Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Assembly to celebrate TMS national and state awards

October 9, 2012

Tonganoxie Middle School students and staff members will celebrate national and state recognition and other awards during an assembly at 2 p.m. Friday at the school.

Tonganoxie Middle School was named a National Middle School of the Year finalist by the National Association of Middle School Administrators. TMS was named second runner-up in the national competition. More than 25 TMS staff members collaborated to complete a lengthy application last spring. Fifth-grade teacher Lynn Franey served as editor and leader of the project.

TMS also was recognized by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators as an exemplary Kansas middle school and as a gold level high performing middle school, which is the highest level of award.

In addition, two Sam’s Clubs in the Kansas City area have selected TMS staff to receive their 2012 Teacher Appreciation Grants. Sam’s Club representatives will be on hand to present the teacher grants.

During the event, students will lead activities and Nashville recording artist and Tonganoxie High School graduate Joey Glenn will perform with her band.

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