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Extra Curricular

Welcome to The Children’s House Extracurricular opportunities. If you have any questions or want to become involved, please contact Julie Boss, TCH Parent and Athletic Coordinator: boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or (248) 535-1713.

To provide sports teams for our students, we NEED volunteer coaches.
Please contact Julie Boss (boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or 248-535-1713), if you are willing to coach or help. We do not need expert coaches, just adults who would like to help so that we can have these teams. Coaches - click here for coach's packet

TCH Sports 


If your athlete is interested in basketball, volleyball, wrestling or skiing, below is some general information. More can be found on the LEAP website.  If TCH is going to have teams, we will need a couple of coaches.  Please reach out to Julie Boss (boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or 248-535-1713) if you are interested in coaching or helping!

2rd-5th Years:

Boys 4th-5th Grade Basketball:
Season: 1/3/23-2/8/23:
Registration: $75.00 dollars
Registration Deadline: 12/9/22
For NON-TCAPS students, select the "Out of District" option.
More information and registration here

Co-Ed 4th-5th Grade Volleyball:
Season: 2/11/23-3/22/23
Registration: $75.00 dollars
Registration Deadline: 1/27/23
For NON-TCAPS students, select the “Out of District” option.
Registration and more information here

K-8 Wrestling:
Season: 1/9/23-3/11/23
Registration: 1/6/23
Registration Deadline: 1/27/23
For NON-TCAPS students, select the “Out of District” option.
Registration and more information here

6th-8th Grade Students:

For all middle school sports, your athlete will NEED a PHYSICAL dated after April 15th, 2022.  Again, for these sports to happen, we NEED coaches.  Please contact Julie Boss if interested.

Girl's 6th-8th Grade Basketball:
Season: 1/3/23-3/4/23
Registration: $145.00
Registration Deadline: 12/16/22
Registration and more information here

6th-8th Grade Wrestling:
Season: 1/3/23-3/18/23
Registration and more information here

If you have a middle school student that wishes to participate in athletics, they will need three things before they are allowed to participate for the 2022-23 school year.

1. Get a Sports Physical: Middle School Athletes must have an updated physical on file each school year. Sports physicals must be dated April 15th, 2022 or newer, and can be used for the entire 22-23 school year. Need a new physical? Download and print the TCAPS physical form here, and then please call your family physician to schedule a physical for your child. Email completed physicals to: kielda@tcaps.net

2. FinalForms: Create an account in Final Forms for the 2022-23 school year, or update your current account.  Login and select all of the sports you are interested in joining for this year to ensure you are receiving all of the communications from our staff.  Please visit https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com/   

3. Register & Pay: Current offerings can be found @ www.tcaps.net/leap. Click on the offering and go through the registration process. Once registered and paid you will receive an email confirmation from the Eleyo registration system as receipt of registration.  

Skiing Options:

Ski Club at Crystal Mountain: Tuesdays January 10 – February 16, 2023
Deadline to register is November 23, 2022
Crystal Mountain offers area schools an affordable ski pass, rental, and lesson program. To participate, please email Christine Magiera at christine.h.magiera@gmail.com TCH Parent and Ski Club coordinator, for information, registration forms and waivers. Forms will also be available at the Front Desk.

Grand Traverse Ski Club:  Registration opens on November 15th at 7:00pm.  More information is at gtskiclub.org

Holiday Race Team

Country Skiing VSC Nordic Flyers (Grades 6-8) 

Alpine Skiing/Schuss Mountain (Grades 1-12)

Snowboarding/Schuss Mountain (Grades 6-12)

Grand Traverse Ski Club Ski Swap 

After School Activities


Theater Workshop
4th - 8th years
Begins October 4th - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5
This workshop is full! To be put on a waitlist, email Kim@traversechildrenshouse.org.

JJ Janiszewski is excited to be able to work on another production with your young thespians this year!  The play is called The Phantom Tollbooth by Susan Nanus and based on the book by Norton Juster.  The play has 19 actors.  There are 7 actors that only play one role, the other 12 play multiple roles. 

Battle of the Books
4th - 5th years
Deadline to register: Monday, Nov. 21.

This is a program that takes place from December until the competition in March. It is a great way to get children reading and being part of a team. Each team has 4-6 members and read either 5 books or 10 books. The books are chosen by The Battle of the Books committee and range from novels to graphic novels. Visit the Battle of the Books website more information.

Deadline to register: Monday, Nov. 21. Please reach out to Julie Boss (248-535-1713 or at boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com) if your child is interested and if you are interested in coaching a team. I can help any new coach! It is really fun!

Other Opportunities in the Community

Is your child interested in other sports or arts activities outside of school? Julie Boss, TCH Parent and Athletic Coordinator, keeps an ever-evolving list of opportunities in the Traverse City area: boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or (248) 535-1713. 

The list of activities outside of school represents a wide range of after-school or weekend extra-curricular activities available for our children.  While The Children’s House does not review or endorse these activities, we do want you to be aware of the options available.