Welcome

The Triton Regional Middle School in partnership with students, families, and the community is committed to the development of independent learners who respect differences and value academic excellence. A highly qualified staff nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth in the pursuit of developing responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Weekly Notes 6/6/2018
  • TRMS currently has a Book Fair going on right now.  It is a Buy One Get One Free.  Perfect for Summer Reading Selections.

Marching Band sign ups for students coming into grades 8-12 is now open!

Head over here to fill out the form!    We welcome all-even beginners. We will teach you!!

  • The 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 22nd at 12:30in the Gym.  In addition, there will be a dance for the 8th graders that evening.  More information to come along with a sign-up link for anyone who would be interested in contributing food items/drinks etc…
  • 7th Grade Course Selection Forms will be going out to students through homerooms this week for Foreign Language and Band/Chorus Selections.  They are due back Monday, June 11th.

ATHLETICS FOR FALL

  • Hello Everyone,

    We do understand this is a very busy time of the year for everyone as we all prepare for what is going to be a great conclusion to a great academic year. We wanted to provide each of you with a few reminders for the next few months.

    1) Online registration for all of our Fall Middle School & High School athletic programs is currently active. We ask that everyone that is planning on participating in a fall sport to please review this information and fill out the registration form.

    2) We will be holding a non-mandatory sport informational meeting in the cafeteria on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 2:15 for anyone looking to participate on a high school athletics team in the Fall of 2018.  The meeting will take no longer than 15 minutes.  If you would like any sport specific information please feel free to contact the coach listed below or feel free to contact Sean McInnis, in the Triton Athletic office.

    ​3) In order to assure that you will be able to participate in the first day of tryouts we request that you please sign up byThursday, August 9, 2018. Anyone registering after these dates may be in jeopardy of not being eligible for the first day of tryouts. You will also need to send an updated physical to the athletic office.  All physicals are good for 13 months from that date of the physical.

    4) Middle School sign-up will continue through the month of August with the deadline to register by Friday August 31, 2018.  You will also need to send an updated physical to the athletic office.  All physicals are good for 13 months from that date of the physical.

    5) The cost to participate in High School athletics is $350 and the cost for Middle School athletics is $250

    6) Anyone that is in need of taking the impact testing can do so by going to the High School Library during any of the times below.  The test will take approximately 30 minutes to do.

    Monday August 20, 2018              9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Tuesday August 21, 2018             9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Wednesday August 22, 2018        9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    7) All high school sports specific pages will have updated with the schedules dates & times of tryouts & practices thru the first day of school no later than 6/10/2018

    Athletic Office

    Sean McInnis – 978-462-8174                      Sean.mcinnis@tritonschools.org

    High School Teams

    Boys & Girls Cross Country – Joe Colbert    Joseph.colbert@tritonschools.org

    Golf – Rich Dube                                          Richard.Dube@tritonschools.org

    Boys Soccer – Dave Mitchell                        dmitchell91@hotmail.com

    Girls Soccer – David Ducharme                   tritonhsgirlssoccer@gmail.com

    Cheerleading – Rita Mirandi                         yjcheer@aol.com

    Field Hockey – Donna Andersen                  Donna.Andersen@tritonschools.org

    Football – Ryan McCarthy                            coachmac7@hotmail.com

    Girls Volleyball – TBD

    Middle School Teams

    Boys & Girls Cross Country – Joe Colbert   Joseph.colbert@tritonschools.org

    Field Hockey – Donna Andersen                 Donna.Andersen@tritonschools.org

    Baseball – Ryan McCarthy                           coachmac7@hotmail.com

    Softball – Sean McInnis                                Sean.mcinnis@tritonschools.org

    Start Date – Times will be located on the Triton Athletic Web Site under each sport

    Football            –                                  Friday August 17, 2018

    Boys & Girls Cross Country –              Thursday August 23, 2018

    Golf –                                                   Thursday August 23, 2018

    Boys Soccer –                                     Thursday August 23, 2018

    Girls Soccer –                                      Thursday August 23, 2018

    Cheerleading –                                      Friday August 17, 2018

    Field Hockey –                                     Thursday August 23, 2018

    Volleyball –                                           Thursday August 23, 2018

    MS Sports –                                          Wednesday September 5, 2018

    Commonly Asked Questions

    Q: How do we apply for financial aid?

    A: If you would like to file for financial aid you will need to contact Michelle Cresta at Michelle.Cresta@tritonschools.org

    Q My middle school son/daughter played on a high school team in the Fall last year. Are they still eligible to play on that same team?

    A: Yes, as long as they were on a roster last year and completed the season on a roster they can still play on a high school team

    Q: What options are there for Middle School athletics in the Fall for this upcoming year?

    A: At this time the options for Middle school student athletes are Middle School Boys & Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Softball, and Baseball.

    Q: Is there any request with the MIAA for middle school student-athletes to play on a high school team that did not play on one last year?

    A: At this time we do not meet any of the required MIAA guidelines to allow middle school student athletes to participate at the high school level for any sport. This could change as the school year ends.  Please continue to watch your emails for updates in regards to any changes

    Q: How long is my student-athletes physical good for?

