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Tri-County Public School is a small, PreK-12 school located in the northwest Minnesota town of Karlstad and includes the communities of Halma, Lake Bronson, Karlstad, and Strandquist. With a student body of approximately 200 students, every student enjoys a personalized one-on-one education, small student-to-teacher ratios, a large selection of electives, college-credit classes, and the ability to participate in almost every available activity. We strive to enhance each student to their fullest potential!
Tri-County School is always looking for reliable individuals who are interested in driving bus either for regular routes, subbing on routes, or extra curricular activities (Type III vehicle). Tri-County School pays competitive driving rates. If interested, please fill out an application and return it to the District Office. If you would like more information, please contact the District Office at (218) 436-2261.
Tri-County School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: In the event of student absence, please contact the school as soon as possible to let us know. Please call 436-2374 as there is now a voicemail system you can leave a message with.
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TRI COUNTY FCCLA MEMBERS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL!!
Taylor and Ethan, senior members of Tri County’s Chapter of Family, Career and Community
Leaders of America (FCCLA) have earned the opportunity to compete at the national level with their Illustrated Talk presentation on “Self Harm”. Taylor and Ethan presented at the State Conference held in Bloomington April 13th through April 16th. The national FCCLA Conference, with the theme of “EMpower, MEpower” will take place from July 2nd through July 7th in San Diego, California. Taylor and Ethan will be accompanied on this trip by TC FCCLA Adviser, Justina Pietruszewski, FACS teacher at Tri County High School.
Their journey to nationals began at the regional competition held in Lancaster in February of this year where they presented their STAR Event to a panel of judges for the first time. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition. There are many STAR events that an FCCLA member could participate in. Taylor and Ethan chose the category of Illustrated Talk, where a topic is chosen and researched, a presentation is made an is then shared with several audiences. At the regional level, Taylor and Ethan earned a gold star, advancing them to state. At state , they once again presented their Illustrated Talk to a panel of three judges. Their presentation on “Self Harm” included
information about the dangers of this subject, its prevalence, who is affected and some of the reasons why people self harm. They also discussed warning signs and ways someone might intervene to help. Not only did Taylor and Ethan secure a gold on their STAR event, but they were ranked second of all Senior High Illustrated Talks at the conference, earning them the opportunity to advance to nationals!
This is the second group of National Advancers that Tri County has had in the past decade and a half or so!! Taylor and Ethan will be working to earn funds for the trip where they will join approximately 10,000 other students from across the United States who will be competing with their STAR events and taking advantage of other leadership opportunities that will also occur at the conference. Anyone interested in making a donation towards this trip can contact Justina Pietruszewski at the school.
Some elementary grades as well as 8-12th grade students in Mrs. Pietruszewski's art class have had the opportunity to work with two different resident artists in the past month at Tri County. In early February, watercolor painter Jim Mondloch shared his talents with student in grades 4, 5, 6 and 8. Then, later in February and into early March, abstract painter, Heidi Jeub shared her experience with 9-12th grade students in art class. Tri County students are fortunate to have this artistic experience brought to them as a result of the grant writing efforts of Elwyn Ruud who secured a residency grant through COMPAS.
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