BY SHEILA R. McAFEE
Anderson Elementary School students are gaining a collaborative workspace to promote science tech, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), thanks to a $2,456 grant from the Trenton Educational Foundation.
The Makerspace will nurture curiosity and imagination as students use materials at hand with programmable robots and Makey Makey invention kits purchased with the grant.
It is one of four grants totaling $8,640 announced in late May during a Board of Education meeting for programs that will be implemented for the 2017-18 school year. To date, the TEF has awarded more than $140,193 to educators and staff for programs that might not otherwise be included in yearly operating budgets. (read more…)
BY SAMANTHA ELLIOTT
Being an athlete and being a student are tasks in and of themselves. Being a student-athlete comes with a whole other level of responsibility. Despite the extra work and responsibility, the Trenton softball team seems to be handling the task quite well.
Recently, the 2017 varsity softball team was awarded the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team Award. Teams must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average to earn the honors and the Trojans blew the requirements away with an overall 3.7.
Senior academic All-State individual awards, which required a 3.6 or higher, went to Melanie Bak, Hannah Bates, Shelby Kersten and Madison Memering. (read more…)
BY ERIC HOSHAW
Hedke Elementary School second-grade teacher Andrea Segedi recently became Trenton Public Schools’ latest recipient of the Golden Apple Award, which was presented to her by the Trenton School Board on Monday, April 24. This award was sponsored by residents of Atria Kinghaven.
Kinghaven residents wanted to show their appreciation for Segedi bringing her Hedke second graders to interact with the senior residents and participate in a variety of multigenerational events. They believe she is a positive representative of the District due to the professional way she handles the students, who are always polite, when visiting Kinghaven.
The visits include creating pictures, reading books and sharing important hugs. Every Friday the students read to senior Clarence Haley.
“She teaches by respect and devotion rather than by confrontation and dispute,” Haley said of Mrs. Segedi.
This is the sixth year of these reading efforts and outreach to seniors in the community.
Kinghaven also sponsored a thank-you pizza party for Segedi’s second graders at Hedke on May 10.
The purpose of the Golden Apple Award is to recognize an outstanding contribution of time, talent and effort by a School Employee and/or School Volunteer in support of the students, parents and staff of the Trenton Public Schools. Some of the qualities of the nominee might include a positive attitude, dedication, dependability, self-motivation and helpfulness.
Trenton resident Laiba Husain, a recent University of Michigan graduate, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to travel to the United Kingdom to conduct research and teach.
The prestigious honor was awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Husain will conduct research on the refugee health crisis at the University of Birmingham as part of a project to aid refugee resettlement plans in the city of Birmingham.
Husain, the daughter of Trenton residents Muqtada and Uzma Husain, is a 2013 graduate of Woodhaven High School and one of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. (read more…)
“I’ve been hacked! If you see a friend request from me, delete it! If you accepted it, change all your passwords, and call Facebook!”
Have you ever had an online friend sound an alarm similar to this? Since Facebook is one of the most popular social networking apps, it’s no surprise there are so many scams. In this case, a bad guy has made a virtual copy of someone’s account and now is trying to get all of their friends to accept a friend request from the fake. This is useful because the fraudster is creating trust with you before carrying out the rest of the con. Eventually, he will take the next step and try to get some money from you, or send you a link or picture with a virus attached. If you click this virus, you may eventually get hacked, but you haven’t been hacked — yet.
Hacked or Cloned? (read more…)