With the beginning of the new year we enter into a busy month of the school year. We see the end of our first semester and the beginning of the second semester which signifies the middle of the school year. We also have a number of activities that take place in January. Our freshman students embark on their journey north for the Wolf Ridge experience and our district honors those that are being inducted into our Athletic Hall of Fame.
I know that graduates often talk about their wonderful experiences from the trip to Wolf Ridge which is located close to Finland, MN on the north shore of Lake Superior. My license to drive a bus, and willingness to spend a weekend with students has often been a combination that made me an attractive chaperone for this adventure. I believe in my 31 years at Triton I have made the trip at least 10 times. Volunteering to drive on this trip has allowed me the opportunity to see a number of students experience this trip first hand. I have always been appreciative of the district’s commitment to continuing to with this experience. When you get to spend that much time outside of the school with students, it creates unique opportunities to get to know them and support them as they face the real life challenges of being outdoors in the middle of winter. For some students, it is really the first time they get outside and learn about the exciting possibilities and learning that can take place in the middle of winter. Getting outdoors and facing the elements first hand and learning things like basic survival are real world learning that helps them learn important tips about living in the state of Minnesota.
As a leader in the school district, I always appreciated the positive feedback that we receive in regard to our students. Our school district has a wonderful reputation at Wolf Ridge for having such great students. One duty that adults help chaperone is kitchen patrol or KP duty. The students and chaperone help serve the food and clean the dishes on the trip, with the help of the Wolf Ridge staff. I can recall hearing on more than one occasion where the full-time staff has made the comment that is like having the weekend off when the Triton students are there. What a wonderful thing to hear about our students. Our Triton family has much to be proud of when it comes to our reputation at Wolf Ridge!
Triton has such a rich history of athletic accomplishments, many of which predate the district’s formation in the previous three community schools. The cities of Claremont, Dodge Center and West Concord have had some amazing people and teams that that have been honored since the beginning of Triton Hall of Fame that have been able to be recognized. If you have ever been in our activities entrance there is a great statement above the pictures from these three schools, Together We are Triton. Having only worked in the district since it has been Triton, it is great to see how these past successes are being given recognition and honored as being a part of our history at Triton. If you don’t have plans, be sure to mark your calendar for January 27th when our boys and girls varsity teams will both play. The girls tip off time is 3:00 and the boys tip off time is 5:00. The 2024 Triton Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during half time of the boys game with the Induction Ceremony taking place at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center.
Please reach out to me with any questions that you may have regarding our school district. You can email me at email@example.com or you can call me at 507-418-7530 to reach me at the district office. I would be happy to set up a time to meet with you or your organization. Communication is an important aspect of my job responsibility, and I welcome the opportunity to gain experience from your perspective. GO COBRAS!