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TCAPS District Newsletter

TCAPS Announces Two National Merit Finalists

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce two students have been named finalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Read full article

James Wagner Selected to Lead Titan Football Program

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) and Traverse City West Senior High School (WSH) announce James Wagner as the next head coach of the Titan Football program. Read full article

Soup and Bread for Student Support Network

Please come to Little Fleet on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. for Soup and Bread to support TCAPS Student Support Network. Area chef’s donate soup, a bakery donates bread, you get free soup, and donate what you can to support students in need.

TCAPS Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recipients

Five Traverse City Area Public School (TCAPS) students received a total of eight awards in the 2023 West Central Michigan Regional Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Read full article

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100th day of school

Students and staff from across the district celebrated their 100th day of school this month with special lessons, fun activities, and celebrations!

Purple Game

Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School boys and girls basketball programs donated $2,000 to the Cowell Family Cancer Center! Funds were raised during their two-day “Purple” event in January, which honored loved ones who have battled cancer and raised funds for local healthcare.

Valentines Day Dance

Students and families at Courtade Elementary School and Eastern Elementary School celebrated Valentine's Day with a dance! Thank you to the staff and parent volunteers for creating an amazing night of dancing, treats, crafts, and smiles.

Montessori Quilt

The Apple Tree Room at TCAPS Montessori has been learning about African American History through the study of the quilts of Gee's Bend and their unique connection to Martin Luther King Jr. Students created their own quilt squares and helped sew a class quilt together.

Career Exploration

Traverse City East Middle School hosted a Career Exploration Day where they welcomed 31 speakers from many different backgrounds to share their experiences and answer questions from students. Thank you to all who participated! West Middle School will host a similar event on March 9th.

Blair Service Project

Natalie Hickman's first grade class, along with their buddies in Mr. Walter's fourth grade class, at Blair Elementary School organized a class service project and made Valentines for residents at local assisted living facilities as a way to share kindness within our community.

Courtade Robotics

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students from the Courtade Elementary School Robotics Team participated in a competition at Elk Rapids Middle School. They were tasked with working together with other northern Michigan elementary and middle school teams to complete a game with the robots they had built. Their robotics teams worked hard, never gave up, and most importantly demonstrated their ROAR! Congrats Courtade Robotics Teams!

Model UN

The Model United Nations Team at Traverse City West Senior High School participated in the SEMMUNA Conference. Team members Rea Correia, Adyson Banton, Sara Elliot, Emily Michaelski, Valerie Marinello, Piper Adams, Honorae Shore, Meg Barnum, Mia Hoffman, Morgan Orth, Evi Burtt, and Sofia Hoag competed against 15 schools outside of Traverse City and all had great success in their first conference ever! Honorae Shore won Best Delegate, Rea Cicero won Best Speaker in the Novice Division, and Honorable Mention awards were given to Adyson Banton and Evi Burtt in the Novice Division.

TCAPS thank you

A Special Thank You to...

B.C. Pizza for hosting its 5th Annual Pizza For a Cause on Thursday, February 9th, and gifting 100% of the day's proceeds, totaling $3,535, to TCAPS' Student Support Network!

Marco's Pizza

Marco’s Pizza for spreading the love and donating free pizza to Silver Lake, Central Grade School, and Willow Hill!

Nicolet Bank Donation

All who attended and supported the SSN Benefit Basketball Game sponsored by Nicolet National Bank. Over $5,000 was raised in addition to many donations of food, blankets, and toiletries.

Socks of Love

Crystal Gober of Traverse Real Estate for her annual Socks of Love campaign and donating thousands of dollars worth of clothing, bedding, school supplies, boots, gloves, hats, snow pants, toiletries, and more!

TCAPS:Day in the Life - Bus Drivers

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TCAPS:Day in the Life video featuring Bus Drivers

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