Tawas Area Schools News
The students visited the Marine Sanctuary operated by NOAA in Alpena Michigan. There they had opportunity to view some presentations from an ROV tech (Remote Operated Vehicles) that works with submersible robots. They then had an opportunity to build from kits there own submersible robots and use those robots in a small pool to gather materials from the bottom of the pool. Later the students traveled to ACC where they met with an instructor who showed them larger and more complex submersible robots and then they were able to drive them in simulation mode using computer simulators. Click here to see some photos on our Facebook page! Be sure to like and share our page.
On Tuesday, March 19, Tawas Knowledge Bowl brought home the 2nd place trophy. Tawas lost to Ogemaw 320 to 395. This final game was an hour long and both schools battled for the lead throughout the game. Ogemaw took the lead in the first quarter. Tawas was in the lead by the end of the second quarter. Being an hour long, the third quarter consisted of two 60-second rounds, instead of one. Tawas kept the lead at the end of the first 60-second round. Ogemaw reclaimed the lead at the end of the second 60-second round. It was a tense back and forth battle for points in the fourth, and last, quarter. On the team: captain Bryce Moon, Chelewynne Shuart, Logan Madrigal-Silver, and Nick Webster, with alternates Emma Brownell and Boden Cabble.
This is the sixth year in a row that Tawas Knowledge Bowl has brought home a trophy:
2014 - Third Place
2015 - First Place
2016 - 2 First Place Trophies - Knowledge Bowl & Quiz Central
2017 - Second Place
2018 - First Place
2019 - Second Place
The Tawas Bands had some wonderful performances at District Festival this weekend in Oscoda! The 7th/8th Junior Band performed Friday afternoon and received an overall 1st Division Rating (I-I-I in concert and a II in sight reading). The High School Concert Band performed Saturday afternoon and also received an overall 1st Division Rating (I-I-II in concert and a I in sight reading). This qualifies both groups for State Festival!
If you see a band student, please congratulate them on a job well done!
How to Talk to your Teenagers about Vaping!
The 8th graders competed in the America & Me Writing competition this year and the results are in! The following students’ essays were selected for this competition: Miranda Nickell, Bethany Sides, Kori Schaaf, Christine Qiu, Stephan Neiser(not pictured),Camille Mellen, Aaliya Cota, Madison Burgess, Kylie Sizemore, Elise Klinger.
Three out of the ten essays were selected by the contest judges for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The 1st place essay is moving on to the state competition!
3rd Place: Stephan Neiser, “Mr. Suttle: My Michigan Hero”
2nd Place: Miranda Nickell, “Teacher, Band Director, Hero”
1st Place: Madison Burgess, “Thanking You Isn’t Enough”
Community News Release
Michigan Context and Performance Report Card for Public Elementary and Middle Schools 2017
For further information www.mackinac.org/archives/2018/s2018-03.pdf