The TC Insider

June 2, 2017

To the Tri-County Community,

Just a couple days before the big event – Graduation 2017. Last year the weather forced us indoors and I am looking forward to being outside this Sunday. As I write this update it looks as though any rain is going to hold off until after the ceremony. The Metal Fabrication and HVAC sophomores are busy setting up the stage and chairs on the baseball field and the grounds look beautiful. If we are forced indoors again we will send out an all call to the students contact number and update the website Sunday morning.

We recently held our 26th Annual Honors Night that celebrated the accomplishments of our students, both academically and vocationally. Congratulations to our Valedictorian for the Class of 2017, Samantha Frey and our Salutatorian Kathleen Loonie for their outstanding careers at TC in academics, vocational programs, and athletics. Other highlights include CJ Roy’s appointment by Congressman Joseph Kennedy III to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. As well as our Cougar Culture Award winners:

Hannah Davis, Grade 9

Jena Johnson, Grade 9

Caroyln, MacPherson, Grade 10

Shannon Zogalis, Grade 10

Rosa DeMartnis, Grade 11

Isabella Leonardi, Grade 11

Hollyann Edwards, Grade 12

Zachary Keeler, Grade 12


Lastly, MCAS Biology sessions will be administered to all grade 10 students on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th.  All grade 10 parents will be receiving a phone call this Sunday evening with more information about the Biology MCAS exam.  Good luck to all our Grade 10 students!


Thanks for your support,

Mr. Procaccini


An Update from The Dean of Students:


Dress Code

As the weather gets warmer students are reminded that all tops must cover the entire torso and be appropriate for the classroom and shop. Strapless tops are not allowed. Students may wear sleeveless attire, but only if the arm openings have a regular cut and do not easily expose any part of the torso. Students may wear shorts during academic week, provided they are mid-thigh length, and are not “cut-offs”, gym shorts, swim trunks, or spandex. Torn or ripped clothing may not be worn. Students should wear appropriate clothing to school.


From the Office of the Director of Cooperative Education:

Qualifying for Co-op Senior Year

There are many factors that render you eligible for the privilege of going out on Co-op. Grades, attendance and behavior all determine whether or not you are ready to be placed. In order to qualify when school begins in the fall juniors need to be diligent about achieving good grades, particularly this term.  4th quarter is a huge factor. Having great attendance and no discipline issues this term is also key. Additionally, students can not miss the last day of school if they would like to get out on co-op ASAP in September. Those students who do not meet these requirements, but still wish to go on a co-op job will remain in school for the first term in order to achieve the necessary regulations.


Juniors & Senior Project Paper

All students must complete the paper and achieve by the end of the school year.


No student can move on to the next step senior year until a passing paper is submitted. Students have been remanded to the Homework Center. An English teacher is there Tuesday through Thursday to give specific assistance with this endeavor. Tri-County goes to great lengths to help your child to succeed.


For any and all questions on the Senior Project Process, please refer to the Senior Project Manual posted on our Website. Questions with particular regard to the individual student’s progress should be directed to the English teacher and or the related instructor as they can best address the particular issue.                  


*Remember, students who did not pass in an acceptable Senior Project Paper prior to the end of the term four marking period are ineligible for Co-op

1st quarter senior year as well as unable to join/participate in any sports, clubs, or extra curricula activities until a passing paper is submitted.



Guidance Updates:

New Spanish 2 Course Now Offered

Bristol Community College will be offering Tri-County students a chance to earn three additional college credits! BCC will be offering a Spanish 2 course, SPA-102.  SPA-102 will be offered from July 10-July 28.  There is a $100 book fee (pending Instructor book selection).  A prerequisite to this course is that students must have taken Spanish 1 (SPA-101) which has been offered in the Fall from September-December.  If interested, please send registration paperwork to Mr. O'Brien as soon as possible.  Summer school buses will be utilized if necessary.


Opiate Education/Awareness

Annette Anderson, CVS Pharmacist, visited grade 9 and 10 Health classes this past week to raise awareness about the current Opioid crisis.  She teaches the curriculum created by CVS, entitled "One Choice".  Her goal is to educate students on the Opioid crisis and the consequences of Opioid use and abuse.  Students have been very engaged in her presentations because she is extremely knowledgeable, and very down to earth.  She can explain the biology of addiction in a very understandable manner. She educates students in a very sensitive and compassionate manner, to make informed choices.


