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Triton Elementary Students Create Musical Instruments

November 17, 2015
Triton Elementary Students Create Musical Instruments

Students in Mrs. Strycker’s third grade class at Triton Elementary School have been working to learn how sounds are made, and if they are changed as they move through solids, liquids, and gasses. Students have created their own ear bud using string, and listened to sounds through different string phones, and types of matter. ...
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Triton 3rd Graders Math Problem Solving

November 10, 2015
Triton 3rd Graders Math Problem Solving

Triton third graders have been discovering multiple strategies to help them solve math problems as one way to work on increasing “rigor” through state process standards.  As learners repeatedly practice each week, they gain knowledge and confidence in their math thinking.  They spend a little extra time during math to use their own solution...
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Bourbon Fire Dept. Visits Triton Elementary School for Fire Prevention Week

October 12, 2015
Bourbon Fire Dept. Visits Triton Elementary School for Fire Prevention Week

Last week firemen from the Bourbon Fire Department took time from their busy schedule to visit Triton Elementary School to help students learn about how to be safe in fire emergencies. The fireman wanted to be sure everyone has at least one working smoke detector in their home, knowing that it is best to...
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Triton 3rd Graders Visit Fair Oaks Dairy

September 28, 2015
Triton 3rd Graders Visit Fair Oaks Dairy

Third grader students from Triton Elementary had a beautiful day for their study trip to Fair Oaks Dairy on September 24th!  Students have been learning about different types of communities with a specific emphasis on rural communities and dairy farms.  We have learned many things such as:  parts of a dairy cow, dairy nutrition, goods and services...
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Triton Tidbits – 3rd Grade Practices Scientific Method

September 1, 2015
Triton Tidbits – 3rd Grade Practices Scientific Method

Third graders in Mrs. Strycker’s class at Triton Elementary School have been learning about the scientific method where scientists begin with a purpose or question, research, put together a hypothesis; or a guess about what they think will happen, experiment, analyze, and then draw conclusions.   Students created mini scientific journals and recorded information...
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Family Group meetings at Triton Elementary School

April 28, 2015
Family Group meetings at Triton Elementary School

Students at Triton Elementary School had a “Family Group” meeting at school last week to give students time to practice leadership and other life skills and prepare for their family group field day at the end of May.   Ms. Painton’s family group, with a mixed group of students from all grades K-6, is...
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Pajama Day Spirit at Triton Elementary

April 27, 2015
Pajama Day Spirit at Triton Elementary

Pajama Day was celebrated at Triton Elementary School on Thursday to remind students to relax and get plenty of rest before taking the second portion of the State ISTEP Tests this week. Triton Superintendent, Donna Burroughs said, “Good Luck Triton Elementary!”
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Triton Students Gear-Up for 2nd Round of ISTEP

April 22, 2015
Triton Students Gear-Up for 2nd Round of ISTEP

Students at Triton Elementary School were showing school spirit throughout the week before the second round of ISTEP testing began. Each day of that week had a different theme.  Pictured are several primary students dressed for “Nerd Day”: Photo 1 from left to right is Gavin Riffle, Connor Olesen, Gage Riffle, and Sadie Cline. Photo...
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Triton 5th Grade Dare Graduation

April 14, 2015
Triton 5th Grade Dare Graduation

The annual DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation at Triton Elementary School was held on Tuesday, April 14th, in the high school auditorium. Officer Haskins from the Bourbon Police Department, and the DARE teacher, presented special certificates and other awards to all members of the fifth grade class at Triton in recognition of their...
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Triton 2nd Graders Learn Design with Butler Student

April 6, 2015
Triton 2nd Graders Learn Design with Butler Student

Carly Biddle, Triton Elementary School second grade teacher, is studying the design process with her students. Engineers were part of what they studied.  Through Google Hangouts, a student from Butler, who is about to graduate with a robotic engineering degree spoke to the class last week about the engineering field. Triton Superintendent Donna Burroughs...
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Triton Elementary Students Learn about Earthen Dam

March 17, 2015
Triton Elementary Students Learn about Earthen Dam

The first week of this month was a big week for third graders at Triton Elementary because students were working extra hard to show their personal best on the ISTEP test. Students still enjoyed learning about science in the afternoons.  Their recent “Big Idea” was to learn about how natural materials can meet the needs of plants, animals,...
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Triton 3rd Graders in Action

February 24, 2015
Triton 3rd Graders in Action

Superintendent of Triton Community Schools, Donna Burroughs is pleased with the various subjects elementary students are studying. Students in third grade at Triton Elementary School have been learning about fossils.  You know, those amazing “leftovers” from the past that can tell us so many things about what once lived in a particular area. Finding...
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Triton Elementary Science Fair Winners

February 11, 2015
Triton Elementary Science Fair Winners

Triton Elementary School held its annual Science Fair on February 6th. Students were judged by a Bethel College professor and Bethel education students. Triton Elementary Science Fair is for students in grades 4, 5 and 6. Science fair projects were required to be grounded in scientific thought and be creative. There were 15 medals...
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Triton 3rd Graders are Rock Hounds

February 5, 2015
Triton 3rd Graders are Rock Hounds

Third Graders at Triton Elementary have been looking at rock and mineral samples to see if they can identify them. Students are observing each sample to check the luster, cleave, color, streak, and hardness.  Students have tools such as a penny, nail, and Moh’s Scale to test hardness, a white tiles to test streak,...
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Triton 6th Graders Learn bout the Sun

January 23, 2015
Triton 6th Graders Learn bout the Sun

All of the sixth grade students at Triton Elementary School put the final touches on their sun models. Students learned that the sun is in the Milky Way Galaxy, that it is considered a medium sized star and it has several layers.  The students had to identify and label the core, convective zone, radiative...
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Hand Washing for Health at Triton

January 22, 2015
Hand Washing for Health at Triton

Students in Mrs. Cathy Strycker’s third grade classroom at Triton Elementary School have been learning about being healthy this semester. In class students had a chance to see just how effective hand washing can be in fighting germs that can make us sick.  Students were sprinkled with glitter to represent germs, and then asked to clean...
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Triton Students Go Caroling

December 23, 2014
Triton Students Go Caroling

The second grade students at Triton Elementary School along with their teachers, Ms. Karly Biddle, Mrs. Samanth Phenix, and Mrs. Denise Voreis, went caroling in downtown Bourbon to share the joy of the season. The students then stopped by the Triton administration office to sing for the staff there. Superintendent Donna Burroughs accompanied the singers...
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Triton Kingergarten Students Work on Problem Solving

December 16, 2014
Triton Kingergarten Students Work on Problem Solving

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Finley’s classroom at Triton Elementary School are shown working together to complete a project that required them to cooperate with one another and do some problem solving. These are important skills for today’s workplace. These kids will be ready when they graduate from Triton! pictured are: Travis Slaybaugh & Eleanor...
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Triton 3rd Graders Work on Sound Absorbation

December 11, 2014
Triton 3rd Graders Work on Sound Absorbation

Third grade students at Triton Elementary are working on their second unit of sound where they tested various types of materials such as cloth, cardboard, plastic, newspaper, and paper to determine how those materials affect the volume of sound. The students used specially constructed boxes with sound generators to test and record data about...
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Digital Media Classes with Mrs. Shafer

December 9, 2014
Digital Media Classes with Mrs. Shafer

Each week when Triton Elementary School third graders go to library they not only enjoy hearing stories, reading and picking out books to take with them to enjoy later; they also learn many things having to do with using computers in common sense ways. Mrs. Shafer, the Triton Elementary librarian, has educated herself about...
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