Two Rivers High School

Student and Family Newsletter - November 20, 2020

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Mr. Engh's Findings: Week 10

This week we conducted virtual parent teacher conferences. On my end as a parent, not only did I find it convenient but it seemed to open a new door of communication. I know that I work here and that I should feel very comfortable emailing or scheduling a quick zoom with a teacher, but I was a little reluctant to do so. However, after virtual conferences, I feel more comfortable contacting my kids' teachers whenever I have a question or I can schedule a virtual meeting. Keep this in mind and I encourage you to do the same with your high school student's teachers. Second quarter is always tricky due to having a couple breaks within the quarter. Students need more support to keep focused on their learning through those breaks. If you weren't able to connect with a teacher, feel free to contact them any time. If you need assistance in connecting with teachers, reach out to me and I would be happy to assist.


Have a great weekend!

WE ARE TR!


Tim Engh

Principal

Stars (from Finding Neverland)

Calling in Absences

When your student is not going to be in school for illness or other reasons, please call 793-7190 which is a direct line to our attendance office. Also, when you leave your message, please be sure to indicate exactly why your student will not be in school and include any symptoms of illness. When you don't leave a specific reason, we follow up with you. Leaving a detailed message will avoid us have to contact you for specific information regrading your student's absence.

Stop the Spread!

Help keep our students in our buildings and our athletes participating in their sport.

  • Wear a mask when out and about
  • Physical distance of at least 6 feet
  • Wash/sanitize your hands
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
  • Do not attend large gatherings
  • Stay home if you are sick.
We need your help to stop the spread!

Culinary students coaching each other through recipes!

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MUSIC PARENTS!

Parents of Two Rivers band and choir students from 5th grade through High School Seniors:

Do you love that your children love to perform music? (Yes, even percussionists)

Do you want to help your preteens/teens to love performing music even more?

We are looking for a brand new group of dedicated parents to promote this love of music throughout our district. We have so many talented musicians that enjoy making music at every grade level in our schools. Our small, but devoted group of teachers and parents just want to help them continue to have this love and eventually maybe even become life-long musicians, but we need your help.

We need a chorus or ensemble of parents to help:

  • Basses/Bass Guitars: Help a little and support our TR musicians with our yearly fundraisers by purchasing and/or selling fundraising items.

  • Tenors/Tenor Saxes: Help a little more and volunteer your time with concessions, music programs, fundraising order pick-ups and many other small but important music related needs.

  • Altos/Alto Clarinets/: Help quite a bit more and join our board in an executive position or as a valued team member at Covid-Free Zoom meetings from the comfort of your own home. Help planning our fundraisers, band and choir trips, supporting the band and choir teachers, drumming up volunteers as well as many other great ways of promoting music in our schools.

Please Join Us Now - All we need is your contact information to begin:

If you are ready to join our chorus and learn more about the TR Music Boosters Organization, please contact Nathan Ehle {PR Chair} or either of the Clarke band and choir directors: Brandon Meulbroek or Erin LaFond, or either of the TRHS band and choir directors: Mariah Honeck and Shannon Meulbroek.

Forestry Unit!

Meet a TRHS Staff Member

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Meet a TRHS Staff Member

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TR Raider Library Media Center

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Meet a TRHS Staff Member

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From the Desk of Officer Zipperer

Legal Consequences of Sexting

Kids often don’t realize that sexting a boyfriend or girlfriend is not a harmless act in the eyes of the law and that they can face serious legal ramifications. Here are some important details regarding the legal consequences of sexting.


Criminal Charges for Child Pornography

Both kids who send photos and kids who receive photos can be charged. Those who send the photos may be charged with distributing child pornography in some states. And those who receive the photos may be charged with receiving child pornography, even if they did not request the photo. If they distribute the photos to friends, then they also may face charges for distributing child pornography as well. If your kids receive a nude or sexually-suggestive photo, they should delete it right away. Leaving it on their electronic device puts them at risk for criminal charges.


Having to Register as a Sex Offender

Aside from possible jail time and probation if convicted of charges related to child pornography, teens that sext also runs the risk of having to register as a sex offender. This label is extremely burdensome for young people because of the stigmas attached and the reporting that is required. What's more, it is something that is likely to follow them for the rest of their lives.


Exposing Parents to Legal Consequences

If parents know that their child is sexting and do nothing to end it, they may be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The parents also can be subject to a civil suit if the victim’s parents choose to sue. Aside from talking to your child about their behavior, you should take away their technology. The goal is that you demonstrate that you have done everything you can to put an end to the sexting once you discover it is taking place.


Placement in Foster Care

If parents know about the sexting and do nothing to end it, then they may also be subject to an investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) in their city or state. Sometimes these investigations result in a child being removed from the home and placed in foster care.

