8th Grade Events and Dance

8th Grade End of Year Events Info

Volunteers Needed for the 8th Grade Dance: sign up here…


May 15, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians of 8th grade students:

The following are some important dates to keep in mind for your 8th grade student. If you have any question about these events, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance
  • There was a meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 for parents who would like to help in the planning process of the dance. If you are able to assist, please email Jennifer Brungot at Brungot@wjccschools.org
  • 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at TMS from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Dress code for the dance:

  • Jeans and T-shirts are not permitted
  • Boys:  Dress Pants & Dress Shirts (ties optional)
  • Girls:  Party Dress, Nice Skirt/Dress Pants with a Dress Shirt (strapless is allowed; however, shoulders must be covered and remain so).   Shoes must be worn at all times during this event; therefore, students should wear comfortable shoes.
8th Grade Stepping Up Ceremony
  • The 8th Grade Stepping Up Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Warhill High School Gymnasium.
  • Student should report to the WHS cafeteria at 6 p.m.
  • Dress Code: Students are required to dress appropriately for this event. Girls should wear dresses, or blouses with skirts or dress slacks. Spaghetti straps and halters are not Boys should wear collared shirts with a tie and dress slacks. Students should have appropriate footwear for the occasion and not wear sneakers or flip flops. If your child needs assistance in matters of attire, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
  • A letter will be going home at the end of May as a reminder for the event.

Please mark your calendars with these special dates.  We have had a wonderful year and are looking forward to a successful end of year with our 8th grade students.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


8th Grade Teachers

WJCC Math Acceleration

PTSA April & May Newsletter & 8th Grade Events Help Needed

Click this link for access to the May Newsletter:  TMS-PTSA-May2017Newsletter

Greetings PTSA members:

The school year has flown past, and as we enter SOL testing season, the PTSA is looking ahead to plans for next year. We need your help to make our PTSA a vibrant organization dedicated to helping our kids and our school succeed!
We are looking for some volunteers to step up and chair a committee in the coming 2017-2018 school year. Can you fill one of these roles?

  • Hospitality Chair
  • Reflections Chair
  • Clawset Chair
  • Dance Chair
  • Erase the Need Chair
  • Student Hospitality Chair
  • Tiger Garden Chair

Each of these positions helps to make Toano Middle School a better place. From assisting our families in need to just helping our kids relax and have fun, these jobs are an important part of life at Toano. Can you help? Come to the next PTSA meeting on May 18th. Hope to see you there!

Kelly Herbst
PTSA President

***Next Meeting:  May 18th at 5:30 p.m. Media Library, Toano Middle School

2016 – 2017 OFFICERS:
PRESIDENT:  Kelly Herbst
VICE PRESIDENT:  Robin Laubscher
SECRETARY:  Stephanie Leek
TREASURER:  Lori Rogers
CONTACT INFO:  Email: toanoptsa@gmail.com     Twitter: @toanotigers     Facebook: Toano Middle School PTSA

Upcoming Events:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week:  May 1 – 5
  • Sno-to-Go Spirit Day:  May 13 ~ ALL DAY – a portion of all sales will be donated to TMS!
  • SOL Testing:  May 15 – 31
  • PTSA Meeting:  May 18 ~ 5:30 pm in the TMS Media Library
  • Memorial Day:  May 29 ~ NO SCHOOL

Many thanks to Lori Rogers who did an amazing job coordinating, planning, getting donations for, and overall improving our Tiger Garden! The Garden looks spectacular and is now a beautiful space at our school. Thanks to all who helped in making the Garden beautiful again.
Great Job Everyone!

The Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of officers for 2017-2018 school year:

  • President: Kelly Herbst
  • Vice-President: Mychael Willon
  • Treasurer: Michelle Walmsley
  • Secretary: Stephanie Leek

Nominations will be accepted up to the election meeting, which will take place on May 18th at 5:30pm. Send any nominations to toanptsa@gmail.com

We must have a minimum of 10 members in attendance at our May 18th meeting in order to elect our officers. Please plan on attending this important meeting. Not a member yet? You can join at the meeting for only $5!


Click this link for access to the April Newsletter:  TMS_PTSA_April 2017_Newsletter

8th Grade Event Help Needed!

Greetings PTSA members (and especially you 8th grade parents!):

Toano Middle School runs several special events for each graduating class, and the class of 2017 is no exception! These events are all managed by one wonderful lady – Jen Brungot.  That’s a lot of work for one person…and she could use your help!

