Triton PTA’s Awarded Outstanding School Partner Award

The three Triton elementary school PTA’s have recently been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees with an Outstanding School Partner Award for 2019. The PTAs have a long history of successfully supporting each of their schools with events, programming, and donations, however they did so separately within their school communities, each with their own culture and priorities.

What made 2019 even more special is that for the first time the three PTA’s came together to create a campaign called “#TritonKind, A Random Act of Kindness Campaign” to encourage the ENTIRE Triton Regional community across all three towns to participate in random acts of kindness.  From collecting food donations for food pantries, to leaving anonymous notes to brighten a stranger’s day, the community watched as kindness grew within the district.  The campaign culminated in two major events that involved all five schools in the district – a Random Acts of Kindness week in February and a “Kindness Rocks!” event in June.

Together with MASC, we applaud the efforts that our three PTAs put into uniting and channeling their creativity and energy into one campaign which benefitted the entire district. We are so lucky to have their support and congratulate them on this acknowledgement of their efforts.

Triton PTAs accept award

Jennifer Roketenetz, SES PTA President, Liz Sforza, NES PTA President, and Sara Spaulding, PGS PTA Treasurer joined by other members of the PTAs officially accept the award,

Student of the Month

Student of the Month – Aidan Pasek

The Triton School Committee was pleased to honor the final Student of the Month for the 2018/19 school year last week, freshman Aidan Pasek.  Aidan’s work ethic and determination are beyond impressive, spending several hours each night preparing for the next day’s lessons, and rising to the challenge of difficult classes. He maintains excellent grades, is on the student council, and participates in several extracurricular activities including band, men’s choir, school plays and the drama program. He is also a member of the “Assist Program” where he meets with other schools in the north shore communities to brainstorm how they can better their communities not just academically, but in all areas.  “He is kind and helpful to others and always willing to offer his assistance academically to anyone who asks him,” said Special Needs Liaison, Cheryl Caracciolo. “His teachers remark on his drive to achieve as well as his excellent attitude while always displaying a positive, warm, humble and non-judgmental demeanor.”  Congratulations, Aidan, on your achievement and recognition. We are so proud to have you as a member of our Triton Community.

Aidan Pasek

School Lunch Hero Day!

Triton Super_Lunch_Heroes_2019

MS-HS Kitchen Staff NES Kitchen Staff PGS Kitchen Staff 1 PGS Kitchen Staff 2 SES Kitchen Staff

Student of the Month

Student of the Month – Mia Dupuis

Earlier this week, the Triton School Committee was pleased to announce this month’s Student of the Month, Pine Grove 5th grader, Mia Dupuis.

The adjectives her teacher, Elyse Earls, used to characterize Mia are many and read like the description of a model student: well-rounded; dedicated; determined; honest; hard-working; committed to learning. She is described as “a model peer and friend” who “helps her peers work through difficulties, and praises them on their successes.” She is known for her voracious thirst for knowing, doing and being more, always reaching to be better even if she has already exceeded expectations. The Triton community is proud to celebrate Mia this month and we look forward to watching her future, which will undoubtedly be bright, unfold. Congratulations, Mia!

Student of the Month - Mia Dupuis

THS Robotics Team

Triton Senior Takes Home 1st Place in Robotics Competition

The THS Robotics team competed in the WPI Robotics competition last Saturday, taking home the Champion Trophy for the second year as well as Judge’s favorite trophy.
Congratulations to Seniors, Nate Piccard and Zach Benesh for designing the winning robot. This is Nate’s second year winning first place at the competition.
Maddie MacDonald, Ivy Huang, Adrianne Deeb, Zach Godfrey and Nate Ewell also made it to the semi-finals with their two respective robots.  Rounding out the team were Mia Surridge, Ross Lyons, Alexander Chouvelon, Tyler Godfrey, Sam Bell, Jonah Burd, Eric Buczala and Alex Wing.
The team entered a total of 5 robots into the competition. The kids did a fabulous job working collaboratively (and under time constraints set by WPI) designing, building and coding their robots for the competition.  Great job to all!

Triton School Committee Members Receive State-Wide Awards

Two of Triton’s longtime School Committee Members have recently received awards from the MA Association of School Committees for their many years of service and dedication to the school. Recipients Dina Sullivan and Deborah Choate were presented with their awards during the MASC conference on Cape Cod last week.

Dina Sullivan, a 13-year member of the Triton School Committee received the Life Membership award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the Association.  Nominated by her colleagues, she is described as “a true leader, whether serving as an Officer of the Committee, hosting events or mentoring new members.” She has advocated for the best and broadest education possible for every student and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the appropriate resources and policies were in place. Meticulous in her work, she ensures every detail is covered and every open issue finds resolution.  During her time on the Committee, Dina served as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair, and also lead numerous subcommittees. Prior to her election to the School Committee, Dina served as vice president and president of the Newbury Elementary and Triton Middle School PTAs, school council member and volunteer program coordinator.  At MASC, she served as Co-Chair of Division I, and as a member of the Regional Schools Committee to which she was recently appointed Chair.

