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Parent-Family Newsletter - May 2, 2022
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
May 3, THS Student Mental Health Resource Fair
May 4-5, High School Science MCAs, 10th Grade
May 4-6, 6th Grade Whitewater Trip
May 4-6, 8th Grade Science MCAs
May 6, Flex Friday
May 9, 2 Hr Late Start
May 10, eLearning Day for THS Students
May 13, 8th Grade Confidence Course Trip
May 18, Fine Arts Awards, 6 PM (PAC)
May 18, Senior Awards and Scholarships Program, 7 PM (PAC)
May 19, THS Pops Concert - Choir 6 PM, Band, 7:30 PM (PAC)
May 20, Tractor Day
May 20, 7th Grade Confidence Course Trip
May 25, Early Out, Senior Boards
May 30, No School, Memorial Day
May 31, 8th Grade Recognition, 1:30 PM
June 2, Last Day of School, Early Out
June 5, Graduation, 2 PM
Upcoming Date Details
Triton Parents and Families,
We wanted to reach out with some calendar updates and reminders. Thank you for taking a minute to read through this information.
Friday, May 6 - Flex Friday
Flex Friday is an alternative schedule that provides our teachers additional opportunities to help students learn material that they may be struggling with, complete missing labs, learning experiences, and re-tests. This Flex time will also provide enrichment experiences for students that do not need to complete re-assessments or makeup work. We will run periods 1-4 followed by two flex periods in the afternoon.
We also wanted to note that juniors and seniors will have the option to be released from school at 12:15 PM. These students can qualify to leave early if they are passing all of their classes with no grades lower than a C.
Monday, May 9 - Two Hour Late Start
This time will be used for professional development for staff to better meet the needs of our students. The school day will start at 10:05 AM and students will attend periods 5-8.
Tuesday, May 10 - eLearning Day
Please note that students in grades 9-12 will have an eLearning Day on May 10. Students will submit their attendance one time in Infinite Campus and complete coursework as assigned in Schoology. Teachers will spend the time leading up to the eLearning Day explaining coursework expectations for the day. Triton Elementary and Middle School will have in-person classes as regularly scheduled.
Wednesday, May 25 - Early Dismissal for Senior Boards
May 25 is an early dismissal day for all Triton students. High school students will be excused at 12:45 PM.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your ongoing engagement and support.
REMINDER UPCOMING LATE STARTS
Check out the homework link to see what is happening in your Middle School student's classes. Homework, assessment dates, and a daily summary should be available for all classes.
Teacher Appreciation Week!
Senior Class Reminders!
May - Mental Health Awareness Month
This past week Triton High School welcomed NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) to deliver their Ending the Silence Presentation. Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.
On Tuesday, May 3, the high school students will take part in a student mental health resource fair. There will be many booths and exhibits available for students to learn more about mental health and what local resources are available.
THS MHS Blood Drive
Upcoming Testing Information
As we prepare for the MCA, ACCESS, and ACT Tests it is important to note that high school students can use qualifying scores for placement in concurrent courses, PSEO, and certain college courses without having to take an additional placement test.
It is always appreciated when appointments are scheduled around MCA and ACT Testing Dates.
Students in grades 6-8 will take the reading and math tests. Students in grade 8 will also take the science test.
Reading - April 13-14
Math - April 28-29
Science (8th Grade) - May 4-6
Reading (10th Grade) - March 23-24
ACT (11th Grade), ASVAB (11th Grade), Pre- ACT (10th Grade) - April 5th
Math (11th Grade) - April 13-14
Science (10th Grade) - May 4-5
Test Tips for Parent - Student Discussions
Practice at home - Item samplers provide examples of the types of questions that are on the test. These can be accessed at home and practiced. You can find item samplers for each grade on the PearsonAccess website. http://minnesota.pearsonaccessnext.com/ and click on preparing for testing. Online test tutorials are also available.
More information on the MCAs can be accessed on the Minnesota Department of Education Website. http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/fam/tests/.
Parents of 11th graders should have a conversation with their child and check-in to make sure they are signed up for the appropriate test. The majority of the students take the ACT, but taking the ASVAB is also an option.
Triton High School Principal
Additional information and the testing opt-out form are available here.
Congrats - Owen Petersohn!
Owen had a great meet and finished in 4th in the 110 hurdles, and 5th place in 300 hurdles.
Administrative Professionals Week
Row 2 - L to R: Deb Groll (District Office), Michelle Petersohn (High School), Annalee Thomas (High School), Marisa Starkson (Middle School), Whitney Hesse (Elementary),
L to R: Breanna Klejeski, Kiya Avery, Dasmine Marquardt
Neseth Named Triton Head Football Coach
Pending board approval, the Triton Public Schools Activities Department is excited to announce the appointment of Brandon Neseth as the next head coach of the varsity football program. Neseth is a graduate of Byron High School, and the University of Minnesota.
Coach Neseth has served as a teacher and Head Football Coach for United South Central Schools since 2016. Prior to his time at United South Central, Neseth was the Head Football Coach for Buffalo Lake-Hector Schools. While at USC Neseth guided teams to set school scoring records in 2018, 2019, and 2021. Neseth also guided USC to a State Tournament appearance in 2018.
Triton High School Activities Director Corey Black stated, “Coach Neseth will bring great leadership to the Triton Football program. His ability to create relationships with his student-athletes, develop them into solid community members, while having success on the football field made Brandon our first choice for this position. I am excited to work with Coach Neseth to develop the characteristics of the Profile of a Graduate for Triton Public Schools and to continue the storied tradition of Triton Football.”
We will hold a meet and greet with Coach Neseth on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6:30 pm in the High School PAC. Coach Neseth will give a short introduction speech and then will have time for players and parents to introduce themselves and get to know everyone within the Football program. More information will be given out at the meeting, all information will also be posted to the Football page of the Triton Public Schools website for those who cannot attend the meeting.
Driver's Education Options
St Joseph Driving School is available for behind the wheel instruction with pick up and drop off at home or school. Students or parents may call 507-259-7675 or 507-634-6293 to set up driving instruction. They are not offering classroom instruction at this time. Through June of this year, online classes are being offered by most driving schools within the state of Minnesota. Students are then free to contract with any driving school for behind the wheel practice.
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