May 29, 2020

The County Alternative High School Newsletter
Thank you to all the TCA Students...

...who helped us reach our goal of over 40,000 questions answered on IXL! Keep up the good work, the next mile stone is 50,000 questions answered. Thank you for all of the students accessing our live classrooms and group sessions, it is always nice to see you and interact with you. We still have two weeks until the end of the year, our last student day is on June 11 th .

Mr. White

And finally, congratulations to the 14 graduating seniors from TCA, their last day of school will be June 4 th !

From Mr. Cruice's Kitchen...

Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower Casserole
1 head (2 lb) cauliflower, cut into large florets
¾ lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered lengthwise SAVE $
6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup hot milk
1 cup hot heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch grated nutmeg
1 cup plain bread crumbs

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray bottom and sides of 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
2 In 5- to 6-quart saucepan, cook cauliflower florets in boiling salted water 3 to 4 minutes or until tender but still firm. Use slotted spoon to transfer cauliflower to colander to drain. Add Brussels sprouts to boiling water; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain.
3 In 4-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-low heat. Add flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with whisk. Slowly pour hot milk and hot whipping cream into butter-flour mixture; beat with whisk until smooth. Increase heat, and heat to boiling, beating constantly, 1 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in shredded Gruyère cheese and 1/3 cup of the shredded Parmesan cheese until smooth. Stir in salt, 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper, the garlic powder and nutmeg until combined.
4 Add drained cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to sauce. Gently stir to coat. Pour into baking dish. In small microwavable bowl, heat remaining 4 tablespoons butter uncovered on High 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in bread crumbs, remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to combine. Sprinkle evenly on top.
5 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown and mixture is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Counseling Corner
Did You Know May is/was Mental Health Awareness Month?

Ms. Kelsey's and her students assemble a poster to raise public awareness.
Delaware County Libraries

During the COVID-19 closure, Delaware County residents can get a library card by emailing their name, address, phone number, and birthday to or by filling out the online form here .
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The census is underway and it is am incredibly important part of ensuring that schools receiving the funding necessary to provide a quality education to our students. Now more than ever, it is critical that you and your family are counted in the 2020 Census.

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