The upcoming vote on the Tecumseh Memorial Community Pool Millage Renewal has raised a few questions. Let us try and clear up any confusion.

The ballot language (as seen below) states this is a “millage renewal proposal to provide funds to operate a system of public recreation and playgrounds.” The Tecumseh Memorial Community Pool is designated by the county to be a “system of public recreation,” so while it does not specifically say in the title that it is for the pool, the funds raise by the millage can and will only be used for the Tecumseh Memorial Community Pool.

This is a renewal of a current millage that has been in place since 2012. There is no increase in the millage rate.

Some of the improvements that have been made to the Tecumseh Memorial Community Pool since the original millage in 2012 include new lockers, new bathroom stalls, new fire-safe doors, new diving and swimming equipment, and much more. Among its current programs the pool provides space for the THS and TMS Boys and Girls MHSAA Swim teams, as well as the Tigershark year round swim team. The pool also provides American Red Cross swim lessons, adult lap swim time, and water aerobics.

For more information about the services and benefits of the Tecumseh Memorial Community Pool please visit This is an election open to everyone in the Tecumseh Public School District, not just the city limits. Please don’t forget to vote on March 8, 2016 at your local polling station.

What's on the Ballot?


This proposal will allow the school district to continue levy recreation millage previously approved by the electors that will expire with the 2016 levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of .25mill ($0.25 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Tecumseh Public Schools, Lenawee County, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2017 to 2021, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for operating a system of public recreation and playgrounds; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect for such recreation program is the millage is approved and levied in 2017 is approximately $142,000.

This is a renewal of the original millage that was approved in 2012. The funds will be exclusively used for the maintenance and management of the Tecumseh Memorial Community Pool.  There is not a change in the rate limitation with this proposal. This millage has been instrumental in fixing and improving our community pool over the last 4 years and is extremely necessary to continue fixing the things that were neglected for so long.

FTCP urges you to VOTE on March 8, 2016 on the Millage Proposal at your local polling station.


The Lenawee County Superintendents Association (LCSA) and Lenawee County Teachers Association (LCEA) are seeking community input regarding the application of a state waiver to allow a change in the public schools calendar. The proposed calendar would allow Lenawee’s public schools to start school two weeks prior to Labor Day, and finish the school year earlier in the spring. This proposed school calendar would require each public school in the county to commit to the same school year calendar.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 1 - Patterson PTO Jet's Pizza Night
Mar 1 - TMS & THS Band and Orchestra Concerts
Mar 1 - Boys Basketball vs Ypsilanti
Mar 2 - Elementary Conferences
Mar 3 - Elementary Conferences
Mar 3 - Boys Basketball vs Ypsi-Lincoln
Mar 8 - Acres PTO and Hometown Pizza Night
Mar 8 - TMS/TSO 7/8 Festival Preview Concert
Mar 9 - Acres PTO and Hometown Pizza Night
Mar 9 - Acres PTO Meeting
Mar 10 - Patterson PTO Meeting
Mar 11 - Acres PTO Carnival
Mar 12 - The March Mingle Luau
Mar 13 - Daylight Savings Time Starts (skip forward!)
Mar 15 - Sutton PTO Meeting
Mar 16 - Herrick Park Marco's Pizza Night
Mar 18 - Baseball Red Cross Blood Drive
Mar 18 - Middle School Dance
Mar 18 - Acres PTO Family Bowling Night
Mar 18 - HS Sadie Hawkins Dance
Mar 21 - TSO 5/6 Concert
Mar 21 - Herrick Park PTO Meeting
Mar 21 - Patterson PTO Meeting
Mar 22 - Acres 3/4 Grade Music Program
Mar 23 - TMS Choral Festival 7/8 Grade
Mar 23 - Sutton Spring Concerts for grades 1-4
Mar 23 - Boys LAX vs Grosse Ile
Mar 24 - TMS Choral Festival 7/8 Grade
Mar 24 - Girls Soccer vs Jonesville
Mar 28 - Girls Soccer vs LCS
Mar 28 - Boys LAX vs Ypsi-Lincoln
Mar 29 - Sutton Kindergarten Concerts
Mar 30 - Girls LAX vs Saline

TMS 6th Graders Build an App to Avoid Potholes

As part of Tecumseh Middle School’s work with the eCyberMission website four 6th graders, Ben Lammers, Kyle Christy, Maddie Roggelin and Caleb Albright, decided to tackle a common community problem, potholes. The students decided to create an app for Android phones that allows the user to record where potholes are in the community.


Eco-Art for a Cause

The 7th Grade artists studied the decline of phytoplankton and their importance to life on Earth. They then created homemade designs that were inspired by actual plankton shapes. These designs were then incorporated into a species of choice that benefits from the tiny organisms (realizing that ALL species benefit since they are the base of the oceanic food chain & create over 70% of Earth’s oxygen).

Students are undergoing an experience to help them realize that their own artwork can be used to help promote awareness and even raise money for an important cause. They reviewed several environmental organizations and voted on Oceana,  a non-profit focused entirely on protecting our world’s oceans and its inhabitants. Students hope to raise at least $350 to send in the class’ name.

Click here to read more and see the students art...

Reorganization Update

The results of the survey have been presented to the Board of Education at their February Board Retreat for review.

Please feel free to review the process so far or to leave a comment at the Reorganization Website.

Thank you again for your continued support of TPS.
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