TCS News to Know
For the Week of March 20, 2023
State testing will begin the week after we return from Spring Break. Please review the testing dates listed below in the newsletter. Attendance on your child's testing date is very important. Making note of these dates will help your student to feel more prepared for testing!
We also want to highlight Kindergarten Registration!! Having an early count of what to expect for the 2023-24 school year is very helpful. If you know of a family looking for a small school that is big on connections, opportunities, and education, encourage them to enroll their student at Tekonsha! Please be sure to share this information! The best advertising is word-of-mouth!
Same Night...New Game!
What do you do when Michigan State Police officers challenge your seniors to a basketball game?? You say, "Go Indians!!" Staff at Tekonsha were more than happy to offer up their seniors vs staff volleyball game to cheer on our Senior Indians against the MSP instead! Come enjoy the game on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 pm in the HS gym. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the Class of 2023 Senior Trip.
The Senior Class is also looking for donations of snacks for their trip over Spring Break. Items can be dropped off at the game on Monday night or at the HS office all next week.
Suggested items include:
- bottled water/ flavor packets
- drink pouches
- gummy candy
- raw fruits/veggies
Community Webinar on Suicide Awareness
T-Town Tech Heads Into Competition!
On March 23-25, 2023 Tekonsha High School’s robotics team, T-Town Tech, will travel to Lakeview High School for their very first competition. Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program an industrial-size robot to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It's as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Coaches Ryan Groholske and Matt Lindsey have gone above and beyond to make this first year of robotics fun and educational.
Good luck to all of the T-Town Tech team members: Vayda Nyland, Caleb Emison, Preston Pombier, David Cole, and Barric Groholske. Special shout-out to team mom, Krista Groholske!
A special thank you to their amazing sponsors:
- Tekonsha Fire Department
- Bronze Sponsor-Matt Cuckler, Daryl Blashfield, and Alvin Lautenheiser
- Bronze Sponsor- Adam Shirt Shack
- Bronze Sponsor - Jorgensen Steel
- Silver Sponsor- Asama
- Gold Sponsor-Custom Agri Systems Inc.
- Platinum Sponsor- Courtesy Car and Truck
- Platinum Sponsor-Southern Michigan Bank and Trust
- Diamond Sponsor- Spartan Ins.
- Diamond Sponsor -J & J
- Diamond Sponsor- Hampton Co.
- Diamond Sponsor- Groholske Farms
A Leprechaun, Laughter, and Magical Memories!
State Testing Starts After Break
The school year is flying by and spring is quickly approaching. As directed by the Michigan Department of Education, Tekonsha Community Schools will be participating in standardized testing. It is required for all students in grades 3-11 to participate in assessments regardless if they are attending school in-person or virtually.
How can you help your students do their best?
Ensure that your child arrives at school on time.
Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or encourage them to eat the free breakfast provided by school.
Ensure that your child eats a healthy dinner the night before.
Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep.
Ensure that your child’s Chromebook is charged and in their backpack.
Talk to them about the importance of testing and gently encourage them to do their best.
Spring Flower Sale
- Succulent Combo (6 pack) - $14.00
- Wave Petunias (6 pack) - $12.50
- Vegetable & Herb (6 pack) - $11.00
- Landscape Flats (36 pack) - $16.50
- 12" Hanging Baskets - $18.50
- 11" Color Bowls - $18.50
All of the flowers must be ordered and paid for by March 24. The expected delivery date for all of the flowers is around Mother's Day. 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 high school office at 517-767-4121 or by printing the order form and dropping if off at the high school office. Please make all checks payable to the Tekonsha Athletic Boosters.
2023-24 Kindergarten Registration
Art & History Connections
- Kindergarten & 1st grade - Alma Woodsey Thomas
- 2nd Grade - Faith Ringgold
- 3rd Grade - Jacob Lawrence
- 4th Grade - Romare Bearden