USDA meal waivers expire

2022-23—Covid Policy

Until we get further guidance from the Ohio Department of Health or Marion Public Health, we will ask any student who tests positive for Covid to isolate for 5 days and then return to school on day 6 if there is symptom improvement and they are fever-free.  Students will wear a mask on day 6 thru 10 if when return to school.

Tri-Rivers joins Ohio Technical Centers statewide campaign

Tri-Rivers Career Center—Adult Education—joins Ohio Technical Centers’ “Fast Track” Campaign Statewide effort designed to grow awareness of adult programs that close the gap between workplace demands and talent pool competencies.

Ohio’s adult and continuing education programs, operating at 51 locations throughout the state, are now collectively known as the Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs). To build awareness of the new brand and, most importantly, the upskilling opportunities available to adults statewide, Tri-Rivers Career Center is joining the “Fast Track” Campaign effort. The Ohio Technical Centers, with the new slogan, “Your Fast Track to Success,” are the state’s educational providers offering adult learners the training and credentials for the most in-demand jobs and a direct path to employability.

“The Ohio Technical Centers and their programming are catalysts providing immediacy and impact for adults of all ages throughout the state. This is especially critical as Ohio’s economy has more opportunities than ever for a skilled workforce to meet the growing demand all over Ohio,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.

“It seems like every day I value even more that our state’s 51 Ohio Technical Centers serve as pathways for adults to quality employment. In addition, many programs are free or low-cost options equipping them with the skills they need to enter a career or to further their postsecondary education,” Gardner said.


The “Fast Track” Campaign will raise awareness of the various programs available throughout the state, including at Tri-Rivers. These include workforce training programs that award industry credentials, licenses, or certifications and provide a direct pathway to employment. Ohio Technical Centers also offer free services through Ohio’s ASPIRE program, which focuses on individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to succeed in postsecondary education, training and employment. In addition, Ohio’s Adult Diploma Program, available through the Ohio Technical Centers, provides free job training for adults aged 20 and above to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and industry credentials.

“Our Adult Education programs at Tri-Rivers have been built through active partnerships with local employers to ensure they get what they need from their local workforce,” said Dr. Charles Speelman, superintendent for Tri-Rivers.

“ Through strong partnerships with local business and industry,Tri-Rivers-Adult Education continues to meet the workforce demands of the moment by responding rapidly through customized training programs and other services for adults,” said Dr. Speelman.

All Ohio Technical Centers programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, national accrediting agencies, and specific third-party credentials. In 2021, the Ohio Department of Higher Education reported that 71% of those enrolled in a technical program received a credential, certificate, state license or passed a technical assessment upon completion, and 90% of those completing a technical program found employment.


Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs), a division of the Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents, are an association of 51 independently operated career technical centers offering educational programs to adults specific to local needs, improving the job skills and professional competencies of Ohio’s workforce.

These Centers close the gap between urgent, in-demand workplace expectations and worker marketability through accredited programs in skilled trades and credentialed careers and ongoing interaction with local employers. In addition, Ohio Technical Centers facilitate and encourage professional development through a range of customizable services for students, employers, and the broader community. The result is a refreshed, competent, and adaptable talent pool eager to apply their education immediately and for the longer term.

Tri-Rivers offers adult students quality full-time and part-time programs, including LPN to RN, PN (LPN Training Program), Patient Care Technician, Paramedicine, EMT, Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Robotics Training (FANUC, Yaskawa Motoman, Universal), Precision Machining, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Hydraulics, the Adult Diploma Program and more. Visit, and for details. Call 740-389-4682 for health care programs and 740-389-8590 for skilled trades programs.

To learn more about all of the Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs)  visit

Chef Stalnaker earns Silver Medal

Chef Lance Stalnaker, Culinary Arts Instructor at Tri-Rivers Career Center, earned a Silver Medal at the Columbus State Spring Classic held recently. He competed in the KC-4 category, Contemporary Hot Food Category with an entry of Spiced Rack of Lamb with Curry Sauce and Chermoula, Stewed Butternut Squash and Lentils, Confit Bell Peppers, and Candied Squash.

