Triopia Jr/Sr High will be adjusting our RL (Remote Learning) and RLQ (Remote Learning Quarantined) expectations for the second semester starting on January 19th (which is a B day). All students who have elected to learn from home or are forced to quarantine will be expected to follow the expectations below. The biggest change is: Remote Learning students and Remote Learning-Quarantined students are required to be in class each day. The students should be present in the online format of their teachers choice until they are dismissed by their teacher. Therefore, all RL and RLQ students will be expected to follow the same schedule as if they were at school learning. Grades can be affected if the students do not attend class.
Triopia Schools will dismiss early on Friday, January 15 for a School Improvement Day - Bus Students will be dismissed at 1:15 and remaining students at 1:20. There will be NO afternoon Pre-K. There will no school on Monday, January 18.
Triopia Jr/Sr High will be adjusting our RL (Remote Learning) and RLQ (Remote Learning Quarantined) expectations for the second semester starting on January 19th (which is a B day). All students who have elected to learn from home or are forced to quarantine will be expected to follow the expectations below. The biggest change is: Remote Learning students and Remote Learning-Quarantined students are required to be in class each day. The students should be present in the online format of their teachers choice until they are dismissed by their teacher. Therefore, all RL and RLQ students will be expected to follow the same schedule as if they were at school learning. Grades can be affected if the students do not attend class.
Triopia reopens to students tomorrow, January 5, 2021. All guidelines that were in place during semester one will continue to be in place as we return: -Please carry out daily symptom screenings for your child(ren) each morning before school -Masks are required We are looking forward to having everyone back for a great second half to the school year! Happy 2021!
We regret we were unable to hold our annual grade school holiday program, but we hope you enjoy these holiday carols from the our students... Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season! https://youtu.be/s6H5S3xplt8
Daniel Wingert is the Upperclassmen Student of the Month for December. He is the son of Rebecca Burchard and Leland Wingert and is involved in Band and Scholastic Bowl here at Triopia. Ms. Ayres nominated Daniel and noted, “Daniel always comes to class with a lot of energy, and this energizes others in the classroom. He is always willing to ask questions, and he takes the time to understand the material. Dan's honesty and openness is a breath of fresh air.” Daniel is not certain on where he is going to school but wants to be a sound engineer. His goal after high school is to be a rockstar. His favorite class is Physics because Ms. Ayres is “ultra cool.” Some of Daniel’s favorite things are fried rice, playing the guitar, and being better at minecraft than his friend Curtis. Daniel’s favorite movie is Good Burger. Daniel mentioned that he does not like when Mr. Sorrells doesn’t think he is “ultra cool” and he does not like the movie Polar Express.
Brooklyn Beck is the Underclassmen Student of the Month for December. She is the daughter of Jim Beck and Ashley Beck and her siblings are KJ, Jace, and Hadlee. Brooklyn is involved in volleyball, basketball, and FFA here at Triopia. Brooklyn was nominated by Mrs. Dober who had this to say, “Brooklynn has worked extra hard these last couple of weeks to make sure that she gets caught up from being remote. She worked hard and spent extra time. She always has a smile on her face and makes the best cookies!” Brooklyn says that she wants to own her own bakery when she gets older and plans to attend the Culinary Academy in San Antonio, Texas after she graduates. Brooklyn’s favorite class is Accounting with Mrs. Smith because Mrs. Smith is really nice and will make sure she understands everything in class. Some of Brooklyn’s favorite things are chocolate, horses, playing volleyball, and her favorite holiday is Christmas. Her favorite movie is Annabelle and her favorite TV show is Young and Hungry. Brooklyn’s least favorite things are Mondays, coffee, waking up early, snakes, and spiders. Congratulations Brooklyn!
The December Junior High Student of the Month is Raegan Bunch. She is the daughter of Kristy Bunch and she wants to play volleyball here at Triopia. Raegan was nominated by Mrs Whelan who had this to say, “Raegan has been putting forth great effort this semester in Science class. She puts her best foot forward on all of her assignments and tries hard to grasp new concepts. Raegan has been helping others during labs by taking the leadership role in her groups.” Raegan wants to be a Nurse or a Doctor but is undecided on where she wants to go to school. Raegan’s favorite class is Math with Mrs Dober because, “even though she is strict, she is funny and makes it really fun to learn.” Raegan really likes dogs, going for bike rides, and Christmas. Her favorite movie is either Rookie or Sandlot and her favorite sport is baseball. Raegan has a few things she does not like as well. She doesn't like bad drivers, basketball, and heights. Congratulations Raegan Bunch!
As we head home for a two-week winter break, we wanted to take the time to tell our teachers and staff how much they are appreciated. We have had seventy-eight days of student attendance this first semester, and it's all due to the hard work and perseverance of our teachers and staff. There were difficult days, and surely some moments of frustration, but they did it. This was not what they signed up for, but yet every day they showed up and did what needed to be done for the students of our community. We couldn't be any luckier. The communities of Arenzville, Chapin, and Concord are blessed to have such dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals, office staff, custodians, bus drivers, and cooks. If you are a student or community member, take the time by whatever means necessary to thank our roughly sixty employees for doing an incredible job these first five months. They got the job done! Thanks to Myers Signs and Graphics for helping with the signs to display our appreciation! #triopia
If you're looking for last minute gifts or stocking stuffers... we have Triopia socks ($12) and double T pop sockets ($5) available - email or call Mrs. Hobrock (email@example.com or 217-457-2281 x1032) if you're interested!
Don't forget to get in the holiday spirit this week with our dress up days... Monday's is Flannel/Plaid for the grade school and for the JH/HS it is Long Winters Nap (Pajamas). Let's see your holiday spirit!
Reminder to seniors - Donut order forms are due tomorrow!
How To Catch A Turkey - by: Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton Read by Mrs. Seymour https://youtu.be/6F-1863PhRk
Hoot and Honk - Just Can't Sleep - by: Leslie Helakoski Read by Mrs. Pahlmann https://youtu.be/D-UrAi_j3Ck
High School girls basketball open gym is now cancelled for today
JH Basketball @ Meredosia and JH Volleyball practices are now cancelled for today!
Our first story of the week is read by Mrs. Moses. The Snow Dancer - by: Addie Boswell https://youtu.be/hxWcRqvNH-Y
The regularly scheduled Triopia Board of Education Meeting for November 18th, 2020 will be held online due to quarantined participants. This will take place via conference call at 7:00 PM. If you previously planned on attending the meeting in person, please reach out to Mr. Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom address. Thank you!
Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. This event is sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book. Triopia Grade School usually participates annually, however, with the current restrictions we were forced to "think outside the box". This year, we will be posting videos of faculty and staff reading a book or two each evening to our social media pages and website. We encourage you to sit down and "listen" as a family and follow up with a discussion about the book. The videos will begin on Monday, November 16 and be posted each evening through Friday, November 20. We hope you enjoy!
November 15th is recognized as School Board Members Day in Illinois. It is important to remember the time and commitment taken by these volunteers to lead Triopia. While 2020 has certainly created new challenges for the education community and everyday life, it has also shown the importance of having a quality leadership team that is able to adapt to current conditions while still meeting the local community’s public education needs and students’ goals. We are thankful for our board members Jim Beck, David Bunfill, Keith Fricke, Cindy Littleton, Ben McCoy, Tracie Sayre, and Tabatha Stambaugh. #ThankABoardMember
A Salute to Our Veterans https://youtu.be/Ud0UNmaNl94 *Please share with the veterans in your lives.*
Jayla Waid is the Upperclassmen Student of the Month for October. She is the daughter of Rusty and Jackie Waid and she is involved in volleyball, softball, and Student Council. Mrs. Dober nominated Jayla and noted, “Jayla is a quiet soul in a rambunctious class. She works hard for her grades and always wants to be the best that she can. She helps all of her classmates no matter the subject.” Jayla wants to study radiological sciences after high school and has not yet made a decision on where she wants to go to college. Her favorite class is Ceramics with Mrs. Wardell because she really enjoys making things. Some of Jayla’s favorite things are scotcheroos, dolphins, and Christmas. Her favorite thing to do non-school related is playing volleyball at fitness world. Jayla mentioned that she does not like politics. Congratulations Jayla Waid!
Aiden Neathery is the Underclassmen Student of the Month for October. He is the son of Dustin and Mekelle Neathery and is involved in football, basketball, FFA, and Student Council. Aiden was nominated by Mrs. Burrus who had this to say, “Aiden is an overall nice kid, he's kind and considerate to everyone. I enjoy his stories that he shares and how he tries to help those that aren't understanding in class..” Aiden says that he wants to continue his education after high school at a college or trade school. However, he is unsure of “where” at this time. Aiden’s favorite class is PE with Mr. Brockouse because he enjoys playing games and competing. Some of Aiden’s favorite things are German Chocolate Cake, wolves, and Christmas. His favorite move is Blindside and his favorite TV show is American Pickers. His favorite non-school related activity showing livestock for 4-H. Aiden’s least favorite thing is doing homework. Congratulations Aiden Neathery!
The October Junior High Student of the Month is Kaylee Beck. She is the daughter of Jason and Alicia Beck. Kaylee is involved with Poms here at Triopia. Kaylee was nominated by Mrs. Burrus who had this to say, “Kaylee works hard during class. She participates well and is a joy to have around.” Kaylee wants to be a nurse or biologist and start her postsecondary schooling at Lincoln Land Community College. Kaylee’s favorite class is science with Mrs. Whelan because she likes learning about genes in animals and the human body. Kaylee enjoys riding horses and showing livestock in her free time. Her favorite holiday is the Fourth of July and her favorite animal is the stingray. Kaylee has a few things she does not like as well. She does not like the weekly social studies quizzes and scary movies. Congratulations Kaylee Beck!
REMINDER: If a member of your family or close contact is being tested or waiting for results from a recent COVID-19 test, please keep your child home until you receive the test results. It is extremely important that we follow the guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
September Students of the Month reading "A Little RESPECTFUL Spot" by Diane Alber https://youtu.be/bF2t_Caj9bk
Any girls in grades 6-8 who are interested in playing junior high volleyball are encouraged to attend open gyms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:30 starting on November 2nd. Players should bring their own water bottles and wear masks. There will not be a player/parent meeting this year, but relevant information will be sent home with players during the first week.
Due to restrictions, we are unable to hold our annual Veterans Day Recognition program. We would still like to honor those Veterans with a complimentary curbside pickup breakfast on Wednesday, November 11 from 9-10 AM. To RSVP for breakfast, please contact Mrs. Hobrock at 217-457-2281 x1032 or via email at email@example.com. On November 11, please pull in the upper back parking lot and then down through the fire lane - we will meet you with your complimentary breakfast. *If you are new to the community and are a veteran or know of a local veteran, please contact Mrs. Hobrock in order to be added to our list for future programs.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the next two evenings from 3:30-7:30. Grade school parents who are attending in person, please park in the front of the school and come through the main grade school doors. Please don’t arrive too early, we ask you to wait in your vehicles until your assigned time. As you enter, you will have your temperature taken and will be required to wear a mask at all times when inside the building. Please limit the number of people attending. Thank you again for taking part in your children’s education.
Fall Spirit Week - Tuesday is Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness for all students! Also a reminder about the friendly school competition to support Breast Cancer Awareness - the GS and JH/HS are in a competition to see who can raise the most money. All donations are due by Thursday, October 29 at 2:30 PM. If you are a community member and would like to make a donation, please drop by either office or contact Mrs. Hobrock or Mr. Sorrells. *All funds collected will be donated to the Mia Ware Foundation and local families.
We've had a great first two months of school thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. Parents, please remember to continue your daily symptom and temperature screenings on your children to keep our students, staff and community safe!
Thank you to Sherie Trace and Brett Yates for taking the time to come speak to our seniors this week about civic engagement! They both spoke about ways to get involved in the community and how small acts of kindness can have great ripple effects! A small group of people can make a difference. A special thank you to Mrs. Price for getting this opportunity set up for our students.
