What an exciting year! We celebrated the Class of 2018 in grand style and are gearing up for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Here are a few highlights from the 2017 - 2018 school year:
- Tri-Cities was removed from the state's chronically failing schools list. We have a steep journey ahead to continue improving our school but know we're moving in the right direction.
- The Class of 2018 earned an impressive 10.5 million dollars in scholarships!
- We met our S.M.A.R.T. goals by improving test scores in American literature, algebra I, and physical science.
- Tri-Cities was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement to add an additional counselor to support junior and seniors in need of additional support.
- School culture continues to improve by leaps and bounds! Our state climate star rating improved from 3 to 4 – a direct indication of staff, student, and parent perception of the school’s climate.
- Complete our school vision survey. Your input is critical to the development of our long-term goals.
- All students must report to school ready to learn with a fully charged learning device, charger, 3-inch binder, 8 dividers, notebook paper, pens/pencils, and an academic agenda (calendar). Our teachers will emphasize organization and focused note taking in all classes. See our website for the full school supply list. Encourage your student to purchase a locker ($10 fee) to secure belongings and assist with organization.
- Ensure students report to school in proper attire. Remember spa shoes (slides), tight fitting clothing, shorts or skirts higher than the longest fingertip, halter tops (exposed midriffs), and jeans with rips or tears above the longest fingertip are a dress code violation. Review the dress code policy on the school’s website.
- Student schedules will be available in the Home Access Center by Friday, August 3. Please note hard copies of schedules will not be provided. Review your student’s schedule and discuss the importance of doing their very best this school year. Sit down and set goals for the school year and review student progress frequently. Visit our parent center on August 3 to receive assistance with Home Access Center.
- Plan to attend our monthly parent conferences. All administrators, counselors, teachers, and support staff are in attendance. No appointment is necessary. This is a great time to review student grades and pose questions about behavior, academic progress, attendance, and postsecondary opportunities. The first Tuesday parent conference event is Tuesday, August 28 from 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm in the commons (cafeteria).
- Tri-Cities students receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Encourage your student to eat a nutritious meal in our cafeteria daily. See lunch menus here.
- Check school bus routes here. Enter your address to determine bus stop times and pickup locations.
- The first day of school is Monday, August 6; students must report to their homeroom (1A teacher) by 8:15 am. A list of homeroom teachers will be posted in the commons and gym lobby.