Middle School News: Karp shares WWII, Holocaust story with TC 8th grade students

posted Mar 21, 2017, 1:27 PM by TC Administrator

On March 16th, Bea Karp shared her own personal memories of World War II  and the Holocaust with the Tri-Center 8th graders. She explained the events leading to her family’s deportation to a work camp in France. Bea described the details she and her family encountered at the hands of the Nazis. Karp described the physical and mental struggles she experienced before, during, and after the war. When the presentation concluded, students had the opportunity to ask questions. Karp’s answers gave the students insight on what it meant to live in Europe during this historical time. Students left the presentation with several facts and a message of hope for the future. 

March Madness is March 31st; TC Alumni BB and VB Tournament is April 1st

posted Mar 21, 2017, 1:23 PM by TC Administrator

The 1st Annual Tri-Center March Madness is scheduled for Friday, March 31st at 6:30 pm in the high school gym. Come watch the teachers & faculty take on the juniors & seniors in a basketball game. There will also be a 3 point contest and halftime entertainment by Gage Wiggins, Carter Dollen and Wes Kramer.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. All proceeds will go to National Honor Society. Contact Wendy Lausen for more information. 

The 1st Annual Tri-Center Alumni Basketball & Volleyball Tournament is also the next day, April 1st, at Tri-Center. Contact Chad Harder, Rachel Eikenberry, Amy Wingert or Josh Calhoun for more information. 

TC 2nd in WIC Weightlifting competition; Goble wins WIC Individual Men's Title

posted Mar 21, 2017, 1:17 PM by TC Administrator

The Tri-Center Men's Team placed 2nd in the Western Iowa Conference Weightlifting Competition on Thursday March 16th.  Lifters were Ben Sorenson, Lane Goble, Colten Brink, Marcus Mumm and Bryson Freeberg.  Lane also won the WIC Individual Men's Title.  

Middle School News: TC Beauty and the Books team advances to April 19th competition

posted Mar 21, 2017, 1:11 PM by TC Administrator   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 1:14 PM ]

Congratulations to  Battle of the Books group Beauty and the Books for qualifying to the final battle on April 19th. The team will compete against 19 other groups to for the BOB championship title. The group consists of Addison McAtee, Emma Wulff, Kyla Corrin, Olivia Matson, Karis Corrin, and Annie Dahir. Wish them luck as they prepare for April 19th! 

Booster Club Scholarship Applications are due April 28th

posted Mar 21, 2017, 8:50 AM by TC Administrator

Athletic Booster Scholarship Applications are Due by April 28th to Tami Harman.  Please follow the instructions for this process.  If you have any questions regarding this you can contact Julie Fischer at 

Tri-Center Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Application

1) Save the Application and Coaches acknowledgement form to a location on your computer. Or, print a copy directly from the website. DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM THAT IS ONLINE

 the requirements for the scholarship to make sure you qualify

3) Fill out ALL the information that is shown on the application and save to your computer. Make sure that all of the “Personal Information” you provide is current in case you need to be contacted.

4) Educational Information: - You can obtain this information from the school Guidance counselor if you don’t have it.

5) "Sports Participated in"
a. Manager counts – If you were the student manager for a sport (the entire duration of the sport that year) that time counts.

b. If you have more than four (4) sports that you participated in, list them on the same line:
i. i.e. 1. Volleyball / soccer / basketball         Years: 4 years each

6) Extracurricular and Volunteer activities and work history information are not a requirement but if you have any that you can share with the scholarship committee it’s helpful.

7) Coaches acknowledgement form:
a. Have a minimum of two (2) forms filled out (from different sports preferably by the head coach of each sport). 

b. The purpose of the form is to have the coach acknowledge that the student did participate in the sport and gives the opportunity to make any comments about the student. (Comments aren’t required but are nice) 

c. The coach must sign and date the form.

8) Once the application and acknowledgment forms are completed. Turn all into the school guidance counselor by April 28th.

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:33 AM by TC Administrator

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. It's a day to encourage people across the globe to choose activities and events that will raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have the condition, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives.

By understanding the issues those with Down Syndrome face in everyday life, and recognizing the steps people can take to help them realize their full potential, a real difference can be made to enrich the lives of those with the condition.

Bowling News: Alfers named recipient of E. Wayne Cooley "You Can" award

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:48 AM by TC Administrator

Congratulations to Tri-Center bowling coach Kelly Alfers who was awarded the E. Wayne Cooley "You Can" Award.  The award recognizes coaches early in their career who are working to build successful varsity programs and display trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

High School News: TC students participate in WIC Quiz Bowl

posted Mar 20, 2017, 8:57 AM by TC Administrator

These students did a great job representing Tri-Center at the WIC Quiz Bowl at AHSTW on Wednesday, March 15th!

Left to right: Caleb Chmelka, Jakob Orel, Marie Ohlinger, Nicole McPhillips, Jake Wohlers

Left to right: Paul Eikenberry, Nate Bolte, Mackenzie Attkisson, Sara Denning, Jonathan Franke

Athletics News: All Trojan winter teams earn Academic Achievement Awards

posted Mar 20, 2017, 7:36 AM by TC Administrator

Congratulations to all of our winter athletes - all of our winter sports teams earned the Academic Achievement Award from the IHSAA and IGHSAU!

The Excellence Award is awarded to teams achieving a combined GPA of 3.0 to 3.24.  The Distinguished Award is awarded to teams achieving a combined GPA of 3.25 and above.

  • Girls basketball: Distinguished Award
  • Boys basketball:  Excellence Award
  • Wrestling:  Distinguished Award
  • Girls bowling:  Distinguished Award
  • Boys bowling:  Distinguished Award
  • Basketball cheerleading:  Distinguished Award
  • Wrestling cheerleading:  Excellence Award

Nominate a Tri-Center teacher for the Charles E. Lakin award by March 31st

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:55 AM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center staff and community members are encouraged to nominate an outstanding teacher from Tri-Center Community School District. This is the 10th year of the Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Awards and this year there will be two Secondary and two Elementary Teachers selected for a $10,000 award each.

Plus, the schools those teachers represent will each get a $2,500 cash award.  Applications are simple and straightforward...but the application process ends on 3/31.

You can access the application on the KMA website (  Look on the right side of the home page for the photo of the late Charles E. Lakin.

Tri-Center has had more Lakin Award winners than any other district.  Michelle Baatz, Paul Hart, Shelly Sorenson, Becky McDunn, Brenda Chmelka have all been past winners of the award.

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