Triton High School Clubs, Activites and Organizations
Each class elects 6 members from their class to serve on the Board of Officers. Elections are held toward the end of the school year for current students in grades 9-11. Elections for incoming 9th graders are held at the beginning of the school year. Some responsibilities of class officers include spearheading class fundraising projects, organizing homecoming activities for their class, planning other class activities and keeping their class informed about various school activities.
The Color Guard performs as a part of the high school band. They perform choreographed flag and dance maneuvers in the band’s field show, presented at select football games and competitions. In addition, the Guard performs with the band at Memorial Day Parades in May and other occasional performances. Membership is open to all high school students. Practices begin during the band camp held in August which is usually 6 evening practices held at school. Once school starts, practice is two evenings a week and Saturday mornings during September and October. The Guard’s “season” is intense during the fall, but after Thanksgiving weekend the group has only a few performances and rehearsals for the remainder of the year. For further information, check out our web site, www.tritonarts.net, or contact us at [email protected] or by calling 978-462-8171, x4271.
The Community Service Organization at Triton High School sponsors and/or participates in many school or community-based service projects whose individual and collective aims are to heighten students’ sensitivities toward volunteerism. It is the goal of the club to help a broad spectrum of students in grades 9-12 come to see that volunteerism can make a difference in others’ lives and their own. To that end, membership in Community Service is encouraged for all students, but one need not be a member of the Community Service Organization to participate in a project with the group. These projects may be single or ongoing events such as helping to organize the Special Olympics Fall Soccer Tournament, The Breast Cancer Walk, Walk Against Hunger, Walk Against Violence, Holiday Bell-Ringing for the Salvation Army, several different events for senior citizens, and several other events that may be added throughout the school year. For information please contact Mrs. Sargent at [email protected].
DECA is a national & international organization composed of local and state chapters supporting a mission of preparing emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Management in High Schools and Colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into our classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. We value competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Students apply their knowledge and skills in a “fun”, professional way through individual, team, written, or virtual competitions with an opportunity for over $300K in scholarships. For information please contact Mr. D’Aloisio at [email protected]
Destination Imagination (DI)
Destination Imagination offers Triton students a unique opportunity to work on small teams to solve creative open-ended problems. Students often learn new skills and problem solving techniques not always available in a traditional classroom setting. Teams can choose technical or performance based challenges to work on. They might design and construct vehicles, build structures of balsa wood, write and perform team created skits, or have a community service- based challenge.
The Fall Play is produced annually in early November. All high school students are eligible to audition for a part and/or sign up for technical crews. Audition information is typically available at the beginning of the school year. Rehearsals are held after school, two to three days per week. Typically, there are three evening performances, Thursday through Saturday, and often there is a school assembly performance as well. Recent productions have included “Tom Jones”, “Macbeth”, and “Marat/Sade”. For further information, check out our website at www.tritonarts.net, or contact us at [email protected].
Foreign Language National Honor Society
The Societe Honoraire Français, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, and the Chinese National Honor Society, sponsored by the America Association of Teachers of French, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Chinese National Honor Society work together at Triton High School as the Foreign Language National Honor Society. The society is for high school students who are enrolled in, and excel in Foreign Language. The purpose is to stimulate interest in the study of Foregin Languages, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of foreign culture and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the International world. For information please contact Mrs. Symonds at [email protected],ent or Mr. Williams at [email protected].
French Exchange and Immersion Exchange
French Immersion Experiences work toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals and families of the Triton School Community through a weekend long Cultural Immersion experience in Quebec City every other Spring, and a four week Intercultural Student Exchange (two weeks in the United States and two weeks in France) every other academic year. French Immersion Experiences participants meet on a monthly basis to enhance linguistic and cultural skills necessary for travel in the French Speaking World. French Immersion Experiences Exchange Club members serve as hosts for visiting students and assist the host families in making these students feel welcome. French Immersion Experiences provides an excellent opportunity to get to know your community and yourself. To find out more about the Quebec Experience and the Triton High School/Lycee Saint Joseph Exchange, please enjoy consulting the THS Foreign Language Department website in the travel section http://trhsforeignlanguage.weebly.com/travel.html , Visit Canada http://www.visitcanada.com/, and Inter-Cultural Student Experiences at http://www.isemn.org/ . Please also enjoy browsing our French Sister-School’s website at http://www.saintjo-laroche.net/j25/actualites/international. For information please contact Mrs. Symonds at [email protected]
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
The goal of students in this group is to help make the Triton school community welcoming for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Students work to educate, advocate and support LGBTQ students by coordinating events and presentations. Triton GSA typically participates in Ally Week in October and the National Day of Silence in April. This group is open to all students. For information please contact Ms. Goldsmith at [email protected] or Ms. Rivard at [email protected].
