From Our Principal

  • Principal Heather McGuire It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Tennyson Knolls Elementary! As summer break comes closer and closer to ending, I sincerely hope that you are all enjoying your time off, while continuing to read. Please visit the link below to see the importance of summer reading.


    This summer, please make time to read, Oh The Places You’ll Go, by, Dr. Seuss.  This will be a theme for our school during the coming school year, as we have changes coming our way.  Although change can be scary, I hope that you find the changes we are making will improve your experience at Tennyson Knolls Elementary.  


    In order to make huge strides with our students this year, we are changing our K-5 student start time from 8:15 to 8:00.  This start time is similar to the start times of other elementary schools in our district.This means that we will no longer have students waiting outside behind the school from 8-8:15, instead, we want to welcome students in the front doors at 8am, to head directly to their classroom for breakfast and instruction.  The tardy bell will now ring at 8:05.


    Additionally, the WPS maintenance and procurement departments have been busily working to complete our library renovation.  You can expect to see new paint, carpet, lighting, seating, etc. when you return to TKE. We look forward to this area being utilized as a learning lab where students and teachers will access many new materials and skills.  We truly appreciate all the long hours our district crews spent improving our school, so please join me in thanking them!


    Tennyson Knolls Elementary will have many new faces joining our staff by the end of this summer.  Please join me in welcoming our new staff, students, and families to the Tennyson Knolls Wolfpack!


    Upcoming Important Dates:

    • December 11th - Coffee with the Principal @ 8:30 in the Lounge
    • December 12th - PTO Meeting @ 4:30pm in the Library
    • December 14th - Skate City Afterschool Party
    • December 17th - Party Bus Ride & Carnival
    • Dec. 21st - Jan. 4th - NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK 

    Please don’t forget to follow us on the WPS App as well as our TKE Facebook Page! 


    I am looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year and all the opportunities to work alongside each of you to make this an amazing school year! I am honored to serve as the principal of Tennyson Knolls Elementary. It truly is a privilege to be a part of a community where students, parents, and teachers care for each other and strive to build relationships that promote student success. Please feel free to contact me anytime!


    With warmest regards,

    Heather McGuire
    Principal