USD 429 Parents and Guardians:
I hope all is well you and your families. This is always a beautiful time of year with the fall colors coming on but it also brings cooler weather. We are experience some of that cool, wet, fall weather as I am typing this. The changing of the weather also can bring on allergies, cold and flu symptoms, and other illnesses. As a reminder, please stay home if you are sick or running a fever. We have seen a little uptick in positive Covid-19 cases within our school and area. We are doing our own testing of close contacts, and this has been helpful, so kids can stay in school. However, if the rapid test shows a positive, then the individual must go on to get a PCR test for additional verification. I have told our staff and our custodial crew to become more diligent with cleaning and fogging our classrooms and learning spaces to help fight the spread of all those diseases mentioned above. Again, if you are sick, better to be safe.
Now, since I am telling you to keep you kids home, we also have to talk about the importance of good school attendance. As I have mentioned in previous news articles posted on the district website and the student handbook; if a student miss more than 10% of the school calendar days in attendance, they are considered chronically absent by state guidelines. The total number of days a child can be gone to this point in our year and not be consider chronically absent is 5 days absent. We understand that illness happens. We do not want students at school when they are sick and you are the best judge of that for your own child. Research has proven time and time again, attendance at school is a main determiner of academic success, and later in life, work success. Our attendance rate is a key indicator for school accreditation and our student success. We take pride in offering kids a quality education. The state is now monitoring schools and individual building’s attendance rate.
At Parent Teacher Conferences, teachers will be sharing attendance data with you. If you do get a letter from me or Mr. Estes, please contact us with questions or concerns. This is our attempt to keep you informed of your child’s attendance and to make sure our records match yours. If you have questions, please reach out to us.
I am hoping all you and your families stay healthy as we head into the holiday months. Take care.
Troy Kindergarten visits Weston Red Barn Farm
On Monday, October 25, the Troy Kindergarten Class travelled to the Weston Red Barn Farm. Students enjoyed learning about different farm animals and got a chance to pet the animals. Students rode on a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch where they got to learn about how pumpkins grow and pick a pumpkin to take home. Students also enjoyed a picnic lunch. After their visit to the farm, they stopped in Atchison to play at Jackson Park.
Front Row: Sam Brissett, Adely Orcutt, Braxton Huss, Marly Greaser, Brook Tharman, Blaikley Ogden, Lane Price, Jagger Lambert, Dawson Jarrett, Jensen Owens, Liam Winder, Lilly White, Everlee Purdy, Kaydee Huss,
Back Row: Mandalyn Rathmann, Ainsley Kostman, Cullen Porter, Landon Thornberry, Garret Whetstine, Kailey Weber, Bosten Horner, Beau Klaus, Franklin Engemann, Otto Meng, Lauren Lednicky, Phillip Rodvelt, Tyler Grable
On Thursday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. the Troy Grade School Student Council, sponsored by Rebekah Hall, will be working with kindergarten through 12th grade students to host a Veterans Day assembly. The program will be hosted at the Troy High School gymnasium at 10:00 am. We would like to personally invite all veterans from our surrounding community and welcome the public, family, and friends to help us honor them. At the conclusion of the program we will be serving lunch to any veteran, and their guest, who is able to join us. If you have any questions, or to let us know the name of a veteran that will be joining us for lunch please call the Troy District office at 985-3950. We look forward to the opportunity to work with our community in honoring those who have, and are currently serving in the armed forces.
Fantastic finish for these Fantastic Four Seniors, and their teammates today! Played 2 great sets against DWest, falling just short the first set 21-25 and putting up a great fight the second 9-25.
THS 2021 Football Cheerleaders!
Friday, October 23 was Senior Night for the Cheerleaders.
Thank you Abby, Senior Cheerleader, for your dedication and hard work to the Trojans. You will be missed!
The Ladies also performed for Half-time!
Senior - Abby Parks
Juniors - Davina Benitz, Anna Fleek, Keely Jasper, Caydence Jeschke, Jaidyn Johnson, & Paityn Engemann
Sophomores - Brylan Bahr, Eva Fuemmeler, Karlie Grable, & Katie Nett
Freshman - Makenzie Christenson, Macy Grable, Sara Houghton, Izzy Vanwey, Emerson Weber, & Jaya Weishaar
Photos from Fri., Oct. 23 Troy vs. Horton FB Game
Troy won their home regular season finale Friday night by defeating Horton 46-21. The Trojans jumped out to a 40-0 halftime lead. Troy’s record is at 4-4 on the season.
