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Shorewood Lions Club names March 2017 Students of the Month. . . Read more

Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School promotes literacy with Family Reading Night
Students, parents, teachers come together for fun night of activities. . . Read more

Campus PAC holds Color-a-Thon
WBO/TMS Parent Advisory Committee has unique fundraiser. . . Read more

Elliot Martillo, Troy Hofer Elementary School student, thriving at District 30-C
Mother thanks district staff for moving her son, who has autism, forward. . . Read more

Troy Hofer Elementary School's Daddy-Daughter Dance an annual favorite
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TMS drama teacher/musical director Wayne Barry to retire
After 23 musicals in 23 years. . . Read more

Eighth graders attend "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Day
Argonne National Laboratory sponsored event. . . Read more

Troy Middle School holding Shoe Drive
Proceeds to be used to bring Holocaust speaker to school. . . Read more

Several Troy Middle School Mathletes will advance to MathCON nationals 
Competition to be held April 22 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. . . Read more

Landon Oostema, 4th grade student at Troy Shorewood Elementary School, is a "Top Reader" 
The Chicago Blackhawks Reading Program recognized Oostema for the month of February. . .Read more

Olympic walker teaches Troy Shorewood students her technique for being the world's fastest walker
Sullivan also taught the students lessons about dedication and achieving your dreams. . . Read more

Troy Shorewood Elementary School fourth grader is a "Top Reader" in Chicago Blackhawks Reading Program
Beyonce Delgadillo won Top Reader for the month of January. . . Read more

William B. Orenic Intermediate School Student Council meets with Illinois Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. . . Read more

Troy Dance Team interviewed by WJOL's Scott Slocum. . .Listen to podcast

Miss Illinois visits Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School
Brings love of reading and messages of acceptance of those with disabilities. . . Read more

Troy Middle School Mathletes take 1st Place
Students number one at Joliet West Mid-High Math Competition. . . Read more

Troy Dance Team 1st in State
Coach Jennifer Cryder leads team to First Place in the IDTA State Competition in Pom category. . . Read more

Troy Middle School students participate in the 2017 Argonne National Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl . . . Read more

Troy Spelling Bee winners announced . . . Read more

Troy Shorewood Elementary School students learn physics in living laboratory
"High Touch High Tech" visits school to teach 1st and 2nd Laws of Motion. (Article and photo are midway down in link.) . . . Read more

Troy Middle School Varsity Cheer Team takes 3rd at state competition
IESA competition held January 21 in Peoria. . . Read more

Six Troy teachers named "Great Teachers" by Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Teachers from Craughwell, Hofer, and Shorewood Elementary Schools and W.B. Orenic Intermedite School will be recognized at banquet. . . Read moreAdditional article

Forest Preserve District of Will County teaches Troy students about owls
WBO 5th grade Science Club dissects owl pellets with help from FPDWC . . . Read more

Troy Shorewood Elementary School holds paper airplane flying contest
Teachers tie in studies of aviation pioneers with a little hands-on competition. . . Read more

New administrators selected by Troy school board
Johnson, Woodland named to key district positions. . . Read more

Troy Middle School 7th grade Girls' Basketball Team tops regional competition
Team takes 1st at IESA Class 4A Regional Girls' Basketball Championship. . . Read more

Illinois Rep. Natalie Manley visits Troy Craughwell Elementary School
Talks to students about elections and serving in public office. . . Read more

Troy provides holiday assistance to families
District 30-C's schools and transportation and district office staff helped area families during the holidays. . . Read more

Troy Hofer hosts Home for the Holidays
One of many of our schools' holiday festivities. . . Read more

Troy Middle School Varsity Cheerleaders compete at Joliet West competition
Local Shorewood Sentinel reporter follows them there. . . Read more

Troy Shorewood Family Math Night brings out students, parents
Event caters to families of ELL students. . . Read more

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman speaks to Troy Middle School students
Garman talked to eighth graders about the justice system and life lessons. . . Read more 

Students loving Troy Crossroads Elementary School's new "Number Sense" program
Math is now being incorporated into every school subject. . . Read more 

Troy Middle School students make 2017 All-Illinois Junior Band
Nine students will rehearse and perform with peers from around the state at the U. of I. in January. . . Read more

Troy Craughwell Elementary School students "Elect to Learn"
Students and staff tie in the November elections with books and activities. . . Read more

Hearing-impaired Troy Hofer Elementary School 1st grader shares sign language with class
Students in Kimberly Pokrajac's class have already learned more than 75 signs. . . Read more

Troy Middle School students learn about energy conservation
National Theatre for Children recently held an interactive presentation for the school. . . Read more

William B. Orenic Intermediate School science students doing more hands-on labs
Teachers incorporating more labs, technology, collaboration as new science standards set in. . . Read more

