Hedke Elementary School has begun their adventure with acknowledging students who have shown exemplary behavior in the areas of safety, responsibility and respect.
As part of the Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program at Hedke, this program works to provide incentives to forming great character and leadership skills by providing a venue for practicing those skills with same age peers under adult supervision.
Fourth- and fifth-grade students were selected by their classroom teachers based on their behavior in these areas to be involved in working together cooperatively for their school community. (read more…)
Dr. Michael Doyle
Trenton High School was on full display on Monday, Feb. 6, for the entire community. What we did this year was open the high school up to all. Instead of doing the rather dry and traditional Open House in which parents follow their student’s schedule, attending each class for 10 -15 minutes while the teacher reviews the course syllabus, we thought we would try something different.
The Trenton High School staff got together and said, “What can we do to improve Open House? How can we get more people in the building? How can we spread the work about the excellent education one receives at Trenton High School?
We decided to open up all aspects of the high school. We had displays in the Career and Technical Education area, science wing, math wing, upstairs in English and social studies.
With the great work of our THS staff, we were able to welcome all the incoming ninth graders and their parents in the auditorium. (read more…)
I was watching the Mel Gibson thriller “Ransom” the other night and it reminded me of one of the fastest growing hacking scams — Ransomware. In the movie, Gibson plays a wealthy businessman whose son is kidnapped and held for ransom. The kidnappers figured it was an easier way to get his money — rather than steal it, they would force him to give them some money in exchange for something he valued — his son. What is Ransomware? (read more…)
Dr. Michael Doyle
Open House will be a true open house this year as we plan to open up Trenton High School to the public. We are inviting anyone who is interested in attending Trenton High School to attend our “Discover THS, A Community Open House” Monday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The high school is open to anyone who lives in the community or qualifies for an open seat through the schools-of-choice program. We are a public school that does not exclude, as we can meet a variety of curricular, academic, athletic and extra-curricular needs.
All entering freshman are welcome to attend the new student orientation from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the auditorium. After that, Trenton High School will be open to anyone of any grade level from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. THS teaching staff will be available demonstrating academic curriculum, clubs and activities. (read more…)
BY MELANIE YOUNG
If you’re a parent looking to help your child do better in school, or need to challenge your high achiever, a local business is here to help.
Trenton resident Amanda Smith is the owner of The Tutoring Center in Southgate and she helps all types of students. Smith has a degree from Madonna University and received her teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. She had a career in marketing and accounting for many years and realized it wasn’t what she wanted to do, so she used her teaching certificate and took a job as a teacher in Royal Oak. She enjoyed teaching her sixth-grade students but wanted to find work closer to home in Southgate, and her children, when her husband died in 2013.
In early 2014, she purchased a franchise of the Tutoring Center and opened in February 2015. The business gives her the ability to teach the way she wants to.
“I’m able to help the students who need it the most,” Smith said.
The business, around since 1994, has franchises in 31 states. The curriculum aligns with Common Core, which is good news for parents struggling to help their children with the math that is now taught in schools. (read more…)