Just a reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2020. Conferences this year will look a little different due to restrictions. All grade school students will receive a note or email from their child's teacher(s) with more information. If you do not receive anything, please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Hobrock. All junior high and high school parents should click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F45AAAF2FA5FA7-20201 or call the high school office to schedule an appointment with your child's teacher(s). We appreciate you being active partners in your child's education!
As the forecast changes daily and it continues to get cooler, please check each morning and send your child in the appropriate attire. We will have recess and PE outside EVERYDAY, weather permitting. If your child is in need of a winter coat, gloves/mittens or anything, please contact the GS office at 217-457-2281 x1030 or email Mrs. Hobrock at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Congratulations to our students, staff and community on a successful first NINE weeks of school. Thanks to our custodial staff for keeping things extra clean, our teaching and support staff for their dedication to in-person and remote learners, and all other staff who work hard to transport, cook, and do everything necessary for our kids. Please continue to do what you can to follow guidelines outside of school in order to keep our doors open! #triopia
Good afternoon: We have been having occasional traffic concerns in the front during student drop-off and pick-up before and after school, mainly with major congestion on the highway. This is unsafe. In order to try to curb these issues, please read the following guidelines. 1. When dropping off students in the morning, if you have to exit your vehicle to help a student out of a car, we ask that you park either in the diagonal drive or the parking spaces on the outside of the circle drive. You then can walk your student to the canopy area. The circle drive drop off should only be used for students who can exit the vehicle on their own. 2. In the afternoon, we have an early bus that drops off at the subdivision across the road, then comes back to pick up more students for the remainder of their route. Please be cognizant of this and do not block the entry to the circle drive for this bus. There should be a clear path for the bus to return to the canopy area. 3. When picking up after school, arrive as close to 2:30 as possible. Any earlier causes these congestion issues and that is the time car riders are usually dismissed to their cars anyway. If possible, please park in the parking spaces or the diagonal drive to save as much space as possible. 4. If there is major congestion which doesn’t allow you to pull into the circle drive and keeps you on the highway, please circle around and wait for the busses to leave or wait in the back parking lot until roughly 2:30 when there should be plenty of space in the front drive. Thanks for your help in keeping our students, families, and all those who pass by our school safe! Sincerely, Adam Dean Superintendent
Just a reminder that Pie Orders are due tomorrow (October 14). Thank you.
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2020. Conferences this year will look a little different due to restrictions. All grade school students will receive a note or email from their child's teacher(s) with more information. If you do not receive anything, please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Hobrock. All junior high and high school parents should click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F45AAAF2FA5FA7-20201 or call the high school office to schedule an appointment with your child's teacher(s). We appreciate you being active partners in your child's education!
Congratulations to the September Students of the Month: The September Junior High Student of the Month is Olivia Curry. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jenna Curry. Olivia is involved in Choir and Poms. Olivia was nominated by Mrs. Morrow who had this to say, “Olivia is responsible, hard working, and dependable. She's kind to everyone - teachers and peers. Whatever she is doing, it's always done with a smile and a positive attitude. Olivia is an asset to Triopia!” She was also nominated by Mrs. Burrus who said, “She's a fellow Cubs fan!! Really though, she's always had a positive attitude. She's polite in the hall and comes ready to learn in the classroom. She's great about volunteering answers and being involved. Olivia is just an overall great student to have in class.” Olvia wants to be a teacher and wants to go to Eastern Illinois University. Her favorite class is Reading because she loves Mrs. Hayes and she loves what they learn and do in class. Her favorite TV show is “Say Yes to the Dress” and her favorite non-school related activity is playing the ukulele. One thing she does not like is the St. Louis Cardinals. Congratulations Olivia Curry! Ava Ganz is the Underclassmen Student of the Month for September. She is the daughter of Brain and Shelly Ganz and is involved in volleyball, softball, and basketball. Ava was nominated by Mrs. Burrus who had this to say, “Ava is such a caring and sweet person. She's willing to help other students and genuinely cares about their well-being.” Ava wants to go to college at either Mizzou or Columbia College as they are both closer to her sister Madelynn and go into the medical field. Her favorite class is Art because a lot of her friends are in there and she loves Mrs. Wardell. Some of her favorite things are pineapple, dogs, and the movie “5 Feet Apart.” Her favorite non-school related activity is hanging out with her friends. The two things Ava does not like is Mustard and tomatoes. Congratulations Ava Ganz! Lance Bogner is the Upperclassmen Student of the Month for September. He is the son of Sydonia and Curt Bogner and he is involved in Football, Basketball, FFA, and Student Council. Mrs. Burrus nominated Lance and noted, “Lance decided to join the student council this year and I'm thrilled to have him on board. He is a great kid and is always willing to jump in and help.” Lance has interest in going to college but is undecided on where. He would like to go into Ag Sales or Physical Therapy and eventually wants to own a small farm. Some of Lance’s favorite things are “a good steak,” doges, horses, and the TV show Yellowstone. His favorite thing to do non-school related is the Rodeo. He dislikes black beans burgers as they “taste like playdough.” Congratulations Lance!
Anyone interested in playing HS football this spring: Football camp will be held Oct. 12th - Oct. 16th & Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 3:30pm- 5:30pm. Each player should bring indoor shoes and cleats. Personal water bottle and face mask. If players already have their helmet they need to bring them as well.
The Class of 2025 is selling Triopia merchandise through Myers Signs and Graphics! Contact any 8th grade student to order or email Mrs. Morrow at email@example.com! Sales end October 16.
October is National Principals Month and October 23rd is Principals Day! Triopia is blessed to have Mrs. Hobrock and Mr. Sorrells leading our schools! Check out www.principalsmonth.org for activity ideas such as E-Cards and social media posts you can share. Let them know how much they are appreciated. #ThankAPrincipal
The Jr. Sr. High School yearbook staff is working hard on this years book! We encourage students, parents and community members to submit pictures for the yearbook. Directions are posted on the attached flyer. Please let Mrs. Smith know if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019-2020 Jr. Sr. High school yearbooks are in and will be distributed today. Remote Learners and 2020 seniors will need to make arrangements to pick theirs up from the office - please email email@example.com or call Kim at 217-457-2281 x1021.
Please dress your child(ren) appropriately and send a coat, recess and PE will be held outdoors, as long as it’s not raining and the weather cooperates!
Triopia Schools will be IN session on Monday, September 28. Have a great weekend!
Thanks to each and every person that has made a contribution to our SIX weeks of school. It is TEAMWORK that makes it possible! Special thanks to our faculty and staff for providing the best education for both in-person and remote learners. Please continue to do your part to keep our community safe! #triopia
Triopia Schools will dismiss early on Friday, September 18 for a School Improvement Day - Bus Students will be dismissed at 1:10, remaining GS students at 1:15 and remaining JH/HS students at 1:20. There will be NO afternoon Pre-K. Also, Monday, September 21 is a Remote Planning Day, so no student attendance. If you are interested in picking up a FREE lunch for your students on Monday, please contact Mrs. Hobrock. Thank you.
A survey was sent out to parents/guardians on Wednesday regarding FREE meals on the Remote Planning Days, which are scheduled for the next two Mondays. If you did not receive the email/text, please contact Mrs. Hobrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-457-2281 x1032. Please complete the survey if you'd like to receive meals by Friday at 6 PM. Thank you!!
Changes to the School Calendar for 1st quarter: September 21 - Remote Planning Day (Students not in attendance) October 5 - Teachers Institute (Students not in attendance) October 9 - Regular Attendance Day *Dismissals will also be as follows, starting September 10: Early Bus Students - 2:18 pm Regular Bus Students - 2:25 pm Dismissal for Remaining Students - 2:29 pm Calendar has been updated and posted.
The Triopia Yearbook staff would like for you to join in some school wide dress up days next week - Remote learners are encouraged to participate as well, please post your pictures in the comments on Facebook or email to Mrs. Smith at email@example.com.
Triopia has received notice from ISBE that they have extended waivers for the school district to provide free lunch to all students (K-12) possibly through December. This will start tomorrow, Friday, September 4. These meals are also available to those that are remote learners and will be available for pickup from 11:30-12:00 each day Triopia is in session. The menu will be the same as posted on the monthly lunch menu. If your child(ren) are remote learners, please fill out the form sent via text or email. If you did not receive and would like meals, please email Mrs. Hobrock at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator. Thank you.
Remote Learners: If your teacher contacts you to pick up materials for next week, they will be available on Tuesday, September 8 from 9:00-11:00 AM in the front GS foyer. Thank you for your cooperation in your child's education! *Reminder: if you would like to switch to in-person learning, please let Mrs. Hobrock know by Friday and we will make arrangements! Thank you!
Just a reminder: Triopia is not in session tomorrow - it is a remote planning day for faculty/staff. If you requested lunches, please pick up in the back of the building (come up the cafeteria sidewalk) between 11-12! Thank you!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Triopia Athletic Boosters, we now have sprinklers on the baseball field! We have also installed water lines to the softball and practice football field! Next week, if all goes to plan, we will seed the baseball field so we will have a grass infield next spring. We are also thankful for Andy Phelps for taking the time to haul dirt in for the field. Again, we are always appreciative of our athletic boosters and volunteers take the time to continually improve our athletic facilities for when sports finally return to the Triopia campus. #triopia
Remote Learners: If your teacher contacts you to pick up materials, they will be available on MONDAY, August 31 from 2:00-3:30 PM in the front GS foyer. Thank you for your cooperation in your child's education!
Attention current Remote Learners! The deadline to choose in-person learning has been moved back a week to September 4th. We feel that an additional week would be beneficial for those families staying at home right now. After September 4th, all students who have chosen remote learning will remain remote learners until the 2nd quarter. Please contact your building administrator if you have any questions regarding this policy.
Just a few reminders as we begin Week 2: -Please make sure you're doing the symptom check DAILY prior to your child(ren) getting on the bus or dropping them off at school. -Students should arrive between 8:20-8:30. Parents that bring their child(ren) should not enter the building. They can walk their child(ren) to the door and then a staff member will see they make it to their classroom. -Water bottles should come to school filled and be taken home daily to wash. A shout out and special thanks to our parents/guardians for being active partners in starting the year successfully! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Triopia Schools will not be in session on Monday, August 24. This is a remote planning day for faculty/staff. If you requested meals for Monday for your student(s), please make arrangements to pick them up at Triopia in the back parking lot between 11-12. Please email Mrs. Hobrock (email@example.com) if you are unable to make that work. Thank you.
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We are off to a great start this year, thank you to everyone for their flexibility and cooperation. Here are just a few reminders: -Please don’t arrive prior to 8:20 to drop students off. -Please send a full water bottle with your child. A clear bottle is preferred. -During lunch, students will not have access to a microwave - please plan accordingly. -If you are a remote learner, there will be a materials pick up/turn in on Fridays from 3-3:30. You will receive an email from your teacher if you have something that needs to be picked up. The Picture Day IDs that were sent out were incorrect - the correct ones are: GS - EVTC6HVWK JH/HS - EVTQF2WX2 Thank you!
