East Troy High School Newsletter

November 2018

Principals Notes

October was a busy month at ETHS. As we reflect, we are thankful for all of the positives including the Halloween Bash, post-season success for athletic teams, musical concerts, and student participation and accomplishments in clubs and activities. We also reflect on the more difficult situations, including the evacuations this fall, and are thankful for everyone's safety and the assistance of many professionals during our challenging times.


We want to share that on Friday, November 9th, 2018, we will be doing a short lesson during resource on evacuations including dismissal protocol. The feedback that we received from the police and fire department was positive, and complimented the swiftness of the evacuations and the cooperative behavior exhibited by students.


Moving forward, as the seasons change, we will continue to focus on the changes that lie ahead. Beginning in 2019-20 school year, the high school will be moving to a trimester schedule. Details of a trimester schedule can be found in this newsletter. In addition, there will be parents/guardians information sessions on November 13th from 4:30-5:30 PM and November 28th from 6-7 PM in the high school lecture hall.


We also want to congratulate the volleyball team for winning the Division 2 State Championship at the Resch Center in Green Bay. We also wish the cast and crew of the musical good luck this weekend as they preform The Little Mermaid.


As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


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

ETHS presents 'The Little Mermaid'

Big picture

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.

Dates to Remember (November)

11/9 - Musical Performance of the Little Mermaid 7:00pm

11/10 - Musical Performance of the Little Mermaid 7:00pm

11/11 - Musical Performance of the Little Mermaid 2:00pm

11/14 - Team Date - Students Arrive at 8:15 am

11/21 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/22 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/28 - Team Date - Students Arrive at 8:15 am

Trimester Approved by School Board for 19-20 School Year

On October 22nd, 2018 the East Troy Community School Board approved a new high school schedule beginning in 2019-20.


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 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.


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 discuses any question you may have.



11/7 was national stress day...We are focusing on the importance of Self-Care for students and teachers:

Recognizing the signs of stress, grief, loss, transition…

Physical Responses

Change in appetite, shallow rapid breathing dizziness, headaches, muscle tension, increased heart rate and upset stomach

Emotional Responses

Shock or numbness, anger towards others involved, fear, depression, guild/frustration, sadness, feeling unsafe or vulnerable, loneliness

Mental Responses

Confusion, difficulty concentrating, difficulties remember details

Behavioral Responses

Withdrawal from others, angry outbursts, crying, irritability, decreased energy/ambition, relationship conflicts, increase use of alcohol or medications, fear of being alone


Self-Care Activities

  • Eating healthy & regularly

  • Exercise

  • Yoga/Mediation

  • SLEEP

  • Take a break from technology

  • Re-read a favorite book or re-watch a favorite movie

  • Play with friends/family/pets

  • Time to reflect on your feelings and allow yourself to feel your feelings


Talking to Students About School Safety: Tips for Parents and Educators


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Reaffirm Safety

ETHS staff take school safety seriously. We emphasize that schools are very safe. It can be helpful to let your teen speak about their feelings and validate all reactions to an event.

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Make Time to Talk

Let your teen’s questions guide the information provided. Be patient and look for clues that a he/she wants to talk.


Emphasize how to access support.- Please contact the Student Services Office if your teen needs to talk to a professional.

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Maintain a Normal Routine

Keep a regular schedule to assure and promote physical and mental health. Gently encourage maintenance of school work and extracurricular activities. Routines offer a sense of normalcy and predictability.

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Observe Student’s Emotional States

Some teens will express themselves verbally while others show changes in behavior, appetite, or mood which may suggests anxiety or stress.


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



Administrative Assistants

Mary Harding

harmar@easttroy.k12.wi.us


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

November 14 & 28, December 12, January 9 & 23, February 13 & 27, March 13, April 24, May 8 & 22.

Grade Post

Quarter 1 Grades (End 11/2) Nov. 7 at 3:30

Quarter 2 Status Dec. 13 at 3:30

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

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.

Trojan Athletics

The fall athletic season ended with a bang this year. Our Girls Volleyball team took home the state title! When all of the dust settled, we had a record breaking year. Out of the 7 varsity sports that East Troy offers, we finished with 4 First Place, 2 Second Place, and 1 Third Place finish in conference! Congratulations to all of the athletes on their accomplishments!

Boys Soccer

Our Boys Soccer team finished off their season with a difficult loss to Stoughton. Our boys played tough, but fell just short. The soccer team finished 2nd overall in conference, which is the highest finish since 2011. Congratulations boys!

Girls Tennis

Mackenzie Lindow and Erin Rice (#1 Doubles), Allison Slusar and Belle Verbeten (#2 Doubles), and Sydney Raddeman (#2 Singles) advanced to the individual state tournament. Mackenzie and Erin took home their 3rd State Medal finishing in 5th place. Allison and Belle competed very well winning their first match and finishing in the top 16, and Sydney dropped her first match against Edgewood, but played extremely well. Congratulations ladies!

Boys and Girls Cross Country

Congratulations to our boys and girls Cross Country team as they finished a strong season. Our boys finished 3rd place as a team at the WIAA State Meet. Henry Chapman took home the individual state title, while Nate Fox finished on the podium! It was a great showing from our boys team. On the girls side, Ella Rondeau, Chrissy Nolting, and Rachel Bottum all qualified for the state meet as individuals. Congrats ladies!

Football

School History has been made! Our boys football team won their first playoff game in school history, with an exhilarating game over New Berlin West. It came down to the last play of the game, but a blocked field goal secured our fate! Congratulations boys on a record setting year!

Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to our girls volleyball team as they dominated the post season! They won their 9th consecutive conference title, and steamrolled through the competition on their way to a State Championship! The Trojans did not drop a single set during the entire WIAA playoff run! Congratulations ladies!

Trojan Schedule: Winter Sports (November)

Girls Basketball

11/13/18 7:15pm @ Pius XI High School

11/16/18 7:15pm vs McFarland

11/20/18 7:15pm @ Big Foot High School

11/27/18 7:15pm vs Edgerton

11/30/18 7:15pm @ Clinton High School

Boys Basketball

11/17/18 10:00am (varsity scrimmage) @ Oshkosh North High School

11/24/18 7:00pm vs Martin Luther

11/29/18 7:15pm @ McFarland High School

Wrestling

11/26/18 7:00pm @ New Berlin West High School