraiser a success so far and have fun at the Walk-A-Thon today! You've earned it!!!
  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The athletic department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance on this Friday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some great music and dancing!!!  We promise that Mrs. Custer will NOT show off her Hammer time dance moves while wearing her Rosie the Riveter costume!!!  Tickets cost $7 and will be available in the main lobby.  Tickets cost $10 at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!!
  • Bravo!  Applause!  Encore!  Ever dream of being onstage or working backstage in a theatrical production? Now is your chance!  All students interested in being involved in the Entertainers production of Disney's NEWSIES are invited to attend an an informational meeting after school on the last Monday of the month, October 29th  in the auditorium. If you like to sing, dance and act or would like to be part of a backstage crew, please join us - no experience required! If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.
  • The TE soccer team played last night taking on the Falcons from East Hartford.  With the US National team playing last night in East Hartford, the Falcons only brought 12 players.  Early in the first half, Drew Monteserin scored on an individual effort, driving past defenders to slot the ball home.  Aadi Dey followed up on a goalkeeper error making it 2-0.  In the second half the Falcons were not able to keep pace and the Cougars put in three more.  Rishabh Mohapatra finished nicely, with an assist from Josiah Chamberlain.  Dey added a second of a pass from Jack Stricker and Xavier Crane scored his first ever TE goal off a quick corner kick from Dey.  Joey Bemis recorded the shut-out in goal. The Cougars next play today after school against JFK of Enfield.  
  • Wondering about MathCounts?  Well wonder no more. MathCounts will have its first get together Friday the 26th of October. That is the last Friday of the month. See your math teacher for an information sheet and stay tuned for more MathCounts news.
  • If you signed up for the Case Mountain Hike today, please get dropped off at the Spring Street entrance to Case Mountain at 4:30.  Bring a drawstring bag with an extra layer, water, and a snack.  Your ride can pick up at the same spot you were dropped off at 5:30.  See you this afternoon!
  • Relay for Life will NOT meet this afternoon. We will meet next Wednesday as scheduled.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Philly Cheese Steak, in the Grill line you can have Corn 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!
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 17, 2018 at 10:17 AM
  
  • Only one more day until Walk-a-Thon Wednesday! Keep your fingers crossed for great weather!  If the weather isn't cooperating, we will postpone our walk until next Wednesday, October 24th. In the meantime, keep those pledges coming.  We are only $4,000 short of our goal! The pledge period will remain open until Monday, October 22nd. Teams Lime, Evergreen, Sage  and Team Garnet have reached their goal and joined the $2,000 club!  Congratulations and thank you!  (Team Pacific) is on pace to join the $2,000 club soon. And now for the final Walk-a-Thon raffle.  All students that have met their personal fundraising goal of $50 have been automatically entered. Winners may pick up their prizes in the office at lunch. Good luck! Congratulations to all of our raffle winners.  And a big thank you to everyone who has helped to make our Walk-a-Thon a success so far.  There's still time to get those pledges online or in school!  
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.

  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The Athletic Department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance on Friday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some great music and dancing!!!  We promise that Mrs G will NOT show off her dance moves while wearing her Fortnite skin!!!  Tickets cost $7 and will be available in the main lobby. Tickets cost $10 at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!!
  • Bravo!  Applause!  Encore!  Ever dream of being onstage or working backstage in a theatrical production? Now is your chance!  All students interested in being involved in the Entertainers production of Disney's NEWSIES are invited to attend an an informational meeting after school on the last Monday of the month, October 29th  in the auditorium.   If you like to sing, dance and act or would like to be part of a backstage crew, please join us - no experience required!  If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.

  • Attention all 8th graders: A great opportunity is available to you! Each month the counseling department will be hosting a “business lunch” giving you a chance to talk to different people about their careers. It is now time to sign up for the October Business Lunch! Are you interested in being in front of the cameras? Want to have a career as a news anchor?  Interested in the world of communication? If so, this is your opportunity to hear from Mark Zinni, anchor for the WFSB Eyewitness News! Be one of the first 15 students to sign up in the guidance office and you will have the chance to meet Mark Zinni and learn how to have a career in journalism! It will be held on October 26th during the 8th grade lunch time.  If you’re interested, go to the guidance office immediately following the morning news to sign up. 
  • Wondering about MathCounts?  Well wonder no more.  MathCounts will have its first get together Friday the 26th of October.  That is the last Friday of the month.  See your math teacher for an information sheet and stay tuned for more MathCounts news.

