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  • "Everyone stop what you're doing and listen!  We have excellent news!  The Timothy Edwards literary magazine is incredibly proud to announce that we have won another national award for our sixth year in a row!  We placed with a ranking of "Excellent" in the NCTE's national literary magazine contest.  We are one of only two middle schools in the ENTIRE state to win this honorable ranking and it would not be possible without the hard work of our club members and the wonderful submissions from our students and staff.  We thank you all immensely and hope that you will contribute to our magazine again this year to help us produce another fabulous issue!"

  • Attention all Volleyball Enthusiasts: Volleyball Intramurals will be starting February 12th! Volleyball Intramurals is free to any student at TE on late bus days.   You must have a ride home by 4:00 or take the late bus home.  If you are interested please pick up a form in either locker room.  Space is limited so come pick up a form.  Any questions see Mrs. Custer or any of the PE teachers.
  • You can still order your 2018 TEMS yearbook for the lowest possible price of $30.00 until the end of this month! Go to the TE webpage to select the link to place your order to guarantee the reservation of your book at the best price!

  • The TE Lady Cougars battled Sage Park of Windsor last night in a CRAL match up. A highly contested game which was difficult for everyone to keep up with, the Lady Cougars fell to the Chargers 25 to 22. There were a lot of Blood Sweat and Tears On The Floor, as the Lady Cougars put their entire hearts and bodies and minds into the game. Leading the Cougars was Lexie Wheeler, Haydin Courtois and Maria Galley with six points a piece. Reagan H-D, Nour Abunasra and Bridget Doherty each chipped in with 2 a piece. The lady cougars next play on Thursday at home against Ellington. Come out and cheer on the girls.

  • The Cougar Community Service Club meeting will be held in Mrs. Stetson's room in the Ruby Team hallway, room 235, today after school.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Cherry Blossom Chicken. In the Grill line you can have Chicken Tenders 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 Jan 24, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  
  • The literary magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school today in room 312 in the Garnet hallway. 

  • Attention all Volleyball Enthusiasts:  Volleyball Intramurals will be starting February 12th! Volleyball Intramurals is free to any student at TE on late bus days.   You must have a ride home by 4:00 or take the late bus home.  If you are interested please pick up a form in either locker room.  Space is limited so come pick up a form.  Any questions see Mrs. Custer or any of the PE teachers.
  • You can still order your 2018 TEMS YEARBOOK for the lowest possible price of $30.00 until the end of this month! Go to the TE webpage to select the link to place your order to guarantee the reservation of your book at the best price!

  • Last week's TE winter hat sale went very well.  Although there are still some left, they won't last long. So, TE Paw Print winter hats will be on sale during morning bus time in the front lobby this week until they sell out.  Hats are only $12.  Cash or checks made out to the TEMS PTO will be accepted.  Get your Pom Pom Cougar hat soon, before they are all gone. 

  • There will be a Cougar Community Service Club meeting after school on Wednesday.  We will be making miniature clay bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event.  Stay tuned for the meeting location.

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23, 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 beginning of April, our school winner will represent TE at the state level competition.  So, remember to bring a pencil to homeroom tomorrow.  Good luck!

  • The Lady Cougars were back on the hardwood last Friday in another tough CRAL matchup with Manchester's Illing Rams.  Unfortunately, the Lady Cougars were on the wrong side of the score line losing 40-26.  It was a very strong effort from the girls, but they couldn't maintain their lead after the first quarter.  Leading the Lady Coug's was Maria Galley with 15 points, while Lexi Wheeler and Hayden Courtois added five and Ava Magarain chipped in one.  The girls play again on Tuesday night.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders. In the Grill line you can have Mozzarella Sticks 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 Jan 22, 2018 at 9:15 AM
  
  • Hello TE, its that time again for you're weekly dose of cringe. Why is England the wettest country? The Queen has REIGNED there for years!!!!!!!

  • The literary magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 22 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • Attention all Volleyball Enthusiasts: Volleyball Intramurals will be starting February 12th! Volleyball Intramurals is free to any student at TE on late bus days.   You must have a ride home by 4:00 or take the late bus home.  If you are interested please pick up a form in either locker room.  Space is limited so come pick up a form.  Any questions see Mrs. Custer or any of the PE teachers.

  • You can still order your 2018 TEMS YEARBOOK for the lowest possible price of $30.00 until the end of this month! Go to the TE webpage to select the link to place your order to guarantee the reservation of YOUR BOOK at the BEST PRICE! 

  • With the cold weather on its way back, now is the perfect time to buy a TE Cougar Paw Print hat.  Hats will be on sale during morning bus time tomorrow through Friday in the front lobby.  Hats are only $12.  Cash or checks made out to the TEMS PTO will be accepted.  Get your Pom Pom Cougar hat before they are all gone.

