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 (email@example.com) or Josh Sorrells (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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).
The regularly scheduled board meeting for Wednesday, September 18th has been moved to Wednesday, September 25th. Please contact Mr. Dean at email@example.com or at 217-457-2283 x1025 with any questions.
Need to pay lunch money, already? This year, you have the ability to PAY ONLINE! Logon to your child's TeacherEase account and click on Fees, then Make Online Payment. Don't have access to TeacherEase, call the GS or JH/HS office and they can get you set up! *Note: there is a convenience fee to pay online (more information is available in TeacherEase).
Junior High Baseball and Softball cancelled for today. Also, no practices.
We are incredibly excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year at Triopia! This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before! We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students, parents, and community that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms. We vow to combine this with special events and a plethora of extracurricular clubs, activities, and athletic teams that are certain to encourage our Trojans to be involved and stay connected! -Mr. Dean, Mr. Sorrells and Mrs. Hobrock
!!!2020 Senior Moms!!! Please let Amy Lakamp know if you’d like to order a tee. She would like to place the order by the end of this week. Please pass the word along to other senior moms! $26.81 (tax included) These will be done in roughly 2 weeks once she gets the order to her. Checks payable to TAB (Triopia Athletic Boosters)
The administrative team had a wonderful time getting to know the new faculty members today at our new teacher orientation/luncheon. We are excited to add each of them to our Triopia team! #triopia
For the first time in six years, Triopia students will be offered business classes taught by Mrs. Megan Smith. New classes offered include Accounting and Business and Technology Concepts. We are excited to offer more opportunities for our students and to help expand their academic experiences! #triopia
Triopia is accepting letters of interest for the following positions: One on one paraprofessional (aide) Grade School paraprofessional (aide) Positions begin August 14. Please contact Mr. Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mrs. Hobrock (email@example.com) or call the grade school for more information.
It was so nice to see so many new and familiar faces at registration today... we are looking forward to a great school year! Watch social media and our new app for important upcoming dates!
REMINDER: Attention Fall Athletes and Parents! There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 PM in the THS Gym. At least one parent and the athlete should be present. Fall athletes would be those involved in the following: HS Football, HS Volleyball, HS Cheerleading, HS Poms and Golf. This would be a great time to turn in your sports physical and pay your sports fee.
2018-2019 Yearbooks are HERE! Yearbooks can be picked up during registration on August 1. If you did not order a JH/HS yearbook and are interested, a limited number of extras are available for $50 each. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Attention Fall Athletes and Parents! There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 PM in the THS Gym. At least one parent and the athlete should be present. Fall athletes would be those involved in the following: HS Football, HS Volleyball, HS Cheerleading, HS Poms and Golf. This would be a great time to turn in your sports physical and pay your sports fee.
Seniors should plan to have their senior portraits taken on August 1 any time between 9-11am in the high school foyer. Attire is formal. Also, senior athletes will have a picture taken with their uniforms at 12 to be displayed in the foyer hallway. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Morrow at email@example.com.
During the evening of July 15th, the Triopia Board of Education, along with Mr. Dean, met for training provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards on the relationship between the board and superintendent. The training was led by Patrick Allen and Reatha Owen who work for the IASB. The training focused on communication and expectations for all parties. After the training, the board will look to reanalyze their goals for the district and their superintendent evaluation procedures. We are proud to have a school board that continues to look for ways to grow!
Online Registration for returning K-12th grade students and ONLINE PAY is now AVAILABLE! Logon to your child's TeacherEase account for more information. Don't have access to TeacherEase, call Mrs. Hobrock at 217-457-2281 x1032 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll get you set up! *Note: there is a convenience fee to pay online (more information is available in TeacherEase).
School supply shopping not your thing? Triopia is partnering with MidWest Supply Central for school supplies this year. No more fighting overcrowded aisles, managing multiple supply lists or out of stock items! Go to www.mwsupplycentral.com Select Triopia, then your child(ren)'s grade Check Out and RELAX and enjoy the remainder of summer! The supplies will be delivered directly to your child's classroom on August 12 or 13. *MidWest Supply Central will donate a percentage of all sales to the Triopia PTO! Please contact Mrs. Hobrock if you have any questions.
Triopia CUSD #27 is anticipating an opening for a full-time Jr. Sr. High School Special Education Instructor for the coming school year. Interested candidates should possess a valid Illinois License and have the proper grade level and/or subject area endorsement. The following documentation is required: -Letter of Interest -Resume -Copy of IL License w/endorsements -Official College Transcripts Documentation may be submitted electronically to Adam Dean, Superintendent at email@example.com.
The Triopia boys basketball golf outing for today is cancelled due to the course being too wet- it will be rescheduled for July 6th at 12:30.
Final Report Cards grades are now available in TeacherEase.