Timberland Tidbits January 2019


January 3 | Classes Resume

January 8 | A+ Training

January 14 | Late Start

January 15 | 2019-2020 Course Registration Opens

January 18 | No School-Professional Development

January 21 | No School-MLK Day

January 28 | Incoming Freshman Orientation

January 31 |2019-2020 Course Registration Closes

February 1 | Local Scholarship Drive Begins

February 9 | ACT


With the second semester just starting it seems crazy, but this is the time of the year that heavy planning for next year already starts. Students will be selecting courses for next year over the coming days. While we try to assist students in making good, thoughtful choices, it does not always happen like we hope it will. Being so early, it can be difficult for students to put the proper amount of thought and planning into their choices. Often students just plan to adjust their schedules when we return next August. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Not only can course sections fill up, but there are often other conflicts within students’ schedules. Finally, we make staffing decisions for next year based heavily on student course requests.

Please work with your student to make thoughtful decisions for course selections. We have a lot of great courses and great opportunities for students, and we sincerely want to see students get into the courses they need and want to help them prepare for their futures. Thank you for your help.



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

2019-2020 Course Registration

Timberland students will begin selecting and registering for next year’s classes beginning January 15. Counselors will be presenting course information and guiding students in the planning and selection process. Teachers will have opportunities to discuss class progression and make recommendations during this time. All links to the Course Guide, Online Registration Instructions, as well as other pertinent information will be posted to the Timberland Website as well as the Timberland Guidance and Counseling website. The registration portal will open on January 15 and close on January 31.

Incoming 9th Grade Orientation and Registration

Orientation for the parents of existing and new students within the Timberland boundary with be held on January 28. A detailed letter was mailed to all Wentzville School District eighth graders. Local parochial schools have also been contacted. The evening begins at 6:45pm and includes activities for both parents and students.

missouri all-state band

Congratulations to the following students who received All-State Band Honors: Ben Turley was chosen as 1st Chair Bass Clarinet for the 2019 Missouri All-State Orchestra; Drew Schulz was selected as 3rd Chair French Horn for the 2019 Missouri All-State Band; and Lily Fisher was chosen as 15th Chair Clarinet in the 2019 Missouri All-State Honorable Mention Band. Way to go!


tournament champs

Congrats to the Boys Varsity Basketball Team for winning the Winfield Tip Off Classic and to Blake Busateri for being named to the All-Tournament Team!

wrestling wins tournament

Congrats to the Wrestling Team for winning FIRST PLACE in the Westminster Tournament!

wolf line competes

Congrats to the Timberland Wolf Line for receiving Fourth Place in the 4A Pom category and for winning the award for Outstanding Choreography at the Lindbergh Invitational!


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 7pm-9pm and students are asked to sign up in the counseling office if they wish to attend any of the sessions. Science will be covered on January 22 and 24, and the math workshops will be January 29 and 31. The next English workshops will be February 5 and 7.

Counselor Cafe

The THS counselors host a table out at lunch every Friday for students to stop by and chat and ask general questions.


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.


The next A+ training session is Tuesday, January 8, 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.


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.


Your child can receive state-of-the-art dental services from a Missouri licensed dentist while at school! Timberland is proudly hosting again the "BIG SMILES PROGRAM" dental clinic on Tuesday, February 19, for Medicaid, non-insured, or privately insured students.

The Big Smiles Program features local, caring, Missouri licensed dentists and hygienists who come into the schools and provide exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, sealants and even fillings. Also, the students will be taught how to care for their teeth and the dangers of tobacco products. For those students without Medicaid or private insurance and lacking sufficient funds, the mobile dentists provide generous grant assistance. No child is ever turned away for lack of resources.

There are several options to sign your child up for the Big Smiles Dental Clinic.

1. Online: https://www.myschooldentist.com/THWRMO_schsrm.

2. Print out and fill out the attached parent permission form and return to the school nurse by Tuesday, February 12.

3. Pick up an application in the THS school nurse’s office Monday-Friday, 6:45 am-3:15 pm.

Happy Book Birthday to Hannah V. Stumpf

Congratulations to Timberland sophomore Hannah V. Stumpf for the December 2018 release of her new children’s book, Winter Whisper, which depicts the emotions and excitement of a winter’s snow day. Hannah helped write and illustrate this wonderful story. Students can stop by the library to check out the autographed copy, or they can purchase it online through Amazon. Be on the watch for more forthcoming literary works from this up and coming star.


If you're a winter athlete, stop by the Activities Office and see Mrs. Finder for a sticker for your 2018-2019 student ID. When you come to a game, present your current student ID and get in free to the game. Students can stop by the Activities Office before or after school.

prepare for spring sports

Spring Sports tryouts and practices begin on Monday, February 25, 2019. If you're interested in Baseball, Track, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis or Boys Golf, please pay attention to this important information.

If you don’t currently have a physical on file and need one, please be sure to get one as soon as possible. If you're already playing a winter sport, you will need to log back into your existing Family Athletic Registration Account, then click on the "Register" pulldown tab. Here you will click on "Register Student Name." This will bring up a new registration for those students who are already registered and allow you to add the spring sport you will be trying out for. If you're playing a sport for the first time, you will need to create a Family Athletic Registration account. All students in one family should register under one account. You will go through each page and fill in information. At the end, be sure to click SUBMIT to save all your information. There is a link on the Family Registration site to print a copy of the MSHSAA Participation Packet (Physical) before you go to your doctor.

Drop off your MSHSAA Physical and History forms in person in the Activities Office. We do not accept faxed copies from your doctor's office. You can also upload a PDF file of your Physical and History forms to your Family Athletic Registration account.

