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.
Rainy weather is causing some problems for spring sports this afternoon. The Tecumseh Middle School baseball tourney is canceled and varsity baseball will play one game with Pauls Valley at 2pm in the Sulphur/Davis tournament. All softball games are canceled for today.
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
Pictured are Tecumseh Public Schools' winners in the First United Bank "Rethink Your Drink" healthy lifestyles challenge -- Aries Stout, TMS; Tara Palomares-Kinkade faculty THS; Jill Spencer of First United Bank sponsor; David Axton faculty TMS; and Jessy Thoma, THS. Each winner received a Primo water dispenser for consistently meeting the daily water consumption challenge.
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.
High school juniors and seniors -- Just two days left to get the very best price on prom tickets. See Mrs. Sampson or Mrs. Meyers to buy yours. Prom is April 24.
We are sending good luck wishes to varsity cheerleaders Reagan Yeubanks and Avery Hall who will compete today in the All-State cheer contest at Washington High School.
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!
If you love water, sun and fun the Shawnee Splash Park is hiring for this summer. Applications are in the counselors office.
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
Seniors -- It is time to pay for end of year senior activities/trips. Price is $36 and includes your senior class t shirt. Money is due by May 3 but they are letting you pay this in three $12 payments so take advantage of this great offer. See Mrs. Spurgin to pay.