Competitors have sixty minutes to prepare four portions of a finished entrée plate based on the protein of their choosing. The competition is judged by American Culinary Federation Competition Judges which included Lead Judge Sarah Deckert CEC (Certified Executive Chef) and Thomas Peer CMC (Certified Master Chef).

This is Chef Stalnaker’s third ACF Professional Competition and according to him, he does it to help his students with their competitions. “How can I ask them to go and compete, and give them the help they need from me as their advisor if I have never experienced it myself”?

He goes on to say, “Just like I tell my students, you cannot come away from these competitions without being a better Chef in every way, putting yourself out there to be judged is not easy, but it is very fulfilling.” Chef Stalnaker has had two culinary arts teams finish in the top 3 at the national FCCLA Conference and says he owes that success to students who buy in and work hard, and to a supportive administrative staff at this school that supports his continuing education and development as well as that of his students.

Chef Stalnaker CEC, CCE, WCEC is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation and the World Association of Chefs Societies and a Certified Culinary Educator through the American Culinary Federation. He resides in Mount Gilead.

Senior Signing Day May 13, 2022

We invite parents/guardians to attend our Signing Day 2022, May 13, 2022. This event recognizes Seniors who have achieved their “E.”  They are ENROLLED in college, apprenticeships, etc, EMPLOYED and/or ENLISTED. Each Tri-Rivers’ Senior who has achieved their “E” will be recognized by Tri-Rivers Administration,  future employers, reps from colleges and the military. They will be recognized by program. (See the schedule below)

They will receive a letter or certificate from the Governor’s Office, CANDO! and TRCC congratulating them. The event photos will appear on our Facebook page.

We also invited their home school administrators and counselors to attend.

Any questions, contact Ellen Messenger, .


Tri-Rivers Community Service Day, Friday, April 22

April 18-22 is Community Service Week

Tri-Rivers Community Service Project – Making a Difference 4/22/2022

A letter from Building Principal Chris Solis to TRCC Families:

We hope all is well with you and your family. We wanted to communicate to our TRCC families that our students will be completing Community Service this Friday, April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to learn to always give back to their community to serve others in making a difference. We require all Full-Time students to participate in this activity and attendance will be taken at each project site. Please dress appropriately for the day and be prepared for possible weather.

Tri-Rivers enrollment encompasses 9 associate schools. Our Level 1 (Juniors)  and Level  (Seniors) students will be participating in projects located in their communities. We are excited about this first time event that we would like to take place annually at this time. Here is a list of our Associate Schools and their community service project(s):

Mount Gilead – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – Report to the Mount Gilead Administration Building 145 North Cherry Street beginning at 8:15-8:30 am. Completing projects in the Village.

Cardington – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – Report to Cardington High School and you will walk/be transported to the Municipal Building and working at Legion Park at 8:15 am.

Highland – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – Report to Highland High School by 8:00 am. Students will be working on the school grounds with the Horticulture Club.

River Valley – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – Report to one of the following LOCATIONS (proper location is being shared with students)

  1. River Valley High School/Middle – Working at the school mulching, painting, and cleaning around school property. Report by 8:15 am
  2. Baseball/Softball Complex on Route 309 – Raking fields, and cleaning the park area. (12 students have been chosen for this project). Report by 8:15 am
  3. City Parking Lot A (corner of Prospect and Church) – completing city projects (20 RV students have been chosen for this project) Transportation provided at Tri-Rivers and report by 8:00 am. Student drivers need to report to Parking Lot A by 8:15 am.
  4. Center Street Community Health Center 136 W. Center St. – cleaning and landscaping property. (Level 2 Student Drivers have been chosen and need to report by 8:15 am).

Elgin – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – Report to Elgin High School by 8:00-8:15 am. You will be reporting to one of the following LOCATIONS (proper location is being shared with students)

  1. Elgin High School – cleaning school grounds, setting up for Elgin Relays, baseball game, softball game, cleaning admin. building (35 students have been chosen for this location).
  2. New Bloomington for Village and Park clean up/painting and report by 8:00-8:15 – (12 student drivers have been selected for this project)

Pleasant – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – Report to Pleasant High School by 8:45 am in the front of the building. (Location is being shared with students). Mulching and Landscaping around the schools.

