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February 21, 2024
TCAPS Announces National Merit Finalists

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce four students as Finalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors reach this level of academic achievement.

February 12, 2024
Board of Education Authorizes 2024 TCAPS Capital Bond Proposal

After a nearly yearlong planning process, the school district will place a capital bond proposal on the August 6, 2024 ballot, with a focus on projects to keep students safe, warm, and dry

February 9, 2024
TCAPS State of The District Message

Dear Families & Staff,

Wednesday marked our 100th day of school for the academic year. I am always amazed how quickly the school year progresses once we reach the second semester. I am pleased to provide an annual overview for our parents, staff, and greater community.

February 2, 2024
2024 Mid-Winter District Newsletter Released
January 12, 2024
TCAPS' Talented & Gifted Program Invites Students to Register for Cognitive Ability Testing (CogAT)

Registration deadline is Friday, January 19, 2024

December 22, 2023
December 2023 Newsletter Released

Please enjoy the December 2023 edition of TCAPS' District Newsletter.

December 12, 2023
TCAPS Board of Education Approves Purchase Agreement for Bertha Vos Property

The TCAPS Board of Education approved with a 7-0 vote authorizing Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner to fully execute the sale of the Bertha Vos property for a purchase price of $1,225,000 with SH East Bay Commons North LLC, a real estate development company specializing in both commercial and residential properties. The cash offer exceeded the listing price of $725,000.

November 27, 2023
November 2023 Newsletter Released
November 22, 2023
TCAPS Holiday Message

Dear TCAPS Families,

To coincide with the spirit of gratitude and the gift of community, I would like to share this video showcasing a few reasons why TCAPS staff support our students every day. I am beyond grateful for all who make TCAPS what it is and seek to help our students daily.

November 14, 2023
TCAPS Names Rich Axtell Lead Girls Lacrosse Coach

New Co-op Varsity Girls Sport Begins This Spring

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rich Axtell as TCAPS’ Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach. Axtell brings with him a wealth of coaching experience, leading East Grand Rapids High School’s women's lacrosse team to seven state championships.

November 10, 2023
TCAPS Executive Director Selected for Fellowship Program

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Executive Director of School Improvement and Innovative Programs and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) K-12 Curriculum Leader, Heidi Maltby-Skodack, has been selected for Saginaw Valley State University's (SVSU) 2023-24 Gerstacker Fellowship Program. 

October 23, 2023
TC Dig Pink Game Set for October 25 - Tickets on Sale Now

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) invites you to join us in the fight against cancer, during the TC Dig Pink Game on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

October 20, 2023
October 2023 Newsletter Released
October 20, 2023
TCAPS Board of Education Holds Pre-Bond Planning Study Session

Process remains on-track for a 2024 vote on formal ballot language and election date

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board of Education held a study session Thursday, October 19, to review and discuss the most recent updates and information regarding the school district’s pre-bond planning process.

October 12, 2023
TCAPS to Host Two Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Event will also be livestreamed for the community

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to extend the opportunity for area media outlets to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for TCAPS Innovation and Manufacturing Centers on Friday, October 27. The first ceremony will be held at Central High School at 3:30 p.m. followed by a ceremony at West Senior High School at 5:00 p.m.