Front Row: Seth Judd, Christian Etherton, Brogan Morris, Hayden Hegarty, Jason Collins
Secont Row: Brylee Rush, Aubrey Ferris, Eva Fuemmeler, Karlie Grable, Allie Horner, Katie Nett, Brylan Bahr
Third Row: Trinity Clary, Graycen Ferris, Anna Fleek, Paityn Engemann, Keely Jasper, Cayley Grable, Jaya Pierce
Back Row: Max Franken, Abe Houghton, Jake King, Preston Christenson, Jerrit Norris, Kemper Clary, Pierce Keller, Austin Grable, Boden Benitz, Reagan Hartman
Head Coach: Derek Jasper
Assistant Coach: Allisha Engemann
Front row: A. Morgan, K. Reel, H. Williams, C. Rosenberger, R. Jasper, B. Wiedmer, K. Neumann
Back row: G. Estes, M. Masters, J. Parks, T. Williams, L. Clary, I. Houghton, D. Masters, O. Root, T. Franken
Not Pictured: C. Hecker, A. Minor, M. Negonsott, A. Stock,
At the USD 429 Troy Board of Education Meeting on Monday, March 11th, the Troy School Board and Administrators voted to add two calendar days to the end of the year. The last day of school will be Tuesday, May 21st. The 8th grader's last day will move to Tuesday, May 14th. Grade 8 promotion will remain on Tues., May 14 at 7 p.m. Mr. Estes, MS/HS Principal, will be sending a letter home to 8th grade parents this week. The letter is posted below. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these inclement weather days.
Dear Parent of an 8th grade student,
As you know, we have missed several days of school because of viruses and inclement weather. State statute requires a minimum amount of contact time for students.
After working with the District Office and counting every minute we could, it has been determined that two additional days are required to meet the State Statute. Eighth grade students are now required to attend school on May 13th and May 14th. Eighth grade promotion has not changed and will be on May 14th.
Together we can make sure the last few months of the 2018-2019 school year are positive and productive.
Mr. Michael Estes
DRIVER EDUCATION QUICK HITS
Summer 2019 Driver Education Information. A mandatory parent/student meeting on 2019 Summer Driver Education will be Wednesday, March 20th, at 7 p.m. in the THS Cafeteria. Summer Driver Education forms will be filled out that night with Mr. Koranda. Please make sure the student and parent are in attendance.
Course Fee: $214.00 s
Enrollment Cut-Off Date: April 30, 2019. So we can get vision screenings and DE 99s entered.
First Day of Class: Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Class Dates/Times: Every weekday May 28 to June 7. 8 AM to 12 PM EVERY day.
Age Requirement: Student MUST be 14 by June 7, 2018.
Testing Requirements: Students must pass all tests, modules, and competencies with an 80%.
Classroom Time: Students must spend approximately 30 hours in the classroom.
Drive Time: Students will be required to drive 6 hours and ride along 6 hours. The driving schedule will be set at a later date. See calendar for possibilities.
DE-99: Students MUST complete their DE-99 with instructor present in order to receive an instructional permit to complete the behind the wheel competencies.
Grading: The course is PASS/FAIL
Troy USD 429 will offer a bus for transportation to Riverside May 28th - June 7th at 7:40 a.m. at Troy Middle School and will transport them back to TMS at 12:20 p.m.
For questions call or text
Coach Koranda 785-741-0835
More information on Summer 2019 Driver Education is available below:
Troy High School Juniors Holly Williams and Joey Parks attended the third phase of the e2 Fellowship Conference in St. Joseph, Missouri. The students discussed the 7 C’s of Leadership and the fairness and unfairness of American society and participated in a team-building exercise involving Legos. The e2 Fellowship is a conference designed to teach students the aspects of leadership and collaboration. The final phase of the four-part conference will take place on April 9th, after which the students will take what they learn and apply to their student body.
Caption 1: Holly Williams discusses the 7 C’s of Leadership with her colleagues.
Caption 2: Joey Parks helps his team members build the sturdiest floatable Lego boat.
Caption 3: Holly Williams and Joey Parks.
I am sure it is safe to speak for all when I say, I can’t wait for Spring and better weather to get here. It has been a challenging year with the weather. The cold weather and dangerous driving conditions have led to school closing more this year than many can remember. Add the flu that hit the elementary school before Christmas Break and we have been out ten full days of school. When we add in our early outs we have missed the equivalent to 12 days of school. That is approximately 80 hours of school. 80 hours of lost instructional time. I would like to tell you, all the bad weather is gone and this is all the school we will miss, but of course I can’t predict that.
I have learned over the years I can not control the weather but we can control the time in school. I have spoken with the board of education about making up some school time for the main reason to regain some lost instruction. They are receptive to that and we are still looking at options. Again, in my professional opinion, I think it would be a disservice to not try and regain some instructional time for your children. If that means adding days in May, then we might have to do that.
I have been asked, ‘don’t we have enough time built in our calendar’? The factual answer is yes. But the educational answer is, why settle for the minimum? We are charged to do more with your kids than just the minimum. If we choose to only educate as much as we are “required” to, then should we only play four football games instead of nine, ten basketball games instead of twenty? Getting a D in a class is the minimum grade you can receive to pass. If we adopt that same philosophy, students, parents and teachers, should be ok with a D grade. I know you expect more from us as educators and we owe it to you. Do not take my comments as condescending. I make those comments to overstate my point. I have some strong convictions and beliefs about the amount of time we have with students, your children. It is short the way it is. I am always open for any discussion related to educating your child. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any thoughts.
What I know is this snowy, cold weather will pass and Spring will be here soon. I am ready for it!
Patrick E. McKernan
Superintendent of Schools/Elementary Principal
Troy USD 429
Troy Grade School will be having Kindergarten Round-Up on Friday, April 5. Students must be 5 years old on or before August 31st. Please call the office at 785-985-3538 to schedule a round-up appointment. A parent meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Troy Grade School Cafeteria.
February 14, 2019
At the Board of Education Meeting last night, School Administration and the Board of Education voted to make March 15th a ½ day of student contact. Students will dismiss on March 15th at 12:30 p.m. 4 Year Old Preschool will have morning session on March 15th. Teachers will have a teacher work day in the afternoon on March 15th.
April 4th will be a No School day as the district will host the TVL Forensics Meet at Troy High School. Teachers will be required to be on duty that day.
April 22nd originally a no school day will now be a full student contact day for all students Preschool – 12.
Additional student contact days may need to be made up in May as more inclement weather is expected for our area.
Thank you for your cooperation with all the inclement weather and school closings. As always the students of USD 429 Troy are our top priority.