Ridgedale – Level 1 and Level 2 students – Report to Ridgedale High School by 8:15-8:30 am. Non-drivers will be transported to the Morral Park Washburn and Brown Park Northeast Street Morral, Ohio 43337. Drivers can meet at the park. Project activities include painting and cleaning up the park area.

Marion Harding Level 2 Students – you will be selected to go to 1 of three elementaries (Specific location is being shared with students). Non-drivers will ride their traditional morning route to Tri-Rivers. At around 8:15 am they will be transported from Tri-Rivers to their specific location to one of the following schools. Drivers can report to their specific location by 9:00 am.

  1. George Washington Elementary (400 Pennsylvania Ave.) – 15 students have been assigned to work on raised garden beds and cleanup around the school.
  2. Taft Elementary (1000 Robinson Ave.) – 10 students have been assigned to work on raised garden beds and cleanup around the school.
  3. Harrison Elementary (625 Brightwood Drive) – 15 students have been assigned to work on raised garden beds and cleanup around the school.

Marion Harding Level 1 Students – students have been selected to go to 2 locations for the day. Non-drivers will ride their traditional morning route to Tri-Rivers. At around 8:15 am they will be transported from Tri-Rivers to their specific location to one of the areas. Drivers can report to their specific location by 8:30 am.

  1. City Parking Lot A (Corner of Prospect and Church) – 39 students have been assigned to complete city projects.
  2. Marion County Sheriff’s Office (100 Executive Drive Marion, Ohio) – 10 student drivers have been assigned to work on projects with deputies. Arrive by 8:15 am.

North Union – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – students have been selected to go to the following locations (specific location will be shared with the students):

  1. Richwood High School – 20-25 students will arrive at North Union High School cafe at 8:15 am for details. Students will be going to Richwood Lake and Park Clean Up.
  2. Magnetic Springs baseball field – 23353 OH-37, Marysville, OH 43040. Arrive at 9:00 am for field clean up. (10-15 students)
  3. Richwood Fairgrounds – 1 Gill St. Richwood, OH 43344. Clean up for facilities (15-20 students)

Home school students / Non Associate School Students / Part-Time students – Level 1 and Level 2 Students – please arrive at Tri-Rivers during normal school hours. . You will be working on projects around our school.
★★ If you are not a part-time student (Homeschool students and non Associate School Students) please arrive at Tri-Rivers during your normal school hours at 8:15 am start.
★★ If you are a part-time student who normally attends in the morning please arrive at Tri-Rivers at 8:15. If you are a part-time student who normally attends in the afternoon please arrive at normal time.


  1. Is this MANDATORY? – Yes and we will be taking attendance for the events. It will be counted as an unexcused absence if the student does not participate and could result in loss of credit and truancy issues.
  2. If my child is sick for this event how do I report their absence? Please send an email to
  3. Will lunch be available for the students? Students will either be fed at their location with pizza or school issued bag lunches.
  4. What if the event ends early? Student drivers will be released and can go home. Bus riders can leave if transportation is provided or they will have to be transported by their Associate High School.
  5. How will we know if the event is CANCELED? You will receive a school text alert from Tri-Rivers in which we would ask for the students to report to school for their traditional school day.
  6. What if I have a Work Based Learning Student? We would ask for those students to participate as much as possible in their school sponsored projects and then leave for their scheduled work.

7. How will I know specifically where my child will be located for their Service Project if there are multiple projects sponsored by the school? A school text alert will be sent to the students prior to Friday.

Acceptance Night for New Students April 28

Acceptance Night is for New Students.

The event will begin at 6pm in the Career Tech labs with presentations by Career Tech Instructors. Arrive promptly so you don’t miss anything!  See details below.

Note: Prior to the meeting, there will be a CCP Session at 5pm in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR/Cafeteria)

Also, prior to Acceptance Night, the new Cosmetology students will meet in the Student Resource Center at This meeting will last one hour. Click here for details Cosmetology Meeting Flyer  2022