    A: Each Physical is good for 13 months from when the physical was given and a copy needs to be on file in the Athletic Office

    Q: Where can we view the game schedules for the upcoming season?

    A: You can go to www.tritonschools.org/athletics to view the tentative game schedule

    Q: How can I get the most up to date game/practices changes due to weather?

    A: We will update the webpage throughout the day and please follow us on Twitter, we will post on twitter as change come in.

    Q: Who do I contact if I would like to check the date on my son/daughters physical or impact test?

    A: Please send an email to sean.mcinnis@tritonschools.org

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Triton District Athletic Office with any questions that you may have.

    Thank you,

    Sean McInnis

    District Athletic Director

    Triton Regional School District

    112 Elm St

    Byfield, MA 01922

    978-462-8174

    www.tritonschools.org/athletics

ASPEN HELP

The office does not reset or create ASPEN accounts and passwords.  If you are having any difficulties with your account please go to the following link: https://www.tritonschools.org/students-parents/aspen-help/

7th Grade Summer Reading

2018 SEVENTH-GRADE SUMMER READING

This summer, we would like you to read two books and complete the assignments for each.

First, read The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart, and complete the following:

  1. Write three strong questions you would like to ask the author.  (Some students who have written good questions will be given the opportunity to actually ask them of the author!) Try to go beyond “How did you get the idea for this book?” and “Is this a true story?”
  1. Write a letter to Mark, the protagonist (main character), from the point of view of his mother, his father, or his best friend, Jessie, telling him how you feel about his adventure. The letter should be at least one page and the very best writing you are capable of, as we will be assessing your writing skills through this assignment.

**We are so excited to announce that the author, Dan Gemeinhart, will be Skyping with the whole seventh-grade on Friday, September 14th, in the High School Auditorium! Those who have written the best questions will have the opportunity to share them with the author himself!**

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Second, we would like you to read a novel of your choice. We will provide you with a Book Completion Form to fill out and have signed by a parent or guardian, acknowledging that you actually read the book. Instead of writing a “book report” that tells us what the book is about, we want you to write what you think about the book (we call this a “WIT” = “What I Think”), so we can hear your voice in your writing!

  • How did the book make you feel?
  • Do you wish a character had made a different decision?
  • Were you disappointed by a character’s behavior or words?
  • Did you hope for a different ending?

Please do not write, “I liked this book,” or “This book was good.” Write WHY you enjoyed reading it (your personal feelings), and what you thought of the characters and story.  We should be able to tell that you read your specific book by the details you include.

Your writing should fill the lines of the paper.

Summer Reading assignments are due on Friday, September 7th.              mlb

SUMMER READING BOOK COMPLETION FORM   7th SummerRdg.2018

8th Grade Summer Reading

Triton Regional Middle School

                                                  English/Language Arts Department                                                   

      Summer Reading 2018

Grade 8

Why Read Over the Summer?

Children who read will do better in other subjects and in all aspects of schooling and beyond.  As the world becomes increasingly complex, reading is increasingly important for children trying to find their place in it.” – Francine Alexander

The Journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.” Rachel Anders

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles Eliot

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

What are my responsibilities?

Each student will read 2 books for summer reading, one required book and a second choice book, from a pre-approved book list.  The 7th grade English teachers and/or your local librarians can help you to make a selection.

Required choice: Fever, 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book of your choice: See provided suggestions on pre-approved book list.

***  The summer reading assignments will  be scored as an assessment grade

            at the start of the 8th Grade English/Language Arts class.  ***

Parents and Guardians

The Triton Middle School English/Language Arts Department strongly recommends that you assist your child in selecting a book that is appropriate for him/her.

“Children who report that their parents encourage them to read are more likely to read a high volume of   books (65% read more than 10 per year).”- www.readingmatters.org

A copy of the suggested book list will be given to your child to bring home along with the assignment by the end of the school year. The assignment will also be available on the Triton website.

Assignment:

Please choose ONE option for EACH of the books you have read. *Please make sure that you have included all the requirements of the assignment (see bold print) to earn full credit, and please complete 2 DIFFERENT options.

** You must choose  

  • Cartoon: In a minimum of 6 frames, illustrate a scene or chapter from the novel. Label each  scene/character that is illustrated. Make sure each is clearly distinguishable. You may also   choose to illustrate the climax, or ending of the story, for example. In addition, write a           paragraph explaining your illustrations/events.
  1. Write a letter to a character in the book, addressing their actions, choices and/or   

           behavior, and discuss how you felt about their choices/actions.  

           Your letter should be 200+ words. Must be in standard letter format, and free of

           grammatical errors.

  1.       Alternate Ending: Rewrite the last chapter/ending of your book, or add an ending that tells the “rest of the story,” if it ended with a cliffhanger. The alternate ending must be 200+ words, typed or in pen, and included a separate short paragraph explaining how your ending is different from the original ending and why you changed it.

    

  1.        Complete a graphic organizer on your novel. Include: characters, setting, major events, the climax of the story, and a conflict in the story. Briefly describe each element.

          **You may use the template provided, or create one of your own. (See Link Below)

Triton Middle School 2018 8th Grade Student Trip