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Daily Announcements for Timothy Edwards Middle School

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  • The AMC 8 is back! ALL TEMS students are invited to take the challenge and sit for the AMC 8 exam on Monday, November 19th in the TEMS cafeteria. Students MUST sign up in advance to take the test. Registration forms and information will be available in all MATH classes, on the TE homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before home room in STAIRWELL "I". Don't forget   STAIRWELL "I" is ON YOUR SIDE.........
  • Attention students, if you plan on trying out for TEMS basketball or cheerleading, you must submit all paperwork by November 16th.  Please see the TEMS Athletic web-page for more information.  

  • Do you have school spirit and love sports?  If so, the cheerleading team is right for you!  Cheerleading tryouts are coming up next month and will be held on December, 3rd, 4th, and 6th after school in the small gym.  Go online to the TEMS Athletic web-page for more information.

  • Attention all field hockey players: Our end of the year celebration has been changed to Thursday Nov. 8th.   Please make sure you hand in your cleaned uniform, practice jersey, and jacket no later than Wednesday of next week.  6th and 7th grade players please sign up in the locker room for what you will be bringing to the party.  Any questions see Mrs. Custer or Mr. Wilkinson.

  • The Choral Department needs your support!!!  Please plan to dine in or take out from Frank Pepe's Pizza tomorrow between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm to help support the Choral Program.  Pick up a flyer in the main office or outside of the chorus classroom (Room 145). You must remember to take and present that flyer when getting your food.   Fundraising is how we ensure our choral program continues to provide the best music education to our vocal students!!!  So grab your family and friends and your flyer, on your day off, Tuesday November 6th and head to Frank Pepe's in Manchester!!!

  • A reminder to all students registered for the Kenny Offiaeli Tournament that the new time is now 2:40-4:45 this Friday November 9th.  Students should report to the main gym after school that day and must have a ride home for 4:45.  Only students registered for the event will be allowed to stay after.  

  • Movember is here. Teams have been selected. Teams will be announced tomorrow and voting begins Wednesday. Keep an eye and ear out for MO information. 

  • 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,  remember to always strive for 5!                      
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 05, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  
  • What do you get when you cross a lightning bolt with a pelican?  A very large electric bill!

  • The AMC 8 is back! ALL TEMS students are invited to take the challenge and sit for the AMC 8 exam on Monday November 19th in the TEMS cafeteria. Students MUST sign up in advance to take the test. Registration forms and information will be available in all MATH classes, on the TE homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before home room in STAIRWELL "I". Don't forget   STAIRWELL "I" is ON YOUR SIDE.........
  • Attention students: If you plan on trying out for TEMS basketball or cheerleading, you must submit all paperwork by November 16th.  Please see the TEMS Athletic web-page for more information.  

  • Do you have school spirit and love sports?  If so, the cheerleading team is right for you!  Cheerleading tryouts are coming up next month and will be held on December, 3rd, 4th, and 6th after school in the small gym.  Go online to the TEMS Athletic web-page for more information.

  • Keep your eyes peeled for fury lips next week, that is right, Movember is back!!!!!! We will be raising funds for Mens health all November and the teachers will be growing their best facial hair. So keep an eye out for more information.

  • The Choral Department needs your support!!!  Please plan to dine in or take out from Frank Pepe's Pizza this coming Tuesday between 11 am and 10 pm to help support the Choral Program.  Pick up a flyer in the main office or outside of the chorus classroom (Room 145). You must remember to take and present that flyer when getting your food.  Fundraising is how we ensure our choral program continues to provide the best music education to our vocal students!!!  So grab your family and friends and your flyer, on your day off, Tuesday November 6th and head to Frank Pepe's in Manchester!!!

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Corn Dog and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best,  remember to always strive for 5!  
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 02, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  
  • The AMC 8 is back! ALL TEMS students are invited to take the challenge and sit for the AMC 8 exam on Monday November 19th in the TEMS cafeteria. Students MUST sign up in advance to take the test. Registration forms and information will be available in all MATH classes, on the TE homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before home room in STAIRWELL "I". Don't forget   STAIRWELL "I" is ON YOUR SIDE.........
  • Attention students: If you plan on trying out for TEMS basketball or cheerleading, you must submit all paperwork by November 16th.  Please see the Athletics web-page on the TEMS website for more information.  

