Trojan Nation Weekly Update

Monday, January 24th to Sunday, January 30th, 2022

New Items in Bold- Scroll down for the information you want to see.


News from Ms. Sims, THS Nurse

Yearbook Wins Top Recognition

Order your 21-22 Yearbook

Mid-Year Completer Ceremony

Pre-enrollment info

PTO Invite

Ms. Canty's JAG January Newsletter

TPS Fine Arts January Newsletter

Living the Dream Contest Winners

COVID Safety Protocols

COVID Info from Ms. Morrisey

Attendance Information

COVID Related Absences

Mid Year Completer Ceremony

District Transfer Window Opens

K-State Health Professions Summer Camp

THS Campus Care Information

Dental Clinic

Mental Health Minute

News from the Counseling Department

News from PTO

Inclement Weather Info

FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program

MLK Food Drive

Mental Health Resources

COVID Testing

THS Bobblehead

Shawnee County Library Info

Communications Reminder re: Yahoo accounts

Cybersecurity Awareness

Community Resources

Virtual Zoom Links for Academic Support

Cap and Gown Ordering Information

How THS Communicates

Technology Information

Flu Shot Information

Commencement Date

Attendance Reminder

Honor Roll Lists Spring 2021

Remote Instruction Information

PM Academy Zoom Link

Family Resources

150th List of Events


Meet our New Staff

After School Tutoring


Drop off and pick up information

Ms. Morrisey's Welcome Letter

Safety Protocols

Sports Reminder

Vaccination Information

TPS Communications Information

CEP (Concurrent Enrollment Program) form and CEP Scholarship Form

TPS Technical Support Available

Seniors stay in touch with Topeka High. Historical Society wants to reach out to you.

Building Resiliency

7 Cups Mental Health

Letter Jacket information

THS 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration

Prescription help $$$

Counseling Page

Mental Health Resources

Food Pantries

Food Banks

Kansas Eviction Prevention Program

501 Social Work Website

Upcoming Events

New events are in bold text.

Jan 27 High School Enrollment for 22-23 during Trojan Time

Jan 27 Mid-Year Completer Ceremony, 9:00 a.m.

Feb. 2 - 10th Middle School Enrollment for Incoming 9th Graders 22-23

Feb. 3 Royalty of Courts Assembly during TT

Feb 4 Royalty of Courts Basketball Game vs Emporia High School

Feb 5 Royalty of Courts Dance

Feb 7 Jazz Concert 7 pm

Feb 10 Honor Roll @ 9:45 am

Feb 10 PTO 6 pm

Feb 12 National ACT Date @ TWHS

Feb 16 Parent Teacher Conferences, Virtual 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Feb 17 No School, Parent Teacher Conferences Virtual 7:30 - 1 pm & 2 - 7:30 pm

Feb 18 No School

Mar 1 National ACT Test (Juniors Only)

Mar 4 First Friday Art Walk

Mar 4 & 5 Fiddler on the Roof, 7 pm

Mar 6 Fiddler on Roof, 2 pm

Mar 8 Orchestra Concert, 7 pm Student Cafe

Mar 9 Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

Mar 10 PTO 6 pm

Mar 14 - 18 Spring Break, No School

Mar 21 No School, Teacher Planning and Prep

Mar 22 Spring Play Auditions begin

Mar 22 Dance Team Tryouts begin

Mar 22 School Resumes

Mar 24 Dessert Theater Auditions begins

Apr 1 First Friday Art Walk

Apr 2 National ACT Test Day

April 5 District Funded ACT

Apr 9 ACT, Student Cafe

Apr 14 PTO 6 pm

Apr15 No School

Apr 21 Senior Meeting 9:30 am

Apr 23 Prom, 8 pm

Apr 23 150th Celebration Sock Hop, 7 pm North Gym

Apr 27-29 Spring Play, 7 pm

May 3 Orchestra Concert, 7 pm

May 4 Dogs on the Lawn 7 pm

May 5 Dessert Theater, 4 pm

May 5 MCJROTC Changing of the Guard, 6 pm

May 6 ATE Show, 7 pm

May 6 First Friday Art Walk

May 11 Senior Recognition, 6 pm

May 12 PTO 6 pm

May 12 NEHS Induction Ceremony, 6 pm, Veranda

May 14 THS Graduation Hummer 9:30 a.m.

