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May
May 19, 2022
Five TCAPS Educators Named 2022 Outstanding Educators

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce that five TCAPS staff members earned 2022 regional Outstanding Educator Awards from Northwest Education Services (formerly Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District).

May 16, 2022
Seven TCAPS Students Earn 2022 Breaking Traditions Awards

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce seven TCAPS students are recipients of the 2022 Breaking Traditions Awards (BTA). The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced 57 high school and five college students statewide as award recipients this year.

May 6, 2022
TCAPS 2022 Staff Appreciation
Thank Yous and Notes of Gratitude

In alignment with National Teacher Appreciation Week, Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education publicly acknowledges and recognizes all staff members of Traverse City Area Public Schools.
 

April
April 27, 2022
2022 Best U.S. High Schools Lists Traverse City Area Public Schools

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School have been recognized among the nation’s best high schools by U.S. News and World Report. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

April 14, 2022
TCAPS Receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) its Certificate of Excellence (COE) in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year 2021.  

March
March 24, 2022
TCAPS Bus Inspection Receives 100% Pass Rating

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) received a 100% passing rating on its school bus safety inspection from the Michigan State Police (MSP).

March 22, 2022
Interlochen Center for the Arts and TCAPS Reach Resolution on Future of Interlochen Community School

Following a mutually agreeable settlement between Interlochen and TCAPS, TCAPS dismissed  its appeal of the Grand Traverse County Circuit Court’s August 27, 2021 ruling that ownership of the Interlochen Community School revert back to Interlochen Center for the Arts

March 9, 2022
TCAPS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Six TCAPS students named Finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship competition

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce six students, who were previously selected as Semifinalists, in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program have all advanced to Finalist standing in the academic competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards to be offered in 2022.

February
February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022 Mask Update

Effective February 25, 2022, the CDC will no longer require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022 Masking Update

Beginning Friday, February 18, TCAPS will recommend, but not require, masks be worn in all TCAPS facilities.  As we prepare for this change, I am providing the following points of clarity. 

February 11, 2022
TCAPS COVID-19 Mask Update

Beginning Friday, February 18, TCAPS will strongly recommend, but not require, masks be worn in all TCAPS facilities. Please note, due to federal regulations, masks will continue to be required for all TCAPS transportation under a separate mandate.

February 4, 2022
Erich Wangeman Named 2022 Michigan School Vocal Music Association Teacher of the Year

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is excited to announce that Erich Wangeman has been named the 2022 Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) Teacher of the Year.

January
January 30, 2022
Transportation schedule changes for the week of 1/31/22

This message is to inform you that the district will be changing the normal transportation schedule for the week of January 31 due to staffing challenges related to personal and family illnesses. We have been extremely fortunate to run at full capacity this entire year, but have planned for the current situation should it arise. All schools remain open for face-to-face instruction during this transportation schedule change.

January 28, 2022
School is Closed Today – Friday, January 28, 2022

SCHOOL IS CLOSED: All TCAPS schools are closed today, Friday, 1/28/22 due to building and transportation staffing issues. Classes for both in-person and UpNorth Virtual Live students are canceled.

January 24, 2022
Current 8th Grade Area Students Invited to Apply to the SCI-MA-TECH Program for 2022-23 School Year

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce the application period for the district’s SCI-MA-TECH program is now open. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted now through Friday, March 18, 2022.