Viking Day of Giving

2nd Annual Viking Day of Giving

Last year Student Council President, Lily Fullford worked with staff member Stacey Beaulieu to start a tradition called The Viking Day of Giving.  Lily’s original thought was to have groups of Triton students go out and volunteer in the community, yet ultimately the decision was made to stay focused on things that could be done on the high school campus.  The initiative was started with the hope to promote volunteerism, school spirit, and Viking pride.   

Last year over 100 students, 20 staff and several community members participated in the day.  Three classrooms were painted, a number of walls that were not school colors were painted to columbia blue, brag boards were added to exhibit students’ excellent work, two English teacher’s doors were painted their favorite book cover and photos were hung of Athletics and Visual and Performing Arts.   The work done was simple and small in scale, but it made an immediate impact when the student body returned to school on Monday.  

The first Viking Day of Giving was a success.  Countless students remarked about how much they liked walking down a hall with Triton colors, seeing pictures of their teams and friends on display and many asked how they could help next time.

The second annual Viking Day of Giving will be Saturday, March 7 and we hope to make the same impact.  Volunteers will continue painting some of the walls that are currently not our school colors and we will add a school/building timeline on the wall heading from the office to the cafeteria behind the auditorium.  We are gathering more pictures to hang throughout the building and working with an English teacher to paint another classroom door.   

These are ambitious projects and it will take a lot of volunteers.   The Student Council is again asking the student body, along with faculty and staff, to volunteer to help.  We will need community volunteers, as well. On Friday, March 6  we will have a small group after school 11:30 – 4:00 to do the prep work.  On Saturday, March 7 we will run a morning and an afternoon crew to get it all done.   

Thank you for your consideration of this Student Council initiative.  Please contact Stacey Beaulieu, for additional information or if you wish to join this initiative in any way. [email protected]

 

MSCPA

Triton HS Students Get a Taste of Accounting as a Career at Conference Hosted by the MSCPA

Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Hosts Six Students Interested in the Profession at Merrimack College

BOSTON, MA—December 5, 2019—The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), the professional association of CPAs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, recently previewed what an accounting career future would look like for 91 students, including six students from Triton High School at its “Is Accounting for Me?” conference at Merrimack College on November 22.

The conference included interactive accounting exercises and workshops, discussions about accounting careers and CPA services, information about college programs and student life and a networking lunch. Students heard from CPAs about their jobs and spoke with college accounting majors about their coursework and experience. They also took part in an accounting-based case study competition focusing on personal finances.

Amy Pitter, president and CEO of the MSCPA, said these programs are crucial in building and sustaining a pipeline of young people interested and passionate about the profession.

“Today’s event is the first step in what could be a very exciting and fulfilling career in accounting for these young people,” said Pitter. “Our organization wants to introduce as many students as possible to the many benefits of working as a certified public accountant. The industry is ready and hungry for the next generation.”

Teachers selected the students in attendance based on their aptitude for accounting.

The following seniors from Triton High School attended the event:

Kaia Cohen
Jack Crocker
Bradford Killion
Joseph Luciano
Benjamin Smith
Jack Sullivan

For more information about MSCPA’s outreach to aspiring CPAs and resources for high school and college students, visit cpatrack.com.

About the Massachusetts Society of CPAs
The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. is the state’s professional association of certified public accountants, representing over 11,000 members in public accounting practice, industry and business, government and education. The Society works to develop and maintain high professional standards and offers a wide array of legislative, technical and referral services to its members.

MSCPA Conference

From left to right: Jack Crocker, Jack Sullivan, Benjamin Smith, Joseph Luciano, Bradford Killion, Kaia Cohen

Robotics

Triton Robotics Team Finds Success!

The Triton High School Robotics team competed at the WPI robotics tournament last weekend. All four team’s robots qualified and made it to the semi-finals in the competition. These students are an incredible group of individuals and future engineers! Congratulations!

They are: Gaius Cremin, Adrianna Deeb, Ivy Huang, Tyler Godfrey, Sam Bell, Ross Lyon, Colin Pearson, Sam Nicholson, Matt Lyon, Zach Godfrey, Nate Ewell, Migel Gandet, Eric Buczala, and Jonah Burd
Advisor: Kathy Norton

Triton Robotics 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!

Triton Viking

High School Principal Appointed – Introducing Mr. Patrick Kelley

With great anticipation and excitement for the leadership and innovation he will bring to the high school and our district at large, I am proud to announce I have appointed Mr. Patrick Kelley to be the next principal of Triton High School. Mr. Kelley will not begin his role officially until July 1, 2019, but there will be many opportunities between now and then for the students, staff, and community at large to meet Mr. Kelley. He will be present at the School Committee Budget Hearing on February 27th, and look for more information throughout the spring for more opportunities.

Mr. Kelley comes to Triton from his current role as Assistant Principal of Holliston High School, where he has served a similarly-sized high school for the past five years. During that time Patrick demonstrated his leadership in improving the educational experience for all students, and he became a valued and cherished member of their community. Prior to 2014 when he began his tenure in Holliston, Mr. Kelley was a History teacher at both Marblehead and Sharon High Schools. Patrick and his wife are both educators, and they have two young sons. We are very eager to have Patrick join the Viking Nation, and he looks forward to moving to the local area with his family.

