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  • This week is a Purple week. It is a Day 1 for Grade 6 and a Day 4 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • Good Morning TE students and Staff Members, all library books need to be returned by or before Friday, June 4th. If your book is lost or damaged, please come speak to Mrs. Longo in the library media center. In-person 6th and 7th graders have the option of checking out library books over the summer from Wednesday, 6/9 through Friday, 6/11. Please see the main LMC page for more information and for the parent/guardian permission slip needed to check these books out over the summer.

  • The TE baseball team played in the League Championship game on Thursday afternoon at Rotary Field, but unfortunately fell short and lost to Illing by a score of 5 to 3.  It was one of those games where the losing team outplayed the winning team, but the score did not show it.  Robbie Wunsch started the game on the mound for the Cougars and his valiant effort kept TE in the game as he struck out 6 and gave up only 2 hits in 4 innings of work.  All in all, the pitching combination of Wunsch, Brayden Edwards, and Sam Balducci struck out 11 Rams and only allowed 4 hits in the game. Offensively, TE was led by Drew Dargati.  Down 2 to nothing to start the bottom of the third, Dargati stepped to the plate with the bases loaded.  His laser down the right field line was good enough for a bases clearing double and a 3 to 2 Cougar lead.  TE threatened in each inning thereafter, but could not get anymore runs across.  Dargati finished with 2 hits as did Ethan Burke and Chris Strout. In the post game press conference, Coach S. stated how proud he was of the team's success, their strong work ethic and commitment to the game, and their positive attitude!!!  TE finishes the season with 7 wins and 2 losses. 

  • Congratulations to the following students who were recognized during the 2021 EXPO Fest Film Festival Red Carpet Ceremony on Thursday. The Yellow Sun Production team of Bhaavni  Krishna , Hasi Ponnathota, Soham Shah, Eulalie McNulty, Roger Mao and Jeremy Shiju received the Third Place Award for their Documentary: Reimagining The Classroom. Special thanks to all the TEMS teachers who agreed to be interviewed as part of this documentary. TEAM B.E.S.T comprised of Willa Hamelin, Aiden Keegan, Taruni Pendyala, Jacob Tyropolis, Rachel Turer and Daniel Stoyanav received the Third Place Award for  their film in the HOW TO...category for their film How To Survive Online School. A special shout out to Mrs. Longdin who really stretched her acting skills portraying the Distance Learning "Middle School Teacher" in this  film. Congratulations to the production team of Tiernan Cabot, Kevin Martin, Aashritha Sathish and Kshitij Dewan who were named the 1st Place winner in the Open Challenge category for their film In The Dark: The Pandemic Reimagined.

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 28, 2021 at 7:41 AM
  
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  • This week is a Purple week. It is a Day 4 for Grade 6 and a Day 3 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • Congrats to all the TEMS teams that participated in the Tuesday, May 25th CIVICS First Middle School GREAT DEBATESpecial congratulations to the two TE teams of: Daksh Singh and Pooravi Srivastava  as well as the team of Samarth Bansanth and Guru Seenivasan. Both of these teams qualified for the Championship Playoffs on Tuesday June 1st. Good luck Daksh, Pooravi, Samarth and Guru!!

  • Spirit Day Winners: Yasmine Abunasra, Ava Mathew, Anvika Rekapalli, James O'Brien, Grace Lopez, Lillian Morse, Rachel Matyschsyk, Kalina Ward, Carly Jarvis and Mrs. Custer! Congratulations to our winners! Next week's Spirit Wednesday is TE Spirit Day! Wear TE related apparel or TE colors (Purple & White).  

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 27, 2021 at 8:11 AM
  
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  • This week is a Purple week. It is a Day 3 for Grade 6 and a Day 2 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • On Tuesday afternoon the TE baseball team played Ellington at Duprey Field in front of a capacity crowd.  The bats came alive as the Cougars pounded out 16 hits en route to a 14 to 4 victory.  Leading the offensive barrage was Jake Palombizio with 3 hits and 5 RBI and Ethan Burke with 3 singles and 1 RBI.  Sam Balducci had 2 singles, Robbie Wunsch had a single and triple and Jacob Gombotz added a single and double.  Chris Strout, Drew Dargati and Justin Grilli chipped in with a double each.  On the mound, Balducci had a quality start and earned his second victory for the Cougars.  He did not allow a hit or run in his 3 innings of work. TE's season is not over yet.  The Cougars finished the regular season with 7 wins and 1 loss...good enough for first place in the league.  TE has finished in first place 4 out of the past 6 years.   The Championship Game is set...TE will face archrival Illing on Thursday afternoon in a battle between the top two teams in the league.  The game's start time is 3:45pm at Rotary Field.  Good luck boys!!!

