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Traverse City East Middle School
1776 N Three Mile Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49696
(231) 933-7300

Fax: (231)-933-6998

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School Hours
7:40 AM - 2:37 PM

Colleen Smith, Principal







Welcome to Traverse City East Middle School!

2014 Dates to Remember

  • September 2 - First day of school
  • September 3 - Timeless Image – Student Photo ID’s (for students who missed registration)
  • September 4 - Open House 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • September 4 - Important Washington DC Trip meeting in LMC during Open House for parents of students who have NOT signed up.


Washington DC Trip Information & Sign UP Available For All 8th Grade Students

The DC Trip sign up is open to all 8th grade students. Go to for sign-up instructions. The trip ID# you will need is 107433.  Information packets are available in the Main and 8th Grade Offices to assist you with questions and registration instructions. 

There will be an important Parent meeting during the EMS Open House, September 4th, from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., in the LMC for anyone who has NOT signed up. Any parent that attends the meeting and registers their son/daughter up for the DC trip within 48 hrs of the meeting will receive a $25.00 discount from Worldstrides Tour Company. If you are interested in the DC trip please plan on attending this important informational meeting, or contact the trip coordinator, Deb Pascoe, at


Thank You Peegeo's for your support of EMS!

Peegeo's, owned by George Vankersen, have been wonderful contributors and partners to East Middle School and our PTO. Their support of our student activity nights and Teacher Appreciation weeks are so appreciated. Thank Peegeo's for being great supporters of our school!






IB Middle Years Programme Options for 2014-15

Learn more about the IB opportunities* available to 6th and 7th grade students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Watch a Trojan TV news segment about IB here.





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*TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos and Interlochen Community School are candidate schools** for the Primary Years Programme. TC East Middle School and TC West Middle School are candidate schools** for the Middle Years Programme. These schools are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality, programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.  **Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition, the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit



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