TOMORROW - Thursday, August 20 is Picture Day! Lifetouch will be set up in the gyms for students to get their school picture taken. Reminder: Remote learners and PK students came come from 7:45-8:30 am to have theirs taken, if they'd like. Please park in the back and come up the sidewalk by the cafeteria. Order online at mylifetouch.com Grade School Picture Day ID: KWVH6CTVE Jr./Sr. High School Picture Day ID: 2XW2FQTVE
A few reminders for the first day: -Masks are required at all times (school bus included) -Please don’t arrive to school before 8:20 -We want everyone to stay healthy and safe, please self certify your child(ren) each day and don’t send them to school if they have any symptoms -If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Dean, Mr. Sorrells or Mrs. Hobrock We are looking forward to a great start! #triopia
Attention JH and HS Students! We look forward to getting back into the swing of things and having you all back in class tomorrow morning. We ask that all JH and HS students pick up your tracker, schedule, and chromebook in the HS gym when they arrive in the morning. Once they have picked up those materials, they can go to their locker if needed and then report directly to their 1st hour class. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Good Afternoon: Please take a moment to read through this FAQ document about symptoms and quarantining. This guidance will be followed in order to provide a safe environment for our students and staff. While there is much more within the document, students (and their siblings) and staff showing any listed symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined at home until a negative test result (or alternative diagnosis) is provided or the quarantine period runs out. Students sent home who can participate in remote learning will be provided that opportunity. https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance-faq One last thing, while some have already made this decision, if there is anyone else that is able and willing to bring or pick up their students to school instead of relying on bus transportation during this time, please let your corresponding office know. This can be everyday or just one trip a week. Any amount that can be provided is helpful. We understand that transportation is needed for many of our students, but if we are able to thin our crowds on the buses out some, this will help aid in our distancing efforts. We are looking forward to a great start to the year! Thanks, Adam Dean Superintendent
Due to restrictions, we are unable to host our annual Open House/Meet the Teacher Night, however, K-6 parents should receive an email from their child's teacher with more information! #triopia
Good evening: This afternoon we were given some good news. The IESA reversed their decision on junior high sports in the fall. This was due to the change in guidance from the state. Therefore, softball at Meredosia and baseball at Virginia will now take place for our junior high students. We are still working out the details, but we are allowed to begin practice as soon as Monday. As soon as we have more information we will let you know. Have a nice weekend. Sincerely, Adam Dean Superintendent
Good Afternoon: Today the IHSA released their "Return to Activities 1.0" plan for Illinois high school sports. The document is below. In order to attempt to have all sports for our student athletes this year, they have adjusted the calendar. In regards to sports that Triopia high school athletes can participate in: Golf (at Virginia) is from August 10-October 24 Basketball, Dance, and Cheerleading are from November 16-February 13th Football and Volleyball are from February 15th-May 1st Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field (at Virginia) are from May 3-June 26 Other details about the number of contests, etc. can be found on the attached document. At this point, the IESA has cancelled junior high baseball and softball. If this changes, you will be updated. Outdoor summer workouts with social distancing can continue at this point until further guidance is given. As always, if you have any questions reach out to my office. Sincerely, Adam Dean Superintendent
Register Online - for more information go to www.triopiacusd27.org. In-person registration will be held on Wednesday, August 5 from 2:00-7:00 PM - more information will be sent out soon! Options for the 2020-2021 school year will be available on Tuesday, August 4.
Good morning: Due to the change in IHSA guidance, all weight room and athletic activities will be put on hold at this time. We will gather more information and have discussions regarding how we will proceed. Stay tuned for more details. Sincerely, Adam Dean
We want your Feedback - Planning for the 2020-2021 School year! We are very excited to open our doors back up to our students and staff on August 17th. As you all know the guidelines have been set by the state in order for us to get back to in-person learning this fall. We ask that you please take a few minutes to take this survey as your input is highly valued and will help us in the next few weeks to iron out a plan that bests suits our district. The mandates from the state are as follows: *Require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings; *Prohibit more than 50 individuals from gathering in one space; *Require social distancing be observed, as much as possible; *Require that schools conduct symptom screenings and temperature checks or require that individuals self-certify that they are free of symptoms before entering school buildings; and *Require an increase in school wide cleaning and disinfection. We fully expect plans to evolve over time, but your responses will help guide our planning to safely reopen schools this fall. The deadline to complete this survey is July 6th. Please click on the link to submit your feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M-B1Bp3LpFzgGF75Skj8IH7f1wASZIZiPtLfGmYD3mE/edit?usp=sharing Thank you in advance for taking the time to help us out during this time.
Check out the class of 2020's Virtual Awards Ceremony. We are very proud of this class and want to congratulate all the scholarship award winners. This year, over $26,000 was given away. Click on the link and enjoy. https://youtu.be/k5DNUNpKAVE
Triopia Little League is going to postpone baseball and softball for one week. It is our plan to start the week of June 15th. This gives us more time to contact parents and get the fields in playing condition and ensure we have guidelines put in place to ensure everyone enjoys their time playing and staying healthy. Thank you!
Good evening: Earlier this week, the state of Illinois began to relax some guidelines on in-person learning. For instance, now we can begin Behind-the-Wheel driving (with stipulations) instruction again. Mr. Thompson will begin reaching out soon to the students who need to get their driving hours in so they can obtain their license. Also, today the IHSA released their “Stage One of Return to Play” guidelines. These are the promising first steps towards possible athletics this next school year. These guidelines are IDPH approved. I will post the link to these guidelines below. On Monday afternoon, the IHSA is holding a webinar about these guidelines. After possible questions are answered and we feel comfortable moving forward, I will look to have approval from the Morgan County Health Department, our district attorney and our liability insurance carrier. After that, we hope to have a special board meeting in the middle of next week to formally approve this plan. In short, student athletes will hopefully begin to work with coaches in groups of ten for conditioning and weight lifting purposes soon. Guidelines in the document will be followed. After board approval, coaches can begin reaching out to make plans with student athletes. If all of this goes to plan, I will update you all again next week. While there is no guarantee, I have a good feeling all will be approved and we will be allowed to do this. It will be nice to get some of our students back at the school. Hopefully we are taking these first small steps back towards some normalcy for our fall semester. As always, if you have questions give me a call at 217-457-2281 x 1025 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay well, Adam Dean, Superintendent https://www.ihsa.org/documents/board/2019-20/Stage%201%20RTP.pdf
Thinking about School Supplies already? Go to www.mwsupplycentral.com to order your School Supply Kit for this fall!
2020-2021 Meredosia/Triopia/Virginia High School Students - If you have interest in playing football this fall, please click on the link and fill out the form for Coach Brockhouse. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QkCkDItSG0Ck-YVO_zbRt0qLkq1VpQA9KvS87t2vKFs/prefill
The Powerful Dreams Powerful Teams Auction will end this evening at 6pm. The auction will extend a few minutes if last second bids are submitted to give everyone a chance. If you have not checked out the items please visit SpradlinAuction.com. Thank you!
Powerful Dreams has been canceled for this year and in lieu we will doing the cash drawings on Friday, May 29. (Hopefully live on the Triopia Boosters facebook page at 7 PM). We will also be running a lot of the auction items through Jess Spradlin's online auction. Please visit: spradlinauction.com. The auction is LIVE and will run through May 30. In order to bid, you will need to create an online bidder account. If you have any issues, want a list of items that are listed or have questions, please contact Pete Wessler at 217-370-3818. Thank you for your understanding and support during these strange times. Go Trojans!
Unfortunately our 8th grade class missed out on being recognized for their efforts and growth as students at Triopia JH. Please take a few minutes to watch as we recognize each of them. Congratulations 8th graders! Click on the link and enjoy: https://youtu.be/-iGWK5VjPDU
We will send out junior high cheerleading information next week along with virtual tryout information for those interested in trying out for next years team. Please keep a look out for that information next week.
Reminder: Locker & Classroom Supply Pick Up is TONIGHT. Also, please return any library or school books and texts you may have at home. Students are encouraged to ride along with their parents. Please pull in the upper back parking lot and around into the fire lane - we will bring items to you and collect any books you have to return. Please do not get out of your vehicles. If you are unable to come at the designated time, please contact the school office.
This evening we celebrate our Pre-K students that are moving on to Kindergarten! We hope you enjoy this "virtual" graduation. Congratulations to our 13 Pre-K graduates - we wish each of them the best of luck in next year! #triopia https://youtu.be/LQDjk8pAZUs
AG Fact of the Day: Nearly 50% of the U.S. wheat crop is sold and exported to about 60 nations around the world.
Locker and Classroom Supply Pick Up is set for Thursday, May 21, 2020. A bag with your child's personal items will be ready for you to pick up. Please pull in the upper back parking lot and around into the fire lane and we will distribute these items to you. Please come at the designated times: 4:30-5:00 PM - PreK, 6th, 9th and 10th (Josten's will be here to hand out class rings) 5:00-5:30 PM - Kindergarten, 5th, 11th and 12th 5:30-6:00 PM - 1st, 4th, 7th and 8th 6:00-6:30 PM - 2nd and 3rd 6:30-7:00 PM - Family PickUp If you are unable to come at the designated time, please contact the school office.
ALL completed work should be turned into your teachers as soon as possible. It should be turned in by Wednesday, May 20. ALL library books should be turned into the school this week. There are drop boxes in the front of each building or you can bring on Thursday when you pick up your personal items. Wednesday, May 20 will be the last day for lunch distribution/pick-up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's administrator. Thank you.
AG Fact of the Day: As early as 7000-6000 B.C., Swiss lake dwellers ground wheat kernels, mixed flour with water, and bake the first flatbreads.
Even though Triopia does not offer a summer meal program, other local communities do, such as Jacksonville, Beardstown and Virginia! To find a summer meals program near you, call (800) 359-2163, or Text FoodIL to 877877. Or you can visit the website summerfeedingillinois.org.
We are pleased to announce that the varsity and JV boys' basketball tournament formerly held in Beardstown at the end of January will now be held annually at Triopia! The inaugural tournament will be January 25th-30th, 2021. At this point there are seven teams involved: Triopia, Beardstown, Carrollton, Midwest Central, Rushville, South Fulton, and Calhoun. We are excited to grow this tournament and bring a fun week of basketball to our community! #triopia
AG Fact of the Day: Wheat flour contains a protein substance called gluten. Wheat flour is great for baking since the gluten makes the dough elastic.
AG Fact of the Day: Kansas is the largest wheat producer in the United States and North Dakota is a close second.
AG Fact of the Day: Wheat kernels are ground into fine powder to make wheat flour.
AG Fact of the Day: New varieties of wheat can take up to 17 years to develop before they are available for farmers to plant.
We are very sorry and saddened that we were unable to have our Winter Sports Banquet this past year. Thank you to Coach DeBoldt, Coach Embley, Coach Sanders, and Coach Thompson for putting together these banquet videos. Click on the links and enjoy! Girls Basketball: https://youtu.be/hP8U5dE7T1o Poms: https://youtu.be/o5VqnXeqNfA Cheerleading: https://youtu.be/0rBtGL_WWDQ Boys Basketball: https://youtu.be/6w1X7IAkkl4
The class of 2020 is a special class. We want to take a few minutes to let them know what Triopia will miss about each of them. This class will be missed dearly. Please click on the link and enjoy. https://youtu.be/08Gg_fnBKIw
Come get your child's belongings on May 21st. We will have all of their things in one bag ready for you to grab and go. Please pick up in the back parking lot at the designated times listed in the picture. If this time date and time does not work for you, please reach out to your building administrator.
The regularly scheduled Triopia Board of Education Meeting for May 13th, 2020 will be held online due to COVID-19 via conference call at 7:00 PM. If you previously planned on attending the meeting in person, please reach out to Mr. Dean at email@example.com. Thank you!
Attention 7th-12th Triopia Trojan students! Week 5 Remote Learning Incentive is a $10 Gift Card to Steak 'N Shake. Get your work turned in and earn chances to win a gift card. Congratulations to the following winners from Week 4: Isaac Strubbe, DJ Dennis, and Gracie Hobrock will receive a $10 SafeCo Gift Card for turning in their work last week.
A big thank you to all of the participants in Triopia JH/HS Yearbook's photo contest throughout the month of April. Our final winner for her photos sent in last week is Hannah Workman! Congratulations and thank you, Hannah! Remember, there doesn't have to be a contest to send in photos that you think may be of use in the yearbook! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org any time!
AG Fact of the Day: There are about 50 kernels in a head of wheat and 12,000-14,000 kernels in a pound.