  • The girls' softball team traveled to Ellington Middle School for their final game of the season. In the first inning, TE went right to work scoring three runs, but Ellington answered back with three runs of their own. In the second inning, TE really opened it up loading the bases for Meghan Doherty who crushed the ball with a bases-clearing triple. Brianna LeGare, Emily Attenello, and Meghan Doherty all scored three times during the game; and in her final game at TE, Angelina Mundo scored four times. In the final inning, Mundo made an excellent play at shortstop, Taylor Kehoe tagged out a runner at third, and Doherty delivered the final strikeout of the season. The final score was TE 16 - Ellington 6.  The Cougars end their season with an overall record of 5 - 3. A special thanks to the eighth graders: Christianna Macchi, Siena Hart, Taylor Kehoe, and Angie Mundo.  Your leadership was an essential part of the team's success.  To all the Cougars, congrats on a great season.

  • Ever wondered what your neighborhood would look like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious about airplanes or what it’s like to be a pilot. If you’re shaking your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do before, during and after a flight. Since 1992, more than 2.0 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. We would love for you to be on our next flight! A parent or guardian must be present in order to participate and registration is at the event. For more information about the Young Eagles Day contact:

    Donna Shea   
    EAA Chapter 27                                                                        
    Young Eagles Coordinator          
    860-377-2173
    shea.donna@ymail.com

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 26, 2021 at 8:03 AM
  
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  • This week is a Purple week. It is a Day 2 for Grade 6 and a Day 1 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • The last day for late busses is Thursday, May 27.  No late busses will be offered after May 27 through the end of school. If you need a late bus for afterschool activities or sports, please be sure to sign up on the day of your activity through your google homeroom.

  • Hello, Everyone! Today is the last Having a Voice survey for this year. Administrators welcome your feedback as they look to plan more spirit days for next year, so it will just be for 6th and 7th graders taking the survey this time. There will not be a follow up session after this survey, but please generate other spirit ideas with your homeroom after you complete it. Thank you for your participation this year!

  • Looking for a fun and active camp this summer?  TEPEE camp is for you! The Timothy Edwards Physical Education Experience camp will have you engaged in some of your favorite PE units like pinguard, volleyball, soccer, tennis, pickleball, and so much more!  It will be held August 2nd through August 6th, from 8:30-12, here at TE.  If you are interested, sign up through the recreation department.  Any questions? Email Mrs. Giaccone.

  • The TE softball team hosted Illing Middle School on Monday. In the first inning, Meghan Doherty controlled the mound and kept Illing scoreless with help from the infield.  And in the bottom of the first, the Cougars went right to work scoring six runs from their offensive power and heads-up base running. Brianna LeGare, Meghan Doherty, and Cassidy Cole all scored two runs each in the game; while, the birthday girl, Olivia Doran, added three runs of her own. In the fifth inning, Illing tried to start a rally; but, LeGare gunned down a baserunner to Taylor Kehoe at third base, which gave TE the final out of the game and the win. The final score was TE 11 - Illing 5. The Cougars are 4 -3 on the season and play their final game at Ellington Middle School today. And a special thank you to our fill-in first base coach, Mr. Clifton!

  • Monday was the FINAL regular season track meet for the Boys Track Team and they faced some of their toughest competition in Ellington.  Much of the meet was a battle, with TE coming out on top in most of the events thanks to their hard work all season.  The boys defeated Ellington 69-36.  And what a way to finish the regular season.  Kyden Merlin broke into the TE Top Ten in ALL 4 of his events.  He ran an astounding 11.51 in the 100 meter sprint.  He also joined the 4x100 team of Sonit Shah, Holden Crane, and Trestan Calloway, running a scorching 51.48 seconds to win the race. Trestan Calloway also set a personal record of 9.36 seconds in the hurdles.  Shawn Baidoo and Naol Tirfessa helped sweep the hurdles, both running under 11 seconds.  Will Campbell, Ethan Hunt, Jacob Pflederer and Holden Crane continued their strong throwing by sweeping the shot put and discus events. The 4x800 team of Blake Wool, Colton Flaherty, Stewart Christophel, and Nivaen Giritharan had their best race of the season, easily winning over Ellington's squad.  Again, many of the boys stepped up to finish the season with some of their strongest efforts, setting personal records throughout the meet. Thank you to the boys for an amazing first season back after the pandemic!  Now the boys who qualified will train for States on Saturday.  Good luck to all the athletes!  Go Cougars!

