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 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 April is Interdependence. Staff and students will discuss how to be cooperative and promote team building so that each person is responsible for a portion of the task with the aim of completing an entire project . During Extended Advisory this month, teachers and students will explore ways to trust and rely on others. We strive to model the principal of Interdependence everyday at THMS. We hope this will spark discussion at home as well.
On Friday, April 1st, the Third Marking Period ends. Please use this Report Card 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 April:
April 1 : School Celebration: Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness
April 1 : Extended Advisory: Interdependence
April 1 : End of Third Marking Period
April 4 : PTA Meeting: 6:30PM
April 4 : Board of Education Open Meeting: 7PM @ UHS
April 5-6-7: NYS ELA Exam: All Grades: 8-11AM No regular classes
April 13-14-15: NYS Math Exam: All Grades: 8-11AM No regular classes
April 19 : Board of Education Open Meeting: 7PM @ UHS
April 25-29: Spring Recess: School Closed
For more specific dates and TH daily activities/events, please check the calendar on our Homepage.
Thursday, May 05, 2016