East Troy High School Newsletter

January 2019

Principals Notes

Happy New Year! As we move closer to the end of first semester, January 18, 2019, we want to highlight that we will run a final exam schedule from January 16th through January 18th, 2019.


January 16

Assembly Bell………………….. 7:40

1st Period Exam………………..7:45 - 9:45

Break………………….................9:45 - 10:23

2nd Period Exam………………10:28 - 12:28

Lunch/Break………………….....12:28 - 1:00

4th Period Exam……………… 1:05 - 3:05


January 17
Assembly Bell………………….. 7:40

5A/5B Period Exam………… 7:45 - 9:45

Break…………………................ 9:45 - 10:23

6th Period Exam………………10:28 - 12:28

Lunch/Break………………….. .12:28 - 1:00

Make-up Exam Period……..1:05 - 3:05


January 18

Assembly Bell………………….. 7:40

7th Period Exam…………….…7:45 - 9:45

Break…………………................ 9:45 - 10:23

8th Period Exam………………10:28 - 12:28

Lunch/Break………………….. .12:28 - 1:00

Make-up Exam Period………1:05 - 3:05


Exam Expectations:

EAST TROY HIGH SCHOOL

FINAL EXAM GUIDELINES

1. All students will report to all exams as scheduled.

Exceptions will be granted only as follows:

*If a student is scheduled for all three exam periods the first day and those exams are all comprehensive (meaning they cover the work from the entire semester), they may request to shift the time of one of the exams.

*Arrangements must be made in advance with the teacher of the course in which the time-shifted exam is to be taken, and an exam change form must be completed.

*A time-shifted exam may only be moved to a scheduled study hall or make-up exam period.

2. All students will be required to be in attendance during exam periods. Students will not be required to attend study hall.

3. A supervised study hall will be conducted in the commons during each period. Regular study hall rules will apply.

4. Parents may request that their student attend study hall by calling the high school attendance office at 642-6760 ext. 5241. Attendance will be monitored for those students.

5. Students will be expected to arrive for their exams on time. If students are tardy,

they are expected to immediately report to the attendance office and make arrangements to make up the exam.

6. Once you arrive on school grounds and enter the school, you must report to an exam or to the study area. You will not be able to leave school or travel in the building except during the passing break.

7. No student will be allowed in the halls during exam periods unless accompanied by a teacher or staff member. No teacher hall passes will be valid on these days.

8. Students are not allowed to visit any other East Troy School (Elementary or Middle School) at any time during final exam days.

9. Absences during the first day and tardies from first or second day will be made up during the make-up exam period on the second day. Absences on the second day and tardies from the third day will be made up during the make-up exam on the third day.

10. Students may use the library to study during study hall and lunch periods.


*Please note that district buses run at their regular times on exam days.


Sincerely,


Kevin Kitslaar and Stacey Kuehn

Co-High School Principals





Office Phone Numbers:

Main Office 262-642-6760

Attendance Office Ext 5241

Counseling Office Ext 5224

Principal Kevin Kitslaar Ext 5222

Principal Stacey Kuehn Ext 5240

Dates to Remember (January)

1/9 Team Date

1/16 - Finals Exams

1/17 - Final Exams

1/18 - Final Exams (Half Day)

1/18 - End of Semester 1

1/21 - No School

Senior Section

Senior's Last Day is May 29th (exams May 28th & 29th)

Senior Graduation Day is June 9th

Any questions about senior privilege pass please view the following presentation.

Students of the Month

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Each month one student that represents First Class (Respect, Responsibility, and Integrity) is nominated by each department. The students are recognized at the beginning of a staff meeting each month, which is the first Wednesday of each month. The students that are recognized are the ones that were nominated by the staff the month before for demonstrating the First Class behaviors. The following students were the students of the month for December.


Erin Sperle- Mr. Hummel
Katrina Dallmann- Ms. Smith
Emma Theys- Ms. Geisert
Levi Orgas- Ms. Klapoetke
Angeline Mallas- Mrs. Bartoli
Osheona Brown- Mrs. Anderson
Jordyn Gulig- Mrs. Pluess
Brandon Rintelman- Ms. Merlo
Zachary Rongstad- Mrs. Leising
Gracie Moker- Ms. Kostuchowski
Connor LaFreniere- Mr. Hart
Nick Schwall- Mr. Hart
Andrea Smith- Mr. Hart

Attention All Juniors

A full length Practice ACT exam will be given at East Troy High School on Saturday, Feb. 2nd starting at 8:00 am. Mr. Herrell and Mr. Manske will be proctoring the exam. This exam will be free of charge. Students will receive immediate results from this exam so they will know which area(s) to focus on with their preparation for the real exam. The Wisconsin statewide ACT exam for juniors will take place on Feb. 20th. All juniors should plan on trying to attend this practice exam. Pizza from Domino's Pizza will be provided afterwards in the cafeteria as an incentive. The exam should last until around noon. Please email Mr. Herrell with any questions at: herjos@easttroy.k12.wi.us

Trimester Schedule Information


What is a trimester schedule?

