The William Monroe Trotter INNOVATION School
The William Monroe Trotter School is now a K1-6 elementary school located in Grove Hall on the Dorchester/Roxbury line. Our mission is to ensure, inspire and develop the academic and social emotional growth of all of our learners as they aspire to reach academic excellence. Our vision is to create a learning community where students, families, and educators are valued, respected and are positive contributors and investors in the success of one and all.
William Monroe Trotter Innovation School
135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
TROTTER SCHOOL PLEDGE
I BELIEVE IN MYSELF.
I AM RESPONSIBLE.
I AM SUCCESSFUL.
I AM RESPECTFUL.
I AM INTELLIGENT.
I APPROVE OF MYSELF
BECAUSE I LOVE MYSELF.
I AM PRODUCTIVE
AND GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY!
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trotter Governance Board
Thank you and Congratulations to the following elected Governance Board Members! We are very excited to be led by this talented team. The Parent Council is looking for nominees to represent Parents on the Governance Board (4 open positions). Please contact Kim Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to nominate yourself or another parent. We are also taking nominations for Community Board Members. Remaining meeting dates: Mar. 10, Apr. 28, June 9. Emergency meetings may also be called as needed.
Summer program open house
The Trotter School is inviting several area organizations to share information about their summer programs. Please join us before the next Family Game Night on Thursday, April 2 from 4-6pm. If you have not already enrolled you child in a summer program, this is a great opportunity to find out what is available. Many programs offer financial assistance! Confirmed so far: BCYF Shelburne Community Center, College Bound Dorchester, Crossroads 4 Kids, e-Inc, Franklin Park Tennis Association, Girls L.E.A.P., Salvation Army Kroc Center, Sportsmens Tennis Club, Steppingstone Foundation, Summer Ink, YMCA Dorchester, YMCA Roxbury.
franklin park snow festival!
Every Saturday there is Snow!! 1:00-4:00pm. Meet at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121. Bring your sled or borrow one of ours. Build a snowperson! Hot Chocolate and Bake Sale! Ping pong and board games in the clubhouse to warm up! 2:00pm special cross country ski tour, you'll need your own skis but will love the spectacular Olmsted landscape.More info: 617-442-4141 www.franklinparkcoalition.org
2014 School on the move winner
The William Monroe Trotter Innovation School is Edvestor's 2014 School on the Move Winner! The School on the Move Prize is awarded annually to one of Boston's most improving schools to recognize their progress. Other finalists included Orchard Gardens and the Hurley School. The prize is $100,000.
Key strategies for improvement included: highly collaborative school culture ensuring teachers and administrators hold one another accountable to high standards, use of data to plan, implement and monitor supports for students struggling academically or socio-academically, and a commitment to family engagement that has led to parents playing a more visible and active role at the school.
Community service day, fall 2014
Over 50 partners, teachers, families and students joined together on Saturday, Oct. 25 to make the school a better place. Although there were fewer participants than last Fall's highest participated event to date, this year was extremely well organized and the group was able to complete a significant amount of work! Special thanks to Global Ministries, Grace Chapel and the Parent Council for organizing, as well as Big Sisters for soliciting donations! Also, thank you to Mr. Egan, Mr. Post, Ms. Tamara, and Mr. Canney for the lovely mural!
Trotter wins national