The William Monroe Trotter INNOVATION School
The William Monroe Trotter School is a K1-7 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!
Trotter Alumni, connect on Facebook to keep in touch with your friends and teachers! Also, please join your fellow alum in the annual fundraiser for the Trotter Arts Program!
Trotter Alumni Facebook Page
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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 the school if you would like to nominate yourself or another parent. We are also taking nominations for Community Board Members.
12/16: Safety committee meeting 6 PM
12/21: Game night at 5:30 PM. It's a Holly Jolly Game night, so please bring a dish to share from your family's holiday tradition.
1/13: Parent council meeting at 2:15 PM. Everyone is always welcome at parent council meetings. All parents and staff are members of the council.
1/28: State of the Trotter meeting at 5:30 PM! Submit your questions before the event. Staff and teachers will answer questions. Dinner and babysitting provided. Submit your questions here.
The Friends of the Trotter School's first party
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our kickoff party for the Friends of the Trotter School. This new 501(c)3 organization will raise funds to support the Trotter—we're using money raised at our first event to fund a Journey of Learning, provide ongoing support to our musical performance program, start a uniform fund, and provide a modest award to a Trotter student or graduate in honor of Alma Wright, who has taught at the Trotter since it opened in 1969. We are so pleased with the turnout and the enthusiasm for this endeavor. To keep up with the Friends of the Trotter, please visit trotterfriends.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.
Trotter wins national