1st Trimester

5 academic classes per day

71 minutes per class


2nd Trimester

5 academic classes per day

71 minutes per class


3rd Trimester

5 academic classes per day

71 minutes per class



Length of an Academic Term

In a trimester schedule, the school year is divided into three terms or trimesters. Each trimester is about 60 days of instruction. The students will receive final grades in their classes three times each year: end-Nov, mid-March, and in June.


Number of Classes Per Day

East Troy High School’s trimester schedule will allow students to focus on up to five classes per day (and still have a Resource period). This means the day will be divided into five classes, with each class meeting for 71 minutes.


Opportunity to Enroll in Courses

In the East Troy High School trimester schedule, students will have three terms, each of those can include up to five classes per day. Therefore, a student can enroll in up to 15 classes in a given school year.


Length of the School Year

The school year is no longer or shorter with a trimester schedule than a semester schedule.


TRIMESTER SCHEDULE

Period 1………………….. 7:45am-8:56am (71 minutes)

Resource………………….. 9:01am-9:31am (30 minutes)

Period 2………………….. 9:36am-10:47am (71 minutes)

Lunch A………………….. 10:47am-11:17am (30 minutes)

Period 3A………………….. 10:52am-12:03pm (71 minutes)

Lunch B………………….. 12:03pm-12:33pm (30 minutes)

Period 3B………………….. 11:22am-12:33pm (71 minutes)

Period 4………………….. 12:38pm-1:49pm (71 minutes)

Period 5………………….. 1:54pm-3:05pm (71 minutes)

This includes 5 minutes passing time



What is a Trimester Link


Frequently Asked Questions Link

Counseling Corner

The goal of the Counseling staff at East Troy High School is to support learning by addressing academic, personal/social, and career related questions and concerns. We aim to support students and their families throughout high school, so students can make appropriate post-secondary plans. We welcome opportunities to meet with students and/or parents to discuss any questions you may have.



With the upcoming Final Exams, take a moment to review test taking strategies. The strategies below have been proven to be effective.


Test Taking Strategies

  1. Be Prepared

  2. Always arrive early and take a moment to relax

  3. Listen attentively to last minute instructions given by the instructor

  4. Read the test directions very carefully and watch for details

  5. Plan how you will use the allotted time

  6. Maintain a positive attitude

Source: Educationcorner.com

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Dr. Mattek returns to East Troy to support parents and the community in understanding and working with youth who have anxiety and to provide current information and resources to parents with children of all ages.


Please join the East Troy School Community District in welcoming back Dr. Mattek, one of our most popular presenters for information on this important topic!

As always, feel free to reach out to someone in our Pupil Services Department for assistance.



Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rosin

rosbre@easttroy.k12.wi.us

262-642-6760 x5224


Counselor A-K

Jeff Crandall

crajef@easttroy.k12.wi.us

262-642-6760 x5227


Counselor L-Z

Dominique Boston

bosdom@easttroy.k12.wi.us

262-642-6760 x5228


School Psychologist

Kori Pehkonen

pehkor@easttroy.k12.wi.us

262-642-6760 x5264


Social Worker

Kim Pluess

plukim@easttroy.k12.wi.us

262-642-6760 x5242

Attendance and Bell Schedules

Student Absences

  • Same Day: Parents should call the attendance office before 8:00 am. If leaving a message, please include your name, your child's name, and the reason for the absence.


  • East High School uses the school notification system School Messenger for attendance calls. The families of students whose absences have not been verified by 8:30 am with a parent/guardian will receive an automated phone call placed to primary phone and parent/guardian cell phone numbers listed in Skylert.

  • Reminder if going to the doctor or dentist bring in excuse from the doctor or dentist to the main office so that the absence can be recorded as medical.

  • Pre-Arranged: A pre-arranged absence form must be completed and submitted to the office at least one day prior to the proposed absence. The form is available on the District website and in the HS office. If you have completed the pre-arranged absence process, you do not need to call the office the day of your child's absence.




Student Late Arrivals

If your child will be arriving late, call the attendance office and note the approximate time your child will be arriving.


District Policies

Attendance and truancy policies are available in the Student Informational Book and in the Board Policies online.

Bell Schedules

EAST TROY HIGH SCHOOL

SCHEDULE – MONDAY-FRIDAY

2018-2019


Assembly Bell………………….. 7:40 a.m.

Tardy Bell……………………… 7:45 a.m.

Period 1………………………… 7:45 – 8:36 a.m.

Period 2………………………… 8:40 – 9:30 a.m.

Period 3 – Resource Period…………. 9:34 – 10:04 a.m.

Resource Passing Bell…………. 9:38 a.m.

Period 4………………………… 10:08 – 10:58 a.m.

Lunch A………………………... 10:58 – 11:28 a.m.

Period 5A………………………. 11:02 – 11:52 a.m.

Period 5B………………………. 11:32 – 12:22 p.m.

