East Troy High School Newsletter

March 2019

Principals Notes

With conferences, the ACT, and winter activities now behind us, we are focusing on the spring, with hopefully warmer weather, and all the activities and learning that is to occur. This past weekend we were able to enjoy and listen to students at the 46th Annual Band-O-Rama and see their wonderful art work at the Art Show. A huge thank you to all Juniors for working diligently during ACT testing. In addition, we'd like to recognize all parents that attended conferences on Feb. 28th. ETHS values the collaboration between students, parents, and teachers; therefore, if you were unable to make conferences, please feel free to reach out to your child's teachers at any time.


We'd like to share that the staff is working on preparing lesson plans for a 71-minute block, with the change in schedule. Staff have developed research-based non-negotiable that will be incorporated in each lesson: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Purposeful movement. In addition, as we continue to empower learners, assessment practices will continue to be a focus. Please ask your child what they are doing in school and if they feel they are an active participant in their learning.


As a reminder, with the recent weather days, as well as previous closures, we fall short of the minimum amount of minutes required by state law for the 18-19 school year. After evaluating several options, District leadership has determined to pursue the following make-up plan for the high school:


  • Wednesday, June 5 will become a full day of school rather than a half day.
  • Thursday, June 6 will be an additional day of school.
  • The beginning and end of the school day will be extended by 5 minutes, beginning Monday, February 11 for the remainder of the school year.
  • All remaining team date mornings are canceled for the remainder of the school year; students should report at 7:40 am.


New Bell Schedule:

Assembly Bell.................... 7:35 a.m.

Tardy Bell.......................... 7:40 a.m.

Period 1.............................. 7:40 – 8:32 a.m.

Period 2.............................. 8:36 – 9:28 a.m.

Period 3 – Resource Period............. 9:32 – 10:02 a.m.

Resource Passing Bell............. 9:36 a.m.

Period 4.............................. 10:06 – 10:58 a.m.

Lunch A............................. 10:58 – 11:28 a.m.

Period 5A........................... 11:02 – 11:54 a.m.

Period 5B........................... 11:32 – 12:24 p.m.

Lunch B............................. 11:54 – 12:24 p.m

Period 6.............................. 12:28 – 1:19 p.m.

Period 7.............................. 1:23 – 2:14 p.m.

Period 8.............................. 2:18 – 3:10 p.m




Sincerely,


Kevin Kitslaar and Stacey Kuehn

Co-High School Principals



Office Phone Numbers:


Administrative Assistant - Main Office

Mary Harding

harmar@easttroy.k12.wi.us

Main Office 262-642-6760 x 5221


Administrative Assistant - Attendance

Kimberly Peter

petkim@easttroy.k12.wi.us

Attendance Office: 262-642-6760 Ext 5241


Principal-Grades 9 &10

Kevin Kitslaar

262-642-6760 Ext 5222

kitkev@easttroy.k12.wi.us


Principal-Grades 11 & 12

Stacey Kuehn

262-642-6760 Ext 5240

kuesta@easttroy.k12.wi.us

Dates to Remember (March)

3/9 - Solo Ensemble at ETHS

3/18 - Youth Risk Behavior Survey Distribution

3/13 - Southern Lakes Jazz Festival at ETHS from 4:00pm-6:30pm

3/22 - End of 3rd Quarter

3/25-3/29 - No School Spring Break

PROM - Junior and Seniors

Prom, which is open to Juniors and Seniors, will be held on Saturday, April 6th beginning at East Troy High School for the Grand March. The students will then board buses to the venue for dinner and dancing.


Men's Warehouse will be at ETHS on Thursday, March 21st during both lunches for Tuxedo rental. This is an optional service that students can access.


As a reminder, the student dress code applies to extracurricular activities, including dances. Therefore, bare midriffs, shear or very revealing or with low-cut necklines, inappropriate content including alcohol, tobacco or drug related t-shirts, hats, etc. should be avoided.

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Updated Senior Information

Senior's Last Day is May 30th (exams May 29th & 30th)

Graduation Practice is June 6th at 1 PM in the Lecture Hall

Senior Graduation Day is June 9th

Any questions about senior privilege pass please view the following presentation.

Academic Check Form

Beginning this week, and at every grade check, there will be an Academic Check Form that students that have more than one failing grade will need to complete and submit to their principal. Students with more than 1 F will receive a form on Mondays and will need to submit the form to their principal by Friday at 3:10 PM. If the student no longer has any failing grades, they are dismissed from the check-ins. If the student completes the form but still has a F(s) they will remain in the program. If the student does not had complete the form they will be in noon detention until the form is submitted. The forms that are submitted will be emailed to parent(s)/guardian(s). Please reach out to your child's principal with any questions.

Trimester Schedule Information


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 musical 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.


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 East Troy Community School District Board strives to provide a safe, secure and respectful learning environment for all students in school buildings, on school grounds, school buses and vehicles, and at school-sponsored activities so that students can benefit to the fullest from the educational opportunities offered. The East Troy Community School District Board will not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment, or hazing, such as the use of verbal comments, written comments, graphic materials, cyber bullying, or indirect behaviors.

  • Conflict: A struggle between two or more people who perceive they have incompatible (opposite/conflicting) goals. Conflict is a normal part of life, and it occurs because people of the same relative power see the same situation in two different perspectives.

