February 1 | Local Scholarship Drive Begins
February 7 | A+ Training @2:30pm
February 9 | ACT
February 9 | Snowcoming @8:00pm
February 11 | Late Start
February 15 | No School-PD Day
February 18 | No School-President's Day
February 19 | Big Smiles Dental Clinic
February 19 | Sail Into Senior Year @6:00pm
February 20 | Senior Meeting during Academic Intervention
February 25 | Spring Sports Begin
FROM DR. LINDQUIST'S DESK
We’ve already made it to February. Before we get too far down the road, I’d like to fill you in on a couple of items. First, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and assistance as we opened up course registration for students. Online registration was a success because of our great counselors, teachers, students, and parents.
Second, it is extremely important that we stay focused on consistent attendance as we head into the spring. There are so many important things going on – some of them important for finishing the year positively, others important as we start to prepare for next year. Either way, we know that having your students here every day is very important.
We really appreciate the wonderful and supportive parents at THS, and we look forward to continuing to work together for your children.
Congratulations to Timberland senior Sofia Angel for being selected by the WSD Board of Education as the District nominee for the John T. Belcher Scholarship. The Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) and Future Builders established the state-wide scholarship program in the memory of Mr. Belcher who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. "The learning environment for thousands of Missouri’s public school students was improved as a result of his work," says the scholarship description. "Though Mr. Belcher lost his battle with cancer in 1989, his courage was an inspiration to all who knew him."
As the District nominee, Sofia now has the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Following the selection of regional winners, a statewide winner is selected and will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay.
Sofia has a 4.48 GPA, is a member of National Honor Society, Captain of the Scholar Bowl Team, is an officer in FBLA, a member of the Timberland Marching and Symphonic Bands, HOSA, FCCLA and is an AP Scholar. She is also a member of the Japanese Society of St. Louis and attended Missouri Scholars Academy. Sophia speaks three languages and has traveled to 12 countries. She hopes to attend either Harvard or Washington University to study medicine and aspires to be a surgeon.
Remaining ACT Dates for the 2018-2019 school year are February 9, April 13, and June 8.
Timberland offers free workshops to prepare students for the ACT. They are from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm and students are asked to sign up in the counseling office if they wish to attend any of the sessions. English will be covered on February 5 and 7, and the science workshops will be March 12 and 14. The next math workshops will be April 2 and 4.
The 2019 graduating class will meet with counselors in the theater the morning of February 20, 2019 to discuss graduation details, how to apply for honors and submitting A+ tutoring hours. A senior packet will be distributed at this meeting. The packet will contain forms that must be returned as soon as possible. Early graduates should plan on attending this meeting.
FCCLA COMPETES AT REGIONALS
Congratulations to students in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who competed at a regional event on January 28 at Montgomery County High School and came away with several top awards. The following Timberland students received Top Gold for their projects: Ashley Bertillo (Say Yes to FCS Education), Tanvi Dahuja (Food Innovations), and Logan Davidson, Tyler Hansen, and Matt Mangin (Culinary Arts). Logan, Tyler, and Matt are the first team in Timberland history to compete in the Culinary Arts category. By receiving Top Gold (the highest score in their category) these students earned a chance to compete at the Missouri State FCCLA Leadership Conference to be held March 17-19 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. Congratulations, and good luck at the State Leadership Conference!
Congratulations to the Junior Varsity Timberland Wolf Line who recently took 5th Place in Pom at the St. Charles Classic!
megan reiter named outstanding youth volunteer
Congratulations to Timberland senior Megan Reiter for being named the 2018 Outstanding Youth Volunteer for the St. Louis Metro Area by Special Olympics Missouri. Each year, SOMO bestows awards to those individuals and groups who truly stand out in their area. The Outstanding Youth Volunteer award is based on the volunteer’s performance during the year.
Megan was chosen as the 2018 winner of the award following a nomination by St. Louis Metro Regional Program Director Jocelyn Diehl. In her nomination, Diehl shared, “We are so impressed by Megan’s passion for service and willingness to fill any area need through a project of her own design. As a high school student in Wentzville, Megan has plenty on her plate already, but decided early on that volunteering with Special Olympics Missouri filled her personal bucket.” Megan has volunteered with SOMO since her freshman year of high school, serving as the Unified Partner to a Special Olympics athlete at summer camp through the Missouri Association of Student Councils, and has recruited and trained other students to referee for 3-on-3 basketball games at the St. Louis Area Basketball Tournament. She also spearheaded and organized a Play Unified Day at Timberland High School last year, which introduced more of her classmates to Special Olympics athletes. Megan will receive the award during the St. Louis Metro Area Spring Games in April.
