Careers in STEM Speaker Panel & College Fair—March 15
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Traverse City Central High School will host a speaker panel highlighting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (1150 Milliken Dr.). Local professionals, including doctors, engineers, scientists and technology professionals, will talk about where they are today, why they chose their profession and the future of their professional field. The speaker panel will include a brief presentation by each panelist followed by a question and answer session. Representatives from seven colleges and universities around the state will be available before and after the presentation (5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) to talk with students and parents about their STEM programs, including available summer experiences. This event is sponsored by the Friends of SCI-MA-TECH and is open to all area students and families.
TC Central High School Choirs present “Disney and Desserts”—March 17 and 18
On Friday, March 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. students from Traverse City Central High School’s Chorale and Choral-Aires choirs will host “Disney and Desserts” (1150 Milliken Dr.). Student entertainers will perform favorites from Disney movies, stage and TV shows. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters. A dessert reception will follow the show along with coloring and face-painting activities. Attendees can take photos with their costumed performer friends. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and students 18 and under. Families can purchase a 4-ticket bundle for $30. Cash or check only. Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before each performance.
TCAPS is Hosting a Free Screening of the Movie “Screenagers”—April 9
On Sunday, April 9, 2017, TCAPS will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers” at Central Grade School’s Lars Hockstad Auditorium from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (301 W. Seventh St.). The movie probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. A panel discussion will follow the movie. Learn more: www.screenagersmovie.com.
TCAPS Receives 6th Consecutive 100% Passing Bus Safety Inspection Rating
Each year, the Michigan State Police inspects and rates school buses across the state. For the 6th consecutive year, TCAPS buses have received 100% passing rating on its school bus safety inspection. The annual inspection ensures that the TCAPS bus fleet is ready to safely transport students to and from school and events.
Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Educators
The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD), in collaboration with the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and TBA Credit Union, is seeking nominations for outstanding educators, administrators and educational support staff for the 2017 Outstanding Educator Awards. Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominees should have a minimum of five years of experience in education, contribute to the academic success of students, and work collaboratively with other educators in the region. Each nomination should include a letter of support from the nominee’s supervisor as well as supporting documents from parents and students. The letters of support will be used by a panel of judges in selecting the 2017 honorees. Nominations are due April 17, 2017. Nomination forms are available at: www.tbaisd.org.
TCAPS Preschool Raffle
TCAPS' annual preschool raffle is underway. The raffle was designed as a way for TCAPS to help offset the cost of preschool for families. Its success has allowed TCAPS to continue to offer reduced tuition and scholarship options to qualifying families. To purchase a ticket, please stop by the Early Childhood Office (412 Webster St., 2nd floor) before April 4th. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit TCAPS' tuition-based preschool scholarship fund. The raffle will take place on April 7th. The following prizes are being raffled:
- First Place: One full year of preschool tuition (up to $6,000 value) or $1,500 cash
- Second Place: One half year of preschool tuition (up to $3,000 value) or $1,000 cash
- Third Place: $500 cash
TCAPS Board Coffee Conversation—Mar. 30
The TCAPS Board of Education will host its monthly Coffee Conversation on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The topic will be: Respecting the Rights of Students and Staff. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss other topics of interest with a TCAPS board member.
Celebrating the “End of an Era”
These two Eastern alum enjoyed finding their photos in old yearbooks displayed in the library.
This Eastern alum "left her mark" on the Eastern wall as did many others during the End of an Era Celebration.
Eastern Elementary School is preparing to move to its temporary location at Bertha Vos (3723 Shore Dr.) beginning on April 3rd, but first, they celebrated the school’s 60 year history with an “End of an Era” celebration. The school invited the community to an event held on March 10th to remember the building and the generations of students, staff and families who passed through its doors before its reconstruction begins.
Eastern Elementary School Reconstruction
Plans are moving forward for the reconstruction of Eastern Elementary School. Below is the reconstruction timeline and photo of the draft building designs.
|Transition to Bertha Vos
||April 3, 2017
|Mobilize Construction Site
Local Harvest of the Month: Dried Beans
Dried beans are part of the “Legume” family, a class of plants that produce seeds, or “fruits” including dried beans, jicama, field peas, lentils, and peanuts. Legumes grow underground, while the surface plant blooms with flowers. Dried beans provide protein, fiber, minerals (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc) and folate.
TCAPS Calendar Reminders