East Troy High School Newsletter

August 2019

Principals Notes

We are excited to see you on the first day of school, September 3rd, 2019!

This summer we've been busy preparing for the new school year, including hiring a new Co-Principal for the high school. Mr. Kent Kleinowski joins Mrs. Stacey Kuehn and they will serve as Co-Principals at East Troy High School.

Mr. Kleinowski joins us from West Allis Central, where he served as an Academic Dean for the past six years. Prior to that he was a special education teacher and this is his 16th year in education. He grew up in West Bend and attended UW-Stevens Point and Cardinal Stritch to obtain his Master's Degree in School Administration and Special Education. This is Mrs. Kuehn's fourth year as Co-Principal at ETHS. She has been employed at East Troy for 13 years in various roles. Mrs. Kuehn attended UW-Platteville to earn her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s Degree in Education Leadership. She obtained her Director of Instruction licensure from Viterbo.

In addition, we've hired a new Technology Education teacher, Mr. Jeff Trinka. Mr. Ben Nugent and Mrs. Kristin Beckwith join us as new teachers in our Special Education Department. Mr. Ryan Viles will be teaching Business Education this year at ETHS. The Social Studies Department welcomes Mr. Larry Meeks.

This school year brings many new changes including a new daily bell schedule to accompany the move the trimester schedule. The daily bell schedule, 2019-20 school year calendar, and grading periods are posted below.

In addition, we have adopted the AVID program for our school. AVID focuses on incorporating best teaching practices in the classroom which incorporate communication, collaboration, critical thinking and movement. We will be continuing to follow up on the above practices throughout our newsletters.

Freshman Orientation will occur on Wednesday, August 28th from 6-8 PM at ETHS and will be structured as an open house. Students and their parents/guardians can stop in anytime between 6-8 pm and obtain their locker assignment, schedule from the Counseling Office or general information from the Main Office. Lead tours of the building will occur throughout the open house. Please contact Mary Harding, the Main Office Administrative Assistant, with any questions.

As always, we are dedicated to the success of each and every child at ETHS. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.


Kent Kleinowski and Stacey Kuehn

Co-High School Principals

Office Phone Numbers:

Administrative Assistant - Main Office

Mary Harding


Main Office 262-642-6760 x 5221

Administrative Assistant - Attendance

Kimberly Peter


Attendance Office: 262-642-6760 Ext 5241

Principal-Grades 9 &10

Kent Kleinowski

262-642-6760 Ext 5222


Principal-Grades 11 & 12

Stacey Kuehn

262-642-6760 Ext 5240


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First Day Schedule - September 3rd, 2019

  • To build a sense of community within ETHS, on the first day of school students will participate in various activities, including service projects, in the morning with their resource. Freshman students will be participating in rotations to become more familiar with the high school structure including lunch, clubs and activities, the main office (attendance and other forms), health room, student services support, course options, assignment books, locker assignments.

  • We will run a shortened schedule and students will attend all of their classes.

  • See below for the First Day Schedule.

  • Students, please keep in mind that you will be participating in service projects and other physical activities in the morning. You may get dirty.

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Dates to Remember - August and September

Freshman Orientation Information

Freshman Orientation Open House - August 28th, 2019 6-8 PM at ETHS

Click here for the Freshman Orientation Presentation and Information

Additional Information on the Trimester Schedule

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

Band and Choir

Students will have the opportunity to enroll in both band and choir during the same academic class period, if they choose. Students could also take band and choir during separate class periods, if they'd prefer. As with all course offerings and programming, ETHS values the music department and has devoted much time and effort towards ensuring high quality programming and opportunities in music exist in the trimester.

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 approximately 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.


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

Self-Care is Important

Self-care is IMPORTANT & unique to everyone! Having a strategy or plan can help you deal with everyday stressors and other big issues in your life.


Nurture your support system: Most of us would agree that it is important to have people in our lives who care about us and are there through the good times and the bad. These are the people who make up our social support system-friends, family & peers- that we can turn to when we need help. Think about how you can maintain your current relationships, build new ones, and perhaps even prune out damaging relationships.

Honor your emotional needs: Self-care activities are simple!

Be good to yourself

Do things that make you happy

Know when you need to take time out or be near other people

Get in the habit of staying in tune with your emotions

Manage Stress: Know your key stressors and how to best cope or neutralize them

Love yourself: Work on cultivating a positive self-image and high self-esteem.

Come up with a self-care plan: Research “self-care plans/ideas”

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

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rosin


262-642-6760 x5224

Counselor A-K

Jeff Crandall


262-642-6760 x5227

Counselor L-Z

Dominique Boston


262-642-6760 x5228

School Psychologist

Kori Pehkonen


262-642-6760 x5264

Social Worker

Kim Pluess


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 8:30a.m. 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.

Team Day (Late Starts) = None

There are no team dates built in to the calendar this year.

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.

Fall Sports

Click this link to see the athletic calendar