Please note the following:

All student athletes are required to register each season of sports that they play on our Family Athletic Registration website. Also, all student athletes must come to the Activities Office after they have completed all items on the checklist to obtain their Final Clearance for each season of sport they play. The system does not automatically generate the clearance.

The cutoff for athletes to get all final clearances from the Activities Office for spring sports is Wednesday, February 20. This allows time to compile reports for the coaches on Monday, February 25.

In order to be eligible to compete, a student athlete must attend 14 practices. The first week of sports tryouts and practices is included in the 14 days. Don't waste time delaying your student athlete's ability to compete by waiting to register or getting their physical.

All student athletes must have an ImPact test every two years. All freshman, juniors, anyone new to sports or transfer students will need an Impact test for the spring season.

Missouri Boys and Girls State Program

Juniors interested in attending Missouri Boys or Girls State this summer will have the opportunity to interview for a delegate position in January or early February. Visit the website to learn more about the program. If you are interested in applying, sign up in the guidance office beginning January 3.

Library Corner

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, 7am - 3:30pm.


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 scholarships are awarded on Honors Night, May 9, 2019. The majority of local scholarship applications will be available on the Going Merry scholarship website. A list of the local scholarships, their requirements, and where to access each scholarship will be provided to seniors in late January.

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.


"Women In Support of Each other" had a jeans week for teachers in October, with inspirational signs and pink ribbons given to staff. They raised $250.00, which was used to adopt a WSD family for Christmas. In November, they sponsored "Share the Warmth," a coat drive that benefited the Crisis Nursery of Wentzville. The goal was to collect 50 coats, which was surpassed.

The mission of W.I.S.E. is to spread kindness and confidence. During second semester, the club plans to write notes to ladies recognizing them for having these characteristics. They will also be working with a new club at South Middle School, which fosters positive behavior and leadership in eighth grade girls to give them an afternoon tour at THS and have a question-answer session about what high school is like, especially from the female perspective.

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.


Are you looking for a club to participate in? We have over 40 clubs available to students. Check out the Activities website for more information on all our clubs. Here's just a few of the newer clubs that have started this year.

Student Literary Club - meets every Wednesday in the Library after school. Contact the sponsor, Mrs. Hoven, in the library for more information.

Crochet Club - meets every other Tuesday in room 255 or 213. Contact Mrs. Baltz or Mrs. Harris for more information.

Student Orchestra - meets every Wednesday in the band room, 507. Contact Henry Gamber (henrygamber19@wsdr4.org) for more information.

Ultimate Frisbee Club - meets once or twice a week in room 287. Contact Mr. Roe for more information.

Horseshoe Double Stackers - meets second Monday of the month at Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club at 3:00 pm. Contact Coach Zerr for more information.

Wellness Club - meets once a week. Contact Coach Schulte for more information.

Racquetball Club - meets Thursdays in room 113. Contact Mrs. Granicke for more information.

Pro-Wrestling Club - meets Tuesdays in room 205. Contact Mr. Papez for more information.

choir student receives many honors

Congratulations to Timberland senior Ashton Rogers, who has been selected as a tenor for the Missouri Choral Director’s Association (MCDA) All-State Honor Choir. Ashton was selected for the elite choir based on recorded auditions. The choir will meet, rehearse, and perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference on January 26, 2019 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. Liberty High School junior Wesley Nichols was selected as second alternate bass in the All-State Choir.

In addition, Ashton has also earned the distinction of being the best sight-reader in the St. Louis All-Suburban District. He will compete in a sight-reading bee at the MMEA Conference to determine the best sight-reader in the state. Ashton also auditioned and has been selected for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honor Choir and will perform with the Choir at the ACDA National Conference on March 2, 2019 at the Kaufmann Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

cheer and dance tryouts

If you're interested in trying out for cheerleading or the dance team for the 2019-2020 school year, be on the lookout for information on our website regarding tryouts. These will take place in the spring of 2019.

Students selected for young americans

Five Timberland seniors have been granted admission to The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts for the 2019-2020 school year. These seniors include Kate Meara, Carter Ahern, Phoebe Mitchell, Meg Gorton, and Allison McDonald.

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts is located in Corona, California, and is the post-secondary educational division of The Young Americans, Inc. Their mission is to provide The Young Americans with a performance-based education. Students are able to participate in the two-year Associate of Arts program or the one-year Certificate Program.

First-year students will remain in Corona, participating in on-campus classes and community performances. Second-year students will have the opportunity to travel the world with The Young American tours. Past tours have included workshops throughout the US, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

The students were first introduced to The Young Americans at the fall International Music Outreach Workshop this past September, held at Timberland High School. Auditions were held after the show that Saturday night. Over 17 students auditioned, with these five earning a callback and then an invitation to join the elite group of performers and teachers. The Young Americans audition thousands of students from around the globe each year and only accept 130 students at most. Congratulations to Carter, Meg, Phoebe, Kate and Allison!


Orientation for incoming ninth grade parents and students within the Timberland boundary will be held on January 28, 2019. A detailed letter will be mailed to the parents of Wentzville School District eighth graders in Timberland boundaries in early December. Local parochial schools will also be contacted.


“Sail into Senior Year” is a college planning presentation that will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:00 pm, in the Timberland library. The program is geared for parents of juniors; however, all parents are welcome to attend. Information will be shared about the college application process, A+ Program, financial aid, scholarships and much more. If you are interested, please RSVP to staceynielsen@wsdr4.org.

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