Treynor's National Honor Society students are raising money for the American Cancer Society on Friday, December 20th through the annual Coaches vs. Cancer event. They will have a silent auction with gift baskets from various school groups and community organizations and businesses that evening. If you would like to provide a gift basket, please let Ms. Danie Floerchinger know! We would like to have all the baskets by Thursday, December 19th.
NHS students will also put on a bake sale, pass donation buckets, and honor cancer survivors at halftime of the basketball games. If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor, please let me know that too.
The Elementary School will be making fleece blankets for those in need this holiday season and they are asking for material to complete the project. The students will be tying the blankets the week of December 16th and need fabric by December 13th. For information on how to make a fleece blanket, read the WikiHow article, which gives requirements and size recommendations. You can contact Natalie Suden at email@example.com/712-487-3414 X1 if you have more questions. Download the flyer for more details.
As public officials, school board members often receive comments or criticism of the school outside formal communication channels already established by the school district. Constructive comments are beneficial when someone from the public is sincerely motivated to help improve the quality of the school’s educational program. However, members of the community must remember that the main role of school board members is to set policy to advance the improvement of the school district. It is the Board’s responsibility to tend to the overall educational and financial well being of the school district and to ensure student achievement.
Each Board member’s authority rests in the collective, governing action of the entire Board—not in the day-to-day management of the school. It is the responsibility of administrators and school employees to manage and troubleshoot the day-to-day operations of the school. Therefore, when a Board member receives constructive comments or criticism, the Board member can only relay that information to the appropriate school administrator or employee. It is then the responsibility of the school administrator or employee to address the concern or complaint.
The Treynor Community School is asking for members of the community to help us maintain the proper channels of communication by following theses procedures:
All concerns or complaints should be addressed and resolved at the lowest level by starting with the employee directly involved with the situation. Here are two examples to demonstrate the proper procedure:
Example 1: If a member of the community has constructive criticism or a concern with a teacher, that person should address the issue directly with that teacher. If a resolution to the situation cannot be reached, the matter should then be referred to the appropriate administrator. If the situation warrants further action, there are procedures and policies to guide the process.
Example 2: If a member of the community has constructive criticism or a concern with a coach, that person should address the issue directly with that coach. If a resolution to the situation cannot be reached, the matter should then be referred to the athletic director. If the situation still remains unresolved, the matter should be referred to the appropriate administrator. If the situation warrants further action, there are procedures and policies to guide the process.
The Treynor Community School recognizes the importance of maintaining the appropriate channels of communication. Following the above procedure allows for a more effective and efficient school district. The process ensures that concerns and issues are addressed as quickly as possible. Please help us improve our school by utilizing the above procedures.
District newsletters are sent out eight times per year, in August, October, November, December, February, March, April and May. These newsletters contain important information about the Treynor School District and happenings at our buildings. Click on the link below to read the latest news from Treynor Community School District:
#TreynorStrong Merchandise is for sale via MascotMerch Online Store. Proceeds from the sale of the merchandise will benefit the local Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 (KKAD25) Organization, led by the local JOI Club. Order deadline is December 8th at midnight. Decals and shirts & sweatshirts are available in toddler to adult sizes in red or black. Check it out! Orders will be returned the week of December 16th, before Christmas break.
Three new board members took the oath of office on November 19, 2019 during the regular board meeting. The regular meeting was first conducted and included an official reading of thanks given to outgoing board members Amy Graber, Heidi Guttau-Fox and Sally Myers. Amy Graber served a total of 4 years, Heidi Guttau-Fox served for 3 years, and Sally Myers has served 8+ years on the board. New board members taking the oath of office are Keith Christensen, B.J. Dreyer and Stephen Winchell.
Brandon Vorthmann was elected President and Mickey Stogdill was elected Vice President. Assignments of duties include Keith Christensen, Curriculum; BJ Dreyer, Board Policy Review; and Stephen Winchell, Labor Management. Brandon Vorthmann will continue his Facilities assignment while Mickey Stogdill will continue his Finance assignment.
Board meetings are regularly held on the 2nd Monday of each month. The schedule of meetings for the 19-20 school year can be found on the website under District / Board of Education / Meeting Dates.