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  • Why was the child staring at a can of frozen orange juice?  It said concentrate!

  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it's a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you're interested in any of these adventures.

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The G S A at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.
  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 28 in room 312.  Be sure to bring a submission you are working on.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • The boys lost a tough game against East Hartford yesterday afternoon 59-48.  The Cougars stayed within striking distance throughout the game was down 4 points late in the fourth quarter.  Some timely free throws by East Hartford sealed the win for them. The boys team fell to 4 and 5 and they play Sage Park at home this afternoon.

  • 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 So Deli 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 Jan 25, 2019 at 8:17 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it's a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you're interested in any of these adventures.

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The G S A at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 28 in room 312.  Be sure to bring a submission you are working on.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • MathCounts will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 am.  We will do a practice New England Math League competition.  The New England Math League competition has been set for Friday, February 22nd.  Hope to see you tomorrow morning for MathCounts.  

  • Jump Start will NOT be held this afternoon. Again, Jump Start will not be held today. We will see you next week.

  • Attention Yearbook Staff: There will be NO MEETING TODAY. Please take your regular bus home. 

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos, in the Grill line you can have BBQ Turkey Sandwich and in the So Deli 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 Jan 24, 2019 at 7:58 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips. We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it's a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th. Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you're interested in any of these adventures.

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The GSA at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 28 in room 312.  Be sure to bring a submission you are working on.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Parmesan, 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 great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                        
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 23, 2019 at 8:20 AM
  
  • The grade 8 Orchard Hill Connection Program is canceled today due to the delayed opening. 

  • Attention 8th Graders: If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning's announcement. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips. We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • The boys basketball team held on to beat Tolland Middle School last Friday 49-44.  A balanced scoring attack help the Cougars prevail in a tight game throughout.  The defense held Tolland to 7 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win.  The Cougars record is 4-4 with two tough games Thursday and Friday.

  • After a very competitive final round, congratulations go out to the following students for their performance in the final round of the National Geographic Bee which was held Friday afternoon:

Third place: 8th grader Valli Penduala

Second place: 7th grader Thomas Jezouit

First place TE winner: 7th grader Nandy Senthilkumar

Nandy will now take the National Geographic Bee qualifying test to determine her eligibility for the state competition held this spring.  Good luck, Nandy, and congratulations to all participants!

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The GSA at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what’s going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nuggets, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Philly Cheese Steak and in the So Deli 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 Jan 22, 2019 at 10:59 AM
  
  • Attention 8th Graders:  If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning's announcement. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Mashed Potato Bowl, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Hot Dog and in the So Deli 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 Jan 18, 2019 at 7:57 AM
  
  • Just a reminder that MathCounts will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 am in the cafeteria.  Hope to see you there and remember, if there is a delay, MathCounts will not meet.  

  • Attention 8th Graders:  If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning's announcement. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Beef 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 great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                      
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 17, 2019 at 11:32 AM
  
  • Custom Pura Vida bracelets in TEMS colors are coming your way! Students of the choral department will be selling purple and gray Pura Vida bracelets for $5.00 in the main lobby before school next week, starting this Monday. Don't miss out!! Quantities are limited and they will sell out fast! $5.00 MAIN LOBBY Before School Starting today!
  • The boys basketball team fell to 3 and 4 after losing to Illing yesterday 68-44.   The game was tight throughout until a fourth quarter run by the Rams sealed the victory. Great shooting kept the Cougars in the game, led by Damian Ayala who was 8 for 10 from the three point line.  The boys play Tolland on Friday at home looking to even their record and get into the playoff race. 

  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • The Lady Cougars were back in Action last night taking on the Illing Rams of Manchester. It was a hard-fought battle throughout however the Lady Cougars fell to the first place lady Rams 37-33. Ava Magarian led all scorers with 15 points including 2 from downtown. Olivia Petgrave had 8 points while Princess Black chipped in 5. It was the closest contest of the year for Illing. TE overcame adversity early on and fought hard every second of the contest. The Lady Cougars are off until next week when they take on East Hartford and Sage Park both away. 

  • Attention 8th Graders: If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning’s announcement. 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders, in the Grill line you can have Cheese Burger and in the So Deli 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 Jan 16, 2019 at 7:55 AM
  
  • Custom Pura Vida bracelets in TEMS colors are coming your way! Students of the choral department will be selling purple and gray Pura Vida bracelets for $5.00 in the main lobby before school next week, starting this Monday. Don't miss out!! Quantities are limited and they will sell out fast!  $5.00 MAIN LOBBY Before School Starting today!
  • Attention all Band students:  Please bring study materials with you to band class today and report directly to the auditorium for both Band class and Theory and Technique classes. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Orange Glazed Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Cheese Steak with Peppers and Onions and in the So Deli 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 Jan 15, 2019 at 8:11 AM
  
