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Congratulations to Gracie Boen. In her first ever wrestling tournament, she went undefeated in four matches and recorded 3 pins for the newly formed BGMRTC Wrestling Co-Op. Good Job Gracie!
Jordan Toma, a motivational speaker and self made success in Finance and Real Estate, visited area schools on Wednesday including Tri-County 3rd - 12th grade. He grew up in New Jersey and Jordan speaks about his difficult experiences in school and how his struggles became his successes. He shared the importance of perseverance, grit and determination and how that can help you and that you should never give up no matter how hard things can be. Jordan Toma has written a book "I'm Just a Kid with and IEP" and is an influencer on social media where he shares his uplifting positive messages for youth.
A special Thank You to KIDSon Cares for helping with funding for this event.
Spoken Word Artist to Visit TCS
High school English students in grades 8 – 12 at Tri-County Schools will have the opportunity to write Spoken Word with artist, See More Perspective the week of December 4 th – 7th. See More will be returning to Tri-County after visiting last school year. This repeat residency gives the artist and students the chance to expand on their prior knowledge and continue to look into themselves to write about their experiences and feelings. This year the residency will focus on individual writings and writings with groups of students creating together.
SEE More Perspective (aka Adam) received a 2013 VERVE Grant from Intermedia Arts for an imaginative and ambitious spoken word album entitled The Cosmos According to Your Closed Eyes. He was a semi-finalist for the Million Dollar Saint Paul Challenge, and currently teaches Hip-Hop courses at the West Bank School of Music.
SEE has done years of youth work through hip hop and spoken word—dealing with social justice, identity and community engagement issues; has performed at countless venues and festivals; and has spoken at and facilitated workshops at various social justice conferences and retreats. He aims to inspire, uplift and open doors to possibility and imagination with an invitation to self-discovery through meditations on community, history and the expression of pure imagination.
SEE has shared stages with the likes of Brother Ali, Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets, Dead Prez, Sage Francis, Michal Franti, Atmosphere, De La Soul, The White Stripes and many more. The residency is arranged with COMPAS. COMPAS programs are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural
heritage fund. We look forward to this exciting learning opportunity.
Junior Class will be doing Elf pictures at the school on December 6th. Please turn the form back into the office with $2 by or on Friday, December 1st. You will receive your pictures back by Christmas break!
Freeze Fan Clothing Winter 2023
Winter Freeze fan clothing order is open now! Check out the link below. Money and orders are due to Mrs. Pietruszewski by Tuesday, December 5. Please contact Mrs. P with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for supporting Tri County FCCLA with your order!
Northland Honor Band
On Tuesday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m., Emily Barth, a senior french horn player, Gracie Boen, a sophomore trumpet player, and Kaitlin Anderson, a sophomore flute player from the Tri-County high school band performed a concert as members of the Northland Honor Band. In schools that participated, the band directors were asked to nominate exemplary musicians from their band. Student’s were chosen by the Northland College band director, Linda Samuelson, based on the information included in the nominations. Students received the music about three weeks before the concert. They also rehearsed from 9:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. The final concert included the Northland Community Band and the Northland Honor Band. The students played a wide variety of music and it sounded wonderful! This is the first Northland Honor Band since Covid in 2020. Tri-County’s band director is Brad Thompson.
Tri-County Schools wants to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Raeanne Thurston and Laurie Marley at the Chino Valley School District, AZ for the amazing donation of Bombas socks to all of our students. Ms. Berglund is cousins with Raeanne and when they got to talking about student needs, Raeanne offered to send enough socks to give each high schooler 6 pairs and each elementary student 2 pairs of these awesome socks! The best part about Bombas is that for every pair purchased, they send another pair to a person in need! We are so thankful to Ms. Berglund, Raeanne, and Laurie - We know the students of Tri-County will benefit greatly from this gift!
Thank you to the Karlstad American Legion Aux. Unit #445 for all of the delicious treats for American Education Week! Tri-County staff and students appreciate all you do for our school!
Students of the month
Tri-County High School is proud to present the October Students of the month in grades K-12.
Brant Pearson is in 1st Grade and is the son of Jonathan and Rachel Pearson. Brant was nominated because he is always on task. He works hard on all his school work and goes above and beyond to help in the classroom wherever he can. Great job, Brant!
Anderlynn Knapp is in 1st Grade and is the daughter of Tierney & Paul Knapp. Anderlynn was nominated because she gives 100% in all her school work and shows kindness to her peers. Anderlynn shows TCProud in all her first grade adventures. Way to go, Anderlynn!
Oliver Lee is in 3rd grade and is the son of Shelby & Easton Fossell and Kaine Jablinske. Oliver was nominated because he is a good role model for his peers. He is always willing to help others out. He is respectful and responsible and follows the rules. He always tries his best to show TCPROUD. Keep up the good work, Oliver!
Layla Marty is in 5th grade and is the daughter of Amanda Dahlberg. Layla was nominated because she has really grown this school year. She is willing to try new things and has a great growth mindset. She is stepping outside of her comfort zone and is TCPROUD. Good Work, Layla!
Hadley Reese is in 7th Grade and is the daughter of Ben and Erica Reese.
Wyatt Westervelt is in 9th grade and is the son of Amanda Nordine.
Both Hadley and Wyatt were nominated for student of the month because they are doing incredibly well in their classes. They are both working really hard and demonstrate TCProud daily!
Way to go Hadley and Wyatt!
Elementary Students earned "Popsicles with the Principal" and High School Students earned "Pizza with the Principal" at lunch last Wednesday courtesy of Karlstad Korner!
We are #tcPROUD!!
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Bike and Pedestrian Saftey
Tri-County would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Chief Deputy Dave Thompson who was in yesterday to teach K-8th Grade students all about Bike & Pedestrian Safety! Our students were able to share their own experiences and ask questions of our community expert! We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate on this!
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Tri-County Schools is a small PreK-12 public school that proudly provides an exemplary education to students in the communities of Halma, Karlstad, Lake Bronson, and Strandquist. Tri-County Schools staffs highly-qualified certified teachers in all departments K-12. With a student body of just over 200 students, every student enjoys a personalized one-on-one education, a small 9:1 student-to-teacher ratio, a large selection of electives and free college-credit classes, and the ability to participate in a wide variety of athletic, art, and academic extra-curricular activities. We are a small school with big school opportunities that strives to enhance each student to their fullest potential!