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The end of the school year is rapidly approaching! Accordingly, there are many events and activities planned for the students.  Below you find the pertinent details for each event/activity.

In order to participate in these events, students must not have received ISS or OSS due to unacceptable behavior as listed in the Student Code of Conduct since May 4, 2015.

Parents who wish to find out if their children will be able to participate in these activities, may call or email one of the Asst. Principals as listed below.

6th grade Assistant Principal:

Tiffany Sommerfeld


7th grade Assistant Principal:

Matt Rambo


8th grade Assistant Principal:

Jacob Donnell



May 27th – Talent Show

9:00 AM and 1:00 PM – more specifics to be announced

May 28th – Awards Ceremonies

8th grade at 9:00 AM

Atlas (6th – 8th) at 2:00 PM

May 29th – Awards Ceremonies

6th grade at 9:00 AM

7th grade at 2:00 PM

May 29 – 8th grade Dance

Dressy or semi-formal attire

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at TMS

$3.00 per ticket

for TMS 8th graders only

free treats (food and drinks)

Photo-booth (bring your camera)

June 1st – 7th grade Fun Day

June 2nd – 6th grade Fun Day

June 3rd – 8th grade Fun Day

June 4th – 8th grade Promotion

Ceremony at 9:00 AM




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Book Fair!

The Tennyson Builders Club will be sponsoring a book fair the week of May 18th through May 22nd. Proceeds will go to purchase Scholastic books and supplies for our classrooms. Please support the Builders Club and our students!

Texas History Day

TheThis past weekend 19 ATLAS students participated in Texas History Day which is the state level History Fair competition in Austin, Texas.

These students earned top honors in their division and have earned a trip to Washington DC to compete in National History Day!

Paige DuPuy, Neal DuPuy, Brigitte Eichenberg – 1st Place Group Performance – “Leading Ladies and the Legacy of 19th Century Reform”

Gloria Conaster – 1st Place Individual Documentary – “Ida B. Wells: A Crusader for Justice”

Micahel Wood – 2nd Place Individual Website – “Douglas MacArthur: The Last Proconsul”

Harper Hoover – 2nd Place Individual Performance – “Behind the Lens: The Leadership and Legacy of Dorthea Lange”

Also competing at Texas History Day and representing the ATLAS Academy and Waco ISD were:

Paris Hookman, Rebecca Heldenbrand – “Henry David Thoreau: His Small Book with a Big Legacy”

Derby Carlson – “If I Could Talk to the Animals: Leadership and Legacyof Jane Goodall”

Nicholas Martinez – “The Life and Fight of Nelson Mandela”

Thomas Felton, Will Grant – “John Muir: Environmental Leadership and Progressive Legacy”

Sophia Swenke, Olivia Henderson – “Masonic Leadership in America”

Jonathan Carl, Noah Werpney – “John and Robert Kennedy: Life Through Death”

Ximena Mendoza, Stephanie Mendoza, Paula Ortiz – “The Hudson River School: Leading in American Art”


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The Waco ISD Career and Technology Education Department has put together a document that explains the high school graduation requirements for the incoming freshman class of 2015. This document explains the Foundation Program and elaborates on the five state adopted endorsements; Arts and Humanities, Business and Industry, Public Services, STEM, and Multidisciplinary Studies. Distinguished Level graduation as well as Performance Acknowledgments are also covered.

2015 Cohort Graduation Plan.Atlas.pdf



$7,500 was awarded to ATLAS to go towards the purchase of iPads to further integrate technology in order to create meaningful, real world lessons that can be infused into our  integrated units and mini courses. Thank you to the Waco ISD Education Foundation and HEB.

Applications to attend ATLAS are now open. Intent to return forms as well. Click APPLY above.

ATLAS students make an impression at the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair with many advancing to the Texas History Day competition on May 2, 2015. Click to read the full story! 

1st Geocache
Posted on 05/18/2015
Mrs. Tucker's Geocaching Mini course found their first official geocache.  more
completed class
Posted on 05/17/2015
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 497, made an investment of time and energy in improving our outdoor classroom   more
Posted on 03/24/2015
Seven ATLAS students competed at the Destination Imagination Regional Competition on March 7, 2015.  more
Posted on 01/08/2015
It will soon be time for current 8th-grade students to fill out their four-year graduation plans.  more
Posted on 11/20/2014
Every year Hundreds of thousands of children participate in the National History Fair to compete for the prize of Top Historian in the Nation.   more
Posted on 11/14/2014
The Atlas Academy marched Nov. 11th in the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Waco. The Students carried posters with the images of different Veterans.  more
Posted on 11/14/2014
C-SPAN Paid a visit to Tennyson Middle School this week  more
Posted on 11/11/2014
The Texans entered the Waco Bowl Game 6-1 with their only blemish coming from the Caesar Chavez Eagles.  more
Posted on 11/11/2014
Saturday practice Starts Dec. 6. Call Now!  more
Posted on 11/04/2014
The 8th grade Lady Texans took home their second championship in a row last night with an impressive victory over the Cesar Chaves Eagles.  more
Posted on 11/04/2014
The 7th grade Lady Texans took home their second championship in a row last night with an impressive victory over the Cesar Chaves Eagles.  more
Posted on 11/01/2014
Caitlin Brennan has always had a flair for the dramatics, so it is no surprise that the Waco Civic Theatre cast her as Little Cosette in the production of “Les Miserables”.  more
Posted on 10/30/2014
Tennyson students walking around the courtyard or in the hallways by the garden may have witnessed an animal that may seem slightly out of place.  more
Posted on 10/30/2014
Thanks to Atlas Social Studies Teacher, Mr. George Stonikinis, Atlas received a new robot this past week.  more
Posted on 10/21/2014
On Friday, the 17th of October 2014, Jesse D. Hayes, a Technician and plane designer, and Lieutenant Dan of the navy,  more
Posted on 10/21/2014
Congratulations Kathleen Knight  more
Posted on 10/10/2014
Atlas Kitchen Opens its doors to students  more
Posted on 09/29/2014
The Waco ISD Advanced Academics Department is accepting nominations for fifth- through 12th-grade students to be tested for Gifted and Talented services.  more
Posted on 09/22/2014
ATLAS students this year are challenged every week to put their hands on whatever the lesson is and Mrs. Prathers science class was no exception.  more
Posted on 09/15/2014
Atlas is on Facebook, and liking us is just one of the many ways parents can see all the great things happening here at ATLAS.  more
Posted on 09/12/2014
Mr. Hank Bloomer gave Atlas students an authentic perspective of the Native American in Texas as he put up a 14-foot Teepee, complete with bear skin rug and camp fire.  more
Posted on 09/08/2014
As you walk into Mr. Villa's Science class you might get the impression that things are about to get a little Dicey  more
Posted on 09/08/2014
Team Building in Mrs. Duty’s Class Entering into Mrs. Duty’s class the first week of school might cause you to think “what is a history teacher doing having students construct towers?”   more
Posted on 09/03/2014
Start your morning with a great cup of coffee and find out about all the upcoming events for Atlas.  more
Posted on 08/05/2014
Paige DuPuy and Brigitte Eichenberg, students at the ATLAS Academy, are among the elite history fair performers in the nation.  more
Posted on 05/30/2014
Exceptionally high scores on college entrance exams have resulted in recognition for three Tennyson Middle School students enrolled in the ATLAS Academy.  more
Posted on 05/08/2014
The students tackled Tinker vs. Demoines to address the NHD topic of rights and responsibilities.  more
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