Monday, November 17, 2014

TJHS Fall 2014 Update

As I type this Fall Update, it seems much more like Winter.  The overnight blast of snow combined with the forecast for unseasonably cold temps tonight does not make for Fall weather!  During this early season snow day I wanted to take time to update our families and community on the many great things happening at TJHS.

Once again, we had a high number of students participate in fall sports.  Three of our fall teams finished in FIRST place in the GWOC North conference.  Both our 7th Grade Football and 8th Grade Football teams won the GWOC North!  The Girls Cross Country team finished the season in first place in the GWOC North!  Our Boys Cross Country team finished in second place in the GWOC North!  Both the 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball teams made it to the semi-final games in the GWOC tournament!  What a successful fall season for our student-athletes...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 548 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.  This will help us to upgrade the IMC computers.  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 is again collecting canned goods and holding a "penny war"  to raise money toward helping local families during the upcoming Thanksgiving season.  More than 1500 total canned good items are needed in order for TJHS to reach its goal this year.  The donations combined with the money from the "penny war" is planned to provide 30 local families with a Thanksgiving meal and more.  Please send in canned good items with your student in order to help TJHS reach its goal and reach out once again to give back to those in need in our community this Thanksgiving.

I hope this Fall Update finds you and your family well as we head into the upcoming Holidays.  Thank you for your continued support of TJHS.  This building is a great place to work and learn because of our excellent staff and supportive families.

Go Trojans!

Dave Dilbone