The Middle School has had such a memorable and amazing school year. We are working hard daily to make the MIDDLE MATTER for our TMS Tigers and staff.  The activities with choir, band, art show, academic team competitions, sports, etc. are in full swing, having parents come in for events and parent nights, and much more! The year has truly flown by!

Spring is always such a busy time for our TMS Tigers. Spring sports-track, baseball, soccer, tennis, and golf are all competing and keeping our students motivated academically, as well. TMS Band just had an amazing concert and our students are so talented!  We will have a choir concert on May 9.  Our drama department is putting on our annual talent show on May 3.  State testing for our students begins April 22-25 for all grade levels.  Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, and we plan on celebrating our staff in a big way! We will have gifts, food, and activities all week. A special thanks goes out to all our parents for their time and support of all these events!

TMS is proud to recognize Mrs. Misty Boston as Teacher of the Year for 2024-2025. Mrs. Boston is our librarian. She has played an important role in developing a broadcasting program, a school newspaper, books clubs, mentoring students and leading school events. Mrs. Boston has been teaching for 10 years.  She is a member of TEA and OLA(Oklahoma Library Organization) She has worked hard to create a library space that is open, welcoming, safe, and engaging to all students and staff. Congratulations to this outstanding teacher!

Ms. Tinsley has been putting in work with our TMS robotics teams.  TMS Robotics has 24 members that compete at the local, state, national and world levels. We have 6 teams that competed this year- Autobots, Cu?iosity Next Gen, Goofy Goobers, Waffle Turtlez, Smalls, and Brobots.  On tournament days, teams compete in various competitions including Skills, Tournament, Design, and Engineering. Throughout the season, TMS Robotics was awarded 16 awards in various categories. Waffle Turtlez and Brobots competed at the White Mountain Apache Southwest Native American Showcase Event in Arizona and all teams compete at the Gathering of America's Tribes in Stilwell. Cu?iosity Next Gen, Waffle Turtlez, Smalls, and Brobots qualified for the Oklahoma State Championship, which was held in early March. Waffle Turtlez and Brobots will advance to compete at the VEX IQ World Tournament in Dallas, TX on May 1-3 with teams from all over the world. Autobots, Cuiosity Next Gen, and Smalls will compete at the TSA State Conference on April 16, 2024 in Norman, OK.  We are currently accepting donations to help with travel expenses. All donations can be made out to Tahlequah Boys & Girls Club and sent to Tahlequah Middle School.

TMS is hosting a Summer Enrichment Program for 5th-8th grade students. This will be May 29-June 20, Monday-Thursday weekly.  Invitations for the program are being sent home this week. We will be focusing on gaining skills through hands on application. We will also be applying skills through STEM, Arts, and other activities. Other enrichment that will be offered this summer sports and recreation, arts and crafts, cooking club, fishing, and field trips each Thursday.

The end of the year is fast approaching.  We will have awards assemblies the last week of school for each grade level. We will celebrate our 8th graders on May 14, with an extended lunch and afternoon activities before they head off to High School. We will host our 5th graders on May 6th for tours and then host parents with their students May 6 @ 5:30.

We wish everyone a great end to this 2023-2024 school year!

Written by: Abby Keys, Tahlequah Middle School Principal