  • Register today for the 3rd Annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 27th. Build a bridge, launch a rocket, "escape' from TE using logic and math. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED! Forms are available on the TEMS homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn in Stairwell "I" before homeroom and don't forget: Stairwell "I" - It's the quicker picker-upper!

  • Now here is Bridget and Ava with cross country news. The boys cross country team finally got another race in on Monday afternoon, and the wet conditions weren't enough to slow the Cougars down.  TE traveled to Tolland and notched a solid victory, 23 to 36.  Colin Heslin led the team, crossing the line in second overall.  Matt Venzie sped his way to a top 10 finish, passing several runners in his impressive final kick. Andres Anastasi and Ethan Burke both showed some sixth grade strength, breaking into the top 20 overall finishers.  Elijah Chaimovitch, feeling a couple teeth lighter, flew down the final stretch running his best time of the year.  The boys will be back on their home course on Thursday afternoon for the final home meet of the year.
  • The girls cross country team suffered their 1st loss of the season to a tough bunch of Tolland runners last night with a final score of 23 to 32. Despite the loss, TE ran strong making it a close race with tremendous finishes. Audrey Manning finished in 2nd overall in a time of 14:06 with Taylor Lord not far behind, who ran a great race as she passed 2 Tolland runners to come in 3rd place of the 59 runners. Many TE girls moved up several places on the team, pushing themselves to new limits including Prisha Thomas and Annaliese Mills, who both moved up 8 places. An especially outstanding effort was made by 6th grader Julia Rondinone who moved up 13 places while taking minutes off her best time.  The team looks forward to their final home meet at Nevers this Thursday against Sage Park and Two Rivers. Good luck, Cougars!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have General Tso's Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Parmesan 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 16, 2018 at 11:35 AM
  
  • Good Morning TE! On Thursday October 18th, the field hockey team will be having its annual foundation game and bake sale.  This years foundation is Make A Wish. Make A Wish is an organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The game and bake sale will take place at the TEMS field hockey field. Proceeds of the bake sale will be donated to the Make A Wish foundation.  In addition, the field hockey team will be selling beads in the main lobby before school begins. Beads cost one dollar to purchase.  Also, on Thursday October 18th will be hat day. You can bring in one dollar to wear your favorite hat to school. Hope to see you there!
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gy
  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The Athletic Department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance on Friday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some great music and dancing!!!  We promise that Mr. Chandler will NOT show off his floss dance moves while wearing his clown costume!!!  Tickets cost $7 and will be available in the main lobby.  Tickets cost $10 at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!!
  • Bravo!  Applause!  Encore!  Ever dream of being onstage or working backstage in a theatrical production? Now is your chance!  All students interested in being involved in the Entertainers production of Disney's NEWSIES are invited to attend an an informational meeting after school on the last Monday of the month, October 29th  in the auditorium.   If you like to sing, dance and act or would like to be part of a backstage crew, please join us - no experience required!  If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.
  • Basketball Club will hold its first session on Wednesday after school in the Main Gym until 4.  The final roster is posted in the gym and the 6th grade hallway.  Please bring PE clothes to change into!  See you then!!
  • Wondering about MathCounts? Well wonder no more. MathCounts will have its first get together Friday the 26th of October. That is the last Friday of the month.  See your math teacher for an information sheet and stay tuned for more MathCounts news.
  • It’s Walk-A-Thon week! We’ve raised $14,747 so far and together we can reach our $20,000 goal. Tomorrow is our last raffle.  All students that have raised their goal of $50 will be entered to win one of three $50 gift cards to Cinemark Movie Theater.  Tonight is the deadline to be entered into the raffle so get those pledges in!  If you’re still not registered, visit thegetmovincrew.com before it’s too late! Don't forget, today is crazy sock day and tomorrow is Hawaiian day. So break out those tropical outfits and we will see you tomorrow for the raffle.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Cheese Bread Sticks, in the Grill line you can have Meatball Subs 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 15, 2018 at 8:14 AM
  
  • Brian Murdoch with the Joke of the Week: Why can't koala bears go to college?...Because they don't meet the koala-fications, and they can't bear to leave home!
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00. This tournament is open to all TEMS students. Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.