Historical figures of the American Revolution were portrayed at Troy Shorewood's Living Wax Museum... Read more

District 30-C staff collaborate to allow Troy Middle School student to FaceTime classes
Homebound student able to virtually attend classes. . . Read more

Troy Craughwell teachers design unique seating arrangements for students
Students get to choose for their comfort levels. . . Read more

Both 7th and 8th grade Troy Middle School Scholastic Bowl teams took 1st place at competition
Several students also brought home individual awards. . . Read more

Troy Middle School band, choir students make cut for prestigious ILMEA music festival
The students will join others from throughout the region for a concert Nov. 5. . . Read more

Troy students "Read for the Record"
Several Troy schools, including Troy Craughwell, participated in Jumpstart's literacy program. . . Read more

Historic District 30-C school board photograph presented to Troy
Mike Phelps, grandson of 1962 Troy school board member Jack Phelps, donated the photo. . . Read more

Troy Hofer Elementary School hosts Grandparents' Day
Event allows students to share their school day with grandparents and other family members. . . Read more

Troy Craughwell Elementary School holds "Boot Camp" for its students
Administrators, staff dress up to make rules assembly fun for kids. . . Read more

Superintendent Koehl honors Troy AD DeGroot
Recent cross country invitational, large offering of clubs and activities spur recognition. . . Read more

Troy band students attend summer camps
Most made possible with funding from Troy Band Boosters. . . Read more

Troy PTO contributes to iLabs
All five grade schools now have new iLabs, with help from Parent Teacher Organization. . . Read more

Summer construction projects completed at Troy schools. . . Read more

Troy schools implement STEMscopes science program
Hands-on curriculum will be district-wide this year. . . Read more

Several changes at Troy schools this school year
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William B. Orenic Intermediate School 5th graders get jump on school year
Orientation Day introduces students to their new school. . . Read more

Troy Special Olympians score well in track & field . . . Read more

Troy students participate in Young Entrepreneurship Club
WBO students gain experience in real world business and networking. . . Read more

Several Troy students awarded Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Industry scholarships
Students at Craughwell, WBO and TMS received the college scholarships. . . Read more

Chromebooks placed in all core classes at William B. Orenic Intermediate School last year
The technology initiative will continue at the school this year and will also be added to Troy Middle School . . . Read more.

Crossroads Elementary brings the farm to the school
"Farm Experience" was one of the school's Side-by-Side Parent Activities. . . Read more

Troy School Board gives big send-off to Jim McDonald, of Shorewood Lions Club
McDonald began Troy Student of the Month program and ran it for 25 years. . . Read more

Troy School District 30-C will welcome three new assistant principals next school year
New APs for Troy Shorewood and Troy Crossroads Elementary Schools and for William B. Orenic Intermediate School. . . Read more

Astounding double victories: State Championships for both the Girls' Bowling Team and the Boys' Bowling Team at TMS
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Troy teachers led most of the presentations at the district's recent Teacher Institute Day
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Troy Middle School students attend "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day"
The event was held at Argonne National Laboratory. . . Read more

W.B.O class receives significant statewide honor: The 
Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service's Volunteer of the Week. . . Read more

Troy Middle School science class Skypes with paleontologist
Students learn about uncovering ancient flora and fauna from Ohio University's Dr. Matthew Borths . . . Read more

Holocaust survivor speaks to Troy Middle School students
Speaker brings lessons learned in ELA and social studies classes to life for eighth-graders. . . Read more

The L.E.A.D. Club of William B. Orenic Intermediate School organized Hoops for Hearts
The P.E. activity raised dollars for the American Heart Association. . . Read more

Troy Crossroads Elementary School recently celebrated Dr. Seuss Week
School's Literacy Committee organized several Seuss reading activities during National Read across America Day. . . Read more

Troy wrestlers qualify for state. . . Read more

New Troy Shorewood Elementary School principal appointed by school board
Current William B. Orenic Intermediate School Assistant Principal Colleen Connolly will replace retiring Shorewood Principal Julie Mancione. . . Read more

Troy is looking for substitute teachers
Pay raises for substitute teachers, substitute teacher associates approved by school board. . . Read more

Nine Troy educators named, "Great Teachers"
The teachers were chosen for the award by the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Industry. . . Read more

Troy Varsity Cheerleaders placed 2nd and 4th in State
Coach Julie Brandolino's 10th and last year coaching Cheer at TMS. . . Read more

Congratulations to Troy Poms - 2nd and 5th in State

The Troy Middle School team competed in several categories at the Illinois Drill Team Association's state competition. . . Read more

Troy Crossroads students get "Fun Run" workout while raising money for classroom books and P.E. equipment. . . Read more

