Troy 30-C Monthly Happenings
Around this time of year when the weather fluctuates as it is, I like to focus on positivity. Our students brighten the days as they light up when learning new things. Students and staff succeeding brings me great joy because seeing this shows our hard work in action. Today the sun is shining. It is the end of the trimester, and students are outside for gym and recess enjoying this beautiful sunny day and some much needed fresh air. It is days like this that help us get through the long winter months. I hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy some sunshine today and focus on positivity. Think about the impossible and spread joy to those around you.
- Dr. Paul Schrik
Troy 30-C Celebrates Black History Month
At Troy 30-C, we take great pride in recognizing the uniqueness of our student population. Throughout this month students read, researched, conducted projects, and shared what they have learned with one another to celebrate Black History Month. Morning announcements in our buildings have featured influential Black Americans and how they have made a difference in our world. Throughout the district our buildings have bulletin boards and posters on display highlighting famous Black Americans.
TMS Honor Society students, Khloe Daniels and Sania Taylor assisted with putting together a bulletin board in the Student Services hallways for everyone to see.
Troy 30-C Families,
Would you like to join our top rated Preschool program?
The first step in the enrollment process is to schedule a Preschool Screening for your child. Placement in the program is based on the screening results.
3-5 year old children
Children must be 3 years old on or before September 1 of the school year
Half-day options (2.5 hrs)
AM session, 8:35-11:05
PM session, 12:35-3:05
For children 3-5 years old
8:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Only for children who are 4 on or before September 1, who meet Preschool for All grant eligibility requirements.
Congratulations to the January Students of the Month!
WBO January Students of the Month
TMS January Students of the Month
Troy 30-C Multicultural Festival
The Troy 30-C Multicultural Festival took place on January 31st at WBO. We had a little over 380 people in attendance and 28 Troy staff volunteers. Araseli Rodrìguez, a bilingual author kicked off our event, followed by various performance's highlighting different cultures. During the festival our families had the opportunity to sample treats from around the world, view student posters, complete activities and win amazing prizes. We look forward to continuing this beautiful tradition for years to come.
Picture left to right: TMS Principal Renee Marski, Allie Quigley, Troy 30-C Library Resource Facilitator Carrie Upjohn
Troy Middle School kicked off their One Book, One School project with a special assembly with Joliet's very own Allie Quigley from the WNBA team Chicago Sky! Read the full article here.
Hofer Elementary Family Reading Night
On February 9th, Hofer Elementary School had the opportunity to host not one, but two authors for their Family Reading Night.
Students heard about inclusion, friendship and overcoming differences from Megan Deliberto, author of No Place for a Lizard, a picture book about Anthony, a bearded dragon who is looking for a friend. After reading the book, students in Ms. Komosa’s 4th grade class made lizard homes in different types of habitats in order to help Anthony find a home. The habitat displays can be found in the library for all to see.
Students also met with Renee Galvin, author of Teal. Teal is the story of a crayon that doesn’t fit in; he’s not blue and he’s not green. This book helps students recognize and celebrate their differences. Teal teaches students to work together in order to promote kindness and friendship.
Athletics & Activities
On February 16, TMS Mathletes competed in the Mid-High Math Competition at Joliet West, and their performance did not disappoint! Overall, they finished 1st place out of 9 total Joliet area schools.
The 7th-grade categories were Pi, Polygons, Pythagorean Theorem, and Group. We placed 1st in Pi, 3rd in Pythagorean Theorem, and 1st in group. The 8th-grade categories were Matrices, Missing Angles, Monomials, and Group. They finished 2nd in Matrices, 1st in Missing Angles, 1st in Monomials, and 1st in group!
Congratulations to all the students who participated: Aaryn Reyes, Hailey Smidl, Cathryn Governale, George Ndy-Orji, Arielle Villasin, Emma Trainor, Ella Price, Lukas Pavlis, Caroline Ferak, Erik Gomez, Lucy Higgins, Zeb Zamoras, Julia Shutts-Fruit, Cassidy Malloy, and Abigail Fagan.
7th & 8th Grade Cheer
Congratulations to 7th and 8th grade cheer on receiving honorable mention at the IESA Cheer State in East Peoria!
Troy Wrestling Team
Congratulations to the Troy Wrestling Team on placing 2nd at the IESA Regional Meet!
Troy Choir & Troy Band
18 choir students participated in Solo & Ensemble on February 18. We had 14 soloists and 1 ensemble. Every performance earned a Division 1 rating.
Students who participated were:
James Prince, solo
Grant Spiker, solo
Emily Kelly, solo
Abbigail Oconnor, solo
Leah Seaborg, solo
Cecilia Thoele, solo
Stefany Santoyo, solo & ensemble
Anayli Soto, ensemble
Annabelle Morris, solo
Mia Spiker, solo & ensemble
Ellie Dowling, ensemble
Valentina Flores Vaca, ensemble
Cassidy Maloy, ensemble
Emma Graf, solo
Cristhell Gonzalez-De Leon, solo
Vera Barbour, solo
Elizabeth Cisneros, solo
Tabitha Witthouse, solo
Band students who participated in Solo & Ensemble on February 18 were:
Monthly Safety Tip
Video Game Safety Tips for Parents & Students
- Research the games first to make sure they are age appropriate for your child
- Playing the game with your child makes it fun for the whole family
- Limit how much personal information you share when setting up gamer profiles
- Play video games with friends, family, and people you know
- Turn off the chat feature when playing video games with people you don't know
Congratulations to the Troy 30-C Joliet Chamber of Commerce Award Winners and Nominees!
The 2023 Joliet Chamber of Commerce Great Teacher Award Winners are: Angie Panagiotaras (Shorewood Elementary), Kayla Madej (TMS), and Kelly Kohrt (Hofer Elementary).
The 2023 Joliet Chamber of Commerce Great Teacher Award Nominees are: Laura Flynn (Cronin Elementary), Danielle Vita (TMS), and Kimberly Pittinaro (TMS).
Theresa Oberding, instructional coach at William B. Orenic Intermediate School, received the “Those Who Excel” Award of Special Recognition in the category of Student Support Personnel from the Illinois State Board of Education. Read the full article here.
We want to hear from you!
Students and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the eleventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
Upcoming Dates to Remember
March 6, 2023 - Casimir Pulaski Day, No Student Attendance
March 22, 2023 - Board Meeting
March 27, 2023 - March 31, 2023 - Spring Break, No Student Attendance