Saturday, October 24, 2015

"The TC Insider" - news you can use from Tri-County Regional Voc Tech


A Message from Principal Mallon:

As many of you know, Tri-County holds one main funding event each year. Four years ago, we switched from an auction to a golf tournament. This year, our Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Wentworth Hills Country Club in Plainville. This will be an early release day for students. We use the revenue we raise from the Golf Tournament to help fund student activities. Whether you are a golfer, sponsor, or volunteer, your help will be greatly appreciated. We would like to avoid having to charge students fees to participate in clubs and activities. Thank you in advance for your support.

Another way to get involved in the school is to join our very active Tri-County Athletic Boosters association. Members of TCB devote considerable time and energy to raising money to fund scholarships at graduation, trophies and awards at the end of each sports season, letter jackets for qualifying student athletes, and other special projects here at the school. You may have noticed a link to the TCB on the webpage under Athletics. If your schedule does not permit you to get directly involved, please consider supporting their various fundraising activities.

TC News

Students in our Automotive Collision Repair program spent seven months working on a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Their work paid off on October 10 when the vehicle claimed first place in the People's Choice category at the Cougar Club of America East Coast National Car Show. Learn more:

Athletic News
We're proud to announce the Varsity Golf and Varsity Volleyball teams are 2015 Mayflower Athletic Conference Champions! Congratulations to Junior Kyle Hobbs who was selected as the 2015 Outstanding Golfer for the Mayflower Athletic Conference.

Get ready for Ski Club!
The Ski Club will begin their weekly trips to Wachusett Mountain beginning on January 9, 2016. The club visits Wachusett each Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six weeks. Ms. Johannesen will begin the application process on November 2. Applications are due NO LATER than Tuesday, November 24. Please see Ms. Johannesen for more information and to pick up your application.

An Update from Guidance:
If you haven't already scheduled a parent meeting with your student's guidance counselor, please contact Mr. O'Brien (last names A-K) or Ms. Johannesen (last names L-Z) to discuss their future goals. Seniors should continue to visit the guidance office for updated information regarding career opportunities. Common Application Workshops will continue to be offered to seniors on Wednesdays in S206. Please listen to the announcements.

SAT Testing
The registration deadline is November 5 for the December 5 SAT. The late registration deadline is November 23 (with an additional fee).

*Students eligible for free or reduced lunch should see their guidance counselors regarding possible fee waivers for SATs and college applications.

College Financing Seminar
The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, MEFA will present a College Financing Seminar here at TC on Tuesday, December 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cooperative Education Update
Co-op seniors now have a Co-op Course in Its Learning. This interactive platform will allow Co-op students to reach out to Mrs. MacLeod easily, especially on B week when they are not at Tri-County. Bulletins will be posted along with answers to frequently asked questions as they arise. Additionally, both the Co-op Calendar and Time Sheet are now available for print through the site.

Co-op students are reminded they must fill out their time sheet in its entirety prior to their supervisor signing it at the end of the week in order to receive weekly credit for hours worked. They need to indicate the types of jobs, chores and experiences that they were a part of before the supervisor signs it. The shop teachers receive a copy of those time sheets. It is very important for the instructors to be aware of the types of new and different experiences that your child encounters on the job.

All Co-op students must turn their time sheet into Mrs. Roberts in the front office when they arrive back to school on Monday. Mrs. Roberts inputs those hours so that your child is not considered absent or delinquent from school. Failure to do so may result in suspension from Co-op for the next shop week. An occasional reminder to your child is always a plus and greatly appreciated!

Senior Project
Seniors have completed the process of determining what their Senior Project Product will be. Parents co-signed this form indicating that you are aware of the scope of the project selected. Senior Project fabrication time is Monday, November 16, through Wednesday, November 25.. All seniors will be working on their Projects in-house during this time. The student is responsible for providing the necessary materials to fabricate their Product.

Upcoming Events

Career Day
Thursday, October 29

Career Day
Friday, October 30

Veterans' Day
Wednesday, November 11

About The TC Insider

The TC Insider is a biweekly newsletter for the families of Tri-County students.

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Franklin, MA 02038

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