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January 28, 2020
TCAPS Teacher Honored for Years of Volunteer Service

TCAPS music teacher and K-12 district music curriculum leader, Wendee Wolf-Schlarf, was honored at the 2020 Michigan Music Conference by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) for her years of volunteer service. 

January 28, 2020
Tuition-Based Preschool - Early Registration Opens February 3rd

The early online registration period for TCAPS’ 2020-2021 tuition-based preschool programs runs February 3, 2020, through March 31, 2020.

January 22, 2020
January 2020 District Newsletter Released

Read this month’s edition of External LinkOur Community, TCAPS’ district newsletter, for student, staff, and district achievements, upcoming events, and to watch an excellent video featuring the SCI-MA-TECH program.

January 17, 2020
Young Fives Kindergarten Opportunity

TCAPS is pleased to announce the opportunity for families to enroll in the Young Fives Kindergarten program at Courtade Elementary School, Eastern Elementary School, Long Lake Elementary School and Silver Lake Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year.

January 13, 2020
Central High School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award

TCAPS is pleased to announce that Central High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its Trojan Athletic Program.

January 13, 2020
Central vs. West Boys’ Basketball Game to Focus on Drug-Free Awareness—January 17th

On Friday, January 17, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. TC Central High School will take on TC West Senior High School in varsity boys’ basketball (5376 N. Long Lake Rd.). As part of the game, West’s Student Senate has teamed up with the Grand Traverse County Drug-Free Coalition’s Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND) committee and the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post to raise awareness both with students and within the community about substance abuse.

January 13, 2020
East Middle School Students Featured in Exhibit About the Risks of Vaping—Now-January 31st

Students from Traverse City East Middle School interviewed their fellow students as part of a new exhibit by local photographer, Alan Newton, called “The Other Traverse City: Vaping…the New Addiction.” East Middle School students provided their perspectives about vaping for the exhibit, which explores questions such as “What are the risks of vaping?” and “Why is vaping more dangerous for school age youth?”

January 13, 2020
Eastern All-Star Carnival—January 31st

Eastern Elementary School will host an “Eastern All-Star Carnival” on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the school (1600 Eastern Avenue). The annual all-school event is a fundraiser to benefit the annual fifth grade end-of-the-year field trip and the Eastern Elementary PTO.

January 10, 2020
CHS Student Wins 2019 Traffic Safety Award from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission

TCAPS is pleased to announce that Traverse City Central High School senior, Mitchell Stachnik, was selected to receive the 2019 Student Award from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission (GTSAC).

January 9, 2020
TCAPS Students to Perform, Teachers to Present at 2020 Michigan Music Conference

TCAPS is pleased to announce that fourteen individual students have been named to all-state bands and honors choirs, and three educators will participate as a conductor/accompanist team and as a session presenter as part of the 2020 Michigan Music Conference (MMC). 

January 6, 2020
Area Students Invited to Register for 2020 CogAT for the Talented & Gifted Program

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.

January 6, 2020
Central High School Receives Traverse City Track Club Grant

The Traverse City Track Club (TCTC) has awarded the Traverse City Central High School Track Program a community grant of $15,420.

January 6, 2020
Central High School SEA Club Receives Cherry Republic Grant

As part of their 30 Days of Giving, a $500 Green grant from Cherry Republic has been awarded to the Traverse City Central High School’s Students for Environmental Advocacy Club (SEA Club). 

January 6, 2020
Students from Japan to Visit Traverse City—January 10th – 17th

Students and their chaperones from Koka, Shiga, Japan will be visiting Traverse City January 10-17, 2020, as part of a student exchange program between the two sister cities.

January 6, 2020
Superintendent Jim Pavelka Celebrates Decades of Service in Education

This week, interim superintendent of TCAPS, Jim Pavelka, celebrated a significant milestone. As of January 2020, Mr. Pavelka has served all or part of seven different decades as an educator and served as superintendent in all or part of six decades.