Trenton Middle School student Titus Kottwitz participated in one round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday. The 13-year old misspelled Puchero, which is a type of stew. Two hundred nine students ranging in age from nine to fifteen qualified for the national bee. The first three rounds were held virtually on Saturday in […]
The word “volition” comes from Latin and French roots meaning “wish” or “will.” Titus Kottwitz, a seventh-grader at Trenton Middle School in northwest Missouri, got his wish when he spelled the word “volition” correctly to earn a spot in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. “I’m excited that I got this far because […]
“TOP DAWG” awards are awarded to one girl and one boy for demonstrating the best overall qualities of academic success, citizenship, and character education). Each student also receives a T-shirt. Those receiving awards are: 5th grade – Payton Hanes & Ryan Gott 6th grade – Makayla Mejia & Kayden Foster 7th grade – Kinsley Otto […]
Trenton Middle School awards will be presented next week. Fifth graders will receive awards in the gym on May 21st at 8:15 in the morning, eighth-graders at 8:45, seventh-graders at 9:15, and sixth graders at 9:45. Families and friends are welcome to attend. Visitors should check into the Trenton Middle School office.
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday, May 11, discussed non-certified payroll annualization with district Bookkeeper Mona Loyd and Administrative Assistant Susan Leeper. Loyd started by saying she had been willing to try annualization at the time the board originally voted to implement it for non-certified staff. She did not have the forethought to […]
Trenton Middle School has announced the selection of eight students for the character education trait of loyalty. Honored as students of the month were: 5th grade: Addisyn Wehar, daughter of Kayla & Nick Graham, and Roman Hunter, son of Erin Johnson. 6th grade: Trinity Barrer, daughter of Joelle Barrer and Kaidyn Schweizer, son of Candy […]
Cub Scout Pack 23 and Boy Scout Troop 97 will collect and recycle gently used gym shoes from Trenton R-9 students to donate to Bright Futures Trenton. Pack 23 will hold the Gym Shoe Dash at Rissler Elementary School on May 19th. The Cub Scouts will visit classrooms to collect gym shoes from students. Parents […]
Trenton Middle School eighth-grader Titus Kottwitz, who has qualified for the national spelling bee recently presented a Rotary Club program. After winning the Grundy County Spelling Bee, Kottwitz went on to win the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee held in St. Joseph. As such he is eligible to participate in the national spelling bee. The […]
Several resignations were accepted and new employees approved following an executive session last night for the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. Names were released this morning by the school district office. Resignations from Rissler school positions are by Kelsey Donohue, Amy King, Hannah Ewbank, and Susan Gott. Resignations involving Trenton Middle School are from Lendy […]
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard several reports on April 13, 2021. One report was on the At-Risk Evaluation. Trenton High School Assistant Principal John Cowling said the Trenton High School/Trenton Middle School Academic Lab has served 40 high school students and eight middle school students this academic year. Four of the high school […]
Trenton Middle School has announced its April students of the month for sense of humor. Those selected are fifth graders Claire Woodard and Jackson Lewis, sixth graders Lydia Smiley and Spur Hughs, seventh graders Savannah Hughs and Cooper Houser, and eighth graders Alhanna Milazzo and Mason Rongey.
One question posed to the five Trenton R-9 Board of Education candidates at March 18th’s forum was what their plans were to address recruiting, and retention in the district and not let Trenton be a stepping stone. Michael Voorhies said teachers coming and going each year was a major issue, and any business does not […]
Several Trenton Middle School students participated in the annual Missouri Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference, which was held virtually this year. Some of the competitors in Students Taking Action with Recognition events will compete at the National Leadership Conference STAR Event virtually June 27th through July 2nd. Those students include […]
A Trenton seventh-grader, Titus Kottwitz, won the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday in St. Joseph. The Trenton Middle School student was among 26 spellers competing from 13 counties in northwest Missouri winning by spelling the word “volition.” There now will be preliminary, quarterfinal, and semi-final rounds held virtually to determine the national finalists […]
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved salaries for administrators for the next school year in an executive session on March 9th. The superintendent salary will increase by about $4,100 ($4,106) to $117,164. Other administrators will also receive raises. Salaries will include director of supportive services $91,090, Trenton High School principal $77,860, THS assistant principal […]
Fourteen counties will send their top two spellers to compete when Mosaic Life Care Foundation hosts and sponsors the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee this weekend. Registration for the bee will begin at EmPowerU at 518 South Sixth Street in Saint Joseph Saturday afternoon at 12:30. The competition will start at 1 o’clock. Those spellers […]
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education March 9th approved salary schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. One thousand dollars will be added to the base for the certified salary schedule, making the base salary $34,000. This was estimated to cost the district $119,591. Superintendent Mike Stegman noted the base salary for certified staff was “pretty […]
The Trenton Bulldog Mascots Pancake Day will be held in a new location this year due to the pandemic. Food will be served grab and go-style at the new concession stand at the C. F. Russell Stadium of Trenton on March 20th from 8 to 11 o’clock in the morning. Donations will be accepted for […]
Trenton Middle School has announced its March students of the month for the character trait “Fairness.” Students selected are fifth-graders Lyandra Taylor and Connor Thompson, sixth-graders Adylene Lopez and Johnny Lovell, seventh-graders Kaidence Griffith and Kale Batson, and eighth-graders Jacey Hudson and Brady Tobias.