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Superintendent Update: October Happenings

posted Oct 6, 2014, 2:13 PM by TC Administrator
Hello Tri-Center community.  It’s hard to believe October is upon us.  It won’t be long now until we are planning for the holiday season!  As I told you all last month, we are trying to get information out to families at the beginning of each month this year.  Here are a few of the highlights and events to be aware of for the month of October:

1-10     NWEA Testing Continued—Grade 3-9

1          5th Grade Art Field Trip to Metro Area Displays

2          Preschool Trip to the Minden Fire Station

2          1st Grade Trip to Small Fruit Farm in Mondamin

5-11     Fire Prevention Week

6-10     Homecoming Week

7-17     John Baylor Test Prep (Seniors)

7          Grades 1-5 Trip to the Neola Fire Station

8          5th Grade Trip to Living History Farms

9          Preschool Trip to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

10        No Preschool

10        Kindergarten Trip to Minden Fire Station

17        No School – Teacher In-Service

17        End of 1st Quarter

20        Babysitting Class at 3:30

22        No Preschool

27        Babysitting Class at 3:30

29        3rd Grade Trip to Hitchcock Park

31        Happy Halloween

Throughout the school year, we are striving to be as efficient as possible with spending.  One area we are thoroughly examining is transportation.  As the cost of busses, fuel, and maintenance steadily increases, we are working to ensure transportation expenses remain as minimal as possible.  Bus stops, routes, capacity, and routines are currently being examined to determine if changes may increase efficiency or reduce expenses.

New website.  If you have been online, you may have noticed that our website has undergone a facelift.  Tri-Center’s Director of Technology, Matt Schmidtz, has been working since July on updating and streamlining our website.  Thank you to Glenda Kunze for her many years of service, building and maintaining the previous website, Facebook page, and Iowa Hall of Pride information.  Both the new site and the old will remain available as information is moved onto the new site.  Please visit us at:

As always, please call, email, or stop by one of the school offices if you have questions, and thank you all for the opportunity to work with and serve your students.


Dr. Tony Weers, Ed.D.