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SLO County Public Health Department Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Location: THS Cafeteria

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Time: 2:00-5:00

Monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Prevention and Early Intervention Referral - Your student or family may need extra support from the school for a variety of academic and personal problems. These may include: grades, conflict with others, depression, anxiety, grief, recent life changes, alcohol and/or drug use, food, housing, and other essentials, such as child care, utility assistance, and health services. 

TMS Counseling Form - When your student needs extra support from Mr. Heinen or Mrs. Leopard with a variety of issues. 

Bullying Prevention Report - When you need to report bullying to the school.

PowerSchool Login - When you want to check grades.

PTO Membership Form - Please support our PTO!

TMS Online Store - When you want to purchase PE clothes or ASB cards.

Dates to Remember:

September 26, 2023 - Parent Forum on Safety. 6:00 PM TES/TMS MPR

September 29, 2023 - 6th Grade Social and 7th/8th Grade Barbie Dance



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Dr. Miller's Weekly Message

Middle School Years

I’m a big fan of musicals! As I watched the THS Homecoming parade pass TMS, I thought about Fiddler on the Roof and Tevye singing with villagers about tradition. Traditions and rituals are very important to communities, schools, and families. Homecoming honors all the individuals who came before us. It reminds everyone that they are Eagles and there is an honor in attending schools here in Templeton. 

A ritual at TMS is reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. It’s an important ritual that starts the day in most schools. It reminds students and staff that no matter our differences, we are united as Americans. The 4th of July parade here in Templeton serves a similar purpose for our community.  It’s that chance to gather as a community in honor of our heritage of freedom. 

Families are no different, we all have our rituals and traditions. The night before my birthday, my late mother used to say “good night my little [my current age]”. In the morning, she would wish me a “good morning my big [my new age].”  It was something she did from my first birthday through her death in my late 30s. My siblings and I still carry on the family tradition. I was talking to my oldest sister and she found out that this was something both our grandmother and great grandmother did with their children. 

I see some of your rituals each morning as I watch drop off. Parents clutching their morning coffee or tea as they wish their child a good day. Other parents laughing with their children each morning as they exit the cars.  Some parents hugging or kissing their kids goodbye in the morning and saying “I love you”. I’ve seen the notes in lunches wishing kids a great day from parents that leave for work before their child is even up for school. No matter how small the effort may seem, these rituals/traditions mean a lot and they are very important for our middle schoolers as they develop into young adults. Dr. Michael Ungar,  a researcher for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, found that students with these close relationships were more resilient and had better overall mental health than students with strong peer relationships. In public, they may act as if they are embarrassed or not wanting the positive attention from you, inside they crave the positivity they get from these rituals and traditions. 

If your child needs any help, whether it’s social emotion or academic support, we are here for you. You can contact our counselors by clicking here or our Prevention and Early Intervention Team here.

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         Gene Miller


      Assistant Principal

        Debby Garcia


Office Staff

Site Secretary

Marcy Camacho


Attendance Clerk

Katie Fiorenza


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School Counselor

Ken Heinen


School Counselor

Lisa Leopard


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