  • The Field Hockey team played their last game of the season yesterday afternoon against Mabel B Avery Middle School of Somers. TE went on the attack early, forcing the ball to the Avery side of the field. Scoring first for the Cougars was Amanda Koziura, firing a shot right past the goalie assisted by Alexis Dabrowski. Alexis scored the next goal off of a great pass by Amanda. The third goal was scored by Emily Osit, with a powerful shot assisted by Alexa Parada. The last goal of the first half was scored by Kaylie Guerrera, with an assist from Sophie Finer. With the starters back on the field to start the second half, the Cougars didn't wait long to continue their scoring attack. Sophie fired in the fifth goal with an assist from Giana Bellody. Coach Custer decided to switch up the game, allowing the defenders to join in on the attack. Greta Slater had a great pass along the goal line to Avery Fournier, hammering the ball into the goal for the seventh goal of the game. Rachel Turer made her presence known scoring the eighth and final goal of the game. Sophia Flores and Ria Saxena worked together to lock down the 8-0 shutout. The Cougars finish their season with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses. Coach Custer and Coach Wilkinson will really miss this 8th grade group and wish you luck as you move on to play at the high school.

  • Keep your eyes peeled for fury lips next week, that is right, Movember is back!!!!!! We will be raising funds for Mens health all November and the teachers will be growing their best facial hair. So keep an eye out for more information.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos, 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, remember to always strive for 5!             
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 01, 2018 at 8:29 AM
  
  • The AMC 8 is back! ALL TEMS students are invited to take the challenge and sit for the AMC 8 exam on Monday November 19th in the TEMS cafeteria. Students MUST sign up in advance to take the test. Registration forms and information will be available in all MATH classes, on the TE homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before home room in STAIRWELL "I". Don't forget   STAIRWELL "I" is ON YOUR SIDE.........
  • Attention students, if you plan on trying out for TEMS basketball or cheerleading, you must submit all paperwork by November 16th.  Please see the Athletic page on the TEMS website for more information.  

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Alfredo, 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, remember to always strive for 5!                
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 31, 2018 at 8:17 AM
  
  • Congratulations to the girls cross country team for their 2nd place finish at the league meet yesterday.  Awesome job to 6th grader Taylor Lord who celebrated her first 1st place finish yesterday as the fastest runner in the league.  Audrey Manning and Molly Caron both finished in the top 10 overall in 3rd and 10th place respectively.  Molly dominated at the finish beating a runner from Tolland to earn her top 10 finish.  Riley Baker and Chiara Papa both ran excellent races finishing in the top 15 in the league.  A big shout out to Alyssa Drenga for running so well even though she had no shoes for the majority of the race.  Kaitlyn Dempsky, Maddy Syme, Kavya Ramasamy, and Bridget Carroll also pushed themselves and helped the team take the 2nd place finish.  The cougars look forward to their final meet of the season this Saturday at the state meet in Wickham Park. Best of luck to all runners!   

  • Congratulations to the boys cross country team for bringing home the second place trophy at the CRAL meet, in a very closely contested race.  A huge shout out to Ares Savvides for winning the race, and Colin Heslin, Aidan Walsh, and Sean Habeeb for their top 10 finishes and taking home medals.   Out of 70 runners and 7 teams, the Cougars had all 10 of their runners finish in the top 21, including Colin Grip, Ollie Durbois, Colin Turer, Matt Venzie, Ben Tortora and Max Plunskie.  Great race and great effort by the runners, and thank you to all the boys that came and cheered them on.  The team caps off their strong season on Saturday when they race the state championship meet at Wickham Park.
  • All PE & Health students please report to the gym during class time with your Chromebook and study materials. 

  • Attention students: If you plan on trying out for TEMS basketball or cheerleading, you must submit all paperwork by November 16th.  Please see the TEMS website for more information.  

  • On Saturday, TE hosted the third annual STEAM Olympics. Seventy students stayed dry, and had fun competing in 12 different events!! Congratulations to all the participants and the medal winners. Some of your classmates will be wearing their medals today. Congratulate your friends on a job well done and plan on participating at the next STEAM Olympics. 

  • The AMC 8 is back! ALL TEMS students are invited to take the challenge and sit for the AMC 8 exam on Monday November 19th in the TEMS cafeteria. Students MUST sign up in advance to take the test. Registration forms and information will be available in all MATH classes, on the TE homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn before home room in STAIRWELL "I". Don't forget   STAIRWELL "I" is ON YOUR SIDE.........
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders, 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, remember to always strive for 5!   
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 30, 2018 at 11:21 AM
  
  • What did the football coach say to the vending machine? I want my quarter back!