Lunch B………………………… 11:52 – 12:22 p.m.

Period 6………………………… 12:26 – 1:16 p.m.

Period 7………………………… 1:20 – 2:10 p.m.

Period 8………………………… 2:14 – 3:05 p.m.


2018-2019

EAST TROY HIGH SCHOOL

TEAM DATE BELL SCHEDULE


Assembly Bell……………………... 8:15 a.m.

Period 1…………………………. 8:19 – 9:10 a.m.

Period 2…………………………. 9:14 – 10:04 a.m.

Period 4…………………………. 10:08 – 10:58 a.m.

Lunch A………………………… 10:58 – 11:28 a.m.

Period 5A……………………….. 11:02 – 11:52 a.m.

Period 5B……………………….. 11:32 – 12:22 p.m.

Lunch B………………………… 11:52 – 12:22 p.m.

Period 6…………………………. 12:26 – 1:16 p.m.

Period 7…………………………. 1:20 – 2:10 p.m.

Period 8…………………………. 2:14 – 3:05 p.m.


2018-2019

EAST TROY HIGH SCHOOL

EARLY DISMISSAL BELL SCHEDULE AT 11:30 A.M.


Assembly Bell………………….. 7:40 a.m.

Tardy Bell……………………… 7:45 a.m.

Period 1………………………… 7:45 – 8:13 a.m.

Period 2………………………… 8:17 – 8:46 a.m.

Period 4………………………… 8:50 – 9:19 a.m.

Period 5………………………… 9:23 – 9:52 a.m.

Period 6………………………… 9:56 – 10:25 a.m.

Period 7………………………… 10:29 – 10:58 a.m.

Period 8………………………… 11:02 – 11:30 a.m.

Team Day (Late Starts)

Team Dates are typically held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. On Team Dates, period 3 (Student Resource) is held at the beginning of the day, prior to 1st period. During this time, teachers will be attending department and/or building level meetings and will not be available to students. Students who arrive prior to 8:15 on Team Dates have the option to being supervised in the cafeteria or gymnasium. On Team Dates students do not need to arrive at school until 8:15 am (assembly bell).

2018-2019 Scheduled Team Dates

January 9 & 23, February 13 & 27, March 13, April 24, May 8 & 22.

Grade Post

Semester 1 Grades (End 1/18) Jan. 23 at 3:30

Quarter 3 Status/Conferences Feb. 25 at 3:30

Quarter 3 Grades (End 3/22) April 3 at 3:30

Quarter 4 Status May 9 at 3:30

End of Year Seniors (End 5/29) May 29 at 3:30

End of Year for 9-11 (End 6/5) June 10 at 3:30

Trojan Athletics

The winter athletic season is off to a great start. Good luck to all the athletes as they continue to perform at a high level!

Boys Basketball

Our boys basketball team is currently 7-1 and off to an outstanding start. We currently are alone at the top of the Rock Valley Conference, but have some tough, 1 loss opponents coming up on our schedule in Turner and Evansville. They look to be on the right side of the scoreboard to keep their winning streak alive. Best of luck guys!

Girls Basketball

Our girls basketball team is off to a strong start of their 2018-19 season. Currently we have an overall record of 7-3 and are tied at the top of the conference standing with a 6-2 conference record. We look to continue to build our resume when we face off against Brodhead this Friday. Good Luck ladies!

Wrestling

Our wrestling team has gotten to wrestle against many of the top teams in the state to start their season, and look to get our first conference victory against Edgerton. Unfortunately, we dropped the first conference dual of the season to Evansville, but with our team at full strength, we are excited to see what the boys can do! Good luck guys!

Trojan Schedule: Winter Sports (January)

Girls Basketball

1/4/19 7:15pm vs Brodhead

1/8/1 7:00pm @ Westosha

1/10/19 7:15pm @ McFarland

1/15/19 7:15pm vs Bigfoot

1/18/19 7:15pm @Edgerton

1/24/19 7:15pm vs Clinton

1/29/19 7:15pm @ Whitewater

Boys Basketball

1/3/19 7:15pm @ Evansville

1/8/19 7:15pm vs Beloit Turner

1/11/19 7:15pm @ Brodhead

1/17/19 7:15pm vs McFarland

1/22/19 7:15pm @ Bigfoot

1/25/19 7:15pm vs Edgerton

1/31/19 7:15pm @ Clinton

Wrestling

1/3/19 7:00pm vs Evansville

1/10/19 7:00pm vs Jefferson

1/12/19 9:00am RVC Dual Meet Wrestling Tourney @ Bigfoot

1/17/19 7:00pm @ Catholic Memorial High

1/19/19 9:00am Varsity Tournament @ Fort Atkinson High School

1/22/19 7:00pm @ Turner

1/26/19 8:00am @ Pewaukee High School

East Troy Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 3:15pm to 8:45pm for a small membership fee. Check the District website for more information regarding Fitness Center availability, as hours may change as the school year progresses to better meet the needs of the district and community.