Hofer students send valentines to soldiers in Afghanistan
Homemade valentines sent to nephew of a Hofer teacher associate to distribute to fellow soldiers. . . Read more

Youngest Troy students benefit from partnership with Joliet Park District
Shorewood Elementary preschool students attended Cabin Fever Day at the JPD. . . Read more

Troy students volunteer at local food pantry
Fifth-graders in the WBO class, Citizenship through Community Service, hold food drive, volunteer at St. John Lutheran Food Pantry. . . Read more

Congratulations to our Troy Spelling Bee winners this year!
First-place speller, Summit Kumar, will advance to county competition. . . Read more

Troy's sixth-grade boys' basketball team undefeated this year at 23-0! Read more

Troy preschool screenings available yearlong
The district's much-lauded preschool programs include Community Preschool, Early Childhood and Preschool for All. . . Read more

Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School having success with WatchDOG Dads program
The new program bring in fathers and other male figures important in its students' lives to classrooms. . . Read more

Troy's innovative library book classification system featured in The Herald-News
District 30-C Learning Resource Director Brenda Bertino created the system and, along with schools' library staff, implemented it throughout the district. . . Read more

Technology is helping TMS band students practice more effectively.
New hardware, software making a difference, directors say. . . Read more

WBO and TMS Speech Teams earn Judges' Choice Awards, first place honors at state competition
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Troy's District Groundskeeper always there to lend a hand to the schools' community service projects
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Special Olympics Cheerleading Squad covered by The Herald-Life
The squad is a new activity this year, led by Special Education staff from WBO, TMS. . . Read more

Troy Middle School students learn science through improv
National Theatre for Children presented energy conservation assembly for 7th- and 8th-grades. . . Read more

Troy Hofer kindergarten class leads Angel Tree project

Parents chose Angel Tree tags to donate clothing, coats, hats, gloves and toys to Salvation Army . . . Read more

Troy Shorewood Elementary School's new Student Ambassadors hold food drive
Students sponsored "Yes-ember" in December. . . Read more

Troy Heritage Trail students participated in world's largest shared reading experience
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Coins for Coats
William B. Orenic Honor Society students, together with the LEAD Club, held this fundraiser. . . Read more

Special education students at William B. Orenic Intermediate School prepare Thanksgiving dinner for their families
Article featured in The Herald-News, The Herald-Life. . . Read more

Parents, family bring lunch to Hofer students
Parents Luncheon is annual treat for students, as family members join them for recess and lunch at school. . . Read more

New Robotics Club rolls out at WBO
William B. Orenic Intermediate School students have their own Robotics Club this year, adding to Troy's technology extracurricular activities. Troy Middle School's own Robotics Club began last year. . . Read more

Troy schools recognize, honor veterans

Troy Middle School hosted Major Benjamin Sanders at its Veterans Day Assembly . . . Read more

WBO students perform Operation Care Package community service project . . . Read more

William B. Orenic Intermediate School uses technology for art, design
Digital Art, Enhanced Technology are two new classes at the school that are proving valuable and popular. . . Read more

Two Troy District 30-C school board members receive Master Board Member awards
Griglione, Rasmussen Grabavoy recognized at Illinois Association of School Board's division meeting. . . Read more
View photo of Superintendent Dr. Todd Koehl, left, with School Board Vice-President Dr. Cynthia Rasmussen Grabavoy and School Board President Mark Griglione

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant speaks to Troy Middle School 8th graders
Class recently completed its state constitution exam. . . Read more

Troy Middle School Academic Bowl Team takes first at Providence Catholic High School Academic Bowl in October
Several on the Troy team also took individual honors. . . Read more

Listen to the WJOL Slocum in the Morning podcast of our William B. Orenic Intermediate School Citizenship through Community Service teacher Allison Acevedo and two of her students on the class's book drive
. . . Listen here

Troy Champions Advances in Science Teaching
Schools already implementing national NGSS standards in classrooms. . .  Read More
See photo in The Herald-News

Campus schools host Multicultural Night/Troy Heritage Trail student places 3rd in statewide poster contest
Two articles combine in Shorewood Sentinel to highlight WBO, TMS international culture and HT fourth grader Aliyyah Uqdah's winning transportation poster. . . Read more
See photo of 
WBO 6th grader Olivia Olson with her great-grandmother Mary Mavec and her grandmother Sonja Depratt, who represented Slovenia at Multicultural Night in October.
See photo of Aliyyah Uqdah with HT Principal Brooke Allen and Aliyyah's teacher Deborah Riley.
See photo of Aliyyah's winning poster.