My appointment of Mr. Kelley was made following an intensive three round process. The first round included representative panels of parents, faculty/staff, and administrators where each candidate spent a half day on site, interviewing separately with each panel. From those interviews, four semifinalists were moved forward to a second round of interviews with a combined panel of faculty, parents, and administrators. While I had anticipated naming 2 or 3 finalists for a third round, Mr. Kelley emerged as the unanimous favorite of all panel members after the first two rounds. Patrick returned this past Wednesday, February 13th for the full afternoon as the lone finalist to continue the interview process, including a chance to meet with student council representatives and me. The time here on Wednesday very clearly confirmed what I had already believed to be the case, that Patrick Kelley is the right person to lead Triton High School.

As previously mentioned, there will be opportunities to meet Mr. Kelley as we progress through the late winter and spring. If you have any questions about Patrick’s appointment or the process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Brian

Whittier Tech Logo

Whittier Tech School Committee Open Seats

Rowley and Salisbury Community Members,

The Triton Regional School Committee is responsible for appointing our towns’ representatives to the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School Committee. We were recently notified that the Salisbury and Rowley seats will be up for appointment in March 2019. Each seat would be for a 3 year term, and candidates must be a registered voter in the specified town. More information about the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School Committee, including the upcoming meeting schedule, can be found at https://whittiertech.org/district-landing#school-committee. If you are interested in applying for one of these seats, please submit a short letter of interest by mail to Triton Regional School Committee, 112 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922 or by email to [email protected] by January 31, 2019. The Triton Regional School Committee will discuss and vote on the appointments at its meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Thank you,

Nerissa Wallen

Chair, Triton Regional School Committee

National Honor Society

2018 National Honor Society Induction

On Tuesday, December 11th, 15 Triton High School Students were inducted into Triton High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Following a brief yet solemn candlelight ceremony, newly inducted candidates were led in the National Honor Society pledge.  With this pledge, students promised to maintain their high scholastic standing and untarnished character.  They also pledged to endeavor to be courageous leaders and to give of themselves in service to others.

We are very proud of our students and congratulate them on their tremendous accomplishment.

Guest Speaker: James Allen
NHS Officers: Lily Fullford, Anna Behringer, Juliana Orlandi, and Isabella Lesinski
 
New members:
Jaimeson Bell
Samuel Bell
Eric Buczala
Sarah Burd
Adrianna Deeb
Sophia Dixon
Linda Freeman
Tyler Godfrey
Ivy Huang
Tirth Patel
Samantha Protopapas
Keegan Ritchie
Nicholas Ritchie
Olivia Ritchie
Abigail Wing

National Honor Society Officers 2018 National Honor Society Induction

Sea Festival of Trees

Triton Night at Sea Festival of Trees

Tuesday, November 20th from 5:00PM – 9:00PM

The Newbury, Pine Grove, and Salisbury PTA’s are your hosts for Triton Night at the Sea Festival of Trees!


$3 off admission + free cookie for residents from Newbury, Rowley, and Salisbury. Show proof of residency or student ID.


The Sixth Annual Sea Festival of Trees is open to the public from Saturday, November 17, through Sunday, December 2. It’s a 15-day holiday wonderland by the sea, located at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts.

Get ready for over 150 sparkling holiday trees, holiday stage performances, Seaside Ice rink and skate rentals, visits with Santa and other fun characters, our Giant Gingerbread House, Santa’s Treetop Shop, and Festival Café. All the trees are generously donated by local individuals, businesses, and organizations and are beautifully decorated for your enjoyment. The trees will be raffled off to lucky winners. Proceeds benefit Salisbury Beach Partnership, Inc.‘s Fund to Bring Back the Historic Carousel.

Topsfield Fair

TLC Adult Students Have A Busy First Quarter

For students in the Adult Learning Center at Triton, there is rarely a dull moment. Do you think you could keep up?

Functional academics, life skills and vocational training occur in the classroom in the morning, and in real-time on the road in the afternoon. Since the beginning of school, students have had the opportunity to work at the Morning Buzz Cafe, Flat Bread Pizza, Andyman’s Bakery, Salem Court House, and the Newburyport and Rowley Market Basket Centers.  Additionally, they have explored starting their own community-based business called “Order Up” which would be their own version of Stop and Shop’s Peapod.  Local senior citizens, businesses and school members could order their groceries and enjoy home delivery provided by TLC adult students and staff members.

When not busy working, TLC adult students have connected with other schools and programs, including Opportunity Works, The Arc, and the Newburyport, Pentucket, Haverhill and Topsfield Adult Vocational Programs. They will now be starting a “Circle of Friends” meeting group with Opportunity Works for students in the 18-22+ programs to come together to play cards, cook meals and build friendships.

If that’s not enough, check out some of the other great things the TLC adult students have participated in this year:
  • Attended a self advocacy group for high school/post graduate students in the surrounding areas (6 local high schools attend)
  • Participated in self-defense lessons at the DOJO in Salisbury
  • Taken art classes at Able Hearts in Amesbury
  • Exercised at Body Trends in Salisbury
  • Visited the Audubon and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge Center
  • Walked Hell Cat Trail in Rowley
  • Visited Castle Hill at Cranes Beach in Ipswich, MA
  • Toured downtown Salem and the Peabody Essex Museum
  • Picked Pumpkins at Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury
  • Shopped at Market Basket and cooked delicious meals and baked goods
  • Walked the new Garrison Trail Bike Path on the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge
  • Explored small businesses at the Northshore and Liberty Tree Malls in Peabody and Danvers
  • Visited local libraries
  • Toured local colleges
  • sWorked on money skills, reading skills, writing/typing skills, communication skills, vocational skills, and social skills
Cooking a Meal Cooking in TLCSalisbury Library DOJO Painting