Friday, January 18, 2013
Trenton Public Schools kicked off a district-wide anti-bullying program called Black Out Bullying Week, which began Jan 14.
Students and staff members at Trenton Public Schools are wrapping up a week-long assault on bullying called Black Out Bullying. Students at Trenton High School, Arthurs Middle School and Hedke and Anderson elementary schools began learning about strategies and techniques of identifying and preventing bullying on Jan. 14. Under the guidance of the district's Anti-Bullying Committee--consisting of selected counselors, social workers and teachers--students were made aware of tragedies allegedly caused by bullying, according to Trenton High School Counselor Angela Siggia. "There have been instances where bullying was the root of the cause of self-harm, drug use, shootings, suicides, and deep hurt," Siggia said. Siggia said the district's goal…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Trenton Baseball Association have invested over $50,000 into field renovations at various city baseball fields since 2005.
Trenton officials voted in favor of waiving the annual fee for 2013 of $3,000 for the Trenton Baseball Association Monday. Association President Rick Tanguay requested the fee be waived after citing several projects performed and paid for by the TBA dating back to 2005. Here are a list of projects paid for by the TBA and donations from various sources: For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Trenton High School graduate J.J. Putz played catcher until ninth grade when coaches noticed he had a powerful throwing arm during freshman tryouts.
Smiles and excitement beamed toward one of Trenton's most famous former athletes as district and city officials watched J.J. Putz inspire children at Hedke Elementary Thursday morning-- the students enjoyed it too. Major League Baseball closing pitcher Putz, 35, graduated from Trenton High School in 1995 and went on to play baseball at the University of Michigan, until he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. The Arizona Diamondbacks recently picked up Putz' contract option for the 2013 season for $6.5 million. Putz returned to Trenton to speak to students at Hedke and Anderson elementary schools about the keys to following their D-R-E-A-M's (Drug Free, Respect, Education, Attitude and Motivation). "If you can just touch a couple of those …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart moved three voting precincts out of Trenton elementary schools to ensure student safety on election day.
In an effort to ensure student safety, three precincts at Trenton elementary schools have been moved for the November election. Residents who voted at precinct 2 located at Anderson Elementary School now vote at the Westfield Activities Center and those who voted at Hedke Elementary School, precincts 4 and 5, now vote at the Kennedy Recreation Center. Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart said the precincts were moved to ensure the safety of students, among other reasons. "On election day anyone can go to the schools, not just Trenton voters," Gearhart said. "You’ve got strangers wandering around the schools on election day." Gearhart said she was approached by parents and at least one teacher who had complained about voting taking place …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Research has shown that students often slip in reading achievement over the summer months, but continuing to read can reduce those losses, according to Trenton Public Schools.
Trenton elementary schools are cracking the doors back open for a short time this summer to offer a summer reading program for younger students. Research has shown that students often slip in reading achievement over the summer months, but continuing to read can reduce those losses, according to Trenton Public Schools. The program provides easy access to books from media centers at Jesse L. Anderson and Richard C. Hedke elementary schools. The media centers will be open on the following dates: All students currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade may participate in the program. Students who read at least five books during the program will be recognized at the start of the school year with a celebration party. All …