Welcome to N. P. Trist Middle School. We pride ourselves on providing our students a safe environment and the educational opportunities necessary to reach their highest potential both academically and socially. We offer a curriculum that is both rigorous and challenging. Several high school credit courses are offered on our middle school campus. For students interested in being involved beyond the classroom, we offer a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities. There is something for everyone at Trist. Our school boasts a faculty consisting of professional and caring teachers and support staff.
Trist Middle School Pirates Strive to BE RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, and POSITIVE in all that they do!
Denise D. Pritchard, Principal
Newest members are seated Olivia Seiley, Winnie Li, Tania White and Selina Li. Standing are Andrew Wei, Kyle Vicknair, Vincent Carlos, and Dairon Joaquin Alfaro.
At the end of the first 9 weeks, three students each read over one million words. The students were awarded a Millionaire’S Club t-shirt to wear to school on Fridays. Pictured are Michael Dattalo an 8th grader that read 1,652,525 words. Natyri Showers a 6th grader that read 1,227,802 words. Logan Davis a 7th grader that read 1,028,492.
Pictured in bottom row are Maegan Geralds, Payton Desselles, Cierra Nunez, D’Niah Spriggins, Olivia Spicuzza, Carmen Tonry. Middle row are Karlie Blankenship, Randon Bourgeois, Angeles Carranza, Nahr Abdelhaq, Makayleigh Morrissey, Jasmine Murray, Alexys Smith, Peyton Scheeler. Standing are Kara Colburn (Terrific Teen Coordinator), Dorothy Steele-Hills (Public Affairs Chalmette Refining, LLC), Amado (Junior) Amador, Lexton Abdo, Terry Pitre (St. Beranrd-Arabie Kiwanis Club), Ayla Caillouet, Mike Chutz (St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club), Justin Paz Lemus, Sophia Oddo, Todd Stechmann, Christopher Tinnerella, Denise Pritchard (Principal), Jeff Southerland (St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club). Not pictured is Brooklyn Wilson.
Nineteen 8th grade students at N. P. Trist Middle School were recently nominated for Student of the Year. Students qualified for this honor based on rigorous criteria. Students are first screened based on their academic standing. This includes being in the top of their class with both grade point averages and all standardized test scores from their previous school years. Once the list of esteemed nominees was announced, candidates prepared for the finalist selection process. Each nominee presented a portfolio of information to the selection committee. The portfolio included a description of academic accomplishments, leadership roles and extracurricular involvement in school and community, along with a written essay and a writing sample. The writing sample required the students to do a cold read of an informational text and respond to a writing prompt. The nominees were also interviewed by the selection committee. Scores from the portfolio and the interview were then used to select the Student of the Year. Trist Student of the Year Nominees are standing in the first row are Mikylla Maghirang, Nga Phan, David Vu, Randon Bourgeois. Standing in the second row are Sasha Quintanilla, Carmen Tonry, Abigail Coker, Catherine Wilson, Reia Llyza Espiritu. Standing in the third row are Emma Abadie, Ayla Caillouet, Alexys Smith, Nicholas Woodson, Austin Boos. Standing in the fourth row are Peyton Adams, Todd Stechmann, Felicity White, Alexa Plumstead, Noah Scheeler.
The Trist Treasures dance team held a Saturday dance clinic for members of the Lacoste Elementary dance team. Each girl on the Lacoste team was given a t-shirt with "My Heart Beats in 8 Counts"on it. Together, both dance teams performed at the Lacoste Drug Free pep rally and at the halftime show during a Trist football game.
2018-19 N.P. Trist Middle School’s “Pirate Pride in the Morning Show” crew members. The crew members are responsible for the broadcasting of the daily morning announcements. In the bottom row: Najeeha Kahla, Abigail Coker, Catherine Wilson. Top row: Emma Abadie, Amado (Junior) Amador, Peyton Adams.