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Triton Central’s Starost named Outstanding Educator


Keith Starost has trouble describing what it means to him winning the Golden Apple Outstanding Educator award at next month’s Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Gala.

Having taught at both Southwestern and now Triton Central, he’s well aware of the quality educators in the county, and was quick to point that out as members of the Triton Central robotics team scurried about, working on their robots.

“It’s exciting, definitely, and I think that there are a lot of deserving educators, obviously, in Shelby County and so that leads me to believe that it was not an easy decision,” he said. “And so the fact that they chose me to receive it is an incredible honor.”

During his fourth period earlier this school year, Principal Cary Chandler came into his classroom and asked when his prep period was. He told Starost that there would be visitors, and two class periods later, Chandler and Julie Metz, executive director of the Chamber, walked in. She informed him that he had been chosen, a moment he called “awesome” and “surreal.”  “I’m always weird about receiving awards because it’s cliche as all get out but I love what I do,” he said. “I’m up there enjoying myself teaching. But it was really cool to have her come in there and be like, ‘Hey, you’re getting an award.’”

The gala is scheduled for March 1, with the reception starting at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race Course Clubhouse.

Since that announcement, some of his students like to give him a hard time.  When he tells them to get back to work because he doesn’t want to get in trouble, they tell him he can’t get in trouble because he’s the golden apple. They say he’s “untouchable.”  “I’m like, no, that’s not the case,” he said with a laugh.

A native of Oldenburg, he came to Shelby County after graduating from Purdue University. He joined the Southwestern Jr.-Sr. High School staff, teaching everything from psychology to physics to Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.  When he found out from a friend, another teacher at Triton Central, that the school in northwestern Shelby County had an opening, he applied and was hired.

He’s now in his sixth year at Triton Central and has developed one of the best robotics clubs in the state of Indiana. The club won back-to-back state championships in 2016 and 2017 and three of five teams have already qualified for this year’s state championship, with a fourth team expected to qualify.  “This is one of the coolest things I’ve done as a teacher,” he said. “It’s fantastic.”  He admitted he’s amazed at the solutions club members come up with when engineering their robots.

His favorite part of teaching, he said, is guiding students to the correct answer. He enjoys determining how to best reach his students to utilize their skill sets.

It’s quite obvious when speaking with him that he’s grateful to be recognized with the Golden Apple award.  “I know the caliber of educators that’s in this county and it’s great,” he said. “To receive it was more surprising than anything and very humbling, but also I know that wasn’t an easy decision and I’m very flattered that they chose me.”  He added that he doesn’t know who nominated him.  “I got somebody fooled, I guess, but I’ll take it,” he said with a laugh.

His wife, Lisa, parents and potentially his mother-in-law and sister-in-law will be in attendance when he’s honored in March, which will include a filmed acceptance speech.

“It’s amazing,” he said of the award. “I don’t know that I deserve it but somebody thought that I did and that’s amazing.”

2 Hour Delay Wednesday, January 24th

Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County will operate on a 2 hour delay Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  Childcare will open at Triton Central Elementary School at 8:30 A.M.

Triton Central Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County will be operating on a two hour delay schedule on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Child care will open at TCES at 8:30 a.m.

Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County will operate on E-Learning Day 2 Friday, January 12, 2018

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, school has been closed and will be operating on an eLearning Day #2 on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Triton Central Retro Night

Retro Night

TC Marching Tigers on WISH-TV The Zone

Tomorrow night (Fri, Oct 6) the Triton Central Marching Tigers will be performing on WISH-TV 8 The Zone during the late news.  The Zone is the High School Sports program that follows the 11:00 pm news on Friday nights.

The Marching Tigers will be performing before each commercial break during the broadcast.  Make sure to tune into Channel 8 from 11-11:30 p.m. Friday night!  If you don’t get Channel 8 or want to share this with others outside of the Indy area, you can watch live here.  This is a really great opportunity for these kids to represent our school!

eLearning Day

Triton Central Schools will observe a campus-wide eLearning Day on Monday, September 18.  Students will have assignments in Google Classroom to complete at home that day.  Also, there will be no child care on that day.

2017-2018 NEW Online Student Registration

Triton Central Schools will host on-campus registration sessions on Tuesday July 18 and Wednesday July 19 from 1 – 7 pm in the Fieldhouse.  On-campus registration is open to both returning and new students to Triton Central.

Building and Technology personnel will be onsite to assist with registering your student via computer.   As a reminder, online registration is open in powerschool CLICK HERE  and may be completed from your home computer or other mobile device in lieu of attending an on-campus session.  Directions for onsite registration are on the school websites

2017-2018 New Online Student Registration

This is Chris Hoke, Superintendent of Triton Central Schools.  This message is to let you know that the Online Registration Portal for the 2017-2018 school year is now open.  At the beginning of the summer you received a letter explaining how to create a Powerschool Parent Login Account and add your students to the account.  

Enrollment for your student or students for the 2017-18 school year may be completed through these steps:

  • Login into your recently created Powerschool Parent Account
  • Click on your student’s name in the Top bar under the Powerschool logo

Note:  If you have multiple students then you will need to enroll them separately

  • Click the InfoSnap Student Enrollment link on the left hand side of the screen
  • Provide the information for your student as prompted

Note that you will not be paying textbook rental at this time.  Textbook Rental billings will be mailed to you in September.

Information on how to complete Online Enrollment will also be on school district websites and social media.  If you need assistance call the Technology phone number at 317-480-1298.  

Additionally, on-campus registration sessions will be offered on Tuesday July 18th and Wednesday July 19th from 1 – 7 pm in the Triton Central Fieldhouse.   

High School Football Field Upgraded to Synthetic Turf

TMG Press Guide 2017 - Triton Central