We had 20 TMSA Tigers [K-1, K-3, K-5 and K-8 (U1200)] participated at NC state championship. We had a representation on each possible category from school. First of all congratulations to the participants and their parents. We had a good participation show at the chess community despite the new school.
We secured the following team standings.
K-1 – 5th place – trophy
K-3 – 12th place
K-5 – 14th place
K-8 – 11th place
We secured a trophy on K-1 category. Congratulations to K-1 team. Thanks Jennifer for recruiting K-1 kids at the end to make this possible. Ethan He shined yesterday and secured 7th place on K-1 individual standing. Kids were all smiley throughout the tournament. That clearly tells they have got the chess mind and want to win. That attitude would carry us good in the forthcoming tournaments. Shalini skipped her own 12th BirthDay party for chess that made me proud. Let us pledge that we will do much better in NC State tournament next year.
Like teachers, Coach needs to sharpen their skills as well. I got a chance to play with international champion. 20 people against him and I stood second longest standing with him. Our Fall Coach Prakash stood 3rd place on Blitz tournament on Friday. Congrats Prakash and your presence and attention to the kids made us better and you were one of the reasons where we are here.
Our new Friday club coach made a pep talk that sure encouraged kids. On talking to kids and looked at some of the analysis, I observed that we need more lessons on closing the game. Mr, Perez, Let us concentrate on that for a couple of weeks. I am planning to do that on Tuesday club as well.
Thanks Nida for continuing KG class and let us groom another two K-1 kids for next tournament. Big Thanks to Jennifer for playing multiple roles in the competition. You are awesome. Parents, you showed all the patience for all these e-mail and spared your full weekend to make this a success for TMSA. You rock. Last but not least, Mr. Yigit , Mr. Yasar and Mr. Tekten showed their extended support for the kids and big thanks for all you do for our kids.
We need to be ready for All Girls Tournament and another team tournament in April.
TMSA Chess Coach and Coordinator.
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Invitational Science Olympiad is Coming!
Date: January 12, 2013
Location: Triad Math and Science Academy
Schools Attending: Triad Math and Science Academy
Event Resources: Middle School Team Event Resources
Important Links: Tournament Policies
Announcements: Hello Science Olympiad Coaches!!
I am excited to announce an invitational Science Olympiad event that we are organizing this year in Greensboro with the surrounding area! Come on out and register for it. It will be a great opportunity for coaches and students to get organized and to motivate themselves before their regional competitions.
- Isa Pamuk
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Contact: Alper Tekten, Principal For Immediate Release
Phone: (919) 297-8709 October 2, 2012
TRIANGLE MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY TO RECEIVE
FEDERAL FUNDING FOR $751K
Raleigh, NC, October 2, 2012. Triangle Math and Science Academy (TMSA), a public charter school in Wake County, was awarded with $778,145 federal grant by US Department of Education for the first three years of the school starting 2012-2013 fiscal year. This competitive grant is given out to very few successful Charter School applicants for their program planning, design and implementation.
The school was one of the twenty award recipients in the nation this year and one of the two charter schools in NC. TMSA’s charter school application was approved as a K-12 STEM school on March 1st 2012 by the NC Board of Education and opened its doors on August 27th with 272 students in grades K-6. The federal funding will help us support the implementation of the school over the next three years.
Triangle Math and Science Academy is the second charter school established by the Board of Directors of Triad Math and Science Academy Company. The Board has replicated its successful STEM school called Triad Math and Science Academy in Greensboro, which started in 2008 and currently serves about 600 students in grades K-12. Both schools follow NC state standards of learning and challenge students by focusing math, science, and technology. TMSA will add a new grade level every year until it becomes a K-12 school. Apart from public schools, TMSA offers free tutoring and after school activities for students needing extra academic help or challenge and prepares its students for regional, statewide, national, and international competitions, such as, Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Science Fairs, and First Lego League Robotics.
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