Seventh grader Eli Pendergrass’s favorite memory of his recent trip to South Korea was skating onto the ice wearing a jersey for the United States. Pendergrass played for a US National Youth hockey team in the Goyang U-12 International Hockey Tournament in Seoul, South Korea from January 19-21, 2018.
Seventh grade students from Thornton Academy Middle School learned about opportunities for STEM careers on November 8 for Maine BioScience Day. Computer programmer Dave Libby from Fluid Imaging Technologies in Scarborough shared his educational and career path with the students while also describing the work he and his BioTech company do here in Maine. As a 1985 graduate of Thornton Academy, Libby was able to show TAMS students how their experiences in school today can lead to a successful career as an adult.
A group of 10 TAMS students recently attended a leadership summit with representatives from six other area middle schools. The theme of the summit was anti-bullying, and the students also took part in sessions on what it means to be a leader and how to do effective public speaking. The culmination of the summit was the writing of an anti-bullying pledge that our TAMS students will now share with the rest of the school.
Students at TAMS this year have a new friendly face to meet: English Language Arts teacher Karen Laverriere. Mrs. Laverriere comes to TA from Massabesic Middle School where she taught for 8 years in both Special Education and English Language Arts. Her true passion is reading and her mission is to inspire her students to become lifelong readers.