Message to Parents

  • Tanglewood Middle School is a safe learning environment for your child where they will be challenged daily. A quality education includes preparing students for life. These life skills include character development, time management, and learning to adapt to everyday challenges. Resiliency can only be accomplished by taking risks, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes. This is what middle school is about — testing life and your place in it.

    The transition from elementary to a middle school is difficult due to the increased amount of responsibilities given to students, as well as the increased amount of life challenges for this age group. As an adult team, it is important that parents and teachers work together to support the growth of each child. While it is hard to allow mistakes and failures to happen, rescuing students does not give them the resiliency they must learn to be successful. Please pay close attention to the information in the planner and support your child as they learn to adapt and grow.

    Parental involvement is an integral part of the Tanglewood program. We are not just a school — we are a community. Parents are encouraged to volunteer, assist in after school activities, and to work with their children at home. The PTO is an excellent way to become more involved (click here to visit their webpage).