A Message from the Principal:
On this, my first installment in the TC Insider, I want to thank all of you for the many well wishes and help in getting acclimated to the district. Most of all, I’d like to thank Jean Mallon for her willingness to stay on until last week and ensure a smooth transition. Mrs. Mallon has left behind a very positive and encouraging legacy of accomplishment and learning. Her influence on the school will be felt for many years.
I have enjoyed getting to know the faculty, staff, parents, and especially the students. I have been most impressed with the students. The culture and community of the school is very positive and that is a credit to the communities and families that make up our district. I especially want to thank the faculty as well, both academic and vocational, for their encouraging welcome and patience as I learn names and ask a multitude of questions that they very patiently answer.
The TC Insider has been invaluable to me in getting to know what is going in our district and communities and I look forward to being a part of this bi-weekly publication. I have attended many events already, ranging from athletic games to the National Honor Society induction ceremony this past Monday. I want to congratulate our Cheerleaders, Boys and Girls Soccer teams and Volleyball teams on their great seasons and championships. It was extremely rewarding to watch them play and represent the school so well.
I am especially looking forward to our Thanksgiving Eve football game for the Cougar Cup at Bellingham High as the TC Cougars will finish their season in quest of the Cougar Cup and returning it to its rightful place here at Tri-County. Hopefully, I will see many of you there to support the team and the cheerleaders as we close out the fall season.
National Honor Society
The Peter Ricard Chapter of the National Honor Society held its induction on Monday, November 16. Read more
The Varsity Cheerleading Team will be competing at the State Competition on Sunday at Algonquin High School. Tri-County is providing a fan bus. Sign-ups are taking place all week in the cafeteria during all three lunches.
Ski Club Deadline is Approaching!
The Ski Club will begin their weekly trips to Wachusett Mountain beginning on January 9, 2016. The club visits Wachusett each Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six weeks. Applications are due NO LATER than Tuesday, November 24.
Please see Ms. Johannesen for more information and to pick up your application.
The Latest from Guidance:
College Financing Seminar
The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, MEFA will present a College Financing Seminar here at TC on Tuesday, December 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Your Plan for the Future
Freshmen will be going to the library with their exploratory teacher and Ms. Kennedy during the week of Dec. 14 to register for Your Plan for the Future.
YourPlanForTheFuture.org connects students, parents and guidance counselors throughout the development of their portfolio and resume as they explore careers, manage their course plans and prepare for all facets of post-secondary success. You may access this program here.
In order to register, every student MUST have an e-mail address. They may use their Tri-County e-mail address which is their 5-digit student ID @tri-county.us. After registering, they’ll take a Career Interest Inventory which will help guide and assist them in the very important decision as to what career program to choose. YPFF helps your child identify his/her interests and learn about his/her “work personality” so they can make an informed decision. Parents are also able to access this program with your child after they are registered in order to see and discuss their learning style and career interests.
Please complete and send in Student Health/Demographic and Emergency Information forms. We are still missing many and need this information updated yearly in case of emergency. If your child has allergies, asthma or other conditions that may require medication - please bring that medication to the nurse’s office with the doctor's order. Even over the counter medications require a doctor’s signed permission form, a new order for each school year.
Important Updates for Seniors:
Seniors are reminded that if they were unable to complete their Product during the designated shop time, they should make arrangements with their shop instructor(s) to stay during their late help days between now and the winter break. Co-op students can make arrangements to stay during late help days on academic week. Alternately, students can elect to finish it at home.
Co-op students may return to work if they have completed the product in its entirety and it meets acceptable quality standards sanctioned by the shop instructor.
Reminder: Working on the Power Point during this time may be done after the Product is complete
. The Power Point is not part of the production daily grade, and is not a gradable alternative to coming in to school prepared to work on the Product.
For more information on the Senior Project, click here.
All Senior Projects are due in school for final submission and grading on Monday, January 4, 2016. Late submissions receive a 10-percent penalty for each day late including absences (unexcused).
Back to work during Thanksgiving break?
Just because Tri-County does not have school and it’s not a Co-op week, doesn’t mean that you can’t ask to work. If your employer keeps these hours then go ahead, ask if they need you. You do not have to fill out a time sheet for this time because it’s “your time.” Why not earn some extra cash? This holds true for the big vacation weeks too.
Seniors are reminded to turn in their pictures for the yearbook to Mrs. Williams ASAP. Your student identification picture will be used as your yearbook picture if Mrs. Williams does not receive your senior picture.