Dear TIS Parents and Students:

Welcome back to the 2013/2014 school year. We are hoping that you have had a wonderful summer break and share our enthusiasm as we embark on our journey together towards a rewarding and successful year of learning. The teachers and staff are excited and look forward to sharing many academic experiences with our students.

A new school year is always exciting.  Our focus will be on providing each child with new challenges that will result in a rewarding school experience.  Academic emphasis on the core content areas of reading, language arts, science, social studies, and math will remain a priority as well as providing a learning program that builds on each year to reach local and state standards.  Instruction in the fine arts, foreign language, technology, and physical education complete our program providing each student with the opportunity to develop areas of interest and skill.

As we begin this year, please remember that this is your school and we welcome your involvement. Additional communication networks will be established to keep you up to date about what is happening at TIS.

TIS is an exceptional school. We strive to guide our students toward the acceptance of responsibility, self-discipline, and the development of a sense of respect for one’s self and for others, as well as offering the students the tools needed to become contributing members of their community by fostering a love of learning and striving for excellence.

Our focus at TIS is our students. We endeavor to provide a balanced education that encompasses  ‘academic excellence’ on the one hand, and ‘moral and ethical values’ on the other, thus our students acquire the tools and ethos necessary to soar through this challenging life with the benefit of both wings.

Our balanced education is achieved by our staff, who not only are dedicated to our students’ academic excellence, but also present themselves as role models to the children.

At TIS we recognize every child is unique. We concentrate on the development of the whole of the child and will make every effort to ensure that your child reaches his/her highest academic potential and achieves a lauded sense of moral and social values.

TIS strives to nurture, in all students, the quality of concern for others, open mindedness, and responsibility, as well as an appreciation and awareness of their own sense of dignity as human beings. Not only do we stress the development of the individual, but also emphasize the importance of living meaningfully and effectively in a larger global society.

Finally, we believe education is a lifelong, ongoing process. We encourage students to understand this premise so that they will be well prepared to meet future challenges.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.


Sevket Simsek