500 S. Prairie
Phone: 217.253.2377 Fax: 217.253.4861
Secretary/Bookkeeper - Mrs. Rhonda McCumber
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882), philospher, poet, author, essayist
To the families and students of TCHS:
The previous two years have been highlighted by significant academic improvement. The students, faculty, and staff have been recognized with an Illinois State Board of Education Academic Improvement Award and the Red Quill Award from ACT. These signify the commitment of our faculty in continuing to improve our core curriculum, offer interventions to bridge academic gaps and allow gifted students to participate in enrichment activites.
Tuscola High School is offering a more diverse course selection with the addition of secondary welding, computer programming, three new sections of strength and conditioning, as well as built in time for academic assistance and enrichment programs.
Some of our enrichment opportunities involve the creation and programming of drones. This is being continued with the assistance of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. The University is a valuable resource in providing direction with our Drones program, as well as supplementing our math and science curriculum with real word research in nano-technology. Our math and science students have printed 3-dimensional objects in the classroom, isolated particles of nano-silver and gold, as well as programmed lego cars to sense color changes.
Our students are continually recognized by our local organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, Moose, Masonic Lodge, Womens' Club and local businesses. Tuscola High School students receive an extraordinary level of support from the community and alumni. Without these resources our students' success would be significantly limited.
We are looking forward to the 2013-2014 school year with optimism and hope. Optimism that our students will take advantage of the diverse selection of extra-curricular activities. These activities and organizations are tied directly to academic success. Our hope lies in our students continuing to be involved with service to those less fortunate or struggling. In quoting Longfellow, "The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service." Ghandi said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Envision our unlimited success resulting from putting the well-being of others before ourselves.
With Warrior Pride,
Mr. Brad Allen