Tawas Area High School

Tawas Area High School

Mission Statement:

The Mission of Tawas Area Schools is to provide an effective learning environment in our rapidly changing society.

Points of Pride

  • Mackinac Center's CAP report 2018 ranked Tawas Area High School at the 90th percentile and awarded an overall letter grade on an "A".
  • U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal Recipients 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • 92.7 Graduation Rate
  • 15 of the 96 graduates from the class of 2018 were accepted to either Michigan State University or the University of Michigan.
  • A rigorous curriculum, featuring a variety of Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and vocational classes available.
  • Highly Qualified and dedicated staff
  • Cutting edge technology including 1:1 student take home Chromebooks, Computer Aided Drafting.
  • Our building features secure entrances, security cameras, and consults with local law enforcement to implement best practices in regards to safety.
  • Award Winning Band and Choir
  • Varsity Athletics Opportunities include: Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Ice Hockey, Competitive Cheer, Sideline Cheer, Golf, Bowling, Softball, Baseball, and Boys and Girls Track.
  • Extra Curricular Activities include: Robotics, Knowledge Bowl, Science Olympics, Student Senate, Youth Advisory Committee, Spanish Club, and Earth Crew.

High School News

Spring Band Concert

Click here to see our OUTSTANDING BAND STUDENTS IN ACTION!

The official last day of School

The governor signed a bill at the end of last week granting schools the ability to adjust their calendars based on the the state of emergency days declared back at the end of January and beginning of February. The new end date for the 2018-2019 school year is June 14. June 10, 11, and 12 will be full days of school. June 13 and 14 will be half days of school.

Seniors, if you have outstanding invoices for any fines or fees that are owed, please make sure these are taken care of soon.

Thank You,
Mr. John Klinger

Fine Arts Festival

Fine Arts Festival May 7, 2019

Once again Tawas High School hosted its annual Fine Arts Festival. The festival included performances by the choir and the band. High school visual arts students set up displays to showcase their art and talent from this school year. Students in photography, computer graphics, drawing and painting, and ceramics displayed their work.

Many visual art students won awards and received prizes. Rachel Webster won Overall Best of Show. For Best Display Kendel Couturier took first place, Cheyenne Martin placed second, and Alena Cichowski received honorable mention. Photography awards went to: Lili Denney, first place; Brooke Chriva, second place; Franky Keisler and Jeslyn LaJoice, honorable mention. Ceramics awards went to: Olivia Loucks, first place; Elizabeth Brown, second place; Gavin Svanberg and Chelewynne Shuart, honorable mention. Drawing and Painting awards went to: Vivien Lin, first place; Celia Dobbs, second place; Elizabeth Brown and Rachel Clark, honorable mention. Computer Graphics awards went to: Amanda Cotton, first place; Grace Scheider, second place; Emily Young, honorable mention.  

The school, students, and staff were privileged this year by many sponsors who donated time and money to make this year’s festival outstanding. Thanks to Louise and Ron Shocksnyder, John and Mary Henry, Almo Manifold and Tool Co., Tawas Bay Art Gallery, Linda Holt, Penny Payea, Dragonfly Art Gallery, Norman Charters, Paul Gliesman, Truly Yours Custom Frame Shop, Arnies Arts ‘N Crafts, Michelle Bettiga Pottery, and Quota Club.

NHS Induction Ceremony


On Tuesday, May 14, current members and new inductees were honored at the Tawas Area NHS Induction Ceremony. These students must uphold principles of morality and ethics, be cooperative, demonstrate high standards of honesty and reliability, show courtesy, concern, and respect for others, while achieving academic success.  The four pillars that represent these traits are:  character, scholarship, leadership, and service.  Congratulations to our current members and our new inductees!
 

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State Band Festival


Congratulations to the High School Concert Band and Middle School Junior Band on their excellent performances at State Band Festival on May 2nd!  Both groups received a Division 1 Rating. High School received straight 1's (I-I-I), with an overall Division I Rating. Middle school received a I-II-I, with an overall Division I Rating.  Each band also received a clinic with Associate Director David Thornton of MSU. Wonderful job, everyone!

Tawas Area High School

255 W. M-55
Tawas City, MI 48763
Phone: 989-984-2100
Fax: 989-984-2106

Principal

John Klinger
984-2100

Assistant Principal

Stacey Mochty
984-2100

Building Secretary

Donna Beckley
984-2104
Shannon Loeffler
984-2100

Athletic Secretary

Donna Beckley
984-2104

Counseling Secretary

Special Education Secretary

Rachael Wiese
984-2197

Policies, Procedures & Important Documents

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Upcoming Events

May 22
Coed V Track Independence Championships
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Coed V Track Independence Championships
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Boys V Baseball vs Ogemaw
4:00 PM
Tawas
Boys V Baseball vs Ogemaw
May 22
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Boys JV Baseball at Ogemaw CANCELLED
4:00 PM
Ogemaw
Boys JV Baseball at Ogemaw CANCELLED
May 22
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Girls JV Softball at Ogemaw
4:00 PM
Ogemaw
Girls JV Softball at Ogemaw
May 22
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Girls V Softball vs Ogemaw
4:00 PM
Tawas
Girls V Softball vs Ogemaw
May 22
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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