Triton High School 2017 Hall of Fame Induction

The Triton Education Foundation, in conjunction with the Triton Regional High School Athletic Department, hosted the 3rd Annual Night of Champions and Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Seaglass Restaurant in Salisbury on Tuesday night.  The induction ceremony, led by Triton Athletic Director, Sean McInnis, was held in front of a full house of current and former Triton HS athletes, coaches, administrators, and community supporters.

The event showcased the outstanding achievements of recent team and individual school, league, and state champions this past year, and honored the career accomplishments of several of Triton’s legendary sports figures by inducting five former athletes and a coach into the Triton Hall of Fame.

The HOF ceremonies featured the induction of long-time legendary coach and Athletic Director, Ron Corcoran (Football Coach 77-97, AD 87-2001). Coach Corcoran was fondly remembered by many of his former players and assistants for leading the Triton football program into one of the Cape Ann League’s most premiere programs. His fiery style and dynamic leadership ability were at the core of his success as a coach, and later, as the Athletic Director.

Also inducted into the HOF were former student athletes:

Neil Hickey (’78) Mr. Hickey was a 4-time Cape Ann League All League member, a three-time All-State selection, and was a member of the 1977 All-State Championship team. He also completed his 1976 cross country season undefeated in the Cape Ann League.  During his track days, he set the Cape Ann league record for the 1 mile, which he still holds today.

Mark Babcock (’86) Mr. Babcock earned 10 Varsity Letters in his Triton career, the first two as an 8th grader in both soccer and hockey. He was a Cape Ann All-League (both sports), a Cape Ann All-Star (soccer) and Cape Ann Player of the Year (hockey). He was recognized for his stand-out achievement by not only the Newburyport Daily News, but also the Boston Globe and Boston Herald.

Maureen Madigan (’89) Ms. Madigan earned 8 Varsity Letters in her Field Hockey & Track careers at Triton. She was a Member of the Cape Ann League Championship teams in both sports, set many Cape Ann records and still holds the record at Triton in 4 Track & Field events.

Jen MacDonald (’96) Ms. MacDonald earned 11 Varsity Letters over her Triton career in Soccer, Basketball and Softball. She earned the honor of Cape Ann All-Star in all three sports, as well as a Cape Ann All League for 2 years in basketball and one year in Softball. Her basketball scoring record of 1263 points still stands today.

Shane Lee (06’) Mr. Lee earned 6 Varsity Letters in his football and track career at Triton. He was a Cape Ann All League in both sports, and was recognized by the Boston Globe as the football Player of the Week, twice. Mr. Lee set many records at Triton, 7 of which he still holds in football, and 2 of which in track.

The evening’s event culminated with a life-time achievement award presented to long-time soccer coach and teacher, Brad Smith, for his distinguished 30-year career at Triton HS.

“The Triton Education Foundation is once again extremely thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor this special event,” TEF President Jane O’Keefe said.  “This event is a rare opportunity to recognize current and legacy athletes, coaches, teams, and community supporters who uphold the integrity, excellence, and character of the Triton athletic program. It truly symbolizes the high academic and leadership qualities that have come to represent the Triton Regional School District and the entire Triton community.  We couldn’t be prouder of Sean and his team for pulling together this amazing event, and for his efforts in continuing to foster Triton Viking team culture and guiding the future of the Triton Athletic Department in this way.”

The Triton Education Foundation is grateful for the many donations, sponsors, and work of the volunteers that went into this wonderful evening.  A special thanks to our corporate sponsors: American BBQ; Rowley Realty; Susan B. Leader, OD-Agawam EyeAssociates; Douglas Shealy, D.D.S; The Winners Circle; and SLS Landscape Design & Development.  All funds raised for the event will continue to support the mission of the Foundation to provide further educational enrichment opportunities throughout the Triton Regional School District.

The Triton Education Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 charitable foundation committed to supporting and enhancing the educational experience of all students in the District.  For further information on the Triton Education Foundation, please go to www.tritonedfoundation.org

Pictured (left to right): Maureen Madigan, Neil Hickey, Mark Babcock, Jen MacDonald, Shane Lee, and Coach Ron Corcoran.

Graduate Tour Slideshow

Last Thursday, Triton’s graduating Seniors returned to their former elementary schools for a final farewell. It was a wonderful experience for the elementary students, teachers & staff, and the seniors themselves, and will hopefully be the start of a new tradition at Triton. Take a look at the slideshow for a sneak peek of the day.