  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The Athletic Department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance on Friday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Tickets go on sale Monday morning in the main lobby.  Tickets cost $7 if you buy them before the dance and $10 if you buy them at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!!

  • Walk-A-Thon Wednesday is next week!  Keep up the great work getting those pledges!!  We've raised almost $13,000 already and together we can reach our $20,000 school goal!! So far the only team to reach the $2,000 team goal is the Lime team.  Watch out though, Garnet, Sage and Evergreen are hot on your heels with many other teams well on their way.)  Don't forget, the overall highest fundraising team earns a pizza party! There's one more chance to win a raffle prize before the fundraiser.  Students that have raised $50 or more will be automatically be entered to win one of three $50 Cinemark Movie Theater gift cards.  Good luck everyone! And if you need any more information about the fundraiser, visit the PTO section on the TEMS Website.  
  • If you signed up for the Block Island bike ride for tomorrow, there is a chance it will be rained out. We will be deciding by the end of the day today based on the most current weather forecast. Please listen to the afternoon announcements to hear the decision.  If the trip is cancelled, we will also post the cancellation on the TE website. 

  • Wondering about MathCounts? Well wonder no more. MathCounts will have its first get together Friday the 26th of October. That is the last Friday of the month. See your math teacher for an information sheet and stay tuned for more MathCounts news.

  • The TEMS Feild Hockey team is selling beads in the main lobby before school this week and next to help raise funds for the CT Make a Wish foundation. Go down on your way to homeroom and grab some. They are a great way to make your friends smile, or just show off your spirit.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast. In the Grill line you can have Turkey 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! 
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 12, 2018 at 8:34 AM
  
  • With the Walk-A-Thon less than a week away, let's give a shout out to our three current top fundraising students.  Vanshika Vikas from the Lime Team is the overall leader and has raised over $330 dollars for our school!  Close behind are Madelyn Testa from the Evergreen Team and Drew Torres from the Pacific Team.  Awesome job guys!!! The Lime Team is in the lead for sixth grade and is also the overall leader with over $2385 raised!  The Garnet Team is in the lead for 7th grade and Pacific is in the lead for 8th grade. Keep sharing your fundraising web-page with family and friends.  A reminder to the Scarlet Team – Tomorrow is hat day! Bring in $1 and show your team spirit wearing your hat and raising money for your team! The lucky winners from today's raffle may pick up your prizes during lunchtime in the office.  Good luck and thank you for registering with the Walk-A-Thon! Congratulations!  There's only one more chance to win a raffle prize. Next Tuesday we'll be raffling three $50 Cinemark Theater gift cards for students that have met their $50 donation goal, so keep getting those donations! 
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.

