Troy 30-C Monthly Happenings
Now that snow is falling and winter is in full swing, I want to take this opportunity to remind all of you to use caution when moving about outside, especially when walking to and from your bus stop. Please use extra caution, take small steps, be alert, and dress warm as winter weather continues. With winter break officially behind us, we are now half-way through the school year, and what a great start we have had! Our students are enjoying assemblies, family reading nights, family game nights, and school dances. Our athletic teams are giving it their all during games and practices. Most importantly, our students are learning every day. I hope the rest of the school year continues to be just as successful. Thank you for all of your support.
- Dr. Paul Schrik
In our ongoing efforts to ensure safety here at Troy 30-C, we are happy to announce the creation of a dedicated School Safety Page on the district website. This page has safety information readily available to students, families, and staff. It also offers our newly developed #BeTroySafe Tip Line! Students and parents will easily be able to report any safety related concerns discreetly and directly to their child's school, as well as our school district administration team. Check out this page of the website for more information: www.troy30c.org/betroysafe
2023-2024 Student Attendance Calendar
Updated Amended 2022-2023 Student Attendance Calendar
At the January 18, 2023 Board Meeting, the Board of Education voted to update the amended 2022-2023 student attendance calendar. The changes to this calendar reflect the emergency day that was used on December 22, 2022. The last day of school is now June 1, 2023. The Updated Amended Student Attendance Calendar can be found by clicking here.
We want to hear from you!
Students and teachers across Illinois will 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 will allow 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 will be 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
Lincolnway Special Recreation PE Takeover
The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association team came to Troy Middle School on Tuesday, January 10 for a PE takeover day! During their time at TMS, students and staff were provided with hands-on learning of various adaptive/paralympic sports such as sit volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and goalball. This program brought awareness of what it means to be disabled to students and staff.
Congratulations to the December Students of the Month!
WBO December Students of the Month
TMS December Students of the Month
ILMEA District 1 Junior Festival
Congratulations to the following students who were selected and represented the Troy Choir and Troy Band at the ILMEA District 1 Junior Festival
Tabitha Witthouse, Cristhell Gonzalez-De Leon, Emma Graf, Adyson Gray, Taylor Konieczny, Claire Wellman, Layla McKinney, Zeb Zamoras, Leah Blunk, Brendan Chew, Alexis Waszczyk, Jayden Cornfield, Christian Toth, Angelo Noriega-Bueno, Kendall Santerelli, Ethan Steg, Joseph Ferreti-Raucci, Evelyn Coffey, and Aaliyah Zepeda
Two band members were selected to be part of the All-Illinois Junior Band
Congratulations to Claire Wellman and Zeb Zamoras
Athletics & Activities
Congratulations to the Troy Varsity Cheerleading Team on placing 1st at the Joliet West Invitational!
One Book, One School
Each of our Troy 30-C schools is participating in a literacy celebration entitled, One Book, One School. Students, staff, teachers, and families are celebrating and exploring the building selected novel with classmates. This fun school-wide project reinforces reading instruction, increases parental involvement, bridges the home-school connection, and builds a true community of readers.
WBO Strategic Plan Update
The WBO strategic plan is steered by a core team and advisory committee of various teachers, administrators, and parents. All stakeholders have been surveyed and offered the opportunity to engage in open forum meetings to share successes, opportunities, and hopes for WBO. The data collected has been reviewed and analyzed to identify priorities for action planning for the remainder of the school year. The 23-24 master schedule development, effective communication, and safe hallways and stairwells were identified as the top priorities. Subcommittees for scheduling and student safety have been created with students and staff to make improvements moving forward. The core team and advisory committee continue to meet monthly to monitor progress on action items.
Monthly Safety Tip
- Be aware of your surroundings when you are outdoors
- Avoid icy spots, walk carefully, and wear something reflective if walking in the dark
- Don't have your eyes on your phone with earbuds in your ears
- Pay attention to where you are going and follow traffic signals
Troy 30-C Administration Center Addition opened on December 21, 2022
This space will be used for professional development, staff meetings, and board meetings.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
February 2, 2023 - 100th Day of School
February 15, 2023 - Board Meeting
February 17, 2023 - SIP Day, Half Day Student Attendance
February 20, 2023 - Presidents' Day, No Student Attendance