Friday, August 16, 2013

2013-2014 School Year Quickly Approaches

I hope that each of you had a relaxing and restful summer.   The upcoming school year brings some exciting new changes.  New to the Troy Junior High School staff this year will be Mr. Matt Siefring, Asst. Principal; Mrs. Betsy Widener, SAIL Teacher; Mrs. Alyssa Gibson, 7-2 Math; and Mr. Tyler Hoffman, Full Year Long Term 7-3 Science Sub (for Mrs. Amy Underwood).  Welcome to the new faculty and staff members, and welcome back to all returning faculty and staff members. 

Another very exciting and visible change is the update that has been completed in the IMC.  All tables are now white computer tables with black computers and monitors (some flat panel and some CRT).  We have increased the total number of computers to 139 in the IMC, which will allow an entire team to go to the lab at one time.  The IMC looks much better!

The building is clean and in excellent condition due to the hard work of the custodial staff.  The new blacktop, sidewalk repairs, shrub and tree trimmings, along with fresh mulch set the tone for the high expectations that we have as a building.  TJHS is ready for school to begin!

In the best interest of your child:
*We request that students use crosswalks when crossing streets.

*When children are being dropped off before school, we ask that you use the turnaround in the back of the building. Please DO NOT drop off your child on Adams St. or in front of the building. 

*Please discuss emergency plans with your child, in the case of an early closure or in case he/she misplaces the house key and cannot get into your home as expected.

*Please arrange for timely rides to pick up students involved in after-school activities. We expect that your child be picked up within 15 minutes of the ending time of the activity. 

*Lost and found items are kept in/near the office.  Please have your child check the lost and found for items they cannot locate.  

*Appropriate dress will continue to be a focus this year.  The TJHS Dress Code expectations will be covered at the beginning of the year.  Please call with questions.

Below is information regarding some important upcoming dates:

Monday, August 19th - Open House
8th Grade - 5:30-6:30
7th Grade - 6:30-7:30

Wednesday, August 21st - First Day of School

Friday, August 30th - Waiver Day (Inservice for Staff) - No School

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day - No School

Please check the calendar on our website for other events.  This year is shaping up to be another great school year at TJHS!

Go Trojans!

Dave Dilbone