Excellence Achieved

Spring 2023 Highlights

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Congratulations Class of 2023!

Graduation was held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the West Gym, with the Class of 2023 graduating 69 students. We are proud of all our Treynor graduates! You make Treynor Nation proud! We look forward to seeing where your futures take you!

Treynor Grads Receive Scholarships

More than 30 students were recognized at Senior Awards Night on May 17th for receiving one or more scholarships for college from local and national foundations.

One notable scholarship is the Richard P. Wenninghoff Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is only awarded to Treynor Community School District and Underwood Community School District students. This year, each recipient of the scholarship received $20,000 for college.

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Cardinal Grads Head to Military

The class of 2023 includes 4 students who are planning on entering the military.

  • Kaden Beebe - United States Army
  • John Ross Biederman - United States Air Force ROTC
  • Rafe Gayer - United States Marine Corps
  • Clara Teigland - United States Air Force Academy

Thank you for your service!

National Honor Society Induction

On February 27th, Treynor conducted its National Honor Society induction ceremony for thirty new members. The new members joined 40 of their peers who also display academic and community service excellence. Congratulations, Cardinals!

Preschool Program Launching in 2023-2024

Treynor Community School District is excited to launch our preschool program for the 2023-2024 school year. The all-day program will serve 4-year-old students and follow a calendar that closely mirrors the K-12 academic year.

We received 36 applications which were then reviewed by the preschool committee. The committee used a weighted enrollment system to rank the applications based on residency, Early Access (IEP) required, and financial need. Decision letters were mailed to families on April 1st. Currently, we have 17 students enrolled in preschool for the 23-24 school year.

After nine teacher interviews, we selected Mrs. Jennifer Young as our preschool teacher. Mrs. Young is currently a kindergarten teacher in Glenwood CSD and comes to us with over 20 years of experience working with preschool and kindergarten-aged children

Preschool programs are required to have a separate playground. We received a Transformational Grant from the Iowa West Foundation to cover 50% of the costs. The complete project has come in at just under $66,000. The playground construction is nearing completion!

Breakfast and Books Literacy Events See Huge Success

This spring, each grade at the elementary hosted a Breakfast and Books event. The events were designed to encourage literacy awareness between students and their chosen "book buddy" through grade-appropriate activities arranged by the classroom teachers. We had an amazing turnout and look forward to future literacy events!

Elementary Night of the Arts Draws Community Support

Night of the Arts was held on April 24th. We had a packed house filled with families that came to the school to view their student's artwork and attend music performances. Members of the Junior Treynor Women also attended and provided ice cream sundaes. This event raises extra money for the elementary art program.

Treynor Hosts WIC Art Show

The WIC art show was held from April 28-April 30th, with viewings on the 29th and 30th. Treynor was the host this year. Each conference school had submissions that were blind judged by two independent artists. The talent across all schools was truly amazing. Congratulations to all the Treynor students with pieces in the show! Special recognition goes to Sam Burmeister for being named Best of Show! Thank you to Mrs. Voss for all the time and effort spent making the show available to everyone.
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Speech Teams Boast Large Numbers, Successful Season

Treynor's Large Group Speech team had 45 members this season! 92% of the groups that competed received an overall rating of 1 at the State Large Group contest.

The Individual Speech team had 15 members. 67% of the individual speech performances received an overall rating of 1 at the State Individual Speech contest. Three performances continued on to the All-State Individual Speech contest.

Congratulations to all the students involved in group and individual speech!

Musical Theater Production

Treynor's production of High School Musical, under the direction of Senior Korbin Horton, featured a cast of students in 6th-12th grade. The show ran on both Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd.

Horton was awarded a $5,000 Hoff Family Arts Scholarship on Friday, July 28th at a special reception at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center. Congratulations, Korbin!

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Jazz Band Receives High Honors

Congratulations to the Treynor High School Jazz Band for their fifth-place finish at the Iowa Jazz Championship held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Ames. Nate Christensen, Bari Sax, and Rylie Magill, Alto Sax, also received Outstanding Soloist Awards. In addition, Nate was selected as the bari sax player for the Iowa All-State 1A/2A Jazz Band. Congratulations to the band and directors on a great season!