May 1st is National Decision Day, a day when high school seniors publicly announce their post-secondary plans. Usually, Decision Day at Triopia includes an assembly and class celebration. We couldn't do that this year, so please enjoy our virtual celebration with the Class of 2020. #triopia https://youtu.be/xzUBdlZSTCA Special thanks to Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Smith for all their work putting this video together!
Thank you to our cooks Laurie, Doris, and Kathy for their efforts during this pandemic. They work to provide meals for 170 students a day. They have sent home meals such as chicken nachos, vegetable soup, spaghetti, cheeseburgers, ham and cheese sandwiches, corn dogs, hot dogs on pretzel buns, make-your-own pizza kits and more. We are lucky to have these three dedicated ladies that work hard to provide our students with nutritional meals! #triopia
Interested in joining the Triopia Dance Team? Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/1t7cJuKfZLzJKFBQ9 Please share.
Attention 7th-12th Triopia Trojan students! Remote Learning Week 4 Incentive is listed below! Complete your assigned work for a chance to win 1 of 3 $10 SafeCo Donut gift cards. Congratulations to the following winners from Week 3: Rhianna Lovekamp, Hannah Cook, and Jayla Waid will receive a $10 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card for their work completed last week.
Good Afternoon: Triopia's High School Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 12th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. We will await further guidance from Governor Pritzker in regards to the feasibility of this. We will follow all guidelines required by the state for public gatherings if they are allowed at this time. Just know that we realize the importance of this event to the graduating seniors and families, however, we will follow guidelines set by the state for the safety of all individuals. If we find that this date isn't doable, we will reassess the situation. Thank you, Adam Dean, Superintendent
AG Fact of the Day: "In 2017, Illinois farmers grew 611.9 million bushels of soybeans, making them the #1 producer of soybeans in the U.S."
AG Fact of the Day: In the 1920's, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg developed soy milk and meat substitutes from soybeans.
AG Fact of the Day: "One bushel of soybeans provides 11 pounds of crude soybean oil and 47 pounds of soybean meal."
Once again, thanks for your participation in Triopia JH/HS Yearbook's photo contest for Week #3! The winner of the $25 gift card for their picture is Brandon Bottens! Our final week's theme is Trojan Pride. Send in pictures of you doing anything that would make Triopia proud! Doing school assignments, creating works of art, taking care of others, or even staying connected to one another are great examples of things that would make your school proud. Even better, wear your Triopia blues for the photo! Send in pictures to email@example.com or post in the comments below to be in the running for the $25 gift card!
Stay Strong Triopia! We are all in this together. Click on the link to here a short message from the Jr/Sr Staff: https://youtu.be/yC0DHOFjMLo We Love you all!
AG Fact of the Day: "During the Civil War, soybeans were used in place of coffee because real coffee was scarce."
Remote Learning Week 3 Incentive is listed below! Complete your assigned work for a chance to win 1 of 3 $10 Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards. Congratulations to the following winners from Week 2: Ashton Stanberry, Kimberly Gallegos, and Ryan Snow will receive a $10 movie card for their work completed last week.
AG Fact of the Day: "Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from soybeans that is biodegradable and non-toxic."
AG Fact of the Day: "The soybean is the highest natural source of dietary fiber."
Grade School Students: We want to know what you've been doing - Mrs. Hobrock has a few pages in the yearbook left to fill, so we are going to jump on board with Mrs. Morrow's idea and have you share pictures each week. Grade School students/parents that share pictures via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment on this Facebook thread will be put into a weekly drawing (separate from the JH/HS) for a fun prize! Show us what you've been doing! *All pictures shared will be used in the 2019-2020 Triopia Grade School Yearbook.
Good afternoon: As you all know, remote learning and lunches will continue through the rest of the year. The end date of school is May 21st. After this, remote learning and lunches will end. We will continue with the same routines we have had for the past few weeks. Many questions have been brought up since the closure extended through the end of the year. This includes questions about events, like high school graduation, as well as cleaning out student lockers. Our plan, for now, is to wait and see if the "stay at home" order extends past April 30th. If it does, we will begin looking at alternative arrangements for high school graduation. Other events are currently "up in the air" depending on the recommendations of the governor and the Illinois State Board of Education. As another reminder, as all schools have been closed per the governor's order, this includes the playground and basketball courts. No one should be on school property without prior permission from an administrator. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time in our history. Feel free, as always, to reach out to any administrator if you have specific questions. Thanks, Adam Dean, Superintendent
AG Fact of the Day: "Almost half of all soybeans grown in the United States are exported."
THANKS AGAIN for your participation in Triopia JH/HS Yearbook's photo contest for Week #2! The winner of the $25 gift card for their picture is Lydia Walters! Lydia won the contest for sending in candids. Remember, candids will get you entered into the contest twice. She sent pictures of activities throughout this year, including the one below of seniors out to eat during Senior Ad Day. Week #3's theme is CELEBRATIONS! Did you have a birthday or help a friend or family member celebrate theirs? Did you throw a party because of an epic video game win? Did you celebrate doing something complicated that you didn't think you could do? You could even take a photo of you celebrating this beautiful weather! Send in any celebratory photos to email@example.com or post in the comments below to be in the running for the $25 gift card. Remember that staff members are welcome to participate!
Good afternoon: Governor Pritzker has now extended the closure of Triopia and all other Illinois schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Remote learning and lunches will continue through May. I will await guidance on other events such as prom and high school graduation before making decisions. I realize how important these events are to seniors and their families. Any students in need of supports are encouraged to reach out to Triopia personnel. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming week. Stay well, Adam Dean, Superintendent
AG Fact of the Day: "The Mississippi River is an important route for delivering soybeans to the Port of New Orleans for export."
Class of 2023, We will continue with the Bucket for Benefits Fundraiser. When you have all of your orders and money collected, you may drop the order forms and money off at designated drop off points. Following social distancing and safety precautions, there will be a small table with a tote or bin to place order forms and money into at designated drop off points. Designated drop off points and times are as follows: Triopia JH/SH School April 20 – 22 9am – 2pm Chapin FS April 22nd 5pm – 6pm Arenzville Pavilion April 23rd 5pm – 6pm Tabatha Stambaugh or Melanie Workman will be at the Chapin FS and Arenzville Pavillion to collect the order forms and money. We appreciate all your orders and hope this turns out to be a successful fundraiser for the class during this unprecedented time we are having. Remember, this fundraiser goes to your class and helps pay for prom and senior trip. The more money you earn, the more you can do. All orders must be turned in by April 23rd. If you have any questions regarding drop off places or times, you may contact Tabatha Stambaugh at or Melanie Workman.
AG Fact of the Day: "The soybean is used for animal and human consumption, as well as consumer and industrial use."
Jr/Sr High School Remote Learning Week 2 assignments have been posted. If you are receiving hard copies via mail, the packets should be delivered by April 16th. We will be mailing out Week 3 on Friday morning for Grades 7-12 so these packets should be be delivered on April 20th.
High school students who might be interested in becoming an Electrical Distribution Lineman are encouraged to take part in a VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION, registration required. Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQzEM7E0juYcue3NiDPnFF2N8YkOxHmeWHTeqTsjio4EM_0g/viewform
THANK YOU for your participation in Triopia JH/HS Yearbook's Photo Contest for Week #1. The winner of the $25 gift card (via random name picker) for their Get Moving picture is Rhianna Lovekamp! Week #2's theme is Take it Easy. Relax, kick your feet up, and take a picture! You could be doing things like playing video games, baking, crafting, or even just watching a movie or napping. Anything that helps you relax and relieve stress is fair game! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post the photo in the comments on Facebook. Remember - the contest runs through Friday, and the prize for the week is the same. You will get a $25 gift card to the business of your choice! Start snapping!
AG Fact of the Day: "In 1904, George Washington Carver discovered a method of extracting soybean oil from the plant."
AG Fact of the Day: "A soybean seed grows a little tail-like root called a radical. This becomes the plant's main root called a taproot."
REMINDER: Lunch pickup and delivery this week will be on Tuesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 16. Times and location remain the same.
The regularly scheduled Triopia Board of Education Meeting for April 15th, 2020 will be held online due to COVID-19 via conference call at 7:00 PM. If you previously planned on attending the meeting in person, please reach out to Mr. Dean at email@example.com. Thank you!
AG Fact of the Day: "Henry Ford used soybeans for paint and plastic in his cars."
Due to Triopia Schools being closed on Friday and Monday, lunches will not be provided for those days. **Next week lunch pickup and delivery will be on Tuesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 16. Times and location remain the same.**
Triopia Schools (main offices) will be closed Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13.
CONTEST ALERT!!! The 2020 JH/HS yearbook needs your help! In order to collect more photos, we will be having a weekly contest. Each week, there will be a theme. For the week of April 6-10, it is GET MOVING! Take photos of you doing something active. Riding bikes, playing baseball, lifting weights, doing farm chores, mowing the lawn - anything is game as long as you are moving! Post them in the comments on this post (on Facebook) or email them to Mrs. Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each student represented in the photos you send will be entered into the contest one time. To be entered a second time each week, you can send along photos you have that were taken at the school or a school function BEFORE school closure. (We have a lot of pages to fill, and we just need more photos!) Winners will be drawn randomly and announced on each Monday. The winner will be contacted to receive a $25 gift card to a business of their choice!
Pre-K Screenings for incoming 3 and 4 years olds that were scheduled for Monday, April 6 has been postponed. We will notify parents when they have been rescheduled. Thank you.
Wednesday, April 1 is Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, a national day when we celebrate our paraprofessionals and highlight the contributions of paraprofessionals to our students and school. Although, we aren't able to be at school today - we'd still like to recognize our paras for all they do for our students and teachers! We are blessed with the best!
Wednesday, April 1 is Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, a national day when we celebrate our paraprofessionals and highlight the contributions of paraprofessionals to our students and school. Although, we aren't able to be at school today - we'd still like to recognize our paras for all they do for our students and teachers! We are blessed with the best!
Good evening: Governor Pritzker has extended the closure of schools through April 30th. Our “Remote Learning Plan” is available for viewing on the district website and our social media feeds. Teachers will be in contact regarding continued engagement opportunities. Lunches will continue to served during this time. Stay well, Adam Dean, Superintendent
Good morning: Monday, March 30th is the last of Governor Pritzker's declared "Act of God" days. After this, school's have been asked to move into "Remote Learning Days". At this point, school is scheduled to restart in person on April 8th, however, there is a good chance that the closure will be extended. I am responsible for creating a "Remote Learning Plan" for whatever remaining days we do not meet in person. I hope to have something created early next week. Just a few pieces of information. School will not extend into the summer, as the prior "Act of God" days and these "Remote Learning Days" will count towards days of attendance. Also, the "Remote Learning Plan" will be similar in build to what we have already been doing. I will say, after meeting online with other area superintendents this morning, our plan will revolve around "less is more", so we do not overwhelm parents and students during this historical event. Until the plan is completed and shared with the staff, I will leave it at that. I plan on meeting with the building administrators and the staff via an online teleconference on Monday. Stay tuned for more information by Wednesday, April 1st at the latest. Stay well, Adam Dean, Superintendent
Check out: Scholastic Learn at Home https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html They offer a free online learning site with lesson plans for PreK - 6th+ to help parents and kids during this pandemic.
Join Ms. Gehrke today as she reads “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors” and then a friendly little competition at the end! https://youtu.be/dGC-Tx4YSaw
Good afternoon. Since the closure has been extended a week, please do your best to complete activities/packets that were sent out last week. If you are looking for additional materials and/or ideas, please reach out to your child’s teacher or building principal. If the closure is extended past April 7, staff and administrators will meet to reassess the situation. Thank you!
Attention Freshmen Students: Your Buckets for Benefits fundraiser has been extended. So at this time please hang on to your orders that you have and feel free to collect any new orders-while practicing social distancing. We will collect money when we return to school. Side Note: If you are in need of laundry detergent, dryer sheets, shampoo, body wash, or lotion please be sure to reach out to a Freshman student to support their class.
