Week of April 25

From Director, Dr. Hohensee:

We look forward to hosting our TCA seniors and their 2 guests at next Tuesday’s April 26 Senior Recognition Program at 7:30 PM at TCA.  This one hour program will highlight the accomplishments of our seniors and celebrate them for choosing to do high school differently.  We hope to see you there at this very important event in the life of your senior.  Seniors are asked to dress in business casual.


From Mrs. Lohmeyer, TCA School Counselor:

JUNIORS:  This summer is the perfect time to go college visits with your parents!  Contact colleges of your choice 2 weeks in advance to make a personal visit.  You’ll be ahead of the game when you start your senior year in August.


TCA Juniors are reminded to pick up a packet from your home high school US History teacher or Mrs. Mathias at TCA to complete your 20 community service hours this summer.  You’ll be glad you completed your required hours before the start of your senior year.  See Mrs. Mathias or your US History teacher for more information.


Juniors have four more opportunities to take the ACT test (www.ACTstudent.org) – June, September, October and December.  Below is ACT Test Prep Advice from John Baylor Test Prep:

  1. Take four:Have your student take the ACT four times. Colleges just care about that highest score, and many will combine the four highest sub-scores even if they happened on different tests. So have your student take the ACT at least four times, unless he or she hammers a 36 right away.
  2. June counts:If your student is a junior, have him or her take the ACT twice this spring, including June 11. I see big jumps on the June ACT because it’s two or three weeks after finals, the least stressful test date of the six offered annually. Have your student prepare for 30 to 45 minutes each day after finals, before June 11, and you’ll love the new score. Summer doesn’t start until noon on June 11.
  3. Motivate with money:Jumping that ACT score is the best paying job a high school student could ever have. Joining the “five-point-jump-club” means dramatically better school choices and scholarships. Create motivation by reminding your student he or she will make much more preparing for and jumping that ACT score than flipping burgers.
  4. Hammer the grammar:the ACT English and math content are the most predictable and easiest to improve. Have your student hammer the grammar and math questions prior to test day. I synthesize grammar down to 22 easy-to-master grammar rules, and ACT math is so basic that amnesia is often a high school junior’s biggest enemy. Solid practice should bring back the fond memories.



TCA Announcements:


Congratulations to our TCA Information Technology – Networking students for receiving Cyber Patriot Awards in competitions earlier this spring.  First Place State awardees were Hunter Koll, Kartney Green, Justin Magee, and Cody Eggert.  Third Place State Awards were Grayson Clark, Michael Mason, Luke Westover, and Joshua Barnett.


Congratulations to Gau Ayaj, a junior in the Engineering Career Pathway and Kessa Rogers, a junior in the Health Sciences-CNA Career Pathway who have been accepted for a prestigious opportunity.  The Foundation for Teaching Economics has week-long camps around the country where students get to live on college campuses, have some college instruction and prominent corporate trainers come and teach students economics and leadership skills. They are the first high school students from the state of Nebraska to attend this unique opportunity from the state of Nebraska. Congratulations to Gau and Kessa!


Looking for a part-time job this summer?  Smart Chicken, a poultry processing plant located in Waverly, NE just outside of Lincoln and we have launched a new program targeted at Seniors and Juniors that are at least 18 years of age or will be by the end of the school year.  Pick up a flyer in the TCA Main Office if interested in applying.



  • TCA’s Senior Recognition Program on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM, hosted by TCA’s Educator’s Rising Club.  This is an important event in the life of your senior year and we are hoping you can join us for this recognition program.  Your photos will be returned to you.)
  • Students are invited to TCA’s Neon Party on May 6 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at TCA.
  • TCA Seniors will present their TCA Capstone Projects on May 10 & 12. More details to come.
  • TCA’s last day is Monday, May 16


TCA students and parents can check their TCA tuition statement on-line at www.southeast.edu.  Students will log in with their SCC student ID # and password.  Payments can be made on-line or with check.  Contact the SCC Billing Office at 402-437-2669 for more information.


Field Trips This Week:

Thursday, April 28

  • Engineering Career Pathway to Cleaver Brooks Engineering Firm

Friday, April 29

  • Business Administration Career Pathway to Hudl
  • Early Childhood Career Pathway to Knowledge Beginnings and Ivy League Childcare Centers
  • Information Technology-Networking Career Pathway to NET Television

Saturday, April 30

  • Business Entrepreneurship Career Pathway to the Heider College of Business Administration at the Harper Center at Creighton University in Omaha


Guest Speakers This Week:

Wednesday, April 207- Junior Achievement presentations in the Business-Administration Career Pathway

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