The Troy High School Sophomore class helped decorate the courthouse gazebo on November 15th. Students worked in teams to hang wreaths, drape garland, assemble the Christmas tree, and suspend lights. They learned the value of hard work (even in the cold) and collaboration. This was part of Troy’s Civic Engagement Initiative, a program that promotes student involvement in the community.
Caption 1: Scyla Pierce and Sydnee Vanwey hang a wreath.
Caption 2: Students assemble the Christmas tree.
Caption 3: Students hang garland.
Caption 4: Back left to right: Grace Estes, Matthew Negonsott, Blaine Shellenberger, Rhett Pierce, Bray Davies, Chandler Jeschke, Taylor Franken, Keaton Neumann, Kace Keller, Riley Shelton
Front left to right: Alexus Owens, Chloe Williams, Breanna Simpson, Isaac Houghton, Selina Weatherford, Sydnee Vanwey, Kyla Reel, Scyla Pierce, Chance Hecker
Troy High School Juniors Joey Parks and Holly Williams traveled to St. Joseph, Missouri for round two of the e2 Fellowship Conference. They were part of a team of students that presented changes they would like to see in our region’s education to the Heartland Board, a quartet of former educators and current entrepreneurs. Changes the presentation included were localizing education and changing the culture of homes around the region to help the schools thrive.
Caption 1: Holly Williams (center) and Joey Parks (left) help present information to the Heartland Board.
The Troy High School Freshman class visited Eastside Apartments on 11/8/18 to help with leaf removal. The community service project was part of the Troy Schools Civic Engagement Initiative, a program that excites students about community outreach. In two visits, the Freshman class removed ninety-three bags of leaves.
Caption 1: Students rake and bag leaves.
Caption 2: Team work.
Caption 3: Back left to right: Claire Winder, Paige Hinds, Regan Hill, Jacey Moore, Avery Euler, Abby Parks, Alana Morgan, Antonio Miner, Emma McConnaughey
Front left to right: Maddie Williams, Devin Masters
Troy High School Seniors helped with the set up and tear down of election poll booths on November 5th and November 7th. This was part of Troy's Civic Engagement Initiative, a program designed to give students opportunities to be active in the community.
Caption Picture 1: Students help set up the election poll booths.
Caption Picture 2: From left to right: Brayden Wiedmer, Jeromy South, Owen Root, Andrew Nett, Alanda Jamvold
Caption Picture 3: From left to right: Mr. Jeremy Prudden (Social Studies instructor), Jon Boyle, Tysen Williams, Kyle Jackson
The Troy High School Senior class visited the Doniphan County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 30th to help with the set up of the election equipment. The students learned the intricacies of the electronic voting machines and the process of voting in general. One student, Jon Boyle, took part in the voting process for the first time. This visit was part of Troy High School’s Civic Engagement Initiative, a program that encourages community service in the area.
Caption 1: Students scan electronic ballots.
Caption 2: Students test electronic voting mechanisms.
Caption 3: A group picture of the students.
The Kansas National Guard visited Troy High School today to discuss bullying and respect with students. The main points of the discussion were integrity, honor, and kindness. The students were engaged and learned many valuable life lessons from the experience.
Caption: Students listen as Sergeant First Class Dale Bart and Sergeant First Class Ben Aldridge discuss respect, honor, and discipline.
The Troy High School sophomore class visited the Glore Psychiatric Museum on September 28th. The students learned about the care of the intellectually and emotionally disabled and how it has evolved throughout history, from the “correction devices” used in Medieval times to today’s “pill revolution”. Students watched the icepick lobotomy procedure, viewed artistic works by patients in the old rehabilitation institutions of St. Joseph, and toured the tunnels and morgue of the building. The main goal of the trip was to provide students with a new outlook on the world, stressing empathy for those that may be less fortunate.
Picture 1: Students view the video “Kill or Cure?” which details icepick lobotomies and trepanation, two procedures used in the early part of the 1900s to “cure” the intellectually disabled.
Picture 2: Isaac Houghton tries on a straitjacket.
Picture 3: Chance Hecker tries on a straitjacket.
Picture 4: Students view Medieval “correction devices”.