TCS Middle School News – Inside the Pride – Volume 3
Published August 11, 2019
Adam Vinson – Middle & Upper Elementary School Principal
MS Orientation Video
If you missed last week’s Inside the Pride edition, please watch the Middle School Orientation video below to learn more about Trinity’s Middle School, and what to expect this new school year.
MS Drop-Off & Pickup Video Tour
We’ve put together a brief video explaining the procedures for Middle School student drop-off and pickup. Click the video below to watch.
MS Spirit Wear Orders
Thank you to everyone that ordered a MS spirit wear shirt! As soon as the apparel arrives your order will be delivered to your child at school.
House Website Updated
Check out the latest house news at www.tcshouses.weebly.com. We are excited about the new Houses this year, and we are thrilled to have elementary joining in with the competition too. Learn more about your child’s house and keep up with the point standings all year long through our website.
History and Spanish Grade
Keep in mind that every middle school student will be taking Spanish one day per week as part of their history class. In your child’s History grade book you will see a separate grading category for Spanish that will be averaged in with the overall history grade.
Bible and Habitudes Grade
Keep in mind that every middle school student will also be taking our new leadership class (called Habitudes) one day per week as part of their Bible class. You WILL NOT see a separate grading category for Habitudes as the content will be assessed as part of the weekly Bible quiz or test.
Snowbird Retreat Form
Don’t forget to have your child turn in THEIR FORM to their Advisement Teacher on Monday (first day of school) if they plan to attend the trip!
Don’t forget that all 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students need to complete their summer reading before school begins in August. Each student that completes their reading and brings their book on the first day of school will be entered into a $25 Amazon gift card drawing. Please contact your child’s English teacher for next year if you have any questions.
- 6th Grade – Melissa Lanier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 7th Grade – Kasey Hanson (email@example.com)
- 8th Grade – Jennifer Baer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chick-fil-A Thursdays (8th Grade Only)
Every Thursday in August our 8th graders will have the opportunity to order a Chick-fil-a sandwich, a bag of chips and a drink (price still to be determined). Please mark your calendars and note this will be the only Hot Lunch option on Thursdays during the month of August. Students will need to bring the appropriate cash amount to order.
Parents Chromebook Training
Parents are invited to attend a special training/Q:A session with me regarding your child’s Chromebook on Friday, August 16 at 8:15 am. If you have questions regarding how to help your child with their Chromebook, I’ll be happy to help guide you. A sign up will be sent during the middle of the first week of school to see who all is interested.
Don’t forget, I have a fantastic staff around me that is here to help you throughout the school year. Feel free to contact each of them, in addition to me, if you have any issues, questions or concerns throughout the year.
- Academic Dean – Lauren Parrish (email@example.com) = Available to assist with academic needs, scheduling questions, honors placement, etc.
- Dean of Students – Tiffany McBurnett (firstname.lastname@example.org) = Available to assist with student life-related questions (field trips, parties, etc.) and discipline issues
- Counselor – Hannah Carr (email@example.com) = Available to assist with social and emotional-related challenges
Vaping: What Parents Need to Know
Vaping is popular among adults and teens alike. Parents should be aware of the facts around what vaping is and the risk this growing trend poses on our youth.
In a 2018 University of Michigan study in conjunction with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, vaping among 8th, 10th and 12th grade students surpasses usage of nicotine and Marijuana.
We’ve included some thought-provoking information that delves into why vaping is so popular, warning signs of vape usage, and a how to start a conversation with your teen if you suspect that he or she may be vaping. Click the link below to learn more.