May 24 Last Day of School, half day

Below are the links for the Topeka High School Website and Calendar. It will list all activities and events that are occurring at Topeka High School.


As with all absences, parents must call their student's division to report the absence. This allows us to maintain accurate attendance records and avoids truancy concerns.

Parents and Guardians,

If your student misses school, you must call the office to excuse him/her. If your student needs to quarantine, communicate the length of quarantine the first day you call.

Division 1/2 - 295-3185

Division 3/4 - 295-3206

TPS COVID-19 Information

Notifying Schools of COVID-19 Results

Dear Parents:

As we continue to respond to the community spread, if your student has tested positive for COVID-19 or had a COVID exposure, please complete the TPS COVID-19 Self Reporting form located on our website, and a district health official will contact you within 24 hours. Your child should not return to school until given guidance from school health officials.

Due to the volume of exposure in our county, all COVID student exposures being reported to Topeka Public Schools are to be reported online by going to This process will allow us to address the current parent COVID needs and allow nurses to carry out their regular school duties and meet daily student needs. Please click on the link labeled Reporting a COVID-19 Exposure, which is on our main web page. Based on the information parents provide, an emailed response will be given informing you of the date your child can return to school and your child's school principal and nurse will be notified.

If you do not have the internet and need to report your exposure through this call, please provide your name, phone number, email address (if you have one), your child's name, birthdate and the date of the COVID-19 positive exposure. If you have school-related questions regarding a COVID-19 exposure, please leave a message and a health professional will return your call within 2 business days. Messages are only checked once every afternoon as our nurses are focused on patients for the majority of the day.

Families are asked to complete the self-reporting form for any COVID exposure. If a parent does not have internet access, they can call the COVID-19 reporting line at 785-438-HELP (785-438-4357) to report a COVID exposure. Schools will redirect families to the form on our web page or to the number to call.

We remain committed to doing all we can to address the needs of our families. We appreciate your support.

Dr. Aarion L. Gray

Director of Instructional Services

624 SW 24th Street

Topeka, KS 66611

Phone (785) 295-3024

News from our Nurse's Office

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you for notifying us when your student is not feeling well and/or has tested positive for COVID-19. Please remember that if your student is waiting on COVID test results, he/she must quarantine until you receive the results. Once you have received the results, please communicate positive results by going to the district website and clicking on the "Reporting a COVID 19 Exposure" link.

If you receive a negative result, you can call or email the information to me at the number/email listed below.

Remember, if your student is home on quarantine, he/she needs to check in with our district teacher at the Zoom link below:

District High School Link: Passcode: 920381

  • Students will continue to access their assignments and homework through their Google Classrooms.

  • Students will join the district's live Zoom class with the link provided.

  • Students who attend/check in with the live Zoom class will be marked as in attendance.

Thank you,

Ms. Sims, THS School Nurse


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Congratulations to our Yearbook Staff!

The 2022 yearbook was chosen as a national sample book by Balfour Publishing. Only the top 3 percent of all Balfour's books are chosen for this honor. This is the second year in a row that Topeka High has been a national sample book.

Kaylyn Sharp - Editor

Trista Davis - Editor

Madi Vobach

Sage Murphy

Zarai Barranco-Martinez

Isabella Davis

Alyssa Hannigan

Lucianna Enriquez

Avery Wardner

Caden Mercer

Ariawna Thompson

Clene Rodrigez

Haley Carpenter

Jonna Kluczykowski

Avery Gibson

Order Your 2022 Yearbook

Parents and Students,

Time is running out to order your 2022 Topeka High yearbook. The school yearbook order is being placed on Jan. 31. Only a few extra copies will be ordered. Reserve your copy now to ensure your student has a book. The cost is $60. You can order a book online at, or put a down payment of $20 in the Topeka High business office to reserve your book.

