Black Friday has come and gone, and Cyber Monday is wrapping up. Up next is Giving Tuesday. With the Christmas holiday season in full swing, we'd like you to consider donating to a great cause. Our Leadership students at Tecumseh High School have started a Giving Tuesday class project. We're teaming up with Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to provide gifts and toys for children in our community. If you want to donate, the Leadership class has set up an Amazon Wishlist. Anything purchased can be shipped directly to THS. When checking out, click 'Kristalyn Musselman's Gift Registry Address.' Thank you for your generosity! Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/29DRU1LBJ9XA2?ref_=wl_share
From the TPS family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Tecumseh Public Schools is officially on Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy the time off and have a great holiday! #happythanksgiving #thanksgivingbreak #tecumsehpublicschools
Don't forget, there's a half-day scheduled for Y5-4th grade students ONLY on Friday, November 18. This affects students from Sutton Early Learning Center, Tecumseh Acres Early Learning Center, Herrick Park Intermediate Learning Center, and Patterson Intermediate Learning Center.
Our younger students are getting the opportunity to work alongside students from Tecumseh High School. Elementary students from Herrick Park and Patterson ILCs joined the THS Art Club for a cross-age art class. They worked together to create animal sculptures. The rabbit sculptures are made of red clay and resemble Baby Jack, the bronze sculpture installed in the THS Sculpture Garden. This Saturday, the students will glaze the sculptures. Thank you to the Lenawee Community Foundation for supplying the materials through a grant.
It's still two days away, so we wouldn't blame you if you weren't thinking about what you'll be eating on Thursday. However, we have an idea for you. Head over to Sal's Italian Restaurant Thursday and help us raise some money for Community Learning Connections of the Tecumseh Area! A portion of the proceeds will go to CLC and its programming within Tecumseh Public Schools. The organization works with local students to address their needs in support of their academic achievement. Thank you for your support! 📅: Thursday, November 17 🍝: Sal's Italian Restaurant 📍: 1400 W Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh ⌚: 11am-9pm
Community members looking to honor our TPS educators can now nominate them for the McDonald’s Amazing Teacher Awards. For the third straight year, McDonald’s will give awards to outstanding K-12 teachers who exhibit dedication to their students and go the extra mile to contribute to improving education. This local contest will see one teacher each month be recognized and go into the national drawing for a chance to win $5,000! Nominations are open through August 1, 2023. https://bit.ly/3g46rDf
This morning, Cadets from Tecumseh High School took part in the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Brookside Cemetery. TPS is proud to have our Cadets represent the District in this annual ceremony.
Today is Veterans Day, and we honor our military veterans for their hard work, sacrifice, and absolute dedication to our country. This day is for all who served in the US Armed Forces. Originally called Armistice Day, November 11 marks the end of World War 1, which occurred on November 11, 1918. In 1954, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day to pay tribute to the veterans of all wars. It is celebrated every November 11 and has been a Federal holiday since 1926. Here at Tecumseh Public Schools, our veterans make a difference daily in our District. Thank you for your courage, selflessness, sacrifice, and bravery in protecting our freedom. We will never forget your service. Greg Dolson, Sgt. Chad Rodgers, Tim Mark, Magnum Stead, Paul Wellman, Dan Koerber, Nick Benschoter , Tom Hawkins, Dan Frank In October, we lost Jim Pearsall. Jim bravely served our country in the US Air Force. He was a custodian for the District, and he would always light up when talking about his grandchildren. We miss you, Jim. Home of the free because of the brave. We honor and thank all the men and women who have served our nation.
What a great turnout this morning for the Veterans Day Breakfast at Tecumseh Middle School. Our TMS staff and Cadets from Tecumseh High School cooked and served pancakes, sausages, and more for dozens of our veterans. They ate breakfast with our 8th graders. Before breakfast started, our Chamber choir from THS sang The Star-Spangled Banner. A little bit later, members from the TMS band and 8th grade Orchestra performed. The TSO performed the Armed Forces Salute, a collection of songs from the GoArmy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and United States Air Force. The middle school also held a Gratitude Campaign. TMS students wrote and delivered over 1,000 letters to our veterans. We hope this leaves a lasting impact on our veterans as it has on our students. This was a small token of appreciation for veterans who have bravely dedicated their lives to defending our freedom. We are going to single out Carrie Barden and Kristin Hess. Without these two, these projects would not have happened. Thank you for your hard work! Also, thank you to Tuckeys Big Boy and Busch's Fresh Food Market in Tecumseh for their donations. Big Boy was kind enough to provide food and manpower, and a Busch's gift card went towards dinnerware and supplies.
