Timberland Tidbits March 2019


March 6 | Coffee with the Counselors @6:30 am

March 7 | A+ Tutoring @2:30 pm

March 8 | Senior Exit Survey and Academic Honors Applications due

March 11 | Late Start

March 15 | AP Testing Registration Due

March 15 | Local Scholarship Applications due

March 15 | 12:05 Dismissal

March 25-29 | Spring Break


As I write this there is snow in the weather forecast later in the week, yet our spring sports have already started practice. Hopefully we’ll see some sunshine and warmer weather very soon. We have lots of activities coming up and lots of testing to plan. It is important at this time of the year to motivate our students to finish the year strongly.

Each year we look at this point of the semester as a great time to remind parents and students of the importance of a strong finish to the school year. While we only have roughly one quarter remaining, that quarter is very important. Whether it be EOC testing, AP tests, the ACT, or class papers and projects, all students have many significant pieces remaining. Rather than coasting to the finish line, it is time to buckle down for that final big push.

On another note, Parent/Teacher Conferences will not take place in the spring. Please feel free to contact teachers and set up a conference or meeting as needed. We appreciate all the support from our parents.

Thank you for all you do. Go Wolves!


Order your 2018-2019 Yearbook online or call 1-866-287-3096. The school code is 8123. You may pay by credit, debit, or check. Yearbooks are $60.00 and Name Plates are available for an additional $5.00. Questions? Contact Ida Hoffmann at: Idahoffmann@wsdr4.org

Congratulations to the varsity cheer team who hit a perfect routine and placed 16th in the nation at UCA High School Nationals. They had a blast and made a lot of great memories.

fbla competes at districts

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held the District 8 Competition on February 8 at Lindenwood University. Timberland had 18 winners with 10 students qualifying to go on to the next level, which is the FBLA State Leadership Conference. This competition is held every year between 20 different schools around the area. There are over 60 different topics business students can compete in depending on their interests. The state conference will be held April 14 -16 in Springfield, MO. The winners that are eligible to attend State are:

Sutton Wooster | Sales Presentation | 1st Place

Kenna Vaughn | Electronic Career Portfolio | 1st Place

Carl Weise | Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures | 1st Place

Carl Weise | Healthcare Administration | 4th Place

Brennan Rushing & Blake Pinkston | E-Business | Straight to State Event

Michelle Angel | Introduction to Business Procedures | 2nd Place

Mia Corrigan | Accounting 1 | 4th Place

Megan Deremiah | Accounting 1 | 5th Place

Brett Hiatt | Accounting 2 | 4th Place

Jonothon Antonio | Advertising | 2nd Place

Students who placed, but did not qualify for the state competition are: Jonathan Carney, 2nd place, Graphic Design; Haley Williams, 2nd Place, Job Interview; Caleb Lawliss and Michelle Angel, 2nd Place, Publication Design; Haley Williams, 3rd Place, Help Desk; Derek Mitchell and Jonothon Antonio, Emerging Business Issues, 3rd Place; Maya Zablonski and Alex Gilbert, 3rd place, Web Design; Melissa Rogge, 4th Place, Hospitality Management; Jonathan Carney and Royal Okief, Entrepreneurship, 5th Place; Madelyn Craft, 5th Place, Introduction to Public Speaking.

Congratulations to the THS Swim Team who won the GAC South Conference Title for the first time in school history!


Congratulations to 41 Timberland DECA students who qualified for the state competitions to be held at the organization’s State Career Development Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 24-26. What makes Timberland’s large number even more amazing is that they had 48 students compete, so more than 85 percent of their participants qualified for state. Thirteen schools competed in the District 6 Regional Competition, participating in written tests and events, as well as simulations, in hopes of making it to state. If they advance from there, students will test their mettle against the rest of the world at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL, April 26 - May 1.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Here are the state qualifiers from Timberland:

Ashley Alexander/Olivia Riek - 2nd Place, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Jonothon Antonio/Derek Mitchell - 2nd Place, Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

Jonothon Antonio/Derek Mitchell - 1st Place, Sports and Entertainment Operations Research

Megan Auringer/Sanjna Tailor - 4th Place, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

Carter Blake - 1st Place, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Colby Boehm/Brennan Rushing - 2nd Place, Marketing Team Decision Making

Logan Brenningmeyer/Jonathan Carney - 1st Place, Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service

Morgan Buesse/Ethan Wandfluh - 1st Place, Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

Meka Burton/Miya Burton - State Qualifiers, Sports and Entertainment Operations Research

Blake Busateri - 5th Place, Automotive Service Marketing

Josie Campanella/Hannah Clark - 3rd Place, Buying and Merchandising Operations Research

