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7th & 8th Grade School Supply Suggestions

posted Aug 8, 2019, 5:39 AM by Bruce Bailey

Parents sometimes ask for a list of needed school supplies as they head out to prepare for the new year. With teachers and students having unique preferences, it's difficult to create one universal list. Please know that teachers will give students time to obtain anything unique that might be needed. Here is a general list of things that are helpful to have:
  • Pens and Pencils- you may not want to send them all at once and instead resupply your student occasionally throughout the year.
  • Some spiral notebooks or loose leaf paper and folders.
  • A couple of 3-ring binders.
  • Some teachers will ask for a bound composition book.
  • An inexpensive set of earbuds can be helpful for use with laptop computers.
  • Colored pencils or markers are helpful to have on hand for projects.
  • Your student may also have a book or two to cover - Paper bags still work just fine.
Please note that our lockers are fairly narrow. Often mirrors, shelves and other decoratives that kids bring won't fit or interfere with opening or closing the door and should be avoided. Gym clothes- sneakers, shorts or gym pants, and a t-shirt are needed for Phys. Ed. class. Hope this is helpful - we look forward to seeing you back at school!

6th Grade School Supply Suggestions

posted Aug 8, 2019, 5:36 AM by Bruce Bailey

Imagination Academy

Grade 6 Supply List

  • Pencils*

  • Erasers or eraser caps*

  • Pens (black or blue)*

  • Highlighter*

  • Glue stick*

  • Pencil Case (zippered works best)

  • More pencils (to save at home for later in the year)

  • Small, quiet pencil sharpener*

  • White lined paper  (for classes requesting binders)

  • Earbuds or headphones (inexpensive)*

  • Three Ring Binders

    • 1” or less (social studies)

    • 1 ½” Binder (math)

    • 2” Binder (science w/Davis)

  • Tab dividers (two sets)

    • for math

    • for science w/Davis - Dividers (5) Titles: Formative, Summative, Notes, Homework, Vocabulary

  • Marble Composition notebooks (two notebooks; for science and social studies)

  • One subject notebook (two notebooks; for language arts)

  • Pocket folders (three folders; for language arts and music)

Note: Students will be given a planner at the start of the school year.

*Denotes item that should be carried in student’s pencil case

Health, Wellness & Physical Education - Bring sneakers, shorts, t-shirt, sweatpants, socks

General Music - pocket folder, pencil case should be brought to class

Band and Chorus (see handbook for required materials)

The Imagination Wish List! (things we could really use throughout the year)

Tissues Extra Pencils Hand Sanitizer

Highlighters Extra Pens White lined notebook paper


THMS Fall Sports Schedules Have Been Posted on Our "Athletic Events & Forms" Page

posted Jul 30, 2019, 1:29 PM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Jul 30, 2019, 4:57 PM ]

Check back for preseason practice schedules soon. Meanwhile - to be ready for the season- schedule a time for a physical now if you need one- You will not be allowed to participate without an updated THMS Emergency Form, a Permission Form, and a current (within 2 years) physical.

Sharing this great story about our "greener" greenhouse renovation project!

posted Jul 25, 2019, 12:14 PM by Bruce Bailey

A big thank you to the Maine Community Foundation for financial support, to our student and teacher volunteer helpers, to the Rollerson's and Total Property Care for their great work, and to David Wessels for launching and leading this amazing project!

Troy Howard Middle School Math Team has had a Great Year!

posted May 6, 2019, 12:05 PM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated May 6, 2019, 12:06 PM ]

Troy Howard Middle School Math Team has had a very successful year to date:

Our First Meet of the Year, Gabe Austin, represented the 8th grade with a First
Place win. In addition,Henry Sageese represented Grade 8 with a Third Place win.
The Grade 8 Team placed first overall.

The Second Meet in February, again with Gabe Austin as the First Place winner.
Henry Segeese Second Place and Alec Rolfe Third Place.

The final meet of the year in April had top winners for Gabe Austin in First place,
Henry Sageese placed Third, Paige Rollerson placed Fourth, and Alex Rolfe
placed seventh. Troy Howard Middle School received a commendation of
excellence for the school year 2018-2019.

Grade 7 for Troy Howard Middle School had a new group of students working
hard for each meet. Although the 7th Grade team had no wins, they worked hard
and represented Troy Howard Middle School with Lions Pride. Next year in Grade
8, they will definitely bring home the gold!

Chelsea Gaiero
Paige Rollerson
Maddy Resh
Sydney Marriner
Henry Sageese
Clayton Wilson
Alex Rolfe
Gabe Austin

Quinn Gobin
Francis (Rohan) Joseph
Alyson Johnson
Makayla Christensen
Eric Lear

Want to help support your MIDDLE SCHOOLER? It’s as easy as 1-2-3…

posted Nov 29, 2018, 1:28 PM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Dec 2, 2018, 5:15 PM ]

Welcome Back! Our first day of school is Thursday, August 30th.

posted Aug 22, 2018, 7:04 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 2:56 PM ]

Welcome back letters have gone out to all registered students with homerooms, locker numbers and combinations and some basic back to school information. The first day for all students is Thursday, August 30th. Doors open at 7:20 and the school day begins at 7:35. No student should be dropped off at school before 7:15. 

On Thursday, we invite parents/guardians of 6th graders to come with students at 7:20 and proceed to homerooms for a brief Orientation. Here is the schedule for 6th graders:
7:20-8:00am Academy Orientation (students/parents report directly to homeroom)
8:00-8:30am Welcome Assembly with Mr. Bailey and Mrs. Seekins - parents are invited to attend the assembly if they can stay. Folks will be here to talk about the YMCA Teen Access program and Waterfall Arts opportunities for 6th graders as well.
8:30am-2:05pm Regular Classes (6th graders will stay for the day. This is new based on feedback from parents. We will carefully assist those students who are taking the bus home in finding their correct busses at the end of the day)

There will be an opportunity for all students to come check out the school on Wednesday, August 29th from 4-6pm. There will be no formal presentation at this time - it is simply an opportunity for you and your child to locate their locker and try out their locker combination. 

We are excited about the upcoming year and look forward to seeing all of you!

Check out the new 8th Grade Exploration webpage, which is now linked to the THMS webpage under Academies/Programs!

posted Nov 9, 2017, 5:19 AM by Bruce Bailey

6th and 7th grade pages are under construction and will be linked soon.

Our THMS School Day will start at 7:35am and end at 2:05pm

posted Aug 23, 2017, 10:54 AM by Bruce Bailey

Some of you might remember that we hinted at the end of the year that there might be a slight shift in our morning start time for this year due to a shift in our bussing schedule. The bus schedule has been adjusted so that many students will be picked up 10-15 minutes later in the morning. The goal is to have students arriving here after 7:15am giving them a bit more time to get up and organized in the morning. They will still have time to get breakfast. Our morning bell- when kids can come in, get organized and head for homerooms will shift to 7:20am. All students should be in homeroom before 7:35, after which they will be considered tardy. The busses will be picking students up at THMS first before heading to pick up BAHS students allowing us to dismiss all students at 2:05pm. Our last class of the day will end at 2:00pm to give students time to get organized before they leave for the day.

The new bus schedule can be found here: Bus Routes 2017-2018

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