We have been very busy getting ready to greet our learners as we begin another school year. 2018-19 marks the second year of implementation of a customized learning approach based on our Strategic Design and we continue to work every day to create the ideal learning experience for each and every child.

It is through our continued work in partnership with our community that our vision of education comes to life. Our community came together two years ago to develop a path for the future, and we continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this plan becomes a reality. We recognize that this work cannot be done in isolation and continue to look for opportunities to expand our Tecumseh learning community. We are excited to launch our 100 Business Buy-In initiative; pairing local businesses and non-profit organizations with learners as they explore career possibilities. We will strive to develop K-12 career exploration opportunities for each learner, creating learning experiences that match the interests of our learners.

The educational system must prepare students for the future they face, requiring school districts to examine past practices that tend to stifle the growth, creativity, and ingenuity of adults and children. Tecumseh Schools is pleased to provide opportunities for learners to explore their gifts, talents and passions. We are proud to be on a path that allows flexibility and the creation of relevant and meaningful learning opportunities. We are committed to providing a solid educational experience for each and every child based on research about how children, teens, and young adults learn and develop socially and emotionally. We are dedicated to moving education forward in order to provide opportunities for everyone to develop 21st century skills that are critical to success in post-secondary education and the workplace. We are honored to be leading the way in Lenawee County!

Thank you for your continued support!


Kelly M. Coffin, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Tecumseh Public Schools
Open Houses

Compass Learning Center (Grades 2 & 3)
Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Compass Learning Center (Grades 4, 5, 6)
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

North Early Learning Center
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

South Early Learning Center
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

East STEAM Center
Wednesday, Aug. 29,
6 - 6:30 p.m. Open House
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Orientation Presentation with Mrs. Nowak

West STEAM Center
Wednesday, Aug. 29,
6 - 6:30 p.m. Orientation Conversation with Ms. Thelen
(Scheduling, Grading, Unit Discussion)
6:30 - 7 p.m. Meet & Greet with Staff
7 - 7:30 p.m. Orientation Conversation with Ms. Thelen
(Repeat for those who cannot attend at 6 p.m.)

High School
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
2018-2019 Calendar

A calendar of events can be found on the TPS website under the district tab. A printable one-page school year calendar is also available on the District Calendar page.

You may also find event calendars for each building and Tecumseh Indian Athletics on the website.
Building Arrival & Dismissal

Full Day: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Half Day: 7:45 - 11 a.m.

STEAM Centers
Full Day: 7:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Half Day: 7:35 - 10:50 a.m.

Full Day: 8:35 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Half Day: 8:35 - 11:50 a.m.

North ELC
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Half Day: 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.

South ELC
Full Day: 8:25 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Half Day: 8:25 - 11:40 a.m.
School Picture Days

Sept. 4, THS (grade 9)

Sept. 5, THS (grades 10, 11, 12)

Sept. 6, West STEAM Center

Sept. 13, East STEAM Center

Sept. 13, Compass LC

Sept. 19, North ELC

Oct. 3, South ELC

The Leading Edge

Keep an eye out for the next edition of The Leading Edge from Tecumseh Public Schools in the mail. You can also read it, and previous editions on the TPS website.
Indians Athletics Admission Prices

Adults - $5
Tecumseh Learners (with ID) - $2
Non-Tecumseh Learners - $5
Children (Kindergarten & younger) - FREE
Senior Citizens - $2

Season Pass - $150

If you have any questions, the Athletic Department can be reached at 517-423-6008 ext. 7120.
Updating Student Information

If you have moved, changed telephone numbers, or email addresses, please make sure to inform the building secretaries at your child(ren)'s schools so they can make appropriate updates in eSchool.
Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on the TPS website is a valuable resource for everything a parent or guardian needs to know to help support their child(ren). The portal will be updated frequently, so be sure to bookmark it for future reference.

Please take a few minutes to review the portal for such information as:

  • Back to School Information
  • Bus Routes
  • Calendars
  • Contact Information
  • Forms
  • Home Access Channel
  • MySchoolBucks
  • Parent Resources on current trends in education and child development resources

And much more...
Welcome New Staff!

We are pleased to announce the following new staff for 2018-2019:

Maria Burns, Secretary, Compass LC
Holly Cosgro, Facilitator, Preschool
Sarah Dunn
, Music, North ELC
Audrey Fredrick, Facilitator, Preschool
Parker Gadbois
Vienna Gordon, Secretary, THS
Adam Houthoofd
, Social Studies, THS
Kaitlyn Huntley, Facilitator, Preschool
Michelle Hutchinson
, Social Worker
Kyle Jackson, Math/Social Studies, East STEAM
Elyse Lovell, 5th-grade, Compass LC
Ryan Neesam
, 5th-grade, Compass LC
Kara McCoy, 3rd-grade, Compass LC
Josh McDowell, Principal, North ELC
Allison O'Leary, 2nd-grade, Compass LC
Barb Randolph, Secretary, TVA/Middle College
Barb Seidel, Secretary, Compass LC
Eryn Stamper
, Science, East STEAM
Janey Stark, Reading Coach, North ELC
Closings and Delays

Information regarding school closures or delays will be sent to parents and students on the district Blackboard Connect Alert System. Parents should also discuss with their children procedures they need to follow in the event that school is dismissed early due to emergency situations.

Information regarding school closings or delays or program cancellations can be heard and viewed on the following medias:

WJR-760 AM and WABJ-1490 AM
WQTE-95 FM; WIQB-102.9 FM; WLEN-103.9 FM

WTOL - Channel 11 and WTVG - Channel 13

A message box will appear on the TPS website regarding school closures or delays.

The TPS Facebook page and Twitter account will announce any school closures or delays.

If you have push notifications enabled, you will receive a message from the TPS Connect app regarding any school closures or delays.
eSchool Plus

Tecumseh Public Schools uses a student management system called eSchool Plus. With this system, learners and parents are able to access learner grade book information through the Home Access Channel (HAC).

You can learn more about HAC and sign into the application in the Parent Portal on the TPS website.
Food Service Information

To file an application for Free/Reduced lunch, print a Free/Reduced Lunch Application or you can apply online, all you need is your student's ID number. Parents/Guardians can return all paper applications to the school or food service office. You must fill out a new application every year. For more information about Free/Reduced Lunches please visit the MealSense website or call 517-423-6008 ext. 7177.

Breakfast and Lunch menus are posted on the TPS website under the Student Life tab on each school page. Paper copies of the menus will be sent home from Tecumseh North and South Early Learning Centers and Compass Learning Center each month.
Multi-Tiered System of Support

At Tecumseh Public Schools we believe that each and every child learns and achieves to high standards and that learning includes academic, behavior, and social competencies. The Tecumseh Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) has been designed to assist in creating the structures necessary to utilize a system that supports each learner. MTSS is an integrated multi-tiered system of instruction, assessment and intervention that enables us to achieve those high standards through being consistent, efficient and data-focused. It is a collaborative system that ensures resources needed will be intentionally designed to match our learners needs.

To learn more, please visit the Student Support Services page on the TPS website.