1.Now that our school is named, Tanglewood Middle School, how long can students wear their “Grady” spirit shirt and gym uniform?

Students (grades 6 through 8) will be allowed to wear Grady clothing through May, 2018.

 2. What is the school uniform?

Students may wear blue jeans or khaki shorts (knee length), skirts (knee length), or pants. A “Tanglewood plaid” skirt is available at Shirts must be either the school spirit shirt or collared polo-style navy blue or white shirts.

3. Where can I buy the school uniform?

Spirit shirts and gym uniforms are available for sale at the school store (located next to the cafeteria/auditorium)

All other uniform clothing can be purchased at either local clothing stores such as or at Old Navy, Target, Academy, Gap and Walmart or at

 4. Where is drop-off and pick up at TMS?

Drop off and pick up is in the front driveway of the school. Students are not allowed to exit or enter their vehicles on San Felipe Street. Drop off and pick up in the Del Monte neighborhood is discouraged.

 5. What HISD high school can my student attend after Tanglewood Middle School?

Although students promoted from Tanglewood Middle School are zoned to Lee High School, students also have the opportunity to apply to either West Side High School or Lamar High School using a boundary transfer. Students are also encouraged to apply to at least three HISD Magnet schools as part of their high school selection process.

 6. Can my student play sports in 6th grade?

Students may try out for the baseball team and wrestling team as early as 6th grade.

 7. What is a “Club Sport?”

Club Sports are sport programs that are not sponsored by HISD under UIL guidelines.

 8. What sports are available at Tanglewood Middle School?

6th grade – Baseball, Wrestling

7th – 8th grade – Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Swimming, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling.

9. What is the Tanglewood Middle School mascot?

Our mascot is the Gator.

10. How many students attend Tanglewood Middle School?

There are 730 students at Tanglewood Middle School.

 11. What language classes are available?

Spanish and Chinese

 12. What Arts are available at TMS?

Band, Art and Theater Arts

 13. What is the Art Crawl

The Art Crawl is the PTO’s annual fundraising event that showcases Tanglewood Middle School’s Fine Arts Departments (Band, Theater, Art).

 14. How can I get involved with the PTO?

Please contact the PTO at: [email protected] and let us know that you’d like to be involved.

Be sure to also visit our website:

15. What does International Baccalaureate World School mean for my child?

The IB learner profile describes the attributes and outcomes of education for international-mindedness. IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
  1. What does the IB Program include in middle school?

The program is based around five “Areas of Interaction”: approaches to learning (related to study skills), community and service, human ingenuity, environments, and health and social education. The areas of interaction are considered a key feature of the MYP. They are not generally taught as separate courses, but rather as themes that are reflected in all subjects through unit questions. The community and service area requires students to study and perform community studies and service throughout the program.

In addition to the eight subject groups, in MYP 5, students complete a long-term project (The personal Project) on a topic of their choice, with teacher supervision.


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