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Center (l to r): Brenna Oates, Victoria Copeland, Rebeca Espinoza, Monica J
Sitting (l to r): Michelle Bogush, Brittany Keeton, Alexandra Brucker, Juliana S
Not pictured: Julia Zakrzewski
Not pictured: (Crew Members) Hannah Peterson, Rachel Richardson, Sarah H

PRINCIPAL’S NOTES
Tejeda PTA Reflections Contest
is an EXEMPLARY
Katie Gover
system
the Advanced Treble
school! For
& Christiana Kiesling,
has placed us Choir
the first
members
as one2007-2008
of the bestpictured
From a letter to Dr. Middleton
oftime since Tejeda opened in 2000, TEA accountability
middle schools
Markin of the state. Of
Excellence course,
National we did
Choral not need TEA
Honors
and the TAKS tests to prove we are on top. I believe we are one of the highest-ranking
with the National Choral Honors Trophy received The Tejeda Middle School Advanced Treble schools in the
Choir,
state because of the
this week at Tejeda. parent involvement, student participation, and our teacher’s dedication in setting
directed by Linda C. Cassidy, has been selected by
high expectations for all kids.

WOW!
the "National Choral Honors Project" as a National
Winner.
As I have stated in my presentations at various parent The "National
meetings, Tejeda Choral
sets veryHonors
highProject" is a
expectations
national competition, entered by a recording
for EVERY child. We expect students to work hard in class as well as at home every day. We expect of the
Choir's UIL Concert program from March 7,
our teachers to push students to their greatest potential; even if this means additional work at home. 2008.
Based on our TAKS results, your students learn and learn
The well. With
adjudicator TAKS
for the scores
project in MathReed.
was Jonthan at 98%,
Reading at 99%, Writing at 98%, Science at 95%,Dr.and ReedSocial Studies
is associate passing
professor rate atand
of music 99%, our
teachers are providing every opportunity for2008-2009associate director
your son/daughter to beofsuccessful
choral programs at level
at this Michigan
as well
State University.
as the next level. The reason I wanted to share this information is to help you understand the reason
your kids are getting what seems to be an endless amount of homework.
The Tejeda Theexample
Choir is a fine learningforinchoirs
class is vital,
but homework helps reinforce this learning and your everywhere,
kids are doing very well.
and a credit to your district.
Parents, we cannot succeed as a school Theme:
without WOW!
your support, period. Time and time again, the
Sincerely,
parents of these stellar kids have volunteered their time, energy, and money to the well being of every
child and program on campus. Entry Deadline:
The funds raised October
through 16,
our
Rick Yancy 2008 PTA go directly back to the
wonderful
school for instructional materials, technology equipment, History Hill enhancements and campus
beautification projects. With the help of PTA, Contact:
we haveNational Choral
been able toHonors
changeProject
the atmosphere of Tejeda
by painting stripes in the halls, added murals in the gym, at the end of each hallway, and on the
outside wall as you enterMartha
the student pick-up
Silva area. PTA has also improved the looks of our library by
at marthasilvac@yahoo.com
painting the Wolf Credo on a wall. We also are able to reserve an area of the library as a dedication to
the accomplishments of Frank M. Tejeda.
Roberta Washburn at Roberta.washburn@sbcglobal.net
Though your support of the PTA is crucial to the continual growth of our campus, your continued
support and belief in the importance of education is just as vital. As we work together preparing our
Pick
kids for up your
TAKS, remember set
that we oftherules
share same goals atandthe school
aspirations Library!
for every child. Academics is
but one part of education. Dr. Middleton’s belief that we must teach to the 360º child is alive and well
at Tejeda. HavingEach year the PTA sponsors a contest for students K to 12.
your kids involved with elective courses, fine arts, clubs, and athletics is just as
important as the core areas. At Tejeda, we have always supported and encouraged our students to be
involved with something outside of the classroom. By looking at the number of students involved in
Students compete at their local School for the opportunity to advance to District, State 
and National levels.
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FOOT BALL PRACTICE
Jaime Guerra
Athletic Coordinator
Tejeda Middle School