News Archive

Middle School Dance January 11th

January 6th, 2020

T-C Post Prom is hosting a Middle School Winter Dance Saturday, January 11th from 7-10 PM at the Minden Community Club. The dance is for students in grades 5-8. Cost is $5 per person. Concessions will be available.

TC students participate in Elk's Hoop Shoot; Harders advance to next round

January 6th, 2020

Congratulations to the following students who represented Tri-Center in the annual Elk's Hoop Shoot competition on December 7th in Council Bluffs. Tri-Center students ages 8-12 participated in a free throw contest in PE class. The 8-9 year old division shoots from a special foul line 4 foot in front of the regulation line.

The students who made the most free throws out of 25 attempts advanced to the second round of shooting at Wilson Junior High in Council Bluffs.

Representing the 8-9 year olds were Haley Harder and Kaden Sonderland

Representing the 10-11 year olds were Caitlin Greiner and A.J. Harder.

Haley and A.J. won their division in Council Bluffs and will move on to the next round of shooting.

Special Olympics to compete in basketball skills January 7th

January 6th, 2020

On Tuesday, January 7, the TC Special Olympic Team will be competing in basketball skills at IWCC; Joslyn Punteney, Miles Lee, Kaleigh Gillespie, and Elijah Bearley. Wish the luck when you see them in the community!

Dance Team Toy/Craft Supply drive going on until December 13th

November 25th, 2019

The Dance Team is collecting toys, craft supplies and donations for the Child Life Dept. at Children’s Hospital (Omaha) NOW through December 13th.


There will be a collection table at our Dress Rehearsal/Showcase on December 1st At 7pm.

State Bowling results

November 25th, 2019

On Saturday, November 23rd, the Special Olympic Team competed in bowling at Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs. Kaleigh Gillespie placed 2nd; Miles Lee placed 2nd; and Cole Osbahr placed 2nd.

Post Prom apparel orders due November 26th

November 19th, 2019

TC apparel can be ordered until November 26th.

Order Form

Four TC Junior High Band members participate in the Middle School SWIBA Honor Band Festival

November 18th, 2019

On Friday, November 15th, four TC Jr. High Band students traveled to Denison to participate in the MS SWIBA Honor Band Festival. The students were Lindsay Wham on clarinet, Elizabeth Wiggins on trumpet, Simeon Weers on baritone saxophone, and Hunter Ellsworth on baritone. They enjoyed a long day of rehearsal and performed a fantastic evening concert!

Congratulations to these fine young musicians!

Lindsay Wham was also accepted into the 2020 All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band which will perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Convention in May. Congrats to Lindsay on this great honor!

State Special Olympics Bowling at Thunderbowl November 23rd

November 18th, 2019

On Saturday, November 23rd, Kaleigh Gillespie, Miles Lee, and Cole Osbahr will be competing at State Special Olympics Bowling at Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs. Competition begins at 9:30. Hope to see you there cheering them on! GO TC!

NHS Blood Drive November 18th

November 13th, 2019

The Tri-Center National Honor Society will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in the middle school gym. Students must be at least age 16 to donate, and all students age 16 and 17 must have a parent consent signed. Consent forms, as well as the donor sign-up sheet, are located in the high school office. ID will also be required at the time of check-in.

The Blood Drive is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. Individuals from the community may also contact the high school office at 485-2257 to schedule an appointment, or sign up online at

Please contact Michelle Huber with any questions.

Student Council Soup and Shop is November 19th

November 7th, 2019

Tri-Center Student Council will be hosting Soup and Shop from 5:30 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 19th in the Tri-Center High School Cafetorium. The event features a free-will offering soup supper, music and dance entertainment, and shopping from various vendors.

Vendors should contact Sarah Elliott at if interested.

Turkey Bowling November 16th

November 5th, 2019

Turkey Bowling will take place Saturday, November 16, 2019 ​held at the Tri-Center Track. Bowling Starts at 3:00 pm Check-in at 2:30 pm.