  • The Field Hockey team faced off against Mabelle Avery Middle School of Somers yesterday on a very cold and windy afternoon. The Cougars started off strong, driving the ball up the field right away. Scoring first for the Cougars was Rachel Turer with a great reverse stick shot right into the net. Tori Jarvis scored next with an assist from Amanda Koziura. Rachel scored the third goal assisted by Emily Osit. Emily then put one in herself with an assist from Avery Yelle. Hanna Edstrom had a quick pass to Avery Pelczar, who sent the ball to Abby Bergstrom who fired the ball right past the goalie to lock in the 5-0 win over Somers. Ria Saxena and Sophia Flores had a combined effort to earn the shutout. Playing great for the  Cougars was Jordyn Boland, Isabelle Goodrich, Kaitlyn Bullock, Alexis Dabrowski, Anna Stapleton, Kaitlyn Hardy, Meredith Pinto, Angelina Bellizzi and Megan Stapleton. TE will play Avery Middle School again Wednesday at home for their final game of the season.

  • The lady Cougars matched up against Tolland in their final game of the season. The Cougars fought hard, but their efforts weren't enough to take down the undefeated opponent. Defensive prowess came from center backs Sidney Montana and Hailey Testa, with support from the flanks including Mikayla Evans and Leighana Ferabello. The midfield held their own as Iniya Raja, Emerson Iacovelli, Chion Pollard, and Katelyn Roux supported the center of the field with style and grace. Up at the front of the line, shots on target came from Lexi Lilly, Sarah Gordon, Arden Sansom, and Emily Ledger. Notable plays of the game came from the likes of goal keeper Haley Butler, who had 8 saves on the day. Butler demonstrated composure and leadership between the pipes. Also, notable was the performance by Megan Martin, who despite an ongoing injury, braved the cold and wind to ensure that the lady Cougars were in high spirits throughout the game. The Cougars conclude the season with five wins and six losses. The team was lead by captains Lexi Lilly, Megan Martin, and Sarah Gordon with support from fellow 8th graders Iniya Raja, Emily Ledger, Anna Matus, Chion Pollard, and Abby Peruccio. A big thanks to the team and the 8th graders for all their positivity and leadership throughout the season. 

  • Have you noticed the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF signs that appeared all over school last week?  It is that time of year again.  Won't you consider digging out some spare change at home or in your backpack to help children all over the world? UNICEF helps children in emergencies by providing food, safe drinking water, medical care and education.  Children deserve a chance to live happy, healthy lives.  Please help by donating to your homeroom Trick-or-Treat box.  Thank you!!

  • Attention 8th grade students - If you are interested in meeting with a representative from Cheney Tech and/or Rockville Agricultural Program to learn about the offerings, please sign up in the Counseling Department if you have not already done so by Tuesday, 10/30.

  • Adaptive music is cancelled for today.  Students should remain with their teachers.  Thank you!

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Popcorn Chicken Bowl, 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,  remember to always strive for 5!   
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 26, 2018 at 8:19 AM
  
  • Good Morning TE, We are here this morning to remind everyone about the Operation Gratitude collection drive we are having tomorrow. We will be collecting items that will be sent to our soldiers, veterans, and first responders. We are looking for travel sized personal items such as deodorant, baby powder, and sunscreen. We are also looking to collect batteries, gum, hand warmers and black crew length socks. We hope that you will contribute in any way you can tomorrow. We will have collection boxes inside each entrance and in the main lobby on Friday. Lets all help say thank you to the people who serve.
  • The TEMS Boys Soccer game played it's last game of the season last night falling to Tolland 2-1.  With the wind howling and the sun beaming down, the Cougars struck first by virtue of a Aadi Dey penalty.  The Falcons continued to press, and ultimately they broke the Cougars down.  Two quick goals and we were behind late in the first half.  The second half was a stalemate and the final score was identical to that of the first period.  Jack Stricker, Owen Verzella, and Kyle Castro were strong in the back and thwarted many of the Falcon attacks.  Several others contributed nicely off the bench.  It was the last contest for the 8th graders this season.  Please congratulate the boys when you see them.  The 8th graders are Aadi Dey, Kyle Castro, Xavier Crane, Owen Verzella, Dylan Hutton, Kiran Francis, Damian Ayala, Anthony That, Ben Bernstein, Jack Stricker.  Contratulation once again boys on a fine season.

  • Don't forget, MathCounts starts tomorrow.  CLICK HERE to view video. Everyone is welcome.  So bring a friend, bring a pencil, and bring a calculator.  See you at MathCounts tomorrow morning at 7:00 in the cafeteria.  Hope to see you there.  

  • Have you noticed the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF signs that appeared all over school last week?  It is that time of year again.  Won't you consider digging out some spare change at home or in your backpack to help children all over the world? UNICEF helps children in emergencies by providing food, safe drinking water, medical care and education.  Children deserve a chance to live happy, healthy lives.  Please help by donating to your homeroom Trick-or-Treat box.  Thank you!!