Homecoming and Spirit Week are now intertwined. Festivities take place the week prior to Thanksgiving. The Student Council sponsors spirit competitions such as Tie Day, Pajama Day, Crazy Hair/Bandana Day, Triton Logo Day, Color Day, Penny Wars and Food Drive. Running tallies are recorded for each of these competitions. Results of traditional homecoming competitions such as the Gymnasium Decorations, Skits and Competitive Team Games, such as Mass Volleyball, Tug-o-War and Crab Soccer are also tallied. Winners of the class competitions are announced at the pep rally. The Powder Puff Football Game, Pizza Party and Homecoming Dance help round out a week of enthusiastic fun.
The purpose of the Leaders’ Club is to provide an avenue to develop leadership skills in the area of Physical Education. Character and responsibility are qualities that are expected to be upheld. Students must meet academic eligibility standards. Leadership opportunities include 9th grade Adventure Education and 10th grade Fitness classes. Leaders may also choose to lead in 11th and 12th grade classes. Fall and Spring Volleyball and Badminton Tournaments will also be the responsibility of the Leader’s Club, which raises money for scholarships. Leader’s Club students travel to the Lawrence Boys’ & Girls’ Club to serve Thanksgiving dinner. For information, please contact Ms. Andersen at [email protected].
Literary Magazine - Scribe
Students interested in writing and art are encouraged to participate in the creation of our literary magazine. The magazine is printed at least once per year, and is a showcase for student drawings, paintings, and photography. Staff members are also welcome to contribute their own writing and art to the magazine. The organization sponsors art-oriented events, such as poetry readings and talent showcases called “Java Jives.” People with creativity, a respect for the arts and a sense of humor are urged to join the staff. Meetings are usually once per week. For information please contact Ms. Flaherty at [email protected]
The Marching Band creates a field show, which is performed at half time of home football games and at marching band festivals around New England. This group uses precision movement to enhance a musical package, usually based around a theme. Recent shows have included West Side Story, New Orleans Tribute, A Day at the Beach, and Stevie Wonder. The marching season takes place in the fall, and begins two weeks before school starts in September, with a “band camp.” We practice two evenings a week and Saturday mornings in September and October, and our performances are on Friday or Saturday nights, and depend on the football schedule and when festivals are being held. A detailed schedule is published in May of the school year prior to the season. For further information, check out our web site, www.tritonarts.net, or contact us at [email protected] or by calling 978-462-8171, x4271.
MA Drama Festival
Each spring Triton enters a 40-minute play in the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival, a tri-level competition that attracts over 100 public and private schools state-wide. Auditions typically are held in November and are open to all THS students. For further information, check out our website, www.tritonarts.net, or contact us at [email protected].
