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!

Tenino Middle School to Hold Student-Led Conferences

This quarter our students will be hosting conversations with their parents/guardians about their academic progress this year. Student-led conferences will be Tuesday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for eighth graders and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for sixth and seventh grade students. Parents can still schedule a conference with their child's teacher April 2 or 3. Find out more in our letter for parents.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

We at Tenino Middle School are committed to providing a safe, productive, learning environment for our students. We work to help students gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success at Tenino High School, and we hope that all children are career or college ready by the time they graduate.

Wow! This year has flown by! It seems just yesterday I was introducing myself to the students of Tenino Middle School. It has been a great year, with Leadership students assuming responsibilities for planning assemblies, testing incentives, and a new "seal" program to recognize student successes. Under the direction of Ms. Marshik, these seventh and eighth grade students participated in "WE" Day, carried out food and toy drives, and raised money for Oso victims. National Honor Society students visited the Seattle Space Needle and Pike's Market, and sixth graders went to Outdoor School at Cispus and to a National Geographic presentation on space in Seattle. It has been a busy and productive year!

For the first time, we are offering a summer school option for students interested in honing their skills in reading, writing, and math. We sent out registration forms to qualifying students by Skyward. You may also pick up a form in the main office. We will offer summer school in the TMS Library, beginning July 29 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until August 21. There is no cost to students for this program. Teachers will use the new Common Core Standards to help students prepare for next year's mandatory Smarter Balanced Assessment.

If you are interested in learning more about Common Core, the PTA national website has excellent, two-page summaries of English, language arts, and math standards by grade level in its Parents’ Guide for Student Success. In addition, you may view the new Next Generation Science Standards. You can also find information and practice tests for the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which TMS field-tested this spring.

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions and concerns you may have about TMS. Positive feedback is welcome as well! You can e-mail me, or call (360) 264-3611.



Sherry Connally, Principal

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