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Student-Led Conferences

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

We are excited to announce our first-ever student-led conferences!  The student-led conference process empowers the student to direct and report on his/her progress at school.  During the conference process, students will report on academic progress, discuss goals, review assessment data, and showcase examples of their school and course work.

 

The student-led conference process is much different from the traditional parent-teacher conference in which the teacher does most of the talking and the parent does the listening. Often, in such conferences, the student is not even present.  However, in this situation, the parent first conferences with the student, and then circulates to talk with individual teachers regarding their student’s progress.  Often, several conferences will be going on at one time within the same room.   

 

We believe that the student-led conference process puts the responsibility for reporting learning where it needs to be and that is with the student.  We are pleased with the learning that is happening at TCMS and know that our students are eager to present their progress to their parents/guardians.

 

All conferences will take place in the Cafeteria, on March 23rd, 4-7 pm.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

Tracy Poe

Principal

(502) 255-7361

2017-2018 School Calendar
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TCMS - Raider Day Information

Our next snow day will be a Raider Day! Click Read More to get all the details.

Next missed day will be.... Raider Day!

The next school day that is missed due to snow or other will be Raider Day 1.  This will be our first “Non-Traditional Instructional” school day for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that students will be receiving assignments in advance that they are to complete at home on the missed school day….Raider Day.   Schools will be sending home and communicating information to assist your students on what will be expected and what work they need to complete if we have another missed day. 

Keep in mind that Raider Days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year if the students complete their work.  So it is very important that students work hard to complete their assignments to the best of their ability.  Don’t forget that there will be staff on hand that can be contacted to assist your child with the assignments. 

If you have questions or concerns at this time, please contact your child’s school office for more specific information.

TCMS facebook page

Parents, if you haven't already, like our facebook page!  It's a great way to stay updated on school happenings and get important reminders/information!

https://www.facebook.com/trimblecountyms/

 

 

Infinite Campus - State-Wide Update is complete

Infinite Campus, Kentucky's state-wide student information system migrated to a cloud-based platform over the Christmas Holiday.  The new links to IC are shown below. If you experience any problems with IC, report them immediately


PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL

 

 
 
PORTAL APPLICATION URL
 

There will be application re-directs in place for existing links to point users to the new application URL's. These re-directs will be in place for 90 days to help staff and parents remember to update their bookmarks.

TCPS to offer Non-Traditional Instructional Days Snow Day

Trimble County Schools have been approved to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that Trimble County Schools will be allowed to deliver content to students so that they can learn at home on bad weather or emergency days when conditions prevent schools from being in session.  The NTI days will limit the interruption of learning that occurs due to school closings, because students will have assignments (either online or paper packet) that provide review opportunities and application of prior learning. Additionally, NTI days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year, provided that the students do their assigned work on NTI days. Read more HERE!

2016 TCMS Basketball Schedule

Check out this year's basketball schedule and come support our boys and girls!

Nickel Tax Informational Meetings...Come Get the Answers!

There will be three information meetings held at the Trimble County High School. The meetings will be held on the following days:

October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

October 24th at 6:00 p.m. (This was advertised in the Trimble Banner as being on October 25th, but has been change to October 24th). No meeting on the 25th.

November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of these meetings is to offer factual information concerning the nickel tax and to provide opportunities for anyone who would like to tour the building to do so. If you are someone who is wanting more information before election day please attend these meetings.

 

Cyber Safety Forum

This THURSDAY (October 13th) our district will be hosting a cyber safety forum for parents. KSP, Crystal Heinz and Tom Starks will be on hand to discuss internet safety, cyber bullying and how to keep your student safe. The forum will take place at TCHS at 7:00. The TC library will be on hand to provide childcare to those that need it.

Trimble County STOP Tipline - Annonymously report bullying!!!
High Attendance Day... DON'T MISS IT!

Tuesday, September 20th, has been designated state-wide as “High Attendance Day” for Kentucky schools. This event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance. By attending class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments and achieve academic performance benchmarks on time. Research reflects that a child's attendance record is one of the strongest single predictors of academic success.

All schools in Trimble County have already been striving to improve the daily attendance, but wouldn't it be phenomenal if not a single student missed school on Tuesday, September 20th?  What a great recognition that would be for Trimble Co. Schools!  In addition, awards will be distributed statewide based on each individual school’s attendance percentage, regardless of the district’s overall percentage. The school in each category (elementary, middle and high) with the highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500!

We are aiming for 100% on Tuesday and we hope that you'll do your best to help in acheiving this goal!

 

NICKEL TAX INFORMATION ....We now have a website to help inform the public with factual information as it pertains to school facilities and the nickel tax vote. 

Superintendent's Article 8-8-16

Dear Readers,

 It is likely that moving forward over the next couple of months I will spend a lot of time writing about the Nickel Tax that is now set for election. I feel that it is important to use every opportunity available to me to assure that true facts are being released to the community. In a previous article I stated that it is the responsibility of every voter to know the facts on both sides of every issue. I hope to help with that process as much as possible.

Let me start by clearing up some myths, misstated information, and complete false statements concerning the nickel tax. (click on title to continue reading)

Check on your child's lunch account TODAY!!!

Parents, once again we want to remind you to please check on your child's lunch account to ensure that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of meals for the remainder of the school year.  You can contact your child's school or the food service director at 663-0043 to check the status of the account. Charge notices went home with students yesterday and are being sent home again today.  Beginning May 18th, any student that doesn't have funds in their account will be offered a complimentary meal.  Please feel free to contact 663-0043 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Meeting Notice

There will be a special meeting of the Trimble County School District Finance Corporation on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in concert with the regular meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education (approximately 7:00 p.m.).  The meeting will be held at the Central Office of the District.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of refunding revenue bonds for school building purposes.  Agenda Items are as follows:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Consider and Confirm Directors and Officers of the Corporation
  3. Consider Resolution for refunding revenue bonds
  4. Adjourn

Food Service Announcement

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that there are only 14 days remaining in this school year. As we near the close of this year, please ensure that your child's lunch account has sufficient funds to cover the cost of meals for the rest of the year. Beginning May 18, 2016, charging meals is not permitted. If you would like to verify that your child's account is in good standing before May 18th, please contact your child's school or the food service director at 663-0043. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Local Planning Committee Information Updates

If you would like to stay informed in regards to the Local Planning Committee Meetings and Information, please see the links on the left side of your screen.  When you click on the "Local Planning Committee" link, you will be able to access all of the documents that have been presented in the meetings.