Mrs. Kaber and Mrs. Curtis' classes had a Read-a-thon last month. Students collected pledges, then spent all day on Friday reading. The day ended with a dinner to celebrate their accomplishment.
Kathy Murray, entomologist with the State of Maine, visits Troy
Troy resident Kathy Murray came in to Troy School on Wednesday to share her knowledge about insects with the Troy students. Students learned how some insects are beneficial to us, while others, like the Asian Longhorned Beetle, can be harmful to us and our environment.
Changes at Troy School as We Move Forward with Proficiency Based Education
At Troy School, we have been working to help students better understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they can show that they have learned it. Classroom teachers are sharing "Measurement Topics" with their students, which outline the progression of learning that happens as students move through their education at Troy School and beyond. When students show that they have mastered a skill, they keep track of their learning and move on to the next skill in the progression. Ideally, we are headed for a school where students aren't in certain grades, but are moving fluidly between levels of learning. A classroom may have multiple levels of learning taking place, or students may be regrouped throughout the day, sometimes changing the teacher they are working with depending on their level of mastery in each subject they are studying. Teachers at Troy School are at different levels of implementation of the proficiency based program, but all are moving to increase their understanding and comfort with the new approach.
The Highest Tower That Can Also Support a Marshmallow
Troy students in Mrs. Kaber's and Mrs. Curtis' classes worked in groups to construct towers given a set amount of materials. The goal was to see how high a tower the group could build, but the tower also needed to support a marshmallow for a given amount of time.
|Troy Elementary School|
Troy Central School (K-3) opened in January 1951. There were 3 teachers with 4 bus drivers.
In the fall of 1996, Troy Central School opened the doors to a new addition. It was transformed from a small, grades K-3 schoolhouse to a K-6 facility with a complete renovation including, multipurpose room/ gym/cafeteria, art and music space, six classrooms, a planetarium and a new library. Construction of the new addition began in the summer of 1995 and was completed in the fall of 1996.
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