EXTRACURRICULARS

Each semester of a traditional academic year, TPS - in partnership with community educators and organizations - offers a variety of extracurricular enrichment opportunities, such as language instruction, instrument instruction, Scouts, and more. The offerings are different each semester, and we always post information as soon as we have it available. Please consult the list below to see current classes. Please note - these experiences are offered by the individuals listed in the materials; they are not offered directly by TPS except where stated. If you are interested in the possibility of offering an extracurricular program, please contact the front office to share your thinking.

Cross Country Fall 2021

TPS' 2021 Cross Country team for grades 6-8 is being coached by TPS parents Stacey Conlin, Terra Childers and Kenny Childers (Stacey is also the TPS Health Aide), and is offered as an official TPS-sponsored program.

The Season and Practices
The season begins in early August and ends at approximately the end of September. Practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:45-5p mostly at Switchyard Park (weather permitting). Runners will also be provided with workouts for off days that can be done at home. Practices will begin on Tuesday, August 10.

Information Session and Meets
The 2021 team will participate in 4-5 county meets. The meet schedule will be shared with families at an information session. Families will receive an invitation to this session after they have registered their runners. TPS will also share meet information with our entire school community so that we can attend and cheer on our runners!

Meet Schedule (all times still tba):
8/28 - Eagle Creek 
9/7 - Edgewood
9/14 - Bloomington Bobcats
9/22 - Edgewood
9/30 - St. Charles

Cost
There is no fee for participation in TPS' Cross Country team.

Registration
Families are encouraged to register their runners by Monday, July 26 so that arrangements can begin to be made as early as possible for meet participation; however, registrations may continue to be submitted until the beginning of the season in August. To register, please follow these 3 important steps in the order they are listed:

  1. Download, print, complete and scan the IHSAA Physical Form

  2. Download, print, complete and scan the TPS Permission Form

  3. Once the IHSAA Form and the Permission Form have been completed and scanned, complete the online TPS team Registration. You will be prompted within the online registration to upload the scanned forms directly into the registration. You will be unable to finalize registration until you have upload the forms into the online registration. Therefore, please complete steps #1 and #2 prior to beginning step #3.

Questions about 2021 Cross County, or need help with registration? Email Ms. Stacey.

Spanish Language Fall 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no after school Spanish language classes offered at TPS during the fall semester. We will hope to bring back after school language opportunities during the spring semester!

Questions? Contact instructor Marlene Smith at 812.219.4861 or email her.

German Language Fall 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no after school German language classes offered at TPS during the fall semester. We will hope to bring back after school language opportunities during the spring semester!

Questions? Contact instructor Heike Meya at 812.340.3518 or email her.

Scouting 2021-2022

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 160 is a community-based troop open to all Cub Scout-age children of all genders in Bloomington, and led by TPS parent George Mankowski. If you are interested in learning more about Cub Scouts or about volunteering, please contact George Mankowski.

Brownies/Girl Scouts

If you are interested in learning about Girl Scout opportunities at TPS and/or within the larger Bloomington community, please contact Laura Dahncke. Learn more HERE.