TCCHS, Troy Continuing Education & Troy Intersect Virtual Graduates

TCC Teacher Jonathan Matthews adjusts tassels and caps, including the one on Evan Eisenberg, before their group photo.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

It’s official, summer is finally here. Never mind that the solstice hasn’t quite happened yet; the entire Troy School District has now officially graduated their 2017 seniors. Continue reading “TCCHS, Troy Continuing Education & Troy Intersect Virtual Graduates”

Mr. Troy High

The Mr. Troy High contestants, in all manner of dress, hang out backstage before Thursday night’s event. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Maybe you don’t consider waffle making and donut eating a talent. But if you were in the crowd at Troy High last night, you probably would’ve clapped just as loudly for them as you would’ve for the excellent piano playing, singing, dancing, juggling while skateboarding and yes, even a striptease.

Welcome to the 2017 Mr. Troy High pageant. Continue reading “Mr. Troy High”

After 39 Years

Momentarily sitting down, band and orchestra teacher Renee Fidler exchanges violin for piano during another marathon day of teaching in her 39th year. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

“I just lost it!”

When Renee Fidler walked off the stage after her last big evening concert with the kids earlier this week, the theater manager played Don’t Walk Away, Renee. Continue reading “After 39 Years”

“They should be proud of themselves!”

Troy High’s Danny Sully goes up for two against West Bloomfield’s Chris Oviasu. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Troy High’s basketball season came to the end at Calihan Hall Tuesday night as the Colts were defeated by West Bloomfield in Class A quarterfinal play.

“It was a fantastic season for the Colts. I’m absolutely proud of the boys,” said Curtis Myers, head of the Troy High Athletic Boosters. “They did better than I think anyone expected.

Even though the game didn’t end with a win, it was a fantastic season for the team and its fans. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

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The First Face You See

Morse Elementary secretary Mary Curl joins kindergartners as they take a Brain Break and move around between lessons.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Mary Curl walks down a long hallway at Morse Elementary, looking for a class to pop into and say hi.

“Mary is the first (and best!) face you see when you walk into Morse. She’s welcoming, caring and beyond loving to all,” said Lauren Cooper, Second Grade Teacher at Morse. “She begins her day way before the rest of us and ensures all students (and staff) are good to go before she leaves for the day.” Continue reading “The First Face You See”

Back to School … WAY Back!

Because they supposedly didn’t do their homework, Costello Elementary 2nd-graders Jalen Jones and Katherine Heywood volunteered to wear dunce caps, like their forebears did back in the 1870s.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Sit up straight.

Fold your hands on the desk in front of you.

Maybe Costello Elementary second-graders weren’t prepared for the realities of school life Troy, circa the 1870s. But then again, maybe they were. Continue reading “Back to School … WAY Back!”

Ethnic Flair

Athens seniors Christina Bouey and Ellory Thill show off their bindis in the late evening light at the school’s Ethnic Fair. (photo by Rodney Curtis)

“We’re just listening to music and enjoying our time here,” said Athens High senior Nisha Desai as she broke into a spontaneous dance with some of her friends in the school’s cafeteria. “This is basically just a bunch of countries getting together and representing their culture. It’s an amazing event. It brings our entire school together.” Continue reading “Ethnic Flair”

“Senior” Prom

James Savage dances first with Troy High junior Gracie Malotke and then with his wife Betty. “I taught him to dance,” Betty said. Asked if he’s a good dancer, Betty replied, “He is now!” (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

“I love it because we never got to go to the senior prom together,” said Fran Walden, dancing with her husband. “So now, after 52 years of marriage, we get to!”

They weren’t alone. Continue reading ““Senior” Prom”

Making Connections

A group of adult ESL students get job applications from Maureen Finnigan, who owns the Troy Tim Hortons restaurants. Several employers were on hand at the symposium to talk about job openings.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Shaimaa Almadani and Shaimaa Kanawi listen to the introductions during the symposium. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

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