Troy Schools news update
2/21/2018, 11:25 a.m.
Troy S.L.A.M. Club holding prescription eyeglasses drive
Community may drop off donations through Apr. 15
The Troy Middle School S.L.A.M. Club is asking the community to bring their used prescription eyeglasses to the school to donate to a good cause. The club will give the glasses to the Lions Club, where the glasses will be cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and distributed to people in need. Both children's and adults' glasses are requested.
TMS students and staff may drop their glasses off in the donation box in the Student Services office, and others in the community may give them to the front office staff. The last day to donate is April 15.
The TMS S.L.A.M. Club (Student Leadership and Mentoring) is new to Troy Community School District 30-C this year and was created by sponsors Sandy Smith, Staci Dahlberg and Carley Burke to teach students about the importance of community service through participation in projects that directly benefit not-for-profit organizations.
The club also promotes leadership and school spirit.
Photo: Back row: Sponsor Sandy Smith and S.L.A.M. students Katia Frederick, Isabelle Montano, Torrance Hudson, Kaya Killingsworth, Aloni Martin, Moriah Murry, and Sponsors Staci Dahlberg and Carley Burke.
Front row: S.L.A.M. students Alette McDonald, Kailey Seroka and Olivia Lapinskas.
Troy Mathletes repeat 1st Place victory at Mid-High Math Competition
For the second consecutive year, the Troy Mathletes Team from Troy Community School District 30-C’s Troy Middle School claimed 1st Place Overall at the Mid-High Math Competition.
In addition, the Troy 8th grade team placed 1st in the category of Mental Math (solving problems without the use of a calculator or scratch paper), 2nd in Money Problem Division and 2nd in Motion Problem Division.
Troy’s 7th graders placed 1st in Mental Math, 1st in Age Problem Division, 1st in Backwards Problem Division and 2nd in Classics Problem Division.
First place individual awards in the Mental Math category were Troy Mathletes Josie Jarmuz, Angela Conde, Daniel Schalk and Sean Zarobsky.
The meet was held at Joliet West High School and sponsored by the high school math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta. Joliet West teacher and event sponsor Dan Spradley said the competition was a great success and included 250 students from nine local middle schools.
Troy Mathletes sponsor and science capstone exploratory teacher Dr. Barbara Will-Henn said the team savored being able to hold on to their title this year.
"This year's Troy Mathletes Team is small but mighty,” Will-Henn said. “We took only five 8th graders and seven 7th graders, while some other schools had 40 to 50 kids there. Our students did multiple divisions, with 8th graders participating in every time slot without a break. They performed wonderfully, which is really a tribute to the exceptional mathematics teachers and the instruction the students have received at every grade level at Troy."
Photo: The Troy Mathletes took 1st Place overall at the Mid-High Math Competition held at Joliet West High School. Here, back row from left, are Marty Huntington, Josie Jarmuz, Sean Zarobsky, Daniel Schalk and Emmanuel Zamoras.
Front: Sebastian Rojas, Brandon Price, Pablo Lazaro, Evelynn Mantia, Kimberly Garcia, Angela Conde and Alejandro Montes.
Troy Dance Team earns 2nd place in state competition
The Troy Middle School Dance Team came in 2nd place in the Pom category, 5th in Pom-Dance and 5th in Lyrical/Contemporary at February’s Illinois Drill Team Association State Competition held in Springfield.
Team members are Elizabeth Martinez (Team Manager), Cailey Koerner, Madison Slinkard, Madeline Young, Alyssa Hoffman, Samantha Biancorosso, Alaina Berk, Gianna Ronchetti, Rylee Mielke, Annabel Bernicky, Emmy Rosado, Maria Grimanis and Brianna Reese.
Coaches are Jennifer Cryder and Alyse Plattos.
Photo: The Troy Middle School Dance Team placed 2nd in the Pom category and 5th in Pom-Dance and Lyrical categories at state competition. Top from left: Assistant Coach Alyse Plattos, Team Manager Elizabeth Martinez, Gianna Ronchetti, Madison Slinkard, Madeline Young, Rylee Mielke and Head Coach Jennifer Cryder.
Middle from left: Alaina Berk, Brianna Reese, Alyssa Hoffman and Maria Grimanis
Bottom from left: Annabel Bernicky, Cailey Koerner, Emmy Rosado and Samantha Biancorosso