HS Announcements for Week of Dec 19

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TMSA HS Bi-Weekly News December 19,2017
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December 19, 2017

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Giving Campaign

TMSA is pleased to announce the kickoff of our second-annual Giving Campaign. In 2016-2017, a number of families graciously contributed to our inaugural Giving Campaign. With your generous donations, we were able to purchase additional Chromebook carts and an $8,000 chemistry vent hood. TMSA thanks you; we could not have done it alone!

This year we have high, yet attainable, goals that we hope to reach, but we will need everyone’s help! Our expectation is to raise $100,000. The amount is large, but we know this goal can be achieved if everyone participates. Every donation, no matter how large or small, counts in a significant way! Read More...

The DECA team brings home medals

The TMSA DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Club represented TMSA in a great way at the NC District 3 DECA Competition in Raleigh, NC. Sheena Dean and Molly Rubin received DECA medals for receiving high proficiency scores on their Principles of Marketing Exam.

We will be competing in the DECA State Competition in Greensboro in March.

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News from Science Olympiad Team

The Science Olympiad Team is working very hard. There are 20 students on the team, and since September 2017, they are all focusing on the Science Olympiad events after school and during the weekends.

Here are the events that our teams are working on: mission possible, helicopter, ping pong parachute, anatomy, forensic, mechatronic, rocks and minerals, optics, thermodynamics, disease detective, hovercraft and many more.

Here are some activities and competitions which are coming up.

The regional competition on February 3, 2018.

Museum of science’s show cars event for science olympiad on January 20, 2018.

Meetings: Friday from 2:30 to 5:00 pm; every Saturday 9:00 to 1:00 pm, or sometimes 9:00 to 3:00 pm.

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TMSAtalks Session: It Takes a lot of Nerve to be a Neuroscientist

On November 16th, 2017, TMSAtalks invited Dr. Ellen Margaret Walker, neuroscientist at Wake Forest University, to speak to TMSA’s High School students.

Dr. Walker has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC. She then worked at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and UCLA in Los Angeles, CA before starting graduate school at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she earned her PhD in neuroscience in August. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest University. Read more...

pltw intro to engineering design

This is the Activity 4.6 Cams in Motion.

Students first designed a cam on AutoDesk Inventor to go into the box they manufactured in Activity 3.9 and today they assembled a working model.

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The science fair and PSAT 8/9

The science fair has been moved to January 17 and 18.

Each student/student group will create a trifold board to submit in our school science fair on January 17 and 18th.

Information about signing up for the PSAT 8/9 will be coming out after the break. The test will be given on April 27.

Holocaust Essay Contest

This poster competition is open to all North Carolina middle and high school students. The goal of this contest is to encourage students to learn about spiritual resistance, cultural resistance, and political activism during the Holocaust.Whether observing a religious holiday in a concentration camp, transporting a child on a bicycle so she could hide in a Christian home, or sharing recipes to keep spirits bolstered while starving in the woods, Jews and other victims of the Nazis remained hopeful and believed in the future. Read More...


Sure, kids are egocentric and are sometimes convinced the world revolves around them and them alone. Sure, kids fight with their siblings and don’t give a hoot about hurting their sibling’s feelings.

But kids have an amazing amount of empathy. Even babies as young as a year old will pat another baby who is crying. Children identify with a hurt child on the playground and don’t want to see anyone in pain.Read more at Compassion Parent Newsletter ---- Character Education Monthly Traits-Printable Version

School Communication

Triangle Math and Science Academy uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls. Starting in December, we will begin using this service to share information through text message and email, based on parents' preferences.

Please see following important links for this service.

School Messenger FAQ Sheet ---- School Communication

National Art Honor Society for High School Students

The NAHS is now accepting members. NAHS is an organization that is dedicated to excellence through artistic service. As a member, students will compete in art competitions, complete service activities, and plan and develop artistic events that will enrich TMSA as a whole. NAHS meets regularly Fridays and on alternate Thursdays in Ms. Massia's room. Membership dues are $20. If you are interested please attend our next meeting on Friday.

International Travel Interest Survey

We are trying to measure interest in regards to potential international travel for high school students at TMSA. Opportunities abroad could include things like study-abroad programs, student-exchange programs, conferences, or other group travel options. Please submit a response to this survey by December 20th so that we may be able to possibly provide our students with exciting travel opportunities in the future!

If you have any questions or ideas please e-mail Mrs. Kristen Jackson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click on here for the survey.

Lost and Found

Please come and pick up any items your student may have lost. The lost and found will be emptied at the end of the school day on December 20th. All items not picked up will be donated.

We are also in need of volunteers to help clean the lost and found on December 20th. If you are available please sign up using the link below or contact Mrs. Helen Emerson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Lost & Found Sign Up: Here is the Link.

staff member of the month

Please come and pick up any items your student may have lost. The lost and found will be emptied at the end of the school day on December 20th. All items not picked up will be donated.

Don't forget to vote for staff member of the month.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/kuo2dBiz0RwEjHlK2

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