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!

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians, and Students,

Thank you for your support! We have had a great opening to the school year, and students are immersed in learning across all content areas. We continue to implement our PBIS OnTRACK program, and students are earning blue tickets of recognition from teachers and staff throughout the school. Students look forward to turning in their tickets for rewards at the end of the week.

With the month of September comes MAP testing. Teachers use this information to measure student academic achievement and growth throughout the year. The fall MAP testing starts on Monday, September 21, so please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep next week and a good morning breakfast. Breakfast is also available to all students in the morning at TMS.

Sixth and seventh graders will test Monday and Wednesday, September 21 and 23. Eighth graders will test Tuesday and Thursday, the 22 and 24. Students will test in the areas of reading and math. Each test takes about 40 minutes to an hour; however, these tests are not timed and students should not feel pressured to finish within a certain time period. Students will be allowed extra time as needed.

Next week is also spirit week! Do not be surprised if your child asks to come to school in their pajamas! Monday is neon day; Tuesday is pajama day. Wednesday we will become super heroes, and Thursday is sports day. Every Friday is spirit day, and students are encouraged to dress in school colors: black and white for TMS Knights. 

I would also like to call your attention to the Parent Information Tab. Please check out helpful hints for parents to use as you guide your children throughout the educational process.

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