This afternoon, we thank everyone who went to the polls and supported Tecumseh Public Schools. We also want to thank everyone who put in hours of time and effort in educating the public on these matters. While both bond proposals did not pass, we appreciate everyone who voted and respect your choice and the outcome of this election. “The needs of our district have not changed (as a result of these outcomes). We must address our outdated infrastructure, security, and other important items such as the Tecumseh Community Pool,” said Superintendent Rick Hilderley. The Board will begin the conversation at their November 28 meeting. Again, we thank you for making your voice heard, but please understand the District still needs your support as we move forward and determine our next course of action.
It's Election Day! Instead of discussing what's on the ballot relating to Tecumseh Public Schools, this post focuses on some of our students. Tecumseh High School students Aaron Norden, Izaac Morrison, and Ray Ferguson are certified Election Inspectors! The trio went through hours of training to be sworn in to help work the polls today. They will welcome voters to the precinct, verify voter registration, issue ballots, and more! If you're voting at Raisin Community Center, don't forget to say hi!
Tomorrow is a very critical election day for Tecumseh Public Schools. We have two bond proposals on the ballot that will help shape the future of our District. For more information on the proposals, please visit https://tpsbond.com/ Please remember to make your voice heard and vote tomorrow, November 8th! If you're voting in person, visit https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ to learn more.
Tonight's (November 7) Board of Education meeting has been CANCELED! The only item, which was a closed session regarding student discipline, has been postponed. The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled Monday, November 28.
If you plan to attend tonight's playoff football game between Tecumseh Indian Football and Riverview High School at Riverview, you must purchase your tickets in advance. Riverview Community School District uses the GoFan ticketing app just like we do. However, they do NOT have credit card readers on site. This event's ticket must be presented using your mobile device via the GoFan app or the mobile site. TICKET INFORMATION: https://gofan.co/app/events/749312?schoolId=MI3685
If you're interested in supporting the 'Victory for Vann' campaign, we have bracelets available for purchase at Tecumseh Middle School for $3. If you do not have a student who attends TMS but still want to purchase a bracelet, please call 517-423-1105. The fine folks in the office will get you squared away. Thank you for supporting the Burpee family. You got this, Vann!
TPS family and community, we are asking for your support. Recently, Tecumseh Middle School 6th grader Vann Burpee was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He has gone through biopsy surgery to figure out what the next course of action is. Unfortunately, the tumor cannot be surgically removed. As Vann and his family go through this next phase, we hope you will support the 'Victory for Vann' campaign. Starting now and for the next several weeks, we are selling shirts with 100% of proceeds going to Vann and his family. Please consider supporting the Burpee family during this challenging time. Thank you! 'Victory for Vann' shirts ⬇️ https://victoryforvann.itemorder.com/shop/home/ For more information, please reach out to ⬇️ 👩: Jayme Funchion 📧: email@example.com
TPS will be hosting another virtual public meeting on Bond 2022. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and will be live via Zoom. The meeting will also be live-streamed on the TPS Facebook page. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/85499325636 Bond 2022 information: https://tpsbond.com/
A small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our homeless or needy neighbors. Right now, students and staff at Tecumseh Middle School and Tecumseh High School (high school drive put on by Sources of Strength) are collecting new socks for Socktober! Small gifts matter, and as the weather turns cooler, even one donation of new socks can make a world of difference for someone in need. If you want to donate, you can send the socks to school with your student or drop them off at TMS or THS. For more information: 👩: Jennifer Morgan 📍: Tecumseh High School 📧: firstname.lastname@example.org 👩: Jayme Funchion 📍: Tecumseh Middle School 📧: email@example.com
Right now, enrollment continues for preschool here at Tecumseh Public Schools. We still have several open spots. If you or someone you know is looking for a preschool for their three- or four-year-old, don't hesitate to contact the director, Shawn Behnke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-424-9957 for information. We have both tuition-based programs and Great Start Readiness Programs. You can also inquire directly about GSRP for four-year-olds at lenaweefreepreschools.org to see if you qualify for a GSRP placement. Tecumseh Preschool ➡️ https://www.tps.k12.mi.us/o/preschool