Happy Monday! Mrs. Whelan has a science experiment for your to try at home! https://youtu.be/dk6o5gxvuP8
At this time, Triopia Schools will be closed through April 7 and return to school on April 8. We know that during this closure, many parents are without work. Triopia Schools would like to continue to offer a lunch option to help lessen this burden. This is a FREE service open to ALL students, regardless of income. Starting now there will be only TWO deliveries each week - Monday (you'll receive 2 lunches/child for Monday and Tuesday) and Wednesday (you'll receive 3 lunches/child for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Again this is available to any child in your household under the age of 18. A survey was sent via email and text to all parents listed in our system this morning. This survey only needs to be completed if you would like to receive lunches and currently do not. If you have received lunches this past week, we already have you on the list. If you need taken off the list at anytime, please contact Mrs. Hobrock. Please complete the survey and submit by 5:00 PM this evening (Sunday, March 22) so proper preparations can be made for the upcoming weeks. Again, please reach out to one of the administrators with any questions: Adam Dean - email@example.com - 217-457-2281 x1025 Josh Sorrells - firstname.lastname@example.org - 217-457-2281 x1022 Jamie Hobrock - email@example.com - 217-457-2281 x1032 Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time.
Good afternoon: Today, Governor Pritzker extended school closures through April 7th. The administrators will meet early next week and share more information regarding continued learning after that. The plan is also to continue to provide lunches, although how those are distributed may change. We hope everyone stays well during this time. Sincerely, Adam Dean, Superintendent
We know so many people are having to cancel birthday parties and other events, so Mrs. Skultety (and Sophia) shared a fun way to create a birthday cake! Show us your birthday cake creation (or one of the other LEGO challenges) in the comments! https://youtu.be/iZy_-nXj2Gw
This Saturday (March 21) is World Down Syndrome Day and although we aren't able to be together at school with our friend, Isaac French, we'd love for students, staff and friends to wear mismatched socks tomorrow (Friday, March 20) in honor of him... Please post a picture in the comments (on Facebook). Isaac will love to see! Also, enjoy this clip of Mrs. Moses reading Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You. https://youtu.be/2_ISn5dxY58
We know it's been a rainy day, but Mrs. Wardell would love for you to join her in this ART project today! Post your version in the comments section (on Facebook)! Happy Thursday! https://youtu.be/PZflSJ1sa94
Good Afternoon: I recently participated in a webinar with the Illinois State Board of Education with some new guidance. According to their presentation, work completed during the closure should not "negatively impact a student's grades or academic standing". Therefore, I have told teachers that work completed can be used to boost a student's grade if they so choose. I have told them to use their judgement on how they do this since grading practices can vary from subject to subject and from teacher to teacher. For specific questions, students should reach out to their teachers. Since this is recent news, give teachers a chance to come up with a plan if they so choose. I would argue this is good, because it should further motivate our students to complete their packets or online work. Thank you, Adam Dean, Superintendent
All Triopia JH/HS students and parents: Our school closure has put a halt on yearbook production and, more importantly, coverage. Since the yearbook is designed to include the history of the school year, the yearbook staff is planning to have a section focused on this time. We need photos of Triopia students and how they are spending their time during the school closure. Are they working on things teachers assigned, doing chores, playing video games, getting extra hours at work, babysitting their younger siblings, staying fit for spring sports, or something else? Triopia faculty and staff can also join in! Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of who took the photo and what is happening. Cell phone photos welcome, but please, no filters! You will also receive photo credit in the yearbook. THANK YOU from the Triopia Yearbook Staff Please share to get the word out!
Thank you for everyone’s efforts to come to the school today for their packets and learning materials. The vast majority were able to make it! Our staff spent a lot of time preparing these materials for you. Please use the work shared in the packets or online to stay engaged during this time away. #triopia
Triopia Athletic Boosters Powerful Dreams Banquet scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been postponed. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Attention Sophomores - The Pizza Sales Fundraiser will be canceled for this year. Please do your best to notify and return money to those who have already purchased.
Pick Up Materials and Lunch Services - Triopia Schools will allow students and parents to come in and get educational materials they may need over this extended period. Please note - we will limit access in the building and use social distancing at all times. Access will be granted only using front entrances from 2:30-5:00 PM tomorrow, Monday, March 16. If you are unable to make it or feel uncomfortable, please reach out to your building administrator and we will make other arrangements. GS students will have packets they can pick up in the front GS foyer. JH/HS students will be allowed to go to their locker to get necessary materials (we will do our best to limit students in the building). If you requested meals, lunch pickup services will begin tomorrow. All designated locations will have pick ups available from 11-11:30 each day. Again, please reach out to one of the administrators with any questions: Adam Dean - email@example.com - 217-457-2281 x1025 Josh Sorrells - firstname.lastname@example.org - 217-457-2281 x1022 Jamie Hobrock - email@example.com - 217-457-2281 x1032 Thank you for your flexibility and patience during this time.
All events - practices, meetings and games at Triopia are canceled until further notice.
Due to a confirmed case in Sangamon County, Triopia Schools will NOT be in session on Monday, March 16. More information will be sent out this weekend.
Good morning. A text and email was sent out to all parents listed in our system with a survey to complete regarding lunches while school is out of session. We ask you to please take a minute to complete - if you have any questions please reach out to one of the administrators. Thank you.
Good afternoon. Governor JB Pritzker has mandated that all school districts in Illinois close from March 17 - March 27. Triopia Schools WILL be in session on Monday, March 16 - all JH/HS students will go to all A day and B day classes on Monday. School will resume on Monday, March 30. More details and information will be shared early next week.
Good afternoon. Govenor JB Pritzer has mandated that all school districts in Illinois close from March 17 - March 27. Triopia Schools WILL be in session on Monday, March 16 - all JH/HS students will go to all A day and B day classes on Monday. School will resume on Monday, March 30. More details and information will be shared early next week.
There will be a post prom meeting on Sunday, March 15 @ 12:30 pm in the cafeteria.
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as the 29th annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting School-Grade Level Winners: Kindergarten - Evan Hartsock 1st grade - Kora Kinstle 2nd grade - Clara Miller 3rd grade - Macie Clayton 4th grade - Addalynn McCormick 5th grade - Autumn Brockhouse 6th grade - Anna Isringhausen Those seven students will be entered into the National Handwriting Contest as well.
The Winter Sports Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 PM in the HS gym. The following athletes will be honored: HS Girls Basketball, HS Boys Basketball, Poms and Cheerleading. The menu for the banquet will be a Taco Bar - please RSVP to the Triopia HS office (217-457-2281 x1021) by Friday, March 12 if you plan to attend. The cost is $5/per person, the athletes meal will be covered.
Congratulations to Caden Moore as he has been selected as the February Underclassman Student of the Month. Caden is a Sophomore who is involved in football, basketball, and baseball. Caden was nominated by Mrs. Kelli Embley and she had the following to say about Caden, “Caden has wonderful character; he is respectful and kind to his teachers, peers, teammates, and even opponents in sports. Caden works hard in classes and has true leadership potential as an underclassman at Triopia.” Please take a few minutes to get to know Caden by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/s3eeEI-0VSA
Congratulations to Noah Tapley as he has been selected as the February Junior High Student of the Month. Noah is an 8th grader who is involved in band. Noah was nominated by Mrs. Price. She wrote, “Noah is quiet, but very kind and polite. He participates in class and seems to have adjusted more to a new school. He is active in band and goes down there most days in advisory to help Mrs. Burchard. He says the 5th graders need help, and I think Noah would make a good role model for them.” Please take a few minutes to get to know more about Noah by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/v0mPFA94hSw
Congratulations to Sara Evans as she has been selected as the February Upperclassman Student of the Month. Sara is a Senior who is involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, and serves as her class President. Sara was nominated by Ms. Lynn. She wrote, “Sara has demonstrated such hard work this year in College Algebra and I want her to know that it is recognized and celebrated!” Please take a few minutes to get to know more about Sara by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/ZSopB2-EgdA
Triopia Schools will dismiss one hour early on Friday, March 6. Bus students will be dismissed at 2:10, GS students at 2:15 and remaining JH/HS students at 2:20. Thank you.
Correction - TRIOPIA plays at 7:30 this evening!
Reminder - tonight’s HS Boys Regional Semifinal games are ON at Triopia for this evening. Payson v. Western at 6:00 and TRIOPIA v. Calvary ay 8:30. There will be a chicken and noodle dinner from 5-7 in the cafeteria! Come out and support the Trojans this evening!
Triopia Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, February 26, due to weather conditions. Tonights HS boys regional games will be played as scheduled. Thank you.
Night #2 of the Triopia High School Boys Basketball Regional is tonight! ISD plays Triopia at 6:00. Griggsville-Perry faces off against Springfield Calvary at 7:30. Come on out and watch some hoops!
Triopia is hosting a IHSA boys regional bracket this week. Tonight, there are two games. At 6:00, Payson-Seymour plays Pleasant Hill. At 7:30, Barry-Western plays North Greene. Come out and watch some early March Madness! #triopia
Freewill Donation Fundraising Dinner to benefit the THS Volleyball Team Wednesday, Feb 26 - 5:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria before the high school boys regional game (which starts at 7:30) Menu will be: Chicken and Noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner rolls, and desserts
Join us as we celebrate FFA next week: February 24 - 28, 2020 Monday - Pajama Day Tuesday - Raised in a Barn Day (Favorite Animal) Wednesday - Blue and Gold FFA Day Thursday - Cowboy/Cowgirl or Flannel Day Friday - John Deere v. Case IH or Ford v. Chevy Day All staff and students PK-12 are welcome to participate.
Congratulations to Kloee Davis as she has been selected as one of the January Junior High Students of the Month. Kloee is an 8th grader who is involved in basketball, volleyball, poms, and she also serves as her class Secretary. Please take a few minutes to get to know Kloee by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/yn08jex0hhk
Congratulations to Riddick Workman as he has been selected as the January Underclassman Student of the Month. Riddick is a Freshman who is involved in track, scholastic bowl, and serves as the freshman class president. Please take a few minutes to get to know Riddick by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/eXtJ32b1vb8
Congratulations to Brayden Weimer as he has been selected as the January Upperclassman Student of the Month. Brayden is a Junior who is involved in scholastic bowl, track, band, and serves as his classes treasurer. Please take a few minutes to get to know Brayden by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/BHCPQ4OdZKA
Congratulations to Rilyn Waid as she has been selected as one of the January Junior High Students of the Month. Rilyn is an 8th grader who is involved in softball, basketball, volleyball, and track. Please take a few minutes to get to know Rilyn by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/yn08jex0hhk
Come out Friday Night and support the Trojans! Italian Dinner in the cafeteria 4:45-7 PM (free will donation) Full Night of boys basketball v. South County 5:00 PM - Freshman Game 6:00 PM - JV Game Senior Night Recognition - Basketball/Cheerleading Varsity Game to follow
The last day the Scholastic Book Fair will be OPEN is tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19 from 1:30-6:00 PM in the cafeteria. We hope you can stop by!
Today, Renata Elvey from the College Board presented to our 7th-12th grade teachers on the SAT Suite of Assessments. She gave many tips on not only how to better prepare our students for the SAT, but also some suggestions on how to find gaps in our instruction. Staff from Bluffs and Virginia were also able to join us. #triopia
Triopia Schools will be in session tomorrow, Friday, February 14 and be running emergency bus routes both morning and afternoon. Also, we will dismiss 2 hours early for school improvement. Bus students will be dismissed at 1:10, GS students at 1:15 and remaining JH/HS students at 1:20. Lunch menu will pizza, as listed on menu! Thank you!
