Tri-County Junior-Senior High School Daily Announcements

All the latest News and Information

              Monday, October 16th, Red Day

Top Priority

This week we will follow the following schedule:

Monday:  RED  (Blocks 1,2,3,4)

Tuesday:  BLUE (Blocks 5,6,7,8)

Wednesday: RED (Blocks 1,2,3,4) - E-Learning Day

Thursday:  BLUE (Blocks 5,6,7,8)

Next Tuesday, October 24th:  RED (1,2,3,4)

Next Wednesday, October 25th:  BLUE (5,6,7,8) but follow a 1 hour delay schedule

Next Thursday, October 26th:  RED (1,2,3,4)

Next Friday, October 27th:  BLUE (5,6,7,8)

This is a reminder for eLearning!  You MUST complete your work for eLearning to be counted as present.  If you do NOT turn in your work for this Wednesday's eLearning, you will be counted as absent!  Be sure to do your work and turn in to your teacher!

E-Learning/Parent/Teacher Conferences

E-Learning day is on October 18th, instead of coming to school. You will need to have everything you need for e-learning prior to October 18th. Please talk with your teachers in regards to any issues.

Let your parents/guardians know to set aside some time on October 18th to come and meet/talk to your teacher(s).  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the main gym.

Activity Results: GO CAVS!!

Tri-County Athlete(s) of the Week

This week's Athlete of the Week is Sophomore receiver Bradley Reynolds.  Reynolds helped lead the Cavaliers to their first Conference title since 1977 by defeating North Newton by the score of 42-26 on Friday night.  Reynolds finished the night with 5 catches for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns including the touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for the Cavaliers.  Tri-County will open sectional play this Friday traveling to Central Catholic for a 7:00 kickoff.  Congratulations and good luck this Friday!

Volleyball Results

The Tri-County girls Varsity volleyball team participated in Girls Sectional this past Saturday and faced North White.  Tri-County was defeated by the scores of 16-25, 14-25 & 15-25.  Grace Michal had 4 aces, 5 kills, 1 assist, 2 solo blocks & 2 digs; Chloe Auxier 1 ace, 15 assists, 3 kills & 12 digs; Odyssey Whitcomb 4 kills & 11 digs; Katelyn Rowe  added 4 kills; Montana Jordan 3 kills & 8 digs, Olivia Emond 1 kill; Emma Michal 1 assist & 2 digs and Jayden Brown added 5 digs.

General Announcements

Dual Credit Parent Night

A college education is a huge investment – and I'm not just talking about money. It’s also about the investment of time and effort you will have to put in to attending class and studying, transitioning from high school to college-level coursework and expectations, and for many, living away from home for the first time. Come learn about what Ivy Tech has to offer.

There is also a SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE! Junior and Senior students will be entered into a drawing to win a 3-credit hour Ivy Tech scholarship. Two scholarships will be given away. You must be present to win.

                                              Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Campus | Ivy Hall |Auditorium

                                              3101 S Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905

Please RSVP by going to this website: www.ivytech.edu/dualcrednight

High School

Tuesday, October  17th, Tri-County will be hosting a mini career fair in the main gym.  Representatives from various unions will be present to talk to students about careers in the trades industries.  Junior and Senior students are required to attend during CAV time. Freshman and Sophomore students may attend if they would like during CAV time.  Representatives will be available through B lunch.  Students are encouraged to revisit the fair during lunch to obtain as much information as possible!

Donations for Cypress Woods High School

 Current Funds Raised $950 - Gift cards were mailed to Cypress Woods on Wednesday, October 11th.  Thanks for all your support.

Questions???

*Have you ever had questions about how to go about paying for college?

*Ever wonder what help is out there?

*Do I have to pay back a scholarship?  What is a Pell Grant and do I have to pay that back?  What about a scholarship?  What do they want from me?

Well many of these questions will be answered this month as we begin our second monthly College and Career exploration in our Pay for College Series!  During CAV time (11:15-11:45) during specific dates in October.  Flyers that give you a little bit more information about paying for college will be on the ReadBox that is located in the cafeteria as well.

Dates include:

***Thursday, October 19***

Tuesday, October 24

Friday, October 27

Seniors!

November 7th,  FAFSA night, 6:30pm TCHS Auditorium - FAFSA will be explained.  There will also be a working session following the presentation.  Please bring your laptop!