  • Last Friday morning seventy five 6th, 7th and 8th graders participated in the in-school MathCounts competition.  The top eight scorers are invited to represent TE at the Hartford chapter MathCounts competition at the University of Hartford on  Saturday, February 2nd.  The top 4 scorers make up the TE Team and the 5th through 8th scorers will compete as individuals.  The top scorer, Yunfei Zheng not only placed first, but established a school record high score.  Placing 2nd through 4th and rounding out the TE Team are 8th grader, Sai Koppu; 6th grader, Aarush Kalia; and 7th Grader, Rishabh Mohapatra. Placing 5th though 8th and representing TE as individual competitors are, 8th graders, Sristhi Chowdhury; Shri Radhakrishnan; Arnav Thakrar; and 7th grader, Ryan Duong. Placing 9th and 10th are alternates Pranav Shankar, and Aricka Boosa. Rounding out the top 15 are Iris Wen, Advaith Satish, Jason Sigler, Rakshan Chadha, and Angelina Lee.  The competition was very competitive as only 8 points separated the 2nd place score and the 15th place score.  Congratulations to the top 8 scorers and all the students who competed last Friday for an outstanding effort.  MathCounts will meet this Friday.  We still have the New England Math League competition set for the end of February. Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the National Geographic Bee final round.  The competition will be held Friday, Jan. 18 in room 223 at 12:35.  From Indigo Team: Yunfei Zheng, Valli Penduala, and Angelina Lee. From Pacific Team: Sri Kiran Sripada,  from Cobalt Team: Rakshan Chadha, from Ruby Team: Thomas Jezowit and from Scarlet Team: Nandy Senthilkumar, Kavya Ramasamy, and Iris Wen. Great job everyone! 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s either Nomads or Stone Age Rock Gym on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • The literary magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school today in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  We hope you can make it!

  • Custom Pura Vida bracelets in TEMS colors are coming your way! Students of the choral department will be selling purple and gray Pura Vida bracelets for $5.00 in the main lobby before school next week, starting this Monday. Don't miss out!! Quantities are limited and they will sell out fast! $5.00 MAIN LOBBY Before School Starting today!
  • Attention all 8th graders: A great opportunity is available to you!  The counseling department has been hosting  “business lunches” giving you a chance to talk to different people about their careers. It is now time to sign up for the January  Business Lunch!  Are you interested in Computer Game Designing?  Want to have a career in computer graphics, animation, or advertising?  If so, this is your opportunity to hear from Maura O’Connor, a professor at Manchester Community College.  Come find out what schooling you need to have and what careers are available in gaming and graphic arts. We are honored to have Maura O’Connor during the 8th grade lunch on Wednesday, January 16th. Be one of the first 15 students to sign up in the counseling office. This is a great opportunity you should not miss! 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Orange Glazed Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Parm Sandwich and in the So Deli 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 Jan 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM
  
  • What do you call a woodworker that lives underwater? A wittle-mermaid!

  • Attention students...Are you interested in improving your overall fitness or maybe you want to get in shape for the up and coming softball, baseball, or track season?  If so, there are still spots available for the Cougar Fitness Club.  This is an after school activity that starts on Wednesday, January 16th.  Registration forms are due soon so pick up a form in the main office or see Mrs. G or Mr. S for more information.

  • The TEMS annual Activity Night will take place tonight from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  We will have a DJ in the cafeteria so that we can dance, a movie in the library media center if you prefer a quiet activity and pin guard, whiffle ball, and volleyball in the gyms.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.  Tickets are on sale today in the main lobby before school.  Buy your ticket and come join the fun.

  • The Lady Cougars were back on the hardwood last night taking on the Sage Park Chargers from Windsor.  Leading the way in the 47-35 victory with 12 points, was Ava Magarian followed by Morgan Reed, Anna Matus, and Olivia Petgrave all with 6 points on the night.  The Lady Cougars held a sizable lead at half-time and continued putting on the pressure in the second half.  10 players put at least one point on the board and 12 points came of 4 three pointers...The next game is away against Illing on Tuesday, however, the Lady Cougars play Ellington at home on Thursday...come out and cheer on the girls.

  • The boys basketball team lost a tough game against sage park 63-43.  It was a hard fought game by both teams. The Cougars stayed close throughout the game until late 3rd quarter run by Sage Park.  They fall to a record of 2 -3. The boys next game is Monday at Ellington.

  • Hey Everybody- Custom Pura Vida bracelets in TEMS colors are coming your way! Students of the choral department will be selling purple and gray Pura Vida bracelets for $5.00 in the main lobby before school next week, starting this Monday. Don't miss out!! Quantities are limited and they will sell out fast! $5.00 MAIN LOBBY Before School Starting Monday!!!!!!!!! 
  • Attention all 8th graders: A great opportunity is available to you!  The counseling department has been hosting  “business lunches” giving you a chance to talk to different people about their careers. It is now time to sign up for the January  Business Lunch!  Are you interested in Computer Game Designing?  Want to have a career in computer graphics, animation, or advertising?  If so, this is your opportunity to hear from Maura O’Connor, a professor at Manchester Community College.  Come find out what schooling you need to have and what careers are available in gaming and graphic arts. We are honored to have Maura O’Connor during the 8th grade lunch on Wednesday, January 16th. Be one of the first 15 students to sign up in the counseling office. This is a great opportunity you should not miss! 
  • The literary magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 14 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  We hope to see you there!

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Club and in the So Deli 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 Jan 11, 2019 at 10:21 AM
  
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