The Trojans will travel to Uniontown next Friday in the cross district playoff game.
1Q: T-Brayden Hamilton 19 yard pass from Cam Anderson (kick fail)
1Q: T-Jerrit Norris 20 yard pass from Anderson (Hartman kick)
2Q: T-Austin Grable 33 yard pass from Anderson (kick fail)
2Q: T-Boden Benitz 43 yard pass from Anderson (Hartman kick)
2Q: T-Benitz 41 yard pass from Anderson (Hartman kick)
2Q: T-Norris 79 yard pass from Anderson (Hartman kick)
3Q: H-Trey Lockwood 21 yard run (run fail)
4Q: H-Trent Lockwood 4 yard run (Trey Lockwood run)
4Q: T-Christian Etherton 19 yard pass from Gannon Bowe (run fail)
4Q: H-Trey Lockwood 10 yard run (Whiteshield kick)
Rushing: Troy 21-83; Horton 36-179
Passing: Troy 19-26-370-6 TD-1 INT; Horton 4-12-30-1 INT
Rushing: Gavin Fuemmeler 3-33; Jack Hartman 3-33; Preston Christenson 1-6; Seth Judd 5-1; Reagan Hartman 6-4; Christian Etherton 1-9; Gannon Bowe 2- -3
Passing: Cam Anderson 12-14-307-6 TD; Reagan Hartman 5-9-46-1 INT; Gannon Bowe 2-3-19-1TD
Receiving: Jerrit Norris 4-121; Boden Benitz 4-124; Brayden Hamilton 2-30; Austin Grable 1-33; Preston Christenson 1- -1; Logan Blevins 5-46; Seth Judd 1- -2; Christian Etherton 1-19
Defense – tackles
Brayden Hamilton 5, Boden Benitz 2, Seth Judd 8 (1 fumble recovery, 1 INT), Reagan Hartman 4, Logan Blevins 3, Alex Dishon 1 (1 forced fumble), Preston Christenson 7 (2 sacks), Christian Etherton 2, Gavin Fuemmeler (2 fumble recovery), Jerrit Norris 9 (1 forced fumble), Kemper Clary 6 (1 sack), Blake Robinson 4 (1 fumble recovery), Hayden Hegarty 3, Jack Hartman 3, Kaden Klaus 5, Luke Clary 1, Brogan Morris 3
Cross Country Regionals at Centralia
Griffin Weber 17th 19:15 (PR)
Jake King 85th 25:30 (PR)
Macy Grable 26th 25:07
Gracie Grable 27th 25:12
Sara Houghton 49th 30:11
Congratulations to you all! You make us PROUD
Photos: Nikia Weber
Congratulations to this year’s NHS Inductees
This year Troy High School inducted six new members to the National Honors Society on October 20th. These students are exemplars of the four qualities prized by NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These students were democratically picked on an induct/non-induct bases by this year's Troy High School's advisory committee.
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Eva Fuemmeler- sophomore, Karlie Grable- sophomore, Mackail Lake-senior, Brogan Morris- sophomore, Emma Smith- sophomore, Katelynn Nett- sophomore, Said Fallaha- NHS Advisor.
TOPEKA — School transportation employees play an important role in the safety of Kansas children – so to help honor their dedication and expertise, Gov. Laura Kelly designated Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, as School Transportation Appreciation Day.
In Kansas, there were 4,366 school bus drivers during the 2020-2021 school year who transported 188,848 students more than 23 million miles.
“School transportation employees play an important role in the safety of our students,” said Keith Dreiling, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit. “There is a critical shortage of school bus drivers, not only in Kansas, but across the nation. We just don’t have enough school bus drivers to fill the need. We are asking community members to consider driving a school bus if they can, and I want to encourage the state of Kansas to help celebrate the men and women who currently sit behind the wheel of our buses and dedicate their time and talent to keeping our students safe.”
School Transportation Appreciation Day falls within National School Bus Safety Week, which is Oct. 18-22. National School Bus Safety Week takes place the third full week of October each year. It is designated to promote school bus safety.