TCS News to Know

For the Week of October 3, 2022

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Dear Families,

Happy October! This is a big week at school...Count Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences!!!


Count Day is on Wednesday, October 5. It is very important that all students are in attendance on this day and at school on time. This is the day on which the State of Michigan will determine how many total students are in our district to calculate the funding that our district will receive. We appreciate all parents' support in ensuring that all students are in school on this day.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are also this week! We hope to see all parents/guardians come and meet with teachers to learn more about what is happening in your student's classroom and how to best support your child in their academic progress. Elementary teachers have prescheduled conferences with families. If you are unable to make your scheduled time, please be sure to connect with your child's teacher to try to reschedule. High school and middle school conferences will be held in a drop-in format. All of the teachers will be available in their classrooms. Families are encouraged to walk around and connect with all teachers! Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th. On both evenings, conferences will be between 4:30 pm and 7 pm. Don't forget, that Friday will also be a half day, with all students dismissed at 11:30 am!

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Community Tailgate and Parents' Night a Success!!

Friday, September 30 was a beautiful night for football and perfect for the first community tailgate! More than 200 people were served from both Tekonsha Schools and Marshall Academy! A special thank you to the Tekonsha Fire Department for their donation of water, chips, and showing up to grill and serve at the event. As the tailgate event wrapped up, parents and guardians for all of our fall athletes lined up to be recognized before the game! The evening wrapped up with a commanding win by the varsity football team. It was truly a great night to be a Tekonsha Indian!!!

Elementary Students Practice a Growth Mindset!

Tekonsha Elementary Dean of Students, Mrs. Aryn Henry, is challenging all of the elementary students to practice a growth mindset. In each of the elementary hallways, there is a "Mistakes are Proof You are Trying" bulletin board. Each grade level has two banners with questions and an error in the answer. Students are to search for a mistake in their grade level's question. They are then encouraged to come to the office to explain their answer. If they correctly identify the error and can fix the error, they will earn a growth mindset prize (sticker, eraser, coin, etc). Be sure to ask your student about this! Mrs. Henry will keep changing the questions to keep students learning and growing!

October is Michigan College Month!

In celebration of Michigan College Month, there are a number of activities happening around the school to help seniors prepare for their next steps and underclassmen learn about post-secondary opportunities! All seniors have been invited to a special Google Classroom with Mrs. Tew, where she is posting important information about the college application process, scholarship opportunities, and important deadlines. She has also invited parents to join this same group. If you have a senior student and have not yet joined or need the code resent, please reach out to Mrs. Tew at tewb@tekonsha.k12.mi.us. We have challenged our students to all apply to at least one college during the month of October. To make this even more accessible, colleges across the state are waiving their application fee for this month! For a complete listing of all of the participating colleges, click here!


October 1st is also when the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, opened. Students and parents can go in at any time and begin the application, but Tekonsha Schools will also be offering a special Senior Night on October 25 at 6 pm. An optional FAFSA workshop time will be offered at the end of this meeting for those that would like assistance in completing the application.

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Best Wishes to Mr. Green!

Today, we learned that Mr. Green will be retiring early due to some health concerns. He stated that Tekonsha has been one of the best schools in which he has ever worked and that the students have been so eager to learn, and he will miss them immensely. Although he was with us for a short time, he made a significant impact on our students. To say a special goodbye, students signed a giant poster for Mr. Green that he could take with him to remember them. We are sad to see him leave, but we wish him the best.


A substitute will be in the classroom for the rest of the week, and Tekonsha Schools is already actively searching for a certified replacement.

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Athletic Booster Poinsettia Sale

The Tekonsha Athletic Boosters will be selling poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis bulbs, and decorative metal pots to fit the plants. Orders and money will be due by October 19, and deliveries are expected around December 1st. Click on the link below to view the full order form with all of the colors and options. Orders can be made by calling the HS office at 517-767-4121 or by printing the order form and dropping it off at the high school office.. Please make checks payable to Tekonsha Athletic Boosters.

Fall Festival is Coming Back!

The Tekonsha PTO is excited to be once again planning a Fall Festival for our elementary students. The date is scheduled for Friday, November 18, and we need your help! In order to put on this event, the PTO is looking for donations of items to make some silent auction baskets, food, and cake walk items. They are also looking for individuals that are willing to help set up, work at, and clean up the event! Any interested family or community member is welcome to participate with the PTO. If you would like to help, please email Heather Mack, the Tekonsha Elementary secretary at mackh@tekonsha.k12.mi.us.
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Student Congrats

Congratulations to the RESPONSIBLE Indians of the Week for the week of September 26-29. This week students are working on being safe!

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Menus for the Month

Breakfast and lunch menus for both the elementary and the MS/HS are now available on the website! Click on the links below to access these.

Your Feedback Matters

Each week, there will be a link for a "Comment Box" for questions or concerns. We welcome all parents, guardians, and community members to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Often, we don't realize that something is a problem to fix until someone shares their concerns with us. To help ensure that all issues are treated respectfully and with appropriate confidentiality, we appreciate your use of this resource and not social media. Please know that concerns submitted without a follow up name and contact method will be reviewed, but it is possible that the person submitting the concern may not always be aware of the resolution.