The math team is a club in which enrichment, challenge, and fun are the main objectives. We meet on a monthly basis to investigate some areas of mathematics that do not normally fit into the regular curriculum because of time constraints. Some competitions do take place, but the emphasis is on enrichment and challenge.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a functioning, active group whose members are outstanding leaders and role models for the school community and who promote the ideals of scholarship, leadership, character, and service among all students. Each fall, juniors and seniors who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and commitment to community service are considered for membership. Only those who have demonstrated truly outstanding achievement in all four areas that the National Honor Society recognizes and promotes are inducted as members. Thus, selection for NHS membership is truly the highest honor a student can receive while in high school. Please refer to the Student Handbook for membership criteria. For information, please contact Ms. Kovach at [email protected] or Mrs. Norton art [email protected]
Peer Mediation is a service organization. Members are on-call for the school for any conflicts that might arise. The commitment is three hours a month to practice skill-building, evaluate program needs, and discuss current mediations. Applications for membership are accepted once a year. Students are selected on the basis of student or teacher recommendation, communication skills, commitment to a peaceful school community, ability to keep up with academics, and overall student diversity in the program. Applicants who are selected are required to complete training prior to conducting any mediation. For information, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]
Robotics (Technology Team)
Robotics meets on Tues, Wed and Thurs. afternoons from 2:20 pm until 3:30 pm every week all year. Robotics team members compete in the VEX robotics competitions at WPI in November and Quinsigamond College in March. Members engage in the design and construction of VEX robots complying with specifications outlined by the Colleges. Colleges design the game and all schools must comply and meet specs otherwise forfeit entry. Mature behavior and a “gracious professionalism” are expected throughout the design and construction phase. Students are held to a high level and always perform at their best. For information please contact Mrs. Norton at [email protected].
SADD is a service organization composed of students in grades 9 – 12 with a strong commitment to help save their own lives and the lives of others by educating students and faculty (staff) concerning the problem of drinking and driving, and destructive decisions. SADD increases public awareness and prevention everywhere through guest speakers during Awareness Week as well as activities and awareness campaigns that help educate students on SADD issues. For further information, please contact Mrs. Wagner at [email protected] or Mrs. Wright at [email protected].
Triton’s Science Club offers students the opportunity to pit their science muscles against the best from other area schools in team showdowns. Monthly competitions bring Eastern Massachusetts schools together to battle-it-out in the disciplines of tech, biology, chemistry, earth science and more. Students prepare in teams of up to four and meet challenges ranging from analyzing a mock crime scene to predicting reactants; from creating a simple machine out of household items to building tennis ball cannon. There is something for everyone!
Participants get the awesome opportunity to compete against some of the top schools in the area, in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Science lovers – this is your opportunity to shine!
The Spring Musical auditions in mid-December and starts rehearsals in January. All high school students are eligible to audition for a part or sign up for technical crews. Additionally, there are opportunities for student musicians to play in the pit orchestra. Audition information is typically available in mid-November. Rehearsals are held after school, two to three days per week. Typically, there are four evening performances, Thursday through Saturday, and a Sunday matinee. Recent productions have included “Legally Blonde, The Musical”, “Chicago”, and “Anything Goes” which won the award for “Best Production – 2013” in the MET/Broadway in Boston competition. For further information check, out our website, www.tritonarts.net, or contact us at [email protected].
Spanish Immersion Experience
The Spanish Immersion & Exchange Program takes place in the first couple of weeks of July in the summer, in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain. Two students are placed per host family who have been highly selected and are experienced in hosting international students. Upon arrival in Spain every student goes through a placement evaluation and thereafter, placed in the appropriate level of studies. Students attend classes daily under the instruction of highly qualified native Spaniards. Some highlights of our program include:
- Making life-long international friendships
- Fun afterschool activities such as going to the beach, learning to dance salsa, learning to make a Spanish dish, watching Spanish movies, day trips, city tours of Valencia, visiting museums & historical sites such as palaces, the Central Market (El Mercado Central), the city aquarium; and enjoying a weekend trip to a major city such as Barcelona with a stay in a luxury hotel serving a buffet of Spanish breakfast foods; just to mention but a few of the many exciting immersion experiences!
- All participants who successfully complete a summer program receive an academic certificate and can enroll in the following year’s program to continue with their studies of the Spanish language and culture at a more advanced level.
We welcome inquiry and participation from students outside of Triton as well. Triton encourages collaboration from schools and students in the North Shore who are interested in joining our program.
For more information on how to register please contact the Spanish Immersion Program coordinator, Mr. Williams in room H101. You may also e-mail him at [email protected]
Student Advisory Council
The Mission of this council is to create a liaison between the administration of Triton Regional School District and the students, parents and staff members of Triton Community. The SAC exists to serve the Triton Community, and hopes to discover the concerns of the Triton students, parents and staff in order to discuss and solve them in conjunction with the Principal, Superintendent of Schools, and Triton School Committee.
