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Superintendent Update: September Happenings

posted Sep 8, 2014, 2:37 PM by TC Administrator
Hello Tri-Center Community.  I hope everyone has enjoyed a smooth transition back into school routines.  It has been very fun to see students in classrooms, hallways, and have student activities running again.  We are planning to try sending monthly emails out containing key events or highlights of that month.  Here are a few of the items you may want to be aware of for September:

  • No Preschool on Wednesday, September 10th and Friday the 19th.  Preschool will not be meeting on these days to allow the teachers to attend in-service training.
  • Picture day Wednesday, September 10th.  Have your students dressed in their best and ready to smile big!
  • Preschool trip to Arrowhead Park Thursday, September 18th.
  • NWEA testing will begin Monday, September 22nd.  Students in grades 3-9 will be testing in: English, Math, and Science.  These tests are used for our state reporting and school improvement goals.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Wednesday, September 24th and Thursday, September 25th.  Elementary Conferences will be scheduled individually by teachers; secondary conferences will be held in the Cafetorium Wednesday, the 24th and in teachers’ classrooms Thursday, the 25th.
  • No school Friday, September 26th.
  • School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)—TBA see below.
Iowa code 280.12 directs local school districts to appoint and meet with a School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC).  This committee will be presented with assessment scores related to recent school goals and discuss school improvement needs for the future.  The committee will meet 3-4 times throughout the year.  If you are interested in serving on the Tri-Center SIAC contact Tony Weers at: or 712-485-2257.

School Lunch.  I want to let everyone know the Tri-Center food service staff is working hard to create options for students at all levels.  The food service staff is also diligently trying to create options and meals that fill students plates and meet the strict guidelines of the federal lunch program.  Students have recently been offered alternative choices on certain days if they do not like the entrée being served.  Please remember on these days students are still allowed to take all of the side items (fruits, veggies, and milk) served with a school lunch.

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.