In addition to volunteering for SOMO, Megan has been in Student Council for the past three years and is currently the third vice president, has been a member of National Honor Society for the past two years and is currently the treasurer, and has been in DECA for three years and is currently serving as the secretary. She scored a 30 on her ACT, maintains a 4.25 GPA, is ranked 11th in her class, and is enrolled in two Advanced Placement courses this year. She is captain of the varsity basketball team and is also a member of the varsity tennis team. In addition, Megan is captain of her club lacrosse team. Megan has been accepted to the University of Alabama and plans to major in finance and marketing.
counselor of the year
Congratulations to Timberland High School Counselor Tammy Braun for being named the 2018-19 Secondary Counselor of the Year by the St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association! Mrs. Braun will be honored at the St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association Awards Ceremony on February 7.
Braun was nominated by fellow Timberland counselor Stacey Nielsen, who said, "As our department leader, Tammy supports our team and advocates for the counseling program. Under her leadership, our team has implemented many new programs to meet the needs of our students, staff, and community. We offer morning 'Coffee with the Counselors' meetings each quarter to answer parent questions; a staff support group focusing on self-care, stress management, and avoiding compassion fatigue; online counselor appointment requests; and 'Counselor Cafe' on Fridays, where counselors are in the lunch room to answer questions from students. That's just to name a few. Tammy is always available to collaborate with the counseling team and other staff members, and is always positive and recognizes the successes of our team. She is also an NHS sponsor, always advocating for the needs of her students. She is kind and caring, and an active member of the Missouri School Counselor Association, staying informed on current trends in counseling and professional development."
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
Purchase your Athletic Passes online using your credit or debit cards. Each member of your immediate family will have their own Athletic Pass and they will be valid at all three high schools in the Wentzville School District. This is available in the form of an electronic pass accessible via your mobile device by using your email address with GoFan. The cost for the passes remain the same: Family Pass $80, Student Pass $20 and Single Adult Pass $35. You can also purchase single game tickets here using your credit or debit cards. Have your e-mail from GoFan open on your phone with your pass or single game ticket ready for swiping at the gate when you arrive. Please note that your credit or debit card will be charged convenience fees at checkout.
Timberland Students Shine on LUTV Show "Millennial Media"
Special thanks to Lindenwood University and their "Millennial Media" crew for showcasing our Timberland broadcasting students this fall. Lindenwood has invited our District's media and fine arts students to share their impressive work on the university's "Millennial Media" show on Lindenwood University LUTV throughout the school year. Broadcasting is one of our course offerings this year available to students, and this not only highlights work being done in the schools, but also gives students a chance to participate in a professional-quality broadcast in a higher education setting. "Millennial Media" and other LUTV shows can also be seen on Charter-Spectrum cable in St. Charles County (Channel 989), AT&T U-Verse (Channel 99) and on Lindenwood's website (http://www.lindenwood.edu/lutv/). You can also watch on WSD YouTube. Keep up the great work, Wolves!
All Senior A+ Hours are due by May 1, 2019. A mid-year report was mailed home in late January. Please see Mrs. Nielsen with any questions.
The first week of tryouts and practices for spring sports is Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. If you are interested in playing Baseball, Boys Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis or Track, this information is for you!
- You must have a physical on file dated February 1, 2018, or after. Your ImPact test must be up-to-date (freshmen, juniors, transfers or new to sports).
- You must have all your fines paid.
- You need to create or update your Family Athletic Registration account for the Spring season.
- Last and most importantly, you must stop by the Activities office to get your final clearance. The cutoff date to get your final clearance is February 20, 2019. No final clearances will be issued after that date for spring sports. The final clearance is required to be given to your coach on the first day of practices or tryouts. If you do not have your final clearance on February 25, 2019, you may not participate in sports. For more information about Spring sports, go to our website. Check back for tryout and practice times for the first week.
On February 6, our DECA chapter will be bringing 48 members to district competition. If students qualify at this competition, they will have the chance to compete at the State Conference held in Kansas City, where they can move on to compete at the international level in Orlando, Florida.
DECA recently hosted a social to help prepare for competition, where students who planned to compete could attend and practice their competitive events. This practice consisted of mock role plays and tests from previous years, along with students presenting projects they will be taking to competition. We had ten DECA alumni come and help students get ready for competition.
Congratulations to DECA Student of The Month Josie Campanella who was chosen for her extraordinary work. Josie works in the DECA Den, attends socials, and is currently enrolled in the Advanced Marketing course. Way to go, Josie!
Students Earn Superior Rating at State Thespians Conference
Congratulations to Timberland actors Andy Vehige, Luke Englert, and Quentin Simpson who earned a Superior rating after presenting a group acting scene from “Playwriting 101: Rooftop Lessons,” at the Missouri State Thespians Conference, the only group from any school in the state to receive that distinction. They earned this honor by being adjudicated by a panel of three judges. At the conference, several Timberland students participated in various competitions and simulations, such as improvisation, musicals, theater marketing and even scene design.
