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Troy School District Videos
ONE Troy Virtual Learning for Families
What will virtual learning look like this fall? What changes have been made since the spring? This video invites families along to see what you can expect, what improvements have been made and how we can all work together to make this a good learning experience for our students.
Athens Alumna Paige Chapman Shines on the Virtual Stage
Graduation ceremonies are looking different this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. For Athens Alumna Paige Chapman, this meant that her senior recital could not possibly take place as planned. In today's featured video story, we take a look at how her performance was still a celebration even though it was entirely virtual.
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: THS Alum gets deserving send off to military service
Jon Hornsby graduated from Troy High in 2015, but he always wanted to serve his country. This week, he left for a rigorous program that could see him on the fast track to becoming a Green Beret. But Jon didn't leave alone. More than 50 family members, friends and military veterans turned out to give Jon "socially distanced," yet fitting, send off. Thanks for your service, Jon--we are all proud of you!
Congratulations to our 2020 Outstanding Support Staff Employee of the Year!
It's not the usual way we surprise our Outstanding Support winner, but it was a wonderful "socially distanced" celebration nonetheless. Barb Pangle, Secretary at Hill Elementary, was honored today from afar--but nothing could change the fact that she was in the hearts and minds of so many in our ONE Troy Community. Thanks to our Troy Police and many Hill staffers, who sent their love with a drive by parade and the Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence, who sent both a giant check and a real check to recognize Barb's incredible service to everyone who comes in contact with her!
WORLD CLASS WEDNESDAY: The incredible story behind TSD EXTENDED LEARNING
When a nationwide pandemic closes schools, the Troy School District responds in the only way we know how--with a laser focus on our students and their needs. Why did more than 800 teachers and curriculum teams come together to build extended learning for our students? How did they make it happen in a real and valuable way for 13,000 students in a matter of days? And what can students and parents expect? Come along in this "behind the scenes" look at how our school district sprang into action despite the uncertainty of never having done anything on this scale before. Prioritizing the Learning of our People is the "Gold Pillar" in our Journey to World Class--and it's never been more important.
EMPOWERING STUDENTS to Use Their Talents to Teach & Give Back: IASA Show 2020
What do you get when hundreds of students find a way to showcase their talents & culture through dance? You get a show like no other--and it's all for a good cause. In this FEEL GOOD FRIDAY Featured Video, come along for a behind the scenes look at IA East's Indian American Student Association Dance Show. These amazing students are teaching, learning and raising money in a spectacular way!
WORLD CLASS WEDNESDAY: Governor Visits TSD
Teaching students to read--and to develop a lifelong love of reading--is one of the most important functions of education. Here in Troy, our comprehensive program of literacy instruction is ensuring that all students get the skills they need to succeed. In this WORLD CLASS WEDNESDAY featured video, Governor Gretchen Whitmer wanted to see "what works" when teaching reading--so she spent the day in the TSD, for a front row view of high quality instruction. .
TSD Alumni Profiles
TSD Alumni Profile: Sutton Foster
She is known throughout the world as a famous Broadway star, but everyone has to start somewhere. For Sutton Foster, it was on the Troy High School stage where she began honing her craft. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, we discover how good teachers can leave an everlasting impact, and how kindness and respect can go a long way.
TSD ALUMNI PROFILE: Ryan Stegman
What if your passion could truly become your profession? That is exactly what Athens grad Ryan Stegman found when he pursued a career as a comic book artist. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, hear how this incredible alum turned his love of drawing into a successful career---and how his found his home at an early age in the art rooms in Troy Schools.
TSD ALUMNI PROFILE: Roop Raj
He is a familiar face from the news each night, but Roop Raj's journey into broadcast journalism started long before Fox 2. As a student at Troy High, Roop chased his dream in a big way. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, see why this outstanding alum says students shouldn't wait to pursue their passions and how his time in the TSD showed him why perseverance is one of the most important lessons learned.
TSD ALUMNI PROFILE: David Mancini
David Mancini is the thriving owner of a popular restaurant today, but when he was in school, he says he wasn't always as focused as he is now. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, see why the lessons this outstanding alum learned as a student in Troy Schools helped him build a successful business, even if he wasn't what he would call an "over-achiever" in the classroom.
TSD Alumni Profile: Emmen Ahmed
What do you do when your passions range from public health and science to art and entrepreneurship? If you are IA East alum Emmen Ahmed, you explore it all, using your talents and hard work to thrive in a multitude of different areas. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, learn why this amazing graduate says the International Academy East prepared her for success in many ways--and why she believes it also inspires the way she lives her life every day.
TSD Alumni Profile Rachel Clippard
Science was always Rachel Clippard's favorite subject, but it was another type of class in high school that inspired her most. In this TSD Alumni Profile, see why this incredible alum says seeing someone else make a career from their passion made all the difference when it came time to choose her path.
TSD Alumni Profile--Josh Ross
Sharing his love for music is a passion--and a successful career--for Josh Ross. But he says one of the most important lessons he has learned started to become clear during his time at Troy High. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, see how this talented alum says he learned to focus on more than just the end goal, and why his mentors at THS helped him enjoy the process along the way.
TSD Alumni Profile Nicole Roberts
Telling great stories is Nicole Roberts’ passion—one that has translated into a career helping clients spread the word about their companies and products across the globe. This means Nicole spends her days pitching ideas to everyone from local TV stations to major newspapers like the New York Times, a big leap for someone who says she was very shy in her younger years. In this TSD ALUMNI PROFILE, see why this outstanding alum says a special teacher helped her build the confidence to find her voice—and how it’s making a difference in the fast-paced world of media, marketing and PR.