Tri-County Jr. Sr. High School                              

Daily Announcements

October 26, 2020

Blue Day



Message from our Nurses

Welcome back students and staff! I hope everyone had a wonderful fall break. Please continue to wear your mask correctly and encourage others to do the same. With numbers in our area on the rise we need to be extra mindful. If your mask is soiled please ask your teacher for a new one or come to the nurse office for one. Please wash your hands regularly throughout the day. If soap and water are not available then use hand sanitizer.

School Picture Retakes

Thursday October, 29th is the day to get your school picture retaken if necessary.  Bring your picture package with you to turn in when you get your retakes.  If you did not get your picture taken yet, this is the day.  Check in the office for picture forms if you need one.


November 4th is the ASVAB Test.  Students will report to their first block.  The test will finish at noon.  Teachers have the list of students that need to take the test.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Now is the time to gather things to pack into the shoeboxes.  NO LIQUIDS (including toothpaste, liquid bubbles, etc.)  Some ideas are:  Card Games, Colored Pencils/Sharpener, Pad of Paper, Foam Ball (small enough to fit in a showbox), Dry Watercolor set with Brush, Wash Clothes & a bar of Soap (Ivory floats in a river), Comb/Brush, Chapstick, Hair Bows, Bandanas, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, & Flip Flops.

Attention JH Students - Junior High Cheerleaders Needed

Any 7th or 8th graders interested in joining the cheerleading squad.  Please contact Mr. LeBeau to let him know you are interested.  Practices have begun.

Junior High Students

Halloween Spirit Week

Tuesday,27TH -Sports Gear/Uniform

Wednesday,28th- Western Day

Thursday,29th-Pajama Day

Friday,30th-Halloween Costume

PE Roller Skating

The 7th-9th grade PE Classes will be skating Nov. 5th - 24th.  Permission slips were emailed to students.  If you can not get it off your email, there are printed permission slips in the hall by the junior high locker rooms.  Permission slips need to be turned in with $10.00 by November 2nd. 

Tri-County Yearbooks 

If you have not ordered a 2020 yearbook, a small number of yearbooks are still available for purchase, in Mr. Szombathy's room.

White County Coats for Kids

White County United Way Coats For Kids is having a drive thru distribution.  Winter Coats, Hats, and Gloves available to those in need at no cost!  Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, and have proof that they live within a White County school corporation or be enrolled in a White County school. Distribution will take place Saturday-November 7th at the Monticello Christian Church (this is a new location), 105 Gordon Road.  This is a drive thru event only, everyone must stay in their vehicle.

High School & Junior High PE/Sports

Locking Your Padlocks

Every student with a PE or Sports Locker needs to make sure your padlock is locked on your locker before you leave the locker room.  If you lose your padlock, it will cost you $7.50.  Lock your locker!

Sport Lockers

 If you need a sports locker, email “” and she will see what is available.  Let her know what sports you are in.  

Pool Information

Open Swim on Monday evenings (6:00-8:00), depending on the availability of lifeguards.  Anyone with a current Lifeguarding Certification willing to guard on Monday evenings this year, please contact Mrs. Tyler.  If your certification needs to be renewed, contact Mrs. Tyler.  There is also an opportunity to guard on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6-7 a.m.  Check with Mrs. Tyler.

We will have open swim tonight, Oct. 26, 2020.

This is a great place to exercise, swim laps and spend time with your family.  It will be from 6-8 p.m.  Cost is the same as last year:  

   Little ones through High School/$1.50

   Adults (anyone out of school)/$2.00

   Family Rate of $5.00 for your immediate family.  

Attention Students  

Please be mindful of the school dress code policies and procedures.  Pay particular attention to the following:

1)  There should be no holes in clothing showing skin

2)  Shorts and skirts should be at mid-thigh... (running shorts typically do not meet those criteria)

3)  Tights, leggings, form-fitting clothing shall be covered with a top that comes down to mid-thigh. 

Thank you for following the dress code policies.  

FFA Information

FFA Convention

National FFA Convention is a virtual experience this year.  Any member wanting online access to the virtual National FFA Convention needs to sign up in Ms. Verhaeghe's room by Tuesday.

Fruit Sales Order Forms

FFA members don't forget to sell FFA fruit and turn in your order forms to Mr. Scherer or Ms. Verhaeghe on October 28th.  

Blood Drive

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive on November 11th.  Any student 16 years or older or staff member that would like to donate please see Willa Wamsley or Lane Cochran to schedule a time or visit

Tri-County Athlete of the Week

Guidance Department News:


Upcoming  SAT Test dates are:   

                            Deadline For         Deadline For                                     

Test Date                Registration                  Late Registration (extra cost)   

Nov. 7                       - - - -                        - - - - -                

Dec. 5                      Nov. 5                       Nov. 17 - mail or Nov, 24 - phone/online

March 13                 Feb. 12                      Feb. 23 - mail or March 2 - phone/online

       Subject Test not offered on  3-13-2021

May 8                       April 8                        April 20 - mail or April 27 - phone/online

June 5                       May 6                         May 18 - mail or May 26 phone/online

Future ACT Test dates are:   

Test Date                 Registration             Late Registration (extra cost)


Dec. 12                       Nov. 6                         Nov. 7-20

Feb. 6                          Jan. 8                          Jan. 9-15

April 17                       March 12                   March 13-26

June 12                        May 7                        May 8-21    

July 17                         June 18                      June 18-25              


Register at:   

Reminder for all Juniors and Seniors taking the ACT:  It is your responsibility to submit your ACT scores to the school counselor.  The school counselor does not automatically have access to your ACT scores.

This can be done one of two ways. 1. Print your scores and bring them to the school counselor 2. Grant the school counselor permission to view your scores. Permission can be granted by phone 319-337-1270 or email

Please see Mrs. Harrington with any questions.

Cav Time:          

All CAV Time Meetings will be held in the Band Room unless you are told otherwise.

All CAV Time Meetings will be held after Reading Time, @ 11:15.

Mon. 10-26:  JH Honor Society

Wed. 10-28:  JH FFA

                        JH Student Council


Fri. 10-30:  Art Club

Tri-County Activities:       

Mon. 10-26:  Open Swim 6-8 p.m.

                        JH Volleyball Awards Night - 6:00 p.m.

                        HS Volleyball Awards Night - 6:30 p.m.

Thurs. 10-29:  BB G V Scrimmage @  Covenant Christian - 6:30 p.m.

                          School Picture Retakes - Starting @ 8:15 a.m.



- A Variety of Fresh Veggies are always an option - Ala Carte available for purchase - a Salad and Protein Topping can be substituted for the main dish/vegetable             - Milk choices are 1% white or Chocolate Skim     

Mon. 10-26:  Tenderloin/WG Bun or Corn Dogs, Broccoli, Orange Medley, Variety of Fruit, and Milk

Tues. 10-27:  Nachos/Cheese Sauce or Meatball Sub//bun, Romaine Salad, Refried Beans, Variety of Fruit, and Milk

Wed. 10-28:  Salisbury Steak w/Bread or Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Potato Casserole, Celery & Carrots, Variety of Fruit, and Milk

Thurs. 10-29:  Chicken Nuggets w/Roll or Corn Dog, Sweet Potato Fries, Corn, Strawberries, Variety of Fruit, and Milk

Fri. 10-30:  Buffalo Chicken Pizza or Hamburger/WG Bun, French Fries, Green Beans, Variety of Fruit, and Milk

It’s a Thought:

The greatest of all riches is not desiring them.