The students at TGS enjoyed getting to shop at the Trojanopoly Store this week and spend some of their Trojanopoly money they've earned. We will continue shopping throughout the remainder of the year. If anyone would like to donate items or money to buy items for our store, please call Troy Grade School or drop it by the office. We appreciate your support of this great learning experience for our students!!
Troy Kindergarten celebrates 100th Day
The Troy Kindergarten celebrated the 100th Day of School on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Everyone dressed up like they were 100 years old with lots of gray hair and canes. The Kindergarteners celebrated all day with 100 activities like 100 bead necklaces, 100 year old self-portraits, writing 100 words, and counting to 100. Fun memories were made to celebrate the 100th day!
The Troy High School FFA chapter will be serving breakfast to the community, faculty, staff, and students on Friday February 23rd from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Cost is a free will donation.
Serving: Sausage, eggs, hash browns, and biscuits and gravy.
Troy Grade School will be hosting a Preschool Round-Up on Tuesday, March 6th at the Troy Community Building. Students must be 4 years olf on or before August 31st. Please call the Troy Grade Office at 785-985-3950 to schedule a round-up appointment between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Pictured (left to right): Ella Grable, Nicole Wissler, Andi Grable and K-12 art teacher, Roger Purdy. Ella (1st Grade), Nicole (2nd Grade) and Andi (Kindergarten) all won first place for their grade, within the state of Kansas in the Fire Safety Poster competition. These students will all be traveling to the Capital on January 26th to meet the State Fire Marshall and the Governor. Congratulations!
The Troy Middle School Lady Trojans finished the season as the OTL Tournament Champions, winning 44-27 over Nemaha Central in the championship game. The Lady Trojans entered the Tournament as the number two seed with a 10-2 regular season record, while finishing the season at 13-2. The Lady Trojan JV team also finished the regular season with a 10-2 overall record.
USD 429 Troy is seeking a full-time 7-8 English/Language Arts Teacher. Interested applicants should have a current Kansas Teaching Certificate or be able to obtain a Kansas Teaching Certificate. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, credentials, transcripts, and a copy of your current teaching license to USD 429 Troy, Box 190, Troy, KS 66087 or by email to email@example.com. USD 429 Troy is an E.O.E.
Coaching positions are available.
Troy USD 429 is a 1A rural school district covering 95 square miles. The district is situated in the center of the rolling, picturesque hills of Doniphan County. USD 429 Troy has maintained the present student enrollment for the past few years. Approximately 340 students in grades PreK-12 currently attend school in USD 429 Troy. Highland Community College in Highland, KS; Benedictine College in Atchison, KS; and Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO. offer a wide variety of classes to residents of the district and Doniphan County. Troy is located approximately 16 miles west of St. Joseph, Missouri and 65 miles northeast of Topeka, Kansas. It is the county seat for Doniphan County. The district also has two doctors, one dentist, and two financial institutions.
Troy USD 429 has two attendance centers. Both of them are located in Troy. Troy Elementary School houses PreK-6 grade. The Doniphan County Special Education Pre-School is also located in this building, as well as the Superintendent's Office. The Middle School has approximately 54 students in grades 7-8. Grades 9-12 enrollment is approx. 83. These students are located at Troy Middle/High School.
Dear USD 429 Parents and Guardians:
Heading into February I can only say I hope the worst of the bad weather is behind us. I don’t know about you but I am ready for warmer temperatures. As I am typing this the sun is out and warmer temperatures are predicted. I hope you and your families are doing well. In talking with Mrs. Silvey, USD 429 School Nurse, we have had a normal bout of sickness for the cold and flu season. If you have managed to avoid it, great.
I have mentioned many times the importance of good school attendance, and will continue to do so. TGS and TMS/THS are documenting the amount of school time we miss this year for “school related” events. The Kansas State High School Activities Association asks for this information about every four years for middle school and high school students. You, and even us that work in the schools, do not realize how much time we miss on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis for school sponsored activities. When we get this information we will share it with you. I think you and our teaching staff might be surprised to see how much class time we miss.
When you add the amount of time a student misses for school related events and then their own sick days; and then if their teacher is gone a couple times for school related events or personal illness, it could be a lot of lost instructional time. Without rambling on and on, the point is we need to take full advantage of the 166 days we do have scheduled with your kids. The help you can give us is to make sure they are here when they can be. We HAVE to have your help with that to help your child reach their full potential.
I have also mentioned to you Troy Schools is working on upgrading their technology infrastructure and their technology specifically student devices. The administration and board of education are committed to these projects. We are piloting some devices at the high school, middle school, and annex to see how they work and to see if the wireless network can handle the additional devices. So far, it has not been smooth sailing, which is good for us to find out. We will continue to study this and work on solutions for your children and our teaching staff.
Patrick E. McKernan
Superintendent of Schools/Elementary Principal
Troy USD 429
At the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, January 8th a calendar change was approved. Monday, February 19th will be a student contact day. Troy USD 429 will not be in session on Wednesday, February 21st. This change is due to USD 429 Troy High School hosting TVL Music on Wed., Feb. 21st.
In the event that the Troy School District is forced to close school due to inclement weather conditions, notifications will be made on KAIR 1470 AM/93.7 FM, 92.7 FM/KKJO 105.5/1550 AM, KNZA 103.9 FM/92.1 KMZA/93.7 KAIR, KQTV (Ch. 3)/KPN Fox (Ch. 4/204)/KNPG 21 NBC (Ch. 11/201)/KCJO 30 (Ch. 13/213)/KSHB 41 NBC (Ch. 12/212), 38 Spot to TextCaster/Trojan Alerts subscribers, Troy Trojan Facebook Page, Troy Trojan Twitter. We will attempt to make this decision in the morning as early as possible. There also may be occasions when threatening weather forces us to dismiss school early. This notification will be made on the same stations and also to TextCasters/Trojan Alerts subscribers.
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