The HS girls play for the Regional Championship TONIGHT at 7 PM in White Hall (North Greene) v. Carrollton. The 3pt contest will start at 5:30 PM. Go Lady Trojans!
Triopia Schools will be closed today, Thursday, February 13, due to weather conditions. Thank you.
Triopia Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early today due to weather conditions. Bus students at 1:10 and remaining students at 1:15. There will be no afternoon PreK. Also all evening practices and activities are canceled, including little league sign ups, the book fair and the concert.
Have your ticket for the Powerful Dreams Banquet yet? Early Bird Drawing is Friday, February 21! #triopia Tickets are available at the Chapin State Bank - Paul Miller, First National Bank of Arenzville - Amanda Thompson and the from the following individuals: Dean Werries, Kirk Strubbe, Cindy Littleton, Coach Brockhouse, Coach Thompson, Brian Burrus, Paul Reynolds, Ryan Miller, Gerry Beard and Pete Wessler. Contact Pete Wessler if you would prefer to pay with Venmo!
Post Prom Meeting on Sunday, February 9 @ 12:30 PM in the Triopia cafeteria.
Tonight's Line up for Triopia Athletics: NHS hosting Pulled Pork Meal 5:30-7:30 in the HS cafeteria (portion of proceeds will be donated to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight) HS Girls Basketball v. Brown County - 6:00 PM *Senior Night* 5/6 Grade Boys Basketball v. Winchester - 6:00 PM GS Gym Freshman Boys Basketball @ New Berlin - 6:00 PM; bus 4:45 HS Boys Basketball Practice 3:45-5:15 PM HS Girls Volleyball Practice 3:45-5:15 PM Come out and support the Trojans!
Triopia Schools will be in session today, Thursday, February 6 and will be running emergency bus routes both morning and afternoon. Thank you!
Triopia Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early today due to weather conditions. Bus Students will be dismissed at 1:10, GS students at 1:15 and remaining JH/HS students at 1:20. There will be no afternoon Pre-K. All practices and games are canceled for this evening.
World Read Aloud Day is TODAY, February 5, 2020! The worldwide event from Scholastic and the global literacy nonprofit LitWorld calls attention to reading aloud and sharing stories. Now in its 11th year and celebrated in over 173 countries, World Read Aloud Day is a wonderful reminder of the power and importance of this best practice. An abundance of research points to how reading aloud is both beneficial and beloved. Widely-known guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parent-child home reading beginning from birth. A landmark report also uncovered that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building their knowledge for eventual success in reading. Furthermore, the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition shows that more than 80% of both kids and parents love or like read-aloud time because they consider it a special time together. Learn more at http://oomscholasticblog.com/post/mark-your-calendar-world-read-aloud-day-february-5-2020.
Ms. Ayres’ Biology class did an activity on Ecology and used common household items (tweezers, clothes pin, spoons, and hair clips) as “beaks” to show the different kinds of species. They used their “beaks” to pick as much food off the ground as they could in 30 seconds. The class gathered data to show what “”beak” worked the best.
The HS Boys Basketball game v. Calhoun is cancelled tonight. It is rescheduled for Monday, February 10. Little Cheer and Pom Camp participants will perform on Monday during halftime of the varsity game. Also all Tri County youth basketball players are invited to Monday's game and will be admitted for free, if they wear their Tri-County tshirt. The 8th grade boys basketball team and parents will also be recognized.
Join us for this years Powerful Dreams Banquet Saturday, March 21, 2020 Early bird drawing will take place at the HS Boys last home basketball game on February 21. Tickets are available at the Chapin State Bank - Paul Miller, First National Bank of Arenzville - Amanda Thompson and the from the following individuals: Dean Werries, Kirk Strubbe, Cindy Littleton, Coach Brockhouse, Coach Thompson, Brian Burrus, Paul Reynolds, Ryan Miller, Gerry Beard and Pete Wessler.
Come out tomorrow evening (Thursday, January 30) and support the Lady Trojans! The HS girls basketball team will take on Camp Point at home - JV at 6 with Varsity to follow. The JH volleyball game will be played AT Meredosia!
The Illinois 5 Essentials Parent Survey is only open until February 14 - we are at 6% completion :( our goal is to have at least 20% of parents participate. Your voice matters! Please click the link below to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois
On Monday, February 3rd the Junior Class of Meredosia-Chambersburg is hosting a pork chop dinner at Meredosia-Chambersburg High School. It’s from 4:00-7:00 PM. The high school girls basketball team plays that night starting at 6:00 PM. The cost for a sandwich will be $4.00. The cost for a sandwich, chips, and dessert will be $5.00. Come out and Support the M-C Junior Class!
Junior and Senior parents please plan on attending our post prom meeting. This will be held Sunday January 26th at 1:00pm in the cafeteria at Triopia. Hope to see you there!
All activities for tomorrow, Saturday, January 25 are ON as scheduled: Tri-County Youth Basketball at Bluffs JH Volleyball Tournament at Triopia - 9 AM 7th Boys Basketball Regional at Liberty - 10 AM; bus at 8:15 AM JV Boys Basketball at VIT - 10:15 AM; bus 8:30 AM Plenty of opportunities to cheer on the Trojans!
Updated Lunch Menu for the Week of January 27: Monday - Ham Steak, Banana Muffin, Corn Casserole, Applesauce and Milk Tuesday - Beef and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Cooked Carrots, Peach Cups and Milk Wednesday - Walking Tacos, Cornbread, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Strawberry Cups, Bomb Pop and Milk Thursday - GS - Pepperoni Calzone, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Blueberry Yogurt Parfait, Mixed Fruit and Milk JH/HS - Baked Potato Bar, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Blueberry Yogurt Parfait, Mixed Fruit and Milk Friday - GS - Ham Pizza, Cauliflower with Ranch, Apple Slices, Rice Krispy Treat and Milk JH/HS - Ham Pizza OR Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Cauliflower with Ranch, Apple Slices, Rice Krispy Treat and Milk
Spring Break Update: We have used three "emergency days" have so far in the school year, so as of now there will be no school on March 26 or 27, 2020. This is subject to change. :)
Triopia Schools will be closed today, Thursday, January 23 due to weather conditions. All activities, games and practices are also canceled. Thank you.
We have had reports of head lice at Triopia Grade School. Head lice can be common in school settings due to close contact of children. If you child does get lice, please call the school so we can check the entire class. After a report last night, we took more precautions today and had students that share lockers put all their belongings in trash bags so nothing is touching. Head lice is very contagious. To minimize the risk or repeated outbreaks, remind your children not to share items such as combs, brushes, scarves, hats, headphones, etc. Head lice can also survive for about half a day without a human host and cannot live on family pets. Please see the documents on our website that explain detection, treatment and prevention in more detail. If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. Hobrock.
JH Volleyball is having an early game @ Virginia today beginning at 5:00 bus leaves at 4:20. We apologize for the confusion. Thank you!
Congratulations also to our high school boys basketball team on a 71-49 victory over North Greene to receive the consolation championship at the Winchester Invitational Tournament! Bell with 27 points and 18 rebounds. #triopia
Congratulations to the Lady Trojan high school basketball team for their 40-33 win today over Pittsfield to take home the championship of the North Greene Tournament! #triopia
Tri-County Youth Basketball League for today, Saturday, January 18 is on and all games will be played at Meredosia. Also, due to scheduling, we will be recognizing the Tri-County youth basketball players on Tuesday, February 4 (not Tuesday, January 21). On February 4, the students that wear their Tri-County shirts will be admitted to the game free and will be invited to join the team on the floor during starting lineups. Thank you.
HS Boys Basketball game has been moved to 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 18. They will play for the consolation championship at Winchester Tournament.
All practices and activities for this evening, Friday, January 17 are canceled.
Triopia Schools will dismiss at 11:30 am today. No afternoon Pre-K. All K-12 students will be fed lunch prior to dismissal. Stay tuned for activity announcements.
We are quickly approaching the 100th Day of School – January 28, 2020! Every year we collect donations to make a contribution to a local organization. Classes will begin collecting money on Wednesday, January 22. Students are encouraged to bring in any denomination of coins (or bills) – pennies are not required! An assembly will be held on the 100th day, where we will present all the funds collected to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight representatives. Funds collected this year will be donated to: Land of Lincoln Honor Flight – this experience is free to the veterans, but costs $525 to actually send them. Our hope is that Triopia Grade School can sponsor at least 2 veterans on the Honor Flight.
In January all Seniors are invited to a scholarship writing workshop being presented by Lincoln Land's Michelle Burger. This workshop is not geared solely for LLCC students, but all students who want help applying for scholarships. Senior parents are reminded that scholarship season is upon us and that scholarships are posted on this website for students to easily access at any time.
Triopia NHS is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, January 23 from 1:30-5:00 PM in the HS foyer. To schedule an appt, please call the Community Blood Center at (800) 747-5401 or book online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Last Date to Donate Elsewhere: 11/28/2019 Use Group Sponsor Code 60012 to schedule online.
Junior and senior parents: There will be a post prom meeting on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 PM at Triopia in the cafeteria.
Tri-County Youth Basketball has been canceled for this morning, Saturday, January 11. Thank you.
Tri County youth basketball has been cancelled for Saturday due to forecast. Also the jv boys basketball tournament at South Fulton has been postponed to a later date. Thank you!
Current Triopia students who will turn 18 before November 3rd, 2020 are encouraged to register to vote on Friday, January 17th before school (7:30a-8:30a) in the high school office. Students will need to bring a government issued picture ID (driver's license). Questions can be directed to Mrs. Surratt at 217-457-2281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Report cards are now available for you to view on TeacherEase. Thank you!
School resumes tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7. Grade school parents, please make sure students dress appropriately as recess will be outdoors.
Triopia beats North Greene 63-55 in the Consolation Championship at the Waverly Holiday Tournament! #triopia
The next Tri-County youth basketball practice is Sunday January 5 from 4:00-5:15 pm at Triopia.
Congratulations to Broc Moore as he is being recognized for the Upperclassmen Student of the Month for Triopia CUSD #27. Broc is a senior who is involved in football, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, and Student Council. Please take a few minutes to get to know Broc through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/7HlkTin9Vzk
Congratulations to Jake Mueller as he is being recognized for the Underclassmen Student of the Month for Triopia CUSD #27. Jake is a freshman who is involved in football, basketball, baseball, and high school student council. Please take a few minutes to get to know Jake through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/3_8tC_NyyK0
For those Trojan fans headed to Meredosia for tonight’s HS boys basketball game - there is a bridge out on the Arenzville-Meredosia Rd, located just past Burrus Seed Farms. Please plan an alternate route.
Triopia Schools will be in session tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17 and will run emergency bus routes in the morning. Reminder: Exam schedule is posted for the jr-sr. high students.
TRI-County youth basketball practice for today (Sunday, December 15) has been canceled.
Trojan Socks are IN... orders will be sent home today or Monday. If you didn't order and are in need of a pair or two, please contact Mrs. Hobrock at email@example.com or 217-457-2281 x1032. $15/each
The Lady Trojans will take on North Greene this evening at home. JV will play 2 quarters beginning at 6:00 PM and the varsity game will follow around 6:45. The little campers will be able to participate in relays and activities in between the JV and Varsity games. The junior high girls will be announced at halftime of the varsity game. Come out for a fun evening and cheer on the Lady Trojans!
Congratulations to Eric Caldwell, Eli Embley, Connor Musch, Rachel Nelson, and Sam Stanberry as they are the newest members of the Triopia National Honor Society Chapter. Students are selected for induction based on the four pillars of NHS which are character, scholarship, leadership, and service. This is a prestigious honor and we are very proud of all Triopia NHS members.
If you are interested in purchasing a Double T Pop-socket, please contact Mrs. Hobrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-457-2284 x1032.
The HS boys basketball game will be played at ISD this evening - Varsity ONLY - Game time is 6:15 pm.
