The Triton Regional Middle School in partnership with students, families, and the community is committed to the development of independent learners who respect differences and value academic excellence. A highly qualified staff nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth in the pursuit of developing responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Weekly Notes 10/12/2016

Quarter 1 Progress Reports are available in ASPEN.

We are currently investigating the possibility of having an 8th Grade trip to Quebec City Canada.  An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm in the auditorium for those interested in more information.  This is a preliminary meeting to get a sense of interest.  If there is enough interest it will still need to be presented to and approved by the Superintendent and School Committee.

The Student Services Team would like to create a Bulletin Board to Commemorate any relatives who have served, or who are currently serving, in the Armed Forces.  If you have any Pictures you would like to share please send them in to Ms. Salvatore or Ms. Tsakirgis with your student. They will be returned after Veteran’s Day.

We will be holding a Veterans Day Celebration Assembly in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 8th.  We are extending an invite to family members of students who have served or still serve in the United States military and would like them to attend this special “THANK YOU” ceremony. We are looking for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles – anyone in the family who is a Veteran to attend.  The visible presence of the Veterans in your student’s life will definitely make this a more meaningful event for everyone!   Thank you so much!

Engineering and Programming Explorations

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Engineering and Programming Explorations

We are happy to be able to offer two new enrichment classes at the middle school this year.  Taught by Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Stokes, these classes will take place during extended flex period on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.  A description on what will be offered is provided below:

Programming with Scratch

Mr. Stokes will offer a new course that will combine the use of computers with hands on activities.  First you will learn about  programming(coding) in “Scratch”.  One of the first projects will be to build a simple video game with you own coding skills.   Once you get some experience coding you will begin to work with external hardware devices.   For example, you may hook up a microphone and use the volume of the microphone to control a bouncing ball within your video game.   As you gain experience you will begin to work with robots.  Once again you will be using your programming skills in Scratch to control movement and other aspects of the robot.  

Exploring Engineering

In this class students will discover what makes things tick. Students will be encouraged to explore the nature of the manufactured world by reverse engineering products that they may bring from home or find in the classroom. As well as have the opportunity to create a project based on their individual interests.

Why does that RC car or drone not work anymore? Let’s pull it apart and find out why. Fix it if you can, if not let’s disassemble it and see how many component parts were needed to make it ready for sale.

What type of manufacturing was used to produce this product? How was it marketed?

Maybe you would prefer to work with wood and create a useful object for your daily life?

Could you create/modify and market a product that could help with some local or global issue?

Come and walk through the Engineering Design Process with us and discover the wonders of our manmade world.

Both offerings are aligned with Massachusetts State Curriculum Standards.
Keep in mind that these classes are elective;  chorus, band, and some academic interventions take priority during these times every week.

Winter Marching Activities
Winter Marching Activities

As you may know, Winter Percussion and Winter Golorguard are open to students in grades 7-12. These groups prepare and perform indoor shows in a season that runs from December to April. Percussion rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9, and Saturday mornings from9:00-1:00. Colorguard rehearsals are Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6-9, and Saturday mornings from 9:30-1:30. A specific schedule will be available as soon as it is finalized. It will include shows and any extra rehearsals.

This year, we need to get an early start on signups for winter activities.

We compete on the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) circuit, and this year is the organization’s 40th anniversary. In honor of that milestone, NESBA will be holding Winter Percussion and Winter Guard Championships on the same day – April 1, 2017 – at the DCU Center in Worcester.

As a result, we decided to make a weekend of it, and send the groups there overnight. We will depart in the morning on April 1, participate in the Championship competitions, stay overnight, and hold our end-of-year celebration dinner on April 2, returning home that evening. This plan was approved by Christopher Farmer last June.

The cost of this trip is estimated at $180-$200 per student (in quad occupancy rooms.) This includes transportation, hotel (Hilton Garden Inn), and a celebration meal.

We plan to do some fundraisers, but essentially each person will be responsible for raising his or her trip cost. The first fundraiser will be our annual poinsettia sale, to begin at the end of October, pending approval from administration.

You can imagine, I am sure, the need to make sure we know who plans to join the groups so we can plan to have enough rooms for them all. Parents may do the overnight trip with us, but any parent or family member must understand that the students and staff who are directly involved with the performances must take priority, and we are limited by the size of the bus.

If you (or your child, if you are a parent) would like to sign up for these groups, please click here and fill out the form

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School Spotlight


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A Triton Regional School District Exploration Production

     Announces open auditions:

      • All auditioning students will be cast
      • Open to all Triton Regional School District students grade 6 through 9
      • Saturday, Oct. 8th
      • 9:00 to 12:00
      • Triton High School Auditorium

Additional Information:

      • Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00 rehearsals @ Triton High School Auditorium
      • Rehearsals begin Oct. 15th (week after auditions)
      • Show scheduled for March 10th & 11th @ Triton High School Auditorium
      • Program fee $50.00 (calculates into $0.75 per hour)

Please feel free to email walter.hardy@tritonschools.org with any questions you may have.