Hannah Cotton/Megan Reiter - 1st Place, Financial Literacy Promotion Project

Dylan Curtis/Cameron Kreklow - 1st Place, Business Operations Research

Melaina Fischer/Anna Nielsen - 3rd Place, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

Melaina Fischer/Anna Nielsen - 1st Place, Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan

Jahmiah Higgins/Melissa Rogge - 2nd Place, Buying and Merchandising Operations Research

Ashley Jacobi - 1st Place, Integrated Marketing Campaign - Product

Emma Lawrence/Cody Wilfong - 1st Place, Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

Courtney Ledbetter - 3rd Place, Integrated Marketing Campaign - Event

Cade Lewis - 1st Place, Principles of Marketing

Ilencia Lightbody - 1st Place, Principles of Business Management and Administration

Makenzie Lucas/Amber Peterson - 3rd Place, Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Chase McCoy - 2nd Place, Principles of Marketing

Rachel Mitchell - 3rd Place, Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service

Lindsey Schmidt/Sutton Wooster - 1st Place, Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Katie Telker - 3rd Place, Hotel and Lodging Management

Olivia Riek - 2nd Place, Leadership Delegate

Quinn Zust - 3rd Place, Business Services Marketing


Remaining ACT Dates for the 2018-2019 school year are 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. The science workshops will be March 12 and 14. The next math workshops will be April 2 and 4, and English will be covered on April 9 and 11.

Congratulations to GAC Central Wrestler of the Year, Caleb Conedera!
Congratulations to the Varsity Wolf Line who placed 2nd in 5A Pom, 3rd in 5A Jazz, and 5th Place Overall at the State Competition!
Congratulations to Tynlee Jones who placed 2nd in Sophomore Solos!


Timberland offers tutoring sessions for all students Monday through Thursday from 2:25 to 3:25 in the library. Teachers supervise students until they are ready to leave the building.


Seniors attended a graduation meeting on February 20 to hear information on applying for honors recognition as well as commencement information. If you missed the meeting, you may stop by the counseling office to pick up the handouts or print them off the website. If you plan to walk at graduation you must turn in a Commencement Participation Form. This is a paper form that will be returned to Mrs. Taylor in the Counseling Office. You must also complete your Senior Exit Survey and Academic Honors Applications no later than March 8. Both forms will be submitted electronically through a google form found on the Timberland High School Counseling home page. If you qualify to graduate with honors, you must also submit the paper Activities Verification Form. If your plans change regarding your post-secondary plans, you will be able to log back into the exit survey to make changes.

student council news

Student Council has been busy! They raised $3,400 and took the plunge at Polar Plunge Lake St. Louis for Special Olympics Missouri on February 2. On February 9, Student Council hosted the second annual Winter Formal, Snowcoming. They are currently organizing a campaign to run for Missouri Association of Student Councils State President. In March, StuCo is looking forward to Powderbuff, a boys volleyball competition.


The next A+ training session is Thursday, March 7, in room 163 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. This training is open to sophomores and juniors. Students must pre-register in the Guidance office. Students must attend one training session before they begin tutoring. For more information and all training dates, refer to the Career Center Website.

Congratulations to our senior athletes who signed their Letters of Intent to participate in college athletics!


MSHSAA requires that all student athletes meet certain citizenship requirements in order to compete in school sports. One item that there has been some misunderstanding with is school attendance.

MSHSAA requires that a student must attend 100% of the school day in order to participate in a competition (game). That means that if a game is on a Saturday, the student must attend 100% of the day the Friday before the game. If the game is on a regular school day, the student may not miss any part of that day. In order to receive an excused absence for sports, you must call or e-mail the Activities Office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. You may call or email Beth Finder, Assistant to the Activities Director or Mr. Todd Hayes, Activities Director. Please note that by simply placing a call or sending an e-mail does not mean that your student athlete has been excused for this absence. Once you have spoken to one of us or we have replied to your email with verification of excused absence, then your student athlete is able to participate in the competition (game).

These competition (game) excusals are handled on an individual basis. An example of an excused absence is a physician appointment.

attention a+ pROGRAM seniors

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.

timberland theatre presents...

The Crimson House Murder by Tim Kelly is a murder mystery farce that spoofs the classic detective shows. Crimson House is a shady boarding hotel owned by Rebecca Fitzwilliam (Clarissa Bruegenhemke), that is complete with a butler Jeeves (Mason Wilbanks), and the maid, Shirley (Mikah Beck). The guests pay outrageous rent for shoddy service. The guest list includes: writer, Anguish Crispie (Allison Jordan), Fay Strange (Meg Gorton), Penny and Leon Russell (Marilyn Easley and Danny Larkin), and Mark Palegrave (Luke Englert). One stormy night, a corpse is discovered in the sitting room. Arriving on the scene is that famous, inept, yet very funny Hoboken detective, Hercules Porridge (Lucas Sweeney). Craziness ensues as Colonel Chutney (Jacob Windham), Nurse Payne (Riley Clark), Bridget Moriarty (Sarah Hohenshell), Detective Bobby (Cecil Bailes), Officer Mulligan (Emma Gorton), three students (Emma Whitehead, Ben Lamoureux, and Gavin White), and a delivery person (Andy Vehige) show up adding to the chaos. Thrills and chills collide with side-splitting laughter as the case is surprisingly solved by Detective Porridge.

