TA News

New and Returning Students Enjoy Back-to-School Picnic

Over 100 families attended our Back-to-School Picnic and New Student Orientation Tours on Sunday, Aug. 26, including 42 Student Ambassadors in grades 8-12 (who showed new students where their classes and lockers are located) and 48 new students and their families.  

Families contributed dozens of home-cooked main dishes, sides, and desserts for the TAPA-sponsored event, and adults and students alike enjoyed catching up, meeting new people, and playing games of corn hole on the quad.

The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 28.  Welcome to all our families!




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