Seniors

Don't forget to come to the office to have your picture taken with your college, university, community college, military, apprenticeship, internship or other acceptance letter!  We need your help!

Also Seniors:

The following seniors have not paid their junior/senior class dues.  Please see Mrs. Darla Harrington.  This needs to be paid before graduation:

Jordan Bise

Raegan Brantley

Austin Darnell

Thomas Dohner

Tyler Enlow

Olivia Foust

Joseph Hollman

Hannah Jones

Britney Kaltenbach

Jordan Monroe

Jordan Wasson

Tyler Sweet

Savanna Priester

Kevin Ross

Kennedy Patrick

BULLYING?

Students, there is now an anonymous way of reporting bullying and instances of mistreatment and bad behavior. Located in the area across from career center, just next to cafeteria is a STOP

BULLYING BOX.  Forms are available at the box and can be dropped off in the box. The forms will be collected regularly by Mr. McCracken.

Attention Student Drivers

This is a reminder that you are to be parking in your assigned spots and have your parking permits visible.  This was the agreement that you signed to be able to use the school parking lot.  If you have not gotten a parking permit, you are not allowed to drive to school.  The parking lot is going to be check often so make sure you abide by the rules so you do not lose your privilege.

Pictures

Picture retakes are on Thursday, October 26th if you missed getting your pictures taken or want to get them taken again. Extra order forms/packets are located in the office. You can also go online to order pictures at mylifetouch.com

“Focus” Field Trips

Still don’t have the answer to the question – “What will you do after high school?”

Take advantage of Focus Field Trips/10 minute Tours.  Dr. Rowe and the TCHS counseling department are collaborating with local companies to arrange Focus Field Trips with 10 minute tours.  These tours will give you a brief idea of job requirements and academic pathways to follow while in high school.  Each field trip will consist of two to three stops, with a 10 minute tour and information session.   You are allowed to register for a maximum of 4 field trips.  Seating is limited to 14 and is on a first come first serve basis.  A Google form will be sent out to sign up.

SAT/ACT Testing

Attention juniors and seniors interested in taking the SAT or ACT.  The next test date and registration deadline are:

                                                                                  SAT                                  

Test Date                                 Nov. 4                         Dec. 2

Registration Deadline                                                    Nov. 2                        

Late Registration Deadline                Oct.17-25                        Nov. 14-21

                                                        ACT

Test Date                                Dec. 9                                Feb. 10

Registration Deadline                   Nov. 3                                Jan. 12

Late Registration Deadline                Nov 4-17                        Jan. 13-19

Please see or email a counselor for any questions or concerns.  sielas@trico.k12.in.us or kochertj@trico.k12.in.us.

PD Days

Our next Professional Development (PD) Day of the school year will be Wednesday, October 25th, school will start at promptly 9:00 a.m.  We will be on a Blue Day 1 Hour Delay” Schedule.  Anyone who drives or is dropped off needs to be here by 9:00!  Buses will run on normal schedule and anyone who rides on the bus can do homework, play in the gym, eat breakfast, visit with friends in the cafeteria and read in the library, until the bell rings at 9:00.                          

College Visits

Scholarship Opportunities 

Interested in being a teacher?    

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is pleased to announce the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.  As you may remember, the scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Do you volunteer? Do you make an impact in your community? Fill out an online application at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. All applications must be submitted by November 7th. (eligible to win an award of $1000 or more)

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships

Eligibility: Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS Scholarship. Applications are available online only. For details and to access the application, visit enf.elks.org/mvs. Applications must be submitted online on or before November 27th. $4,000 or more. The ELKS give away 500 awards a year.

Hagan Scholarship

Opportunity to graduate college debt free! The Hagan Scholarship Foundation will award 350 new scholarships in April 2018. A nationwide, need based merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college.  For more information, including the scholarship application please visit the website at www.hsfmo.org. The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

School & Club Activities 

Attention BPA members

 I  need four on Monday.  It is a JV football game.  October 31, regional money is due of $15.  These cleanup games will pay for that.

Also, Monday, October 16 at 6:00 we have envelope stuffing at the corporation office.  Please let me know if you will be there so I can order enough Bells Pizza!  It counts as torch awards and will  help fund your costs!

BookFace Photo Contest

Photo submissions are now posted on Tri-County’s Facebook page. Vote by liking your favorite entry. The photo with the most likes by 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 18th will win the contest.