Treynor Wrestling Finishes Historic Season

The boys' wrestling program has made history by being crowned District Champions in February and qualifying six grapplers for state wrestling. Jett Sornson (113), Dan Kinsella (145), Zach Robbins (160), Levi Young (182), Rafe Gayer (195), and Daniel Gregory (285) all punched their ticket to state. The girls' wrestling program also sent four girls to the first-ever state wrestling tournament.

Congratulations to Daniel Gregory who took third place at the boys' state wrestling meet in Des Moines!

Boys & Girls Basketball Teams Receive Honors

The Treynor boys basketball received WIC All-Conference honors of one 1st team, 2 2nd team, and 3 Honorable Mentions. WIC All-Academic distinctions were given to three players and three managers for the boys' team. The team also received an Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Distinguished Academic Award for a combined GPA of 3.25 and above.

The Treynor girls basketball received WIC All-Conference honors of 2 1st team, 1 2nd team, and 4 Honorable Mentions. WIC All-Academic distinctions were given to two players and three managers on the girls' team. The team also received an Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Distinguished Academic Award for a combined GPA of 3.25 and above.

State Track Season Ends with State Title Winner

State Track for boys and girls was held on Thursday, May 18th through Saturday, May 20th. See the Iowa Track & Field State Meet Central website for all results and a replay of their live-stream. The schedule of events, with Treynor's performances highlighted can be downloaded here. A summary of Treynor's results can be viewed on the Wayzata Results-Treynor page.

Cardinal Cafe

Cardinal Cafe is open and having "smooth-ie" start! Our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) manages and operates this coffee shop. This student group is getting first-hand experience on how to run a business.

Mulch Madness Activities Continue at Treynor Elementary

Elementary Celebrates 12th year of Junior Achievement Volunteer Program

Booster Club Bash

This year's Treynor Booster Club Bash featured a Kentucky Derby theme. The bash raised over $100,000 with all proceeds going directly to student athletic activities. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kinsella were also recognized that night for the Hartigan Award.

Treynor High School Teacher Honored with Lakin Award

During a surprise special assembly on Friday, May 12, 2023 in the Treynor High School auditorium, Mr. Matthew Hansmann was presented with the Charles E. Lakin Award for $10,000. Mr. Alex Harrington shared a few words about Mr. Hansmann, as his first-year mentor in 2020. He stated that Mr. Hansmann is a tireless worker, always arriving early to help students and can always be found in the stands at events supporting the students. Matt's wife and family surprised him with their presence at the ceremony. Mr. Hansmann teaches high school science and is a speech coach.

Congratulations, Mr. Hansmann on a well-deserved award.

Treynor Staff Are Raising the Red "C"

Mrs. JoEllen Travis

received the "Raising the Red C" award this spring. Mrs. Travis, a first-grade teacher, shows world-class commitment to her students and to the district as a whole.

Mrs. Katie Campbell

"Katie is always helping out teachers, whether it be making up classes missed, finding extra time to take kids as a reward for tennis shoes, or being fully involved with committees. Katie plans and runs an amazing track meet for 4-6 and field day for k-3. She has amazing school spirit, and ALWAYS a positive outlook and attitude. Katie even posts all staff and students' birthdays, making sure to send out emails to the staff on their birthdays to make them feel special. Katie is always Raising the Red C!"

"Mrs. Campbell is such an amazing PE teacher and human being! The students in the elementary are blessed to have her in our building. Mrs. Campbell works so hard to help ALL students develop the skills they are working on. She also initiates many exciting activities that the kids love - our dodgeball tournament, March Madness brackets for kids, and the track and field day are just a few. In 17 years of teaching, I have never had a specials teacher who is so willing to use her planning time to take classes for extra PE as a reward. Besides rewarding the students with extra PE, she also blesses the teachers by taking them for PE during the week of the teachers' birthday. She is just such a great role model for our students. We are SO lucky to have her here at Treynor!"

Mr. Lyle Nichols

"Mr. Nichols is always willing to help students become more successful. For example, he will stay after school to help students get caught up on any missing work/tests/projects they have. He will also help students stay organized and on top of their classes by checking in with them and making sure they've completed everything they were supposed to. Mr. Nichols also helps with leadership at the Middle School, he has given them opportunities to become great role models such as hosting a dance and exploring how they can give back to the community. He is also a great mentor for teachers who need advice on a project, class, or for professional improvement."

Treynor Community School District

Treynor Community School District provides outstanding academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs for a K-12 population of over 800 students. Treynor is a growing school district located 12 miles east of Council Bluffs.