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 October is Trustworthiness. Staff and students will spend time exploring what it means to be trustworthy during an extended advisory period this month. During October we also focus on our anti-bullying programs. We model how to "Be A Buddy, Not a Bully" for our students and hope it will spark discussion at home as well.
During this month, you will receive your child's first Progress Report. Use this tool to assist you in determining if your child is working as hard as he/she is capable of. Please 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 October:
Saturday, October 10, 2015