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TCAPS District Newsletter

Four TCAPS Staff Named 2023 Outstanding Educators—Ceremony on June 7

Northwest Education Services, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, and TBA Credit Union have announced the 2023 Outstanding Educator Award recipients, which includes four honorees from TCAPS.

The recipients received the honor for making exemplary contributions to the academic success of students, educational collaboration, and professional development.

  • Holly Decker - School Social Worker, Traverse City High School
  • Megan Olsen - Library Media Parapro, Traverse City West Senior High School
  • Julie Puckett - Math Teacher, Traverse City Central High School
  • Dan Rosenburg - Social Studies Teacher, Traverse City West Senior High School

Outstanding Educators

The annual Outstanding Educator Award ceremony is open to the public and will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7th at the City Opera House in Traverse City.

Sunshine Bus Summer Food Service Begins June 21

TCAPS Student Support Network (SSN) is rolling out a summer food and basic needs program where a school bus will make stops throughout the district on a regular weekly basis to hand out free supplies and food for students. The bus is open for all children 18 and under. Route Details and Information available online. Questions? Email

Community Survey

Community Survey

As a reminder, a community survey is available through June 15. TCAPS long-term master planning is a high priority for the Board of Education and administration. To support data-driven decision making, the Board of Education hired an architect and construction manager to complete district-wide facility assessments. The assessments will provide a comprehensive view of the current state of the district’s physical assets and anticipated needs, including estimated costs and potential timelines, which will inform future capital projects and bond planning. TCAPS students and staff can also participate in a survey accessed by a tile located on the TCAPS cloud. Stay up-to-date at

Montessori Ribbon Cutting

BE SMART Resolution

TCAPS Board of Education adopted a resolution during their regular meeting held November 14, 2022, known as the BE SMART Gun Safety Resolution. The resolution focuses on the importance of gun safety and firearm storage.

The full resolution, available here, resolves that the Superintendent and Board of Education will continue to work with local law enforcement agencies, medical and mental health agencies, and non-profit organizations to collaborate and increase efforts on promoting the importance of secure firearm storage and gun violence prevention safety measures.

As TCAPS’ academic year draws to a close and students will soon spend more time at home, we wish to remind families of the critical importance to securely store and lock all firearms. Doing so will add another level of safety for our children and community.

TCAPS Vocalists Rise to the Top in State and National Level Competitions

The Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) held its All-State Vocal Festival at Michigan State University on May 11 - 12. The All-State Festival featured outstanding large and small ensembles as well as soloists who were selected through adjudicated festivals held at both the district and state level. Read Full Article

Verdi Finalists

Interlochen Day Camp

Have You Requested Transportation Services for Next School Year?

It’s time to let us know if you are going to need busing services for your child next school year. Please be sure to complete the 2023-2024 Transportation Request Form online via your PowerSchool Public Portal account no later than June 14th. Even if your child rode the bus this year, you must complete a new request form and be assigned a bus route in order to receive services next school year. We are asking that you complete your child’s request form as soon as possible to allow staff adequate time to develop next year’s routes. A delay in requesting transportation could result in your child not being able to ride a school bus for the first two weeks of school or until a bus route has officially been assigned. If you have not yet signed up for a parent portal account, please view these instructions to get you started.

TCAPS Enrollment
TCAPS thank you

Please join the TCAPS Student Support Network (SSN) at the Traverse City Horse Show on June 11. Traverse City Horse Shows is proud to donate 100% of general admission ticket sales to benefit the TCAPS Student Support Network. Tickets for the Traverse City Horse Show can be purchased online.

Horse Show

Back to School Shoes Event

Register Now for The Father Fred Foundation Back to School Shoes Event. The annual Back to School Shoes event with the Father Fred Foundation will be August 8-11, but registration is happening now through July 29 by calling 231-947-2055. This year's event includes new shoes and socks for toddlers to teens, eye exams and glasses, and school supplies.

TCAPS Hiring

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Upcoming Events & Calendar Dates:

  • TC High Graduation June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • CHS Graduation June 4 at 11:00 a.m.
  • WSH Graduation June 4 at 4:00 p.m.
  • TCAPS Montessori Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 6 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Outstanding Educator Event June 7 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Superintendent Office Hours June 13 at 5:00 Virtual
  • Last Day of School June 14 (half day)
  • Pre-Bond Survey Deadline June 15
  • Board Office Hours Thursday, June 22 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Horizon Books
  • Central High School Athletic Calendar
  • West Senior High Athletic Calendar
  • For more upcoming events and community resources, click here!

Upcoming TCAPS Open Interviews

Health and Wellbeing Team Newsletter

Inclement Weather Alerts & School Closures Information