Triton Seniors Take Graduate Tour

It all started last year when an article was posted on the popular blog site, “Scary Mommy” about a school in Texas that implemented a “Senior Walk” at the end of the year.  The “walk” consisted of this: all graduating seniors donned their caps & gowns and paraded through the hallways of their elementary school as current elementary students cheered them on.  This year, with the support of Superintendent Brian Forget, all three elementary schools in the Triton School District will be part of what promises to be an inspiring new tradition.

On Thursday, June 1st, Triton graduating Seniors will be bussed to their former elementary schools in their graduation regalia to carry out the Graduate Tour.  Current elementary students will line the halls to celebrate the graduates and bear witness to what their own future could look like. It’s no secret that most elementary students are somewhat in awe of and want to emulate “big kids,” so seeing them in such a way will surely serve as inspiration to them.  Likewise, the seniors will have a chance to see how far they’ve come, say thanks to their teachers, and for a moment, step back in time.  Senior Erin Savage reflects, “For me personally, NES was my home away from home when I was a kid, and was where I developed most. I’m beyond grateful for everyone who was a part of the journey and all the opportunities that were given to me. There’s no better way to celebrate than by going back to the place that made it all possible.” Students, of course, won’t be the only ones to benefit.  Former teachers and staff are just as eager to have a chance to congratulate and send off their former students.

Each school has different events planned after the tour, from assemblies to PTA sponsored lunches.  Whatever the day holds, coming full circle will be the perfect way for graduating seniors to complete their experience at Triton. We wish them all the best in the future!

School Lunch Hero Day

School Lunch Hero Day

Celebrate Friday, May 5, 2017

School Nutrition Employee Week: May 1-5, 2017

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 5, 2017, we will end School Nutrition Employee Week (May 1-5) with a bang, when we celebrate the 5th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

School Lunch Hero Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to recognize and say “thanks” to all the hardworking professionals in your school cafeterias.

SNA has partnered with author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, of the “Lunch Lady” book series, to remind everyone—directors, managers, parents, students, and school staff—that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve some recognition.

You can also check out Jarrett Krosoczka’s Ted Talk about School Lunch Hero Day by clicking here!

Attention parents! To learn more about school meals, click here. You can find answers to FAQs, hot topics and more.

 

Check out what delicious school meals are available at Triton Regional Schools here.

New Inductees Announced for the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame

The Triton High School Athletic Program and the Triton Education Foundation (TEF) are proud to announce the newest class of inductees to the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame.  This year’s class will be the third class to enter the Hall of Fame and first since 2015.

For over 45 years, the athletic program at Triton has built a strong tradition of excellence in the Cape Ann League as well as in the state ranks.  Over the years, numerous student-athletes have worn the colors of Triton with pride and represented the communities for which it serves with honor and respect.  At this time, we have the opportunity to honor some of the “best of the best” while they were here at Triton.  Every two years the Hall of Fame Committee reviews candidates that are submitted in the following categories: Athlete, Coach, Championship teams, and Merit (Contributors).

The class of 2017 will include five student-athletes and one coach/athletic Director.  The inductees are as follows:

Neil Patrick Hickey ‘78
Mark T. Babcock ‘86
Maureen Madigan ‘89
Jen McDonald ‘96
Shane Lee  ‘06
Ron Corcoran – Head Football Coach 1977 – 1997 & Athletic director 1983 -2001

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the inductees will be honored for their athletic accomplishments and contributions during their time at Triton High School.  A banquet in their honor, sponsored by the Triton Education Foundation, will be held at Seaglass Restaurant in Salisbury, MA beginning at 6:00 PM.  We would like to invite anyone that would like to attend and honor these guests to visit www.tritonschools.org/athletics to order tickets for this exciting event.  We hope that you will spread the word to assist in getting as many former teammates and players in attendance for this evening.  Deadline for tickets is Friday May 26, 2017.

Keeping the history of Triton Athletics alive and creating, an event like this is extremely time consuming and takes a large group to make it a success.  The Triton Athletic Program would like to give a special thanks to our selection committee, the Triton Administration, the Triton community, and the Triton Educational Foundation.  Without the help of these groups and individuals, this great event would not feasible.

For Information

Good Afternoon,

I’m writing to update everyone within the district on an incident that occurred this afternoon at Newbury Elementary School. While I’m not at liberty to give extensive details as it involves an individual student, I felt it was important to share some basic facts to ensure everyone is aware of what occurred. Further, it is important to me that you understand that students were never in any danger, and that all students are safe.

During lunchtime recess, a sixth grade student made the choice to leave the playground and enter the woods. Students and monitors reacted quickly, and both teachers and administration followed the student into the woods. Given the fact that they lost visual contact with the student, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution to alert the police. The police responded immediately, including K-9 units, so the scene became active very quickly. The student was found safe and sound very shortly thereafter.