  • Attention 8th grade students - If you are interested in meeting with a representative from Cheney Tech and/or Rockville Agricultural Program to learn about the offerings, please sign up in the Counseling Department if you have not already done so by Tuesday, 10/30.

  • 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 On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, remember to always strive for 5!         
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 25, 2018 at 8:11 AM
  
  • Another victory was celebrated by the girls cross country team at Ellington yesterday with a final score of 25 to 49.  Other than one Ellington runner, it was all purple, black, and white crossing the finish line in the top 15 places led by Audrey Manning coming in first overall in a time of 11:52.  Alyssa Drenga had the best run of her season finishing in 5th overall, and Morgan Caron ran her fastest yet, placing in the top 15 while moving up several places on the team.  Also looking strong was Chiara Papa, who placed 7th, and Samantha Drezek and Ava Magarian who both pushed each other as they used the downhill to speed through the finish.  The cougars look forward to eating queso at Moe's after their league meet on Monday where they aim to put Tolland back in their place and become league champions.  Best of luck to all runners! 

  • The Boys Cross Country team finished off their undefeated regular season with an impressive performance against Ellington on Tuesday afternoon. After an Ellington runner took the overall victory, the Cougars followed with the next 11 runners, led by Ares Savvides in second and Aidan Walsh and Sean Habeeb closely behind. Alex Matus had his best race of the year, crossing the line in sixth place and helping TE to the 20 to 43 victory. Eoin Gately had a great finish, using the steep downhill to sneak by an Ellington runner in the final feet. The team travels to Manchester next Monday for the the league championship race, where they hope to win back the first place trophy.

  • Please contribute to Operation Gratitude this Friday, to help send care packages to our troops. Donation boxes will in the main lobby and in team hall areas.

  • Have you noticed the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF signs that appeared all over school last week?  It is that time of year again.  Won't you consider digging out some spare change at home or in your backpack to help children all over the world? UNICEF helps children in emergencies by providing food, safe drinking water, medical care and education.  Children deserve a chance to live happy, healthy lives.  Please help by donating to your homeroom Trick-or-Treat box.  Thank you!!

  • Attention 8th grade students - If you are interested in meeting with a representative from Cheney Tech and/or Rockville Agricultural Program to learn about the offerings, please sign up in the Counseling Department if you have not already done so by Tuesday, 10/30.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Tenders, in the Grill line you can have Pizza Burger and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, remember to always strive for 5! 
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 24, 2018 at 8:40 AM
  
