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Tawas Area High School

Tawas Area High School will provide an atmosphere in which all students can learn academically, mature emotionally, progress socially, and develop skills that will improve the quality of their lives.

2013 Best High Schools

U.S. News and World Report Announce the Best High Schools in Michigan

In a survey conducted among the best high schools in Michigan, Tawas High School was ranked #63 out of 826 Michigan schools.  This ranking earned Tawas High School a silver medal.  The survey is used to see which schools are proficient in basic skills as well as readiness for college level work.  To see more on the methodology for collecting this information, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan.  Click on the link at the bottom of the page titled "About the Rankings Methodologies."

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 On behalf of everyone at Tawas Area High School, I would like to thank the entire Tawas Area community for their continued support in renewing the District's Operational Millage.  Your continued support of our schools illustrates the ongoing commitment this community's has regarding a TAS and the importance of a providing a strong academic experience for each and every one of our students.

This is yet another reason that I am proud to serve the students, parents, staff and community as the TAHS Principal.  

 My most humble thanks again! 

 Eric Diroff 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer School Starts July 7th…..  Be sure to register today!

PDF Document2014 Summer School Letter

PDF Document2014 Commitment Contract

NEMC All Academicunnamed (2)

Back row left to right:  TAHS Principal Eric Diroff, Jayme Nunn, Samuel Loga, Jacob Carroll, Nolan Keim, Dylan Decker, Rudy Simpson

Front Row left to right:  Lauren Hedglin, Caitlin Fisher, Alaina Dehner, Rebekah Palmer, Josie Short, Cheyenne Dowdy


Twelve students from Tawas Area High School were honored as NEMC All Academic selections for the 2013-2014 school year at a breakfast commemorating the students' career academic accomplishments.    Students were selected based upon a formula that incorporated the student grade point average in their core content classes and their ACT score.  Twelve students were selected from each school in the league and based on the final calculations, were named either first, second or third team.  The Tawas students and their places were:

NEMC All Academic 1st Team:  Cheyenne Dowdy, Nolan Keim and Josie Short

NEMC All Academic 2nd Team:  Rebekah Palmer, Robert Nunn, Dylan Decker and Alaina Dehner

NEMC All Academic 3rd Team:  Lauren Hedglin, Samuel Loga, Jacob Carroll, Caitlin Fisher and Rudy Simpson 

Signs Letter of Intent 

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Back Row left to right:  Tawas Area Schools Athletic Director Lynn Kosto and TAHS Assistant Principal Stacey Mochty
Front Row left to right:  Amy Diroff, Lauren Diroff and Eric Diroff

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, Tawas Area High School senior Lauren Diroff signed an Athletic Letter of Intent to play college lacrosse at Aquinas College.  Diroff, played two years of varsity lacrosse at Saline High School before transferring to TAHS for her her junior year.  She has also played varsity volleyball and soccer for the past two years  Lauren is the daughter of Eric and Amy Diroff of East Tawas.  She plans to study  Business or Sports Management. 

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Please Note:

School Starts-7:50 A.M.
School Ends-2:44 P.M

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 TAHS is pleased to

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library is open for

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Thursday 4:00-8:00

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSH GENTGES FOR SHOOTING A SCHOOL RECORD 32 to lead boy’s golf team to win the conference jamboree! Despite cold, wet conditions, Josh shot three-under, leading the team to a 28-stroke win in a Mid-Michigan Golf Conference Jamboree on Thursday at Red Hawk Golf Course. 

 Prom King and Queen 2014

 

Prom 2014

 

 Prom Prince and Princess 2014

Prom 2014 

 PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK FOR 2015 AND GET A 20% DISCOUNT!

 Order and pay for your 2015 yearbook (next year's book) and get it for just $40! It will again be a 128 page, full color book! Offer ends on the last day of school, June 12th 

Tools They Can Use

Tools They can use 

 Speech students from Tawas Area High School, pictured above, were recently given the opportunity to study the art of social communication and dinner etiquette as it pertains to the business world. According to speech teacher Kelly Jo Gartland, the students worked on polishing various skills for use in everything from interviews and business meetings, to networking events and office parties. Gartland emphasized that proper social and dining etiquette are crucial to securing a job and advancing in one’s career. “A little confidence can go a long way, and proper etiquette will set you apart from the competition,” Gartland said. Throughout the meal, students were evaluated on their table and dining etiquette, as well as their abilities as skilled conversationalists. They were also expected to properly handle simulated mishaps which can occur at real-life dinners.

Photo and Article Courtesy of Iosco County News Herald May 7, 2014

Star Trip I

Spring Play 2014

Students of the Brave Children's Theatre Company at Tawas Area High School presented their Spring production, Star Trip I, in May.  For its 2nd annual production, Brave Children's Theatre Company selected  the play Star Trip I for its exciting audience participation opportunities and educational backdrop set amidst an adventure in space.  Local pre-school and kindergarten classes attended the performance; in addition, members of the crew prepared and delivered educational activity packets to the pre-school and kindergarten classrooms prior to the performance.  The cast for Star Trip I were as follows:  Senior Caitlin Fisher asProfessor Meanfellow, Senior Alaina Dehner as Captain Cosmic, Junior Madison Justin as Lt. Fumble, Senior Isabelle Morgan as Senator Foghorn, Senior Dorian Basner as Martian, Senior Jamie Walker as Martian, Senior Kirsten Kaiser as Martian, Senior Sara Brown as Martian, and Juior Andrew Green as Martian.   The technical crew for Start Trip I were as follows:  Jacob Stockfish, Sydney Barnes, Rechelle Tetley, Danielle Schmidt, Cody Koepke, Laura Brown, Sophia Bacarella, Austin Anthony, Sarah Brooks, Nicholas Hempker, Mary St. John, Jordyn Tebeest, Hanna Sobzcak, Mikayla Aitken, Bradley Williams, John King, and Ashlee Williams.  the play was directed by Kelly Jo Gartland. 

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Martians with "little Martian" volunteers from the audience
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Cast and Crew of Star Trip I
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Caitlin Fisher as Professor Meanfellow (center), Alaina Dehner as Capt. Cosmic (Left), and Martians (right)
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Caitlin Fisher as Professor Meanfellow
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Young audience members at Start Trip I meet Captain Cosmic and Lt. Fumble

 

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 The Iosco RESA Career and Technical Education Center would like to take this opportunity to recognize Josh McGuire as “Professional Student of the Month” for April, 2014. Josh is the son of Darrin and Carrie McGuire. He is a senior at Tawas Area High School.

Josh is a second-year student in Iosco RESA’s Automotive Technology program and is achieving well above most second year students that have been in the class. He currently works at Dean Arbour Ford doing car cleanups and light maintenance. He has rebuilt the engine for an old Chevy. He brought in some of the engine to rebuild in class and did very well. Josh is a leader in the shop and is always helping others with their tasks. He has been a great example to the level one students all year. Josh will be competing in the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society’s high school automotive competition in May where we anticipate that he will do very well.

To be nominated for “Professional Student of the Month”, a student must have outstanding work ethics, no absences or tardies for the month, no discipline issues and at least a B grade point average. Iosco RESA Tech Center offers the following programs for 11th and 12th grade students: Aircraft Maintenance, Automotive Technology, Food/Tourism & Hospitality Management, Health Science/EMS, Health Science/Nursing, and Power Mechanics. For more information about these programs call 989-362-3006 ext. 142.

 

 

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Seniors 2014

Photography by Jay Samuels

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