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.
Our strong Character Education 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 November is Empathy. Staff and students will discuss understanding another person's thoughts and feelings. During Extended Advisory this month, teachers and students will discover what it means to have compassion for each other and ways in which kindness can be shown. As always, we hope this will spark discussion at home as well.
On November 6th, the First Secondary Marking Period will end. Report Cards will be issued for the first time this year. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child's teachers on November 19th and 20th and I hope these tools will assist you in determining if your child is working as hard as he/she is capable of. Please 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 November:
Saturday, November 28, 2015