9th & 10th GRADERS TO COMPLETE ACT ASPIRE TESTING: During the week of April 27, our 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire test. This online exam consists of a series of 5 subtests in Reading, English, Math, Science, and Writing. On each of the days of this week, students will complete one of these exams over a 2-period block of time. This past fall, our 9th grade students successfully completed this entire battery of tests, so they are very familiar with the format. This time around, the 10th graders will be new to this experience. Students and parents are able to access practice problems (referred to as "exemplars") to assist them in preparing for this exam - this is especially helpful simply for the sake of becoming familiar with the format of this digital test, as well as in allowing students to see what types of questions they may be challenged with, of course. If you are interested in checking out some of the problems on this rigorous test, you may do so by following the steps below:
- Go to: tn.actaspire.org
- Username (the subject you wish to preview - ALL LOWERCASE): "reading", "english", "math", "science", "writing9"
- Password (ALL LOWERCASE): "actaspire"
TC FEATURED IN STEVENS POINT JOURNAL: In the Monday, December 1 issue of the Stevens Point Journal, our school was highlighted in a very thoughtful article by Nathan Vine. Click here to access the online version of the article - a locally saved version of the article is available at the right side of this screen, as well. What a great summary of what makes us PROUD TO BE PENGUINS!
STAY UPDATED: Tri-County is now broadcasting updates on school-related events/news via Twitter. Please follow us at @TCPenguinNews.
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: This year, will continue holding our quarterly class meetings with students in grades 7-12, at which various grade-specific topics are discussed, including the establishment of academic goals for each quarter. Each class is being challenged to set a goal for a targeted minimum percentage of its members who will earn all passing grades for the quarter. The students are provided with pertinent data from their most recently completed grading period, and then use that information to create a goal that poses a challenge for improvement…but that is also realistically attainable.
Through the combined efforts of many, students in grades 7-12 of our school accomplished a whopping 51.9% reduction in failing semester grades during the 2013-2014 school year (with respect to the 2012-2013 school year). THIS IS AN AMAZING STATISTIC THAT WE INTEND TO BUILD EVEN FURTHER UPON DURING THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR!
POLICY REMINDER TO PARENTS OF OUR SENIORS: During EACH semester of their senior year, students must not be absent (excused or unexcused) from school for more than 80 class periods (10 school days) in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Tuesday, April 21: 6-12 Band Concert (7:00; HS Gym)
Sunday, April 26: FFA Banquet (4:30; Cafeteria/Lecture Hall)
Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1: ACT Aspire Testing (9th AND 10th Grades) - ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT!
Monday, April 27: Lions Honors Banquet (7:00; Two Lakes)
Thursday, April 30: TC Invite (3:45)
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 15: AP Testing (Date/time specified based on subject)
Tuesday, May 5: Central Wisconsin Mathematics League Banquet (6:00; UWSP)
Wednesday, May 6: Early Release (12:30)
Saturday, May 16: CWC Conference Track Meet (10:00; TC Hosts)
Tuesday, May 19: 7-12 Choir Concert (7:00; Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, May 20: Scholarship Night (6:30; Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, May 26: Track Regionals (3:30; TC Hosts)
Monday, May 25: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, May 27: 9-12 Awards & Recognition Ceremony (10:15; HS Gym)
Saturday, May 30: Graduation Ceremony (1:00; HS Gym)
Thursday, June 4: End Q4/S2 (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!)