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Tech's Daily Student Announcements

Message from Principal Ziemann:

Good Morning Parents and Tech Community,

I have decided to retire at the end of this school year, June 30, 2014.

I have been working fulltime for 44 years—40 in education as a teacher, principal and school board member. The best job I ever had was being the principal here at Tech for the past 15 years.

I look forward to the last seven weeks of this school year. I have lots to do in seeing that the end of the year runs smoothly and in preparing for 2014-2015. Of course, I will also assist in the transition to the new principal as much as possible.

It has been a pleasure to serve Tech and I look forward to the rest of this year.

Roger Ziemann

Tech LRC Remodel Project

Starting next week, Monday April 28th, Tech will be closing the library portion of the LRC.  The following Monday May 5th, we will need to close the computer lab portion of the LRC as well.  If everything goes according to the very carefully planned summer schedule, we will have both areas reopened at the start of the 2014/2015 school year. 

We regret that we will not be able to provide students with the opportunity to check out books and that computer usage will be drastically hindered for the remainder of the year but we will relocate our textbook circulation to the room that is now used for the Access program so that students can continue to use their textbooks and be able to check them back in at the end of the year. 

"On Thursday, April 24, the Tech High School SADD organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions, will be hosting a mock crash to demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving.  Along with help from various organizations including the St. Cloud Police Department, the St. Cloud Fire Department, Life Link, and Gold Cross Ambulance, the Tech SADD students have worked relentlessly to plan this event.  The mock crash coincides with the school’s prom, scheduled for Saturday, April 26.  

On the morning of April 24, 12th Ave. S from 2nd St S to 7th St S. will be blocked off from 7:00am – 11:00.  Parents dropping their kids off that morning are encouraged to use door 19/20 along 7th Ave S.  12th Ave S will be cleared following the mock crash and will be open at the end of the school day.  

(In the case of inclement weather, the crash will be re-scheduled for Friday, April 25.)"

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

Prom will be April 26 at Tech in the gym.  Dance is from 8:00-11:00.  Grand March will be in the South Auditorium at 6:30.  Cost $1.00 to watch.  If you are brining a guest that does not go to Tech, you must have them fill out the Guest Form.  You may pick up these forms in the Activities Office.  Tickets will go on sale Monday April 14 for $25 per ticket.

Graduation information for Tech 2014

Tech All Night Graduation Party Web Page
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Erickson at Kennedy.

Graduation speaker and song voting

Principal Senior Letter

Graduation Code of Conduct

Congratulations to Tech HOSA, Future Health Professionals!  We had 18 individuals participate in and compete at the HOSA State Leadership Conference Friday April 4th.  Two teams of Tech students qualified to advance to Nationals for their 1st and 2nd place finishes in the Public Health event.  Those students are: Megan Parries, Madeline Syverson, Rachel Weis, and Ashley Wolter; and Jaclyn Bautch, Tori Maish, Shannon Moscho, and Alina Vongkhamdy and of course their esteemed advisor Jennifer Doom.  The National Conference will be held in Orlando, FL at the end of June. 

Site Council Meeting Schedule
2013-14 School Year

 The Site Council will meet in the TAO (Principal’s Conference Room) on Mondays at 6:00pm.  Please see the schedule below.
Monday, September 30th
Monday, October 28th
No meeting in November
No meeting in December
Monday, January 27th
(canceled due to weather conditions)  
Monday, February 24th
Monday, March 31st
Monday, April 14th
Monday, April 28th
Monday, May 19th


Technical High School will have an Open House for next year’s 9th grade students (Class of 2018) and
parents on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m.  The Open House will start in the gymnasium and will include brief comments from students, administrators, and counselors.  The evening ends at 8:30 p.m. with refreshments in the cafeteria.  Please enter through doors 6, 9 or 10.
Krisi Lain, Guidance Director
Technical High School
233 12th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN  56301
Phone:  252-2231, Ext. 3017

Online Report Cards in Skyward for 2013-2014 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 on going efforts to reduce the roughly 2 million sheets of paper we print each year, we would like to attempt 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.

AP Testing Schedule Changes:
Due to the number of days missed for weather this year, the AP Program has given the option to teachers to move testing to the 3rd week of May during the nationally scheduled alternate dates.  After careful consideration, our AP teachers and students have agreed to move the following tests to the LATE-TESTING window: 
AP US Government (new date: Wednesday, May 21st, at 8AM
AP English Language (new date: Wednesday, May 21st, at 12PM)
AP World History (new date: Wednesday, May 21st, at 12PM)
AP Chemistry (new date: Thursday, May 22, at 12PM)
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bloch at 252-2231, ext. 3015 or at erin.bloch@isd742.org

Community Ed. Classes for Middle and Senior High Students

Click HERE for information about Junior and Senior high specific courses offered by St. Cloud Community Education. Art, Music and Athletics are just some of the choices. For information on course availability, click HERE for the Community Education web page.