It's hard to believe we are already at the end of another year. It's amazing how quickly time passes when the days are filled with family, work, activities, and all the many things that make our lives full. Here at Triton, we are busy as always. When we return to school on January 4th, students will begin planning for midterms which will be administered during the week of January 19th. The mid-term schedule is posted through a tab above as well as on our school website. This will mark the mid-way point of our year. This may be a good time to talk with your child and review procedures and expectations and set realistic and attainable goals for the next few months of school. That is exactly what we constantly ask our teachers to do. Reflect on what is working and not working in the classroom. Constantly researching, piloting and improving is the goal. January, February and March are very important learning months for the calendar year. There are limited interruptions during this time and a stretch of possible intense educational experiences lie ahead.
Keeping with the achievement of goals, please take a minute to go to the section on this site titled: Helpful Websites for Parents of High School Students. A newly added website: The Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 45 states have adopted. Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
We encourage you to continue to take an active role in your child’s education. For students struggling in a class, our staff makes every attempt to notify the parents/guardians in a timely manner so there is time for the parent /guardian to get involved to assist the students in taking the necessary corrective actions. If you have any concerns or questions, I encourage you to contact your child's teacher at any time. Working together is the best recipe for success.
Winter activities have begun- without skipping a beat from the fall. It is always exciting to come out and watch the various sports teams as they compete in their meets and play in their games- never seeming to run out of steam. Drama students will be commencing practices and rehearsals for the upcoming musical. Without doubt, there's always something interesting going on.
Check out the high school webpage for the latest news and highlights on school events and activities. Also, be sure to check the Triton Twitter Feed and Facebook pages for updates and reviews of events and activities. Take time to post a comment and share your views.
Reminder to please come to the next ‘Coffee with the Principal’ gathering on Tuesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 am. We will meet in room L106 on the first floor of the high school. If you have not been able to join us before, this is an informal gathering - a place to share your ideas and hear what is happening at our school and surrounding community.
And as a final point– I offer best wishes to you for the New Year.