Library Media Center Updates:

As we come to a conclusion of another academic year, I wanted to remind families of two important details regarding the Library Media Center.


Summer Reading

All students have access to a guide that can help them find the best choice for their summer read. Each title is the guide has a synopsis of the story, a link to the author’s website, a link to an audio interview with the author, a link to review by other teens that have read the title, a video clip with the author talking about the title or the background to writing the title. The guide link can be access here ( Students can pick up copies of titles in print or digital media format at the Library Media Center until the last day of school while supplies last.


Overdue titles

Prior to checking out summer reading titles from the Library Media Center, students should return all overdue titles previously check out. Titles that are not returned will be considered as lost and a replacement cost will be assessed and mailed home over the summer.


Congratulations to all families celebrating graduation. Please continue to encourage your family members the importance of lifelong reading both for enjoyment and for career success.


Athletics Updates:

Track and Field Awards Night will be held on Wednesday June 14th at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse Awards Night will be held on Thursday June 15th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Family and Friends are encouraged to attend!!


Fall Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday June 15th at 2:15 pm in the Auditorium.  These sign-ups are strictly for current Tri-County students only!  Incoming freshmen can sign-up by filling out the athletic forms which can be obtained on the athletic homepage or the main office.  Fall sports include: Girls and Boys Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf and Cheerleading.


Track & field captains Delaney Forbes ('17) and Matt Foley ('17) were selected from among their peers to represent the Mayflower Athletic Conference at the inaugural outdoor track & field breakfast on Wednesday, May 31. The two were part of a select group of student-athletes recognized for their commitment to the sport, high academic standards, and community service. Both athletes specialized in the hurdles and jumps, Delaney in the 100m hurdles and high jump, and Matt in the 110m and 400m hurdles, as well as the triple jump. The two seniors are among the top point-scoring athletes in the team's history. Delaney will attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall, majoring in pre-med, and Matt will major in physical therapy at Utica College in New York.


Carpentry Update:

Juniors have been working on a year-long project creating a set of 6 display cabinets for the Millis Historical Society.  The project should be completed in the next week.


Culinary Arts Updates:

Culinary students will be visiting North Attleboro elementary schools once again on June 5th to be Chef of the Day.


The Tri-County garden has been planted once again this year. The garden has produced more than 1,800 pounds of produce for charity in the past and will continue to donate this year. In addition to growing produce for local food pantries, instructors in the Culinary Arts Program use the garden to teach students how to incorporate homegrown vegetables in their cooking.


Culinary will have a Papa Gino's demonstration to show students pizza techniques on June 19th.


June 16th is the last day Gerry's Place restaurant will be open.  We will resume opening the restaurant again in September.


Dental Assisting Update:

We are pleased to inform you that the sophomore class had a 100% pass rate for the Infection Control National Board.  We are so proud of our students!


Want A Chance to Win Red Sox Tickets?:

The Class of 2019 is raffling off 2 Red Sox tickets for a game on Saturday, June 24th at 7:15pm. The seats are located Bleacher 40 Row 3 Seats 7 and 8.

Tickets are $1.00 for one chance; $5.00 for 6 chances; or $10.00 for an arm's length of chances.  Tickets can be bought during lunches or from Mrs. Jessica Mullen ( (


Save the Date:

Tri-County will host its annual Tee Off for Tri-County Golf Tournament Fundraiser is coming up next week on Friday, June 9th, at the Wentworth Hills Country Club in Plainville. The event benefits student activities. The event will begin at 12:30 PM. To learn more or to learn about registration and sponsorship opportunities, please click here (


The Tri-County Education Foundation:

Members of the Tri-County community recently founded the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical Education Foundation to enrich and expand programs needed to meet the school district’s stated mission of excellence. Anyone interested in joining the foundation can contact Superintendent-Director Dockray at




-Upcoming Events-


June 4


MCAS Biology for Sophomores

June 5 & 6


Tri-County Golf Tournament

June 9


Track & Field Awards Night

June 14 @ 6:30 PM


Fall Sports Sign-Ups

June 15 @ 2:15 PM


Baseball, Softball & Lacrosse Awards Night

June 15 @ 6:00 PM


June 16

Gerry's Place Restaurant's Last Day Open


June 22

Last Day of School



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