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January
January 22, 2019
Students to Perform, Teachers to Present, & Superintendent Soma to be Honored at MMC

TCAPS is pleased to announce that nine individual students have been named to all-state bands and choirs, three choirs have been selected to perform, and three educators will present as part of the 2019 Michigan Music Conference (MMC). In addition, Superintendent Paul Soma has been named the 2019 Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA) Administrator of the Year.

January 15, 2019
Central High School’s EuroChorale Hosts Meals for Musicians—Jan. 29

Traverse City Central High School’s EuroChorale is hosting its next “Meals for Musicians” fundraiser at The Filling Station on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

January 15, 2019
Students from Japan Visit Traverse City—Jan. 11-18

Students and their chaperones from Koka, Shiga, Japan are currently visiting Traverse City as part of a student exchange program between the two sister cities.

January 15, 2019
TC Central High School’s Marketing Class Pays Big Dividends

Great Lakes Gift Co., a student-operated company created through a marketing class at Traverse City Central High School, has officially wrapped up the season. After a semester long course full of planning, creating, and selling gift bundles, the business is reporting revenues of more than $8,000, of which, 3.5 percent will be donated to the Cherryland Humane Society.

January 15, 2019
Top Space Experiment Proposal from TCAPS Selected for Launch to the International Space Station

TCAPS' West Senior High School is pleased to announce that the experiment proposal, “The Growth of Bacillus Subtilis on a Substrata Material in Microgravity,” was selected by the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) for launch to the International Space Station. The launch date is expected to be sometime in late spring/early summer 2019.

January 11, 2019
Area Students Invited to Register for TAG Testing - Deadline Jan. 24

TCAPS will administer the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) in February for all current 3rd grade students interested in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program next school year. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 24, 2019.

January 11, 2019
Central High School to be Recognized in MIHeartSafe Schools Award Program—Jan. 11

On Friday, January 11, 2019, Traverse City Central High School will be recognized under the MI HEARTSafe Schools Award Program.

January 11, 2019
Jump with Jill Rock & Roll Nutrition Show to Visit TCAPS Elementary Schools—Feb. 19-21

Jump with Jill, the world's only rock & roll nutrition show, will be performing at five TCAPS elementary schools February 19th – 21st.

January 11, 2019
West Senior High Bowling Team to Host 12th Annual Fundraiser—Feb. 2

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Traverse City West Senior High School Titan Bowling Team will host their 12th annual fundraiser event from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Lucky Jack’s (1705 South Garfield Ave.).

January 11, 2019
Westwoods Receives Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant

Westwoods Elementary School was awarded $3,350 in funding to support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives at the school under the 2018-2019 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant.

December
December 21, 2018
Central High School Varsity Alpine Ski Coach Selected

TCAPS is pleased to announce that Amy Kudary was selected this fall as the Traverse City Central High School Varsity Alpine Ski Coach.

December 21, 2018
Music Boosters Scholarship Audition Applications Accepted Now Through Jan. 16

Each year the Traverse City Music Boosters provide a number of $350 scholarships to TCAPS Music students in grades 6 – 11. Students must have submitted their online application by Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

December 21, 2018
TCAPS Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Sex Education Advisory Committee

Traverse City Area Public Schools is seeking volunteers to serve on the Sex Education Advisory Committee. The advisory committee meets three to five times per year to review sex education curriculum and materials, in accordance with Public Act 226 and local bylaws. Applications are due before January 18, 2019.

December 20, 2018
Superintendent Soma Announces Plan to Retire at End of 2018-19 School Year

Board to discuss process to identify a new superintendent beginning in January.

December 19, 2018
Board of Education Votes to Ratify Two-Year Contract Extension for Teachers

The TCAPS Board of Education voted to ratify a two-year extension to the Traverse City Education Association’s (TCEA’s) bargaining unit contract at a special meeting held on December 19, 2018.