Tahlequah Middle School
The school year is off to a wonderful beginning at Tahlequah Middle School. The school welcomed 212 new 6th grade students, 6 new teachers and 6 new support staff. The middle school teachers and staff held a 6th grade orientation day this year in August. Students met the faculty and staff, toured the building, went through a mock school day and participated in a question and answer session about the school. This was followed by the sixth grade only summer social for students and their parents. This was a success and will continue next year in August.
The middle school was able to add new elective options for the students this year. Eighth graders now have the opportunity to participate in an Introduction to Agriculture class. There is a new yearbook class offered during the day. Flight and Space is available to 6th and 7th graders. Two reading remediation classes are now offered as well.
More students are participating in choir and band this year. Eight students were recently named to the Eastern District Honor Choir. The school choir has been singing the National Anthem at the home football games and one of the cross country meets. The band and the choir will join the other music classes from across the district to perform the National Anthem at the Homecoming Game on October 2nd. We are expecting approximately 500 students on the field at Doc Wadley Stadium for this performance.
The middle school’s elective classes will be showcased during Parent Teacher Conferences on October 1st and 2nd. The times and locations for each organization will be announced on Facebook and through grade-level newsletters.
The middle school drama and music departments will present The Lion King in the school’s Performing Arts Center on November 19, 20 and 21. For ticket information contact David Fuller at the middle school.
The middle school will also be hosting a Fall Festival on November 3rd beginning at 5:00 PM. There will be games, booths, face painting, a hay ride, an inflatable obstacle course and much more. The book fair will also be open at this time in the media center. Everyone is invited to attend. This should be a fun evening event for families.