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Sept. 3, 2013

Families of TCI Students, Greetings! This is the first edition of the TCI News, a newsletter to keep you informed of events at Tri-County Intermediate. School is off to a great start. I am so impressed by the excellent choices students are making and the supreme efforts by our staff to give your child a superior education. Thank you to families for sending your children to school prepared to learn. As the new principal I have met many families. Communication is important as we work together for your child. If you have concerns about your child, please contact the classroom teacher first. If the situation is not resolved, then please contact me. My email is:

Mrs. Carmen Bordner, principal

Picture DayMonday, Sept. 16th Mark Your Calendar!

Christmas ProgramDec 18th @ 1:00 at the high school The Grading Scale is published incorrectly in the Student Handbook. The correct Grading Scale for TriCounty Intermediate is: 93-100 A 90-92 A 87-89 B+ 83-86 B 80-82 B77-79 C+ 72-76 C 70-72 C67-69 D+ 63-66 D 60-62 D0-59 F

Electronic Device Policy According to the student handbook, electronic devices (phones, iPods, iPads, GameBoys, Nooks, Kindles, etc.) are not allowed at recess. Teachers may allow students to use electronic devices for learning purposes in the classroom.

New Year, New Faces

The 2013-14 school year has brought many new faces to Tri-County Intermediate. The first new face you see when you enter school is our secretary, Mrs. Ross. Mrs. Ross grew up in Illinois, is married to her husband, Rodney, and has four children. She loves horses, and enjoys running. Mrs. Ross also loves to read. Her favorite food is chocolate ice cream. When you call or come to school, Mrs. Ross is always friendly and helpful. We are so glad shes our secretary!

Look on the back to learn more about new faces around TCI!

Miss Rios (Speech)

I grew up in Texas. I went to high school at Dallas Arts Magnet (Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts think Fame!) for violin performance. I played violin for 8 years. I spend most of my free time now riding my bike, roller skating, reading, seeing live music, and watching sci-fi movies/tv shows. I love experiencing new places and cultures. Ive been to Ireland, England, Costa Rica, and Mexico. I hope to one day go to Alaska, Spain, Italy, Germany, Tibet, Japan You get the idea. When I graduated high school, I moved straight to Boston to attend Boston University. I went to undergrad there, and then earned my Masters degree in Applied Linguistics. After 7 years, I moved to Lafayette to attend Purdue for another Masters and become a speech pathologist. And now, here I am!

Mr. Preston (Art)

Ryan is a fresh addition to Tri-County Schools. He is excited to be settling back in this area of the state and is anticipating a very fun and rewarding year with our children. Ryan graduated from Saint Josephs College in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Art Education. Ryan has been involved with the Prairie Arts Council and participated in 4 Taste of Rensselaer festivals and as an Art Camp instructor. Ryan is coming to us from Hartford City, IN where he taught 7th and 8th grade art.

Mrs. McClure (Special Education)

My name is Lexi McClure, and I am the new special education teacher at Tri-County Intermediate School. I was raised here in Wolcott, and am so excited to be back in the community! I graduated from Tri-County Middle-Senior High in 2008, and then went on to get my undergraduate degree at Butler University. Go DAWGS! I spent my first year teaching at Van, Rensselaers intermediate school, as a special education teacher. I live with my husband outside of Wolcott, and we are currently expecting our first child! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially when we can be outdoors together. I am looking forward to a great year at TCI!

Mrs. Walder (paraprofessional)

I grew up in Remington and graduated from Tri-County in 1987. I am married to John Walder. We have 6 children, We lived in Urbana, IL for 14 years, then in 2008 we moved our family to Wolcott. We love being close to family and being able to be with them whenever we can. I LOVE spending time with our children! I also love to read! If I have any spare time, you can find me reading something! I enjoy nature and camping. Baking is also something I enjoy.

Be sure to visit the schools website for up-to-date pictures and information!