MS BOB

The BOB books are ready to be checked out in the library.  If you’re in BOB stop in or come down at the beginning of CAV time to check out a BOB book.

Vestige                              

Students may now email Mackinley Myers with submissions for writing, Olivia Miller with photographs, or Miss Geheb with any submissions.

HS FFA Only

The National FFA Convention Day Trip will include visiting the largest student career and college expo in the United States. The trip will be Friday, October 27th.  We will leave at 8 am and return by 3 pm.  

FFA

FFA Fruit Sales has begun!  Please see Mr. Scherer or Ms. Verhaeghe for a fruit sales form.

Sports Activities and News 

NEW Website

Tri-County's new athletic website features an online store for the purchase of Tri-County apparel.  Go to tri-countyathletics.com, go to the toolbar and click on Store.  Click on the dropdown box and you will be connected to the Tri-County online store to shop.  View the latest TC Gear and logos.  Infant, Youth, and Adult sizes are available as well as other TC logo items.  Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

HS Girls Basketball Practice

JV/Varsity Girls basketball practice begins Monday, Oct. 16th, in HS Gym 3:30-5:30.   Wednesday Oct, 18th practice will be held at Wolcott. 8:30-10:00

Sports Lockers

If you are needing a sport locker for a Winter sport, please email Mrs. Waibel @ waibelm@trico.k12.in.us.   Let her know what sport you are playing and your name and she will email a locker number and the combination to you.  If you are done with your sport locker, please let her know.

Open Swimming

Open Swim at the Tri-County Pool will be on Monday, October 16th.  Families are encouraged to make this a “Family Night” and build relationships with their children.  The pool will be open from 6-8 on Monday Evenings whenever we have school (no school, no pool).  An adult must be present with children 14 & under.  Cost is $2.00/Adult & $1.50/Child.   Pool will be closed on October 23rd due to Fall Break.

Wrestling

Wrestling preseason strength & conditioning

Starts:  October 2, 3:30-5

Anyone, not in a fall sport, can participate.  Meet in hallway near weight room.

Baseball

Tuesdays after school there will be Baseball training for anyone that can make it, pending weather. This will take place here behind the school not at the Remington Park.

Football

Monday night's game with North Newton, the junior high will play at 6:30 with the JV playing after them.  

CAV Time:

Monday  10-16:  Student Leaders

Tuesday  10-17:  Math Dept. Mtg.

Thursday 10-19:  Junior High Celebration (Time to be Announced)

Tuesday 10-24:  Science Dept. Meeting

Wednesday 10-25:  FCS

Thursday 10-26:  Social Dept. Mtg.

                      Picture Retakes !

Friday 10-27:  JH Team Mtg.

                         HS Boys Basketball Call-Out

Tri-County Activities:  

Monday      10-16:  FB (JH) vs. North Newton - 6:30 p.m.

                                 FB (JV) vs. North Newton - after JH Game

Wednesday 10-18:  Parent/Teacher Conferences - 1-8 p.m. - Students Encouraged to Come

Friday         10-20:  FB (V) Sectional @ Central Catholic - 7:00 p.m. - Bus @ 4:30

Friday & Monday  20 & 23:  Fall Break - No School & No Pool

Saturday     10-21:  CC (HS) Semi State @ New Prairie

                         

Lunches:

Monday 10-16:  Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Celery & Baby Carrots, California Blend, Variety of Fruit and Milk

Tuesday 10-17:  Regular or Spicy Chicken Patty/Bun, Lettuce & Tomato Slices, Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries, Variety of Fruit and Milk

Wednesday 10-18:  e-learning day - no students

Thursday 10-19:  Meatball Sub or Tenderloin/Bun, Lettuce & Tomato Slices, Baked Beans, Variety of Fruit and Milk

Friday & Monday 10-20 & 23:  No School - Fall Break

Tuesday 10-24:  Chicken & Noodles/ Roll or Egg Rolls, Corn, Whipped Potatoes, Romaine Salad/Dressing, Variety of Fruit and Milk

Wednesday 10-25:  Pizza/Cheese or Pepperoni, Green Beans, Spinach Salad/Dressing, Variety of Fruit and Milk

Thursday 10-26:  Pulled Pork/WG Bun or Chef’s Choice, Baked Beans, Sweet Potato Fries, Orange Medley, Variety of Fruit and Milk

Here’s A Thought:  

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.        -        Voltaire