See the link below for a radio interview with Mr. Dean this morning that took place on WLDS regarding his monthly newsletter. https://wlds.com/audio/triopia-superintendent-adam-dean-reminder-for-fans-12-3-am-conversation/
Good Evening: Yesterday I posted a newsletter discussing poor sportsmanship and the effect it can have on the need for officials and coaches statewide. The newsletter was spread throughout the internet via social media. WICS News Channel 20 asked today to do a story and an interview with me and Coach Thompson regarding this newsletter. The story that aired today and that was shared online misrepresented my statements. The title even states, “Bad Behavior from Triopia sports fans causes shortage in coaches”. My comments were aimed at all fans, not just our own. In fact, I reiterated several times during the interview today that our fans are some of the best in the state. I even stated this in the newsletter. To clarify what was stated in the story, the IHSA does not wave fees for coaches, although the district does usually pay for the cost of someone who takes coaching classes. IHSA has waved fees for those wanting to become officials. I apologize to our communities for the way this was all represented. I ask that all fans statewide, or even nationwide, just think before you speak at athletic contests. If you have specific questions, see the newsletter yourself and you can determine what I really meant. Proud, as always, to be a Triopia Trojan, Adam Dean Superintendent
Congratulations to Ally Bridgewater as she is being recognized for the November Underclassman Student of the Month for Triopia. Ally is a Freshman and is involved in Volleyball, Student Council, Yearbook, and serves as the Vice President of her class. Please take a few minutes to get to know Ally through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/JrjRj03GRFA
Congratulations to Collin Caldwell as he is being recognized for the Junior High Student of the Month for Triopia CUSD #27. Collin is an 8th grade student who is involved in baseball, track, and serves as his class treasurer. Please take a few minutes to get to know Collin through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/W5rIQOuijzM
Congratulations to Jayla Waid as she is being recognized for the November Upperclassman of the Month for Triopia CUSD #27. Jayla is involved in Volleyball, Softball, and Student Council. Please take a few minutes to get to know Jayla through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/JCwmgI8E5og
We're now offering a new, cash-free payment option called e-Wallet, making it easier for kids to buy books! Set up your account today, so your child will be ready when their class comes to the book fair! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html
No time to visit the book fair? Shop online now through December 6. All orders will ship home! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=triopiagradeschool2019 All purchases benefit our school!
Mr. Anderson visited Mrs. Pahlmann's 1st grade class in October for Science. The students had been learning about animals, animal parts, and how animals survive during the Life Science unit. Mr. Anderson taught the first graders about bats and other animals. During his visit, students saw skeletons of different animals and saw many different types of bats. They learned interesting facts, like bats have fingers and a thumb! They learned so much from him! We hope to invite Mr. Anderson back for another visit in the future. #triopia
Triopia Archery (NASP) has started! All "archers" are having a blast! Thank you to all of our grant donors which helped provide all of our equipment: Tri-County Gobblers---National Wild Turkey Federation, United Bowhunters of Illinois, National Archery in the Schools Program, and Land of Lincoln Whitetails Unlimited. #triopia
Today 19 Juniors and seniors spent the day in Springfield. They toured the LLCC Workforce Development Center in the morning, learning about career training programs such as culinary arts, welding, and mechanic programs. I'm the afternoon they attend the Building Trades Fair put on by the local unions from several trades. Each station had hands-on activities that related to that specific trade. #triopia
Triopia Schools will run emergency bus routes tomorrow, November 12 in the morning. Thank you!
The Greenfield PTO will be serving a fundraiser dinner at the Jr High Girls game tonight. They will begin serving at 5:30 Pulled pork sandwich chips green beans applesauce pie cookies/drinks
Trojan Sock Fundraiser - orders are due November 15. Order Online NOW: https://triopiasockfundraiser.itemorder.com/ Order forms will be sent home with GS students on Friday. JH/HS students can pick up order forms outside the office.
For the week of October 28, Triopia is pleased to spotlight paraprofessional Mrs. Melissa Kaffenberger. Mrs. Kaffenberger graduated from Triopia and Lincoln Christian University with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with the grade school students in math and writing, but her favorite is helping supervise during library time when Mrs. Forsman reads to the kids. Outside of school, Mrs. Kaffenberger enjoys attending her kids’ Trojan sporting events, cleaning houses, naps, and occasionally going out to eat. Mrs. Kaffenberger said her favorite thing about Triopia is that it is home to her and the Trojan community is family, everyone is very nice and helpful. Mrs. Kaffenberger loves to fish, but doesn’t go very often because she hates bugs flying in her face or landing on her! She loves to bake, but would rather nap and she cleans houses, but her house is always a mess! We are glad to have Mrs. Kaffenberger at Triopia this year! #triopia
The 5 Essentials Survey is now available for parents. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this survey as we appreciate your input. Please note that this survey is anonymous and all feedback is important for the future of Triopia CUSD #27. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 from 3:30-7:30 each night. Grade School students should have brought home a note to sign up for a time slot. JH/HS parents, please contact the teacher directly or the JH/HS office to schedule an appointment. Kids do better in school when parents get involved. Attending parent–teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed. A parent–teacher conference is a great opportunity to: -discuss your child's progress -share your child's strengths and needs -work with the teacher to help your child do well in school If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hobrock or Mr. Sorrells.
Triopia Schools is seeking candidates to serve as a Bus Monitor - for more information please contact Mr. Dean at email@example.com or 217-457-2281 x1025.
Our coaching staff would like to invite any 5th-8th grader that is interested in playing football in the future to our pre-game speech and walk. Anyone interested is invited into the weight room at 6pm this Friday to listen to pre-game then they will transition with us to stretching. They will lead our football team onto the field before the game. We would ask that they wear their school colors that they attend. We would like to see as much Blue, Red and Orange as possible. Anyone that attends will receive a wristband with our motto on it as well. #triopia
Along with the Band/Choir concert on Wednesday evening, art work was selected from each class and will be on display in the cafeteria. It will also be on display during conferences on Thursday evening. This is a snapshot of projects students have completed since the beginning of the year and our hope is to have another Fine Arts night later in the year to showcase more student work.
The Triopia FFA is hosting a food drive to benefit the Cass County Food Pantry. Triopia will be collecting non-perishable food items now until Tuesday, October 29. Classes are in a competition to see who can bring in the most items per student – all donations are appreciated. GS students should take their donations to their classroom and JH/HS students should take theirs to the Ag room.
There is a HOME volleyball game vs. Calvary and JV football game vs. Carrollton this evening. Both games will begin at 6:00 PM. Come out and support the Trojans!
For the week of October 21, Triopia is pleased to spotlight paraprofessional Mrs. Kate Hartsock. Mrs. Hartsock currently works in our Pre-K classroom. Mrs. Hartsock has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Illinois College, prior to coming to Triopia, Mrs. Hartsock taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade. She enjoys working in Pre-K because of the energy and fun the kiddos bring every day! They love learning and it is amazing to watch them grow and change throughout the year! Outside of school, Mrs. Hartsock enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and camping. She loves that Triopia is a small school and how everyone is so kind and helpful, a bonus is that she gets to work in the same building as her own children. Mrs. Hartsock grew up on a farm and would spend her summers showing cattle with her family! We are thankful to have Mrs. Hartsock as a part of our team at Triopia. #triopia
Join us TOMORROW, Thursday, October 17 - Volley for HOPE! Raffle - Silent Auction - Food - Pie in the FACE - Boys dressed in PINK - Survivor Recognition - Chuck the Duck - VOLLEYBALL and more! Food and raffles begin at 5 - JV game (v. Beardstown) will start at 6, the Pie in the Face and recognition of survivors will take place following the JV game. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Mia Ware foundation and local families. Hope you can join us!
Triopia Schools will dismiss early tomorrow (Thursday, October 10) . All bus students at 2:10, remaining Grade School students at 2:15 and remaining Jr./Sr. High students at 2:20. Triopia Schools will NOT be in session on Friday, October 11 or Monday, October 14.
Have you ordered your PIE yet? See any GS student or Junior class member... All orders should be turned into the office by tomorrow, October 10.
For the week of October 7, Triopia is pleased to spotlight paraprofessional Mrs. Trish Halsne. Mrs. Halsne has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Western Illinois University. She started her career at Triopia in 2000 working as a paraprofessional and continues in that role today, as well as Geography Bowl sponsor. Mrs. Halsne's favorite task here at Triopia is helping students find their strengths, especially those students who believe they have too few, and helping them learn how to use those strengths to better their time in the classroom as well as time spent outside of the classroom. Outside of school, she loves to be with family and friends, checking out places both near and far, and hanging out with her crazy hounds! Her favorite thing about Triopia is how we come together for a cause, whether it be in individual classrooms, school-wide activity, or community/charitable project. Triopia really has the teamwork thing down! :) When asked for something random, Mrs. Halsne said "As surprising as it will sound to most who know my technological skills, I was once referred to by a few hundred children as "the computer lady" because of the large mobile computer lab I drove around Jacksonville and Springfield, introducing young children to computers. The young ones now have to teach me!" We are glad to have Mrs. Halsne here at Triopia. #triopia
Triopia is pleased to announce that Anna Burrus has been named the September Upperclassmen Student of the Month. Anna is involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Student Council, and National Honor Society. Please take a few minutes to get to know Anna through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Og_vf-lGSiI
Please join us in recognizing Faith Embley as the September Jr. High Student of the Month. Faith is a 7th grade student and is involved in Poms. Please take a few minutes to get to know Faith through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/4_wilCJ8lCg
Triopia is pleased to announce that the September Underclassmen Student of the Month is Kasey Beard. Kasey is a Freshman and is currently involved in Football and plans on participating in basketball and baseball this coming year. Please take a few minutes to get to know Kasey through a short interview by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/kTIo1-6OOjM
Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12. This year the National Fire Protection Association's theme is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!” Visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpw for more information!
Just a reminder that the HS volleyball team will host Illini West on Monday, October 7 with JVA starting at 5:00 and varsity to follow! Hope to see you there!
Prairieland United Way’s Triopia vs. Routt Night Friday, October 4 at the Football game Support the 2019 United Way Campaign by donating in your school’s bucket and hold bragging rights all year long. All donations stay local and support over 35 programs in our four county area -- Morgan, Scott, Cass and Northern Greene. Look for the Triopia bucket at the gate entry near the concession stand. Prairieland United Way thanks you for your support!
Our custodial staff may spend the majority of their time behind the scenes, but they deserve much recognition. Our building is one of the cleanest, if not the cleanest in the area and maybe in Illinois! They are the first to arrive and the last to leave and do so much in between. Our custodial crew at Triopia is prideful, selfless, and amazing in everything that they do. Thanks Amy, Eric, Karen and Roger - each of you make Triopia CUSD 27 a better place.
We are honored to announce that our Early Childhood (Pre-k) program was one of 142 programs in the state to receive a Gold Circle of Quality recognition. The Gold Circle of Quality recognizes programs that meet or go beyond the highest quality goals. Gold Circle programs have met the highest quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education. Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement. Congratulations to Mrs. Crews and Mrs. Hartsock for their efforts and hard work - we are thankful to have them at Triopia! #triopia
There will be a Jr High baseball banquet held October 8th at the Virginia High School cafeteria. It will begin at 6:30. Please come join us!
For the week of September 30, Triopia is pleased to spotlight paraprofessional Mrs. Angie Phelps. Mrs. Phelps graduated from Triopia then took classes at MacMurray. She returned to Triopia in 1997, where she has worked in every grade level from PK-12th grade. Mrs. Phelps' favorite task here at Triopia is really any task, she loves seeing students feel good about themselves for accomplishing goals they thought they were unable to achieve! Outside of school, she enjoys walking her black lab, Dora and her chocolate granddog, Bella and biking. She also enjoys traveling to warm beaches. Her favorite thing about Triopia is the feeling that we are a family and the relationships formed with students. Something you might not know about Mrs. Phelps, is that she is a certified open water scuba diver. We are blessed to have Mrs. Phelps on our team at Triopia! #triopia
Do you have your tickets? The Ken Bradbury Triopia Music Extravaganza Saturday, September 28 Shows at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM $10 each Tickets are now available at TRIOPIA from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and also at FNB Arenzville and Morton Ave and CNB Chapin and Morton Ave.
