February Lunch Menu

2023 Seniors: Important Dates/Info

Seniors, please check back to this page as we continually add information and more details.

A Letter From the Executive Director of Operations, Mrs. Kristina Lucas:

March 2, 2023

Parent/Guardians of Tri-Rivers senior students:

We are thankful for our parental support at Tri-Rivers Career Center, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your son/daughter’s educational journey. Even through some of the most trying school years, your student has succeeded. With that being said, Tri-Rivers Career Center will be recognizing our successful seniors at a Ceremony Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Marion Coliseum
located on the Marion County Fairgrounds: 220 E. Fairground St. Marion, Ohio 43302. All senior completers will be recognized for their accomplishments that evening.

This event is a celebration of their achievements and successes while attending Tri-Rivers. Many of our students have set goals that will move them way beyond the walls of TRCC and for that we are honored and privileged to celebrate them.

We will hold a Senior Meeting with our current Senior students during their lunches at TRCC on Wednesday, April 5th. We will review the important dates and answer questions regarding the ceremony and end of the year events. All of our Senior information will be posted on the Tri-Rivers website www.tririvers.com and will be announced on our Morning News.

FAQ’s-Frequently Asked Questions:

What should students wear?  Students should dress formally. Males should wear a shirt with a collar, dress shirt and/or tie, and dress pants. Females are encouraged to wear dresses or skirts of appropriate length, or dress pants. We ask that ALL students refrain from wearing t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and tennis shoes. For safety reasons NO flip flops or high heels.
All students will be asked to wear their Home-School purchased Josten’s gowns during the ceremony. No caps or tassels at the TRCC ceremony-students may wear their NTHS/NHS cords. If students are homeschooled or they do not intend to participate at their home school graduation but are interested in walking at Tri-Rivers Senior Recognition – please send them to Mrs. Rhonda Irey in the SRC by Friday, April 28th to place a hold on a robe for the event.

What time does the event start?  The event starts promptly at 7:00 pm. We are asking that all students arrive by 6:00 pm to prepare for the line-up and seating arrangements. We ask that all parents attending remain at the event until the last student crosses the stage. This minimizes the distraction from our students that deserve to be recognized properly.

How long does the event last? The event itself typically lasts about 90 minutes. Please be prepared to stay inside the Coliseum until all students are released. We have many students that have worked hard to be recognized and we would like to make sure we honor them.

Are pictures available? Yes. We plan to have photographers take candids throughout the event and take individual photos of each senior as they exit the stage. We will post these on our social media for parents.

How many guests may attend? At this time we are allowing each senior to bring as many family/friend members as they would like. Tickets are not necessary for entry into this event.

What if I have a family member with Handicap Accessible needs?  We will have handicap accessible parking and seating available. The seating is limited so we ask that only one other person from your family sit with them so that we have room for others with needs and our seniors.

May I take pictures? Yes, we just ask that you wait until after the ceremony to take pictures with your student.

Again, this is a celebration to recognize our seniors and we want to honor their accomplishments at TRCC. Each student that walks across the stage deserves to have their name and accomplishments heard by all. As a reminder, please keep all cell phones and devices on mute until the ceremony is completed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email


Kristina Lucas

Kristina M. Lucas


Checklist of important dates:



Seniors, please check back to this page as we continually add information and more details.

What’s Your E? Enrolled. Enlisted. Employed. From below:

What’s Your E Poster Form 2023 PDF
What’s Your E Poster Form 2023 Word



January 2023 Breakfast/Lunch Menus

TRCC’s Treasurer/CFO inducted into MTC’s Alumni Hall of Fame

Above, Tammi Cowell is picture with Dr. Amy Adams of MTC.

Tammi Cowell, Tri-Rivers Treasurer/CFO. 

Mrs. Tammi Cowell, Tri-Rivers Treasurer/CFO was inducted into Marion Technical College’s Alumni Hall of Fame Thursday, November 17, at a ceremony held in the Health Technolgoies Center on the Marion Campus.