  • Do you like to help others?  Would you like to make a difference in your TE community? Then please consider joining the TEMS Friends Club.  It is an after school club that creates opportunities for peer interaction between children with exceptionalities and their peers in a friendly, social, environment. If you are interested in being a mentor in the TEMS Friends Club, please pick up an application from Mrs. Silverman in room 301.  The club will meet on Thursdays beginning October 25th. 
  • The lady Cougars traveled to Ellington yesterday afternoon in a physical and face paced game. The Cougars started by matching Ellington's pace on the ball. Sarah Gordon struck first with a speedy run down the wing and was able to find the back of the net putting the Cougars up 1-0. Throughout the entire game, midfielders Megan Martin, Iniya Raja, and Emily Ledger seemed to never run out of steam as they kept pace with the opposition up and down the pitch. TE's defenders including Sidney Montana, Hailey Testa, Leighana Ferrabelo, and Mikayla Evans played OUTSTANDING and demonstrated true work ethic in their ability to protect the goal. Shots in the second half came from Chion Pollard, Lexi Lilly, and Sarah Gordon as the Cougars pushed forward to secure a victory. However, the effort to clinch a win was thwarted as Ellington managed to pop in two shots midway through the second half. Despite the loss, Haley Butler made a resounding 8 saves on the day and led the back four with her leadership between the pipes. However, the highlight of the game came from Sidney Montana who managed to clear an opposing shot off the goal line, saving TE from going down another goal. With all said and done, TE move to a record of 3-3 on the season and look forward to face Illing at home today at 3:30. 
  • The TEMS Field Hockey Team faced off against JFK of Enfield yesterday. The Cougars won the first game with a score of 6-0. Scoring the first goal for the cougars was Sophie Finer with an assist from Kaylee Guerrera. The second goal was scored by Rachel Turrer with an assist by Abby Bergstrom. Rachel also scored the third goal of the game unassisted. Amanda Koziura , Emily Osit and Tori Jarvis worked together to score next with a double assisted goal. Gialla Bellody scored the fifth goal assisted by Rachel Turrer, adding to her impressive point total for the day. Gianna went on to assist the last goal of the game scored by Alexa Parada. Ria Saxena was credited with the shutout with the defense doing a great job keeping the ball on the Patriot's side of the field. The second game was also won by the Cougars with a score of 4-1. Alexis Dabrowski scored twice, Alexa Parada chipped in a goal and an assist and Sarah Stoddard scored the final goal. Karen Luo, Meredith Pinto, Brenda Do and Avery Pelczar also played great for the Cougars. The teams next home game is today, after school against Avery Middle School of Sommers. Come out and support the team!!
  • The TEMS Field Hockey team is selling beads in the main lobby before school this week and next to help raise funds for the CT Make a Wish foundation. Go down on your way to homeroom and grab some. They are a great way to make your friends smile, or just show off your spirit.

  • Any 7th and 8th grade students interested in helping in the POP classrooms during B, C, or G study halls should sign up in guidance with Mrs. Jennings. Please indicate what rotation day and period you have study hall. Thank you!

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Sloppy Joe. In the Grill line you can have Mexican Burger 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 11, 2018 at 8:46 AM
  
  • Good morning TE. There's great news to share today. As of last night, we have raised over $10,000 for the Walk-a-Thon!!! Thank you to everyone that has registered and has been working hard to get donations for our school! We still need your help. We are still over $9,000 away from meeting our goal and just one week away from our Walk-a-Thon. If you haven't already, register at getmovincrew.com and start raising money for our school. Also, don't forget, we have another exciting raffle coming up tomorrow. Students that have raised at least $40 in donations will be entered for a chance to win one of three $40 Jump Off Trampoline Park gift cards. Good luck!

  • Our Walk-a-Thon and Spirit Week is taking place next week. Dress up each day to show your school spirit and come together as a school to raise money for our school. It's going to be a fun week! We look forward to seeing all the spirit wear. Here is the run down of what to wear:
    • Monday the 15th: Crazy Sock Day. Who has the weirdest socks out there TE?
    • Tuesday the 16th: Hawaiian Day, so wear your most tropical selections.
    • Wednesday the 17th: Walk-A-Thon day wear your school/ team t- shirts.
    • Thursday the 18th: Wear Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
    • Friday the 19th: PJ Day, wear your comfy cozy outfits.
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.
  • Do you like to help others?  Would you like to make a difference in your TE community? Then please consider joining the TEMS Friends Club.  It is an after school club that creates opportunities for peer interaction between children with exceptionalities and their peers in a friendly, social, environment. If you are interested in being a mentor in the TEMS Friends Club, please pick up an application from Mrs. Silverman in room 301.  The club will meet on Thursdays beginning October 25th. 
  • Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: The Outdoor Education Club will be having three adventures this October.  First is a bike trip around Block Island on Saturday, October 13th.  Then, on October 17th we will take a hike at Case Mountain in Manchester, and the last trip is to Foster Farm for the corn maze and hayride on October 24th.  Please see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112 or Ms. Nelson in room 251 or stop by the main office if you’re interested in any of these trips. All are welcome!