  • Entry fee of $10.00 per person ($40.00 per team) must be submitted with the entry form.
  • 4 person team tournament (2 boys / 2 girls) Open to ALL ages and Families
  • Makes Checks payable to: Tri-Center Post Prom
  • Any questions contact Brenda Chmelka at ​ or Diane Huddle at 402-676-4661

Entry Form

Weers named two time All-State musician

October 30th, 2019

On Saturday, October 25, Trinity Weers became the first Tri-Center instrumentalist to become a two-time All-State musician. Trinity auditioned in Atlantic, and her audition consisted of scales, a solo of her choice, and 2 contrasting etudes. It takes years of hard work and dedication to become an all-state musician, and it's the highest achievement for a high school musician in Iowa. Trinity will travel to Ames on Nov. 21st to participate in the Iowa All-State Music Festival where she will be a member of the orchestra. Congratulations Trinity!

Holiday Evergreens available from TC Post Prom

October 29th, 2019

TC Post Prom has holiday evergreens available for order until November 1st.

Order Form

Pep Bus available for 1st round playoff game

October 28th, 2019

Tri-Center opens post-season football action this coming Friday, November 1st at Paullina, IA against South O'Brien at 7 PM.

We must have 20 riders to make the trip. Permission slip and $10 must be turned into the HS or MS office by 10 AM Thursday, October 31st. Leave time will be 3:30 PM from the Tri-Center High School.

If there is extra room, we will open the bus to community members. If that occurs, children 6th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Permission Form

Music Booster food delivery is October 29th

October 22nd, 2019

The Tri-Center Music Booster Fundraiser food will be delivered to the high school music room on Tuesday, October 29th. The food will be delivered frozen so it is imperative that it is picked up that day and delivered quickly to customers. Pick-up times will be from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

If you need to make other arrangements for pick-up, please contact Mr. Hart or Mr. Fisher at the outlets below:

(712) 485-2257

IAHSAA Football participation study information

October 21st, 2019

The IAHSAA is requesting our cooperation in surveying every male student in our high school along with all females that participated with our football program for the 2019 season.

The objective of this survey is to find out reasons why participation in football continues to decline.

Tri-Center will be administering the survey in the next two weeks. The survey is optional. You or your student may choose to not complete the survey. The survey is completely anonymous and no specific information regarding our school's results will be shared.

See the image for additional details regarding the study.

Pasta Dinner October 25th

October 21st, 2019

Post Prom will have a Pasta Dinner prior to the Tri-Center vs. Lo-Ma football game this coming Friday from 5-7 in the HS Cafetorium.

Trojan Marching Band places second at ValleyFest; State Festival is Oct. 19th in Glenwood

October 14th, 2019

On Saturday, October 12th, the Tri-Center Trojan Marching Band traveled to West Des Moines to compete in the ValleyFest and Showdown marching festivals. The band placed second in the morning competition earning outstanding marching and percussion trophies. The band also placed second in the afternoon competition. This score and placing are the best and highest in the last decade of attending these events. The band will travel to Glenwood on Oct. 19th to participate in the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival. The band is working towards it's 25th consecutive Division I rating! Good luck band!

First grade takes part in Global Read Aloud

October 7th, 2019

First grade is participating in the Global Read Aloud this year which is a yearly event where students around the world focus on a certain author and read one of their books each week for 6 weeks. We then have a Zoom meeting with Riverside to discuss the book and show off our projects. This year's author is Yuyi Morales and this week we read "Dreamers". This book is about Yuyi's immigration to America without knowing the culture, customs, or language. She learned English through immersing herself and her son in books at the library. We collaborated with Mrs. Zmolek's Spanish 3 class to also learn a book in a different language and can now read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Eric Carle in Spanish! Thank you to Mrs. Zmolek and Spanish 3 for their collaboration!

Special Olympics Bowling results

October 2nd, 2019

The Tri-Center Special Olympic Team competed in bowling at Thunderbowl on Tuesday, October 1. Placing first were Miles Lee, Kaleigh Gillespie and Cole Osbahr. Second place was Elijah Bearley, and fourth place was Joslyn Punteney. First place winners will compete at State competition at Thunderbowl on November 23.