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Welcome to Tolland Middle School
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Welcome to Tolland Middle School!  TMS is a comprised of approximately 600 students in grades 6 through 8.  TMS has a teaming structure, by which each student is assigned to a grade level team.  There are two teams per grade level.  Each team has six teachers, two English Language Arts, one social studies, one math, one science, and one special education. Because this is the bridge between elementary school and high school, it is important that we foster independence, while providing the support and scaffolding that students need for success.  In Tolland, this is the first time that students rotate classes and have more than two teachers for core subjects.

Also new to middle school students is the concept of “grades.”  At TMS we practice Mastery Based Grading.  We, and the Tolland Public Schools at large, believe that the purpose of grades are to inform students, parents, and teachers about a child’s level of performance matched against grade-level skills and standards.  Grades are data or information meant to provide specific and actionable feedback to help each individual student improve and grow as a learner.  Thus, every student at TMS can learn and achieve academic success.  For more information about our grading policy, please click on TMS Grading Policy in the Quick Links on the right of the page.

Contact Information and Hours Tolland Middle School One Falcon Way Tolland, CT 06084 Phone: 860-870-6860 Fax: 860-870-5737 Principal: Mary E. Grande (mgrande@tolland.k12.ct.us) Assistant Principal: J. Anthony Spangle (aspangle@tolland.k12.ct.us) Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Early Release: 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Summer Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

8th Grade Orientation at THS
Tolland High School’s Annual 8th Grade Orientation for all 8th graders and their parents will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. The program will start in the Tolland High School 
auditorium with a presentation by the school administration and School Counseling Department. After the initial presentation, students and parents will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from each department. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 30.  


TMS SPIRIT WEAR
Be proud and show that Tolland Spirit!
Due to many requests, the TMS Student Council is reopening its online spirit wear site for three more weeks. We are offering multiple spirit wear options, including the ones above, for you to choose from.
Check out the link below to see what’s available, and get your order in by January 30th. Be ready to show your spirit during our February Spirit Week!
https://tollandholiday2019.itemorder.com/sale

TMS YEARBOOKS
It's time to order your year book!
Bring your order form along with cash/check to your homeroom teacher, or...
Online orders are being accepted from January 2 through February 28.
Click the link below to order today!
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?ref=A01089410


A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR ENTIRE TMS COMMUNITY FOR THE GENEROUS DONATIONS TO KIDSAFE! 

KIDSAFE

** 12/13/19 **  
TMS SPIRIT WEAR WILL BE ACCEPTING ORDERS THROUGH TODAY!
https://tollndholiday2019.itemorder.com/sale 


Tolland Middle School Spirit Wear

Student Council is offering several spirit wear options for purchase just in time for the holidays!  A variety of sweatshirts, T-shirts, sweatpants and more- what is on your wishlist this year?
Check out this link to see what’s available and get your order in by December 12th just in time for holiday delivery.  

https://tollandholiday2019.itemorder.com/sale

TMS SPIRIT WEEK 12/16/19 - 12/20/19
Monday, December 16: Sports Day
Tuesday, December 17: Flannel Day
Wednesday, December 18: Festive Accessories Day/Socks with Crocs
Thursday, December 19: Candy Cane Day
Friday, December 20: Ugly Sweater Day

TMS Yearbooks 
Below you will find a link to the yearbook online ordering site.  They have opened the portal from NOW until February 28th. 

jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A01089410

 

10-31-19
XC Practice is cancelled for today.

WEAR PINK ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS


Any students who did not attend the Washington, DC meeting on Tuesday night should see Mrs. DeGuire in Room 102 for their luggage tag.  Below are a few key points from the meeting.  Please see our FAQ's for most commonly asked questions or reach out to Mrs. DeGuire or Mrs. Erikson with any questions.
  • Chaperones and bus lists will be released at lunchtime on Monday, Nov. 4th.
  • Students should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 am on Tuesday, Nov. 5th.  We will leave no later than 7 am.  Please put your suitcase onto the appropriate bus and head into the gym to meet your chaperone.
  • You may have a carry-on for the bus with anything you need for the day.  We begin our touring as soon as we arrive in DC, so please make sure you have anything you need in your carry-on as we don't go to the hotel until the evening.  
  • We ask that you do not wear blue jeans or athletic shorts or pants when we tour Arlington National Cemetery as a show of respect for the families that may be there as well.  Additionally, you may choose to dress up for our viewing of Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center.

10-17-19 (12:30pm)
XC practice has been cancelled for today due to the weather.

10-17-19
Boys' Soccer will have practice today in the gym.
XC will practice today.

10-17-19
TMS soccer games have been cancelled for today.

10-17-19
XC Meet against Suffield has been cancelled. 

Washington D.C. Meeting Change
The meeting originally scheduled for 10/16 has been changed to 10/22 at 6:30 p.m. in the TMS Auditorium. 

10-10-19
Boy's soccer practice has been cancelled for today. (11:00am)

10-9-19
Cross Country practice and Girl's soccer has been cancelled for today. (12:20pm)
Boy's Soccer will practice indoors today.


10-2-19
Cross Country practice has been cancelled for today. (12:45pm)

TMS Yearbooks 
Below you will find a link to the yearbook online ordering site.  They have opened the portal from NOW until February 28th. 

jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A01089410

9-27-19
TMS Soccer games have been postponed.  New date to be determined. (10:00 a.m.)


9-26-19
TMS Soccer games for today have been re-scheduled to tomorrow, Friday, 9/27.



PJ Day for the Kids

On December 13th, TPS will be participating in PJ Day for the Kids to benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Please click on this link for more information:

http://give.connecticutchildrens.org/site/TR/CommunityEvent/General?team_id=2591&pg=team&fr_id=1250


PICTURE ORDER AND RE-TAKE INFORMATION
Within 48 hours of picture day, parents can go to mylifetouch.com to place an order.
48 hours after picture day, parents can mail the envelopes to Lifetouch, 7 Research Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525 with an additional $5.99 for s/h. Or call Lifetouch directly at 203-937-2364. 
Picture retakes are schedules for Dec 6. 


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