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Welcome to Tolland Middle School
About Us

Welcome to Tolland Middle School!  TMS is a comprised of approximately 600 students in grades 6 through 8.  TMS has a teaming structure, by which each student is assigned to a grade level team.  There are two teams per grade level.  Each team has six teachers, two English Language Arts, one social studies, one math, one science, and one special education. Because this is the bridge between elementary school and high school, it is important that we foster independence, while providing the support and scaffolding that students need for success.  In Tolland, this is the first time that students rotate classes and have more than two teachers for core subjects.

Also new to middle school students is the concept of “grades.”  At TMS we practice Mastery Based Grading.  We, and the Tolland Public Schools at large, believe that the purpose of grades are to inform students, parents, and teachers about a child’s level of performance matched against grade-level skills and standards.  Grades are data or information meant to provide specific and actionable feedback to help each individual student improve and grow as a learner.  Thus, every student at TMS can learn and achieve academic success.  For more information about our grading policy, please click on TMS Grading Policy in the Quick Links on the right of the page.

Contact Information and Hours Tolland Middle School One Falcon Way Tolland, CT 06084 Phone: 860-870-6860 Fax: 860-870-5737 Principal: Mary E. Grande ( Assistant Principal: J. Anthony Spangle ( Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Early Release: 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Summer Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events


Winter concerts are this week:
Wednesday, 12/12 - Grades 7 & 8 Band, Grade 8 Chorus
Thursday, 12/13 - Grade 6 Band & Chorus, Grade 7 Chorus

Students should wear concert attire and arrive at 6:30 p.m.  to warm up.  Concerts start at 7:00 p.m.

Basketball Games:
Basketball games start next week.  Please see the calendar or the Athletics page of the website for the schedule. 

Students should make plans to attend before the day of the game.  Basketball games begin around 3:45, and end between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. In order to attend a basketball game the following guidelines must be followed.

  1. Students should bring a note from home giving permission to stay for a game.  Send it to the office during homeroom.
  2. Students may not call home during the day to receive permission.
  3. Student names will be recorded on a list of students allowed to attend the game.
  4. Students attending games may only be in the gym or in the hallway outside the gym.  They may not roam around the building.
  5. If a student is staying to attend the game he/she may not leave school grounds between dismissal time and the end of the game, unless his/her ride comes to pick them up or a parent accompanies them back into the school.
  6. No food or drinks are allowed inside the gym – snacks may be eaten in the lobby outside the gym.
  7. Once students are in the gym they may not freely roam in and out. They can get up to go to the lobby when a time out has been called, or it is halftime.
  8. Someone should be here to pick the student up by five o’clock.
  9. Students must have a ride home; late buses may not be used!

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