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”

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”

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”

“It Just Feels Nice”

While her Baker Buddy classmates pack community gift bags for local veteran’s shelters, Lindsay Kasprowicz works on a card to add to hers. 
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)

Early Tuesday morning — long before the first bell rang — Baker Middle School students gathered together to package up grab bags for homeless veterans. Continue reading ““It Just Feels Nice””

Send Your “Grad” a “Gram”

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”