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

Triton Arts Logo

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!

Triton Sends Students to DECA State Finals

Triton Regional High School brought 45 students to the DECA DISTRICT competition at Endicott College on January 8th.

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a Entrepreneur and Leadership training program that holds competitions at Local, State, and National Levels throughout the country. Students create business and marketing plans, deliver professional presentations, and role-play interview and managerial situations with local business volunteers. DECA students receive recognition and are eligible for scholarship awards from colleges around the Country.

We are happy to announce the students who will be moving on to the STATE FINALS in BOSTON-March 8th – 10th!

FIRST PLACE

Mitchell Hopkinson
Sarah Harrington

SECOND PLACE

Franklin Cohen
Thomas Marshal
Sydney Johnson
Drew Bouley
Brad Killion
Jack Niska

THIRD PLACE

Jack Taylor
Linda Freeman
Colin Dennis
Farrah Gabrian
Grace Poster

FOURTH PLACE

Jack Tumino
Joe Doucot
Juliet Sparks
Kate Taylor
Kolton Brown
Sophie Desimone
Rachel Lees

 

High School Students Participate in Wind Energy Project

Exciting things are happening at Triton! This year, the Applied Mathematics students are participating in a Project Based Learning experience related to designing, building, and testing home built wind generators.  Their math lessons are designed around wind energy, and cover topics including measuring techniques, unit conversions, rotational equilibrium, torque, wind pressure, force, volume, mass, density, and electricity.  Students use Google Sheets to mathematically model speed/torque data collected from lab activities, and then use integration to determine which blade design has more power.  Designs are modeled in 3D using AutoDesk Inventor or SolidWorks, and some complex parts are 3D printed. Students will rework ceiling fan motors into generators, and connect these to their blade assemblies with the goal of charging 12V batteries which will power DC devices such as cell phones, LED lights, etc.. Students will visit the UMASS Lowell Wind Energy Center in the spring where they may learn more about wind energy by speaking with students and their professors.

 

New Program Initiated around 40 Developmental Assets Approach

I apologize for the length of this message, but it contains very important details about a new effort underway. I am writing with information regarding a newly formed regional partnership aimed at strengthening the likelihood of success for our students in school and as members of the community. This regional effort, the Essex County Asset Builder Network, is being funded by the Tower Foundation. The focus is on proactive measures to equip our youth to make positive choices, rather than being reactive following an unfortunate event. The effort is framed around The 40 Development Assets Approach by the Search Institute, and you can read more about it by clicking here.

Research has identified 40 developmental assets comprised of skills, relationships and behaviors that enable youth to be successful as adults. While the assets build youth self-esteem and competence, the framework also emphasizes the importance of building community supports to help youth thrive. Recently, the communities of Amesbury, Georgetown, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury and Newburyport have partnered together to form the Essex County Asset Builder Network and have received a grant to use a common language of asset development (creating protective factors) that will enhance the great work already being done to support youth and families, and expand community supports, opportunities, and resources. Tina Los is the Regional Project Coordinator for this work.

This fall, all communities in the partnership will be administering the Attitudes and Behaviors Survey which anonymously measures youth assets and risk behaviors with students grades 6 – 12. This data will help create a global picture of strengths and needs of our students and to help us understand how we can best support them to be successful in the future. This survey is being conducted as part of a larger regional partnership bringing the communities of Amesbury, Georgetown, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, and Salisbury together to prevent and reduce health risk behaviors among youth. The data will only be reported on a global basis by school, as there won’t be any personal  identifying information included.

We will be administering this voluntary student survey in mid November to all students in grades 6 through 12, with the exact date varying by school. This survey will be administered by your child’s teachers, be taken online, completed anonymously, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. As a parent, your child’s school will be sending a form to officially opt out of the survey. However, students will also be instructed that they can opt out on the day of the survey, or they can skip any questions they don’t want to answer if they do participate. This will be made very clear by the teacher when administering the survey. As this is global data, the more responses we receive, the more information we’ll have to know where best to target our prevention efforts.

There will be an information session for parents/guardians at each school. Tina Los will be present, and able to answer questions about the 40 Developmental Assets, as well as the survey itself. While we can’t send home copies of the survey, we will have them available to review at the schools and also during these information sessions.

Parent Information Sessions:

  • Middle/High School: Wednesday, October 25th @ 5:30 PM
  • Newbury Elementary School: November 16th @ 6:30 PM
  • Pine Grove School: November 7th @ 6:00 PM
  • Salisbury Elementary School: November 14th @ 5:30 PM

I would encourage you to attend the parent information session if you have questions about the 40 Assets or the survey specifically. You can also reach out directly to Tina Los at [email protected] or by phone at (978) 992-1671.

Thank you, and I look forward to partnering with you and our community at large on behalf of our children!

Brian Forget

Graduate Tour Slideshow

Last Thursday, Triton’s graduating Seniors returned to their former elementary schools for a final farewell. It was a wonderful experience for the elementary students, teachers & staff, and the seniors themselves, and will hopefully be the start of a new tradition at Triton. Take a look at the slideshow for a sneak peek of the day.