Hello TCS families. We are excited about the beginning of a new school year. We are grateful for a good first week back. Thank you for choosing TCS. We are trusting the Lord for a great year. Here are a few news items that we wanted to share with you.

Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven".

Welcome New Staff Members:  

Please welcome the following new staff members to TCS: Lindsay Haines (Administrative Professional), Dr. Daniel Hite (Biology/Chemistry), Jerod Kiser (Business Manager), and Linda Kiser (Elementary Music). We praise the Lord for providing the staff members we need each year.

Science Activity:

In 7th grade Science, the students learned the importance of everyone's help in group projects. Each group was given a cup challenge and worked together to lift and stack cups without touching them with their hands.

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Allen Lima Youth Leadership: 

We would like to recognize three Temple Christian juniors who are representing TCS at this year’s Allen Lima Youth Leadership Program.  The program, now in its 20th year, is a county and city wide program that involves, educates, and challenges youth to reach their fullest potential as leaders. Students learn about their community, discover and develop their own leadership styles, and practice team building and communication skills.   Pictured left to right are:   Illona Szuch, Caleb Kiser, and Josie Deitering. Congratulations students!

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First Day in K5:  

The K5 had a great first day of school.  They are a great group and already having a lot of fun.

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Witness Wear: 

Our first Witness Wear day is Wednesday, September 8th.  Students may wear old Witness Wear items, Temple items, or blue and white items, along with a pair of jeans on Witness Wear days until our new Witness Wear arrives. Once our new Witness Wear arrives, students must wear the 2021-22 items. Old Witness Wear items and blue and white items will no longer be permitted. Order forms are available in both offices and can be accessed by clicking here!

Purchasing Lunch Online:  

TCS families may now use Renweb/FACTS to order and pay for student lunches. Please contact the office with any questions regarding this new opportunity.

Positive Referral Donations Needed:

Each week in grades 6-12, we recognize a student for his or her positive contributions to the TCS atmosphere. Teachers can “write up” students for their positive actions and service to TCS, and each week they are entered into a drawing. Would you be willing to donate $10 Gift Cards for these positive referral winners? Each year we are able to reward 30+ students for their positive attitudes and contributions to their peers and teachers. If you would like to help, please notify Mr. McPheron at mcpheronbj@tcspioneers.org or drop off your donation of gift cards or cash to the HS office (labeled “Positive Referral”). (Examples of gift cards: Taco Bell, gas stations, Menchies, movie theatre, fast food, etc.)


Please remember to call the office by 8:30 am if your child will be absent.  We are required to follow up on unexcused absences. We are also required to ask for symptoms if your child is ill.  We ask that you email the office with the reason for your child's absence. Written notes are also acceptable. If your child has an appointment during the day, please notify the teacher and the office in advance.  

Pick-Up Changes:

It is also important to call the office by 2:30 pm if your child's dismissal plans have changed. We will communicate those changes to our staff.

Dismissal Time Parking Lot Procedures: 

Thank you for your cooperation at dismissal time. Here are a few reminders for you.

  • All elementary and MS/HS cars should enter the east entrance by the Lima Manor when you are entering campus.
  • All MS/HS cars should exit campus using Burden Drive.
  • All elementary cars should exit campus using the 2nd entrance away from the Lima Manor. 
  • No cars should exit the east entrance near the Lima Manor.

Text Alerts: 

If you are not receiving text alerts, please notify the elementary office so that we can get your appropriate contact information.


We will communicate delays and cancellations using our text alert system. We also post on WLIO/Hometown Stations.

Student Medical Records/Information: 

Please make sure that you have turned in all of the required medical and other paperwork from the summer packet. Please contact the elementary office if you still need any paperwork and we can email it to you. Please remember that if your child needs to take any medication (prescription, over the counter, cough drops, etc.), they must have the medication and paperwork signed and turned into the office. Medication should be brought to school by parents, rather than students. Prescription medication forms must be signed by a physician.

Please note: inhalers are prescriptions that also need proper physician orders and documentation. This is policy even if your older student self carries at school or for sports.  Please call Shelley Zwiebel, our school nurse, in the elementary office with any questions or concerns.

2021-22 Immunization Requirements for 7th and 12th grade students:

Incoming seventh graders for the 2021-22 school year are required to have a Tdap vaccination and the Meningococcal vaccine. The Meningococcal vaccine is also required for students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2021. This is a state requirement. Students without proof of vaccination can be subject to exclusion from school. Immunizations must be obtained by the 15th day of school.

2021-22 Immunization Requirements for K5 Students: 

Please make sure that all K5 students have had their appropriate immunizations for the school year. Immunizations must be obtained by the 15th day of school.

Booster ONLINE Spirit Store NOW OPEN: 

The TCS Boosters online store is open. There are many new items for sale including 8 NEW campus wear items for students to wear as daily campus wear. This store closes on Friday, September 10th at 8:30am and late orders WILL NOT be accepted so make your order today! 

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Next Week’s Sports Events: 

September 7     Varsity/JV Volleyball at HOME vs. Vanlue @ 5:30 P.M.

September 7     Varsity Boys’ Soccer at HOME vs. Continental @ 5:00 P.M.

September 7     JH Soccer at Miller City @ 6:30 P.M.

September 9     Varsity Boys’ Soccer at Home vs. New Knoxville @ 5:30 P.M.

September 9     JH Volleyball at HOME vs. Calvary @ 6:00 P.M.

September 9     JH Soccer at Ottoville @ 6:30 P.M.

September 11   Varsity/JV Volleyball at HOME for a Tripleheader  10:00/11:00/12:00

Important Dates:

Sept. 6           No School – Labor Day

Sept. 8           Witness Wear Day

Sept. 10         Add/Drop deadline for high school and middle school classes

Sept. 22         Witness Wear Day

Sept. 22       “See You at the Pole” 

Sept. 23         Faculty Development  1:00 Dismissal

Sept. 24         First Quarter Mid-term

Sept. 28         Mid-term reports sent home

Lunch Menu for the Week of September 7th

Monday         No School -   Labor Day

Tuesday         Pizza   $1.00/Slice

Wednesday   Cheeseburger, Fries, Fruit

Thursday       Chicken Quesadilla, Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Friday             Pizza  $1.00/Slice