The Triton High School Student Council is a student governing body, representative of the entire student population, which, through its weekly meetings and extracurricular efforts, will strive to:
· Represent and fulfill the wants and needs of the students of Triton
· Communicate and coordinate with the Triton staff and administration
· Promote student unity and advocate independently
· Represent the school and community at regional NEMASC meetings
· REVIVE VIKING PRIDE
The Student Council runs several events throughout the year including Homecoming, Charity Events, and Pep Rallies. Along with promoting school spirit, the student council represents the student voice and helps to advocate for student concerns. All students are eligible to be members of the Student Council if they are academically eligible. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 A.M. in the Library. For further information, please contact Ms. Bibeau at [email protected].
Tomorrow’s Teacher Club is an after school group open to all high school students who are interested in pursuing the field of education. Students participate in discussions and activities that include topics such as lesson planning, provisioning, and classroom management. Students are given the opportunity to observe and shadow teachers in their area of interest throughout the district. The club members also use their teaching skills by planning and participating in various activities throughout the school year such as working as a teaching assistant, peer tutor, or classroom assistant. Students will also be provided with information and resources on colleges and universities that offer education programs as well as information regarding Massachusetts state laws for licensure. These opportunities help students to solidify their choice of becoming an educator and give them a head start in achieving this goal.
Triton Travel Club
The Triton Travel Club is a club in which students have the opportunity to travel abroad. Every other year the club travels to a different location. We meet on a monthly basis to plan our trip and educate ourselves before we travel. We will discuss and learn about cultural and social norms, history, architecture, language, and art relevant to our destination. We will also discuss travel safety. The goal of the travel club is to educate students about travel while providing them a unique opportunity to explore the world.
For information, please contact Mrs. LeBlanc-Perrone at [email protected]
Triton Voice- School Newspaper
The Triton Voice is Triton High School’s student-produced newspaper. Students write the newspaper as part of the media literacy/journalism class. However, students can also freelance for the newspaper by seeing newspaper advisor, Mr. James Allen in room H203. Editions of the Voice are published almost every week and are distributed throughout the school. Editions are also posted on the high school web site in pdf format. Additionally, those interested can follow the newspaper on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by searching “triton voice” on those web sites.
Winter Color Guard
This group’s members spin, twirl, and toss flags, rifles, and sabers in a fast moving visual interpretation of recorded music. Using precision drill, fluid movement, and dance techniques, this group entertains audiences at competitive festivals around Massachusetts. We practice two evenings a week and Saturday mornings December to April. Performances are on Saturday nights, dependent on when festivals are being held. A detailed schedule is published in November or December. For further information, check out our web site, www.tritonarts.net or contact us at [email protected] or by calling 978-462-8171, x4271.
Winter Percussion creates a visual and musical show for performance at competitive percussion festivals around Massachusetts. Using both a marching battery and the stationary mallet and electronic instruments, this group always gives its audience a high impact, high energy spectacle of music and movement. We practice two evenings a week and Saturday mornings December to April. Performances are on Saturday nights, dependent on when festivals are being held. A detailed schedule is published in November or December. For further information, check out our web site, www.tritonarts.net, or contact us at [email protected] or by calling 978-462-8171, x4271.
Women’s Select Choir
The Triton Women’s Choir consists of 40 auditioned female singers. The group rehearses once a week throughout the school year. They perform in the winter and Spring Concerts, as well as for smaller events like the Senior Tea, Senior Breakfast, and MICCA Choral Festival. Auditions are typically held in June and are open to students in 9th thru 12th grade. For information please contact Mr. Lathrop at [email protected] .
Yearbook - Viking Voyager
The Viking Voyager is THS’ yearbook. The Club, open to all students in grades 9 – 12, meets once every two weeks throughout the year, creating the book entirely online. Our club appeals to students interested in photography or photo-journalism, marketing, and page design. Students who join the Viking Voyager are expected to make a commitment, both in terms of attendance at meetings and fulfillment of page assignments as we are always working under deadlines by the publishing company.