News on the Knoll

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

July 31, 2020
Live from the Opera House: It’s Storytime!

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS), the City Opera House, and Newton’s Road are pleased to announce the launch of “Live from the Opera House: It’s Storytime!”

July 27, 2020
Shaina Biller Selected as Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

TCAPS is pleased to announce the selection of Shaina Biller as the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

July 23, 2020
TCAPS Receives 9th Consecutive 100% Passing Rating on Annual Bus Safety Inspection

TCAPS is pleased to announce that it has received its 9th consecutive 100% passing rating on its school bus safety inspection from the Michigan State Police (MSP).

July 13, 2020
Enrollment Now Open for UpNorth Virtual – A New Full-Time K-12 Online Learning Program

TCAPS is pleased to announce that enrollment is now open for UpNorth Virtual. The program offers a full-time online learning experience for students in grades K-12. 

June 17, 2020
TCAPS Honors 2020 Retirees with Video Ceremony

TCAPS is pleased to announce that it is celebrating its 2020 retirees with a special video ceremony recognizing the impact these 34 employees have had on the children of the Traverse City area.

June 11, 2020
June End of Year Newsletter Released

View the June End of Year edition of External LinkOur Community, TCAPS’ district newsletter for an important message from interim superintendent Jim Pavelka, end of year celebrations, district highlights, and gratitude for our partner organizations.

June 10, 2020
TCAPS Announces Meal Distribution Program to Continue Through Summer

Silver Lake Elementary, Long Lake Elementary, and Traverse Heights Elementary to serve as summer meal distribution sites

May 26, 2020
Dairy Box Distribution to Begin Tomorrow

TCAPS meal sites to provide milk and dairy products to families

May 14, 2020
TCAPS to Begin Distribution of Fresh Produce

USDA funded partnership with LaGrasso Bros. Produce to provide healthy food for families in need