Timberland Theatre’s production of The Crimson House Murder by Tim Kelly will be on March 14th, 15th, & 16th in the Carl E. Reininger Theatre at 7 pm. Tickets are $6 for Adults and $5 for Students and will be available for purchase online starting March 1 online and will also be available at the door the nights of the show. Box office opens at 6:30 pm.

Production crew for The Crimson House Murder Includes:

Stage Manager: Addison Collier, Assistant Stage Managers Megan Mueller, Carly Bohning, and Alanna Espinoza.

Crew Heads include: Julieann Martin for painting and props, Quinn Zust for publicity, Shelby Lynn for costumes and makeup, and Dan Vehige for lights and sound.

Crew Head apprentices are Brenna Richards for costumes and makeup and Shelby White for painting and props.

Crew members: Isabel Antonio, Corynn Argent, Anna Bessie, Kaitlyn Boatright, Jonathan Carney, Ian Couch, Jenna Davis, Julia Easley, Emma Giltner, Sydney Goforth, Emma Hachting, Sarah Hohenshell, Shelby Lynn, Brittany Miller, Madilyn Moore, Brenna Richards, Katelyn Rushing, Alysa Schoolcraft, Victoria Sirocka, Kyleigh Smith, Kaylee Timmons, Makayla Wall, Katie Wall, and Shelby White.


Juniors who have attended an A+ training will have the opportunity to earn A+ hours over the summer. Interested juniors must attend the informational meeting to sign up for summer tutoring. This will take place in early May. Watch daily announcements and future newsletters for the meeting date.


Congratulations to senior Diana Janikow who has received a Gold Key award and an American Vision nomination for her painting called “Heritage Lost” in the 2019 Scholastic Art Competition. Art students from across the state submitted 1,600 pieces for the Regional Competition and the top 124 received Gold Key awards. Gold Key winners’ artwork will be showcased during a regional exhibit at the Kansas City Art Institute Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice March 19-24, and the artists will be honored at an awards ceremony at the gallery on March 23. The Missouri Gold Key-winning pieces will be submitted to the National Scholastic office in New York to be judged with all the other Gold Key work by artists from regions across the country.

In addition, Janikow’s work was one of five pieces selected as “Best-of-Show” artworks out of the regional Gold Key winners and will be submitted as nominees for American Visions medals adjudication at the national level.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The National Scholastic Art Show is the most recognized and prestigious high school art exhibition in the nation. Past winners at the national level include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, and Joyce Carol Oates.

Janikow, who is from Ukraine, shared that her “Heritage Lost” piece is a self-portrait that depicts the moment she realizes she no longer remembers how to speak Russian. It has also been selected for the St. Louis Artists’ Guild 2019 Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase, which runs March 7-30. Additionally, Janikow received the Award of Excellence (Best of Show) for “Heritage Lost” at the 22nd annual St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley High School Art Exhibition.

AP Exam Information

Students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes have received the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. The bulletin includes information regarding the exam and preparation.

AP Exams cost $94 per exam and must be pre-ordered and paid for via check or money order. Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch will pay $53 per exam. AP Exam registration is going on now through March 15 via an online Google Form. Please turn in the online registration receipt/confirmation as well as the money to Room 250 (Mrs. Sanchez’s office) by the end of the day on March 15.

An AP pre-administration session will be held on April 17 during Academic Intervention. AP testing occurs May 6-17, 2019.

The Chrome and Design Lab Students presented at the Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) Conference in February. They had the opportunity to explain the program to many educators across the area.


The local scholarship drive began 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 Caleb Conedera who placed 3rd in the State Wrestling Tournament! He ends his high school career with 143 wins and 102 of them by fall. Way to go, Caleb!
Congratulations to Chase McCoy on his 5th Place finish at the State Wrestling Tournament!
Congratulations to Drew Schulte for being named to the All-State Band and Ben Turley for being named to the All-State Orchestra!

vaccination information

The State of Missouri requires all students who are entering Grade 12 in 2019-2020 to have two doses of the MCV (Meningococcal Vaccine). The student is exempt if the first dose was administered after the student’s 16th birthday as then only one dose is required. Students who do not have immunization proof prior to the first day of school will not be allowed to start the new school year until proof of vaccination is received.

