Tyrone Area Middle School


  • Schedules

    Students & Parents/Guardians of middle schoolers should check schedules in Sapphire. Some students’ schedules have changed since homerooms were posted in the newspaper.  We will have printed schedules available for both sessions of Meet the Teacher Night, Tuesday August 22 at 5:00 and 6:15.

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  • Attention Middle School Parents:

    In August, the Daily Herald and the Altoona Mirror will publish first period/homeroom lists. Your child will receive his/her schedule on the first day of school or you can print it ahead of time from the Sapphire parent portal (schedules are still being worked on and are subject to change). If you have not yet signed up for Sapphire access, please click on the Sapphire portal icon above to sign up.

    Change in backpack policy: Middle School students in any grade will not be permitted to carry backpacks during the school day. One of our district and building goals is to make our school as safe as possible. Backpacks have been linked to back problems in pre-teen and teen-age children- They also create more crowded hallways and lead to student rnjury when students are knocked into by someone's backpack. The desks are not big enough to accommodate a backpack underneath, so they usually end up in the aisle, which is a danger to anyone walking through the aisles and would impede a safe exit in the event of an emergency. Your child's teacher will work with him/her to practice opening the locker and to create a time management plan according to his/her schedule,classroom location, and materials needed for each class.

    Change in agenda provided by school: School planners/agendas will be provided for all Middle School students this year.

    Change in dismissal time: Middle School Students will now be dismissed starting with parent pick up, walkers,and the buses at 2:55. The in-town shuttle bus run (buses 4B and 7B) will leave with all of the other buses and then return to the school and pick up the out of town students at 3:24.

    Click here for the complete welcome back letter

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  • Supply Lists

    Supply lists for the 2017-18 school year are now available.  Please click here

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    New immunization requirements take effect in all Pennsylvania schools this August. These changes mostly affect students entering Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grades this fall.  If you have a child entering one of those grades, be sure to check out the flyer by clicking here. If your child does NOT meet the new requirements, he or she will NOT be permitted to attend school.

    If your child will be in pre-K, 6th or 11th grades this August, be sure to have immunizations updated at his or her next physical exam so that you are well prepared for the following school year. 

    Please make sure all immunizations are reported in writing to your child’s school nurse.

    If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Cowger regarding preschool and elementary students at 684-1342 , extension 2708.  Questions regarding middle and high school students should be directed to Julie Patton at 684-4240, extension 3710.

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  • Middle School Moving to Block Scheduling for 2017-18 school year

    In order to better instruct students, the middle school will be moving to a modified block schedule at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  “Blocking” means to combine periods so that classes are extended to two class periods, instead of one.  Read more here.

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  • #89 vision graphic     Click here to learn more about #89 goals

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  •  a+ rewards
    Please be sure to register your Martin's Rewards Card to help Support our school! Go to 

    http://martinsfoods.com/aplus/register-card/ and be sure to enter school code 

    Middle School: #20187

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TAMS Academic Websites

  • Study Island
    Canvas LMS