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Assistant Principal's Message

Welcome Back Mustangs!

I am proud to serve as Terra Cotta's Assistant Principal. The 2019-2020 school year will mark my 25th year in education, 20 years of which I have served as an assistant principal and principal.
As assistant principal, my focus continues to be working with staff, students, and with you to build a safe, welcoming, and supportive culture for our students. We continue to work on implementation of the PBIS framework and the utilization of Character Counts within our school. Additionally, we are working to add more positive incentive opportunities for our students to work towards in the areas of attendance, behavior, and academics.
We will also be providing opportunities for our students to provide input, ideas, and strategies relating to our school climate and how can we make it even more safe, supportive, and engaging for students. Our new WEB program, led by Miss Renderos, is a mentorship program that pairs 8th grade students with 6th grade students in an effort to ease the transition to middle school and build relationships between students. Our PLUS program (Peer Leaders Uniting Students) will focus on school climate in an effort to proactively address and create solutions to important school issues such as bullying.
Middle school is an extremely important time for students. It is vitally important that parents and staff communicate often and partner together with TCMS staff  to ensure academic and personal success for your student.
I look forward to serving you and our student community so that the 2019-2020 school year will be the most amazing year yet at TCMS.
Joseph Dominguez
Assistant Principal