  • The TE baseball team travelled to Manchester and faced off against unbeaten and 1st place Illing on Monday afternoon.  Once again, TE pitchers were dominant as they defeated the Rams by a score of 5 to 1.  Brayden Edwards picked up the win and is 4 and 0 on the season.  In 13 innings pitched this year he has given up only 3 hits and one earned run while striking out 27.  Robbie Wunsch came in and closed the door on any thoughts about an Illing rally.  Edwards and Wunsch combined to strike out 14 while only giving up 2 hits.  In their 7 games so far, the Cougars pitching staff has an astounding team ERA of 1.40.  Offensively, the balanced hitting attack was led by Jacob Gombotz who had 3 singles and 2 RBI.  Ethan Burke added 2 singles and an RBI while Jake Polombizio added a single and RBI in the victory.   Ben Albert, Wunsch, Drew Dargati and Sammy Balducci continued to stay hot at the plate.  The Cougars have 6 wins and one loss on the season.  They finish out the regular season at home today vs. Ellington at Duprey Field.

  • Congrats to the Lady Cougars on their win against Ellington yesterday!  The girls defeated Ellington Middle School 92-18!  Although Ellington had a few standouts, TE denominated most events.  In the 100 and 200 meter runs, Susan Otaluka, Natalie Czop, and Mia Ruiz took the top three places, and Susan Otaluka now holds the 1st place spot as the TE All Time Record holder for her 100-meter time!   Mia Ruiz and Izzy Carpenter took 1st and 2nd place in the 400-meter run, while Sam Roux and Racher Turer earned 2nd and 3rd place in the 800-meter run.  Isabella Carpenter ran a season-best 1600 meter run and now holds 8th place in our TE record book running a 5:52 mile!  In the hurdles, Kashish Kodnaney, Sadhana Ganesan, and Peyton Bennett took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.  In the Long Jump, Kyra Soucy took first place jumping 13'6.5", while Avery Brochu took 2nd place with her first time in the event ever!  The TE girls swept the high jump.  Caroline Cavanaugh, and Makayla McGrath, jumped 4'4" and Susan Otaluka jumped 4'6"!   In the throwing events, Rachel Turer, Ioana Langpraseuth, and Julia Jaworski took 1st-3rd places in the discus and Rachel Turer and Ioana Langpraseuth took 1st and 3rd place in the shot put.   Congrats girls accomplishing an undefeated season!

  • Tomorrow's Spirit Day is Patriotic Day.  Get ready to wear your red, white and blue! 

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 25, 2021 at 8:12 AM
  
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  • This week is a Purple week. It is a Day 1 for Grade 6 and a Day 5 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • The last day for late busses is Thursday, May 27.  No late busses will be offered after May 27 through the end of school. If you need a late bus for afterschool activities or sports, please be sure to sign up on the day of your activity through your google homeroom.

  • Looking for a fun and active camp this summer?  TEPEE camp is for you! The Timothy Edwards Physical Education Experience camp will have you engaged in some of your favorite PE units like pinguard, volleyball, soccer, tennis, pickleball, and so much more!  It will be held August 2nd through August 6th, from 8:30-12, here at TE.  If you are interested, sign up through the recreation department.  Any questions? Email Mrs. Giaccone.

  • On Friday, the Boys Track team traveled to Tolland for their final away meet of the season.  The boys put all their hard work at practice on display, dominating Tolland 84-19.  The combination of Will Campbell, Jacob Pflederer, Makai Payne, and Ethan Hunt helped to sweep both the Shot Put and Discus.  The 4x100 team of Sonit Shah, Holden Crane, Trestan Calloway, and Kyden Merlin tore up the track and finished in 1st.  Kyden also won the 100 and 200 meter sprints, while breaking into the TE Top Ten with a time of 11.8 in the 100 meter dash.  Impressive!  Matt Habeeb, Mathias Baidoo, and Noah Gransinger swept the High Jump and all of them qualified for states on their final jump! Trestan Calloway, Shawn Baidoo, and Naol Tirfessa swept the 55 meter Hurdles, with Trestan running a blistering 9.8 seconds. Sonit Shah took 1st in the 400 in an amazing race and Nivaen Giritharan won the 800!  The 4x400 team of Nivaen, Ethan, Holden and Beckham Mills also won their race. There were many other outstanding performances, all of which helped the boys team claim their 2nd victory of the season.  The boys have their final track meet of the season on Monday against Ellington at South Windsor High School.  Come out and show your support!  Go Cougars!

