Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
March 2019
Superintendent's Message

“Every action we take impacts the lives of others
around us. The question is: Are you aware of Your Impact?”
~ Arthur Carmazzi

Dear TBAISD Staff,

Recently, we were asked to partner with a local school district leader and present to a local board of commissions on school funding. As a common practice, following the presentation we inquired if additional questions existed. One of the commissioners asked about the types of programs and services we provide to local school district families and students. Before we could finish outlining a comprehensive list, one commissioner exalted, “My four children all attended the Manufacturing Technology Academy at the Career-Tech Center and all went to the University of Michigan. We can not be more pleased with the quality of programs, people and experiences. ” Another commissioner followed up with, “Yes, my son attended MTA as well.” A third commissioner expressed deep appreciation for the special education programs and services TBAISD provides.

To say I was blown away is an understatement. I know YOU make a difference every day because I have the privilege of seeing your work first-hand. For example, walking into the Life Skills Center talent show and witnessing the immense expression of joy on students' faces and watching them celebrate their successes with our teacher assistants, teachers, and support staff is moving. However, to go to a community meeting and having others (outside of our organization) praise the people, programs and experience is amazing. Through YOUR actions and interactions, you are making a profound impact in the lives you touch. Thank you.

An important part of our strategic planning process includes seeking your input. Thank you to the 280 staff members who have already completed our staff survey. If you have not yet, please reserve about 10 minutes to complete the linked staff survey . On May 7, we plan to share a comprehensive report highlighting the findings with our TBAISD Board of Education.

As we transition from winter to spring, I look forward to our work together and the continued inspiration you and our students provide.

Nick Ceglarek, Ed.D.
New Employee Welcome

Tom "J" Burton ,
Teacher Assistant
In the News

CTC Agriscience and Natural Resources - Career Day
CTC Manufacturing Tech Academy - Career Day MTA
3rd Annual Expo &
Community Open House

Wednesday, May 1, 4:00 - 7:30
Food, Fun & Games
Come explore the Career-Tech Center and get caught up in the energy of this community resource. Live music, a delicious pig roast, raffles, children's activities, car show, and student demonstrations are just the beginning. Invite your friends, family and neighbors and introduce them to the world of career and technical education.
MTA Student/Parent Info Night
Tuesday, April 2
Each session is 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Career-Tech Center. For more information contact Tim Wheatley
CTC Student Spotlight
Kiwanis and Rotary Students of the Month
Phishing Alert
Continued vigilance is needed by every user of the TBAISD email system to help our network remain free of viruses and malware. While our filters stop most phishing attacks before they reach the inbox, it takes only a single exception to cause a problem. Caution is especially needed when dealing with attachments or links. In general, if you are not expecting someone to send you a file then you should verify the identity and intention of the sender before opening an attachment or clicking on a link.
TBAISD staff members have a solid history of successfully avoiding email scams. We urge renewed caution as attackers' tactics evolve to get past technical defenses and the choices of email users. If you have questions about phishing scams or receive a suspicious email message please contact any member of the Tech Services team immediately. 
Sabrina Claire Darga
Born March 7, 2019
8 lbs. 4oz., 21" long to
Ashley Darga, Early College Coordinator

Declan O'Connor
Born February 18, 2019
9 lbs. 1oz., 20-3/4" long to
Jaclyn O'Connor, Speech Pathologist
Current Job Board
Please help with outreach and awareness by sharing the current TBAISD job opportunities LINKED HERE with others in your social circle. More opportunities throughout the region are also listed on the TBAISD website under Employment .
Life Skills Center
Spring Craft Show - April 13
Join the Life Skills Center for a Spring Craft Show
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13.
Vendor space is available to artists from across the region. A registration fee of $25 supports enrichment activities for students. Contact Maishelle for more information or to reserve a space.
Registration &
Volunteer Opportunities
The fifth season of the Traverse City Dream Team begins with opening day on May 11. All games are held at the Traverse City Civic Center beginning at 10 a.m. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity! For more information please contact Kristen Ryder at or go to
Parent Network Workshop Series

Disability Network Northern Michigan and various community partners are pleased to present a winter/spring workshop series hosted at TBAISD Conference Center, 1101 Red Drive, Traverse City, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Topics are designed to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities.
March 20 - Recreation and Community
April 17 - Housing
Parents are encouraged to attend and learn about helpful resources that support students in transition. For more information or to RSVP contact Nicole Miller, 231-922-0903 ext. 318, or

Birthday Spotlight
See who celebrates a birthday this April. LINK 
Dates to Remember - LINK to annual calendar
March 25-29 - Spring Recess, School Not in Session
April 1 - School Resumes
April 9 - TBAISD Board of Education Meeting
April 2-3 - CTC 8 th Grade Visits
April 16 - Deadline for Outstanding Educator Award Nominations
April 17 - CTC Spring Advisory
April 18 - CTC Career Fair
Photo Gallery
Safe Routes to School Workshop
Systems Planning for Safe Routes to School
Teacher Assistant Training
MTA Student Showcase
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