  • Any TEMS student, including any HISTORY CLUB members who plan to submit a project for regional competition of Connecticut History Day must see Mr. Smith-Horn this week to get a signature form. Every student competing as an individual OR in a group must have a completed form. This form MUST be signed by both the student and a parent and returned to Mr. Smith-Horn by NEXT WEEK. Don't delay to enter the 2018 History Day Competition. For more information, contact Mr. Smith-Horn. 

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos. In the Grill line you can have Philly Cheese Steak and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 19, 2018 at 10:58 AM
  
  • If you signed up to go tubing at Powder Ridge, meet in the main lobby by the office after the bell rings this afternoon with all of your belongings. Again those students who signed up to go snow tubing meet in the lobby right after the bell.

  • There will be a Cougar Community Service Club meeting today after school in room 223. again the Cougar Community Service Club will meet Today after school in room 223.

  •  Attention all Volleyball Enthusiasts: Volleyball Intramurals will be starting February 12th! Volleyball Intramurals is free to any student at TE on late bus days.   You must have a ride home by 4:00 or take the late bus home.  If you are interested please pick up a form in either locker room.  Space is limited so come pick up a form.  Any questions see Mrs. Custer or any of the PE teachers. 
  • Attention Peer Mediators: The new Peer Mediation Coordinator has been hired. Please come to our first lunch meeting on Thursday. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

  • Attention Yearbook Staff:  There will be a brief but important meeting today right after school!! In other yearbook news...You can still order your 2018 TEMS YEARBOOK for the lowest possible price of $30.00 until the end of this month! Go to the TE webpage to select the link to place your order to guarantee the reservation of your book at the best price!
  • Mr Goric's set building crew will meet today after school. Again Mr Goric's set building crew will meet today. If you cannot attend this meeting then we will see you next week.
  • Any TEMS student, including any HISTORY CLUB members who plan to submit a project for regional competition of Connecticut History Day must see Mr. Smith-Horn this week to get a signature form. Every student competing as an individual OR in a group must have a completed form. This form MUST be signed by both the student and a parent and returned to Mr. Smith-Horn by NEXT WEEK. Don't delay to enter the 2018 History Day Competition. For more information, contact Mr. Smith-Horn.

  • With the cold weather on its way back now is the perfect time to buy a TE Cougar Paw Print hat.  Hats will be on sale during morning bus time tomorrow through Friday in the front lobby.  Hats are only $12.  Cash or checks made out to the TEMS PTO will be accepted.  Get your pom pom cougar hat soon before they are all gone. 

  • Entertainers rehearsal today is for the entire cast.  Don't forget your script!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks. In the Grill line you can have Crispy Chicken Club and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 18, 2018 at 8:19 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club will be going on snow tubing at Powder Ridge on Thursday, January 18th.  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.  Forms are due to back this Wednesday, January 17th. 
  • There will be a Cougar Community Service Club meeting Thursday after school in room 223. again the There will be a Cougar Community Service Club will meet Thursday after school in room 223. 

  • Last Friday morning, a record 92 TE students participated in the MathCounts in-school competition.  The top eight scorers will be invited to represent TE at the Hartford Chapter MathCounts competition at the University of Hartford on Saturday, February 3rd.

The results are as follows:  Scoring in 10th and 9th places are 2nd alternate, Abby Donovan; and 1st alternate, Anthony Chen.  Placing 8th through 5th and representing TE as individual participants in the chapter competition are: Andrew Bell in 8th; Tim Sigler in 7th; Daniel Wang in 6th, and Pranav Ramesh placing 5th.  The top four TE scorers will individually compete and also make up the TE Team at the Chapter competition.  They are: Michael Ngo, placing 4th; Yunfei Zheng placing 3rd; Jaideep Naik in 2nd; and the TE top scorer, Aryan Kalia.  

The competition was very competitive and the scoring was extremely close.  Only 3 points separated the 10th through 5th place scorers.  And the top four scorers were only separated by 5 and 1/2 points.  Congratulations to the top scorers and to all 92 students for a very fine effort.  

MathCounts is not finished.  We will have the New England Math League competition in February. Remember, we will not meet this coming Friday, but we will meet a week from Friday.   

  • Attention all students in Mr. Marci’s music classes,  please bring study materials with you and report directly to the auditorium for music class today. 

  • "The literary magazine Out of the Blue will NOT be meeting this Wednesday January 17.  Please pay attention to TETV news for details about our next meeting."

  • Mr Goric's set building crew will meet Wednesday this week. Again Mr Goric's set building crew will meet tomorrow after school. If you cannot attend this meeting then we will see you next week.