  • Congratulations to the girl's track team on their third victory of the year!  The team's hard work and determination helped them defeat Tolland with an 80 to 16 win!  The first event of the meet started off strong, with Kashish Kodnaney, Peyton Bennett, and Sadhana Ganesan taking 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in the hurdles.  Izzy Carpenter took first place in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:56, just missing TE's Top 10 by 3 seconds.  The 6th-grade powerhouse of Emery Forko and Natalie Czop brought in 1st and 2nd place wins in both the 100 and 200-meter run.  High jumpers, Makayla McGrath and Caroline Cavanaugh took first and second place jumping 4'4".  8th grader, Rachel Turer, dominated her throwing events.  She took first place in both the shot put and the discus.  Not only that, but Rachel now holds the TEMS 7th All-Time Throwing Distance for both events.  Rachel threw 75'8" in the discus and 30'9" in the shot put.  Sam Roux, Rachel Turer, and Avery Brochu took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 800 meters run and are in the TE Top 10 for their times!  Overall, an amazing day.  They have one last regular season meet today at SWHS against Ellington.  Good luck ladies!!!

  • Wednesday's Spirit Day is Patriotic Day.  Get ready to wear your red, white and blue! 

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 24, 2021 at 7:57 AM
  
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  • This week is a Cougar week. It is a Day 4 for Grades 6, 7 & 8.
  • The last day for late busses is Thursday, May 27.  No late busses will be offered after May 27 through the end of school. If you need a late bus for afterschool activities or sports, please be sure to sign up on the day of your activity through your google homeroom.

  • The TEMS softball team hosted Sage Park on Thursday. Meg Doherty took to the mound and battled through the first inning.  She fought each batter, pitch after pitch, but Sage Park was able to open up a big lead. In the 3rd, Hailey Olints was able to get on base and score off Doherty's double, which was the first run of the game for TE. Olivia Doran was also able to get on base in each of her at-bats. Unfortunately, TE was unable to bring her home. In the end, Sage Park took the win.  TE's overall record goes to 3 -3 on the season. They are home next Monday against Illing Middle School.

  • The TE baseball team travelled to Windsor on Thursday and squared off against Sage Park.  Solid pitching, spectacular defense and a balanced hitting attack were the keys to a 7 to 0 Cougar victory. The win improves their record to 5 wins and 1 loss on the season.  On the mound, Sammy Balducci picked up his first win of the season.  Balducci, Chris Strout and Jacob Gombotz combined to limit the Chargers to only 4 hits in the shoutout.  On the season, TE has only given up 12 runs in their first six games. Leading the charge offensively was Ethan Burke.  He had a single, triple and 2 RBI.  Drew Dargati and Strout added a double each in the win.  All in all, 9 Cougars had a least one hit in the game. TE travels to Illing on Monday in a showdown of the top two teams in the league.

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 21, 2021 at 7:49 AM
  
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  • This week is a Cougar week. It is a Day 3 for Grades 6, 7 & 8.
  • The last day for late busses is Thursday, May 27.  No late busses will be offered after May 27 through the end of school.

  • SBAC Testing has begun. Please be sure to bring a fully charged Chromebook, earbuds, and a reading book to school with you each day this month.

  • Attention School House Rock Entertainers staying after for the pizza premiere today in Ms. Petrin's room - we will be done around 4:00.  If you're going to take the late bus home, please sign up for it in your homeroom this morning.

  • Spirit Day Winners for Inside Out Day are: Ethan Kim , Obinna Chidiadi, Deric Balling, Shaun Norcott, Aidan Gaucher, Charlotte Brennan and Simon Salinas. Congratulations to out winners! Next week's spirit Wednesday is Patriotic Day. 

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 20, 2021 at 7:59 AM
  
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  • This week is a Cougar week. It is a Day 2 for Grades 6, 7 & 8.
  • The last day for late busses is Thursday, May 27.  No late busses will be offered after May 27 through the end of school.

  • SBAC Testing has begun. Please be sure to bring a fully charged Chromebook, earbuds, and a reading book to school with you each day this month.

  • The TE baseball team squared off against East Hartford on Tuesday afternoon and quickly jumped out to a commanding lead.  After two innings the Cougars were up by a score of 9 to 1.  The final score in the game was TE 15 and East Hartford 3.  Brayden Edwards picked up his third win of the season.  Edwards and Jake Palombizio allowed only one hit and struck out 11. Offensively, the Cougars were led by Chris Strout with a double, single and 3 RBI.  Edwards also contributed a double, single and 2 RBI.  Jacob Gombotz ripped a double and had an RBI.  The Cougars were patient at the plate, walking 7 times, including 4 walks to Robbie Wunsch.  TE improves to 4 and 1 on the season.  They travel to Windsor on Thursday to play Sage Park.

