Proud Home of the Knights

Welcome to Tenino Middle School, home of the Knights. We are a 6th-8th grade school located in Tenino, Washington, a 102-year-old historic town. Our school has great community support. Parent volunteers have helped this school tremendously. We firmly believe that students excel when they know we care about them. Be assured that our teachers and staff care deeply about giving your child the best possible education. 

We’re glad you came to visit Tenino Middle School’s online home. We hope you’ll continue to stay familiar with our school. You’ll find that we update calendar dates and news items regularly for your convenience. We have also made the Student Handbook and discipline grid available for you to download. We welcome all calls for additional questions you may have!

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians, and Students,

Welcome to Tenino Middle School! We are looking forward to the start of the 2015-2016 school year, and we’re anxious to welcome our new TMS Knights as well as our returning students!

Our open house is Monday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Sixth graders and parents/guardians are invited to an orientation meeting in the TMS Gym from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. During Open House, families may make payments and meet teachers in classrooms. This is also an excellent time for 6th grade parents to help their students with their lockers and become oriented with the location of classrooms.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 2. The first bell rings at 8:17 a.m. and classes end at 2:50 p.m. Please check the calendar on our website throughout the year to stay up-to-date on TMS activities!

Schedules will be available on Skyward Family Access on August 24. Go to our websiteand click on Skyward; your login is “firstname.lastname”. Schedules will also be available in the office.

The supply list has of the information you need to be prepared for a successful school year.

The current fee schedule is available online. The office is now open for payment of fees/fines or to put money on your meal account. You can avoid the lines at open house by coming in to the office prior to August 31st to make your payments. The office is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but until the start of school it is closed from noon to 1:00 pm for staff lunch. Please note all students are to have a student planner at a cost of $5.00.

We must have current forms completed for each and every student. Updated emergency contact information is crucial. Your e-mail contact information is also very important for communication purposes. Be sure to complete both sides of the form and indicate whether or not your child’s name can be released for “discretionary information” in accord with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts of 1974.

The student handbook which is given to each student outlines the policies regarding cell phones, electronic devices, and cameras. Each student and parent/guardian will be asked to sign a “use agreement” that outlines appropriate usage of these devices.

If you would like to apply for this program, please stop by the office to fill out the proper paperwork or you may access the form online. If you have more than one child in the district, you only need to fill out one form. It may be returned to any of the four schools.

TMS is always looking for ways that volunteers may assist at our school. If interested, please complete a volunteer form (available on the district website) and return it to the school office. A new form must be completed each year.

Please check our website or contact the office if you have any questions. We look forward to a great school year with engaged students and involved families!


Sherry Connally

Sherry Connally, Principal