TCAPS Special Events



TCAPS Community Health and Wellbeing Event

Traverse City Area Public Schools is excited to host a community-wide health expo on Monday, August 28 on the track of West Senior High School, from 10AM to 11:30AM.

During the event, attendees will be encouraged to walk around the 1/4 mile track to learn and interact with a variety of community partners with a focus on health and wellbeing. Participating businesses and organizations will be offering free information, samples, wellness tips, giveaways, and more!

We are still accepting partners for our upcoming TCAPS Community Health and Wellbeing Expo. If your business or organization is interested in participating, please contact Megan Molloy at

Participating Partners Include:

Services and offers include: 

  • Free Promotional Items and Information
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services and Resources
  • Health and Wellness Checks
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Physical and Sports Therapy Screenings
  • Spinal Screenings
  • Complimentary Heart Coherence Session
  • Free 5-Minute Cold Laser
  • Community Health Resources
  • Health Class Vouchers
  • Smoothies and Health Foods
  • Raffles for gift cards, products, services, memberships, and more

This is a free event, open to all families, staff, and community members. TCAPS is offering this event as a part of its health and wellbeing initiatives.

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.




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


Ending The Silence Program
Illness Grand Traverse


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

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)


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!

2023 Summer Enrollment Tour

TCAPS is making enrolling for the 2023-24 school year a breeze, with our Summer Enrollment Tour! 

TCAPS will once again be touring Traverse City this summer in a big, yellow school bus to help get students enrolled for the upcoming school year. Come visit us for free enrollment assistance, information about TCAPS Kindergarten, Preschool, and early childhood programs, student support information, employment opportunities, community information, free books and school supplies, giveaways, treats, and more!

TCAPS Summer Enrollment Events

Event Dates & Details:

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Walmart in Traverse City (Parking Lot)
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Tom's Market on 14th Street (Parking Lot)
Thursday, August 3, 2023
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Blair Elementary School
Friday, August 4, 2023
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Cherryland Center (Parking Lot)

Participating Partners Include: (More Coming Soon!)

Interested in joining us and sharing information about your community organization, program, or service? Fill out our Community Partner Survey here.

  • TCAPS Early Childhood Programs and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
  • TCAPS Human Resources 
  • TCAPS Student Support Network