Student of the Month – Devin Parsons

Senior Devin Parsons had two reasons to celebrate on Tuesday evening. Not only was it his 18th birthday, but he was also named Student of the Month by the Triton School Committee. Devin was chosen because of his tireless effort in school, his leadership qualities, both in the classroom and on the baseball field, his work ethic, and his positivity.  “He consistently strives to become the best student, athlete and young man possible,” noted Academic Support Program teacher, Carla Wagner. “He sets a goal and then does anything to make it a reality. He has demonstrated his ability to persevere through difficulty, commit to his future and achieve anything he sets his mind to accomplish.”  He is incredibly devoted to his family, and strives to make them, his friends, teachers and team proud of him.  Devin, it appears that you have accomplished just that! Good luck at New England College next year. You have been a true asset to the Triton community, and we know your future will be bright!

Devin Parsons

Student of the Month and Captain of his team, Devin Parsons with the Triton Baseball Team

Community Service

Celebrating Triton’s Community Service Group

There is no question that today’s high school students are busy.  Between schoolwork, sports, extracurricular activities, club commitments and after school jobs there would hardly seem to be enough time to see friends and family let alone volunteer to do more.  However, that’s exactly what approximately 80 high school students do every year.  They are part of the Community Service Group at Triton; a club specifically dedicated to serving their community by volunteering for approximately 34 different events throughout the year.  Each student volunteers for a minimum of 2 events per quarter of the school year.  These events include:  The Special Olympics at Governor’s Academy,  the Ovarian Cancer Awareness 5K, Great Chef’s Night in Salisbury, The Sea Festival of Trees, and so many more. The list of 34 events doesn’t even take into account the smaller one-off occasions like sorting books at town libraries and providing child care for town meetings.

One might assume that there must be something in it for them – class credits perhaps?  Special privileges at the school?  Not at all. These students participate simply because they feel it is the right thing to do and they enjoy giving back to their community.  To this we say “Bravo!”  This group of students exemplifies the character and spirit that not only makes a difference in our towns, but eventually, as they venture beyond Triton – make a difference in our world.  If you see these students, be sure to say THANK YOU for making a difference!

Triton Community Service Group Volunteering with Santa Salvation Army Bell Ringing Holiday Tea Triton Community Service Group

Connor Beevers Jack Niska
Michael Beevers Jocelyn Noyes
Robert Bouley Kyle Odoy
Nicole Boyington Juliana Orlandi
Jonah Burd Eve Paicos
Sarah Burd Fay Paicos
Felicia Cardillo Hunter Parrott
Avarey Caron Tirth Patel
Emily Colby Madeline Pfingst
John D’Eufemia Rachel Phillips
Patrick D’Eufemia Shayla Piaseczynski
Riley Daniels Grace Poster
Adrianna Deeb Kerry Power
Sophia Dixon Elizabeth Protopapas
Matthew Egan Samantha Protopapas
Alexandra Flodman Katherine Quigley
Ava Ford Isabelle Reiniger
Jordan Frasca Robert Richenburg
Linda Freeman Keegan Ritchie
Farrah Gabrian Nicholas Ritchie
Aidan Gay-Killeen Olivia Ritchie
Ellie Gay-Killeen Isabella Savino
Tyler Godfrey Bridget Sheehan
Daniel Groder Taylor Shorey
Sarah Harrington Ashley Silva
Emelia Hight Sophia Simeone
Ivy Huang Sophia Siy
Sydney Johnson Ashlyn Smith
Bradford Killion Benjamin Smith
Cael Kohan Josephine Smith
Connor Kohan Savannah Soule
Isabella Lesinski James Tatro
Zachary Liebert Katherine Taylor
Brady Lindholm Ella Thompson
Elisabeth Lindholm Laney Towle
Ryan Lindholm Kathryn Trojan
Kylie Lorenzo Nicole Trotta
Katherine Mailhoit Claudia Umanita
Andrew Masher Ella Visconti
Colleen McCarthy Paige Volpone
Gabriella McKendry Emily Wood
Triton Viking

Vocational Job Fair Success!

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“In Plain Sight” – May 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

In Plain Sight Flyer

Our Neighbors’ Table’s Summer Lunch

2019 SLP poster
We can be heroes just for one day

Every Day Hero Celebrated

Many times in life, it’s the small things that make the biggest difference. It’s important to recognize those people who step up, often without being asked, to make life a little bit brighter for those around them. They are our Every Day Heroes, and they are worth celebrating. Today we say a special thanks to Mayson Rodrigues for his contribution to our community.
 
