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TC Jazz Band 1st at Jim Coffin Jazz Festival

posted Feb 23, 2018, 11:42 AM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center Jazz Band took 1st place in Class 1A at the Jim Coffin Jazz Festival on Friday, February 23rd.  Marie Ohlinger was named Outstanding Soloist for Class 1A.  Congratulations!

TC Jazz takes 1st at Dick Bauman Jazz Fesival; Dollen and Ohlinger receive Soloist award

posted Feb 23, 2018, 7:26 AM by TC Administrator

The Tri-Center High-School Jazz Band received 1st place in the Class 1A Division at the 19th Annual Dick Bauman Jazz Festival in Glenwood on February 19th.  Because of their first place finish, the Tri-Center Jazz Band received an automatic bid to the Iowa Jazz Championships which will be held on the Iowa State Campus in Ames on April 5th.  

Soloist awards were given to Carter Dollen, drummer and Marie Ohlinger, alto sax player. Ohlinger also received the outstanding soloist award in class 1A.  The high school and middle school jazz bands will perform at Acting Jazzy on March 24th in the Tri-Center cafetorium.  Ticket sales begin March 1st.  Contact Paul Hart at Tri-Center High School (712-485-2257) if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.


Front row from left to right:  Lilly Dahir; Marie Ohlinger; Caiden Bryant
Second row from left to right:  Sam Dickerson; Sarah Stowe; Riley Redinbaugh; Joey Wohlers; Sid Stowe; Carter Dollen; Wes Kramer; Nate Bolte
Third row left to right:  Paul Hart, director; Danielle Elliott; Jakob Orel; Spencer Heine; Zach Elliott; Lane Ausdemore; Luke Hundtofte; Brett McGee

Not pictured:  Noah Dickerson; Marissa Anderson

Student Council hosted Red Out raises money for the American Heart Association

posted Feb 23, 2018, 6:15 AM by TC Administrator


In hope of bringing awareness to heart health, on Friday, February 2, the Tri-Center Student Council, along with the American Heart Association, hosted a Red Out at the basketball games against Logan-Magnolia.

On what was National Wear Red Day, many fans flooded the stands with red, and both teams showed their support and wore red during their warm-ups.  In addition to selling red t-shirts, the Student Council sold wristbands and split-the-pot raffle tickets and also collected donations.  Dave Ohlinger was the split-the-pot winner and graciously donated his winnings back to the cause.  At the end of the night’s activities, the Student Council was able to donate $585 to the American Heart Association. 

The Student Council would like to thank both teams and all the fans for their participation and support in a successful night.

District basketball rescheduled to tomorrow night at 7 PM in Carroll

posted Feb 22, 2018, 12:09 PM by TC Administrator

The boy's district basketball game scheduled for tonight at Carroll has been postponed and rescheduled for tomorrow night, Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 against IKM-Manning.

There will be no pep bus for the game tomorrow.

TC qualifies for Iowa Jazz Championships with 1st place finish at SWIBA District Jazz Festival

posted Feb 22, 2018, 9:24 AM by TC Administrator

On Monday, Feb. 19th, the Tri-Center High School band competed at the SWIBA District Jazz Festival in Glenwood.  The top two bands in each class qualify for an opportunity to compete in the Iowa Jazz Championships in Ames on Thursday, April 5th.  Tri-Center took place 1st in class 1A and will be making its third straight appearance in the state championships!  Congrats Trojans, and good luck at state!  

The Tri-Center Middle School was unable to attend the contest due to weather, but is planning a local public concert in March.  Stay tuned for more details regarding that performance.  

Tri-Center High School Jazz Band to perform at Iowa Jazz Championships April 5th; hotel information for parents

posted Feb 22, 2018, 9:18 AM by TC Administrator

Iowa Jazz Championship Hotel Information: 

The Tri-Center High School Jazz Band will be traveling to Ames on the night of Wednesday, April 4 for the Iowa Jazz Championships on Thursday, April 5th.  We will be staying at the Hampton Inn and Suites.  We have a block of rooms under Tri-Center Jazz Band and the group room rate is $110.  After the student/director/bus driver and chaperone rooms, we have 9-10 rooms available for parents.  These rooms are on a first come first serve basis so don't hesitate book your room for the event.  If we have enough interest, the hotel might have more rooms available at our room rate.  Here is the hotel contact information to reserve your room:

Hampton Inn and Suites 
2100 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-5510

No Conferences or Book Fair this afternoon

posted Feb 22, 2018, 8:31 AM by TC Administrator

The next round of precipitation appears to be freezing rain/ice coming in around 3:00 today. Tri-Center will not be holding campus-wide conferences or the book fair this afternoon at Tri-Center. If you have an elementary student, your child's teacher will be getting in contact with you about alternate conference times. If you have a secondary student, please email those teachers you want to talk with so you can schedule a good time for you both of you to talk. 

ASSUME THERE WILL BE NO CONFERENCES TODAY, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, UNLESS YOUR STUDENT'S TEACHER CONTACTS YOU DIRECTLY. We currently have no updates regarding the Boys Basketball game tonight. If anything changes, we will post on TC's social media sites. Also remember, there is no school Friday or Monday. Thank you.

Winter Band Concert March 1st; Acting Jazzy March 24th

posted Feb 20, 2018, 1:22 PM by TC Administrator

On Thursday March 1st, the Tri-Center Instrumental Music department will be having a winter band concert at 7:00pm in the high school gym.  The concert will involve grades 6-12 and will start at 7:00pm.  The concert will be your first opportunity to purchase tickets for Acting Jazzy featuring the high school and jr. high school jazz bands and the TC Speech department.  More info below!

Acting Jazzy 5 - Saturday, March 24th - 7:00pm -  A night of great food, jazz, and entertainment provided by the Tri-Center HS and Jr. High Jazz Bands, Speech Department, and TC Music Boosters! Tickets are $15/single and $25/couple with only 250 tickets being sold.  Menu will be pork loin, baked potato, corn, salad/roll, and assorted cheesecakes.  Tickets are available at Tri-Center High School, Farmers & Merchants Bank in Neola, and from members of the Tri-Center Jazz Bands.  Don't miss out on your opportunity for a wonderful night out with same great kids doing great things!  

Read Across America February 26 - March 2

posted Feb 20, 2018, 1:11 PM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center Elementary will be celebrating Read Across America Week in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday next week with dress-up days! See the flyer for details!


Kindergarten and Preschool students enjoy field trip to the Phoenix

posted Feb 20, 2018, 7:59 AM by TC Administrator

On Wednesday, February 14th, the Kindergarten and Preschool classes got to take a special field trip th the Phoenix Theater in Neola. Students enjoyed a fun movie and even got to have their own treats. Thanks to all the parents for donating to this fun trip.  The teachers and students loved it!



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