Tamarac Secondary School Grades 6 - 8
College of NanoScale Science & Engineering Community Day
The College of NanoScale Science and Engineering is having a Community Day this Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. SUNY Poly will give people of all ages the chance to receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology. Guests will experience hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, timely presentations, and guided tours. Students must pre-register to attend. Posted 10/30/14.
PTSA Partners with Field-Goods Local Farm Fresh Food
The PTSA has partnered with Field-Goods Local Farm Fresh Food Delivery and $1 from every bag purchased will be given to the PTSA. Signing up and managing your account is very simple on their easy to navigate website. Choose what subscription of fresh fruits and vegetables you would like (small, family, etc.), and the delivery site of either Tamarac Elementary or High School. Posted 10/2814.
Grade 8 NJHS October Service Project
The Grade 8 National Junior Honor Society completes a service project each month. The October project was a costume and candy drive for the children of Hope 7 Community Center in Troy.
Students collected items for children ages four to 12 to help them to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween celebration. The project was created and organized by the Grade 8 NJHS, but they invited the entire 8th grade class to participate as a community effort.
From L-R): Co-President Ryan Hayden, Co-President Francesca DiScanio, Secretary Lily Fitzgerald, and Treasurer Nate LaPlante.
The students feel it is important to remember and reach out to those in need during all holidays and months of the year. Advisor of the National Junior Honor Society, Allison Maloy said, “The students' eagerness and enthusiasm to help those in need in thoughtful and creative ways really shows what compassionate and generous hearts they have.” Posted 10/2814.
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.
Congratulations 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!
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.
Mentos 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
Tamarac 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
Earlier 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.
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.
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.
Visit the Secondary Office/Info webpage for
information about arrival and dismissal procedures, reporting a
child's expected absence, dress code, and more.