THS Mid-Year Completer Ceremony

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Pre-Enrollment Begins Jan. 27th


Please talk with your student regarding the best course options for the 22-23 school. Students will make course selections next week. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your student's counselor.

A - Ca Mrs. Bordewick 295-3164

CE - GA Mrs. Murray 295-3168

GE - K Mrs. Lewis 295-3166

L - N Mrs. Weyand 295-3163

O - Sm Mrs. Flickner 295-3169

Sn - Z Ms. Prothe 295-3167

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News From THS PTO

Plan on joining us for our next PTO meeting on Feb. 10th at 6 pm. We meet the second Thursday of each month. We will be discussing a variety of school topics. Questions? Contact us at

PTO Concession Stand Call to Action!!

We need your help! Have fun with other PTO parents by volunteering in the concession stand at winter home athletic events. You can sign up for one game/event, or for several. Student organizations will also be helping, but we need adult coordination to assure smooth operations. Please consider signing up to help out. The PTO Concession Stand is one of our biggest fundraisers that helps with After Prom.

PTO Concession Stand Sign-up Link: THS: Basketball Concessions (

If you'd like to make donations for events or help during activities, complete this form: PTO Sign Up

Plan on joining us for our next PTO meeting on Feb. 10th at 6 pm. We meet the second Thursday of each month. We will be discussing a variety of school topics. Questions? Contact us at

TPS Fine Arts January Newsletter

JAG's January Newsletter

Community News: Topeka Youth Project

Are you looking for a way to get involved in community events for teens?

The Topeka Youth Project is now recruiting new members for their organization. They listen to what our youth need and take action. Below are some of their most recent accomplishments:

  • Created a grub crawl to get youth downtown and into restaurants without having to pay for food.
  • Members recognized gun violence was an issue facing youth and we decided to hold a town hall with Mayor De La Isla, Council Members, County Commissioners, Topeka Police, and created a letter that will be sent Nation Wide showing what the youth of Topeka are doing and thinking.
  • Sent 2 TYC members to Los Angeles for a National Mayor's Youth Summit!!
  • Plan fun events and support each other as we all grow and become better leaders.
  • Facilitating a $10,000 youth-led initiative grant in partnership with the Topeka Community Foundation, that has brought $20,000 to youth-led projects across the city in the past two years.

For more information visit the TYP website: and see the flyer below to find out how you can get involved! if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or 785-422-5644.

MLK Living the Dream Contest Winners

Congratulations to our THS Winners!

ESSAY Winners from Topeka High Schools:

11th-12th Grade Category:

  • 2nd Place - NiJaree Canady - THS

POETRY Winner from Topeka Public Schools:

9th-10th Grade Category:

  • 1st Place - Jayden Norman - THS

  • 2nd Place - Rylee Jade Salts - THS

11th-12th Grade Category:

  • 1st Place - Lillian Thorton - THS

  • 2nd Place - Kristoffer Comahig - THS

  • 3rd Place - Skylar Sutton - THS

ART Winner from Topeka Public Schools:

11th-12th Grade Category:

  • 1st Place - DeShauna Wiley - THS

Update: COVID Safety Protocols

TPS COVID-19 Response Plan for Staff, Students, & Visitors:

Click here to view the updated COVID-19 Response Plan.

Please see this video regarding the safety protocols TPS has in place.

Safety video

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions: Summary of Guidance.

COVID Information from Ms. Morrisey

Dear Families,

When we are notified that a THS student or staff has tested positive for COVID-19 or one of the COVID-19 variants, we move quickly to identify any possible close contacts that may have occurred in our building.

If we identify a student as a close contact, we visit directly with them, and we also contact a parent or guardian regarding the situation. If you and your student are not notified, then your student did not have a close contact with the positive individual based on the guidance provided by the Shawnee County Health Department.

