Two Rivers High School

Student and Family Newsletter - February 19, 2021

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Mr. Engh's Findings: Week 24

It's starting to warm up! This is happening both outside and in our classrooms. As I mentioned in past newsletters, this is the time of year we get a consistent routine in place and hope to see the most academic growth. This is also when we may get comfortable and start to feel we have lots of time to make things up if they are missed. That is why checking in on your students progress now, not two weeks from now, is so important. Please take the time to check out your student's google classroom and have them tell you what they are working on. If you don't like what you see, such as some missing work, please contact teachers so we can work together in keeping your student engaged.

Stay warm and have a great weekend!

Tim Engh


Matty Bianchi is the 19th Wrestler in WI History to Sweep!

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Congrats to the FBLA team members below:

Tess, Gallbraith-Witting, Paige Zettel, Karissa Nelson, Sabrina Yang, Karly Stechmesser and Hannah Bauknecht!

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Yearbook Photo Schedule

Below is the schedule for next week for club/activity yearbook photos.
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TRHS Student Services News

Battling the Winter Slump

We don’t know about you but we are definitely feeling the “middle of winter in Wisconsin” slump. That combined with all the struggles that COVID has thrown at us, we understand that there might be some students and families struggling. The Two Rivers and Manitowoc County community has many resources available to students and families.

Family Assistance

United Way Manitowoc County’s 211 is your first call for assistance with rent, food, utilities, housing services, health services, and more! Getting the information you need is one phone call or click away!

Lakeshore CAP Inc. Community Action Program: Many programs for families including assistance with housing, family development, rental assistance, nutrition, employment support, and mental wellness. Check out all the programs at 702 State St. PO Box 2315 Manitowoc, WI 54221 (920)-682-3737

Mental Health and Wellness

HFM Behavioral Health Center: (920) 320-8600

Phoenix Behavioral Health Services, LLC: (920) 657-1780

  • Satellite sites within Two Rivers Public School Buildings

Aurora Behavioral Health Center: (920) 793- 7420

Dynamic Family Solutions: (920) 323-7431

Lakeshore Community Healthcare: (920) 686-2333

  • Lakeshore Community Health Care provides access to comprehensive, integrated health care, regardless of ability to pay

Manitowoc County Human Services: (920) 683-4230

Student Services Team

For more information or more specific resources, please contact one of our student services staff in your student’s building.

School Counselors:

Magee: Mary Boehlke -

Koenig: Jim Milske -

L.B. Clarke: Devan Scherer-

Jennifer Wagner -

TRHS: Jim Dahl -

Katie Wilsmann -

School Psychologists:

Chong Yang -

Seth Carreno

Richard Nitsch -

School Nurse:

Jamie Rohrer -

School Social Worker:

Jenny Schneider -

The Upstanders

Until February 20th ~ you have one last chance to watch:


The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change.

Use this link to view and access additional resources

The login to access the link is:


Password: tworivers

The link is until February 20th at 11:59pm.


Attention Juniors and Junior Parents:

In a little more than 3 weeks, Tuesday March 9th all Juniors (Purple Cohort, Gold Cohort, and E-learners) are to report to the high school by 7:45 am for State Testing. Testing begins promptly at 8 am. Please make every effort to be in school that day. If you can, pleae do not make any appointments that will pull your student out of school that day.

To help your students prepare for the ACT please visit:


ACT Tool Kits & Local Scholarship Opportunities

Junior Parents-

ACT Kits- Help us wish your student luck on the ACT!

Student Government is sponsoring a care package for your junior student to wish them luck on their ACT. Help us make those care packages a little more special by including a handwritten note from you. Please print this form to complete your well wishes. Notes can be put in an envelope and your student can drop it off in Student Services. Copies of the form can also be picked up in the Main Office.

Senior Parents-

There are many local scholarship opportunities for your students. Please visit the TRHS Scholarship page often. The website also provides students with state and national level scholarships as well. Many scholarships have upcoming deadlines of March-April, please be sure to have your students watch for deadlines.

TRHS Scholarship- The application for the Two Rivers High School scholarship is live. The application is due Monday March 1st, 2021 by no later than 3:30pm to Student Services. The TRHS Scholarship is a combination of local donors and the Educational Horizons. These partnerships have allowed us to give out scholarships to almost all of the applicants for the past 5 years. We strongly encourage any student who is considering post-secondary education to apply for this scholarship. Students can access the scholarship here, via their google account.
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NWTC Tours

NWTC is offering 2-4 person semi-private tours- Registration is required.

Your dreams and goals matter now, more than ever. Don’t let COVID-19 delay your educational and career aspirations. If you’re wondering what it’s like to be an NWTC Eagle, join us for In-Person Preview Day.

During this special event, you can: Tour labs and classrooms.

Sign up for the Preview Day session that matches your interests:

Business and IT, Transportation, Health Sciences, Public Safety, Trades and Engineering Technologies, or Energy.​

Discover how our flexible classes can fit your busy life.

  • ​Apply for FREE during your visit.

