TCAPS Special Events

Introducing: TCAPS Reads!

TCAPS Reads is a district-organized effort to provide summer reading opportunities, including adding appropriate, self-selected titles to home libraries. During the summer of 2022, all TCAPS students will be provided with books to increase their home libraries for summer reading enjoyment and beyond!

Summer Reading Materials Now Available!

The TCAPS Reads Summer Book drive was extremely successful and we are beyond grateful! Summer reading materials for all ages and levels can now be found at the Boardman Administration Building (412 Webster Street), during TCAPS Summer Enrollment Tour events, and at all TCAPS buildings, starting August 1.

TCAPS ReadQuest

Introducing TCAPS ReadQuest- A new way to kick off the school year and help students continue their reading journey! 

TCAPS Reads has hidden treasure chests full of free books at all TCAPS elementary schools and students are invited to embark on their own reading scavenger hunts to find them!

Treasure chests will be available at all elementary locations from August 31st through September 5th, while supplies last.

Have questions or need assistance with summer reading materials? Contact Katie Kubesh or call 231.933.1775.

Summer Reading Book Drive (Ended May 13)

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our goal is to provide three (3) different opportunities throughout the summer for students to self-select appropriate titles for their home libraries. In order to make this a success for our students, we need the community’s help! As you are “Spring Cleaning” during the months of April and May, please consider donating your gently used books to the TCAPS Reads Book Drive for Summer Reading. The more books we can collect, the bigger the variety we can offer to our summer readers!

For school location, directions and/or contact information, please visit our Elementary SchoolMiddle School or High School webpages or select from the "Schools" dropdown at the top of this page.

TCAPS Reads is a district-organized effort to provide summer reading opportunities, which will include adding appropriate, self-selected titles to home libraries. During the summer of 2022, all TCAPS students will be provided with books to increase their home libraries for summer reading enjoyment and beyond!

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TCAPS Art Around Town

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is excited to introduce Art Around Town: a new program that invites the Traverse City area community to explore artwork created by talented TCAPS student artists!

New displays will be shared throughout downtown Traverse City every 6-8 weeks, exhibiting beautiful K-12 student art from around the district.

FIND STUDENT ART AT:
 

  • Espresso Bay
    • Kiely Maddasion, 12th Grade, CHS
    • Michell Stern, 12th Grade, CHS
  • Rocket Fizz
    • Amelia Duggar, 8th Grade, WMS
    • Aubrey Lawless, 8th Grade, WMS
  • Darling Botanical
    • Maddi Beebe, 12th Grade, CHS
    • Averey Krol, 12th Grade, CHS
    • Evan Reister, 12th Grade, CHS
  • M22 store
    • Maddi Beebe, 12th Grade, CHS
  • Brilliant Books
    • Alicia Streeter, 10th Grade, CHS 
    • Kendal Bartnick, 10th Grade, CHS 

*Current displays at Rocket Fizz and Espresso Bay

MORE DISPLAYS COMING SOON!

Community Screening of Do It For Daniel

Traverse City Area Public Schools, in partnership with EverGROWTH Consulting and the Good Works Lab, presents a free community screening of Do It For Daniel at West Senior High School on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Do it for Daniel is a documentary about Daniel Olson's life. An All-State quarterback for the Ishpeming football team, Daniel appeared to have it all. A great family and great friends, few people knew the battles of depression and anxiety Daniel was fighting on the inside. Daniel ultimately took his own life, not because he wanted to die, but because he just couldn't live with the pain any longer.

This movie is saving lives as it can be hard to tell who is suffering from the disease of mental illness—perhaps someone you love.

Coach Jeff Olson, Daniel’s father, has taken the documentary to 80+ schools in the midwest and facilitated hundreds of presentations in the Olson family’s quest to erase mental health stigma.

Jeff will present the documentary on April 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and then be joined by local health professionals afterward for a conversation on local youth mental health issues.

WATCH LIVE FEED

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Emergency: 911 

Child & Family Services

  • Main Line: 231-946-8975
  • Youth Services Crisis Line: 231-922-4800

Community Connections of Northern Michigan: 833-674-2159
Lakeview Counseling: 231-929-0300
Michael’s Place - Grief and Loss Support: 231-947-6453
Munson Behavioral Health: 231-935-6382

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health

  • FAST Team - Crisis Line: 833-295-0616
  • Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services: 231-935-0355

Pine Rest Mental Health Services: 866-852-4001

CONNECT TO LOCAL THERAPISTS

Ending The Silence Program
Illness Grand Traverse
Psychology Today

STATEWIDE OR NATIONAL RESOURCES

Ok2Say: 855-565-2729
National Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255
The Trevor Project