  • The Lady Cougars were in action last Friday night, taking on the Sage Park Chargers from Windsor.  Although, the Lady Cougars roared back in the second half, the early damage was done and the Cougars fell 28-20.  Maria Galley had a team high 10 points, while Haydin Courtois chipped in three and Jada Reyes-Tran, Ella Suppicich and Ava Magarian each had two.  Lastly Lexie wheeler, who took a knock to the head in the 3rd quarter added a free throw.  The Lady Cougars take on the Illing Rams and Mackenzie Hall on Friday of this week.

  • With the cold weather on its way back now is the perfect time to buy a TE Cougar Paw Print hat.  Hats will be on sale during morning bus time tomorrow through Friday in the front lobby.  Hats are only $12.  Cash or checks made out to the TEMS PTO will be accepted.  Get your pom pom cougar hat soon before they are all gone.  

  • Any TEMS student, including any HISTORY CLUB members who plan to submit a project for regional competition of Connecticut History Day must see Mr. Smith-Horn this week to get a signature form. Every student competing as an individual OR in a group must have a completed form. This form MUST be signed by both the student and a parent and returned to Mr. Smith-Horn by NEXT WEEK. Don't delay to enter the 2018 History Day Competition. For more information, contact Mr. Smith-Horn. 

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Boneless Chicken Wings. In the Grill line you can have BBQ Chicken 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 Jan 16, 2018 at 12:47 PM
  
  • Hello TE, its that time again! How do you check out a book before anyone else does in the library? You Book a reservation!!!!!!
  • The Outdoor Education Club will be going on snow tubing at Powder Ridge on Thursday, January 18th.  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.  Forms are due to back on Wednesday, January 17th. 
  • The boys basketball team pulled off a tough win against Illing middle school 61-47. The game was tied at halftime at 21 and a run at the end of the third quarter put the cougars ahead for good. Led by a stinging defense that pressured the ram resulted in some easy baskets for the cougars. A balanced offense and an overall team effort with unselfish play led to a well deserved, hard fought win.
  • Are you looking for something fun to do tonight?  A little Dancing, some Volleyball or Whiffle Ball?  If so, come to our one and only Activity Night event of the school year.  Tickets will be on sale in the main lobby Wednesday morning until Friday morning.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door and the event runs from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. So get out of the cold, come hang out with friends and have some fun! 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Popcorn Chicken Bowl. In the Grill line you can have Beef Hot Dog and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5! 
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 12, 2018 at 8:29 AM
  
  • Good morning TE!  We are a part of the H.E.R.O.E.S. Club.  Our name stands for Helping Every Rank Over Every Sea, and that’s what we are asking you to do – help our officers who are working to help us.  We have a fundraiser happening at school right now, and we need your help. It’s time to give back to those who fight to keep our country safe and protect our freedoms.  Our plan is to create care packages to send to our active troops.  What we need from you are donations to fill the packages. If you have any non-perishable food items, travel toiletries, or entertainment items like playing cards, board games that you would like to donate – just add it to the box in your team hallway labeled, “Military Care Package Donation Box”. We will also have a poster put up in your team hallway so that you can see the items we are accepting for donation.  These are items  that our troops would greatly appreciate. Thank you for helping us help our HEROS!! 
  • The Outdoor Education Club will be going on snow tubing at Powder Ridge on Thursday, January 18th.  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.  Forms are due to back on Wednesday, January 17th.  

  • Attention Entertainers: set design crew -today's meeting with Mr. Canova has been cancelled.  Your first meeting will be next Wednesday, January 17th - he looks forward to seeing you then!

  • The Boys Basketball team lost a hard fought close game against east Hartford Middle School 54-49.  A well balanced scoring attack and strong defense that made a valiant comeback that cut the lead to one possession at the end of the game.  It was a great overall team effort. The boys play again on Thursday at home against Illing. 
  • Are you looking for something fun to do Friday night?  A little Dancing, some Volleyball or Whiffle Ball?  If so, come to our one and only Activity Night event of the school year.  Tickets will be on sale in the main lobby Wednesday morning until Friday morning.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door and the event runs from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. So get out of the cold, come hang out with friends and have some fun! 
  • Just a reminder to all MathCounts participants that the in-school competition is tomorrow morning. Please be in the cafeteria at 7:00 and don't forget your calculator and a couple of pencils. See you tomorrow. 
  • "The Literary Magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school on Wednesday January 17 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please see Ms. Olsen before then if you have any questions or if you cannot attend."

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tacos. In the Grill line you can have Crispy Chicken Club and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 11, 2018 at 9:18 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club will be going on snow tubing at Powder Ridge on Thursday, January 18th.  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.  Forms are due to back on Wednesday, January 17th.  

