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TCAPS Horizons

TCAPS Board of Education Reviews Security Assessment Report

TCAPS Board of Education reviewed a report at the January 9 Board of Education meeting from Secure Education Consultants (SEC). Read full article

Area Students Invited to Register for 2023 Cognitive Ability Testing (CogAT) for TCAPS’ Talented & Gifted Program

TCAPS will administer the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) in February for all current 3rd grade students interested in participating in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program next school year. Read full article

COGAT Testing

TCAPS Student Senates Present 2022 TC Patriot Game Donation

Student Senators from Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School presented Mid-Michigan Honor Flight with a check for $7,500 from the TC Patriot Game proceeds. Read full article

Patriot Game Donation

Students Selected for Michigan School Band and Orchestra All-State Ensembles

All-State Ensembles

Five students from TCAPS received the well-deserved honor of being selected to perform as part of the All-State Band or Orchestra Ensembles during the Michigan Music Conference. Read full article

Important updates regarding TCAPS Transportation

For up to date details regarding transportation between January 23, 2023 and February 10, 2023 click here.

TCAPS Enrollment

January is Board of Education Recognition Month

TCAPS Board Members

This Just In…

Second Chance Mushers Rescue visited Long Lake Elementary School and delivered books for the school's One Book One School program! Long Lake families will be reading the book, The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz together as a school.

Long Lake Mushers

Twenty six Traverse City West Senior High School students participated in the Michigan Thespian Festival in Lansing at the end of December. Of those students, four acting students, two musical theatre students, and two technical theatre students were offered over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships to attend the colleges that were in attendance and interviewed/auditioned them. Congratulations to Riley Jass, Logan Newcomb, Janie Sulecki and Riley Fontenot (acting), Lexi Gratton and Hannah Johnson (musical theatre), and Ashley Rinehart and Brayden Smith (technical theatre)!

Thespian Festival

Congratulations to Mr. Schafer and the Traverse City East Middle School Chamber Choir for winning the 106KHQ Annual Holiday Choir Competition in the K-8 category! They will receive a $1,000 donation to their school’s music program.

Traverse Heights Elementary School kicked off their new Student Mentor Program! Their 4th and 5th graders began paving the way for the next leaders and recently met their mentees.

Traverse Heights Mentors

Congratulations to Traverse City Central High School hockey for winning the 2022 Scott Miller Memorial Invitational with a 4-1 win over Toledo St. Francis. This is the first time they have won this tournament since 2012!

Hockey Invitational

TCAPS Hiring

A special thank you to…

Step Up Northern Michigan and all of the wonderful volunteers and donors who hosted a Santa's Workshop at Traverse City High School. Students were invited to select gifts from a large selection of donated items. We are so grateful for your generosity!

Step-Up Northern Michigan

Our friends at Hagerty for continuing the tradition of adopting 100 students across the district for holiday cheer! Thank you to every Hagerty employee that took the time to put a gift bag together for a student in need and to Hagerty for donating a $25 gift card in each bag for the parent to use at their discretion.

Hagerty Donation

The TCAPS Bus Garage for their generous donation of jackets, hats, gloves, and more!

Subie Guys, Inc. of Traverse City for dropping off warm winter coats, snow pants, and personal hygiene kits for our students. This is the second round of winter gear from their clothing drive!

Subie Guys Donation

Cherryland Electric Cooperative for selecting the TCAPS SSN program as the recipient of a Cherryland Cares Grant for $2,000. Each month, Cherryland Electric Cooperative members have the opportunity to round up to the nearest dollar on their electric bill. That money goes into the Cherryland Cares fund, which local nonprofits can apply for. The funds received from the Cherryland Cares grant will provide healthy snacks to help increase cognitive awareness in our students and enable their readiness to learn!

Cherryland Electric Gift

PetSmart Charities for donating 400 stuffed animals to TCAPS to share with students in need. For every stuffed toy purchased in their stores, 10% of the sale is donated to PetSmart Charities which helps pets find forever homes. We know the students that received these adorable pets are so happy to have them!

PetSmart Donation

OMPT Specialists Physical Therapy for positively impacting our school community. In addition to adopting a TCAPS family for the holidays, OMPT delivered bulk snacks, winter gear, blankets, pajamas, and much more to help us ensure that all TCAPS students are ready for learning this year!


Bigs Up North

Kids & Tech- Tips for Parents from the TCAPS EdTech Loop

University of Michigan Digital Wellness Youth and Parent Symposium - January 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For students grades 6-8 and families! Join the U-M team on Zoom for conversation about healthy online behaviors.

Upcoming Events & Calendar Dates:

Superintendent Office Hours: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

TCAPS Board of Education Monthly Office Hours - January 26, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

TCAPS Hiring

Upcoming TCAPS Open Interviews

Inclement Weather Alerts & School Closures Information


TCAPS events and performances can be found on the TCAPS Media YouTube page.