  • The TE Boys Soccer team competed twice in the past 4 days.  Though during both contests, the Cougars showed tremendous grit, finishing with a 1 and 1 record in the two matches. On Friday, TE battled Sage Park.  Joey Bemis got the shutout as the Cougars won 4-0. Aadi Dey scored two while Jake Gattuso and Jack Stricker finished out the scoring.  Dylan Huttton, Kyle Castro, Erik Montes de Oca, Vaughan Bizier and Anthony That were all strong in defense.  Last night the Cougars battled league leaders Ellington.  The Cougars fought hard but were upended 4 to 2.  Again, Gattuso and Dey found the net, the later on a penalty late in the match.  Up next the Cougars travel to Illing for a night game at 6:30 on Thursday.  

  • Sign up today for the 3rd Annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 27th! You must pre-register to participate in the exciting day. Join your friends and solve the TE Crime Scene Investigation mystery, build and launch a rocket and design and test out a bridge!! Registration forms can be found on the TEMS homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before homeroom in Stairwell "I" .......and remember YOU CAN SAVE 15% on YOUR CAR INSURANCE BY SWITCHING TO STAIRWELL "I".  

  • All skiers and snowboarders: registration for the TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club is open at the South Windsor Recreation Department.  The TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club will be traveling to Mount Southington on Wednesday nights for skiing and riding.  It is so much fun!  Register today at the Rec Department and let's hope for some great snow this winter!  See Mrs. Baker in room 362 if you have any questions!

  • Any 7th and 8th grade students interested in helping in the POP classrooms during B, C, or G study halls should sign up in guidance with Mrs. Jennings. Please indicate what rotation day and period you have study hall. Thank you!

  • Starting tomorrow the Field Hockey team will be selling beads in the main lobby for $1.00.  All proceeds will be donated to the CT Make A Wish Foundation.  This is a great way to show school spirit and our Strive For Five initiative. Brighten someones day with our brightly colored beads.  Beads will be on sale starting Thursday 10/11 and will continue until 10/19. The Field Hockey team would like to thank you in advance for your support!

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nuggets. In the Grill line you can have Chicken Cordon Blue 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 10, 2018 at 9:43 AM
  
  • With just over a week until the school wide Walk-A-Thon, we are almost half way to reaching our goal and we need your help getting to the finish line!  Our individual student goal is $50 or more.  It's easy to share your fundraising webpage over email and Facebook.  Share with grandparents, aunt, uncles, neighbors and friends.  Only five $10 pledges will reach your goal!  Cash and checks are also accepted and may be brought into the school office with your name and team on the envelope.  Let's go Cougars and help us reach our goal!!
  • Congratulations to the Lime Team for being the first team to hit the $2000 team goal! And now, it's Walk-A-Thon raffle time!  Congratulations to all our winners! All students that have raised at least $30 in donations so far have been automatically entered in the raffle. Today's lucky winners may pick up their prizes in the office during lunch.  Good luck and thank you for registering with the Walk-A-Thon! 
  • Now here is Sam Wentzell with a new segment we are calling Sam's Weekly Ponderance. If bananas are radioactive, does that mean that if someone ate enough they would become a nuclear reactor? 
  • The 8th annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.
  • Do you like to help others?  Would you like to make a difference in your TE community? Then please consider joining the TEMS Friends Club.  It is an after school club that creates opportunities for peer interaction between children with exceptionalities and their peers in a friendly, social, environment. If you are interested in being a mentor in the TEMS Friends Club, please pick up an application from Mrs. Silverman in room 301.  The club will meet on Thursdays beginning October 25th. 
  • Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: The Outdoor Education Club will be having three adventures this October.  First is a bike trip around Block Island on Saturday, October 13th.  Then, on October 17th we will take a hike at Case Mountain in Manchester, and the last trip is to Foster Farm for the corn maze and hayride on October 24th.  Please see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112 or Ms. Nelson in room 251 or stop by the main office if you’re interested in any of these trips. All are welcome!
  • Registration for Basketball Club is now CLOSED!  If you completed a registration packet and gave it to Mr. Millard, YOU ARE IN!  Our first session will be after school on Wednesday, 10/17!  Bring PE clothes. See you then!

  • Sign up today for the 3rd Annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 27th! You must pre-register to participate in the exciting day. Join your friends and solve the TE Crime Scene Investigation mystery,  build and launch a rocket and design and test out a bridge!! Registration forms can be found on the TEMS homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before homeroom in Stairwell "I" .......and remember YOU CAN SAVE 15% on YOUR CAR INSURANCE BY SWITCHING TO STAIRWELL "I".  

