• Summer Messages:

    7-6-22

    Good afternoon, Spartan Families,

    Happy July! The 2022 – 2023 school year begins five weeks from today, and I cannot wait! I hope everyone is completing their summer reading and practicing their multiplication facts as the rest of summer will fly, and we need our students ready to learn when they return August 10th.

    We have a lot to celebrate with 71% of our 7th grade students demonstrating proficiency in BOTH math and ELA, an increase in our science achievement levels, and an 18-point gain in civics!!!! I cannot wait to share the rest of our school data once results become official.  Please know I am so proud of our students, and am grateful we continue to excel as a school community.

    Please remember we are still following summer hours.  Please email tsms@pcsb.org if you cannot reach someone via phone in the main office, as many of our clerks are off until the end of July.

    Thank you for your continuous support.

    Sincerely,

    Erin Phelps, Principal

    Summer Reading Reminder:  I attached the 2022 Summer Reading Requirement developed by our ELA team.  Sixth graders will read The Sparks by Kyle Prue, seventh graders will read The Flames by Kyle Prue, and 8th grade students will read The Ashes by Kyle Prue.  Students also have the option to select any book from the Sunshine State list to read and complete one of the project options below.

    Summer Reading Assignment

    Sunshine State List

    Students will then be expected to choose one of the following assignments and turn it in during the first week of school:

    1. Design a simple children’s book.
    2. Write a two-page typed script of a key scene of the novel. 
    3. Create a simple game and answer key, depicting key information from the text.

    Math – Multiplication Facts:  Knowing multiplication facts is necessary for the foundational knowledge of middle grades math.  Therefore, students will be quizzed each day during the first week of school to ensure all students know their 1 - 12 times tables.  Practice, practice, practice over the summer so all students come in ready to succeed!

    Attention Rising 7th Grade Students:  All 7th grade students must have their T-Dap immunization prior to beginning fall classes. Please reach out to your health care provider or the health department to schedule your student’s TDAP if you have not done so already. 

    Spartan Camp: Orientation for all incoming 6th grade students is Monday, August 1st.  One parent/guardian/adult must also attend.  Please only report to your scheduled session.

    • Session 1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am – 6th grade students who attended Tarpon Springs Elementary School.
    • Session 2: 10:15 – 11:30 – 6th grade students who attended all other elementary schools.
    • Session 3: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Rising 7th and 8th grade students new to Tarpon Springs Middle School 

    Parents will be able to pay student fees, purchase planners, buy school t-shirts, and obtain their PTSA membership at Spartan Camp.  Cash, check, and money order will be accepted.  Credit card may also be used, but please know there is a small service fee if paying by credit card.

    Link for 6th grade fees: https://pcsb.revtrak.net/ms/tarpon-springs-middle/#/v/tsms-6th-grade-fees

    Student Fees/Planners:  Please click the following link to purchase planners and pay student fees.  All students will use the school-issued planner as the planners also contain the student’s hall passes.

    6th Grade Fees: https://pcsb.revtrak.net/ms/tarpon-springs-middle/#/v/tsms-6th-grade-fees

    7th Grade Fees: https://pcsb.revtrak.net/ms/tarpon-springs-middle/#/v/tsms-7th-grade-fees

    8th Grade Fees: https://pcsb.revtrak.net/ms/tarpon-springs-middle/#/v/tsms-8th-grade-fees

    School Supplies:  The recommended school supplies list is posted on the website and included below.  Please save your receipts in case you need to return items not needed.

    School Supply List

     

    6-27-22

    Good evening, Spartan Families,

    We are in our final week of Summer Bridge, and the students had a great time selecting new books from the Book Bus today! As a reminder, summer hours are still Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Someone is available to answer the phone from 8 am to 2 pm each day (M – Th).  If you need to reach the office beyond the 8 am – 2 pm time frame, please email tsms@pcsb.org and we will return your call/email as soon as possible. 

    Summer Reading Requirement:  I attached the 2022 Summer Reading Requirement developed by our ELA team.  Sixth graders will read The Sparks by Kyle Prue, seventh graders will read The Flames by Kyle Prue, and 8th grade students will read The Ashes by Kyle Prue.  We ordered extra copies for each grade level so please call the front office if you would like to borrow one of the books.  Students also have the option to select any book from the Sunshine State list to read and complete one of the project options below.

    Summer Reading Assignment 

    Sunshine State Book List 

    Students will then be expected to choose one of the following assignments and turn it in during the first week of school:

    1. Design a simple children’s book.
    2. Write a two-page typed script of a key scene of the novel. 
    3. Create a simple game and answer key, depicting key information from the text.

    Math – Multiplication Facts:  Knowing multiplication facts is necessary for the foundational knowledge of middle grades math.  Therefore, students will be quizzed each day during the first week of school to ensure all students know their 1 - 12 times tables.  Practice, practice, practice over the summer so all students come in ready to succeed!

    Attention Rising 7th Grade Students:  All 7th grade students must have their T-Dap immunization prior to beginning fall classes. Please reach out to your health care provider or the health department to schedule your student’s TDAP if you have not done so already. 

