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).
The regularly scheduled board meeting for Wednesday, September 18th has been moved to Wednesday, September 25th. Please contact Mr. Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com), Mrs. Hobrock (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.