A Message from Dr. Donald Humphrey,
Principal of Turtle Hook Middle School
Greetings THMS Families,
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I encourage you to take a few moments to explore our website and familiarize yourself with all the information available. We continue to utilize our ability to share information electronically through our website. In addition, our Turtle Hook Families will continue to receive "School Messenger" telephone messages informing you of important events.
The Turtle Hook Administration, Teachers, and Staff are proud to announce that our strong Character Education program has been making a difference. Turtle Hook Middle School has been recognized for this effort and has been named a National School of Character in addition to being named a New York State School of Character. Our program will continue moving forward to help our children make good choices. There is a Character Ed Pillar for each month which staff and students spend some time exploring. We encourage our students to embrace the pillars of Character Education and continue to strive to make THMS a safe place for all to coexist together. The Character Ed Pillar for May is compassion. Staff and students will discuss how to feel and understand what other people are feeling. During Extended Advisory this month, teachers and students will explore ways to show compassion for others. We strive to model the principal of Compassion everyday at THMS. We hope this will spark discussion at home as well.
On Monday, May 9th, the Fourth Interim Progress Reporting Period ends. Please use this Progress Report as a tool to assist you in determining if your child is working as hard as he/she is capable of. The door is open for you to continue to contact your children's teachers if you have any questions about their progress.
There are many exciting activities going on at THMS. We are working hard to bring quality programs and to engage all our students in learning. We continue to emphasize high expectations for achievement, alignment of the New York State Common Core Standards with our curriculum, and enhanced student/teacher engagement. We value our strong relationships with our students and their families.
Here are some important dates and information to note for the month of May:
May 1- 13 : NYSESLAT Listening, Reading, Speaking Exams
May 2 : Board of Education Budget Hearing @ UHS 7PM
May 9 : End of Fourth Interim Progress Reporting Period
May 13 : Extended Advisory: Compassion
May 17 : Budget Vote and Trustee Election/ Board of Education Meeting: 9:30PM @ UHS
May 18 : THMS Spring Concert: 7PM @ UHS
May 25-27: NYS Science Performance Exam: Grade 8
May 25 : National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
May 27/30: Memorial Day Observance: School Closed
For more specific dates and TH daily activities/events, please check the calendar on our Homepage.
Saturday, May 28, 2016