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Triton Regional High School

"Engaging Students, Fostering Achievement, Inspiring Excellence"

Triton Regional High School has a student population of approximately 1200. The faculty, support staff, and administration strive to create a positive school climate by demonstrating respect for everyone that enters our building.
Our district's vision is to promote a community of lifelong learners nurturing the development of critical thinkers and involved citizens prepared to lead fulfilling lives in a changing world. In addition to our district's vision and goals, Triton promotes a theme of "Dedication, Commitment, Renewal and New Beginnings". We teach students to make good choices academically and socially; to never give up on themselves; be involved in their learning and school culture; and to be a positive support for each other.
Students are encouraged to make educated decisions that will have a positive impact on their future. Whether in the classroom, on the sport fields, through participation in one of our co-curricular activities, student organizations or community based activities; every student is encouraged to get involved and challenge themselves. By making good choices and setting goals in their learning and in their personal lives, we believe our students will succeed and excel both in the classroom and in their extra-curricular activities.
Triton Regional is a community based high school and we value the support of our parents, community members and local businesses. Our students and staff are ambassadors of Runnemede, Bellmawr, and Gloucester Township and carry that honor with Mustang pride.

Highlights:
The Class of 2015 had students receive full academic scholarships to Ivy League Universities: Brown University and University of Pennsylvania.

Our NJ STAR recipients applied their scholarship money to further their education at Camden County College.

Triton has a number of volunteer committees comprised of faculty, parents, and students. They include Human Relations, School Improvement, Safety Committee, and Parent-Teacher Partnership.

Our Hometown Hero's Program celebrates a single person or group who has made a difference by inspiring others or volunteering their time to improve our community.

Our National Honor Society will induct 70 new members. Last year the members held fundraisers to provide college scholarships for seniors, tutored underclassmen and completed service hours to maintain their membership. The students also provided a tutoring service for our sending middle school students, provided soccer mentors in the TBAA soccer league, wrote letters for the Make a Wish foundation, held a book drive for elementary school students, and participated in a Water Walk to support the building of wells in Africa.

85% of the Class of 2015 graduates are continuing their education at a college or university, enlisted in the military or attending a vocational or trade school. In addition, they received over 7.3 million dollars in scholarships

Triton's Green Team is working to protect our natural resources so they will be available for future generations. They are currently growing fresh vegetables for our cafeteria to use and plan to make those available to community. In addition, they are working to increase energy efficiency in our school. The Green Team will be facilitating the application for Triton to be a Green Ribbon School.

Our incoming 9th grade students and their parents sign a pledge to graduate and the banner is displayed outside their Vice Principal's office.

As a follow up to the 2014-15 Challenge Day, we have implemented a Be the Change Club and Peer Mentoring program. The purpose of these groups are to continue to break down the invisible barriers that students build up between themselves and others. These barriers often lead to conflict, bullying, and oppression. The Peer Mentor Program provides support for freshman in their transition to high school. The Peer Mentors are juniors and seniors who have shown an interest in and capacity for helping others. Peer Mentors are matched with a student "mentee" with whom they maintain contact with throughout the school year. Mentors offer information, advise and support around academic issues, extracurricular activities, social adjustment, and how to access resources at the high school.

Outside the classroom, we have a variety of sports teams and over 30 different clubs and activities for students to participate.

COMMUNITY SERVICE BASED CLUBS: Interact and Key Club work in connection with the Rotary of Bellmawr, Runnemede and Glendora and Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township. During the 2014-15 school year the Interact Club planted Dune Grass in Atlantic City, collected canned goods for Thanksgiving, visited the Senior Citizens Home in Glendora and distributed gifts, and collected gifts for the Bancroft school. They also had school based activities including but not limited to activities with the buddy club such as making Valentines and an Easter egg hunt. Students also participated in runs and walks including the Rotary run and the Leukemia walk.
The Key Club provided Holiday dinners to families in need, facilitate collections for clothing, non-perishable foods, school supplies, toiletries and gift baskets to distribute to individuals or families in need. They also participate in the MLK Day of service, Key Leader weekend and Kiwanis Club fundraisers.

PERFORMING ARTS: Our Fall Production, Spring Musical and One Acts provide an opportunities for students who want to gain experience in the area of Performing Arts. A goal for the spring musical is to produce a quality production while giving students lessons on putting on a show and growing as performers. Students attend an audition workshop and a dance workshop (based on the form of dance related to the show) at the start of the season and develop their acting skills and vocal ability throughout the rehearsal process. The Arts programs work with our service clubs to provide a complimentary dinner and a show for our community senior citizens.

MUSIC PROGRAMS: Our Music Programs include but are not limited to the Chorale, Choir, Instrumental Music and Marching Band. The Concert Choir continued to grow in diversity and musicianship, with 55 members. They performed a Winter Concert performing seasonal favorites from several different cultures along with classical choral literature. At the spring concert, the Choir presented a program that featured music spanning from Broadway, folk songs, modern choral literature, and spirituals.
Choir members who are interested in more challenging and varied choral music can audition for the Tritones. This premier ensemble consisted of 20 members. Being in the Tritones affords students with opportunities to audition for regional and state level honors ensembles. In November, Chorale members auditioned to be a part of the All-South Jersey Chorus. Choir and Tritone students have represented Triton in the All-South Jersey Choruses for the past 31 years. The Tritones compete at the annual music competition in Harrisburg and Hershey, PA.
The Triton Instrumental Music Department's five ensembles participated in 38 performances throughout the year. Highlights include the marching band placing fourth in the South Jersey Championship and placing in the top ten at the Atlantic Coast Championship. The percussion ensemble won its 16th South Jersey Championship, and its 14th Five-State Championship. The Indoor Color Guard placed fifth in the South Jersey Championship. Individual achievement was evident as students were selected by audition for the Olympic Conference Honors Band, and the All-South Jersey Symphonic Band.