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Triton Designated as Lead Agency to Engage Youth on National Days of Service

Triton Regional School District will serve as a Youth Service America Lead Agency, mobilizing the area’s young people to lead volunteer service projects that help meet community needs on 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11, 2019), MLK Day of Service (January 20, 2020), and Global Youth Service Day (April 17-19, 2020). These three days are officially designated as National Days of Service by the 2009 Serve America Act.

With grant funding from The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service along with training and support from YSA (Youth Service America), Triton will build a culture in which all young people in the three towns that make up the district have the opportunity and support to find their voice, take action, and make an impact in their communities. As the official local organizers for these national days of service, Lead Agencies are a vital part of YSA’s work to activate all youth, ages 5-25 – especially those in under-served communities who aren’t usually asked to participate.

The first of the three large-scale community events is set to take place on 9/11, where the entire district, along with Amesbury High School will work together to “Remember and Serve.” Triton has partnered with several local organizations including the VA hospital in Bedford, MA to bring the project to life. Elementary school students will decorate donation boxes and collect items for our veterans and active duty military, while Middle and High School students will have a moment of silence at 8:46am, and then will take 10-15 minutes at the same time to write thank you notes to our active duty military.

“We are thrilled to partner with Triton Regional School District and the thousands of young people in the area who will serve and celebrate on these days of service,” said Steven A. Culbertson, President and CEO of YSA. “We’re currently leaving two-thirds of our young citizens out of actively participating in our democracy.  Volunteering is a gateway to a lifetime of civic participation and days of service are on-ramps to volunteering, especially for first-time volunteers.”

“I truly believe that creating a culture of service to others has a widespread and lasting impact on the world around us,” said Brian Forget, Superintendent at Triton. “We are so thankful to YSA for trusting in our efforts and the proposal we put forward to continue to build a service mindset in our schools and community at large, and to Julie Romano for her work in making this partnership a reality.”

Triton Hires New Athletic Director, Tim Alberts

It is with great excitement that we announce Tim Alberts as Triton’s next District Athletic Director. Tim will officially begin his role as athletic director on August 1, 2019, just in time for the start of the fall sports season. Tim has a vision for the mission of interscholastic athletics at the middle and high school levels that is consistent with the philosophy we hold here in the Triton Schools. His focus is on how we learn values and character, specifically respect for oneself and others, through competition. Tim has demonstrated a strong belief in equity across all sports, wanting to support, recognize, and celebrate all of our athletes. These pillars highlight his community first approach as a director of interscholastic athletics.

Tim comes to our district from his current position as the Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Health at Wilmington High School, where he has spent the past three years focused on developing service oriented student athletes. While student athletic accomplishments have certainly been celebrated during Tim’s time in Wilmington, he has equally recognized the distinctions teams have received for their community service work. Prior to his work in Wilmington, Tim was the Director of Athletics at Matignon High School. Tim has coached both soccer and lacrosse at the high school level and has been the league chair for a variety of sports in both the Middlesex and Catholic Central leagues. Additionally, Tim was named the 2016 Ted Damko Award winner as the Massachusetts Athletic Director, having five years of experience or less, who has made outstanding contributions to his or her school, league, and state.

The appointment of Tim comes after a rigorous search process that included three rounds of interviews, starting with an extensive first round that included a representative group of students, parents, coaches, teachers, and administrators. Following that first series of interviews, three candidates were selected by the committee to move forward, and candidates then met with us for a more in depth discussion. We brought two finalists back a third time to observe summer clinics that were running and interact with our students and coaches, and the candidates then provided us with feedback and ideas for how to continue to develop our programming. Through each phase of the interview process Tim excelled and demonstrated time and again that he is the right person to continue to move our athletics program forward, and that he will become an integral part of the leadership team within the district.

Tim is eagerly awaiting the start of his contract so that he can begin to meet with students, parents, faculty, and community members. We are thrilled to be bringing him in to be part of our team. If you have any questions about his appointment process please feel free to contact either one of us.

Regards,

Brian & Patrick

 


Brian L. Forget
Superintendent of Schools
Triton School District
Patrick Kelley
Principal
Triton High School

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Did you ever drive by Newbury Elementary and wonder what the 12’ “trash tower” in front was all about?  As of May, it is officially gone, but the trash tower was started as a public “living art” project in 2014 by local artist and teacher Carol Baum to help bring awareness to and change people’s behavior towards littering.  Students from Whittier High School, Triton High School and Newbury Elementary all assisted in turning Carol’s idea for the project into a reality.  The bulletin board that stood next to the “trash tower” was filled with information about how long it would take for the trash collected by Carol to decompose, and also provided space for public comment.  In the beginning of the project, students from NES would assist Carol in loading the trash she collected each week from her daily walk into the tower which helped serve as a visual reminder about protecting the environment.

Carol continued collecting trash around the NES area for the last 5 years filling up the tower nearly two-thirds. It was truly shocking to see how much trash was collected from one small walking route.  Unfortunately, as trash filled the tower, the structure started to list during the winter months prompting the project’s completion.  But, what if it isn’t over? What if now, we as a Triton community carry forth Carol’s mission every day?   What if when we are outside, in a parking lot, on the street, at the fields, we pick up one piece of trash and dispose of it properly?  What if we become living “trash towers,” picking up our neighborhoods and towns and making a difference each day?    Let’s join together to continue Carol’s mission for our world, cleaning it up, spreading the simple message of “don’t litter” to make our community a better place!  Thank you Carol for your years of commitment to this project and for making a difference in our community!

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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!

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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!

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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
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