Deborah Choate, who has served on the Triton School Committee for 14 years, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established “to honor individuals who, through their service to their community and their local school committee, have exhibited the best characteristics of public service.”  Not only has Deb served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the School Committee, but also served on various subcommittees. She began her engagement with the school in 1995, as a member of the Salisbury Elementary PTA and School Council, and then continued her involvement as a member of the Triton Middle School PTA and School Council, coordinator of the Triton Safe Homes Project, and as a member of TMPO, the Triton Music Parents Organization. Her colleagues describe her as having made “tough decisions based solely on what was best for our students.”  They add, “Deb has spent countless hours studying complex issues like student achievement data and school financing, contacting our state legislators to support regional schools, and attending many school and district events.”

“We are so fortunate to have such passionate advocates among our School Committee members,” said Superintendent Brian Forget. “The enthusiasm and dedication demonstrated by both Dina and Deb is beyond comparison, and we are thrilled that they have received these honors.”

Dina Sullivan

Dina Sullivan with MASC President, Beverly Hugo

Deborah Choate

Deb Choate with MASC President, Beverly Hugo.

Newbury, Rowley, and Salisbury Election Information

Town Election: May 8th 7:00 am- 8:00 pm / Ballot
Precinct 1 – Newbury Fire Station at Firemen’s Memorial Hall, 3 Morgan Avenue
Precinct 2 – Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street

Town Election: May 8th 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Hall, 202 Main St.

Town Election: May 8th 10:00 am – 8:00 pm / Ballot
Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Rd.
Annual Town Meeting: May 14, 2018
7:00 pm
Salisbury Elementary Cafeteria

Students inducted into Foreign Language National Honor Society

Congratulations to the nineteen students who were recently inducted into the Triton High School Foreign Language Honor Society, Triton High School’s Chapters of the Société Honoraire de Français and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica:

Juniors inducted in 2018:

Société Honoraire de Français

Abigail Densmore
Jacqueline Downs
Lillian Fullford
Allie Hawkes
Samantha Kennedy
Ainsley Marsh
Sophie Proctor
Abigail Wing

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

Carisa Boyle
Ashleigh Cheshire
Evelyn Densmore
Elizabeth Eliot
Lindsey Gardella
Isabella Lesinski
Elisabeth Lindholm
Tirth Patel
Rachel Phillips
Caitlyn Rooney
Sophia Simeone


Membership in this organization, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, is the highest honor for secondary students of foreign language in the country. These honor societies offer students a variety of scholarships, travel awards and other opportunities, such as writing contests and the opportunity to serve in leadership roles in directing chapter events.

The aim of the society is to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward excellence in the highest level of instruction of Foreign Language at Triton High School and to provide a service to the school and community. The Triton advisors to the society are Mrs. Regina Symonds for French and Dr. Eben Williams for Spanish. The organization’s goal is to stimulate interest in the study of foreign language, global learning and diplomacy, and to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of foreign cultures and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the International world.

The inductees were honored at a multilingual “transmission of the torch” induction ceremony in the school library on Thursday evening, April 12th, 2018 by current FLHS members of the graduating class of 2018, and by the Society’s Officers.  Opening the ceremony were Superintendent Forget and Principal Ruggere, who stressed the academic achievements of the new inductees and current members: all are currently enrolled in a foreign language course, have a minimum 90 percent cumulative average of all foreign language courses taken from ninth grade to the present, have an 83 percent cumulative average and have a behavioral record free from suspension, instances of academic dishonesty and/or a pattern of inappropriate behavior.  

“As a member of the Triton Regional High School Chapter, I promise to devote myself to the study of the French and Spanish language/s in order to master them. Someday, remembering that a language can be a strong tie between persons of differing origins of race or religion. As a citizen of my country, I promise to promote friendship and understanding between the United States and the other lands of the world. This is my promise and my oath.”

How to See Triton’s Posts in Your Facebook News Feed

You may have heard that Facebook is making some changes to their News Feed.  In an effort to bring more of a community focus to the social media platform, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the News Feed would prioritize news from friends and family, as well as local news stories and events, and show less from businesses, brands and media.  “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions,” wrote Zuckerberg.

What does this mean to me?

Unless you regularly engage with the Triton District’s Facebook page and posts on your News Feed, you will likely see fewer and fewer of our posts.  However, there is a way to combat this. Simply prioritize Triton in your News Feed by selecting the page as “see first.”

How do I do this?

It’s actually quite easy. Simply go to the Triton Facebook page at, click on “Following” and from the drop down menu, choose “See First,” as shown below.


See you soon!

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!


Mitchell Hopkinson
Sarah Harrington


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


Jack Taylor
Linda Freeman
Colin Dennis
Farrah Gabrian
Grace Poster


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