Mrs. Cowell oftentimes talks about people today needing more grit.   Mrs. Cowell IS the definition of grit—she displays true grit. Her courage and resolve as she has faced life’s obstacles is truly amazing.

She started her career at TRCC.  She was a very young mom and a high school secretary at Tri-Rivers. She handled both roles—and her many other roles —with a confidence and maturity that belied her youthful age. She moved from that position to the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent. 

As a life-long learner she continued her education, here at MTC, then earning a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. All along she continued to grow in her career. She left Tri-Rivers to become the treasurer/CFO at Northmor and then hired back at Tri-Rivers as Treasurer/CFO. 

At Northmor Mrs. Cowell improved their cash balance from $0 to $6 million in five year. And since returning to Tri-Rivers she has doubled Tri-Rivers’ cash carryover balance in just three years by implementing cost savings measures and managing or initiating several grants.


                          MTC Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees, l-r: Tammi Cowell, John “Tom” Gleespen, Sue Jacob and Darl Snyder.

Mrs. Cowell is also active in the Ohio Association of School Business Officials  (also know as OASBO) by serving as a board member and worker bee on many committees. 

Locally she is active in the Junior Service Guild and Marion Women’s Club Home. She’s also board member for the Women’s Business Council and has been active with United Way and the Salvation Army.

In 2019 she received Central Region Distinguished Service Award by OASBO’s Foundation for School Business Management. That same year she was selected as an Emerging Leader for OASBO. Tammi was named as an Outstanding Alumni at Tri-Rivers.

Mrs. Cowell has taken her Associate Degree and continued to build on it…She has continually given back to Marion Technical College by serving for many years as a business advisory committee member. She IS a proud MTC graduate and a wonderful ambassador.

Whatever job Mrs. Cowell has, she takes it to the next level. She not only has grit, she is disciplined, tenacious and a force in her field. She is very deserving of this award. Congratulations, Mrs. Cowell! All of us at TRCC are proud of you!



Ohio Means Jobs Virtual Job Fair Nov. 2


Click link above for details.


TRCC celebrates School Lunch Week, Oct. 10-14


“Peace, Love & School Lunch” Campaign highlights #NSLW22

To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving nearly 30 million children each day, Tri-Rivers school will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2022. The fun and creative campaign theme, “Peace, Love & School Lunch,” highlights the importance of a healthy school lunch to a student’s success both in and out of the classroom.

Research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school. National School Lunch Week will highlight the nutritious foods available daily at Tri-Rivers school. Tri-Rivers will be offering a new whole grain item each day to gage student interest. On the menu that week we will be offering those retro classics with a twist that everyone remembers.

“School lunches offer students fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk, and meet federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium.” “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the wonderful benefits of our lunch program.”

The federally funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. Students can enjoy the convenience of a healthy school lunch for just $3.00.  Some students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Free and reduced lunch forms are available in the cafeteria, main office and on final forms.

The “Peace, Love & School Lunch” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s. Parents and students can follow the fun on social media using the hashtags #NSLW22, #PeaceLoveSchoolLunch and #SchoolLunch.

For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/.


speak up

Safer Ohio School Tip Line

What Parents Need to Know

  • Information submitted to the tip line can be done anonymously.
  • The tip line accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
  • The tip line does not cost your school anything to utilize.
  • Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security.  If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up.
  • Contact your school or district directly about policies they have for notification to parents about tips received.
  • Information submitted to tip lines is not a public record under Ohio law.

Do you need help now?

Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.

Throughout Ohio, you can text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Data usage while texting Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill with the mobile service carrier. People of all ages can use Crisis Text Line.

For more information about the Crisis Text Line and for supporting resources, please visit the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website.


988 Lifeline

Ohioans experiencing suicidal crisis, mental health or addiction-related distress can now call 988, an easy-to-remember three-digit number to access free, 24/7, confidential support for themselves or loved ones.

The Lifeline provides live crisis phone services in English and Spanish and uses Language Line Solutions to provide translation services in over 250 additional languages for people who call 988. The 988 dialing code will also be available nationwide for text or chat (English only).