Troy High School Volleyball team will play at approximately 3 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 22nd at Axtell vs. Wetmore for regional volleyball. Good Luck Ladies!
Troy High School Lady Trojan Volleyball will play at 8 a.m. vs. Blue Valley, 9 a.m. vs. Linn, 1 p.m. vs. Axtell, and 3 p.m. vs. Onaga on Sat., Oct. 19th at the TVL VB Tourney in Onaga. Good Luck Ladies!
Kyla Reel, Macy Norris, and Sydnee Vanwey all received Artistic Excellence Awards at the Missouri Western Visual Arts Day. Congratulations ladies!
Taylor O'Connor and Joseph Parks were named 2019 Homecoming Queen and King at the ceremony on Fri.., Oct. 4th. Pictured also are: Sidney Fleek, Bryton Etherton, Morgan Masters, Cale Hamilton, Taylor O’Connor, Joseph Parks, Cassidy Rosenberger, and Tate Smith. Kindergarten escorts are: Adym Jolly, Porter Owens, Gannon Whetstine, Makayla Grable.
THS Homecoming: “Troy Story”
The Troy High School Homecoming week is based on the theme “Troy Story,” with students imitating such characters as Andy, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear. One day’s theme is “You’ve Got a Friend In Me,” which requires students to dress like a friend.
The candidates are Sidney Fleek, Morgan Masters, Taylor O’Connor, Cassidy Rosenberger, Bryton Etherton, Cale Hamilton, Joseph Parks, and Tate Smith. The crowning will be at 6:30pm, before the Friday night game, October 4, against Centralia.
There are many Spirit Week activities planned. Troy High School will designate a hallway for each class to decorate. Students will whitewash windows on Wednesday night after the Powder Puff flag football game, which begins at 6pm. The 4-H grounds will be the location of a community bonfire at 8:45pm on Thursday night.
To end the Spirit Week activities, the pep rally will begin at 2:45pm Friday in front of the court yard. The rally will feature a candidates’ activity, cheers, and the pep band, all following a parade to Main Street from the school. The public is encouraged to attend. The floats to be featured at the Main Street parade and pep rally are centering around Toy Story.
The excitement comes to an end that evening with the crowning of the queen and king and the game itself, followed by the annual dance in the old gym.
Sidney Fleek is the daughter of Bill and Jill Fleek. She has been active in volleyball, basketball, softball, cheer, track, peer mentors, National Honors Society, and T-Club. She has also served as class Vice-President. She plans on majoring in nursing or medicine at KU.
Morgan Masters is the daughter of Bill Masters and Bree Masters. She has been active in volleyball, dance, track, T-Club, National Honors Society, and STUCO. She plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University to continue her track and field career while pursuing a degree in dental hygiene.
Taylor O’Connor is the daughter of Jason McNemee and Casey O’Connor. She has been active in Scholar’s Bowl, T-Club, and band. She plans to attend Highland Community College for two years, and then move on to KU to complete a degree in Administrative Business. Her goal is to go into marketing and find an executive position.
Cassidy Rosenberger is the daughter of Branson and Terri Rosenberger. She has been active in volleyball, track, cheer, National Honors Society, FFA, and T-Club. She is undecided on which college she wants to attend, but she plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
Bryton Etherton is the son of Adam and Lesly Etherton. He has been active in football, basketball, baseball, powerlifting, T-Club, and National Honors Society. He plans on going to KU to major in aerospace engineering.
Cale Hamilton is the son of Jan and Taryn Hamilton. He has been active in football, baseball, and basketball. His plans are to have a decent job so that he can have enough money to buy livestock and farm.
Joseph Parks is the son of Chris and Julie Parks. He has been active in football, baseball, cross country, track, T-Club, STUCO, Scholar’s Bowl, band, National Honors Society, peer mentors, and the musical. He plans to attend KU for two years of pre-pharmacy, and then to attend pharmacy school.
Tate Smith is the son of Mike and Carole Smith and DJ and Julie Werner. He has been active in football, basketball, baseball, and FFA. He plans on getting a job in the electrical field after finishing tech-school.
Dear 429 Parents and Gaurdians
Hello and I hope everyone is in that school routine. We have been in school a full month now and I am certain your children have adjusted to new staff, new expectations, and the busy schedule of school. It is important to not be so busy that your children get worn down. As I have mentioned many times, and all research will reinforce this, attendance at school is the number one indicator of academic success. Getting your children to school daily, arranging appointments on non-school days, and making sure you reinforce the many reasons they need to be in school will go a long way on helping your child succeed in school and life. The state of Kansas now has us reporting students who miss more than 10% of the school days. This is reported at the end of the year. However, we are tracking this on both campuses. You might think that ten percent is not a lot of days, but over the course of the year those days add up. So bottom line, get your kids to school.
One of our district goals I want to bring to your attention is listed below. I am open to anyone’s input, expertise, and knowledge on these areas. We are seeking input from parents and patrons on facility upgrades or renovations they would like to see. We are also seeking input for capital purchases, including technology. 5 years is a short term plan, but we need to begin somewhere. Again, please share your input with me or any staff member.
I do hope your children have had a positive start to the year. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Communicating with your child’s teacher is a great way to stay on top of their education. Take care.
Patrick E. McKernan
Superintendent of Schools/Elementary Principal
Troy USD 429
Troy High School had three students selected as Kansas Honor Scholars; Sidney Fleek, Kael Morris, and Joseph Parks.
A Kansas Honor Scholar earns this distinction by having a consistent record of academic achievement recognized as outstanding in the State of Kansas.