Principal's Message

From the Desk of Mr. Norcross, Principal 

In recent weeks, Tyrrell students have been participating in a number of exciting curricular and co-curricular activities. Selected students in Grades 6-8 spent a morning with members of Wolcott CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse) and participated in a national middle school interactive video conference which focused on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. This activity was followed by participants decorating the hallways and cafeteria with student created artwork and posters designed to reveal the truths associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Project Explore students recently visited the Rietdyke Senior Center to serve our seniors at special Valentine's Day luncheon. In doing so, it afforded our students an opportunity to not only provide service to our community, but to also connect with our seniors. In other Project Explore News, I am pleased to share that selected students in Grades 6-8 recently participated in the Sigma Mathematics League Competition. Tyrrell students did very well in this national competition earning recognition and several accolades. Grade 6 earned a top twenty finish, while the Grade 7 and combined Grades 6-8 teams finished in the top ten nationally!

As we leave winter behind and anticipate the upcoming warmer days of spring, I would like to remind Tyrrell families that we have had six snow days this academic year. As a result of the aforementioned snow days, the last day of school is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th . Progress report and report card dates have also been adjusted accordingly with Quarter 3 progress reports now being released on March 7th and report cards now being released on April 11th. I am hopeful that we will not have any additional snow days this year!

In addition to using the column of important events posted in the column to the right this page of the newsletter, I encourage you to use the link included in the email that delivered this newsletter in order to access important dates and events as we progress toward spring activities. I suggest you bookmark the document for ease of access. We will update this Tyrrell Middle School Important Events document as new events are scheduled in an effort to provide you with an updated calendar of events throughout the remainder of the year.

As always, I encourage you to contact me with any concerns or issues that may arise related to your child's educational experience at Tyrrell Middle School.

Sincerely, Joseph Norcross, Principal