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Tamarac Secondary School Grades 6 - 8

School Supplies Survey


The PTSA is considering offering a service for all grades, where school supplies would be ordered for you based on your child's specific teacher's list. Supplies would be packaged and delivered to the school in a convenient box for pick-up.

In most cases, prices would be less than if you purchased the items individually. Please take a moment and fill out the survey so we can assess the interest in this service for next year. Posted 10/1614.

Image of September Students of the MonthCongratulations to September Students of the Month


As part of its Character Education Program, Tamarac Middle School recognizes students in front of their peers. The character theme for September was “Self-Control.” Congratulations to all of our students!

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Sarah Arnold
Emilee Kneer
Christian Crandall
Toby Hvizdak

Delaney Galluzzo
Taylor Wagar
Lucas Blowers
Brayden Shaw

Lily Fitzgerald
Nadia Rockwell
Anthony Styles
Riley Willsey

Posted 10/1614.

Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School program


Current 8th and 10th grade students interested in learning more about the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School program can attend the information night at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART Facility, located in NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Incoming juniors will learn about the two-year program where students can pursue college credit and gain real-world experience, and incoming freshmen will learn about the Early College High School model that is part of the NYS P-TECH Network which offers an opportunity to pursue an associate’s degree. Register for the event Posted 10/14/14.

students performing experimentMentos and Soda Experiment


Secondary students at Tamarac were recently visited by two faculty members and students from The Sage Colleges during their science classes. Students participated in the Mentos and soda experiment. The students hypothesized which carbonated beverage ingredients would cause the greatest reaction from dropping a Mentos into the beverage.

Students had a great time participating in the experiment and got to learn about the new STEM Series at Sage (S3) program being offered at Tamarac. Learn more about the S3 program Posted 10/10/14.

September Specials Team Event


Image of students during sept challengeTamarac Middle School students recently participated in the Specials Team event facilitated by Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center today. The September  (self-control) character challenge is to welcome new students and staff.

Students were broken into teams and rotated through eight different stations set up in the multi-purpose gym. Each station had a card stating the challenge the team must complete and a set of props. Each team had to work together to problem solve each task. The goal of the day was not about how well the students accomplished each challenge, but rather how well they worked as a team to solve each task. See pictures from event..Posted 10/7/14.

STEM Series at Sage (S3) Program


The STEM Series at Sage (S3) program is for middle and high school students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Students have the opportunity to participate in an after school program of hands-on activities, and explorations led by faculty and students of the Sage Colleges. The program will meet right here at Tamarac after school, with two off-site field trips planned in the spring. Interested students should contact their science teacher for more information. See Program Dates....Posted 9/30/14.

Fall Festival on Saturday October 4


The Brittonkill Educational Foundation is sponsoring a free Fall Festival on Saturday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tamarac football field. There will be carnival games, bouncy bounce, face painting, chicken and pulled pork. Come have fun and support great programs for our kids! Pre-orders are being taken for Brunswick BBQ and Brew for chicken and pulled pork dinners. Lean more....Posted 9/30/14.

National Junior Honor Society Inducts 24 New Eighth Graders


Image of NJHSEarlier this week, the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony was held in the district auditorium. This ceremony was conducted by the school's current chapter of NJHS, which consists of 22 ninth grade students. The ceremony celebrated and inducted 24 new eighth grade members.

Students were recognized for their outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. The students look forward to a year of many exciting service projects and activities that will benefit the school and community. Eighth grade English teacher, Ms. Allison Maloy, is the advisor of both eighth and ninth grade National Junior Honor Society. Posted 9/19/14.

New immunization requirements for students entering 6th grade


There are new immunization requirements for students entering 6th grade. New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter 6th grade and attend school.  Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations.  Immunizations required are listed below. Please contact the secondary school nurse, Debra Holbrook with any questions.

Tdap (Boostrix or Adacel) at age 11.
Varicella (chickenpox) requires a second dose.
Posted 9/12/14.

School District Calendar


Click here to see and print the entire 2014 - 15 school year calendar. Posted 7/25/14.

2014-2015 Suggested School Supply Lists


The suggested school supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now available by clicking here.. Posted 7/8/14.

Dignity for All Students ActDignity for All Students Webpage Helps With Efforts to Stop Bullying

As part of the district’s continued efforts to address bullying and harassment, the district has created a webpage that provides parents with characteristics of bullying, ways to stop it and contact information to report concerns. Click here to see the webpage… Posted 10/18/12.

Have a Question About Student Arrival/Dismissal or Reporting an Absence?

Visit the Secondary Office/Info webpage for information about arrival and dismissal procedures, reporting a child's expected absence, dress code, and more.

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