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Title: TMS 8th Grade Parent night

TMS 8th Grade Parent night
  • September 24, 2014

  • Administration
  • Christopher Madden Principal
  • Dr. Leslie Newman Assistant Principal
  • Bryan Abernethy Assistant Principal
  • School Counselors
  • Dr. Jennifer Toren 6th and 7th (A-L)
  • Tamyra Cowan 7th (M-Z) and 8th

Introduction - teachers
  • Lissa McIver Language Arts
  • Kristin Medlin Language Arts
  • Sherry Hughes Language Arts
  • Mrs. Kathryn Venters EC/Inclusion
  • Timothy Chase Math
  • Dean Loher Math
  • Kelly Hyatt Math
  • Corey Van Scoy Social Studies
  • Lisa OBrien Social Studies
  • Joseph Newton Social Studies
  • Shannon Crate Science
  • Paul Spiers Science
  • John Kuntz Science
  • New Science/Social Studies teacher

TMS 2013-2014 School Data
Student growth
Report School Accountability Growth School Topsail Middle
Year 2014 District Pender County Schools
2013-2014 School Accountability Growth Estimates 2013-2014 School Accountability Growth Estimates 2013-2014 School Accountability Growth Estimates
School Accountability Growth Type One-Year Estimate One-Year Estimate
School Accountability Growth Type Index Level
Overall 8.76 Exceeds Expected Growth
Included in growth model All Math and Reading
EOGs 8th grade Science EOG Math I EOC this
means TMS students are making substantially more
progress than the state growth standard/state
average (the school's index is 2 or greater)
Preparing for the Transition to HS Mrs. Tami
Cowan, School Counselor
  • Step up in Rigor and pacing aimed at preparing
  • CFNC. org Interest Profiler to help with
    Career Exploration and HS Planning
  • 4 Year Plan for Traditional HS Block schedule-
    Tentative not locked in and not guaranteed
  • Plan must include State requirements for
    Graduation CTE teachers and Mrs. Cowan assist
  • Alternative HS Options will be presented NCSSM
    Visit / PECHS Visit Application
  • Registration for rising 9th grade courses during
    3rd Quarter
  • Counselors are here to support student success in
    many ways. Please call if I can assist you.

Criteria for Honors Level High School
  • Final grade of an A for recommended area
  • have a strong background and interest in the
    subject area
  • are motivated and adaptable in unfamiliar
    situations and content
  • will advocate for themselves when they have
    questions or concerns
  • can manage their time to complete long and short
    term assignments
  • will move at a faster-pace and use higher order
    thinking skills (creating, justifying,
  • can work cooperatively and independently

Act Explore testing
  • All 8th Graders October 22
  • The results of this assessment will help students
    answer 3 questions about educational progress.
  • 1. Where do I stand right now in English,
    Math, Reading, and Science?
  • 2. What are my plans and goals after high
  • 3. Am I on track for college?

  • Pirate Achievement Coaching Empowerment
  • Every other week
  • 201 Student Teacher Ratio
  • Goals and Objectives of PACE Program
  • The Pirate Achievement Coaching and Empowerment
    program is designed so student achievement is
    consistently addressed. The period will provide
    staff members the opportunity to
  • Support achievement of all students
  • Provide mentoring and support for at-risk
  • Provide structured progress monitoring
  • Support PBIS
  • Support the Pirate Support Team goals (PEPs and

Dress code
Student drop off and pick up
TMS Parent information
  • School day is from 830-335
  • Early release is 1235
  • Students are tardy after 830
  • If your child arrives after 830 you must check
    them in the front office
  • No check outs after 300
  • Please come to the front office with any needs
    do not go directly to a teachers classroom
  • All visitors must have a sticker
  • Please schedule appointments with teachers