Bulldog Bark

Bulldog Bark

May 2, 2019

Ron Franklin, Trenton High School Principal

I would like to use this week’s Bulldog Bark as an opportunity to inform and invite the community to join with the Trenton High School student body in celebrating this year’s High School graduation festivities. The final count-down has begun for THS seniors. Four years of bulldog classes and activities will come to an end for 77 Trenton High School seniors on Mother’s Day, Sunday May, 12th.

But before they put on the their cap and gowns and march across the stage of the Ketcham Center they will have to tie up a few loose ends at the high school. Seniors do have two days of finals on May 6th and 7th. Senior grades will be finalized on Wednesday May 8th. All A+ tutoring hours will be tabulated and THS will get an opportunity to recognize seniors in their own awards night.

I would like to take this time to invite parents and the community to the Senior Awards night which will be held at the high school gymnasium at 6 pm on Wednesday May 8th. This ceremony will recognize our graduates in many areas of the school life as well as the awarding of various scholarships. It is a great opportunity to see the vast involvement and contributions that these graduating seniors had in the THS community. A traditional Baccalaureate service will be held at the First Baptist Church following the ceremony.

Thursday, May 9th, will be the last official day that this students will be in attendance. The majority of day will be spent in cap and gown. The graduating seniors will be visiting TMS and Rissler Elementary and taking a stroll down memory lane where it actually began for a vast majority of these students. The graduates in cap and gown will parade through the halls greeting students and teachers and setting examples for these students. They then will return to the high school for a series of pictures with our photographer. At the conclusion of these required pictures they will eat their final lunch in the THS commons. The group will return to the gym Thursday afternoon for graduation practice.

On behalf of the graduating seniors of the Trenton R-9 School district I would like to invite parents, friends, relatives and the general public to the graduation ceremony held on Sunday, May 12th at 2 pm in the Ketcham Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton.        

As the building principal at the high school I get the opportunity to read the names of these students as they cross the stage and receive a diploma that they and their families have worked hard for. These are the type of moments that make you proud to be in public education.  It is the point where the Trenton R-9 School district’s mission statement is put to the test --- to prepare students to be capable, contributing, caring participates in an ever-changing world. I am proud of our graduates and hope that the Trenton community can be as well.