Triangle All Schools Weekly Update - Jan 11-17

Triangle All Schools Weekly Update - January 11 - 17, 2021
Posted on 01/11/2021
Triangle All School

Dear Triangle Families,

We hope you had a great weekend and are staying safe. Here are your update for the week of January 11, 2021.

Elementary School - Newsletter

Please find the Elementary Newsletter. Articles included:

Students of the Month for December, Tiger PAWS Winners, sending in your child’s yearbook picture, home visits, new staff member…and much more!!!

Elementary School - Specials

In an effort to reduce stress for families, we will be adjusting how specials’ classes will be graded. Students will now be graded on their participation in the specials class sessions. In order to receive a passing grade for their specials’ class each day, students must be present and participating.

Grading requirements per class will be as follows:

3- Fully participates in class, video on and completes the activity

2- Partially participates in class, video on, but did not complete the activity, or attends only part of class

1- Does not participate in class, video was off and/or student was non-responsive to questions

If a student does not attend class, the student will have the opportunity to “participate” asynchronously by submitting an assignment. Each class will have an Asynchronous Materials folder in the course on Schoology. There will be a Missing Class Matrix in the asynchronous materials folder. If a student misses a class, the student must complete a different activity for each absence which will serve as their participation grade for that class.

Specials teachers will also be placing a greater emphasis on social-emotional learning during this semester.

We hope this will help to alleviate some stress for students, families, and teachers, and lead to greater overall health.

Science Fair: Grades 3-12

TMSA will not be hosting a school science fair this year. Have no fear! We have communicated with the regional science fair coordinator and students will continue to have an opportunity to participate at the regional level. Registration closes on January 22 at 5:00PM. It is open to grades 3-12. Projects would still need quality approval by the student's science teacher. Click here for further information.

We encourage you to take a look at the website and see the process this year. There is no tri-fold requirement this year; everything is online. There is no limit for applicants and hope that many students take advantage of this opportunity to go straight to regionals.

Middle School - Electives

All middle school schedules and electives have been updated for Semester 2. Due to constraints in the master schedule, not all schedule changes were able to be honored. We did our best to ensure students had the best possible selection for their electives. If you have any questions about your child’s schedule or electives, please contact Mrs. Sandora, Dean of Academics, at bsandora@tmsacademy.org.

Middle School - AMC 8 Results

TMSA's top middle school scorers were Kayvya Vemuri (Highest score at TMSA), Aurick Smart, Michael Chen, Anika Mooolan, Yukta Padru, Wyatt Stevens, Anabelle Wang, and Vishwaksena Velamuri.

High School - AMC 10

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The test will be online this year.

Students are free to choose one of the tests between A and B. Both tests are designed in the same level of difficulty and distribution of topics.

Test Dates: AMC 10/12 (A) February 4, 2021

AMC 10/12 (B) February 10, 2021

Please fill out the registration form by Wednesday, 1/12/21 at 5 PM.

The form is linked here.

Reach out to Mr. Zeybek with any questions that you may have.

High School - Brain Games

TMSA's Brain Games Team, coached by Mrs. Becker, took second this past Saturday. They currently have the second highest point total for the first round of competitions and are hoping to advance as a Wild Card Team. Their episode will air on WRAL on January 23rd at 11 AM.

Have a great week!

Triangle Team