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Trenton Middle School student eliminated in first round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

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 […]

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Audio: Trenton student to compete in national spelling bee on Saturday

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 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles busy agenda at meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A representative from SafeDefend presented information to the Trenton R-9 Board of Education on June 8th. Dan Cole demonstrated the system, which he called a crisis management harm mitigation rapid response solution. He said it was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.  He explained activation modules allow a […]

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Trenton Middle School eighth-grader, Titus Kottwitz, gives presentation at Trenton Rotary

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 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District announces resignations and those hired from Board of Education executive session

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 […]

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Candidates for Trenton R-9 Board of Education answer questions on recruiting and retention of teachers, and what is expected of board members

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 […]

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Trenton Middle School students participate in FCCLA State Leadership Conference

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 […]

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Seventh grade Trenton Middle School student, Titus Kottwitz, wins spelling bee in St. Joseph on his own “volition”

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 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves salaries for administrators during executive session

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 […]

Spelling Bee

Fourteen area counties to send top spellers to compete in Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

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 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education tackles huge agenda including approval of salary schedule for next school year

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 […]