Juniors can get their shot at school on April 18 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm with a signed permission form and a copy of their medical insurance card turned into the nurse's office as soon as possible.

Juniors who are attending summer school must have this immunization documentation turned into the nurse's office by Friday, May 24, 2019.

How do you stay connected to your Timberland Wolves Athletics & Activities?

Here are a few helpful links for you to keep current on all things Wolves-related. Our Timberland Athletic Website is available for you 24/7. As is our live Timberland Athletic/Activities Calendar. Please also be sure to follow our coaches' Twitter feeds as well as ours (@thsactivities) for more information. Links to our coaches' Twitter feeds can be found on the individual sports pages on our website.

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 are open. Please check our website for more information.

ImPact testing dates for dance tryouts will be in Room 111 and are being offered on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, 3/5/19 @ 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 3/13/19 @ 5:00 PM

Thursday, 3/14/19 @ 6:00 PM

Thursday, 3/21/19 @ 4:00 PM

ImPact tests are required every two years. If your current ImPact test expires before 2/29/20, then you will need to take an ImPact test. No appointment necessary.

Final Clearance cut off date for Cheer & Dance tryouts is Wednesday, March 27, 2019. No final clearances will be issued for the tryouts after this date to allow time to compile reports for the coaches. Please plan ahead to come to the activities office.

cheerleading tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2019-2020 school year are April 9-12. You must have an up-to-date physical, ImPact test completed, and attend an informational meeting on March 4 to tryout. Follow @CheerTimberland on Twitter and @TimberlandCheer on Instragram for updates. Please click on the link below for more information.

ImPact testing dates for cheer tryouts will be in Room 111 and are being offered on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, 3/5/19 @ 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 3/13/19 @ 5:00 PM

Thursday, 3/14/19 @ 6:00 PM

Thursday, 3/21/19 @ 4:00 PM

ImPact tests are required every two years. If your current ImPact test expires before 2/29/20, then you will need to take an ImPact test. No appointment necessary.

Final Clearance cut off date for Cheer & Dance tryouts is Wednesday, March 27, 2019. No final clearances will be issued for the tryouts after this date to allow time to compile reports for the coaches. Please plan ahead to come to the activities office.

Registration for cheer tryouts is open. If you have questions or cannot make the March 4 meeting, please see Ms. Wagner in Room 260.


College representatives from area universities visit the Timberland campus for a 30-minute group informational meeting with interested students. See the college and career calendar for college visits this semester. Check weekly as more are added regularly through April. Spring visits are open to students in grades 10-12. Student may sign up through their scoir.com account to attend a rep visit.


The counselors will host another morning event for parents on March 6 at 6:30am. Come enjoy some coffee and pastries while hearing information about graduation, academic honors recognition, AP registration and testing, senior scholarship drive wrap up, as well as Q&A. Please RSVP by clicking on the link below.

Congratulations to Missouri 1st Team All State Kicker, Parker Brown!

timberland high school summer camps

Please visit our website to see our available summer camps. Note that if you are signing up for a high school camp, you must be a student of Timberland. Registration for Summer 2019 will be live soon, so please check back if you are interested in signing up.

The Young Americans PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS are coming back to the Wentzville School District

Timberland High School June 4-8, 2019

Ages: 3rd grade-Seniors in the 2019-2020 school year

The Young Americans Performing Arts Summer Camp takes place over five days - four days of fast-paced rehearsal leading into an unrivaled, fully-staged performance. Our unique teaching style provides an encouraging environment for students to push past insecurities to achieve the seemingly impossible goal of producing a performance in under a week. With 40 diverse, international cast members, our team is able to reach every student to reveal their best qualities as performers and as people. DO NOT miss out on this opportunity!


Be one of 3,000 families across the world opening their doors to this amazing experience! Please consider opening your home. Families that host our cast members will receive $50 off per camper (in the immediate family). The discount will be applied as a refund once camp has begun. Unfortunately, we can not apply the discount before then. Please email Kim Skroblus at kimberlyskroblus@wsdr4.org if interested!


We are looking for volunteers to help during the event. We will need parent help with monitoring hallway traffic, supervising lunch hours, or applying band-aids and hugs when needed during the workshop. Even if you can only give an hour, we would love to have you! Also, if you have or know of a business that might be willing to donate a lunch or dinner for our YA cast of 40 teachers, we are looking for that, too! If you would like to volunteer, please email Kim Skroblus at kimberlyskroblus@wsdr4.org.

See what happened at Wentzville’s YA workshop last September!


board of education elections

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has two open seats in the April 2, 2019 election. Visit our website to view the biography submitted by the candidates who will appear on the April ballot.

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