  • There is no Science Olympiad for Mrs. Longdin's group today after school due to a science department meeting.  She is available Wednesday and Thursday this week! Keep up the good work.

  • The Boys Basketball team lost a hard fought close game against East Hartford Middle School 54-49.  A well balanced scoring attack and strong defense that made a valiant comeback that cut the lead to one possession at the end of the game.  It was a great overall team effort. The boys play again on Thursday at home against Illing. 

  • Are you looking for something fun to do Friday night?  A little Dancing, some Volleyball or Whiffle Ball?  If so, come to our one and only Activity Night event of the school year.  Tickets will be on sale in the main lobby Wednesday morning until Friday morning.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door and the event runs from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. So get out of the cold, come hang out with friends and have some fun! 

  • This is an important message for MathCounts participants.  The in-school competition is this Friday morning. Please arrive by 7:00 and have your calculator, pencil and eraser with you.  Also, make sure to get an information sheet from you Math teacher.  See you Friday morning.
  • The TE Lady Cougars were on the court last night, but fell to the Falcons of East Hartford.  Leading the way for the Lady Cougars was Maria Galley and Lexie Wheeler with four points each.  Ava Magarian, and Reagan H-D shipped in two while Anna Kim and Nour Abunasra each made a free throw.  The Lady Cougars play on Friday at home against Sage Park from Windsor.  Come out and cheer on the girls.

  • Entertainers rehearsal today is for all named characters - members of the chorus/ensemble do not need to attend today.  Tomorrow's rehearsal is for the ENTIRE CAST.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders. In the Grill line you can have BBQ Turkey Sandwich and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club will be going on snow tubing at Powder Ridge on Thursday, January 18th.  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.  Forms are due to back on Wednesday, January 17th.  

  • There is no Science Olympiad for Mrs. Longdin's group today after school due to a science department meeting.  She is available Wednesday and Thursday this week! Keep up the good work.

  • The Boys Basketball team suffered its second loss of the season to Ellington Middle School.  Despite a strong defensive effort, it just wasn’t enough.  After a slow start on offensive, the boys were able to keep pace.   The team plays today at East Hartford. 
  • Are you looking for something fun to do Friday night?  A little dancing, some volleyball or softball?  If so, come to our one and only Activity Night event of the school year.  Tickets will be on sale in the main lobby beginning tomorrow morning until Friday morning.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door and the event runs from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. So get out of the cold, come hang out with friends and have some fun!

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks. In the Grill line you can have Cheese Sticks 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 Jan 09, 2018 at 11:35 AM
  
  • "Do you want to be awesome?  Than you should come to the meeting for TEMS' award winning literary magazine Out of the Blue.  It's bound to be a great time!  We will be meeting on Monday, January 8 in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you would like to attend, but are not able.  Old and new members are welcomed!"
  • MathCounts will meet this Friday morning at 7:00 in the cafeteria.  If there is a delayed opening on Friday we will not meet.  The in-school competition is scheduled for next Friday, January 12th.  Stay tuned for more details.   

  • Mrs. Longdin's Science Olympiad teams will NOT meet this week Tuesday or Wednesday.  There will be an optional meeting on Thursday, if you can attend.  Thank you!

  • The Timothy Edwards Lady Cougars battled the Patriots of JFK last night and they escaped with a 26-21 victory. Battling foul trouble all game The Lady Cougars sank to a 2-3 Zone and baffled the Patriot offense. Offensively Maria Galley led the charge with 11 points. The two Anna's, Kim and Matus , had two buckets a piece,  while Jada Reyes -Tran and Reagan H-D chipped in 4 points as well. Rounding out the scoring was Haydin Courtois and Lexie Wheeler with 2 and 1 respectively. The lady cougars have the rest of the week off,  but look to take down East Hartford on Tuesday of next week.
  • Entertainers rehearsals of Into the Woods start this week.  Today's rehearsal is only for characters who are part of the opening - Thursday's rehearsal is for the entire cast.

  • We still have plenty of openings for BOWLING, Movie Matinee, Knitting, and the School Mural!  Sign up for an afterschool program today! Minecraft, STEAM and Woodworking are CLOSED.

  • The Boys Basketball team took on JFK yesterday afternoon at home.  It was a hard fought game by both teams and the cougars came away with 50-33 victory.  It was a well balanced scoring  attack on offense and the pressure defense wore JFK down to open up a close game in second half.  The teams hard work helped paved the way for the first win of season.  The boys play next at Ellington on Monday 1/8 at 3:30.  

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Boneless Chicken Wings. In the Grill line you can have Beef Hot Dog and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!

 

Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 03, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  
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