One of the biggest events, and almost certainly the one that takes the most work, is the 8th Grade Dance.  This event really requires a great deal of help.  Please consider volunteering your time to help with this delightful event for the graduating class of 2017.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30pm in the TMS cafeteria – anyone interested in helping out with the 8th grade dance is welcome to attend.  Can’t make the meeting but still want to lend a hand?  Just email Jen Brungot at jennifer.brungot@wjccschools.org and she’ll get in touch with you with more information.

Let’s show our 8th graders some love!  Thank you for all your help!


Kelly Herbst, PTSA President

Toano SOL Testing Schedule


2017 TMS SOL Schedule


15  MAY


Civics 8




Reading 7



Reading 8



Reading 6



Expedited Re-take and Make-ups




Science 8



FOA I and

(Math 6 & Math 7)




Algebra I




Math 8 for Eighth Graders











Expedited Re-take and Make-ups




Math 8 for Seventh  Graders and Algebra for Seventh Graders


1  June


Expedited Re-take and Make-ups





Expedited Re-take and Make-ups


Middle School Registration Info & Forms

Links to registration information and forms:


CHANGED TWO DATES…Baseball and Softball Game Schedule Here

Printable & downloadable copy:    SpringSportsSchedule 2017  NOTICE… MARCH 20 IS CHANGED TO MARCH 30 and April 11 was changed to April 17

Toano Middle School Baseball and Softball Spring Sport Schedule


Date Day Opponent Home / Away Time
March 9 Thursday Peasley HOME 4:30
March 16 Thursday Berkeley AWAY 4:30
March 20 March 30 Monday Page AWAY 4:30
March 23 Thursday Tabb AWAY 4:30
March 27 Monday York AWAY 4:30
March 29 Wednesday Grafton HOME 4:30
April 11 April 17 Monday Hornsby AWAY 4:30
April 15 Saturday Kiwanis Tournament Hornsby Middle School TBA
April 20 Thursday New Kent HOME 4:30
April 24 Monday Queens Lake AWAY 4:30
April 27 Thurs Weather Make Up Day    
May 1 Monday District Semi-Finals TBA 4:30
May 4 Thursday District Finals TBA 4:30



School Supply List 2016-2017

Printable copy link:  Toano Middle School Supply List 2016-2017


This is a generic/general list of supplies.  A more specific list of supplies will be available from individual teachers at the Open House in August.

  • Pair of inexpensive ear buds (Attach a label with the student’s name to the ear buds and place the ear buds in a small, clear baggie). Please do not bring expensive headphones or ear buds.
  • Flash drive – inexpensive (Attach a label with the student’s name to this device, please).
  • 3-ring binders, various sizes
  • Lined paper
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Blue/black pens
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Glue sticks or glue (4 oz. bottles preferred)
  • Colored pencils
  • Dividers
  • Sheet protectors (optional)
  • Grade 6 Math – Two (2) 5-subject Mead spiral notebooks (college ruled)
  • PE Shorts & Tops – Available for purchase from the TMS Physical Education Department. Shorts, shirts and an option mesh bag are $10 each. Students may opt to provide their own P.E. uniform as long as they meet certain conditions. Call the school or P.E. teacher for more information.
  • Student Planner – to be supplied by the school. Replacement of a lost planner is $5.


o Tissues                                           o Hand sanitizer/hand soap                                  o Disinfecting wipes





Winter Sports Tryouts and Coaches Information

  • Boys basketball try-outs will be November 7 from 2:30 – 4:30, November 9th from 2:30- 4:30 and November 10th from 2:30-4-30
  • Girls basketball try-outs will be November 7th from 4:30-6:30, November 9th from 4:30-6:30 and November 10th from 4:30-6:30
  • 7th Grade boys basketball tryouts will be November 14th , 15th, and 16th,  from 6:30-8:00,

All students trying out must have a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2016.  If you tried out or played a Toano fall sport it is already on file.

Forms are available in the office.  Any questions contact the following coaches.


If you missed the parent information session on your child’s classes for next year…

Check out the following informative presentations, course of studies booklet and sign up forms concerning your child’s schedule next school year:

2016-2018 Program of Studies

Middle School Parent Night 6th Grade Information-pdf

(16-17) 6th grade registration TMS

Middle School Parent Night 7th and 8th Grade Information-pdf

(16-17) 7th grade registration TMS(16-17) 8th grade registration

TMSCourse Change Request Form