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We are proud to announce a very special performance!

Tech High School will be showcasing their finest Band, Choir and Orchestra ensembles as well as outstanding solo and ensemble performers in:

“The Tech High School Music Department Showcase”

Monday, May 4th - 7:30 pm at the Historic Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud, MN

This is a concert you don’t want to miss it!

The concert is free and open to the public but you need to reserve your tickets (you can even select your seating!).

You may reserve up to 5 free tickets per order through the Paramount website. Go to the Paramount Arts District website or use this link to reserve your seats:

https://paramountarts.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0Fo0000008yjzaEAA

This is wonderful opportunity to hear some of the best high school music in St. Cloud so let other family members, relatives, neighbors, alumni and friends know about it.

We hope to fill every seat!

Any questions can be sent to Gary Zwack at: gary.zwack@isd742.org

Musically,
Gary Zwack, Tech Bands
Nicholas Hollermann, Tech Choirs
Kara Mather, Tech Orchestras



The senior class meeting about graduation will be on Thursday, May 28th at 8:30 AM in the South Auditorium. All seniors participating in ceremony will be require to attend.



MCA Testing for 10th and 11th graders will be taking place from March 23rd through June 4th.  Please take a moment to read the following letter from Tech Administrators.  MCA Letter to Parents


ACT Test April 28th 8:30am

Attention Juniors!  On April 28th at 8:30AM you will be taking the ACT test with your homeroom class.  This test is required to earn a high school diploma.  Your score for the ACT is needed in order for colleges to consider you for admission.  The ACT will have 5 sections that test you on:  English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing.  It is very important that you try your best on this important exam. Cell phones, food, and beverages are prohibited during the test.  Please bring 2 number two pencils and a calculator.  Get plenty of sleep the night before.  Good luck to our Tech Tiger Juniors as they take their ACT!!



2015 Seniors:
The 
2015 Senior All-Night Party is fast approaching!
Seniors - Sign up and pay for the ALL NIGHT PARTY with Renee in the Guidance Office.
The first drawing for $100.00 CASH will take place on April 25. Get your name in today!
ALL Parents-
We need your help to as we celebrate our awesome Tech graduates. We need security personnel for the All-Night Party after graduation June 2. Sign up with a friend, enjoy some free food, and have fun watching the students celebrate. Click here to volunteer and/or donate. techgradparty.weebly.com

SENIOR EXPERIENCE LETTER

On Tuesday, April 28, while juniors are taking the ACT and freshmen and sophomores are participating in the Career Event, seniors have a unique opportunity to participate in one of several options to further their preparation for post-secondary life.

Seniors will be required to choose and arrange one meaningful educational experience, from the list of options, to fulfill the requirements of their day. Students will then fill out a form, attend their experience, have a parent sign the form and return the form to their homeroom teacher.

The arrangements for your Senior Experience must be completed by Monday, April 27.  Your completed and signed form is due back to your homeroom teacher by Thursday, April 30.

Please carefully consider which of the following options you will choose and arrange on April 28 to complete your experience. You may take the opportunity to:

· visit a post-secondary school of your choice

·   job shadow in your desired career area

·   perform community service at your chosen organization

·   search and apply for scholarships

·   search for employment

·   be involved in a study group

You will need to make your own arrangements by contacting the college, job, or community service organization of your choice and setting up the experience you desire. You may also speak with your guidance counselor regarding the scholarship application process, if you have not already done so.

Please work with your family, counselors and/or other staff to take full advantage of this unique educational opportunity!

If you, or your family, have any questions, please contact Ms. Hanson. Thank you.



Tiger Cafe is back

Tiger Cafe, an academic support program is back beginning Monday, March 16th. This program will continue on Monday and Wednesdays through the remainder of the school year from 3:45-4:45 in the LRC. Students must arrange transportation home and agree to Tiger Cafe learning guidelines.



Tech's Student Newspaper "The Montage"

This year's 6th issue of the Tech Montage is now available online.  In an effort to save paper, please download it on your computer and enjoy!  Tech Montage February 2015 Look for future editions located in the orange links on the left hand side of Tech's web page.



Tech High School

Parent Site Council

* * We're looking for Additional Parent Members * *

The Tech High School Parent/Student Site Council meets on a monthly basis. The council provides a forum where parents, students and school personnel meet to:

Inform team members about the management and structure of the school.

  • Create a forum for sharing positive school experiences and issues of concern.
  • Empower team members to research areas, provide input and facilitate improvement.
  • Encourage involvement in determining and supporting the future of the school and school district (through additional work on ad hoc Action Teams).

Our meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and we will look to conclude our work by 7:00 p.m. each evening. We meet on the following Tuesdays in the TAOPlease enter door 21.

Sept. 30th(minutes), October 21st(minutes), February 24th(agenda), April 21st, May 26th.

The Tech Site Council Meeting scheduled for April 28th, has been changed to April 21st.



Absence Reporting

We work hard to keep accurate attendance at Tech High School.  If your son or daughter is, or is going to be absent, please contact the Student Affairs office as soon as possible.  

phone: 320.252.2231 (3007)        email: techattend@isd742.org



Online Report Cards in Skyward for 2014-2015 School Year

Several years ago District 742 started using Skyward. One of the major reasons was to improve our communication with students and parents. Our goal is to have student attendance, and progress as current as possible and available on the web. 

With our ongoing efforts to reduce the roughly 2 million sheets of paper we print each year, we will continue to make our end of term report cards available electronically. Because our highest priority is communication about your student's progress here at Tech, we do not want to do anything to hinder this. Currently, 30% of our students do not have an email listed for their primary parent or guardian. We can post the report card on the family access but we are unable to send it via email to those families. We would like to encourage everyone to log into Skyward and verify or add your email.  Click here for directions.

If for what ever reason, this creates an inconvenience for you and you would prefer to continue to receive paper reports, please call 320-252-2231 or email techreportcards@isd742.org and let us know and we will continue to provide written reports to you.