Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TJHS Fall 2013 Update

It is hard to believe that the Fall has nearly escaped us and Winter is quickly approaching.  The students and staff have been hard at work providing and receiving an excellent education.  We have had many positive things happen this Fall.  I thought I would take a moment to share a few:

We had 141 students participate in fall athletics.  Two of our fall teams finished in first place in the GWOC conference.  Our 8th grade volleyball team finished the season 19-0 and first place in the GWOC Gold division!  The Girls Cross Country team finished the season in first place in the GWOC North!  Congratulations!!

Our 1st Quarter Academic Awards recognized students for Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll (3.5-3.74 GPA), and Principal's List (3.75-4.0 GPA).  We handed out 572 total awards.  This is a direct result of dedicated teachers and staff, hard-working students, and supportive families.  Sounds like a winning combination!

Our Trophy Nut fundraiser was once again a success this year.  The top 20 students were transported to lunch at Al's Pizza by our business partner, Erwin Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  A Dodge Viper and brand new Dodge Challengers were used to transport the students.  Erwin even picked up the tab for lunch.  Thank you to Erwin Chrysler Jeep Dodge for being such a great business partner, and thank you to all of our families for participating again this year in the fundraiser!

Student council once again collected canned goods and held a penny "war" to raise money toward helping local families during the Thanksgiving season.  More than 1500 total canned good items were donated by the students of TJHS.  The donations combined with the money from the penny "war" provided 30 local families with a Thanksgiving meal and more.  It also allowed us to make a sizable donation to a local food pantry.  TJHS student council members and advisors, Mrs. Karnehm and Mrs. Clouser, donated their time and energy to shop for needed items and organize the food for each family.  TJHS staff members delivered the items to the homes of the families.  Job well done student council and all who contributed this year!

I hope this update finds you preparing to spend time with family and friends as we approach Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, reflecting on reasons to be thankful.  I know that I am thankful for the students, staff, and families that make TJHS such a great place to work and learn.

Happy Thanksgiving and Go Trojans!

Dave Dilbone