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Tamarac Secondary School Grades 6 - 8

Students  Accepted Into Programs


Congratulations to 8th grade students Katherine Champagne, Nathaniel LaPlante and Isabella Realbuto who were accepted into the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program for the 2015-2016 school year. This program prepares students for college and careers in fields of Clean Energy, Computer Science, Semiconductor/Advanced Manufacturing (Mechatronics), and Innovation/Leadership/Entrepreneurship.

Congratulations to 7th grade students Camdyn Empie and Sage Perkins who were accepted to the Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 48 students from 20 counties were selected to participate in STEM related activities at this two week residential program. Posted 5/29/15.

photo olympiad studentsRussian Olympiada


Russian students in grades 8-11 participated in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian in April. They competed against students from all over New York. Students earned 11 bronze medals, 8 silver medals and August Keefer, won a gold medal. The competition gives students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of Russian history and culture while having conversations with native Russian speakers about topics concerning themselves, their families and their communities.  Congratulations! Posted 5/21/15.

photo of studentsCongratulations to April Students of the Month


Congratulations to Jenna Coughlin, Ryan Derby, Jackson Domurad, Marisa Hudson, Kendall Lapham, Jonathan Mays, Jonah Rescott, Caiden Roadcap, Shannon Walsh and Samantha West who were recognized as students of the month for April. The awards, which are read over the morning announcements, are part of the Middle School’s Character Education program to recognize students in front of their peers. The character theme for April was “Respect.” Posted 5/13/15.


photo of students eel projectEighth Graders Learn About Preserving the American Eel


Eighth grade students recently had the opportunity to learn about the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Estuary program's American Eel Project. Environmental educators and researchers, Katie Friedman and Kacie Giuliano, came to Ms. Tennyson's classroom to talk about efforts to preserve the American Eel. Students learned about the eel's complex life cycle, mapped the long journey eels take from the Sargasso Sea to the Hudson River and had the opportunity to see and touch American Eels in two different life stages. Friedman and Giuliano talked about their Citizen Science project occurring throughout the Hudson River Estuary where community members are calculating the American Eel population. See more photos Posted 5/12/15.

Students Nominated for Physical Education Leadership Award


The Tamarac Physical Education Department recently nominated a number of students from both the Elementary, and Middle School, to receive the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award. The award is given in recognition of students that demonstrate the following qualities:
1. Responsible personal and social behavior, sportsmanship and citizenship.
2. Desire to learn and improve.
3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
4. Demonstration of leadership and positive influence upon peers. 

This year's recipients from Tamarac are as follows:
8th Grade Students:  Ryan Derby, Nate LaPlante, Anthony Styles, Brionna Daniels, Isabella Bisceglia and Haley Honsinger. 

5th Grade Students: Tony Derival, Zach Rice, Rocco DiCarlo, Abigal Becker, Abigal Buckley and Jenna Hunt. 

The students will receive their awards on Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the McDonough Sports Complex on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College. Congratulations to our students! Posted 5/01/15.

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.

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