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 available for you to download. We welcome all calls for additional questions you may have!
Dear Parents/Guardians, and Students,
The Chromebooks are coming! The Chromebooks are coming!
Can you tell I just sat in on a U.S. history class, and Paul Revere was a topic of discussion? On Tuesday, November 24, we will be deploying the first round of district Chromebooks for home and school use to those students who have met the requirements. How exciting that these students will have a chance to become familiar with the machine over Thanksgiving break! We are finalizing a check-in and check-out process, and all students should have access to Chromebooks in the classroom very soon.
Teachers are looking forward to using these machines to further student learning. They have participated in district training using Google Docs, Google Drive, and Hapara, a classroom management system that allows them to see what students are doing on these devices during class. This program also allows teachers to shut down students’ screens when they are not engaged in classroom activities! Teachers will also use Chromebooks to post due dates on a commonly accessible calendar and to deliver and receive assignments electronically. In addition, students will be able to view an electronic version of their math texts, which they can already do if they have internet access at home.
If you are concerned about not having internet access at home, for $9.95 per month plus tax, you can have internet access, provided you qualify for this special internet offer. You can access this site at the public library, or if you would like help filling out this online application, please feel free to call the school and set up an appointment. We will find someone to help you here at TMS!
The insurance fee for home use is $20. However, this fee should not prohibit students from taking their Chromebooks home. Please call the school, and we can talk you through possible options if the cost is preventing you from having your child use the Chromebook at home.
For those of you who were unable to attend previous parent orientation meetings, the district is hosting an additional orientation on Thursday, December 3 at 6-6:30 p.m. in the Tenino High School Commons. During the session, parents will receive information about our home use policy and our expectations of your student. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Paula Perryman at (360) 264-3500 to make other arrangements.
As we approach the coming holiday season, we have much to be thankful for! Personally, I want to thank the many parents who support our music and athletic programs through their attendance at these events (the attendance at our recent choir and band concerts was impressive)! I would also like to thank those who voted for the levy that enabled our latest school building improvements and technology upgrades. Tenino children are fortunate to live in a caring community and to have access to state of the art technology for learning. Thank you parents and community members!
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.
Sherry Connally, Principal
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