  • The TE softball team traveled to East Hartford on Tuesday. Meghan Doherty took the mound for TE, which was a pitching duel with East Hartford; until the 3rd inning, when Olivia Doran and Brianna LeGare started to put the bat on the ball for TE. And with their excellent base running abilities, they were also able to score the first two runs of the game in the 3rd. Doherty would continue to quiet the bats of East Hartford. And TE began to tip the scales in the favor by being extremely patient at the plate; their patience loaded the bases several times in the fifth.  Oliva Doran would have the biggest hit of the game driving in two runs off a double and sealing the win for TE. The final score was TE 14 - East Hartford 3.  Doherty is 3 and 0 on the season and the softball team's record is 3 - 2. Congrats on a great win!  All the Cougars played extremely well. Go Cougars!

  • Gimkit Live is cancelled for Wednesday afternoon. Please go home on your regular bus.

  • Backyard games club will NOT meet today. We will meet on Thursday of this week instead. Please check our classroom for more information!

  • Viral Video club is canceled for today. We will meet next week for our final meeting. Please go home on your regular bus.

  • Attention all Entertainers who participated in the production of School House Rock Live!, Jr.: there will be a premiere viewing and pizza party after school on Thursday, May 20th in Ms. Petrin's room, room 251 in the Evergreen Team hallway.  Please RSVP in the form on the Entertainers Google Classroom.  This will take the place of a final Google Meet.  The link for the general public will become available after the 20th so come be the first to see the result of all of your hard work ~ hope to see you then!
  •  Today's Spirit theme is Inside Out Day!

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Posted by dmatchett  On May 19, 2021 at 7:58 AM
  
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  • This week is a Cougar week. It is a Day 1 for Grades 6, 7 & 8.
  • The last day for late busses is Thursday, May 27.  No late busses will be offered after May 27 through the end of school.

  • SBAC Testing has begun. Please be sure to bring a fully charged Chromebook, earbuds, and a reading book to school with you each day this month.

  • During the month of May, we honor our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  From helping build the first transcontinental railroad to protecting the nation during times of war, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have played significant roles in shaping modern history.  As we continue to build a culture of unity at TE, it is important to focus on recognizing the contributions of the AAPI and consider how we, as individuals can foster unity and inclusion for all!

  •  Attention all Entertainers who participated in the production of School House Rock Live!, Jr.: there will be a premiere viewing and pizza party after school on Thursday, May 20th in Ms. Petrin's room, room 251 in the Evergreen Team hallway.  Please RSVP in the form on the Entertainers Google Classroom.  This will take the place of a final Google Meet.  The link for the general public will become available after the 20th so come be the first to see the result of all of your hard work ~ hope to see you then!

  •  Wednesday's Spirit Day theme is Inside Out Day!

  •  Connect with TE thru Social Media! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.  Get the latest TE news and announcements!

Posted by dmatchett  On May 18, 2021 at 7:54 AM
  
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  • This week is a Cougar week. It is a Day 4 for Grade 6 and a Day 5 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • During the month of May, we honor our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  From helping build the first transcontinental railroad to protecting the nation during times of war, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have played significant roles in shaping modern history.  As we continue to build a culture of unity at TE, it is important to focus on recognizing the contributions of the AAPI and consider how we, as individuals can foster unity and inclusion for all!

  •  Attention all Entertainers who participated in the production of School House Rock Live!, Jr.: there will be a premiere viewing and pizza party after school on Thursday, May 20th in Ms. Petrin's room, room 251 in the Evergreen Team hallway.  Please RSVP in the form on the Entertainers Google Classroom.  This will take the place of a final Google Meet.  The link for the general public will become available after the 20th so come be the first to see the result of all of your hard work ~ hope to see you then!

  • The TEMS literary magazine Out of the Blue is thrilled to release the 2020-2021 issue.  This is our tenth anniversary edition!  The magazine is posted on the TE homepage and should also be posted in your English or art teacher's Google Classroom.  We hope that you enjoy it!

  • SBAC Testing Tomorrow: Please be sure to have a charged Chromebook, headphones and an independent reading book.  

  • Wednesday's Spirit Day theme is Inside Out Day!

  • Connect with TE thru Social Media! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.  Get the latest TE news and announcements!

Posted by dmatchett  On May 17, 2021 at 7:45 AM
  
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