Triopia Schools will be dismissing early tomorrow (Wednesday, September 25th). All bus students at 1:10, remaining grade school students at 1:15 and remaining Jr./Sr. High students at 1:20. There is no afternoon PreK class. Thank You
For the week of September 23, Triopia is pleased to spotlight paraprofessional Mrs. Penny Lovekamp. Mrs. Lovekamp currently is a grade school paraprofessional and a bus driver. Mrs. Lovekamp took classes at LLCC and WIU before starting a job at Triopia. She started her career at Triopia in 1990 working with the Pre-Kindergarten program, that, at that time, was housed at the Arenzville American Legion. Mrs. Lovekamp enjoys working with guided reading groups at the grade school. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her three granddaughters. Her favorite thing about Triopia is how we truly are a family. A random fact about Mrs. Lovekamp is that she loves to travel by train, she finds it very relaxing! We are glad to have Mrs. Lovekamp as a part of our team at Triopia.#triopia
Triopia Homecoming Festivities/Information 2019: Sunday, September 29th: Parade in Virginia at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2nd: Game day at Triopia with MCHS & VHS – Students are asked to wear class color shirt and comfortable shoes. The community members are welcome to come and watch. 5:30 pm Student Council selling pizza and drinks $1 each 6:00 pm Boys volleyball Triopia HS gym 7:00 pm Girls powder puff on Don Kemp field Friday, October 4th: Football game 7:00pm - Court announced during half-time Saturday, October 5th: 7:00pm - Coronation at Triopia HS gym (free will donations accepted at the door) 7:30-10:00pm - Dance at Triopia HS gym $5/student (court members and student council members free) Dress up days: Monday, September 30th: Sports or Vacation day Tuesday, October 1st: Twin or PJ day Wednesday, October 2nd: Class color day • Freshmen: Pink • Sophomores: Royal Blue • Juniors: White • Seniors: Red • Faculty: tie-dye Thursday, October 3rd: Flannel or Western day Friday, October 4th: School Colors
The Lady Trojans are currently 2-1 at the New Berlin Tournament. They lost their first game to New Berlin, but have rallied to beat Meredosia and Cumberland. Their next game is at 11:30 vs. North Mac. Good Luck Ladies.
The Trojan football team takes on the Unity High School Mustangs in Mendon tonight at 7:00! Good luck players and coaches! #triopia
At approximately 8:30 this morning, a main water line into the school was found to be damaged by the head of maintenance. Water coming into the building was turned off, and by 10:00, most water in the building had already been used. After speaking with our plumbers and generating a timeline, the decision was made to dismiss school early. The problem should be solved and school should be back in session on Monday, September 23rd. When situations like this present themselves, there are many people who deserve a “thanks” for their flexibility. The cooks, with a little help, were able to serve all students (starting at 10:15) in a short time frame before they went home. We had a few bus drivers on field trips, but luckily we had sub drivers step in and drive a route home. Our regular bus drivers who could be here also had to change plans so they could be back here at 11:00. The building secretaries and director of transportation took numerous calls and got notices out to make all of this possible. All other teachers and staff deserve a lot of credit, because once the decision to dismiss early has been made, accomplishing educational goals and monitoring your students for the rest of the day can be quite difficult. Since our cafeteria is not big enough to serve all students at once, several staff members also helped clean trash out of rooms after students were dismissed. A big thanks to parents and family members, as well, for your flexibility. Unfortunately, emergencies like this happen. We appreciate your ability to, at times, drop everything, and pick up your kids when you weren't expecting to. Have a good weekend, and we hope to see everyone back on Monday!
Due to a water main break Triopia Schools will be dismissing early today (Friday, September 20th). All bus students at 11:10; remaining GS students at 11:15 and remaining Jr/Sr High students at 11:20. Thank You
During the 2018-2019 school year, Isaac French started his own coffee shop at Triopia. With the assistance of his family, his aide Tara Hobrock, and his teacher at the time Karen Werries, Isaac’s shop has since flourished. At this point, Isaac and Mrs. Hobrock deliver 18-25 drinks a day, which is an increase from last year. Their goal is to deliver 100 drinks a week. Isaac’s shop has items such as coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, water and flavored water. Isaac enjoys delivering his drinks to the staff and loves to visit with all of his customers. Isaac also has his customers’ usual orders memorized! This shop has helped Isaac learn many skills that will help him once he leaves our doors. Isaac’s shop is one of the things that makes Triopia great! Thanks to Isaac for his service to our staff!
The Lady Trojans improve their record to 10-0 as they sweep their set against Calhoun tonight. They beat Calhoun 25-21, 25-19. Keep up the good work ladies!
Congratulations to the 2019 Triopia Sr. High School Homecoming Court. Pictured from Left to Right: Emma Milby (10), Joe Drane (10), Payton Dawson (12), Joe Walker (12), Anna Burrus (12), Alec Coil (12), Sara Evans (12), Jacob Lakamp (12), Lauren Covington (11), Eric Caldwell (11), Ava Ganz (9), and Kasey Beard (9).
For the Week of September 16th, Triopia is pleased to spotlight 1st year faculty member Megan Smith. Mrs. Smith teaches our new business classes this year. Mrs. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Mrs. Smith expresses that her favorite class to teach is “all of them” as she has a “great group of students that make her classes so fun.” Outside of teaching, Mrs. Smith loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading, cooking, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Her favorite thing about Triopia CUSD #27 is that students and staff are so nice and welcoming. A fun and interesting fact about Mrs. Smith is that she would love to be on the Food Network TV Show “Chopped.” We are pleased to have Mrs. Smith at Triopia and are thankful for her coming in and starting new classes for us this school year.
Just a reminder that all students NOT riding a bus or driving themselves to school should be dropped off in front in the circle drive. We made this change last year for safety reasons. Thank you for your help with this.
The Trojans take on the Beardstown Tigers tonight at 7:00 at Don Kemp Field. Put on your blue and come support the boys! #triopia
The Triopia Volleyball Team is off to a hot start! Come see the girls during the following home games and dress to the following themes: Tuesday, September 9th vs. Brown County: Cowboy/Western Night Monday, September 16th vs. North Greene: Superhero Night Monday, September 23rd vs. Auburn: Hawaiian Night Monday, September 30th vs. Franklin: Neon Night Tuesday, October 8th vs. Carrollton: White Out Night
JV Football @ Calhoun will start now at 6:30. The bus will leave Triopia at 4:30.
For the Week of September 9th, Triopia is pleased to spotlight 1st year faculty member Mrs. Krista Whelan. Mrs. Whelan teaches science. Mrs. Whelan graduated with a Bachelor’s from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Mrs. Whelan expresses that her favorite class to teach is 8th Grade Science. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Whelan loves to spend time with her husband and her 9 month old son. Her favorite thing about Triopia CUSD #27 is that students and staff have been very welcoming. A fun and interesting fact about Mrs. Whelan is that she was born and raised in San Diego, California. We are pleased to have Mrs. Whelan at #Triopia.
For the Week of September 3rd, Triopia is pleased to spotlight 1st year faculty member and ALUMNI Mr. Ryan Link. Mr. Link teaches special education and will be helping with the Girls Basketball Program here at Triopia. Mr. Link graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Easter Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Mr. Link’s favorite class to teach is U.S. History. Outside of teaching, Mr. Link favorite thing to do is cook, especially on the grill for his friends and family. His favorite thing about Triopia CUSD #27 is the support and encouragement that comes from the students, teachers, administration, and community. A random fact about Mr. Link is that he played the clarinet in band in High School. We are pleased to have Mr. Link at #Triopia.
The Volleyball team is at the Meredosia Tournament this week... Monday, September 2 6:00 - JVB v. West Central JV 8:00 - JVA v. Meredosia JV 9:00 - Varsity v. Meredosia Tuesday, September 3 5:00 - JVB v. South County JV 7:00 - JVA v. Griggsville Perry JV 8:00 - Varsity v. Griggsville Perry Wednesday, September 4 5:00 - JVA v. West Central JV 6:00 - Varsity v. West Central Thursday, September 5 5:00 - JVB v. Meredosia JV Saturday, September 7 11:00 - JVA v. South County JV 12:00 - Varisty v. South County 1:00 - JVA v. JVB 2:00 - Varsity v. Pleasant Hill 3:00 - JVB v. Griggsville Perry
All current Juniors are encouraged to begin preparing for their April SAT test. One of the best ways to get students comfortable taking the SAT is to have them take the PSAT in October! Results from the October PSAT will then be available to the students in December on their College Board account. A students' College Board account is where they can access free, individualized practice for their SAT, which will take place on April 14, 2020. The PSAT in October is optional and costs $17. Free and reduced lunch students should see Mrs. Surratt about fee waivers. The deadline to sign up to take the test is Thursday, September 6th.
Athletic Passes - $225 for a family of 4 $25 for each additional member The pass entitles a family of 4 (or the additional members) to admission at ALL HOME contests during the 2019-2020 school year. Student Pass - $50 for JH and HS students Available by calling the HS office 217-457-2281 x1021. Make checks payable to Triopia.
For the Week of August 26th, Triopia is pleased to spotlight 1st year faculty member and ALUMNI Mr. Adam Brockhouse. Mr. Brockhouse teaches High School Physical Education and has taken the reigns of the Football Program this year. Mr. Brockhouse graduated with a Bachelor's degree from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Mr. Brockhouse’s favorite class to teach is Athletic Enhancement and is working on implementing that into our PE offerings in the future. Outside of teaching, Mr. Brockhouse enjoys woodworking, lifting, and attending his daughter's dance competitions. His favorite thing about Triopia CUSD #27 is the family atmosphere as students and staff all greet each other with a smile. A random fact about Mr. Brockhouse is that he enjoys amusement parks and riding roller coasters. We are pleased to have Mr. Brockhouse at #Triopia.
Attention Trojan Nation! The Board of Education has given permission to explore purchasing a 14’X8’ video board for our high school gym to be installed this fall. We believe that the video board will be a great addition to our facility and will provide an exciting atmosphere for our student athletes and fans. The athletic program will generate funds by advertisements and once the video board is paid off, the money raised will go back into athletic programs. This project is a lot up front, but will be a major source of income for athletic supplies, uniforms, and facility upgrades in the future. At this time, we have reached out to a few businesses already and have had some luck. However, we do not want to leave anyone out that may have an interest in getting it off the ground. At this time, we are asking for a $5,000 advertisement over the course of three years which will include: - A static sign hung by the video board for the life of the board which will be visible every minute of the day - A scrolling advertisement during events for 3 years - A 3’X6’ sign displayed on the football field for 3 years. Other advertisement packages will be available shortly. With that being said, if there are any businesses, organizations or individuals interested in being a major contributor for this project please contact Rich Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Josh Sorrells (email@example.com). Go Trojans!
The Triopia staff has been hard at work since last April working to secure dual credit opportunities for this years juniors and seniors. The hard work has paid off, and a majority of our upperclassmen have been enrolled in classes to receive both high school and college credits. Triopia is offering a total of 9 dual credit classes which are Calculus, College Algebra, Trigonometry, US History before 1877, US History after 1877, Composition I, Composition II, Ag Mechanics, and Horticulture. These classes are taught by Mr. Doyle, Miss. Harmon, Miss. Lynn, and Ms. Sriner. 42 students are enrolled in a total of 80 classes, which will earn 354 credit hours. 288 of those credit hours are transferable to most colleges and universities nationwide. This is a tuition savings of $41,040 for our parents and students (based on LLCC tuition).