A big 'thank you' is extended to Mr. Norton who has been our Acting Vice-Principal these past three months. Ater working with us until the end of November, he re-enters retirement and looks forward to spending time with family and friends. Mr. Norton graduated from THS 45 years ago. He has certainly maintained a strong connection to our school by being involved in all activities and getting to know us all so well. Come back to visit any time, Mr. Norton!
Ms. Penson's Catering class performed a sandwich competition featuring almost 20 sandwiches, served to a dozen judges over two days. The students created a poster promoting their meal, prepared and delivered a polished presentation including the serving of their original creations. Judges used a number of criteria to reach their judgements, interviewed the student chefs and provided constructive feedback and praise. Truly, the students grew through this comprehensive experience. This is just one of the many authentic learning experiences Trenton High School offers to its students.
Some kids in Africa will have gifts to open for Christmas! THS students supported Operation Shoebox by donating money, school supplies, small personal items and toys to fill a shoebox which will be shipped overseas. Thank you everyone. There will be a few more smiles this year.
Travis Price, co-founder of Pink Shirt Day, shared a strong and memorable anti-bullying message with students and staff recently. After just arriving off the plane from Nova Scotia, he told his personal story about being bullied as a young person and how Pink Shirt Day came to be. His message was clear - be a beacon of hope for someone who needs hope and help. He likened this notion to Batman's beacon shining over Gotham City. Travis' spirited and, at times, emotional presentation was well-received by all who attended. Follow him on Twitter @thepinkdeal or check out pinkshirtday.ca.
Students from Mr. Beylerian's Computer Engineering Technology class (TEJ) created an instructional video that explains the theory of Ohm's Law and demonstrates a live circuit. This video is an example of the work students have produced in a practical course that teaches them that all fields of study can incorporate computer sciences and technology.
HPEDSB Director of Education Ms. Mandy Savery-Whiteway (right) and Principal Mr. Ken Manderville (bottom right) enjoy an eight course VIP dinner along with staff at Trenton High School. Students prepared and served the succulent meal under the supervision and guidance of their catering course teacher Ms. Paula Penson (left).
Trenton High School is partnering with the Ottawa Senators to help raise money for the school's new Tiger Fund. Discounted Senators tickets (with discounts ranging from 15%-40% off retail value) are available for the following games:
Vancouver Canucks, Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Boston Bruins, Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Washington Capitals, Saturday, April 4th, 2015