  • Learn more about paying for college.

  • Find out your options and available funding.

College Credit in High School

Early College Credit Program (ECCP) & Start College Now

Students at TRHS are able to take advantage of ECCP (4-year College Programs) and Start College Now (2-year College Programs) to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time. The cost of the college credit is covered cooperatively between our high school and the state of Wisconsin if the student earns a “C” or better in the course. Students can earn up to .25 high school credits per college credit earned.

The application deadline for the Fall 2021 Semester is March 1, 2021.

Applications are available in the student services office. If you would like to learn more about these programs, we encourage you to contact us and set up an appointment.

Courses that students have earned college credit for through ECCP and Start College Now, but not limited to, are:

  • Medical Terminology

  • Microbiology

  • Biomedics

  • Introduction to Philosophy

  • Native American Studies

  • Nursing Assistant

We highly encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity!

The deadline for the Spring 2021 Semester is October 1st.

TRHS also offers many Dual Credit classes. These classes are taught by the high school teachers and receive college credit. These classes are:

  • Graphic Arts and Design I

  • Metals I

  • Metals II

  • Photography II

  • Advanced Biology

  • Physics

  • Introduction to Hotel and Hospitality Management

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Honors English


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From the Desk of Officer Zipperer

Things You Need to Know About Student Absences During COVID-19

Absenteeism has long been a vexing and frustrating issue for educators. During COVID-19, the phenomenon has only grown more pressing.

Education Week conducted a nationally representative survey of 790 K-12 educators from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8 on several topics, including issues related to absences. The findings reflect major challenges for schools as well as opportunities to tackle urgent learning gaps that threaten to persist without swift intervention.

Here’s what we learned from the survey findings. (Check out Education Week’s How We Go Back to School series for guides on related topics such as overcome learning loss and addressing widening equity gaps.)

1. Student absences have doubled during the pandemic.

Perhaps not surprisingly, COVID-19 has led to an increase in the number of students who are absent on a typical school day. Educators who responded to this month’s survey reported an average of 5 percent of their students were absent on a typical day before the pandemic. Currently, that average has increased to 10 percent. That means double the number of students are absent on a typical day compared with normal circumstances.

Before the pandemic, daily absenteeism rates were roughly equal among elementary, middle, and high school students. Now, though, the numbers suggest high schoolers are slightly more likely to be absent (13 percent on a typical day) than middle (11 percent) or elementary schoolers (9 percent).

2. Absences are up for students in full-time in-person instruction too.

The bulk of news coverage around student absenteeism this spring centered around the challenges of reaching students remotely. Some students were missing because they lacked reliable internet connections or a digital device at home, while for others the pandemic led to new work or child care responsibilities for students and their families that made attending school a lower priority than usual. Taking attendance is also more challenging in remote learning environments.

Now that some students have returned to school buildings while others remain at home, it’s possible to examine whether the constraints of remote learning are among the primary factors that kept thousands of students from attending school this fall.

The verdict? According to the survey, absenteeism rates are higher for schools and districts that have stuck with full-time remote learning, but they’re also up in schools doing full-time in-person instruction or a mix of remote and in-person learning. In fact, absenteeism rates appear to have nearly doubled between this fall and before the pandemic across the board, regardless of whether remote learning is in place or not.

Source: By Mark Lieberman EducationWeek

Culinary Arts 3 Makes Homemade Stock this week!

Culinary Arts 3 students made homemade beef stock and chicken stock this week. Pictures are of beef stock. Roasting the beef, beef bones, and vegetables. Simmering the ingredients with herbs and spices and then the final product. Next week they will be using the stock to make homemade soups.
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eSports Announces Rosters and Schedule

Varsity Smite

- Nick Sorensen

- Caedyn Wingrove

- Damon Ducat

- Ethan Jacquart

- Mason Weina

Varsity Rocket League

- Nick Sorensen

- Ethan Jacquart

- Mouse Yang

JV Rocket League

- Bear Yang

- Chris Daniel

- Weston Fuller

- Justice Cyr

- Vinny Alfaro

- Caedyn Wingrove

- Gavin Musial

- Philip Malo

- Tyler Harrier

Tuesday - Varsity Rocket League

Wednesday - Varsity Smite

Thursday - JV Rocket League

Bailey Thelen and Matty Bianchi Represent TRHS at State Wrestling!

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From the Desk of Mr. Gallagher

Our winter sports season has officially come to an end this week with our state wrestlers, girls basketball team, and boys basketball team finishing their tournament runs.

The girls basketball team finished 4th in conference and the boys basketball team finished 5th.

Congratulations to our state wrestling tandem. Bailey Thelen was a state runner-up and Matty Bianchi became the 19th wrestler in state history to capture 4 state individual championships. Not only did Matty win all three matches at state, but he outscored his three opponents by a combined 45-1 score.

Our spring sports season does not begin until April, due to the alternate fall season. Please check the Athletic Calendar for spring sports open gyms.

Our Seniors have Grown Up

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