TCS News to Know
For the Week of May 22, 2023
We are in the homestretch for the end of the 2022-23 school year. Please take note of some important things:
- There is NO school on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.
- HS/MS Exams start on Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2.
- School is a half day, with an 11:30 am dismissal on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2.
- All electronics (chromebooks, cases, and chargers) must be turned in before the last day!
Summer Programming for Elementary
Over the summer, we want all students to have an opportunity to participate in learning experiences, to prevent what is commonly called "summer slide." All students in grades K-5 will be provided with a Think-Stretch summer skills workbook. This includes weekly reading, writing, math, and bonus activities that parents can do with their students. These workbooks will be sent home next week! There is also a Parent Guide, to help all adults know best how to guide this summer learning. Parents do not need to sign up for this program.
We are also excited to announce that we are participating in a program called Kids Read Now, which will be sending books to your home every 10-12 days, for all students in grades K-5. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help increase family engagement. A bonus ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories! Parents do not need to sign up for this program.
We are also happy to be bringing back Summer Enrichment - a daily summer program available by sign up only, for any current K-5 student. This includes academic programming Monday - Thursday, from 8:30 - 12:00 and BLAST fun field trips on Fridays. This is not a drop in program, only students that are registered in advance can participate. Transportation will be provided for students signed up for the entire week of programming. Free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students. A detailed informational sheet will be coming home with all students this week, with a registration deadline of Wednesday, May 31. All information is also available below.
Summer Credit Recovery for MS/HS
If your student needs to retake a class to help earn a credit in HS, or be prepared to be more successful next fall for MS, then we are offering online, independent summer credit recovery. Detailed information is listed below. All students need to be registered by Friday, June 9.
3 State Qualifiers for Track!
- Wyatt Blashfield - Discus
- Kyle Redd - 100 m Dash
- Dani VanLente (Marshall Academy) - 3200 m run
Academic Awards Night Honors Excellence!
Spring Music in the Air!
Students at Tekonsha High School got a valuable lesson on the dangers of driving while impaired with a visit from the Arrive Alive program on Friday, May 19.
UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® is the nation’s number-one ranked drunk and distracted driving awareness event, as well as the first-and-only marijuana driving simulator in the country. The Arrive Alive Tour uses a high-tech, state-of-the-art simulator that allows
participants to drive while distracted, drunk, or drugged in a fully functioning vehicle without moving or being impaired. The simulator allows participants to experience the real-life dangers without the real life consequences.
UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour is sponsored by Michigan OHSP, the Transportation Improvement Association, and Farm Bureau of Michigan to bring this life changing event to Tekonsha High School. The mission is to change these dangerous driving behaviors and save lives.
UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour and Michigan OHSP have partnered to launch The Arrive Alive Safe Driving Campaign throughout the state of Michigan. The goal is to educate teens on the dangers of distracted, drunk, and drugged driving to help keep the roads of Michigan safe.
End of Year Field Trips!
- Tuesday, May 23 - 9th Gr Field Trip to Tibbits Theater to see Romeo and Juliet
- Wednesday, May 24 - 8th Gr trip to the Calhoun Area Career Center
- Thursday, May 25 - Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Field Trip to Binder Park Zoo
Additional Seniors Not Pictured:
- Tristen Demeritt
- Jakob Rader
- Wyatt Rader
- Olivia Shapow
- Kindergarten - Growth
- 1st Grade - Organization
- 2nd Grade - Great Gains
- 3rd Grade - Super Growth
- 4th Grade - Respectful
- 5th Grade - Helpful