Principal, Mr. Pete Keruskin

Mr. Pete Keruskin is currently the principal at Trinity South Elementary School as well as the Director of Special Projects for the district.  Mr. Keruskin has been an administrator in the Trinity Area School District since 1999.  He has served as the high school assistant principal, high school principal (interim), the middle school principal where his school in 2014 was recognized as a state and national Don Eichhorn "Schools to Watch" middle school.

Trinity South Principal’s Corner

February 2017

Greetings from Trinity South!

I want to inform all of you that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office will be sending an agent out to Trinity on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 6:00pm to talk about internet safety with parents.  The presentation entitled “Operation Safe Surf” will be held in the middle school auditorium.  I would urge parents to attend this presentation regarding internet safety and protecting children from the dangers associated with the internet.

We are all looking forward to the laser light show sponsored by the PFC on Friday, Febraury3rd.  Students will be entertained in the gymnasium to a laser light extravaganza!  The following week, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year with an authentic Chinese dragon dance assembly on Thursday, February 9th.  Mrs. Tecklenberg will be bringing her Chinese dragon to Trinity South and have students learn how to make the dragon “dance”.

Our annual Valentine’s Day class parties will take place in the afternoon on Friday, February 10th.  Our February PFC meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 14th at Trinity South at 9:30am. 

Our Classroom Diagnostic Testing (CDT’s) for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade is now completed and we will be analyzing the data to see where we can increase student achievement.  Our goal is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of every student in order to drive our instruction.  The PSSA’s are right around the corner, and we want our students to be confident and ready for the state mandated assessments.

Trinity South was awarded a $500.00 grant from Tractor Supply entitled “Dig-it”.  In the spring, 5th grade students will be growing a garden at Trinity South in order to learn about the importance of agriculture.  Students will be responsible for the garden while gaining a deeper understanding of food systems.  We are excited to start this project-based activity!

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Mr. Keruskin, Principal