  • Bullying: Bullying is deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions, intended to cause fear, intimidation or harm. Bullying may be repeated behavior and involves an imbalance of power.

  • Harassment: Harassment is behavior towards students based in whole or part on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, homeless status or handicap, physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability which substantially interferes with a students’ school performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive school environment.

  • Hazing: Hazing is intentionally or recklessly engaging in acts which endanger the physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into an affiliation with any organization or group.


The East Troy Community School District works with the SafeSchools Alert reporting system. This system allows students/parents access to report any safety or bullying concerns and also gives students/parents the opportunity to give a shoutout or kudos when a good job is done! All of the reporting can be done completely anonymously through the website.

Students/parents can access the SafeSchools Alert reporting system through the district's website. The link is located on the right hand side, under “quick links” labeled “report a concern” or click below.

Report a Concern Now >

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



Administrative Assistant

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.................... 7:35 a.m.

Tardy Bell.......................... 7:40 a.m.

Period 1.............................. 7:40 – 8:32 a.m.

Period 2.............................. 8:36 – 9:28 a.m.

Period 3 – Resource Period............. 9:32 – 10:02 a.m.

Resource Passing Bell............. 9:36 a.m.

Period 4.............................. 10:06 – 10:58 a.m.

Lunch A............................. 10:58 – 11:28 a.m.

Period 5A........................... 11:02 – 11:54 a.m.

Period 5B........................... 11:32 – 12:24 p.m.

Lunch B............................. 11:54 – 12:24 p.m

Period 6.............................. 12:28 – 1:19 p.m.

Period 7.............................. 1:23 – 2:14 p.m.

Period 8.............................. 2:18 – 3:10 p.m

Team Day (Late Starts)

Team Dates for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year have been cancelled due to the recent snow and cold weather days.

Grade Post

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 winter athletic season is off to a great start. Good luck to all the athletes as they continue to perform at a high level!

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball season has come to an end. This past weekend they hosted Union Grove and won convincingly, which gave them the marquee match up in the state of Elkhorn vs. East Troy. Spectators were lining up an hour and a half in advance for their chance to see two of the best teams in the state go toe to toe. The game, which had a 7 PM start time, was sold out by 6:30 and the gym was packed full of excited fans from both communities. East Troy started off with an early lead, but Elkhorn slowly chipped away at the score, to take a 1 point lead into half time. Elkhorn never looked back, always having a slim lead for the remainder of the game and finished with a 56-50 victory of the Trojans. The boys basketball team finished the season with a 21-2 overall record and defended their Rock Valley Conference Title from a year ago. Congratulations to all of the boys on their hard work and success over the season.

Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team ended their season with a loss against Union Grove. The Trojans had a great comeback season, finishing with 11 more conference wins than the previous season and finishing tied for 2nd in the conference. The two seniors, Erin Rice and MacKenzie Lindow, finished their 4 year varsity careers strong. Erin eclipsed the 1000 point mark for just the 5th time in school history, and MacKenzie finished the season leading the conference in rebounds for the 2nd consecutive year. Congratulations to all of the girls on a successful season.

Wrestling

The wrestlers also finished their season as 4 individuals wrestled at the state tournament. Wyatt Kegley, Jake Dessart and Jake Price all competed well and fought hard, but ultimately fell and missed making the podium. Jake and Jake are both seniors and will be well missed. Wyatt qualified as a freshman and has an extremely bright future ahead of him. Tommy Larson was one of the highlights of the entire tournament. Dislocating his shoulder in the semifinal round, Tommy could have chosen to give up, but instead he chose to fight through the pain and won his match easily which qualified him for the championship match. Seeing trainers and getting treatment all day long, Tommy's arm was put into a sling which immobilized his right arm. Going into the championship match with essentially one arm, Tommy wisely and strategically wrestled and outlasted his opponent and finished with a 2-1 victory and was crowned the 113 lb. State Champion. This is Tommy's 2nd state title, making him only the 2nd wrestler in school history to ever win 2 state titles. You may wonder who the other wrestler is? Tom Larson, Tommy's dad. Congratulations to all of the wrestlers on a fun and exciting season.

Spring Sports

Spring sports are beginning. If you are interested in playing a spring sport please see Mr. Oldenburg or Mrs. Harding, in the main office.


Spring Sports include: Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf and Co-Ed Track and Field

Trojan Schedule: Sports (March)


Track and Field

03/15/19 Varsity Invite 4:00 pm @UW-Whitewater

03/20/19 Varsity Invite 4:15 pm @ Cudahy High School

03/23/19 Varsity Invite 9:00 am @ New Berlin West High School

Softball

03/18/19 Scrimmage 4:30 pm @ Muskego High School

03/21/19 5:00 pm @Turner High School

03/22/19 5:00 pm vs McFarland High School

03/28/19 5:00 pm vs Jefferson High School

Baseball

03/27/19 4:45 pm @ Big Foot High School

03/28/19 4:45 pm vs Big Foot High School

03/29/19 @ Rock Island High School

03/30/19 Varsity Doubleheader @ Rock Island High School

Girls Soccer

03/28/19 4:45 pm vs Jefferson