  • Our Walk-A-Thon pledge period wrapped up last night.  Thanks so much to everyone who helped to make our fundraiser a success! Thanks to your efforts, we beat our goal and raised a total of $20,182. Way to go Cougars!!! And now the moment you've all been waiting for... The announcement of our Walk-A-Thon Prize Winners. The individuals that have raised the most in donations for their grades and will be awarded $100 cash are:  6th grader Lauren Graham from the Evergreen Team who raised $412, 7th grader Tim Bortolan from the Garnet Team, who raised a total of $345, and the 8th grader from the Indigo Team who raised the most for his grade AND raised more than any other student at TE is Tony DeMartino. He raised an impressive $570. Congratulations to our individual winners! You can go to the office to claim your prize. Before we announce the team prize, just a quick shout out to the Ruby Team for joining the $2000 club. Congratulations! Now... the top earning team, raising $3,235 as a team is the Lime Team. Enjoy your pizza party! You deserve it!! On to our last prize. The top earning grade, winning the cross team lunches on Fridays next month is the 6th grade. They raised a total of $8,659 as a grade. Wow! Great job 6th grade! Once again we'd like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone that participated in our Walk-A-Thon and worked hard to make it a success. Congratulations to all of our winners.  Enjoy your prizes! 
  • Wednesday is Unity Day,  please wear orange to show that we stand united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. So remember to wear Orange on Wednesday!  
  • And now a word from Math Counts. Please CLICK HERE to view video.  
  • Have you noticed the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF signs that appeared all over school last week?  It is that time of year again.  Won't you consider digging out some spare change at home or in your backpack to help children all over the world? UNICEF helps children in emergencies by providing food, safe drinking water, medical care and education.  Children deserve a chance to live happy, healthy lives.  Please help by donating to your homeroom Trick-or-Treat box.  Thank you!!
  • The TEMS Field Hockey team lost a tough one yesterday with a score of 2-0 against Granby. TE started out strong forcing the ball to the Granby side of the field with strong play from Sophie Finer, Tori Jarvis, Rachel Turer and Abby Bergstrom. Defense played great keeping the score tied going into half time but Granby was able to sneak two into the goal late in the second half. Avery Fournier, Greta Slater, Maya Sweedok and Grace Rich played great defense. The Cougars put up a good battle in the second game but fell short with a score of 4-1. Scoring the only goal for the Cougars was Alexa Parada. Karen Luo, Julia Craig, Emily Osit and Avery Vensus played great! The cougars next game is Wednesday, home against JFK of Enfield.
  • The lady Cougars hosted JFK yesterday afternoon in their last home game of the season. The Cougars started the game strong with a handful of chances in the first few moments from Lexi Lilly and Sarah Gordon. The Cougars dominated possession for most of the game only giving JFK a few chances on net. Defenders Anna Matus, Leighana Ferrabelo, Sidney Montana, and Hailey Testa were busy at the back and had exceptional performances on the day. Outstanding play in the midfield came from Emily Legder, Emerson Iacovelli, Iniya Raja, and Huntyr Courtois. The four were vital in keeping possession of the ball and set up many of TE's chances in the second half. Midfielders Lexi Lilly, Katelyn Roux, and Mikayla Evans demonstrated exceptional passing especially in the second half despite being down 1-0. Shots in the second half came from Elise Suffish, Iniya Raja, Abby Peruccio, Arden Sansom, Chion Pollard and Sidney Montana. Haley Butler rounded out the Cougar defense in goal and held seven saves on the day. The TE Cougars match up against rivals Tolland in their last game of the season this Thursday. Come on out to support the team!
  • The Timothy Edwards boys soccer team competed last night against the Patriots from JFK. Opening the scoring for the Cougars was Xavier crane on an unassisted solo effort. Aadi Dey finished nicely from Drew Monteserin, then scored on a solo effort. Vaughan Bizier tallied with a pass from Ben Bernstein. Both teams exchanged penalties with Kyle Castro burying his chance. Monteserin scored Unassisted while Damian Ayala rounded out the scoring from Tyler Romero. The Cougars last game is Wednesday against Holland. Hope you can come cheer on the boys.
  • Hello students and teachers of Timothy Edwards, we need your help! Make a difference day is coming up and Luca and I are planning to make a BIG DIFFERENCE on Friday, October 26th. In order for us to accomplish this we need your help on sending care packages out to Deployed Troops, New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, and Wounded Heroes. This is called Operation Gratitude. Please help us accomplish this by bringing in donations on the wish list that is listed on the flyer that will be given out in every homeroom. During our planning, we encountered a problem.  The problem was we have to pay for shipping. We came up with a solution to this problem.  We will do a few hat and jeans for charity days. We will let you know those dates. I hope every student can participate in this drive. Remember if you participate you will make a difference too. Thank you!  
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast, 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,  remember to always strive for 5!                       
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 23, 2018 at 10:07 AM
  
  • Tonight is the donation deadline for our Walk-A-Thon. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!  We want to take a moment to give a shout out to the teams that have met their $2000 Team Goal.  Thank you to the Evergreen, Lime, Sage, Garnet, and Pacific Teams! And the Ruby Team is so close! We still need help reaching our $20,000 net goal.  Please consider making a donation if you haven't already by going to thegetmovincrew.com. The prize competitions will close tonight and prizes will be announced tomorrow morning for the fundraising winners. Here's a recap of our leaders.  For the $100 cash prize for the top fundraiser in each grade are Lauren Graham for 6th Grade, Timothy Bortolan for 7th grade and Tony DeMartino for the 8th grade.  The top fundraising team and currently in the lead for the prize of a team pizza party is the Lime Team.  And the grade in the lead for cross team lunches in November is the 6th grade. Be sure to tune in tomorrow! And thank you to everyone that has already helped to make our fundraiser a success! 
  • Wednesday is Unity Day,  please wear orange to show that we stand united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.  So remember to wear Orange on Wednesday!  
  • Have you noticed the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF signs that appeared all over school last week?  It is that time of year again.  Won't you consider digging out some spare change at home or in your backpack to help children all over the world? UNICEF helps children in emergencies by providing food, safe drinking water, medical care and education. Children deserve a chance to live happy, healthy lives.  Please help by donating to your homeroom Trick-or-Treat box. Thank you!!

  • A reminder to all students: The POP (preschool) wing is for preschool use only.  Students are not permitted to walk through that hallway to use the stairwell at the end of that hall.  Please be respectful of our youngest students and their space.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Sweet and Sour Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Parmesan and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best,  remember to always strive for 5!                      
Posted by dmatchett  On Oct 22, 2018 at 10:15 AM
  
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