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
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Vocational Job Fair Success!

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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

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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

French Exchange Students Visit Triton

Twenty four students from the Lycee Saint Francois d’Assise in La Roche Sur Yon, a city in the Vendee Department of the Loire Valley, France will be visiting Triton from October 12th to the 27th with the School’s Director of International Relations Sean Morris, and English Teacher Annabelle Fouquet-Audige.

Twenty two Triton families ( 2 families with twins! ) and two Triton teachers will be hosting the students while they are here. While in Massachusetts, the students will hike in the White Mountain National Forest, visit the Triton Communities, visit Harvard and M.I.T. , walk the Freedom trail, be given a tour of the State House by State Reps Brad Hill and James Kelcourse, visit Lexington and Concord, visit Salem, and finally go on a Duck Tour and visit the Prudential skywalk.

Each of the visiting French students and teachers will open their homes in Vendee to Triton students and teachers from April 12th to the 27th, 2019.

French Students Holding Flag

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It’s Alive – One Show Revival of “Zombie Prom”

It’s ALIVE!

Triton Arts presents the revival of the Triton High School spring musical, “Zombie Prom”, on Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the THS auditorium.

This alarming tale of atomic teen angst, takes us back to those Fabulous Fifties when Ike and Mamie were in the White House, Dad was home from WWII, Mom was in the kitchen, and kids were spinning those rock and roll 45’s!

“Zombie” was a huge hit in March and has been nominated for nine Massachusetts Educational Theatre/Broadway in Boston musical theatre awards – including Best Production!

We are bringing “Zombie Prom” back for one show only as a fundraiser for some much-needed auditorium upgrades, and we want to pack the house! This is a reserved seating event, and tickets are on sale now.

Dress circle tickets are $15, and General Admission tickets are $10. We will still offer a $5 discount off those prices for students and senior citizens.

Order tickets on line by going to this link:

Order by paper form and check by clicking this link to download and print the form:


Call Sue Densmore at 978-462-8171, x1130 if you have questions or want to place a credit card order by phone.

Triton Students Win Statewide Stock Market Game

Congratulations to Sophomores Joseph Luciano and Benjamin Campbell who took first and second place, respectively, in the “year-long” Stock Market Game in Massachusetts! They were competing against 889 other players/teams in the state.

The Stock market game is run by the “Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association” (SIFMA), a United States industry trade group representing securities firms, banks, and asset management companies.

The Stock Market Game is really more of a simulation than a game. Players’ achievement in the game is based on real companies and the actual stock prices of those companies.  Each player/team get a “virtual” $100,000 to invest in the stocks of real companies, and gain earnings based on actual stock performance.

Individually, Joe made an $82,012 profit and Ben made a $55,231 profit, in less than 8 months.

Richard Fisher, a Business Education teacher at Triton, has been using the game in his Accounting and Principles of Finance class for the past 10 years.  In 2012, Triton student Henryk Jankowski rank 23rd in the game statewide.  This was the highest ranking achieved at Triton until this year.  That score helped propel Henryk to qualify for the DECA International competition in Florida. Henryk is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Accounting at Bentley University.

Joe and Ben will be honored at a luncheon awards ceremony on May 31 at the Fidelity Investments Auditorium. Again, a huge congratulations on this impressive accomplishment. We envision a prosperous future for you both!