Tamarac Secondary School Grades 6 - 8
Second Quarter Honor Rolls Announced for Middle School
Tamarac Middle School has announced the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the second quarter. Students must have between an 89.5 and 94.4 average to qualify for Honor Roll and at least a 94.5 average to qualify for High Honor Roll. Congratulations to all our students! See the Middle School honor rolls.. Posted 2/10/15.
Students Perform Character Education Skits
As part of a character education activity, Tamarac eighth grade students spent time yesterday developing skits around the month’s theme of trustworthiness and then performed them for the entire middle school in the auditorium today.
Students worked with Heather Jakeman and Michael Burns from the improve theatre group Mop & Bucket Company. During the class, students engaged in activities and performed skits creating an environment where those around them could feel comfortable to take a risk, working cooperatively to give and receive “gifts” from each other instead of taking an opportunity to put someone down.
“It was wonderful to see the students embrace the risk of failure and embarrassment in order to try something new and interact with their peers in a way that made each individual feel included and comfortable,” said Ms. Maloy. See more photos from skits Posted1/23/15.
Congratulations to December students of the month
Congratulations to Dylan Briccetti, Alexis Bruno, Gabriella Cellucci, Brionna Daniels, Jared Houser, Trevor LeVan, Tyler Nemjo, Ben Pusatere, Giovanna Sestito, Jordyn Sorel, Katelyn Stancliffe, and Jacob Swanson who were recognized as students of the month for December. 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 December was “Kindness.”1/16/15.
Calling all student inventors
The Capital District Invention Convention is an annual regional and statewide invention competition for students from grades k-8. Students are invited to submit an original idea for an invention that solves a problem. The top 100 entries are then invited to create a model of their concept. The deadline for returning the invention disclosure form is February 9. Learn more about the program and submission directions Posted 1/16/15.
PTSA - spring Krause's chocolate fundraiser
The elementary school and 7th grade will be participating in the PTSA spring Krause’s Chocolate fundraiser. The school will earn 50% of all sales.
In the elementary school, each grade’s proceeds will go into their Nature’s classroom account. The 7th grade proceeds will go toward the courtyard. Order forms will be arriving home this week, and all orders and payment are due February 9. Checks should be made payable to Brittonkill PTSA. The orders will be available for pick up in the elementary school cafeteria before Easter. If you have any additional questions, please contact Leslie Hepp. Thank you for your support! Posted 1/6/15.
8th grade NJHS December service project
The 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society adopted three local families in need this year by buying and wrapping presents for a total of five children from the Hope 7 Community Center in Troy. This was their December service project. The students donated presents, food and gift cards to these local families to help them have a warm and happy holiday.
Lily Fitzgerald, Francesca DiScanio and Luke Wagner (left to right) who gave up their lunch to help organize and load the gifts to be delivered. Posted 12/23/14.
Middle school students spread holiday cheer
Middle School students spread some holiday cheer to residents at Van Renssealer Manor in Troy yesterday. Students sang Christmas carols and handed out gifts. Many of the residents joined in and sang along to their favorite songs. See more photos....”Posted 12/19/14.
November Students of the Month
Congratulations to Tim Bridegroom, Kendra Fish, Zach Hudson, Gabriella Insero, Nate LaPlante, Jesse LeVan, Liam McDonough, Cliff O'Donal, Bella Realbuto, Gavin Remillard, Marissa Roberts and Amanda Thrasher who were recognized as students of the month for November. 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 November was “Compassion.”Posted 12/18/14.
Tamarac Hosts Masterminds Second Meet
The Tamarac Mastermind team recently hosted the second meet of the year. Tamarac Varsity and JV Teams competed against teams from Troy, Berlin, Hoosick Falls, Catholic High and Holy Names.
The Varsity Mastermind team won all three games played:
Tamarac 185 Hoosick Falls 140
Tamarac 160 CCHS 150
Tamarac 165 Troy 90
The JV Mastermind team won two of three games played:
Berlin 110 Tamarac 90
Tamarac 125 CCHS 40
Tamarac 100 Hoosick Falls 60 Posted 12/12/14.
Hat and mitten tree makes for warm holiday
Tamarac Elementary School kicked off its annual Hat and Mitten Tree tradition this month. Students, staff and the Brunswick community donate hats and mittens that will be given to St. Joseph’s House in Troy, various organizations and including some students in the district.
Fifth grade teacher Nicolle Motzer said this has been a tradition for more than ten years and is a joint service learning project between the elementary and secondary school. “The Secondary School Kids Care Service Club donates many handmade knitted and crocheted hats and mittens," said Motzer.
Donations can be made until Friday, December 12 at the main office at the Elementary School. Thank you to all who donated! Posted 12/5/14.
Tamarac Schools Collecting Toys
Help Tamarac Schools bring joy to a needy child this season. If you would like to contribute, please send one new unwrapped toy. Drop off sites are in the elementary and secondary school lobbies. Toys will be collected until December 17.Posted 12/2/14.
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.