Dudes and Dames Mother/Son Barn Dance held at Troy Craughwell Elementary School
Event brought moms and their sons together for a cupcake walk, dances and more. . . Read more

Troy's English Language Learners, ELL, program reaching out to families
Goal is to help parents better understand children's school experience. . . Read more

The Chicago Tribune's education reporter Diane Rado featured Troy in a recent article
Superintendent Dr. Todd Koehl interviewed; Rado and Tribune photo journalist Abel Uribe also visited Troy Shorewood's Family Education night. . . Read more

Troy superintendent leading figure in state's new education plan
Dr. Todd Koehl says "IBAM," or the Illinois Balanced Accountability Model, will place less emphasis on standardized testing for students. . . Read more 

50 years later, Troy's Barb Gray still driving buses
It all began with a five-year commitment. . . Read more

Students are loving Troy's new food vendor
Lunches now made in schools with greater variety. . . Read more

Troy Craughwell Elementary School will be celebrating its 50th birthday
School will host party on October 7 for all current and former students, staff, parents. . . Read more

New principals, assistant principals and teachers at Troy this year
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Coding Club students create track and field app
Troy Middle School students developed an app at the request of a coach that will save time and manpower at track and field try-outs, practices and events. . . Read more

Troy schools start year with science, technology initiatives
Herald-News reporter Vikaas Shanker visited Troy Shorewood Elementary and our District Office recently to learn more about why our schools are at the vanguard of technology and science education. . . Read more

Troy Shorewood Elementary School Debuts Idea Lab

The new ILab is the prototype for the district's grade school-level technology . . . Read more

Troy Trojans baseball, softball teams excel in August games

The Troy Trojans baseball team began its 2015 season Aug. 15 with a doubleheader sweep against Channahon (9-6, 4-0). . . Read More

William B. Orenic Intermediate School teacher's crowdfunding project fully funded

Jennifer McGowan, 
6th grade Accelerated English Language Arts teacher, will be using 14 sturdy, colorful yoga balls in her classroom this year after a successful donorschoose.org campaign that began last year and wrapped up this summer. . . Read More

Craughwell students raise money for circuit track
An idea Troy Craughwell students brainstormed two years ago may become a reality this summer. . . Read More

Summit Kumar, Troy Middle School 7th grader, competes in 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee
The Herald-News kept up with Summit's adventure and has the news here. . . Read More

Crossroads principal reads on rooftop
Students live up to reading challenge

Troy Crossroads Principal Jill Masheimer made her students a promise - if they read for a combined 75,000 minutes, she would read them a book from the roof of the building. They read 121,000 minutes. . . Read More

Watch podcast: WJOL morning host Scott Slocum's interview of Troy's Special Olympics program

Scott interviewed our Special Olympics Athletic Director and Head Coach Kim Rothstein, Elementary Instructional Leader and Special Olympics Coach Andrea Leverso and our wonderful 4th grade Special Olympian Seren Jenkens. . . Watch the podcast

Troy Hofer Spelling Bee champs announced
Troy Hofer Elementary School held its annual Spelling Bee this month. Several additional rounds were needed at the end to narrow down the final three. . . Read More

Young Athletes program  to expand next year
Twelve classes of Early Childhood students ages 3 to 5 enjoyed the season’s first summer-like day this month by running and jumping and throwing bean bags in the grassy spaces behind Troy Crossroads Elementary School. It wasn’t recess, though. . .
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Troy's Special Olympics team earns "Team of the Year"
- posted 5/13/15

Special Olympics students at Troy School District 30C were named "Team of the Year" at the 2015 Special Olympics Illinois Spring Games May 2 in South Holland. There were more than 800 participants in this year’s competition for Area 7, which includes all of Will County and parts of Cook County, according to Special Olympics Illinois. . . Read More

Troy's LEAD Club helps Special Olympic students - posted 5/13/15
Twelve-year-old Alan Guzman is on his way to becoming a community leader, having spent this past school year volunteering with community organizations, after-school programs and other activities. . . Read More

Fourth-Graders to Get Big School Experience 
-posted 4/30/15
Most kids don’t get a lot of hand holding when it comes to starting a new school, but lucky fourth-graders from Troy Hofer Elementary and Troy Heritage Trail Elementary will be given a personalized tour as they prepare to start their fifth grade career at Willam B. Orenic Intermediate School in Shorewood, which educates fifth- and sixth-graders. . . Read More

Troy Eight-Grader Attends 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day' -posted 4/30/15 
Troy Middle School eighth-grader Clarissa Mason said it was “amazing” to meet and work with several prominent women scientists this semester at Argonne National Laboratory's “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.” The event introduced hundreds of Illinois eighth grade young women to the laboratory’s cutting-edge research facilities where they participated in hands-on engineering experiments . . . Read More

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