All Tri-Center Special Olympics athletes advance to State May 23-25

posted Apr 18, 2019, 1:16 PM by TC Administrator

April 9th was a record-setting day for the Tri-Center Special Olympics Team. Every member of the team competing placed first and qualified to go to State in at least one event! Cole Osbahr placed 1st in the 400 meter race and fourth in softball throw. Elijah Bearley placed first in the 800 meter walk and second in softball throw. Kaleigh Gillespie placed first in the 400 meter race and first in softball throw. Joslyn Punteney placed first in the 200 meter race and first in softball throw. Miles Lee placed first in the 100 meter race and first in softball throw. State track & field events, as well as bocce and soccer skills competition, is May 23, 24, and 25 in Ames. The team is coached by Julie Theulen, Cindy Sibert, and Linnea Handbury.

10th place finish for TC in Battle of the Books Ultimate Battle

posted Apr 18, 2019, 12:19 PM by TC Administrator

The B.A.G. (Books are Good) Ladies completed in the Battle of the Books Ultimate Battle yesterday in Harlan. They did a great job representing Tri-Center Middle School. They were 10th out of the 20 teams that were present.

The team consisted of Molly Orr, Katie Orr, Hannah Wulff, Abigail Schuett, and Becca Thayer.

State Solo & Ensemble contest results

posted Apr 11, 2019, 11:42 AM by TC Administrator

On Saturday, March 30th, several Tri-Center instrumentalist traveled to AHSTW for State Solo & Ensemble contest. We had a very successful day will all solo's and groups receiving division I ratings!

Marie Ohlinger - Sax Solo - Division I - Perfect Score

Marie Ohlinger - Clarinet Solo - Division I

Justice Weers - Trumpet Solo - Divsion I

Luke Hundtofte - Trumpet Solo - Division I

Trinity Weers - Oboe Solo - Division I - Perfect Score - Outstanding Solosist Award

Clarinet Quintet - Division I - Perfect Score (Marie Ohlinger, Lilly Dahir, Elaina Bladt, Charlie Munch, Josh Lindquist)

Congrats on a fantastic day! Hard work plays off!

TC Music Dept. Chicago Trip 2019

posted Apr 11, 2019, 11:36 AM by TC Administrator

Parents of students going on the TC music trip to Chicago can sign up for 
Remind which will help parents know what is happening on our trip. Download the attached instructions to receive the same messages students receive on the trip. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hart at

Tri-Center National Honor Society inducts new members

posted Apr 2, 2019, 8:05 AM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center High School inducted nineteen new members into their National Honor Society Chapter.  Those members are: Senior Sidney Stowe, Juniors Tatum McKee, Frances Skow, and Trinity Weers, and Sophomores, Kylie Alfers, Laura Brockhoff, Ethan Chmelka, Annie Dahir, Jade Daughenbaugh, Jaydon Dooley, Zachary Elliott, Pearl Huddle, Luke Lehan, Brett McGee, Faith McPhillips, Mollie Nelson, Presley Pogge, Madison Rivera, and Emma Wulff.

The ceremony was held on Monday, March 25th, at 6:30 pm in the high school cafetorium.  The program began with Chaeli Moir giving the welcome to the guests.  Paul Eikenberry, the National Honor Society President, followed with the address before the ceremony began.  Lillian Dahir introduced the Four Basic Stones speakers.  Marie Ohlinger spoke on the qualities of Scholarship, Hailey McGee represented Service, Wyatt Andersen represented Leadership, and Olivia Maassen represented Character. Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character are the four pillars of National Honor Society. McKenzie Hoffman introduced the current members as they were recognized for their contributions. Brooklyn Hundt and Kayla Jensen began the induction ceremony by introducing the Four Basic Stone representatives.  

Four seniors spoke about the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership and character and what they have meant to them as members of this chapter.  They shared personal experiences and spoke about the importance of withholding these characteristics to the new members.  The chapter will graduate fifteen seniors that have been great leaders and examples to others here at Tri-Center.

The presentation of new inductees followed the senior speeches and Alyssa McDermott introduced the new members and their parents as they were honored.  Paul Eikenberry concluded the ceremony with the Pledge of Membership.  Paul Eikenberry called the new inductees to the podium where a membership certificate, card, and pin were handed out by Emma McDonald, Kaylee Rivera, and Torie Thayer.

The ceremony ended with pictures of the new 2018-2019 Tri-Center National Honor Society Chapter members, followed by refreshments.  Congratulations to the new members and their families!

TC Battle of the Books team advances to the Ultimate Battle April 17th

posted Apr 1, 2019, 7:58 AM by TC Administrator

An 8th grade Battle of the Books team has made it to the Ultimate Battle. This championship round will be held in Harlan on April 17th. The team consists of Katie Orr, Molly Orr, Becca Thayer, Abigail Schuett, and Hannah Wulff. Wish them luck as they prepare for the competition!

Music Department Chicago trip meeting April 3rd

posted Mar 28, 2019, 11:22 AM by TC Administrator   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 11:56 AM ]

Mr. Hart and the TC Music Department is going to have a parent meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm where we will be discussing our upcoming Tri-Center Music Department trip to Chicago.  The trip dates are April 17th-April 20th.  We will discuss our student expectations, itinerary, and address any parent questions during our meeting.  If you're not able to attend, please contact Mr. Hart with any questions.  The meeting will be in the High School Music Room.

Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd

posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:39 AM by TC Administrator

On Tuesday, April 2, please wear your Autism Awareness shirt. If you do not have an autism shirt, please wear a bright color to show your support.

Donate a dollar towards floor relief to wear hats on March 29th

posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:36 AM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center staff and students can support flood relief by donating a dollar to wear a hat on Friday, March 29th.  Water and cleaning supplies can be donated in the TC Ag building through next Wednesday, April 3rd.

Tri-Center Jazz Band Iowa Jazz Championships Information

posted Mar 25, 2019, 1:51 PM by TC Administrator

Monday, April 1st
Where we are staying: Hampton Inn
Address: 2100 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 232-5510

If you are interested in staying on that Monday night, the hotel will give available rooms for $110/room.

Tuesday, April 2nd
Performance time is 12:15pm in The Scheman Building (Rooms 220-240) next to Hilton Coliseum.
Afternoon awards are at 5:15pm in Stephens Auditorium.  

Parents will need to sit up in the balcony for the awards ceremony.

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