  • All skiers and snowboarders: Registration for the TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club is open at the South Windsor Recreation Department.  The TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club will be traveling to Mount Southington on Wednesday nights for skiing and riding.  It is so much fun!  Register today at the Rec Department and let's hope for some great snow this winter!  See Mrs. Baker in room 362 if you have any questions!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Cheese Quesadilla. 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 Oct 09, 2018 at 8:12 AM
  
  • Hi TE, it's that time today...if athletes get athletes foot, and if a Sasquatch gets big foot, what do elves get?  Mistle-toe!

  • 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 17% of TE students are registered and they've already raised over $8,000. Just imagine how much money we could raise for our school if everyone participated! Our goal is for each student to raise at least $50.  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!
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.
  • Do you like to help others? Would you like to make a difference in your TE community? Then please consider joining the TEMS Friends Club. It is an after school club that creates opportunities for peer interaction between children with exceptionalities and their peers in a friendly, social, environment.  If you are interested in being a mentor in the TEMS Friends Club, please pick up an application from Mrs. Silverman in room 301. The club will meet on Thursdays beginning October 25th. 
  • The lady Cougars kicked off against Sage Park yesterday afternoon in what proved to be a one sided match. The Cougars flew out of the gate with outstanding hustle from midfielders Emily Ledger, Catherine Downes, and Ritika Abburi. The first goal came from Katelyn Roux off an assist from Abby Peruccio. The goal was followed up by a penalty kick taken by the skipper Megan Martin who calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net bringing the score to 2-0. Defensively, the Cougars were solid at the back as Hailey Testa, Sidney Montana, and Chion Pollard helped secure the victory. Outstanding play came from left back Leighana Ferrabelo and center midfielder Iniya Raja who provided countless defensive stops for the Cougars. Katelyn Roux tallied two goals on the day along with another added by 6th grader Elise Suffish. Captains Sarah Gordon and Lexi Lilly also found the back of the net with assists coming from Emerson Iacovelli and Chion Pollard. Haley Butler kept composure and secured yet another clean sheet on the season bringing her total to three. For the next game, the Cougars match up against rivals Ellington on Wednesday. Come out and support the team!  

  • Attention 6th and 7th grade boys and girls!  Basketball Club is here!  Our first session will be on Wednesday, 10/17.  If interested, get forms from Mr. Millard in Room 262 or in the Main Office.  Registration is open to the first 24 students. Deadline is October 12th. 

  • The STEAM Olympics are BACK!!!!!!!!  Saturday October 27th is the date of this year's AMAZING event. Registration forms will be available in ALL Science classes or see Mr. Smith-Horn before homeroom in Stairwell "I". And remember, AMERICA RUNS ON STAIRWELL "I". 

  • The TE Field Hockey Team had their first home games of the season yesterday against Suffield. The first game was won by the Cougars with a score of 4-1. Scoring a hat trick was Kaylee Guerrera, two of her three goals assisted by Rachel Turrer. Rachel scored the fourth goal unassisted to secure the victory. Molly Frank, Sophie Finer, Grace Rich and Avery Yele did a great job keeping the ball on Suffield's side of the field. TE went on to win the second game with a score of 4-0. Amanda Kozieura scored the first goal of the game with an assist by Alexis Dabrowski. Alexa Parada scored the second goal shortly after. Sarah Stoddard and Emily Osit scored the third and fourth goals of the game. Ria Saxena had many great saves in both games and locked down a shutout in the second game. The Field Hockey Teams next Home game is Thursday against Avery Middle School of Somers.

  • Attention all Band students: Please report to the auditorium today for class with study materials and your Chromebooks.

  • All skiers and snowboarders: registration for the TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club is open at the South Windsor Recreation Department.  The TEMS Ski and Snowboard Club will be traveling to Mount Southington on Wednesday nights for skiing and riding.  It is so much fun!  Register today at the Rec Department and let's hope for some great snow this winter!  See Mrs. Baker in room 362 if you have any questions! 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks. In the Grill line you can have Corn 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! 
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 05, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  
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