Our National Art Honor Society students from Tecumseh High School are using their time to give back to the community. The students recently stopped by Cambrian Senior Living, Tecumseh to make jewelry with the residents there. The event was a huge success as 16 residents took part in the jewelry-making process. This event was funded by a grant from the Community Learning Foundation. Our students and staff were excited to participate, and they hope to collaborate with Cambrian again.
The final day of the Nashville Tecumseh High School Music Trip was a stop in Kentucky before coming home. Students and staff visited the Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, KY. There are a ton of stories about the cave. It was an ancient native hunting ground, a Civil War campground for both the Union and Confederacy, a hideout for the infamous outlaw Jesse James, and a swinging underground 1930’s nightclub. Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald once performed at the nightclub. The quick but eventful trip ended with a dinner before arriving back in Tecumseh.
Don't forget there is a half-day for ALL students on Friday, March 24. Spring Break is next week. There will be NO SCHOOL for students from March 27-31.
Day two was quite busy for Tecumseh High School students in Nashville. The music students had a busy itinerary, which included a stop at the historic RCA Studio B. Elvis Presley recorded over 240 songs in this studio. The students would also take part in a singer/songwriter workshop, and there were performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The THS Music Trip is wrapping up today.
The 80s/90s feel at Herrick Park and Patterson Intermediate Learning Centers isn't just limited to the 'skatery.' Staff and the PTO at each building have assembled a pretty cool Glow Room! This is part of #NationalReadingMonth celebrations. The rooms have ring toss, cup stacking, glow Jenga, hopscotch, crafts, tic tac toe, glow tattoos, glow bowling, and more! Great job, staff and PTO!
It's been a party at Herrick Park and Patterson Intermediate Learning Centers. During National Reading Month, the buildings have been decked out with a 80s/90s feel. Part of that theme has been a 'skatery.' For much of the month, students and staff have busted out the roller skates and used their gyms as a skating rink. The students have had a great time and are getting in some good exercise.
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
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!