Thank you to our special guest reader Laura Numeroff! She read to our Tecumseh Acres Early Learning Center kindergarten students via Zoom for #nationalreadingmonth. Ms. Numeroff is the author of 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.' She read stories to the class, showed off her rescue dog, and took some questions from the students. The students had McDonald's Happy Meals, which came with Laura Numeroff books as toys as a pretty cool bonus. A special thanks to Ms. Numeroff for reading to the students!
Middle schoolers are bringing the books to our elementary buildings for National Reading Month. Recently, TMS Educators Rising Club members stopped by Patterson Intermediate Learning Center and Sutton Early Learning Center. They brought several books with them and created mini-bulletin boards based on them. They would share them with the ILC and ELC students. It was a fantastic opportunity for these prospective teachers to interact with our youngest minds at TPS. These Ed Rising students are interested in teaching the lower grades. Educators Rising is a student organization. It helps students develop the strong leadership traits found in high-quality educators by offering various opportunities for student leadership.
DON'T FORGET! There is a half-day for ALL students on Friday, March 17.
Herrick Park Intermediate Learning Center had a special guest stop by on Wednesday. City of Tecumseh Mayor Jack Baker popped in to read to the students! He read 'Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor' for National Reading Month. Mayor Baker also took the time to answer questions from the students, including his future as mayor. Thanks for stopping by, Mayor Baker!
During this #nationalreadingmonth, student-athletes from Tecumseh High School stopped by Sutton Early Learning Center to read to students. They spent time with our Y5 kids and had a great time! 🌐: Mrs. Daniels' Young Fives
It was a nice surprise for our band and orchestra teachers. Tecumseh Middle School 8th-grader Brandon Bemis surprised teachers Kellie McInchak, Joe McInchak, Amy Marr, and Kim Kang with some awesome gifts! Brandon gives back to a charity, either a hospital or animal shelter, for his birthday every year. If you remember, Brandon was the subject of a story done by WTOL 11 in March 2021 for his efforts in putting together a toy drive for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor (https://bit.ly/3Fq5q1Z). This year, he wanted to give back to the TMS staff. Brandon purchased items off the band and orchestras Amazon Wish List. He also surprised them with plants and donuts! The McInchaks, Mrs. Marr, and Mrs. Kang were grateful for the gifts. Thank you for your generosity, Brandon!
Our students are science Olympians! This week, 3rd and 4th-grade students from Herrick Park and Patterson Intermediate Learning Centers and 5th-graders from Tecumseh Middle School competed in the Tri-County Elementary Science Olympiad. They competed in numerous events at Siena Heights University, with our students placing very high in the competition. Our HP 4th-graders came in first and second overall, and the 3rd-graders earned the Spirit Award! Overall, all of our Olympians did an excellent job and represented the district well. The Elementary Science Olympiad encourages group learning by participating in team events, where students are challenged to think creatively to solve problems and answer questions.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 10, because of worsening road conditions. Check our social media for updates on sporting events and other TPS happenings scheduled for today.
During this #NationalReadingMonth, Raisin Township Police Chief Kevin Grayer stopped by Sutton Early Learning Center today. He read Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham to some of our first graders. Thanks for stopping by, chief!
March is Reading Month in Michigan. Today, Board of Education secretary Mary Tommelein stopped by Sutton Early Learning Center to read to students. She read a special story about St. Patrick's Day, which is next Friday. Throughout the month of March, people of all ages are encouraged to promote the importance of reading, and parents are asked to explore the fun of reading with their children.
With your student's safety in mind, we are adjusting the academic schedule for Friday, March 3. This is in anticipation of expected hazardous driving conditions tomorrow afternoon. Tecumseh High School and Tecumseh Middle School will be moving to a half-day schedule for Friday. The ELCs and ILCs are already scheduled for a half-day. That will remain the same. There will be no PM Tech Center. Thank you!
Herrick Park Intermediate Learning Center is still without power tonight. Therefore, there will be NO SCHOOL for Herrick Park ILC on Tuesday, February 28. We hope to have a better update tomorrow as crews are still working to restore power in that area.
Public Schools Week is February 27-March 3! Join us in celebrating public schools and the dedicated educators and professionals supporting students in many ways. When we say we’re #HereForTheKids, we mean we’re here to support public education and the incredible educators and school staff who support kids in many ways. Kids thrive when their teachers, staff, and schools have the support and resources they need to be successful. Nationwide, families, educators, and community members are coming together to support public education and ensure a bright future for our kids. Want to get involved? Get started here: www.publicschoolproud.org #PSW23
UPDATE: As of right now, every TPS building has power except Herrick Park Intermediate Learning Center. Therefore, school WILL BE in session on Monday, February 27, for the buildings with power. There is no school for Herrick Park ILC on Monday, February 27. However, if power returns tonight or early Monday morning, school will be in session for HP students. We will notify you if anything changes late Sunday night or overnight. This ice storm has been a challenge for the district, staff and their families, and you and your families. We know this has been an emotional and challenging time for some of you, and hopefully, your power and services will be restored soon.
We were happy to open our doors at Tecumseh High School to families and community members for a little warmth and snacks this afternoon. We know the situation isn't ideal, but hopefully, everything will work out soon. Thank you to TPS Food Service members and volunteers for helping out!
Tecumseh Public Schools is CLOSED Friday, February 24. All classes are canceled due to power and network outages. Tecumseh High School will be open from 9 am- 1 pm as a warming center. There will be light snacks, water, and hot chocolate. If you’re stopping by, please enter from the south entrance (M-50 side) and head to the cafeteria.
Superintendent Hilderley has released a message about district-wide operations. Check it out here ---> https://youtu.be/IO5JS2Eu8vM
UPDATE: All sporting events, practices, and activities are canceled for today, February 23.
Tecumseh Public Schools is CLOSED Thursday, February 23. All classes are canceled due to power outages, downed trees, and icy conditions. Stay tuned for updates regarding athletics and other events.
Friday saw two great wins against rival Adrian for our Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball programs. During halftime of the boys' game, our Unified athletes took to the court to showcase their talent, and what a great time it was. The Unified Sports program at TPS is relatively new. The goal is simple; to give everyone of all abilities an opportunity to participate in sports. Unified Sports gives us the platform to spread the vital importance of inclusion in our schools.