Saving For The Future (or Lego)

Martell kindergartner Mason Tucker and his brother, 4th-grader Nathan Tucker, each deposited a dollar into their savings accounts. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

College, candy, Harry Potter books, Legos … lots and lots of Legos. When asked what they were saving their money for, Martell Elementary students had some pretty good answers. Continue reading “Saving For The Future (or Lego)”

Boys & Girls vs. Boys & Boys

Coach Mike Bouque goes over post-game details with his team, Troy Youth Soccer League Team 2. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)


It’s a crisp, sunny, recent fall Sunday. The weather is perfect for soccer. The Royal Oak Vipers, dressed in black, came to play. The Vipers have no girls on their team.

Troy’s team is mixed, boys and girls. Their name is far less sinister too —  U19 Coed TYSL Team 2. Continue reading “Boys & Girls vs. Boys & Boys”

College Night

Drew Fodera and his father, Bill, listen to DePaul University’s Erin Kelly talk about the Chicago school during the 40th year of the Troy School District College Night held at Athens. Drew is a junior at Troy High looking to study pre-med. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Erin Kelley was impressed.

“Everybody is really prepared with their questions tonight.”

Erin Kelly was also impressed.

“The students are coming prepared with questions for their majors.” Continue reading “College Night”

A Super Interview

Dr. Machesky reacts to first-grader Anjni Mistry’s question during his visit to the Bemis Elementary Story Pit. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Sometimes School Life Troy sits back and lets others do our work for us. Today, a group of first-graders from Bemis Elementary School sat down in their Story Pit for a wide-ranging interview with Troy Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Machesky.  Continue reading “A Super Interview”

Faces In The Rain

A soggy Friday night greeted Athens Homecoming revelers, but it didn’t seem to bother the vast majority of the crowd who pulled on their rain gear and came out to watch the game, the band, the cheerleading and the homecoming court. Pictured at top: Collin Hahn, Armani Jamison, Stephen Perrino, and at bottom: Matthew Dodoro, Shelby Kay, Norma Jean Zaleski. (photos by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy) Continue reading “Faces In The Rain”

Gold Out

Brandon Burlage decked himself out in gold. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Troy High celebrated, supported and raised awareness for the battle against the insidious disease. During their Friday night football game, nearly every group attending sported gold ribbons, bows, wristbands and other fun apparel to signify their support for childhood cancer awareness. The event was billed as a Gold Out. Continue reading “Gold Out”