Timberland was also recognized as an Honor Troupe by the organization, which signifies a troupe’s work both inside and outside of school. Community service, for example, is emphasized, as Timberland theater students want to play a big part both on and off the stage. Only a third of the nearly 100 troupes in the state earned this honor, as troupe officers present a portfolio of work from the previous year at the Missouri State Thespians Leadership Conference (held in the fall in Jefferson City) to a panel of judges and two other troupes. The portfolio is judged on several aspects, including community service, theater production and troupe participation at the state level.
For more info, watch this video posted by Timberland student Megan Mueller: https://vimeo.com/312874960
SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION
Timberland art students create a poster for the School Board each year for School Board Appreciation Week. This year, Crystal Wing's Studio Art class decided to do caricatures to honor our school board because "We can't picture WSD without them!"
Is your student having a difficult time locating reliable information to complete their research projects? The library has multiple educational databases, an electronic collection of books, scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers, to provide them accurate information that has been vetted by editors. Students can access these databases by navigating to the THS library webpage.
If students need help using these databases, have them ask a librarian. The THS library is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE
The local scholarship drive begins on February 1 with most applications due by March 15. These scholarships are offered to college bound seniors by area organizations and families. The majority of the applications will be available on Going Merry. There is also one that is available through Scholarship Central . Check your email, the announcements, and the College and Career Website regularly, as special scholarship opportunities will be advertised through those methods. Local scholarships will be awarded on Honors Night, May 9, 2019.
Congratulations to the Girl's Swim and Dive team who recently won the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational!
Congratulations to Ashley Collier and Diana Ovchar who were chosen to have their art work displayed at the Florissant Valley High School Exhibition. The show runs from January 24 to February 12, with the awards ceremony on February 12 at 7:30 pm.
Timberland's Chrome and Design Lab
Students at WSD high schools now have the opportunity to take a class quickly becoming known as Chrome and Design Lab at Timberland (or CSI Chrome Lab). As the WSD has moved toward a one-to-one student-to-device ratio, basic troubleshooting with the devices is now being taken on by a select group of students at each school as part of a technology class. This is the type of experiential learning that not just gives students hands-on learning in fixing the devices, but also customer service experience in conferring with their clients and returning the fixed devices. Through an authentic technology service center at our high schools, this course allows students to develop and apply technical knowledge and soft skills. Soft skills include communication, customer service, problem solving, decision making, time management and working on a team. Students can pursue a technology certification in a self-paced environment to immediately prepare them for a career or complete school-based technology projects. Watch the video featuring our own Timberland students on WSD YouTube or click on the link below.
Wolf line tryouts
If you are interested in trying out for Timberland's Dance team, please click on the link below for information about tryouts. ImPact test dates for dance tryouts will be announced soon and registration for tryouts will be open at a later date. Please check our website for more information.
If you are interested in trying out for cheerleading for the 2019-2020 school year, please click on the link below. ImPact testing dates for cheer tryouts will be announced soon and registration for cheer tryouts will be open at a later date. Please check our website for more information.
Congratulations to the seven Timberland band students who participated in the UMSL Junior Honor Band on December 5, after being nominated by band directors. These honor ensemble members spent the day working and rehearsing with University of Missouri-Saint Louis’ Director of Bands, Mr. Gary Brandes, and the applied UMSL faculty. And in the evening, the students gave a concert in conjunction with the UMSL Wind Ensemble, in the Lee Theater of the Touhill Performing Arts Center, which was open to the public.
The students from Timberland who participated were: Hallie Youker, flute; Lily Fisher, clarinet; Brianna Dotson, clarinet; Olivia Barnard, alto saxophone; Josh Gary, trumpet; Duncan Skinner, trombone; Lily Himmel, tuba; and Thomas Knehans, tuba.
Timberland also had seven students selected by SIUE Director of Bands Dr. John Bell to participate in the SIUE Bi-State Honor Band Festival, which occurred on January 18 and 19, 2019. Over 350 students were nominated from a combined 44 schools throughout Missouri and Illinois. The students auditioned on January 18 and were placed in one of three festival bands. They spent a day and a half with a guest conductor and performed a concert on the evening of January 19. The festival was almost like a masterclass with Darrin Davis, Director of Bands from nationally acclaimed Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and this year’s guest conductor.
The seven students selected were: Sydney Kissel, flute; Hallie Youker, flute; Lily Fisher, clarinet; Brianna Dotson, clarinet; Nate Beattie, alto saxophone; Drew Schulz, horn; and Jace Nielsen, percussion.
The THS counselors host a table out at lunch every Friday for students to stop by and chat and ask general questions.