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,

School is in full swing, and here at Tenino Middle School we are all working to help students stay onTRACK! OnTRACK is a new TMS initiative that encourages students to be Tolerant, Respectful, Accountable, Courageous, and Kind. When students understand tolerance, bullying decreases, when students are accountable, academic performance goes up. When students are courageous, they can withstand peer pressure and increase participation in both classroom and extracurricular activities. When students practice respect and kindness, everyone benefits from a positive learning environment. The entire school staff is expected to stay onTRACK as well! You may see students wearing bright green bracelets to remind them to stay onTRACK for success. Be sure to check with your child and ask, “Were you onTRACK today?” 

Please check out the TMS info tab on the TMS website to find some great information about how you can help your child be successful. The link is called School Success, and you will find all kinds of useful tips about how to help your child succeed. For example, how to help them memorize, take notes, and ask questions. You will find both an idea and tip “of the day,” and you can even take a weekly quiz! 

Speaking of quizzes, September is fall MAP testing time. Next week, beginning on Monday, September 15, TMS students will take the Measurement of Academic Progress in both reading and math. This fall test helps teachers and students set individual learning growth goals. The test generally takes students about an hour or so to complete, and it is not timed. Students test first in reading and on the second day in math. Please be sure your child has a good breakfast (available at school as well!) and a good night’s sleep to help them maximize performance. 

Thank you, parents and students, for a great start to the school year and your ongoing support. Please feel free to stop by my office if you have any questions or concerns. Of course, we’d love to hear about the positive happenings around school as well! 

Sincerely,

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Sherry Connally, Principal


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