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~~~There is a Jr. Beta Meeting today for new members~~~

September 17th @ 4 PM in the TMS Library.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. 


Jr. BETA Induction

Tuesday, September 24th @ 7 PM

in TMS Auditorium

Jr. Beta Induction


End of 1st Six Weeks 9/27/19


End of 1st Six Weeks

You have been invited to attend the

***TMS Targeted Improvement Plan Public Meeting***

on Monday, September 30th

@ 5 PM in TMS Commons


Homecoming Dress Up Days


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Our Homecoming Game is this Thursday and Mums are allowed to be worn Thursday only.


Homecoming Dance

Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

1.  Student drop-off and pick-up takes place on the Bus Barn side of the Middle School building.  If there are dry weather conditions, please drop-off and pick-up students at the sidewalk that leads to the front of the Middle School.

2.  In case of inclement weather, drop-off and pick-up will be at the covered sidewalk by the Band Hall doors.

3.  Please remain in line with the other vehicles.  All students must be dropped off at the sidewalk.  For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to walk across the parking lot in front of traffic.


Principal – Michael Kelley

Assistant Principal – Michael McDonald

Counselor – James Harris

Principal’s Secretary – Barbie Braud

Attendance Clerk/Registrar – Wendy Pafford

TMS Campus Calendar

Upcoming Events

School Hours

7:55 am – 3:39 pm

**Transportation Notice**

All Bus Changes must go through Transportation Department.  Please call Melanie Owens at


Changes to your student‘s transportation must be made before 2:30 pm. 


In case of inclement weather, drop-off and pick-up will be at the covered sidewalk by the Band Hall doors. 

TMS Bell Schedule

Tutorials – 7:30 – 7:50

1st period – 7:55 – 8:45

2nd period – 8:49 – 9:39

3rd period – 9:43 – 10:33

4th period – 10:37 – 11:27

5th period A – 11:27 – 11:57

5th period B – 11:57 – 12:27

5th period C – 12:27 – 12:57

6th period – 1:01 – 1:51

7th period – 1:55 – 2:45

8th period – 2:49 – 3:39

Contact Information

Tarkington Middle School
2770 FM 163
Cleveland, Texas 77327
Phone: 281-592-7737
Fax: 281-592-5241

Mission Statement

TMS Mission Statement

The mission of Tarkington Middle School is to provide opportunities to ensure each student achieves his or her greatest potential through support of these academic and citizenship elements:

Solutions to problems in preparation for the future
High standards of achievement; mastery beyond curricular basics
Opportunities for learning and growing in a holistic atmosphere
Responsible members of the community
Thoughtful actions, "think twice before you act"
Honesty in all situations
Organization skills to meet the needs of today's students
Respect for all, for yourself, and for what you do
Never losing sight of goals
Spirit to achieve and never give up

Teacher of the Month


August ~ Cassie Carpenter

September ~ Brittany Ratliff

October ~ Jason Bowen

November ~ Lee Williams

December ~ Dee Krizak

January ~ Kathy Stewart

February ~ Deanne Hare

March ~ Danielle Thompson

Paraprofessional of the Month


August ~ Barbie Braud

September ~ Courtney Pavlat

October ~ Monica Vaughan

November ~ Sheila Horne

December ~ Amber Keith

January ~ Becky Placker

February ~ Courtney Adams

March ~ Janet Collier