Due to the nature of the involvement with the police and quite noticeable activity, I wanted to ensure rumors didn’t begin swirling around what might have happened to prompt the response from the Newbury Police. As always, we are incredibly appreciative to have an active partnership with all of our member police departments who always go above and beyond to keep our schools and students safe.

Sincerely,
Brian

High School Students inducted into Foreign Language National Honor Society

Eighteen students were recently inducted into Triton High School’s Foreign Language National Honor Society: the name of Triton’s chapter is: “Tous Ensemble“, “Todos Juntos”, “All Together”.  Our motto is: “Toujours Mieux”, “Siempre es Mejor”, “Always Better”. The philosophy of the organization is “Man who knows two languages is worth two.”

The inductees were honored at a multilingual “transmission of the torch” induction ceremony in the school library on Wednesday evening, March 16th, 2017 by current FLNHS members of the graduating class of 2017, and by the Society’s Officers.

Foreign Language Teachers grades 7-12 were present at the event,  as were parents, School Committee members, and members of the Triton Regional School District administration.

Opening the ceremony were FLNHS resident Sarah Mclellan and Chief Academic Officer Kimberly Croteau. Mrs. Croteau stressed the academic achievements of the new inductees and current members: all are currently enrolled in a foreign language course, have a minimum 90 percent cumulative average of all foreign language courses taken from ninth grade to the present, have an 83 percent cumulative average and have a behavioral record free from suspension, instances of academic dishonesty and/or a pattern of inappropriate behavior.  

Sarah Mclellan led the recitation of the Society’s Pledge to all of the students:

“As a member of the Triton Regional High School Chapter, I promise to devote myself to the study of the French and Spanish language/s in order to master them. Someday, remembering that a language can be a strong tie between persons of differing origins of race or religion. As a citizen of my country, I promise to promote friendship and understanding between the United States and the other lands of the world. This is my promise and my oath.”

The aim of the society is to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward excellence in the highest level of instruction of Foreign Language at Triton High School and to provide a service to the school and community. The Triton advisors to the society are Regina Symonds for French and Eben Williams for Spanish.

The organization’s goal is to stimulate interest in the study of foreign language, global learning and diplomacy, and to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of foreign cultures and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the International world.

Membership in this organization, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, is the highest honor for secondary students of foreign language in the country. These honor societies offer students a variety of scholarships, travel awards and other opportunities, such as writing contests and the opportunity to serve in leadership roles in directing chapter events.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees: 

Sydney Accomando Malia Hulbert
Jamie Ciarmataro Joseph Killion
Gabrielle Doucot Erica Lamkin
Justin Flodman Thomas Lapham
Alden Giedraitis Anthony Lentz
Luke Groder Carolyn MacDonald
Alexandra Hall Kyle McKendry
Benjamin Hall Elisabeth Odoy
Owen Heffernan Danielle West

Entry Plan Findings

Good Afternoon,

After months of listening, meeting, discussing, and analysis, I am ready to present the findings of my entry planning process. Many of you took the time to be involved in the process and share your thoughts, and I thank you for your input. The report can be found below, and will be reviewed in detail at Wednesday night’s School Committee meeting. This report presents the facts and opinions as they were shared with me, without editorial comment or analysis. The next phase of analysis and planning for improvement in the areas identified begins now and will be completed by the summer. More information will be shared as the process continues.

I hope to see you on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM in the High School Library. If there are any questions on the material contained in the report, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank You.

Regards,
Brian

Triton Kitchen Managers Receive School Nutrition Association Certification

Did you know that students who eat a healthy diet are more likely to have improved attention spans,  perform better in academics and generally make healthier life decisions, from food choices to physical activity? 

Triton is proud to announce that every Kitchen Manager across the district has now been certified by the School Nutrition Association (SNA), a national, nonprofit professional organization recognized as the authority on school nutrition. The SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.

Why be Certified?

With the ever changing requirements and regulations of the school nutrition program, it’s more important than ever to invest in school nutrition professional development.  School Nutrition staff who achieve a Certificate in School Nutrition from SNA commit to ongoing training, growth & education that align with the USDA Professional Standards. Earning a Certificate in School Nutrition increases an individual’s knowledge of food safety and nutrition and demonstrates a commitment to the profession.

Congratulations to Lucinda Ward (District Director), Sharon Bolduc (MS/HS Kitchen Manager), Melinda Carey (PGS Kitchen Manager), Tammy Souther (SES Kitchen Manager), and Charlene Walsh (NES Kitchen Manager), who are all SNA Certified!