TE Morning News - 10/12/17 
  • The Girls Cross Country team ran against Ellington yesterday and suffered a loss of 22 to 35.  The cougars had a fantastic start to the race, with only one Ellington runner in the top 6, and TE ended strong on the steep downhill finish.  Coming in first overall was Audrey Manning, out front and all alone by 17 seconds.  Mayee Mavillapalli and Ella Heredia both had excellent races as they moved up several spots on the team.  Also running well was Amritha Suresh, who had one of her best performances ending the race in an all out sprint.  Speaking of all out sprints, the Drenga sisters, Katelyn and Alyssa, both had three Ellington runners right on their heels at the finish, but they must have made a pact to show no mercy as they both out sprinted the Ellington runners by mere seconds.  Captain Sophia Hollister cheered her heart out with Ciara Turco and Samantha Rowell who remain spirited despite persistent injuries.  A big thanks to managers Tracy Doan and Varsha Chilakapati who have been so helpful running the home meets and also came to our away meet to support teammates.  Great job to all runners, and good luck at your upcoming league meet! 
  • The Boys Cross Country team added another victory to their season total on Wednesday afternoon when they had a strong win over Ellington Middle School.  Kyle Sullivan held off a sprinting Nikhil Kikanamada as the duo took the top 2 overall spots in the Cougars' 19 to 42 win.  Max Plunske crossed the line in the top 20 , followed closely by Nathan Grilli, both having their best finishes of the year, and Alex Belardi gave it his all on the finishing downhill for his fastest time of the year.  The win has the boys finish the regular season with only one loss and the team gets 2 weeks to prepare for the league championship race on the 25th.
  • Our second annual TEMS Walk-A-Thon was a great success!   Students, staff, and the Cougar all had a fantastic time! Shout out to Mother Nature for holding off the rain.  We have big news to share today. As of last night, we exceeded our $18,000 school goal! 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 Team Garnet for joining the $2,000 plus club and reaching their goal!!!  Vincent Ryder is still holding strong as the 6th grade leader.  Tony DeMartino is in the lead for 7th grade, and Richard Collins currently has the lead for 8th.  The Lime Team currently has the overall lead for the pizza party, but The Scarlet Team is close behind them! Keep up the great work!  Remember the pledge period will close next week on Monday October 16th.
  • TEMS will be holding our 7th annual Kenny Offiaeli Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday  November 10th from 5:30-8:30 here at TEMS.  This tournament honors the life of a former TEMS student and basketball player who suddenly passed away during his 8th grade year.  The money raised from the tournament goes to support the Kenny Offaieli scholarship fund that is given to an 8th grade student each year at graduation.    This tournament is open to any student at TEMS.  You may pick up a registration packet in the main office or main gym.  Forms are due by October 27th to the main office.
  • Trick or Treat for Unicef is back. Please think about contributing to this great cause which helps underprivileged children around the world. Collection boxes can be found in each home room. Lets help out by giving a little to Unicef.
  • The TE Boys Soccer team played host to Ellington last night only to fall 3-0 to the Wildcats.  The first half started off like the last game against Illing, only the Cougars were unable to put a scare into the Wildcats as they stormed out to a 3-0 half time lead.  However, in the second half the Cougars ramped up their intensity and declawed the Wildcats attack, keeping them at bay for the second half.  Alex Magarian, AJ Faust, Xavier Crane, Aadi Dei, and Aryan Kalia pushed hard through the midfield and intercepted passes one after the other.  John Montana and Jake Gattuso pressed up front and gave the Wildcat defense trouble most of the second half.  The Cougars fall to 2-5-1 on the season with 4 games to play.  Up next the cougars play East Hartford next Tuesday.  If they win the remainder of their game they will finish above .500 on the season.  Come out and cheer on the boys.
  • The Lady Cougars matched up against longstanding rivals Ellington in a physical game ending in a 1-0 loss. Throughout the game, the Cougars had a number of chances on cage, but couldn't seem to find the back of the net. Outstanding defensive play came from Megan Martin and Ellinor Edstrom as the duo consistently drew pressure and cleared the ball up the field. Scoring attempts in the game came from Lexi Wheeler, Emily Ledger, Marybeth Grasso, and Taryn Suffish. However, as it turned out the Ellington defense was too strong for the Cougar offense. Chances were had on both sides, but it was ultimately Ellington who took the victory. Cougars deserving recognition for their outstanding play included Maria Galley, Candace Walsh, Rhianna O'Meara, Lexi Lilly, Haydin Courtois, and Ella Suppicich.
  • ALL TEMS student are invited to "TAKE THE CHALLENGE" and sign up for this year's AMC-8 competition. The AMC-8 is a 25 question multiple choice, timed math test that will be administered at TEMS on Monday November 20th. Practice prep sessions will be scheduled before and after school for all interested participants. Registration forms are available in all MATH classes and on the TEMS homepage. For more information see Mr. Smith-Horn in room 307 or before homeroom in Stairwell "I".
  • TE Field hockey team continued its winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Farmington. Kelli Mann came away with a hat trick with Kayden Burke finalizing the win with a goal in the final seconds of the game. Maliya Haddock controlled the midfield and also had an assist in the first half. Kayden Burke assisted on two of Mann's goals. Zoe  Calhoun played well at mid and in the circle. Molly Frank, Grace Reed, Maya Lagasse, Tori Jarvis, Kaitlin Hardy, and Grace Rich all played well keeping the ball outside their defensive circle. Giana Bellody, Nicole Mann, Alexis Dabrowski demonstrated superb passing on the offensive line. Isabelle Goodrich, Abby Bergstrom, Alexa Parada and Amanda Kozuira displayed great hustle on both ends of the field. TE travels to Suffield today. 
  • The first dance of the year will be on Friday October 20th from 6:30-8:30 run by the TEMS coaches.  This dance will be our Halloween Dance, students are encouraged to dress up for this dance.  Remember no props or masks.  Tickets are $7 and go on sale Tuesday October 17th in the main lobby before school.  We will also be collecting non-perishable food items that night to be donated to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Pasta with Meatballs. In the Grill line you can have a 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 12 October, 2017 at 10:20 AM  

 
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