It is important to also visit with your child about close contacts that may occur during lunch, if off campus, and before and after school, when they are not monitored by the school or home. As always, it is important for you to monitor your child’s health and any symptoms he or she may be experiencing.

Please see the attached Parent letter (Spanish included) providing information in case your child is determined to be a close contact.

Attendance Reminder

Parents and Guardians,

If your student misses school, please be sure to call the office each day to excuse him/her. If your student needs to quarantine, please be sure to communicate that as well with your division. The school nurse will follow up with you.

Division 1/2 - 295-3185

Division 3/4 - 295-3206

What To Do If You Have a COVID Related Absence

Remember, if your student is home on quarantine, he/she needs to check in with a district teacher at the Zoom link below:

District High School Link: Passcode: 920381

  • Students will continue to access their assignments and homework through their Google Classrooms.

  • Students will join the district's live Zoom class with the link provided.

  • Students who attend/check in with the live Zoom class will be marked as in attendance.

PM Academy

Topeka High also has a PM Academy Zoom link for students who can't attend tutoring in person. Use this Zoom link to drop in for extra help Monday -Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

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Native American Art Show

Native American Art Show: All Native American students are invited to participate in an art show. Art submissions are due by February 28. For more information click here.

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TPS Transfer Window Opens

Student Transfers for 2022-2023:

If you know of someone who has a child who wants to attend Topeka High School for the 22-23 school, please share the form link below to let them know how to apply for a transfer. The transfer window will close on 3/31/22, and the link can also be found on the TPS website. If you have an 8th grader and currently do not live in our attendance area, fill one out for them as well, and indicate that there is a sibling currently attending.

K-State Summer Camp

If you will be a junior or senior next school year and are interested in a career in health care, check out this great opportunity....
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College Connections Newsletter

News from our Campus Care Clinic

Did you know that THS has its own health clinic for our students?

Our Campus Care Clinic can help your student with a variety of basic health care needs. Click her for more information:

Click here for our Campus Care Holiday Hours:

Dental Clinic Coming to THS

GraceMed will hold a spring dental clinic May 9th, 10th and 11th.

Please fill out the online consent with the following link:

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Sims or Ms. Holly at 295-3172. You can also contact Ms. Julie Landwehr, Dental Outreach Coordinator, at 785-861-8800 ext 3361 or email her at:

GraceMed En Mayo 9th y 10th y 11th 2022 se llevará a cabo una clínica dental. Para que su hijo sea visto por favor complete el consentimiento en línea con el siguiente página Web:

Mental Health Minute

An overarching symptom of depression we all often recognize is low mood and extreme sadness. Some more camouflaged symptoms that may go more unnoticed can include increased irritability, withdrawing from friends and family, loss of interest in usual activities, and somatic symptoms such as stomach aches, joint pain, and head aches!

These things are important to pay attention to among other symptoms and signs for ourselves and those around us. I hope that you reach out to someone you trust who will listen & if the person you're talking to isn't listening, FIND SOMEONE ELSE! We have people here like our social workers, counselors, and teachers who you hopefully form relationships with that are happy to listen and help. Visiting room 113 is always an option. The suicide hotline number is (1-800-273-8255) or you can text a crisis text line (text HOME to 741741).

Important News From the Counseling Department


-Many scholarships have been added to the scholarship list on Naviance.. check 'em out! Beware of deadlines.. some are quickly approaching (end of January!).


As a parent, you have access to view your student's Naviance account. Log in with your student to check out: Scholarship applications, how to compose a resume, professional and post secondary exploration, signing up for college visits, and many other useful tools! Here is the direct link:


Next week in Trojan Time, we will start the pre-enrollment process for the 22-23 school year. Students will use their Naviance 4 Year Plans to choose their courses. Ask your student to share their course selection ideas with you!


Students should be checking their emails daily. This is the quickest and most efficient way to communicate with students and families.

