Foreign Language National Honor Society Induction Highlights

Click on the link below to watch some highlights from THS Foreign Language National Honor Society Induction ceremony.

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Triton Students Return from France

Since 2008, Triton High School in Byfield, Massachusetts has forged links with the Lycée Saint François d’Assise in La Roche Sur Yon, Vendée, in the Loire Valley in France, thanks to the school matching program offered by the Services Cultural of the Embassy of France.

Every two years, a group of students from La Roche Sur Yon spend two enriching weeks with their two teachers in families of the Triton community during the All Saints’ holidays in France. During their stay in Massachusetts, French students study colonial America while enriching their language skills, attending lectures and building friendships with their correspondents and their American families.
Six months later, the American ambassadors traveled to France for two weeks in April. First, they spend four days in Paris making guided tours of the sites, museums, and monuments of Paris. Then they take the TGV to Nantes, and the train to La Roche Sur Yon, where their host families and their correspondents await them. During their stay as a family, American students study the Vendée of yesterday and today. They attend the course of their correspondents, and visit the Grand Parc Puy du Fou, the island Noirmoutier to cross the famous Passage du Gois and to make catamaran with their correspondents, Les Sables d’Olonne to see the port of the great departure of The Vendée Globe, the Abbey of Nieul on the Autize, the Green Venice, and the island of Yeu for biking.
Usually students are completely amazed by their experience on either side of the Atlantic, families often get along very well, and teachers are always happy to see how students and families continue to make efforts to extend our exchange And to deepen our dear Franco-American friendship.
This year, during their stay in France, the Americans had the opportunity to live the first round of the 2017 presidential elections!
 

THS Robotics Classes Get Ready to Compete

Congratulations THS Winter Guard

Congratulations to the Triton Winter Guard for winning their Division’s New England Championship last weekend. This makes two titles in a row for the Vikings!! Great job, Winter Guard!

Triton students “set sail” to France!

Follow their journey here: http://www.thsfrenchexchange.com/
April 16-29, 2017,  fourteen Triton High School Students, together with their french teachers, will “set sail”  for a dance through France! First stop, Paris for 3 days,  next a family stay in France’s beautiful Loire Valley.


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do

 than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe

 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

— Mark   Twain

Three THS Foreign Language NHS Students Selected for Creative Writing Contest

Three Triton High School Foreign Language National Honor Society members submitted work in French to the Société Honoraire de Français’ annual Creative Writing Contest.  Students selected for submission from Triton High School were: Kayla Bastolla, Abigail Booth, and Renee Dolloff.

The instructions for this years’ Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French were as follows:

The topic for this year’s writing competition may be addressed in a variety of tenses. You may choose to respond to the questions in poetry, conversation, prose, or a combination thereof.

Vous avez à votre disposition une machine à remonter le temps.  Dans quelle époque irez-vous ? Pourquoi ?  ( You have at your disposal a machine to go back in time.  In what era will you go to? Why? )

Last year, there were 65 submissions to the annual SHF Creative Writing Contest.  This year, according to the AATF Société Honoraire de Français’ President, Abbe Guillet,  the essay review panel “had the pleasure of reading 84 delightful entries. We have submitted our rankings to L’Elan editor, Sharon Rapp, who will make the final decision and publish the winning entries later this Spring.”

Congratulations to each of the Triton High School Participants who received certificates for their original work!  We look forward to reading L’Elan this Spring,  and we hope to se their work published at that time!

Senior Week Activities 2017

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2017 Foreign Language National Honor Society Acceptances

The following students have been accepted into the Foreign Language National Honor Society.  The Foreign Language National Honor Society is an honor society for High School students enrolled in third and fourth year French or Spanish who have a 90 cumulative average in their Foreign Language Classes and an 83 cumulative average across all subject areas. The Society is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) https://www.frenchteachers.org/shf/  and the American Association of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese ( AATSP) http://www.aatsp.org/?SHH .
The purpose of the Society is to recognize high achievement of High School students in Foreign Language and to promote a continuing interest in international studies. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday,  March 16th at 7 p.m. in the THS library.  If you are able to attend, please enjoy tasting dishes prepared by students with an International flair!  Students would be delighted to see you there!

Sydney Accomando

Malia Hulbert

Jamie Ciarmataro

Joseph Killion

Jonah Davis

Erica Lamkin

Gabrielle Doucot

Thomas Lapham

Justin Flodman

Anthony Lentz

Aiden Giedraitis

Carolyn MacDonald

Luke Groder

Kyle McKendry

Alexandra Hall

Elisabeth Odoy

Benjamin Hall

Danielle West

Owen Heffernan

Congratulations to THS Artists, Eve Paicos, Lindsey Laudenslager & Allison Witham

Triton is happy to announce that three of our THS students received awards and recognition for their brilliant art pieces shown at the annual Young & Budding Artists celebration that opened last Friday and will be running through April 1 at  Newburyport Art Association.


Recipient of the Joan Gessners Studio Award for Excellence: Eve Paicos, grade 9, “Dancing Eyes,” drawing.


Recipient of the Beverly Mitchell Award for Excellence: Lindsey Laudenslager, grade 11, “Through the Eye of the Bird,” sculpture


Recipient for NAA Honorable Mention: Allison Witham, grade 12, “1:48p.m.,” photography

 

Robotics Team Gets Ready to Compete

Scenes from Mrs. Norton’s C Period Robotics class getting ready for their competition