Be sure you do everything you can to keep your child from sexting. And, if you do find out they are engaging in this behavior, do everything you can to bring it to an end.


Source: verywell family

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Student Services News

TR Raiders! Thank you for your participation in the viewing of the film, Angst. We hope you found it interesting, entertaining and informative. Here are a few takeaways and resources from the film.


What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of worry, fear, nervousness and apprehension. Every person experiences some level of anxiety as a part of life. When faced with potentially harmful or worrying triggers, feelings of anxiety are not only normal but necessary for survival.


Anxiety becomes a problem when it disrupts your day to day life and prevents you from doing things you used to enjoy. Anxiety disorders occur when a reaction is out of proportion to what might normally be expected in a situation. The American Psychological Association (APA) describes a person with anxiety disorders as “having recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns.” If you are not sure if you or someone you care about is experiencing normal feelings of anxiety or severe anxiety that may need medical attention there are many resources to find your pathway to support. Start by talking about and reaching out to mental care professionals .


Tips for managing Anxiety


Distract Yourself:


Text a friend

Listen to music

Read a book for 5 mins

Listen to the quietness of a room

Snap fingers back and forth

Try pushups or jumping jacks

Write your feelings in a journal

Focus on your breathing


Think of the logic of the situation.

The example in Angst: You have a test you are anxious about. You know you studied, you will get at least half right, the test will not define your future.


Take your mind to a place where you feel safe and/or special.


The beach

A lake

Your room

The mountains


Put ice cubes in your hands. This will take you out of your anxiety and panic. Your focus will be on the ice cubes and you will move from the fight or flight part of your brain to the thinking more rational part of your brain.


Focus on looking at your hands and then focus on the floor. Go back and forth. Focus close up on your hands and then adjust your focus to the background. This will help shift the brain into another place.


If you are unsure whether your anxiety has reached a level of unhealthy, reach out to a teacher, counselor or mental health professional. The Child Mind Institute has a variety of resources to guide and support mental health and behavioral needs.

ATHLETICS UPDATE

eSports Team Update

Last Friday, Lakeland College talked to TRHS eSport teams about college scholarships and other opportunities. You may recognize one of the Lakeland reps, former Green Bay Packer, Ahman Green. Mr. Green stuck around after the presentation and competed with our students.

Senior Matty Bianchi commits to D1 Arkansas-Little Rock!!

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From Mr. Gallagher's Desk

Fall Season Wrap Up and Honors

Now that our fall athletic season has ended, I would like to congratulate all athletes and coaches on a phenomenal fall season! Our teams and athletes competed at very high levels and should be proud of their accomplishments.


Our remaining winter sports begin on Monday, boys basketball, boys swimming, and wrestling.

A big congratulations to our 3-time state wrestling champion, Matty Bianchi, and his signing with the Division 1 Arkansas-Little Rock wrestling program. Matty joins his older brothers Paul and Joey who also wrestle for the Trojans.


State Appearance

Girls Cross Country (5th at State)

Ashlyn Dellemann - Tennis (#1 Doubles)


Conference Champions

Volleyball

Girls Cross Country (Varsity and JV)


Individual Awards

Conference Champion

Mikaela Helling - Cross Country


Conference MVP

Mackenzie Graff - Volleyball


First Team All-Conference

Gage Lindberg - Football (WR)

Spencer Salta - Football (DB)

Carson Van Ess - Football (LB)

Mackenzie Graff - Volleyball (MB)

Ally Kakes - Volleyball (MB)

Mikaela Helling - Cross Country

Anna Gallagher - Cross Country

Olivia Stanley - Cross Country

Makenzie Greenwood - Cross Country


Second Team All-Conference

Jayden Kiphart - Football (QB)

Spencer Salta - Football (WR)

Zander Popp - Football (WR)

Connor Sanford - Football (OL)

Zander Popp - Football (DB)

Chase Matthias - Football (LB)

Noah Smogoleski - Football (LB)

Connor Sanford - Football (DL)

Adaya McLinn - Volleyball (OH/S)

Kallan Meyer - Volleyball (Libero)

Ashlyn Dellemann - Tennis (#1 Doubles)

Jenna Green - Cross Country

Cassie Hartwig - Swimming (100 Backstroke)


Honorable Mention All-Conference

Chase Matthias - Football (RB)

Gavin Basken - Football (LB)

Bailey Thelen - Football (DL)

Jayden Kiphart - Football (P)

Samantha Kronforst - Volleyball (Opp/OH)

Zach Fries - Cross Country

Emma Cooley - Cross Country


Third Team All-Conference

Cassie Hartwig - Swimming (200 Medley Relay)

Sophia Allington - Swimming (200 Medley Relay)

Cassie Hartwig - Swimming (400 Free Relay)

Sophia Allington - Swimming (400 Free Relay)