Martin Luther King Food Drive Begins in January

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Mental Health Minute


Anxiety is defined as: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It’s a completely normal human response but at times, if left unchecked, it can interfere with a person’s ability to do the things they need to do day to day.


Grounding techniques: while taking deep breaths: 5 things you see, 4 things you feel/touch, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell, 1 thing you taste.

Externalize your anxiety--Write down your worried thoughts, decide what to do with this piece of paper: shred it, rip it up, crumple it up and throw it in the garbage, bury it, burn it, give it to a trusted person to hold on to. The idea here is to allow yourself to symbolically leave the worry behind so that you can move on.

If you worry about things that are not currently happening and it affects your sleep or focus in class, you can try some visualization or progressive relaxation. YouTube has examples of these that you can follow and there are apps that can be downloaded to use as needed.

Your thoughts, emotions and behaviors are linked, so if you change one, it can affect the others.

If you need more ideas, or want to do some problem-solving about your concerns, seek out a member of the Topeka High mental health team!

Remembering Mr. Keller and Mrs. Blue

We continue to mourn the loss of our psychology teacher, Mr. John Keller and our paraprofessional, Mrs. Pat Blue. Cards for the family can be dropped off at our main office and we will deliver them to their families.

20-21 THS Yearbook Earns Highest Ranking

All Kansas Rating Earned

The 2021 Topeka High yearbook won an "All Kansas" rating by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. It's the highest ranking and shows that we were among the best in the state last year.

Adviser Heather Hooper said, "I just want to say how proud I am of those 11 girls who worked under the most difficult circumstances that I've ever seen in 17 years of advising student publications. They not only rose to the challenge through five months of remote learning, hybrid schedules, canceled events and limited access to sideline events, but showed everybody how we do it at THS with class and style."

And if you think last year's book was good.... wait till you see what we're working on now.

Last year's staff was led by:

Elaine Bunten and Kaydee Votaw, Editors in Chief

Ryleigh Atkinson

Nivea Moore

Jayme Thompson

Ruby Schumacher

Grace Schumacher

Haley Carpenter - Current staff member

Kaylyn Sharp - Current Staff member

Cle'Ne Rodriguez

Abby Price

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Cox Affordable Connectivity Program

FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program: Please share with your teams that the FCC has announced a permanent affordable connectivity program that will provide eligible families, who apply, a credit of up to $30 per month to cover the cost of Broadband services with various providers, including Cox. Eligible families include those who qualify for free & reduced school lunch, SNAP, WIC, or those with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for family size. Click here for information from Cox in either English or Spanish.

Mental Health Minute

Healthy Sleep Patterns for Teens

Information taken from the article “Teens and Sleep”

What: 8-10 hours is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation & the American Academy of sleep medicine


  • It is a time of increasing brain, body, and social emotional development.

  • Getting adequate sleep promotes better brain function including focus and attention, creativity, and higher level thinking according to the Sleep Foundation.

  • They also describe how being sleep deprived for extended times can lead to irritability and mood fluctuations that can affect relationships and are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  • “Sleep contributes to the effective function of virtually every system of the body. It empowers the immune system, helps regulate hormones, and enables muscle and tissue recovery.”

  • Sleep deprivation can also affect the frontal lobe which is still in development and is a decision making and impulse control hub of the brain. High risk behaviors are more prevalent among teens that don’t get enough sleep.

  • There is a higher risk of accidents and injuries among teens who are overtired.


  • Schedule it

  • Be away from the light of electronics 30 minutes before bed because the light from the screen inhibits the production of melatonin.

  • Avoid caffeine in the evening

  • Establish a calming routine

  • Exercise and see the light during the day

  • Follow relaxation exercise

Eric Suni Staff Writer

Eric Suni has over a decade of experience as a science writer and was previously an information specialist for the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Abhinav Singh Sleep Physician

Dr. Singh is the Medical Director of the Indiana Sleep Center. His research and clinical practice focuses on the entire myriad of sleep disorders.

Do you or someone you know need Mental Health Resources?

I hope you’re all staying healthy and warm these days!

As the pandemic continues to challenge us all, we asked ourselves, “What we could do for Shawnee County students who might be struggling?” As you know, FSGC offers 7 Cups – a free, confidential, safe phone app/website that offers a listening ear and strategies on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, loneliness and all kinds of stress. It provides one-on-one messaging with a live, trained person available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We realized we need to make sure teens know this is still available to them if they just need to talk to someone, no matter what the time - day or night.

We have created some a couple of graphics with scannable QR codes for your school staff to use as reminders for students.

If you have teachers who would be willing to show this graphic at the beginning or end of class to remind students help is available to them, that would be absolutely wonderful! The graphic could also be used in announcements, news stories, emailed out to individual students, etc. And I’m sure you can come up with some other unique ways to use the graphic that’s unique to your school/district.

We thank you in advance for helping to keep this valuable, free resource top of mind for your students. We hope you find this to be a helpful tool to add to your toolbox.

As Parent-Teacher Conference time draws near, please let us know if you need any additional brochures, etc. from us. Take good care and try to stay warm!


Director of Marketing & Development

325 S.W. Frazier Ave.

Topeka, KS 66606


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Outside Agencies for Mental Health Concerns.

Family Service and Guidance Center

325 SW Frazier, Topeka 785-232-5005

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Stormont Vail Behavioral Health Center

3707 SW 6th Ave. Topeka


M- F 8:00- 5:00

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Crisis Textline

Text “HOME” to 741741

THS Staff Mental Health Concerns. Who to Call?

Mental Health Concerns?

Here are some helpful options!!


School hours (7:30-3:30 M-F)

Div. I (A-D) 785-295-3185

Academic Counselor, A-Ca: Pat Bordewick ext.3164

Academic Counselor, Ce-Ga: Paige Murray ext.3168

Gen. Ed. Social Worker: Alecia Rivera ext. 3193

SPED Social Worker: Norella Munoz ext. 5877

Div. II (Ge-K) 785-295-3185

Academic Counselor: Angela Lewis ext. 3166

Academic Counselor, Ce-Ga: Paige Murray ext.3168

Gen. Ed. Social Worker: Alecia Rivera ext. 3193

SPED Social Worker: Norella Munoz ext. 5877

Div. III (L-Ri) 785-295-3206

Academic Counselor: Autumn Weyand

( ext.3163

Academic Counselor (O-Sm): Kelsey Flickner

( ext. 3169

Gen. Ed. Social Worker: Rachelle Petersen

( ext.3210

SPED Social Worker: Maria Denney

( ext.7185

Div. IV (Ro-Z) 785-295-3206

Academic Counselor: Heather Prothe

( ext.3167

Academic Counselor (O-Sm): Kelsey Flickner

( ext. 3169

SPED Social Worker: Maria Denney

( ext.7185

Gen. Ed. Social Worker: Rachelle Petersen

( ext.3210

Parking Reminder

Please be respectful of our business neighbors such as the Azura Credit Union and KNEA. Their parking lots are private property and violators will be ticketed. We have available student parking in our southwest lot on 10th Street and in our lot on Western.

Communications Reminder


If you have a yahoo email account listed in Tyler SIS, please know that you may not receive our school communications. To ensure that you do receive our communications, please set up an alternate email address such as Google Gmail and then update your information in Tyler SIS.

Community Resources

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Attention Seniors - Information from Herff Jones

Welcome to senior year! Though it may seem like graduation is a long way away, preparation for the big day starts now. As your school’s official graduation provider, I want to make sure that every senior can celebrate their achievements in their own special way. The graduation process starts with these three easy steps!

1. Provide your contact and sizing information by clicking here: Contact and sizing information This information will ensure your gown fits appropriately, and that we can contact you and your family about any critical graduation information throughout the year. Please note providing this information does NOT constitute as placing an order. See step 3 for more info on ordering!

2. Check out our digital catalogs here: online catalogs Herff Jones provides a variety of products that are guaranteed to meet your needs for the celebration.

3. Place your order here: Place Order Here Your school’s official announcements, gowns, and rings can only be purchased at this link. Don’t wait, order now! For ordering assistance, please contact customer service at 866.238.5336 or visit

Congratulations Class of 2022! I look forward to celebrating with you this Spring!


Megan Theiling

Herff Jones Representative

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How THS Communicates

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Google Authentication with TylerSIS

If you are having trouble logging into TylerSIS with your phone, please use the phone's browser, not the app, to access TylerSIS. This should fix the problem. If your student continues to have trouble with this or any other technical issues he/she can also go to the media center for assistance.

Community Resources

Raising families can be difficult work and having someone 24/7 available to answer questions and share information about community resources is invaluable.

DCF Northeast Region has a new parent resource available for all families in Kansas. The resource is the 1-800-CHILDREN helpline. The helpline provides 24/7 judgment-free support in English and Spanish as well as 200 additional languages. It’s free, confidential and finds helpful resources for all families.

There is also a handy app that can be downloaded to your phone. Kansas Children's Service League (

THS Campus Care Clinic Vaccines

THS Students,

We will soon have the opportunity to receive a flu shot from our THS Campus Care Clinic. If you are are interested, please complete the interest form below. Students will be able to receive their flu shot at their convenience. Students will need to have the parent consent form signed, an ID and their insurance card in order to receive the vaccine.

Click here if your student is interested in receiving the Influenza vaccine:

Flu-Test-Influenza-Vaccine-Consent-Form (1).pdf

Graduation Information

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Congratulations to these Honor Roll Students!

THS Remote Instruction Available

Parents and Students,

If a student needs to quarantine, we want to help him/her continue learning even if he/she needs to stay home. We will have a teacher available during the day to assist students during COVID related absences. Please see the below parent letter for more information.

THS also offers virtual after school tutoring. Use the link below to drop in for help from 3:30 - 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

Passcode: Trojans

It is very important for students who are quarantined during COVID continue to complete assignments that are posted in their Google classrooms. Staying current on assignments is the key to a successful year. If you have any academic or behavioral concerns, please don't hesitate to call your child's counselor or division principal.

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Family Resources

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Week: This week is Suicide Prevention Week. KSDE provides the following resources: Suicide prevention tip sheets are available at Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Adolescent Health - Behavioral Health ( If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). These services are free, confidential and available 24/7.

Autism Parent Resources

Family Service and Guidance Center is hosting a 12 session series for parents of an autistic child. The flyer is attached here.

150th Celebration Events

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Topeka Metro Double Map

Click on link above to access real time Topeka Metro Bus Locations

After School Tutoring Available

Do you need help with your classes??

Don't hesitate to stop by the student cafeteria to get help with your classes! Snacks are also provided! If you are unable to attend in person, then use the Zoom link listed below to drop in for virtual tutoring! Tutoring is available Monday - Thursday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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COVID Information From Ms. Morrisey

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Meet our THS New Staff

Meet our new staff... We are so glad they chose THS and Topeka Public Schools!

We Are In This Together

Please ensure your children are coming to school with masks each day. It is a good idea to send a spare mask as well. We appreciate your support in ensuring students come to school prepared to learn and masks are essential to a safe learning environment.

Traffic Safety Reminder

Arrival and dismissal time is a busy time for schools so please use extra caution during this time. When dropping off or picking up students, please remember to not stop or park in the bus loading and unloading zones. Do not block 10th street by stopping in the roadway. Drive safely and slowly as there are pedestrians in the area. Parking in the private lots of our neighboring businesses is prohibited and could result in a ticket.

Welcome Back from Ms. Morrisey

All TPS teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask while indoors. Masks are not required while outdoors. In addition, we will continue to maintain a social distance of 3 -6 feet when possible. We will continue to follow sanitation protocols, including frequent hand washing and other mitigation strategies to keep our staff and students safe. You can visit the following link for more information on TPS Safe Return to School plan.

Concurrent Enrollment Forms

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If your student is participating in our Washburn University Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP), please complete these forms if you have not done so already. Scholarships are available based on financial need.

CEP Form

CEP Scholarship Form

How Does TPS Communicate?

Technical Support for Students and Families

The TPS technology department offers in-person technical support appointments each weekday, excluding holidays. Staff, students, and parents may schedule an in-person appointment with our appointment calendar or by calling our office at 785-438-4750.

Cyber Security Risks are on the Rise

Very soon the district is going to be required to take additional precautions to protect our staff, students, and families from emerging Cybersecurity threats. Prior to the end of this academic year, all staff will be required to implement multi-factor authentication on email and other critical systems. Early adopters may begin to do so now, if they so choose. Remind your teams that spoofing is on the rise. Do not reply or act on any email message not from the district account of a TPS employee.
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Topeka High School's Sesquicentennial Celebration

Open the link to see how Topeka High School is going to Celebrate Topeka High School's Sesquicentennial

Prescription/medical needs funding

The TPSF Rx medical needs drug fund is available to help staff, students and parents with financial constraints experiencing difficulty getting their prescriptions filled or refilled because of financial constraints Please continue to be alert to these type needs in your building and have them fill out the Rx medical needs application form located on the TPS Foundation Site

Need a Job or know someone that does???

  • Know someone looking for a better job?

  • Employers: Want People to APPLY?

Information is attached and at: 2021 Job Fairs

Operation COVID-19 Basic Needs Assistance Program

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Topeka High School Counseling Department Website

Open link for tons of information

Counseling Department Information

Counseling information


The counseling center has our own google classroom. We use this to push information out quickly and efficiently to grade levels the information pertains to. Please see the graphic found here: to learn your students grade level google classroom code. Have them invite you as a parent so you are able to see the information we post, also!

Questions? Concerns? Who do I contact?

Div. I (A-D) 785-295-3185

Assistant Principal: Rob Hays ( 3187

Counselor: Pat Bordewick ( 3164

Counselor : Kelsey Flickner ( 3169

SPED Social Worker: Norella Munoz ( 5877

Administrative Assistant Div 1 & II: Misty James ( 3185

Div. II (E-K) 785-295-3185

Assistant Principal: Matt Frost ( 3183

Counselor: Angela Lewis ( 3166

Gen. Ed. Social Worker: Alecia Rivera ( 3193

SPED Social Worker: Norella Munoz ( 5877

Div. III (L-Ri) 785-295-3206

Assistant Principal: Ryan Arnold ( ext.3207

Counselor: Autumn Weyand ( ext.3163

Gen. Ed. Social Worker: Rachelle Petersen ( ext.3210

SPED Social Worker: Maria Denney ( ext.7185

Admin. Assistant Div III & IV: Althea Henderson ( ext. 3206

Div. IV (Ro-Z) 785-295-3206

Assistant Principal: Jolie Darby ( ext.3209

Academic Counselor: Heather Prothe ( ext.3167

Counselor: Paige Murray ( ext.3168

SPED. Ed. Social Worker: Maria Denney ( ext.7185

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Kansas Eviction Prevention Program

Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP)

Up to $5000 available for tenants and landlords financially impacted by COVID

Behind on rent due to COVID, or know someone who is? Funding is available to help renters avoid eviction. The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP) can provide up to $5000 in rental assistance through the CARES Act. If you have missed paying or collecting rent since April 1, 2020, you may be eligible.



My name is Jim Frownfelter, and I am known as The Letter Jacket Man. I sell letter jackets to the Topeka area high schools.

Topeka High Trojan Bobbleheads

Just in time for holiday gift giving! There are still a few Trojan Bobbleheads available. Price reduced to $10. This supports the Topeka High School Teacher’s Guild. Purchase yours today using this link:

Or : Come to room 132, See Mrs. McPherson. Venmo, paypal, cash accepted as well.