A new student registered at the high school recently whose primary language is Portuguese. We ran into a bit of a challenge to effectively translate for this student on short notice. In the meantime, someone mentioned that one of our students, Mayson, speaks Portuguese. Mayson quickly agreed to volunteer his time to help communicate with the new student and her family to help get her registered, and has offered to continue to help as this new student transitions to Triton. Thank you, Mayson, for being an Every Day Hero to those around you!
Budget

Budget Drop In Sessions – Evening Dates Added

Good Afternoon,

As you may remember, an initial round of informal ‘drop in’ budget meetings were scheduled early in March, prior to the School Committee voting a final budget on March 13th. These sessions had no specific format or agenda, but gave an opportunity for anyone from our communities to come and ask questions about our current budget, or spending on education overall. These were scheduled during the day at each town’s public library in an attempt to offer a different time and venue, as the vast majority of our budget meetings occur in the evening at the high school or in town halls. Those who did attend the meetings shared that the opportunity for informal discussion was helpful and should be repeated. Further, there were several who shared that they could not make a daytime meeting, but would like to attend an evening session.

To that end, we have scheduled another round of these drop in meetings in each town in April and May, prior to that town’s Annual Town Meeting. We have reserved the space from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, but since there is no formal presentation, please feel free to drop in at any time during that window to join the discussion.

  • Newbury Public Library – Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM  :  Facebook Event
  • Rowley Public Library – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM  :  Facebook Event
  • Salisbury Public Library – Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM  :  Facebook Event
If you have any questions about these sessions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I will be in attendance along with Michelle Cresta, our School Business Administrator and several School Committee members. I look forward to a conversation about our schools and the funding challenges we face as we strive to remain a district that meets the needs and challenges all students!

Regards,
Brian

Stock Market

Triton Boasts Winners in DECA Inc. Stock Market Game

Following last year’s win in the Massachusetts Stock Market Game, now Junior Joseph Luciano has achieved first place in the DECA Stock Market Game! He and fellow Junior Benjamin Smith, who attained an impressive 13th place, will be headed to Florida to participate in the Stock Market Game at the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida next month. While there, the students will defend their investment decisions with a 10-page written document describing their stock market investing project along with a 15-minute oral presentation.

The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance.  Achievement in the game is based on real companies and the actual stock prices of those companies. Students receive a “virtual” $100,000 to invest in the stocks of real companies of their choice, and gain earnings based on actual company stock performance.

Joe and Ben participated in the DECA Stock Market Game in the North Atlantic region which included 1,165 participants from the following regions: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, District of Colombia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Ontario Canada, and Germany.

In this year’s DECA Stock Market Game Competition, Joe achieved $88,956 in realized gains in approximately 3 months’ time.

Congratulations, gentlemen! We see a bright future ahead for you both!

Hall of Fame

Triton Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

It is with great pleasure that the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame committee announces the class of 2019 inductees to the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame.   On June 11, 2019 the following individuals, team and coach 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 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.trsdathletic.net to order tickets for this exciting event.

Inductees:

Glenn Bateman ‘79
Svet Wilson   ‘03
Cam  Kneeland  ‘08
Keely Maguire ‘08
2008 Girls outdoor Track Team
Merite inductee Mike Carey 1971 – 2006

Triton’s Aladdin Celebrates & Sustains Performing Arts Program

As budget deficits plague the nation, public schools, school committees and superintendent’s offices are put in the unfortunate position of finding creative ways to finance programs and curriculums that teach our students lifelong skills, or lose them. Among these critical programs is performing arts.  Data shows performing arts provide children with outlets for self-expression, discovery and creativity; that they boost confidence, help develop cognitive abilities, and improve communication skills.

Currently, Educational Theatre Association, International Thespian Society, American Alliance of Theatre & Education, and Theater in Our Schools have partnered to raise public awareness of the impact of theater education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students. They are using March and April 2019 to officially promote community and school-based events and celebrations nationwide.

In conjunction with the nationwide efforts and to ensure Triton’s theater arts longevity, the district applied for and was awarded a two year grant of $46,920.00 to develop a self-sustaining performing arts program.  Triton has partnered with Theater in Our Schools to not only raise awareness inside the school walls, but also into the community and beyond, through the Middle School’s production of Disney’s Aladdin. The Middle School program has extended an invitation to all students in grades 5-9 in the district to participate in the musical, in an effort to ensure Triton’s theater arts longevity.

Aladdin will be performed on Friday, April 5th at 7pm and Saturday, April 6th at 2pm and 7pm at the Triton High School Auditorium. Thanks to the support and creativity of an administration that believes in the arts, Triton is on its way to creating a self-sustaining, high-quality and enduring districtwide performing arts program.

Aladdin Poster