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May 14, 2019
Tawas NHS Induction Ceremoney

Click the following link to view the NHS Induction Ceremony LIVE!


April 18, 2019


March 21, 2019
High School Stem trip

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.

March 18, 2019
State Solo and Ensemble

March 13, 2019
Knowledge Bowl team

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



March 11, 2019
District 9 Band

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!

March 8, 2019
The Dangers of Vaping

How to Talk to your Teenagers about Vaping!

The 2 links below will go into great detail about how to talk to your Children. 
Vaping 1
Vaping 2
If you click on the "read full article" it will have a Vaping Informational Page!




March 5, 2019
February students of the Month

Congratulations to these Middle School Students for being chosen as February Students of the Month: Aliza Moeller, Rebecca Ferns, Ashley Runyan, and Gaige Hinkelman!!



March 4, 2019
7th and 8th grade Volleyball Invitational Champs

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls Volleyball teams, both winners of the Oscoda Middle School Volleyball Invitational.

February 26, 2019
America and Me Writing

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”


February 22, 2019
Iosco County Community Foundation

Nearly $4000 in scholarships will be awarded by the Community Foundation and its affiliates this year.  Available scholarships include awards for students attending college, participating in trade school programs or certificate programs, as well as some graduate programs. Applications can be found online at Iosco County Community Foundation  with a deadline of March 1, 2019. Upon filling out this application it will submit an application to the following eligible schlorships:  Tawas Community band, Tawas Football Alumni, Michael Wentworth,  The Carl and Christine Huebner Scholarship for Music/ Creative Writing /Performing Arts, TAEF Harris Barkman, TAEF Coyle, TAEF George and Dorothy Green, TAEF Joseph Barkman, TAEF Clifford Lonsbury, TAEF Jensen, TAEF Elmer & Eliza Werth.
click here for an informational video

February 12, 2019
Band Solo and Ensemble

February 4, 2019
All State Honors Choir

Kirsten Mikkola has been accepted into the All State Honors Choir which will take place at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival May 9th-11th! This is a HUGE honor! The singers who scored the highest at the Regional Honors Choir event are chosen to participate in this group. So out of the 350 students that participated in the State Honors Choirs, they take the top 100 students. Kirsten has worked so hard and is so deserving of this honor! 


February 4, 2019
Gabe Martin signs with Delta College

Senior Gabe Martin signed to play golf with Delta College Pioneers.  Gabe has been a member of the Tawas Varsity Golf Team since his freshman year. Last year he was selected for the All Academic All State team and helped the Tawas team place seventh overall at the state meet.  Congratulations Gabe!

February 4, 2019
State Honors Choir and All State Band

Kirsten Mikkola and Haley Skarin were chosen to participate in the State Honors Choir and the All State Band at the Michigan Music Conference on January 26th in Grand Rapids, MI. Both girls had to audition and were chosen from thousands of students across the state to participate in these groups. The competitiveness of getting accepted into these ensembles is a true testament to these young ladies’ talents. Tawas has never had students make it into these ensembles, so this is a huge honor for them and for our school! We are so proud to have them represent our Fine Arts Department. 

February 4, 2019
Tawas Ladies Wrestling Awards

On Sunday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association held the first all girls state wrestling tournament at Adrian College.  We took two wrestlers, Senior Jade Richardson and Freshman Makayla Fore.  Jade Richardson placed 7th in the state, and Makayla Fore placed 5thin the state at their respected weight classes.  Congratulations to these two wrestlers on being the first two female wrestlers from Tawas Area High School to place at the state tournament.  If you see them, please congratulate them for all their hard work and effort they have put into the season so far! 

January 22, 2019
District 9 All-Star Band


January 22, 2019
Professional Student of the Month

January 11, 2019
Tawas Area High School ranked in the 90th percentile

Mackinac Center recently ranked Michigan High Schools, including charter and cyber schools. Tawas Area High School ranked #68 out of 674 schools ranked placing them in the 90th percentile. Tawas Area also received an overall letter grade of an "A". click HERE for the full Article.

December 14, 2018
Society of Women Engineers

Tawas Area High School is pleased to announce that Lillian Bradley,
daughter of Steven Bradley and Yevette Bradley, and Ammy Nguyen,
daughter of Tommy and Kim Nguyen have received the Certificate of Merit 
from the Society of Women Engineers at Michigan Technological University.