TCAPS News & Events
Please enjoy the June 2021 edition of TCAPS’ district newsletter, Our Community. Learn more about summer opportunities, student achievement highlights, 2021-2022 school year information and more.
Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce that it is celebrating its 2021 retirees with a special video ceremony recognizing the impact these 45 employees have had on the children of the Traverse City area.
TCAPS is pleased to announce that Chris Hale has been hired as the varsity boys’ soccer coach at Traverse City Central High School.
Enrollment for TCAPS’ Summer Academy program is now open. Summer Academy is open to all incoming 9th-12th grade students. No residency is required.
TCAPS is pleased to announce the continuation of its free bulk meal distribution service through the summer months. No cost meals are available to all children 18 or younger (or adults with disabilities under 26). The district will operate two meal pickup distribution sites as well as a meal delivery service option for families who are unable to utilize the in-person pickup option.
TCAPS offers many exciting summer learning and camp opportunities for children of all ages including Summer Explorers Clubs, Summer Academy, and multiple athletic and music camps. All programs are available to children living in the Traverse area region as well as those visiting the area for the summer. Learn more at: www.tcaps.net/summerprograms.
The final opportunity for community members to attend virtual "office hours" with Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Superintendent, Dr. John VanWagoner, for this school year is on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 8:30 a.m.
On June 2, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of one positive school-associated case of COVID-19 related to Silver Lake Elementary School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified.
On June 1, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of one positive school-associated case of COVID-19 related to Long Lake Elementary School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified.
TCAPS' 2020/2021 District Art Show is up and ready to view online at: tcapsk12artshow.weebly.com. Individual classroom galleries are on display and the artworks featured on the home page of the show’s website were chosen by teachers as exemplary representations of creative thought and expression and are considered to be “Best in Show.”
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Breaking Traditions Awards which honors students who overcame obstacles and stereotypes to succeed in career and technical education (CTE) programs considered non-traditional for their gender. These students are ”breaking traditions” by pursuing careers in which fewer than 25 percent of persons working in that field are their gender.
Student journalists from East Middle School have received honors as part of this year’s Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards. In addition to the awards listed below, Trojan TV received a Gold Rating for the critique contest.
The Traverse City Tritons Rowing Team competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association of Michigan’s Division II State Championship Regatta on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Mich. It was the team’s first race with more than four teams since the fall of 2019 and the first championship race since the spring of 2019.
Traverse City West Middle School's boys’ and girls’ track teams won the Big North Conference Championship on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. More than 100 West Middle School students participate on the teams.
On May 28, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of one positive school-associated case of COVID-19 related to Eastern Elementary School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified