Dr. Michael Doyle
We have many outstanding things happening at Trenton High School. We have a great staff, great kids and we are determined to get great results.
The mission I present to the staff is the need to inspire students. Our Mission statement reads: “Trenton Public Schools Educational Excellence: inspire students today for their successful tomorrow.” My vision and the vision for all at THS is to continuously improve Trenton High School.
We, at Trenton High School, are committed to continuous growth and improvement by creating a collaborative culture for learning. The high school accomplishes this through Professional Learning Communities. PLC’s are teams of teachers, and each teacher at THS is on two teams, one department and one cross-curriculum. The teams have time to meet to work on common assessment, review student data, increase rigor and relevance in the curriculum, and plan interventions to help struggling students. (read more…)
Every year I see a new round of electronic gadgets to gift during the holidays, and more often than not, these tech-driven gadgets require an Internet connection to work. Families need to keep in mind that this year’s crop of smart watches, nanny cams, digital thermostats, home sensors, and media sticks are not particularly secure – even if words like ‘security’ are proudly presented on the package. (read more…)
Trenton area Soroptomist each year offers several scholarships to women in the Downriver area attending college again this year.
Several of the deadlines for this year’s award already have passed, but there is one that has not.
Applications and nominations for the Virginia Wagner Award are still being accepted.
Women who are attending a college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities, and financial need.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. Contact Nancy Nagle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in Soroptimist membership, email
By David Dyer
The winners of the VFW’s Annual Patriotic Pen essay writing contest were announced last month. Since we are authorized to choose one winner for each 15 entries we are sending five middle school students forward to the District competition. There were a total of 89 entries from Mrs. Susan Dusute’s English classes.
Each of them wrote an essay on this year’s theme: “The America I Believe in.” The five winners will each receive $100 and a certificate from the VFW and will advance to the District finals in January 2017, where one winner will be chosen.
The winners are Alex Slusne, Elayna Miller, Lorenzo Thrasher, Jane Ottenbreit and Luke Taulbee.
The winner of the Voice of Democracy contest is none other than Senior Haley Eblin. Yes, the same Haley Eblin that won the contest two years ago as a sophomore. Yes, the same Haley Eblin that attends our creative writers club and writes articles for the Trenton Trib. (read more…)
BY MELANIE YOUNG
Grosse Ile voters elected two new faces to the Township School Board in November and both hope to make a big impact in how the schools are run.
Newly elected board members Jeff Anderson and Kelly Loeffler won election over two other candidates, Dr. Thomas Brown and Michael Lee. Loeffler was the top vote getter with 2,471 votes. Anderson came in second with 1,890, narrowly beating Brown’s tally of 1,863 by 27 votes. Lee finished fourth with 1,415 votes. John Gatti ran unopposed for his appointed seat. That partial term expires in December 2018.
Anderson and Loeffler will replace current board members Daniel Murphy and Deborah Williams, who did not seek reelection to the Board. During the campaign for office, both candidates appeared at the St. Thomas Lutheran Church Candidate Night. There, they explained their goals for the district should they be elected.