The Troy Kindergarten celebrated the 100th Day of School on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Everyone dressed up like they were 100 years old with lots of gray hair and canes. The Kindergartners celebrated all day with 100 activities like 100 bead necklaces, 100 year old self-portraits, writing 100 word, 100 cup stack, and 100 style cupcakes. Fun memories were made to celebrate the 100th day!
Troy High and Middle School’s fourth “Kindness Pays” assembly took place on Wednesday, February 12th. The “Kindness Pays” program is when designated teachers nominate students who have committed acts of integrity, kindness, and humility during the month. These students’ names are then drawn from a hat, and the winning name receives a gift certificate. All of the names will then go into another drawing at the end of the year with other months’ nominees.
This month, the good deeds for which the students were chosen included being kind and helpful to referees during a sporting event and exhibiting positivity toward underclassmen.
The students nominated last month then chose a staff member to recognize. Mr. Derek Jasper, physical education instructor, was recognized for his integrity, kindness, and impact in students’ lives.
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Kindness Pays nominees from left to right:
Back row: Abby Parks, Keaton Neumann, Tyler Jenkins, Morgan Masters, Jacob Moore, Mr. Derek Jasper
Front row: Taylor O’Connor, Braxton Franken
The Trojan High School Scholar's Bowl team is going to the State Finals in Goessel, Kansas Saturday the 15th of February! Going to Regional's is a story in itself. They started Regionals with 2 loses to Washington and Frankfort in a 7 team bracket . "We were definitely in the tougher bracket." Said Scholar's Bowl captain Kael Morris. They were the bottom team in the bracket to move onto finals. Again, they suffered 2 loses in the final rounds when they won three rounds consecutively including a win in the rematch against Frankfort. The team did not realize they placed 2nd and advanced to State until the last round was completed. Even then, they did not believe it. Kael Morris was trying to calculate in his head the results of the final rounds, Joey Parks nervously did football drills in the cafeteria. It is safe to say, he did not know what to do with himself. Taylor O'Connor proclaimed she would cry. Holly Williams was comforting Taylor, and Riley Shelton was red in the face. Then it was announced that they took runner-up; the celebration rivaled that of a Kansas-City touchdown.
Pictured above from Left to Right:
2020 Troy High School Queen of Courts Candidates
Pictured: Front Row: Morgan Masters, Cassidy Rosenberger, Holly Williams/ 2nd row: Trevor Huff, Tate Smith, Caton Swartz, Back Row: CJ Hale, Sidney Fleek, Macy Norris, and Kipp Jasper
2020 Queen of Courts Stuco Sponsored Pep Rally will be Friday, February 7th at 2:45 p.m. at C.W. Oliver Gymnasium. Queen of Courts Ceremony will take place at half time of the Varsity Boys game vs. Linn at approx. 7:30 p.m. A dance in the old gym will immediately follow the game until 11:30 p.m.
Kansas Day was celebrated on Wednesday, January 29th at Troy Grade School. Fifth
Grade students constructed a quilt, with the help of Shirley Buessing and Michelle
Grable, in recognition of the day. Each student embroidered a square with a Kansas
symbol on it to auction. The 19 fifth grade students collectively sold 4974 tickets for a
chance to win the quilt. The three top sellers for quilt ticket sales went to Mackenna
Thomas in third place, Carter Pierce in second place, and Tillie Keller in first place. After
an assembly of songs, trivia contests, and readings, the winning ticket of the quilt was
drawn. The 2020 Kansas quilt was won by Andrea Reno. Her daughter, Sophia Reno,
sold the winning ticket.
TGS Honors Attendance
It's a new year and Troy Grade School has started something new. TGS will be honoring those students who have had perfect attendance for each month with a treat and extra recess minutes. We will start over each month so all students have a fresh start. At the monthly character assemblies, 2 names from each grade level, with perfect attendance, will be drawn to earn an ice cream treat. Students with perfect attendance at the end of the year will earn tickets to a Royals Game.
Students drawn for perfect attendance in January were: Gannon Whetstine, Mark Johnson, Logan Uplinger, Juliet Trachsel, Braylon Kuehn, Adelyn Kostman, Keegan Ruhnke, Ella Grable, Reed Wampler, Don Nelson, Kaston Jasper, Brooklynn Drake, Abbey Wilson, and Zoie Uplinger