In a special board meeting this evening, Assistant Superintendent Robert Kinsey was unanimously selected by the board of education to serve as the next superintendent for Tecumseh Public Schools. This leadership change will take effect July 1, 2021.
Attention Tecumseh school families -- The Community Market of Pottawatomie County (CMPC) will bring their mobile food distribution market to our town today. They will be in the Tecumseh Middle School parking lot from 2-4pm. Please click this link for details on how to access this service https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1188477/mobile_market.pdf
Reminder --Tecumseh Public Schools will be on distance learning tomorrow, March 26. School buildings will be closed to students. Student attendance will be counted for this day away from school and login on the Canvas learning platform is required for assignments and meetings with teachers. We will return to in person learning on Monday, March 29.
Tecumseh Public Schools will temporarily switch to distance learning on Friday, March 26 so that teachers and staff can attend the second installment of the COVID vaccine clinic. Student attendance will be counted and login on the Canvas learning platform is required for assignments and meetings with teachers. We will return to in person learning on Monday, March 29.
Students at Tecumseh Public Schools will return to class tomorrow morning at the regularly scheduled time. As families make plans for this coming week please remember that Friday, March 26 will be a virtual learning day for all students so that school personnel can participate in part two of the COVID vaccine clinic.
Class of 2021 seniors you have two very important things to do so make a note. Please purchase your graduation caps and gowns and gather your photos for the senior slide show which is shown during prom and graduation ceremonies. Here is the link for the letter on how to submit those photos and cap and gown information can be found by asking Tracey in the high school main office. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1115936/senior_slide_show_picture.pdf
Vacation reminder - Classes will be dismissed on Friday, March 12 and continue to be in recess March 15-19 for Spring Break. This is Reading Awareness Month, encourage your children to check out a great book or two from their school library to enjoy during the time away. Have a safe and fun holiday.
THS seniors and parents of Class of 2021 students - Graduation caps and gowns need to be ordered very soon. Graduation ceremonies are May 16 (baccalaureate) and May 19 (diploma ceremony) and proper graduation attire will be required. Call the high school main office at (405) 598-2113 for price details.
Parent-teacher conferences will continue tomorrow evening for students in grades Pre K-eighth grade. If you wish to speak to your child's teacher you can do that by phone, email, ZOOM or face to face. However, you will need an appointment so call the school site offices to schedule. Pre enrollment for high school students is also taking place on Thursday, March 11 from 4:30-8:30. Appointments are required.
Tecumseh students continue to shine in extracurricular activities in the most challenging year of school. Congratulations to our middle school academic bowl team who have secured a place in the state tournament. In addition, our THS concert band will compete in state contest after receiving the highest marks possible in music sight reading and stage performance yesterday. We are very proud of these students, coaches and directors who continue to bring great honors to our school system.
Tecumseh Public Schools needs responsible, trustworthy adults to help us with substitute teaching. If you or someone you know is interested we will be hosting a free workshop by ZOOM conference on March 10 for those wanting to help our students and teachers. There is still time to get signed up. Click here for information https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1151156/Substitute_Workshop_announcement_3-10-2021-3.pdf
Tecumseh Public Schools is still looking for responsible, trustworthy adults to help us with substitute teaching. If you or someone you know is interested we will be hosting a free workshop by ZOOM conference on March 10 for those wanting to help our students and teachers. Click here for information https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1151156/Substitute_Workshop_announcement_3-10-2021-3.pdf
Seniors -- Class of 2021 -- The scholarship money is starting to flow. Check the wall in the counselors office on a regular basis for applications. Ms. Poole adds new opportunities every week. There is no excuse to pay full price for college. There are people and organizations that want to help you with the costs. So get enthused and apply today!
Our apologies -- The date for the upcoming substitute teacher workshop was incorrectly posted. We will host a free workshop for interested adults via ZOOM conference on March 10. Click here for details https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1151156/Substitute_Workshop_announcement_3-10-2021-3.pdf
There are still tickets available for tonight's area basketball game between Tecumseh and Byng. Game time is 6pm at Shawnee High School and you must buy your tickets online. The athletic ticket office is open for business. Click here to buy https://www.shawnee.k12.ok.us/
Semester tests for high school students begin today. We will administer tests for third and fourth period today and first and second period tests will be given on Friday, March 5. Also -- If you have had medical absences this nine weeks and have not turned in doctor's notes to the attendance office yet, Friday is the last day.
Attention juniors and seniors. Prom tickets are cheap right now so buy yours at the lowest price of the year. They are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Price goes up March 13. Better hurry. Prom is April 24.
Athletics reminder -- The Lady Savage basketball team will play Byng at 6pm in the first round of the area tournament at Shawnee High School tomorrow. Tickets for each team will be limited to 375. To help the host site keep track of the seating capacity number and to eliminate dealing with cash sales at the door, ticket purchases must be done online at this link https://www.shawnee.k12.ok.us/ Choose the tab "Shawnee Athletic Ticket Sales". Tickets will be on a first come-first serve basis. The online ticket site will open at 12:01 am tonight. Face masks will be required of everyone.
The Lady Savage basketball team will play Byng at 6pm in the first round of the area tournament at Shawnee High School on Thursday, March 4. Tickets for each team will be limited to 375. To help the host site keep track of the seating capacity number and to eliminate dealing with cash sales at the door, ticket purchases must be done online at this link https://www.shawnee.k12.ok.us/ Choose the tab "Shawnee Athletic Ticket Sales". Tickets will be on a first come-first serve basis. The online ticket site will open at 12:01 am on game day which is March 4. Face masks at games are required by everyone.
The Lady Savage basketball team will play Chickasha at 1pm in the second round of the regional tournament. The game can be viewed on the NFHS network for a fee of 10.99.