The Trenton Educational Foundation supports programs,projects and other innovative educational related opportunites that wouldn't be funded by normal financial means in the district.
Enabling an enviroment where Innovative educational opportunites come to reality is the core value of the Trenton Educational Foundation. Enabling our educators to try new innovative things to inspire our students is where the foundation tends to focus our efforts.
The foundation has been able to grow the number of supported programs each and every year since being formed in 2008. The programs we currently support are listed below:
The Trenton Educational Foundation sponsors 2 staff grant cycles every school year (Fall and Winter). These grants are open to all staff members to submit a grant application to fund creative ideas around enhancing the learning experience of students in the classroom. The comprehensive list of grants that have been funded by TEF can be found here.
Scholarships TEF provides $1000 scholarships to a select few THS seniors every year. The scholarship recipients are chosen through a selection process defined by the High School Scholoarship committee.
The scholarship winners and the year of their award are listed below: 2016: Nina Baldwin, Alexandra Smereka, Brooke Teska, Benjamin Blythe, Lucy Moberly, Alexander Brock, Erika Brower, Rachael Washburn 2015: Jacob Blythe, Alex Boettner, Tad Davis, Claudia Petrucco, Briana Plonka, Haley Schenavar, Lauren Solano 2014:Anna Busse, David Kallgren, Amanda Kull, Catherine Miller, David O'Donnell, Tyler Stawowczyk 2013: Ian Boettner, Aaron Chuey, Casey Jezewski, Miranda Madro, Trevor Sparks, 2012:Tori Hart, Anthony Kryk, Tara Kurtzhals, Bogdan Mosincat, Kelly Quinn
To date, TEF has provided $31k in scholarships to THS graduates.
Trenton High School FIRST Robotics Team. This team was formed in 2013 with the help from TEF and a grant from the Chrysler Foundation. They compete in a nationally recognized STEM program known as FIRST Robotics . This team has aspirations to develop a Robotics program throughout the entire Trenton school district and be a significant enabler of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Mathmatics) related opportunites across Trenton.
In 2014 this team won 2 very distinguished rookie awards . In the 2016 season they won the distinguished district chairman's award and qualified as one of the top 25% of the teams in Michigan at the state championship. This was quite an accomplishment for a 3rd year team.