MONDAY, January 30th, 2023

Today is a B Day! 

Twin Groves Colts logo

Notice: Due to low registration numbers the Jan. 27th ski trip to Alpine Valley has been CANCELED.  All money will be returned to you via the main office. We will have one FINAL ski trip on Feb. 3rd to Alpine Valley.  Registration for that will begin tomorrow (Wednesday).  All money and forms must be turned in by Jan. 31st to the main office.  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS TRIP!  Get your friends and let's have a great time.


 

Daily Announcements

Cell Phones

Cell phones should be securely locked in the students’ lockers from 7:43AM-2:30 PM. 
We are asking that all students have their cell phones silenced and locked in their lockers from 7:43 AM to 2:30 PM.
If a staff member sees a cell phone out, we will ask the student to lock it in their locker. If they do not comply, the phone will be taken and sent to the office until the end of the day. Students can collect their cell phones from the office at 2:30 PM.

Dress Codes

This is a friendly reminder of the District 96 Standards of Dress from the Parent/Student Handbook.
4.12-e Standards for Student Dress. Students who are appropriately and comfortably dressed are able to focus on schoolwork more effectively. The following guidelines will be enforced by building administrators. Cooperation by parents is appreciated.
1. Dress or appearance that provokes or distracts other students or otherwise causes a disruption to the educational process is prohibited.
2. Shoes must be worn at all times.
3. Clothing, jewelry, or accessories may not have writing or pictures that advertise or advocate alcohol, drugs, tobacco, obscenity, violence, or gang activity.
4. Pants must be worn at the waistline.
5. Hats are allowed on designated hat days only.
6. Half shirts, cropped tops, spaghetti straps, and underwear or sleepwear worn as outerwear are not acceptable.
7. Undergarments should not be visible.
8. With the exception of appropriate jewelry, no chains should be worn.
Please note…any student violating the dress code will be asked to change into other clothes or cover up. 

Tardies 

Students are expected to be in their classrooms, ready to learn, by the start of each period. Students are provided 3 minutes between classes to transition. Students who arrive to class after the start of the period will be considered tardy and consequences may follow.
Make sure to get to class on time!

Student IDS

Students don’t need to have their student IDs at lunch, BUT it is helpful for the cafeteria staff to help the lines go by faster.

SPORTS

Click here to access the athletics website

Student Spectators

Since sports is back, here is a reminder that student spectators are not allowed to watch the game unless they have parent supervision.

Scholastic Bowl

Scholastic Bowl practice will be held in the Learning Center. Please refer to the calendar on Schoology!

CLUBS, ACTIVITIES, AND STUDY HALLS

8th Grade YLP

8th Grade YLP is throwing a donation drive to collect instant oatmeal packets and instant hot chocolate packets. The packets will be given away to the Fill a ‘<3’ foundation, which will then pass these donations out to children that are struggling with homelessness in our own Lake County. Your donations will help the kids in our community who are suffering from homelessness and provide them with the help they need. Donations will be collected until January 31st in Flex classes.


What's Happening Today?

Chess Club Lego Club  
Newspaper Club Study Halls  
No Culture Club 3D Printing Club Registration is Open! Ski Club Registration is Open!

Activities and Study Halls will start on Monday, August 22nd. The activity period for clubs, activities, and study halls is from 2:30PM-3:15PM. There will be buses available for students who qualify for bussing during the school year. If students are NOT a bus rider to and from school, they are unable to take the activity bus. 

3D Printing Club

3D printing club is BACK. Due to the limited number of operational 3D printers, we can only have 10 members at a time. 
Please complete THIS FORM to sign up for the next round of 3D Printing Club Sessions.
Sessions will begin on 1/31 and wrap up on 3/20. This is from NOW until Spring Break, on every Monday.

After School Sports

After School Sports will be a chance for you to get together with other TG students to play a variety of sports including badminton, soccer, basketball, pickleball, volleyball, kickball, and more.  We are always open to ideas and suggestions for club activities as well!  We will alternate grade levels every Wednesday (6th grade days and 7th/8th grade days) from 2:30-3:15.  Please check the flyers around the building for the weekly schedule.  Questions?  Please see Mrs. Degen or Mrs. Ruchim.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Art Fair Club

Art Fair Club will be meeting on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays after school starting September 7th.  This club is for 7th and 8th graders.  Artists can work independently with a variety of materials on personal choice projects.  The expectation is for artists to create 3-4 pieces of artwork to display at an art show right here at Twin Groves in March.  Come join us!

Board Game Club

The Board Game Club will be a chance for you to get together with friends to play some classic board games.  We will also have a featured game each meeting which will be a chance to play something you probably never have before. The club will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in room 208 with Mr. Siemsen.

Book Club

If you love reading or are searching for a book to enjoy, join Book Club! Book Club's next meeting will be Thursday, February 2nd. Bring your book recommendations and meet us in the back of the Learning Center. New members are always welcome!

Chess Club

Chess club is open to all students who love chess and to all students who want to come and learn how to play the game of chess. The club will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:45 PM.  

Chorus Club

Calling all singers! It's not too late to join the TG Chorus. If you enjoy singing, come join us on Thursdays in the music room. Bring a friend!

Crochet Club

The Twin Groves Crochet Club will begin meeting on Wednesday, 1/18! Meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 2:30p-3:15p in the LC. All skill levels are welcome! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. DeMuth ([email protected]). Thank you!

Culture Club

Culture Club is cancelled today!
Join us to learn about different cultures! We will be trying different recipes, crafts and games. Meetings are on Mondays in the TASOL room. See Mrs.Papson with any questions.

Debate Club 

Debate Club is now closed.  Four teams have been formed.  Two topics have been selected.  Groups and teams are working and making progress on our research debate planning organizer.
Be sure to explore the D.C. WEBSITE with excellent information and resources!  Any questions, please contact Mr. Dahlstrom.

Green Team 

The Green Team welcomes anyone who loves animals, gardening, recycled crafts, or wants to learn more about caring for the environment. Our meetings will consist of hands-on explorations, walking outside to get to know local wildlife, and some nature crafts. We will meet in room 125 on Thursdays. Ms. Hussey looks forward to seeing you there!

Lego Club

If you like to build with Legos, come to Mrs. Huberty’s room 227 on Mondays from 2:30-3:15. Students can join at any time during the year, and all grades are welcome to attend.  Please contact Mrs. Huberty with any questions.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad will be meeting in room 123 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Ski Club

Due to low registration numbers the Jan. 27th ski trip to Alpine Valley has been CANCELED.  All money will be returned to you via the main office.
We will have one FINAL ski trip on Feb. 3rd to Alpine Valley.  Registration for that will begin tomorrow (Wednesday).  All money and forms must be turned in by Jan. 31st to the main office.  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS TRIP!  Get your friends and let's have a great time.

Yoga Club

Yoga Club starts after Winter Break. We will meet every Thursday from 2:30-3:15 in room 241 beginning on January 12, 2023. Please join us to learn calming relaxation techniques and have fun while practicing yoga! Students can join at any time. Please see or e-mail Mrs. Kugler with any questions ([email protected]).

Please visit the Twin Groves Activities Page for a list of the clubs, activities, and academic supports that are available.


WE ARE TWIN GROVES! 

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE, RESPECTFUL, SAFE AND A COMMUNITY