    Spartan Camp: Orientation for all incoming 6th grade students is Monday, August 1st.  One parent/guardian/adult must also attend.  Please only report to your scheduled session.

    • Session 1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am – 6th grade students who attended Tarpon Springs Elementary School.
    • Session 2: 10:15 – 11:30 – 6th grade students who attended all other elementary schools.
    • Session 3: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Rising 7th and 8th grade students new to Tarpon Springs Middle School 

    Thank you for all you do to support your student and our school!

    Sincerely,

    Erin Phelps, Principal 

     

    6-9-22

    Good morning, Spartan Families,

    Summer Bridge is up and running, and I appreciate getting to know so many of our incoming students. As a reminder, summer hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Someone is available to answer the phone from 8 am to 2 pm each day (M – Th).  If you need to reach the office beyond the 8 am – 2 pm time frame, please email tsms@pcsb.org and we will return your call/email as soon as possible. 

    Summer Reading Requirement:  I attached the 2022 Summer Reading Requirement developed by our ELA team.  Sixth graders will read The Sparks by Kyle Prue, seventh graders will read The Flames by Kyle Prue, and 8th grade students will read The Ashes by Kyle Prue.  We ordered extra copies for each grade level so please call the front office if you would like to borrow one of the books.  Students also have the option to select any book from the Sunshine State list to read and complete one of the project options below.

    Summer Reading Assignment 

    Sunshine State List 

    Students will then be expected to choose one of the following assignments and turn it in during the first week of school:

    1. Design a simple children’s book.
    2. Write a two-page typed script of a key scene of the novel. 
    3. Create a simple game and answer key, depicting key information from the text.

    Math – Multiplication Facts:  Knowing multiplication facts is necessary for the foundational knowledge of middle grades math.  Therefore, students will be quizzed each day during the first week of school to ensure all students know their 1 - 12 times tables.  Practice, practice, practice over the summer so all students come in ready to succeed!

    Attention Rising 7th Grade Students:  All 7th grade students must have their T-Dap immunization prior to beginning fall classes. Please reach out to your health care provider or the health department to schedule your student’s TDAP if you have not done so already. 

    Spartan Camp: Orientation for all incoming 6th grade students is Monday, August 1st.  One parent/guardian/adult must also attend.  Please only report to your scheduled session.

    • Session 1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am – 6th grade students who attended Tarpon Springs Elementary School.
    • Session 2: 10:15 – 11:30 – 6th grade students who attended all other elementary schools.
    • Session 3: 12: 00 pm – 1:00 pm – Rising 7th and 8th grade students new to Tarpon Springs Middle School 

    Thank you for all you do to support your student and our school!

    Sincerely,

    Erin Phelps, Principal 

     

     

     

    6-1-22 - Call and Email

    Good afternoon, Spartan Families,

    Happy First Week of Summer! I am thrilled to welcome our new Spartan Families and look forward to meeting many of you during Summer Bridge.  Beginning Monday, June 6th, summer hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Someone is available to answer the phone from 8 am to 2 pm each day.  If you need to reach the office beyond the 8 am – 2 pm time frame, please email tsms@pcsb.org and we will return your call/email as soon as possible. 

    Report Cards: Digital report cards are available in FOCUS today, June 1st, 2022.  Printed report cards are available by request only and you must come in person to pick up a printed report card.

    Summer Bridge: Summer Bridge kicks off Monday, June 6, 2022.  Student hours are M – Th, 8 am – 2 pm.  Please know lunch is scheduled for the end of the day so non-bus riders may be picked up as early as 1:30 pm.

    Summer Reading Requirement:  I attached the 2022 Summer Reading Requirement developed by our ELA team.  Sixth graders will read The Sparks by Kyle Prue, seventh graders will read The Flames by Kyle Prue, and 8th grade students will read The Ashes by Kyle Prue. Summer Reading Requirements 

    Students will then be expected to choose one of the following assignments and turn it in during the first week of school:

    1. Design a simple children’s book.
    2. Write a two-page typed script of a key scene of the novel. 
    3. Create a simple game and answer key, depicting key information from the text.

    Math – Multiplication Facts:  Knowing multiplication facts is necessary for the foundational knowledge of middle grades math.  Therefore, students will be quizzed each day during the first week of school to ensure all students know their 1 - 12 times tables.  Practice, practice, practice over the summer so all students come in ready to succeed!

    Attention Rising 7th Grade Students:  All 7th grade students must have their T-Dap immunization prior to beginning fall classes. Please reach out to your health care provider or the health department to schedule your student’s TDAP if you have not done so already. 

    Spartan Camp: Orientation for all incoming 6th grade students is Monday, August 1st.  One parent/guardian/adult must also attend.  Please only report to your scheduled session.

    • Session 1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am – 6th grade students who attended Tarpon Springs Elementary School.
    • Session 2: 10:15 – 11:30 – 6th grade students who attended all other elementary schools.
    • Session 3: 12: 00 pm – 1:00 pm – Rising 7th and 8th grade students new to Tarpon Springs Middle School 

    Thank you for all you do to support your student and our school!

    Sincerely,

    Erin Phelps, Principal