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September 22, 2020
TCAPS Students Named National Merit Scholars

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce that seven students have been selected as Semifinalists and 11 were named Commended Students in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

September 22, 2020
Traverse Heights Elementary School Receives $5,000 Donation from New Burlington Store

Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $5,000 towards school supplies to Traverse City Area Public Schools' (TCAPS) Traverse Heights Elementary School in celebration of its new store now open in Traverse City at 3450 W South Airport Rd.

September 17, 2020
TCAPS Announces New Free Meal Distribution Site

Meal Pickups on Saturdays at Traverse City West Middle School

September 11, 2020
TC Central and TC West Football Annual Crosstown Game September 18th

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce that in light of recent changes to the rules regarding high school football this fall, the annual crosstown rivalry between the Traverse City Central High School Trojans and the Traverse City West Senior High School Titans will take place on Friday, September 18, 2020.

September 9, 2020
Calendar Reminders for Sept. 8-18

The two hour early release day originally scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020, has been canceled. Families and staff will continue to follow the remote schedule currently in place for face-to-face students, or will follow the virtual program schedule, as has been previously shared by your student's school or learning program.

September 8, 2020
Free Meal Program Extended Through December

TCAPS is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture is extending a suite of nationwide waivers through the end of 2020 (or until funding runs out) that allows the school district to continue providing healthy and nutritious meals to students free of charge.

September 4, 2020
TCAPS' Back to School District Newsletter Released

Read External LinkTCAPS’ district newsletter, Our Community, for back to school information, recognitions, upcoming events and more. 

September 3, 2020
Central High School Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach Selection Announced

TCAPS is pleased to announce that Stephen Draper has been hired as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Traverse City Central High School. 

August 28, 2020
Live from the Opera House: It’s Storytime! Extended through September

Local collaboration supports literacy and STEM learning virtually

August 19, 2020
TCAPS Announces Expanded Online Option

UpNorth Virtual Live offers remote instruction in core content areas taught by TCAPS teachers 

August 14, 2020
TCAPS Offers “Light the Path to a Happy Kid” Free Virtual Learning Opportunity for Parents

Event features a keynote from Jessica Minahan, a nationally recognized speaker on child anxiety, and offers practical advice for parents looking to support their child’s social and emotional health and wellbeing

August 11, 2020
Board of Education Approves TCAPS' COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

School to begin virtually on September 8th and continue online for the first two weeks, face-to-face instruction planned to begin on September 21st 

August 10, 2020
Great Start Readiness Program Preserved for Coming School Year

TCAPS, TBAISD, and Community Partners Collaborate to Support GSRP Program, Commit to Seeking Long-Term, Sustainable Solutions for Early Childhood Education

August 7, 2020
COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan Available for Review

View the  PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan that will be discussed at the August 10, 2020, Board of Education meeting. Additional resources:


August 4, 2020
Parent Survey Available

Since many things have changed since the parent survey conducted last spring, parents are being asked to provide additional input and feedback by participating in a parent survey. View Superintendent VanWagoner's full email message to staff and families at www.tcaps.net/covid-19